I didn't want to hijack "Akgramps" thread on the downriggers.
So my question to those of you who regularly fish in the winter (Homer, PWS, Seward, what have you), How do you clean your boat and gear? My own experience in Homer is its pretty tough to do my normal clean at the end of day. There's no more fresh water on the dock, so that makes cleaning the boat impossible unless I pull it. Gear? I'm just wondering what you guys do. "Muttley"? "Cliffhanger"? Anybody? Do you fellas haul your boats out daily? I'm just curious. "Muttley" said in the downrigger thread he doesn't want the possibility of failure, and I get that. If you can't maintain gear and equipment well because of whatever..., in this case, fresh water and freezing temps, you invite failure. I try and be meticulous, and I can't be as much as I'd like this time of year. You guys that have clients daily must have nightmares.
Hey "Muttley", just an aside to the downrigger thread, I've used an electric reel (Miya Epoch) on a friend's boat and the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. We were fishing really deep, and caught some really nice fish. I would never have gone that deep if it wasn't for the reel's capabilities. It was hardly easy fishing. Everything was the same except for the reel up and the bait check.
Anybody want to comment on either of these two subjects? I'm bored