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Old 09-14-2018, 06:35 AM   #1
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Out of JP 9-13-18

Couldn't wait to get offshore away from the red tide stink. Saw a pontoon boat picking up dead fish with a big landing net and dropping them in garbage cans. Plenty of dead bait fish inshore and out to about 10 miles. This time the diving started in 115'. Same old story. Blue water and great vis. till about 75' down and then a thermal dropped the vis, to about 15'-20'. Still good shooting vis. Last dive was in 78'. A little less vis. around 12'. A few goes,hogs and mangoes in the box. 1 flounder and AJ. Nothing big. Lots of small gags and red grouper seen. Thought about using a pony bottle driving on the way back thru JP bridge . Your nose really picks up the fish stink after being offshore all day . Didn't see anybody on the outside Hooters deck.
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Re: Out of JP 9-13-18

Forgot to mention. Nate that got the AJ, had a bull shark wanting a free meal. He had his shark shield on till getting on the boat.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Out of JP 9-13-18

Flounder!!??,,,,That's cool. Don't hear many reports of them in the lower gulf.

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Old 09-15-2018, 06:40 AM   #4
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Flounder!!??,,,,That's cool. Don't hear many reports of them in the lower gulf.

Always appreciate and enjoy reading ' conditions ' reports.
Usually see flounder near the fall in shallow reefs and around wrecks.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:10 PM   #5
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Re: Out of JP 9-13-18

Does that shark shield really work? I was thinking about getting one.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:57 PM   #6
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Re: Out of JP 9-13-18

Worked for Nate. It worked for me in the Dry Tortugas on a 4 day Playmate trip. Sometimes you're waiting "awhile" to get picked up. Had a shark circling me and my dive buddy while "waiting" pick up with fish and lobsters. To show my buddy David that the shark shield was working. i turned it off and the shark headed straight at us. Turned it quickly back on. The shark acted as if it hit an invisible wall. David is a believer and owns one now.
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