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#12720752 - 04/17/18 07:18 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Scoundrel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 1041
Loc: Bedrock.
I remember a long time ago someone saying - “... if bass fishing was fun everyone would want to do it”. crazy

#12720853 - 04/17/18 08:23 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
outfishdya Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 15497
Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
I use a ski rope for the trolling motor pull string. It has worked for 3 seasons. I need to change it now that I talked about it. It was free, or at least I already had it . I had a similar experience the day it broke. Paid my tournament fee and went to ramp, boat won't start. Pull off ramp and yank on cord, snap. What a pain. I did not cash a check.

Edited by outfishdya (04/17/18 08:25 PM)
Posted via the TFF app. post net neutrality....

#12720917 - 04/17/18 09:02 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Skeeter443 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 721
Loc: Broaddus Texas
In my experience when you get to the lake and everything bad happens, it's just time to load up and head home. I never catch fish when bad things happen!
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#12720929 - 04/17/18 09:13 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
jbcarroll3000 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1034
Loc: Denton, TX
Ah, boat ownership...

#12720952 - 04/17/18 09:32 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Paul Hyland - Lake Fork Guide Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 1385
Loc: On Lake Fork/Emory,Tx
Those that know me know what I have to say:
"In Order to Catch Big Fish.. Sometimes you Gotta Suffer"
I'll give you some examples...
Boat Issues
there are more.
Hang in There DNewt.
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***********Sorry Tournament Anglers***********
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#12721011 - 04/17/18 10:34 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Ken A. Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10160
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Hang in there DNewt. Next time will be better!

Come to lunch on May 4th and I'll buy you a cheeseburger.

Edited by Ken A. (04/17/18 10:35 PM)

#12721316 - 04/18/18 09:07 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Ranger Ed Offline

Registered: 01/17/18
Posts: 24
Loc: Little City, Ok
Any day fishing is still better than a day behind the desk !
And, I hear that any day you fish doesn't count against your total number of days here !!!
Sail the Weather, Not the Forecast

#12721556 - 04/18/18 11:34 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: Ranger Ed]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9748
Loc: back in the day
Originally Posted By: Ranger Ed
Any day fishing is still better than a day behind the desk !
And, I hear that any day you fish doesn't count against your total number of days here !!!

Spring sucks this year for me also

#12790834 - 06/13/18 03:29 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
DNewt Offline

Registered: 06/20/07
Posts: 144
Loc: Mckinney
Back up and running as of 6/9 just in time for that good summer bite LOL. New fuel lines, rebuilt fuel pump and spark plugs did the trick on the Mercury. Picked up a used trolling motor off of Facebook marketplace for $200, guy got desperate I guess.

#12790875 - 06/13/18 03:53 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2242
Loc: Allen, TX
I feel for you. My boat has been dry docked since February 8th. Hit a stump on Welsh and broke the motor mounts (hydraulic steering also started leaking but I don't think was from the "accident") and put a few holes in the hull. Fixed the motor mounts but decided I wanted a "gorilla" hull put on by Toledo Fiberglass. Waiting list was a mile long. Just got the boat in a week ago. Won't get it back for a few more weeks.

Was my decision to wait for the "gorilla" hull. Lifetime (life of the boat) guarantee it will not leak.

#12791059 - 06/13/18 06:19 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
greenen Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 867
Loc: Harker Heights
We've all had those days or at least I have. More than a few. Fishing still beats work by a long shot.

#12791460 - 06/14/18 05:49 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: 361V]
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 1590
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: 361V
Good news: can only get better after that! thumb


#12791581 - 06/14/18 08:23 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
redraider4life Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 1310
Loc: Grapevine, Texas
Well at least you did not break any bones when you fell into the windshield..I'm on day #18 of broken ribs and bruised lung from a fall out there on the same's hard to set the hook! You will go out and smash on em soon.
Life can be best understood looking back, but it can only be lived looking forward !

#12791645 - 06/14/18 09:07 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
lakeforkfisherman Online   happy
Elliptical Mechanic

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 9621
Loc: Dallas/Quitman
This pain is real.
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#12791680 - 06/14/18 09:23 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
redskeet100 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 2231
I had a few days like that, and other days where it seems I can't catch a fish to save my life and I start pondering selling everything. Just this year was moving between two spots and got on plane and the motor decelerated to stay under 1000 RPMs. Had to idle a long way back to ramp. Took boat in, 1500 dollars and a month later and finally got back on the water. Constant fight with marine place to get status on repairs.

All in all, gotta go thru tough times to get to the good times. Ups and down, part of life. Hang in there.

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