My buddy Steve and I decided to skip the weekend YT shitshow and go bassing on Fathers Day. We took my sled to the shoe and spanked the bass pretty hard most of the day. It was never WFO, but we had a pretty consistent bite at several spots. 20 fish turned into 30, then 40... Around 2, we hit the century mark, bagging it not long after. Water was 64 degrees and there was a stiff wind from the west that my tall and heavy Robalo handled well. Nearly all fish were caught on Kman Special hand pours, but a few came in on Snipers. When the wind came up, we went to 2 oz leadheads to keep the lines deep which is where most of our bites were. The trolling motor was able to hold position in the wind (and move us from stone to stone), but we caught lots of fish just drifting this time. Totals: 104 fish. 60/40 calico/sandy. Calicos to 3.5#, sandies to 3#. A few rockfish, two sculpin and a legal butt (kept) made up the bycatch. Bass were full of red crabs. This is the 4th trip with the Lowrance autopilot. $1k very well spent. Love that thing. Among other things, I can drive straight in the dark. I need to figure out how to keep it from cutting corners if I want to use it to enter and exit the harbors. Also loving AIS. It gives you sooooooo much situational awareness of what is going on around you with respect to other boats—ones that are transmitting that is. Hard to imagine life before AIS, especially those of us without radar. We didn’t sink the boat or get arrested or towed. It was a great day on the water for two dads. My double trouble setup. Also digging the structure mapping feature Navico/Navionics are providing. You record an area, make the high resolution map, set the chart to show “saved” structure, and now the rockpiles show up on your chart. Here is HBAR area D. You can see how far off the published numbers (tree icons) are from their respective rockpiles. It’s easy to share these maps among people with with compatible Simrad or Lowrance units.