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The Fishing Fools Thread....

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

  1. rburnett

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    Just finished my trip to Lake St. Clair in Windsor Canada. Weather was tricky. Caught a 4.3 lb Smally on friday, but weather sucked. Windy, cold, brown water. Saturday was beautiful. 75 and calm but water was still brown. Today was money. Clean pretty water and fished from 8-12. Caught literally 50 smallmouths. Incredible. Pics to come when I get back. Currently getting bombed in detroit airport.
     
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  2. akaGatorhoops

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    Head to Bimini n a couple days! Will report back soon!
     
  3. gator7_5

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    Good day on the water today...couple of Rodenbury specials. My cousin with a nice grouper we released and his son with a sow!

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  4. supagator

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    Nice goin, fellas'!
     
  5. gator7_5

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    Landed this STUD sow snapper this morning. Not the best pick, but it'll do. Hit a big live croaker on the way down on the first drop of the morning in 100' of water.. My biggest to date by a longshot! 39" 28lbs.

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  6. littlebluelw

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    Nice! Headed out 60-80 miles off St Pete tomorrow hoping for some of that.
     
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  7. akaGatorhoops

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    Took the boat to bimini last week. Offshore reports were kinda slow, so we spent a good amount of time bottom fishing. Of course we caught an un-godly number of beautiful yellowtail, along with hooking into some beastly grouper.
    We did find the mahi when we went offshore and caught a couple up to 17lbs and a ton of schoolies.
    We lost a bunch of fish to the local "tax man" .... sharks and cudas, and hooked a few of those too.
    We hit up the steel ship for snorkeling and a couple braver ones in the crew climbed up and jumped. Also found a bunch of conch.
    All in all a good trip.

    A few pics. . .

    Mahi. Not sure why I went with a pelvic thrust into my poor, unsuspecting friend.

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    One of a few sharks we hooked. Ugh.
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    Steel ship

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  8. northgagator

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    A while back I posted a request for info about fishing off of Long Island. Well I am reporting back that the trip was a big success. We caught about 11 flukes (flounder) and 8 Strippers. All if these were keepers. We did catch more but we had to throw back the sharks, skates, under size, and the out of season species. Here are two photos.

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  9. baygator1

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    Some recent exploits.

    Inhaled the topwater...
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    One for the money...
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    Two for the show...
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    And...my most recent snapper trip.
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  10. GatoRella

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    Had a good day offshore groupering Saturday. Headed out to 45 ft into overcast/stormy skies, and a little chop but nothing too bad. The particular spot we were headed to is a large patch reef area, not much relief but good hard/live bottom. The plan was to get out there and troll around for a little and see if we could catch a grouper or at least find a new spot or two. We syck at grouper trolling and didn't get a bite, but after about 15 min we marked two nice looking spots.

    We set up on the most promising one and the bite was on! We caught a few shorts but most were keepers, the ratio of keeper to shorts has changed quite a bit from last season. Think that's a good sign for the grouper population, but I'm no marine biologist. Anyhow, after the bite slowed down the chum we put out started to do its job. We were free lining pennies behind the boat on light rods and gags were coming 30ft off the bottom to slam them. Pretty neato catching a 10lb gag on a medium spinner.

    Bite slowed again and we decided to get a first hand look at our new honey hole. Had to pass up a boss gag as soon as we hit the bottom, because we already had a limit . He won't be so lucky next time...... Got a few small hogs. Vis was as good as I have ever seen it.

    Ended up with 8 gags, two reds, and three porkers. Great way to break in my new fish cleaning station!

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  11. rburnett

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    Damn! That is awesome. You couldn't do that in Pensacola because there's too many red snapper! That chum line would never get going good enough. That's gOt to be the best way to catch them. Draw them away from the holes. We bust off soooo many bottom fishing. The 20 lb class fish are almost impossible to horse out of the rocks. Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. PMCGoldenEraG8R

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    Rella---awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]


    I wish I could "like" or "love" all the posts and pictures here! I've not been here in so long, and I'm very happy that this thread is alive and well! Great fishermen/women, great fishing experiences to share, great memories made while fishing. I do love this sport!

    Busy life things have kept me off the water lately, weather and work schedules have limited our time to fish also. I hope to be able to fish our area more this summer when time and weather will allow.

    We are headed to a family reunion in Destin the first weekend of August. Any anglers here have a favorite guide that you use from that area? We might be interested in hiring a charter while we are there. We just have boats for flats fishing, will be there for just 4 days, so we won't take our boats. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated! :)

    I was lucky enough to catch this nice 23 1/2" trout in April. She had to go back, as we had our limit and had our limit in trout over 21" in the boat. It was a great day!
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    Tight lines and full coolers everyone!
     
  13. ArtVandelay

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    You sure do go fishing alot! Thanks for inviting me when you do go...
     
  14. igabradley

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    wow a pmc sighting! great looking fish everyone.
     
  15. wjd

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    Fishing was good in Marathon during the 2nd week of June.
     

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  16. PMCGoldenEraG8R

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    Hi iga!!! [​IMG] How are you?

    Hoops, and 7_5, I see ya'll are still catching the big, beautiful ones!! :)

    There are so many great photos here, and impressive catches!! Just so awesome! :)
     
  17. rburnett

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    PMC. Are you looking for inshore or offshore guides?

    There is a guy that fishes out of Destin that might be the best grouper fisherman in the world.
     
  18. PMCGoldenEraG8R

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    I think offshore, since we don't do that kind of fishing very often. Ummm....grouper....yummm!!! :)

    Thanks rburnett! :)
     
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  19. gator7_5

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    That's not hyperbole...