Fat Trout

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  1. I've always had a hard time as soon as they are forced out of temperature. Im guessing the heavy west winds did that.
  2. Info on that kayak guy please. Pics too so I can drool. GT's are beasts!
  3. By contrast, I almost always go alone. But I understand....its a ball buster by yourself.
  4. flip it. A real pain in the butt, but a good idea.
  5. As an engineer I can tell you its an angle thing based on design. Exactly where it pulls from when set relative to everything else results in a shallower dive angle. There could be a diameter difference too buy honestly I never measured them side by side.
  6. Problem is that joint will be right in the main area of use for when you set it and the fish takes off. If it were me I'd be more likely to toss the 300 and go with 700 or if nervous add some powerpro or even mono backing or just replace the whole thing. I've never had a fish take me to 700 so I'd probably just roll with the 700 until I had to cut more off, then replace
  7. Wow. While this isn't manners it does clog up a ramp and is entertaining to share. I was with a buddy on round valley reservoir in NJ when 2 younger guys launched a 16ft boat with usual vinyl covered wood floor & pedestal seats. I happened to be standing there while my buddy was parking the truck for our boat. I look over and caught a glimpse in this guys boat of water just poking into the bottom of a pedestal seat mount that didn't have a seat in it. Yelled at the one guy to put the bilge on and the other guy (who was still there) to back the trailer back in immediately. He said why and just yelled shut up and do it your sinking. Managed to get it back on the trailer enough to stop it from sinking lol. And the problem was.....new to them boat, first launch and they put the boat plug in the live well intake instead of the drain hole. Coincidentally my father in law has two giant stick on letters on his transom next to his livewell intake on his Lund NO. I laughed to myself when I first saw it....didn't need to ask why it was there.
  8. i put time and effort into practicing and setting up my trailer, and procedure to put in / pull out lightning fast by myself or with someone. That and parking so you don't get blocked and you especially don't block anyone. If busy, I do my little things away from the dock. How is all that so hard for people. Truthfully I avoid busy launches even if I'm quick.
  9. I'm a little salmon guy and wanted to start fishing Fairhaven this year. If not for high water this year I woulda tried already. Its on the list though. Was there as a kid in the 80's when I first started in this fishery. Gotta go back!
  10. Way out can be like that but thats good. last weekend in Mexico it was @ 70' all the way in to nearly 70'. It was a real challenge to find temp in July last year in my area.
  11. yep. On the plus side (if there is one) the temp is shallower that in past years. I really hate sending out 160' of cable just to sniff the 50's.
  12. this is my first year with the X4D. I always fished a combo of temp and marks, but seeing the blowback difference really is interesting
  13. mexico fishing report No Mexico pt reports to speak of. Here's one. Sunday, boated 2 kings 15 & 20lb and dropped 2 fishing solo. I was fishing just outside of the brown trout guys. Temp was at 70ft or so. That's as shallow as I've seen cold water in Mexico bay this time of year in a while. Last year I felt like I had to run endless cable to get to temp. Fleas were bad based on my wire being out 30 min. NP on my riggers with flea flicker line. I'm gonna cry when I run out of that. I was west of the launch but I thought about going North toward the dunes. I'm not sure what's up there at the moment. I've seen it posted elsewhere, but the state launch is open now.
  14. I thank god every day (lol) for the 2500 yard spool of 30# flea flicker I picked up before it went off the market. They were coming in heavy on my wire this weekend after 30 min but ZERO on any flea flicker line for as long as it was down there
  15. That's my problem. I fish alone 3/4 of the time. I hate that rule but got over it. If I catch a big one I'm not gonna worry about it.