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About Limitless

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    Hewes Owner
  • Birthday January 12


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  • Bio
    Born and raised in W Palm Beach (when it was still part of FL) fished and hunted ever since. Now in the Atlanta area but have a place in Carrabelle FL and work in Tallahassee. Try to get at least one salt trip each month. Like it all, especially Group
  • Occupation
    Director Government Relantions and Public Affairs
  • Interests
    Fishing Hunting Fishing
  • Location
    GA and FL
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  • Full Name
    Dave Nickles
  1. Hewes Steering Wheel -- free

    Sorry 4-V it's long gone.
  2. Simrad NSS16 evo2 Chartplotter - $2399

    I have that unit on my big boat and it is a great machine. For offshore bottom fishing, the side view with the total scan transducer is a must have for finding new hard bottom.
  3. Going to Crystal River

    I wont be leaving the MBG group. Sold my 3rd Hewes but, I'll have another in the future. Right now I'm kind of out of fishing a while. Had shoulder surgery and the doc says no fishing or non-pt use of that arm until probably end of September. The physical therapy on it is a biatch.
  4. Going to Crystal River

    For the Gulp 3" New Penny. Pink or Electric Chicken plastic paddle tails on 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig heads. Mirrorlure top water and sinkers in mullet colors.
  5. Hewes Steering Wheel -- free

    Came off a Redfisher. I can measure the shaft diameter, etc. if you need that.
  6. I have a wheel off one of my boats with the Hewes logo name in the center plate. It's free if anyone needs it; just pay for the shipping and send me one of your favorite flys.
  7. She's Gone

    My son-in-law's family have a Cobia 240cc which I have fished a couple of times - a really good, solid boat. I ended up going with a different manufacturer's boat in a 26' cc. They are folks I have gotten to know through their support and help for the Snook and Gamefish Foundation. I toured their factory and was impressed and got a super deal. This site is for the MBG and I dont think it's right to promote other brands, so i'm not naming what I have. Except for personal experience with another group I may well have ended up with a Cobia. I think we all agree that Scott, Skip and Charlie build top-line, quality products, especially since we all have bought some of them.
  8. She's Gone

    My 4th Redfisher has gone to a new great family in Jensen Beach. My family has grown with the addition of a son-in-law and we now have a place in Panama City Beach, so I got a lot of pressure to get a large off-shore boat. I'll still be around on here, and I'll definitely have another skiff in time, maybe a Mav next time. Fair winds and tight lines --Dave
  9. Hewes Redfisher 18 2014

    She's sold. Good home in Jensen beach with a family with a 12 year old fisherman. I've told her new owner to come on the forum and introduce himself, and to try to make the OT next September.
  10. Simrad Total Scan

    Dino: I've got the NSS 16 evo2 on my big boat with total scan and love it. I'm fishing it in the pan handle off shore and it really helps in finding good bottom. If you're going to put it on your flats boat, I'm not sure of the value at all in skinny water.
  11. Hewes Redfisher 18 2014

    had rotator cuff surgery thursday and the doc said no fishing for 5 to 6 months so she's really for sale now i
  12. Hewes Redfisher 18 2014

    Geez it's tough getting old. I had to edit the post. I screwed up, the boat is a 2014 model year - not '13 - that I bought brand new January 2015. Motor has the YES warranty through January 2021.
  13. Hewes Redfisher 18 2014

    Late 2014 model year, placed in service in 2015. Due to some health issues the boat has had only 79 hours of use. Fully equipped and ready to fish. $33,000. Located in Sandy Springs GA but willing to trailer some for a serious buyer. Email jd.nickles@yahoo.com 115 Yamaha 4 stroke - YES warranty until 2021 Power tech 4 blade prop Minn Kota Riptide 80 ST I-Pilot Garmin Echomap 70dv Triple batteries with a 3-bank charger Stiffy Hybrid push pole Standard Horizon VHF radio New tires including the spare Swing tongue trailer – fits in a 21’ garage At the 2016 owners’ tournament the boat rubbed on a piling and the gelcoat suffered a chip at the rub rail about the size of a dime. It has been repaired but the white final coat has not been applied. That is the only ding on her.
  14. Trolling Motor foot pedal to IPilot/GPS? Hard to learn?

    Like Linesider said you can get a foot control for your MinnKota. Find it hard to control my Hewes with the fob when fishing, so I changed to the foot switch and it works much better for fishing a Mangrove shoreline or a point for bass.
  15. Some great news!! The Gulf states are now much closer to being approved to manage Red Snapper in 2018 and 2019. There will be reporting requirements designed to get more accurate data on catch numbers to ensure better management. For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director 703-519-9691, x227 www.asafishing.org Gulf Council Advances Proposals for States to Manage Red Snapper Sportfishing industry believes that states’ management will benefit red snapper conservation and fishing access Alexandria, VA – February 1, 2018 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) applauds today’s vote by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council to approve Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs) for each of the five Gulf states that will allow each state to manage recreational fishing for red snapper. “As an organization that has long pushed for state management of Gulf red snapper, we are thankful for the Gulf Council’s vote to allow the states to test red snapper management,” said Mike Leonard, ASA’s Conservation director. “Each of the Gulf states are to be commended for putting forward well-thought-out proposals that will demonstrate their ability to effectively manage recreational red snapper fishing.” The EFPs, which cover the 2018 and 2019 fishing years, will allow recreationally caught red snapper to be landed within certain time periods determined by the respective states. Red snapper landings would be monitored by the states, and the respective state seasons would close when a state’s quota is caught or projected to be caught. These studies are intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of state management of recreationally caught red snapper. “While much work remains to be done, today’s vote is a significant step in the right direction for Gulf anglers and the businesses that depend on red snapper fishing,” said Leonard. Development and approval of the Gulf states’ EFPs was facilitated by language from Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) in the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill that directed NOAA Fisheries to develop the fishery management pilot program allowing states to manage Gulf red snapper. “Thanks in large part to the efforts of leaders in Congress such as Sen. Shelby, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), state management of Gulf red snapper is getting closer to reality,” noted Leonard. With the Gulf Council’s approval, NOAA is now required to publish the plans and allow for a 30-day comment period. NOAA must then ratify each plan before implementation begins. ### The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry's trade association committed to representing the interests of the sportfishing and boating industries as well as the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry and anglers a unified voice when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. ASA invests in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous, as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic, conservation and social values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America's 46 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation's waterways through Keep America Fishing®, our national angler advocacy campaign. America's anglers generate more than $48 billion in retail sales with a $115 billion impact on the nation's economy creating employment for more than 828,000 people.