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About auguste

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  • Birthday 05/06/1949

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  1. Great that this turned out right for you !
  2. Supper Mono line works . . . they don't want to touch the line with their wings
  3. 2010 Summer Swordfight

    Waiting for the details Lots of luck and good weather in July
  4. Does the offer include the diesel fuel version? How much do I need for 140 gallons that have been sitting in the tank for over a year Thanks for being a sponsor to ReelBoating Sure I will give you my response and observations
  5. Server Hack

    Glad you were able to recover ! Thanks for the hard work
  6. Wiley

    Somebody has a wonderful boat
  7. PS My most productuve Islander lure is in the pic . . . was great on the bluefin
  8. I was down at the boat earlier today doing a few odd jobs . . . too rough to fish today . . . decided to post about the new rods and reels setups we bought, and to explain the logic behind what we did My first set-up are Bill Connelly ST-50-100 blanks with aluminum straight butts which we use in stand-up harnesses. The rods have all Stuart rollers the full length and they are great. The reels are Tiagra 50 LRS wide two speed reels. What I wanted to do is get a much lighter weight option so that fighting the yellowfin tuna is more fun. For the rods we needed a really strong rod because bigeye tuna are not uncommon. We went to Bill and he recommended that drop down only one size because the reels I was contemplating put out a lot of drag. However to reduce the weight we went to the much lighter in weight (but very strong) Stuart composite butts rather than the aluminum butts. I also went with full rollers. In the above pic the Tiagra is the larger reel. The new reel is the Talica 16II (2 speed) from Shimano. The new reels put out about 80% of the drag Tiagra. With 60 pound JB Hollow core I have about 350 yds plus lots of room for a 100 lb windon. From the following picture you can see that Bill has wrapped my new rods to match the old rods.
  9. Very very nice I hope you have many safe years of fishing and boating
  10. I totally understand and sympathize . . . went through the same thing all winter Tell us about your new boat . . . . . . PLEASE
  11. Thanks everyone Will be doing the photo survey this week and will post the list of projects I want to undertake.
  12. Here is the post but with pictures. In getting prepared for fishing season Paul Buske and I stripped the line off of 10 Shimano 50 LRS reels and respooled the braid that was on the reels. The only corrosion we found was next to the little stainless steel pin that is issued to stop the line from spinning on the reel. The line spooler is an SC125 and a new unit bought from an individual who had two for sale. It can handle the Shimano 50s but larger reels would require a small modification to the base as the handles on larger reels would hit the base We also loaded 10 Shimano Talica 16II reels with JB 60 lb braid. The rods were bought from Brian Connelly and he matched the wrap on the bigger rods used with the Shimano 50LRS reels . . . I had also bought those rods from Brian . . . great rods, and that is why I went to him for the new rods. Paul Buske, Seth Levine and I left Kitty Hawk NC on Tuesday the 20th to go do Dales home in Virginia Beach. He has been babysitting Miss Cecile all winter, which included the installation of the Furuno Navnet 3D system. We (mostly Dale ) removed the old electronics and added a 12 inch and an 8 inch display. The rest of the dash is relatively original. The radar is a 14 kw digital unit spinning a 6 ft array. The overhead electronics box contains the typical fair of 2 VHS (using 22 ft 9db antennas), autopilot, separate BlueSea breaker panel and radio. What you do not see is the AIS, Satellite weather and a few other bells and whistles. Dale and Seth had water temp charts and we were looking for 63 to 65 f water with strong temperature breaks, ideal for bluefin tuna. On Wednesday the 21st we left Virginia Beach around 4:30 AM and headed out about 80 nm to the 600 ft line due east of Oregon Inlet. Cruise was 20 kts at 2350. Our target was to start the day on bluefin tuna and if we caught and kept a nice one we would go farther south in warmer water in search of yellowfin tuna. We decided to use only the larger rods for the bluefin and keep the lighter gear for yellowfin later in the day. Lines were put in and within 5 minutes we had a triple header of 50 lb bluefin. We landed and released all three. At 12:05 we hooked a single 70 lb bluefin tuna that was released. At 2:15 we were about to quit and complete the trip to Pirates Cove when we got hit hard. Chris had the rod bent over and kept the pressure on. The fight lasted 23 minutes and we had a very nice bluefin about 1 1/2 inches short of being a giant. We kept that one Do not know the weight but it was fat Chris (on the right) fought the fish. Seth (on the left) was deck crew chief and did a great job helping Chris and clearing lines etc. Your truly was the gaff man and I got a perfect shot with no loss of meat Paul ran the boat (thumbs up) and Dale help with everything. He was also our chief engineer retired from the USCG Dale (Chriss father) is pictured with Chris. Arrived at the docks and finished cleaning the boat and fish around 6:30. On Thursday John (JPCanning) graciously drove us back to Virginia Beach to get the vehicles. On Saturday we fishing just slightly south of where we had been. There was a pile of boats out there and there were nice fish being caught. The day started off poorly when we broke an outrigger clip on one side and an outrigger pulley on the other side during the first 15 minutes of fishing. We finally hooked into a decent size fish (definitely well over 100 pounds based upon previous days experience) and 25 minutes later with about 25 feet of line left the tuna quivered twice (like they do just before they die when they are laying on the deck) in the space of 2 seconds and then the line went dead. We reeled the line which had been jut by Mr. Jaws. Didnt hook anything else. - - - - - - - - - - Will be at the boat this week and will do a photo documentary of the boat to share with you - - - - - - - - - - Bucket List for 2010 Catch a 200 lb bluefin . . . DONE
  13. Hi guys and gals No internet so this update by cell phone . . . will post later with pics We left Virginia Beach (Dale and Chris Graham, Paul Buske and Seth Levine) around 4:15 AM to bring Miss Cecile to home port in the outer banks After about 4 1/2 hours @ 20 mph we dropped lines east of Oregon Inlet just outside the 100 fathom line in 63 to 64 degree water. Around 10:00 were had a tripple header of three 50 pound bluefin tuna . . . all were released. At 12:05 we hooked a single 70 lb bluefin tuna that was released At 2:15 we were about to quit and complete the trip to Pirates Cove when we got hit hard. The fight lasted 23 minutes and we had a very nice bluefin about 1 1/2 inches short of being a giant. We kept that one Do not know the weight but it was fat Arrived at the docks and finished cleaning the boat and fish around 6:30. On Thursday John (JPCanning here on THT) graciously drove us back to Virginia Beach to get the vehicles. Going fishing Saturday if weather permits. Will post pics as soon as I get my internet problems resolved.
  14. Pics of Miss Cecile

    Good to know Thank you