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  1. Thanks Ron Ran across this girl Monday. Haven't seen one this heavy in a while. I weighed her in the landing net to prevent hanging her from the Boga grip. 39 inches and 22 lbs
    6 points
  2. The tank is in and the floor is reinforced.....ready to close up..... pics from today....
    6 points
  3. Don’t recall if this topic is allowed or not. If not, sorry. Mod can remove with my apologies. Just sent this baby out to my refinisher and now sending it back. Only took a three day turnaround. Very please with the outcome. Followed exactly what I wanted and under $200. He is a full service shop, does everything. πŸ˜€πŸ‘βš“οΈπŸ™fin Before and after photos.
    6 points
  4. I decided to put together a combo manufactured by Florida businesses. I went with a Bull Bay Sniper carbon graphite 7'6" rod in medium fast and a Florida Fishing Products Osprey Carbon Edition 4000 reel. I am really happy with both choices the rod is sensitive and tough and the reel is light and has a very smooth drag. They make a balanced combo and I am impressed with these FL companies. Bull Bay is in Lakeland and FL Fishing Products HQ is in Tampa.
    6 points
  5. Today was a great fishing day here in Jax. Hit the water at 9 am high tide with my oldest son. He started getting hooked up with some β€œ puppy” drum which were all released. About 11:30 I happened to look at the middle of the St John’s inlet and noticed 2 older gentlemen in a WAY to small boat maybe 13-14 ft with low gunnels. The engine cowling was off, one older then me hanging half way off the transom, the older bigger guy sitting on the bow. First thing I noticed was they had anchored off the starboard side cleat which by now was being hit by the outgoing tide. With seas going into their bo
    6 points
  6. Finn, I know you had just lost your best buddy! 2 weeks later I just lost mine. He had been sick for 2 days and we took him to his vet who then referred him to a Vet ER specialist. He was found to have a large cancerous splenic mass which had started bleeding into his abdominal cavity causing severe pain and severe anemia. Very little to no chance of a decent life so we did what we had to do. Hunter had not a mean bone in his body. He ran from cats, Had squirrels use him as a trampoline to get to the bird feeders and met all visitors to the house with a tennis ball or a slipper. He was truly
    5 points
  7. That came out great, I like it! I would say that yes, this is still allowed on this site. The men and women on this site do not need to seek shelter in a safe space at the sight of a firearm. America!!! Thank God for the 2nd amendment!
    5 points
  8. Ordered the new motor first week of December and got it 2 weeks ago. Long wait, but finally got it. So with my karma I had one of the trailer tires delaminate on the way home. I was about 30 minutes away from home when I started to notice the vibration. It was pretty bad. Bad enough to shake one of the trailer signal lights apart. So 2 new tires (upgraded from "D" to "E" rated) and new lights and waiting for weather good enough to go boating. Get out for a couple of hours today and the new gauge does not work. So have to go back and get it replaced. Fortunately the new motor talks to
    5 points
  9. The crooks in South Georgia have bolt cutters..even the cheap Harbour Freight ones.....and they will cut that cable like anchor rope. I agree with Whichwaysup in that more simple to just take it off and put in garage if possible. Of course we also have pit bulls and AR β€˜s which also can deter a crook.
    5 points
  10. I have the Ulterra, with their reliability issues I don’t think anyone will steal it.
    5 points
  11. Bad *** ! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ Goliath make great camp food , I heard . πŸ™„
    4 points
  12. Spring permit fishing is on! The one in the back was 30+
    4 points
  13. I just got the Maverick back together from the fuel issues so I went for a test run Monday by myself. Well, much running was not gonna fly due to sea fog. So I went and netted some bait and went to fishing. Caught a few nice trout and some small snook and it started raining through the fog.πŸ€” Ran a little south to get out of the rain. First bait in the pot hole and it looked like a toilet flush. Fish did the first blistering run and then did a charge the boat run and got behind me headed for Texas. Fight was not text book snook and now we are headed to deep water and 15 mi
    4 points
  14. Well like usual, we got a nice early start and was launching the boat at sunrise. Headed out and made it to the area we have been dong great at. Tide was SUPER low, land out of the water low. lol The area looked completely different and trees were out of the water that I have never seen before. lol Managed a few small jacks and a super small lady fish. I did put the lady fish out and hooked a big shark but of course it broke off. We decided to leave the area and to be honest, I think that's the mistake I made. I should ahve given a little more time but that's in hind sight now. Hit a fe
    4 points
  15. There is limited action in the Joe.... MudBay on the way has some fish that set up there when the water is cold... TopSpot will give you some good ideas.... The other good investment...call Capt BoB LeMay and ask him for a day on the water as a teaching experience.....he fishes out of a classic MA like mine....and this will be similar to your RF. SS: this fishery is about TOW - Time on Water....took me many years to get down Chokoloskee....I fish in Flamingo on occassion, I'll spend more time now that I have 40 gallons of range so I can run and drift the flats farther from
    4 points
  16. It’s a long story but it involves a cheap snake camera, using 4200 to attach the washer to the nut.. and an air ratchet. That was all after taking the seat up on the TRS model to gain access. I even took a video of the work from underneath πŸ˜€
    4 points
  17. tragic accident but this law would not have stopped that accident. like many laws the intention is good but you cannot regulate stupidity. the very people that need the device are the ones that could care less and will just break the law. reasonable people will thus pay the price of more laws and governmental intrusion.
