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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

    Aluminum vs Steel Trailer Wheels

    SPOT ON. Just puled all 4 of mine and had to have the beads sanded and bead sealer added. Yea 7 years old but still a PITA. Was putting air in them every time I used it. Just a slow enough leak to get you low on air and go BOOM!
  2. Capt. Troy

    Gasparilla Boat Invasion; ahhh NOPE!

    I would go in a heart beat! To be honest it's been about 20 years since I have been. I left out many of the details as this is a family friendly forum. I will add that we did bring our own Cannon that year.😎
  3. Capt. Troy

    Gasparilla Boat Invasion; ahhh NOPE!

    I have been plenty over the years. My last time was as a hired Captain on a big sportfish. Things I learned, Don't let 20 women from other boats board the vessel while doing jello shots and then get on the fly bridge and start showing their boobies. "Sure I did" That prompted a boarding and a request for the Captain of the vessel to produce life preservers for all on board. "Had 12 pfd's" Be prepared to do a field sobriety test cause I smelled like alcohol from all the jello shots that had been spilled all over everything including me. "passed that, wasn't drinking" Then the boarding party ordered me to get the number of POB to match the number of PFD's Boats owner wants to argue with them. Get through that by miracle with no citations. Things settle down a little for the moment. AS someone mentioned, have some way to use the bathroom. Two boats over some guy tries to discreetly take a leak off the swim platform, all heck breaks loose as this woman says her child saw the guys junk and now the cops have him and someone was shooting video. Not sure the outcome but the guy could be facing a heck of a life changing charge for that one. Time to leave and now I have boats going ape crazy cutting in and out. Even at idle speed trying to stop a 80,000 lb boat or change course in seconds in tight quarters every 30 seconds gets old and hard on the nerves and transmissions. Got out in one piece and back to Maximo. Owners wife was not on board but was dang sure waiting at the dock some what annoyed by the fact that we returned with more women than we left with. Got the dock lines on and went into the salon to get my stuff and found that someone had puked in the galley sink. Told the owner I was going to go put my stuff in the truck, that was the last he saw of me. Soooo, Have fun, watch your six and takes some pics. And yes the place is hard on gel-coat and cowlings for many.
  4. This^^^^ I am glad she is still there. Have met with both her and her husband and they seemed pretty genuine. Here is another one of Scott's appointees. Ties to SFWMD https://myfwc.com/about/commission/commissioners/kellam/
  5. Didn't even have enough time to get his photo up. There are a few more on the commission that Scott appointed that need to be looked at. Rood is the only one on there now that mentions fishing and hunting in her BIO. A few others are suspect to me. Read the BIO's below. Besides Rood is pretty! https://myfwc.com/about/commission/commissioners/
  6. Capt. Troy

    Fish Sling

    Hanging large fish from a boga grip is a death sentence. Get a fish bag, weigh it and then properly lift the fish and deduct the bag weight. IGFA does not to the best of my knowledge allow fish to be weighed on a boat. Length and Girth formulas are out there. They are fairly accurate and I have tested them by killing a lot of big fish. Ain't proud of it but have done it and have the t-shirt.
  7. Capt. Troy

    Fishing New Years Day

    Did the same thing for years with my oldest boy. Good way to start the new year. He spent the night this year here at the house with us and was mad I had a charter booked New years day. He did get to help clean the boat when I got in. I did manage to catch about 20 minnows yesterday Dale but the fishing was fairly slow for us. Prettiest day I have seen in months though!
  8. Capt. Troy

    PP vs TM

    I fish for a living in the same way you guys are fishing. Have had all the TM's and Power pole combos imagined on my tournament boats. My MA has a hand controlled trolling motor and an 8 foot PP. I couldn't fish the shallows like I do without this combo. I don't care for the noise or complexity of the I-pilots. I suppose it's all about how and where you fish. I have fished Charlotte harbor plenty and no way I would not have a power pole.
  9. Capt. Troy

    Last Gags

    Limited Saturday pretty quick and crept home in blinding fog. Yesterday it got real stupid with boat traffic. Had several close calls while on the hook. People running over 30 MPH with no radar. We bagged the trip around noon with 5 really nice fish on the first stop. Only fished 2 hours. The run home was nuts for the first 6 miles. All the boats waited to run out until after the inshore fog lifted as they had no clue as to what they were fixing to run into. " 50 feet of Visibility at some points" We were met by multiple targets coming head on, crossing and many on anchor. I had headache by the time we got in. Largest fish was 31 inches.
  10. That may not be salt spray hitting you in the face.
  11. Capt. Troy

    20% off one time Yeti @ Dick's Sporting goods

    No stones thrown here cause I wouldn't have told anybody. I wouldn't tell anybody I went to Dicks either.
  12. Capt. Troy

    Improved Cheese Grater

    I doubt any coating is gonna stay on the screws. They sit on wet saltwater carpeted bunks. Even 316 will succumb to that sooner or later.
  13. Capt. Troy

    Improved Cheese Grater

    It's a lot easier to drill holes than it is to fill holes. Baby steps on the drilling fellas.
  14. Capt. Troy

    Improved Cheese Grater

    Gotcha! Struggling I can see.