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#12719546 - 04/16/18 10:52 PM Spring 2018
DNewt Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/07
Posts: 144
Loc: Mckinney
Well,my horrible spring just keeps getting better. Holbrook,unload the boat and decide I'll just use the trolling motor to get to dock, I pull string and it breaks, I fall and land on passenger windshield, which broke into approximately 4-18 pieces some of which go in the lake. Big motor not even started yet, 5 minutes in everything's looking real good. Go fishing, well that whole trolling motor string breaking issue came up real quick. Was able to use pliers and make it work but, but severe pain in the rear. Mess around for couple hours then decide to load up and head to Fork. Fork, I unload, which thanks to the gentleman that backed me in and brought me the keys as well,now the big motor wont stay running?? Mess with it for a while and fuel bubble is not holding pressure so figure I'll just stay close to ramp and fish. Do that for next couple hours, it is getting late so i head back in and the switch on trolling motor sticks, only runs in high gear now and wont turn off unless I kill power switch. In between all this?? NOT A BITE! I may have some stuff for sale soon because between problems and apparently forgetting how to fish this year has been one for the ages let me tell you!! eek2

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#12719555 - 04/16/18 11:11 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
texasAUtiger Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 307
Loc: Waco, TX
Man I feel for you. I've had that kind of day a time or three...

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#12719615 - 04/17/18 05:40 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
basshc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 161
Well shoot.

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#12719648 - 04/17/18 06:50 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4996
Loc: somervell county
Good news: can only get better after that! thumb
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#12719662 - 04/17/18 07:09 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
ETXfisher91 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/07/17
Posts: 207
well let me know what you got for sale... I am looking for a cranking rod breakdance

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#12719667 - 04/17/18 07:21 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14614
Loc: Justin, TX.
Never give up. I believe we have heard that before. Ha... You have the passion to get past the problems of the day. Take those problems one at a time for the fix. All things shall pass.
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#12719673 - 04/17/18 07:26 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: 361V]
Fishinfellow Offline
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3201
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Originally Posted By: 361V
Good news: can only get better after that! thumb


I've had more days like that than I'd like to admit. 361V is right! Keep your head up!
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#12719679 - 04/17/18 07:34 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Hog Jaw Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2564
Loc: The Great State of Texas
I feel your pain , I continue to have days like that , but it’s all good when you do have a good day .

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#12719702 - 04/17/18 07:48 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
TwoLakes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 940
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Sorry Fella!!! B.O.A.T. = Break Out Another Thousand. It's oh so true. Makes you want to quit fishing for about 24 hours, then you are ready to hit it again. :-)

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#12719718 - 04/17/18 07:57 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
tx_basser Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 3961
Loc: Sachse
I know the feeling.. expect all of my stuff is house, vehicle, or family related...

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#12719842 - 04/17/18 09:22 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1713
Loc: Denton
My wife and I were talking about our dreams the other day...Mine was a home, cars and boat with Nothing To Fix and no projects with plenty of time to fish and hunt and spend time with my family. I feel your pain brother, something to fix after just about every trip on my old boat. BTW if you want a cheap way to fix that trolling motor cord, Home Depot sells the coated cable by the foot and crimps to go with it. You can make one of those fancy cable pulls people spend $40 on for about $7.
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#12720369 - 04/17/18 02:29 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Lil joe Online   content
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Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 3020
Loc: lake conroe, tx
I’ve been catching fish in a place where I can just fish from the bank so I haven’t even put the boat in the water lately and probably won’t until that spot dies.

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#12720546 - 04/17/18 04:46 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: ETXfisher91]
Kicker16 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/15
Posts: 5181
Loc: Lake Conroe/Willis
Originally Posted By: ETXfisher91
well let me know what you got for sale... I am looking for a cranking rod breakdance
roflmao

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#12720631 - 04/17/18 05:47 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: ETXfisher91]
DNewt Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/20/07
Posts: 144
Loc: Mckinney
Originally Posted By: ETXfisher91
well let me know what you got for sale... I am looking for a cranking rod breakdance
Apparently they don't work so buyer beware

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#12720733 - 04/17/18 07:07 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3278
Loc: texas
Kinda makes you want to go in debt for a new rig doesn't it. realmad
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#12720752 - 04/17/18 07:18 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Scoundrel Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 963
Loc: Bedrock.
I remember a long time ago someone saying - “... if bass fishing was fun everyone would want to do it”. crazy
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#12720853 - 04/17/18 08:23 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
outfishdya Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 15130
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)
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#12720917 - 04/17/18 09:02 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Skeeter443 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 717
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
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 937
Loc: Denton, TX
Ah, boat ownership...

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

Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 1369
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
Relationships
Finances
Sleep
Comfort
there are more.
Hang in There DNewt.
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#12721011 - 04/17/18 10:34 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9729
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Hang in there DNewt. Next time will be better!

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

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

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 !!!
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#12721556 - 04/18/18 11:34 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: Ranger Ed]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9604
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

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

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.

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

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2197
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.

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

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 832
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.

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#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: 1475
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: 361V
Good news: can only get better after that! thumb


+1

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

Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 1308
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 lake...it's hard to set the hook! You will go out and smash on em soon.
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#12791645 - 06/14/18 09:07 AM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
lakeforkfisherman Online   happy
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 9564
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: 2167
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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#12793204 - 06/15/18 12:58 PM Re: Spring 2018 [Re: DNewt]
Txfiremn Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/04/16
Posts: 130
Loc: Waco
I know your pain. I went out friday morning to prefish Fork before the SOT. I had a good friend with me from college and we were going to fish together for the day and just hang out. I pulled up to the spot I was going to start, came off plain, and my motor stalled out. I tried to crank it again but the fly wheel wouldn't turn. I used the trolling motor to cut across the boat lane, I just knew that we would be ran over, to some people who were also prefishing and thankfully they towed me back in. I took it to the Yamaha tent to find out that my lower unit had seized and it was an after market part and they wouldn't/couldn't fix it. SO, I was unable to fish in my own boat for this tourney. I did fish with my BIL in his boat though.

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