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Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:50 pm

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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby gary c. » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:18 am

Sweet fish for sure!! Look at the smile it put on your face.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby austex » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:43 am

WOW Mike, great fish! Retirement is treating you well!
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby rlown » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 am

Hey, Mike. I'm surprised the boat still floats with all the gear on it!

Nice fish!

Did you get that new kicker yet?
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:22 am

rlown wrote:Hey, Mike. I'm surprised the boat still floats with all the gear on it!

Nice fish!

Did you get that new kicker yet?


The weight is becomming an issue! No new kicker, yet, but that will add another 20 lbs to the stern because I'll be getting electric start, power tilt plus extra long shaft. Current long shaft that came with the boat is really too short which is ok for trolling but creates problem if needed for backup motor. Only options to reduce weight is to replace vinyl covered plywood floors with lighter material or to pay big bucks for lithium batteries. Another option is to just go solo rather than the 200+ pounders that usually go fishing with me. Since purchasing the boat I have added close to 200 lbs to the boat with the bow mount, gps controlled electric trolling motor; an additional electric down rigger; and a larger starter battery (that not only starts the big motor but powers the down riggers). By the time I'm done there will be no inheritance for my kids!
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby rlown » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 am

you haven't lived until you've been on SF bay and watching the fiberglass floor flex as you drive the boat. We ripped out the seats as the plywood got old. 59' wizard. And that Submarine came through and we had to pull anchor really fast when the coast guard told us to move. A pretty sub though.

Kids probably have a plan w/o your inheritance. :)
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 am

How many pounds was that monster Mike? It looks thick and meaty!
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:05 pm

25" 7.5 lbs. Getting smoked tomorrow.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:46 pm

Getting smoked tomorrow.
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Re: Lake Billy Chinook Bull Trout.

Postby limpingcrab » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:01 pm

Beautiful fish!

Thanks for sharing to get us all excited for fishing season!
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