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« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2017, 08:09:10 AM »
The past two mornings we have awoken to pretty intense thunder storms which convinced us to stay in. 

  I got up at 3 and at 7 it was still storming.
Friday, we were able to get out. We netted some bait, headed to a wreck about 15 miles offshore to try to catch some sardines for more bait-did not get many but we trolled some plugs for a few minutes and caught a couple if kingfish. We wanted to catch grouper and snapper so we headed to some spots that we used to fish years ago that are about 26 miles off of the coast.

The fishing was a little slow at times but we saw several loggerhead turtles and a green turtle. There was not a puff of breeze and the Gulf was calm. We did end up catching several yellowtail and Lane Snapper, a limit of Red Grouper and a few others. I got broken off a couple of times by big grouper while using 100 lb test and JMoore pulled a shark that was about 10' long up beside the boat. 

 
Last night our families ate blackened snapper and fried snapper.
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« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2017, 04:04:38 AM »
NJ Fisherman caught 926 lb Mako Shark Friday night . Story is in www.usatoday.com . It's also shark week on discovery channel .
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2017, 04:37:34 PM »
I fished makos in the mid 80's with some success.... Here are some old pics of me when my hair was a different color. Rob

 
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« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2017, 03:11:54 PM »
   Friends from NC unexpectedly called on Friday and said they were coming for the weekend. I thought they were just going to overnight so I figured maybe theyd like a catfish trip so I put about 40 limblines out using creek chubs and minnows from the creek in front of my house. I checked for bait to make sure bass and crappie had not knocked off my bait at dusk. I had one small (1/2 lb) bass on one hook so I took him off and hooked him in the tail and put him back on for bait. The next hook had a 10 lb channel cat and I had a 5 lb channel a couple lines up. I took Abbie, my 9 y/o granddaughter, out Saturday for a special WV antlerless youth hunt. She had a nice doe 5-6 yards away but I had left the scope on 9 power and she could not find her and she got away. We came home and went to check our lines. The half lb bass had been replaced by a 16 lb flathead. We had 8 fish that totaled about 44 lbs. We went back in late afternoon and baited with the minnows I had and we caught 13-14 little bream and put them on for bait. We went back this morning and took up the lines. The first hook had a 17 lb flathead. We had 7 more catfish including a 19-1/2 and a 10 lb flathead and the rest were smaller channels and flathead. One line seemed to be missing till I spotted the pink flagging in the water. When we got close I spotted a big mink, the biggest I have ever seen, running the river bank and I showed him to Grayson my partner/weekend guest. We found where the line was tied but could not see the line till I saw it ran up on the bank and I spotted a 3-4 lb channel cat. I pulled him to us. He was still alive but you could see where the mink had started to chew on his chin. Another 30 minutes and the mink would have finished his sushi breakfast. First time I ever know of a mink trying to steal my fish. All total the catch was about 66 lbs and for the 2 nights around 125 lbs.  We had a flathead belly for lunch and Grayson and Tonya took all the fillets back with them this afternoon. Had a great weekend and a good catch of fish especially since it was totally unplanned and unexpected.
 

 
Me and Grayson holding a 17 & 19.5 lb catfish and 6 more up to 10 lbs in the net.
 

 
Checking the weight on a flathead.
 

 
Checking another flathead's weight.
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« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2017, 03:58:56 PM »
Y'all have some fine eating in store.  Nothing beats fried catfish.   :)
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« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2017, 07:58:42 PM »
Roxie,

   Yes. Becky brought out a big bowl and collected the belly fillets off the first flathead catfish we skinned and by the time we got finished cleaning and filleting the rest then getting a quick shower and change of clothes she and Tonya had a fine lunch of fresh fried catfish, cole slaw, baked beans and grits waiting for us. We had a blast this weekend with friends and our granddaughters and good eating to wind it up.
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« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2018, 09:19:04 PM »
Cavegirl #3 got this redfish while we were fishing for big, pre-spawn snook yesterday afternoon.  The redfish was 32", which is above the slot size so it got released.  We did not hook any big snook and the fishing was a bit slow due to weak tidal flow.  

 

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« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2018, 07:51:18 AM »
That is a fine one. 
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« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2018, 08:07:21 AM »
Caveman, one of the few regrets I have in leaving Florida for the frozen north is that i never got to meet you and get in some fishing.
Havent been out here yet, but my son and grandson went to the Adirondacks over Memorial weekend and caught some splake and brookies.
Another group that i know got some awesome brookies in the north country too.
I have pics on my phone but dont get on the forum from there.
Maybe tonight while relaxing in my recliner I'll try to post them.
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« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2018, 08:59:39 AM »
I'll look for them Pete.  I was hoping to get a chance to take you fishing but you did the opposite of most... moved back up north, full time.  I would be a "fish out of water" if I were to try for the fish you mentioned.

Danny, that was her first redfish.  Today I am back at work trying to configure my calendar to work in some more (saltwater) fishing this summer.  I guess I need to buy some batteries for my skiff and start bass fishing again in the afternoons.  


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« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2018, 02:42:16 PM »
took my new to me Hatteras out on her first fishing trip this weekend. Got our limit of snapper easily. 





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« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2018, 07:55:52 PM »
Took a break today from sawing.  Went out on my buddy's boat on Folsom Lake.  We were on the water about 9am and were catching trout pretty regular.  Limited by 1:10.  Most smaller (10-13") and this was the last one of the day 8)

 25" and heavy!  King salmon that they plant.
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« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2018, 09:03:02 PM »
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmm fishin-smiley food1
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« Reply #73 on: June 07, 2018, 08:43:03 AM »
Those snapper would be welcomed guests to my supper table.  The biggest decision would be whether to blacken them or fry them.  That is quite a sporty platform to fish off of as well.

That salmon is invited too, but it will have to go on the grill.

Thank you both for sharing and further distracting me from things that I need to do.


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