Happy B-day Doogue, sorry but I had nothing to do with your Dad's present... he did it all on his own; quick on the task and hooked up at very well places times through the day - a timely hitter.
He got one early, a fat legal in the honey hole (which is now just another pretty place, the fish have moved on). Got another larger fish that earned it's freedom.
Then on to the Monomoy flats, his sharp eye helped set me up for a 33" fish that I saw, tracked, led, teased and landed. He was soon fast into one himself, but unfortunately yet another legal fish took him to the cleaners and got off. They sure do fight hard in that skinny water!
To top it off, we found a great bowl out on the ocean beaches and he landed another near-legal out there in the surf.
All in all, Jim spread out his hits through the day like Wade Boggs. If he had landed all three big bass he would have used up too much mojo in one day anyway ;-)
... and MAN were those sandwiches GOOD!!!