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by rockyg
January 22nd, 2023, 7:03 pm
Forum: NFGCFC
Topic: NFGFC 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: NFGFC 2023

Jim the best price I found on the Check it Stick was online from Academy Sports. I also ordered a fish friendly landing net, Two items I have had little need for in the past, but you can't Boga Grip a big trout, they always shake off at the boat.
by rockyg
January 11th, 2023, 10:54 am
Forum: NFGCFC
Topic: NFGFC 2023
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: NFGFC 2023

Kudos to you guys for the extra effort to incorporate photo release into the tournament. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I will put my money where my mouth was and enter some of the "out West" tournaments where my outboard skeg will be safe. ;-) All artificial is a big step too. That put's a...
by rockyg
December 18th, 2022, 2:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Humminbird 997C - SI w/Platinum Navionics Chip
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Humminbird 997C - SI w/Platinum Navionics Chip

Flyrod you might want to ditch that Craigslist link for an actual ad on here. Most folks believe Craigslist is 100% spammers and they are probably right. I'll bet you can sell that unit on here if you give the details.
by rockyg
December 1st, 2022, 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New business hours for Reel Repair by Jim *UPDATED*
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: New business hours for Reel Repair by Jim

Jim for how awesome you make my reels work I will come and find you, my friend.

Set your hours at what works best for you and your business. :thumbup:
by rockyg
November 7th, 2022, 7:50 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Sidescan on the flats
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Sidescan on the flats

I believe you would be better served using your eyes than side scan.

Noticing a weedline, current break, color change, bait scattering, birds diving, and or all of the above will lead you to the fish.
by rockyg
August 1st, 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Keaton this past weekend?
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

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: 1261

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: 552

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: 1899

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: 1899

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: 2945

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: 1899

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: 1441

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: 1441

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: 968

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...