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Old 02-11-2017, 09:58 AM   #11
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FYI- I'd stick to inshore fishing, with 3-4 ft seas all weekend and a small craft advisory- it would be rough, to say the least, if not near dangerous if they were to build the least bit higher than that.
Wait until a more favorable weekend and target some solid structure between 8-15 miles out or so for AmberJack. Just remember, those AJ prefer cleaner waters- so if you are running out of Mobile Bay and the water you are fishing is muddy- you'll have a hard time finding them.
By the way- did you get your electronics worked out??
Thanks for the reminder on VHS

hows this look it's 25watt
http://www.ebay.com/itm/COBRA-VHF-Ma...QAAOSw-0xYUCyv

do you Guys chat over the radio like on the TV show deadelyist catch?

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when can we keep AJs?

I read smaller live Bonita dropped w/ heavey weight to bottom of structure is the best AJ bait only problem is dropping bonita past the resident Cudas.

any tips on catching AJs

like bait/figging ect.
Greater AmberJack is in season right now. It typically opens every January and runs through the end of May. Although there is talk of an early closure- like we didn't see that coming! It could close as early as April- and that would also likely mean no fall AJ season. Make sure you keep up with the regs- 34" min length, only one per person) and watch for an early season closure. And there is a reason we call them reef donkeys.
Here is a video from last year with a couple techniques we used to catch them.
We mainly used live Ruby Lips and larger Porgies to catch ours. Bonito are an excellent bait for larger ones, but you have to catch them near your fishing spot and hook them right away and troll them fresh- as they do not keep in a standard live well.
There are no "regular" winds this time of year as passing cold fronts will keep them mainly from the South ahead of the front, then from the North and West after the passing front. You just have to pay attention to the marine forecasts and pick your days.
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Thanks for the reminder on VHS

hows this look it's 25watt
http://www.ebay.com/itm/COBRA-VHF-Ma...QAAOSw-0xYUCyv

do you Guys chat over the radio like on the TV show deadelyist catch?
Greater AmberJack are in season. It typically opens Jan 1 through the end of May. Although, like we didn't anticipate this, there is discussion of an early closure... which also means there would not likely be any fall season.


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Its a good direction... Cobra is a well known brand- and make good products. My concern is in the description....
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New other (see details): A new, unused item with absolutely no signs of wear. The item may be missing the original packaging, or in the original packaging but not sealed. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
Even with a warranty- it's not something I want to have a problem with 20 miles out. A warranty can't make the radio call for you if you get into trouble and the radio goes defective on you.
For just a few dollars more- you can get a new- in box radio without the possibility of defects. JMHO
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:17 PM   #14
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Greater AmberJack is in season right now. It typically opens every January and runs through the end of May. Although there is talk of an early closure- like we didn't see that coming! It could close as early as April- and that would also likely mean no fall AJ season. Make sure you keep up with the regs- 34" min length, only one per person) and watch for an early season closure. And there is a reason we call them reef donkeys.
Here is a video from last year with a couple techniques we used to catch them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbDtqAvbeiY
We mainly used live Ruby Lips and larger Porgies to catch ours. Bonito are an excellent bait for larger ones, but you have to catch them near your fishing spot and hook them right away and troll them fresh- as they do not keep in a standard live well.
There are no "regular" winds this time of year as passing cold fronts will keep them mainly from the South ahead of the front, then from the North and West after the passing front. You just have to pay attention to the marine forecasts and pick your days.


Its a good direction... Cobra is a well known brand- and make good products. My concern is in the description....


Even with a warranty- it's not something I want to have a problem with 20 miles out. A warranty can't make the radio call for you if you get into trouble and the radio goes defective on you.
For just a few dollars more- you can get a new- in box radio without the possibility of defects. JMHO
Mike excellent video thanks for sharing.

I probablley won't be able to find the LULU spot w/out a fishfinder,

I'm basicalley tried of reading about fish finders like this comes w/ GPS oh but no chart plotter then the lack of description like can I use in saltwater, how long the tranducer cord is ect.

I think the minum cord will have to be 24' so I'm assuming whatever FF I start w/ will require a extension chord?

the cobro radio I linked to actually is a new unit.

not sure if I can use my shakespear antenna the tip is a tad cracked?
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not sure if I can use my shakespear antenna the tip is a tad cracked?
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I taped the tip of mine up & globbed some epoxy all over it. Works fine.
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Ok,I think Steve the brain is messing with PFF. The jig is up Steve who are you really ?
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