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Everything posted by Donh

  1. What did you do to your boat today?

    You guys make me want to get back in the game. Too much time on my hands. dh
  2. As I recall can be a little skinny getting in but don’t remember any problems once inside. I wouldn’t take a Pathfinder in there but just my opinion. The biggest problem was not running into the dead ends running the river to get in. That was back before we had all the toys, ie gps.
  3. Boat Center FLL - Shout Out to Mike and the team

    We sure learned something today👍
  4. Snook/ Jack / Tarpon Fly Set up

    I have a stable of GLoomis rods and Nautilus reels. If you’re going to be a casual fly fisherman I would go more on the economy side and not sacrifice much if any in performance. Try TFO rods and Orvis Hydro reels. I have an old, old TFO rod that works about as good as any I’ve tried. With that combo you can get a good set up for less than $600. A comparable set up with Loomis or Sage with a Natilus reel will run you about $1400 or more , depending on rod/ reel model. Before you add backing and a $90fly line. Maybe try to find a reasonable deal on some preowned gear. Welcome to the obsession. dh
  5. Peacock Bass

    Fished today with Capt. Kevin Cannon in Delray. Those little critters are really feisty. Good day.
  6. Peacock Bass

    Yes fortunate........my reward for 46 years in the saddle😄 Tight lines, dh
  7. Monday Night

    See a keeper once in a while being landed around the Inlet. I don’t have the patience to stand out there on the wall for four hours. There are few red fish and tarpon around. Still plenty of finger mullet. Water continues to look like coffee with double cream. dh
  8. Monday Night

    Got out Monday night for snook. Very slow for the Jupiter area. Landed a bunch of dinks on bait and artificials. Nothing on fly. Water is still very nasty around here, but lots of finger mullet. Headed to Lake Ida Tuesday for peacocks , on fly I hope. dh
  9. Without pictures it’s only a fish story. Someone told me that. dh
  10. Bad News

    This is what we don't need. Guys like this result in areas getting closed to fishing. How much bait does a guy need?
  11. Bad News

    Only hope the guy had a mullet net and he's still picking them out😄 Over and out. dh
  12. Bad News

    I have a problem with it. I see these a....holes every day taking more bait than they can use in month and cram it on a five gallon bucket. Fish for an hour and then dump it out. Not good. dh
  13. Bad News

    Why don’t they shake out their net over the water? That’s on the end of the dock. In my mind it qualifies as a littering fine.The best dock across the cove was closed because of behavior like this. dh
  14. Bad News

    Unfortunately some of the big offenders are the guides. Gotta chum. dh
  15. The Chernobyl Shrimp for reds and triple tail and craft fur glass minnow for snook. Opps, wrong section for flies. 😄😄😄😄 dh
  16. Abel finish

  17. 2000 hpxt refurb

    There was a base for the bilge pump in the center hatch sitting on top of the tunnel. If that had been the functioning bilge pump the skiff would be half filled with water before it turned on. The functioning pump was in the starboard rigging hatch.The only way to get any water on the port side of the tunnel to the bilge pump is to "walk" it around. Something that was a constant annoyance to me was water getting between the transom and some kind of flotation material in the bilge. It was like a false wall with a round hole through it. I supposed the thinking was any water back there would splash through the hole into the bilge. Never happened. Always full of water. Often thought about cutting that stuff out of the way so any water would be taken care of by the bilge. You will get water in the bilge for numerous reasons. Good luck with your project. Great little skiff. If you get the opportunity hand a 70 2 stroke on that baby. Picture of my skiff headed to Georgia :-(
  18. 2000 hpxt refurb

    Just from my experience with my 2000 T often wish I had a bigger fuel tank.Think mine was 16 gallon. While I had it open would consider a larger stainless tank. Also help with resale whenever. dh
  19. 2000 hpxt refurb

    You may want to consider installing a drain plug on the port side if at all possible. Water gets trapped to the left of the tunnel. Not sure how easy this would be. dh
  20. Rainbow Trout

  21. Sneaked out yesterday for two hours to do a little snook hunting. Lines in at 6:30 off by 8:30. Slow bite. Five snook, one keeper and one big girl 42 inches. Had the pleasure of fishing with the research biologist for the FWC. Does he ever know about snook. No pictures Dino. Another fish story. :-) dh
  22. Early Start

    On the water this am at dark thirty. Off by 11. Ten snook to 40 inches and a day early for three upper slots. The fish of the day got off. No pictures today Dino😄 dh
  23. Early Start

    PB Inlet . Many 40 inchers.Good summer for big snook. dh