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  1. My brother is in Charleston, SC. Myrtle should not be a whole lot different in terms of backwater around the intercoastal. Any areas that open up into the ocean with wide bays and have some deeper water you should find flounder and all of the back water should be loaded with reds and sea trout. The trick will be staying away from all of the boats cruising thru some of the same water. If you can afford the bill to get offshore on a charter, there should still be Mahi and Wahoo 40-50 miles offshore or headboats going out 20-30 miles for grouper and snapper.
  2. Jason, Way to go! Glad some ideas worked out for you... keep you coming back for more... Rich, Sorry... he was fishing Sodus Friday AM and I had some old Brown trout haunts for him to check out and it looks like it paid off... I don't have any brown trout areas for this time of the year off IBay.
  3. My best guess will be a ways offshore... I know that Friday AM the inshore 100-200 fow was desolate and I'm sure pretty warm... I'd go out until you find a surface break and troll north from there... at least get the surface temps into the 50's... otherwise it might be a long day in under 200 fow. Good luck!
  4. Rich, Guess I'll finally be washing and waxing the boat on Sunday!
  5. We had a sloppy sea after a weeklong Easterly blow. There was a 3-5' ground swell from the NE and then 3-5' from a SE breeze at 10-15mph. We ran out at 19 knots in his 25' Grady on an ESE course, so it was pretty tough, took us about 2 hours from the end of the Charleston Jetties. His dock is back up the Wando River, so we had to run about 10 miles thru the river and harbor and then another 10 to get outside the jetty. So, about 60 miles total. Needless to say we burned 140 gallons of gas, so none of us should EVER complain about having to fish 15 miles offshore to find fish!!!
  6. My brother and I sucked it up on Sunday after a weeklong Easterly Blow and decided to make the run 40 miles offshore to the ledge of Charlseton on Sunday... we knew it would be worth it... ended up with 6 Mahi (Up to 23lbs), 2 wahoo and a King Mackeral, dumped and missed at least another dozen fish. I attached a few pics and a video clip of the trolling at 6 knots and actually captured a few Mahi bites which was pretty cool! My Bro with a King Mackeral Small Wahoo Me and a 23lb Mahi 22lb Mahi The end of The Day! Fish on!!! Video http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/h ... 1062-1.flv
  7. Jeff, Good to have another IBayer aboard! Your story sounds vaguely familar.. fishing the lake for almost all of my 37 years, married a few years ago... not changing diapers quite yet though and I opted a long time ago not to go for the captains license!!! 25' Grady, twin I/O's, you can find me on 16 usually.
  8. I second that one... STAY AWAY.... saw first hand what saltwater did to my dad's 19' Crestliner once he moved to SC and used it for a few trips in the saltwater...
  9. Loaded question... millions of responses... Sticks- at least 50' off a rigger, esp if nearshore for browns, 100-150' off boards. Dodger/Flies- there are times for 3', there are times for 60', start with 5-8' and work from there. If a full set of dodger/flies are going out. Deep sets generally 5-6 with the higher out and downs maybe 8'-15' range to start with and adjust as you see fit. Spoons- nearshore for browns 2' down 60' back, offshore deep sets generally 6-8', higher set out and downs generally 10-15'. If out and downs are running above 30', I usually try to make sure one lead is closer to 30' to start with. Adjust everything as necessary for a given day. Off boards 60'-120'.
  10. I have had cold water years where I've taken kings off the boards and long lead slide divers with sticks in early July (15 miles offshore at the Oak in 57 degree surface water). Temps will dictate your ability to use these techniques, but the bottom line is that sticks will take kings, just chose to use them wisely.
  11. Fished 6:30 to noon generally just east of the river. Did the north troll from 60 fow out to 140 fow. Spent most of the morning in 130-140. Steady coho bite from 8-10:30am, pulled 10 coho, a small steelie and went 2 for 3 on kings (14,18lbs). Coho were from the surface down to 70', generally my stinger sliders and small long lead diver were the hottest setups. One king was on the nbk stinger on the 70' rigger, the other on silver glo/green 28 on the 10 color,knot at the tip, dumped another off the 40' rigger. I had around 46 degree surface water in that area, but it was a slow steady drop in temps all the way out from 56 degrees off the river in 60'.