    4 points
  18. wow what a weekend! Went fishing solo in St. Helena sound (and camped overnight on the boat), caught 16 reds and had to work HARD to catch reds small enough to keep! When they were on, it was fish as fast as I could get them off the hook and a bait cast back out. Kept two each day (bag limit) that were between 22 and 23". Largest was 30" (pictured here was a 26" fish). Also caught a nice 20" trout who picked up a chunk of fresh cut mullet off that bottom - must have been hungry! In my haste, I left one of the reds in the icebox when laying them out on the table ;-). 5.9Lbs of fillets.
    4 points
  19. Did my three days as well . It was nice to of met up with you Dave Nice to see there is another , who likes doing the solo , minimalist backcountry trips . Sorry about the poachers ! 😬 Logged 105 miles . 90% uncharted . #EPICADVENTURE ! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
    4 points
  20. The water under the floor of the tank is due to the fact that when the skiff was manufactured, the factory pushed the foam through a hole under the tank floor and never closed it....the tank sat on top of the 3 holes and this is the pathway from where the water runs from the two forward compartments to the bilge.....very poor workmanship....could have all been avoided by a 4x4 inch piece of glass...as well, when we looked at the tank, this was the ONLY three spots where the there was the beginning of electrolysis....essentially, the tank was on top of the holes which were open, the water drain
    4 points
  21. Headed out from Rod and Gun camped Thursday night and stayed at Everglades City motel Friday/Saturday nights. Would’ve camped for two nights but was worried about bugs after seeing the temperature forecast. That said, the weather was dry but windy and not as hot as expected equating to zero bugs on New Turkey Key. Wind was blowing Thursday and Friday making us work hard to catch our fish. Saturday was perfect! Each day we caught most of our fish on small paddle tails with swim bait hooks. Caught only a few snook but lots of reds and a few trout. One trout was 25”!! All our fish we
    4 points
  22. ummmm. . . . its on a quick release bracket . . . isnt that so you can easiky remove it so it doesnt get stolen??? I just remove mine from the boat and keep it in the truck . . .
    4 points
  23. Fished my company local tourney on Lake Keowee, South Carolina. Came in 3rd with 11.38 pounds....first time in the money...πŸ€‘
    4 points
  24. Here are a few pics of a full moon low tide at Lostmans going off!! We caught multiple tarpon early morning on the last of outgoing with live ladyfish & mullet. Not sure if there's a more amazing view than a tail walking poon with that backdrop first thing in the morning!!! Once the Tarpon bite stopped we put down some baits for some Goliath just to get our morning workout in! Found some a little bigger than normal. Great trip. Went out of Choko. Stayed at the Parkway Motel & Marina. We did really well each day despite the south wind. It was tough trying to fish the outside
    3 points
  25. The student becomes the teacher. My little man showed me up today. Way to go Neal!!
    3 points
  26. We are excited to announce the new 21 Redfisher Lappy Limited Edition. Please call Skip Lyshon directly for more information. Extension 401.
    3 points
  27. Gotta do the durty work . πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
    3 points
  28. We are in the process of hopefully switching to a new apparel partner which I think you guys will be VERY happy about. Thanks for your patience. More news to come soon.
