We headed out at noon to do a "Sea Trial" with a new Garmin Echomap Chrip94sv. Gail said that she was tired of looking at my crossed eyes, caused by looking back and forth with these two units.
Had this combo for twelve years, so it was time!
Had a new belt and some valve adjustments, so that was also included in the "Sea Trial". Headed down the river, but if I am going to go out to 20ft, my Cobia arsenal is going to tag along.
Motor ran great. New Garmin is everything that was advertised and more. Man, I didn't know that there were all that cool bottom down there.
Was going over some older areas in 20ft and up popped a volkswagon size piece of structure. Looked like a cobia hang out, so in go the plugs and we started to work it over. First pass and Gail is hooked up. Nice battle and one of those pesky groupers gets his pic taken. Released with the spot marked.
Get set up again and go back. Another rod bending jolt and another grouper hits the deck. Back he goes.
Another pass and one more grouper hits the plugs. Another release. No cobia , so I tell Gail, lets go play somewhere else. Hit some cobia hang outs, but just not there yet. Water temps. were 67.5, so the conditions are here. Did see a lot of surface activity, so the bait has arrived too.
Sea trials were all successful. New Garmin is going to make my fishing a little easier. All ready I picked up a new excellent spot!!
Love my Garmins.
Met B. Nast at CCA banquet last week and he had pics of nice Cobia caught that week! They are starting to show.
Glad the Chartplotter is all you wanted, and more, as you had enough wait and issues in getting it to you.
Thanks. Yes, it would be nice to at least keep one! When they open in June(hope), the weeds put me out of the trolling game. Already the weeds are gathering over good structure. That pic is of some rocks in shallow out of Homosassa. Just to see the unit. The structure that we caught those grouper on looked like a car on the sonar. No guessing, 6ft relief off of the bottom, with nothing else around it. Stevie Wonder would have seen it.
Yes, we are ready for the North Florida panhandle adventure! Pulling "RuffOne" up to Destin April 1st and staying in Navarre Beach and chasing those monster cobia. We are in two tournaments, the Cobia World Championship and the Bluewater Bay Cobia tournament as well. We will keep everyone informed.
NO Fish is safe... Great bi-catch!
We need to see a screen shot of the rock. With some lat/lon numbers for reference.
First order of business when I move back at the end of April is to go burn a tank of gas checking some of my better numbers so I can see what they look like on the new sounder.
Contender 27 Cuddy