FIRST TIME OUT IN NEW BOAT

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  1. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Well, I finally made it out on the water in my new boat!! First stop: Paint Creek lake. The primary purpose of this trip was for the wife and I to get used to the boat prior to this weekends fishing trip to the Ohio River. I must say that the BOAT IS EXCELLENT!! For all those who did not know, my wife recently bought me a 17' Starcraft Superfisherman boat while I was deployed to Iraq. I was amazed that EVERYTHING actually works on the boat. This is a first for me!!! Comes equiped with front/rear electric anchors, front/rear fish finders, 3 livewells, and drift master rod holders. I have very little work to do, to get this thing ready for fishing!

    Now back to the fishing trip. Put my faith in the Skipjack that was in the freezer, but it is going bad and was very hard to keep on the hook. I caught a few fresh shad in my net and was finally able to catch 1, 2 pound channel cat while drifting in just 5 feet of water!!! I spent the entire morning drifting the old creek channel trying to fish depth and structure and couldn't get a bite. So.................we moved to an area that provided some relief from the sun and finally got 2 good runs prior to catching my 1 fish.

    All things considered not a bad day on the water. I identified everything I need to do to get ready for the big event and we are now ready to hit the river!!
     
  2. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Good to hear everything works!
    Glad you were also able to at least catch a good ol USA cat.
     

  3. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Congrats brother!!!
     
  4. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Good to hear.
    I have a question?
    After hearing what your wife got you.............................
    Think she'd want to adolpt an "older"son?
    LOL
    Good luck in the future for ya.
     
  5. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Shane,
    Glad you made it home for some much needed R&R hope all is well on the home front enjoy this trip to it's fullest and hope you do well on the river and glad you cought a fish and hope your wife did

    God bless you and yours
     
  6. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    YAY!!!! so glad to hear that you got to get out in the boat! Hope you are having a great time at home, (like it would be possible that you WOULDN'T) Catch some fish and have a good meal of it would ya!:big_smile:
     
  7. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    Sounds like your first trip was a good'un. Congrats on the boat.
     
  8. river_runner_85

    river_runner_85 New Member

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    Sounds like you had fun getting out there on the water. Congrats on catch. Now go to the river and tear them up.
     
  9. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Good to cya Bro. Glad ya made it home safe and the initial trip with your new ride was good. Sounds like your havin a good time and i hope the rest of your time home is even better.
     
  10. Big Sam

    Big Sam Well-Known Member

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    Glad ya got the boat!!!!:tounge_out: enjoy............thanks for all you do for us here too!!!!:big_smile: Catch a monster on saturday!!:tounge_out:
     
  11. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Congratulations on getting the new boat :cool2:. Thanks for your service to this country.
     
  12. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Congrats on the new boat. Have Fun!!
     
  13. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    That's great Shane, sounds like you had a good day...wish you many more like it....:big_smile:
     
  14. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Congradulations Shane. Glad everything works and that you had an enjoyable first outing.
     
  15. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Hey Shane, great to hear the new boat performed well and you got the first fish onboard also! :cool2:
     
  16. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    Great Shane enjoy your time off. thankx for what you do.
    smokey
     
  17. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Congrats on the new boat.
    Thank you for serving our country and coming home to use the new boat:smile2: Good to know you're home:big_smile:
     
  18. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Have you initiated that boat with a well-placed scrape yet? :eek:oooh: I hate it when that happens!

    Congratulations on a great day on the water!
     
  19. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Shane congrats on a successful maiden voyage. You will love that rig more every trip.
     
  20. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Congratulations :)