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    Snapper season in Florida has been changed to now open on June 1. Although our wonderful law makers in charge of the snapper season in FL have stated that Snappers are overfished and have closed most of the year for fishing (but no change in the amount the commercial guys can catch), they have moved the opening date to June 1 from April 15.

    The GOOD PART to this is that the snappers should be easy to catch during the Funament! All indications and local reports I have seen are that the Snappers are VERY thick every where, so hopefully by the Funament time they will not have moved too far offshore.
    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

  • #2
    That is a fish I know how to catch.

    And...I bet I will not have to run to the edge to find like my 1st Funament a couple years ago...


    \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
    \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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    • #3
      quote:


      Originally posted by ChuckB


      That is a fish I know how to catch.


      And...I bet I will not have to run to the edge to find like my 1st Funament a couple years ago...




      Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!
      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by Stroken



        Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!



        WOW - I would have never guessed with your rig. I do a fair amount of inshore fishing, but really enjoy going offshore more. Where you live your setup does kinda make since, I have run back from Cat Island, Free Mason, and Chandeleur and wished I was in a boat like yours. When snapper season starts I'll have to take you out to wet a line - great snapper fishing in the area. Maybe we could find a legal reef donkey (AJ), you tug with one of those and you'll forget about reds and speckled trout.
        \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
        \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by ChuckB


          quote:


          Originally posted by Stroken



          Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!



          WOW - I would have never guessed with your rig. I do a fair amount of inshore fishing, but really enjoy going offshore more. Where you live your setup does kinda make since, I have run back from Cat Island, Free Mason, and Chandeleur and wished I was in a boat like yours. When snapper season starts I'll have to take you out to wet a line - great snapper fishing in the area. Maybe we could find a legal reef donkey (AJ), you tug with one of those and you'll forget about reds and speckled trout.



          That will work for me[][]
          Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by Stroken


            Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!


            What?!?!! You only fish for specks and reds out of a 261???? Wow, come one over to the funament and we will change that real quick!!!
            1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by ChuckB


              quote:


              Originally posted by Stroken



              Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!



              WOW - I would have never guessed with your rig. I do a fair amount of inshore fishing, but really enjoy going offshore more. Where you live your setup does kinda make since, I have run back from Cat Island, Free Mason, and Chandeleur and wished I was in a boat like yours. When snapper season starts I'll have to take you out to wet a line - great snapper fishing in the area. Maybe we could find a legal reef donkey (AJ), you tug with one of those and you'll forget about reds and speckled trout.



              I am the opposite, spent my time offshore and when it comes to inland fishing I am a rookie. The casting thing all day, not really for me. I can relax and watch a bobber with a live shrimp on it tho!
              David, New Kent, Va[br]



              [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by triplecrownnc


                I am the opposite, spent my time offshore and when it comes to inland fishing I am a rookie. The casting thing all day, not really for me. I can relax and watch a bobber with a live shrimp on it tho!


                I'm with you TC. The run out and back is what I love, especially at sunrise & sunset. Trolling around getting the baits just right on the waves and just the action of being in a moving boat all day does it for me. Catching something is just a bonus!!! [8D]
                1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Sailor


                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Stroken


                  Nice chuck, I've never fished for anything other than specks reds and some sharks... I know I know i got a 261 Off Shore machine, but i'm just trying to learn!!


                  What?!?!! You only fish for specks and reds out of a 261???? Wow, come one over to the funament and we will change that real quick!!!



                  Sounds like a winner, I am really hoping I make it, about 72.6% sure I will[] What all gear do I need, I've heard there is a special hook, and a syringe thing?? what else so I'm legal??
                  Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                  • #10
                    Tim - for the venting tool I use a large hypodermic needle with the plunger removed. Last year I bought a whole bunch of them and still have a few laying around and will probably have some at the Captains meeting on Thursday. You can purchase them at any pharmacy for $.25 a pop. As for the de-hooker, you need something that can flip the fish off (no small gaffs). These are getting pretty cheap at Wally World and local tackle stores. Pick up some steel circle hooks and you are good to go.

                    I really hope you can make - I always enjoy putting a face with a name and meeting new people at the funament and this year should be much more conducive to hanging out with everyone else.
                    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                    • #11
                      That sounds like a winner, I will pick that stuff up. I am really hoping to make it since I have not personally meet anyone off the board yet.
                      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                      • #12
                        One of my dad's patients went fishing last week for grouper. They could NOT get the baits down through the red snapper!!! The largest one they caught before moving somewhere else was 18 pounds!!!
                        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog[br]1985 Mako 20c - sold[br]Mary Esther, FL[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=42841[br]

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                        • #13
                          quote:


                          Although our wonderful law makers in charge of the snapper season in FL have stated that Snappers are overfished and have closed most of the year for fishing (but no change in the amount the commercial guys can catch)



                          Sailor,

                          Perhaps we should invite these folks out to the funament and take them out and show them what is reality.......

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