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Old 10-05-2019, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by lelandtampa View Post
I harrass all fish as often as possible from Anglers inn matlacha in my gheenoe. Just 30 or so more years til I can retire down there. But when you do fly out of a gheenoe in the dark it's amazing the rev difference WOT in water vs air. 5 hp tohatsu in air turns at about 850,000 rpm when it's headed in your direction. That's a rough estimate. I don't have a tach.
30 years to retirement, 850,00 RPM’s...! Leland, you like me, are a poor estimator - I’m 9 years deep into my “5 year retirement plan”!
Just keep going through Matlacha to the stop sign on Stringfellow, then right up through the palm groves to Pineland and dump the Gheenoe in and point it WSW. We’re the third dock north of PeJuan Cove - the crooked one!
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:44 AM
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Leland, Mel and I are getting into town on Wednesday and I’ll be running offshore every day if the weather allows or working the pass for tarpon and snook if it’s too rough out deep. You are more than welcome to jump on anytime and we can get you over to the island camp as well. Our rental house is right on the water and we are keeping the sled tied up out back.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:02 PM
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I do appreciate the offer but I will be trying to shoot a whitetail right in it's delicious heart.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:38 PM
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Info for those coming to Terry's who might want to fish inside:

We just spent a long weekend on the boat in the vicinity of Terry's. its coming back from last year's red tide, but not all the way yet. Fish under the phosphate docks look mostlynormal. Mangos, sheep head were normal abundance and size. Lots of tarpon 20-30 lbs, did not see any big ones. Snook VERY abundant and some BIG ones, maybe more than normal. No goliath grouper, where normally I see a dozen, 40-300 lbs.

Fish generally seemed fairly abundant, reasonable numbers of mullet jumping . Plenty of minnow type bait. Lots of swirls in the water, something eating size. Schools of rat reds along the shoreline striking at minnows, right on the beach. Lots and lots and lots of fishermen. If the presence of those guys is a good indication, the fishing is good. Oyster beds are coming back, no legals yet, but plenty of 1/2 inch little guys. Sorry, no oysters for the gathering this year. By next year we will eat well. I did not look for pin shells, figured that was a lost cause.

One negative. It looks like the red tide killed off the gastropod fauna in the local Gulf. Shell on the beach looked radically different from normal, no fresh dead, lots of types missing entirely and what was there was all old, bleached out and a lot less of it. Even considering its the end of summer and its been calm, this is different.

Saw several sick cormorants. Not sure what thats about. The other cormorants were eating well.

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is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied" John Masefield
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