Scat Cat 56hr Tuna safari Nov. 6-8, 2020.

Discussion in 'Charter Boat & Party Boat' started by lite-liner, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    After nearly a year's worth of repairs, upgrades and improvements The Scat Cat is ready to rock!
    After careful planning my group quietly developed this trip in hopes that all the strings would
    pull together by November. Well, it has and WE ARE GOING! But we need 2 more anglers to cover a late pair of dropouts and bring us back to 24. Price is $1000 PP.
    For those of you accustomed to fishing the Scat Cat trips, nothing has really changed. you can still put your rods, coolers and crates up top, EVERYBODY GETS A BUNK, Grill outside, working shower, etc. only real change in the rules is no more cooking in the cabin. (food prep is ok)
    Rod holders everywhere, so no more storing rods in the cabin, either. (I actually think this is a good thing.)
    Actually a lot of things have changed: New engines/trans with more HP, new props, new plumbing, new electrical/electronics package, 26 new bunks/mattresses, 3 new life raft modules, etc, among all the other tweaks that a full re-furb includes. The boat is reported to have a cruise speed "Much Faster" than the previous 12-14 kn. creating more fishing time.
    For those unfamiliar, the Scat Cat and her crew is welcoming to ALL types of fishing.
    it's 24 anglers on an 85' boat, gives room to jig, chunk and cast all at the same time.
    Our own Hyperman will be 2nd Capt. behind a local legend, Capt. Ronnie Hale, the deckhands are all tuna veterans and know how to run a boat during a hot bite and get your fish in the box.
    So if you're interested, I think this trip promises new and exciting things. Please reply here
    with any questions, and I, Hyperman, or Awesum will answer as necessary.

    Thanks & tight lines!
    -Brian
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
  2. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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  3. awesum

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    Upper deck rod holders have been installed since this pic was made
     
  4. semipro

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    I hope we will make that deck very bloody:)
     
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  5. Stevo

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    Great boat, lots of 360 history with that boat, I still remember each and every trip I took on that boat . I was lucky enough to catch a limit every time and most guys who put their time in did about the same . Capt Russell was a fishing machine and a great source of information on what they were biting, lures , colors etc .
    Mr Fred is super knowledgeable and I don’t know if he has the same energy as I remember but he is a top level fisherman and a very good guy. Can’t really say enough good things about him.
    It’s great that the old girl got a facelift but unfortunately at $1k a trip it’s out of my budget at this point in time .
     
  6. hyperman

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    Minor correction:
    Ronnie JR is an excellent captain and tuna guy in his own right, but we have the original Ronnie Hale full time at fishermans wharf.

    As the season goes on they may be adding up to 4 more bunks to bring total capacity to 30. of course, if you book a private you can bring as few as can afford the $24k.
    Expect a quick first report sunday evening.
     
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    Deckie Brandon aligning the new upper deck rod holders. He is a cat certified Mechanic and going to learn tuna pretty fast. Decks: Darryl, JD and Jonnie will be on the maiden voyage tomorrow.
     
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  8. awesum

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  9. awesum

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    I fished with the original Ronnie as captain on the Scat Cat years ago ;)

    We stand at 21 peeps and 2 tire kickers at the moment.
     
  10. iyaman

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    I wish i could join!!!! BUT.....hopefully..... your trip will be as awesome as when we did the.... ONE LAST DRIFT!!!!
     
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  11. semipro

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    Do you want me to use my sex appeal for the tire kickers:D
     
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  12. lite-liner

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    I really like the idea of the rod holders being welded to the seat frames instead of clamped to the rail.
     
  13. CDB

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    Looks great. Glad to see the Scat Cat back in the game. I can't make this trip, but definitely will try to get back down there again.
     
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  14. awesum

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    Have you seen the rod holders Fred had installed up on the bow? He texted me a pic but I accidentally deleted it before I saved it. Maybe he will post it when he's back from the floaters.
     
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  15. bnz

    bnz Just a guy who likes to fish

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    If only I had known about this trip 3 mos early (when I have to request days off for work) I’d be on it! Can’t wait to see the report. Hope you guys tear them up.
     
  16. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    I cant wait! Gonna be a great time!
     
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  17. Uncle Zeek

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    Still have a space available for this one?
     
  18. awesum

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    We're about full pending money delivery but we'd sure like to put you on stand-by.

    After all ... it IS 2020.
     
  19. awesum

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    Here's a pic Fred texted to me of today's catch

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  20. lite-liner

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    So we are full, with a couple of stand-by's
    thanks and y'all just wait for the kill list...
     
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