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About pondfisher

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    distance caster


  • Bio
    Born and raised in Tarpon Springs, FL, moved to Land O' Lakes for five years and caught the bass bug, currently working in Tampa.
  • Occupation
    University Administration
  • Interests
    FISH ON, Photo, Disc Golf, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Location
    Temple Terrace, FL

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  1. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks Rick. Admittedly, it's not that easy. Getting the bait is a given... finding the right reef or piling can be challenging. Me and John Guiseppi (skiffin16) have been at it for years so we've developed a pretty good game.
  2. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks Dale! We need to get out there soon.
  3. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    It was super rough out there Troy. We took big swells over the stern and bow all day long - not the kind of fishing everyone would want to deal with. And 15-20 on the wind. Just brutal. I need a MA 21 bad! 😉
  4. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks man. They’re chewing for sure.
  5. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Water temp drop in the bay has turned the gag bite on. Drop a big pinfish or grass grunt down at your favorite inshore reef and hold on! (Why this forum inserts pics turned to a different direction than original is a mystery to me - just sayin’) pf
  6. Getting Deeper

  7. Any pictures of 21ft MA with push pole on deck

    Looks like Capt. Troy's old 21.
  8. Maverick 26 Master Angler OMG

    Comments on the Instagram posts claim $225k. We'll see.
  9. Bad Day

    Wow. Had similar weekend. Had a livewell full of pass crabs and headed out to the beach on a beautiful, borrowed 24' Sea Hunt. Thank goodness we were in that boat rather than mine because that west wind and swells were awful. No tarpon, no nearshore bite, and one guy sick as can be. The next day I got a violent fever from what my doctor says is likely excess sun exposure/dehydration, etc. Never experienced this before. Even hydrated well while out there. Guess I'm just getting old and frail. In any case, seeing that boat is painful. Truly feel for them.
  10. ARS in 56 feet

    Sweet haul. Let me know if you need a deck hand.
  11. Scallop Season 2018

    Hmmmmm.... sounds tempting. Are you planning to get a hotel room that night (after scalloping)? And I wonder if local hotels will allow truck/boat/trailer parking.
  12. Opening day Anclote

    Look at all that meat!!! Dayuuum.
  13. Lowery Park Ramp

    About 10 years ago my truck was broken into at Gandy. And man they hit me HARD! Punched out both driver and passenger side lock cores (which makes me think it was two people acting like they were entering their own truck - maybe a "practice" they had refined). Stole: Citizens dive watch, Garmin handheld GPS, work briefcase - that was the killer, clothes, radar detector, big swiss army knife, all the change from my ashtray, etc.... which suggests they were in my truck for a pretty long time. There are three different forms of law enforcement at that ramp but zero presence of any live officers. I haven't had any trouble since then but I continue to hear horror stories like Troy's buddy every year, with more frequency. It ***. I live in Temple Terrace/USF area and the crime rate is through the roof. Has been for a very long time. Not at all surprised about gang presence at Lowery. Growing up in Tarpon Springs in the 70s and 80s me and my buddies launched primarily at two ramps: Anclote River Park and Sunset Beach. NEVER any trouble. Can't recall a single bad incident. Makes me want to go off the grid...
  14. New Port RIchie Area Fishing

    This was south shore in the bay on a shallow sand flat. Lots of big rays but only one fish. My buddy threw a DOA Terror Eyez at him and he inhaled it immediately! 34.5" at fork.
  15. New Port RIchie Area Fishing

    Cobia found!