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About conocean

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    Maverick Owner


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    Prior owner of a 1995 17MA. Prior co-owner of a 2001 17T.
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    Enjoying life!
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    The 954 & 239...
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  1. No the dirty rats used to drive down there in the middle of the night from Homestead/FL City/Redlands, scan the lot & marina, jack peoples stuff then probably pawned it all for drugs! There was a theft ring that got busted down there maybe 15+/- years ago. An ENP guide was implicated in assisting the thieves with intel but it was never proven.
  2. The ranger at the welcome center should be able to give you a definitive answer when you arrive. However, I would never leave my boat in the water there. I've heard of a few thefts and many cases of vandalism from people doing that in years past. I've even heard of the same things happening to boats on their trailers left overnight in the Flamingo parking lot. Best of luck & catch 'em up!!
  3. conocean

    Good Boat Name

    You can't fix stupid! The best boat name I ever saw was on my friend's mint condition 1991 18' RF...…...SNATCH.....I'm pretty sure his wife wasn't impressed when he had it painted on the hull! 😅 On a side note, I've never met a stoner that killed anyone in a car wreck or got into a bar fight & hurt someone or had their stomach pumped in the hospital or had their liver disintegrate which lead to death. I've seen all of those instances happen to friends that drink over the years, more than once, so I've got no problem with weed tokers. Just saying.....!
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    98 17 ma 09 115 Yamaha 4 strk

    Looks nice & priced right to me! GLWS Most important, I wish you well as you tackle your health obstacle. God bless & I hope you get back on the water soon!
  5. For those of you who haven’t bought a wheel lock yet, this is a good time to do it.... www.equipmentlock.com
  6. conocean

    This Is a Sunset

    I see so many of these in the Glades that I sometimes forget how precious they are... 🙏🏻😇
  7. conocean

    ENP Boater Permit

    You are correct. I know the laws in the ENP very well and have been pulled up on by rangers at least 40 times in my 25 years of fishing the ENP. I had been asked if I possessed a weapon almost every time but only two rangers (both young) have disarmed me. My stand point is the same as a ranger....I’m alone out there with no back-up and we don’t know each other. Hence we should both be able to protect ourselves at all times. The concealed weapons permit course I took did not address a LEO’s rights to disarm me but I understand why the rangers disarmed me. I have a great deal of respect for the dangers they face in the ENP but it’s not a good feeling to be disarmed by a ranger I must hope is a good person & does their job with integrity. My post was simply to inform & give my story for others that may run into the same situation.
  8. conocean

    ENP Boater Permit

    I was pulled up on for a safety check the week before last near Rock Hole Key. The very young ranger asked for my fishing license, boat registration, ENP park pass & ENP boat pass. He then proceeded to ask if I had any weapons and where my weapon was stored. After giving him the answer he requested that I hand him the bag where it was safely stored. I responded with, "That's a very unusual request and it doesn't make me feel very safe". He said, "I need to do this because I don't know who you are & I want both of us to be safe." I told him, "Well, I don't know you either but I do know that the reason I bring a weapon aboard with me is to be able to protect myself and you're trying to disarm me." He then asked me for the bag again & requested that I comply in order to expedite his safety check as he had his radio in hand & looked like he was about to call back-up. I was fuming pi$$ed at this point but I complied & didn't say a word. He then measured my fish, made sure I had all my safety gear, gave the bag back to me & told me to have a great safe day. This is the 2nd time I've been disarmed by a ranger in the ENP. 🤬 🤐
  9. That ghost sure was looking pretty while running on Sunday morn! 😎 Fishing was plain out silly the past 6 days.
  10. conocean

    18 Master Angler re-power

    I've seen plenty of SHO's in for warranty service at the local shops the past 2 years. I also have two friends that upgraded their Yammi 4 strokes to the SHO's and wish they wouldn't have done it. Just saying! I've got no skin in this game but I'd go F150 because it's a proven motor & I doubt you'll see a remarkable performance benefit of the SHO in your hull design.
  11. Thanks for sharing! I see Capt Huff in the backcountry of the Glades several times each year. He’s a true pioneer of what I love to do. I cannot imagine the amazing tarpon stories he has. Legendary.
  12. conocean

    Spinning or Baitcaster

    Bonita strips 🙃
  13. conocean

    Spinning or Baitcaster

    I sold the last of my baitcasters about 15 years ago because I didn't use them very often after braid became prominent. Casting accuracy between spin & baitcaster for me always seemed the same on artis but I could go either way when bouncing bigger baits on the bottom. Braid has made lure chucking on spin a no-brainer; I rarely ever get an angler error knot due to spun up line and I'm throwing artis 95% of the time.
  14. conocean

    2001 Hewes 21 Redfisher SOLD!

    Pretty rig! All of Coto’s boats are pampered. I doubt this will be on the market much longer.
  15. conocean

    Chime in if you carry a SAT Phone or why not

    It's hard to justify the cost of a Sat phone. Epirb & Spot are the perfect combo IMO. I've had a Spot device since the 1st month they were launched. Real Gladesman only need their faith and a bottle of Bibb & Tucker for an overnighter in the backcountry. 😜
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