Friday the 16th I picked up my new 2017 Tracker Pro Guide 175 WT. It's 17 feet long and 97" wide. I upgrade the motor to a 115 Merc. I also had Bass Pro upgrade the trolling motor and fish finder. The boat now has a 24v 80lb Minn Kota Terrova with 60" shaft and a Humminbird Helix 12 with down and side imaging. Within 14 hours of picking up the boat Diane caught the first fish out of it, I followed with the second shortly there after :)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
My 1994 Tracker Pro Deep V 16 has been an amazing boat. I have had my 16' for about 5 years now. Never once did it not start or let me down. The 16' was my first boat to really use a lot. I learned a lot about boating and fishing with this boat. Getting a new boat is bitter sweet. But it is time. My 16' has been going hard for 23 years and deserves a break.. from me anyway hah. The main reason I decided to get a new boat was just to get something wider. The older Tracker boats are kind of narrow. The newer ones are about 8' wide! way more comfortable to fish out of and more stable too.
Up until 2020 models Lunds came with a plastic fuel tank vent on the port side bow. The vent stuck out about 1/2 inch and was easy to damage...
Got the sleeping arrangements take care of :) Got some paco pads to sleep on. Feeling pretty optimistic about this setup.
Last few short trips I have hit Geanos reef and Oconto. Geanos reef was a bust. Marked nothing all day, but did see people musky fishing on ...