The Fishing Fools Thread....

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by PMCGoldenEraG8R, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. G8trGr8t

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    nice fish, bet that made his trip. where at on Sanibel? be careful, I don't think that you are supposed to remove them from the water under catch and release rules. definitely out of season right now. head over to Sanibel Marina to see some real monsters. if around you can hand feed shrimp to them at the docks sometimes. they are very precise at snipping a shrimp out of your fingers and never touching you. they are usually always around when the guides come back in and clean out their livewells
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    Thanks man. If really did make his trip, if not his year! Regarding the rules, we caught him on the beach so I had to get him out in order to remove the hook. I was very worried that he wouldn't survive as it took a long time to reel him in. He jumped at least five times and was exhausted by the time he hit the beach. I waded in and was able to revive him. It took a while but seeing him swim away was a great feeling.
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    This thread has really slipped!!!

    I've gone fishing a coupe times the past few weeks..

    Went1 for 2 on sails the other day, and a few decent mahi.

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    went out about a month ago and caught probably 20 + short snook on light tackle in blind pass between Sanibel and Captiva. Went two weeks back after weather changed and got nothing but dozens of small mangrove snapper. hooked my son up with a jewfish under a bridge for some fun but never saw the fish. those sure are some calm seas in that pic.
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    Bigtime mullet run going on in Tampa Bay; must be 100 mullet boats out working 24/7 right now. The flats have NOTHING on them. Don't know if it's all the boats or what but there is NOTHING in the water except mullet. No bait, no trout, no reds, no nuttin'. We were out 3 hours (fishing waters we know really well) and pulled up 1 puffer (nice big one though).
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    That is so odd... Our mullet run has the opposite effect, bringing tons of fish with the schools. I caught tons of bluefish, ladyfish and snook under the schools.
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    Hmmm. Odd. The Bay is dead right now. Water is getting colder and the grasses are thinning out. No live bait. No fish. The Osprey's are all carrying mullet. Mullet are running up/along the sea walls, headed out. The flats are devoid of life though. I don't know if the guys throwing nets have caught and/or scared everything or what. I do know there are grouper in the ship channel but that's all.
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    Cold pushing the fish off the flats down here, either that or they got lockjaw
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    Maybe lockjaw. Can't be cold water here. Tampa Bay is still in the 70's. Also, there are supposed to be resident trout and reds here year round but there's nothing there right now. My buddy went out again last night and caught nothing. I don't understand it.
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    [​IMG]
    They are biting although bait is scarce.[​IMG]
    My son 'caught' this one today here in Patagonia. Fly fishing tomorrow!
    And yes thats a Gator hat.
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    [​IMG]

    too good not to share
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    Think it was spring 2014 when all the mullet boats came up empty when Sarasota Bay and the area cleared of fish.

    Not sure ifs its the weather or just too much traffic for them to stay in shallow water.
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    My dad and his guide in the first photo. Me and a rainbow in the other. My son caught a few as well but as (un)luck would have it, his guide dropped his phone in the water so no photo evidence.
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    Beautiful pics blue!

    Happy to see this thread! I go to Bimini in a few days. Hopefully I can add to the thread! :)
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    Have a safe trip hoops. Patiently waiting for grouper season to open. Getting the spearguns ready to go.
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    Snook bite is pretty good around Sanibel right now. Son and I caught 12 between 22 and 34 inches on Sunday. Lost a couple big ones that we couldn't get out of the docks with the tackle we were fishing with. Bait is scarce but tarpon are beginning to show
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    Cheater :).
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    Somewhat true! Although after a day of free diving 25-40 feet fresh speared grouper tastes as good or better than grouper caught on hook and line!
    Personally I like catching them better but the boat owner likes to gig em.
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    ok. free diving is a more of a challenge. I recall having red grouper so stupid I could lay a spear next to them to check to see if they were longer than the mark I put on the spear to mark the legal length while diving.

    this is cool vodeo..drone fishing for tuna from the beach.

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    I shouldn't have shared this with my 12 yr old. I have a strong feeling his drone will be in the lake at some point this evening or tomorrow!

    That's cool for sure.
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