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About blackacre

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    cane poler


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    Tallahassee, FL
  1. Transducer question?

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like there's no benefit if I'm mainly fishing shoreline, creeks, oyster beds, etc... with my trolling motor in shallow water, fan casting or sight casting artificials.
  2. Transducer question?

    Upgraded my electronics and I am debating what transducer I will install. For those of you that have installed the Simrad/Lowrance Totalscan transducer, have you seen any benefit when flats fishing with the side scanning and structure scanning capabilities? When fishing for reds, trout or even tarpon I currently have no reliance at all on my bottom machine other than to tell me how deep I am. So if your always fishing shallow, should you go with side scan sonar or just a basic transducer?
  3. Assuming your asking about targeting reds and trout. If I am sight casting fish I use a soft plastic. If I am working an area and not sight casting, I'll use top water, suspending twitch baits and lip plugs. My favorite hands down is top water. I never use a popping cork.
  4. '02 pathfinder 2200v for sale 22,500$

    Just curious, whats the black access hatch on the floor near the stern?
  5. best electric winch

    I would point out that most new technical poling skiff trailers are setup to dry launch and retrieve their boats. Which means you are only back the trailer up enough to barely get the back of your bunks in the water, keeping your axle and hubs dry. Then you just push the skiff off by hand. To retrieve an electric winch can be used, since you are winching up almost the length of the trailer, instead of floating the boat on. No clue what brand winch is best. This is probably a very different application than the guys with pathfinders and larger flats boats are used to.
  6. 2009 XL 22 Pathfinder

    Seen that one on mashes sands. Good luck with the sale. Not too many Pathys in our area.
  7. GPS PLotter Replacement

    I have a Garmin 740 on my boat. I am considering switching to a Simrad or Lowrance unit so I can use Florida Marine Tracks. The 740 has been great but seriously lacks map detail in skinny water and often shows you on land when you are not. Anyone made the switch?
  8. 2200 Layout Changes after 2001

    Any notable differences in draft from the earlier 2200V with a 20" transom and the newer 2200 XL and TRS with a 25" transom?
  9. New Pathfinder Deck Design Ideas?

    I feel completely the opposite way. I actually wish MBC would bring a cap design similar to the 2100 Fusion. The bigger the casting decks the better. Sounds like your clientele is not really into fishing. Why not move into a Cobia center console boat if you want more free board and deck space.
  10. OOPS!!

    Seems like this wasn't the only boat there.
  11. Cranking Battery - Yep another battery question

    It was on the boat when I bought. If I figured out the date code correctly, it was 6 years old. Which is fantastic. But for the price difference I thought I would give the Duracell AGM a shot, $150 vs $315 for a group 31.
  12. The Village of Islamorada has a vacation rental ordinance. The law requires all homeowners who wish to rent their properties for fewer than 28 days to be licensed annually. It also bans vacation rentals in ordinary single-family neighborhoods unless homeowners are able to provide a comprehensive list of documents proving short-term rental use has been ongoing since December 2001. In other words, "legal" short term rentals in Islamorda are hard to come by.
  13. Cranking Battery - Yep another battery question

    Just replaced a Optima Blue top on my Pathfinder with a Duracell AGM purchased at Sam's Club. This is my starting/house battery/ So far so good. Sam's Club recently had the batteries on sale.
  14. iPilot or Tiller

    Maybe I'm old school but I prefer the tiller. 90% of my fishing is in 2 feet of water, near oyster beds, rocks, and other structure. I frequently have to make quick corrections when I run up on a barely submerged rock or ghost trap, etc... Keep in mind water clarity is not always the best by me. I often don't see something until I am almost about to hit it. Not sure I could make a correction as quickly as necessary using a remote. Also question the value of spot lock if you are skinny. Seems like the hard corrections made would spook fish and stir up the muddy bottoms. On the other hand, I use my power pole every trip out.
  15. Black Pearl Cast Net 11' 1/4" Mesh