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Date posted May 18, 2012 8:45 AM
Posted by Koz54
Report location New York > North Shore > Smithtown Bay
Fishing method Boat
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Had some chores to do then I wanted to take the boat out, play with the new FF and then pick up my bride for a sunset cruise. The plan was set.



My bride was supposed to call me as she left work at 5:00, then again once she got home about 5:30'ish.



I shuffled all the gear that I could shuffle on board and it was 5:15 and no call yet! Then I heard mumbling down the dock. It was none other than the man himself kidcochiese. He appeared to be in the same predicament I was in. Ready, willing, and able to go fishing but he too was lacking one important thing, his bride.



I waited impatiently for another few minutes when kidcochiese suggested that I call her. A brilliant idea if I do say so myself. I dialed her work number, and she picked up. (not good) She assured me that she was leaving soon so I told her to call me as she was leaving the house, I'm going fishing. Headed out about 5:30 leaving the kid still waiting at the dock.



Since I didn't really have much time I figured that I would do a quick drift by the cans. About 15 minutes in I got a hit. He came back and hit again and I set the hook that time.



As I was reeling I thought 'short' since he really came up easy, no head shake or anything. Once I saw him I grabbed the net and scooped him up. 19.937" long and into the cooler he went.



Just then my phone rang and it was my bride telling me she was leaving. I ran back in, passing kidcochiese set up on the hook with one striped suit already aboard.



Picked up my bride and went out for a ride. Calm, REAL calm out there. Big change from earlier in the day. I took a rip to a few spots to transfer way-points from my old hand held GPS to my new Humminbird unit. Apparently my old marks were fairly accurate, but now I can see what I have been fishing on! I am very impressed so far with this unit, now it is time to really get in depth with it.



Bunker pods were all over, saw two on the first quick ride and many more on the sunset portion of the cruise. I (purposely)did not bring any snagging / bass fishing setups since I wanted to concentrate on the FF and my bride.



Since no one else was around I slowly drove over some pods to 'see' what they looked like. Again, I was impressed with the FF.



Nothing was on the bunker and the image clearly shows that. I got a glimpse of one pod getting something chasing them, but I didn't take a screen shot.



It was a beautiful sunset and we headed in shortly after that. We passed kidcochiese still set on the hook, but now he had two striped suits aboard. Good for him, great way to baptize the boat!



Plans are to go out solo this evening, but this time I'm bringing my snag and a bass set up.






sunset


Sunk


another


bunker


split screen bunker

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loiaconj


Joined: 02/24/2009
Posts: 4
 05/18/2012 09:45 AM  

Nice screen shots, I just got the Simrad structure scan and am learning to use it. How did you get the picture so clear? What type of transducer?

Thanks
 
smedfish

Joined: 12/15/2005
Posts: 612
 05/18/2012 10:09 AM  

Nice sunset shot ang that gps ff looks amazing .Ihave to go look now at these new machines mine is 6 years old .Steve
 
Koz54


Joined: 05/28/2003
Posts: 6881
Location: Saint James
 05/18/2012 10:22 AM  

loiaconj wrote:

Nice screen shots, I just got the Simrad structure scan and am learning to use it. How did you get the picture so clear? What type of transducer?

Thanks



I was just playing with the contrast and sensitivity settings. The transducer is the transom mounted one that came with the unit. (898c SI)



~Piker MacGyver, Noreast Piker ~ Never left
 
pdspeh69


Joined: 05/18/2002
Posts: 2205
Location: Lake Ronkonkoma
 05/18/2012 10:22 AM  

Nice!

that's awsome - thanks for sharing.
and you know How I love to the 1/16" measuring...

pd


pd
 
AllyKat


Joined: 06/16/2006
Posts: 2927
Location: E. Northport
 05/18/2012 10:26 AM  

WHOA...Koz, those shots are sweet.

I thought I was happy with my FF....

I'd be happier if I was able to use itRoll

.937...you kill me...wheres the extra .0005?




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Koz54


Joined: 05/28/2003
Posts: 6881
Location: Saint James
 05/18/2012 10:57 AM  

AllyKat wrote:



.937...you kill me...wheres the extra .0005?




I forgot my 19"-20", micrometer. Best measurement I can do with the caliper on hand. I don't want to exaggerate Toungue



~Piker MacGyver, Noreast Piker ~ Never left
 
irakfish


Joined: 04/11/2006
Posts: 414
Location: Staten Island New York
 05/18/2012 11:45 AM  

Koz,
great pix, and good luck with the FF.
But that is way to much math for a Fluke Toungue
Tightlines and a safe season.
IraKfish
 
AllyKat


Joined: 06/16/2006
Posts: 2927
Location: E. Northport
 05/18/2012 01:09 PM  

Koz54 wrote:

AllyKat wrote:



.937...you kill me...wheres the extra .0005?




I forgot my 19"-20", micrometer. Best measurement I can do with the caliper on hand. I don't want to exaggerate Toungue



You dont have a height gage with a a dial indicator on board, on top of some granite...so you can fillet on the rock afterwards????

Your a nut.Toungue


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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 05/18/2012 01:21 PM  

KOZ ITS A THING OF BEAUTY,, YOU STAY WELL,, ><Wink)))):> ~~~~ ><Wink))):>


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
Capjgt58


Joined: 05/06/2003
Posts: 6754
Location: Kings Park
 05/18/2012 01:31 PM  

ShadesKoz nice work Buddy you saved the night.. The new machine looks like it is working out great for you, good luck Bud, hope you hit it big with it.ShadesShadesShades
 
JimmyJig


Joined: 02/11/2011
Posts: 178
Location: Centereach
 05/18/2012 02:40 PM  

Hey Koz.....Great snap shots..upup


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SinkerBouncer


Joined: 04/30/2002
Posts: 5517
Location: Mamaroneck Harbor
 05/18/2012 02:43 PM  

Very nice report Mike. Was a beautiful night to be on the water.

And....

Your FF is awesome!!! I cant believe those images. surprisesurprise

I want one of those. ToungueToungue


It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

John
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Koz54


Joined: 05/28/2003
Posts: 6881
Location: Saint James
 05/18/2012 03:45 PM  

JimmyJig wrote:

Hey Koz.....Great snap shots..upup


Thanks a lot for the tips, they helped reduce the learning curve a lot up up



~Piker MacGyver, Noreast Piker ~ Never left
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 05/18/2012 06:49 PM  

Nice Mike thanks up
 
TRUCKIE888


Joined: 10/18/2006
Posts: 52
Location: SMITHTOWN BAY
 05/19/2012 08:19 AM  

nice job

upmike nice screen was that a trap on bottom so clear .i just got garmin 740s and still learning it . your unit looks great lots a comp this year in club tourney you guys are lucky i cant fish. but still enjoy seeing all you guys coming in with nice fish.ToungueToungue


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