Kodak's First Trip of 2017

GregE

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May 17, 2011
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After many hours of repairing/ expanding the deck for the boss things finally came together to make a trip for TUNA on Saturday Sep 17. I contacted some of my usual crew and one new guy that had impressed me with his fishing ability.
We made the trip SW aiming at 30 20 to start and spotted some jumpers that turned out to be dolphin. Continuing on we stopped to toss iron and a swim bait around a floating log, and stopped near a couple rafts of birds with no action.
We only had two until the afternoon bite started about 4. We did have two triples that resulted in tangled lines- lost two the first time then one the second. Didn't do nearly as well as many, 7 in the boat and the biggest weighed 24#. Sharks were a real pain and most of the pre-tied hooks over the door are gone.
Somebody forgot the dip nets so we rigged one from stuff on the boat that wasn't great but better than using your hand or a hat.
Left at 05 got back to the dock at 2030. Long day made better by a good crew!!.
Sure hope the Tuna get closer for our next trip. Sure would like to find some 30# + ones.


Here's some pictures of our crew.







 
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robodad

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After many hours of repairing/ expanding the deck for the boss things finally came together to make a trip for TUNA on Saturday Sep 27.
Well since the 27th isn't until next Wednesday, it won't be hard to guess who forgot the bait net LOL !!

Nice job making it happen anyway !!
 

Sea Sport

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Loving that fancy bait net you got there. Seems everyone was having fun despite the tangles.
Hope to see you out there within the next couple of weeks.
 
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FVSerenity

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ill take a tuna trip coming home with 7 fish any day!
Nice work!
I like to take newbies out and let them catch nothing the first trip, it makes them realize that catching any fish is a gift and the icing on the cake of the trip:)
I usually tell them " you could be home sitting on the couch watching TV"
 

GregE

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Ooops, I missed that typo Robodad :(
Chuck, I need to get some systems fixed - engine computer and battery minder are the biggest problems. Hope it won't be too long before we can buddy boat with you.
 

Fish Tales 52

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Big Tuna up North 30 LB Plus size JUMBOS.... Bamfield Tuna Shootout largest was 34 LBS & the 4 fish total weight of 124 LBS. Saturday the 17th all the boats with at least 25 to 35 fish each
 

Walker Inc.

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Greg I snapped some pictures of you when we went around you on Saturday morning running out but my dumbass had my finger on the camera lens! I love your boat
 
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sgwill122

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Well done Greg, sounds like a great trip.
 

GregE

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Rats, Pat. I only have a few pictures of Kodak from other boats.
If anybody has some I'd sure like to see them. No salutes please

Josh, the Suzuki 300 is wireless and the engine gauge/ computer was acting up. I was hearing everything thru cautious ears not having good input so informed some good folks to keep a radio watch for us.

4 boats responded, Lil Mak and others I don't remember. Thanks to all.
 
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FVSerenity

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Wireless??

Wtfo?

What frequency? Wireless gauges or controls?
 

Gooch Larue

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Rats, Pat. I only have a few pictures of Kodak from other boats.
If anybody has some I'd sure like to see them. No salutes please

Josh, the Suzuki 300 is wireless and the engine gauge/ computer was acting up. I was hearing everything thru cautious ears not having good input so informed some good folks to keep a radio watch for us.

4 boats responded, Lil Mak and others I don't remember. Thanks to all.
We had responded and had our ears on. Glad it worked out OK
 
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goatram

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Greg
Most times I have a hard time hearing the radio. If I knew you needed a net I had spare. Yes we were in the same area and for us the bite started after Bo called out his numbers around 1:30 2pm. We stayed till 4:30 then ran in cross the bar at 7. Cleaned the boat and on the road by 8:30.

sharks became a pain later in the day for us as well.
 
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KimH

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Greg
Most times I have a hard time hearing the radio. If I knew you needed a net I had spare. Yes we were in the same area and for us the bite started after Bo called out his numbers around 1:30 2pm. We stayed till 4:30 then ran in cross the bar at 7. Cleaned the boat and on the road by 8:30.

sharks became a pain later in the day for us as well.
Yeah same here Greg. I had an extra net but like John when I'm on the deck which is most of the time I don't hear the radio very well. I've also been planning on hanging an external speaker aft but that's has far as I've got with that project. Actually I want to hang a 2nd vhf to 16 on 100% of the time but haven't got around to that job either. Up North we have a VHF on 16, one on 17 when around a fleet and one on an enhanced scrambled channel. It bugs me only having one radio running on 68 but that's just me.
 
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The Peddler

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Yeah same here Greg. I had an extra net but like John when I'm on the deck which is most of the time I don't hear the radio very well. I've also been planning on hanging an external speaker aft but that's has far as I've got with that project. Actually I want to hang a 2nd vhf to 16 on 100% of the time but haven't got around to that job either. Up North we have a VHF on 16, one on 17 when around a fleet and one on an enhanced scrambled channel. It bugs me only having one radio running on 68 but that's just me.
I tried an external speaker, but the volume of the radio in the house was deafening to get minimal volume out of the external speaker. Apparently, I should be able to connect my VHF to my SonicHub, which I may consider, but then we wouldn't be able to rock the tunes. I'm considering a second VHF at the aft station. Stand-alone, with internal GPS/AIS. Then-again, the boat needs to leave the garage once-in-a-while to justify this.