So this thread is going to be my reintroduction to fishing/ semi live update / soundingboard/ whatever thread. The first post is going to be a big one, just getting everyone up to speed, But feel free to comment! That's what were here for!
So when the bassholes finally died, i pretty much gave up on fishing. Dint get me wrong, it wasn't due to the site closing down, i had lost interest. Family and life took a front seat, along with work and some other hobbies i was interested in at the time. It wasn't until my kids found my gear that the fire was re ignited. My oldest, Eddie will be 7 in June, and my youngest, Connor just turned 4. This summer (2016) i took them fishing a few times and they loved it. The last time me and Eddie went, he mastered the spinning rod and started using soft plastics. Super proud dad moment there!!!
Now that i was somewhat more interested in fishing, i decided im going back, 110% and if i get a boat well, that's gonna make me wanna fish even more! So, i struck a deal with a buddy of mine for a little 12 foot fiberglass boat. It was rough, had no title, trailer or motor. Needed a new transom and some other glass work so i had a project on my hands!
Ended up picking up a sweet running 9.9 for it and went to town! this is her maiden voyage!
By this time i was bitten by the salt water bug. I grew up in this area, spending my summers on Atlantic City beaches, but never really salt water fished. Well, now i had a boat and it was on like donkey kong! I was hooked, obsessed, i had fish on the brain! Heres a couple shots from the little boat fishing.
we limited out on these guys that day. 1 Per man. Bonus points if you can name that fish!
This was another fun day!
I fished the majority of the summer in this little boat with a buddy of mine. Well i got a phone call one day, and recieved my neighbors boat, he had owned this thing since i was a kid, i loved it, and no mattter what it needed i would fix it. Sold the little green boat, aptly name the "flounder pounder" and my journey with the "mistress" began. The old owner said it needed a floor, which i was okay with. I had no idea what i was in for.
So after getting her home and making some assesments, The mistress was pretty bad off. Floor, transom, stringers, ALL ROTTEN. By this time it was beginning of august, and if i worked quickly enough i could have her done by the fall striper run. Off to the races I went. Completely stripped the boat, ground, re glassed, re strung, re floor, re EVERYTHING! I felt like henny penny, nobody wanted to help, but when she was finished people came out of the woodwork to go fishing. She was ready for striper season, end of September!
And this brings us to today. Went fishing for what seems like and eternity. Day, night, morning, dusk.... you name it we fished it. Couldnt land a striper to save our lives. On the last trip the boat wouldn't start on the dock, drug it home, found out bad power pack! And, now she sits waiting to be fixed as season opener for striper starts tomorrow. My wife and i are focusing on purchasing a new home, so all play money goes into house fund. Unfortunately the mistress will have to wait her turn.Linkback: http://fishinpedia.com/bass-fishing-reports-north-east-region/48/eds-live-feed/1388/