We’ve been really hard at work lately getting the boats ready for the 2012 season which will be starting in about 2 weeks! Miss Parker has new front windows, new windshield wiper systems, a new stereo and new deck paint to name a few of the upgrades. She will be going in the water this weekend and our “Test Fishing” should happen next week!
In our continuing quest to keep the best new gear on the boats, we just completed a big order with Shimano where we have brand new rods and reels on both boats. For salmon fishing we are staying with the Tekota 600’s which have proven to be one of the best saltwater level-wind reels that we have ever used. We got two different salmon rods for 2012, a set of Shimano Talora trolling rods and a set of Shimano Clarus Salmon rods. Depending on the application, these rods are incredible and can do just about anything (they have even been known to land a Halibut, even though thats not what they are for).
For halibut fishing we have some beautiful new Tekota 700’s that we have paired with the Shimano Trevala jigging rods. These rods are short and powerful with great action that make them just killer for halibut fishing.
The outlaw is currently getting a full tune up, new deck paint and a beuatiful detailing job to make sure she is in tip-top shape for fishing.