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Wingnut
05-31-2010, 05:00 PM
For over a month now, Bob has been calling me on his drive home from this lake with some insane personal Striper slaying reports. I’ve been patiently waiting to plan my first assault on this lake. Seeing other members like The Webmaster, Fishbones, Steel Gary, Breeze 71, Mamachipy and a few others having solid sessions up there have only added to the excitement & anticipation.

I called my “Brother for another Mother” Binh (BadBeat) to see if he would like to join me on the new adventure. Of course, Binh jumped at the chance to fish with Bob again. Lol The original plan was to drive up Saturday evening, eat dinner, relax and stay at the lakeside lodge. Get up early Sunday morning, walk down to the marina and jump on Bob’s boat.
Well, we forgot that we promised to be at a friend’s birthday party Saturday night… so we had no choice but to go to the party, then cut out early and hit the road . So Binh and I snuck out the back door of the party at 2:00am, gas up the Hybrid, punch the lake’s address into the navigation and headed North for the 3 ½ hour drive.

During the final twenty minute drive on the winding road up to the lake, a Deer jumped right across my headlights… I slammed on the brakes and startled Binh from his deep sleep. Lol
I thought to myself, now that’s a good omen… we all know that a Deer sighting means good luck!

Right on time, Bob picked us up at the launch ramp in the marina and off we went. Eager and excited to see what this day has in store for us. We were not disappointed.
After a bit of a slow start, Bob was showing us different parts of the lake and trying to locate the elusive Stripers, we kicked it into over drive and never looked back. These Stripers are amazing, big and strong. We couldn’t believe that these units are only the “average” size fish for this lake. The schoolies are around the 8-pound range, that’s incredible. We lost quite a few fish due to multiple hook-ups on the same rig, twisting up and snapping off. Binh was on a monster for about five minutes on the trolling gear. Bob and I estimated that it was at least a 25 pound fish. It came unbuttoned, heartbreak! When we got the rig back in, one of the hook on the rig was bent almost completely straight. Bob and I talked it over and came up with a solution. The next absolute Pig will not get away!

Bob, thank you for inviting us out to fish with you at this amazing lake. It’s really impressive how fast you got this place dialed in. There were some locals that have been fishing here for years that were staring in disbelief as we were emptying the live well at the launch ramp.

We will definitely be back here with you again very soon Bob. If only the drive wasn’t so damn far. Lol

Here are some pics… enjoy the fish porn.

Sunrise at Lake San Antonio. Bob taxiing in to pick us up.
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TroutOnly and BadBeat. Bob is delirious and suffering from Striper fever. Lol
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TroutOnly and Wingnut.
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First hook-up… feel the power of the Lake San Antonio Stripers!
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BadBeat was on this monster for at least five minutes before it popped off… better you than me Binh. LOL we’ll get that sucker next time!
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Double hook-ups! Had a few of these today…
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Thinking to myself… I should have brought along the Superman combo, this is where I will win my bet with Phuong (Blackwater).
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Doubles on the same rig, had a few of these too, but most of them snapped off.
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We chased a couple of boils today and threw some topwater at them… nothing doing.
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BadBeat trying to reel in this boat. LOL
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My supermodel fish pose. LOL.
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Heading back in.
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We’ll be back!
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Thanks again Bob for your hospitality, always a pleasure fishing with you on the Salmonoid Phenomenon.

Until our next adventure, Happy Memorial Day to all, have fun and be safe out there everybody!

Arthur (Wingnut)

“To be successful at anything you do in life, you must first…
Know what you are doing, Like what you are doing, and Believe in what you are doing.”

Bonus pics
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Bob intently studying the graph… here they come!!!
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Somebody expressing his/her opinion… LOL
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Bob acting like the Mad “Striper” Professor. Hahahahahaha
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The gear!
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Check out the patented "TroutOnly" fist pump!
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I had a serious “Bass” thumb. Lol
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I drive up… you drive back, that was the deal Binh... it’s nap time for me! Haven't slept in almost two days.
Apologies to my S.W.A.T. Crew members for not joining you guys in the surf today. But my batteries needed recharging big time.
Next weekend gentlemen!
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Parting shot.
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Zach1093
05-31-2010, 05:05 PM
Man that is awesome! Congrats on the day guys, killed um!

Fire Ball
05-31-2010, 05:27 PM
It looks like some REALLY awesome slayage!! Congrats on all the nice jailbirds.

