Lil Bitz, a 15ft john boat modifcation

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Post by Gators5220 » 08 May 2012, 23:46

My buddy Pat Pat the Water Rat did an excellant job of taking this photos, still don't have the ones from Rob of the huge Gator Trout we took...
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this one was probably around 3 to 4 lbs thou, stopped takin photos after a bit cause they were all the same sizes!  Crazy how trout live with beds of their own sizes...
this one was probably around 3 to 4 lbs thou, stopped takin photos after a bit cause they were all the same sizes! Crazy how trout live with beds of their own sizes...
another trout...my arm hurt from all the reeling no joke...
another trout...my arm hurt from all the reeling no joke...
Never fails the action is crazy the one time I don't bring the 3wts to 5wts
Never fails the action is crazy the one time I don't bring the 3wts to 5wts
Nice lil 4 to 5 lber, they were rampant where we were fishin...4lb test with an 8lb flourocarbon leader around 6 foot and you can take them all day on jigs...
Nice lil 4 to 5 lber, they were rampant where we were fishin...4lb test with an 8lb flourocarbon leader around 6 foot and you can take them all day on jigs...
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Post by fool4fish1226 » 09 May 2012, 07:27

=D> Nice and Tastey =D>
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Post by Gators5220 » 10 May 2012, 21:18

Thank you fool to fish, here's a couple of more to keep those whom love to fish intreasted...
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Just Bassin it...
Just Bassin it...
Pat Pat the Water Rat doin work!
Pat Pat the Water Rat doin work!
Nice trout Mike!  Doin work off lil bits...
Nice trout Mike! Doin work off lil bits...
Earlier redfish from this year...
Earlier redfish from this year...
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Post by fool4fish1226 » 11 May 2012, 07:34

=D> Nice Gator trout =D>
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Post by bigwave » 11 May 2012, 10:05

Man that's a nice pompano , J/K.......great catch. I bet the permit on the fly is awesome.
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Post by Gators5220 » 13 May 2012, 21:12

Thank you thank you, I actually have a good spot for the pomps on fly, we used to throw really small clousers on a 3 or 4 wt...killin them. We could catch them as much and as often as live baiting small shirmp or small jigs with shrimp tails on them believe it or not...
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Post by Gators5220 » 13 May 2012, 21:14

And Mike thanks you guys on the gator trout, biggest thing with trout as I'm sure you guys know is not set the hook, just keep moving the bait through the zone even if you get short strikes. Trout are suction feeders and when they get it they'll suck it in and hook themselves, also they have soft mouths and I don't eat them so I like to set them free...
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Post by BaitCaster » 18 May 2012, 11:06

Nice boat and good looking fish!
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Post by Gators5220 » 19 May 2012, 02:35

Thank you sir, you got a nice build going as well...mine unfortuantely doesn't get a lot of time put into it because of the fact I'm a full time student...but hopefully soon I'll get to give it some lovin...I'm thinkin about putting herculiner in it any thoughts by anyone as to prep work?
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Post by Gators5220 » 28 May 2012, 00:57

Hope all the people from northern florida are safe through this tropical storm, but we sure could use the rain up here...
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Post by Gators5220 » 30 May 2012, 01:54

Here's some pictures of how I attached my garmin fishfinder, and garmin gps/fishfinder units, and although I've been putting serious thoughts to a small center console with a steering wheel, these will stay where they are mounted. If I do a center console I'll get a color fishfinder and gps unit and keep these to have 2 sets...also here are some more rod holders for plenty of options...
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both units
both units
view 3
view 3
view 2
view 2
garmin fishfinder view 1
garmin fishfinder view 1
view 3
view 3
view 2
view 2
garmin gps unit view 1
garmin gps unit view 1
another view of the rod holders...
another view of the rod holders...
rod holders
rod holders
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Post by Gators5220 » 30 May 2012, 15:10

I also got some work on naming the boat, which I used a stencil, spray paint (orange and blue of course!) and satin spray over the name to protect it. I can't seem to find photos of it done without blue tape, or of the paddle holders I installed on the sides of the boat to save space in the boat itself so I'll have to send later...but here's this...
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name cut out...
name cut out...
bitz
bitz
another view
another view
side view
side view
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Post by BackWoodsTracker » 01 Jun 2012, 10:11

I like the placement of the gps and graph. And judging from the pics, the boat fishes just fine!
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Post by Gators5220 » 01 Jun 2012, 11:09

Thank you BackwoodsTracker, it's a fish as I build sorta boat...lots of plans but have to nickle and dime my way to where I want to be ya know?
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Post by Gators5220 » 07 Jun 2012, 01:58

My paddle holders....
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