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  Topic: Referral for Key West fishing
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
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PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:05 am   Subject: Referral for Key West fishing
I'll be in Islamorada in March/April as well. Will probably go out on one of the head boats for a day. Which operation is the best?
  Topic: Adding 3 80W reels to spread
ebbtideandy

Replies: 6
Views: 2072

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:25 am   Subject: Adding 3 80W reels to spread
80's are big and heavy . I really don't see a need for them with mahi, tuna,or wahoo. Unless on planer or targeting blue fin, or Marlin. We got a lot of 50's wish I had more 30's.

Unless you are t ...
  Topic: Bottom fishing rod recommendations
ebbtideandy

Replies: 18
Views: 23154

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:32 am   Subject: Bottom fishing rod recommendations
Hard to beat the Ugly Stick Tiger Lite rods for the money.

I've switched to spinning reels for bottom fishing and now definitely prefer them.

The Quantam Boca or Cabo are great reels for me, but ...
  Topic: First inshore slam! Off the dock
ebbtideandy

Replies: 10
Views: 10940

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 am   Subject: First inshore slam! Off the dock
Awesome!
  Topic: Life Expectancy of 4 stroke outboards
ebbtideandy

Replies: 20
Views: 22044

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:30 pm   Subject: Life Expectancy of 4 stroke outboards
Think of it this way. If you change your oil in your car every 3,000 miles (I go to 5,000, but hey, lets stick with what the marketing department says), then a car with 100,000 miles will have had ro ...
  Topic: HOW TO: rigging squid for trolling!!!! its finally here. my secret is out...
ebbtideandy

Replies: 85
Views: 83542

PostForum: How To:   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:09 am   Subject: HOW TO: rigging squid for trolling!!!! its finally here. my secret is out...
Great post Seapro. I'll definitely be trying out this method.
  Topic: Bald Head Sinking
ebbtideandy

Replies: 3
Views: 6220

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 pm   Subject: Bald Head Sinking
Looks like it may have been the Fish Dance. Sorry to see that, but glad everyone is O.K.
  Topic: Bald Head Sinking
ebbtideandy

Replies: 3
Views: 6220

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 1:31 pm   Subject: Bald Head Sinking
Does anyone have any more details about this? Name of boat?

Thankfully it appears that the crew is safe.

USCG rescues 5 offshore near Cape Fear
Coast Guard rescues 5 from capsized boat near Ca ...
  Topic: American Red Snappers are OPEN this weekend
ebbtideandy

Replies: 6
Views: 10302

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:47 am   Subject: American Red Snappers are OPEN this weekend
Wish I could have made it Captain.

Looking forward to seeing the pics!
  Topic: Piano Wires - Pros and Cons???
ebbtideandy

Replies: 18
Views: 22950

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:49 am   Subject: Piano Wires - Pros and Cons???
This has been discussed quite a bit, but it is good for newer members to bring it up periodically.

Piano wire 100% of the time.

4 main reasons:

1. Stronger. Piano wire is about 10% stronger ...
  Topic: Red Snapper
ebbtideandy

Replies: 5
Views: 11023

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:30 am   Subject: Red Snapper
Would be nice if they opened it up here in NC.

Fished with Terrell on the Carolina Princess last year and he said he had days that he had to run away from them because they were a nuisance.
  Topic: Goliath Groupers
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 17348

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:01 pm   Subject: Goliath Groupers
They keep coming back. Here's the link if you want to see them live.

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/shark-cam
  Topic: Goliath Groupers
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 17348

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:56 pm   Subject: Goliath Groupers
Well, my suspicion was confirmed. Definitely goliath groupers! Here's a MUCH better shot.
I think they're Jewfish.

They used to be called that, and still should be IMO. But I wasn't trying to go ...
  Topic: Goliath Groupers
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 17348

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Goliath Groupers
Well, my suspicion was confirmed. Definitely goliath groupers! Here's a MUCH better shot.
  Topic: Goliath Groupers
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 17348

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:01 am   Subject: Goliath Groupers
Just captured what appears to be a pair of goliath groupers on the tower cam.
Pretty cool!
  Topic: First Fish of Big Rock
ebbtideandy

Replies: 6
Views: 11300

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:23 pm   Subject: First Fish of Big Rock
Congratulations to Bryan Harrington and Marty Hiatt (WAHOONBOX) of the Run-Off for putting the first blue marlin of the tournament on the dock!

