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by John21:6
Yesterday, 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2021 recreational red snapper season
Replies: 2
Views: 302

2021 recreational red snapper season

The Federal Gulf Fisheries Management Council made some decisions today that seem likely to increase the red snapper red catch limits in the Gulf off Florida by at least 6%. Many of us were expecting a greater increase in the snapper allotment because we’re releasing snapper all the time and because...
by John21:6
April 5th, 2021, 12:40 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Garmin depth finder GPS on the fritz?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Garmin depth finder GPS on the fritz?

When checking the in-line fuse, don't be a dummy (like me), and forget to ensure the fuse is securely in place.
by John21:6
February 15th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shallow water grouper out of St. Marks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

Re: Shallow water grouper out of St. Marks ?

Definitely not. LOL
by John21:6
February 15th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: New boat question
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: New boat question

I like the Robalo Caymans. I've used my 206 Cayman to catch tout, flounder, tripletail, red snapper, gag grouper, and more.
by John21:6
November 30th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dehookers/hook remover
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Dehookers/hook remover

I've been using one of those stainless steal tube spring ones for years and they are the best you can buy. I just went on-line to look for them so I could give you a link to the exact one I use but could find it. There are a lot on the market now that are similar but they all have one BIG issue. Th...
by John21:6
November 28th, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dehookers/hook remover
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Dehookers/hook remover

I am looking for advice on hook removers from someone who has tried/bought them all so I don’t have to. I’ve been using one of these spring-loaded tube type hook removers for years. However, when trying to remove a larger 8/0 hook stuck deep in the throat of a grouper or snapper, these hook removers...
by John21:6
November 28th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Red Snapper

On Friday, my friends and I launched the boat at Carrabelle in hopes of making use of the last few days of the extended red snapper season. (Thank you, Governor DeSantis.) We eased our way through the fog, and loaded the live well with pinfish and pigfish. When the fog would clear enough to see, we ...
by John21:6
November 9th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Menhaden Oil v. Milk--What's the Difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Menhaden Oil v. Milk--What's the Difference?

I've seen menhaden oil and menhaden milk for sale recently, but I can't seem to find anything that explains the differences between the two or why, when, or how one would use one instead of the other. Can anyone explain these products to me? Thanks.
by John21:6
October 19th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Weird Fishing Technique that Works
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Weird Fishing Technique that Works

Big Tim wrote:That is an interesting idea. Where are you finding these Mangrove? I have caught them in Marathon but have never even tried that far north.
Try some of the artificial reefs south of Carrabelle.
by John21:6
October 19th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Weird Fishing Technique that Works
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Weird Fishing Technique that Works

Big Tim wrote:That is an interesting idea. Where are you finding these Mangrove? I have caught them in Marathon but have never even tried that far north.
Try some of the artificial reefs south of Carrabelle.
by John21:6
October 19th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Weird Fishing Technique that Works
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Weird Fishing Technique that Works

I've read about this before but they boiled the noodles in crab boil which didn't make sense because it isn't a natural taste. Did you use regular water or season them with something? I bet fish oil would work pretty good. I gave the macaroni noodles a little squirt of menhaden oil. I have read the...
by John21:6
October 19th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Weird Fishing Technique that Works
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Weird Fishing Technique that Works

It's a good thing that I didn't give up on a technique I learned on YouTube for catching mangrove snapper. A fishing buddy laughed at me, but he is not laughing now. I've proven that macaroni can be used as chum and bait for mangrove snapper. I made my first attempt at chumming up the mangroves seve...
by John21:6
September 28th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Rod Holder Repair and Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Rod Holder Repair and Replacement

Thanks, Juan. I'll pick up a cheap Attwood rod holder at Walmart to verify the screw hole pattern. If the pattern is a match, I'll look for some stainless Attwood rod holders. I tend to use my bay boat for offshore fishing more than anything. I'm often carrying heavier grouper rods that I think will...
by John21:6
September 27th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Rod Holder Repair and Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Rod Holder Repair and Replacement

What model boat do you have? Have you tried searching for the original replacement holders? If they're mounted on the console, most also have a drain cap on the bottom to allow water to drain to the bilge so they need to be a close fit. I'd try to find replacement holders of the same size and with ...
by John21:6
September 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Rod Holder Repair and Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Rod Holder Repair and Replacement

The vertical rod holders on the center console of my bay boat are made out of cheap nylon and are about 9” deep. The rod holders are secured with self-tapping screws. After a few years of use, the vinyl pin that keeps the rod handles from going all the way through the rod holders has broken out of f...