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FMB MEGALOPS

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About FMB MEGALOPS

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    Fort Myers Beach, FL
  1. Updated *Its UP* Little blue house that could

    Great Job! Such great underneath space! Now you shouldn't need any adjuster help in the future!!! However, you may need to verify your coverage. I've seen claims where homes where elevated and the town switch them from Pre-Firm non elevated (full coverage) to Post Firm Elevated (limited coverage/lower level) In short, if you flood again, take all your contents upstairs. Enjoy!
  2. 2013 Maverick 18HPX-V

    Fly line catchers. They're awesome.
  3. 2013 Maverick 18HPX-V

    One of the best color combo's & set-ups I've seen. Sick looking! GLWS!
  4. WTB: Rf 18 or MA 18.5

    Have you seen this one in your backyard? https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2003-maverick-master-angler-18-103347500/?refSource=standard listing
  5. 2001 Pathfinder 17 tunnel - see pics

    Very cool skiff! That's one impressive Talon bracket. Is that custom or does that come with the Talon? GLWS.
  6. (SOLD) Master Angler 21

    Congrats....Did you see the 22TE w/ 250 SHO on here? Just lowered to $39K. Same color pattern as your Mav.
  7. NEW red tide and water condition report

    These are two separate issue's. Red tide has been documented over a century, well before Lake O was ever dammed up. However, what would be nice to see is a scientific study that would show or not show if the discharge water contributes to the severity of red tide. I wish there was a way to duplicate these two water issues and see if there are any effects of fresh water runoff mixing into red tide waters. If the runoff water exacerbates the severity of the red tide in any manner whatsoever then you have a very good legal environmental argument on a whole different level. I strongly encourage everyone on this forum to visit, Captains for Clean Waters. These guys are doing a great thing about bringing awareness to all who want to make a difference! https://captainsforcleanwater.org/ ABOUT CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN WATER Captains for Clean Water is a grassroots 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for the elimination of harmful, large-scale Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie River Estuaries by restoring the natural flow of Lake Okeechobee water south into the Everglades and Florida Bay. Restoring the natural southern flow of Lake Okeechobee water is essential to the survival of our estuaries, the health of the Everglades, and the long-term viability of South Florida’s largest drinking water source (the Biscayne Aquifer). Captains for Clean Water started out as a group of fishing guides from Fort Myers, FL that “had enough” of Florida’s poor water management practices. We have witnessed the long-term decline of estuaries across south Florida – and we have seen the acceleration of that decline over just the last ten years. Inexplicably, no significant progress has been made to solve this enormous problem – and that is simply not acceptable to us. Given the destruction we have seen firsthand, we are convinced that if everyone knew what we knew, this problem would have been fixed already. Unfortunately, the solution to this problem has been obstructed by large corporate agricultural interests and government mismanagement. The science has been proven time and time again- the state needs to acquire land south of Lake Okeechobee to store, treat and convey water south. This consensus solution has been delayed decades because our state’s lawmakers have enjoyed large-scale campaign contributions from agricultural corporations seeking to benefit from the status-quo, combined with a lack of public awareness. We’re here to fix that.
  8. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Good move. This is from my lagoon just inside Big Carlos Pass. It really starts hitting you when you start seeing game fish, turtles etc...It's strange how some fish don't seem to be effected. There were unusually large schools of sheepsheads all over the place. Not sure if they are trying find shelter, but I've never seen that many small & large sheepsheads in the lagoon before in these numbers. I've been through lots of red tides before, but this one just feels off??
  9. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Forgot to say THANK YOU MBG for your fight as well!
  10. NEW red tide and water condition report

    I wish I knew Drummer. But this is personal for us. If someone can tie red tide to these discharges then that's a game changer for sure. It would force, by law, a whole new reaction. It's just like most slow, long term problems. America is the worst at dealing with mitigation. We wait until the worst of the worst happens and then spend billions to fix it when it could have been resolved for a fraction of the price to begin with. This reminds of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. Worse levee system in the world for a city that's below sea level. We keep messing with nature and nature always prevails.
  11. NEW red tide and water condition report

    It's always about the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In short, look at big oil. Biggest money in the world and they install pipelines across some of the most impossible terrain on earth to get oil/gas where it needs to go. How much would it really cost to pipe some fresh water a few miles south into the everglades???????????????????? Sugar, sugar, sugar. Money, money, money. Big sugar needs lots of water and obviously big time reserves for the "drought" possibilities. We export an obscene amount of sugar to guess who..............CHINA. You want talk about trade this and that.......TAX THE *** out of CHINA for our sugar to help pay for a few miles of pipe. It's always political. However, my kids don't care who's running the show, the fish don't care, the everglades don't care, the environment just wants to be left alone so it can do what it does all by itself....LIVE. Sorry for the rant, but sometimes it's a lot easier than it may seems.
  12. NEW red tide and water condition report

    Took the family for a walk on the sound end of Ft. Myers Beach yesterday and it's bad. Dead fish everywhere and we actually started feeling it in our respiratory system as soon as you hit the waters edge. We had to leave. First time I've seen red tide hang around and move north and then back down again south over the last couple of months. I know red tide has been around for as long as I can remember on the west coast, but I really would like to see some long term studies that show if there's a real scientific tie between fresh water discharge and the natural gulf ecosystem? It would be interesting to see Okeechobee's largest discharge years along with all the red tides that have happened over the last 10-15 years.
  13. Pathfinder

    Gorgeous! I'm really liking these 1810's. I never really paid attention to them until the last few popped up. I may be in the market for a "garage" boat so this will have to be something to consider. I love that custom leaning post and great re'wire that has been done. My only issue with these is that there is no real livewell. I guess you would have to do a custom well under the leaning post huh? What's the max HP on this? How many hours on motor/boat?
  14. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    Also, Tarpon muddin at end of runway!
  15. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    Same exact place I had my cup in the corner.
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