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by Steve Stinson
Yesterday, 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tips on navigating Talquin safely?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Tips on navigating Talquin safely?

My son fishes Talquin all the time and he has found that the Navionics phone ap is a big help. You need to stay in the river and creek channels if you aren't familiar with the lake. The ap will show you where these are if they are not marked on your GPS. If you have Google Earth on your computer you...
by Steve Stinson
August 13th, 2022, 2:09 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Boat Flooring Question -
Replies: 16
Views: 985

Re: Boat Flooring Question -

I appreciate all the replies. Another forum member texted my about Hydro Turf. Sounds like that may be the way to go. I contacted Sea Ark and they won't sell a roll of the grey vinyl without going through one of their dealers. BBB - Which flooring is in the bass boat in your pics? Thanks - Steve Sti...
by Steve Stinson
August 10th, 2022, 11:07 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Boat Flooring Question -
Replies: 16
Views: 985

Boat Flooring Question -

Does anybody on here have experience with Sea Deck or a similar flooring? My 2013 Sea Ark 2072 floor is beginning to show some wear so I am looking for options. The original grey vinyl that Sea Ark uses is one option. Another would be Sea Deck or similar product. I am not really interested in spray ...
by Steve Stinson
August 1st, 2022, 12:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Keaton this past weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Keaton this past weekend?

You have to figure that the shark story that made all the news channels had some impact also. I know my neighbors who own a place at Econfina had no interest in scalloping this year and my brother who normally goes with me every year wanted to fish instead. I fished from Dog Island to beyond the FSU...
by Steve Stinson
July 20th, 2022, 9:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Academy Sporting Goods still selling H2o Lures?
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Is Academy Sporting Goods still selling H2o Lures?

Is Academy still selling H2o lures? I went there today and did not see hardly any at all on the rack. They were the Academy brand that was cheap knock-offs, but some of them actually worked. I don't know if they quit selling them or they are having shipping problems but there were none of the saltwa...
by Steve Stinson
July 18th, 2022, 9:44 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Big day
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Big day

Awesome Day. We had a good day last Friday out of Econfina. The odd thing was we found reds every place we stopped. Up in the creeks - redfish. Out on the flats with stops in 3', 6' and even 8' of water - redfish one after another. We caught small trout, but only two keepers. The floating grass mats...
by Steve Stinson
June 15th, 2022, 12:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trout fishing in Carrabelle FL
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Trout fishing in Carrabelle FL

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Thanks - Steve Stinson
by Steve Stinson
June 14th, 2022, 1:43 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area

I have used both. I still use a jon for winter around Aucilla. I really like the FG ride compared to the bounce and beating from running a CC aluminum. I have a shallow enough draft in the Action Craft, its a cool surface in the hot sun. Yes there is a little more maintenance. Once a year I polish ...
by Steve Stinson
June 14th, 2022, 1:41 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area

My Sea Ark is a 2172 (21 foot long x 72 inches wide at the floor). Lots of room, plenty stable and runs shallow, but it will beat you in a chop. If you're seriously considering buying one, we can go fish for a day and I will let you run it around.

- Steve Stinson, PSM
by Steve Stinson
June 9th, 2022, 7:12 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area

I have been holding off commenting on this thread, but I will chime in here to bring up one point I haven't seen. That is the tannin stained water we have to the east and south of St Marks. When I first moved up here in 1994, I bought a brand new Sea Pro Bay that was a great all around boat. However...
by Steve Stinson
May 23rd, 2022, 2:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing the wind
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Fishing the wind

Well, true to form I fished the high winds again Saturday morning out of Econfina. We caught a good bag of trout, flounder, reds and seabass before the lightning showed up on two sides of us. At about 1:45 pm, we cranked up and made a run for cover. Got the boat on the trailer just as it was beginni...
by Steve Stinson
May 20th, 2022, 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing the wind
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Fishing the wind

It seems to be high winds every weekend these days. The best thing I ever did for wind was investing in a Power Pole. You can move along a bar or other structure, pole down, fish, then repeat. I have had mine for many years and seem to remember paying $1,400.00 for it at a CCA Banquet. I have no ide...
by Steve Stinson
May 20th, 2022, 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing the wind
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: Fishing the wind

With that small of a boat there are two ramps you can use at Hickory Mound, one at Aucilla and one at Econfina. At Aucilla you can go halfway down river then cut through West Pass into Sulphur Bayou. There is a lot of creeks and sheltered water to explore back there. At Econfina you can get between ...
by Steve Stinson
May 16th, 2022, 10:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Yamaha 13x19 stainless prop needed.
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Yamaha 13x19 stainless prop needed.

My poor old Yamaha stainless prop I have been running for the past 7 years is worn to a nub. If anybody has one they are willing to part with let me know. Also, If you have dealt with a prop dealer in the past with good results I am open to that route. I need a prop to fit a 2013 F-90 13 inch diamet...
by Steve Stinson
May 13th, 2022, 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Price of Gulp 3" Shrimp where you shop?
Replies: 12
Views: 1243

Re: Price of Gulp 3" Shrimp where you shop?

i had to go downtown (Monticello) to the Clerk of Courts office yesterday to pull some copies of old plats. While there, I walked across the street to Trophy Creek Outfitters and spoke with J.T. Searles the owner. He confirmed that Gulp has gone way up on what they are charging the retailers for the...