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by boomhauer
April 1st, 2024, 2:22 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Fishing Landward of the 20 Fathom Line on March 30 with Underwater Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: What does a red grouper pothole or Swiss cheese bottom look like?

Neat photos.
The red grouper actually fan
Out and burrow out their little holes….
They look like bream beds some times …..
by boomhauer
April 1st, 2024, 2:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

I looked at the latest gulf council meeting minutes….. mainly the public comments. No one believes the data and they know it…. Truth is, unless you are looking at commercial landings, it’s hard to have accurate tally. I feel it is most important to know what’s really out there…. I be been diving sin...
by boomhauer
March 23rd, 2024, 11:20 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Carrabelle Offshore On March 20
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Carrabelle Offshore On March 20

When we spear a fish in the brain or spine, the fish gets floppy ….. interestingly, it never firms up, even when iced… makes it harder to clean…
by boomhauer
February 24th, 2024, 9:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

Catch data will always have accuracy issues and extrapolation issues. What is actually out there is much more revealing….. As divers , we have a great feel year to year what is happining with each type of fish. Ups and downs. The other benefit of the aggregate based limit for reef fish is with the r...
by boomhauer
February 21st, 2024, 4:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

Thinking about making a pop in visit to the new FWC office in Tallahassee….. afraid that if I try to make an appt, they won’t answer or put me off until next winter.
I just want someone to listen !!!
by boomhauer
February 20th, 2024, 2:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

We get hosed either way…. If we tell a surveyor we caught a limit, then we are catching too many……. If we say we caught none, then there are no fish so they have to close it. No win I can tell you that we have been super thrilled at what we are seeing out there diving… More big and small gags everyw...
by boomhauer
February 19th, 2024, 3:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

It’s a punch in the gut when the fish are everywhere and we can’t even keep one!
by boomhauer
February 19th, 2024, 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

I apppreciate the effort and discussion guys…. Some of my buddies are almost at the point of giving up. I started a thread on this same column about rethinking harvest expectations…. We were not surveyed one time last season. As divers, we can tell them what is really down there…. The quotas and cat...
by boomhauer
February 18th, 2024, 5:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

If gags are so scare, it’s funny we busted the quota in 8 weeks where 1 year prior we didn’t bust it in 8 months.
by boomhauer
December 21st, 2023, 8:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Eating Bonito, not a joke
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Eating Bonito, not a joke

This is mainly for those who love raw or seared tuna…. 2-3 years ago I began to wonder why a fish that looks like a tuna and swims like a tuna could taste so different. Growing up in the 80s in Florida all the old timers would say , “bloody shark bait” that’s all they are…. My suspicion is that they...
by boomhauer
December 21st, 2023, 8:33 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 11073

Re: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

For better size and numbers of sea bass, there can’t be any big gags around…. Or really any gag grouper.
We dive and see it over and over…. Look for hard bottom areas with no more than 1 ft relief
by boomhauer
November 20th, 2023, 11:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)
Replies: 11
Views: 8378

Re: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)

Thanks for feedback. As a diver, I can tell you without a doubt, nearly every structure, natural or artificial, from dog island to st marks, is covered up with gags…. In 12 years diving the area, I’ve never seen so many. Also, all age classes are represented. Spots where I’d never seen keeper gags a...
by boomhauer
July 20th, 2023, 9:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)
Replies: 11
Views: 8378

Re: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)

Thanks for the feedback…. I agree with the problems with regulation for sure…. I’ve lived my whole life in Florida, fishing and diving the whole time…. This is really a compromise to be able to bring home a fish dinner or two most of the year…..if you eat the ribs, backs , throats, fillets and cheek...
by boomhauer
July 20th, 2023, 12:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)
Replies: 11
Views: 8378

Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)

Hello all, I’m looking for some feedback on a proposal I’m trying to get to FWC brass and Gulf council. Basically, it involves an optional liscence for saltwater that mainly deals with our reef fish regulations. It would be for anglers more interested in the experience and more opportunity rather th...
by boomhauer
June 12th, 2022, 7:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: WTB Hobie Cat 16
Replies: 0
Views: 1572

WTB Hobie Cat 16

Looking for older Hobie cat 16.
Newbie to sailing. Starter boat sought.
Mark
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