Gone Fish'n
May 17, 2008 01:57PM
Well since this is the non-technical section I figured Id start a sort of fishing diary.

I build my own crab traps, so its sort of constructive thing.

The design I use, was tought to me by my dad and brother when I was around 10 years old. If any forum members are interested in the design, I will e-mail plans thru e-mail correspondence.

I have cought both blue crab and stone crab, with these traps for many years. I build the traps from memory, and they are compliant to all State of Florida reg's. Im located in south Fl, at the southern end of Miami.

Im running a 14ft Carolina Skiff with a 20hp 4stroke Honda outboard motor. Ive spent alot of time getting this boat ready. I have settled with an 8pitch by 9-1/4in 4 blade propeller. Since I like to load the boat with the max capacity weight of 850lbs, this prop will get the boat on a plane and travel at approx 17mph. Ive messed around with this all last year, the performance of the boat is relatively consistant, I comfortable with the arrangement. Its not un-common for me to travel 9 miles offshore with others in the boat.

I will update this sort of diary, from time to time, sharing pictures of any good catches.

For now, here is a picture of the trap, and the area that I fish

Best to All,

Jeremy

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Re: Gone Fish'n
May 17, 2008 03:38PM
the first picture is just for fun. And, yes that was a lizard on the backside of the trap.

Im deep frying some BonnetHead Shark that we caught last weekend, tonight. I did soak the fillets in lemon pulp and juice,made from my vegetable juicer. Also milk and non-salted crab-boil extract was added. I use only one, whole lemon, per 2 fillets. This really helps to bring out a clean flavor. But I do gut them a little, right away when they are cought, its called bleeding. After that you loop them in a stringer and let um swim around for a while. Put them on ice right away, once you take them back out of the water.

If you do these things, the shark meat comes out as a really good tasting fish, broiled, grilled or deep fried.

These sharks[the BonnetHead] rarely get to 3ft in length. The ones I cought were about 28in to 30in long.

The second picture is one of the bag of fillets, that im get'n ready to bread and toss in the deep fryer.

Best

Jeremy

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Re: Gone Fish'n
May 17, 2008 05:43PM
Here's what they looked like(shark nuggets) when they came out of the deep fryer. They taste excellent, slight hint of lemon flavor.

Also, I have a totally awesome quiche (egg-pie) recipe. Its great for breakfast brunches, its plain with chedder(but I like to add some sorronto peppers, just one, sliced and de-seeded). Anyhow my wife is working late tonight, she demanded that I make one for dinner for her. So I will make two.(one for me tomorrow)

Best

Jeremy

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Re: Gone Fish'n
August 06, 2008 09:23AM
If I have not mentioned it before, Ive had a hell of a time selecting a good propeller for this 2006/7 Honda 4-stroke 20hp outboard motor, that I have.



Although variable pitch propellers, have been suggested, I choose the fixed 'blade pitch' approche.



Ive insisted on true 'drivability' parameters. Start-up ease, choke-time etc. The power-band for this particular engine, is between 3500rpm and 6000rpm, before the rev-limit will kick-in @6000rpm. In previous situatuions pre-ignition(detonation) has been severe. If the pitch on the prop is 'too-tall' such as a 9p, its like starting out in 3rd gear.

I have tried various propeller's, with varing degree's of pitch and diameter. In my attempt to find a 'sweet spot range of operation'.

Did alot of experimenting with 3-blade prop's.

In the end, I settled with a 4-blade, 9.25 inch diameter and 8-pitch.

This seemed to lend itself best, for the load-range of the (20hp)4-stroke engine's, actual power-band. Concluded from all the testing that I did(with different propellers).



Now,

I have also mounted an 'hydrofoil-Tail' to the cavitation plate, of the outboard motor, in conjunction with optimum propeller selection. this seems to have made the best impact with regards to actual drivability improvement of the boat over-all, It is a Carolina Skiff J14.

I can cruise, at 20mph, with the full capacity(weight carrying) of the hull at 750lbs, no problem, but before mounting the hydrofoil, it was a chore to get on plane. Also, I can stay on a plane, down to 12mph, now.

The engine does what it does, makes 20hp. It only weighs 110lbs. But, if it was converted to 4-cycle-steam, it would be a condensing type, just not at 100% condensing, most likely 80%. This would be better than a flat out, non-condensing system,

I will post some pic's of the hydrofoil, mounted to the cavitation plate, next time. It make a really good difference, I been fighting with the(so-called) perfect prop size for some time. The hydrofoil simplifies things greatly as far as actual drivability goes.


