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by TOWM
January 8th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lake Iamonia
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: Lake Iamonia

Is that the ramp at Bull Headley? Last time I was there you could walk on dry lake bed 50 yards past the dock.
by TOWM
December 17th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks 12/13
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: St. Marks 12/13

Those excited kids were probably in my boat. I had 5 with me on Sunday, and they were hyper at times! Impossible to keep them quiet.
by TOWM
December 13th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks River
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: St. Marks River

Today was even better than Saturday! One of the twins landed a 14” black drum by himself and the other twin caught two trout. It was fun showing how to read the Garmin and all the controls in the boat. I think I have some new fishing partners! We caught our fish in the vicinity of marker 40. The fis...
by TOWM
December 12th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks River
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

St. Marks River

In spite of a late start we did fairly well today. We stayed in the river and anchored near oyster bars within casting distance of the grass banks. We caught two keeper flounder, one short trout, one puppy drum, and a pinfish. All of the fish were caught on ⅛ oz jig heads tipped with frozen shrimp a...
by TOWM
November 5th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Engine Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Engine Fire

My outboard engine caught on fire today! Recently, the tilt & trim unit was malfunctioning, so I had it worked on. It looks like the solenoid overheated and caught fire. I was able to quickly put out the fire...thank goodness I keep two fire extinguishers on board. No other damage was done to th...
by TOWM
November 1st, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Freshwater Fishing Reports
Topic: Lake Talquin
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Lake Talquin

I fished Lake Talquin for the first time in many, many years. I should have gone on a nicer day. The wind was ferocious! I put in at Blounts landing around 1:00, and put the boat back on the trailer 30 minutes later after a wave crashed over the gunnel. Not one to give up early I decided to try Coe ...
by TOWM
September 6th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Sharks
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Sharks

My boys and I have been fishing the East flats and west flats Saturday and Sunday. First, we hit the sandbars and load up with pinfish and grunts. Then, we anchor near channels and troughs and set out some free lined bait and cut bait on the bottom. Saturday we landed two four foot blacktops, three ...
by TOWM
July 13th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tarpon Bait
Replies: 25
Views: 4151

Re: Tarpon Bait

It’s hard to beat a lively pinfish about the size of your hand, 24” under a cork rig, for catching tarpon. I experienced the same thing Saturday. We were drifting in 9’ near the sandbar when we noticed rolling tarpon within easy casting range. We tossed a couple small pinfish (2” long), but didn’t g...
by TOWM
July 4th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Freshwater Fishing Reports
Topic: Lake Lafayette and Lake Jackson
Replies: 13
Views: 4675

Lake Lafayette and Lake Jackson

I’ve been doing lots of freshwater fishing lately. Been catching bass on Rebel PopR’s, gold Rapala minnows, and Bass Assassin jerkbaits. On Lake Jackson anything that floats and stays above the hydrilla and looks like a minnow produces strikes. On Lake Lafayette the cypress trees hold nice fish that...
by TOWM
July 4th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks 7/3 - scallops and fish
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

St. Marks 7/3 - scallops and fish

I took my boys scalloping for their first time. We found enough for dinner and left some for another day. We only had to make one stop to find them, near the big sandbar about ½ mile south. Then, we drifted for a while and fished one rod with pinfish under a cork and one rod bouncing jigs. We caught...
by TOWM
May 28th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Fiberglass and gel coat repair
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Fiberglass and gel coat repair

I took my ProLine to Mike’s Marine Ways to have some damaged gel coat and exposed fiberglass repaired. Wow!!! Mike and his crew do great work. Quick turn around too. The boat is 20 years old, so naturally the gel coat is no longer factory original. Somehow, they matched the color perfectly. I will b...
by TOWM
May 16th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks 5/16
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

St. Marks 5/16

Drifted the east flats this afternoon. Landed a dozen short trout during an hour long drift. I used pinfish and live shrimp under corks. Every pinfish got slammed within a minute of hitting the water. The shrimp did okay, but not as good. No puffer fish today! The water was 4 feet deep and the tempe...
by TOWM
May 1st, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Have the seas calmed down?
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: Have the seas calmed down?

How accurate are the applications like Windy at forecasting the wind and wave conditions? I use Windy and have found it to be accurate only half of the time. I am lucky to get out on the water once a week, so I don’t know if Windy is the best application?
by TOWM
April 16th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Local YouTube channels or other media
Replies: 11
Views: 2496

Re: Local YouTube channels or other media

Some of the local(ish) YouTubers I watch are: Angler Up with Brant. He fishes primarily the Pensacola area, but his enthusiasm and content make him worth watching. Brent Schirmer is pretty good. He fishes the Tampa area, but many of his techniques work in our ‘neck of the woods’. Salty Fins is good....
by TOWM
February 13th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: last three months fishing reports
Replies: 20
Views: 4529

Re: last three months fishing reports

I enjoy your reports and trying to put your shared knowledge to use. A couple of suggestions for future reports...where to find and catch sheepshead; where to find and catch black drum; and, more tips about proper etiquette (I liked your comment about “if you can’t cast into the other guys boat, you...