Iam considering selling my 2005 Cajun Special 206SS with 150 Yamaha to be able to purchase a Xpress x19 with a 200 Yamaha. The Cajun Special is a good boat and fishes well but Im ready for some thing that really hauls a$$ and is a little more tournament friendly (need bigger livewell) and rides better in rough water. What I am getting to is that Im looking for someone who has an X19 with a 200 (any brand motor) that would be willing to take me out and see how the boat really performs. I will pay for gas, I live in Denham Springs and work in Baton Rouge anywhere with in a hour drive would be great.
Iam thinking of tring bayou Corne tomorrow morning for some sacalait but am open for trying other places within hour to hour and half from Denham Springs/Baton Rouge area. Friend of mine went to Pats Bay area and said the water looked terrible and had no bites in his few hot spots that usally produce atleast a few. I have not tried my spots in the Bayou Barberie area off the amite river lately because of the fish kill last year and reports I recieved in the spring time any word from out there?
Buddy of mine called me up to see if I wanted to take a ride to False River this evening so of course I said sure. Hooked up the boat and was at the public launch for 8:15pm. After a short ride to some of our hot spots the fight was on. Fished till 1am and ended up with 2 keepers one 3lb 4oz and the other right at 2lb (both released to fight another day),8 throw backs, and several missed fish. Wasnt a bad trip wish we could have got there a little earlier. Fish were caught on watermellon red baby brush hog and red bug trick worm.
So I finally got back on the water 2 weekends ago after 4 months of laying in bed with a broken back. My dad and I had a great trip in the Sulfer Mine/ Golden Meadow area. We ended up with 9 reds (lost the last of the limit at the boat) 1 flounder, 12 specks and 2 white trout. Well the delema is that I am hearing great reports from Lake Pontchartrain but have only been there twice and not exactly sure on how to fish it even after goin with a Capt. Greg of two fish charters last year. But it is soooo much closer than Golden Meadow. Can anyone help me make up my mind? I know the tide is suppost to start moving in the lake tomorrow will that make my chances better for tomorrow?
I was wondering what is the downfall to only replacing 1 battery on a 24v trolling motor set up? I have 1 battery that has gone bad and Im trying to budget myself so I can get back on the water. I was in a car accident over 3 months ago and shattered half of my L3 vertibre (a seat belt brake). Therefore I have not been able to work but I should be getting released from my nurosurgon this week and my dad has the fall marsh fever with recent fronts. I plan on replacing the other battery after I get back to work and have some cash flow just really need to watch what I spend till then. Thanks for your commments and suggestions!
I have read on here and a few other sites about "vented tunnel hulls" I can not find any pictures of how this is done. I understand the concept of releaving the negative pressure that is created by the tunnel, creating a suction and feeding air to the lower unit instead of water. From what I have read it seems to be a huge performance upgrade. A friend of mine had a 15ft Alweld with a tunnel with a 60hp Yamaha 2stroke. The performance of this boat is terrible for what it is. A 15' with a 60 should be a screamer running well in the mid 40mph range. As it sits now it will only run in the mid to high 30's. So if anyone can help by sending pictures of how the tunnel on their boat is vented it would be a great help or if they know if a specific web site that shows details on how this is done it would be a great help. Thanks!
Anyone on here have a Remington SPR 453. Its a gun that Remington imports and puts their name on. I looked at them last year and never got around to buying one because I put the money into my boat instead. I have read lots of good things about the gun and for an auto that is able to except 3 1/2" shells seems like a good deal. This year because I broke my back 3 months ago the Doc says if Im going to hunt this year I should shoot an auto loader and lower power shells. Looking for any info good or bad!
I am going to need batteries for my boat before I make it back out on the water. I currently cant fish because I broke my back. Boat has been sitting for 3 months now and my cranking battery is completely dead 0v on meter and 1 of the 2 trolling batteries has droped a cell or something only showing 9v. I know the optma batteries are great but they are on the expensive side. Im going to be replacing all 3 at the same time when the doc gives the ok to get back on the water. Also a good place in the BR area to purchase them at. Tried several different brands and never really been impressed except with the trolling motor batteries I have now, only problem is the place I bought them from is closed now and cant find anyone else that carries that brand.
Dose anyone have an answer of why the electrical systems on Mercury outboards are so proned to failing? I do not own one by I do work on alot of them. One of the guys I fish with has a 96 xr6 150 on a bass boat, I will be ordering his another switch box (aka power pack) this will be the second one in a little over a year. He has been running with out rectofiers for almost 4 years as they almost cought on fire on him. He also has a little 40hp mercury that the switch box went out on last year. Guy I work with has a 97 115 merc that has a miss that we can not get to clear out. Just looking for an answer or wanting to hear what everyone elese has to say.
