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by rockyg
November 22nd, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: What was I doing wrong on Sunday?
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: What was I doing wrong on Sunday?

I will say that overall the number of folks fishing St. Marks these days is ridiculous. (and sad to an old-timer like me) That's why I was shocked at the lack of boat trailers at the lighthouse ramp. Maybe the tide was too low for anyone that knows the conditions. It was just high enough for my boa...
by rockyg
November 22nd, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: gulp $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: gulp $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Z-man baits do float. I have picked one up that a fish pulled off, put it back on the jig, and continued fishing numerous times. I often fish the same bait on multiple trips. I would argue that one bait that is nearly indestructible vs 5 packs of lost gulps per trip might make Z-man the more environ...
by rockyg
November 22nd, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: What was I doing wrong on Sunday?
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: What was I doing wrong on Sunday?

Based on some 50+ years of fishing St. Marks you were not doing anything wrong, you are just there at the wrong time. Late Fall/Early Winter is a challenging time to fish. The fish have tails and they use them a lot right now. The water in the river Sunday was roughly 69 degrees, so that's too warm ...
by rockyg
November 4th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Mercury EFI 60 Four-Stroke FS
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Mercury EFI 60 Four-Stroke FS

SK is not around as much since he moved "out west". :)

I do know that he waited months and months for this to come in. So you wait long to time too. lol
by rockyg
October 25th, 2021, 2:59 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Stmarks and steinhatchee 10/22-23: Into the murk
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Stmarks and steinhatchee 10/22-23: Into the murk

Nice report Big Tim. Releasing a large female trout is a service to yourself, your fellow anglers, and future generations. Studies have shown that large breeders are exceptionally productive reproducers. If you are lucky enough to get to fish a lot, and are pretty good at it, it's easy to say "...
by rockyg
October 15th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redfish workshop.....Tallahassee TONIGHT
Replies: 13
Views: 2036

Re: Redfish workshop.....Tallahassee TONIGHT

Thank you Chris for the excellent report. I personally agree with most if not all of the discussion points. There are more boats and more fishermen on the water than ever before and we have to be careful that we don't love our resources to death. Most of you may not remember the local fishery prior ...
by rockyg
October 8th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electrician needed
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Electrician needed

Sent you a PM.
by rockyg
October 5th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Kayaking
Topic: Kayak for bad back - recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Kayak for bad back - recommendations

Honestly, with a bad back, and having had 3 fishing Kayaks over the years......get a Gheenoe. The 15'4 model with a 9.9 will run 15mph and float anywhere a yak will go. It's a breeze to load on its small and lightweight trailer and you can tow it with anything. You can add super comfortable folding ...
by rockyg
August 24th, 2021, 2:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tarpon
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Tarpon

The main migration push is over for the year. There are always some fish that hang around in various places. Finding those places is not easy. Getting one of those fish to eat is even harder. When the water temp gets into the mid 70's they will be moving to warmer waters. If you wait until next June...
by rockyg
August 4th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Econfina River
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Re: Econfina River

Stay in the middle and miss MOST of the rocks........very confidence inspiring. lol
by rockyg
July 29th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Last snapper trip for the season
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Last snapper trip for the season

I'm with you EJ, I just don't understand people these days. Why make fishing into something stressful? Why not just run on to another spot? I'll bet both of those boats have literally dozens if not a hundred waypoints marked in that area. How can you have any pride as a Captain or as a man for that ...
by rockyg
July 26th, 2021, 3:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 2011 Minn Kota I-Pilot 70 For Sale. SOLD.
Replies: 0
Views: 639

2011 Minn Kota I-Pilot 70 For Sale. SOLD.

2011 Minn Kota Riptide SP 70 pound thrust, 24 volt, 54" shaft. New remote, no mounting hardware. This is an older factory I-Pilot with GPS, Anchor Mode/spot lock, 6 recordable tracks, etc. It came on a flats skiff I bought last Fall. It works fine, the motor pulls strong, all features work. I t...
by rockyg
July 8th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: F250 25” shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: F250 25” shaft

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/825680-yamaha-f250-exhaust-corrosion-issue.html "salt or fresh some of them get the yamarot. mine was operated at the end of every season in a fresh water lake in pennsylvania. it was also flushed after every use to no avail. i later found out that the...
by rockyg
July 8th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: F250 25” shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: F250 25” shaft

I wonder if a "Salt Away" rinse would have prevented the problem? I do that religiously with my two new Yammys and I'm planning (and hoping) to get many years of service from them.

Evidently not.....see below.
by rockyg
July 7th, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Kayaking
Topic: A few days off-funny eventful trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: A few days off-funny eventful trip

Just press down the barb with a pair of pliers....BEFORE.....you go fishing. You can't fish on my boat with barbed hooks. It might hurt, but they come out without a trip to the ER. And, no you won't lose all your fish if you keep the line tight. And, it's much much easier to release the small ones u...