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  • Day One

    The weather worked out pretty good and many were out fishing. Manasota Mako was the only one that raised a billfish, but Ringleader looks to be leading with the largest fish with a nice Mahi-Mahi. I didn't take any pictures today but I know there were some taken. I ran about 25 miles out and we had two nice wahoo in the spread, but no hook set and lost a nice dolphin boatside on 10 pound tackle.
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br][br]

  • #2
    Today was an absolutely beautiful day. The kind we dream of. Blue skys, light breeze offshore, 1+ ft seas, and clear water. I was very lucky to be invited to fish with Artie on Rude Attitude. Artie's boat rides great and obviously is a fish raiser.[)] Most others got up real early and hit it hard. Our crew was up after 7am and in the boat by 8:30am.[] We bought some bait and headed 21 miles south where we hit the "secret tugboat" on the 1st pass. We boated over 20 red snappers keeping our limit of 8. I landed a nice 10 lb grouper. Artie hooked and landed a 21 lb dolphin. I had him worried when I told him it was my first time with the gaff... [][][]. Patrick B fished solo, but landed a nice 12 lb Wahoo and some snappers. I saw some nice fish in some other boats as well.

    We were back with plenty of time to pick up the girls and get some beach time at the point. Which is probably the best part of the entire experience!

    It looks like we have a pretty good turn out this year. Some returning faces and some new faces which we are happy to see our event growing! The weather couldn't be better. The fishing is really good right now. For those that haven't been to this event, you should heavily consider trying to make it out next year! Mako owner or not, this is a great time! Here's some pixs of the day's highlights!

    Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance


    • #3
      Awesome pictures!!!! I been thinking about you clowns all day and hoping you were getting some fishing done. I been running round like crazy all week getting ready for this wedding, should have gone fishing. heheeh

      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.


      • #4
        Very jealous guys. Hope to have the boat ready for next year. Artie-the wife loves the new paint. That is waht we have planned for the 23'. Have fun and keep the pics coming.
        Nick Dodge[br]Maysville, GA[br]1990 Mako 261 Broken Arrow[br][br]Project Thread-


        • #5
          Excellent report Eddie....and I stand corrected - it was Artie that caught the fish. The large sportfisher with the wooden transom is owned by a friend of the family and in fact is the person I bought my t-top and leaning post for my Mako.
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br][br]