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THE FISH FLORIDA NEWSCASTER

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October 23rd, 1997

Issue Eight

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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. WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE? by Big Mike

B. USING THE SYSTEM by Tater McDuff

C. FISHING REPORTS FROM AROUND FLORIDA

D. FUNNY FISH TALES

E. CURRENT WEATHER REPORTS

F. TOP TEN INVENTIONS NEEDED FOR THE HIGH-TECH FISHERMAN.

G. SOLUNAR/LUNAR TABLES FOR THIS WEEK

H. FISH RECIPES

I. SUBSCRIBE/UNSUSCRIBE INFORMATION

J. STAFF

K. LEGAL STUFF

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A. WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND HERE?

This is the time of year when the action gets frantic

on a lot of fronts in Florida. The phone has been busy,

and my fishing friends are going out and catching

everything including Snook, Bass, Kingfish, trout, and more.

That summer heat is finally over for this year. We are posting

to our web site (between fishing trips) as fast as our

little fingers can go. Here's a few highlights.

 

For a few pointers on fall bass action, see:

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

 

To see some awesome Snook see the Extreme Snook page at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/extreme

(be sure and run the slide show on the "what's new page",

and we do have some cool new photos to enter this week)

For our opinion of Capt. Larry, read the "clients" page.

 

Get ready for duck hunting at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/campmack

Fire up the Ducks Link

 

If you haven't been there, check out the big

Redfish Slide Show at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/reds

We also have a load of new redfish photos to get in there,

courtesy of Captain Larry L. Fowler.

 

Looking for a place to spend your winters in Florida?

check out a Park Model RV at Camp Mack at:

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

 

 

LETTERS FROM READERS

RE: SNOOK RULES

I live in Naples, and I feel that the limit should be changed to one snook

per person per day. It should also be changed to a slot limit between

26"-34". I do see many snook caught in my area at various different

locations with a majority of them being undersized. I feel the public needs

to be better educated on safely handling caught fish. I have seen huge

numbers of snook having their stomachs and gills damaged so that the

fisherman would not lose his hook or lure. Flipped up on docks and bridges

and slamming down like a brick. There are lots of snook here but they are

generally small and pressured. There are many large snook also caught , and

they are usually caught by a knowledgable few who catch them all the time.

Usually not releasing these egg layers

 

I thank you for letting me voice my opinion, and hope many others have the

same feelings as I do.

 

Sincerely yours,

Chris Sottilaro

 

RE:TIDE CHARTS-SEBASTIAN INLET

 

thanks for the tide charts.. we are headed to sebastian on saturday and

we always use whiteys. It was very hard to find tide charts until we came

upon your wrb page. it must be new because I had hunted tide charts for

sebastion for weeks before your page popped up in my normal searches. I

have you book marked, see you saturday, and thanks again for for the tide

charts. how is fishing the last few days?

drp@mpinet.net

 

EDITOR NOTE: Tide charts for Sebastian Inlet are at:

http://www.fishflorida.com/whiteys/tides.html

 

RE:GATOR (drkeen)

Back in the depression we had to hunt for animal hides to eat. One time we

had to trap for enough money to buy a tag for my grandfather so he could

pick up the mail at a siding nearby and deliver it to the Post Office.

I was about 11 years old when my father and a friend went out gator

hunting. We had a skiff about 16 foot long and had a flat bottom. My father

was in the bow, I was on the middle seat while the friend poled the skiff

in the stern. Listen carefully now:

The night was pitch dark and you could not see from my seat to the other

fellows.

Suddenly something jumped into the boat behind me in the water in the

bottom. It started to splash water on me as soon as it hit. I just knew a

gator had me! I sprang straight up and was clearing the stern when our

friend caught me from going on over. As it turned out it was a mullet (fish)

that jumped into the boat.

 

Take some time out and go fishing! Drop everything and feel the excitement

of a fast fighting fish on your line. Whether it's fresh water or salt get

out and let nature have it's way with you.

 

REPOSTED FROM alt.fishing with permission.

EDITORS NOTE: I am pretty sure he meant to say they

hunted for animal hides to SELL so they could eat.

:-)

Big Mike

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B. USING THE SYSTEM

A few years back I used to be able to go and make a few casts

on my lunch hour, fishing in a spring in the backwateers of

the Tennessee River. Usually, my fishing hole was unoccupied,

but one day the spot was taken by a fellow in a lawn chair.

