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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2017, 11:37:58 AM »
Yes. Nacho recognizes me and remembers how I tip. Been buying bait from him for a long time. Back in the 80’s there was an old man with a bad leg on that barge. Same thing. I developed a relationship. Now and then I would bring him doughnuts. Nacho likes Breakfast McMuffins.  :jester:  Once you get to know those bait guys, they will treat you well.  Nacho gets grouchy after dealing with so many googans....but he is really a good guy. If he barks at you occasionally, just put yourself in his place. Not the best job.

The fact is, the more sardines you put in any sized tank, the more will die. If you put 1/2 scoop in a 2 scoop tank, they will last a lot longer than if you put 2 scoops. So no, I wouldn’t take that bet. Just sayin’ it’s a 2 scoop tank because the guy who made it says so.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 07:13:18 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2017, 07:03:19 PM »
Took the wife out for a Harbor cruise / bait tank test.  It was 85 degrees at the house when we left. When we got to the harbor (13 miles) it was 61 degrees at the launch ramp. My wife wore sandals and a light sleeveless tee. She is still thawing out.  :jester:   :stirthepot:

We docked the boat and had lunch at a little taco place on Balboa Island...then a chocolate covered frozen banana a couple doors down from the taco place.

The bait tank worked like it should. Filled in 8 minutes. *check* Overflow worked fine. *check* Drain into the bilge with the fill hose worked. *check*  :party:  Pulling the stand pipe out lets the water drain too. So I have a couple of ways to drain the tank.



« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 07:55:29 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2017, 07:44:13 PM »
Excellent. Sounds like it's hooked up properly :clap:
I hear ya about the big difference in weather down there. My wife and I went to the Cabrillo aquarium today and it was fogged in.
Took this picture of the cranes, eerie looking. My wife said it looks like something out of Star Wars. :jester:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2017, 09:25:41 PM »

Looks like “War of the Worlds”.   :jester:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2017, 10:18:33 PM »

Looks like “War of the Worlds”.   :jester:

That movie on Blue Ray sounds awesome through my 12” subwoofer surround sound. It plays down to 16hz. Although the human ear can’t hear 16hz it’s sure cool to feel the couch shaking when those things come out of the ground
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2017, 10:43:45 PM »


What brand is your subwoofer ?
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2017, 11:10:59 PM »


What brand is your subwoofer ?
HSU research
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2017, 11:57:46 PM »

Nice !  :clap:
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2017, 09:09:39 PM »
Definitely War Of The World's :jester:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2017, 09:55:58 AM »
So how do you Cali guys know it's winter?  61 is a nice summer evening up here and now it's 41 with 50 mph winds last night.
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2017, 10:09:36 AM »
So how do you Cali guys know it's winter?  61 is a nice summer evening up here and now it's 41 with 50 mph winds last night.
It got down to about 50, and a little rain last night. Now it’s sunshine. :biggrin: The guys down south probably even nicer
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
The weather man always says that here in N. Cali we have rain coming down from Washington. :jester:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2017, 11:57:33 AM »
So how do you Cali guys know it's winter?

When my Citrus gets ripe and the Rockfish bite....


1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2017, 06:12:32 AM »
It looks great and I imagine it will be an improvement to your home made tank. Let us know how it works!
17' Arima SC with 2017 90hp Yamaha
21' Kiwanda Klipper Dory with 90 HP Honda
18' Hewescraft Sportsman -Sold, 22' Bayrunner Cuddy - Sold
17' North River Revenge - Sold, 17' Whaler Montauk - Sold
24' Skipjack FB - Sold,  18' Seacraft CC - Sold

Offline AJFishin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2017, 03:27:34 PM »
So how do you Cali guys know it's winter?

When it gets dark at 4:30pm  :jester:
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2017, 09:49:18 PM »

I don’t think it is winter yet because the Tuna! are still biting.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline tc808

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2017, 11:03:43 PM »
Nice looking install CS.

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2017, 11:21:42 PM »
Thanks TC. We’ll see tomorrow morning if it helps me catch more fish.    :beerchug:

Maybe I won’t have to get up out of my chair to grab a bait.  :shrug9:  :beerchug: :jester:
« Last Edit: November 28, 2017, 11:27:49 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2017, 10:18:50 PM »
Very nice CS, keep us posted on how it works out for you.

The tank worked really nice. Plenty of room to fish and it kept the bait alive all day. I didn’t like spending the $850 but what good is all the expensive fishing gear and electronics if your bait is no good ?

We caught some nice California Halibut. Sams was 44” long and 35 lbs. The other two were 30” and 32”. We wound up with approx 25 pounds of fresh halibut filets. (Almost paid for the tank.)

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Ssericz

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2017, 12:33:15 AM »
Man Sam convinced u to go all the way to Dana point?

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2017, 06:07:35 AM »
Money well spent CS, 35# is a big fish for us Cali guys. I guess what they say is true, big lively bait =  :arms: big fish!  :beerchug:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Rokefin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #46 on: November 30, 2017, 06:52:52 AM »
Looks like an exceptional day :applause:     Very nice Ca Hali's, on a gorgeous day. I also have a fishing photo like you took with your feet kicking back on a nice fishing afternoon.....
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline Danno

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2017, 08:58:16 AM »
Croaker, i need to figure out this halibut thing down here in DP.
Previously owned a 1998 19' SR

Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2017, 10:47:08 AM »
Money well spent CS, 35# is a big fish for us Cali guys. I guess what they say is true, big lively bait =  :arms: big fish!  :beerchug:

Hahaha. I had to twist his arm. I had to insist on staying in one place too. When he want to move I would say....Be patient !!  The tide will swing.

Boy was he excited.!!  He did a fishy dance  :party:  around the boat and grabbed me and gave me a big bro hug.  :shrug9:  wish I had a video of that.  :jester:   It was his personal best for Cali Halibut.

Croaker, i need to figure out this halibut thing down here in DP.

Secret weapon....  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3TafW7jMj_0   They are deep....120-125 feet

« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 05:27:05 PM by Croaker Stroker »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2017, 11:14:27 AM »
Yup, those single hook rigs miss a lot of fish.
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP