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by STMU
March 4th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Jon boat or Gheenoe for flats
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Jon boat or Gheenoe for flats

I moved here with a gheenoe 6 years ago and sold it within a month for a Jon boat. Given the fiberglass, rocks, oysters, and open water runs, I'd stick with a Jon boat.
by STMU
February 15th, 2021, 10:40 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trailer axle replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Trailer axle replacement

Ment to add...SS comes in a ton of different flavors. Most big box stores will have 304, but 316 is a much better alternative if you can find it. 316 has molybdenum, which has much better corrosion resistance. Given this is for a marine trailer, it might be worth shopping around to see if you can fi...
by STMU
February 15th, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trailer axle replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Trailer axle replacement

Most of the old bolts broke or snapped, which was fine, I replaced with SS bolts(use anti-seize or grease to prevent galling). You can 100% do it yourself, and I suspect you probably have all the tools you need already. However, SS is not necessarily your best option. Do you have an aluminum traile...
by STMU
February 4th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TripleTail?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: TripleTail?

With the new limit size of 18", how will this affect the bags around here? I read that they are smaller in this area, so will it be hard to get a legal size? I caught a few dozen last summer from Ochlocknee Bay to Aucilla, and I think only 1 was over 18". I think if you go towards Apalach...
by STMU
February 4th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 1/30 Ochlocknee River and Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: 1/30 Ochlocknee River and Bay

Nope, that isn’t a silver or sand trout. It’s commonly called silver perch, or Bairdiella chrysoura, the scientific name. Pesky little buggers that love a shrimp under cork in winter creeks where larger trout also feed. That's correct, it's Bairdiella chrysoura, or Silver Perch. Both Silver Perch a...
by STMU
November 23rd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook removal from self
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Hook removal from self

Glad it came out well. Been there a few times, not fun. Hope you're up to date on your tetanus shot!
by STMU
November 7th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Engine Fire

Boat fires are a scary thing. I've had it happen to me as well. Had a generator in the boat and the exhaust pointed towards the bottom of the port side gunnel. Ran it for years that way, but I guess I had enough debris/gunk that was dry enough between the deck and bottom of the boat (in between the ...
by STMU
November 2nd, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Taxidermist
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Taxidermist

Salty Gator wrote:Sounds cool, would you mind posting what you have?
I don't know how to post photos. If you send me a PM I can email them to you for posting, just not sure how to do it myself.
by STMU
November 2nd, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Taxidermist
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Taxidermist

Not local but a super quality shop and one that has seen its share of 30-inch-plus trout in Stuart and the Indian River Lagoon: https://newwavetaxidermy.com Michael is a strong proponent of release fishing and his son Buddy is following in his footsteps. Buddy is also an experienced light tackle gu...
by STMU
October 17th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Striper World Record
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: New Striper World Record

Grew up fishing the CBBT and Oregon Inlet for striper. No nuclear plant, just healthy runs of shad and a groceries that would make Costco look like a 7-eleven! My biggest was 50lbs, which is a baby compared to that monster!
by STMU
October 13th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: 10/7
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: 10/7

Question for STMU or anyone else, what knot are you using to attach the 40lb shock tippet to 15 lb test? For spinning gear I use braid to 40lb fluoro tied with an FG knot. For fly, I am super lazy and by no means an expert. I usually only bring one fly rod, and it stays rigged for reds with a 20lb ...
by STMU
October 11th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: 10/7
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: 10/7

Nothing wrong with spanish! For sure. Need to get some wire though, ran out awhile ago. Lose too much time replacing bite offs and frayed leader from the lady's. They are delicious as sushi or ceviche. I find my hook up rates go down with wire. They seem to bit a more lure shy. I use 40lb flouro an...
by STMU
October 8th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yamaha 90hp two stroke repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Re: Yamaha 90hp two stroke repair

Agree with Redbeard on Porter's, and definitely won't break the bank. Mikes Marine is another option, and I would recommend getting a second opinion from anyone other than Sunshine. Already being through the first week of October, December isn't to far off if your itching for a new one, and any repa...
by STMU
September 21st, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Seaark with gator tail vs jet drive
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Seaark with gator tail vs jet drive

STMU - I don't have a good answer for the lack of steering control on the jet foot boats. Both of my hulls were hard to control during loading / unloading. They also slide sideways through turns in creeks and rivers, so you are a bit broad-side to the direction of travel when turning on plane. I wo...
by STMU
September 19th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Seaark with gator tail vs jet drive
Replies: 15
Views: 2212

Re: Seaark with gator tail vs jet drive

So this thread has me curious as to how jets perform here. I used to run a 250 johnson jet when I lived in Idaho. Would glide right over rapids on plane and loved it. Caught a ton salmon in places only rafters could go...but as soon as i put that boat in water without flow it was like driving a bar ...