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by ropeman
May 5th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cedar Key Reports?
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Cedar Key Reports?

I guess nobody fishes Cedar Key :)
by ropeman
April 29th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cedar Key Reports?
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Cedar Key Reports?

Does anybody fish around Cedar Key? I was supposed to go there the first weekend in May with my girlfriend's dad, but he can't make it. We still want to go, but I don't know the area very well.
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Super Full Moon this Week
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Super Full Moon this Week

squiffynole wrote: April 26th, 2021, 4:27 pm Today was one of my best days fishing in a long time:
Fishing from a boat or the shore?
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 2:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Stone Crab Traps
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Stone Crab Traps

Juan wrote: April 26th, 2021, 2:06 pm I bet I built a couple thousand stone crab traps years ago.. got a missing finger for my efforts :cry:
Was the missing finger from the trap construction or from a stone crab?
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Stone Crab Traps
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Stone Crab Traps

Mckayaker wrote: April 26th, 2021, 2:18 pm A legal stone crab trap in Florida must have a degradable panel and an escape hole for smaller crabs.
Almost the same for blue crab traps, but blue traps need to have 3 escape rings.
https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/rec ... blue-crab/
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where to scallop this summer
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Where to scallop this summer

Interesting question. I have only been to three different locations around here in all my years of scalloping Lanark Village, Shell Point and St marks Lighthouse. I quit going to Shell Point years ago because there was some issue with high bacteria levels and I haven't been back since. Lanark is a l...
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks April 26 report
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: St. Marks April 26 report

We went out yesterday around 11:30 and it was much smoother than I expected. Ran all the way from the Lighthouse to Spring Creek exploring and fishing. Only a few catfish wanted to bite the hook.
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Stone Crab Traps
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Stone Crab Traps

Here's an answer with a question. About a year ago I bought two crab traps at the Wal-Mart in Crawfordville. Back in the fall I had them out near the light house and caught 3 stone crabs, they weren't in season so I put them back. What makes stone crab traps different from blue crab traps? They seem...
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Super Full Moon this Week
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Super Full Moon this Week

Yesterday evening I was coming back the to Lighthouse ramp and watching the sunset as the moon rose. I was loading the boat with the lowest tide I've seen in a while. I don't know how that will affect the fishing, but the tides will be extreme.
by ropeman
April 26th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Splice anchor rode?
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Splice anchor rode?

I don't know of anyone in Tallahassee, but I think AMS in Medart will do it.

What type of rope? 3 strand is pretty easy, but double braid requires tools and a little more patience.
by ropeman
April 19th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Miami Boat Ramps
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Miami Boat Ramps

I'm also ashamed that I didn't have the foresight to set up a camera at a boat ramp, post the content to YouTube, and make it a very well paying career. Props to that guy. Well then you'll feel worse if you check out "Darcizzle Offshore" because she is getting paid to go fishing! They nev...
by ropeman
April 19th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hey offshore guys..
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Hey offshore guys..

Seems like a great way to keep fishermen in business! Now where can I get some of them filets?
by ropeman
April 19th, 2021, 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: incoming tide or outgoing tide
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: incoming tide or outgoing tide

From what I have learned recently it's more about water movement. If you look at the tides today there is only 0.4' and 0.9' of difference between the morning high afternoon low and evening high. So both outgoing and incoming tides today would not be the best times for fishing. However, before the h...
by ropeman
April 5th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: April 2021 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: April 2021 New Smyrna Daytona Beach Backcountry

Looks like an interesting place to fish! Are all these canals man made?

https://goo.gl/maps/URe9Kfvyw9JMWxRN8
by ropeman
March 31st, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Ruger Mini-30

I'm trying to resist, but it sounds interesting. Blue or SS?