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29 Apr '13

DELUSIONAL OPTIMISM

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After countless trips on the kayak and a full day out on Uncles boat last week I was getting the sense that the Capri M. was feeling a bit neglected. Rounded up Kema and Logan to take her out for a spin on Saturday although they didn't sound to happy about getting up at 4am. With Uncle taking his boat out and Kema's boy Jeff taking his out we had a small fleet on the water that morning and we were all feeling optimistic as the bite has been mighty hot on the Westside lately. Jeff was on the water first and headed straight out, we launched next and Uncle was last to get on the water due to a small but very important piece of boat equipment missing... every boat needs a plug. We headed to the point and found a few birds at which point Logan strikes first and has a Shibi and a Aku in the box quickly. Uncle finally gets on the water and we give him and Jeff the locale and the good news... they both head our direction. Jeff and his girlfriend find us and boat a Shibi and Aku aswell and are amped after getting skunked on their last trip. Uncle blazes right by us determined not to let the young boys out fish him... friendly competition. With blood on the boat we decide to look for bigger game deeper and head out with Jeff following close behind. Uncle heads to his secret spot and we don't hear from him until late in the afternoon, meanwhile I decide to change direction due to the increased winds. Jeff decided to head in due to fuel concerns. We head to my favorite ledge and pick up a nice Aku on a small lure and Kema silences Logans jokes with a fish of his own. Push a bit further down the ledge and the outrigger finally pops... the sound I have been waiting to hear all day. After a short run the fish jumps and Kema mans the reel.. we get it in the boat after a missed gaff attempt... but like I say any gaff job that gets the fish in the boat is a good gaff job. With the prize game fish in the box at the 7hr mark we refuel and head for home... Logan praying for some action. Uncle shows up at the house a few hours later with a respectable Aku load and everybody wins. Cuzzo light time! Big mahalos to Uncle for sharing his catch, Kema and Logan for bringing it, Jeff for letting us borrow poles and most of all Kristen and Capri for letting me sneak away.
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