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Capt. Troy

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  1. Put a hurting on them today

    Lots of good meat there. Saw a cobia Monday up my way. They are going to be early if these air temps keep it up. 88 degrees Tuesday when I got off the water.
  2. Boat with no title

    Jon boats are easy to steal and that is another reason many don't have titles. I wouldn't mess with it.
  3. big ones

    Now their gonna try a mini scallop season in Pasco County. Watch live PD. Having dinner with some of the commissioners this weekend. Gonna lose my marbles. Thanks fellas for the tore up boat ramp making two point's of entry unusable in the busiest ramp in the county next to the most densely populated county in the state of Florida. Been blocked off since IRMA. The pay to park and use the place machines are working fine.
  4. big ones

    Another good couple of days. Spring has Sprung. Yesterday and again today.
  5. big ones

    No worries. I had plenty of company all week. The place is really taking a beating. Too many people and too many guides. I.m really working hard to catch quality fish. As for quantity, there are just not that many fish around. I have fished from Dunedin to Hudson the past week on the new moon and Have seen 2 red fish in about 40 hours on the water. Same reports from some of the other long time guides as well. When the FWC did away with the annual trout closure and upped the redfish to 2 per person in the NW region the bottom started to fall out. They have since changed the reds back to 1. Too little to late. There are a lot of people fishing 7 days a week. All the retirees in the area that are fishing LIC. exempt are out there and not being counted. Trust me, there are a ton of them. I saw close to at least 100 trout cleaned right there at Miss Vickis in one afternoon by the old man Carolina skiff crowd. They put 4 on board and come back with 16 trout every day when them fish get on the spoil islands. Some of the newbie and older guides are running 2 trips a day and killing limits on every trip. There are also some guides counting themselves into the limit. It should be illegal like it is offshore and for snook. Yesterday I counted 16 guide boats between Anclote and Dunedin catching bait. Those are just the ones I saw. Sounds Like I need to attend the next FWC meeting and stir the pot. Sorry, rant over.
  6. What's YOUR small world Maverick story?

    You got me beat on this story and life event. It was fun to read.
  7. What's YOUR small world Maverick story?

    heck, That was before live bait.
  8. What's YOUR small world Maverick story?

    Just one more before you buy dinner being you propped this boat.
  9. What's YOUR small world Maverick story?

    Check Please,
  10. What's YOUR small world Maverick story?

    I have bought 2 brand new 21 Master Anglers. Still have #2 and haven't been able to go to to Berns in years. The boats weren't cheap on either purchase but the PROPS killed me so I eat at home. That last OFX took my savings down to one less trip to the wine cellar at Berns. "and I don't drink wine" I tried to show them my little prop hanging from my gold chain but no "Bueno" To be truthful, it wasn't the boat or the props. It was me. I did merry my second wife on the bow of my 21 MA on the Anclote sand bar and if you can beat that story I will post the Pic. If not, dinner at Berns is on you.
  11. ARS

    The FWC also discussed the future of Gulf red snapper management in state and federal waters, including a proposed fishery-management pilot program (also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Permit) that would allow the FWC to manage all recreational red snapper harvest caught in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida in 2018 and 2019. The pilot program is pending approval by NOAA Fisheries and would set the harvest season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels in state and federal waters of the Gulf, and would also include for-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit and are limited to targeting reef fish in Gulf state waters only. The FWC discussed a potential 24-day season in Gulf state and federal waters as a jumping off point for a 2018 season proposal. This season length has potential to change.
  12. Updated *Its UP* Little blue house that could

    Dang, Another way out for the insurance companies. Who would have thought that? Good info from the poster. They should never permit anything that does not meet the requirement of insurable. WTF is the world coming to. I know. Most have insurance paid for until you have a claim. No wonder every commercial on TV is an insurance company, pharmaceutical, or from the attorneys they all employ. To the OP, the house looks great. All the best to you!
  13. ARS

    Do the research. It is a coming agreement if it happens. This is just not for Florida. Tell Scott Deal thank you. NMFS can keep their money. They have a proven track record of failure on fisheries issues. They have a least proven that over the years. A good reason is to look at the department of interior that manages land based animals. NOAA, the department of Commerce is not who I care to have oversee our natural resources. It would not work out well for the Buffalo/ Deer/ Turkeys and such. Just look at what group gave ownership with no cost's involved to that ownership of many specie in the GOM. It was based on accountability to the few that created the over fishing to begin with. Yep, the ones with the most destructive gear and practices got the lion share of the quota gifted to them free of charge. They have it, own it and will sell it just like a bunch of a words not allowed on here.
  14. Gulf States to Manage Red Snapper

    Lack of data is what got us to where we are. Collecting catch data is what is taking us to where were headed.
  15. Gulf States to Manage Red Snapper

    The FWC also discussed the future of Gulf red snapper management in state and federal waters, including a proposed fishery-management pilot program (also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Permit) that would allow the FWC to manage all recreational red snapper harvest caught in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida in 2018 and 2019. The pilot program is pending approval by NOAA Fisheries and would set the harvest season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels in state and federal waters of the Gulf, and would also include for-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit and are limited to targeting reef fish in Gulf state waters only. The FWC discussed a potential 24-day season in Gulf state and federal waters as a jumping off point for a 2018 season proposal. This season length has potential to change.
  16. Sheeps trip #2

    Knife Wreckers.
  17. Hewes 16' Bonefisher Repower

    Put 2 5 gallon buckets full of water on your polling platform and you will know. I would go with the new Yamaha 90 if your draft is OK.
  18. Is one battery enough?

    No way would I go with 1 battery. If you are fishing all day and not running around a lot to let your motor charge your battery you gonna get in a bind one day. I have run a battery down low enough from running my bait well and GPS with very little engine running time to not be able to start the engine. As an example, yesterday I fished for 5 hrs and put less than 30 minutes run time on my engine. During that time I probably cranked the main engine 6 or 7 times to move a hundred yards and then shut down and back on the trolling motor. That type of activity can get you in trouble with 1 battery. Also remember, today's modern engines require good voltage to start. A low battery may have enough juice to spin one but it may not be enough to get it to fire.
  19. Is one battery enough?

  20. New MBG Plant Progress

    First Phase is Skips new office area. That is a lot of facility there. How long before you guys are operating out of it? I bet there will be some real innovation in line production with that much space to work with. Gonna be fun to see what new product offerings will come from this expansion. I see something big coming. Over 36 feet maybe?
  21. Time to Re-power

    post your numbers.
  22. Time to Re-power

    No trolling motor, TM batteries, livewells empty, Limited gear and 2 guys. Probably just enough fuel to make the run. Don't see that combo turning a 25 pitch prop in reality.
  23. Favorite Shrimp Recipe

    Blackened or Scampi over Pasta. https://www.google.com/search?q=shrimp+scampi&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-ab
  24. Sheeps are chewing

    We lost quite a few Anclote north. I have seen 50 or so dead and the jacks took a beating as well. Mostly worried about the year of young. The coldest morning a lagoon north of Anclote. The River mouth was 49.
  25. Ulterra Users - Take Note-Discconnect ALL POWER

    Never have a trolling motor without the breaker. Always trip that breaker at the end of the day. I have had to yank the main power cable out of the head of a trolling motor that was melting. I also saw what the side of my buddies house looked like when a connected trolling motor on the charger caught fire. Burned the boat and almost his house to the ground. Neither had breakers.
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