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The 2010 offshore season is knocking at the door...the door is already open off Hatteras. Its time to get geared up, so Get Reel Lure is extending its Bar Sale through the end of March!
Buy One Bar, and Save 30% on the Second Bar
'Bargolla'---$100 for one, $170 for two
'Bar Exam'---$90 for one, $153 for two
"Mini Bar'---$55 for one, $94 for two
'Tiki Bar'---$85 for one, $145 for two
Offer good through March 31st, 2010?just in time for the Spring Tuna Season!
Numerous colors available! If we don't have the color you want, we can try to get it for you...no extra charge!!!
Visit www.getreellure.com , or email email@example.com for details
At Get Reel, the Bars are Always Open!!
Get Reel, or Get Skunked!!
Well...Another successful tournament put on by Don, George and Dave. Although the weather conditions could not have been nicer, the extended cold weather we had leading up to the fishing days pushed 90 percent of the Stripers off shore past the established 3 mile boundary. I had a crew of pirates with myself, Otter, Captain fatbeard, Voodoo and his son Hunter. Although the fishing was way off, the entertainment and pranks were up there as in all trips.
I think I burned enough gas to cover a couple of offshore trips on this one...we fished from duck Pier up to Corrola lighthouse on Friday without a bump, and on Saturday went back down to the water towers up to the lighthouse again with Nary a sniff at our beautifully displayed spread of parachutes, stretches, Mojo's, Daisey Chains and what not....but again...could not have asked for nicer sea and weather conditions that's for sure.
The events culminated in one of the best post tournament award parties I've yet to attend. The food was plentiful and delicious with Captain Fatbeard running the Kitchen with the help of my Son Bryan (graduate of Culinary Institute of Virginia) and Jeff's buddy Kenny helping out. I think I spotted an Otter back in the kitchen helping out, or maybe sampling all the food before it was brought out to the guests.
Captain Reese handled the Raffle's and awarding of the prize money in his usual jovial manner, keeping everyone entertained during the awards portion. With Captain dave Wessner coming up with quick one liners on the wonderful raffle prizes...
I think we left there around 11PM last night full and happy even though we didn't receive any raffles or prize money...
Congratulation to the winners, Chris Howlin captain of Good Grief, Ross and his crew on Harpoon, who also was a major sponsor of the tourney, couldn't have happened to a nicer pair of Captains this year....congrats again.....Bob
KeyDreams has great rates and over 30 years of experience on the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters. Those of you who have had or now own boats would know about all the many hidden expences of boat ownership. You could Charter me for two full days a month for less then and If you didn't actually pay for the whole trip yourself and split the cost among 6 people you could go fishing a dozen times a month, all you need is up to 5 friends that like to fish.
KeyDreams provides Fishing Tackle and Bait for your trip. KeyDreams is a 33 foot Bertram Fly Bridge. She has plenty of Deck Space with a Fighting Chair, Large Fish Box and Cabin with a Sofa and Love Seat for Relaxing and a large private bathroom. Kitchen for making sandwiches or preparing meals. Powered with Twin Diesels make her very maneuverable for a variety of specialty types of fishing. Her Deep-V hull gives you a Smooth Comfortable Ride.
All you need to do is remember to dress appropriatly for the weather, bring your boat shoes or sneakers, food, drink, cooler to take fish home, sunscreen, sun glasses and have Fun. Don't worry, we'll the boat, take her to the dock, the engines, auxiliaries, hotel services and Pay the bills. All the work stuff is My Job Having Fun and Catching Fish is Your Job. We'll even clean your fish for a tip, so all you need to do is brag about your fish as your eating them for supper.
Captain Bill Loves fishing and sharing his passion for this great sport with his customers. Check out the web site link below, and be sure to click on the "Info and Photo Album" button.
KeyDreams Charter Boat Service
Captain Bill is USCG Licensed, a member of the Maritime Consortium, Virginia State Charter Permitted, State and Federal fisheries Permitted, Virginia Beach Licensed, and has over 30 years experience on the Chesapeake Bay.
