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» 28 April 2011 blogs.noreast.com/pdspeh69

~ 1ST BASS 2011 ~ 4-28-11


1st Bass 2011 ~~~~~4-28-11
had a shorter work day since to had to take a special detour CT scan day.....while waiting...Spoke with Kitty Pilgrim for much of the day and I dint even know who she was ..but she was really, really nice.
After everything was completed..I was able to early - 3pm --and Lightning just began to strike -- great.....not a banner day because of nasty winds, rain n T-storms...went home and checked the weather and saw happy to see a Window open from 5?-7ish?..even if it closes I rarely get out early -- so raced to the shore no matter what...I was going to bring the yak --but just wanted to get there asap..

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wind 15-25 SW
air 63
water - 2 degrees warmer @ 49-50
high @ 9:30
FOG
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on the water by 5:30..
FOG covered the area..and the wind stiff.. but no rain and no thunder made it - not so bad..waded in to some very cool water but better temps... spotted a Striper head and a bunker tail washed up...good signs..

casted and casted and casted -- nice to use a yet another new ..never used before ..rod --( always good luck for me in spring)
possibly bend it ???

had many weeds and a Nice thick Stick hit...as a false alarm..which bent it alright...

just kept @ it .. I just felt the fish were there...just where...then I had a hit...I hit it though a bunker in the tail as he full breached..a good sign X2,,,, NOW I was focused..that Very first slight twitch of the rod really gets you going in Spring..

another hour passed ..nada..
was almost going to leave..( so I started thinking about winter)..~no way~ I was stickin it out ...

SO glad I did...Fish on about 30min later..a tiny 12" schoolie! - Yeah 1st fish of 2011! broke the ice..
2 casts beyond that.. another..20" fish .. nice..
then a 3rd Miro--9" fish..still counts..

left with a Huge Smile as the wind picked up..
Work n Play were in step today,,.,both special - both great. Awesome way to kick it off even in the crap weather,,


total:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
3 Schoolies ( miro 12", miro 9", 20")
1 Stick
10 lbs of junkweed
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- Ospreys circled..egrets as well.
- AD Left LI today for ME for good- I will miss my LI fishin buddy - Good luck Bro - you deserve a better life in the calm of ME - stay warm..call me for when u get into Salmon fishn..

pd


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» 25 April 2011

Spring Recon 2 -- HEAVY FOG -- Still Quiet ----- 4-24-11


Spring Recon 2 -- HEAVY FOG -- Still Quiet ----- 4-24-11

Finished my book for the show early -- so I put everything together night before for an early AM recon and 2nd Prop/PTT test...
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sunrise 601am
wind 0-5mph SW
High @530am
water - cool 45-48 ( 6 degrees colder than 4-24-10)
air - 55-73...
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up @ 520 am to Heavy FOG..knew it would be worse @ the water ..much worse..
to shore @ 5:40-- WHITE out~~~ Slowly got the boat ready to launch into the soup..
My bow light switch broke - pulled out the back up..
shoved off @ 6:30 ~ left the dock only to return....20' away and an felt lost --went right back..

Waited it out til the sun came over the trees.. and burnt it away enough to launch and then some...7:30..
missed the tide I wanted ...but still enough water to go for a few prop tests.. PTT fixed -- good.
2nd prop - Rpm right @ the top of the range with 100 to spare..

did some more recon for the next 2hrs..

NADA

headed back in @ 9:30. and fixed the trailer roller ( still need to do 2 more..)
~ a new cordless sawzall came in handy

hopefully with the higher air temps this week the water will warm up a bit.

pd

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» 22 April 2011

Quick 5min Lake Cast test -------4-22-11

It's been a very cold spring thus far - winter just doesnt want to let go

41 this am and 32 in the pine barrens....brrr..

bought a cheap Quantum Torsion 7' spin rod from wallyworld for only $21... 2pc ....seems to have a good backbone for a cheapie...so
I drove by the lake after work @ 7pm and gave it a few casts..
feels pretty good..need to put a better reel on it..

something broke the surface near me...1st sign of a fish in NY 2011..


