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  • Brother DaveBrother Dave Senior Member J-villePosts: 595 Officer
    Im thinking a 5 lb downrigger ball on a 40 ft section of 1/4" rope with an inverted filed down large j hook.
  • Anonymous3Anonymous3 Banned Jax. FlPosts: 5,987 Officer
    twirp wrote: »
    I feel like I just watched a weeks worth of Days of our Lives, and it sucked! I'm not going to pass judgement on what anyone does fishing wise, it's not my place. I respect each and everyone of you for the information, humor and sarcasm you bring to this board, the drama though...Talk about taking a notch out of some "cool points" some of you had in my minds eye...I seriously think a couple of you MEN need to go get a beer and bury the hatchet. I have no clue what happened here and I couldn't care less. What I do know is the dynamic and relationship between some of you has changed and it SUCKS! If this section of the forum fails, or succeeds it's because of some of you well respected and knowledgeable members but the time and effort into it.

    This section has been different than all the rest because of the "brother/sister" approach, we're in the "south" and we respect each other....and that needs to continue. The dynamic of this forum is changing and it's a direct result of drama, hurt feelings, or misunderstood words. Some, if not all, which could have been avoided or easily adverted by a phone call! Text, replies and the such of no emotion or feeling, so things are easily misconstrued and feelings get hurt.

    My point is, this....Ya'll (if you think I'm speaking to YOU, then I am) need to get right, sweep it under the rug and contribute to this forum as you once did. I'll even buy the beer if this can be cleared up and fixed....shake hands, "good game" each others butt and lets fish. For Gods sake, if we can't fish together and talk about it, what can we do?

    Get right guys.....get right. This crap isn't fun for anyone to read, new and old members alike. We need to retain the old, welcome the new and keep growing OUR community. Florida Sportsman N.E. can be a little bit better place, or not so good because of YOU!

    Thank you Jeff Holiday and Badfish for a killer post! Spot on!

    *end rant*

    I hope your wallet is deep......
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Senior Member Posts: 4,438 Captain
    Consider the assumptions about regional human population growth,along with 'official' "Projected" (What's up with that?) future population growth,development foot print unseen and unimagined today but likely to be granted by us,and you will consider teeming millions of humans,among which will be some chomping at the bit to enjoy,appreciate and use The Resource( and hopefully hold a Boat Ramp Use Permit) -without first "targeting spawning Red",which by the way,by then, will likely be shielded in NE Florida Protected Zones.Unless artificial fishery implements have become dominant.
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
  • Morocco_madnessMorocco_madness Senior Member Posts: 2,974 Captain
    If you are referring to me and Jimmy, we are straight. We already had a discussion over the phone. It's not a big deal in the least.
  • ton_e_montanaton_e_montana Senior Member Posts: 468 Officer
    I'll never get back the last 20 minutes of my life.
  • Whipper SnapperWhipper Snapper Senior Member JacksonvillePosts: 577 Officer
    Not much we can do about that I guess. If I see one struggling I'll pull anchor and revive it. I've had a couple shouting matches with idiots out there not releasing them properly. Maybe if someone sees me go to the trouble of untying and chasing one down to revive it, they might next time. Who knows. I respect them and wish all others would too but that'll never happen. I was on the Majesty a few months ago and watched the mates on there venting big snapper with the big metal end of the stringers and tossing them back. Thats not much different than a fillet knife tip. And that was in front of 40 newbs! Not exactly the right example to be setting either. It is what it is bit those guys of all people should be doing it right but I know they get in a hurry.

    Did your vent tool slip?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • FLOGROWN_ANGLERFLOGROWN_ANGLER Senior Member Posts: 143 Officer
    I like this guy. I agree 100%
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