Bahamas report w/pics

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  1. ibn

    ibn Moderator Staff Member

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    Wanted to start by thanking Anil for setting this all up. That man puts together a mean trip.

    The cast:
    Ibn, Anil, Corey S, Hutch, Earl, Brian O'Keefe

    The setting:
    41' Sailboat in the Berry Islands, a cluster of 30 islands NW of Nassau.

    The goal:
    Vacation from the every day rigors of life, bonefish, beer, and whatever else tightens our lines.

    The highlights:
    • Drinking Kalik's until 2am listening and singing along with Hutch while he played guitar
    • Landing my first sailfish
    • Laying down in the flats to keep warm during 30knot gusts and torrential downpour
    • Breaking a rod-tip fending off sharks
    • Listening to O'Keefe tell some drunken stories
    • Jumping off a cliff into a blue hole
    • Stalking bonefish on several different flats
    • Playing the role of "Bodyguard" for Anil, as O'Keefe made up a story in nassau claiming we were all part of a rock group. We got free shots and tons of groupie pics as a result.
    • Hearing the tale of "Whitey" a dog who swam through the ocean 15 miles to make it home after being dropped off on a remote island, only to be shot by his owners when he got there.
    • Kneeling down in the flats with Anil trying to keep from spooking 3 schools of 100+ fish that were surrounding us after having walked for 4 hours and not seeing anything.
    • Watching O'Keefe explode 1200$ from his wallet while running down the street
    • Being chased in a circle by an insane stingray
    • Chumming from the boat at night for sharks, seeing some BIG things swim by as they stir up the phosphorescence.
    • chasing a crazy bonefish in 2" of water for 20 minutes
    • Outlasting a storm and watching the skies part to clear blue hot skies
    • Snorkeling on a reef composed of giant staghorn coral
    • meals of fresh conch and mahi-mahi aboard the sailboat
    • never once thinking about work

    The pics, attached below (still missing O'Keefe, Earl, and Corey camera pics, slackers!):
     

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  2. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    IBN, now that was a great set of porn. Thanks
     
  3. Lostinwater

    Lostinwater New Member

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    Thanks for sharing...Damn that sounds like fun!:beer2:

    Andrew
     
  4. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Outstanding pictures.
    Living large!
    Thanks
     
  5. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Nice man! Love those shots with the rain.... Nice sail!
     
  6. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Looking good. Some fat Bones.
    Great rain shots.
     
  7. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Wow that makes me really jeaolus.....Good Work guys sounds like it was a blast!
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    ibn,
    Great report and pics! Looks like a blast. It is pretty amazing how cold you can get when it rains like that down there.
    Poor Whitey, his owner must have been Michael Vick.
    Brian
     
  9. Flyborg

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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Great work, awesome photos!!! Need more pictures, ibn...
     

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