I initially made a reservation with a young man over the phone but seriously doubted his abiltity to complete the transaction and secure our spots on the boat. I did however receive a follow up call & confirmation from the owners wife Candance. She was very personable, pleasant and apologetic that i had difficulties making a reservation.
Once arriving at Back Bay Adventures, we found the facilities to be clean and welcoming with a new docking area, small clean picnic area, and small air conditioned tackle / gift shop, and free parking. The boat itself, The Calico Jack, was spit shine clean before our trip. It's obvious the owner, Capt. Mike and mate Kevin take great pride in keeping it clean. We departed on a 3 hour back bay flounder trip which consisted of drifts over the East Channel down to AI and a quick trip up to the Thorofare and back down. Only a handful of "Flatties" were caught with just one keeper but that is why they call it fishing and not catching.
Aside from my initial apprehensions from my first phone call and trying to make a reservation, Capt, Mike, mate Kevin, and Candace, made for a pleasurable experience & afternoon on the water in the back bays of OC. Don't think we will use anyone else (west OC) ever again.
Thank you Capt. Mike & Back Bay Adventures
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