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    Default A boy and his fish

    We've got some friends up from down south and we decided to take them out on the Sound for a few days to see some of the best that Alaska has to offer. We had a great time and saw some spectacular things, but as a proud father, the best of it was 20 minutes of jigging up random bottom fish with my son and wife. Few things are better than seeing what comes out of the depths with a 3 year old.








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    The younger brother tried to get his hands on everything he could, but it'll be a year yet before we've got young angler number two on the boat:



    Dad was pretty happy to catch one of the handful of silvers for the weekend:



    And just because it was really cool:




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    Awesome!!! Way to go Dad!
    When all else fails...ask your old-man.


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    Great pics. I caught a silver in the valley today that looked just like yours...Did you throw it back jk.
    Fish on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theone2 View Post
    I caught a silver in the valley today that looked just like yours...Did you throw it back
    Ha! Most certainly not. It may have been one of the smallest silvers of the trip, but it'll grill up nicely. I somehow missed pictures of my boy with his copper rockfish, but regardless, we'll be having fish tacos tomorrow night with rockfish and pacific cod. Good stuff!

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    Great times Brian..congrats..got to love getting the little ones out
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    All the ocean fun has me salivating for a rig like that!! You are right though about doing it with the family. It seems I want everyone else in my family to do the catching/shooting/etc and I wanna just see the smiles and share the hugs and high-fives...

    Need to get the 3 year old boys together for some good dirt-fun sometime...

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    BTW, the older boy doesn't look ANYTHING like momma

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    Great pictures - Doesn't get any better than that.

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    Awesome. These are the things they will cherish and always remember. Enjoy them while they're around because before you know it they'll be leaving for college, Mom will be crying, and you'll be thinking " where the heck did all those years go?" Believe me

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    Well done, Brian! The smiles say it all. It was good chatting with you guys on Friday. Cheers!
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Does that kid look happy or what? Awesome! Beats a 100 pound halibut any day!

    Great job with the family!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    The younger brother tried to get his hands on everything he could, but it'll be a year yet before we've got young angler number two on the boat:


    Yep, looks like he's ready to sink his teeth into it.

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    Thanks for sharing this small part of your family's adventure Brian.Very precious moments there.Keep 'em coming.Soon the boys and momma will be outfishing you and you'll be loving every minute of it.

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    That looks great. Now I really want to find a way to get my boys out.

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    Nice pics!

    Tell me about the boat there. It looks like you've got a gillnet drum loaded with ground line? Do you run your black cod longline off of a drum instead of skates?
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    This state is just amazing isn't it? Great weather too!
    Wonderful times, sights, memories.

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Yep, looks like he's ready to sink his teeth into it.
    uh sayak, i think that would be TOOTHS

    nice job Brian, thanks for sharing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    Nice pics!

    Tell me about the boat there. It looks like you've got a gillnet drum loaded with ground line? Do you run your black cod longline off of a drum instead of skates?
    Yep, that's the way we do it. We tried running fixed gear for a few years during the last hurrah of the derby days, but our boat just doesn't have the right deck space for it. It turned into more of a fiasco than it was worth. There are a number of boats in our area that do the same - not sure if it is rare statewide, but that's the way we've always run our longline gear.

    Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone. We just got back from a couple of days on the Kenai and added a few more memories and pictures to the collection.

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    thats awesome!!!

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