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Old 04-02-2017, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BL22 View Post
I fish on the Chesapeake Bay all the time and the weather on the bay can be 1 ft waves one hour and 4 ft the next. I just looked up the boat I wouldn't want to be in that boat. If you got this boat you need to be very picky on your days you go.
OK, I'll bite. What part of the bay are you on. I've fished a Gale with steady 30 mph winds and we didn't get 4' waves consistently. There were a couple but not regulars. Almost all 2'ers. November 20, 2016.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by NRGarrott View Post
OK, I'll bite. What part of the bay are you on. I've fished a Gale with steady 30 mph winds and we didn't get 4' waves consistently. There were a couple but not regulars. Almost all 2'ers. November 20, 2016.
Is that from the weather buoy that sets in the potomac near the md shoreline off point lookout state park?
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by NRGarrott View Post
OK, I'll bite. What part of the bay are you on. I've fished a Gale with steady 30 mph winds and we didn't get 4' waves consistently. There were a couple but not regulars. Almost all 2'ers. November 20, 2016.
Nov 19th was the last time I took my little boat out. Was calm going out, but hell coming back in. That was a nasty weekend. That's the same weekend the guys died in the fishing tournament if I remember correctly.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:08 PM
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Nov 19th was the last time I took my little boat out. Was calm going out, but hell coming back in. That was a nasty weekend. That's the same weekend the guys died in the fishing tournament if I remember correctly.
I think your right winds cranked up in the afternoon. That incident occured on the potomac.
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Yes planarboard. That's the one. When we got back I checked the weather bouy. On the way home I found out from Lee Tippets Facebook Roger was missing.
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Originally Posted by planerboard View Post
I think your right winds cranked up in the afternoon. That incident occured on the potomac.
https://www.google.com/amp/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-missing-fishermen-20161120-story,amp.html

Yep. Same weekend. No place for a bay boat when it's like that.
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Originally Posted by NRGarrott View Post
Yes planarboard. That's the one. When we got back I checked the weather bouy. On the way home I found out from Lee Tippets Facebook Roger was missing.
Yeah that was sad to hear, right before the holidays.
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Originally Posted by CaptainDad View Post
https://www.google.com/amp/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-missing-fishermen-20161120-story,amp.html

Yep. Same weekend. No place for a bay boat when it's like that.
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This thread is 90% mis-information and 10% facts.
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This thread is 90% mis-information and 10% facts.

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I had a Triton 240lts. I used it in the Charleston area. It was wet going slow through chop. Once on top it rode well and stayed dry. With engine trimmed up to keep bow up I would still take waves over the bow when going slow. I have fished my neighbors 220lts offshore for cobia on a day it was 2ft chop and we stood in 6-7" of water inside the boat when we were drifting.
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Originally Posted by bayvalley1 View Post
I have a home near Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. Currently I have a 226 Seafarer Grady White and a 19 foot bass boat to handle the Chesapeake striper fishing and the rivers for bass fishing and I wanted to get down to one boat. I was wondering if the Triton 240 LTS could handle that. any suggestions of what kind of boat I should be looking for?
"can a Triton 240 LTS handle the Chesapeake Bay"

1. Elaborate on "handle"?
2. Use mostly- fishing or just running around?
3. If fishing, what is your fishing style mostly?
4. Typically how many will be on the boat?

For me:
1. It does everything I need and more. I have always felt safe in rough water. (relative term)
2. 99% fishing.
3. Bass, Panfish, stripers, LTG, drifting or on the trolling motor. (The Xi5 is a game changer )
4. 1- 4 anglers.

November 2nd will be 10 years I have used mine on the Upper, Upper.
Alone or with a crew I have never regretted buying that boat.
It does everything I need it to do.
I came from a 20' bass boat.
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Nick and I fished the open bay at Worton Point running from Joppatown. I believe he felt safe running and fishing.
If it is rough out and I am drifting, I stand on the lower deck and lean against the center console of a corner of the leaning post.
If it is too rough for that, no one would enjoy being out there.
I am in the open bay all around Pooles Island and north on to the Flats and rivers.
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I was on the SE corner of the Flats Saturday with a strong NE wind.
If the fish would still have been there after the all day rain Friday, I would have stayed.

If you (or anyone) would like to go out, contact me.



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Old 04-03-2017, 03:44 PM
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Yep. Same weekend. No place for a bay boat when it's like that.

Those guys were in a 30' boat so apparently it was no place for most recreational boats that day!
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I wouldn't have been out there in a boat under 50ft that day. Right before the holidays is sad. Also it was gust to 45 miles per hour. The right day is key for being out in the bay
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Those guys were in a 30' boat so apparently it was no place for most recreational boats that day!
Well that's just obvious. Point was that it was a beautiful day in the morning, wind picked up fiercely in the afternoon. Have to pay attention to the weather and pick your days if you're going to run a smaller bay boat like the one originally asked about. the Chesapeake takes quite a few lives every year.
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Originally Posted by bayvalley1 View Post
I have a home near Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. Currently I have a 226 Seafarer Grady White and a 19 foot bass boat to handle the Chesapeake striper fishing and the rivers for bass fishing and I wanted to get down to one boat. I was wondering if the Triton 240 LTS could handle that. any suggestions of what kind of boat I should be looking for?
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Well did you get the information you were looking for? Kind of went off topic huh? In general I would say a 24' boat is adequate for the bay, however, I see that the 240 LTS is pretty small for its length. I would take member 240LTS up on his offer to go for a ride on his boat and that will give you a sense if this boat is big enough for your comfort level. Everyone's comfort level is different. If that boat doesn't work out, check out the Everglades 243 which is the boat that set the standard for "hybrid" boats. They are pricey but very nice. I am sure Walter over at Annapolis Boat sales has one with your name on it.
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I am sure you can fish many days on the Chesapeake on a bay boat. However I would prefer a boat with gunwales to lean against and keep water out when it is cold. To me comfort is less about how fast I can run in a chop (I am sure many bay boats ride as well as any other boat I would want to fish from) but keeping me and my stuff dry, especially when the air or water is cold.. I have dipped the bow on my boat on some days and wouldnt want less freeboard. Just my preference. For me it is about maximizing the days on the water in the most comfort and that would require more freeboard than a bay boat. BTW, I troll, jig, chum, live line, top water, etc. Some days I am trolling, others I am on the hook or drifting, many in the open waters of the bay. If I mostly fished the rivers, flats, and around the southern MD Islands, a bay boat would be more appropriate. (I would still likely opt for a Parker SE, Maycraft, C-hawk, Jones Brothers, Judge, etc. to keep my options open though)

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... The OP is no longer interested in this thread......



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Originally Posted by gf View Post
Those guys were in a 30' boat so apparently it was no place for most recreational boats that day!
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I wouldn't have been out there in a boat under 50ft that day. Right before the holidays is sad. Also it was gust to 45 miles per hour. The right day is key for being out in the bay
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Well that's just obvious. Point was that it was a beautiful day in the morning, wind picked up fiercely in the afternoon. Have to pay attention to the weather and pick your days if you're going to run a smaller bay boat like the one originally asked about. the Chesapeake takes quite a few lives every year.
Since the OP has left the building.....

They were somewhere off of Piney Point or Tall Timbers. I was out there all day off of Piney; it was a nice day but the forecast was very clear that it was gonna get ugly in the afternoon. I bugged out when I saw the first whitecap....I round Coles Point and I am in my creek......
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610, see, you are a reasonably thinking, wise boater that is AWARE of possible up coming conditions therefore you stayed near enough to your port to return safely like I posted earlier.



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