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  1. Install the transducer to the hull with duct seal under your seat. That would be the area with the most weight, and always in contact with the water. A s written above, make certain NO air bubbles between transducer and seal and hull and seal or it will not work correctly.
  2. Not sure you need those collars. They are normally used to keep PA's from rubbing the tires. Take them off, if your hull doesn't rub the tires you're good to go.
  3. Take a Long A Bomber, I think they are about six inches, chartreuse over silver and fish the light line along bridges, piers or docks down there just after dark. Snook candy. They will be in the darkness waiting to ambush.
  4. I didn't notice you had a duplicate. Since that will probably get closed, I'll copy my post here. You obviously didn't drive around Orlando or enjoy I-4 traffic most of the day. Highest fatality interstate in the country. Yes, there are great places in Florida to live. Unless you need to live around Orlando I wouldn't count that area as one of them. P.S. On the plus side yes, every one of those waterways you see, even to and from the airport, have nice bass in them. Plus gators.
  5. You obviously didn't drive around Orlando or enjoy I-4 traffic most of the day. Highest fatality interstate in the country. Yes, there are great places in Florida to live. Unless you need to live around Orlando I wouldn't count that area as one of them. P.S. On the plus side yes, every one of those waterways you see, even to and from the airport, have nice bass in them.
  6. In the summer of 2017 I sold a 2003 Outback I bought new. Winter sale price, probably around 5-10% off. I sold the Outback in 2017 for what I paid for it in 2003. I took care of it. Very few scrapes. Of course the retail price had risen substantially since I had bought mine. Get a good price, take care of it and the resale value should remain strong. This was in Western PA. No local dealers remain there.
  7. I've been there, (pre hurricane) but never stayed. Looked decent. In a great location for fishing. I met a kayak operator (who authored a book) that departs their dock for those take me out, you paddle back trips. Can't remember his name but I remember I liked his book. That's where the No Name Pub (great pizza) and the No Name Bridge to No Name Key are. Fished off that bridge. P.S. The National Key Deer refuge is on Big Pine. Don't speed and don't hit a Key Deer. If you do, its 'always' your fault and expensive!
  8. When this all started I would priority mail my lures and hooks to my destination with an already prepared return. In the past couple years I have flown with them and my spooled reels onboard with no issues going thru TSA. Not sure if it makes a difference but I am TSA Pre approved.
  9. Dicks advertises the rebate and the end result being $2.50 a bag.. If not honored by Berkley aka Pure Fishing, Dicks will have to cover this.
  10. I should have said panthers earlier. I'll correct. People have said they have jaguars but they are really panthers.
  11. Corrected - jaguar should have been panthers. Been to Hogs Breathe but never know there was a Hooter in the Keys. You probably know the original is still open here in Clearwater.
  12. What hooters? Yes, if you walked rt 41 from Naples area to Miami you couldn't count the gators you would see in the canals beside the road. Yes they do lay on the road some nights when the water is cool and the pavement warm. Not a place to ride a bike at night. We fished the canals going north from 41 on the Indian Reservation but had to get their permission to park along the road. Once we rode bikes north out of Everglades City back to Ft Myers. You have to watch for jaguars along those roads. Interesting area.
  13. I should have mentioned I bought a couple of those boomerang tools this year. Found them on sale, at amazon I think, for $8. Amazon has the "long fly" snip at this writing for $10. So far they cut braid well. Not sure they can take much of a beating though.
  14. They are very territorial. Often you'll see them fighting other gators on golf courses. Could be another reason he sat looking at you. Although illegal, people feed the gators, usually marshmallows, so they come looking. Airboat operators are notorious for this as it entertains their clients. If you look at the photo to the left, under my name, this was taken on a canal off the Tamiami Trail a few years back. As we motored thru in a Gheenoe, hundreds of gators came from the banks to the center of this canal to check us out. We did not stop nor feed any and none bothered us. Respect the gators and you'll be fine.
  15. Excellent point. To add to that, don't take a nap beside a freshwater body of water. A gator could be watching and you may look tasty. Fishermen have disappeared and its assumed they fell asleep. Watch for gator nests. If you disturb a gators nest, she will disturb you. According to University of Florida research, courtship is usually around April, mating usually May & June then nesting occurs.