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Reef Question-Johns Pass

Is it worth going out to the florida sportsman reef? I am new to the area (Clermont) and fished the blackthorn, Ruby Allen, etc but looking for a few deeper reefs and locations and thought I would ask about this one form the chart. Will focus on Mangos and Red Grouper. Thanks for any info in that area.



  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Posts: 3,505 Moderator
    I've never heard of the Florida Sportsman Reef out of JP.
  • timbo615timbo615 Posts: 237 Officer
    I believe he is refering to the one posted in the sportsman challenge. They post different reefs around florida. I think he is refering to silver nail. I have never been there.
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 541 Officer
    I will pull more info when I get home but the chart I purchased had to spots in about 85' labled floridasportsman reef and florida sportsman-about 25 miles due West of JP. It shows a 6' ledge around that area so It cant be all that bad right? I figured I will have to hunt and peck my way out looking for hard bottom and ledges while working off a general area on the chart. I will look up the Silver nail but did not recall seeing that name.
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 12,224 AG
    Sounds like the TI 2 reef. Theres a ledge a few miles from there as well

    No fish at the TI 2 reef. But there is a submarine down there somewhere :fishing
    Proud supporter of the anti fishing, terroristic (lol what?) movement known as Greenpeace.
  • BenefitTournamentsBenefitTournaments Posts: 253 Deckhand
    Did you mean the Florida Fisherman Reef???

    If so, that's an ole party boat from Hubbard's... I believe in 100' though not 85'... maybe rises to 85'... it's worth a shot but watch your bottom machine once you get to 80'... chances are you'll run across some good real estate that may hold a keeper red grouper or two!!!
    Billy E.
  • Mako224Mako224 Posts: 541 Officer
    Did you mean the Florida Fisherman Reef???

    Yes that is the one. Sorry wrong name and just looked it up. I was planning on trying from 65' on out next week with that being my final stop if I need it to be. Thank you for the information.
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