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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. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Maybe there should be a dolphin season. $100 tag, one per year. 😉
  2. pondfisher

    Fishing New Years Day

    Nice Dale!
  3. pondfisher

    Last Gags

    Nice fish Troy. That 31”er has steaks for sure. Glad someone was able to actually get their fish to the boat. Flipper and his pals stole from us all day. We also had only about 20-30 Ft of visibility leaving Maximo Saturday morning. Ran the channel relying completely on gps. A few boats were sitting idle in the middle of the channel with no idea where they were. So dangerous.
  4. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Went yesterday on my buddy’s 22’ Sea Fox. PERFECT weather. Slow bite. Two big fish got picked off by hovering, lazy, need to get a job, welfare dolphin. I HATE THEM!!! One was gagzilla and almost had him to the boat before dolphin picked it off clean. Two nice fat fish stolen by dolphins. This didn’t used to be a problem. I think the dolphin tourist boats have changed things because they feed those mofos. They are a nuisance around the Skyway pilings.... similar to offshore guides trying to keep their clients’ catches away from Goliaths. They steal so many of our hard earned gags. It’s heartbreaking, honestly. These 4 fish were all we could put on ice during two days digging at the bridge. A very disappointing end of season. ☹️
  5. We were out yesterday at the Skyway and the water was chocolate milk. Maybe just from weather but still really bad. Lots of particles in the water so maybe sewage? Nevertheless, was too rough to fish for very long. Should have stayed home.
  6. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    We went out yesterday and it was a mistake. 4-6 ft rollers and 20 knot gusts. Was just brutal. Ended up putting two fish in the box but at a high cost. In my friend’s 22’ Sea Fox bay boat and still got beat up.
  7. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks! John still has his Redfisher, just doesn’t use it as much. He turned his attention to photo and painting/drawing which were also hobbies of his. His photos have actually earned him some local and national attention in the past few years. His Instagram handle is Guissepi Art In Nature. Phenomenal stuff he’s doing.
  8. pondfisher

    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.
  9. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks Dale! We need to get out there soon.
  10. pondfisher

    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! 😉
  11. pondfisher

    Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Thanks man. They’re chewing for sure.
  12. pondfisher

    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
  13. pondfisher

    Getting Deeper

  14. pondfisher

    Any pictures of 21ft MA with push pole on deck

    Looks like Capt. Troy's old 21.
  15. pondfisher

    Maverick 26 Master Angler OMG

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