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Online AJFishin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2017, 12:18:40 PM »
Awesome catch you guys got! :applause:
Looks like all the work you put in getting the tank installed worked well and definitely paid off!
Glad to see Sam back fishing.

How was moving around the hose?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 12:22:01 PM by AJFishin »
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Online Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2017, 12:19:08 PM »
CS, I’ve been keeping a log for the last few years on when I have the best halibut action up here. The best bite seems to be right after the high tide when the water starts going out till about halfway into the outgo. Ive noticed a definite pattern. Curious if you’ve experienced the same thing down there
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Online Arimadrifter

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2017, 02:00:45 PM »
Nice work Croaker! Looks like the money for the new tank was well spent.
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Offline tc808

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2017, 03:46:17 PM »
Nice catch!  Wish we had live bait for sale, here you have to catch your own.

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »
CS, I’ve been keeping a log for the last few years on when I have the best halibut action up here. The best bite seems to be right after the high tide when the water starts going out till about halfway into the outgo. Ive noticed a definite pattern. Curious if you’ve experienced the same thing down there


We caught them on the incoming tide... right after low tide.  :shrug9:   :jester:

If a fish will, he will.   :jester:

Nice catch!  Wish we had live bait for sale, here you have to catch your own.

Sometimes we catch our own.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 05:33:31 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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"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 #55 on: December 01, 2017, 05:25:23 AM »
How was moving around the hose?

It was not an issue. We know it’s there, so we don’t step on it.  :beerchug:

It is a little bit of a hassle un-clamping the hose clamp and draining the water out fof the belly in the 1-1/2 inch hose. But, better than a 1-1/2” hole under the waterline.

I may do something more permanent in the future. Like a 1-1/2” to 3/4” tee with a valve to drain.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 05:38:35 AM 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 Rokefin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2017, 08:39:05 AM »
Croak 4:25AM ?  going fishing?
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Offline Danno

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2017, 09:14:53 AM »
Yes. He's out going after more halibut. I had to work  :shrug9:
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Online AJFishin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2017, 09:38:44 AM »
How was moving around the hose?

It was not an issue. We know it’s there, so we don’t step on it.  :beerchug:

It is a little bit of a hassle un-clamping the hose clamp and draining the water out fof the belly in the 1-1/2 inch hose. But, better than a 1-1/2” hole under the waterline.

I may do something more permanent in the future. Like a 1-1/2” to 3/4” tee with a valve to drain.

That's cool the hose was not an issue, well done.

Maybe you need something kind like a 3 way pool diverter valve?
I don't think they're made with the 2 different size ends, but maybe you can fab something?
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Online Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2017, 03:54:32 PM »
Croak 4:25AM ?  going fishing?
Yes. He's out going after more halibut. I had to work  :shrug9:
Well CS, how did that tank work out today? Any more butts?  :arms:
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Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2017, 06:22:12 PM »
Croak 4:25AM ?  going fishing?
Yes. He's out going after more halibut. I had to work  :shrug9:
Well CS, how did that tank work out today? Any more butts?  :arms:


The tank worked great. Not one Sardine died all day.

We didn’t do that well today. It was a little too windy. Difficult to stay on the bottom.  I had one about 28” come unbuttoned at the boat. Randy had a really nice one that peeled drag....also came unbuttoned.  I caught one 24” barely legal. Sam took his boat. He did not catch any.

I am learning different ways to tie a double hook trap setup. Fisher, do you buy your traps, or make them ?

My freezers are jam packed with Halibut. My wife enjoys giving it away. She is at my Granddaughters High School Water Polo game. She called to make sure I caught enough to give out a couple of packages.   :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."

Online Fisherdv

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2017, 07:54:27 PM »
Glad the tanks working well for you CS. I tie my own rigs. I tie both hooks fixed, and snelled. I separate the hook distance depending on the size of the bait. Funny, last year my buddy threw out a cut piece of dead anchovie and caught a 35 pounder, couple weeks later another guy threw out a dead anchovie with the head cut off and got a 30 pounder. I guess you just never know. I also do a lot of trolling (bounce balling) with a flasher and a large herring in the shallower water. Works pretty good. Looks like you had a great day yesterday and whatever you did worked. I would keep your rig the same way for a bit :shrug9: My freezer is stuffed with salmon. Most of our halibut this year were short. You couldn’t keep a bait out there for a few minutes without getting one.
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Offline Rokefin

Re: Bluewater Bait Tank Install
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »
Good on ya Croaker, and your Bride, I love giving and sharing the bounty. Really lights people up to receive fresh sea food, especially the Hali- it is so spendy to buy (of course it does cost us more to fish for it) :facepalm:
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