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The Fishing Fools Thread....

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

  1. beachpiratefla

    beachpiratefla Resident Pirate VIP Member

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    158.jpg Fishing was good till this big boy rolled out through the channel.
     
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  2. northgagator

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    As I recall you Fernandina boys are the experts when it comes to smoked mullet!
     
  3. G8trGr8t

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

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    don't underestimate Palatka and Cedar Key folks when it comes to making good use of some mullet
     
  4. G8trGr8t

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    our water at this end of the sugar toilet is terrible right now. absolutely disgusted that we pay for big sugar to pollute our estuaries like this and the army corps of engineers continues to backpump in spite of court orders not to do so.

    check out the picture at 1:19 of this video

    http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/219846001.html
     
  5. G8trGr8t

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  6. littlebluelw

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    Wonder if that works on big grouper and AJs?
     
  7. gator7_5

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    Slipped a shrimp under one of my old trusty redfish docks Sat am. About one minute later had a 25"er in the cooler. Didn't cast in the hole again, but I have to believe they're stacked up. Fried up in time for kickoff!

    This pier supplied keepers all yr long for about the last 6 or so yrs when I found it... and noone knew about it. It's back in a bayou at one time you could only get to by kayak or jonboat. Well, the entrance got sealed up about 3 yrs ago. Recently a wave of storms put a new opening about a foot deep through the sawgrass. It's back on like donkey kong! Half way through the fight he shot out of the small cut into the bigger bayou..

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  8. supagator

    supagator Supa'star Premium Member

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    Had my surf pole dragged down the beach into the saltwater yesterday. Bait pods are thick along the treasure coast filled with mackeral, sharks, and tarpon.I hope my reel isn't screwed!
     
  9. G8trGr8t

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    headed 25 miles out of Naples Sunday am with my 10 year old son hunting his first keepepr grouper. Ran a little late awaiting the storms to clear but had lines in the water by 8:30. Stopped on the way out and got gas and let him hand feed some shrimp to the snook that hang out at the marina. Bruisers.... 40" plus but they will snap a shrimp out of your hand and not even touch your fingers.

    Got him warned up using his bigger snook rod and some squid catching some 15" to 18" red grouper. They put up a good fight on 20 pound spinning tackle and it got him working pretty hard by the time he pulled up 10 or so shorts. Threw a snapper head on the grouper slayer and set it in the rod holder for him and let him go at it. With the circle hooks and anchored all I had to do was let the grouper feed long enough and then let him crank like mad till he got it up from the bottom. I would then transition the 4/0 stand up rod to him and he would work the fish the rest of the way up and guide it to the net pretty much by himself.

    Got into a hot grouper bite trying to handle him, myself and help my buddy net his grouper and left a 1 year old penn 6500 on a nice rod laying at a flat angle against the gunnel with aboout 20 feet of line out with a small little piece of squid on it. In a blink a big kingfish jetted by and snatched it out of the boat clean. rod didin't hit anything on the boat on the way out and didn't hit the water till 25' or so from the boat. happened so fast with no other sound than splash that it took me a minute to process what I was looking at and by then the rod and reel were out of reach.

    $150 in gas, $300 in rod and reel, watching my son hand feed some snook, limit out on some nice red grouper and boat a 28" red all by himself (had to grab him 2x, drag was locked down and he got over his toes a couple of times and big red had him headed over the edge lol) ...priceless

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  10. littlebluelw

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    Nice job dad! We 'fished' yesterday watching deer hogs and turkeys on the ranch we lease. Saw the biggest Florida 8 pt Ive ever seen bedded under one of my stands.

    Both boys had football practice today so fishing was out.

    Again, good job and if you and your boy want to come to the woods send me a PM.
     
  11. sneakygator

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    Nice trip Gr8t! Always good to see the little ones catching big fish!
     
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  12. G8trGr8t

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    thanks. lucky to have a friend that put us on the fish during a really hot grouper bite. he has an older 26' Parker with a 9'4" beam. Love that boat, so much room, so versatile. wish he would sell it to me. Can go offshore in 3 - 5 foot slop or run in 2 feet of water using the jackplate and trim tabs to chase snook/reds

    son thinks he is ready for a big mahi, wahoo, or kingfish now. maybe next summer
     
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  13. gator7_5

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    Ocean Waves = best lenses available. Need to get to Jax and pick a pair up. These garbage costa's are falling apart.

    Congrats on the tourney turnout and fiundraising success.
     
  14. G8trGr8t

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    luv my maui jims. great service dept and policy. never have had to send a receipt.

    may have to try these next.

    I guess he could always sell those certs too
     
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  15. toon66

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    Huge fan of Kaenon's. Great lenses and great fi.
     
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  16. rburnett

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    I've got a pair of Kaenon Arlo's with amber lenses for inshore and Guidelines Elite Rio grey/blue lenses for offshore. Happy with both pairs.
     
  17. toon66

    toon66 VIP Member

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    I have Kaenon Kabin. Grey for offshore and amber for inshore. They discontinued that design but I liked them so much that I bought extra pairs for the long haul.
     
  18. GatoRella

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    Whats a cert? Im confused.

     
  19. g8tr96

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    I've owned Ocean Waves, Cosata Del Mars and Maui Jims. And by far, the Maui Jims are the best sunglasses you will ever own. If you have never owned a pair, then you cannot truly appreciate their quality. And for someone who is addicted to sunglasses (light sensitive eyes), I need the best ones I can get.

    I have 2 pairs...both Stingrays

    (1) Tortoise frame with the Bronze Lens (Top one)
    (1) Black Frame with Charcoal Lens (Bottom one)

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