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Old 06-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Talking Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

Ok
so a Richie Baltaism goes like this

"Any joker can shoot a big WSB these days, just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
Bring me a stringer of 5 lb calico bass if you wanna get my respect as a hunter"


Richie repeated this recently over dinner after the carp shootout.
So this last weekend while camping at little harbor, Aidan refused to rig his breakaway sliptip shaft onto his wong gun because he was gonna be a dedicated calico bass hunter for the weekend.

On saturday while i was spooking halibut up on the beach Aidan dissapered for almostr 2 hours and scouted out a good spot coming back with 2 nice 2-3 lb bass.

That afternoon we went to the Neptunes weight-in and Capt. Ron gave us the dope on a spot where someone on his boat shot a 9lber. When we got back to the camp around 6pm, Aidian was totally into catching the evening session on the spot Ron spoke of. So we loaded up the inflatable and made our way out to it. While I spent the next 2 hours being tourtured by a croaking WSB on the outside edge, Aidan worked the inside boilers. He shot a nice 3 lber early on then started to pass on nice fish looking for the one fish. So when he found it, he told me that he got good Karma for letting all the others swim off.

He told me that he saw the big one about 10-15 feet down and swam around a kelp stalk dove down and came up along side placing a nice shot through the gillplate. He ended up stringing the fish then pulling it out of a hole. I had no idea what he was up to till I got back in the boat and called to him at which time he asked me to pick him up.

Then true to Balta's style, he was real quite as he swam out to the boat and just threw the pig on the deck with a big smile on his face

I had him filet out all his own fish the next day and i can tell you he learned how to do that pretty quick as well (unlike some other fathomiers I know)

BTW don't ask me what my PB calico is cause Im not tellin you
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

Joe,

I hope you won't take this the wrong way------but I hate your kid.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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WTG Aidan! Wow, good going Joe, you must be a very proud Dad.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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Ahhh yeeeeeee! That's awesome and really impressive. Congrats to both of you.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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Gosh, what a kid! Still giving me hope for my little girl! Thanks bud.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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Aidan, you are quickly becoming a great spearo! I know alot of grown men that haven't been able to do what you did. Way to go!
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

That's awesome Aidan!
I'll show this to my 5 year old son Aidan when I get home. He's looking foreward to meeting you.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

Such a good spearfisherman as such a young age. That's amazing! Congrats to Aidan!
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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That thing is a fatty! Congratulations.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:17 PM   #10
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Great Catch! He did better than I did on Saturday. It is very impressive how he was able to get so close to such a skittish fish.

You are raising one hell of a spearo Doctor. Kudos!
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

Holy grumpy calico Batman! Great fish! Sorry I didn't get to introduce myself Saturday Joe, I'm sure we'll cross paths in the future.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #12
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!



I love this kid
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:04 PM   #13
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Nice fish. How old is your son?
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #14
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

WOW!!! Way to go Aiden!!! You are the man!!

Awesome fish kid. Joe i know you are proud brother. Awesome
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:45 PM   #15
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Re: Aidan shoots an 8 lb Calico!

Good Job Aidan on your 8Lb Calico!!!

Aidan already passed his dad in Calico's sizes for sure!!!!
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