Morning Sunshine!


Well, it happened! The sun came out and the wind stopped. Only problem, it’s early morning, and a little chilly. To be honest, I seriously considered boating in my pj’s with a cup of coffee this morning. This of course would have been the talk of the area, about the crazy guy that goes boating in in PJ’s while the rest of the world is already working and headed out for a day of hard work. The weather doesn’t care it Sunday when you are a watermen.

Working at o dark 30

headed out

Watching the dock

Janet-O headed out

Who is out on the MY water?

Fish trap stakes

yesterday from the ramp

Stinky is out and ready

Sweet Pea has a coat of primer on

The light was perfect

WECATHEM is all set

Don’t mess with Slim


More boats on MY water?

Lets go!

16 replies
  1. RH in Indy
    RH in Indy says:

    Enjoying coffee in bed in my new 15 oz. Coffee Varnish cup. Next on my list is to get Water Log on her lift.

  2. Dennis J Mykols
    Dennis J Mykols says:

    A nice stretch of sunny back to normal temps, in the low to mid 60’s. here in West Michigan. But we will take it after every day in April has been below average.
    But for us along the Lake Michigan coastline, with west wind, and water temps at 39 degrees, we will be boatin with jackets on until June!!!

  3. Dennis J Mykols
    Dennis J Mykols says:

    The auction at Mahogany Outfitters Saturday was a huge success. Roger was walking around in the afternoon with a big smile. He can not wait to put his next venture into full gear now.
    As for me, I had a couple of “Finds” follow me home for MY next big Venture…

  4. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    Great shot of Janet-O! Looks like he has his work cut out for himself. Thanks to the local watermen that bring in the fish. Tuff way to make a living.

  5. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Yes, working a pound net is tough….cut poles, peel poles, SET POLES (killer boat work)..coat net..tend net…hard work. Then we all have to hope all the poles get retrieved and none broken off just at or below the waterline….ouch! A true hull buster and ever present danger.
    I WENT BOATING yesterday and want to whirlwind on the James River in Richmond but we had huge rains and the river is full of floating logs and etc. It will get out to sea soon.
    Nice day, enjoy it wherever!
    John in Va.

  6. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Not familiar with pound net fishing and seeing what looks like pine poles being loaded on a vessel had me scratching my head. How would one pound these into the sea floor. Knowing the bay area is pretty silted with clay would make that process not too difficult but still a chore. We’ve had 2 sunny weekends since mid Jan according to weatherman meaning one day or both days included rain. At least lakes are full. Hats off to farmers and fishermen, especially the small operations, try to support these guys, its a dying profession in my observation.

  7. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    DAMN! That is one of the best headers of all time!

    Vistited AB and BA today. I have a launch date of May 18th. I have never tried to launch two 38 foot boats on the same day. Wish me luck and good fortune!

  8. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Floyd R,
    Google pound net fishing….it is not about pounding in the poles…though that is certainly done….the enclosure at the end of a long net entrance way is called the pound….where the fish end up after falling for the trick.
    ancient bay fishing technique.
    John in Va.

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