During the Christmas break, "T" and I jumped aboard a "crew trip" on the Capt. Lou VI of out Freeport, New York for a tautog (blackfish) trip. Again a wind against tide and some stout Northwest winds made conditions challenging, but by the time the captain blew the single whistle for lines-in on the double-anchored party boat, the quiet angler with the knit hat had a fish on. For those who've fished for blackfish know- and for those who haven't - they are very tough to hook. The challenge is to keep the bait steady, keep your sinker out of the sticky bottom and wait for the second or third bite. With a swinging and bouncing boat it's a difficult task. He had four fish in the first ten minutes. I did manage to even the score. Here again there were some real old-timers aboard and they all gravitated to the kid who kept his eye on the rod tip, lost a minimal amount of rigs to the snags below and didn't take refuge in the heated cabin. At Marlin we're going to expand our web and Facebook coverage to include more for the young anglers. Please send us some stories and photos of the next generation in action. And I encourage all to get a kid and take 'em fishing; you'll never have a more fun day.