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Sportsmans Corner => Hunting, Fishing and Trapping => Topic started by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 06:20:45 AM

Title: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 06:20:45 AM
So about a week ago I did my biggest fishing upgrade to date!  Picked up this 2010 Tracker Pro Guide v15.  I've wanted a fishing boat pretty much my whole life so this is really exciting for me!  It's a 30HP Mercury four stroke.  Has the fishing things you would like a boat to have.  Took it out last night for a couple hours for the maiden voyage!  I'm really looking forward to summer now!!

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Kids were excited with me!  Bel is in the front here

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Jack and my FIL

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Bel caught the first fish on the boat

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Happy Skipper in training

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heading back home.  Pretty good first day out! 

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thanks for looking

Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: madmax on May 14, 2018, 06:30:13 AM
Nice boat.  Cute kids.  What could be better?

When my wife and I bought our first boat together we fished the gulf or the rivers every weekend for years.

I know you'll enjoy it immensely.
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: imnukensc on May 14, 2018, 06:33:25 AM
Nice rig.  I'm sure you'll get lots of enjoyment out of that.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 06:42:14 AM
Thanks guys!  I think the only that makes it better is a fish fry at the end of the day Tony!  Hopefully that follows soon! 
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: wolfy on May 14, 2018, 08:26:44 AM
EXCITING TIMES, OE!  :banana:    It's nice when a guy gets to fulfill a lifelong dream and I'm very happy to see you got to do that while Jack & Bel are still young enough to enjoy it with their Dad for many years yet to come!   

One word of caution, though....WEAR THOSE PFDs! :-X
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 08:38:31 AM
Thanks wolfy.  Yeah I have lots of memories on my grandpa's boat with the family.  I want them to have some good kid memories on a boat too.  I'll try to share them a long the way.  They'll have the vests on when the boat is moving.  That's the regs down here anyway in addition to being good practice.       
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: Sarge on May 14, 2018, 10:08:59 AM
Congrats, OE! Time to make some memories on your boat. Looking forward to the fishing reports.

That Tracker should serve you well. I have a 2004 Tracker TX175 with a 40hp Merc. It has been a great boat and is still going strong.
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 11:30:16 AM
Thanks Sarge!  I'm looking forward to more reports on your end too from the boat with your girls!  I'll see if my kids want to challenge you to a long distance fish off!   :duel:
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: Sarge on May 14, 2018, 11:40:11 AM
That sounds good. I've been a couple times with friends but I haven't taken the girls so far this spring. I need to knock the cobwebs off my boat and get them on the water.

Sooners vs. Volunteers!  8)
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 11:44:00 AM
That sounds good. I've been a couple times with friends but I haven't taken the girls so far this spring. I need to knock the cobwebs off my boat and get them on the water.

Sooners vs. Volunteers!  8)

LOL!  You're on! 

Next one out can start the contest thread.  I hope you fish better than you guys play football up there  :canoe:

Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: Sarge on May 14, 2018, 12:38:17 PM
That sounds good. I've been a couple times with friends but I haven't taken the girls so far this spring. I need to knock the cobwebs off my boat and get them on the water.

Sooners vs. Volunteers!  8)

LOL!  You're on! 

Next one out can start the contest thread.  I hope you fish better than you guys play football up there  :canoe:
LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! I don't know ... probably about the same.
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: xj35s on May 14, 2018, 03:58:11 PM
Four stroke!!!! Can't be anything better. Good investment there.

New York State Thruway Authority now owns/runs the canal system. Just another revenue service for the state. The laws keep getting more restrictive too. I know a ton of folks that fish for the sport of catching them and always release. To me that's just cruelty. If you catch it eat it...

Not sure the fish up here are worth eating though to be honest. POLLUTION!

 :soap: :deadhorse:
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: wsdstan on May 14, 2018, 05:11:55 PM
Wonderful way to share time with the youngsters......... of all ages.

 :)
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: Yellowyak on May 14, 2018, 06:51:17 PM
Great looking boat, congratulations.
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 14, 2018, 07:52:08 PM
Thank you guys!

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! I don't know ... probably about the same.

Well you know us Sooners... We talk about winning it all till the point we've convinced ourselves we can win it all and then we all get our hopes up... I think we're going on 19 years or something with that mindset...

So I'm thinking us Okies will probably win...unless I injure my casting or hook setting shoulder in some way of course ;)
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: zammer on May 15, 2018, 10:28:46 AM
Thats very cool, I'm happy for you. Lots of good memories to be made with the family.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Major fishing upgrade!!
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on May 16, 2018, 09:59:41 AM
Thanks Zam!  I just need to school to end here for the kiddos.  A couple weeks to go...