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Is It Friday Yet?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chatter = anything to do with fishing' started by Rich M, Jul 9, 2019.


  1. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    Sad Crying Smiley Face1::1

    C'mon already. :knocking my head:
     
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  2. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    If I’m remembering correctly, you had a Captain with no integrity cancel on you. Did you get squared away on a new charter? One day or more?
     
  3. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    No new charter - the "other guys" drug their feet on booking while the boat was available. I was able to book a spot on the Ocean Obsession - party boat out of Canaveral.

    Got the day off. Rods are rigged (the heavier rod is rigged for red snapper, lighter rod is chicken rigged). Just nice to focus on fishing, even if it is a crowded trip. A red snapper will taste good on the grill or in the oven.

    The trick is gonna be finding parking - I was gonna stop and throw a net for some live bait. Think I'm gonna go early and get a parking spot and then do the sabiki thing with pieces of gulp on it. Would like 4-6 pinfish for the trip. Keep 1/2 alive and cut the other half for bait plugs.
     
  4. Bossman

    Bossman Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Good luck Rich, Just go early find a spot as close to the corner as you can and elbows in.
     
  5. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Four of us did a charter out of Destin last June during a family reunion. I was glad the Red Snapper regulations over in the Gulf aren’t as crazy as over here. I think I liked the Vermillion Snapper more than the Reds.
    Hope you have good luck and get a big one.
     
  6. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    The Sea Spirit had “Red Tickets” that I didn’t know anything about when booking and haven’t checked yet to see how you get them or how much more they are. Maybe they were for the regular customers. Anyway, they were allowed to board first and of course all grabbed the spots along stern and corners.
     
  7. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    The transom and corner spots are the best cause you have open water down current and can fish back behind the boat.
    The bow usually provides decent fishing as well - less folks up-current of you.
    Midboat is a crap shoot, all depends on the caliber of folks fishing around you and the size of the fish being caught. A decent fish WILL tie up a dozen anglers but is great cause someone got a decent fish.

    I'm gonna try for a corner spot - we'll see.

    Mak - some boats charge more for transom spots and allow them to be reserved. Other boats might have "frequent fisher" programs or for the folks who reserve their trips way in advance.
     
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  8. Hope all goes well and you put some fish on the grill.
     
  9. mkyota1

    mkyota1 First Mate

    It has been a few years since I went out with them but back then the first 8 or so people at the office to pay in the morning recieved the tickets. That allowed them to sit back in their car or whatever and not have to wait by the boat. The biting bugs can be ruthless in the mornings there.
     
  10. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    That makes sense. I had purchased us online.
    And yes, the gnats did about eat us alive.
     
  11. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    4th spot from back. First non reserved spot. Boat is 100% full.

    Folks are in a good mood. Wonder why.

    Rain finally stopped.
     
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  12. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Good luck on the Snappers
     
  13. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    Thanks, Sam.

    Half the guys are fishing off the boat at dock, catching mangroves and catfish. LOL

    Should be leaving shortly.
     
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  14. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    That’s funny. Good luck to you. Get a big one.
     
  15. Rich M

    Rich M Carpenter
    Fishing Chatter

    We're out the inlet and headed south along the beach about 1/2 mile out.

    Waiting on that egg sandwich and hash browns.

    Should be an interesting day. Friendly bunch.

    One thing I did see is some guys have predrilled buckets or net bait holders for the community live well to keep folks out of their live bait. Good thinking there.
     
  16. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

  17. kayakmike

    kayakmike Treasure Hunter

    Go catcher them...good luck to all
     
  18. learjet3

    learjet3 Pirate

    How far out do the party boats get these days? Been years since I been on one.
     
  19. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    The Sea Spirit I was on a few weeks ago was about 17 miles offshore for the half day trip. I have no idea what the typical distance is for the local party boats.
     
  20. BothShores

    BothShores Pirate

    its friday.... ARS day 5. Good luck everyone!!!! blessings....
     

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