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Dan M

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  1. Eating locally caught freshwater fish can put PFAS in human blood, study says (msn.com)
  2. Damn man, sorry to hear about the diagnosis. **** cancer. I had thyroid cancer in 2020 and luckily it was very treatable. Good luck with the sale, and hopefully better luck with your illness.
  3. I have to pull my boat to replace the prop - hit something in the bay. Still dealing with Covid so it might be several days still. not sure I even want to put it back in the water with the way the bay and channel are.
  4. Watching Double D's reports, he did real good out in 550 fow.
  5. I wanted to go farther offshore, we stopped at 430 or so and I tried to set the riggers but my son couldn't handle the boat going into the North chop - we started doing circles - so just trolled in from 430 fow to 100. One bite. All day.
  6. Taking my son out Wednesday morning - wondering if the inside was still dead - don’t want to run offshore if the inside turned back on. Gas prices and such thanks!
  7. Friday morning out of Braddocks was solid for the first few hours. Nothing huge - lots of shakers, teenage kings. Bite ended around 9:30am. Picked up one more around 10:30 before we called it and went swimming. 80-120FOW. Sunday tried the same thing- what a difference two days makes - super slow bite. Grinded a decent brown and a teenage king in the boat and that was it. Not a single shaker - morning bite was nonexistent for us. Marked lots of bait and fish, but no bites out of it. The bay water depth is dropping, going slow, hit something at the bottom (no damage) even trimmed way up. That's why I am always scared to plane in and out of there. Sunday made for a great swimming day though!
  8. Finally had some better luck on the newly renamed Rocinante today. I think we went 3 for 8 out of Braddocks today. Earlier the dipsies were firing off at 170 over 180-200. My brother lost a few, we couldn't figure out why until I looked down and noticed... a banana peel. That's right. Trevor B. McGuckin ****ed up AGAIN with the banana. After I tossed the offending fruit overboard, I landed a nice 20# and he got a slightly smaller female. Best action was 90' down over 220. Found a few bait balls and worked them. Lost 3 colors on my 10 color setup to a bad turn (I'll take the fall on that one) that turned into a huge rats nest. All in all it was a really nice day on the water, getting out there much earlier played a big role for us.
  9. Is it worth going out in the afternoon now? I want to go Friday but can't make it out til around 11.
  10. We went out of Braddocks from 6-12. Went 2 for 4. One keeper king and one big laker. Lots of marks from 120-180 early, then really quiet screen after 10am. Both good runs came from dipsies out 180' over 180 FOW. Laker did laker stuff. Bite turned off after 10am.
  11. Do you start offshore and stay out there? Or do you start shallower and work out?
  12. Great job. We were out there from 630-12pm. Couldn't even manage a release fishing from 70-200 and back.
  13. Great question, I've noticed that too and wondered the same thing.
  14. You defiantly need a pair of fish flops on the boat to get rid of that bad mojo.
  15. This is my first year slipping my new (to me) boat in Braddocks. I have to trim a very good way up or my skeg drags bottom. I don't know how some of the boats are flying through there and out the channel. Am I missing something? Any ideas when it will be time to pull out of there due to low water?
  16. Finally a nice easy day to dock the boat instead of having 15-20mph wind at my back every time!
  17. Went 5 for 5 , 3 kings and 2 lakers. Biggest king was 20#, hit 90' down over 150' on a meat rig. Meat took 3 fish today, flasher fly on a dispy took one, and a dark green spotted black spoon took the last. Good water all over the place, felt nice to actually hook into some kings on the new boat. Fish flops were not needed today, however there may have been a good 4 minute Irish Jig done on the dog house when this song came on - Now I'm not saying that this is the reason we caught the big king, but I don't have enough data to rule it out either. To be safe, if you hear something like this come on, you should probably dance a jig - just in case. The Magma table works great - bit small for a decent fish, but it got the job done!
  18. We went a good stretch with nothing happening so desperate measures ensued- his fish flop boogie dance was better than mine (at that point we were trying anything) - I attribute the bigger fish to that.
  19. Great catch! - Question for you - how do you decide when it's worth fishing the inside vs the outside? We always decide to turn back around 250' after not seeing anything. Just a gut feeling?
  20. Lots of marks at 180-220 FOW early on around 100' down, some higher, some lower. Trolled out to 260, dead screen from 220 out. Went 2/3 one small king (coho?) in that 180 FOW range, and one laker as I was reeling in the last rod of the day. That was a surprise After 2-3 hours of no bites I broke out the fish flops and did a fish flop dance on the dog house. I'm not going to say that's how I got that lucky laker at the end, but I'm not ruling it out either.
  21. We picked up one at 180. Dead screen out to 280. Headed back in now
  22. My mother in law got them for me - not sure where they are from. New people on the boat have to wear them now
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