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Posted: 7/7/2021 9:41:29 PM EDT
Looking to bring my 9 year old son out Sunday on the sunbeam VII for some larger off shore fishing.

Anyone have experience bringing kids? Is he big enough?
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 8:06:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
Looking to bring my 9 year old son out Sunday on the sunbeam VII for some larger off shore fishing.

Anyone have experience bringing kids? Is he big enough?
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Has he fished before? I think he will be fine, just remind him to not drop the rod. Blues are exciting. Crews are usually very helpful- they want to see you catch fish
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 8:46:41 AM EDT
Lots of trout- pumpkin seeds & bass. Thinking I’d have to help with dropping line a few times. I fondly remember bird nesting a few reels on the Blackhawk as a kid in the 90’s.  I can’t wait to see the look on his face if we can get a 30” + bass.
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 11:41:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2021 11:43:24 AM EDT by psegnatelli]
Lanyard for the rod.   I've kids & adults drop em over.  Felt bad for the kids, wrecked the trip.  

Length of paracord will do
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 11:43:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Toadyrock:
Lots of trout- pumpkin seeds & bass. Thinking I’d have to help with dropping line a few times. I fondly remember bird nesting a few reels on the Blackhawk as a kid in the 90’s.  I can’t wait to see the look on his face if we can get a 30” + bass.
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They are catching monster bass all over but it’s typically at night or before dawn. A 12 lb bluefish would be an awesome fight for a kid
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 11:58:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By nutter:



They are catching monster bass all over but it’s typically at night or before dawn. A 12 lb bluefish would be an awesome fight for a kid
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Blackfish also fight like crazy and are delicious.
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 1:35:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PGAEMU:



Blackfish also fight like crazy and are delicious.
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I would prefer in this order- fluke, black sea bass , black fish, stripped bass, blues- porgies only if the are monsters. Best and most fun to fish is blue fish- once they hit its game on! Stripped bass is similar to pulling up a boot filled with water. Honestly, I love to fish….. I don’t care what I am catching! Hell, I will eat sea robins if they are big enough
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 2:58:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2021 2:59:31 PM EDT by MC1974]
just took my 9 year old recently. 35 inch stripped bass. little tackle spinning rod. she is itching to go again already.
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 3:08:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MC1974:
just took my 9 year old recently. 35 inch stripped bass. little tackle spinning rod. she is itching to go again already.
https://i.imgur.com/TZoqhWd.jpg
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Nice-keep the sport alive!
Link Posted: 7/8/2021 7:00:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MC1974:
just took my 9 year old recently. 35 inch stripped bass. little tackle spinning rod. she is itching to go again already.
https://i.imgur.com/TZoqhWd.jpg
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Heck ya!!
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 6:23:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nutter:



I would prefer in this order- fluke, black sea bass , black fish, stripped bass, blues- porgies only if the are monsters. Best and most fun to fish is blue fish- once they hit its game on! Stripped bass is similar to pulling up a boot filled with water. Honestly, I love to fish….. I don’t care what I am catching! Hell, I will eat sea robins if they are big enough
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Sea robins are excellent. Zuppa di pesce FTW.
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 9:24:31 PM EDT
If anyone can eat a bunker , I would be both horrified and impressed at the same time
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 9:51:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By nutter:
If anyone can eat a bunker , I would be both horrified and impressed at the same time
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I ate a Merganser, bunker have to be better.
Link Posted: 7/9/2021 10:59:08 PM EDT
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I ate a Merganser, bunker have to be better.
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But why?
Link Posted: 7/10/2021 10:48:04 AM EDT
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But why?
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I killed it by mistake when hunting, and felt compelled to not waste it. So I marinated the hell out of it and cooked it up. It was not great.
Link Posted: 7/10/2021 10:59:43 AM EDT
I'll eat just about anything. But merganser are not it!

I bet fresh peanut bunker wouldn't be too bad.  Treat them like the herring they are.

I wanna try sand eels as well.  Just because.
Link Posted: 7/10/2021 11:07:16 AM EDT
I had Dall sheep in Alaska that was definitely not for me- tasted like moss
Link Posted: 7/11/2021 8:36:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2021 8:38:06 AM EDT by Leon82]
We go into he sunbeam all the time(company charter).

Pretty good.

Kiwi was a cool deckmate

Lots of black bass and porgy. Stripers once and a while.

One year wh had big swells but he should be fine
Link Posted: 7/16/2021 9:10:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2021 9:11:09 PM EDT by Concentricity]
We had just arrived back to the dock on the Blackhawk. My sister and I watched a hovering seagull shit on my dads hat. He took the hat off to examine it and the same bird hit him with another splatter.
Link Posted: 7/17/2021 5:01:27 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Concentricity:
We had just arrived back to the dock on the Blackhawk. My sister and I watched a hovering seagull shit on my dads hat. He took the hat off to examine it and the same bird hit him with another splatter.
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I hope you thanked him for his service.

We went on that one too but they wouldn't let us reserve the whole boat so we only did it 1 year. My coworker also got drunk and started yelling at the captain.
Link Posted: 7/30/2021 10:53:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By nutter:



I would prefer in this order- fluke, black sea bass , black fish, stripped bass, blues- porgies only if the are monsters. Best and most fun to fish is blue fish- once they hit its game on! Stripped bass is similar to pulling up a boot filled with water. Honestly, I love to fish….. I don’t care what I am catching! Hell, I will eat sea robins if they are big enough
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Boot filled with water? I’ve been hardcore surfcasting for more than ten years and those are few and far between. I’ve had some ridiculously aggressive fights with stripers and on the rare occasions I’ve used clams and a sand spike I’ve seen rods bent almost 90 degrees and get ripped right out of the ground. Looked like you tied your line to the back of a linebacker. Just writing about this makes me want to blow off my plans for this weekend and go do a couple of sunset to sunrise marathons at one of my favorite spots
Link Posted: 7/31/2021 6:01:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NY12ga:

Boot filled with water? I’ve been hardcore surfcasting for more than ten years and those are few and far between. I’ve had some ridiculously aggressive fights with stripers and on the rare occasions I’ve used clams and a sand spike I’ve seen rods bent almost 90 degrees and get ripped right out of the ground. Looked like you tied your line to the back of a linebacker. Just writing about this makes me want to blow off my plans for this weekend and go do a couple of sunset to sunrise marathons at one of my favorite spots
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Stripped bass run out of energy very quick. The art is in hooking them
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