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by John21:6
October 12th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Fall snapper season?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Fall snapper season?

According to the FWC website:

"A fall season has not been set yet. Please check back on this page for updates." https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/rec ... /snappers/
by John21:6
July 19th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: off shore grouper
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: off shore grouper

The regulation of gag grouper is different for the state waters off of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties than it is for the rest of Florida Gulf state waters. Gag grouper fishing in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties is open from April 1 - June 30 and ...
by John21:6
July 6th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Dog Island
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: Dog Island

Thanks for the report.

I have not been very successful in catching reds. I'd love to hear what about the area made it seem like a place to target reds?
by John21:6
June 29th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Garmin PS30 Transducer
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Garmin PS30 Transducer

Does anyone use a Garmin PS30 Transducer? How is it working for you? Which view do you use most? How does the transducer affect your ability to find fish or fish-holding structure? If you are running a PS30 transducer, does it make any sense to also have sideview sonar?

Thanks.
by John21:6
June 28th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gag Grouper Trolling Setup
Replies: 12
Views: 1462

Re: Gag Grouper Trolling Setup

Seriously? 130+ people viewed the post and nobody has ever trolled for gags? I'm not looking for any spots, just want to know what line people prefer. I can only tell you that it is a bad idea to try to troll 5 big plugs at the same time behind a 20' bay boat. I tried it several years ago when I ha...
by John21:6
June 15th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Seafood Buffet (a metaphor, not a restaurant) S of Carrabelle
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Seafood Buffet (a metaphor, not a restaurant) S of Carrabelle

With yesterday's calm seas and overall nice weather, my friend and I decided to take the bay boat to target fish in 90+ feet of water south of Dog Island. Our primary target was red snapper. At our first stop, the bite was slow, but we managed to boat a 27" and 28" red snapper, and a seaba...
by John21:6
April 28th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Need A Crew? Need A Ride?
Topic: Working on Capt. License
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Working on Capt. License

As you work on your technique to catch hogfish, I hope you post on this website your experiences about what works and what doesn't. I targeted hogfish for the first time a few months ago. I fished a live or freshly dead shrimp on a knocker rig in 30-35 feet of water. After catching many grunts, porg...
by John21:6
April 23rd, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2021 Recreational Red Snapper Season Announced
Replies: 0
Views: 535

2021 Recreational Red Snapper Season Announced

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 2021 Gulf Red Snapper Season On April 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the popular 2021 Gulf red snapper recreational season is set to open June 4 and run through July 28, with a possible fall reopening i...
by John21:6
April 20th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trolling Motor Power issue
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Trolling Motor Power issue

I've had trolling motor issues, too. Consider checking whether your batteries are holding a charge and whether your charger is working. I replaced my trolling motor batteries thinking that they would no longer hold a charge after 3 years. (Regular batteries probably are near the end of their useful ...
by John21:6
April 15th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2021 recreational red snapper season
Replies: 2
Views: 724

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: 12
Views: 1358

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: 1562

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: 1540

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: 1183

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: 1183

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...