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by spoton
August 22nd, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Fall snapper season?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Fall snapper season?

Any word on a possible fall snapper season?
by spoton
May 4th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Flats reports???
Replies: 85
Views: 20741

Re: Flats reports???

Was a beautiful day out there Sunday, and that brought the armada out. Trailers parked everywhere at the St. Marks fort; even the FWC ranger truck/trailer had to park in the overflow lot. Most people I saw seemed patient with the launch lines. Saw most boats going East so decided to fish the West fl...
by spoton
February 22nd, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SW Fl trout, redfish, snook catch and release order extended
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

SW Fl trout, redfish, snook catch and release order extended

For the zone that extends from just north of Tampa to Naples, the FWC has extended a catch and release order for these inshore species until May 2021 due to lingering effects of red tide. While the fishery certainly needs time to recover and the FWC probably made the right call, this is bound to hav...
by spoton
January 28th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: David Gibbs has turned up again
Replies: 9
Views: 3422

David Gibbs has turned up again

See this thread from several years ago, http://www.bigbendfishing.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36400 This guy showed up yesterday in a neighborhood where I own property off Capital Circle NW near Northwoods Baptist Church. See the message below from a neighborhood watch group over there. -----...
by spoton
January 25th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Budget Rod/reel options
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

Re: Budget Rod/reel options

Yeah, I still love my Shimanos but I have a 17 yo daughter who is enamored with a boyfriend who loves to fish and hunt and goes with him all the time. I'm just not going to let her take out my best stuff. I've been thinking about trying one of the "South GA " reels for her and see how long...
by spoton
January 25th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Budget Rod/reel options
Replies: 28
Views: 5710

Re: Budget Rod/reel options

I bought a Kast King Sharky II a couple of years ago when someone was promoting them on here and was quite pleased with it. Very smooth, good drag control. However this fall after I had not used it in a couple months it apparently had a bearing failure and locked up tight as a drum in the middle of ...
by spoton
December 20th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Red snapper management possible changes
Replies: 10
Views: 3131

Red snapper management possible changes

I received an emailed survey from a researcher with Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at UF regarding changes to snapper management being considered. The message indicated that it was being sent to all who hold gulf reef fish licenses. The survey indicated that one of the options being considered inste...
by spoton
October 11th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: outdoor community lost an advocate
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: outdoor community lost an advocate

Jerry was not only a great advocate for the outdoor community, but quite the talented writer with a keen sense of humor. He could make an article about scraping barnacles off a boat interesting. We will miss him.
by spoton
May 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks report Sunday 5/26
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

St Marks report Sunday 5/26

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Found a hot trout bite east of lighthouse in 7 - 9 ft of water. Bouncing plastics any color off the grass was the ticket. A few shorts but mostly chunky 17 - 19" trout. Left 'em biting about 1:30 when it got too hot for the girls on the boat.
by spoton
January 11th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: State of Affairs
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Re: State of Affairs

Amen, Gary. As the dad of two young teen girls, I'm hopeful that attitudes will keep changing enough make a real difference. I've had them show us texts and social media of such things as them being asked for nude photos. I'm thankful that they bring things like this to our attention, but they reall...
by spoton
November 14th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who sells trailer axles?
Replies: 15
Views: 3008

Re: Who sells trailer axles?

I replaced both axles on my trailer several years ago and got by far the best price from this place: https://www.championtrailers.com/ They are located in Slidell, LA just this side of New Orleans. They will build to your specs and ship to you or you can do what I did and pick it up on your way to a...
by spoton
November 11th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vets
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Re: Vets

USAF 01/1973 - 12/1976 Lackland AFB, TX Keesler AFB, MS Ellsworth AFB, SD I was fortunate enough to get USAF training on servicing and supporting computer systems, primitive as they were at that time, and turned it into a career in IT. Many of the locals did not show us respect in that era. Happy to...
by spoton
November 6th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car engine
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Re: Car engine

sorry double post
by spoton
November 6th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling for grouper
Replies: 20
Views: 6148

Re: Trolling for grouper

You don't need wire for grouper trolling. I use 30 or 40 lb braid which seems to track better and deeper than mono.
by spoton
November 6th, 2017, 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Car engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Car engine

Anyone have an idea of how to get rid of a car engine that was left on a piece of property I own? Any scrap guys that would have a way to lift and load it?