I’m taking my rig in today to have it gone over and then storing it. This will be the first time in 30 years that I won’t be on the water in November. Nobody to fish with anymore. Anyway I’ll probably put it up for sale this coming spring. I only went through 1/2 tank of gas this year. 2019 165 with 60 hp Evinrude and Eagle bunk trailer. Haven’t come up with a price yet. I’m just mulling it over. CARPIO
Sorry to hear that buddy, but I get it
Thanks guys and gals for your efforts to prop me up, I really appreciate it. I HATE the idea but I’ll be 79 in May. It really gets tough getting up at 2 AM and driving 200 miles round trip by myself. I’m not crying in my beer because I love doing it. It’s just getting too difficult.I spent a good buck rigging the boat. You get what you pay for. Bago treated me well, especially for perch. There is a definite pattern to catching them.like I said I’ll think it over. Again Thanks. CARPIO
After all you went through to get that beautiful machine up and running this year!i wish I had the dough to take it off your hands. Maybe you’ll feel different after winter is over. Maybe take it to some new places? Down south, out west, way north or East?
Say it ain't so , just say it ain't so. Even though I fished mostly solo this season because wife worked too much , I still was out and had fun , even when I fell over the side this year. Keep the rig ,
I fish at least20x a month, March,April,May in my boat.When the idiots come out after school let’s out I pier fish late evening/night. Around the middle of October I boat fish until the water hits around 38o. Until this year! From now till freeze up it’s pier fishing Unless I hire a guide. IF, I sell my rig, I intend to use that$$ to hire a guide. As you can see, I fish a lot AND release 99.5% ? of my fish. CARPIO
Wait... you have a brand new, 2019 Alumacraft… and you fished 90 times this year OFF OF A PIER, instead of using your boat?
I’m not quitting fishing yet! I’m fortunate to have piers close to good fishing. So far this year I’ve fished over 90 times off of them. Catch everything but eyes. CARPIO
could also search on here for a new fishing partner, till some good folks out there
Don't give up on fishing yet. This was a crappy year to be on the water. My boat got soaked 4 times. Better fishing days are coming. Better to have a boat and not use it often then to have no boat when you want to go. It's not like the old days when you could rent a 14 ft. boat on most lakes
I am thinking of doing the same thing with my 2016 Alumacraft 145 Escape with a 30 hp ETec tilIer. I just had the three year service done and I only have 24 hours on it. I just don’t fish anymore like I used to.