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Old 07-30-2018, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by chad.sfds View Post
hey guys Happy Father's day to everyone. I want to get on a soapbox for a minute and possibly educate someone about diving etiquette from bottom fisherman, other divers and now apparantly even people trolling. The last 3 weeks I have dove, I have always gone to a spot where there was not a boat within 1/2 mile or more, usually not one in sight. The last 3 trips, while we've had divers in the water I have had people get within 100 feet....numerous boats. CLUELESS, brain dead humans that start yelling at US when we yell to the boat to give us some space and that the law is 100 yards. This isnt a case of I have 1 number and go out to it and there's someone on it so I move 100 yards away and put up a dive flag and start telling you you're too close. This is me going to a spot that is empty, no on in sight and having a boat roll up on us, come off plane, motor over by my marker and drift fish within 100 feet of us. Yesterday had some JACKASS in a yellow hull, unmarked hull type come up and start getting suited up to dive right over the water I just covered. I knew he was a KOOK when he had a walmart orange dive flag. We harassed and heckled these ASSHOLES, picked up my marker and WE moved. WTF. The place I intended to start had 2 guys fishing on it, so we went to another spot to start that was way down the reef.

Up next this day was the guy in a Donzi that was slow trolling baits. He may have been right at the 100 yard law AFTER I called him on the radio asking him for some space and he would not respond, but they circled us at that radius for hours slow trolling. Because, you know when you're trolling you have to stay tight to one spot on a very long ledge. Anyway, I fish ajust as much as I dive and would never do that to another angler or diver. First because its just rude as hell, dangerous as hell and second because I get out in the ocean to be away from people. So for anyone that is reading this that doenst know or practice this, please educate yourself about the law and etiquette. If you are new and only have a few numbers and someone is fishing/diving it GIVE THEM SPACE, MOVE ON and, spend that time to cover new water and find new numbers - eventually it will be gratifying and payoff. I know this has always been a problem here or there, but it seems like its just gotten stupid now.

Now for something positive, here's some recent trips.....





Good GOD those are huge Mangos, Chad! Now that I have a great recipe for mango stir fry that complements my only other recipe that I like for mangos (deep fried tacos) it sure would be nice to nail a few that size. Wow.
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Old 07-30-2018, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Muggin Mullet View Post
I won't be going for RS as Ill be in Marathon. Opening RS here and the dolphin will prob just be leaving there
Dolphin are everywhere there now. Just got back last night.

We brought two home that were in the 30’s and threw back tons of peanuts and schoolies that were legal but nothing impressive. Tuna galore too.

Hopefully they will be everywhere when youre there.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
Maybe they will be up here for the red snapper hunt so it will make it a full day of fishing worth it.SO do I have to ask but who is going out for the red snapper hunt those weekends.I just hope I can find a parking spot for my truck and trailer at the port when I get there.My plain is to go out both days on the weekends if the weather holds up for it.

Weather is looking good, treating it like a free tournament day. Be safe and tight lines
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:03 PM
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My brother was there last week in Big Pine Key. He had a bay boat and the wind was blowing so they struck out.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:04 PM
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Saturday is looking good. Going to head out for some trolling and prospecting for some Red Snapper spots. Anybody going this Saturday.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:06 PM
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I'm sure thinking about it.
Windfinder has been showing 2.6@8sec all week. 15 mph winds. Same for this weekend.

Slow role or snot?

I'de like to run out to the stream, but after a 906 mile adventure two weeks ago, I need smooth!


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Old 08-01-2018, 07:18 PM
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Sounds like a good day for saturday,i would love to go but i have to run the river as i am still working out a fuel problem i hope i have fixed,im losing fuel prime after stopping for about a hour with the motor off.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:10 AM
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Sunday is looking like the better day from over here. I won't be heading offshore but plan on running the boat on Sunday around the Port area. Might wet a few lines, mostly just a shake down before snapper season.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:28 AM
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krocks are you going in the river or running the beach on sunday.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:38 AM
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Dogslife, I had what sounds like the same problem when I had a 27 cc with a 225 Yamaha. I'd stop for lunch at a waterfront restaurant, have lunch, restart, pull away from the dock and within a hundred yards or so, she'd stall. After waiting quite awhile, and in one case being towed, the engine would start up and run fine.

