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Everything posted by FMB MEGALOPS

  1. WTB/ ISO 22T/23HPS

    Me too! This is a really good looking deal for a 2016! 250 SHO under 100hrs. http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2016-pathfinder-22-tournament-103299187/?refSource=standard listing
  2. 18MA VS 18 EGRET

    I absolutely love what Egret has done with this model. I love the stand up console and semi-custom work that you can do. I've researched everyone that's on the internet and I will be fishing one next month in the keys. I really wish MGB would take the 21 MA hull and do something similar to this. To me, it's really the first "family" friendly flats style boat, if you choose to set it up that way. Congrats. I see the Yami on there. Is that a 200HP? Seems to be Suzuki 200's & Yami's on most.
  3. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16

    For me it's only Yamaha or Suzuki. From what I've seen if the boat is 20'+ you put whatever you want on it. I would think in this case you would definitely need to stay with the max HP rating. I was just talking to a boat builder yesterday who has a customer who has blown 2 E-Tec 250HP in the last 3 years. I like the concept of the E-Tec technology, but it's not for me at this point. I'm in SW Florida which is highly Yamaha based. However, Suzuki is coming on strong down here. Now that Mercury is not making anymore 2 strokes, many are going to have to decide to stay with a Merc 4 stroke or move to another brand.
  4. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16

    Just a thought to consider if you have a Suzuki dealer near you. Best warranty, proven reliability for less. Suzuki says its DF140 has the best power-to-weight ratio of any 4-stroke in its class. It pumps out 140 horses, yet weighs just 410 pounds ready to rig. That's lighter than a competitive 130 4-stroke and even a 2-stroke 135!
  5. 2014 Pathfinder 2200 TE

    My thoughts exactly. I keep seeing mixed reports on the 150 & 200. It's very odd how close the numbers are on the performance sheets. Great looking boat. GLWS.
  6. Quick video from this weekend in Pine Island

    Wow, love the video and boat. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
  7. Great weather and big Snook

    So there's a big misunderstanding when your're fishing the beach in a boat and want to fish inside the buoys all the way to the shoreline. You can fish as close as you want to inside any buoys that don't say "Keep Out!" Most beaches have swim buoys, but as long as you're idling along or on your TM you're fine. Now you can and probably will get yelled at and get lots of nasty looks from people walking on the beach, but you're allowed. I have a personal friend who's a FWC officer and he gets called all the time mainly from people calling about mullet guys throwing up on the beach in swim zones. I fish the beach a lot inside swim zones. Snook can be just a few feet from the shore and most guys don't realize that. I actually go all the way to the shore and then fish up current parallel to the shoreline. I just never fish near the more public areas where they're a lot of people in the water. The snook will usually be in small pods, but the bigger ones (15lbs++) will usually be solo or in much smaller pods and you can sight fish them too which is super cool. An empty beach in summer with no one in sight is probably my top 2 favorite ways to fish for snook. Good luck! These are the ones you usually see around piers and public beach area's. Don't ever go inside these as you'll get a hefty ticket. Keep Out Buoys Keep Out Buoys mark an area where boating is prohibited. They are white with two horizontal orange bands and an orange cross inside an orange diamond on two opposite sides.
  8. Just bought 1995 bayfisher 18

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the current pic as I had to do a handstand to see the first one! Btw-Great motor choice. Zuke 140 probably the best motor out there for the money IMO.
  9. 2006 MA 21' w/F225

    Yep, like me now! I'll be in a 24' "Bay" eventually. Wish I could afford two boats!
  10. 2006 MA 21' w/F225

    Not mine. This was listed a while back. First few pics are odd. Looks like someone took photo's off a computer screen? I guess it didn't sell. Marco Island. 965hrs. Don't see many of these w/4 strokes. I have a buddy that had that same year motor on a Dorado 23' and put over 4,000 hrs on it. Do you think $30K is fair? https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/boa/d/21-master-angler-maverick/6376724427.html
  11. Hewes- Classic Lappy

    I like what he did with the gas tank. IMO This price is high. $10,600. 1974 Hewes Bonefisher "lapside" 17" 1995 90hp Mercury Outboard
  12. 2010 21' HEWES REDFISHER

