Time to get a Fishing Boat? Fishing with the Nguyen family!
So, today our journey starts at the marina, because we are getting on a boat! We’re meeting up with a subscriber and him and his dad are taking us out on his boat thank you guys so much, I haven’t met you yet, but I can tell I already like you. But, today we’re really going to see if– what it takes to maintain and have a boat and if it’s actually worth it to have a boat. Uh, that’s really the question I want to find out. So this is your dad, who’s everybody else? [Truoung:] Uh, this is my uncle, that’s my cousin, Peter, and this is my sister.
[B] Uncle. What can I call you? Call you Uncle? [T] Uncle, yeah. [laughing] [B] and this is your sister? Yeah, Ying. Hi, what’s your name? Ying. Yae? okay. and this is your brother? [T] Cousin.
[B] Cousin! [E] Peter! Peter. Nice to meet everybody. [E] Thanks for having us.
[b] Thank you for taking us. So how much work does it take tohave a boat? [T] Uh, you gotta clean it. Every single trip, it’s not too bad if you rinse it with the bucket, like we said. [Dad] We clean it on the way back. [indistiguishable talking & music] Woah! Woah! Oh! A ha! [Dad] Man, I thought today was calm. it’s not calm at all. [T] The weather was– I don’t know why it’s so bad today, it’s like, borderline dangerous.
[E] Do you think it changed? [B] Borderline dangerous, huh?
[T] Yeah, [speaking vietnamese] [T] Is that one all set? [B] How deep are we? [T] Uh… 20 feet. we’re pretty shallow, but the spot where we were catching the black sea bass before, the good spot, was only 30 feet. 30 – 40 feet. This is actually where we caught scup before. Are you using this rod? [B] Do you guys like to eat the scup? [T] Scup is good. we haven’t found any since the black sea bass came in though. [B] I’m going to sit next to you, okay? You got a bite? What’s out there? Mackerel? [Sister] Unknown fish. [B] Unknown fish. There we go. Which one is this? Bass! [Dad] That’s it! Oh, my god! Oh my god, man!
[E] Yay! [Dad] Alright, that’s it, I’m changing. [B] Me too, you said it’s nothing! You said it was going to catch nothing earlier! [22″, right?] [T] 28. [28?]
[E] 28. [ Is that 28?]
[T] No. [speaking vietnamese] [Dad] It’s hard to tell. Look at today, look at right now, the weather say it’s perfect. It’s not perfect. [B] I didn’t know we would have time to eat, hehe. [Wow.] [Dad] Yeah, I didn’t expect to eat. Ohh magoodness. Buns. Are these bahn mi? Yeah, I wasn’t expecting to eat, man. not with you. Not bad, man. Alright. We’re going to the light house, right? Yeah.
I think. I think that’s the plan.
Are you ready? I’m ready. Are you ready? I’m ready. Is Peter ready? I’m not sure. You guys ready? Yeah.
I’m ready if you’re ready. Peter is saying no. Peter is not ready. No one cares. No one cares? Everyone wants to fish. [ooh!] I’ve got little hooks, I should be able to hook’em. [Sister:] Ew, Peter. Chumming, he’s helping us out. [Sister:] Ew! [Erin] I’m sure he’d rather not. [Sister:] It’s all the way over here. [You alright?] [Peter:] Yeah.
[Sister:] He’s dying. That’s going to attract some black sea bass. [Peter:] Huge loss today. [T] Huh?
[Peter:] Huge loss today. I didn’t catch any fish but I lost all the food. I’m not full anymore. [Erin:] Huge loss. [B] Huge loss today. [Peter:] Yeah, man, I’m hungry. Oh man. The sea robin are going to start messing around with the bait. First fish of the day. Yeah. Alright!
That’s it! It’s big. [Sister:] Get the net.
[Erin] Big enough. [Erin:] Get ready the net? [Fish on]
[I don’t think we need a net for this.] [Dad} Don’t worry about it. This way.
[Alright] [B] What is it? That was a whole makerel on there, huh? [Dad] Half, half a mackerel
[T] If it’s a mackerel it could be a stripe or a blue. [B] Stripe! stripe! [T] Oh man, dog fish. [B] Dog fish? Let me see! [Dad] Man! [B] Man… [T] Bring it back up. [T] You guys know they make fish and chips out of this in Britain? Dogfish? Yeah, really.
[Really?] Oh, you got one! Who? Another dogfish? Yeah. Mouth wide open. Small pliers. Do I loosen it? You do it. Hold it by the tail, and throw it back in. You see how strong that is?
Yeah! The boat’s pretty clean. He’s been cleaning it. He keep cleaning it as we go. Okay. So here’s my conclusion about the boat, you’ve gotta be the right kind of person, someone who enjoys navigating the water, someone who enjoys taking care of your boat, someone who enjoys being out here, and um, it’s work! It’s not just plop the boat in the water, go, it’s cleaning, it’s maintaining, it’s learning, it’s researching what’s wrong with the boat, if there is something wrong with the boat, it’s learning what spots to go to it’s learning about the safety, and it’s all very important if you want to get a boat. Um, me, personally, I think that a boat I-I-it just doesn’t make sense for me to get a boat right now, I’ve been really enjoying uh, shore fishing, and it’s a completely different game when you’re playing shore fishing vs boat fishing, ’cause there’s a lot of different things you need to think about when you’re on a boat, um, hopefully, you guys gained a little bit of insight, if anybody’s interested in getting themselves a boat, this is a good overall experience to see if you’re interested, uh, I want to thank this family so much for letting us join, it was such a great time to get to know everybody, um, see ya. Thank you, every body, for letting us come on the boat, I had a great time.