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Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Senior MemberHomosassa, FLPosts: 1,391 Officer
I haven't been out for the past few weeks due to a tear in my left Rotator Cuff. I couldn't stand being landlocked any longer, so I went out today for a bit of nearshore trolling. I cheated a bit on Grouper by winching them in, but released 4 that were slightly short. So at least I'm trying. It's hard to remember not to grab the rod out of the holder on a strike. I had looked for the smallest saltwater electric reel that I could find that I thought would hold up under pressure, and ordered it direct from Shimano in Japan.


I began marking pods of bait down deep that had fish around them, but they probably were stuffed. No hits from them. 



Around noon it got glassy and the bait came up so I could troll 4" and 6" plugs on 12# trolling rigs that were light enough to hold normally around the edges of the pods. Did well on Macs, but only kept two to eat fresh.. All were good sized and fat.














MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

I may not always agree with what you say,
but I will always respect your right to be wrong!

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  • DeboDebo Junior Member Posts: 76 Deckhand
    Getting out on the water I am sure was good medicine for you. Thanks for the report and hope the rest of your recovery goes smooth.
  • Ruff OneRuff One Senior Member HomosassaPosts: 2,280 Captain
    " Where there is a will, there is a way!" Nice job. Those macks do look good. Are you going to need surgery? 
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Senior Member Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,391 Officer
    edited October 2022 #4
    Ruff One said:
    " Where there is a will, there is a way!" Nice job. Those macks do look good. Are you going to need surgery? 
    Hopefully not. I'm doing two sessions a week with a Physical Terrorist for stretching and strengthening my left shoulder. That outcome will determine if I will need surgery (after the fishing season.)

    I've got the fishing figured out, and am working on another rod so I can troll for Grouper with two lines. I might just concentrate on trolling for  Macks until the water cools below 70 degrees. I have plenty of light rigs that I'm able to use OK. But I may need an electric winch on my trailer. Cranking with one hand isn't fun.






    MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

    I may not always agree with what you say,
    but I will always respect your right to be wrong!
  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
    I like the electric reel option. That will be a big help.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • 4WARD4WARD Senior Member Cross Creek,FLPosts: 2,969 Captain
    Nicely done! Best wishes in getting better and back to 100%.
    "I hate graveyards and old pawn shops
    For they always bring me tears
    I can't forgive the way they rob me
    Of my childhood souvenirs"... John Prine
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Senior Member Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,784 Captain
    I tore my left rotator cuff as well.  I had to shift to using spinning gear even for trolling.  I can reel fine with my left hand and pump the rod with the right one.  I still have trouble using righthanded conventional gear, but the shoulder seems to have improved after 10 years without surgery. PT helps a lot of people.
  • MtgMamaMtgMama HoweyPosts: 129 Deckhand
    You should blank out the gps position on that pic or we’ll need a traffic cop to get past the area..🤔
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Senior Member Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,391 Officer
    edited October 2022 #9
    MtgMama said:
    You should blank out the gps position on that pic or we’ll need a traffic cop to get past the area..🤔
    Nothing to find there. A clean bottom and no rocks or ledges anywhere nearby. That migrating school of bait will be long gone by the time anyone gets there. It's probably off of Bayport already.






    MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

    I may not always agree with what you say,
    but I will always respect your right to be wrong!
  • MtgMamaMtgMama HoweyPosts: 129 Deckhand
    Fools don’t know that..

  • BillyBilly Senior Member Posts: 2,773 Captain
    MtgMama said:
    Fools don’t know that..

    Give it a rest unless you want to be considered one of those "who don't know that?"

    Salty Dawg44 is one one of the good guys, posts to help others, not to drag them down with negativity.

    I don't have to speak for him, as he is more than capable of speaking for himself, but maybe you can help others out with your knowledge? I'm just saying.

    Billy
    "And the ocean is howling for the things that might have been..."
  • MtgMamaMtgMama HoweyPosts: 129 Deckhand
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Senior Member Posts: 1,711 Captain
    Looks like you have it figured out Pete.  Shoulder problems hurt.
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Senior Member Posts: 3,017 Captain
    edited October 2022 #14
    This is where I’m currently sitting. 




    There goes bow season. “Don’t tell my surgeon”, but I’ll be shooting ducks in a month. 😆 🙏 
    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
  • conchydongconchydong Senior Member Posts: 13,979 AG
    This is where I’m currently sitting. 




    There goes bow season. “Don’t tell my surgeon”, but I’ll be shooting ducks in a month. 😆 🙏 
    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Getting old sucks.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Ruff OneRuff One Senior Member HomosassaPosts: 2,280 Captain
    Wow. That sucks. Crossbow time
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • JonsredfishinJonsredfishin Senior Member Posts: 3,017 Captain
    edited October 2022 #17
    Ruff One said:
    Wow. That sucks. Crossbow time

    😂, I’ve already made arrangements with my mechanic/friend on the way to my woods to c o c k it for me when on my way hunting. No shame in my game. 😂 

    What really has me worried is its 32 days til duck season. Figure I’ll buy a .410 semi if I can’t shoot my gun. 

    Just got home. They temporarily numbed the nerves to my arm and I can’t feel it yet. I just looked down and my arm was completely hanging straight down out of my sling and I had no idea. Strange feeling! 

    One president put a man on the moon.
    Another president put a man in the Lady's bathroom.
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Senior Member Posts: 1,711 Captain
    Last year they did that to me when I had a shoulder replacement;  it keeps you from feeling the pain.  Take the drugs before it starts to hurt not after.
  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
    Bummer Jon.  
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Crkr23Crkr23 MelrosePosts: 725 Officer
    Better be careful letting people know you got painkillers around. You will have bigger target on your back than the catalytic converters do.
  • Quad32xQuad32x Member Posts: 485 Deckhand
    Well since we are talking about our mishaps and whats keeping us from doing what we love I just had bilateral knee replacement. After about 6 to 8 weeks of rehab I hope to get back out on the water again.
  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
    Quad , Good luck. My in-law had a single and a guy in my club had a double like you. Both are back to fishing after having the procedure this year. Rehab is key.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • tom waxelbaumtom waxelbaum Junior Member Posts: 1,017 Officer
    My in law had two done at once because his surgeon told before the procedure "if you only had one done at a time you would never come back to do the other one"
  • Quad32xQuad32x Member Posts: 485 Deckhand
    Thats what they preached to me Louie so Ive been on it ! And yes Tom my Doc said that and being how bad both were he couldn't say for sure that the old knee could support the new one so lets just do them both. Glad I did because I wouldn't want to do this twice !
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