Anyone Fishing?

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:12 pm

piperdown wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:24 am
So here is the untold story behind the fish pics from Saturday...
4 of the guys are bateau builders, we met through this forum and have become great friends!
The boats built or being built include the following-DE25, XF20, GF12, FS14, FS18, TX18, PY12...
That's a lot of boat building experience right there! 8O

Looks like a great, fun day and so very cool that the forum and Bateau brought everyone together! :D
Lots of building experience for sure. :D
The conversations get pretty interesting to say the least...


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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:53 pm

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That looks like it must have been a great trip Richard. Good to see you getting out and putting a little time on the boat. You said you picked up a mpg so what were you getting for mileage with that load?
Obviously it depends on how hard we run the boat but I’d say we are getting nearly 3 mpg vs just under 2 for the Yamahas.
I’m about to get used to the Star Wars controls- took awhile but I think I got it. :wink:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:42 pm

That just goes to show what a good hull design will do. My little SeaSport will not get 3 mpg :cry: But at least it will knock your fillings out 8O

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 am

I like your boat, I’m surprised it gets less than 3 mpg.
I’ll never forget the salmon trolling we did on your Seasport, first time I ever saw a heater on a fishing boat. :lol: Glad you had it. :wink:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:26 am

Got out to do a little halibut fishing today. We got some 15-20 fish, nothing picture worthy. Our fishing window was pretty short because of large tides. This is what it looked like when we launched. Notice the piling height.
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And when we returned. Not from the same angle but look at the piling. we had about 25 foot of water moving. The tide was running over 4 knots.
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 am
I like your boat, I’m surprised it gets less than 3 mpg.
I’ll never forget the salmon trolling we did on your Seasport, first time I ever saw a heater on a fishing boat. :lol: Glad you had it. :wink:
Guys Richard is not only fun to fish with but he is the toughest dang cracker in the barrel. One day out of Seward it was butt ass cold and he never said a word. I am pretty sure I gave up first. We loved having Richards and Capemans bunch here. Wish they could come every summer.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:35 am

So here are a couple of boat pictures. First one is a latest and greatest Bristol Bay battle wagon. They can only be 32 feet long so they build them wide. And you work in really shallow water at times so they have jets. In this case two 800hp diesels.
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Another rule beater boat. This is built to stay under the coast guard 50 foot rules. Same deal short, wide and tall. Lousy sea boats but built for a purpose.
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:39 am

And the sea otter population is doing quite well thank you very much. We came across two pods with over 100 in them and half a dozen more with 30 or so in them. When we stopped to take pictures of this bunch instead of running away they started splashing like crazy and came at us :doh:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:54 am

They ought to put a bounty on the #$*%&^ sea otters.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:07 am

Best, warmest fur there is. I am told they have over 1 million hairs per square inch. I don't ever see being able to harvest them again, they are just too dang cute :lol:

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