skipper19

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About skipper19

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  • Birthday 01/22/1956

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    On the Farm or in the lake, NY
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    fishing, hunting, camping
  1. 36,624.7 hours today on this C15 475 hp Cat. Religious 30,000 mile 15-40 Rotella and 20% Lucas Oil Stabilizer. The 454 will last at least 1/3 of that if taken care of. Tuned before problems start, and run in its peak torque efficiency range without gouging on it continuously for speed. Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  2. 7 inch is all I've ever needed on any size salmon. Butterfly method of fillet is all I do. Not everyone wants to spend the time, but if you want boneless and no guts spilled on the meat, it makes the meal taste much better. 7 inch Dexter Russel, and A very flexible 7 inch shrade for skinning and pin bone removal Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  3. Speed isn't as much a factor for me as is the roll and action timing. If I'm using a spread of mag spoons in my program I stay with 2.4 to 2.6, but it's not exact science. The action in clean water to the side of the boat is critical with your set boat speed. You need your meat head to be tuned with a bit of bending on the tab. With the meat installed and hook at the end of the meat drop it in on the SIDE of the boat in clean water, no draft as in behind. Check your boat speed, gps, and probe on a down rigger for your set. Then observe the meat in the water. It should be a corkscrew motion at a cadence of about 1.5 to 2 rolls per second. Corkscrew not a drill motion as on its own axis. Try to get it to look like it's chasing it's tail. Get that motion at what ever speed you want to run at and you should have fish anywhere within a half mile per hour of preferred speed. Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  4. I like the Teaches Lair group out of Hatteras Village near the free ferry docks to Ocracoke. Lots of good charters there for inshore and offshore action. The blue water and Gulf Stream are often within 15 miles of the Hatteras inlet. Depends on winds and current, but usually not more than 25 to 30 miles out. Get yourself a gang of 6 to go or put yourself on a makeup list and save some bucks by shared expense with someone on a full day. Don't count out surf fishing with your own stuff and a 4x4 will really get you some great shore fishing. Trying for a trip this October or November myself! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  5. Great job! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  6. Excuse me...if you are the skipper of your boat, and you are getting within 100 feet of another boat running anythjng, then you might be the one who needs to allow more room to the side. Obviously if they are running long lines then you need to stay clear of the rear by 2 football fields. Keep your eyes open and you shouldn't be running over someone's boards and tow lines. It's quite possible your dipsy presentation set on 2.5 is wider than the boards being run by someone else, but if you can't see them like a board, then I guess it doesn't matter. [emoji38] Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  7. Shell Rotella is the best oil you can get. Not the same category as a big block gas engine, but I have a Cat C15 twin turbo diesel in my Kenworth and it has 1,590,000 miles no overhaul. Only thing else and I highly suggest it is Lucas Oil treatment in place of 1 or even 2 quarts oil. I replace 2 gallons in the diesel with Lucas. Change the diesel oil in 30,000 miles with filters. Shell Rotella has been in all my diesels since 1986 and never had problems with it. Very good Advice from Paul! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  8. Get up! You deadhorse!..whipping you! Comon!...lol!..fish n b itch! Saw a boat named that.. Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  9. Exactly!..you did the right thing. Avoidance of dumbasses is always best. If nothing else but to save YOUR gear and integrity. Happens often when you seem to be hooked up. You could yell over like I do, ask them if you can net their fish too. Oh, you don't have a fish? Good job solo in the small boat, be safe in those rough conditions when some disrespecting ass forces you into a possible side broach in waves. Keep your safety high on the list when alone, and good fishing! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  10. I commend the Congress on bipartisanship achieved goal here, but in regards to this statement by senator Stabenow.... "Great news! The Army Corps just announced it will release critical study in fight against Asian carp. Trump admin had been holding this up!" The tax payers 8.2 million dollar study, started in November 2014, completed in January 2015, was 2 years of the previous administrative control. That disingenuous statement reveals the real hold up in Congress. This administration has heeded the call of Congress not held it up nor made waste of the cost of the study. Now it needs action, so try to live with a mover on important issues like this, and live in the real world... Debbie! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  11. Les, brontosaurus?...you should have been born a T rex. Eat the weak inconsiderate finger flyers! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  12. http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/asian_carp_brandon_road_plan.html Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  13. When it looks like that big, maybe it would go on a hook as bait!..hate em! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  14. It's a toomah!..VHS the fish has open sores on the skin, very thin, lethargic...and the blood from the hook pierce will run like water all over your boat. I had a few steelhead like that years ago. They were deep sixed! Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!
  15. Damn druggies! They been real bold lately coming in daylight. Should just bait em like coyotes and cross hairs watch em. A few times of that and it won't happen so often. My son lives in the sticks, had some low life asses in mid day come right up his driveway while he and wife were home. When she stepped out of the door they stood there and she yelled what are you doing? Son came out just in time to see them leaving in a shi! box car .40 in his hand....tires and radiator were lucky that day...too bad! Hope they get long jail time, and your stuff returned safely. That's a lot of equipment.. Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy horsepower.... I've never seen a sad person in a boat haulin' A$$...!