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

  1. G8trGr8t

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    Numero Uno was probably 70 foot plus and 15 - 20' wide.
     
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    that puny looking little boat in lower right is a 37 footer...
     
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  7. littlebluelw

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    Got to Bimini Sunday swam with the sharks yesterday. Very cool. Then last night a front came through and it blowing like 20+ pretty much messing our plans for wahoo fishing up.
    Boating back should be interesting.
     
  8. gatorjjh

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    be safe!!
     
  9. akaGatorhoops

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    Yikes. Late in the season for wahoo over there. Any catch reports at the dock?
    Where did you stay... big game?

    Safe crossing. Is very had some doosey crossings.
     
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    One boat caught 18 Saturday.
    Since then its been scarce from what I saw but most boats were out of here by yesterday afternoon.
     
  11. G8trGr8t

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    that would be a good day. I know some guys out of St. Croix that venture south a couple of hundred miles on overnight trips to commercial fish whoo and they claim they will pull 60 - 100 a day when the run is there. I volunteered to go just to help with no pay but timing hasn't ever worked out
     
  12. G8trGr8t

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    8 foot, 300 lb sturgeon from a kayak

     
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    Went to bimini this past weekend. We did great on the snapper. . . muttons, yellowtail and some Queen Snapper on the deep drop.
    Also got a bunch of grouper and some small tuna.
    Sharks are becoming a HUGE problem over. We lost 50% of our hook ups to sharks, including two big tuna.

    Here was part of our mutton haul from Saturday nite. . .

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    Had a variety pack here lately. Went out of Galveston with a buddy and headed south to Boomvang for an overnighter. Caught some nice blackfin, ~70lb yellowfin and some groupers deep dropping (yellow edge and a Warsaw).

    Offshore here once and caught some nice red groupers and a 27lb gag we had to release. And...many ARS that we also released.

    And took my son in the bay for reds and trout the last two Saturdays...wore him out. Chummed them up behind the boat and he couldn’t hold the rod after a few stout reds.

    I’ll try to get some pics up in the next couple days. I just hate uploading pics to photobucket.
     
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    Man...that’s a fine mutton haul.
     
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    Sounds like a great trip. You can now upload from phone or hard drive if file size not large.

    Southwest coast is already flooded with lake water, brown water all the way out to the edge of the gulf. SO bad for this early in the season. ACOE is just getting worse.

    We are headed to Alaska next week. King run is starting off slow and lower than normal return is expected so some areas are catch and release only. Hopefully going to get some kings and some halibut. The commercial fishery up there is as bad as here, the offshore netters slay the run and then the river fisherman get no quota because the weir counts are too low.
     
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    That’s sickening.
     
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    Big Ag (sugar/oranges. sod) and Big Cattle in the Kissimmee River basin are 80 - 85% of the problem with respect to total tons of nitrogen and phosphates being flushed. They are the largest contributors by far.
     
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    Cattle pollute much more than golf course. If they had no valid legal reason for denying the zoning he will file Harris claim that denial is a taking. Why did they deny zoning?
     
  20. G8trGr8t

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    20180621_173254_resized.jpg Fished out of Seward Alaska late June. We had planned on doing a bit of king salmon fishing and we tried but the chinook run this year was almost non-existant. Lots of ideas but I fear that the Chinese are decimating the salmon stocks at sea. While up there the USCG caught a Chinese ship with a 5 mile long drift net in violation of international law. Had over 80 tons of salmon on it. If they caught 1 you know there have been many more that didn't get caught. Entire Kenai peninsular and Matsu Valley had king fishing shut down. Between the Chinese and the US fleet "bycatch" the future of salmon in Alaska may be in trouble. US needs to follow Canada and get rid of observers and put cameras on every boat. Observer does his 10 hour shift and goes on break and then captain pulls in nets so all the "by catch" doesn't get reported. In todays age of advanced electronics those captains know exactly what they set their nets on and tons and tons of "by catch" at sea is helping to destroy the return runs. Canada instituted cameras and full time electronic monitoring and their by catch fell substantially. Red salmon runs in Copper RIver were so bad they shut down subsistence fishing for the natives hoping that enough get through to spawn for the run 5 years from now. We didn't get any real big halibut but still managed 85 lbs of fillets between 4 of us. Wife decided not to go so we welcomed a wounded warrior to go along with us and fill the 6th seat
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