So with 45 days .... and counting ..... I will leave on the first trip down to the lower zone. I have had all my reels serviced during the off season and they all look like there in tip top shape. Doing my inventory on my tackle and just ordered some top shots from Basil. They will arrive shortly. Next is to take a look at my tackle box and keep a list of what I need. I know bait rigs and hooks for sure.... My last trip was the June Heat trip on the Rooster and the sharks seemed to like my bait rigs and hooks...so I need to reload on my 5/0 Owner hooks and get some bait rigs from Squidco. I know the Red Rooster will leave a day after we depart on a 14 day.... so will see Andy and the crew down in the lower zone. I fish both boats... so in Jan. I will be on the Rooster with Andy and the crew. I am having Salty Dawg build me a couple of rods... always need new toys.... .... and now I will have to check out some new reels.... ITS ALMOST TIME FOR COW SEASON..... have you booked your trips yet? Here is a picture of last years gang.