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Davej

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About Davej

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  • Birthday 10/05/1962

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  • Occupation
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    Fishing, Hunting, Carving
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    Tampa
  • Full Name
    Dave Johnson
  1. Boca Grande Area Red Tide Question

    The water was really bad!!! You could barley see the bottom in 2 feet of water from Boca Grande south to Redfish Pass. Tried about a dozen bait spots in that area, and found none! I spoke with a few guides who were fishing with Pinfish, and they said that's all they could find. I did however rail the Redfish and Snook on the outgoing tide all three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, on artificial's. The Snook were so hungry they were inhaling the baits. The Reds were scattered, and all over slot. The were taking anything with gold in it with a lot of flash due to the murkiness of the water. Just to give you an idea of how bad the water was, there were no boats at the Boca Grande Sand Bar on any of the three weekend days, and on Saturday, there were only about 6 boats at Cabbage Key for lunch. My wife and I had the entire Innlets Hotel to ourselves.
  2. Boca Grande Area Red Tide Question

    No health issues yet, but thanks for the warning. If it gets too bad, I'll be forced to lay up at Cabbage Key, Barnacle Phil's or Gasparilla Marina.............Darn !!!!
  3. Boca Grande Area Red Tide Question

    Thanks for the info BrownBear and SCFD. Still planning on going, but will be running way inside to avoid the mess. Hopefully this east wind will push the funk off shore a little more. If all else fails, I'll be forced to make the run farther south. I'll post a report when I get back.
  4. Heading down to Boca Grande the weekend of October 6th. Can anyone give me a real, "On the Water" Red Tide Report for that area? I've read all the current reports and maps from the FWC, but I'd really like to hear it from people who are fishing that area. I plan on spending time inside, from Boca Grande south to Redfish Pass. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Davej
  5. Heading down to Boca Grande the weekend of October 6th. Can anyone give me a real, "On the Water" Red Tide Report for that area? I've read all the current reports and maps from the FWC, but I'd really like to hear it from people who are fishing that area. I plan on spending time inside, from Boca Grande south to Redfish Pass. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Davej
  6. West Coast Florida Service Recommendations

    Curtis @ Family Boating on Anderson Rd. in Tampa. Always takes good care of me. Been working on my Yamaha's for years.
  7. (Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) Aug. 30, 2018 FWC makes snook, redfish temporarily catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily made snook and redfish catch-and-release only from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County. This was done through an Executive Order in response to the naturally-occurring red tide bloom in southwest Florida and is in effect until the next FWC Commission meeting, which starts Sept. 26. “I support Executive Director Eric Sutton’s decision to implement the Executive Order as we continue to manage this world-class fishery for future generations,” said FWC Chairman Bo Rivard. “We will continue working with our partners and will evaluate next steps at our Commission meeting the end of September.” Sutton has spent significant time in the areas most impacted by naturally-occurring red tide. He and staff will continue to work with local communities and partners as the FWC manages this issue to ensure recovery of the fisheries. “We’ve seen the devastation to the redfish and snook populations in southwest Florida, and we support the catch-and-release initiative taken by FWC,” said Brian Gorski, Executive Director of Coastal Conservation Association Florida. “In working with the FWC on this initiative, we’ve heard support from members and guides throughout the state who also understand the need for such a change, to ensure that generations to come can enjoy the thrill of catching one of these iconic species.” The FWC thanks Gov. Rick Scott for his continual leadership and proactive response during this time. FWC staff will continue working with partners moving forward, including local governments and stakeholders. Regulations outside of those counties remain unchanged, including the Sept. 1 snook season opening that occurs in other Gulf and Atlantic state waters. For more information, visit MyFWC.com and click on "About," then "Executive Orders," or click here. redfish+snook+EO+map.jpg QUESTIONS? Contact the FWC STAY CONNECTED: SUBSCRIBER SERVICES: Subscriber Preferences: Unsubscribe, Add/delete topics, modify your password or email address. Use your email address to log in. Localize your news: Go to Subscriber Preferences, click "Questions" and select your region(s) of interest. Help: For assistance with your login or subscription service. This email was sent to dbjohnson381@yahoo.com using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission · 620 S. Meridian Street · Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 · (850) 488-4676
  8. (Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) Aug. 30, 2018 FWC makes snook, redfish temporarily catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily made snook and redfish catch-and-release only from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County. This was done through an Executive Order in response to the naturally-occurring red tide bloom in southwest Florida and is in effect until the next FWC Commission meeting, which starts Sept. 26. “I support Executive Director Eric Sutton’s decision to implement the Executive Order as we continue to manage this world-class fishery for future generations,” said FWC Chairman Bo Rivard. “We will continue working with our partners and will evaluate next steps at our Commission meeting the end of September.” Sutton has spent significant time in the areas most impacted by naturally-occurring red tide. He and staff will continue to work with local communities and partners as the FWC manages this issue to ensure recovery of the fisheries. “We’ve seen the devastation to the redfish and snook populations in southwest Florida, and we support the catch-and-release initiative taken by FWC,” said Brian Gorski, Executive Director of Coastal Conservation Association Florida. “In working with the FWC on this initiative, we’ve heard support from members and guides throughout the state who also understand the need for such a change, to ensure that generations to come can enjoy the thrill of catching one of these iconic species.” The FWC thanks Gov. Rick Scott for his continual leadership and proactive response during this time. FWC staff will continue working with partners moving forward, including local governments and stakeholders. Regulations outside of those counties remain unchanged, including the Sept. 1 snook season opening that occurs in other Gulf and Atlantic state waters. For more information, visit MyFWC.com and click on "About," then "Executive Orders," or click here. redfish+snook+EO+map.jpg QUESTIONS? Contact the FWC STAY CONNECTED: SUBSCRIBER SERVICES: Subscriber Preferences: Unsubscribe, Add/delete topics, modify your password or email address. Use your email address to log in. Localize your news: Go to Subscriber Preferences, click "Questions" and select your region(s) of interest. Help: For assistance with your login or subscription service. This email was sent to dbjohnson381@yahoo.com using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission · 620 S. Meridian Street · Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 · (850) 488-4676
  9. Cooler Tie Downs

    Awesome...........thank's for the info.
  10. Cooler Tie Downs

    Anybody know where I can buy these type of cooler tie downs?
  11. East Tampa Bay?

    Fishing is no good over here! Stay over on the West side All kidding aside, plenty of Snook and Reds if you know where to go. Forget Saturday's and Sunday's unless your into the Coogan's. South Shore Rules !
  12. Capt. Troys Marina????

    One of those scrimps jumped in the drivers seat and tried to set his buddies free !!!!!! He also took the 300 Yami off the trawler to try and slow them down !!!! Those scrimps are thinkers
  13. Power pole didn't stop my boat

    I did the same thing over here in Tampa. Took the spike off and went directly to the Power Pole Facility and as soon as I walked in the back door, the young man at the counter smiled and said he see's 3 or 4 of these issues every week. Handed me a new spike, no charge, and out the door I went. They have the best customer service hands down !!!!
  14. Boca Grande

    Bait on the South side of Devil Fish...........gotta chum for them.
  15. Introduction and Request (WTB)

    i run the whole bay, from Davis Island south to the Manatee River. Don't fish much on the Pinellas side due to the traffic, but will run over to Weedon Island for some Reds. Got a little Tarpon Hole right off of Davis Island that never let's me down when they are in. Never had an issue with the ride, but I've gotten smart in my old age, avoiding the bad weather, and changing my fishing spots when it gets windy.
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