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Old 20-04-2009, 19:14   #1
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I had the best red snapper of my life, last summer in Greece. It was caught fresh and grilled. Now I am 'hooked'. Never a fisher, now I want to catch my own fish and grill it right on the boat. I have heard of dragging a net, any ideas? My husband wants to spear fish -- thoughts?
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Old 20-04-2009, 19:45   #2
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you can catch yellow tail and mangrove snappers in coastal florida and bahamas. the reds are in deeper waters offshore on the bottom. live bait is best but as their names suggest they can snap and steal your bait in an instant. you might also consider grouper if you want to spear fish.
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Old 20-04-2009, 19:58   #3
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Don't bother dragging a net. I suggest you go to a sporting goods, or good book store and pick up a book on saltwater fishing, it will tell you about the gear to get, how to identify fish, what bait, etc. there are just too many topics to cover well here. Maybe do a charter fishing trip.
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Old 20-04-2009, 20:23   #4
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Cruser's Handbook of Fishing by Scott & Wendy Bannerott is the best book you could get on the subject! ......... IMHO This book, a grill, some butter, lemon and a few spices .... mmmmmmmmmmm

the cruiser's handbook of fishing - Google Search
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Sorry, Wrong link The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing - Google Book Search
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Old 21-04-2009, 03:39   #6
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We have caught 4 fish in 13,000 n miles.


Thats one fish per 6,000 kms


Now if you want me to cost the lures we have lost................



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Are you using steel leaders or just fishing line? Most all those fish out there have a mouth full of sharp teeth.
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Old 21-04-2009, 18:30   #8
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We have caught 4 fish in 13,000 n miles.


Thats one fish per 6,000 kms


Now if you want me to cost the lures we have lost................



Mark, you are great, but that is LAME!!! I caught 6 fish on my last trip between NYC and Boston! Buy the book mentioned above, it's worth its weight in fish!
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Old 21-04-2009, 20:53   #9
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More fishy stuff here (read it and weep Mark )


Fishing or Diving ?

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I was under the impression that when it was time to eat you just throw something bright in the water. Is this not the case on the east coast? Of the coast of Louisiana you can't put anything in the water without something trying to eat it. Another example; We sailed from Ft Myers Beach to Pensacola last summer with my "new to me" boat and caught fish every day. We would put out a hot pink squid lure about 150ft behind the boat every time we saw any kind of flotsam, then swing close to the debris. Almost every time we had a fish follow the bait and about half the time we had a fish in the boat. One little caveat, the tuna's will make you earn your dinner.
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A cruising boat, sail or power, is normally not very well set up for landing fish, and usually it will be one person driving the boat and the fisherman, or woman, at the stern struggling to get the fish aboard. I would recommend using lures with only a single hook like spoons, feathers or jigs . Getting stuck by a multiple treblehook equipped lure being thrashed about by a fish you are struggling to get on board is not something you want to have happen. Think of a hook in your arm another attached to a 20 lb mahi mahi flopping around trying to get free, it is not a pretty thought.
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So you guys don't know this yet?? put some rubbing alcohol in one of those spray bottles and spray some on the gills. Good method for behavior modification like you can see on the photo... nice and calm ;-)

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A cruising boat, sail or power, is normally not very well set up for landing fish, and usually it will be one person driving the boat and the fisherman, or woman, at the stern struggling to get the fish aboard. I would recommend using lures with only a single hook like spoons, feathers or jigs . Getting stuck by a multiple treblehook equipped lure being thrashed about by a fish you are struggling to get on board is not something you want to have happen. Think of a hook in your arm another attached to a 20 lb mahi mahi flopping around trying to get free, it is not a pretty thought.
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When we were sailing and got a hookup, we just dragged them around for a bit and let them wear themselves out.

They were usually pretty quiet by the time they got pulled in, but then maybe the speed had a bit to do with it.

And um, every boat I have had apart from Mono's has been very well set up for landing fish, Auto pilot on and get to it on a large stable platform with plenty of space on the steps or back veranda for killing and cleaning.

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Old 22-04-2009, 07:23   #14
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if you're looking for snapper or grouper you probably won't get them trolling. this is a fish that would be caught while at anchor .. maybe you would be close to a coral head or a reef where the tidal flow has dug a deeper channel. fresh fish or shellfish bait resting on a sand bottom is best. you will know when a big snapper has decided to take the bait.
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Get a strong rod and 60-80lb test line. Use a 3 or 4 ft ss leader and a weighted rubber squid (green/yellow worked good for me), just put it out whenever the boat is moving. Once invited, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail and various other things will come to dinner! Oh, and unfortunately Barracuda also! For Grouper etc, get the spear out. I was never in better physical shape in my life than when I went spearfishing every day, diving to 25 ft maybe 50 times an outing.
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