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THE FISH FLORIDA NEWSCASTER

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October 16th, 1997

Issue Seven

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AUTUMN ISSUE OF FISH FLORIDA MAGAZINE WITH

ALL NEW GRAPHICS/COLORS/MUSIC IS NOW ONLINE

AT:

http://www.fishflorida.com

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CONTENTS:

A. REPORT ON THE MFC SNOOK FORUM AT SEBRING. by Big Mike

B. THE MASSIVE MIDNIGHT TOPWATER STRIKE by Tater McDuff

C. FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND FLORIDA

D. FUNNY FISH TALES

E. CURRENT WEATHER REPORTS

F. TOP TEN MATERIALS FOR THE 1998 ARTIFICIAL REEF BUILDING PROGRAM.

G. SOLUNAR/LUNAR TABLES FOR THIS WEEK

H. FISH RECIPES

I. SUBSCRIBE/UNSUSCRIBE INFORMATION

J. STAFF

K. LEGAL STUFF

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A. REPORT ON THE MFC SNOOK FORUM AT SEBRING. by Big Mike

The MFC Snook Forum was held at the Sebring Holiday Inn on

October 13th and 14th, and we were graciously invited to attend

by Russell Nelson, Executive Director of the

Florida Marine Fisheries Commission.

 

The forum, as planned, was attended by several

members of the MFC, Captains and guides from

throughout the state, representatives of various

fishing clubs and organizations, the Mote Marine Laboratory,

The Florida Marine Patrol, scientists from the Department of

Environmental Protection's Florida Marine Research Institute,

fishermen, and members from a number of fishing publications,

newspapers and other outdoor writers.

For the whole story see:

http://www.fishflorida.com/articles/forum.html

 

Big Mike

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B. by Tater McDuff

The Massive Midnight Topwater Strike.

 

I love fishing topwater baits. The strikes in

the daylight are so cool, especially when you

can see a bass homing in on the lure,

leaving a wake as he streaks across the water

and tries to kill it. Like a lot of fisherman,

I remember the strikes more than I do

the size of the bass, or how many I caught that day.

 

Fishing topwaters at night can make a major

impression too, as sometimes late at night

when things are really still, a bass hitting

a topwater can scare you half to death!

Blip-blip....plop-plop.. Bzzz-bzzz...KABOOM!!

 

Now, to be perfectly honest, I've had so

many of those that only a few stand out

very clearly as a "Killer Strike", and the one I

tell this story about wasn't one of them.

 

My old fishin' pals Bruce, Bozo and Charles

used to fish a lot in a really dark swamp

in North Alabama called "Lady Anne

Lake." It was 300 acres of prime fishing,

surrounded by 3000 acres of woods. To the

east was the U.S. Army base, Redstone

Arsenal, thousands of acres of more woods

and swamp. There were no lights except for

a tackle shop and 1 porchlight on the

caretakers house up the road. Well, we spent

the night a lot of times, even though the

lake was closed at dark. This was due to

having done a huge favor for the owner,

building him an underwater system to keep

floating logs out of his spillway. After that

we had a lifetime pass to fish anytime we wanted to.

 

So, one night we happened to be on a dark

bank, fishing in the lake when a couple of

guys in a boat came in our direction.

They were what we laughingly referred to as

"boat bangers", beating the heck out of their

aluminum boat with paddles and

wondering why they couldn't catch any fish.

Any bass nearby was probably laughing too.

They were drinking beer and smoking

a little pot, and we could see them passing

the joint between them. They were completely

unaware that we were sitting there in

the dark on the bank, and that's when the

"Massive Midnight Strike" occured.

 

The guy in the front of the boat casted his

topwater lure straight at us, and it landed

right at the edge of the water. I couldn't

resist what happened next. I stood up, picked

up a concrete cinder block that I was sitting

on, and threw it directly on top of

the guy's lure. KERBLOOSH!! It was REAL loud.

