Father and son fishing 50 trophy waters in 50 days

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February 26th, 2009

By Matthew Coffin
(freelance writer)

Adventure has become a word seldom heard outside of movie trailers and Disney
commercials. It has lost the regality it once evoked in books such as Robinson Crusoe and the works of Jules Verne. Lack of time seems to be a significant reason why people take fewer and fewer real adventures in life; it is always at a premium.

This realization is precisely the case for Jeff Turner and his son Taylor and the adventure they are planning to undertake. This father and son duo is planning an audacious fishing trip that will take them to 50 trophy waters in 50 states in 50 consecutive days, including Lees Ferry in northern Arizona during July.

Jeff, the chief technology officer of SAIC’s Geospatial Technologies Division, realizes
that with college quickly approaching for Taylor, this may be one of the few opportunities they have to create a lifelong memory. Together in a recreational vehicle, they will traverse 15,000 miles by land, travel 500 water miles by boat and a final 6,000 miles by air to Alaska and Hawaii. This fishing odyssey starts on June 13 on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania and finishes in Hawaii on the Kona Coast in the Pacific Ocean.

Jeff hopes their trip will inspire fathers and sons everywhere to reconnect and look for their long lost adventure, before time catches up with them.

If you would like to read more about their adventure or follow their daily updated expedition, please visit their website at

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