Boat and Gear About the Captain The Captain's Picks for Arificials

New for 2012! Here's the new Carolina Skiff DLV 258 that I'm using for my guide boat now. Yamaha provided the power with a 200 Horsepower Variable Timing Camshaft 4-Stroke. This boat has alot more functional fishing space than prior boats. Its loaded with a 101 lb Thrust Minn Kota Auto Pilot, Co-Pilot Trolling motor. Lowrance Side Imaging, down-imaging and Lowrance Conventional Sonar. 20 Quickdraw Rod holders. 60 Gallon Baker Bait Tank.

Lowrance Side Imaging and Lowrance Conventional Sonar

Minn Kota 101lb Thrust 36 Volt Auto Pilot, Co-Pilot Trolling Motor

Rear Deck-Seats Folded Down to walk/fish on

Rear Deck Seating while moving

Console Seat

60 Gallon Baker Bait Tank

View from rear of Boat

Casting Rod and Reels

Jigging Rod and Reels

Planer Board Rod and Reels

Downline, Lightline, Freeline Rod and Reels


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he boat that we will be fishing out of is a 23 foot, 6 inch center console manufactured by Sea Fox, outfitted by Core Fishing Tackle. This center console has been fully rigged out for freshwater and saltwater fishing, but specifically for striper fishing at Smith Mountain Lake. I'm using a Suzuki 200 HP- four stroke as the powerhouse. This boat will cruise between 35-45mph and max out at 55-60mph. The Sea Fox CC has a very deep-V which cuts down on the summer waves at Smith Mountain Lake. This boat has been flawless and has been used day in day out without a single issue from the boat. No broken latches or hatches, no hull cracks or Gel Coat issues. Perfect boat.

This boat has a custom filtration system for the onboard 40 gallon bait tank. Dual Venturi kits, dual filters and dual aerators. We have installed 19 QuickDraw rod holders. Two 4-Bank On Board Chargers power the 8 Deep Cycle Batteries.

For finding fish we have an HDS-10 High Definition Sonar/Chartplotter with an additional Structure Scan Module added to provide 3D Side to Side Sonar Scanning. Beside the HDS-10 is an LCX 111 Hard Drive unit for Conventional Sonar and GPS.

The trolling motor is a Minn Kota 36 Volt, 101 Pound Thrust, Auto-Pilot, Co-Pilot Remote system.

Striper Boat and Tackle


  • Lowrance HD-10 High Definition Sonar/Chartplotter with Structure Scan for 3D side viewing. Convention Sonar: lc111C HD Color 10.5" high-rez screen sonar for easy viewing

  • Minn Kota Terrova Riptide, 36 volt, 101lb thrust Autopilot, Universal Sonar, Co-Pilot

  • 19 Quickdraw rod holders

  • 8 Rocket Launchers

  • T-Top with Rain Shield and Splash Guards

  • Uniden VHF Radio

  • Clarion CD/AM/FM stereo with 4 speakers

  • 40 gallon filtered bait tank


We are fully licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and fully insured.


Here's the Creek Bank Bait Spa. Its an awesome invention. Its a self contained filtration/aeration system that you can drop into your livewell, barrel, cooler, etc so that you can keep bait alive. This works alot better than regular Aerators because it has the venturi system from Creek Bank Bait Tanks that provide micro bubbles, which aerates the water much better. The filter system will allow you to keep gizzards too! Check out for more information and pictures.

Creek Bank Bait Spa

Here's my X15 and 111c that I purchased from

Lowrance 113

I definitely recommend Boga Grips for weighing, taking pictures and releasing fish. If you looking to buy some Boga Grips by Eastaboga Tackle, check out for great prices.

Boga Grips for fishing

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