  12. Hit the shallows early and pulled 8 browns, dropped a few others, largest was about 9lbs. Headed out deeper, water color and temps are looking good, but seems to be a few days shy of setting up decent. Saw a few random pods of bait and a few 100'+ down marks, but did not turn much out there.
  13. I will be out from I-Bay Sat and Sun this weekend, Fri and Sat next weekend. Generally sit on 16. Feel free to give me a shout. I'm a 25' Grady, hardtop and I/O's. Good luck to everyone.
  14. The problem is that the fuel fill line is very much adhered to the tank fitting and I do not see a very good way of getting the tubing off the fitting w/o cutting and as JBB says... sparks from hitting the metal in the tubing near the gas line is an accident waiting to happen... I was looking for any other methods/ideas of loosening that tubing to tank fitting, so I could get this line replaced as a preventive measure to avoid the ineviditable deterioration.
  15. Heads up for anyone with their boat in the water, esp. with canvas tops and East of Rochester... forecast is going to be very interesting for Sunday and Monday. OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS...BOTH THE NAM AND GFS HAVE SHIFTED NOTICEABLY FURTHER NORTH AND WEST WITH THE TRACK OF THE STORM SYSTEM THAT IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE AREA THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND...WHICH RESULTS IN BOTH MODELS BRINGING PRECIP IN MUCH FASTER SATURDAY NIGHT...AND THEN SLAMMING THE ENTIRE AREA WITH 1.0-1.5" OF QPF SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...WHICH WOULD LIKELY BE IN THE FORM OF A HEAVY WET SNOW GIVEN CURRENT MODEL SOUNDINGS AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE PROJECTIONS. THIS SCENARIO IS THE RESULT OF MUCH EARLIER PHASING OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN STREAM ENERGY OVER THE GREAT LAKES COMPARED TO EARLIER RUNS...AND IS A SOLUTION THAT IS AT ODDS WITH FORECAST CONTINUITY AND THE SLOWER AND STILL MORE-EASTERLY SOLUTIONS OF THE ECMWF/UKMET/AND CANADIAN GEM...WHICH DO NOT PHASE ENERGY FROM THE TWO STREAMS AS QUICKLY...AND ARE MORE FAVORED BY HPC. CONSIDERING THE LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN THE NAM AND GFS AT THIS POINT...FEEL THAT IT IS BEST TO LEAN IN THE DIRECTION OF CONTINUITY AT THIS TIME...AND CONTINUE WITH A SOMEWHAT SLOWER/LOWER QPF SCENARIO FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...THOUGH POPS WILL STILL BE HIGH /LIKELY TO CATEGORICAL/ FOR SUNDAY. AS SUCH...WILL ALSO BE HOLDING OFF ON ANY HEADLINES...AND WILL JUST CONTINUE TO MENTION THE UPCOMING EVENT IN THE HWO AT THE MOMENT. LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... IMPRESSIVE EAST COAST STORM WILL BE OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA SUNDAY NIGHT AND DEEPENING RAPIDLY. SURFACE LOW WILL BE 3-4 STANDARD DEVIATIONS BELOW WITH A VERY STRONG EASTERLY COMPONENT... AT AN IMPRESSIVE 5 STANDARD DEVIATIONS FROM NORMAL. THE WESTERN NY AREA HOWEVER WILL NOT BE DIRECTLY IMPACTED BY THIS MONSTER WHICH APPEARS TO BE WELL HANDLED BY THE ENSEMBLE DATASETS THUS FAR. THERE IS SOME CONCERN OF SNOW OVER THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE BUF FORECAST AREA...SAY EAST OF KROC AND PARTICULARLY EAST OF LAKE ONTARIO. HOWEVER ITS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY. WILL ADDRESS THIS IN AN UPDATED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK THIS AFTERNOON. THE LOW HITS A WALL DUE TO THE STRONG HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF MAINE AND STALLS OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY MONDAY NIGHT...EVENTUALLY WEAKENING AND HEADING EAST OUT TO SEA ON TUESDAY. NORTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL BRING RAIN/SNOW TO THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY...WITH PRECIPITATION ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST ON TUESDAY.
  16. Any suggestions for removing the old fuel fill line from the gas tank connector? Outside of cutting the tubing or spraying the heck out of it with WD40...