Fishbones
05-31-2010, 06:03 PM
Congrats again Arther, i was really looking forward to this report when we were texting back and forth.

You guys killed it again thanks to Bob "T/O" and his striper slaying skillz...sweet!!!!

Too bad for Binh and the biggen that got away...next time...

awesome report and pics
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mamachipy
05-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Way to go out there guys. Looks like you did a bit better than us. I guess that's expected when you go out with the master T/O.

bsp
05-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Limits of 8-12lb fish is insane, and congrats on a killer day out on the water Arthur, Bob, and Binh! Now you only need to get one from the SoCal surf Arthur, and you can say you've conquered the stripers in fresh and salt. You guys will stick that 20lber next time!

BuzzBait
05-31-2010, 07:25 PM
That's total massive action! Congrats out there. Looks like you guys are some commercial fishermen that threw a dynamite into that lake. KILLED! SLAYED!
Cute dog btw.

AQUABOOGIE AKA MADDFISHIN
05-31-2010, 07:40 PM
Those are things of beauty... Way to fish you guys!!!

Nhatster
05-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Total striper anihilation, very impressive bro. What do you expect when wingnut and troutonly team up.
I looked up that lake, four hour drive from my house, i bet you're glad you got a hybrid. lol

trail blazer
05-31-2010, 08:17 PM
GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!!!!!!EXELENT!,,,,,

That sealed the deal for me,,,,,3 more days and im there!!!!!

congrats

TRAIL BLAZER

diamondbear
05-31-2010, 08:19 PM
GREAT FULL REPORT WingNut , looks like an adventure for sure . Good action pics , even the Pug got into it ha .

madwire3
05-31-2010, 08:20 PM
i hate u all ... hah jk but i am very jealous grrrrr

M@M
05-31-2010, 08:22 PM
WOW!!..Great looking fish!!!..... all fatties.. Thanks for all the pics....Looks like a fantastic day on the water..........You guys caught a bunch of nice ones!!! Lots of smiles! GOOD STUFF!

exfactor
05-31-2010, 09:06 PM
Nice bass thumb Arthur!!!! It's gonna make casting the DC interesting for a couple weeks. Yep, from kinda cool, to HOT SUMMER DAYS all in an instant. Enjoy the barbe, and bring some sun screen. Mikey

FishNFurious
05-31-2010, 10:24 PM
Absolutely sick Art, that is some crazy striper action.
You and Binh disappeared from the party so fast. I saw you talking to Tina and Binh talking to Stacy and then you guys were gone. I guess the stripers were more important than the ladies. :ROFL: I miss fishing with Bob, when is my turn??? :LOL:

Badbeat
06-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Thank you Art for inviting me to fish with Bob again, it has been awhile. We left a party full of pretty ladies to chase tails of a different kind. :LOL: When you slammed on the brakes to avoid that Deer and woke me up I was dreaming about Stripers. All I can about this trip was that it was fantastic and worth the long drive. Hey Bob, sorry that I jinxed myself by eating that doughnut before we caught the first fish. lol That cost me a monster fish. :Sad: It was great fishing with you and Art again, it really beat fishing from the shore at Pyramid or Castaic. I think I'm going to plan my birthday bash here at this lake and rent one of those big house boats.:Wink: Thanks again Art and Bob for a fun and memorable day of sick Striper fishing. We had a massive fish fry yesterday, bummer you couldn't make it Art, but I know you were pretty drained. :Cool:

BrandonFish
06-01-2010, 11:43 AM
The title sais it all :Twisted: you guys killed it out there :Envious: sorry to here about badbeats fish itll be waitn for you guys next time Close call with the deer huh?:Shocked: lol glad nothing happend.

kpn
06-01-2010, 03:03 PM
Art & Binh,
You can't go wrong on Bob's boat. Congrats on the slay guys.
I got to go up there some day.


KPN.

olfishergal
06-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Always a pleasure reading your reports Arthur, feel like I was there. One of these days I would like to try that lake.....BTW dig the new T57 shirt......OFG

Wingnut
06-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Man that is awesome! Congrats on the day guys, killed um!
Thanks man, it was pretty awesome. :Cool:


It looks like some REALLY awesome slayage!! Congrats on all the nice jailbirds.
Thanks, a really fun day for sure! :Big Grin:


Congrats again Arther, i was really looking forward to this report when we were texting back and forth.

