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Old 08-17-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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As snapper season is wrapping up, you may want to consider something. Lionfish are exponentially growing in the gulf at crazy#'s. See http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/no...cies/lionfish/
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I shoot these and sell them as my side hustle. I've read a lot of threads on this forum that express concern about giving up private #'s. I can understand fishermen's hesitation to giving there #'s to someone to dive. I have private #'s myself, and I'm very protective of those #'s.
So may I suggest if you want your spots cleaned you take me on your boat to clean your spots. Feel free to search me and my partner diver for portable GPS tracking devices. Hang onto our cell phones. Do whatever makes you comfortable with the fact that you are not giving up your #'s. All I want are the lionfish, so I can sell them and send them to market. As an added bonus I'll provide you a Go Pro video of my dive, so you can see exactly what is on your spot.
If your spots aren't hitting the way they used to or if you find you're fish are being caught more off the spot than on the spot then you probably have a lionfish problem. If your spot is in 80ft or deeper and has never been cleaned, you most defiantly have a lionfish problem. A lionfish problem means lionfish are taking over you spot.
PM me if you would like to discuss further.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:00 PM   #2
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how deep will you dive?
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Very ingenious offer, I will be in touch.
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Have a buddy that had this done, don't know if it was this same guy or not. He gave him the number and paid him like $125 or something. It was a coop he had paid to put down. Didn't even go fish it for 2 years, then once started fishing it, wasn't catching crap off of it. The diver killed like 70 lionfish off of it, said there were some triggers and one single red snapper. He feels confident the lionfish were the problem. Diver said if he gets it done once a year, it should stay clean. That next time they go do it there will be way, way less lionfish.
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Bull shit someone found it or bought it and it got fished out. Let me explain the BS. I have dove many spots cages and pirymids. Loaded with everything 25 lb sn, big triggers and lots of lionfish. Its close to the end of Sn season there isn't many unfished private spots. I stuck 25 lionfish and got two big sows last friday off one spot. I dove 5 other spots with only small sn and triggers.
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about up to 140ft. how deep do you need me to go? if deeper may be able to get a friend that can handle to go with.
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Bull shit someone found it or bought it and it got fished out. Let me explain the BS. I have dove many spots cages and pirymids. Loaded with everything 25 lb sn, big triggers and lots of lionfish. Its close to the end of Sn season there isn't many unfished private spots. I stuck 25 lionfish and got two big sows last friday off one spot. I dove 5 other spots with only small sn and triggers.
I guess for 4 years in a row that happened then. Good talk.
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I guess for 4 years in a row that happened then. Good talk.
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Bull shit someone found it or bought it and it got fished out. Let me explain the BS. I have dove many spots cages and pirymids. Loaded with everything 25 lb sn, big triggers and lots of lionfish. Its close to the end of Sn season there isn't many unfished private spots. I stuck 25 lionfish and got two big sows last friday off one spot. I dove 5 other spots with only small sn and triggers.
Everyone knows it is electronic warfare out there right now with radar and technological advances in bottom machines and people scanning the bottom for a living. I can't do anything about that. I'm just after the invasive species that hurts us ALL, the ant of the gulf, the LIONFISH. I dove one 4 coupe spot last week that had over 300 lionfish and nothing else. Hopefully now that the lionfish are gone big Snapper and Grouper will move in to repopulate. I plan on diving this spot every 8months- year to keep it clean of the reef killing Lionfish. That's one enemy we can control if we work together.
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