Took it to my mechanic. He analized the problem and explained that there was a design problem with the fuel system allowing it to overheat. He explained that the engine actually gets hotter when turned off because of no water being pumped through. The fuel system was located too close to the block, and everything actually got hotter when turned off, and stayed that way for close to an hour.

Funny thing, and a good thing, it happened two Sundays in a row, pulling away from Riverside Café in Vero, and both times, just as I was turning north going under the causeway bridge, I was lucky in that it never happened offshore or while running the Sebastian inlet, as I rarely bottomsihed and when I did, I'd leave the engine running.

Call your mechanic, especially if you have a Yamaha 225, and ask if he's heard of this problem. Sorry, I don't remember how my mechanic fixed it, but it wasn't an expensive fix, and he solved my problem. Good luck, let me know if you want to know my mechanic's contact info

Again , good luck, Capt. Billy/ Right Stuff
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
krocks are you going in the river or running the beach on sunday.
Beach most likely. Will need to load up at the tackle shop on some misc supplies and will prob drop some lines in at some point.

As for your fuel problem: I've had similar problems that ended up either being the primer bulb or the anti-siphon valve on the tank pickup. Hopefully it is an easy fix like that for you.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:23 AM
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Billy thanks for the input,my motor is a johnson.Someone also told me it may be something like a vapor lock with the fuel system.I have a boat mechanic I call that is close to my house and has helped me over the phone many times.

Krocks I just replace the anti siphon valve and the prime bulb this sunday and will be out either saturday or sunday doing the same as you with a shake down run and wetting a line.I have to get a line wet when im on a boat or it is no fun for me.
When you go out for the reds are you running south or north and how deep.Was it you I pmed one of my red spots last year.If so that is more than likely where I will be for them,It will give me my limit of nice fat ones real quick and is around 20 miles out of the port and not too deep.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
Krocks I just replace the anti siphon valve and the prime bulb this sunday and will be out either saturday or sunday doing the same as you with a shake down run and wetting a line.I have to get a line wet when im on a boat or it is no fun for me.
When you go out for the reds are you running south or north and how deep.Was it you I pmed one of my red spots last year.If so that is more than likely where I will be for them,It will give me my limit of nice fat ones real quick and is around 20 miles out of the port and not too deep.
Hopefully that solves your problem.

I don't have any great spots for ARS. I pretty much just head due east to the 21 fathom ridge and the Warts area and bump around looking for good bottom or good marks. Never seem to have any trouble catching them. That's about 175ft deep. I have a bunch of random spots on my plotter marked in shallower that I'll stop by to check out but no real honey holes. It wasn't me who you PMd your spot too but I'd be happy to take the coordinates!
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If I remeber right my good hole is in around 85 to 100 ft and the average one is around 14lbs and it is nonstop action with them and some other fish in between the reds.its a little south out of the port.Found it trolling one day.
What channel do you go to on vhf and what name,Im on 68 and by my screen name.
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Going to be heading out early for some hopefully Mahi on the weed lines. Going to start out deep this time working back in after.

I'll be on 68- We'll Sea and Captain Ian
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:45 PM
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Going to be heading out early for some hopefully Mahi on the weed lines. Going to start out deep this time working back in after.

I'll be on 68- We'll Sea and Captain Ian
I was told they where getting them last weekend off of 8a,nothing big but they where bigger than just keepers.Good luck and be safe.
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Originally Posted by dogslife View Post
If I remeber right my good hole is in around 85 to 100 ft and the average one is around 14lbs and it is nonstop action with them and some other fish in between the reds.its a little south out of the port.Found it trolling one day.
What channel do you go to on vhf and what name,Im on 68 and by my screen name.
I hang out on 68. Can hail me as K-Rocks.
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I was told they where getting them last weekend off of 8a.
I will be avoiding that place like the plague.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:20 PM
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Headed out tomorrow to see what I can find. Not a lot of reports lately so I’m doing my norm and headed out to 200-250 and work back in. Anyone else going?
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:46 AM
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Three Cudas today. One at 180 and two more at 120. Weeds were broken up with the wind. Ramp was maybe half full.
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