KeyDreams is located at Bay Point Marina in Norfolk Virginia and is rite around the corner from the Little Creek Inlet near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Fast access to the Bay. Great Parking, Restaurant and Fish Cleaning Station Close to the Boat.
GET REEL LURE wants to see your catch!!!
Starting April '08, Get Reel Lure will start excepting photos of fish caught on Get Reel Lures. Each month, the photos will be judged and the monthly winner will receive a $25.00 Get Reel Lure Gift Certificate good towards any GRL Product or Service...that's potentially $300.00 worth of gear or re-riggings a year.
We want to see big fish, small fish, kids fishing, ladies fishing, tourney winning fish, fish in the water or fish at the docks. You must have the lure in the picture though...having it in the fish's mouth is even better. The fresher the fish...the better!
Send pics with a short report of who's in the pic, where fish was caught, time of fight, boat fishing on, etc with your mailing address and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org . Put "GRL PHOTO CONTEST" in the Subject field. Send pics in .jpg or .gif format and no larger than 2MB.
Have fun with this!! Get out there and Catch 'em Up!!
Monthly contest will run from the 1st to the last day of the month. To qualify, the picture must be sent before 11:59pm on the last day of the month...if not, it will be considered for the following month. Pictures can only be submitted one time for consideration. Judging will be done via monthly polls on VBSF.net. The polls will start on the first day of the following month and will run through the 15th of each month. Winners will be determined then and notified via email and the $25.00 Gift Cert will be mailed out. All pics will become property of GRL(Get Reel Lure) and are subject to being used on the GRL Website, VBSF.net, or the Bluewater Classic website or used in electronic/traditional advertising for GRL, VBSF.net and/or the Bluewater Classic.
With reports of Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Blackfin Tuna along with some scattered Wahoo showing up off the Outer Banks, it won't be long before the Spring Offshore season is in high gear. Now is the time to get all your gear ready to go. Take time to make a check list of items to give a good once over. From scheduled boat maintenance, safety equipment checks, trailer inspections, rod and reel maintenance, GPS updates, fishing regulation changes, licenses, and the never ending bucket of last seasons lures, rigs, and spreader bars. With all of these things taken care of and maintained, you and your buddies can concentrate on catching more and bigger fish!
Many of us use spreader bars on a regular basis while hunting down tuna. Here I'll cover some things to look for to make sure your bars are ready for tuna like this!
The Line: Just as you replace line on your reels, you should maintain the mono on your spreader bars. Check to make sure the mono isn't chalky or milky looking. This is caused by exposure to extensive sunlight or over stretching from that last 70 pound Yellowfin that was tugging on it last Fall. Run your fingers down the mono to ensure there are no cuts or abrasions that can increase the chance of breaking at the worst possible moment. As a rule, I re-line all bars at least once each year, sometimes more if they've received extreme fish abuse.
The Bar: Inspect the bar for corrosion, especially around the swivels. Some minimal corrosion can be removed with WD-40. The Mini Bar and Tiki Bar are both rigged so the main line is not dependent on the swivel for holding on to the fish, but any corrosion can cause the outer strands to not run correctly. If the swivels are hard to turn, its better to replace the bar completely. Also make sure the bar isn't bent out of shape. This can cause the bar to "tail-walk" over the water, spooking fish instead of raising them.
The Hook: Check the hook for excessive rust, especially around the eye. Rust around the point can be sharpened off. After sharpening, use a permanent marker to color over the newly sharpened area. This helps prevent oxidation of the metal. I like to use a red marker...looks like a touch of blood. If there is a lot of rust, replace the hook. I like Mustad hooks, either 7731 or 7691. I also prefer to use hooks that have welded eyes. This helps prevent separation at the eye. I also like to use only non-stainless steel hooks. These will rust out faster if there should be a premature separation between you and the fish.
The Snap Swivel: Again, check the snap swivel for rust and corrosion. Make sure the barrel turns freely and the snap doesn't show any signs of fatigue. This is a crucial point of the spreader bar. Use snaps that are equal or greater to the mono's breaking strength. I prefer coast lock snap swivels, either with barrel swivels or ball bearing swivels.
