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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bow Casting Platform "Cage"

    Forget the weight Dave. You need this so I can go with you and stay on the casting platform!
  7. Snook

    There is an article in today's "Fishing Wire" about the freeze and effects on the Snook fisheries. The Snook and Gamefish Foundation encourages you to report fish kills to the FWC. Report the killed fish to FWC’s Fish Kill hotline. You can do this by phone (800-636-0511) or online at http://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/...kills-hotline/ Thanks for your help. http://www.thefishingwire.com/story/...d-1d7212312731 Support the Snook & Gamefish Foundation http://sgf.gamefishcloud.com/
  8. Solo Fishing on Flats Boats

    I've fished solo several times on my Redfisher and you have gotten some good advice here. From another course though - never take your life jacket off when you're in the boat alone. If what you have is "too bulky" when fishing, invest in an auto-inflate type. Well worth the $$ if you ever go in the drink while solo. A lot of folks figure if they're on the flats and fall in all they have to do is stand up. Doesn't always work that way. Wear it and be safe. Good luck out there.
  9. which Garmin to buy

    Yep, forget the garmin and go with something you can use navionics maps with - Simrad or Lowrance
  10. redfisher 18 backrest

    I have seen one that mounts to the poling platform legs and folds up to make a "seat" in front of the platform or folds down to provide a back rest. It was probably fabricated to work as described, but looked like a great idea. You may want to look into it.
  11. Florida Marine Tracks - Anyone Using On What

    Dino: I finally gave up on Garmin! Half the time my newest unit has me running on dry land. They "update" all the time; anything older than about 3 - 4 years is out of date and good luck finding parts; and, they monopolize their software operating system so you can only use their chips and maps. I'm done. I have Simrad on my new offshore boat and love it. The mapping with Navionics is excellent and the bottom read with 3D highdef sidescan is amazing. You wont be sorry.
  12. Yeti Bucket

    Ah, give 'em break and buy one. They gotta pay for that slick advertising somehow! My Redfisher came with an Engel 35 for the seat in front of the console, and it is a superior cooler to the one yeti I had. Consumer reports tests show that engel wins consistently over the yetis. I'm all for free market, and more power to the yeti folks, but I cant see paying $299 for the 35 yeti when I an get a 35 Engel for $199.
  13. Freedom2Fish - red snappper

    There are in fact a few organizations, in addition to CCA, that are very active in protecting the fisheries and access to fish them. Certainly dont forget the Snook and Gamefish Foundation and others. http://snookfoundation.org/
  14. Lithium Jump Starter Size

    I've been watching the posts on these "jumpers", but with all the recent news about lithium ion batteries catching fire, I wonder about the safety. Is there a concern about one being stored aboard and spontaneously flaming up??
  15. Thoughts on stickers...

    I took mine off. The ones that amaze me are the boats loaded up with Yeti, Costa, Power Pole, etc. stickers. Folks spend $100s if not $1000s on things and then advertise them for free. The only stickers I have are for the Snook and Gamefish Foundation and the I-Angler ap, because I believe in and support them.
  16. Cooler Recommendations

    Both the RTICs and Engels work great, especially for one or two days. Their real prowess is for longer term trips. For "a day on the water" any basic cooler will work, you dont need the heavy, thick walled, roto-molded type. Look at the igloos with snap on cushions. A lot less $$, that you can use for tackle. If you re camping or on a multi-day trip the Engel or RTIC is what you need. The Engel in front of my console came with my 18' and I bought one the 30 qt. Engel cooler/dry box for $70 that fits in the bow hatch for food and drinks.
  17. Atlanta Boat Show Tix Free

    I have 8 free tickets to #Atlanta Boat Show, so I wanted to offer them here first . If any of you Atlanta area forum folks can use them (Thursday through Sunday) shoot me a PM. They can be picked up in Sandy Springs.
  18. HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you Fin, and to all forum folks!
  19. iPilot or Tiller

    Looks like I'm in the minority on this question. I put the IPilot on my new Hewes, but ended up making an adjustment. The fob is fine for some uses, but I find myself "driving" while working a shoreline and watching guests fish. You have to keep at it if there's current and or wind, and you better also keep a supply of batteries for the fob on board. With the tiller I could stand on the bow and drive with my knee and keep fishing. The anchor function is good, but if it's tight, not as good as a Power Pole. I solved my problem bass fisherman style and bought a foot-control. It works great and with the length of cord it comes with I can run the TM from the poling platform and keep fishing. If I was doing it again, I would have just bought another Rip Tide tiller model.
  20. Admiral's new ride

    What a beauty. That Mav is strong as a garlic milkshake!
  21. Waaaaay off topic but important

    What LarryH said. Keep a pair of shoes just inside the door for indoor only. Leave your Sh%& shoes out. There are things very important to them we'll never understand.
  22. Ordered a new boat!!!...

    Congrats!! I got my first ever brand new Hewes from the Wrights at Ships Chandler last year. Great folks and, of course, a great boat! I know you're going to have many happy years on your new Redfisher.
  23. FL East Coast Prayers

    To all on the east coast in the path of "Mathew", including the MBG family in Ft Pierce, Godspeed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you for a safe and sound next few days.
  24. Hand control option for ipilot

    Dont know if there are wireless , but when fishing in close or easing along a bank to fish, the fob drives me nuts because I am "steering" and my guests are fishing. I got a foot control for those times and it's great. The one I got has a long cord and I can use it on the poling platform to steer the Ipliot.
  25. Lenght / Height of Redfishers? (Garage)

    If have a late 2014 18 and just measured in the garage. The length with the motor down and 2" from the back wall measured to the front of the folded tongue is 20'9" leaving about 6" to the closed garage door. The top of the poling platform is 81" with the trailer leveled to get the lowest profile. I dont know why my numbers are so different than MA's unless his is an older model, but I measured twice to be sure after I reread his post.
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