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DoubleM wrote: Thanks, all. Was awesome trip. It was 110-115 miles out there. Reeling up a mad ars from 400ft is a workout. Trip took a lot of coordinated preparation with getting live bait the day before, tons of ice, early start, etc but it is doable if you have the boat and importantly the weather.
Josh sent me a picture of that mutant ars. Biggest ARS I’ve seen, that pic doesn’t do it enough justice. Bryans a good dude, no doubt he worked for that s.o.b. Seems like he keeps good company too, there’s few left willing to take that adventure.
So what you’re really saying is life doesn’t suck in paradise? Hoping to make it down a little later this year after my little girl is born… You fish any of the Tortugas not-off-limits spots yet? I know there’s not many but from what Buddy said its amazing.
Thanks for keeping us up to date.
Hank wrote: Now isnt that the reason for my post? It’s plain, If you have to kill a needed fish to take a pic then whats the point? It simply is not worth it. A legal slot fish that you plan to keep, Understood and accepted.<br><br>I pointed out fact and MHO because I did not want to be misunderstood. I see that was a wasted effort.<br><br>I too tend to take up for my friends, when they are seen in a bad light. But I give up when they tie the anchor to their own self.<br><br>Just use your conscious when doing things and you will do it right. <br><br>I am apparently not going to win any friends, over this ( giving my opinion) but I much prefer seeing Snook swim anyways.<br><br>Back tgo my own ,lil corner of the pond. Waste of anything seriously offends me.<br><br>Regardless sweet DEAD fish.
So you tagged the fish in question no?
People get shot in the head and live, when I dive I’ve seen fish unbelievably torn up and swimming and eating just fine, but this one is definitely dead? The reason for not holding them vertical is to IMPROVE their chances of survival and doesn’t guarantee death. The chances of IMPROVING their chances of survival implys that fishing in general will result in some fish that die.
Fishermen are killers, that’s it… Sweet fish.
Hank wrote: [QUOTE=crabbyfiddler]http://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/fish/snook/reduce-catch-release-mortality/<br><br>”Refrain from holding fish in a vertical position when inspecting or photographing them. Internal organs are displaced and stress is increased in this unnatural position. Large fish should never be held by the bottom jaw only, with a boca grip or otherwise (any tool designed to grip the lower jaw of caught fish to facilitate handling). Hold the fish horizontally by the lower jaw with one hand, and support the belly with the other hand. If unsupported, many large fish, especially snook, will rupture the isthmus-a cartilaginous bundle of ligaments that connects the head and body–and the fish will die a slow death from starvation. This connection is necessary for the tremendous gulping action during feeding.”<br><br><br>
<br><br>The above is proven facts.^<br><br>Crabby is definitely not a troll. Fact<br><br>The only trolling I see here is you trying to drum up bus, Cap’n. MHO not fact<br><br>By your own admission you knew what was coming when you posted this thread. Fact<br><br>How did you vertically hold this breeder snook in a safe way, ( body weight and girth supported ) and get an accurate weight and do so in a second. ” serious question “<br><br><br>Keep talking tho, you are convicting yourself by keyboard suicide.<br><br>What makes this so bad Cap’n, is that this affects not just this huge breeder but the loss of its future production, which is drasticly needed. Especially after the dumb azz decision to reopen harvest, of this species, at this time. It should have remained closed for at least five more successful breeding cycles. MHO <br><br><br>This will probaly get deleted but hopefully you and others will see and take to heart how important it is to protect the species.<br><br><br>Jump on me but respect the Snook please!<br><br>
Now where’s that thread on why people haven’t been posting reports?
Crabby was fine but I think it got a little over the top with implying OP doesn’t know fact from opinion.
Regardless sweet fish.
chumiester wrote: You might want to start at 90 ft if you have a spot at that depth. That’s were I was catching 10 pounders.
I saw them at 110 ft later in the day and the bottom temp was about 65 degrees.
I was catching them with 80lb line and 80lb leader with a 5/0 circle hook and a Penn low ratio 4/0. The weight depends on the speed of the tide. you will need between 3 and 8 oz of weight normally.
I was pole fishing in the dark at that time.
4ft of leader and you don’t need florocarbon.
