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Old 02-10-2019, 08:40 AM
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I heard they are stocking red fish on the gulf coast of Fl how stocking some in Jupiter
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:01 AM
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You do understand there are some areas that are devoid of certain species because the conditions there (habitat, water temp, etc) are not what they favor.

You can stock tons of them and if they are not landlocked they will just swim off or die.

Has there ever been a robust red fish fishery in Jupiter?
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:09 PM
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How bad was Jupiter affected by red tide last year?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:50 AM
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Ironically, the red fish bite this season in the Charlotte Harbor has been really good. Mostly rat reds right now, but I saw a huge school of monster reds yesterday. In the past the red was the hardest to catch for an inshore slam and lately it has been the easiest.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:52 AM
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As I understand, there's a population of red fish in and around Jupiter, just not like in FP, Vero or Sebastian. I've saw a slot red fish being caught by the Dubois Park boat docks during the last mullet season. I've caught a little one near a bridge in Tequesta, same season. As far as the red tide, while I couldn't fish the whole mullet season because of it, I don't think it really affected the fisheries around Jupiter. Could be wrong but that's just mine impression.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:56 AM
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Wish they would release a lot of bait fish as well. I'm not an expert, but if you're going to release redfish with not much to eat their chance of survival is limited. They only released 16K fish. While better than none, I have read that Texas and Louisiana released in excess of 100K when they stocked their fisheries.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:26 PM
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Releasing them without fixing why they are not there in the first place??
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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There has always been a few reds in the zJupiter area. We caught them off and on while snook fishing. Today’s water problems have zero to do with there not being a big population there. While there’s always a few atound, there weren’t any more when I was as there as a kid in the early ‘70s than there is now.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by themossman View Post
How bad was Jupiter affected by red tide last year?
Approximately zero. I fished before, purposefully during, and after.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:01 PM
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Default redfish in Jupiter inlet yesterday.

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DarcizzleOffshore View Post
Approximately zero. I fished before, purposefully during, and after.
That was kind of my point...the gulf coast Tampa down to Charlotte Harbor was HAMMERED by red tide over the last year...I'm guessing that's why they focused stocking efforts in that region.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:02 PM
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I've caught a few reds and I live in Jupiter. Not enough to target specifically. I always catch one on accident while targetting something else. And we didn't have any issues at all with red tide last year.

I imagine they will find something they like somewhere else and swim that way. Maybe there will be a big redfish migration up the ICW and I can become the local redfish run guy!
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