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Well, I've made the jump to the new forum.There seems to be two schools of thought concerning building/deploying.

On one hand, the chicken coops are 1. heavy, 2. easily available ,3.easy to permit, 4. long lasting, 5.somewhat pricey $300+ is what I hear for a deployed reef, 6.are almost impossible to deploy from a small boat. They make great reefs. However, unless you own the deployment vessel, it is impossible to know if you are the only owner of the numbers. All it takes is a GPS turned on anywhere on the deployment vessel for the GPS owner to find the reefs.

On the other hand, smaller (150# +up) reefs are 1. generally light, 2. easily constructed by almost anyone, 3.possibly somewhat more difficult to get permitted, 4. may be more prone to moving by storms, 5. inexpensive if you are a scrounger like me, 6. are easily deployed from a small boat. Several different deployments can be dumped in the same place to make a larger reef. The upside is; only you have the reef numbers unless it is found. And it's a great feeling catching a nice fish off something that you have made.

There is a place in the Gulf for both. I have built/deployed several of the larger reefs in the last few years, but hope to get in on the smaller reef program this off season.

Anyone in the Destin fishing area interested in smaller reef building, shoot me an e-mail. Maybe we can get together this winter to build/deploy.

By the way, GREAT NEW SITE!!! :clap

Sea-r-cy
 

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Just a thought if you want to kick it around, we will sponsor all the materials and use of the facilities if you can arrange some folks to come this way for the day and bring a couple of trailers to haul stuff back.

Think about it and let me know

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I'm in! I live in Niceville. I've got an F350 Dually with a goose neck we can use. My trailer is in Texas so I would need to borrow someone's gooseneck to help move things. We need some reefs down here!
 

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As of late, I've joined Emerald Coast Reef Association. http://www.ecreef.org They are deploying chicken transport coops out of Destin. I still plan to try to get something going this winter, provided I can get all my ducks in a row in Arkansas. :clap Sea-r-cy
 

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Way to go Searcy!!!!!!

I think you will find those folks a great bunch to get associated with! Those reefs will really build quality and quantity of fish! When you pull up on one once its ripe the amount of fish will impress you!







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