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Twilight fishing on the Speed Twin with Rancho Vista Elementary School

by Channel Islands Sportfishing Staff

Thank You for a GREAT Trip!

On May 30th 2015, the Speed Twin hosted Rancho Vista Elementary School on our first annual fishing adventure. This was a twilight fishing trip with many first timers on board. I was a bit apprehensive about bringing fifty kids and parents on this trip. I wasn't sure if we would catch fish or have a good time. Since it was our first time trying this adventure, you never really know how people will react. Our trip started with a warm reception by one of the deck hands, Rudy. He welcomed all of us and was most efficient at handling the manifest and at answering the hundreds of questions from the kids and parents. Things only got better from this point. We headed out and immediately began catching fish. The captain did a great job of knowing where to stop so that we were all successful. The feeling on board was jovial and exciting. Folks cheered for others as they hauled in their catch and were genuinely happy throughout the trip. As I made my way around to all of the parents and students, I heard nothing but great compliments about the Speed Twin and its awesome crew. The best part of the trip was seeing the kids reel in so many fish. I can't thank you all enough for the effort and hard work that you all put in to ensure that my school had a successful trip!  The day after we returned to school, I had people already asking when the next trip will be. I will definitely be back for more fun and awesome adventure.
Thank you for all of your effort and patience.  We had an AMAZING trip!

Tom Morreale
Principal, Rancho Vista Elementary School