Enjoying the start of winter now December 2018, water has cleared with the dropping temperatures which are in the low 60’s F on the channels and as low as the mid 50’s F on the flats on cold mornings. Cold water fish like Sheepshead and Bluefish are starting to come to the boat, our year round fish still biting too, Seatrout are schooling in the holes and channels, catching them on shrimp and deep running artificial lures, Redfish are getting into winter schools, on the flats they come during the day for sunshine to warm them, more on the edges and drop offs on cloudy days, Snook still bite too in chilly water, the smaller ones also school up on drop offs in winter, Black Drum are widespread through the backcountry in holes and deeper channels edges. Was a great late fall season before the chill arrived recently, sending many sub tropical species south for the winter, we had lots of schooling Jack Crevalle with surface attack action, always have the chance of surprise big fish hookups in the backcountry, first time client Chris from Orlando had one of these encounters with me in the back waters and an epic battle and CPR, catch, photo, release on a 42” Redfish, estimated 25 plus lbs in weight……………….
Had the pleasure of multiple trips recently with Joe from Seattle and many of his family and friends who were here also during their Florida stay, on their trips we caught lots of all the usual variety of fish, on one of the trips, young Kaylee was along and had the good luck on many fish, one of the favorites being a fun size Shovelnose Hammerhead Shark which came aboard for a quick photo before release……………
……….Kaylee also with one of the Trout from this trip……………….
Lots of my charters happen when locals have family visit from out of town, such the case which brought Fred from Ormond Beach and his crew catching a “slam” with Trout, Redfish and Snook along with others of the mixed bag of species……………..
Longtime regular Bonnie and her husband from Iowa were out again this fall on a fun trip with lots of fish including a few good Black Drum………………..
Winter is Sheepshead time, in cold water we catch them every trip out, usually good numbers of smaller ones, but there are always a few bigger ones lurking in the back waters, Brian with a good one…………….
Jack Crevalle are mostly southbound to escape the winter’s cold water, we had many great fall battles with them before they left, lots of sight fishing surface striking schools of 5 lb’ers, white water attacking baitfish, cast into the action for instant and multiple hookups, Phil from Colorado had fun with this one………………
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Go on www.f150online.com, Lots of guys there to help out. Next what year is your 4.6L? I have had a 97 and an 06 F150's with the 5.4L and at one time they used the same Coil On Plug set up as the 4.6L and I bought replacements on ebay that had a life time warranty full set of 8 for less than $100 only had one go bad and they sent a replacement. Lots of things to consider as the modular engines were temperamental. First off stay with the Motorcraft Plug when you do replace plugs and or COP's make sure you coat the inside of the boots with dielectric grease. Secondly follow the replacement proceedure to a T Believe me. You are going to here all kinds of [censored] from some people about how terrible these models were, well just consider the source. I put 200K plus on my 97 and 170K on the 06 and never launced a plug on the 97 and only had two plugs break on the 06 from first tune up and other that the one bad coil no other problems as long as you know "how" to work on them.
I have a Z175 today, my first boat. I'm considering upgrading to a larger boat to handle rough water. I fish on Lewisville, Texoma, Ray Roberts, etc... lake with large bodies of water than can get rough quick.
I always hear bigger is better for rough water but would like some opinions as I've not taken a ride in either of these. I fish tight area's with lots of stumps, boat docks, creeks, marina's, etc... and manuverability becomes a concern.
Z175 = 17' 6" Z519 = 19' 9" Z520 = 20" 9"
For you Skeeter owners who will comment "Get a Skeeter" Z20 or Z21. I've considered.
I ran a 195vs for 8 years, but upgraded to a 520 this past spring. Man I really missed my 195 until I had the 520 on the water for about 10 minutes. I like the everything about the 520 better!
I've heard they are now requiring people to prove legal residence with birth certificate to renew your license. My brother got a letter from the DMV requesting he renew in person.
All part of the Federal Real ID act.
"Secure driver's licenses and identification documents are a vital component of our national security framework. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, no sooner than 2016, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft."
On Christmas Day a SAVIOR was born and his name is Jesus Christ! God's gift to all of us! Trust the Lord Jesus Christ with all of your heart. God's word says." Repent and call upon the name of the Lord and thou shall be saved!" I am just a sinner saved by grace. The GREATEST gift ever! Jesus Christ!
I can't either ,,,,, I originally sold Jim this truck for his granddaughter. The pictures he posted are in my driveway in Athens. He drove all the way over from fort worth to get this truck. It was owned by my late father-in-law who just drove it around Athens Texas. Never left the city. The miles are original miles and it is in as fine a shape as you are going to find. The tires are brand new, I had them put on shortly before selling the truck to Jim. Everything works as should and it is a great gas saver. This truck is an absolutely great deal.
I have an XR that I really love. Insane battery life. I’m a phone addict, I haven’t charged my phone since yesterday morning and I’m still st 40%. And the XR is the “budget” X.
Wife just got the XR.....I will be upgrading soon to the XS+. I like big!