James River - B.A.S.S. Northern Open Event #1
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Posted: July 29, 2013
Well I had a great time being home after that long stint on the road but I was also looking forward to starting the northern swing of my events this year. So in mid June it was on the road again from Texas to the James River of which I had fished Northern Open events for the past 2 seasons. My record on the James is much less than desirable but I had felt I gained enough knowledge to have a solid performance… after all I had just missed a check there in 2012, the year I re-qualified to fish the Elite Series through the Northern Opens.

June 13 – June 15 James River - B.A.S.S. No...... Read More

East Coast Alerts, July 18, 2013
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Posted: July 18, 2013
Port Everglades Landmark GONE:
The four red and white candy striped stacks at the FPL plant in Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale (26.093200°-80.109032°), are now history. Visible for many miles offshore, for years they were a prominent and somewhat sentimental landmark for mariners entering and leaving port. Check http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/fpl-port-everglades-plant-demolition-live-streaming-video-fpl-to-tear-down-plant-on-tuesday *
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High and Lows - Everstart, Part 1
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Posted: July 10, 2013
If you read any of my blogs for the past few months, you know that I’ve been lucky enough to have found a few fish and done well in a few tournaments. Having won three tournaments on Kentucky Lake in the past few weeks, the calls and texts started right after the Triton Owner’s Tournament. “You fishing the Everstart?” My reply was a confident and resounding “No!”
The Everstart is FLW Outdoors AAA Pro League. They are very well run tournaments that touring pros and “local pros” alike fish all over the country. My reason for not fishing the Eversta...... Read More

Tough Love of Fishing
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Posted: July 09, 2013
The most difficult part of my job is being able to teach and reinforce skills and techniques. This is complicated when clients on board are of differing skill and experience levels. Bringing them both up to speed to a point where both clients have an opportunity for success can be tricky.
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Cleaning Your Own Boat’s Bottom
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 1402 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: July 08, 2013
What do you think about while you're under water under your boat working on the bottom? I just spent two hours doing just that, sucking air from a compressor up on deck. My boat is in waters that are muddy. There's been a lot of rain so the waters are very muddy. And it's dark — very dark down there, especially under the boat. What do you think about?
Is that an eel or a snake? It could be a snake. But do I really want to know?

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Tom’s Tips About Diving Your Bottom
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 1567 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: July 08, 2013
1. If you go swimming around your boat, do a little bottom checking if your skills and health are good for it and if it's safe. Even a few barnacles, especially on running gear, can slow you down.
2. Don't do this at a dock or boat where AC electricity is on. Take full precautions in this regard. Read the article entitled "ESD Explained" in the July 2013 edition of Seaworthy. Type ESD into the search block in the upper right hand corner of the BoatUS site and read all the material there about this very serious danger.
3. A paint scraper is usually a good tool for cleaning your ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale July 3, 2013
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Posted: July 03, 2013
Lady's Island Bridge Two Hour Notice for Openings, Night Closure:
The Lady's Island (Woods Memorial) Bridge (32.427443° -80.669185°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 536.0, Beaufort, South Carolina has been placed on a two hour advance notification for openings, due to repairs. These restrictions will be in place until August 30, 2013.
As the contractor has found additional problem with the bridge machinery they have requested the parts that are anticipated to arrive by July 28th, 2013. For this reason the Lady's Island Bridge will be allowed to remain clos...... Read More

When The Water Calls ... We Follow
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: July 01, 2013
By Jim and Lisa Favors
July 1, 2013
When the Water Calls ... We Follow is more than the title of our first book; it's the theme that has accompanied our boating endeavors during the last eight years.


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