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  1. hoogies hooker

    She Was Special

    Snookzilla!
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    Poon & A First

    Yeah man..gotta love the keys!
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    A First

    A first is always a great feeling. Especially when it is not expected. Congrats!
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    Big Girl In The Groves

    Too cool.. I think its awesome that you did not even hesitate to jump out to wrangle that beauty out of the mangroves. Great job! Congrats!
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    Killer Trip In Marathon

    Thanks all. I am still smiling! Yes Pam, Captain Clay is an extraordinary captain/ angler- both inshore and offshore.
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    Schools Of Tailing Reds!

    Nice work..really nice to see good schools in the summer.
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    Killer Trip In Marathon

    After more rain than I could take, I decided to abandon ship and head south to Marathon for a few days of offshore action with my good friend Captain Clay Shidler from Hang Em' High Fishing.. The first night we hit the Marathon Hump for the sunset Blackfin Tuna bite and threw only topwater . Incredible.non-stop action. We took home 10 nice Blackfin tuna fish plus a few Mahi, but 4 of us landed at least 40 fish that night..Stupid.. The next day we targeted Mahi. Several times throughout the day the bite was so good it was like shooting fish in a barrel, but many were peanuts (small). Finally, we see a dececnt bull swim into the frienzy. I quickly grab my pitching rod rigged with a Ballyhoo, flip it to the fish, watch him eat it and game on. What a blast, this fish came in at 15lbs. The next two days we targeted Swords..no luck but we did stroke the mahi and blackfin both days once again. Then a break from fishing and into the water with our Scuba gear for some delicious Spiny Lobster..We were joined by a few more friends that day and set out with 9 of us on the boat, allowing us 54 bugs..YAHTZEE!! We found a few spots that were obviously not picked during mini season and had our limit in 2 hours..so why not shoot some hogs and grouper.. Having such a good time and seeing the weather was going to turn to crap back home once again we decided to stay an extra day to see if we could finally land a Sword..Third times a charm..We got a nice bite on our first drift in 1500 feet, then nothing on our second drift... We started our third drift in 1800 feet gradually working up to 1500,then it happeden we got hit..dropped back..waited for it.. and BAM... FISH ON..We knew it was not a big fish but knew it was a Sword! High Fives all around and about 15 minutes later the fish finally surfaces..A few quick photos and a successful release. Man what a trip..
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    Looking For A New Boat

    The app is called Weather Bug. IMO it is one of the better ones
  9. hoogies hooker

    Looking For A New Boat

    Not sure what app you are referring to?
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    What's New?

    Must have...sunshine is about as valuable as gold these last few weeks....
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    Looking For A New Boat

    I think and Ark will do! Wow has this ever been a wet 3 weeks..Stir Crazy to say the least
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    What's New?

    I can tell you that the Redfish and Snook fishing in SJS was pretty solid this past week. I was able to get out between storms 3 days and was able to land some decent fish each day. Fun highlight came yesterday when I had 2 pieces of cut bait out at the same time and both got eaten at the same time. My trusty assistant Rodney Holder kept one fish occupied while I landed the first one, then happily "Handed" the rod off to me so I could land the second one...and yes one had to be released..Pinellas County limit is one redfish per angler.
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    Free Lined Mango Snapper Inside Tampa Bay

    You guys never fail to beat em' up! Thanks for the educational aspect too!
  14. A day to remember! OUTSTANDING!
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    Backwater Beatdown Plus Bull Red

    All in a day (and night) on the "right" coast. Great report!
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