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Old 12-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Is there anyone that can be hired to provide and deploy a few coop reefs? Seems everyone I've talked with only deploys LOADS of coops. I understand the cost effectiveness of only hauling full loads but I'm hoping to just have a few put down. Anybody ever partnered up with other people to complete the load?
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I might be interested in partnering up for a couple.... What's the approx. cost for say 3 coop spots?
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Call Walters Marine in Orange Beach. He has put out a bunch for us. We have gone in half with friends before, but the problem with going in with other people is that can you trust them? If they are your close friends, sure, but if they don't have a boat, they may use them with who ever's boat they are on. You could also buy some, leave them with him, and when he has something to put out, he can add yours on to complete a full load.
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One more thing, a single coop wont do much for you. from what we have figured out (confirmed by catches and diving the spots) two chained together is the ticket. a single is really hard to find. we have sunk a bunch of singles, but the doubles out produce night and day.
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One more thing, a single coop wont do much for you. from what we have figured out (confirmed by catches and diving the spots) two chained together is the ticket. a single is really hard to find. we have sunk a bunch of singles, but the doubles out produce night and day.
I think each reef has to consist of two coops to be legal, in okaloosa county anyway.
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LoL - I don't think he's working on putting them in LARRS....
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Call Walters Marine in Orange Beach. He has put out a bunch for us. We have gone in half with friends before, but the problem with going in with other people is that can you trust them? If they are your close friends, sure, but if they don't have a boat, they may use them with who ever's boat they are on. You could also buy some, leave them with him, and when he has something to put out, he can add yours on to complete a full load.
Why couldn't each partner get different numbers instead of share them? If I paid for 2 coop reefs, I would want those numbers to myself. I'm sure the deployer would accomodate.
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u guys and reefs u can only keep 2 snappers per person 2.5 months of the year coops mostly atract snappers in less than 200 ft of water if u cant get 12 over 20 inches on public spots u need to downsize tackle i get it if u have a charter boat but the weekend guy is better off getting a decent bottom machine and learning how to read it snappers are easier to catch than pinfish
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Why couldn't each partner get different numbers instead of share them? If I paid for 2 coop reefs, I would want those numbers to myself. I'm sure the deployer would accomodate.
That's along the lines of what I was thinking.
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u guys and reefs u can only keep 2 snappers per person 2.5 months of the year coops mostly atract snappers in less than 200 ft of water if u cant get 12 over 20 inches on public spots u need to downsize tackle i get it if u have a charter boat but the weekend guy is better off getting a decent bottom machine and learning how to read it snappers are easier to catch than pinfish
Not even close. I fished almost every weekend of snapper season this past year. #60 Flouro leaders, small weights, etc. The only way to catch decent fish off of close in public spots late in snapper season is to chum them and that only works with the right conditions. Funny how this time of year everyone posts "snapper are SOOO easy to catch, even a caveman can do it" and then when snapper season rolls around, after a couple weeks of season people are posting "where are all the snapper?"

Also, I know for a fact private reefs also attract and hold triggerfish, black snapper, and if designed correctly, grouper.
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