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#1 Jun-22-12 1:39PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

6-22-12, Pohick

I met up with Karl Kakadalis....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0164.jpg

....and Jeff Turner at 0600 at Pohick.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0165.jpg

Jeff is the gent who in 2009 took a 50 day, 50 trophy water trek with his son.

http://www.fish5050.com/

The man can fish!

It was hot and humid as we started, only to get worse! But frankly, I thrive in this weather. I like it as long as I am dressed for it, hydrate and doing something fun! I know, it's nuts but it is what it is.

Our mission was to catch a snakehead. I will take the mystery out and tell you that we did not even see or hear one all day!   hmm

But so what, I was with two good friends and those pesky LMB kept us entertained!!  cool

Jeff took the skunk off with a Zoom paddle tail swimbait, which we ran out of.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0166.jpg

I followed with a nice 3 pounder using a Spike It Holographic soft stick bait.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0167.jpg

His tail was a bit whacked....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0168.jpg

Jeff was catching fish all along....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0170.jpg

....and was always all smiles!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0171.jpg

Mike Burkhart came alongside and we chatted a bit. He was having a good day and showed us how a few times....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0172.jpg

....always good to chat with a good bass man!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0173.jpg

A nice YP hit my chatterbait!

Jeff continued to catch them steady...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0174.jpg.

He had some misses too but he definitely had the touch.

We saw a lot of bass near the boat but they wanted nothing we threw at 'em. Most of our hits came from a bit further out.

I was getting worried because Carl had a goose egg but then.....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/IMGP0175.jpg

....he got his skunk off. Jeff and I looked at each other with great relief.  By 11, it was really, really hot so we took a ride to cool off. We fished the mouth of Douge for a few minutes but only got a few faint bites so we called it a day and headed over to a nice and col Glory Days Grill.

Great time on the water again today....didn't get a snakie for Karl and Jeff but there's always next time (and there will be a next time!).


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Jun-22-12 2:53PM

doberdog1
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Registered: Nov-22-08
Posts: 81

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Nice fish, looks fun!

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#3 Jun-22-12 4:35PM

GregF
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 650

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Nice fishin!!  Gotta love Air Conditioning that requires throttling up a nice boat and letting the wind blow the heat away!

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#4 Jun-22-12 8:07PM

mudkart
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-13-09
Posts: 201

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

I saw many YP  there, only the one s'nead that I mentioned.

For s'heads, check this out: http://www.bbcboards.net/potomac-bass-c … -hoss.html    I think this was posted here somewhere. Pretty sure he caught it (email sent).

Glory Days in Burke?  We stop there alot after fishing because I can park the boat easy near that bank, and its close to us.

Thanks for posting that pic.  I was off the water by 11:15.  Came home to find 25' of new bass boat carpet delivered to my door.  Much needed renovations have begun with some free labor!  But, sadly, that means no fishing trips for a while.

Before:
http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/DSCN1239.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/DSCN1243.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/DSCN1244.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/DSCN1246.jpg

Last edited by mudkart (Jun-22-12 8:18PM)

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#5 Jun-23-12 2:01PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Mike- can't wait to see the finished product. That is an extremely functional boat!

Ht the Glory Days in the shopping Center on Lorton Rd. right there where 95 rides over.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#6 Nov-17-12 6:20AM

mudkart
Northern Snakehead
Registered: Mar-13-09
Posts: 201

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Here is an update, I did not know where else to post.  Five months later, the boat is still not finished.  Kids, full-time job, summer vacations really take up alot of time.  Much of the time was spent on surface prep, i.e. dismantling the numerous pieces of aluminum (11 in the back deck alone!) then removing the old carpet and glue.  I found an angle grinder the best solution for glue removal.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1266.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1263.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1265.jpg

This shiny back deck is what it should look like before you install the new carpet.
http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1291.jpg

I used Weldwood contact cement as glue and 20 oz carpet from boat carpet buys.  That carpet is more dense than what was used by Tracker originally, so some fits on the lids were tight.  Using contact cement can be tricky because once the two surfaces come into contact, that's it, no more movement.  It has great benefits when attempting to carpet boats, however, in particular lids and other pieces with sharp corners and edges (no clamping required). 

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1357.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1358.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1359.jpg

    Obviously I'm not finished, but the large majority of the boat has been done.  What remains is the front deck, finish the console, and finish installation of a 2-bank charger (no onboard charger Tracker, really?).
    The cowling was in bad shape due to some abuse from the previous owner and/or exposure.  So much so that I had resigned myself to sanding and repainting the thing.  I first tried some touch-up auto paint, cleaning, polishing (Meguiars compound polish, orbital buffer) and some new decals (only $35 from Daryl @ Iguana Graphix http://www.iguanagrafix.com/, highly recommended!).  It turned out better than I hoped, and saved alot of time and expense.  It's not perfect, but works for me.  I don't have any before pics, but lets say it was in worse shape (more paint chipped, gouged and scratched) than this 25 hp cowling that I'm also restoring.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1346.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1347.jpg

Old decals come off best with judicious use of a heat gun.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1348.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1361b.jpg

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu181/mudkart/fish/2012/1354.jpg

Last edited by mudkart (Nov-17-12 6:34AM)

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#7 Nov-17-12 11:57AM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4964

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Looking good! big_smile


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#8 Nov-17-12 3:59PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

That's some good work!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#9 Nov-18-12 3:59AM

bigjeffie
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Feb-24-09
Posts: 1422

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

yes, fine work indeed.

i like to see a guy make something for real, rather than just write a check

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#10 Nov-18-12 4:09AM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4964

Re: 6-22-12, Pohick

Just remember that game wardens that check lakes with a 10HP limit, know what a 9.9 HP motor looks like and know where to look on the motor (besides the decal) for the HP info.


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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