View Full Version : PC 7/2 Inaugural trip on new boat!

07-04-2011, 05:15 PM
Well we decided to take the new 23 bay Ranger out for some tarpon action along the beach today. Took a right turn out of the inlet at 0800 and quickly found acres of pogies! I have never seen so many pogies in my life! Cast netted about 200 baits in two casts and tried out the new livewell in the leaning post. Pretty impressed with it, we never needed to use the other two livewells all day. Started working the pogy schools off of Patricks first and followed a few North. Only saw two tarpon roll the entire 3 hours. Had a few cut-offs, probably jacks or sharks not sure. This was our first time at trying this. After a couple hours of fishing/learning the electronics we decided to hit a few wrecks offshore. First stop we arrived to find two other boats working the wreck hard, so we decided to slow troll around the outside edge and drift while live chumming. Stayed there for about 45 minutes before picking up and heading to another number. Did the same thing there for about 15 minutes before we made the decision to pick up and head back to the beach for tarpon. Started to throttle up and looked back at the engine and noticed a nice Cobia following the boat. Quickly throttled down and threw a pogy out which he nailed and broke my line right away. Grabbed the next closest rod which turned out to have 17lb test line and 30lb leader on it. Threw a pogy on and he nailed it right away. The cobia stayed right by the motor for the next 5 minutes. Because of the circle hook, I wasnt able to set the hook on him and I dont think he new he was hooked. When he finally figured out he was hooked he took off and jumped about 3 feet out of the water which I have never seen before with a cobia. Fight lasted almost an hour and I was exhausted. We had the fish to the net about 10 times before my dad was able to get him. Great way to break the new boat in with my dad and my personal best cobia.

Happy 4th everyone!

07-04-2011, 05:32 PM

mango mike
07-04-2011, 05:44 PM
nice job. got the new funk off of the boat.good job , and props on the inflatable. would be nice to see more folks wearing pfd s all the time

07-04-2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks guys...yeah I think it's smart to wear one on a bayboat with low sides when you're doing 40mph! Usually dont wear it when I'm idling around, but I didn't have time to take it off when we saw the cobe!! But those inflatables are the way to go for sure...didn't even know I had it on.

Fish Killer
07-04-2011, 11:59 PM

Mighty Quinn
07-05-2011, 09:12 AM
Nice cobe! Congrats on the new boat.

Capt. Kevin Brotz
07-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Congrats on the boat and the FISH!

07-05-2011, 11:26 AM
Hell yeah, that IS the way to break the new one in! Congrats on the boat and the great Cobe on light tackle. You won't soon forget that one.

07-05-2011, 01:20 PM
congrats on the new boat and on the chuckee Cobe!

07-05-2011, 01:23 PM
:beer Congrats on a great day

07-05-2011, 08:37 PM
Well done! Seems as if the boat is working as it should

07-05-2011, 08:51 PM
That gettin it done, nice!:Rockon

07-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Great cobe, awesome way to break er in!

07-06-2011, 05:26 PM
thats the way to break in a new boat!