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Old 06-03-2019, 05:07 AM
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This may be a dumb question but weíre still learning the bottom fishing ropes. So yesterday we went out to a spot in 185ft where we had really good luck with triggers and beeliners late last summer and fall. Pulled up to the spot and was hardly marking anything at all it was basically deserted. Now last year this place was a gigantic area of what I assume was live bottom at least an Acre in size and the triggers were very aggressive on every drop. Yesterday we barely even marked anything at all and we managed 1 triggerfish on a very small mark in that area. We drifted all over the area searching for them and even around the area thinking maybe it shifted before we shrugged and moved on. Is it common for places to disappear like that from year to year? Or could it be a seasonal thing since we didnít find it until like August last year maybe thatís a late summer area? Just curious. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:09 AM
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They move around more than people think.

Or they might've been cleaned out by a commercial boat.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:26 AM
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Funny you mention the commercial boat thing as every time I would be out there I kept expecting to see one show up or anyone else for that matter as I was thinking I canít be the only person to find this area... but hopefully they arenít cleaned out and will come back this fall and if not maybe Iíll find another honey hole sounds like a good excuse to get back out there ASAP to do more prospecting
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by n2theblue View Post
they move around more than people think.

Or they might've been cleaned out by a commercial boat.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:56 AM
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I donít know the answer to your question but Iíve had the same thing happen a few times. One particular place looked like a jungle on the bottom machine. This was in about 180ft. Caught several different species off it. Went back a few months later and nothing. Looked like a desert.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:22 AM
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There's always sand moving around offshore. It doesn't take much sand to cover some of the low-relief areas that we fish on the east side.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:54 AM
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They seem to move a lot. Tides, current and other factors involved. I know at my spots I have to do a lot of searching for them and they are never hardly in the same particular spot. They may be over a half mile away in no particular direction. I try to think of it like cow's grazing. This morning they are in the upper pasture, this evening in the lower. Lots of big areas of hard/live bottom out there and they could be anywhere on it.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by N2theblue View Post
They move around more than people think.

Or they might've been cleaned out by a commercial boat.
most likely cleaned out by a recreational boat.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:52 AM
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most likely cleaned out by a recreational boat.
Well, depends on the size of the area. but certainly possible.
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