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by John21:6
February 20th, 2024, 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So following up on the Gag discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1162

Re: So following up on the Gag discussion

Great analysis.

Please see if you can forward your analysis to FWC staff or their elected superiors who might care more than FWC staff.
by John21:6
February 7th, 2024, 6:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This ain’t good..
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: This ain’t good..

I spoke with my friend who attends these meetings. He said the Fed's are recalculating and reassessing their catch data as it is obviously flawed on the recreational side. The commercial side is within their catch quota and won't be affected. So.....what that means to the 2024 season......to be det...
by John21:6
February 3rd, 2024, 8:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This ain’t good..
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: This ain’t good..

It’s not surprising. The regulators have a habit underestimating fish in the water and overestimating fish catch rates.


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by John21:6
December 24th, 2023, 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Eating Bonito, not a joke
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Eating Bonito, not a joke

This is a great post, but I’m still not ready to try a bonito.


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by John21:6
December 21st, 2023, 10:16 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Re: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

boomhauer wrote:For better size and numbers of sea bass, there can’t be any big gags around…. Or really any gag grouper.
We dive and see it over and over…. Look for hard bottom areas with no more than 1 ft relief
Thanks for the tip.


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by John21:6
December 9th, 2023, 9:22 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Since it's dead in here, cedar key 12-5
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Since it's dead in here, cedar key 12-5

That’s a very gaudy pile of fish. Great report.
by John21:6
December 7th, 2023, 3:37 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Re: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

Good pulls even if the grouper were out of season, I ran off shore to dog Ballard out of ecofina last weekend looking for grunts and some good black seabass to be disappointed with short black seabass and a bunch of sand perch. Sent from my Pixel 8 Pro using Tapatalk It’s always satisfying to catch...
by John21:6
December 1st, 2023, 1:26 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

Nice report. It looks like you had a great day on the water. You must have found them in fairly shallow water, no evidence of barotrauma in those pics. :thumbup: :thumbup: Thanks for reading and for the feedback. We were fishing in depths between 85 and 95 feet, but most of our fish were caught in ...
by John21:6
November 29th, 2023, 9:33 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 2636

Red Grouper to the Right, Gag Grouper to the Left, and a Few Red Snapper for the Cooler

Friday was the last day of the Florida Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season with nice weather. So we picked up the boat from Martin Marine in Carrabelle and headed out. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20231130/bf6ba5a1227888681dd64257497aeb9a.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20231130/...
by John21:6
November 16th, 2023, 4:01 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Limited Out on Red Snapper in November
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Limited Out on Red Snapper in November

That's really cool. Great report and great pix. What kind of underwater camera do you use? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20231116/f70a0b1067a7ddda25792c7448a925d3.jpg I use a $40 knock-off GoPro camera from Amazon. The advertisement for the camera indicates that it is waterproof to 40 meters or ...
by John21:6
November 16th, 2023, 2:34 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Limited Out on Red Snapper in November
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Limited Out on Red Snapper in November

Last Friday, the four of us on the boat needed to limit out on red snapper when we fished out of Carrabelle. My freezer at home was empty of fish. Because the seasons had been so limited in the past, I wasn’t really sure where the fish would be in November, but I figured the fish would be in shallow...
by John21:6
November 16th, 2023, 12:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Feedback for legitimate recommendation to FWC (reef fish)

I don't think sensible fishing regulations can exist if NOAA Fisheries is underestimating fish populations and overestimating catch rates. See Bob McNally, OutdoorLife, NOAA Says It Has Been Overestimating Recreational Saltwater Catch By 30 to 40 Percent (Sept. 14, 2023), https://www.outdoorlife.com...
by John21:6
November 1st, 2023, 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello. Good Sunday evening
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Hello. Good Sunday evening

Get well soon so you can feel even better by catching some fish.
by John21:6
October 21st, 2023, 9:13 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Last Day For Gag Grouper
Replies: 1
Views: 981

Last Day For Gag Grouper

The last day of gag grouper season earlier this week, was the first day and only day that I had to target gag grouper this year. My friends and I targeted the fish in state waters is south of Carrabelle. While going over some of our old grouper spots it seemed that the ledges and rocks were much mor...
by John21:6
October 10th, 2023, 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chirp Chirp
Replies: 21
Views: 3714

Re: Chirp Chirp

Great photos, Danibeth. You are a true artist.


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