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Old 08-31-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Thinking about trying to head out to the Yellow Gravel to find some fish in a 21'. Is this advisable and how should we fish? We are thinking about dragging a couple stretch's and a jig then maybe doing some jigging. Any advice is much appreciated.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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It's a long ways for a 21',,,, 37 miles out is the closest numbers I got on the Yellow.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Way to far for a 21'er.
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What type/style 21' Hull - definitely pick your days (1-2's perferrably), I regularly fish YG in my 22' Wellcraft WA with no problem out p-cola +32 miles.

Your style of fishing will work fine but keep in mind depths out there range 185' - 300'+ so bring heavy lead 10oz - 16oz pending on the current rigged Carolina or double drop with banks for bottom bumping / 150g-300g for jigs.

Good luck if you decide to go!

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Thanks guys! We are going to head out that way and see what the conditions are like before making the call to go all the way out there.
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You can do it we take my 21 footer to the petronius beer can and marlin.just make sure you have the fuel and pick your days
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No offense MissKristy but going to the Petronius in a 21 ft boat is a recipe for an obituary. You are obviously an adult and can make your own decisions but with someone asking advice about whether or not it's safe, please don't suggest that it's no big deal. I have been fishing here for 28 years and been a Captain for 11 years. While I will agree it's rare, the occasional times when things build quickly out there it is no place for a small boat. In my opinion, if you don't have twin screws (properly maintained) you should never go past the edge. Now before I get 400 posts about all the wahoo everyone has caught at the nipple on a calm day in their 17ft whalers, let me say this, I see people do stupid stuff every day, it doesn't make it a good idea. :-). Be safe if you decide to go "FAST".
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Yep, if you can't afford twin screws (that are properly maintained) You can't fish out there.

Yeah, Right.

How many single engine aircraft do you think fly around.
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Just because you have twin engines or a larger boat does that really make you that much safer? Maybe slightly but if things get real bad both your engines could go out or something else could go wrong. If you have proper safety equipment maintain your boat and take all necessary precautions then why cant a 21 ft boat go that far? Would i do it? Probably not but that doesn't make it a dumb idea.

To the OP if you do everything you should to mitigate problems and be prepared then only you confidence and ability should limit you.
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To the OP if you do everything you should to mitigate problems and be prepared then only you confidence and ability should limit you.
This, very well said MT....

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