View Full Version : The Boss and The Shu

01-09-2018, 03:34 PM
Just couldn't stand it and needed a few hours out today and these two Gewbers said" sure, why not? It's only supposed to rain." So we met after sunup and headed to Lake Beresford to see what was up. 59* made for a chilly run to the Manatee zone but it wasn't bad after that. The water is down about 3' from it's former flood stage and we hoped to find a good bunch of fish. We can safely say that we gave it a good effort. The fish had other ideas. Suffice to say that we didn't have our conversation interrupted very often, though we did have a few that tangled up most of the lines. I set up my usual dozen rods and motored here and there to places that gave up some nice ones just a couple of weeks back, and got a few. We dodged rowing teams and other boats having about the same luck we had. The boss suggested we shoot a dock or two before calling it a day, so with nothing to really leave, off we went. We tried about 15 before the wind said it was time to go and found a couple of areas that held some nice gills and a boathouse that gave up a couple more Crappie for the box. Overall I had a great day in good company, and with Shu taking the fish home, had none to clean. 18 was the take with 6 good ones in the box and a ride to the house for a couple of errands and a nap if I was lucky. One day soon I hope to do this again with these two, sure was fun. I hope the boss can add the pics cuz I don't have a one. Hope you enjoyed visiting with we three......Skeet.

ET Fish
01-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Sounds great! Especially that “cold” 59!

01-09-2018, 04:02 PM
At least you and Shu and Slab were able to get out and fish. It sounds like a okay day and not getting skunked. Thanks for posting

01-09-2018, 05:31 PM
The ride out in Skeet's bat mobile was a touch chilly.

You can see the old water line in the trees.

It called for rain but it turned out to be a fantastic day.

The Shumeister caught the first feesh.


Started to get into some.

Even tried to dock shoot, and wow, caught'em. How cool is that. First time for me to catch a fish in Florida Dock Shooting. Always thought the waters were too shallow for it.

Nice catch guys. Thank you for taking us out Timbo.

01-09-2018, 05:33 PM
Thanks Skeet for the trip(had seven in the box) all cleaned now and was surprised to find three with roe that was bloody and ready to spawn. got a quart freezer bag of grease ready boneless filets, will be beer battered and gone this time tomorrow.--shu

01-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Nice catch.


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01-09-2018, 06:11 PM
One thing for sure skeet.....you were in good company

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01-09-2018, 06:28 PM
I didnt see Abby in the boat tho....your loss there.....she is good company too

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01-09-2018, 07:33 PM
Abbey is slowing down. She wanted to sleep in so I let her.

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01-09-2018, 09:35 PM
Nice fish! And nice weather too.

01-09-2018, 10:03 PM
Sounds like a great trip in those frigged temps. lol
We barely broke freezing here today. Fog rolled in and froze to the trees.

These days I fish vicariously through others. Thanks for the pictures and story, made my night.

01-09-2018, 11:43 PM
I used to have hair on the top of my head, until I started to ride in Skeet's boat. Those were some fun trips and I see the same kind of smiles on these passengers. Nice to see The Other Woman back on the water.

01-10-2018, 06:30 AM
Great report. Glad you all had fun.

01-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Excellent report and some dandy pictures! Thanks!