I believe that real research needs to be done out there. Im not looking to fill the freezer every trip but it is a little discouraging when you go and catch well over 100 bass in 1 day (between 2 people) and you do not have one that will keep. Although this year I will say that almost every trip I have come home with atleast 2-6 bass in the 14-18' range. I believe things are getting better. Maybe they could have a split limit, 10 fish total 5 can be under 14 but the other 5 must be over 14 just a thought.
If you still need a hand swapping these motors shoot me an email and we can swap info and get together at what you got going on exactly. BigJim a 90TLR is a model of the 90 (Im assuming Yamaha) outboard he has, not tiller steer He wants to intall with remote controls
for the trim gauge there is a plastic stopper that is banded around the tube the steering cable goes through. on my 150 yamaha this peice cracked allowing it to move and the trim gauge showing all the way up. if this is not your problem I would have to say it was in the 'range' switch on the motor most likely the wiring is all good if the gauge jumps when the key is turned. hope this helps. as far as the tach goes on both boats i have owned in the past 10 years the tach has gone bad (poor soder joints) Id replace tach
Well there is no way Im gunna buy a new one. Cant afford a 30k boat. Im going to search for a used one in the 15-18k range. Found a few but from what I have been reading on a couple forums its hard to find used.
Man Eric all always told me u know how to fish but i didnt believe it till now!
what body of water is that? That is amazing! Bet the kid had a heck of a time seeing that!
That guy is out of this world fast with them flat fish!
The idle shout be around 900-1100rpm in the water not on hose pipe. If it is idling around 900 on the hose the ya may want to bump up the idle a bit it may stall when put in gear in water.
When wed. before thanksgiving, first tree we hit BOOM landed 3 and missed one. It was in about 6ft of water so on we went looking for lay overs in 6' of water. I must have picked the right tree first time b/c we only managed a hand full of bites after that. Went to Lizard creek off blood river off the Tickfaw monday only managed 1 sac 1 bass.
I just posted this on flies post. I am about 80% sure it is when the river is below 16' on the BR gauge. Let me know what yall do Ive been hunting around for some sacs the past week n a half. No steady action, just one here one there.
If i am not mistaken the water from the mississippi quits coming into Old River when it gets below 16ft on the BR gauge. It might be worth a shot, I can stand fishing that place. Never had good luck even as a kid targeting pan fish with my dad. At the boat ramp there was the first time I can remember my dad busting out an F-bomb after a terrible day of fishing and steping in a huge ant pile trying to strap boat down. I have seen awsome hauls of Sacs come from there when the water is still high, Id say try it and if it dose not pan out by around noon pack it up and head to false river.
You need to adjust your air screw on carbs. That is called "lean pop" fairly common on outboards. That having mutiple carbs adjust carefully 1/8 to 1/4 turns at a time equally on all carbs till ya get her purrring like a kitten again. Good luck!
Have you looked on BoatsBikesandRVs.com they always have nice boats in there with out motors. Or check craigslist.com I will keep my eyes open for ya in the Denham Springs area.
Sounds like you may have got the "bad one" out of the bunch. But never the less I am sure it can be fixed. If you dont mind me asking where have you taken it for service?
I went the other night from 8pm ish to 1am ish. Ended up with 2 keepers and 8 throw backs. Watermellon brush hog was the bait and couple on red bug finess. Fish were up pretty shallow, fished close to the public launch to point breese. Made a post on here just type in false river
Im ready when you are nightfisher. My buddys camp is getting a re-model right now but when it is done we can hit it, that way it will be easier on you. Pintail you live 10min from my house bring big red over any day and we will hook it up and head out. Not like I have anything goin on.
that 3 wore out fisherman part is dead on! lol now seeing it on here that is the weakest box you have posted. It happens to the best of us though. Didnt realize how big that one trout was till I cleaned it. 21" aint bad for me that size fish are few and far between where I usally fish in the Golden Meadow area. Thanks for the experince again!
Yes you can, I have done it many times. Check out Roughcountry.com thier leving kits for the chevys are cheep and all very good quality. What year Chevy do you have?
You should have no problem, it will get rough but just pick your days. This weekend will be flat but hardly any tide. But if your not confident dont go. You must first work up your confidence level on what your boat can handle before you dive into fishing 3 to 4ft swells on da lake
I was hooked with a double speck rig years ago, one in the top of the ear and one in the side of the head. Guess u could say I was fowl hookd. Mine didnt hurt too bad but that there is crazy!