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Big Dave

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About Big Dave

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    fish slayer


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    2007 Maverick 17 HPX-V, Yamaha 90 HP 2 Stroke, PowerTech 17 PTR 3, Carbon Marine Loop Push Pole, Caron Marine custom casting platform, Tibor Push Pole Caddy, Cobra Marine VHF, Minnkota Riptide 80 lb 24 volt trolling motor, Fushion MarineStereo, Garmin GP
  • Occupation
    HR & Benefits Consulting
  • Interests
    Fishing, cruising on the Harley, Outlaw Country Music
  • Location
    Plantation, Florida
  • Full Name
    David Stoots
  1. Complete Bilge Move - Battery, Powerpole pumps, etc.

    Clean! Nice work.

    "busier than a Syrian bricklayer". Lefty, that's awesome. May God bless you and keep you.
  3. 2016 Maverick HPX-V FOR SALE

    Very nice! Fair price--GLWS!
  4. Great day in the Everglades National Park yesterday with my buddy Mike fishing on his awesome HPX-18. That boat will fly! Post-front, blue bird sky with warming temperatures. These transition periods present great opportunities to catch multiple species. We fished from the East Cape Canal to the Shark River area and inside in Oyster Bay before making the run back to Flamingo (just in time to exit before the barrier went up at West Lake at 7:00 p.m.!). Big numbers of black drum, red drum, snook, trout (with a few snapper, cat fish and jacks thrown in) and 1 tarpon in the air early in the morning. Surprisingly (based on recent reports) we caught more redfish than snook, though we had 7 or 8 really nice robalo. The black drum and most of the trout were caught with live shrimp on jig heads as were some of the snook and redfish. Many other snook, red fish, trout and the tarpon hit soft plastics (mostly paddle tails in natural color with some sparkle and chartreuse tails) rigged weedless. Here are a few pictures from the day.
  5. My 2008 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport **SOLD**!

    I was a competitive long distance runner a long time ago (and many pounds ago!). I recall once during the middle of a long training run while listening to music on my iPod wondering whether it got heavier the more music I downloaded to it!
  6. My 2008 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport **SOLD**!

    Very nice! How many miles? Can you get that bumper sticker off?
  7. I know the roofs were off the South Joe River Chickees also.
  8. 2011 Maverick HPX 18

    Really nice--I"m sure you hate to sell her. What about that casting platform and cage?
  9. Generators

    I bought a Honda 7500W. Quiet as a mouse, push button start. Runs 18 hours on 5 gallons of fuel. Was going to use the old school back feed method (with a "suicide cord" plugged into the dryer receptacle), but decided to go with a Generac manual transfer switch. Now we'll never have another hurricane.
  10. Boga Grip and Van Staal Pliers

    The pliers are 6" or 7"? If 7", I may be interested. How old are they?
  11. Caribbean Club- Key Largo

    I ran over from Key Largo (Caribbean Club) to Flamingo on Sunday. Docks have been repaired and the "ramp" is the same--sand and broken concrete pad. Water got progressively worse as we ran west to Flamingo. It was the color of chocolate milk in most areas, with large mats of dead grass everywhere. Many channel markers are down, leaning or missing altogether. Some were floating just below the surface of the water. I suspect that some of the dead grass mats had accumulated around debris of some nature. Be careful! After fishing most of the day, we ran back and the water was dark brown near Dump Key, improving as we ran east.
  12. Reports Chokoloskee, EC, POI, Goodland

    I know that our church has sent teams down to Goodland to help. Hear it was a mess there.
  13. The ENP is closed and will be for some time.
  14. Reports Chokoloskee, EC, POI, Goodland

    Flamingo is NOT ready to fish. The ENP is closed and will be for some time. I understand there is a request for help in Everglades City, looking for volunteers to help elderly people clean up their homes. This is being organized for to,or row (Saturday 9/16). Volunteers need to be "self-sufficient" (food, water, equipment).
  15. Reports Flamingo Post IRMA

    The Park will not be open for some time. The park road is closed and I understand the park boundaries are closed to fishing eve if you launch from another area.