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Sharky Weekend

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3 hours ago, zcoker said:

I fish either the long key bridge or the seven mile bridge (depending on tidal phases) with Bahia Honda thrown into the mix. The long key is closer to you. Fishing either end early AM produces. There's also the channel 2 bridge and the channel 5 bridge even closer. Same thing, either end early AM except for channel 5 or the seven mile (both east ends are closed on those bridges).

I have bad memories of one of those bridges. I was a young guy fishing for barracuda with my sisters boyfriend and a bottle of rum, we didn’t catch anything, because I was chumming with my dinner. I can’t stand rum to this day.

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5 hours ago, zcoker said:

I fish either the long key bridge or the seven mile bridge (depending on tidal phases) with Bahia Honda thrown into the mix. The long key is closer to you. Fishing either end early AM produces. There's also the channel 2 bridge and the channel 5 bridge even closer. Same thing, either end early AM except for channel 5 or the seven mile (both east ends are closed on those bridges).

I haven’t been to the Keys since before hurricane Irma. Are there a lot of parking and fishing spots that are closed from storm damage?

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8 hours ago, z-man said:

I haven’t been to the Keys since before hurricane Irma. Are there a lot of parking and fishing spots that are closed from storm damage?

It’s pretty much cleaned up down there, back to normal for the most. The bridge parking is 24/7 and was never really affected. When I go down, whatever bridge I’m on is my hotel for the night(s) lol. Some of the campgrounds are closed, sections of them, at least. I do know that Bahia Honda recently opened its whole park (lot of it was fenced off). But I only use that place to shower and look at some of the female scenery strutting around lol. All in all, the Keys has recovered very well...as usual. Very resilient mentality down there. 

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On 6/18/2018 at 9:54 PM, zcoker said:

Well, the beach can get down right exciting when putting big baits out....SOLO!!....I'm gettin a bit to old for that sorta stuff LoL. Any young guys wanna come on down and give an old salt a hand!! Oh, well, gotta keep on plugging, I guess.

 

Anyhow, went out nights to get bait and ended up with a 30lb Permit!! Went out again and got a whopper Ray, probably pushing about the same weight....bait kept getting bigger and bigger...what the heck is going on, here? 

 

Hit the local beach and all hell broke loose. First, got hooked into a complete utter MONSTER. Fish pulled over 1100yds of line and kept on going, smoking my drag and emptying the spool on the big Senator.....red hot 48 minute fight and then the hook pulls. My estimate is 14 plus. No way to stop her. Put out again and got hooked up good, bringing her in this time, 12 footer must've been the "little guy" LoL. Guess the drag works better when heated up a bit LoL.

 

For reference, that public cutting board that the Permit sits on is 6 feet long and about 3ft wide...Holy Permit!!

 

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Big Ray. I gig these in a secret spot in Jupiter. Tons of them. I only get what I need, though.

 

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Yaking bait out...fun stuff!

 

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Hooked up hard on the big 10ft unlimited custom rod gator rod

 

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Close!

 

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12 foot hammer....yep, still in the water...tagged and released safely.

 

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Im not exacty young young but im moving down in a few months . will be south of daytona. Have a yak. Would love to learn from you. Split any expenses etc.

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On 2/22/2019 at 11:57 PM, reelfire said:

Im not exacty young young but im moving down in a few months . will be south of daytona. Have a yak. Would love to learn from you. Split any expenses etc.

Hey, man, always welcome. I have a lot of guys on this forum that I have introduced to some sharky action! Even a few from Europe. Always willing to share and share alike this exciting sport! Do look me up when you get yourself situated. I fish all over the place lol. 

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48 mins ago, zcoker said:

Hey, man, always welcome. I have a lot of guys on this forum that I have introduced to some sharky action! Even a few from Europe. Always willing to share and share alike this exciting sport! Do look me up when you get yourself situated. I fish all over the place lol. 

Thanks very much. Im coming down in April for house hunting and job interviews. Should be moving in June. Looking foward to learning whole new fishery.

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Florida on fire. Big blacktips everywhere nailing the lures. Simply the best it gets when fishing for these gals 

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11 hours ago, zcoker said:

Florida on fire. Big blacktips everywhere nailing the lures. Simply the best it gets when fishing for these gals 

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Well atleast I have the right plugs in my arsenal. The flying squid on the right was developed on the beaches by my house by my friend Larry. Im gonna show him the pic on saturday. I cant wait to get down there.

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13 hours ago, zcoker said:

Florida on fire. Big blacktips everywhere nailing the lures. Simply the best it gets when fishing for these gals 

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Big sharks on poppers at night.

Livin right Z.

Congrats!

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                                    SHARKY WEEKEND POPPER ACTION

 

Does not get ANY better than this from the surf...period! The day was perfect. Florida perfection at its finest. Sharks everywhere! They hit and hit and hit. Epic explosive shots of sharks hitting poppers...thanks to the quick action of the wife. Don't leave home without her LoL. Nothing like it, guys, nothing at all compares to these gals going at it top-water. Enjoy!

 

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Now this next sequence follows the popper as the shark sneaks up and then jumps at it!! Didn't I say never leave home without that wife! LoL

 

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9 mins ago, zcoker said:

                                    SHARKY WEEKEND POPPER ACTION

 

Does not get ANY better than this from the surf...period! The day was perfect. Florida perfection at its finest. Sharks everywhere! They hit and hit and hit. Epic explosive shots of sharks hitting poppers...thanks to the quick action of the wife. Don't leave home without her LoL. Nothing like it, guys, nothing at all compares to these gals going at it top-water. Enjoy!

 

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Now this next sequence follows the popper as the shark sneaks up and then jumps at it!! Didn't I say never leave home without that wife! LoL

 

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Nice Zane!!!

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11 mins ago, jeffory said:

Nice Zane!!!

 

Yeah, man, you'll be down soon!

 

Oh, remember this? Lotta sharks on the beach but what about that release....nice and clean, the way it's supposed to be LoL

 

 

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13 mins ago, zcoker said:

 

Yeah, man, you'll be down soon!

 

Oh, remember this? Lotta sharks on the beach but what about that release....nice and clean, the way it's supposed to be LoL

 

 

Yep i sure do!! Awesome week!!

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Sharky weekend with the Blacktips! Migration in full swing down here in S. Florida. Just a typical day at the local beach, as always. Enjoy.

 

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