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sunflowersunflower osprey, floridaPosts: 710 Officer

Problem. Solved.
Bright clothes do not scare fish away.
I was able to hook and land the wily and elusive
gafftopsail cat, a and mangrove snapper
all while wearing florescent yellow with a dachshund on board.


grace finds goodness in everything ...


  • tarpon41tarpon41 Posts: 299 Deckhand
    Gafftop was the proof
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,741 Captain
    That sausage dog looks like the perfect mate onboard...Great photo..
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • sunflowersunflower osprey, floridaPosts: 710 Officer

    My Nyxxie is about 9 year-old.
    She never wanted to go on the boat her entire life, and in fact was afraid to come down to the dock. We lost our other dog, her companion, a beagle ... and now she is lonely and wants to do everything.

    A flats boat is a terrible place for a black dachshund- hot and no shade.

    I only take her out for about an hour. I have a life-vest for her to wear. My boat is a Talon and has a very wide, flat deck, and isn't tippy. She barks at every fish I catch, and want to lick them. Not the 'cat, though, too many spines..

    grace finds goodness in everything ...

  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,741 Captain
    Here's what I did for my Lab years ago in hot weather... I dunked a towel in the water, wrung it out - then folded it in half for a very comfortable dog mat - in the hottest weather you end up with a damp but cool dog... Every now and then I'd dunk it again if it dried out too much.. .
    Hope this helps... 
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • sunflowersunflower osprey, floridaPosts: 710 Officer
    that's a great idea!

    grace finds goodness in everything ...

  • swampdogswampdog Central FloridaPosts: 4,388 Captain
    Great scientific report with pics. Now we need you to de-poof the banana on board rule. Might need to run it by Nyxxie first though… ;)
  • BooBooBooBoo Vero Beach Fl and Ft. Lupton ColoradoPosts: 229 Deckhand
    Love the pooch pic!  
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,696 Captain
    I have 2 buddies that had Jack Russells and they went every time they went fishing.  One is a bass fisherman and the dog would let the bass alone but attack a striper or white bass.  The other was an offshore fisherman in CA and the dog would hold his water all day and attack tuna.  Funny stuff to see the dog get bounced around by a fish until we'd put it in the box.
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