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1800 Mi. South
« on: October 03, 2017, 08:13:41 PM »

Good day out in the Gulf of Mexico. Unusual catch was a nice Blackfin Tuna, usually found in water deeper than the 65' we were in. Hurricanes and storms have the water mixed up. Nice mix of Spanish, King mackerel, asst. snappers, barracuda (great eating by the way), some bonitas for shark bait. Miss chasing eyes off the Ford R. at night this time of year. Have a Good One, Frank
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 07:06:14 AM »

Good to see you are out fishing, since that means you came through the storm intact!  How are David and his family? Dave and Jean showed me pics of the storm damage around their winter place-pretty bleak.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 11:53:36 AM »

Very fortunate here, Dire. Some minor wind damage and flooding in our community, but nothing for us. we are about 90-95 mi. north of the bad damage in Naples, Marco Island area which took the worst mainland damage. Keys will be a long recovery. Have been doing well on seatrout and sharks inland, will start chasing snook and redfish soon. We stayed with David and family during storm, they did well also. Pretty vulnerable feeling.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 09:46:54 PM »

Thanks for sharing Frank, glad to hear you escaped the devastation.

My friends in Marathon still digging thru the mess.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 11:42:48 AM »

Great day on the Gulf. If you are ever in the SW Florida area, look up Capt. Steve Skevington at
www.paradisefishingcharters.com. Been going out with him for years, always a great day. Gag and red grouper yesterday, along with a pile of lane, mangrove, and grey snapper. Fish tacos and grouper fingers coming up. Hope everyone has a Great Christmas and Holiday Season. Christmas lights in the palm trees still look a little strange, but it is still Christmas. Frank
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 04:58:57 PM »

Merry Christmas to you also.   Wish I was there.  Especially next week when we have 0 degrees as a high.
Is that casting, trolling or jig fishing? Have never ocean fished.
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 07:29:41 PM »

These were all caught fishing bait from an anchored boat over a reef or structure. 35-50' deep or so. Very similar to jigging, but a hook, leader, swivel and egg sinker let down to bottom or near to it. Bait was cut or whole sardines and other baitfish. Sometimes use squid or shrimp also. Trolling also, but not this day. Plugs, or diver/spoon combos, really cooking, 7-9 mph. Lots of action, strong fish.
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