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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: In Memoriam  (Read 4011 times)

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mooch

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« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 11:55:08 AM by Mooch »


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« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 11:56:57 AM by Mooch »


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Nice post, Mooch. Never met Chef & only briefly met Aaron but both are missed.
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MANBEARPIG

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Its so important to remember your loved ones.  While I didn't know either men, the gesture is immense. Rest in peace.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 10:04:28 PM by MANBEARPIG »
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this post in saddening. :smt010 
Be Safe, Not Sorry = B'ropeUpFool!

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Sin Coast

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In November 2010, my friend Mahito passed away. He is the one who got me into kayak fishing--and I will always be grateful for that gift. Thanks dude!


His intro: http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=4835.msg39239#msg39239

A day I will never forget: http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=5842.0
With followup of sad news.


We were friends in college and then I didn’t see him for a few years, when all the sudden I see a post on NCKA by a member w/screen name “mahito.” I didn’t even know he was a fisherman! But we reconnected and started fishing together. I had been lurking NCKA because I wanted to buy a kayak & learn more about it.
It turns out he’d just bought a used Malibu 2 from MBK.
So...with some encouragement from Chris Mbyakker (who’d been telling me fantastic tales of catching 30+ fish per day from his kayak—he usually told me about that while we sat on the shore catching 3-4 fish per day lol) we decided to go for it!
First trip we went from Coral St in PG and the 2 of us must’ve looked like the SS Kookship w/the 2 of us pushing 475lbs on that tandem in board shorts. We both caught some rockfish and I ended the day with a nice ling. At the time, it felt great because it was something exciting and new...fishing the kelpbeds from a 12ft plastic boat in the Pacific ocean with my buddy Mahito. Most of my other friends thought it was crazy; I thought it was badass. 

I truly had no idea what I was in for...from that day the Madness grew as I discovered a new passion: kayak fishing! I wanted to go kayak fishing every weekend. But I didn’t have a kayak yet, so Mahito would generously lend me his yak. He was a generous guy like that...if he couldn’t go, he would almost force me to take his yak out. And he never asked for anything in return. Heck, it seemed like every time I returned his yak, he’d also feed me some BBQ and a beer! He loved to Q.
Thanks to Mahito, I have found a new passion in life and made a ton of friends who also love kayak fishing. As a member of this community, I have grown as an angler and as a person. I owe him a lot.  Although, he’d never accept credit for something like that.  A bunch of his friends got together last night and we raised a glass in his honor. Thanks again for helping me remember a close member of our family who was taken away from us so early and unexpectedly, Cheers!
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 11:36:28 AM by Sin Coast »
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...and getting sadder  :smt010
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I wouldn't say rest in Piece. I'd say catch as many as you can before I get there. 
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I wouldn't say rest in Piece. I'd say catch as many as you can before I get there.

+1
Fall is dropping in for a while. Love fall colors and fishing!


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this poem says more about Joel than I can ever express:

May your days and nights be filled with peace,
And may those you love be near.
May the solace of that closeness
Banish any hint of fear.

May the joy you've brought to others
Fill your soul now with that light,
And the memories of happy times
Fill your dreams through darkest night.

For you've lent your strength to many.
You've upheld us in our strife.
Now let those of us who love you
Let you know just how your life

Has been the brightest beacon
For you've shown us how to bear
With great dignity and courage
Both the bad times and the fair.

As a mentor and a leader
You have always been our guide.
As a friend there's been none better.
May you know all this with pride.

All our prayers and thoughts are with you.
May you feel their soothing grace.
May our care and loving hold you
Here within that sacred space.

And may God then grant you courage
When the time to fight is o'er
And be waiting for you smiling,
When you reach his lofty door.

For you'll be borne by angels
That our Lord has sent for you
And in wholeness be rewarded
All your pain will then be through.

B. V. Dahlen

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Winner 2009 Fishermans Warehouse Santa Cruz Tournament
Winner 2008 MBK Derby


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Amen ...

See Ya Soon my friend,
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Beautiful poem Scott, thank you.
Do it until you scream, then a short pause is acceptable.
Mental?  perhaps


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Miss you Moochie...

Who's scott?  :smt005
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