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Fishing with fluctuating barometric pressure

harbisonharbison Senior MemberPosts: 5,668 Admiral
Fishing with fluctuating barometric pressure
First an up-date on Mr. Larry Miller. 
Larry has been fishing with Hubbard's for over 1/2 a century. He is very good at it. But what draws him to headboat fishing more than anything is the social atmosphere among good friends. Larry is a people person who is a friend to whomever he meets.
I am honored to call him a friend. 
Larry has stage three esophagus cancer. At first chemotherapy was not helping resulting in stronger dosages. Mr. Miller has now had four chemo treatments using the stronger chemotherapy. He is doing very well. On July 12, 2021, Larry is scheduled for a PET SCAN to help determine how well.
Please join me in saying a prayer for Larry. He needs all the support he can get. 
Larry, a regular on the Florida Fisherman ll, has not been fishing for a long time. American Red Snapper season began June 1. Desperately this man among men wanted to catch a trophy American Red.
Is it possible?
3:00 PM Friday, June 18, 2021,  Larry boards the Florida Fisherman ll for a 39 hour snapper/grouper trip. 
His good friend, Mr. Leo Smith, also a regular on the Florida, is a paramedic. Leo is determined to keep a close eye on Larry:

Larry and his prized American Red Snapper:

The barometric pressure has been fluctuating; not considered by most to be good for fishing:

Fish feel the changes in barometric pressure via their air bladders. When the barometric pressure goes down the air bladder will inflate to accommodate for less pressure. Fish may be far beneath the surface of the water, however they still sense the changes in atmospheric pressure. Fish with larger swim bladders, such as grouper and snapper, feel these effects much more than fish with smaller bladders such as Barracuda, Kingfish, and Mahi. As a result the feeding patterns of both grouper and snapper changes and not for the good of the fisherman. 
Fishing may be a little slower than we would like it to be. 

Jim, a regular on the Florida...


Jim is showing us how it's done:

Fishing may be a little slow by our standards; you would not believe our standards:
Did someone say lunch? Want some company?


  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    The Grouper Show:

    Representing the United States Marines, my good friend Mr. Leo Smith:
    SEMPER FI...

  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    Late Saturday Evening:

    Back at the dock:

    Our FWC is...

    A proud Marine:

    Jim is showing us how it's done:

    Ever wonder what's...

    Until next week's 44 hour full moon trip...

    The June full moon is Thursday 6/24 at 2:40 PM. We will be fishing all night Friday and most of Saturday immediately after the full of the moon. 
    It should be a good one. 

    Microsoft BING
    George Pover OMO
    Encyclopedia Britannica 
  • Mango ManMango Man Senior Member Tierra VerdePosts: 13,570 AG
    harbison, you have a private message. 

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    Done!  Glad to be of help. 
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