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Old 04-16-2021, 09:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Buras, La: Headed home to fish the salt!!!

Thanks to Chance Love on giving me a lead on a great fishing camp down in Buras. http://www.paradise-plus.com/
This trip is to honor a USAF veteran (Big John) that served under my dad. They both are from NOLA but my dad was probably 15-20 years his senior in age. I think they met in 1968 or so. Big John tells most people that my dad is his big brother or even his father, since he loss his at a early age. I was only 4 back when they met so he is like a uncle to me. Big John was the first to take me and my brother saltwater fishing and was always part of the family.
I hope to leave in the morning if the weather is good and spend some time with Mom & Dad until we check into the lodge on Sunday evening. My brother will drive in from Austin late Saturday night with his 11 year old son. This will be my nephews 1st trip on the salt..........thus the cycle continues with Big John!!! I will definitely memorialize this fishing adventure on this thread!!!
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:59 PM   #2
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Awesome! Looks like some great times to be had.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:04 PM   #3
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In, have a blast
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:13 PM   #4
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Good for ya, Oscar! Load the boat!
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:35 PM   #5
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Man that sounds like a blast. Good luck to y’all Mr Oscar
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:56 PM   #6
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Good stuff!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:23 AM   #7
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Looking forward to your adventure!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:51 AM   #8
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Good luck! Hopefully you get to fish with Anthony better known in our group as the Elvis of fishing down there.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:52 AM   #9
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I’ve been to paradise plus numerous times, they don’t disappoint!!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:56 AM   #10
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Sounds like an awesome trip in the making!
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:20 AM   #11
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Have a great trip and post pics! It’s been almost two years since I’ve fished the coast and I really miss it
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:59 PM   #12
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Have a great trip.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:00 PM   #13
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:02 PM   #14
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Good luck.
Alan and I are fishing with him in 2 weeks
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:19 PM   #15
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Good luck - land you a wall mounter for Big John!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:57 PM   #16
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Good luck, what a great family fishing trip you got planned. Post pics!
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:02 AM   #17
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Thx everyone, glad to read many are familiar with Paradise Plus!!! Yessir, we are fishing with Captain Anthony and he let me know on Thursday night we have the entire camp to ourselves, probably good with my wild nephew. We were offered two boats but this trip is all about family fun,, not overly competetive.....yet! The weather is clearing out right on time.
I made it to mom and dads around 5:30 pm yesterday and my brother & nephew rolled in around 10:45 pm. Mom sat up with us looking at "Joe Kidd" until after midnight......lol.
Now I am tuned in for the F1 race as we won't pick up Big John until about 3 pm today to head down to Buras.

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:48 AM   #18
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:19 AM   #19
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I hope yall have a blast. Keep us updated.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:22 AM   #20
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Pictures or it did not happen......
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:27 AM   #21
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In for the pics!
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:49 AM   #22
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Enjoy and looking forward to the updates.
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Old 04-18-2021, 10:17 AM   #23
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Enjoy and looking forward to the updates.
We are going to be looking for the cousin to your 31" monster JP!!!

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Old 04-18-2021, 11:03 AM   #24
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Good luck Oscar.


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Old 04-18-2021, 01:26 PM   #25
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Sounds like a great time is underway! Looking forward to the pics Oscar.
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:03 PM   #26
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We are going to be looking for the cousin to your 31" monster JP!!!

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That boy don't get in the water no more!!

Good luck Oscar!

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:12 PM   #27
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:22 PM   #28
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Pics, Oscar. We need pics!
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:35 PM   #29
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We are going to be looking for the cousin to your 31" monster JP!!!

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Hes not likely to repeat that, took some series peer pressure to get him out of the boat last year.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:22 PM   #30
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Pics, Oscar. We need pics!
Fishing starts Monday morning at 1st light. 20 mph winds expected but we ain't skeered!!!
We presented Big John with embroidered shirts made for this occasion. He shed a few tears of gratitude and appreciation but the honor was all ours.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:28 PM   #31
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Good stuff Oscar!
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:45 PM   #32
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Now you're cooking, Oscar! Cool stuff!
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:47 PM   #33
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Good stuff OT, love the shirts.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:51 PM   #34
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In for this!


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Old 04-18-2021, 09:53 PM   #35
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Nice touch with the shirts Oscar

Food looks edible

Hope y'all have a great trip and will be watching for pics and reports
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:17 AM   #36
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Good luck, fellas. Should be a good time!
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:54 AM   #37
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Heck yeah! This and a tuna trip are on my short list!!!
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:57 AM   #38
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Have fun!
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:45 AM   #39
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Good luck Oscar and crew. Looking forward to pics. We head that way 2 weeks from today!
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:17 PM   #40
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Just getting back to camp. Talk about a good time on the water. Fishing was slow but it did not matter. We knew the wind would be an issue but it was about being out there. Total of 4 were put in the boat, with probably 2 loss. Tomorrow the wind should be a non factor and we will be ready! Captain Anthony went above and beyond and searched high & low for fish all day. He took alot of time with my nephew and the stories were great!

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Old 04-19-2021, 04:24 PM   #41
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:35 PM   #42
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Landrover I never regret clicking on your post. In for great memories and stories told
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Old 04-19-2021, 05:47 PM   #43
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Bring on the good stuff!! Im sitting here talking about this trip with pops right now!
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:36 PM   #44
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Cool shirts O! And what a great way to honor someone!
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:40 PM   #45
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Best wishes your phrase for the day tomorrow with be "Fish On"
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:41 PM   #46
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Good stuff! It’s not all about getting fish in the boat!
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:29 PM   #47
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good stuff oscar!
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:51 PM   #48
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Shirts are great.
Good luck tomorrow!
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:05 PM   #49
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The water is a little bit of color. Been windy down there. I hope yall slayed em.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:22 PM   #50
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Who's the skinny guy on the front of the boat?
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