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Wacasassa Friday

CyclistCyclist Senior MemberGvillePosts: 23,340 AG
Very nice out and not as hot as expected. Water temperature 87.5 to 88.5. Out from Turtle Bay in between the bay and the channel markers floating grass mats held Triple Tail. We had a hard time hooking them with lightly weighted jigs, Gulp, DOA, etc. but managed one keeper and missed several. Also went home with a small mackerel and a 22 inch red. 3Ts were out from falling, dead low to near high tide and the red was caught off a small clump of black mangroves and Spartina grass on a rising tide. Used a painted Johnson Spoon. Not sure the flavor, red and yellow.

Saw at least 20 turtles of all sizes, some feeding Tarpon, and a few school's of a mackerel. Surprisingly no trout.

Does anybody know what the 2 Yankee markers and Yankee Rocks markers are for? My side scan picked up no structure.

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  • RedbonzRedbonz Senior Member OcalaPosts: 4,538 Captain
    Not sure what you are talking about the markers....
    Thx for the report
    If it don't fit force it. If it breaks it needed replace anyways. :banghead
  • Jim311Jim311 Senior Member Gainesville, FLPosts: 4,961 Captain
    The only rocks I know around there are called Indian head rock and they'll destroy your rig if you hit them. There's also a set heading south from the channel towards turtle bay but they'll only wreck you on a low tide.
  • CyclistCyclist Senior Member GvillePosts: 23,340 AG
    They were on navionics chart and they appeared to be old channel markers.
  • capt louiecapt louie Moderator citrus countyPosts: 10,881 Moderator
    Thanks for the report. I have trouble a hook in TT's also.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • WB DrifterWB Drifter Senior Member Just around the bendPosts: 290 Deckhand
    I didn't see the markers you mentioned on the Navionics SD card or the web app ...
    webapp.navionics.com

    Did it look like either one of these?

    wb050407o.jpg

    wb062305k.jpg

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  • CyclistCyclist Senior Member GvillePosts: 23,340 AG
    WB Drifter wrote: »
    I didn't see the markers you mentioned on the Navionics SD card or the web app ...
    webapp.navionics.com

    Did it look like either one of these?

    wb050407o.jpg

    wb062305k.jpg

    ⍨dwb⍨


    Similar. There is one inshore off Turtle bay that also looks like your photos. The ones I saw where a few miles past the first marker. About 8 miles from CK and did not have the old marker hardware.
  • WB DrifterWB Drifter Senior Member Just around the bendPosts: 290 Deckhand
    If it was shorter like one of these ...

    wb20090925t.jpg

    wb101007w.jpg

    I always heard that area refereed to as the bombing range. It starts at the southern end of the last bar of the Waccasassa Reefs and goes out to the double poles at the end of an area marked as a foul area on most charts.

    bom-ms.jpg

    bom-ge.jpg

    There are some deeper holes and current swept cuts a little north of them. To pick them up on side scan you need to be shooting down over the lip to catch the shape from the shadow.

    [img]http://dwb444.net/l1/s/R77BR CUT POINTS.jpg[/img]
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    Those markers have been out there a long time. They just don't make em like the use to. ;-]
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  • Jim311Jim311 Senior Member Gainesville, FLPosts: 4,961 Captain
    Didn't know those holes were from bombs. Cool.
  • CyclistCyclist Senior Member GvillePosts: 23,340 AG
    Neat, thanks for the info and screen shots. Gotta be the same poles. Going to explore that area a bit more.

    Thanks again!
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