Spanish sardines work well.
I wouldn’t chum at all because you might bring sharks to the party and you’ll be catching them instead of ARS.
I think that using cut bait before using live bait will get their attention and bring them over to your hook.
Most people say to go light and I agree that you will get more hits, but if you can’t stop them, what’s the point!
Be safe and good luck.
40# main and 60# leader should be plenty with a 5/0 offset gamakatsu. Your drag will most likely slip before the line breaks, we were working 18-25# ARS with that set up.
Congrats my brother, hope to spend a couple days out there myself before the baby’s born…
Now let’s get to some beer drinkin and wing eatin at the wing house this week? All the old salt’s from the offshore forum’s past life going to join?
What kind of fish was the big one? Cool video.
crabbyfiddler wrote: I think it would be interesting to interview all of the Bostonians who were prisoners in their own houses all day today. I’m sure many of them who were close to the action were scared to death, due to the fact that they didn’t have a gun in the house to protect themselves, should they receive an inadvertent Chechen visitor.<br>Chances are there were a LOT of kitchen knives spread around the house today.
The statement I made to my wife was… This happens in Dallas and they don’t make it out of the crowd. Cowering from cowards, not a good form of defense.
I’m very familiar with Obama’s garbage agenda. This sounds more like its got patriot act all over it. O’s is more blatant and has nearly no discrimination on who and why, it sounds like this is from a more local level authorized by feds in the name of “legality” and regardless of who’s doing it, those in the royal court need to remember they’re spying on THEIR BOSSES.
Patriot act goes too far, pres O’s is an absolute overreach, this sounds more like an attempt to push boundaries and move the Overton window so John Q. Public finds stringent acts less abrasive.
FISHON715 wrote: Good! I hope they confiscate his boat and his vehicle just like they did to the recs in Manatee county. Oh yeah he’s a commercial fisherman, Roy Crabtrap will probably have a talk with him and then they’ll both laugh and laugh.
What the hell is wrong with you?
You’re actually okay with invasion of privacy because it’s something you agree with? I don’t know that this is true but if it is then there needs to be an absolute demand that this be stopped. Its a slippery slope and this is the kind of garbage Republicans try to push. This is a prime example of why parties aren’t the answers.
Govt and I don’t care who you are or what youre doing, shouldn’t be able to watch your every move. “a people who are willing to give up freedom for security deserve neither.” “I’m willing to let 50 guilty men go free if it means not one innocent man will be jailed”
Only problem with the avet (or at least the one I used) was its a knuckle buster. The people who own them swear by them though. For the big strong fish I forego all finesse and just use my big Daiwa 6/0, broom stick and winch for the big fellas. Inexpensive and has the drag to pull my truck around, good for fishing the DEEP (300 plus) like Josh and I like to do. sure does take longer to reel in empty line but nice when you can actually gain on 25# ars or 70# aj’s. Accurate if the moneys available.
Try adding chain, as a general rule the length of chain should be as long as your boat. Personally I think it’s better if you add 10%. Sloppy sea especially chain is pivotal.
Nice fish but is the jab at the holiest day for Christians really necessary?
Come’on man, you’re better than that.
Wow, I thought this thread hilarious. That guy is pure genius, catching big ole aj’s right near shore, bragging about snake kings, hurlin’ insults, poundin’ his chest and then smart enough to post it in the off-topic forum.
Sailor dory, rainmorey, or tall story or whatever your name REALLY is here’s a hint; if your going to insult people on the Internet like the big boys perhaps using something better than childish keyboard karate or my dad will have a talk with your dad about your potty mouth.
Real story is you don’t catch fish, otherwise you wouldn’t get all upset in a lie. Something on the inside is bothering you, let it out, we’re not a bunch of mean meanie heads we’ll listen. So put you Judo fingers down and cry it out with us.
The second amendment is not for hunting. It is for the people to protect themselves from a tyranical government and shall NOT be infringed upon. If that isn’t clear enough in one of Washington’s first address’ he states that the “people” should be as well or better equipped than the military according to there own finances. Basically saying we should be able to buy tanks.
It doesn’t matter though, nobody really actually cares about the constitution or they argue a part of it and not the whole thing.