 

I noticed that he had a stringer in the water, and I

asked what he was catching. He proudly lifted the stringer

to show me that he had a major stringer of bass, about 7 or 8,

average size about 6 inches long.

 

I was disgusted. I said, "those are pretty small.

Why didn't you let those go?" He replied, "they are big enough

for me." (Alabama at that time had a 10 fish-no minimum size limit.)

 

Anyhow, I went down the bank a bit, and caught a nice bass around 2 lbs.

I thought I might convince him to release the little ones,

so I offered him the fish. He kept the little ones too.

That really made me mad. Then, I developed a plan.

 

In a few minutes I caught another one. I gave it to him.

 

Then another. Same thing.

 

One more. Same thing.

 

Then, as I was leaving, I saw the Fish and Game Warden pulling

up on the road, right on time. I said, "Glad to see you today.

There's a guy down there with 11 or 12 bass on a stringer,

and most of them are real small."

 

The game warden wasn't smiling when he went down the bank, ticket book in hand.

 

'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 Redfish steady on both tides in the 34 to 36 inch range,

Mackerel still moving in the surf, and permit on the jetty and the surf.

Smaller tides this week.

 

2. Glades- no report available

 

3. Upper Tampa Bay

Buddies Bait and Tackle-Courtney Campbell Causeway reports;

Bluefish, Jacks and lots of Spanish Mackerels in the bay,

as well as some nice trout while wading.

 

4. Offshore in the Pinellas Gulf

Grouper and snapper still biting,

expect to hear some Kingfish reports

real soon.

 

 

Freshwater Central Florida

1. Camp Mack-Kissimmee Chain

Specks tearing it up, bass picked up a lot this week again

with Bass being caught on shiners and artificials.

The temp is down a few more degrees,

though there's gonna' be 86 degree highs for the weekend.

 

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

or see the Newscaster info below.

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D. FUNNY FISH TALES

A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the Caribbean.

The lawyer said, "I am here because my house burned down

and everything I owned was burned. The insurance company

paid for everything."

 

"That is quite a coincidence," said the engineer,

"I am here because my house and all my belongings

were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company

also paid for everything."

 

The lawyer looked somewhat confused and asked,

"how do you start a flood?"

 

LAPD Fishing

How does an LA policeman go fishing?

 

He catches one fish, then beats it until

it tells him where the others are.

 

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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 REASONS YOU NEED TO HEAD SOUTH TO GO FISHING.

by Tater McDuff

 

1. Everything you own is frozen.

 

2. You have paced back and forth until you have worn the carpet out.

 

3. You are getting up at dawn to watch ESPN outdoors.

 

4. You disassemble your reel blindfolded "just to see if you could."

 

5. The map of Lake Kissimmee reminds of on an old girlfriend.

 

6. You reshape your mashed potatoes and gravy like a Florida Lake.

 

7. Your reflection in the mirror looks like Jack Nicholson in "the Shining."

 

8. You have actually ordered a Banjo Minnow Kit.

 

9. All your fish stories are about "last year."

 

10. You are tying your shoes with an "improved clinch knot."

 

*Contribute your "TOP TEN REASONS YOU NEED TO HEAD SOUTH TO GO FISHING." 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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H.

FISH RECIPES by Mighali Pasch

See 4 more delicious international fish recipes each week at:

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

Title: Seafood Soup

Categories: Soups

Yield: 1 servings

1 lg Thin sliced onion 1/4 ts Thyme crushed

1 c Chopped green onion & tops 1/4 ts Rosemary crushed

3 cl Garlic fine chopped 1 ts Salt

1/2 c Fine chopped parsley 1/4 ts Fresh ground black

1 Seeded and diced bell Pepper

Pepper 1 Bay leaf

3 c Tomato sauce 1 lb Crab/firm white fish cubed

1 c Dry white wine 1 lb Shrimp

1 c Water 6 Scallops/clams in the shell

Combine onions and garlic and cook, covered, over low heat until soft,

stirring frequently so they don't scorch. Add parsley, bell pepper, tomato

sauce, wine, water, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and bay leaf and simmer,

covered 1 hour. Add crab or white fish, shrimp, scallops or clams and cook,

covered, for 8-10 minutes or until scallops or clam shells open. Discard

any shells that do not open.

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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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MADAME CHEWDEE---CONTRIBUTING ARTIST

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