    3 points
  29. Added a usb charger that has a nifty battery voltage indicator. Also found a place for a vhf on the Redfisher
    3 points
  30. I paid $2100 for my entire floor, top of 110 cooler and top of console dash on a 19' Wahoo. I used... https://www.seaupdeck.com/ out of Miami
    3 points
  31. And you know their service people by name - Todd and Alex have done me well over the years....they follow up as well....AND THEY KNOW THEIR STUFF....unlike many others. dc
    3 points
  32. Sea Dek is out of control . πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
    3 points
  33. FOR SALE- Classic Lappy Hull 1992 Hewes Bonefisher 16. Complete restoration in 2017/2018. 22.6 hours of boat use since restoration. NEW Yamaha F70 (22.6 hours) NEW E Z Loader Aluminum Boat Trailer NEW Power Pole Blade (8 ft.) NEW Minn Kota Riptide 55 lb Trolling Motor PPG Concept (DCC) Acrylic Paint on Hull/Interior NEW Console NEW Fuel Tank/System NEW Wiring NEW Rubrail NEW Custom Poling Platform, Backrest, Console,Cooler Seat Mount Restoration Records Available. $26,000.00 Located in Venice, Florida. Contact Stev
    3 points
  34. I went from a 8’ Power Pole to a 10’ Power Pole and it allowed me to anchor in 6-8’ of water which is huge.
    3 points
  35. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ
    3 points
  36. KEITH the tank maker from AIM Welding with the new 40 gal vs. 27 gallon previous....we added 2" to the sides and 5 inches to the rear. Perfect fit John the glass expert cutting out the floor to make the fit.... Work on the rod holders...we are making them equal and faired in with glass and gelcoat...they will be beautiful....work in progress....far from being complete. We ran into a problem today...if you look at the hole here just below the electrical
    3 points
  37. 🀣 I feel your pain! I leave mine unlocked for that very reason. Got good ins.
    3 points
  38. On a serious note. My minnkota is so old i dont need the lock!
    3 points
  39. Couple of nice trout fishes
    3 points
  40. If you were on the Gulf Coast of FL, I'd probably say hands down, for what you've described, the MA would offer more. However, if you are running offshore on the Atlantic coast, the Pathy would give you a wider window of conditions. I run an 18 MA offshore of Wilmington, but I pick my days. Those short period wave days can wash over my decks if I'm not careful, especially when I'm getting into and out of the inlet. If offshore is your "20%" and rivers/inshore is your "80%", get an MA if you can find one in good shape. If you'd rather be ON your boat deck instead of IN it
    3 points
  41. Cruised from Cutler Bay to Islamorada and back with the Wife on Saturday. Caught a great sunset on the way back.
    3 points
  42. just me and my girlfriend no kids and I wouldn't want a t top on either boat. The boats only purpose is to fish everything else is second to me
    3 points
  43. Probably another executive order!😏
    3 points
  44. Gave the ol Hewes a wash, wiped down some starbrite deck wax, and put a new stainless tip on the push pole. Missing some odds and ends but she's looking sweet!
    3 points
  45. Got all of you beat! Got married on mine.πŸ˜‰
    3 points
  46. Fisherman and Boater's paradise. Three bedroom two bath townhouse condo in Englewood, Fl. Partial water views from every window. Overlooks water and private marina. Has boat slips and dockage. Boat and trailer parking on property. Approx. 1/2 mile to ICW and 1 mile to Stump Pass and Gulf of Mexico. First floor has private garage (20 ft. x 40 ft.) with work bench, rod racks, storage and lanai. Second floor has kitchen, living room, guest bath, guest bedroom, laundry and screen lanai with roof. Third floor has master bedroom, master bath, guest bedroom and open lanai. Your own private elevator
    2 points
  47. When I removed the fitting containing the check valve it did not appear to be dirty or bad, but after removing it my fuel delivery problems disappeared. Now my primer bulb stays consistently firm. IMO it has more Cons than Pros.
    2 points
  48. Super low spring tides present great opportunities to explore, lay down tracks, find areas with structure, etc. to fish when the tide is higher. When the water is that low, you have to find nearby areas with even slightly deeper water--that's where the fish go when they have to leave the areas that will be too low at the bottom of these tides.
    2 points
  49. If the brute fore are not deep cycle, I would not use them for the TM. You want your TM batteries to be deep cycle like GaFullCircle stated and you need 2 of them for your 24v TM if that's what your getting. Wire your TM directly to them with a circuit Breaker in between 50AMP I believe. Also, purchase an onboard charger just for the TM batteries, if you don't you will regret later...
    2 points
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