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Offline Mike GadgetGeek Stock

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« on: April 05, 2010, 05:02:49 PM »

I'm putting my boat in the water tomorrow.. Heck, I don't know if it will start, I don't know if it will float, but it is very pretty and clean,with almost 12 houris working on the boat, the tackle and the options.

I will be taking nephew B.J. to Lanier, He WILL LEAVE HIS CELL PHONE AT HOME!

I will take the small camera and either take pics of the pretty water or our fish?

Team cleanup did it justice ------  CP and I worked on it a long time, and just barely got it back to normality...



I'm ready



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« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 06:56:36 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 05:05:01 PM »

Mike.... that's a mighty big outboard ya got there... compensating?   ;D

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 06:04:37 PM »

Mike.... that's a mighty big outboard ya got there... compensating?   ;D  

Did you see the name of the file?  

I laughed as I named it...  

The motor is tricked out to 345hp, some engine mods with new/better reed valve setup (it is 2 stroke).  Even with that gigantic 3 blade prop I have eased off the big pedal at 72mph...   I really never need to get to a brushpile that quickly...    The dam to Browns bridge in 11 minutes...(and that is a guess)...

I hope we get on some fish tomorrow, B.J. will fish well without the cellphone, and I do know how to read my electronics fairly well, so we should be able to locate some.   I have missed fishing with my almost total yearlong break from fishing.  I am glad I put stuff in the gas to offset the motor being set up for a while..    We will see...?

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« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 06:55:46 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:06:12 PM »
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010, 04:25:19 PM »


Lovely, just lovely...



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Re: Fishing
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010, 07:42:01 AM »

Lovely, just lovely...

At least you had someone pulling you.  My dad bought this small used boat.  We took it out on Lake Chickamauga (sp?).  Some pin (you'd know which one it is) sheared in the outboard.  My old man can't swim.  Guess who had to swim the boat back to the dock?
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 04:13:49 PM »
Why don't outboards come with a box of those pins?.....Many a time paddling with one oar back to shore. 



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Re: Fishing
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010, 04:19:10 PM »
Why don't outboards come with a box of those pins?.....Many a time paddling with one oar back to shore.    


Our old smaller outboards did come with 2 extra "shear pins" and a cotter pin inside the motor case... 

The newer and larger motors cannot have that break-away part (that saved your downshaft from being bent), so they use rubber bushings and other give-able parts to sortof cushion any impacts.

My problems were not shear pin related... they were/are battery related...  the cold winter knocked my big batteries in the head.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 04:16:44 PM »


Good fishing today, I led "Fats" to some real fun bass on Lake Lanier. 

Pictures later...

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 06:12:13 AM »


Good day on the windy lake yesterday..    Got off the lake about 4 just in time for that long, tired, sunburned, drive home in traffic.

"Fats" and I caught about 10 bass averaging a couple pounds each..  All are still swimming for Y'all to catch another day.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 04:35:35 PM »
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Re: Fishing
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 09:49:00 AM »


69 degrees is the high temperature in San Diego today.  We are taking lined sweatshirts to wear on the boat.  We leave port tonight to head for Mexican waters and hopefully some fish?  The fishing reports have not been too good, but we are going out to drag some bait around and see if we can find some yellowtail or some albacore. 

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 09:55:15 AM »


69 degrees is the high temperature in San Diego today.  We are taking lined sweatshirts to wear on the boat.  We leave port tonight to head for Mexican waters and hopefully some fish?  The fishing reports have not been too good, but we are going out to drag some bait around and see if we can find some yellowtail or some albacore. 


If you're not successful, there's probably smoked albacore at Point Loma Seafood!  Man, I miss San Diego, including the fishing.

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Re: Fishing
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010, 09:59:44 AM »


69 degrees is the high temperature in San Diego today.  We are taking lined sweatshirts to wear on the boat.  We leave port tonight to head for Mexican waters and hopefully some fish?  The fishing reports have not been too good, but we are going out to drag some bait around and see if we can find some yellowtail or some albacore.  
If you're not successful, there's probably smoked albacore at Point Loma Seafood!  Man, I miss San Diego, including the fishing.

We are hav dinner tonight before we board the Apollo at Pizza Nova...  We almost always have a "leaving" dinner at one of those places around the harbor.  I love the smoked fish at Point Loma SF..   We have been in there many times.  

The Apollo is out of Fishermans Landing, right next to Point Loma Seafood



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Re: Fishing
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2010, 11:19:03 AM »


A so very strange fishing trip...  Our annual trip is planned a year in advance, and there is no nudge room for changing plans even when the word is out that the Tuna are either not biting or not within range of ouir 2 day boat.  So this year, for the first time in 20 years, our Chartermaster agreed with the captain of the ship that we should make the best of the trip and head to San Clemente Island and go after "local fish"..     We all caught a bunch of fish, but they were not the drag screaming tuna that we had anticipated.  We brought back some of the filets to freeze and to eat tonight (I'm still here in CA)....   One pretty large Halbut was landed, one smallish yellowtail was caught and a bunch of Calico Bass, Sheepshead, and several other fish were caught on lighter tackle, than we ordinarly use for the "long fin" tuna that we were after.

All in all a good trip, the ocean was calm, the food from the galley was plentiful and pretty tasty, and we again enjoyed the fellowship of the same 18 guys that get together each year on this trip.  My son caught a bunch of fish, and brother day got his share, and I caught about 2 dozen of these strange, to me, reef and rock-fish types.   Now let's see how they do in the frying pan   ?
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Finding offense where none is intended is a form of selfishness.

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It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools.

 

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