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About pondfisher

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    distance caster


  • Bio
    Born and raised in Tarpon Springs, FL, moved to Land O' Lakes for five years and caught the bass bug, currently working in Tampa.
  • Occupation
    University Administration
  • Interests
    FISH ON, Photo, Disc Golf, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Location
    Temple Terrace, FL

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  1. pondfisher

    2002 MA 17' mounting a Riptide Terrova

    I'll send some pics in a bit.
  2. pondfisher

    2002 MA 17' mounting a Riptide Terrova

    It's tricky and not ideal. The turnbuckle is fastened straight through that large lid. Problem is, when you turn it to tighten down platform to boat, it pulls up on the lid. So we DID replace the latch with a stainless catch so that it would hold the lid down firm while tightening the turnbuckle. BUT... it does put some strain on the lid. I'll send some pics later.
  3. pondfisher

    2002 MA 17' mounting a Riptide Terrova

    43 trimmed up. This is with a Yami Talon 4 blade 16 pitch prop. Would be more like 45 mph if I went up to a 17 pitch. But I love the hole shot with the 16 pitch/4 blade combo. Lifts the boat out of the water in like two seconds. So much torque/force you have to lift off the throttle before too long!
  4. pondfisher

    Sheepshead - Last run

    Wow. Hard to believe. I'm getting there....
  5. pondfisher

    Sheepshead - Last run

    Well the wind kept me off the water most of the winter and by the time I got back out on my Sheeps reef I found myself with a dead Lowrance so I couldn’t see the structure. That trip was a total bust. Last trip was on my buddy’s Sea Fox 22 and the water was just too warm. Season over. We managed to put a handful of decent fish in the box (including a couple late season spawners so got some roe for my 82 year old Matlacha native neighbor who loves the stuff) but it was a grind!
  6. pondfisher

    Not a good sign

    Well said.
  7. pondfisher

    Not a good sign

    For clarification, I know commercial fisherman are not taking reds, snook and trout. But they do beat up other species. Was just hinting at the hypocrisy.
  8. pondfisher

    Not a good sign

    This is such BS! The recreational sector puts so much money into the Florida coffers and we can’t keep a single red, snook or trout for over two years while the commercial sector takes and takes ridiculous limits year after year. Maybe we should stuff our hard earned dollars into DC and FL lobbyists’ back pockets instead of into the tax pool and the regs would be more lenient, fair, and rational. Seems to work for the other group. Or, maybe we should “catch and release” the insane number of people we allow to move into the state every day, depleting our resources. PF
  9. pondfisher

    Under gunnel SS rod holder inserts

    I saw something similar yesterday but not want I want. Might have something custom made. Thanks.
  10. pondfisher

    Under gunnel SS rod holder inserts

    Just straight PVC to the end. I found some covers online but they're just white rubber and need 4 screw holes. You can forget that.
  11. pondfisher

    Sheepshead - Winter trip #2

    Love it! Boat truly needed it. Top end average is about 42. Hole shot is phenomenal. The torque this motor puts out is incredible. Thanks for all your prop help.
  12. Well the wind (kind of) calmed down and allowed me to get back on the sheeps. Not a very strong bite but the fish we did manage to put in the box were quality, including a 4.5 lb. piggie landed by my buddy, James "Spoonfly" Davis. We made up for the slow sheeps bite with a few bruiser nearshore grunts and a handful of mangos. Didn't really reach our goal but an acceptable haul in any case. pf
  13. pondfisher

    2002 MA 17' mounting a Riptide Terrova

    You can see how far forward my Terrova is in these pics.
  14. pondfisher

    2002 MA 17' mounting a Riptide Terrova

    Yes it is. I had Mac and Woody of Central Gulf Coast Marine mount mine and halfway through the job they pointed out the plate to me which was mounted all the way up to the front in order to catch the screws. You're all good!
  15. pondfisher

    Egret is killing it!

    Ok ok. Fair enough. Sigh.
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