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Reelax

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About Reelax

  • Birthday 11/03/1966

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Fletcher, Vermont
  • Interests
    Fishing, Trolling, Hunting, etc.
  • Home Port
    Apple Island Marina, South Hero, VT
  • Boat Name
    Reelax
  1. :mrgreen: :geek: I had the special opportunity to take my little brother Rick, and his son Brian trolling for salmon.... They both have never trolled up an Atlantic, so I had to truck them down to ol reliable..... converse... We set up our usual 6 rod spread with divers, lead core and riggers with sliders. Brian started the day and we pick Away at the small fish laker and salmon during the morning. Surface temp was 64 and 69 by end of day. Key temp was 54 at 55 and it broke colder from there... We set riggers at 55 and 45. Slide diver out 180 to get em down to 50. It got hot... At 10'we found a pod of fish between garden and thompsons. After set I g back up from doubles I had a fish take a three amigos custom Raz mpg taped spoon........ Out of my hand as I was putting the slider on! I was pissed cause I thought I popped it..... But as I held the line a huge salmon rocketed out of the water from the 45 foot set and I had him I Hand! I quickly dropped the line and picked up the rod and handed it to Rick.... Who has been watching his son catch fish all morning not touching a rod yet.. I told him real, tighten it, hold rod tip up and hold on! The fish Leaped again at 70 ft back and slapped back in the lake and we knew he had a hog... The fish them ran deep and stayed down..... And pulled and pulled............ And pulled... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Slowed the boat down, picked up the slide divers and other rigger.... Hold on.... More line going out.... 7 min of the fight... Middle of he battle.. Caught a fish in middle of sequence, no need to reset rod:) http://youtu.be/viS9Xx7IKns Like me I get on radio and tell super cab we got a pig on... 10 min now... We troll from thompsons to picket dragging this bastard at 1.4 mph and Rick can't get him off bottom.... We make a full turn and head back to thompsons win him still out 100+++ haven seen him for 20 min but we know from the early leaps he is not a laker :shock: After super cab and 5 other boat troll by watching us... We are working him into the warmer water at the surface, he is 20 ft down 50 ft back.... We start rolling film... At 11. See below for a quick video.. I get the ego slider out and mount the merc.... Spread out over the motor between my legs Rick pulls Jaws into the 68 deg surface water... That poops him out good and we were able to handle him into the net.... 37 min I tot the fight Jaws is OURS. Yes, Dave we got him... He is deep and dark and has a 1" Kype just like the Jaws we fought in that local before.... I have to post some pics now, cause the best fun was watching Rick try to wrestle his pissed off 27" 8.8 lb salmon into letting take his picture... :geek: Wow look at that Jaw Boy he's girthy We know you like him, but get a room. There ya got him back into position.. But hold him out for a Reelax style pic! Wait can't get him in the frame! Now ya got him... Where the tail? Oops There ya go again... Give up.. Short YouTube video of net job. Seemed to have pulled a vocal chord when I lifted the net to get him into the boat.. http://youtu.be/w5UAfgQOBW0 We filleted this fish, 2 nice 3 lb slabs.... Took carful Measurement at 27" and 17" girth. Weighted in at 8.8 lb on my stingy Berkeley digital scales.. Rick will have a replica mount done of this really nice fish... I am blessed to have help him with it... Being over a lb and a half bigger than my personal best and truly a fish I have been hunting for over a year... It was a special day we will never forget. This fish has never been touched by a lamprey... A testimony to the efforts of the lamprey reduction program.
  2. Reelax

    Looking for rod trees

    www.highseasgear.com amazing deals on rod holders... I love the one I bought from Ed.
  3. Reelax

    mexico bay

    Got a report from a boat last night the bite had turned on yesterday evening... Over 30 browns, biggest just over 12lb.. Will be there Saturday with a 2 boat group. 2 smokercrafts from VT out of Catfish. Will post reports as the trip progresses.
  4. Reelax

    4/13 Mexico

    Nice, we will be out end of the month to chase the browns around...
  5. Still available for Test drive. getting winterized and put up last week of Oct...
  6. 1989 21ft Lund Sportfisherman for sale. 4.3ltr 6 cylinder inboard Mercruiser Alpha-1 Drive. 1989 EZ-Loader dual Axel roller trailer with 2 new axels in 2012, new tires in 2011. Boat setup for trolling Lake Champlain, used every season. Runs Excellent. Boat maintained by professional mechanics and all preventative maintenance documented. Recent work done: 2011- Lower unit rebuilt with new parts, impeller replaced. Replaced trailer tires. 2012- New Axels on trailer, full tune up, plugs, wires. New distributor, and cap. - Dash and instrument panel replaced with new wood and vyinyl. 2013- 2 New Dual purpose batteries, Stereo. Boat includes; - All required safety equipement. (PFD's, Flares, etc) - Danforth Anchor, chain, and rope. Mounted on bow. - VHF radio - AM/FM/CD stereo, 4 speakers. - Hummingbird Sonar - Lowrance GPS - 2 Cannon Electric Down riggers. - 2 Rods/Reels. - FishHawk 480 Depth/Temp Probe - Kicker Bracket - Dual Planer board Masts with pulleys. - Bimini top that connects to windshield. - Infloor automatic water flow live well. $6500 obo... ** 2012 Nissan 9.8hp 4 stroke kicker with troll controller can be added for another $1500. ** Hate to sell, but it is time to move to a smaller boat. If interested, PM Me, or call at 802-233-8318 (Fletcher, Vermont)
  7. When you are fishing really skinny water... (have caught salmon in 3fow)
  8. Also same as Nissan.... Merc , Nissan and Tohastu all the same under 30hp. Bought a 9.8hp Nissan 3 seasons ago and love it.... Elec start is key to keep electronics charged during a 12hr troll....
  9. Thanks for the updates and pics... I was supposed to join a group heading out tomorrow, but we bagged it a couple of weeks ago when it was locked up tight... Has anyone fished out of the State Launch yet?? Now it looks like Oswego around the 25th for another trip... Hope the bite is on...
  10. Reelax

    Pulled the trigger on the kicker ;)

    I bought the 9.8hp version Nissan with elec start and long shaft 3 seasons ago for my LUND 21foot Sportfisherman. Love the motor and with ezsteer and a troll master setup it is PERFECT. Have never had any problems with this motor yet and put 250hrs per year on it.
  11. If you can read the depth of the probe real time on your sonar maybe not??
  12. Reelax

    Hopefully my new Kicker

    Hope it works out for you. I have a 9.8 Nissan which is same motor and I love it...
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