FB, that's brutal! I've lost so many traps over the years to thieves we only ever drop and fish within site now. We use a massive scotsman buoy with big bold sharpie writing with our name on it. Still we've had that happen to us a few times. Spot a boat approaching and circling the buoy, we pull our lines and race over and they take off.
Can't stand petty thieves. Last summer lost three 200$ commercial traps. It's a big problem in these waters.
We dropped the traps and headed over to Thrasher yesterday. Lines in a little after 8, put one in the boat at 11:30 about a 12lb red spring. I had a buddy with me so i was just playing guide. That was it for us but I spent a lot of time cleaning lines. In about 1100 feet of water at 150' on the rigger, green spatterback hootchie. Closer to Entrance Island than Thraser.Ran chovy, hootchies and spoons up and down between 80-170 but just the one hit.
Left at around 2:30. It took about twice as long getting back than the morning run.
1130-1500 fishing the hump and points northwest of hump, in winds of 13-19 East and major wave action with no keepers. Saw 5-6 other boats but no one touching a net (maybe they were tailing them I thought to myself LOL)
O , I forgot it rained like CRAZY TOO.
Had so much fun going to do it tommorow in the Sun I hope.
yes post the pics I hate those guys
Just got handheld vhf. Its has no 88a. Just 88. Will it still pick up the boys at the hump ?
If I every catch some one on my trap , it will be a conversation then a good old, China Creek ball game ........ lob the cannon ball as high as you can in the air into the next boat, all 15lbs !
And, I wouldnt even worry about the lost $50 ball.
Damn I hate them fricken Thieves !
Lately I have been lucky they have been taking my Crab & Bait but leaving my gear.
Last edited by sir-vivor; 05-21-2012 at 06:53 PM.