Post by abouttime2fish on May 14, 2020 5:45:50 GMT -5
Got the family out on the water yesterday (5/13). Boys had to do their virtual/online school first. Then lunch. Then boat. No worries we weren’t going far. First, motors worked as they should after my servicing and water pump change! Running them on the muffs is one thing, I don’t feel good without a little shake down run.
Anyway we ran out of Beaufort inlet (Morehead City, NC) to beautiful flat seas. Headed 2-3 miles down the beach towards Cape Lookout and deployed the Spanish gear. My parents had slayed them in that area the day before. We found enough to keep the boys busy and interested, plus four lost Bonito that apparently didn’t keep going north with their friends.
Such a good time we are planning to repeat it today before weather sours for the weekend!
Post by abouttime2fish on May 15, 2020 7:33:58 GMT -5
No sashimi. Maybe next years Bonito run. Or even better get offshore a snag me some yellowfin. Darn work has kept me in cell phone range of the beach, but fishing while on call is not a bad gig!
I turned the 12 year old loose on those 22 Spanish while I washed the boat. Not too bad a job. Just slow. Which is ok, no stitches were needed! I think he probably got a third of them done before I stepped in and finished up as it was getting dark!
Good deal, Your kids will remember that all there life... I still remember Spanish fishing Lockwood Folly Inlet with my dad in a 14 Mckee Craft when I was 7ish and older. Still love doing it to this day. Those Yozuri's are certain death for Spanish and Bonito.
Post by abouttime2fish on Jun 8, 2020 16:32:44 GMT -5
Headed out today, 6/8, with my 12yo, my dad, and an old USMC buddy. Big rock blue marlin tournament going on in Morehead, so we headed out Bogue inlet. Always an adventure as those familiar can attest to!
Plan was to run out 15ish miles to bottom fish. Forecast was 2-3 ft at 6 sec, so I knew it wasn’t going to be great. We made it 3. There were 3 distinct wave sets from 3 different directions, and I would have called it 3-5 ft washing machine.
Managed 2 short gags, one keeper BSB, one porgy, a Spanish mackreral, a good sized white grunt, and some smaller pan fish. About 10-12 fish landed on ice. Started out drifting, then dropped the hook. Only about 50’ of water.
Went to pull anchor with anchor ball..... apparently one side was stuck under something. Bent it up pretty bad. I’ll try to post pic. Called it quits early, went and got a new anchor while 12yo washed boat! Better than sitting home watching the grass grow!
Post by abouttime2fish on Jun 27, 2020 18:49:23 GMT -5
Managed to get my 12yo his first Mahi today! Unfortunately it was the only one, and not very big. Also put a king and 2 AJ in the box. Was pretty sloppy going out, paid out pretty good for the run in at about 2. Complete opposite of the forecast I saw last night!
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
Jan 15, 2021 8:57:40 GMT -5
edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
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fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
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gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
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fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
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finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
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rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
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fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
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finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
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finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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