Best



Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
September 12, 2008 09:02AM
Today at work things are lite,

So figured id post the pics of the hydrofoil that I mounted on my outboard.

I went thru about 5 different propellers, never quite got the performance that I wanted. I know that the hydrofoil causes some lift and levels the boat out like a trim tab. Since this boat is so small there are no trim tabs.

Also ive found that some the propellers that did not work that well work alot better using the hydrofoil.

The first 2 pictures are of the hydrofoil, the 3rd shows the bolts thru the transom holding the engine. I did this because I was worried the lift the hydrofoil causes, could make the engine fall off. The hand bolts are not sufficient in my opinion.

Would really like to get out there on the water this weekend, but the water is still too rough from hurricane Ike. Most likely will drive down to the keys to around mile marker 70 or 60. Theres some good bridges down there to fish from, and my wife and I looking for some distraction. Its alot of fun, if I catch anything worth looking at will post a picture of the catch.

Best to all


Jeremy


Re: Gone Fish'n
September 15, 2008 04:47PM
Hi all,

We caught 3 snappers, 2 grey, and a mangrove. I was hoping to fill the cooler with a dozen or so, as weve done before. They were all legal so we kept them. They turned out really nice in the fish fry. Everytime we have a marginal catch, I fillet them and freeze um. So this time, there was enough to deep-fry, for a fish-fry. Cooked up some tater-tots in the oven, and they turned out great.

The first pic, is of the snappers under the ice. The 2nd pick is of the snappers themselves. The third pick shows my smoker and a fresh load of hickory from tennessee.

Although, I need some Jack-fish,(amberjack) to run the smoker, well get some, soon enough, also I smoke salmon, bought from the wholesale club, using an Teriyaki-seasame marinade, really comes out nice, in the smoker.

Well see what comes up, the next copula catches, with regard to the amberjack.

Although we were hoping to fish the long-key bridge MM 63.5 or so. It was under construction,(there adding fishing piers), so we went down to the southern end of the 7 mile bridge, there's a nice park there on a beach with restrooms on the oceanside. The gulfside has a sweet boat ramp for the Skiff. Was not expecting to find such a nice spot. It pays to explore a little.

So anyway,

We surf fished, off of, the beach there, nailed the three snapper there within forty minutes, then nothing bit until we left at 1 AM, we arrived around 7:30pm, just the way it goes I guess.

I cant wait to put the boat in down there, on a weekend, maybe run some stone crab traps, to soak for about 4 days, seasons comming up. You can run 5 stone-crab, and 5 blue-crab traps, with a recreational saltwater fishing license.

best

Jeremy


Re: Gone Fish'n
September 15, 2008 06:13PM
Now Looky Here : )


This is another dairy of mine, on smoking the salmon.

I did this on another site a while back, anyhow it saves me a tonn of work tonight, Here's the link-

[www.fieldlines.com]

I was thinking about this earier, the maranade is actually 'honey-teriyaki' by KC Masterpiece (however they spell it) you will see a pic of it in page the link points to. Dont worry about the other sauce for the Salmon.

Best

Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
November 11, 2008 06:55PM
Hi All,

Went out on the boat last saturday, got back around 2am. The skiff boat performed very well, we covered about 35 miles on 6.5 gallons of gas. Explored Ceasers Creek (South Biscayne Bay) a little.

Unfortunatly, our frozen shrimp bait wasnt so good(usually is from that place), so we got skunked for the most part. Although we did catch a BonnetHead shark(there small not usually over 3 feet long), most trips we take 2 of these. I usually will fillet then marinade them, and make the shark nuggets, that we deep-fry.(like you can see at the top of the posting in my pic attachments)[yes I do bleed them out when cought]

This time we only got one, so I decided to do something different. Ive smoked these shark before and the meat comes out tasting real sweet, it is a way different taste, than you will get from just about any other smoked fish, very sweet tasting.

With that in mind, I created a different marinade using my 'Juice Man' vegetable juice machine. I always use 1 whole lemon per shark(2 fillet's) this time I added 1 and a half green bell pepers, some serrano(sp?) peppers from a plant I have on the back porch, pear nectar, soy sauce, but with no milk this time.

I have attached some pictures. These fillets will come off of the smoker about an hour from now, theve been on for an hour. Ive wrapped 6 ears of corn in tinfoil placed on the grate below the shark fillets, to protect them instead of using the water-pan.

