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Old 01-18-2007, 08:50 AM
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Default Submarine Freshwater Springs offshore in Gulf of Mexico

I have heard these underwater springs are great year around offshore fishing spots, but can't find coordinates on them. Looking for coordinates on the ones between Sarasota and Tarpon Springs. Anybody willing to share?

If you don't want to post them my email is Rappstr@Gmail.com.

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Old 01-18-2007, 09:10 AM
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good luck. no one is going to give them up, so hard to come across those #'s
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:33 AM
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Tell me aboudit.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:20 PM
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Okay I'll beg!
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:28 PM
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all the common ones are mostly only good for jacks which you can get on any wreck from 70ft on out right now. trust me your not missing much. have fished a bunch of them.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:30 PM
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Default RE: Submarine Freshwater Springs offshore in Gulf of Mexico

The "springs" in the Gulf are best found on your own. There are several well known ones that are posted on Waterproof Charts.

Http://www.waterproofcharts.com

The chart with those springs posted with LAT/LON is #155F. People who have put in the time to find their own are not going to give up the numbers to anyone. Some of the springs aren't actually springs, but just large holes/caverns/caves in the limestone. Any structure in the Gulf works to attract fish.

Your best bet is to go to a well know piece of structure like the Mexican Pride, Blackthorn, New Jack Hole, ... and start trolling away from the structure (which will have at least 2,000 boats on it!) with large lipped plug like Rapala CDs or Manns Stretch 30s. Watch your bottom machine for bottom changes and concentrations of fish

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i have 4 springs in the gulf near cedar key there not all that impressive hit and miss much like any spot
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I saw this old post for the Gulf springs. I am a researcher at Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota and I have been investigating the offshore features for a number of years. It is a slow process due to lack of funding, so we do what we can largely at our own expense, and I have several volunteer divers that help me. We have learned some interesting things about tidal pumping in and out of the features, and have developed some nutrient data. We have yet to find an actual offshore "spring" that flows, other than the tidal pumping. No freshwater, just perhaps a hint of some groundwater flow at some sites.

I am interested in knowing if you would be willing to provide the locations of the springs you mention off Cedar Key. I have on location in that area, a sink, that was visited by researchers in the 90's. Some of these sites could be of archaeological significance, similar to Warm Mineral Springs in Sarasota County.

If you can help me out at all you can contact me at jculter@mote.org or (941) 388-4441 or (941) 302-4778 cell. We do not fish or spearfish just collect samples, deploy instruments and document the conditions of sites.
I know fishermen like to protect productive fishing sites.

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Jim,

I hope this helps. The captiva hole or locally known as the volcano (that what it looks like on the ffinder) is about 25 mile due west of captiva island.
The mud hole is about four miles off Ft myers beach and the video appears to have FW flowing out of it.

Lastly is the Naples blue hole about 30 mile west of Naples.The lat-longs are provided on Jaws Production's videos done by a local diver named Rusty Farst
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