533.8 Lbs!

That's a quick $467,500!

Well deserv ...
  Topic: Towercam - Live
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 14068

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:31 pm   Subject: Towercam - Live
Ebbtide ... did you spot any Teal while you were scouting" roll

That never gets old!
  Topic: Towercam - Live
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 14068

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:53 pm   Subject: Towercam - Live
Yep.
http://explore.org/live-cams/player/shark-cam

The new camera is great. Much clearer image.
  Topic: Towercam - Live
ebbtideandy

Replies: 7
Views: 14068

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:45 pm   Subject: Towercam - Live
There's a ton of sharks on the towercam right now.

I think S@*^&t's about to get real!
  Topic: Anyone going to the Saltwater Expo
ebbtideandy

Replies: 12
Views: 26883

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:15 pm   Subject: Anyone going to the Saltwater Expo
I think it is definitely worth the ride and the price of admission.

Lots of good booths and great info from the seminars.

I always pick up some new gear when I'm there.

There might even be a ...
  Topic: Anyone going to the Saltwater Expo
ebbtideandy

Replies: 12
Views: 26883

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:16 am   Subject: Anyone going to the Saltwater Expo
I think it is definitely worth the ride and the price of admission.

Lots of good booths and great info from the seminars.

I always pick up some new gear when I'm there.
  Topic: After the flotilla
ebbtideandy

Replies: 13
Views: 38011

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:08 pm   Subject: After the flotilla
I was saving this comment until I found out if there were any injuries. Glad to hear that they are O.K.

Now, here's what I was holding.

Hated to hear that they pulled that boat off the bank. I ...
  Topic: After the flotilla
ebbtideandy

Replies: 13
Views: 38011

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:26 am   Subject: After the flotilla
I ranted about the flotilla a few years back. Did it once and swore I would never do it again because of all the idiots.

People running on plane in the dark that probably aren't competent running ...
  Topic: Couldnt find a lost and found section so...Found (caught) shimano ti80 on rod
ebbtideandy

Replies: 30
Views: 79866

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:58 am   Subject: Couldnt find a lost and found section so...Found (caught) shimano ti80 on rod
Two thing about this speaks volumes to the character of the individuals that frequent this site.

1. That Seapro posted this in a genuine attempt to track down the rightful owner, and

2. That no ...
  Topic: Looking for Tim Barefoot
ebbtideandy

Replies: 2
Views: 7954

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:19 am   Subject: Looking for Tim Barefoot
PM sent.
  Topic: Bonefish
ebbtideandy

Replies: 16
Views: 39753

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:48 pm   Subject: Bonefish
Very cool! Love it when you catch something completely unexpected.
  Topic: Blue Crabs
ebbtideandy

Replies: 1
Views: 8080

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:23 am   Subject: Blue Crabs
Looking to steam up some crabs for a neighborhood party this weekend.

Just curious if anyone knows how all the fresh water from hurricane Matthew will affect the taste of the crabs from the cape fe ...
  Topic: Blue Crabs
ebbtideandy

Replies: 2
Views: 9720

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:11 am   Subject: Blue Crabs
Looking to steam up some crabs for a neighborhood party this weekend.

Just curious if anyone knows how all the fresh water from hurricane Matthew will affect the taste of the crabs from the cape fe ...
  Topic: Hurricane Matthew - Worst Case Scenario
ebbtideandy

Replies: 4
Views: 16579

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:49 pm   Subject: Hurricane Matthew - Worst Case Scenario
I hope I'm wrong about this, but I'm afraid that what we may see with Matthew may be worse than either Katrina or Sandy.

If the eye stays just off the coast as it looks like it might, it has the po ...
  Topic: Hurricane Matthew Prep
ebbtideandy

Replies: 29
Views: 64888

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:03 am   Subject: Hurricane Matthew Prep
a decent jog

Cross your fingers.

A Jog? No we don't have time for that!
 
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