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Old 04-26-2014, 05:15 AM
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Arrow I know George Poveromo is a THT'er... so I gotta ask...

I look at the fishing reports on THT and a few other places... and it's all pretty much the same. Some action, but nothing great.

Mind you... I'm not a very good fisherman in my new-found waters... but I sure hope to get better. Little by little I'm doing better and better...

Now, when I look at George's facebook I see:
"A beautiful spring day off Pompano Beach. Slow fishing, yet we managed five dolphin, tripletail to six pounds, saw some whales and released a big amberjack over a wreck on the way in. Lots of weedlines, but we found our fish on floating debris between 25 and 30 miles offshore; with Carl Grassi and “Dynamite” Dave Nyitray"

Is it years of practice? What's the scoop?

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Practice and going out a lot and not giving up.
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No doubt he has perfected style, he gets paid to fish. He also gets so much free stuff he can afford to do it a lot and he gets ALOT of free info from Charter boat captains, that helps IMMENSELY to have contacts that are on the water everyday..

Also remember a person that does a fishing show, writes fishing articles, etc. will rarely say he had a slow day.
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Time on the water. Don't sit at.the dock waiting for reports. By the time you hear the good ones they 've allready happened.
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Give me a free boat, gas, rods, lures and 5 to 7 days a week to fish and I would find them too, which isn't to suggest GP isn't a good angler.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Give me a free boat, gas, rods, lures and 5 to 7 days a week to fish and I would find them too, which isn't to suggest GP isn't a good angler.
I've thought about that... however, if he wasn't good at what he does, why would they give him all those things? There's got to be more to it.

I'm starting to think it's all about time in. For example -- when I first moved here, I couldn't figure out the weather for crap... not even close. Now... I've finally started to "get it"... I'm thinking knowing the flow of the stream along with winds, etc. is a major part of it all.

I will add that they were 28 miles out... which certainly isn't anything to sneeze at.
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Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the "10,000-Hour Rule", claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.

Outliers by Gladwell. Good book.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I look at the fishing reports on THT and a few other places... and it's all pretty much the same. Some action, but nothing great.

Mind you... I'm not a very good fisherman in my new-found waters... but I sure hope to get better. Little by little I'm doing better and better...

Now, when I look at George's facebook I see:
"A beautiful spring day off Pompano Beach. Slow fishing, yet we managed five dolphin, tripletail to six pounds, saw some whales and released a big amberjack over a wreck on the way in. Lots of weedlines, but we found our fish on floating debris between 25 and 30 miles offshore; with Carl Grassi and “Dynamite” Dave Nyitray"

Is it years of practice? What's the scoop?

Pete

Hi Pete, I am no superstar, but I've always caught my share and done pretty well. I have offered to help and am doing so again. Success down here is dependent on a number of things, and of course, one of the biggest things is luck, but there are many things that can be done to put the odds in your favor. As, I am currently boatless, I would love to be able to go fishing and share in the work, expense, etc.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I've thought about that... however, if he wasn't good at what he does, why would they give him all those things? There's got to be more to it.

I'm starting to think it's all about time in. For example -- when I first moved here, I couldn't figure out the weather for crap... not even close. Now... I've finally started to "get it"... I'm thinking knowing the flow of the stream along with winds, etc. is a major part of it all.

I will add that they were 28 miles out... which certainly isn't anything to sneeze at.
Sure he knows what he's doing whether he's fishing his waters or in another location, but so do countless other people that are not on TV. Part of it is his capability, dedication to the sport of recreational fishing which likely led to being in the right place at the right time to get picked up by a network and I believe a lot of it has to do with his personality - he is a VERY likable guy.
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Originally Posted by makosteve66 View Post
Hi Pete, I am no superstar, but I've always caught my share and done pretty well. I have offered to help and am doing so again. Success down here is dependent on a number of things, and of course, one of the biggest things is luck, but there are many things that can be done to put the odds in your favor. As, I am currently boatless, I would love to be able to go fishing and share in the work, expense, etc.
Pete doesn't really have a boat. This is his venting spot.

