28' should be pretty close to, if not in state waters off Tarpon Springs, depending on your direction. Keep in mind that it goes by nautical miles and is measured from the nearest point of land. 9 Nautical miles = 10.35 statute miles. So you don't hit the outer edge of state waters until you are 10.35 miles west of Anclote Key. Most of my numbers around that area are ~30-35'.
I usually go a lil wnw of anclote...more so directly out of gulf harbors area..its about 10nm or 12 miles...buuut....how would they ever know...hrrmmmmm...haha
mattolja, you might be surprised who's watching you out there. Just sayin
Unfortunately, the state only has jurisdiction over state waters, the fed must protect the bulk of the fish for the commercial harvesters from us greedy recreational guys taking 2 fish at a time.
Tight Lines, Steve
My posts are my opinion only.
So....what you have to do is get one on the line, pull anchor, and slowly ease back towards the coast before you pull it in the boat?
People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.