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Everything posted by Drummer

  1. Boca Grande Area Red Tide Question

    This is great news!
  2. Replace motor or whole rig??

    Polli, that is good to know. I know I'll face a repower one of these days and a 4-stroke would be a consideration.
  3. Replace motor or whole rig??

    You should be able to find a decent V6 2-stroke for less than $5000. The LT20 is a cool hull; with decent power I bet you would love it. JMO.
  4. Repowering LT18?

    Thanks, everyone!
  5. Repowering LT18?

    Hi guys, I am considering repowering my 2000 LT18. I have a great Yamaha 130 (which will most likely end up on a Lapstrake RF18) and am considering a VMax 150 2002 carbed. I would love a better holeshot and top end at WOT when needed. Does anybody have experience with this changeover or does anybody have a period LT18 or RF18 with a carbed V6 150? ? I realize I'll gain some weight in the stern. I wonder how much my fuel usage will increase with the V6. All comments welcomed.
  6. Best Fluorocarbon Knot?

    Perfection loop. It's basically a bowline. Simple to tie, extremely strong.
  7. 2000 Pathfinder 2200-Model?

    Didn't they also release the 2200 T?
  8. Fishing Guide for Papagayo, Costa Rica

    Bueller, Anyone??
  9. Can anyone recommend a fishing guide in the Papagayo area of Costa Rica? I have a great client who is headed there with his wife and wants to go fishing.
  10. Spinning rod suggestion?

    We use St. Croix Avid series. Very light and powerful
  11. I have been here pretty much all month. Earlier the water was great and I did not see any indication of red tide south of mid-Cayo Costa. I believe the recent westerly winds have changed things a bit. For the last couple days any time I have been near the Gulf my eyes have burned and I have been coughing. I get the same report from several friends. Today my wife walked over Cayo Costa from the State Park dock on the inside. She saw multiple dead fish on the Gulf side, mostly hardheads, but at least one mature tarpon and one keeper gag grouper. The Gulf is very brown and angry with all the wind. Fishing inside has been mediocre, but drifting Captiva Pass is still as hot as a match for Spanish Mackerel, short groupers, and Mangrove Snapper. You can limit there on Snapper in just a few minutes, regardless of tidal flow. White bait is hiding around Roosevelt channel, the shoal north of RF Pass, and around Fosters on the grass. Overall the experience is still positive, but be aware the bay waters south of the powerline and around the passes are dark. We have caught several Blacktips less than 4 feet and one 6 + foot spinner shark, as well as a 5+ foot nurse shark. All of these while snook fishing with cut Mackerel or cut mullet. Mullet, by the way, are abundant. So there's Captain Dave's updated report. Good luck on the water!
  12. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    Good reporting. Sickening story.
  13. Probably a smart move.
  14. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    Gosh, I must be a redneck. I use SuperTech 2-stroke oil from Wally World. It's TC-W3 certified and produced by Amalie. Works great for me, at $12.99 a gallon.
  15. Any luck making this trade?
  16. Stereo Systems for MA17

    Headphones for you! I would rather hear my 2-stroke sing to me.
  17. NEW red tide and water condition report

    We need national coverage on this issue. I am in Charlotte, NC now and nobody up here is reporting anything. I watch the national news regularly in the AM and it's usually all politics and really dumb commercials. This environmental disaster affects everyone, regardless of political slant. Sad.
  18. In spite of it all...

    We found the redfish today.
  19. NEW red tide and water condition report

    This whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.
  20. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Agreed. How do we get this done?? Government does not seem interested.
  21. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Major fish kill from the southern tip of Cayo Costa on the Gulf side all the way up to the trees. Maddening. However, Captiva Pass was clear today.
  22. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Ran back to Jensen's today from Cabbage Key close in on the Cayo Costa side. Huge fish kill on the flats about a mile north of Pejuan all the way to the pass. Thousands of dead baitfish, trout, snook, catfish, pretty much everything. Boogied out of there so my bait well didn't get polluted. I have been fishing here on and off over 35 years and have never seen anything like this. Red Tide is tough stuff. Fortunately, it's north of Captiva Pass thus far. I hope the winds are favorable in the next few days and move this stuff off shore. Our estuary is in danger.
  23. Proud to introduce Lake Maverick!

  24. Showing age

    Nothing beats some clean, white non-skid! Get her in the water.
  25. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    36" snook off the Hewes. Life is good.