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by rockyg
June 23rd, 2022, 10:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Great Return On An Investment
Replies: 4
Views: 628

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: 628

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: 523

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: 5
Views: 705

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: 9
Views: 1033

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: 665

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: 837

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: 1388

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 ...
by rockyg
June 1st, 2022, 10:03 am
Forum: Tournament Fishing
Topic: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament

It appears to me from looking at the Facebook post that there were some shenanigans going on with that first tagged red caught in Och. Bay. At first, he said he was registered for the tournament but "didn't have the measuring device". You have 24 hours to submit a pic of the fish on the de...
by rockyg
May 23rd, 2022, 2:08 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Apalachee Bay Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

Re: Apalachee Bay Questions

You are getting some good advice. Fish SJ Bay from the Park Ramp. It's a protected easy ramp and a really neat place to fish. Lots of clear water and pretty sand out on the tip. Usually protected water and good family fishing. No rocks or really anything to run over other than it's surprisingly shal...
by rockyg
May 23rd, 2022, 11:12 am
Forum: Tournament Fishing
Topic: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament

Yeah, I felt kind of silly standing in front of West Marine holding a barely legal little red and taking pictures like I just caught a world record. lol

But that's what the STAR officials wanted to do to verify the tag in person.
by rockyg
May 21st, 2022, 5:01 pm
Forum: Tournament Fishing
Topic: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: 2022 CCA STAR Tournament

Man, time sure flies. 5 years ago June 1, 2017. It was the first day of Snapper season that year and I was minding my own business fishing the shoreline along HW98 in my old but faithful little red Sea Pro. My Dad had recently paid for a new Power Pole and I was putting it to good use stopping every...
by rockyg
May 20th, 2022, 2:41 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Lowrance Navionics
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Lowrance Navionics

You need to buy a new map chip from Navionics. They have two levels, plus and platinum, the website shows the differences. I have the basic one in my Elite 7 on my Pathfinder. It works very well for my needs, mostly inshore. I'll bet the plus version will be all you need. $149 bucks.
by rockyg
March 24th, 2022, 1:48 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: What am I doing wrong
Replies: 27
Views: 3577

Re: What am I doing wrong

:hammer:
by rockyg
March 24th, 2022, 10:09 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: What am I doing wrong
Replies: 27
Views: 3577

Re: What am I doing wrong

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