Ok folks, sorry, its been a long while since I posted any sort of fishing report. I’ve been busy with outfitting the new boat, new truck, and on a dental mission trip to rural Jamaica. I have been out, but all fruitless and fishless efforts from the salt(MA10), Hood Canal, beaches, tributaries, estuaries, rivers, backwaters, frontwaters, you get the picture… All that looks promising is some stillwater action on our local lakes. In the meantime, here is the new fishing vehicle and the new fishing boat. I’ve got them dialed in the way I like it and hope that its the end of any new trucks and or boats for a while.
Boat; 1989 Arima Sea Chaser 17′, 8+’ beam, on 1989 Galvanized roller trailer with updated U-bolts bearing buddies. Powered with twin Honda 4-stroke 90 HP main motor with 8 hp kicker with OMC hydraulic kicker plate, 24 gallon built in tank. Dual Scotty 1106 electric downriggers. Hard top skiptower with new curtains, freshly installed Pyle CD/MP3 player with detach face and anti-spray cover. Lowrance GPS/Sonar, Mooring cover, new Transom table (to be installed…), dual marine batteries with Perko switch, toilet, lots of storage and floor fish lockers and ice compartments.
Truck; 2007 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport. All the stock stuff except… KN filtercharger, Grillcraft Satoshi grill, halogen driving lights with horn relocation. Toyota side steps, tinted windows, TRD water resistant seat covers, Weather Tek floormats, Pioneer Avic DVD, NAV, with backup camera, bluetooth, iPOD interface. New limited edition anthracite gun metal FJ Cruiser wheels (16×7) on BFG AT KO 275/65/16, Bilstein 5100’s all the way around set at 1.75 front, new ICON AAL 1.5″ rear spring pack. Truck Covers USA rolling tonneau with Thule tracks on 417 Thule foots with crossbars and Yakima Space case 6′ aero box. Pop Nlock 5200 tailgate lock with hose clamp mod. The truck is pretty much now the way I want it and it drives well. I have yet to do a long distance road trip apart from the trip to Portland where I averaged 20 MPG. I checked the speedo and odo with GPS speed and the difference with the +1 size tires is minimal. Its the best truck that I’ve owned.. was really sad when I sold the Tundra, but honestly couldn’t deal with those suicide doors. The 4 doors and rear seating area of the Tacoma is very comfortable and can haul 4 persons with gear in the bed safely and securely with no issues. Looking forward to many outings and trips with Luca and YuJeong, hoping to go to Lake Chelan next summer and do some boat camping along with local trips to Blake Island.