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  1. conocean

    Emoji's popping up??

    Yep same here.
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    2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Gus- I hope the newly hired shop can get this simple repair completed with quality workmanship in a time efficient manner. As we’ve discussed previously, I realize money doesn’t grow on trees but people usually always get what they pay for when it comes to this kind of specialty work.
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    Boat Insurance

    Call Boat US for a quote to compare. I've had them cover all 3 of my Mavericks as I can't touch their rate & coverage thru the companies that my agency represents. Their policy is on Geico paper which is decent and Agreed Value coverage (very important). I don't recommend less than $300k liability. A simple slip n fall on your boat could result in a serious back or knee injury which is an easy $100k+ claim; friends are no longer friends when one gets hurt and hires an attorney that sues the other persons insurance company. It happens every day. Check Kelly or NADA books for boat, motor & trailer value of your PF. Usually all attached & permanently installed components (tm, radio, gps, pp, etc) is covered as part of the boat and would be subject to the base deductible if they are stolen or damaged but check the policy to be sure. Rods & reels would need to be covered under Personal Property but look at the policy exclusion before buying it because "mysterious disappearance" &/or "theft without forcible entry" is often not covered which would render the coverage worthless in most small boat applications. Hope this helps!
  4. I see Capt Tom & his 17MA at my office every day. Glad you two had a good trip!
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    Mingo report

    Any day spent on the water with family is a good day in my book!
  6. https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/industry-news/florida-governor-announces-sweeping-changes-in-water-policy Let's hope Governer DeSantis doesn't let us down!
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    What Was That?

    What a bunch of BS! However if I were a LEO I'd probably check all boats with people aboard that look like you, Don. Time to ditch your clean shaven look, put a wig on & grow a goatee!
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    Fish Sling

  9. Twas the day after Christmas And the early morn bite was slow Not much was happening Hardly even any tidal flow Then all the sudden the snook started to bite And my angler on board was no longer uptight! All my son wanted for Christmas was to catch some Choko snook on artis and he caught dozens....better a day late than never!! I'm so thankful for every minute spent on the water with him.
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    THIS is a sunrise

    Two slot trips about to be laid down to sleep right after sunrise in the ENP on Dec 31st. Can't think of a better way to end the year. Onto more great memories in 2019!!
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    ENP Boater Permit

    Thanks, Dave. This was the buzz with all my Choko neighbors the past week I was down there (fishing was excellent Dec26-31!). The course is still free as of this morning. Can anyone find the NPS link that states the new permit requirement, etc?
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    Gov Shut Down - Flamingo Fishing This Weekend

    It sure was!! 🎄
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    Gov Shut Down - Flamingo Fishing This Weekend

    Be careful Dino, there won’t be much water in HB even at high tide with all this wind. Don’t ask how I know that 😱
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    Camping in Choko

    Definitely a great idea to have a pontoon house boat if you camp enough in the Glades. The best thing about it is being able to anchor it in the most isolated areas which expands your fishing range. My friend bought a new 28 foot pontoon with full screen & wraparound eisenglass enclosure a few years ago and we did two trips to New Turkey. I found myself taking the 20min boat ride back to my fish camp in Choko every eve tho. Needless to say, my friend sold the pontoon after his 3rd trip and now has his own fish camp in Choko. It's hard to beat electricity, running water, hot shower, comfy bed & access to plenty of fuel. After 20 years of backcountry camping I am definitely spoiled now...
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    Rtic coolers

    Don't overlook the RTIC backpacks because they're really well made. I snagged two @ 50% off!
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    Rtic coolers

    $145qts only $286! 110qts only $221!!
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    Rtic coolers

    I'd never spend my money on any other cooler. My 20, 45 & 65 qt RTIC's are awesome! I got all 3 for the price of one 75 qt Yeti. They're blowing out all their inventory right now.
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    20% off one time Yeti @ Dick's Sporting goods

    Its $92 for the 20qt & $112 for the 30qt soft square RTIC coolers.
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    20% off one time Yeti @ Dick's Sporting goods

    Still way overpriced. You could've bought a 20qt RTIC for $119 but they just sold out of them yesterday. Most of their remaining inventory is marked down. I've got their 20, 45 & 65 qt coolers; same performance as my former YETIs for a lot less $$! The only difference is they're slightly heavier.
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    HPX V18 2013 blackout package

    GLWS of that bad *** rig!!
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    2000 18.5 Maverick Master Angler - Project

    I think you’re making a great decision, Gus. Go thru the entire boat, replace everything then have a glass guy come in to finish her off. Oh, and hang a SHO on her when that OX66 finally gives up. 👍🏻
  22. Great stuff Dino & Doc! Tremendous amount of small fish have been around the front & back for months. Very good news for the future. Haven't had less than a 40 fish day (snook/reds/trout/trips) since June; some trips over 100 target species. Only a few of my trips yielded larger fish though. Glad ya'll are getting sum!!
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    Father Daughter Day

    Great day, Dino! There's nothing more rewarding than fishing with our kids. I can't wait to get my son back on the water during Winter break. I let him drive the boat when tide is mid to high in the Glades. GPS on my boat only comes out when I purposely get lost in the backcountry so he's had to actually pay attention to where he's running for several years instead of just following a line on a screen. He can make it from Joe Kemp Key to mouth of Lostmans River with very little help now. In a few more years hopefully I can take a nap in the cockpit on the way back to our slip at cip after a long day of fishing.