You guys killed it again thanks to Bob "T/O" and his striper slaying skillz...sweet!!!!

Too bad for Binh and the biggen that got away...next time...

awesome report and pics
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That was cool texting back and forth with ya... I didn't know that you were updating everybody until I got a call from Mike later in the day. Glad that I didn't send you anything Bob told me to type. LOL
Bob & I told Binh the reason he lost that big fish is because he ate before the first fish was put on the boat. That's one of the rules on Bob's boat. "Thou shalt not eat until Striper blood is spilt." :Twisted:
Can't wait to get back up there again.


Way to go out there guys. Looks like you did a bit better than us. I guess that's expected when you go out with the master T/O.
Just a bit... lol Bob is da man!


Limits of 8-12lb fish is insane, and congrats on a killer day out on the water Arthur, Bob, and Binh! Now you only need to get one from the SoCal surf Arthur, and you can say you've conquered the stripers in fresh and salt. You guys will stick that 20lber next time!
I've been trying for three years to pull a Striper out of the surf Marc... it's like capturing lightning in a bottle. One of these days I'll be at the right time and in the right place and it will happen. Hope your toe gets better soon so you can rejoin the S.W.A.T. Crew in the surf buddy. :Cool:


That's total massive action! Congrats out there. Looks like you guys are some commercial fishermen that threw a dynamite into that lake. KILLED! SLAYED!
Cute dog btw.
We didn't bring any dynamite... but we got something just as deadly, TroutOnly! :Envious:


Those are things of beauty... Way to fish you guys!!!
Solid looking Stripers for sure.


Total striper anihilation, very impressive bro. What do you expect when wingnut and troutonly team up.
I looked up that lake, four hour drive from my house, i bet you're glad you got a hybrid. lol
It was quite a drive bro, but well worth it IMO. 480 miles round trip for me on one full tank in the hybrid, not bad at all.


GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!!!!!!EXELENT!,,,,,

That sealed the deal for me,,,,,3 more days and im there!!!!!

congrats

TRAIL BLAZER
Good luck TB, tear them up buddy. :Wink:


GREAT FULL REPORT WingNut , looks like an adventure for sure . Good action pics , even the Pug got into it ha .
Thank you... it was a fun adventure from beginning to end. Not bad for our first time at that lake.


i hate u all ... hah jk but i am very jealous grrrrr
Book a trip with T.O. and everybody will be jealous of you! :Wink:


WOW!!..Great looking fish!!!..... all fatties.. Thanks for all the pics....Looks like a fantastic day on the water..........You guys caught a bunch of nice ones!!! Lots of smiles! GOOD STUFF!
Those Linesides were full of Shad. Plenty of baitfish everywhere, it's a very healthy lake.


Nice bass thumb Arthur!!!! It's gonna make casting the DC interesting for a couple weeks. Yep, from kinda cool, to HOT SUMMER DAYS all in an instant. Enjoy the barbe, and bring some sun screen. Mikey
I'm gonna have to tape up the thumb Mikey. lol Man, you were right, I had my shirt off for a couple of hours and got quite a sunburn... ouch. :mad: Maybe I'll see ya this weekend buddy. :Wink:


Absolutely sick Art, that is some crazy striper action.
You and Binh disappeared from the party so fast. I saw you talking to Tina and Binh talking to Stacy and then you guys were gone. I guess the stripers were more important than the ladies. :ROFL: I miss fishing with Bob, when is my turn??? :LOL:
Hey Vince... women are like buses, if you miss one another will come along in 15 minutes. JK lol. Double digit Stripers are really hard to come by. :LOL: Funny, Binh and I were watching the clock like we were gonna turn into a pumpkin or something... lol
You got to fish with Bob last year with me buddy. I'm sure that when Phuong gets his boat, you'll be out there more often. :Wink:


Thank you Art for inviting me to fish with Bob again, it has been awhile. We left a party full of pretty ladies to chase tails of a different kind. :LOL: When you slammed on the brakes to avoid that Deer and woke me up I was dreaming about Stripers. All I can about this trip was that it was fantastic and worth the long drive. Hey Bob, sorry that I jinxed myself by eating that doughnut before we caught the first fish. lol That cost me a monster fish. :Sad: It was great fishing with you and Art again, it really beat fishing from the shore at Pyramid or Castaic. I think I'm going to plan my birthday bash here at this lake and rent one of those big house boats.:Wink: Thanks again Art and Bob for a fun and memorable day of sick Striper fishing. We had a massive fish fry yesterday, bummer you couldn't make it Art, but I know you were pretty drained. :Cool:
No problem Binh, Bob was asking when you will come fish with him again... he likes fishing with you. Just make sure you don't eat anything on his boat before we kill a fish next time. :ROFL:
I saw you slid out of the car seat when I slammed on the brakes, sorry bro.
Make sure that I get an invitation on that house boat okay? :Wink:
Drained isn't the word... I was dead to the world Sunday night. :LOL:


