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About dblhauler

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  • About Me:
    Retired Architectural Designer
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fly Fishing, Skiing, Motorhoming
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  1. Hey Oakman, what are you sailing on an where? My last boat was a. Cabo Rico 38 we sailed Maine to New York. Great comment but today there's too much dependence on electronics. When. I started sailing you had to do Dead Reckoning for navigating.
  2. Saltfisherman, Glad you finally are able to get out and catch something. You spent a lot of time putting out a great deal of information on this forum regarding the red tide, and you now deserve to enjoy nature as it should be. Thanks
  3. Dick, I just reviewed the pictures taken of your beach in 2012, and guess what, the beach looks like it does in 2018, no structure. It took 4 years until 2016 for that structure to form. So if winter storms or storms in general remain the same as in the past, we may not see that same structure or any type of structure return for another 3 to 4 years. I think your right we may have to find new beaches with structure. I looked on Google at beaches further east along the same coast and found little structure as we had for the last couple years at Bonefish Beach. There is some structure, of a different types, but not like those bowls we had. Also some of these beaches are like you said not easily accessible.
  4. Of course my favorite picture of the year would have to be the one of the largest Snook I have caught to date, taken on Longboat Key in Florida. I never get tired of catching native Brooktrout regardless of size.
  5. Heading to Florida on Nov 27th for the winter. Usually fly fish the beaches on the Gulf side of Anna Marie Island south to Sarasota. Has anyone had any action for Snook on those beaches lately, or have they started to migrate into the rivers for the winter? Thanks in advance.
  6. Try Harrison Anglers.
  7. Just a few more pictures from today's adventure. The casting stroke remains. The Bonito were small, but the tug was the drug.
  8. Beautiful fish, but what is SF?
  9. Hey saltfisherman, Thanks for your reports, did that storm that just went thru have any impact on the conditions down there??
  10. Yes in Florida
  12. I spend 5 months in the Tampa Bay area in the winter and have been quite concerned with what has happened south of there. I came across this video which precisely sums up what is going on regarding the Everglades. I thought it was concise and to the point in explaining what the problem is. I have no dog in this fight, but to date never knew who was at fault, and am unsure of the information's accuracy. https://www.wtsp.com/video/news/what-does-big-sugar-have-to-do-with-floridas-red-tide/67-8232133
  13. Being provoked by a friend to search and find an island beach on my own, that holds Snook, then actually fishing it and being successful, hooking on a fly what may be the largest Snook I may ever catch. At least till next year I hope. It was very fulfilling to do this all on my own with the help of Google Earth, and a little push from my good friend.
  14. Kinigit, Sorry for the delay, I was fishing all day yesterday. I will take the TFO Hayden 1 for $110.00. I may have your info from our last dealing, but you better update me via PM. Thanks MJM
  15. Your up early, waiting for Stan to go to the Swift.