P/u boat in the Am....we will see if they got the Prop right and if the PTT is fixed...looks like I might have a hard time getting it wet as the Rain n wind n cold are forcast for the entire weekend


pd




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» 12 April 2011

MD DE ~ 3 day 3 river Trout Trip ~ ....................4-8/9/10-11

Yeah!
waited all winter for this trip- was hoping to take the boat but.

















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Spring Cherry blooms today -- 150th Anniv of Civil War + Yuri ~ 4-12-2011

April 12 1861 -- Fort Sumter

Yuri Gagarin ~ Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

The Cherry trees Bloomed today / yesterday with a warm 70 degree day on Monday the 11th

my favorite time of year... Bass opens friday..

Crappies should be good as soon as the 1st flowers show..according to Bill

might hit either the salt or the sweetwater this weekend..
but I have to make a pc for the Staff art show in less than 3 weeks,,,,,
+ buy a new printer to do it.
+ work every nite on it!~
+ get the boat squared away - back to the dealer..
+ P/U and sell the old motor
+ the old yak
+ a few reels and etc...to pay for new motor.
++ Bill leaves for Maine on May 2-3 to start his new job + move

too busy this month.

pd



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» 11 April 2011

Bow light switch - break 4-11-2011

Got home Early from the MD 3 day trout trip =

64 and cloudy -- nice enough..

so I decided to pull the sitch out of the MS for replacement

it's a Carling marine switch - but not sure of the Amps or specs..

easy to replace just need the right one.. emailed MS
+ a Hull truth post as well..
have a few leads on ebay -- just need the info to get one..

soon..
orderd a clamp on bow light as a back up --

pd

follow up ---- 4-13-11

Ms got back to me:

Carling Technologies AA1-B0-3445-5D1-C
5 Amp

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» 03 April 2011

Spring Commission - New 2010 DF90A --- 4-2-2011

After a seriously terrible winter - lots snow n bitter cold ( it snowed Fri in NJ) I was excited to here my New DF90A was ready for P/U! -- still sad about my motor blowin up in Sept-- took me all winter to find that right motor... picked it up @ 11am...and to the water by noon..after reading all the break in materials.. launched into a nice but brisk day..

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Wind 15-20 WNW...
air 53-54
water 41 @ Ramp , 38 in Sound.
11:30am high
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couldn't wait to see how she'd do and how well they dredged the channel since last year..

@high tide --the low spot from last year was near 12ft..

headed out into the nasty sound -- 2-4ft waves,,,
not ideal...took a ride are -- past cranes lookin for smooth water to open her up for few seconds..

had to go inside PJ Harbour...ride there was quicker than expected....went inside did a quick test run and headed back to SB... water is very cold..

Had Plane keep me company for the return as he circled overhead...all the slips are bare yet..no activity...thought I'd see one Flounder fisherman..but
nada..

back into the channel @ 2:30 - mid tide and the low spot was now 8ft..( last year it was 2ft..
I just hope the dredge hasnt soured the ecosytem..we'll
see...

done by 3pm..

- RPMs were too low @ full trottle -- 5200-5300 and it struggled to get there...36.8mph - prop is incorrect -- need a 13 3/4" x 17"
- PTT was adjusted properly...reads all the way below down when in correct trim..and the gauge has mad condensation inside it from be rained on @ the Dealer,,,no cover..

so back it goes,,,,next trip should 5x5,,

- also ixed the bunks on the trailer -- restapled the carpet..almost ready to fall of one side,,,
- the Bow light switch broke under the console..the pos wire broke away from the switch..entire thing needs replacement..
- trailer rollers shot-- just orded some on Ebay.. none roll..bracket needs replacement as well..nearly rusted through the U bolts..good thing I got a sawzall this winter...19.2 craftsman...


Pd
















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