 

The guy starts yelling "I got one!, I got one!"

and then "*&%$#, it got off!!!" They kept

casting over and over near there, and

after about 10 minutes they paddled on down

the bank. I bet those two guys never passed

that spot again without stopping to

cast there and talking about that

"Massive Midnight Strike."

 

Up to now, if I went fishing with the old gang

again in the dark and had a good strike,

one of them would be sure to say

"sounded like a concrete block, didn't it?"

 

'Till next week,

Love, Tater.

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C. FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND FLORIDA

Saltwater Spots

1. Sebastian Inlet.

Whitey's Bait and Tackle

Fred at Whitey's reports catches of

some flounder the size of welcome mats,

caught by Snook fishermen on mullet. Generally catches

have been off due to heavy winds this week. The

wind has now dropped off, and fishing has been picking

up today. The front now moving into the area

should drop temperatures enough to get bait moving

and fishing should start picking up now.

 

2. Glades- no report available

 

3. Upper Tampa Bay

Buddies Bait and Tackle-Courtney Campbell Causeway reports;

Some snook at big bridge on northeast side, and occasional cobia,

some of which are legal size. Some big jacks, and tons of sail cats

make the cobia fishing interesting. Bring lots of bait. Trout in legal size

are showing up more in the grass flats. Wind this week did a number on the water

clarity, will probably take a few days to clear up. Bay temperature 78 degrees.

 

4. Offshore in the Pinellas Gulf

Grouper and snapper still biting,

if you could stand the winds.

 

5. Lower Tampa Bay-Skyway

Shell Point Marina reports

Snook, Reds, biting ok, starting to see

Snook up in the river already.

 

Freshwater Central Florida

1. Camp Mack-Kissimmee Chain

The temp is down a couple of

degrees, but wind made it very hard to fish.

expect better fishing next week as the water temp

levels out. Bluegills have been biting,

and Bill Whiting has been catching fish,

so it CAN be done.

 

Reader Report:

Date sent: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 20:10:26 -0400

From: Bill & Janet Hohn <HawgWild@worldnet.att.net>

To: stardot@cyberspy.com

Subject: Re: Ladies, Fishin' For Fun

 

 

I know you are waiting to hear how the "Ladies, Fishin' For Fun" came

out and I think that everything went very well.....

 

Our instructors was Jean Venditti, Sue Rice, Evalyn Duncan, Brenda Smith

and Linda Hawkins (from Fish Finder Magazine)...Jackie Meggison for the

Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission was also here...

 

We fixed breakfast for the instructors and helpers of the event as many

had a way to travel and that is just "the Camp Mack way".

 

The day was extremely windy but we all managed to handle the day as if

we really didn't need any other weather to have fun....

 

We were a little short on the amount of participants but there was

nothing short about their excitement...even we could have had a bit more

success in catching fish....

 

We had wonderful sponsors, great prizes to give out and we even had

attendance prizes to draw for. We really want to thank all of our

sponsors...

 

When we came in we had lunch waiting for us...cole slaw, baked beans,

and rolls for Jay-Bees Resturant and Don Brown caught, cleaned, cooked

and even served us!!!! What a guy!

 

Well Mike I am so tired and keyed up I have to go just rest....give the

camp a call and see what they think and maybe you can give us a little

follow up on the net....the Snively's say they think we should do this

again in about 6 months.....Oh Boy!!! ;-)

 

Janet

 

 

For the rest of the story see:

http://www.fishflorida.com/mrsnook/cca.html

 

SEND YOUR REPORTS TO BIG MIKE at stardot@cyberspy.com

or see the Newscaster info below.

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D. FUNNY FISH TALES (reader submission, these aren't all fishing related

but we liked them a lot)

 

Rednecks in Star Wars

 

You Might Be A Redneck Jedi If.......

 

Your Jedi robe is a Camouflage color.

 

You have ever used your Light Saber to open a bottle of Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill

 

You think the best use of your light saber is picking your teeth.

