Maiden Voyage New Boat CK 8/20

I posted about 4 months ago for advice on picking between an 18' Sea Chaser(Carolina Skiff) Flats boat or a 20' Mako. We ended up getting the Sea Chaser but decided to go all in and get the 20' flats with the 150hp Yamaha. Now if I only could afford to go fish.:grin. Today we took it out for the first time and caught a few trout during the morning low tide. When the tide came in we tried a few spots for reds with no luck till we power poled down near a bar at the same time a fellow pulled up to fish on the opposite side. He started wearing out the reds and he calls out to us and says there is a school of reds on his side and to come join him. I've never had that happen in all the years I've been fishing. He was more than happy to share in the fun and we were grateful. We trolled around and got our two fish limit, and some just for fun, in minutes. Before you knew it they were gone. Broke the boat in with a few good fish and a new respect for strangers who love the excitement of catching fish and are willing to share in that excitement. Thanks Buddy, whoever you are.


  • LMKLMK Posts: 567 Officer
    Nice boat & nice day, love it when I meet a nice guy. I had a sea skiff 19 and loved it - hope you get lots of fish and memories from yours too!!!
  • Rick1-2Rick1-2 HorseshoePosts: 918 Officer
    awesome story
    nice boat
  • xmuskyguidexmuskyguide Beautiful HomosassaPosts: 1,515 Captain
    Awesome setup, and great way to break it in.
  • Jim311Jim311 Posts: 4,891 Captain
    Nice boat, glad to hear the reds are biting good!
  • mburke001 aka TripleBmburke001 aka TripleB Posts: 1,210 Officer
    Good luck with your new boat
  • wvinfl12wvinfl12 Posts: 247 Deckhand
    Congratulations, nice the story
  • RedbonzRedbonz Posts: 4,531 Captain
    Very nice ride..
    There are some great people still on the water......
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,675 Moderator
    Redbonz wrote: »
    Very nice ride..
    There are some great people still on the water......

    He must have been a forum member. :cool:
    "You'll get your weather"
  • UFGator86UFGator86 Posts: 99 Deckhand
    I read the thread and made a call. If it was an airboat and the Good Samaritan was fishing alone it was Jeff Ference of Ference insurance. He's a long time Cedar Key fish-head!
  • FishesmanFishesman Posts: 414 Deckhand
    Great story and congrats on the new sled. The Big Bend still has it's share of good guys.
  • huntentailshuntentails Posts: 1,696 Captain
    Great Looking Rig :thumbsup
    love the story some good
    guy`s still on the water :grin
  • Gator4LifeGator4Life Gainesville,FlPosts: 561 Officer
    Yes, that's him UFGator86. Good guy. I may have a new insurance agent. Is he cool with having his name and business posted on here?
  • UFGator86UFGator86 Posts: 99 Deckhand
    Office 352-332-5554

    Tight Lines!

    PS - Nice Boat
  • Proline2357Proline2357 Posts: 46 Greenhorn
    You look like an old friend of mine, Frank?
  • Gator4LifeGator4Life Gainesville,FlPosts: 561 Officer
    You look like an old friend of mine, Frank?
    No, I'm not Frank. I do get that a lot wherever I go. I must have a common looking mug.
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