The title sais it all :Twisted: you guys killed it out there :Envious: sorry to here about badbeats fish itll be waitn for you guys next time Close call with the deer huh? :Shocked: lol glad nothing happend.
No worries about the lost fish, sometimes the fish wins... we'll get another chance that's for sure.
Yeah, I'm glad that I saw that Deer out of the corner of my eye at the last second... :Shocked:


Art & Binh,
You can't go wrong on Bob's boat. Congrats on the slay guys.
I got to go up there some day.


KPN.
Hey Khanh, when the boils goes off up there, it's gonna be insane! :Twisted:


Always a pleasure reading your reports Arthur, feel like I was there. One of these days I would like to try that lake.....BTW dig the new T57 shirt......OFG
Thanks Chris... Lake San Antonio is actually a very nice place. A bit far, but an occassional trip would be worthwhile. If you're interested in the new T57 shirts shoot Dana a PM. There are several different designs available in the Team 57 Store. :Cool:

bsp
06-01-2010, 11:55 PM
[B][I][COLOR=darkred]I've been trying for three years to pull a Striper out of the surf Marc... it's like capturing lightning in a bottle. One of these days I'll be at the right time and in the right place and it will happen. Hope your toe gets better soon so you can rejoin the S.W.A.T. Crew in the surf buddy. :Cool:

Definitely agree Arthur. I've been toying with the idea of dedicating a few trips to it now that I have a set up that I think will work. Just need to fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle. As for the toe, I found a fun new side effect of my antibiotics: intense sun sensitivity! It's like Poseidon doesn't want me back in the surf. :ROFL: Really looking forward to this being over and getting out there again with you guys. It's been too long, and I still have to meet a few of the members. Hope to see you in a few weeks.

TroutOnly
06-02-2010, 02:05 AM
THANKS AGAIN ARTHUR AND BIHN, KNOW I HAVE TO STAY UP AT THE LAKE FOR THREE DAYS DOING GUIDES,,,LOL,,,,JK,,,,,,,,bob,,,,,

lalo56
06-02-2010, 09:12 AM
Awsome pictures. Nice quality fish there. Thanks for sharing.

Eddie C.

Santa Fe Eric
06-02-2010, 02:58 PM
"I don't think it gets any better than that!"
"Absoulutely inspiring."
"A real on the edge of your seat thriller."
"Really enhanced my lunch break."
"Probably the best fish outing I've read this year!"
"Gripping and Riveting"

Eric

BackReel909
06-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Thats the worst bass thumb ever!!!Now that's a DAY!!!!!!!!!

CAPT'N
06-02-2010, 05:55 PM
Arthur,

What a fantastic trip you three had. Those are some serious piggies you guys caught.

I have been trying not to even contemplate the drive, but I think this report has put me over the edge............

Scott

flyngby
06-02-2010, 09:49 PM
Arthur, Binh, and Striper Slayer Bob,

Great day on the water!

Another Lake just a little farther up the line held the bigger Linesiders when I was a kid growing up and was our Day One stop on the way up to the Klamath Salmon and Steelhead runs and our day 20 stop on the return home. San Luis Reservoir and after-bay produced in the day long before they spilled out and made their way down the Aqueduct System closer to our current location! Thanks for the memories!

Binh, Sorry to hear the big one got away!


