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Old 12-09-2017, 09:32 AM   #2731
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Yeah, I kind of think most of us can hang up the suits for a while
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:57 AM   #2732
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Headed out yesterday from Anclote with the hopes of running out to 100+’ to find some clean water. A 3’ SW swell forced us to rethink the 50 mile run so we hit some spots in 30- 50’ for some grouper digging which worked out well. Wanted to do some diving but the Vis looked horrible so I stayed dry and warm up on the boat. Gags are still thick out there but be prepared to run deep for a shot at decent Vis.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:23 PM   #2733
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Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by "grouper digging?"
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:27 PM   #2734
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Older terminology when fishing with rod-reels for grouper. Trying to stop the fish's natural tendency to head for the bottom after striking. Hence the term "grouper digging" or digging 'em out of the bottom.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:35 AM   #2735
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Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by "grouper digging?"
Yep, what Dan said. Rod and reel bottom fishing.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:14 AM   #2736
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Anyone been out since the last front?
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:10 PM   #2737
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It’s. Shootable past 50’.
Mud in 20’ off Anclote.
Temp 64.
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:30 PM   #2738
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Went out of Venice on Sunday 12/17/17. Super busy day, couldn't manage to get away from all the line fisherman. Weather was beautiful but water was terriblynmurky. Maybe 5 foot viz in 35 ft of water. Still managed a 16" hog and a bunch of sherpa for the freezer. Would like to get out next week if the wind and seas stay calm and clear up the viz.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:56 AM   #2739
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Went out on 12/22— viz was 15-20’ at 65 and 10-15 at 35’ out of Clearwater.

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Old 12-26-2017, 09:40 PM   #2740
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Thanks pal and Canyon!
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Old 12-27-2017, 06:58 PM   #2741
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Hazy but shootable at Pasco IV today. Managed a few gags and hogs and sheeps.

It was clearer in shallow. But only got 6 claws out of my 5 crab traps.

Water temp was 64 degrees.

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Old 01-18-2018, 12:43 PM   #2742
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Anyone been out lately?
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:02 PM   #2743
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Anyone been out lately?
These fronts have stirred it up I'm sure. The waves have been fun though.
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #2744
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Also its cold as shit.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:11 PM   #2745
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Was out a few days ago out of Hudson. Water was 54 degrees in 50 feet. Viz was good, 40feet or so.
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