Since my regular saltwater boat wasn't done we had to take the backup boat out this weekend. We got out around midnight (Chris Oliver
had 42 Striper landed by then as he was already out there) and it was dead calm for 20 minutes and LOADED with giant bass. We hit em good then just like that the weather went to shit....felt like we were in a washing machine with 5-6 ft seas with up to 12 ft rogue waves.......but...as the dedicated fisherman we are we stayed and fished...and killed em. Then...as boats go something always breaks....dam trim switch on the motor shorted and the motor kept trimming itself up.....it broke the transom water dam so we had no choice but to head in to fix it. Thanks to Justin Cockx for sitting at the back of the boat on the way in enduring the waves coming over the roof and side to signal me when the motor started to trim up so I could override it from the helm and keep it trimmed down. Probably the roughest ride in ever but the Grady prevailed. We fixed the problem but couldn't head back out as my buddies ride couldn't make it to pick him up so I had to drive him home. I have to say I fish with some diehards....Justin Cockx
for showing up on 5 minutes notice and Joseph Apanowitch
for bailing on the end of a wedding to meet us at 10:30 at the launch........he keeps all his fishing stuff in his car.....what a genius. Paul Dillon
was also absolutely on fire and John Bratz Jr.
is a machine.........ready to fish anytime, anywhere in any seas. We now know who the diehards are...we were the last boat left standing. Thankfully Chris Oliver made it in safely after getting broadsided by a rogue wave at the N rips. The last few pics are from our Canyon Trip.