First yellowtail...keeping it in the family

Ken Jones

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My first yellowtail. I caught it on the Sea Biscuit out of Islandia Sportfishing in Mission Bay in May 1966.
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A yellowtail being held up by my young son Mike. I caught it on the Malihini out of H&M Sportfishing in San Diego in June 1976 and it was just big enough to win the jackpot. I used the money to buy a new rod and reel to catch stripers in San Francisco Bay.

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My son Mike's first yellowtail. He caught it on the New Seaforth out of Mission Bay in August 1984. Not a bad-sized bonito either.

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Ken Jones

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Turned into a good looking man. Not sure where he got his six-foot height, it certainly wasn't from my side of the family.

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Mike with a yellowfin croaker at the Ocean Beach Pier, and granddaughter Serena.​

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Mike, Serena (center) and Daphne (left) at Serena's graduation in 2018.​
 

Ken Jones

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Son Mike and some fish over the years:
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Mike with a couple of striped bass

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Mike with a couple of Santa Barbara rockfish


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A few fish from the Pacifica Pier back in the '70s
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Mike, daughter Kim and a walleye at the Fort Baker Pier


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Mike and a rainbow seaperch at Fort Baker

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Mike and a redtail surfperch from up north of Trinidad

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Mike and a San Francisco Bay striper



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Mike and a friend with some Fort Bragg rockfish; me with some lings.

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Mike and our foreign exchange son Chris Mike and a string of fish from the rocks at Point Arena
 

Ken Jones

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Just wish I had more pictures fishing with Mike and Kim. When they were young I was working in the corporate world and working 50-70 hours a week. Though I spent time with the family, I wish I had spent much more time. You can't go back but I wish I could.
 
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Thanks, Mr. ken, for sharing this trip down memory lane. Your photographs are a joy to behold. I agree with billzerkeley: you have captured the essence of family fishing traditions beautifully.