Though, things must be going well Pete! No vents in a while.

Did the Publix close down near you or summink?
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What most do at OBX Pete is follow the fleet. Cruise behind them going out, stay at least 1000 yards from them fishing then hall ass back in when they turn towards the hill. Was lighter and faster than they were.
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He is good. He spends a lot of time on the water and uses the best local guide. For example in a show he did last year out of Hillsboro he used Skip Dana who owns the two drift boats out of Hillsboro and is great charter captain and also a member of one of the most successful tournament guys. Same for the guys he goes with in the keys. BTW I was only out for about an hour and a half today and was skunked.
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Originally Posted by makosteve66 View Post
Hi Pete, I am no superstar, but I've always caught my share and done pretty well. I have offered to help and am doing so again. Success down here is dependent on a number of things, and of course, one of the biggest things is luck, but there are many things that can be done to put the odds in your favor. As, I am currently boatless, I would love to be able to go fishing and share in the work, expense, etc.
I know it... it's high time we make it happen... an if nothing else you can listen to me bitch about the NY/NJ area... LOL. These darn kids of mine with the Karate or what-have-you... LOL... I wish I could just plant them in front of the idiot-box and go about my day. (J/K)... Stay tuned. :D

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Pete doesn't really have a boat. This is his venting spot.

Though, things must be going well Pete! No vents in a while.

Did the Publix close down near you or summink?
My wife's got NOTHING on me when it comes to Publix. LOL... actually she just came home and was going on about the dose she gave some asshat at Whole Foods about Trader Joe's... apparently the manager at our local Whole Foods doesn't like Trader Joe's (there's a surprise) -- we're the Trader Joe's cheerleaders over here at the OldPete 'Stead. LOL...

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He is good. He spends a lot of time on the water and uses the best local guide. For example in a show he did last year out of Hillsboro he used Skip Dana who owns the two drift boats out of Hillsboro and is great charter captain and also a member of one of the most successful tournament guys. Same for the guys he goes with in the keys. BTW I was only out for about an hour and a half today and was skunked.
I got a bunch of reports from fellow THT'ers... all of them got a whole lot of nothing. Sometimes I think they're joshing me to make me feel better because I'm not spending the time with rod and reel like I should be on account of my kiddies... it's high time that I became the "arms stretched out wide" dude that I was up North (indicating the bigg'ums in my fish box) down here in my new-found home that is Florida... LOL...
So... when I read Pov's post on Facebook it made me post-up.

Look... I totally get that the guy basically fishes for a living (lucky dude... not sure why he still trailers that boat... always wondered about that since I stored mine at the same place for 15 months...)... anyway... there you have it.

We need to go fishing too...

So there... MakoSteve and Joe... my list of people is growing.

I seem to recall that on my Birthday weekend I was the THT boat whore. LOL...

Carry on.
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George is a good guy (I have spoken to him several times) and one question for you is do you keep a daily log?

I.E. wind, current, moon phase, structure fished ETC if you do not do that I would start one it will help you remember how you fished and caught fish in different conditions.

On another note if your whole crew is fishing the same way and not producing. that's a lager problem set each rig up differently and see what the fish want that day then convert all to the same.

Stagger your depths, weights, baits ETC.

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Pete you are always welcome to go out with me.
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Pete you are always welcome to go out with me.
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Trust me he has bad days just like everyone else. But when you are on the water every day you tend to get very dialed in and know where the fish are.
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Just fish for BFT. You aren't expected to catch them so when you do it is a real bonus.
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I agree with the Idea of 10,000 hours. I am slowly getting better at fishing as I build MY OWN understanding of the waters I fish and the methods I prefer. I do however still suck at fishing and understand exactly where the OP is coming from.
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According to THT the reason I'm not a good fisherman is that I drink beer on the boat, have an amp and like loud music.
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