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by STMU
June 8th, 2022, 7:44 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area

Started with aluminum, switched to fiberglass, and immediately regretted the decision. I was so paranoid about hitting something that switched right back to aluminum. Now I could care less about bumping rocks, bars, etc. I've had my 16' aluminum boat for 8 years now, and never had one regret about s...
by STMU
March 21st, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Snook
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Snook

Got a question? Are there regulations on Snook that apply to our area? If so what are they? If caught one would love to know if could keep it . Thanks :-D We follow the general Gulf Snook fishing regulations, which are closed from Dec. 1-end of February and May 1-Aug. 31 (direct copy from FWC). Why...
by STMU
November 29th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Trolling strategies
Replies: 10
Views: 2492

Re: Trolling strategies

Spent many years trolling in south Florida for pelagics, and always kept it in gear. Wouldn't go into neutral until the fish had been hooked for a bit and I knew it wasn't coming off. But even then, the transition to neutral is important, as you should very slowly ease into neutral (don't slam it). ...
by STMU
August 16th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: St. Marks River at Newport
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: St. Marks River at Newport

I've never had a problem with that ramp at anything other than low tide. Even then, it's fine, but you have to watch your trailer tires. Unless we've had a lot of rain (which is nearly every day this summer), it is usually clear enough to see the end of the ramp during low. I guess if you have a big...
by STMU
July 1st, 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Blue Ridge Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Blue Ridge Guide

Thanks for all the suggestions. Thinking about staying closer to BlueRidge. Anyone fish the Noontootla or Toccoa? Looking at an outfit like this https://www.ontheflyexc.com/fly-fishing-rivers/ Only fished that way a few times, usually fish the Chestatee, Hooch, or tribs of the Savannah. Don't have ...
by STMU
June 30th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Blue Ridge Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Blue Ridge Guide

Watching :pop_1 Yeah, I didn't mean any offense by that comment, but after looking at it not my best moment. The Soque hardly has a single native fish species left because of the insane amount of stocked trout. It is also 303d listed in the state for a laundry list of biological impairments. While ...
by STMU
June 30th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Blue Ridge Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Blue Ridge Guide

Call Jimmy Harris with Unicoi outfitters out of Helen (http://www.unicoioutfitters.com/). They are awesome and do lots of different types of trips. Tell Jimmy what you wanting to do and he can point you in the right direction. Personally, I'd float the Hooch but if want to catch a ton of giant slimy...
by STMU
June 25th, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flatfish ID
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Flatfish ID

Looks like a hogchocker. Very common species found throughout coastal Florida. 3 inches is about their max size.

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/disco ... hogchoker/
by STMU
June 2nd, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trailer tire pressure?
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Re: Trailer tire pressure?

I also run around 35-40 pressure for both my truck and trailer for the same reason BBB mentioned. Tires can wear funny for all sorts of reasons, but over/underinflated tires can be one of them. I used to run a very light and small tailer at 50lbs and I noticed the center was wearing faster than the ...
by STMU
May 24th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar
Replies: 17
Views: 2927

Re: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar

Are they a non-native invasive species. What I mean is, should I bash them with a bat? Native - yes. Invasive...doubtful, as that would imply they are having some sort of impact on other species. Annoying Nusciance...100%. Bashing them, even in mass, won't really have an impact on the resource or s...
by STMU
May 19th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: SPANISH MACKS
Replies: 30
Views: 6011

Re: SPANISH MACKS

Specifically, what depth range do they prefer and what is the preferred bait to use? I caught this one on a popping cork and vudu shrimp, was that a fluke or will it work consistently? I ask because popping rigs are easier for kids. If I'm targeting Macks I usually go deeper, but that is because I ...
by STMU
May 14th, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommend a trolling combo
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Recommend a trolling combo

leonreno wrote: May 13th, 2021, 2:40 pm Do you use planers or do you pull them on the surface or trolling weights?
No planers, no weights. Sometimes I'll troll using a flyrod and sinking line. For some reason, they really like the fly, and if nothing else is working that usually does the trick...plus it's a lot of fun.
by STMU
May 13th, 2021, 2:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommend a trolling combo
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: Recommend a trolling combo

I don't think you really need any of that...unless you've got cash to burn. I use my inshore stuff and never had any issues due to lack of equipment. Most of the time I tie a bigger leader on my 4000 spinning rods and go with that. Sometimes I'll bring a Calcutta or some other baitcasting rig, but a...
by STMU
April 22nd, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Starboard
Replies: 17
Views: 2596

Re: Starboard

Redbelly wrote: April 19th, 2021, 5:22 pm I need about 12" x 8'. I need white
I have a leftover 8' piece from a sheet of 3/4" KingStarboard but it's only about 4" wide. Sounds like it's too narrow, but if you interested send me a message.
by STMU
April 22nd, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: PAUL BROWN LURES BY MIRROWLURE
Replies: 11
Views: 2011

Re: PAUL BROWN LURES BY MIRROWLURE

Paul Brown lures are great cold-weather baits, but to reiterate what doomtrpr_z71 already mentioned, at $9-$20/pop, unless you just enjoy burning money, I wouldn't throw one anywhere a spanish/bluefish might be encountered. If you don't already carry super glue with you when you're fishing, I'd sug...