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  1. SouthernWake

    September Fishing

    Fishing has been good, and then we got our first taste of cooler weather and it has been on fire ever since. There is no wrong way to catch them now from staking out with live bait, to covering water working shorelines, as well as chasing tailing fish in flooded grass. Redfish: Large redfish can be found at most deep water holes and ledges near inlets. A large chunk of cut mullet or ladyfish seems to get their interest best. No preference on tide as long as water is moving. Schools of fish are starting to show themselves working shallow banks near drains on the low tides, you can chase these fish along the bank and then up the feeder creeks for consistent action as the tide rises. I have been watching these schools chase shrimp along main river banks in water so shallow their backs are out. This is the best time of the year to find numbers of tailing fish on the flats, for fly tackle any crustacean pattern should work. If throwing spinning my go to is a weedless gulp shrimp. While the flats near main rivers have stayed active I am also starting notice more activity on flats off of creeks or higher up the rivers away from the inlets. Trout: This is the time to bust our your favorite search bait and start covering water. Working along a main river shoreline with oysters on the bottom should produce numbers of fish. A paddle tail on a 1/4oz jig head worked at varying speeds is great for this type of fishing.
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    Lifting Off Trailer

    If you are just looking to raise the boat off the trailer more so than pull the trailer out from under here is an easier way to make it happen... Secure the trailer Crank the jack all the way down, place jack stands under the rear of the boat crank the jack up all the way, put a stand/block under the bow of the boat, crank the jack down Your boat should now be suspended above the trailer
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    Rail Hunt

    I wouldnt put them at the top of the food chain but definitely palatable. The shooter was either going to fry them or put them in a bog. I just push the boat and yell at the dog.
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    Rail Hunt

    Quick trip this morning. The wind made for a relaxing ride in and out as well as precision poling. (Cant figure out how to turn these pictures)
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    PRO Sports 18 flats

    Boat has a poly gas tank and has a tendency to sag around the sending unit. This fails the seal and it can leak here.
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    Inshore rod recommendations

    Another vote for star stellar lites here. I have people Abuse them. Drop, high stick, rest against the gunnel while fighting fish and they hold up great. Also have fantastic action to them.
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    Ode to the Poling Platform

    I am territorial of my polling platform. My hair raises when I see a passenger on it.
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    2008 17' HPX V with 115 Mercury Pro XS

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    Best Spray Paint For Fiberglass - Rust-Oleum/Krylon Others

    Rustoleum Topside Paint is great for quick easy DIY boat projects.
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    Two small holes

    That is likely un burnt oil that is coming out the lower with the exhaust. Common on 2 strokes
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    Show Me Your Measuring Tape

    Similar to this, I keep an aluminum measuring stick under my cooler (used as a seat in front of the console). The rubber grips lift the cooler enough to give it room to slide under. Only the angled part is exposed sitting flush against the side of the cooler. Easy to slide out when you need it and out of the way when not. if it does slip out some it is an easy toe kick to slide it back under.
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    Two small holes

    Did you have it at idle awhile?
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    Spinning spool line winding station?

    After use you can reverse the braid on your reel to get more life out of it. i have found the twisting issues to be from individuals spooling the line off the side off the spool instead of “spinning” it off with the spool spinning. No notable issues on reel orientation.
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    trailer set up

    This to me seems like what is occurring as well. Is the ramp you are launching on steep? Another idea to try is to shoot your bunks up really good with liquid rollers (be careful) then don't back down the ramp nearly as far and power the boat on/off with the engine(shouldn't need much). This will keep the boat on a shallower angle and avoid rubbing. That or put a roller where it is bumping.
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    2000 Johnson 130hp

    I’m really going to miss the simplicity of it. still perfect compression
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