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by rockyg
August 1st, 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Keaton this past weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: Keaton this past weekend?

I'm hearing scallop season was mostly a bust at St. Marks, so it may not be good at Keaton either. Lots of spring rain seem to have an adverse effect on the season.
by rockyg
July 25th, 2022, 1:40 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: T-Top vs. Bimini
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: T-Top vs. Bimini

Tops are like most boat accessories, trolling motor, power pole, etc. It depends on how you use the boat most of the time. A 19' boat is probably the minimum size for a T-top. It will impact your fishing if you have 3 anglers who like to cast and retrieve. It does act like a sail so drifting and wor...
by rockyg
July 8th, 2022, 4:57 pm
Forum: NFGCFC
Topic: July 9th Tournament Update!!
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: July 9th Tournament Update!!

Using digital picture verification......very interesting.

First baby step towards who knows. ;-) lol

Good luck and tight lines to all the participants. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by rockyg
July 6th, 2022, 3:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament Question: Seeking Input
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Tournament Question: Seeking Input

Showboat in the tournaments I've been around the big prize was for total inches caught, not the biggest fish. So your honey holes of 26.999999" Reds is still good. lol

The fish do have to meet a certain minimum size, just no maximum size limit.
by rockyg
July 6th, 2022, 3:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament Question: Seeking Input
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Tournament Question: Seeking Input

No one can tell you you can't keep a legal fish within your legal limit for the area you are fishing. So you can take a picture for the tournament, submit it, and then release that same fish right into your cooler to become tasty fish tacos if you like. I kept and cooked the tagged Redfish I caught ...
by rockyg
July 5th, 2022, 1:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Who’s scalloping/fishing over the 4th of July weekend?
Replies: 16
Views: 2269

Re: Who’s scalloping/fishing over the 4th of July weekend?

My son went to SM on Sunday. After getting chased around by the rain storms the total for 3 boats was about 50 little bitty scallops, that they ended up releasing so they could get big enough to eat one day. I started that day at 6:00 AM at the lighthouse ramp with 8 boats in front of me trying to l...
by rockyg
June 29th, 2022, 10:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament Question: Seeking Input
Replies: 16
Views: 1256

Re: Tournament Question: Seeking Input

I fish about 8-10 different tournaments each year. All are catch, photo & release Cotton I think you and I are in the minority here on the "let me show you my meat" forum. :lol: So yes, my suggestion is to drag the tournament into the modern technology age and quit killing the biggest...
by rockyg
June 23rd, 2022, 10:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Great Return On An Investment
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Great Return On An Investment

I'll be the first one to sign up for that tournament just as soon as they go a strictly photo release format. It's done all the time nowadays using your phone which time and date stamps the photo.

Then the "big Red" would really be a big one, not just fat. :)
by rockyg
June 21st, 2022, 12:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Great Return On An Investment
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Great Return On An Investment

Interesting viewpoint. I had not ever considered a fishing tournament as an investment.

I wonder if my wife would buy that? She is always after me to quit wasting money on boats and fishing and concentrate on contributing to our investments. :lol:
by rockyg
June 18th, 2022, 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Florida Marine Tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Florida Marine Tracks

I have it on my flats skiff. Lowrance Elite 9. It's pretty darn accurate from what I can see. From St Marks to the west I would say it's not really that useful. From SM to the east it does a good job of showing some/most of the rocks and some routes to run. It's expensive but cheaper than a lower un...
by rockyg
June 15th, 2022, 3:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trout fishing in Carrabelle FL
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Trout fishing in Carrabelle FL

Hopefully you got in touch with Steve. He will steer you in the right direction. I would not set my expectations too high for this weekend. It's the full moon, not the best tide, the first weekend of Red Snapper mania, and way way too hot for comfortable all-day fishing. Try fishing East of the mout...
by rockyg
June 14th, 2022, 3:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tarpon Fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Tarpon Fishing

The guides generally want you to fly fish for the migrating Tarpon. They will eat a well presented fly WAY more often than any other bait or lure, live bait included. That may seem hard to believe but it is a fact. That does not mean you can't catch one on bait yourself. Putting out a spread of pinf...
by rockyg
June 14th, 2022, 11:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone going scalloping??
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Anyone going scalloping??

It's time for me to post my annual "why I hate scallop season" grumpy old man rant.....but I'll skip it this year. :lol: It really used to bug me when I ran my Gheenoe LT-25 out of the Lighthouse. The floating grass would be insane with hundreds of boat anchors tearing up the bottom. I cou...
by rockyg
June 9th, 2022, 1:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boat Ramp at the Fort Closed later this month?
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Boat Ramp at the Fort Closed later this month?

What are they working on? The road? The ramp?
by rockyg
June 6th, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area

East of the St. Marks lighthouse = Aluminum. But not just any pos Aluminum boat, welded army tank like a Sea Ark if you want to play in the rocks. West of the St. Marks Lighthouse = Fiberglass flats or bay boat. Any Aluminum boat will beat your brains out and everybody will laugh at you. :lol: Like ...