Absolutely sick Art, that is some crazy striper action.
You and Binh disappeared from the party so fast. I saw you talking to Tina and Binh talking to Stacy and then you guys were gone. I guess the stripers were more important than the ladies. :ROFL: I miss fishing with Bob, when is my turn??? :LOL:

FNF,

I am sure Arthur and Binh made a sweet deal with the ladies! :Secret:

I have yet to see the SWAT Commander back down from a planned surf adventure due to being tired. Maybe he was being held hostage for his late night disappearance! :ROFL: :No Pity:

Steve

Wingnut
06-02-2010, 09:52 PM
Definitely agree Arthur. I've been toying with the idea of dedicating a few trips to it now that I have a set up that I think will work. Just need to fill in a few more pieces of the puzzle. As for the toe, I found a fun new side effect of my antibiotics: intense sun sensitivity! It's like Poseidon doesn't want me back in the surf. :ROFL: Really looking forward to this being over and getting out there again with you guys. It's been too long, and I still have to meet a few of the members. Hope to see you in a few weeks.
Look pretty rough for the surf this weekend Marc... but the weather looks great. :Big Grin: What to do... what to do... :Wink:


THANKS AGAIN ARTHUR AND BIHN, KNOW I HAVE TO STAY UP AT THE LAKE FOR THREE DAYS DOING GUIDES,,,LOL,,,,JK,,,,,,,,bob,,,,,
Oh poor Bob, forced to fish for trophy Stripers and get paid for it. :Envious: lol
Have fun Bob, I'm already trying to plan a return trip with you up there. :Wink:


Awsome pictures. Nice quality fish there. Thanks for sharing.

Eddie C.
Thanks Eddie. :Cool:


"I don't think it gets any better than that!"
"Absoulutely inspiring."
"A real on the edge of your seat thriller."
"Really enhanced my lunch break."
"Probably the best fish outing I've read this year!"
"Gripping and Riveting"

Eric
Geez Eric... I wrote a fishing report, not a thriller novel. :LOL: LOL
Thanks my friend, will I see you at the BBQ? :Wink:


Thats the worst bass thumb ever!!!Now that's a DAY!!!!!!!!!
You know what's funny...? I had it on BOTH thumbs. :LOL: Gotta love it!


Arthur,

What a fantastic trip you three had. Those are some serious piggies you guys caught.

I have been trying not to even contemplate the drive, but I think this report has put me over the edge............

Scott
Scott, I would say go for it! But make sure that you make room on your boat and give me a call. :LOL:
Seriously, it would be worth making the trip to experience it at least once this Striper season. :Cool:


Arthur, Binh, and Striper Slayer Bob,

Great day on the water!

Another Lake just a little farther up the line held the bigger Linesiders when I was a kid growing up and was our Day One stop on the way up to the Klamath Salmon and Steelhead runs and our day 20 stop on the return home. San Luis Reservoir and after-bay produced in the day long before they spilled out and made their way down the Aqueduct System closer to our current location! Thanks for the memories!

Binh, Sorry to hear the big one got away!

FNF,

I am sure Arthur and Binh made a sweet deal with the ladies! :Secret:

I have yet to see the SWAT Commander back down from a planned surf adventure due to being tired. Maybe he was being held hostage for his late night disappearance! :ROFL: :No Pity:

Steve

Very cool Steve, glad we were able to bring back some nostalgia for you. :Cool:
Binh was disappointed... Bob & I rubbed it in a little bit by telling him he lost the fish because he scarfed down some powdered doughnuts before we landed a fish. LOL That's a no, no on Bob's boat... NO food until a fish hit the deck! :Twisted:

As for being too tired to hit the surf the next day... I plead the Fifth... and we'll leave it at that. :LOL: :Secret: :Big Smile:

Give me a call Captain... let's get together and fish sometime soon! :Wink:

FishNFurious
06-02-2010, 11:29 PM
As for being too tired to hit the surf the next day... I plead the Fifth... and we'll leave it at that. :LOL: :Secret: :Big Smile:

Yeah, what happen Art, she forgot to leave you the key to the handcuffs??? :Secret: :ROFL:

Troutman65
06-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Wow !!! That must of been Awesome !!! Nice going guys !!

jerryG
06-03-2010, 02:17 AM
Awesome Report guys, I know you had been planning this trip for weeks and as expected it looks like you were faced with some tough enemies up there. Glad to see to the highly anticipated mission was accomplished with tremendous success. Sorry to hear about Binh's loss.. You willl get him next time.

