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    Ballast Point?

    Like many in this section, I don't have a boat or kayak so I'm obliged to fish from shores or wade. I've heard a couple people tell me that Ballast Point Pier holds some big fish. Any tips before I head out over there?
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    Southshore Tb 5/13

    Nice day out fishing and a great gesture by the guy with the big net!
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    Utb Mangroves, Oysters, Creeks

    Not much of a report available for Fort DeSoto yesterday but I did see my first Cayo Skiff out on the water. That is a neat looking little skiff. If I could go back . . .
  4. The Snook are making their way out to the beaches and I'm seeing fewer of them in the back waters.
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    Utb Mangroves, Oysters, Creeks

    Good seeing you guys out there as well. Going out to The Fort tomorrow. Hopefully I'll find some fish and have something to share with TOF.
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    Utb 12/24

    Why doesn't the video above just embed as a YouTube video?? https://youtu.be/vCxyiGitUzc
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    Utb 12/24

    I'm back my TOF family! Completed a short scouting trip in Upper Tampa Bay on the 24th from around 9am (low slack tide) till about 1pm. The fishing is no where what it's been like past Decembers! Was mainly fishing topwater, mirodine, and select shrimp. I caught 6 snook and 2 reds all identically sized. Not great but definitely beats getting skunked. I was not seeing as many fish in the water as I usually do. Saw a few guides out there also making it rain whitebait but not much action there either. I'm planning on going back out tomorrow but will try my luck much further south. I will keep you posted. Feel free to drop me some odd December weather advice via message. Good luck and tight lines out there!
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    Utb 12/24

    My buddy just finally gave me the footage from this day on the water. This is my first attempt at posting/editing a fishing video so my apologies for any shortcomings. Like I said earlier, it wasn't a great day on the water and the video didn't capture everything, but working on this definitely makes me want to get more footage for future videos! I hope ya'll enjoy this! https://youtu.be/vCxyiGitUzc
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    My Son Putting Monsters On Deck....

    Good job putting him on those fish. He'll remember that forever!
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    Mangrove Reds 6/20

    And half a year later... The boat is great so far. You really have to pick your days and almost let the wind determine where you're going to fish. Taking a chop on it is not fun at all but it will get through it. Still love it and it has been pure joying fishing it thus far.
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    Mangrove Reds 6/20

    Nice steady bite on the Reds on a grass-lined magrove shoreline last weekend. Slack tide and all caught using a bone spook or free-lined shrimp.
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    Coming South

    Welcome to TOF Bryan! Good luck fishing down here and definitely do whatever Dave told you to do. Tight lines to you as well!
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    Awesome Fishing Christmas Break!

    Good work out there. Very nice pictures!
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    Where Is The Winter?

    Dave, fishing has been tough for me recently also. Fish are definitely not in their usual spots. You're not alone. I'll post a quick report here shortly.
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    Snoook And I Are Back!

    You must be a really light dude because that Snook looks like she's in the high 40's!
  16. This post is a bit late but I've finally gotten around to it. I just recently edited it based off Alex's recent etiquette post Last Saturday we took the boat up to the creeks in somewhere in Tampa Bay with my cousin and two good friends. We were getting skunked in the creeks for about the first two hours. After dealing with the cold and wind for a couple hours, we decided to go over to the residential canals. There, the bite picked up a little and we managed to catch a nice sized Snook and Black Drum within the first 30 minutes. The next few hours were a bit slow. After heading grabbing some lunch at a place on the canals, we decided to call it a day and head back to the ramp.
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    Wtb Trolling Motor

    Trust me, you probably won't end up saving any $$ in the long run. Buy new like Ron said and you know what kind of care and use your trolling motor has been through. Only exception is if you personally know someone that is selling you their trolling motor and you know what kind of use and maintenance it's been through. Even in this case, I'd still get a new trolling motor.
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    Restaurants With Redfish On The Menu

    I'm 100% positive what I ate in Louisiana was Redfish! No doubt about that! Look it up, "K-Paul's".
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    Deep Woods!

    Nice job on the snook. I, on the other hand, haven't had the best luck with Snook this winter. It probably has a lot to do with how much time I didn't spend on the water October-December.
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    Tackle Shops

    Never been to Betts but I'll make sure I drop in next time I'm across the bay. A Kayak club I was in back when I had my Prowler always used to have meets at Bill Jackson's...I never made it to a single club meet.
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    I think I might actually try my own aquaponics farm someday. Due to my field of work, this is a REALLY interesting topic to me!! If you do decide to go this route, let me know. I would love to be involved in your set-up and any help you may need.
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    I didn't read all of the threads in this topic so I'm not sure if it's already been said... I would be highly interested in aquaponics. You could raise your own bait fish, or whatever fish you want, and recirculate the water which is rich in nitrogen, phosphorous, and other vital minerals through your plants. This will save you money on fertilizers, water, and aquarium filters. And the idea is pretty cool. Look into it: Aquaponics.
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    You mean to tell me that you've never heard of the Redfish Radish Roundup method?!?!?!?!?!
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    Restaurants With Redfish On The Menu

    The best Redfish I've had was at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen