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by STMU
January 21st, 2023, 3:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Yamaha 20hp For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Yamaha 20hp For Sale

Yamaha 20hp F20SMHA 2011 outboard. Tiller, manual start/trim, excellent condition. Low Hours with brand new lower unit. Have a Porter Rock Guard I'll toss in as well, plus a spare prop. Runs great, just doesn't get used. Located in Crawfordville. No trades. I can't figure out how to post pictures bu...
by STMU
December 12th, 2022, 11:38 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Amberjack
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Amberjack

1 how do you tell the difference? 2. Are lesser AJs caught around here? In 70 ft deep water? 3. Why can't they put cell tower equipment on the Air Force towers? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk Lesser AJ's typically don't get above 20in. Given you mentioned being above 25", I'd say it's no...
by STMU
August 15th, 2022, 12:53 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Boat Flooring Question -
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Boat Flooring Question -

I went a different route on my alweld. I'm not the cleanest boat owner and didn't like how gross the seadek/turf stuff would get. Super comfy on the feet, but I was worried about mud/grass/slime/fish bits, and whatever would be deposited on the floor while fishing or throwing a net. I went with Inte...
by STMU
July 26th, 2022, 7:59 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: T-Top vs. Bimini
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: T-Top vs. Bimini

Agree with the comments, but think it's worth adding that depending on your model a bimini top is pretty easy to remove. I fish a lot out of my boat, and when I do, the bimini top stays at home (gets in the way otherwise). However, when I have the kids and the dog, it comes back up. Mine only has tw...
by STMU
June 8th, 2022, 7:44 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Aluminum vs Fiberglass for our area
Replies: 14
Views: 2428

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: 1457

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: 3056

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: 2010

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: 9
Views: 2273

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: 9
Views: 2273

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: 9
Views: 2273

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: 1769

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: 2347

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: 3519

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: 6866

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 ...