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45 days. June 11th to July 25 th
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I guess the Atlantic side must be the Butt of the State. We keep taking it in the ass on the ARS deal.
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Good start for those of us fishing gulf waters.
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About two weeks longer than what we had last year, not counting the October dates.......but the opener last year had weather so bad it was at least four or five days before we could fish. And that was on a full moon with some pretty bad tides..

Lets hope 2020 treats us better.;...
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But here we sit on the east coast waiting for our 5 days to go and pound the ARS while they’re spawning, PhDs in fisheries science hard at work!
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Stay tuned for high winds and shit weather. I'm off june 12th as of today. LOL
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My goal is to get more than the ONE f-ing ARS I got last year. Our best bet over where I am, given how I fish for them (spearing) is to nail them on day one, since after that it seems they go deeper than I dive.

Hey, Rick - maybe we can link up to fish for some - I'm off June 11-16
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Originally Posted by grey2112 View Post
My goal is to get more than the ONE f-ing ARS I got last year. Our best bet over where I am, given how I fish for them (spearing) is to nail them on day one, since after that it seems they go deeper than I dive.

Hey, Rick - maybe we can link up to fish for some - I'm off June 11-16
Head a little south and every spot is littered with them.
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Originally Posted by DEBTICATED View Post
Head a little south and every spot is littered with them.

There up in Greys area right now but they don't stay there when summer rolls around. They pretty much vacated by the second week of June last year inside of 75 feet and that is a run up this way.
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Yep, we always start out down around FtDesoto on our overnight trip the day before season opens.....and find a limit in 120'-140'...

Except for last year...the Saturday we fished was horrible.

After that we head SW out of Hudson and head to spots in 90-100' a little sw of Anclote.
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as an east coaster I was wondering how far out do you gulf guys find Red Sapper?
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Catching them on fiddlers while we sheephead fish now, another year we will be catching them in the surf!
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Originally Posted by doctor_ake View Post
as an east coaster I was wondering how far out do you gulf guys find Red Sapper?
Out of St pete. Have caught them 18 miles out 65 ft or so. Big ones are 120+ Ft out 35-90 miles
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As Capt Troy mentioned...we will see them in the Spring time in water as shallow as 45 feet, for me that is around 25 miles...but by the time the season opens they head much deeper..
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Originally Posted by opti1 View Post
Catching them on fiddlers while we sheephead fish now, another year we will be catching them in the surf!
LOL, where?
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LOL, where?
You should ask the brain trust at the FWC. The big secret on the Central East coast they are everywhere from 70'-200'. Please share this secret with the PHD's that are counting them.
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We did pretty good last year. I’m planning on hitting it hard again this year.
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Two days ago in 50 ft off of Hernando County.




They were gone from this area by May last year. As stated, we needed to run 45 miles to 70+ ft to get them in June and again in October.
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That's some slick calm water behind you Doc. Impressive for Feb.
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Originally Posted by DocStressor View Post
Two days ago in 50 ft off of Hernando County.




They were gone from this area by May last year. As stated, we needed to run 45 miles to 70+ ft to get them in June and again in October.
Wow. Yeah, I found a bunch just like that in 65 feet of water one week before June 11 last year. On June 11, nowhere to be found

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