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Capt. Troy

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About Capt. Troy

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    master angler
  • Birthday 10/01/1959


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

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  1. Capt. Troy

    New 250 SHO RPM

    Stay at trolling speed until you provide a little more info!
  2. Capt. Troy

    Too Close to Home

    He was unhooking a Red Snapper and the circle hook turned and poked him about 1/8 inch deep. I had just fired up the radar to look at some storms and it was right at noon Tuesday and we were 37 miles due west of Tarpon Springs. Water was really clear looking and blue. Met him at the boat the following day and he showed me the poke and said it was a little sore. I called him a sissy and told him I hope your finger falls off. Said I have seen worse ant bites.😀 Mid night Thursday night it began to give him trouble and within 2 hours he was in extreme pain and getting worse by the minute. ER by 4 am Friday morning and straight to IV with heavy antibiotics as soon as the doctor learned it was a fishing injury. "They are seeing more of this than they are letting on IMHO" He is still in the hospital and expected to be released tomorrow with heavy scripts to take home. Good news is he is expected not to have any permanent damage. Gonna run up and see him in a few and bring him some fishing magazines.👹 Don't play with this stuff, It ain't the old infection from fishing injuries were used to. It is aggressive and rapid once it takes hold. It can kill you in as little as 72 hours.
  3. Capt. Troy

    Too Close to Home

    You don't have to touch the fish just the hook that has been in the water. Warning Graphic. https://www.foxnews.com/health/florida-fisherman-recovering-flesh-eating-bacteria-hook
  4. Capt. Troy

    Too Close to Home

    Vibrio vulnificus infections are rare, according to Florida Health Department. However, cases have been gradually rising since 2008, when there were 16 reported incidents, with 46 in 2013, and 50 in 2017. Last year, 42 cases were identified, leading to nine deaths. This year, 10 cases have been reported so far, with no deaths resulting.
  5. Capt. Troy

    Too Close to Home

    Anclote Key Tuesday 37 mile off results. Long time charter client of 15 years now best friend got poked releasing a fish Tuesday and ended up in the ER this morning at 4:30 am. He was with me at the boat yesterday and said his finger was a little stiff and I looked at it and it looked just like mine do after a day on the water with just a little redness. Between then and this AM the pain became unbearable and he is now on heavy antibiotics and will be kept for observation for the next 2 days. They think they got it in time. This at no Joke fellas and this guy has caught and been poked and cut by hundreds of fish with me over the years. The doctors told him had he waited any longer he probably would have lost the finger. Immediate treatment is the key! This is the 3rd case of flesh eating bacteria around Central Florida west coast in several weeks.
  6. Capt. Troy

    More Yamaha SHO woes...

    It would be nice if the dealer included that for what they get for the 100 hour service!💲
  7. Capt. Troy

    More Yamaha SHO woes...

    This is the only issue I have had with the engine. Had to replace the trim seal on the main ram. It was a really lengthy process to get that pin out. Heat and an air hammer. I am out of warranty but did let them know they have an issue with some of the metals and believe they have addressed the issue on current engines. The motor outside of that has been flawless. I really didn't push the issue because of being out of warranty but they did acknowledge the problem. I should have done something about it when I noticed the rust stains at those locations. So that is why I answered the OP Yes and No.
  8. Capt. Troy

    More Yamaha SHO woes...

    Yes and NO!
  9. Capt. Troy

    FWC Weekly

    Read them and Weep. Lots of people operating drunk. https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...letins/2538cc4
  10. Capt. Troy

    Rec v. Comm quotas - change?

    Read through this and it tells a real fish tale. https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/gulf-reef-fish-survey/
  11. Capt. Troy

    Rec v. Comm quotas - change?

    As soon as some accountability comes to the REC side this can happen. The comms have it all activity lock stock and barrel for accountability via IFQ and monitoring. "Their smart and organized" The free Florida unenforced reef/endorsement for recs in place is a joke. Who wouldn't sign up for free even if they never participated in the reef fishery? That right there alone skews the results. I know guys with bass boats that have signed on and get sea sick if they can't see land. Now, they are counted as effort. You put a 100 dollar requirement to participate and harvest reef fish we might get an actual/ effort count. Right now it's a joke and there is not a single case of a rec operator being cited for not having the free reef endorsement that I know of.
  12. Capt. Troy

    My stolen Pathfinder recovered

    Why should they? It's easier just to raise our rates.
  13. Just missed a deal for ya. Know a guy that just scrapped a 200 HPDI that was blown. I would start checking the bone yards. You might get lucky. The SEI lowers have mixed reviews. Some good some not.I heard the warranty is pretty good and that it gets used a lot.
  14. This is true and the shoreline buzzing needs to stop. It has ruined many a area. My area has Caladesi and Honeymoon NMZ. They are the few places there are settled fish anymore on the so called nature coast. Areas north of me are all full of rocks and are now getting beat daily by tunnel craft with towers that run in spit. They have just about beat all that down. Sad.
  15. Capt. Troy

    FWC Weekly

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