  17. Ben, You stuck around this neck of the woods and kept fishing... even after Jim Shoes and everyone tried corrupting you at the Oak! I actually bought my dad's old Grady back from Mark Lewis last Fall and am on IBay now. Lars is in Charleston, SC catching Wahoo and Mahi now! Catch ya later. Hans
  18. This 1000' Spool, not 100' like I mistyped before Big Lake Outfitters- $31.99- 1000' Malin 7 Strand http://www.biglakeoutfitters.com/index. ... 20a&page=2
  19. Big Lake Outfitters- $31.99- 100' Malin 7 Strand http://www.biglakeoutfitters.com/index. ... 20a&page=2
  20. Could probably fill up the board with this one... 1.) All of the mates enjoyed trying to get clients sick onboard the other boards when it was rough, so this one August day was no different... nice rough day, banter all over the radio about peanut butter and lard sandwiches, pickle juice with lemonade, pork rinds any bad food is free game... well my boat had an annoying little boy that was starting to feel it, sitting right across from the captain, he's laying it on thick to him about all kinds of bad food when the kid projectile vomits all over him, just covers the captain from head to waist! 2.) Had a grilling party one night and decided to wrap italian sausages into condoms and string them up one of the captains outriggers for the morning... little did we know that he would have a couple women on board the next morning and of course the wrapped sausages would fall to the deck when he hit the first wave in the morning! 3.) Standing rule onboard my Dad's boat was no dumping in the portapot, unless it was the captain, so the vision of one of my buddies deciding he'd rather park his drunk white _ss on the gunwale between the two riggers, drop tro and go to work will forever be engrained in my head. 4.) Had four very large black guys on a charter, regular charter for years, and they brought plenty of Soul Food with them every year... when it got to be about the right time of the morning... the 4 sweet potatoe pies would come out... I swear each of them had four hands as they all dove in fist and all... something I'll never forget. 5.) One of our regular crazy charters, drunk as a skunk, catchs a 20lber , stands up on the doghouse with his catch, starts kissing it, fills its mouth with his beer, lip locks the salmon and chugs his beer! I better stop now... I might start incriminating a few people...
  21. Two words... Troll Direction... esp. with that much cable and wire out... you obviously had the right combo's working for the wire to be firing... sometimes, you can't get both working in tandem, but I would think that over that many days, you would have... Were you mainly trolling with and against the waves? Was there any wave action? Typically, the junk lines will fire better than riggers on a troll into the waves and esp. when turning into them (slow side)... subtle hints to pay attention to when junklines are working better than riggers. If there is wave action, trying to turn subtly wander 10 to 15 degrees away from straightline trolling, to help the rigger presentation will help. One other pointer, whatever direction of troll... pay attention to where your riggers are tracking, make sure that all lines are tracking as straight behind the boat as possible, the worst thing you can do for riggers is try to troll directly cross current... If you want to troll North, due to waves and currents, you may need to troll more NE or NW than anything in order to get north with a heavy E-W current... esp. in the Western Basin. If there is a heavy current noted, slightly turning into and out of that current will help your whole set.
  22. There are a few differences between them, but nothing to hinder a saltwater unit being used in freshwater. Differences are mainly in that a "saltwater" engine (ie. Johnson/Envinrude Oceanrunner Series) will be more corrosion resistent internally and externally. Saltwater outboards will have a direct hookup to allow easy freshwater flushing after use and they will completely tilt out of the water to limit corrosion exposure.
  23. Quality Engineer at Parker Gas Turbine Fuel Systems in Clyde. We make Fuel Nozzles for Aerospace Engines. Think about it when you get on most Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777 airplanes or the F-14/16/18 Fighters to name a few!
  24. Jerry, I left that country home after the holidays and have been cruising the French Riviera on my Mega Yacht for the past month. My Wi-Fi connection has been a bit funky at times, but I got it figured out. Thank God, I was getting a bit out of touch with the States... Anyway, I'm impressed... you've been keeping up with your history and geography, either that or you actually are still connected with the underground KGB (so much for the cover now).
  25. Yep... it is an umbrella rig... I've used them on the ocean effectively for bluefish rigged onto a rod with wire line. Bluefish are highly aggressive when feeding in schools and will hit anything that touches the water at the times of tide changes. Just my take, but probably the only times you would stand a chance of the rig working and getting two kings to bite simultaneously would be at the bar in the Spring when they are feeding savagely and there are great numbers or in the Fall when they are hitting out of aggression and you're on a large school. Otherwise, you'd probably be wasting your time with it, nevermind the mess in the net if you did draw a bite!
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