JerryG

Badbeat
06-03-2010, 02:44 AM
Yeah, what happen Art, she forgot to leave you the key to the handcuffs??? :Secret: :ROFL:
I called Arthur at noon the next day to invite him to go eat some Dim Sum with us and some babe answered his cell, she said that he was tied up at the moment. :Shocked: :ROFL:
I think i recognized that voice Art. :Secret:

Hey Bob, i burned some incense in honor of Poseidon. Hopefully he forgives me for eating before the first kill and give me back that monster i lost next time. :LOL: Thanks again for the good times Bob.

blackwater
06-04-2010, 10:40 AM
Arthur, Binh and Bob. Totally sick, that's all I have to say! :Envious:
Count me in next time.
Sorry, I couldn't take you to the Lakers game last nigh Art, the wife wanted to go. :Rolls Eyes: :LOL:
You still think Lakers in six? I say sweep baby! :Twisted:

Wingnut
06-04-2010, 11:48 PM
Yeah, what happen Art, she forgot to leave you the key to the handcuffs??? :Secret: :ROFL:
I always make sure that I know where the spare key is Vincent. :LOL:


Wow !!! That must of been Awesome !!! Nice going guys !!
Quite awesome Patrick, thank you. :Cool:


Awesome Report guys, I know you had been planning this trip for weeks and as expected it looks like you were faced with some tough enemies up there. Glad to see to the highly anticipated mission was accomplished with tremendous success. Sorry to hear about Binh's loss.. You willl get him next time.

JerryG
Successful mission indeed Jerry. Sorry that I weren't able to join you and Mike in the surf the next day. I was running on fumes... :LOL:


I called Arthur at noon the next day to invite him to go eat some Dim Sum with us and some babe answered his cell, she said that he was tied up at the moment. :Shocked: :ROFL:
I think i recognized that voice Art. :Secret:

Hey Bob, i burned some incense in honor of Poseidon. Hopefully he forgives me for eating before the first kill and give me back that monster i lost next time. :LOL: Thanks again for the good times Bob.
You're gonna get me in trouble Binh... that was my physical therapist... :LOL:
I'm sure Bob will put you on another Pig again soon bro, and you'll definitely stick him next time. :Twisted:


Arthur, Binh and Bob. Totally sick, that's all I have to say! :Envious:
Count me in next time.
Sorry, I couldn't take you to the Lakers game last nigh Art, the wife wanted to go. :Rolls Eyes: :LOL:
You still think Lakers in six? I say sweep baby! :Twisted:
Bob was asking about you Phuong... he said that he needs a bigger playhouse. :Twisted:
You mean to say that your wife is more important than ME buddy? :LOL: No worries bro, Lauren definitely deserve it... what a great game. :Envious: I have tickets to game six... but I doubt that the series will come back to L.A. :Twisted:

Native Gal
06-06-2010, 07:42 PM
WN,
Double Digi Slayage, now that is SWEET SUCCESS!!! Would of liked to have seen Badbeats Beast, next time fo' sho'. Congrats on an AWESOME Slayage Gents. The look on the locals faces when you all were unloading I bet was Priceless indeed.

NG
:Envious:

Fisherman57
06-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Hmmmm......
Looks like I'm only a week behind on commenting on this thread! :Head Bang:


GREAT stuff Arthur, Bob & Binh!......
Looks like you guys ALREADY have that lake DIALED in!....... very impressive!

I hope I can make the trip up there soon with you all, maybe after we all get back from the TEAM 57 event
at South Lake in a couple weeks!

Nice talking with ya the other day TO!
Let's hit "The Ramp" Arthur!





Dana

Wingnut
06-11-2010, 01:10 AM
WN,
Double Digi Slayage, now that is SWEET SUCCESS!!! Would of liked to have seen Badbeats Beast, next time fo' sho'. Congrats on an AWESOME Slayage Gents. The look on the locals faces when you all were unloading I bet was Priceless indeed.

NG
:Envious:
Thanks NG, we always do great in the presence of T.O. :Cool:
Don't worry, we'll get another chance at that beast someday soon... :Wink:


Hmmmm......
Looks like I'm only a week behind on commenting on this thread! :Head Bang:


GREAT stuff Arthur, Bob & Binh!......
Looks like you guys ALREADY have that lake DIALED in!....... very impressive!

I hope I can make the trip up there soon with you all, maybe after we all get back from the TEAM 57 event
at South Lake in a couple weeks!

Nice talking with ya the other day TO!
Let's hit "The Ramp" Arthur!





Dana
Bob has got that lake dialed in in no time at all Dana... amazing how he can locate the fish even on an off day. :Cool: He wants you on bis boat buddy, so just say the word and we will put you on your first Striper! :Big Grin: A big Lineside will rock your world. :Twisted: Happy Birthday my friend and I'll see ya at Parchers next week... can't wait, I need a serious vacation! :LOL:

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