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LOUISIANA: Bad Weather – Good Trip

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Windy Rainey Day Yesterday.

Larry, Robbie,Josh,and Blaine and I left the dock at first light and was met with a huge storm . It blew 20to30 for awhile no getting outside after the trout.

Plan B, so we worked around some ponds in the rain close to Black bay for redfish hoping the weather would break and we could get out. We put a few reds in the boat broke off a few and landed and released a huge bull drum. Then it happened the rain stopped wind calmed so we took our shot and ran out.

First stop a couple dirty water second and third catfish number four it happened picked few trout so we anchored down and they slowly started coming in the boat then they turned on trout coming in steady. The weather was making another run on us so we headed in and just made it in time. Cold and wet but smiling with box full of trout on bad weather day.

We fished hard no matter the weather and made the best of it and got lucky.

Capt. Gene Dugas
Rather Be Fishing Adventures
P: 985-640-0569


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FLORIDA: 2012 Redfish & Seatrout at Daytona Beach & New Smyrna Beach

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 2012 is winding down here on Mosquito Lagoon and we are having another fun summer of fishing here in East Central Florida.

Lots of Redfish and Seatrout catching during the last several weeks. Our water levels rose very high and have fallen back low again after Tropical Storm Debby sat over the area for almost a week last month, giving us a 5 day rain event, leaving in her wake a cloudy water fishing pattern. Live and cut bait has been the best bet for catching our target species in the low visibility conditions. With the low water again after a few weeks of very little rainfall since Debby, targeting edges off the flats, depression holes, & sloughs has been the primary locations to fish.

Capt. Michael Savedow
Edgewater River Guide
P: 386-689-3781


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Buying A Fishing Boat Trailer

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

A fishing boat trailer is something you really can’t go wrong with, as it is a dual purpose device. It provides a convenient way to store the boat, and also allows you to explore new areas by taking your boat down the road.  Good trailers must perform both duties equally as good.

Most people buying fishing boats are into getting the boat, and not the trailer. They are more than willing to spend money on a boat, supllies and a anchor system, then end up getting a cheap trailer.  If you want the most from boating, these tips will help you with buying a trailer.

The total weight of the boat, gear, and motor should be in the mid range of trailer’s carrying capacity.  You shouldn’t pick a 2,500 capacity trailer if you have a boat with the same weight.

Go for larger diameter tires and wheels. The larger tires will rotate less times per mile, producing less heat and wear on the tread. The wheel bearings will last much longer as well,as they rotate less times per mile.

You should look for trailers with “drive on” capabilities. These drive on trailers will allow you to drive the boat onto the trailer, close enough to the winch so that you only need to winch the boat up a few inches.

Select trailer lights (for the highway) that are protected and sealed against water.

Pick your trailer based on the environment it will be operating in. If you plan to launch in salt water, you’ll need a trailer for that purpose. There are many types of trailers available, each one designed for a specific type of boating.

Although most are protected against weather and rust, you should always pick the one designed for the type of terrain you will be using your boat with.  This way, you have no worries about your trailer not doing the job it should be.

There are some trailers that include a spare tire, which is an excellent investment for those who plan to travel long distances. Even though it can be hard to find trailer tires in the dark, it’s still great to have a spare if you get a flat while you travel.

All in all, a boat trailer can save you a lot of time and money.  You can store your boat on your trailer when it isn’t be used, even take it to other lakes or oceans.  A trailer will open up new roads for you and your boat – all you have to do is find one that you need.

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Cash Or Finance For Your Fishing Boat

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Before you take the boat buying plunge let me clue you in on two of the most widely spoken quotes in the boating world. “The happiest day of a boat owner’s life is the day they buy the boat and the day they sell the boat” and “Boats are nothing more than holes in the water, into which you throw money.”

Before you go out and purchase your fishing boat, remember that boating is a hobby and you shouldn’t go overboard with it. Unlike your house, boating isn’t really worth going into debt for. First time buyers who aren’t sure about boating should always make sure they spend well within their budget.

Also consider these optional items, depending on your water sports preferences: water skis, wakeboards, wet suits, towables (tubes), tow ropes and gloves, weight system for wake boarding, pylon, boom, tower, etc.

To get the most out of your boat, it’s always a better idea to scrape up your recreational dollars, sell a few of your belongings, and simply save up for a while. In the meantime, you should carefully study the boating market. When you manage to save up 3,500 – 25,000 dollars, go ahead and buy the boat you want.

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t spend all of your money on the just the boat itself. When you purchase the boat, you’ll need to have enough money for taxes, registration, storage, towing insurance, gas, equipment, and even minor repairs if your boat requires them.

When buying a boat, used or new, cash is always better than financing.  You can save money with cash, as there are no finance charges. Financing charges can get high, very high in fact if you don’t know a lot about it.

If you simply must finance your purchase, it’s a smart idea to use a home equity loan instead. This way, it’ll be tax deductible. Always be on the lookout for boat show financing, and never, ever use it. Several boat show financing ploys will extend the loan out over the course of 10 – 15 years.

A new boater will either advance with boating or get out of it all together. Most boaters don’t keep their boat for more than 10 years, which is reason enough not to get an extended finance loan on your boat.

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Choosing The Right Fishing Boat

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The single most important question to ask yourself when buying a fishing boat is “Where do I plan to do most of my fishing?” If your answer is the flats, the next most important question is, “How much ‘ride and dry’ am I willing to sacrifice to gain more shallow water capabilities.”

The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don’t expect it to shine in light air.  Boats that are exciting to fishing on the weekends aren’t the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean.

You shouldn’t expect to find quick acceleration and load carrying capacity together with the same boat. You can buy a boat now to race or fish, then fishing around later – as you can only do one or the other with a specific type of boat.

The logic to choosing the right boat is determining how you plan to use the boat. Think about why you want to own a boat, what you plan to do with it, and how you plan on using it.

For some, beauty is the first consideration. For fishing boats beauty is very important, as you’ll spend a majority of time floating and fishinging around,
with many people looking at your fishing boat.  With people looking at your vessel, you want to make sure that it looks nothing short of amazing.

If you are planning to race instead of cruise, then speed is your primary consideration. There are many cruising fishingors out there who simply can’t be happy unless their boats are moving very fast. The ideal boat for speed demons are those that can cut through the water, creating plenty of waves.

Fishermen on the other hand, want to look towards fishing boats. Trackers and other boats that are designed for fishing are ideal here. Fishing is one
of the most popular boat activities, meaning that you’ll have plenty of boats to select from.

When it comes down to it, selecting the right boat is up to you and what you plan to do with it. Take your time, weigh your options, and you’ll have the right boat before you know it.

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The Best of Shallow Water Fishing in Florida

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

While a majority of Americans are honed in on multi-tasked lives, a small but significant few are planning their next means of escape.  Their flight plan includes some of the best shallow water fishing spots available in Florida.

Fishing promotes endless possibilities.  Such as kinships among fisherman that spark one single goal: to catch fish.  Yet, few can be seen unless you are truly searching.

Florida is the top coastal fishing state harboring many varieties of shallow water fish due to its average water temp. of 70 degrees.   An abundance of shallow water fish can be found amongst tidal creeks, mangroves, and grass beds, hence the name Mangrove Snapper.  The Indian River Lagoon and Halifax River host scores of pumps, bass, flounder, and sheepshead.   Snook, redfish, pompano and trout inhabit our Intracoastal waterways and bridges. It is a fisherman’s paradise with rivers sheltering rich oyster beds, abounding mud, shell bottoms, grass beds, bridges, and countless docks luring numerous fresh water friends.

Seeking the right gear for shallow water fishing can be time consuming. Your best bet is to latch on to an experienced fisherman at the bait shop.  Here you’ll find how Lipless vibrating crankbaits are favorites among many bass pros for combing large stretches of shallow water. He may even share that Spinnerbaits work best on windy days because the wave action scatters the lure’s flash and gives the appearance of a more realistic fish.

For those days when nothing seems to be biting, a Jig-and-pig is a good choice for probing dense shallow waters when it is murky or muddy.  In fresh water springs, floating lures entice fish best. When fishing in shallow cover try buzzbaits, prop baits and poppers if it is early or late in the day. Yet, Grubs have to be one of the best lures you can use for smallmouths.

Shallow water flat boats are a must for transportation. A flat bottomed hull is able to run smoothly and efficiently. It houses a trolling motor and will float in the shallowest of all rivers and waterways.  It might not offer the performance of a v-hulled craft, and the ride might be wetter, but there’s an abundance of storage space for fishing equipment.

The shallow water anchor drives an upper arm to a raised position, and engages a push pole to keep the bottom out of shallow water. Using shallow water anchoring, provides a minimum amount of damage to sea life, including oysters, and grasses or other vegetation growing on the bottom of the water.

Shallow water fishing is an easy, affordable means to reconnect.  When is your next escape to Florida’s coast?


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