Nice story and catch. Good to see there are fish out there.
Still a few months before we'll see that kind of action close by. I got a Garmin InReach for my off-shore trips. I have it set up to send my wife and son a message if I need help, but not an emergency and our local Sea Tow says they'll come out and get me if called and given my location (the InReach sends it with each message). Of course I have a PLB on me at all times for any life/death issues.
I use a SPOT to send the wife 'OK' signals when i make bahama trips. It has 3 messages it can send:
1- an OK signal with a location
2 - a custom message which i have setup to say that there is no immediate danger but send sea tow and it has the phone number, policy number and obviously a location.
3 - The SOS which means send immediate help.
Then i have the ACR PLB as well.
On one of out trips one of the guys rented a sat phone to try it out. It worked pretty well. It was neat to be in the middle of nowhere and be able to call home. I would rely on it for an emergency situation though.
When the bar jacks are a nuisance, we catch a few, butterfly 'em and toss 'em over one at a time. That keeps the rest of the jacks occupied for a few minutes each. Then we can pitch baits to mahi or tripletails without much interference.
Thats a good idea. Alot of times we will catch some of the small ones and use them as bait. There have been times when we would go to a different school of dolphin and they wouldn't eat anything we had (threads/googleyes/pilchards/ballyhoo) but would go crazy for one of the jacks.
The InReach has features similar to the SPOT (3 messages you set up in advance), plus emergency button that notifies a monitoring site, and for more $$s you can use texting/emails and again for more $$s you can get trip tracking. Not a bad deal for some piece of mind. Spot was my second choice.
rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
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.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
Mar 6, 2021 15:34:23 GMT -5
finatic: 700 and growing nice work guys.
Mar 8, 2021 14:46:44 GMT -5
steve: Thinking of buying a 24 ft sailfish center console to go in gulf waters. Debating between Robolo and sailfish. Need advice
Mar 11, 2021 16:57:40 GMT -5
fishguy: Only have a few hours on my 241 very stable platform handles well .
Mar 14, 2021 19:00:13 GMT -5
finatic: Many new members this past week, be sure to introduce yourself up top.
Mar 16, 2021 17:43:45 GMT -5
sja: Have 27 2018 CC with windless. Any know anchor line size and length?
Mar 28, 2021 10:13:24 GMT -5
sja: My name is Sal from Long Island own 2018 27 CC
Mar 28, 2021 10:17:47 GMT -5
hotrods: Any one recommend a certified Yamaha mechanic for engine verifications and maintenance in the Ft Lauderdale area?
Mar 28, 2021 13:50:16 GMT -5
fishnfool: Olie at Parker Yachts
Mar 28, 2021 14:24:59 GMT -5
hotrods: Thanks I will try him
Mar 31, 2021 21:09:58 GMT -5
stoshki: Took delivery today of a 2020 245 DC. Named her, "Diamond Lil". If anyone knows how far to space the bunks (3" x 10" x 12') on a boat lift, please share. Good boating to all!
Apr 22, 2021 18:18:15 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome and congrats. Post your question up top. But the trailer measurements are contained in the Owners Manual.
Apr 22, 2021 21:42:05 GMT -5
tiger: what is this I hear about new management? Whats going on?
Apr 23, 2021 16:46:06 GMT -5
theo: Does anyone know where I can get sailfish part numbers for a 2009 2360 WAC? I need them to order parts from Llebroc
Apr 28, 2021 13:49:11 GMT -5
fishnfool: Call Sailfish direct, their customer service rep is usually ver helpful.
Apr 29, 2021 11:39:19 GMT -5
theo: Thank you Fishnfool. I did call them. They were fantastic!
Apr 30, 2021 11:34:49 GMT -5