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  1. To those who say there are no secret spots, you are wrong. Fish do in fact have tails, that means they will swim to avoid the spot you used to catch them at because you let too many people know about it. When you put a spot on blast you are not only hurting your spot but the fishery as a whole. There are hundreds of lazy people that troll fishing forums like this one to find spots to fish. Many of times these people could care less about the regulations put in place to protect our fisheries and even worse, you are tipping off the netters as to where a concentration of fish are. I've literately watched it happen multiple times on the water after seeing reports giving exact spots. We all know that the FWC is almost useless when it comes to catching these people so why make it easier for the poachers?As for the "fishy maps", I know for a fact that they have contributed to the downfall of a couple of spots I used to catch nice fish at consistently. I certainly hope that if any new maps are made, who ever makes them gets permission from the people who showed you or wrote about them on this forum.
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    I'm home!!

    Yes, somebody get him on some big snook! I tried to get him on one last night from the beach but the tide was way out and there were like 15 people at the spot.
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    Being legal

    Nice redfish!!
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    Garbage Everywhere I Launch My Kayak

    If we get a set date and time whoever is in charge of the TOF Facebook page should post an event. That way we can share it and get more people involved. I'm free every weekend so I will be there! I'll make sure to take lots of pics
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    Doomsday Prepper arrested - your thoughts?

    Well I haven't threatened to kill any federal agents so I think I'm good. He definitely did something to get their attention. I know people who have more guns than that and they don't have the feds after them? Maybe Alex Jones can figure this one out.http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/hillsboroughcounty/2014/06/22/doomsday-prepper-martin-winters-prayer-vigil/11230225/''Winter's daughters say the reason he bolted from the FBI was to protect his two teenage grandchildren, who were in his pickup truck with him.''So to protect them he runs away? Not feeling sorry for this guy.
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    Bayside Drum

    Nice one Jeff!
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    Line Capacity on 3000 Shimano Stradic FJ

    Probably 150 yards
  8. Yeah if I'm fishing for mackerel. Easier to bring them to you instead of paddling around chasing the schools. I only use 20# leader to tie it to my yak so if a shark does grab it, it breaks off easy
  9. One day I was fishing in a pass with a small chumbag hanging off the side of my kayak. I had a ton of small sharks and spanish mackerel around me. Then out of nowhere comes this massive hammerhead, probably 13-14 ft and it's swimming straight at my kayak. It grabs the chumbag and with a turn of it's head the line snapped. If I would had rope or something stronger tied on to it the shark would have easily flipped my kayak.
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    One of those days.....

    Wow! Any pics? That has to be one of the biggest reds in the bay
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    Did I just strike Tarpon gold?

    Yeah that is a menhaden. Definitely on the small side though.
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    Doomsday Prepper arrested - your thoughts?

    It must be a hobby or these people actually WANT some sort of doomsday scenario to happen. Seems like most of them are like this guy who can't even survive a couple days in the woods.
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    SUP or Yak

    Test out both and see what you like. The SUPs are cool for skinny water, sight fishing but that's about it. I'd go with a kayak that you can stand in easily, they are in the same price range as a fishing paddleboard.
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    6 pounder

    Very nice!
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    Overcast gamble

    Solid red bro! Bummer losing the one on fly but at least you got one to eat!
  16. Nice reds guys! Sweet soundtrack on the vid
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    Drone Harassment

    I would have probably snagged it with a topwater and dragged it into the water. If people wanna be jerks with their drones I can be one right back.
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    Creek monster

    Nice!!!
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    W&M Sabalos?

    Anyone on here have one? Good reel? I have borrowed a friends to use for a weekend and it felt like a good reel but I'm wondering how they hold up over time. I'm looking to get a 2500
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    W&M Sabalos?

    Cool, I'm going to pick one up later today. Thanks for the replies!!
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    Personal best trout on fly!

    The plan today was to fish the beach early and try to get on some big snook on fly. Ended up not seeing any snook but the trout were blasting the small baitfish. Phil hooked me up with a small white baitfish fly and after about 10 min of casting on the outside of the bait schools I land this fat 22"A little after that I get a 23'' on the spinning rod using a MirroDine mini. Later on in the day we found the redfish after the tide went out a bit. They were tailing literally 10ft in front of us at times.. this was in the middle of the day during the weekend, I couldn't believe it! I usually only see tailiers early or late evening before sundown. They were all keyed in on small shrimp and crabs in the grass so they wanted nothing to do with soft plastics and the wind made it hard to get a fly in front of them. Phil got a couple follows using a small shrimp fly but they would spook off before hitting it. They would only follow the fly with a faster retrieve coming out of the grass, anything dragged through the grass got ignored.
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    Chalk One Up For The FWC

    There is one that lurks the kayak launches in UTB now. Look out gill netters because he's in a vehicle you would never guess to be FWC, he drove up on me as I was loading my kayak and I thought I was about to get robbed lol
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