Best

Jeremy




Re: Gone Fish'n
November 11, 2008 08:56PM
Ok,

I finished the dish about 15 minuites ago. You can see it in the first attachment (d)

I figure the whole thing is like 15 calories : ) Anyway its very filling, the taste is unique and excellent as I predicted(also the taste came out sweet-spicy). Very filling. Theres enough from a single 29in bonnetHead shark to feed 5 people no problem, with the corn.

The 6 ears of corn came out perfect as well. There was nothing added, during smoking, or after, such as butter, or salt(for the corn) or anytype of sauce for the fish/shark, although, the shark was put on the smoker directly, out of the marinade pan, w/no rinse.(I marinaded for 24hrs in the fridge)

In attachment (e) you can see that the temp is quite low for the smoking process, I can place my hand on the smoker, at anytime, for the whole 2 hours,
without getting burned, it just feels very warm.

In attachment (f) you can see what the smoked fish/shark looked like after 2 hours, just before it was taken off of the smoker. As I mentioned before, smoking the shark causes it to have a very different taste than grilling or deep-frying. I feel cooked on the smoker the shark has the very best taste as its still warm from smoking. As it cools it becomes less mild and even more sweet. I feel that the marinade worked well. I did not skin the fillets, they were placed skin side down.

Best

Jeremy


Re: Gone Fish'n
January 12, 2009 09:49PM
It's been several weeks now, that my wife has had to work over the weekend. This just past weekend she had off.

WE have been talking about going down to the north end of Craig Key, this is in Islamorada(there slogan is 'Catch you later') its at about mile marker 73.4[channel 2] in the florida keys. Last year we completly missed shrimp season(migratory shrimping runs from dec to march).

GOD, we need it so bad. Work is tough(dayjob), but we'll keep trying till shrimp seasom ends this year. I will post some pic's if it happens at all, this year. Here in the non-steam related section.

This is the first time that I have asked, Scott, do you think a diary section for members/users would be ok?

In the meantime here's some songs that I use to pass the time.

Caleb;

There's a guy getting run over(on a bicycle) by some other dude, you should check it out, its on the second video. I just like the Band the Cure, that's why the first video is there.

fun,fun

[uk.youtube.com]

[uk.youtube.com]


Jeremy

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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 13, 2009 03:15AM
I know that the cure(the band) is kind of tough to deal with. The best way that I can describe why I like them, is because I noticed them before there was such a label as Gen-X. Once that happened allot changed.

The Cure put out a new album sometime around 2000, I bought it. As far as I know they have not put out anymore new songs, since then.

On the new album, the song that is #7, the CD is printed in such away, that if you loose the cover, the songs are not listed on the face of the cd. Just a picture of a red rose.

When I look back on my marrage(thinking alone), the one song that makes me think about it, is #7 on that cd.(but it was not played at our wedding) I was married in 2006. I really believe we'll stay together like my grandparents did. Make no mistake about it, there are no secrets/cheating between us, it would not work any other way.

Anyhow here's At Night again. this song is like way over 20 yo.

[uk.youtube.com]


AND yes, I do have a great job. . . But I work on their stuff just as hard that I do on mine, ACB included.


Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
January 13, 2009 04:41AM
Some more relaxation music,

[uk.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com] ] <-4th

the 80's are coming to get ya smiling smiley a crisp-set is a componet of Fuzzy Logic, not unlike a fuzzy-set, yet the logic matrix is not binary. Yes I work with fuzzy logic computing, I use the technology to automate solid-fuel burners, so that's the deal with that.

[uk.youtube.com] ] <-3rd

[uk.youtube.com]


Best



Jeremy






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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 14, 2009 10:38PM
Nother, relaxation song.

[uk.youtube.com]

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The Church - Under The Milky Way (HQ music video)
[www.youtube.com]
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[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com] ] <- (1ST)

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-edit 6- [www.youtube.com] [SPEED TRIBE]

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Best


Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 15, 2009 02:34AM
[uk.youtube.com] ] <- (2ND)


Best


Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 17, 2009 02:44AM
Hi again All,

Im currently working on getting a water-proof housing for my HD video camera, I need to save up 650 usd, to buy it. Once I have this, I can safely take my video camera(without water damage) out on the skiff. Since I live in miami, there's a strong latin flavor dwn here. So anyway, im one of those high-folutin redneck's. But this one song that played on the radio down here for awhile, was pretty good. Id like to use that song as an overlay, as im getting the boat up on a plane(gps and all), I really think it would be pretty cool. As I get the time and resources I will put it together. I just got done intstalling/upgrading the navigation lights. These are needed because we go out on the water 'at night' quite abit.

Also im going to include another link, again this saves me a tonn of work.

[www.fieldlines.com]


OK, back to the 80's

[uk.youtube.com]



Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
January 17, 2009 04:35AM
Not to freak anybody out, or anything, relax, you know these guys....

More relaxation music.


[uk.youtube.com]

-edit- more 80's

[uk.youtube.com]

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Best


Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 17, 2009 06:26AM
YIKES,

[www.fieldlines.com]

I can actually remember this comment from memory, FLUX is pretty damn smart. I know he spends most of his time in the 'newbies' section over there on OtherPower, but if you have the time, I recommend 'the otherpower channel on IRC' just look for one of TomW or Kurt's postings/comments,(on fieldlines.com) and you can find your way there. But you may need Monzilla as a browser/whatever (ive logged in using IE with no problems) to plug into the IRC channel, and watch out for Ron, he is deceptivly smart...


Best

Jeremy H./JW
Re: Gone Fish'n
January 17, 2009 07:04AM
































Just in case you dont already know, this is what Flux is talking about, in my post above.












Enjoy



Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 17, 2009 10:49AM
A little more from the 80's

[uk.youtube.com]

[uk.youtube.com]


this last song here, is proof that the so-called 'seattle-sound' was a rip-off. These guys were the first to come up with the guitar riff's. It came from the UK, a great many years ago.

[uk.youtube.com]


Best



Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
January 22, 2009 09:24PM
This is the closest that I could get to this song, its really quite good. But there is no video.

[www.youtube.com]

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Ok, things are comming up to speed pretty fast. Not much has changed, but there is some supplimental info. Im going to add two additional links for this particular song, Burning Bright. Again, these are artist's... -crispset

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]

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Best


Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 22, 2009 10:44PM
This next one should be self explanitory

[www.youtube.com]

More artist stuff.




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[www.youtube.com]

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Best


Jeremy




-edit- Just because everybody has been so cool, Im going to add a link to some other happenings, enjoy.

[www.fieldlines.com]


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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 23, 2009 04:56PM
This is some KILLER 80's (bad ass)

[www.youtube.com]

-edit- I just thought these 2 songs go well together

[www.youtube.com]

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Just the basics. Anyhow off to watch some NASA TV, enjoy.

Best


Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
January 23, 2009 10:03PM
Figured id share some eye-candy with you all.

I am authorized to show these picture's, as I am an officer-of-the-company, VP to be exact. Its from my day-job, today, as chief/process engineer. Was doing a once for 5 year overhaul, replacing o-rings, etc.

These parts are over 40 yo, an have a fit of .00042



Best

Jeremy


Re: Gone Fish'n
January 29, 2009 05:59PM
Here's a picture of me today at work, this room has five lathes and two milling machines, although three of the lathes are dedicated purpose. We build those with the other machines in the room.

Best


Jeremy


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[www.youtube.com]

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Re: Gone Fish'n
February 07, 2009 10:07PM
[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]

This is some very cool [hidden] Gen-X stuff, I have no idea why im trusting you with this stuff, but I will take my chances.


Jeremy
Re: Gone Fish'n
February 13, 2009 10:01PM
[www.youtube.com]

Here this one(above) go's good with this one(below) 'mucho macho' all in good fun.

[www.youtube.com]




[www.youtube.com] ->
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Since im one of those 'high folutin' redneck's I figured this next song fits well here.
[www.youtube.com]


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[www.youtube.com]

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Best

Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
February 14, 2009 12:37PM
These are 2 'ultra cool' songs.

The first one goes into its song straight away.

[www.youtube.com]

The second one, your going to need a little patience for. Let the video stream for about one third its length, to see the song.


[www.youtube.com]


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[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]

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Best



Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
February 18, 2009 11:16PM


[www.youtube.com]

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replacement link for above, you dont have to wait for this one, although I think the video with Cake, as the metermaid and this song as a 'cover version', is a classic. to bad it was blocked...

[www.youtube.com]

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[www.youtube.com]


The first one there, takes a minute to play.



Best




Jeremy



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Re: Gone Fish'n
February 22, 2009 03:25PM
Hi All,

Well, we finally made it down to Criag Key to go shrimping, last night. We could only stay for about 3 hours, and the tide was not running that strong, since it was not very close to the full moon.

All and all, we did okay, about 5 lbs head on Key West Pink Shrimp. We may try again this coming full moon. Its not uncommon to get 'way' more shrimp when there running strong. But these are good quality, and different from the brown or white shrimp that you get more north, around Card Sound.

Here's some pictures-


Best



Jeremy


Re: Gone Fish'n
February 22, 2009 03:27PM
Couple more picture's


Jeremy


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