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Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Red Beard » June 29th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Finally got the trailer weighed at the public dump this morning for my tag, which I also was able to get on the way home from the water. I have to give a thumbs up to the Tax/Tag Office in Crawfordville, they are nice and fast they few times I’ve been in

Back to fishing.. Fished Walker Creek-Goose Creek area. First few cast as I was staring at the grass bottom looking for scallops, I look up at my lure by the boat to see a healthy full grown hammerhead shark. Around 6-7 ft range. Shark swam to the boat turned and kept cruising. Got to admit I was shook for a minute or two, with just having scallops on my mind. But was a sight to see. A boat pulled up and had three swimmers in the water shortly after in that general area. Kept my eyes/ears in that area just in case.

Ended up catching a mixed bag of trout (couple dozen maybe) from shorts-to healthy keepers; I released all trout. Caught a few pinfish/grunts and one sail cat; released. Also managed a 20+” Spanish, it’s on the smoker at the moment.


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We heading back to the ramp shortly after with thunder and lightning coming in. All in all a good day for a short trip. To God Be The Glory.


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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby silverking » June 29th, 2020, 4:41 pm

Thanks for the report. Seeing sharks like that in the shallows is pretty cool, but they do give a person pause about jumping in.

So what's your brining recipe for the smoking the Spanish?
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Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Red Beard » June 29th, 2020, 4:49 pm

silverking wrote:So what's your brining recipe for the smoking the Spanish?


I don’t brine. I have a seasoning I make up and sprinkle a healthy coat on the fish, put on smoker until meat is flaky. Always leave skin and scales on. Low n’ Slow no hotter than 250.

I learned a lot of my fish smoking techniques from working with Tim @ Mineral Springs Seafood in Panacea. I’ll say this, they quit having local mullet smoking competitions because Tim won every year.

So I’m a creature of habit in that regard. We sold out of smoked fish just about every day. Always fresh fish never old smelly stuff I believe that’s the true secret.



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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby FishWithChris » June 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm

I trust Mineral Springs with anything they do. Absolute gem of a crew.

Nice work out there, I spent Sunday morning around the same general area and had a few smaller reds on T-dubs, and a couple trizzies on fried bologna. Bite changed when wind picked up.

Fun zone and VERY diverse creatures over there. Haven't seen a HammySlammy over there yet.. just a few solid bullies.

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Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Red Beard » June 29th, 2020, 5:04 pm

FishWithChris wrote:I trust Mineral Springs with anything they do. Absolute gem of a crew.

Nice work out there, I spent Sunday morning around the same general area and had a few smaller reds on T-dubs, and a couple trizzies on fried bologna. Bite changed when wind picked up.

Fun zone and VERY diverse creatures over there. Haven't seen a HammySlammy over there yet.. just a few solid bullies.

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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby silverking » June 29th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Red Beard wrote:
silverking wrote:So what's your brining recipe for the smoking the Spanish?


I don’t brine. I have a seasoning I make up and sprinkle a healthy coat on the fish, put on smoker until meat is flaky. Always leave skin and scales on. Low n’ Slow no hotter than 250.

I learned a lot of my fish smoking techniques from working with Tim @ Mineral Springs Seafood in Panacea. I’ll say this, they quit having local mullet smoking competitions because Tim won every year.

So I’m a creature of habit in that regard. We sold out of smoked fish just about every day. Always fresh fish never old smelly stuff I believe that’s the true secret.



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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Salty Gator » June 30th, 2020, 8:00 am

FishWithChris wrote:I trust Mineral Springs with anything they do. Absolute gem of a crew.

Nice work out there, I spent Sunday morning around the same general area and had a few smaller reds on T-dubs, and a couple trizzies on fried bologna. Bite changed when wind picked up.

Fun zone and VERY diverse creatures over there. Haven't seen a HammySlammy over there yet.. just a few solid bullies.

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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby silverking » June 30th, 2020, 8:02 am

SG, don't you know FWC is the master of subterfuge by now? STAR tournament starts tomorrow. :lol:
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Postby Red Beard » June 30th, 2020, 8:20 am

Salty Gator wrote:
FishWithChris wrote:I trust Mineral Springs with anything they do. Absolute gem of a crew.

Nice work out there, I spent Sunday morning around the same general area and had a few smaller reds on T-dubs, and a couple trizzies on fried bologna. Bite changed when wind picked up.

Fun zone and VERY diverse creatures over there. Haven't seen a HammySlammy over there yet.. just a few solid bullies.

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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Salty Gator » June 30th, 2020, 1:25 pm

silverking wrote:SG, don't you know FWC is the master of subterfuge by now? STAR tournament starts tomorrow. :lol:


Through context I believe I know what a t dub is and maybe a trizzie. I know what fried bologna is, not sure how it applies. I guess inside jokes are funnier if you are in on them . Seemed easier to type tw and trout, but to each his own
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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby FishWithChris » July 1st, 2020, 9:42 am

Topwater, trout, soft plastic color, hammerhead, bull shark... c'mon SG.

Just be thankful its not tournament season :D

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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby Salty Gator » July 1st, 2020, 12:36 pm

FishWithChris wrote:Topwater, trout, soft plastic color, hammerhead, bull shark... c'mon SG.

Just be thankful its not tournament season :D

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There is a soft plastic color called fried bologna? Who makes it, I definitely need a pack.

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Re: Shell Point/Live Oak

Postby slow motion » July 2nd, 2020, 9:52 am

Pretty sure I will never be a good enough fisherman to need to use code but it was fun to try and solve the riddle. I had hammerhead but guessed tripletail on trizzie. Never would have gotten bull or plastic color.
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