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Old May 13th 04, 08:31 PM
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With my buddy Rich (better known as "Gimp") I took the "PocoLoco" out for her
first fishing trip after my trip to Holland. We left the dock about 7:15, headed
for buoy #83 east of Deale. Upon hitting 30' of water we put the lines out, two
umbrella rigs and two tandem parachute rigs. Within 30 minutes one of the reels
began screaming and we pulled in a 35" rockfish on a chartreuse parachute.
(That's similar to a bucktail, with a plastic 9" sassy shad attached.) The fish
put up a decent fight, although rockfish are not known for their fights.

We continued trolling for about four more hours, but didn't even have a bite. At
$2.20 per gallon for gas, a total of five hours trolling at a four gallon per
hour fuel consumption rate, that fish cost about $44. Not bad for a nice
rockfish, only a little over $1 per inch!

The weather was spectacular, light breeze, waves about one foot. It was a
gorgeous day!

John H

On the 'Poco Loco' out of Deale, MD
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!

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Old May 13th 04, 08:34 PM
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John H wrote:
.... At
$2.20 per gallon for gas, a total of five hours trolling at a four gallon per
hour fuel consumption rate, that fish cost about $44.


Perhaps you should consider getting a sailboat.

DSK

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Old May 13th 04, 08:34 PM
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John H wrote:

With my buddy Rich (better known as "Gimp") I took the "PocoLoco" out for her
first fishing trip after my trip to Holland. We left the dock about 7:15, headed
for buoy #83 east of Deale. Upon hitting 30' of water we put the lines out, two
umbrella rigs and two tandem parachute rigs. Within 30 minutes one of the reels
began screaming and we pulled in a 35" rockfish on a chartreuse parachute.
(That's similar to a bucktail, with a plastic 9" sassy shad attached.) The fish
put up a decent fight, although rockfish are not known for their fights.

We continued trolling for about four more hours, but didn't even have a bite. At
$2.20 per gallon for gas, a total of five hours trolling at a four gallon per
hour fuel consumption rate, that fish cost about $44. Not bad for a nice
rockfish, only a little over $1 per inch!

The weather was spectacular, light breeze, waves about one foot. It was a
gorgeous day!

John H

On the 'Poco Loco' out of Deale, MD
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!



Did you circle 83 and scan the bottom with your fishfinder? Very, very
interesting. There is something BIG down there...

83A is an interesting place to fish, too. Bottom structure...natural.
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DSK wrote:

John H wrote:

.... At
$2.20 per gallon for gas, a total of five hours trolling at a four
gallon per
hour fuel consumption rate, that fish cost about $44.



Perhaps you should consider getting a sailboat.

DSK


He's trolling too fast.
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Old May 13th 04, 09:04 PM
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On Thu, 13 May 2004 15:34:36 -0400, DSK wrote:

John H wrote:
.... At
$2.20 per gallon for gas, a total of five hours trolling at a four gallon per
hour fuel consumption rate, that fish cost about $44.


Perhaps you should consider getting a sailboat.

DSK


I see a lot of sailboats in the bay, but never see anyone fishing from them. Why
not? Is it because they require a lot more attention than a power boat? I'm not
trying to put down sailboaters, I just wonder why more of them don't try to fish
from their boats.

John H

On the 'Poco Loco' out of Deale, MD
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!


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Old May 13th 04, 10:41 PM
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John H wrote:
I see a lot of sailboats in the bay, but never see anyone fishing from them. Why
not?


Maybe you're not looking close enough? It's true that a fairly low
percentage of sailors are interested in fishing, as opposed to 100% of
center console or walk-around boaters. But I know a lot of guys who like
to drown worms from their boats. Among long distance cruisers, it's
almost mandatory.

... Is it because they require a lot more attention than a power boat?


A little. But not a lot. It's like walking & chewing gum. And you could
easily anchor, or use an autopilot.

... I'm not
trying to put down sailboaters, I just wonder why more of them don't try to fish
from their boats.


OK. I'm not trying to put down fishermen, either. I was idly speculating
if the increase in gas prices is going to increase interest in sailing.
It's actually not the cheap & efficient means of propulsion it's often
made out to be, so probably not.

Fresh Breezes- Doug King

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On Thu, 13 May 2004 16:04:01 -0400, John H
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I see a lot of sailboats in the bay, but never see anyone fishing from them.


I occasionally see people fishing from their sailboats, but I've never
seen anyone sailing in their fishing boat.

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Old May 14th 04, 12:31 AM
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On Thu, 13 May 2004 22:48:44 GMT, bb wrote:

On Thu, 13 May 2004 16:04:01 -0400, John H
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I see a lot of sailboats in the bay, but never see anyone fishing from them.


I occasionally see people fishing from their sailboats, but I've never
seen anyone sailing in their fishing boat.

bb


Does holding up a bikini top (or bottom) count?

John H

On the 'Poco Loco' out of Deale, MD
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!
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Old May 14th 04, 12:44 AM
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On Thu, 13 May 2004 17:41:59 -0400, DSK wrote:

John H wrote:
I see a lot of sailboats in the bay, but never see anyone fishing from them. Why
not?


Maybe you're not looking close enough? It's true that a fairly low
percentage of sailors are interested in fishing, as opposed to 100% of
center console or walk-around boaters. But I know a lot of guys who like
to drown worms from their boats. Among long distance cruisers, it's
almost mandatory.

... Is it because they require a lot more attention than a power boat?


A little. But not a lot. It's like walking & chewing gum. And you could
easily anchor, or use an autopilot.

... I'm not
trying to put down sailboaters, I just wonder why more of them don't try to fish
from their boats.


OK. I'm not trying to put down fishermen, either. I was idly speculating
if the increase in gas prices is going to increase interest in sailing.
It's actually not the cheap & efficient means of propulsion it's often
made out to be, so probably not.

Fresh Breezes- Doug King


The increase hurts a little, but it amounts to only a couple dollars for a trip.
In other words, the marginal cost doesn't play into the decision much. Also, I
always have a friend or two to go along and share the cost. Split two or three
ways, the cost isn't too bad.

I've never thought seriously about buying a sail boat, but I have thought about
buying a bigger power boat, so I'll have more room for fishing!

John H

On the 'Poco Loco' out of Deale, MD
on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay!
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Old May 14th 04, 12:58 AM
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John H wrote:
The increase hurts a little, but it amounts to only a couple dollars for a trip.


Agreed. We see the effect of higher prices more in driving to the boat
than in use of the boat. Fuel is a very small cost of ownership; unless
you have a real gas-guzzler of a fast boat and use it at high speed a lot.

In other words, the marginal cost doesn't play into the decision much. Also, I
always have a friend or two to go along and share the cost. Split two or three
ways, the cost isn't too bad.


Sure. And most people, when they get 'bit' for big fuel bill, will try
to use the boat in a more fuel efficient manner (ie go slower, don't go
as far) rather than switch to a different type of boat.


I've never thought seriously about buying a sail boat, but I have thought about
buying a bigger power boat, so I'll have more room for fishing!


And it would be less weather sensitive, too.

Fair Skies
Doug King



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