Hello. I have the Lowrance Elite-5 (not the DSI). It has the standard base maps, and I'm wondering if any of the map upgrades (Navionics or Nautic Insight) provide better detail for this unit. If so, which is better? Thanks in advance.
Hey guys. I'm running an 1810 Nautic Star bay boat with a 115 Yamaha 4 stroke. I cruise at about 35 mph and WOT is approx. 41 mph. I've seen posts on the Nautic Star facebook of others running the same boat (one guy had a Suziki 4 stroke vs. Yamaha) and they claim they achieve WOT of over 50 mph. Although I'm not very concerned about the speed, I'm wondering if I would be able to get better mileage with a different prop. Yamaha performance bulletins only available for this boat with a 90 four stroke. I believe my prop is 13 X 19. Any input is appreciated.
Fished out of the Rigolets Friday afternoon. Headed to Lake Borgne and ended up near Pole Cat Bend due to the wind. Caught this red after noticing a few of these busting up bait fish. Released him after the fight. Ended the day with 10 keeper trout and a nice flounder. Many throw back trout and reds (small reds). Most caught on live shrimp and a few on Gulp shrimp (glow or pearl color).
My dad served in the Coast Guard and learned to tie some cool nautical knots. He wrapped my handrail and steering wheel for me.
Just looking for opinions on reels I see in Cabelas, Bass Pro magazines, etc., such as the Shimano Stella and Daiwa Steez. The prices on these things range between $600-$1000. Is anyone actually buying these? I always try to buy what I consider quality equiment, but I have a hard time believing that an inshore spinning reel that costs $700 is that much better than one that costs $150 or even $100. I know they have more stainless components and more bearings, but it seems like a few years of saltwater abuse will eventually takes its toll, and the super expensive reel will perform like any other 4 or 5 year old reel. Of course, I don't own one and doubt I ever will, so this is all speculation on my part. Just always made me think......
Drifted across Lake Borgne near the Rigolets today. Clean water. The water was being busted up by a fish I did not recognize. I have fished since I was 5 (35 now), but I couldn't recognize this fish. We threw into the fray, but only caught ladyfish and gafftop. The fish in question leaped from the water in arcs about a foot off the water and they looked like little tuna. Not sure what they were, but my 20 lb. leader line got broken three times. Might have been sharks, but I really want to know what this leaping fish was. Looked broad in the middle when it jumped with a forked tail; and there were hundreds of them. Any help is appreciated.
Bucks and Ducks! What a great trip for my first buck. I was hunting this guy while my friends were out wacking ducks!
Never caught a flounder limit before. Had to check on my phone while fishing to see what the limit was per person. All caught on plastics and the wierd thing is, all we caught were flounder.