Jump to content

Capt. Troy

Members
  • Content Count

    917
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    39

6 Followers

About Capt. Troy

  • Rank
    master angler
  • Birthday 10/01/1959

Converted

  • Gender
    male
  • Bio
    Florida Native<br /> Fishing Guide 15 years<br /> First husband and wife team to ever make the top 5 in the FLW Redfish events.
  • Occupation
    Guide
  • Interests
    Fishing and Hunting
  • Location
    Tampa Bay Area

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Capt. Troy

    NOT FUNNY!

    Let one fall from above on your head. My only real scare once I new what it was is getting some place in my boats cabin and dying in there. He was well on it's way to getting to such a place and that is why I got bit. Had to grab him by the tail. It would have destroyed my cabin area rotting away in some crack or crevice. He comes back he is dead.
  2. Capt. Troy

    NOT FUNNY!

    There is nothing cool about any snake. letting it go was bad judgement on my part IMHO. This redneck was born and raised in a ambush of this state and will let snakes go as long as they are doing what snakes do. I prefer they don't see me and I don't see them. They stay on their turf and I stay on mine all is good. Cross the line and I will chop/shoot you into many pieces. The last snake on my property my wife killed. I got home to identify it but couldn't as it was cut into many sections that made in unidentifiable.
  3. Capt. Troy

    NOT FUNNY!

    Red rat is what it is. I do have a big bruise on my hip from running into the stove top before I got my act together. My biggest fear was it getting someplace and dying in there. Millions of places that I can't get to. Mean little sucker, he bit me 4 times before I got hold of his head. The boat has been in that slip 15 years and this was a first. This marina as you have seen from other posts is always full of surprises.
  4. Capt. Troy

    NOT FUNNY!

  5. Capt. Troy

    NOT FUNNY!

    Was at the Rampage yesterday morning and opened up the Cabin. Got down to the second step entering the cabin and a dang snake falls out of the cabin lid slide track onto my shoulder and bites my sleeve on my shirt. After letting go it then falls on my shoe and shoots directly underneath fold out couch. Oh ***! I go into full panic mode knowing dang good and well it has a million places it can get that I can't. Throw everthing off the couch and snatch the fold out portion and flip the back rest and there he is heading for the area under the hanging locker. Grab his tail and he goes to striking the fire out of me. I finally get his head under control and put him in a bucket in the cockpit. I am fairly confident he was thrown on the boat by someone and have the marina viewing video for me this morning. I find it hard to believe the snake would go down the ramp to the floating docks and then rope climb his way onboard. If I find out who thinks this was funny I will promise you I will catch the biggest rattle snake I can find and return the favor some day. I turned this guy loose and that even surprised me as I wanted to chop his butt up. Meanest one of these I have ever encountered.
  6. Capt. Troy

    Braid Thread - Been a While

    I have 10 Loomis rods and 10 4000 series Shimano Symetre spinning reels for my Charter client use and I take pride in the way my tackle looks. That to include full spools and not suspect looking line so I have tried it all for the most part. I buy bulk 1000 to 2000 yard spools and it is one of my least favorite thing to do when I sit down for my semi annual re-spool to do the whole set. I fish 10 lb test for most everything on the flats, not much room for error with compromised line. Just remember the bottom of the spool line has been sitting there wet, slowly rotting away. Had bad results from flipping line like that.
  7. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    Not a good sign for the charter sector even for catch and release clients. Doesn't make for a very good perception of the fishery to have emergency closures for the 3 most popular inshore fish. Hard to catch and release what would be perceived as missing in action. If I were researching a fishing trip it might make me think twice about where to spend my money. Fishing capital of the world.🙄
  8. Capt. Troy

    Gandy Ramp

    Probably eating your bait.
  9. Capt. Troy

    Braid Thread - Been a While

    Still using my Spider Wire. Still no issues but change it twice a year. Not that bad because all my reels are top shot with only 100 yards of braid with mono backing. Rare anything ever gets into the backing unless a big cobia or jack. Never understood guys who fill the entire spool with braid.
  10. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...letins/27d18b7
  11. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    That is not what the latest stock assessments have shown. It is why new permanent regs have just been put in place for trout state wide. Pretty significant reductions as of 2/1/2020.
  12. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    It has already killed my business for the most part. Even the catch and release people can read between the lines. The perception for visitors is the issue is so big there are no fish to catch. I sadly watch the fishery be diminished year after year. This is way bigger than limiting the take by legal recreational anglers. Way Bigger!
  13. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    I do agree with this. Things are in bad shape. It is killing business for me even with catch and release customers. The perception of this is there are no fish to catch. I hope it helps but the issues are far greater than the harvest rates of law abiding recreational fisherman.🤔 https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...ins/27cb1efThe
  14. Capt. Troy

    Not a good sign

    https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...ins/27cb1efThe
  15. Capt. Troy

    Gandy Ramp

    The FGA was working on that position. Glad they stopped it. Now they need to patrol it a little better and run off the derelicts hanging around there.
×
×
  • Create New...