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|🗺️ Location||LAKE OUACHITA|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Well, we got our tail on today. We started up there and caught a few, then we went there and had a couple of real nice drifts. Good tailing on medium sized yellows. We'll call them 12-14 pounders with a few smaller and a some in the 16 pound range. We were completely OK with them. I spent my whole time there in the pit with my butt in the air stapling tags on the customers fish while the rest of the crew were gaffing. After a couple good drifts, and I mean good ones, the fish stopped biting. No one knows why, they just quit biting so we had to make a move again. Now if I had remembered there was a Charger game on at that moment it would've been a great time to listen to it being we were making a 3 hour move. But I forgot all about it. I was too busy thinking of our next move and the future moves of this trip. It was a good game too. If you weren't paying attention we beat the 2014 super bowl champs. !0 point under dogs. Beat them up. That's right Seattle. Look out nation.
We didn't catch much when we arrived to our new hot zone. A couple of handfuls of nice yellowtails and then it got dark so now we sit on anchor. We can safely fish one more day here before the storm pushes us out of here. Which direction we'll go? I'm not sure yet.
~~This is the after picture of the port side navigation system. If you notice, the monitor itself is a daylight monitor. The sun is shining directly on it and you can still see the screen. This system has radar, a plotter, and a fathometer. And it's all AIS capable. (Automated identification system) All ships that have AIS, can be tracked on a website, called www.marinetraffic.com. All of the systems can be overlaid so you can have your plotter, radar, and depth viewed at the same time
This is the starboard side navigation system. Which is identical to the port. In addition to the previous mentioned features, the monitor can be switched to a computer system which has Nobel Tech times zero catch navigation fish finding and my favorite, bottom mapping system on it. You can, and we have been, making our own bottom maps for the previous three years. Cool stuff. In addition it has live weather from Weather Works XM Weather. Also it has SeaView Ocean Imaging capabilities to where we can download water temperature, chlorophyll, sea height, ect. The port system also has its own computer.
~~The monitor on the left is a sound activated fathometer for fish finding. And the monitor on the right is a daylight monitor for our sonar, for fish finding. In the front is one of our pairs of Gyroscopic binoculars
~~All of these electronics need new antennas. And this is how they get there. We literally pulled out a third of a dock cart of old wiring
~~Say good bye to the old radars.
~~Drew grinding away on a little cancer on the deck.
~~The roto hammer is one of our favorite tools for chipping up cancerous areas on the deck, but the noise is unbearable to our neighbors in the boat yard.
~~The deck hatches had to be completely stripped
~~We re-skinned the outside of the galley doors. They now have a nice white formica finish.
~~Creative, yes. But I bet he spent a half hour looking for that office chair in the boat yard!
~~The boat looks kinda small in some of these upcoming pictures without Tommie in them for perspective. ~~Jed's missing from these shots because he was taking the pictures.
~~Drew resealing inspection plates for exhaust
~~Tommie detailing wood work
~~Tommie prepping for paint
~~Final coat of deck paint. Looking good!
30 pass. 89 yellowtail 32 kelp bass. 1 flyline setup with 20-30 lb and 1 yoyo setup with 40 or 50 lb is all you need.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Hi friends. We departed on our second day and a half trip this evening and --to everyones surprise-- loaded up with some healthy looking sardines. We'll see how they live throughout the night but we're happy with what we see so far. Sounds like the fishing is good offshore on some footballs but those healthy bluefin made an appearance today as well. With a good looking weather forecast on the horizon, we're excited to get down to the zone and see what we can do.
We'll chat with you tomorrow and report on our day. Wish us luck and hopefully, we'll do better than the NFL replacement officials did this season. Take care.
-The Supreme Team
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Hi friends. It's hot down here -- wicked hot. The bronzing was epic today. Charlie Middleton and Drew even got in on the action. Just kidding, but we did as if they would like to participate in a session with us but they respectfully declined. Bottom line, the weather was excellent today but we could've used about five more knots of wind not only for some circulation but to carry the kite out as well. Anyhow, our fishing was a little on the slow side but it was to be expected with the south swell that rolled through here and threw things off a bit. We trolled up some wahoo today and managed to land a few fish on various artificials and a few on live bait as well. The sign of tuna here wasn't anything to write home about this morning but in the afternoon, we rolled up to a spot of jumpers, kicked the anchor over, and proceeded to hook and land a few in the 40-80 lb. range. We did have our shark casualties today as well but we're hopeful that if we can get a few more fish hooked, we'll keep the sharks spread out and land a few more. We'll see.
Anyways, our plan is to stay here tomorrow and see what the morning brings and we'll base our next decision to stay or go off of that. Wish us luck. Good night.
P.S. Eddie wishes to say hello to Marla. Eddie managed one of those beautiful yellowfin today so he's pumped. He misses you and can't wait to get home and see you.
Fishing reports for lake ouachita are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.