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The Fishing Fools Thread....

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

  1. bluegrassg8r

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    Here's the ugly truth about living here in TN. I now am looking forward to catching one pound smallmouth in a creek. To say that I miss the salt is an understatement.
     
  2. akaGatorhoops

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    AWESOME!!! When we trading trips!? Congrats!!
     
  3. rburnett

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    Pretty much everything lol. As gator_75 said, I still hold all the records. Pm me.
     
  4. bluegrassg8r

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    Pair of Rainbow Trout, Little Pigeon River

    It's an absolutely gorgeous little piece of water.
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  5. baygator1

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    Anyone else fish Nick's Redfish Roundup back on 11 May?
     
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  6. GatoRella

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    That sounds like a plan!

    I keep forgetting to post on this thread for some reason. Last three trips have been great, Cobia season is in full swing. In two trips last weekend, we managed six keepers and a bunch of shorts.

    Also got to break in the new boat on some nice reds!

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  7. akaGatorhoops

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    NIIIIIICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I snuck out Friday from 4-7:30pm.
    Got 8 blackfin in the 5-7lb range. Nothing big, obviously.... but sushi time! I catch em all on relatively light spinning rods, so it is still fun.
     
  8. gator7_5

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    Opening weekend snappers from today.

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  9. rburnett

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    So jelly brah. How you cooking tonight?
     
  10. northgagator

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    Need some help fellows.
    I am an old fart (60)
    I grew up fishing the waters of northeast Florida. From Green Cove Spring all the way to Mayport.
    From The St Mary's River down past Marineland.
    I even did some some off shore out off Mayport.

    Twenty three years ago I moved to north Georgia and I just can't get into pond or lake fishing. Thus I rarely get a chance to wet a line in brackish or salt water.

    During the last week of this month my family and I will be up at East Hampton New York (Eastern tip of Long Island). The occasion is my oldest son's and his bride to be wedding. Part of the festivities will be a deep sea fishing trip on a boat owned by son's future father in-law

    I love off shore fishing but I do not know crap about what types of fish they have in those waters. I am curious but the main reason is that I don't want to look like a dumb ass in front of my son and his new father in-law.

    Any help or tips that any of northern boys can pass onto me will be appreciated.
     
  11. rburnett

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    Rule #1... It's called "offshore fishing" not deep sea fishing. That's what's they write on signs to attract tourists. Rule #2.... Don't get seasick and ruin the trip for everyone. Take Dramamine before to be safe. Other than that, enjoy yourself!! Don't take it to seriously.

    I think they catch striper and flounder up there (they call it fluke). They troll big paddle tail lures and plastics for striper and fluke fishing is like bottom fishing in Florida.
     
  12. northgagator

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    Thanks for the advise.
    I usually call it off shore to. I notice that I did use the phrase "deep sea" once in my post. I will keep your comment in mind and use the traditional term.

    As for sea sickness I never had it and I have been in some real rough and rolling chit too. I really love being out in the ocean. Even though I am confined in a boat I still feel more free than I ever could be on dry land.

    Stripper and flounder. That sounds like fun. I do know that they have some great Blued up there to.
     
  13. rburnett

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    Striper is like the main game fish up there I think.. they can get up to 40LBs. The flounder fishing i've seen on TV looks pretty good. They catch them BIG. There are like sunken subway cars out there for artificial reefs.
     
  14. akaGatorhoops

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    My fishing 'life' started on long island. In July you will likely go fluke fishing. Fun fish to catch and great to eat.
    Enjoy!
     
  15. baygator1

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    Nice, 7_5! I must have missed your call about the fish fry. :ninja:

    Check this out...federal judge in Texas reels in NOAA's fishery division for using false claims to support discriminatory practices against gulf coast recreational anglers. This sounds like a great step in the right direction to jerk a knot in those whack jobs at NMFS...and it's about time!

    http://theadvocate.com/home/6164511-125/judge-feds-must-redo-red
     
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  16. gator7_5

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    Saw that. It's got to come crashing down soon. The states are making them look like fools.

    Think it is going to cost me a few federal days out of Alabama (Sorry, Rburnett), but change is needed.
     
  17. gator7_5

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    Did snapper almandine last night - only way wife will eat fish now.. Incredible as always.

    Think I'm going to make a piccata tonight.
     
  18. GatorBen

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    Limited out on red snapper Sunday, but it was a little slow going. Switched to smaller hooks and tore up the the bait stealing beeliners and triggers between snapper bites though. Saturday got skunked, current was running too hard in the Gulf to do much on the bottom.

    Thinking of baking or grilling whole beeliners tonight, anyone got a favorite suggestion on them?
     
  19. rburnett

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    Berliners. Love it. Must be another panhandler! Yellow tail of the emerald coast. Show us some pics. Gator75 would trade a 15lb snapper for 1 good trigger. That's some awesome meat too.