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The Fishing Report

Yesterday (June 30) Greg, Tony, my dad, and I joined Captain Clay in Boynton Beach for a day of fishing. The weather was nice; it was overcast with 10-15 mph wind and 2-4 ft seas. We were in the water by 645 AM expecting to get an early morning wahoo.

We trolled for three hours with nothing to show. The wind must have been inconsistant because we couldn’t find any good solid weed lines, just patchy scattered stuff. We didn’t even see a dolphin the whole day. So around 10 we headed for shallower waters to look for the kings cruising the beach. I landed a decent ‘Cuda and then we got into a school of large bonito (a type of tuna). One broke my line off, one spit our deep running ballyhoo, and one was landed by my dad. It was a nice bonito of about 20+ lbs.

We then headed to an artificial reef in about 30 ft for some spearing. There were some small tails and mangrove snappers but nothing in the area worth shooting except a fast moving cero mackerel (I missed). We saw some large stingrays and a loggerhead asleep on the bottom. Greg had a little illegal interaction with the protected creature when he tapped it on the shell. It just look up at us and stared.

To finish the day, we anchored in about 60 ft of water for some tailing. The current was ripping but the fish showed up immediately. I lost a big tail, then I caught a nice almaco jack. Tony also caught an almaco and then a little barjack. When I started flat lining (that doesn’t mean I was dying) I hooked up a,d landed a legal mutton snapper. Next, something toothy broke my line off and we didn’t see any more fish in the slick. Our time was up and we headed to the dock.

Overall, we had a very fun day, but it fell short of my expectations in terms of the quantity of dolphin and kings. It was great to get to hang out with my dad and see him haul in the big one of the day.

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Another day on the water.

Day #2 without Marcela began at 350 AM. My dad and I headed out to pick up my friend Tony and his nephew to head out for a day of fishing. It’s great to have my folks living in town. The last time my dad went fishing, we had a great trip to Key West and caught lots of snapper and grouper. This should be a very productive day!

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Thought Salad

-Marcela is going to Idaho and Wyoming for almost 3 weeks to see her mom and dad. I will be “baching it” for that period.

-I foresee a couple fishing trips in my future. I believe I will be heading out to either Islamorada or Boynton Beach Monday morning.

-If all goes well, I will have a mess of snapper and grouper, or I will have some dolphin, wahoo, and kingfish.

-Fresno State became the first regional 4 seed to win the CWS ever. That is about the same as a 16 seed in the NCAA basketball tourney winning the championship. They are a true Cinderella story; they almost missed the tournament completely and made great comebacks in the regional, super regional, and CWS.

-Fresno St also hit the cover off the ball. They may have set a record for most homeruns in the CWS.

-Two nights ago, my mom and dad joined Marcela and me for fresh dolphin tacos. Marcela and I drove out to Robert is Here and another local fruit stand to get some fresh tomatoes, jalapeƱos, cilantro, tomatos, and avocados for the tacos and some mangos to go on the side. We had a blast.

-I don’t what the deal is, but those jals were some of the hottest I have ever had. I actually had to ask Marcela to remove the seeds and membrane for the salsa to cool it down a little.

-My mom and dad made banana icecream that night, too. It was great! We had quite a bit leftover but it’s all gone now.

-We played the Wii for a while after dinner and had a great time. My mom beat my dad in one of the shooting games, but my dad’s pretty good.

-I will be at church alone Sunday. Music should be fun, but I will miss Marcela.

-Something is going on with my internet connection at home. I thing that it is either my DSL modem or my wireless router. The connection just resets every 10 minutes or so.

-The interruptions are not noticeable unless I am playing my Wii online. It boots me out of the game. Just before I kill somebody on Medal of Honor 2.

-Blog traffic has been spiking and dropping just about every other day. It looks like a stock ticker with peaks and valleys. Based on the web search traffic, I assume it is going to take off very soon.

-This blog started at the request of Travis who has been pushing the blogging concept as long as he has been down here in Homestead (from what I can remember).

-I can’t wait to attend the Life Pointe Web 2.0 Seminar this Sunday afternoon. I’m going to call and reserve my spot this morning if there is anything available. I think Chris is going to be there and hopefully Bill, too.

-Maybe we can get Chris to start twittering, too.

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