    I like the open cockpit. Reminds of the Egret Moccasin.
  13. 2006 MA 21' w/F225

    I was just curious why it hasn't sold. I just talked to him and he said everyone keeps low balling him. He's pretty solid on $30K. Said he's selling because he's 67 years old with 2 new hips. Thanks for offering.
  14. 2006 MA 21' w/F225

    Did you get by and look at this? I just shot him a text last night and he responded right away with multiple pics of a trailer and reasoning for selling. 67 years old with 2 new hips he said. Just curious on condition since this has been for sale off and on for so long in a very good area.
  15. Hey guys, I'm heading to Choko March 1-3. The water temps are rapidly rising down here with air temps in the mid 80's and the forecast is for the mid 80's for the next 10+ days. Currently, the water temp is 70, but I'm guessing if there's no more significant cold fronts that make it down here the water temps will probably in the mid 70's+ by March. I've only fished here in the middle of winter and have always targeted mainly winter snook. Can anyone give some general advice on tarpon? I'm assuming they will be moving in and out of the outside mouths and may be laid up in some of the outer bays? I think snook and will be pretty easy to target as they should moving on the outside looking for whitebait. Appreciate any comments. Also, check this out. "George" a 10' Great White tagged shark was located in the Everglades. Check out this article. Guess I need to bring the Goliath rigs and very large buoy's!!! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/07/great-white-shark-named-george-tracked-gulf-mexico-near-everglades/318342002/
  16. Choko March 1st

    It wasn't great the first two days that's for sure. The Tarpon sucked us in free jumping around Pavillion Key. We spent too much time on those guys. We went way south on day 2 & 3 and took the wilderness trail back each day due to the nasty wind. We stayed at Choko so it wasn't too far. It's been such a warm February that fish were both way way back and at the mouths. We caught slot fish all the way back in Rogers bay area and slot & over slot reds and snook at the mouth of the Huston & Chatham rivers. You had to fish and move though due to the tide. We learned a lot and received great insight from guys on here that's for sure. I want to fish the summer down there as I usually only fish the winter.
  17. 18.5 Maverick Master Angler price drop $18,000.

    I think the series II came out around 2007??? That's a pretty big difference on age if so. If so you may want to edit ad. 2001 175 VMAX HPDI 600 hours I had this motor on my 18 and it did fly. GLWS. Nice looking boat.
  18. Choko March 1st

    Oh and yes we ran aground twice on that crazy low tide heading into rivers from out side. Lucky we were able to get out and push off back into some deeper water.
  19. Choko March 1st

    Thanks again conocean and rubble for the great insight. It was a tough few days with crazy tides, wind and cool front. However, Saturday turned out to be a great way to finish up. Slams and oversize reds and snook. Also caught over 20+ small snook which were a blast on light tackle way back from Willy Willy out.
  20. Smith Sunglasses

    Check out Kaenon too. I've used them for years. Pricey but well worth it. https://www.kaenon.com/
  21. 22XL compared to standard 22?

    This now makes me wonder if there is a XL TE? That would seem to be a good fit. Good info as I too am looking.
  22. Good info. I leave tomorrow to Choko. Thanks
  23. WTB 8 WT fly rod/reel combo

    Looking to buy a 8/9 wt 9' fly rod. I would prefer (Sage, G-Loomis, Orvis, Thomas etc...) I would like a combo, but don't really want a crazy expensive reel with rod. If interested please post price and pics or PM me.
  24. 2006 18 Master angler (18500)

    Wow...w/side console. I've only seen a few 2006 and most have been side consoles. Was that the only year they offered side consoles? I like it and it's priced to sell for sure. I'm going to say it's already sold if legit.
  25. Choko March 1st

    wow and I was thinking only to fish out front. I would think that with the water temp in the mid to upper 70's the snook would be out on the beach and outer islands??? How far back/deep did you go if you don't mind me asking? I'll be in a skinny boat so no offshore for us this trip. Definitely want to target snook and tarpon only. Did you see bait? Thanks so much for the info. I'm crazy excited to go. Hope the weather hangs on like it has been.