The Floats: Inspect the floats to make sure they aren't cracked, broken, or missing. These help keep the bars splashing on the surface while running, keep the squids' shape, and also keep the bars in play on the surface while fighting fish on other rigs.
The Squids: Make sure the teaser squids or skirts are in good shape. Look for teeth marks on the teaser strands and missing sections of skirts on the tail ends of the squids. These may seem like minimal damages, but the slightest difference in the squids can cause the bars to be out of balance and therefore not run correctly. If the squids/skirts look faded, replacing is not the only answer. Taking a page from Canyon Runner Sportfishing, spray them with Pledge. That's right, furniture polish. This will bring the color back to squids and skirts, making them look good as new. If you decide to replace all the squids, make sure to balance out the bar. Just because all the squids come out of the same package, they are not all equal. Some may be thicker than others. Distribute the weight evenly on the bar.
Hopefully these tips will help eliminate some worries as you prepare for the upcoming Offshore season. Don't be caught offshore with equipment you "think" will be okay. When you're hooked up to the fish of a life time, you want to be thinking, "How are we going to get that thing in the boat?" and not, "I wish I would have re-rigged that bar!"
Get Reel Lure, Co does offer a Re-Rigging Service for Mini Bars, Tiki Bars and Conga Lines. Basic re-rigging includes brand new spreader bar, completley re-strung with Momoi's Leader material, new snap swivels, new floats, and new Mustad hook and rigging spring. Squids and Shooters will be inspected and if damaged will be replaced and charged accordingly.
Conga Line: $8.00/rig
Mini Bar: $15.00/bar
Tiki Bar: $20.00/bar
Contact me at email@example.com or (757)576-4013 for rigging questions or for GRL Re-Rigging Service.
Get Out There and Catch 'em Up!!
Its time to hit the bar scene and catch some tuna!! Here's a complete tuna spread, rigged and ready for action. 7 rigs to entice any tuna from the deep and throw them into a feeding blitz behind your boat!
This package comes complete with:
(2) Tiki Bars
(2) Mini Bars
(2) Conga Lines
Frame out your spread with the Tiki Bars as long flat lines, Mini Bars off the short riggers and the Conga Lines off your long riggers. The bubble trail from the T.C.B. set down the middle in the shotgun position will smoke out the tuna...virtually ringing the tuna dinner bell!
Tiki Bar in action...
All in your choice of colors and rigged and ready to land big fish. All are rigged with 150 pound Momoi's Leader material, Mustad hooks, and quality snap swivels and crimps...a Get Reel Lure standard. The T.C.B. can be rigged to run as a lure or as a lure/ballyhoo combination...your choice.
As an extra bonus...(4) rigged Shooters in your choice of colors...all the same or mix them up! Run them as backup baits or make an 11 line spread to really drive the tuna nuts.
This is a package valued at nearly $420.00... yours at the Get Reel Lure Special price of $350.00!!!
For more information or to place orders, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (757) 576-4013.
Welcome to the Get Reel Lure, Co. blog!!
This blog is going to be a doorway for VBSF members to enter the world of GET REEL LURE, Co! We'll be posting a variety of things from tips on running lures in your spread to fishing reports from the waters off VA Beach and the Outer Banks, to far off destinations like St Thomas, Bahamas, and Central America.
The blog will also be the place to find out about the latest fish catching lures launched by Get Reel throughout the year, along with the best deals on complete spread packages including an 11 line tuna spread, Hi-speed wahoo lure package and a full teaser setup for any offshore boat.
We hope you enjoy the tips and tactics of fishing with lures as well as the fishing reports. If there is something that you'd like to hear about, please feel free to post a reply and we'll do our best to get you the most complete information available.
You can visit the GRL site anytime at www.getreellure.com, or email me at email@example.com for questions, orders, or first hand fishing updates.
Remember...Get Reel, or Get Skunked!!
Get out there and Catch 'em Up!!