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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 08-03-2022, 07:02 AM
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Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

don't worry the fisheries managers will allow us to fish them out again. :D
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-24-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

they forgot to add Jewfish to the 2022 side. other than that seems mostly accurate.



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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 07-15-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

Looks like FWC is starting the understand the Gag Grouper problem in the Gulf.

"Commissioners of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, or FWC, approved the measures during their...
Forum: Member Items 07-02-2022, 03:24 PM
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Views: 667
Posted By fishkilla
4 Low Pressure 95 Steel Tanks

Just in time for Mini Season!

4 Faber Low Pressure 95 Steel Tanks. I just had them Hydro and VIP.

$200 each

or

$700 for all
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-23-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

I had a thought years ago about inshore fishing in Tampa Bay. This was around the early 2000's. With almost every good snook and redfish hole being occupied by a boat even during week days I thought...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-08-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

see page 3 Ted. i assure you it's not for lack of dive numbers, it's a lack of fish numbers.





at least we have some footage of the good ol' days and we can still shout at our computer.
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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-25-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

topside charty boat days. back when you were allowed 5 grouper per day and a 2 day bag limit on overnight trips. it wasn't uncommon in the winter to come in with 60 grouper.

HS topside...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-24-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

That wasn't my number. At the time I didn't have a side imaging system on my boat so we took my friends comm boat up there to hit all of his numbers and do some hunting for new ones. After this video...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-21-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

Those are good questions but the question everyone should be asking is why have we allowed the Gulf Council and NMFS to mismanage our fishery so badly that there has to be closed recreational seasons...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-18-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

As far as harvest data goes there hasn't been much of a change commercially but I know we have had to fish twice as long and hit 3x the locations to get the same amount of gags. April/May used to be...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 05-16-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

word on the street is commercial gags are going to get cut by 75% next year. what is the reason for this?

is the gulf council trying to eliminate more fishermen?

is the gag grouper fishery in...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-18-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

Boat, Gulf Permit, 1,500 lbs of red grouper, 3,000 lbs of gag, 125 lbs of shallow water grouper. 100K and it's all yours!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-15-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

looks like FWC and Gulf Council might share my same view point.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/2b0915b


what will the next stock assessment reveal? will they do the...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-14-2020, 07:32 AM
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Views: 4,958
Posted By fishkilla
Re: We Lost A Good Friend

Rest in peace.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-13-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

I do appreciate your optomism about the gulf of mexico fishery. as far as numbers i'm willing to bet $1,000 that i have 95% of the numbers in the NE gulf. there aren't any super secret wrecks,...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 12-03-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

i've caught about half of my Gag allocation for the year and 1/10th of the Red Grouper allocation. either i've lost my ability to find and shoot fish or there aren't near the amount of fish to shoot...
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 11-26-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

jose you and i ran plenty of charters to the Grounds in the early 2000's and put a pretty big dent into that 1000 lb box almost every time with a bunch of rec shooters.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 11-25-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

thoughts on lack of landings? price for fish is still high.







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Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 09-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,266
Posted By fishkilla
Re: Missing diver, Anclote area

diving 7 miles off of anclote in the summer? free diving? scuba diving?
Forum: Florida East Coast Spearfishing 07-25-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,893
Posted By fishkilla
Re: 2019 BBO Tournament

spearfishing tournaments are considered essential business
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 06-22-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,245
Posted By fishkilla
Re: MG trip 6/13/20

nice shots!
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 04-25-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,169
Posted By fishkilla
Re: Team Headhunter-any 2019 videos you can post?

Dan your videos are considered essential services and are helping the world deal with this "plannedemmic." Thank you for helping with our mental health.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-10-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

Gag Commercial Landings Gutted Whole Weight in LBS

2010 - 496,826
2011 - 318,663
2012 - 523,138
2013 - 575,335
2014 - 586,362
2015 - 542,774
2016 - 910,996
2017 - 492,095
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-10-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
Re: The Collapse of the Gulf of Mexico Grouper Fishery

i remember when we didn't have seasons and the daily bag limit was 5.
Forum: Florida Gulfcoast Spearfishing 03-09-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 31,714
Posted By fishkilla
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