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A little too early

Postby mb82 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:52 pm

Ok so my list of excuses as to why I didn't catch anything this morning on the lower James is long and distinguished. Mainly it is just a little early I think.

Dad and I took the Scotch Yacht out in the normal early season Shad grounds this morning looking for maybe the first few shad, some stipers and maybe some white perch. Yeah we got there to light chocolate milk colored water and trees floating down stream. Still we fished on. First trip of the year is always the ones you got to work the bugs out and we did. Motor didn't want to start even though it started on the stand fine yesterday, then it didn't want to idle for anything. Something tells me the 3 year old gas in it might be getting a little long in the tooth.
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Re: A little too early

Postby kendalloz » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:11 pm

At least you got out to enjoy some nice weather!

Put that old gas in the car and some new in the boat.

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Re: A little too early

Postby mb82 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:15 pm

Yeah it was nice out there. Warmed up perfectly, left and it was 28 deg and got back to 50. The old gas is going into the chainsaws. But yeah it is getting new fuel before the season actually starts.

Oh yeah first trip with my new boat boots, proceeded to step into the water over the tops of them launching the boat, both feet :roll: They are comfortable, looking forward to testing them on the bay standing for a day.
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Re: A little too early

Postby kendalloz » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:57 pm

2 cents put the old gas in the car. Cars do not care. Chain saws do not like old gas any more than outboards. Small motor likes new gas car motor new or old.

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Re: A little too early

Postby Emerson » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:41 pm

ditto to KO's suggestion..car 1st..chainsaws hate old gas!
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Re: A little too early

Postby mb82 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:19 am

Funny thing is mine does not mind it. Mix 50/50 with fresh gas and it goes. Dads old saw hates old gas. He is getting a new one at some point since we killed his a few months ago.
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Re: A little too early

Postby XXXi2 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:13 am

Oh well. Keep us posted.
I'm hoping to make it out this afternoon somewhere down here.
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Re: A little too early

Postby mb82 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:45 am

XXXi2 wrote:Oh well. Keep us posted.
I'm hoping to make it out this afternoon somewhere down here.


Yeah get out before I get back and the wind returns. I noticed as soon as I left the winds died out. Proof yet again anytime I am near water the wind picks up.
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Re: A little too early

Postby toddkfly » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:45 pm

Will call you about this week going west.

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Re: A little too early

Postby mb82 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:21 pm

Cool Todd was going to email you tonight about it. Almost called from the shop today, yeah we were slow.

Ok so I heard in the shop that yes the shad are in here on the James but they are spotty. So now my excuse is the water was too dirty. Like I said my list of excuses is long and distinguished.
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