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by fishforfun
April 8th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Free Penn Reel w/ Fenwick Rod
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Free Penn Reel w/ Fenwick Rod

Been there, sorry. Your drift might have prevented success, but one time I retrieved mine with the fish still on by making multiple casts with a heavy treble hook bait to find the line and then the rod. Your short line with the fish at the net probably would have limited this technique though.
by fishforfun
January 18th, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Any life on Wakulla Big Bend reef?
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Re: Any life on Wakulla Big Bend reef?

Today was a pretty day, so I took the boat out exercise the motor and check a few spots. Some small seabass here and there. But to answer the question asked here, the answer is Nothing.... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/ah87/JLB5591/wakulla_1-18-21.jpg pasted the photo link, not sure it will...
by fishforfun
October 14th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: 24 in Gag at Rotary Reef
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

24 in Gag at Rotary Reef

Whoda thought it. I rarely expect anything other than pelagics at a public reef. I pounded my way out to Rotary Reef in significantly greater than the 1-2 foot waves predicted Sunday morning to see if any Cobia were still around. South wind, water was 78 degrees with about 7-8 feet visibility. I had...
by fishforfun
September 20th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Navigational App
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Navigational App

Navionics has an app,as long as cell service is good. A hand held GPS such as Garmin will be more reliable
by fishforfun
July 3rd, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: NWS weather stations working again
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: NWS weather stations working again

In case anybody is wondering, here is the link to the C-Tower. Others can be found from the map on the site.

https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page. ... tion=sgof1

FFF
by fishforfun
July 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: NWS weather stations working again
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

NWS weather stations working again

They repaired and we now have working NWS weather buoys for the C-tower, Pensacola, and Tampa off shore stations for your planning / monitoring.
by fishforfun
June 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks Wednesday June 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 2654

Re: St. Marks Wednesday June 5th

Great report, I felt like I was there!
by fishforfun
February 11th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Grunts and Seabass available
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Grunts and Seabass available

A window of very calm weather early Friday 2-8-19 prompted me to go check out Rotary Reef for Sheepshead. Was by myself with shrimp, no sheepshead there but released a nice 23 in black drum. Then went about 8 miles further south to some live bottom areas in 28-30 feet and found lots of grunts and se...
by fishforfun
September 17th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks Water Clarity
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: St Marks Water Clarity

Saturday pm west flats to shell point....turbid, brown, less than 12 in visibility, hot 90degree water, only catfish biting.
by fishforfun
April 16th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks 4/15 and 4/16
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: St Marks 4/15 and 4/16

I was out there on the west flats south of Kitchen Cove and Little Pass from 1-4:30pm on Saturday 4-14....murky, less than 2 feet visibility, temp 73, not too rough since the wind let up from the morning 20+mph, but not much biting on my live shrimp either. Caught several shorts and a few sailcats. ...
by fishforfun
January 23rd, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks trout thrashing
Replies: 87
Views: 15440

Re: St Marks trout thrashing

I must say that I have enjoyed the response / dialog to my post. I did a little google search and may have answered my question about the survival of released fish. Properly handled, the estimated mortality is 10% average for speckled trout, probably even better in the winter. Interestingly, large h...
by fishforfun
January 20th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St Marks trout thrashing
Replies: 87
Views: 15440

St Marks trout thrashing

Mine was one of 35 to 40 boats fishing within 1 mile of the St. Mark's and Wakulla River confluence today. Almost everybody was catching fish but almost all were small, less than 15 in. I personally boated 30 for the one keeper that I came across. My concern is that this is hard on the resource. I d...
by fishforfun
October 15th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Apalachicola bay 10/12-14
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: Apalachicola bay 10/12-14

Fished with a friend and his two boys Saturday am 9-12, tried the protected, leeward areas of the west flats from Shell Point. Very strong ENE wind, murky water with 12in visibility, temp 82 degrees. Caught a couple of small bonnethead sharks, ladyfish and a few short trout. Used live shrimp and DOA...
by fishforfun
September 5th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Poppin Corks
Replies: 8
Views: 2843

Re: Poppin Corks

Mine is a "strike indicator", not a cork.... :-D
by fishforfun
June 6th, 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Repair Tallahassee
Replies: 14
Views: 4819

Re: Rod Repair Tallahassee

Rivers Bait and Tackle did a great job revitalizing my old Finwick....850 877 6201