View Full Version : First blood!!

03-20-2009, 05:48 PM
Finally! Wifey is doing well after foot surgery, so I loaded up the coach and the boat and headed to Brannan Park for three days and - at last! - the first trip to my Suisun honey hole since I sold the C-Dory.

It was a wonderful trip to and from the honey hole aboard my new North River. That deep-V really cushioned the chop nicely, something that the flat bottomed C-Dory did not do too well. And I cruised at 25 MPH - the C-Dory was about 19 MPH and the extra speed was a nice bonus. I hit 36 MPH when I opened her up, but I don't need full throttle!

I managed my first sturgeon of the year and the first aboard my new boat. I got sturgeon blood on her - and I think she liked it! It was a grand trip.

The sturgie fell for my old (better part of a year ago I bought it) eel just after the outgoing got underway. I was near Garnet Point. He measured 50" and weighted in at 27 lbs.

YeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Life is good. *:D * [smiley=cheers.gif]

Photos and more info on my homepage www.FishWisher.com. and a link to a lousy video of my trip is also there.


~edited to add video note~

03-20-2009, 06:03 PM
Congrats on the first in your NICE new boat. I always enjoy reading your posts. Keep them coming. Blessings

03-20-2009, 06:09 PM
Congratulations Dale! Bet it feels good to be back on the water after
that long.Im glad your wife is feeling better too.

03-20-2009, 06:43 PM
Nice work Dale.

Cheers on the new ride. What a great way to bless her!


03-20-2009, 06:44 PM
nice job , always nice when everything comes into place

03-20-2009, 06:59 PM
Great way to break in the new NR Dale! Good to hear the wife is better.

03-20-2009, 07:51 PM
* * Nice job Dale congrat on getting the new boat bloody with sturgon blood. *Also happy to hear the wife is mending well. *I am in the middle of revamping my downriggers and balance beam system this weekend. *I made a trade straight across for 2 Cannon Mag 10's for 2 of my Walkers plus I go extra weights and stackers tossed in. * Kent

03-20-2009, 08:01 PM
Nice post, great looking rig an what a way to break it in, photo looked good also. glad the wife is feeling better *:) :) :)

03-20-2009, 08:06 PM
good for you dale :) a well deserved prize...congratulations on your catch....keep the good postings coming :).


03-20-2009, 08:26 PM
What a great trip. I'm jealous...3 days of fishing, new boat, sun, and a keeper to boot. Nice job thanks for sharing.

Capt'n Kev
03-21-2009, 02:27 AM
congrats!! nice new boat!!

03-21-2009, 06:36 AM
Great job Dale. I hope you kept your pants on.

03-21-2009, 11:41 AM
Good report. Great boat.

03-22-2009, 03:20 PM
Good report Dale. I'm glad to see you on the water and enjoying yourself. Nice to see you catching fish also. Now if we could only troll for the pink meat in the river again.

03-22-2009, 04:17 PM
Nice to see you back at em Dale!