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by fishinfool
April 8th, 2024, 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: April 6 and 7th
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: April 6 and 7th

It's like that sometimes, but I always enjoy being on the water and seeing the sights. I'm glad you were able to get out and catch a few. :thumbup: :thumbup:
by fishinfool
April 1st, 2024, 8:13 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: This forum is dead
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: This forum is dead

My buddy and I went out Sunday 3-31. We launched at the lighthouse and went to a couple of creek mouths. The water was flat calm and 65 degrees. We caught a few fish before the tide made us move out to the flats. We found trout in 4-5 feet of water. They were aggressive. After about 20 trout and a c...
by fishinfool
March 29th, 2024, 8:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reel/Rod Maintenance & Repair…
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Reel/Rod Maintenance & Repair…

If you are using a paste wax, apply it like you would on your car or boat. Let it haze, then buff it off. There are some spray waxes available that are spray on/wipe off. The important element of any wax you use is UV protection. Liquid wax can also be applied to the outside of the reel. It will hel...
by fishinfool
March 28th, 2024, 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reel/Rod Maintenance & Repair…
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Reel/Rod Maintenance & Repair…

For general maintenance I recommend a good rinse of the rod and reel with fresh water after each trip. Follow this up with an application of a salt removal product, (salt-away, salts-gone, salt-off...etc.) and then a final rinse. Go ahead and cut your leader or lures off. Crank the handle to spin of...
by fishinfool
March 18th, 2024, 8:36 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Steinhatchee sheep hunt 3/14
Replies: 5
Views: 806

Re: Steinhatchee sheep hunt 3/14

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I am wanting to head to Carabelle soon. Reds, Trout, Pompano, and maybe Tripletail are on my list to do this year.
by fishinfool
February 20th, 2024, 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4889

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

So following up, the reason the average length of gags is 160mm is because they count the releases as 0 so that reduces the total length. And it's total length in the data, so adjusting the data to actual catches and averaging the length to per fish instead of total length the data shows an average...
by fishinfool
February 19th, 2024, 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4889

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

My curiosity is well beyond peaked. Who is collecting the data from recreational anglers? Are there Fed. scientists roaming the waters? Are they collecting data from the USCG? I hear of FWC regularly inspecting anglers, but USCG? Not often enough to produce any data. If the average length of Gags is...
by fishinfool
February 1st, 2024, 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This ain’t good..
Replies: 18
Views: 2750

Re: This ain’t good..

:smt011 :smt011 :smt011
by fishinfool
January 29th, 2024, 9:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Passing of "PA" Futchcairo
Replies: 16
Views: 2142

Re: Passing of "PA" Futchcairo

Pa was a special person. I enjoyed his posts and stories. In the past few years I was amazed that his physical limitations were frequently interrupted by projects around the house. Painting, ladder climbing, boat repair and such were just a few of the things he did in between recuperating from illne...
by fishinfool
January 16th, 2024, 8:43 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: When you find them
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

When you find them

I have not been out as much as I would like due to weather and scheduling issues, but when I was able to get out, the fish I was able to find were eager to bite. The river produced as some trout, but as usual for this time of year, most were short. I have been able to find some larger trout and redf...
by fishinfool
January 9th, 2024, 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: February bass locations
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Re: February bass locations

Headwaters Lake, that's it. I'm glad someone chimed in, it has been driving me nuts trying to remember the name.
by fishinfool
January 4th, 2024, 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: February bass locations
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Re: February bass locations

I have heard recently that there is an area that just opened near the "Stick Marsh" and "Farm 13" that is producing large numbers of over 5# Largemouths. I wish I had more specific information, but this might give you a starting point. Fellsmere maybe? Nope not Fellsmere, I thin...
by fishinfool
January 3rd, 2024, 8:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: February bass locations
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Re: February bass locations

I have heard recently that there is an area that just opened near the "Stick Marsh" and "Farm 13" that is producing large numbers of over 5# Largemouths.
I wish I had more specific information, but this might give you a starting point.
by fishinfool
December 24th, 2023, 9:45 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks??
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: St. Marks??

Went out with two friends yesterday. We launched from the lighthouse ramp at around 9am. We headed west and caught a few trout in a creek near John's Island. We went to an area near Big Pass and picked up a few more trout, one rat red, and a short flounder. All in all we caught 12-15 keeper size tro...
by fishinfool
December 1st, 2023, 8:31 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 9917

Re: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

Nice report. It looks like you had a great day on the water. You must have found them in fairly shallow water, no evidence of barotrauma in those pics.
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