The Fishing Thread

GLTHFJ60

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Any recommendations for an ocean fishing charter? FIL and SIL are looking for a day charter at some point in the next few weeks
 

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GLTHFJ60

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$2000 a day! Impressive catch list, but that's more than I expected. No frame of reference though.
 

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They charge for filleting the fish? Fillets are part of the package in the Keys. Most boats also have arrangements with either local fish markets or restaurants to sell off fish that the client does not want. The rest goes in the drink, Tarpon follow the boats in and hang out in the harbor a while just for what ends up in the drink. Sad part is, this leads to the lazy fishing for Tarpon in the harbor and generally being a problem for navigation.

When I lived in the Keys a buddy of mine was a charter captain and he made pretty good money just on the fish he sold. Do tip the first mate and deck hands as they are generally paid per trip and it is not much.
 
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Summer update, went out last Thursday for a nearshore trip (about 30 miles off) to fish live bottom. We trolled for some Kings then looked for live bottom at around 90’ water. After not really seeing a good image we moved to artificial reef and it was on for the next few hours. Vermillion snapper, ring fish, 1 Cobia and something that spooled a whole reel of line and then broke off and this 6’ shark. All in a good day and first time on a Blackjack boat, what a ride!

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Summer update, went out last Thursday for a nearshore trip (about 30 miles off) to fish live bottom. We trolled for some Kings then looked for live bottom at around 90’ water. After not really seeing a good image we moved to artificial reef and it was on for the next few hours. Vermillion snapper, ring fish, 1 Cobia and something that spooled a whole reel of line and then broke off and this 6’ shark. All in a good day and first time on a Blackjack boat, what a ride!

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Not sure if I'm more envious of the fishing or the boat. Those things are dope. Is it one of the carbon hulls?
 
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Thought I would start a thread for those that fish to post up pics and talk about fishing. Fishing is probably the one thing that I have consistently done for years and never burnt myself out on. Freshwater, saltwater, rivers or ponds it doesn't matter I would call it my one true passion. So let's see some pics, old or new it doesn't matter. Here's one from a couple of weeks ago from a river in Virginia I've been wade fishing a lot lately. 18" Brown Trout

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Nice one! I had an FJC for years, and now after 3 years trying to make a CR-V in to a backroads vehicle, I got big again (2000 LS). Here's a brownie from the New Fork in Wyoming. A Gulper.

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@southerncruiser62 @mtweller speaking of boats, have you all seen the Freeman boats? Check out the videos on Youtube. I guess 80 mph is the new 50 mph. https://www.freemanboatworks.com/


I have actually fished a 37 Freeman. Caught my first SC sail on one. By far the smoothest riding boat I’ve been on, including the sporties. I was skeptical in a following sea but it was very impressive and they practically float in air...

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So I wouldn’t typically post this stuff but karma is a good thing. I was enjoying a quiet morning on the water while rest of family was out of town today. There are a few here that would remember a specific trip where we got towed back inshore for around 18 miles...well today was my time to pay that back. While not offshore I was in Intracoastal waterway enjoying a slow cruise when I saw a couple who needed help. Long story short and after a two hour tow back to landing they are safe and back on the trailer. Glad to be able to help someone else out and pass along the favor!

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Good on ya! it feels good knowing you kept someone from being stuck for a while (or worse).
 

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The second call I ever made from a cell phone was in 1996 when the boat I was in broke down on Lake Wylie! Saved the day.
 

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So I wouldn’t typically post this stuff but karma is a good thing. I was enjoying a quiet morning on the water while rest of family was out of town today. There are a few here that would remember a specific trip where we got towed back inshore for around 18 miles...well today was my time to pay that back. While not offshore I was in Intracoastal waterway enjoying a slow cruise when I saw a couple who needed help. Long story short and after a two hour tow back to landing they are safe and back on the trailer. Glad to be able to help someone else out and pass along the favor!

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Yeah, I sorta remember that. Whoda' thought a SeaTow Zodiac could bring a 23' Mako on plane :eek:
 
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