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Old 02-15-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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This is mod approved. Thanks Mary!!!

Ok I live in Aransas Pass and Harvey defiantly left it’s mark on the community. We have been doing everything we can in order to get the little league season going and it’s going to happen thanks to the CC Hooks paying for every child to play for free this season.

Now most of our normal league sponsors are recovering themselves or aren’t here anymore. So most of our equipment and concession stand stuff was destroyed and we have to replace it along with the new bat rules and having to get all new bats...we need help.

So up for auction is an all day swordfish trip on the “Fishy’s Nightmare” we leave the dock before daylight and come home after dark. In the summer that’s 15+ hours on the water. We have a very good catch rate coming home with multiple swords on most trips. We can fish up to 3 lines at a time. On a trip like this I can take 4 people but 3 would be much more comfortable.

100% of the money will go to the Aransas Pass little league. You will write the check directly to them. It is a 501c3 so it is tax deductible.

Here is the BONUS that I will put on here that you will never get from a normal guided trip. If the bidding goes above $4,000 then I will GUARANTEE you a swordfish no matter how many trips it takes.

Happy bidding and ask all the questions you want. Auction will end Feb 21 at 7 pm




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Old 02-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #2
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This is a really cool thing you are doing. Kudos...and wow.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:32 PM   #3
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I didnt see a starting price so I will start at $500?
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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600.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:37 PM   #5
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Let's get this party started....for the love of the game!

$2500.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:37 PM   #6
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700 for me
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:40 PM   #7
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Let's get this party started....for the love of the game!

$2500.
I guess I was a little late to the party, good man ShockValue!
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:52 PM   #8
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Nice gesture!
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:54 PM   #9
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This is very good of you to do. Wish I could play

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Old 02-15-2018, 03:03 PM   #10
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Kudos to you for your generosity - hope you exceed your $ goal!!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:23 PM   #11
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Default Swordfishing trip auction for little league

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Old 02-15-2018, 03:28 PM   #12
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Let's get this party started....for the love of the game!

$2500.
that escalated quickly

good stuff
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:31 PM   #13
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Good on you for doing this for the kiddos...

How big was the sword that is laying in the bottom of the boat with the guy holding his head up?
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:39 PM   #14
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Let's get this party started....for the love of the game!

$2500.
That bid has a lot of ShockValue!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:43 PM   #15
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Good eats for sure!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:47 PM   #16
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Cant wait to see what the bidding climbs to. Aint no way $2,500 holds with the generosity of TBH!
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:54 PM   #17
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That 3rd one is a beast! Or else that feller is awfully small!
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:56 PM   #18
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Awesome. Good luck, amigo! This will be a great trip.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:48 PM   #19
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Good on you for doing this for the kiddos...

How big was the sword that is laying in the bottom of the boat with the guy holding his head up?
It was big. That one was a 6 1/2 hr fight.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:27 PM   #20
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Let's get this party started....for the love of the game!

$2500.
Party is officially started.

Let’s give these kids a season to remember.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:46 PM   #21
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:17 PM   #22
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O yeah!!! Keep them coming and let’s put some swords on the deck.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:38 PM   #23
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I think it is a great thing you are doing for the league and the kids. Whoever has the winning bid is going to have a great time and I bet get on fish.
Ryan you know I'm a shallow water guy, but I still want to help. I would like to donate $1000. to the league to help out. I know to make the check out to "Aransas Pass Little League" but what address do I send it to? You can text it to me or maybe post it on here incase someone else might want to send a few bucks to help out the kids.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:52 PM   #24
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I think it is a great thing you are doing for the league and the kids. Whoever has the winning bid is going to have a great time and I bet get on fish.
Ryan you know I'm a shallow water guy, but I still want to help. I would like to donate $1000. to the league to help out. I know to make the check out to "Aransas Pass Little League" but what address do I send it to? You can text it to me or maybe post it on here incase someone else might want to send a few bucks to help out the kids.
WOW!!! Thanks David!!! If anyone wants to help out then make checks payable to “Aransas Pass little league” and send them to my address. I will send you one of the 501c3 forms for your donation.

Ryan Reagan
2665 W Highland
Aransas Pass TX 78336

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:59 PM   #25
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Grant still hooked up at sunset.

Harpoon out and ready in the background.

We got home late this day. Haha.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:20 PM   #26
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I think it is a great thing you are doing for the league and the kids. Whoever has the winning bid is going to have a great time and I bet get on fish.
Ryan you know I'm a shallow water guy, but I still want to help. I would like to donate $1000. to the league to help out. I know to make the check out to "Aransas Pass Little League" but what address do I send it to? You can text it to me or maybe post it on here incase someone else might want to send a few bucks to help out the kids.
Well done sir and great idea to post the info so others might contribute!
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:12 PM   #27
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Well done sir and great idea to post the info so others might contribute!
Thanks
Its a great cause and all they are trying to do is have a baseball season for the kids this year after everything was ruined.

If you win this trip, you will have fun with Ryan. He laughs more than anyone I've ever known I think
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #28
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Guys, Ryan is a phenomenal captain. I assure you this will be an incredible trip! And for a good cause! The winner will not be sorry.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:29 PM   #29
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I've had a good month and I've spent 10 times this for my kid when he played ball for 20 years. Youth baseball was the best times.


$3100.00
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:42 PM   #30
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I've had a good month and I've spent 10 times this for my kid when he played ball for 20 years. Youth baseball was the best times.


$3100.00
Fish on!

I dont even want to think about adding up what I spent on my boys lol. It is kinda like wanting to know what that deer meat cost by the lb.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:49 PM   #31
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Great work men! Any tuna out where you catch These?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:51 PM   #32
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Guys, Ryan is a phenomenal captain. I assure you this will be an incredible trip! And for a good cause! The winner will not be sorry.

Thanks for the compliments Brandon. This will be a very special trip for me for sure.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:55 PM   #33
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Great work men! Any tuna out where you catch These?
This is a tricky question.

Are there tuna...sometimes.

Will we try to catch them on this trip...no.

Could we accidentally catch one...yes
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Bump for a good cause!
Hooked up on a big sword is some next level stuff, whoever wins this won’t be disappointed


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Old 02-16-2018, 08:13 AM   #35
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:49 AM   #36
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Best eating fish out there and pound for pound the hardest fighting fish, someone is going to have a blast.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:39 AM   #37
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good stuff here gents!

got out of my league quick
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:52 AM   #38
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Looking good guys but let’s keep it going. You never know what your going to catch out there. Here are a couple pics of a six gill shark that we caught and the memories on seeing this rare shark in person are priceless.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:11 AM   #39
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Good stuff on a dream trip of mine!! Out of my league too but maybe one day.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:09 PM   #40
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Ok from all the PMs, texts and phone calls I’ve been getting I can tell you that this isn’t near over.

Let’s do this for the kids and drive this price up. Auctions are a participation sport. Let’s participate.

LETS GET SOME!!! WOOHOO!!!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:22 PM   #41
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Awesome gesture!! Played baseball all the way through high school and little league brings back some of my best memories and made some of best friends still to this day on those fields. Bump for ya!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #43
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Ryan will not disappoint! He is real fishy!!!
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http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=682790

Here is a link to another thread if you just want to donate a few bucks for the kids
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:21 PM   #45
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Thanks David. I really appreciate that.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:31 PM   #46
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Ok guys this just got better!!!

RJ Boyle, the swordfish king out of Florida has agreed to paint a swordfish bill for free if the trip reaches $4,000. Guys this is a big big deal. Here is some of his work.
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Ok guys this just got better!!!

RJ Boyle, the swordfish king out of Florida has agreed to paint a swordfish bill for free if the trip reaches $4,000. Guys this is a big big deal. Here is some of his work.
Now that is ******!
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:57 AM   #48
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:54 AM   #49
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Those bills are legit!

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Old 02-17-2018, 10:10 AM   #50
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Wow! Wish I had more money to throw at this!
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