 

At least one wing of your X-Wing is primer colored

 

There is a blaster rack in the back of your landspeeder

 

You have bantha horns on the front of your landspeeder

 

You can easily describe the taste of an Ewok

 

You can find no grammatical errors in the way Yoda talks

 

You have ever had an X-wing up on blocks in your yard.

 

You ever lost a hand during a light-saber fight because you had to spit.

 

The worst part of spending time on Dagoba is the dadgum skeeters.

Wookies are offended by your B.O.

 

You have ever used the force to get yourself another beer so you didn't have to wait for a

commercial.

 

You have ever used the force in conjunction with fishing/bowling.

 

You have ever used a light-sabre to clean fish or open a non-twist-off bottle of beer.

 

Your father has ever said to you, "Shoot, son come on over t' the dark side...it'll be a hoot."

 

You have ever had your R-2 unit use its self-defense electro-shock thingy to get the bar-b-q grill to light.

 

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E.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WEATHER

NEXT 2 DAYS FOR UPDATES SEE:

 

http://www.fishflorida.com/reports/weather.html

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F. TOP TEN MATERIALS FOR THE 1998 ARTIFICIAL REEF BUILDING PROGRAM.

 

by Tater McDuff

 

1. Tampa Stadium and 600 tons of Buccaneer Orange Souveniers.

 

2. $1 Billion worth of "Net PCs.

 

3. The Barnett Bank building.

 

4. "Bubba The Love Sponge" Clem and 2 concrete blocks.

 

5. 58,000 video Tapes of Bill Clinton "NOT asking for money."

 

6. 44,000,000 photos of the concrete pillar that Princess Diana's car smashed into.

 

7. 750 tons of "Tickle me Elmo" dolls.

 

8. The entire fall TV lineup.

 

9. 20,000 truckloads of "Virtual Pets." PLEASE!!

 

10. Every existing copy of "The Email Spammer's Handbook" along with the authors.

 

*Contribute your "TOP TEN MATERIALS FOR THE 1998 ARTIFICIAL REEF BUILDING PROGRAM." by

sending email to Big Mike. (stardot@fishflorida.com)

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G.

THIS WEEKS LUNAR/SOLUNAR TABLES FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA

can be seen at

http://www.fishflorida.com/~stardot/campmack/octtab.html

Look for some great fishing this month!

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FISH RECIPES by Mighali Pasch

 

Title: Bluefish Chowder

Categories: Soups, Seafood, Appetizers

Yield: 8 servings

3 Bacon slice; cut in 1" piece 1/4 ts Pepper

2 Onions, med; chopped 3/4 ts Tarragon, dried

1 lb Bluefish fillets; 1" pieces 1/2 ts Basil, dried

2 Potatoes, lg; peeled/cubed 1/2 ts Rosemary, dried; crushed

1 c Celery; chopped 3 tb Butter

3 c ;Water 3 tb Flour

1/2 tb Parsley, fresh; chopped 1 cn Evaporated milk (13 oz)

1 1/2 ts Salt

BLUEFISH CHOWDER

Servings: 8

Partially cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until

slightly browned; add onion, and cook until onion is tender and bacon

is crisp. Add bluefish and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes

or until fish begins to brown. Add all except butter, flour, and

evaporated milk, and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour,

stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually

add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened

and bubbly.

Stir white sauce into fish mixture; simmer, stirring

occasionally, for 20 minutes or until thickened.

 

See 4 more delicious international fish recipes each week at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/recipes/index.html

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STAFF:

BIG MIKE (stardot@cyberspy.com)EDITOR and The boss

BRUCE (newscaster@writeme.com)ART DIRECTOR and The other boss

SISTER MARY MACINTOSH (accounting and money stuff)

 

EDITORIAL STAFF:

TATER McDUFF----FEATURE WRITER

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CANDIDA GONZALEZ---FEATURE WRITER

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MIGHALI PASCH---CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MADAME CHEWDEE---CONTRIBUTING ARTIST

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