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by Manning
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: New Members
Topic: Born & Raised
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: Born & Raised

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you found Paddle-Fishing. The bad news is that you are about 5 years too late. Some number of years ago this was an amazing community with a wealth of knowledge. However, over the past few years the activity on this site dwindled to almost nothing...
by Manning
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: The Tarpon Are Here
Replies: 1
Views: 1822

The Tarpon Are Here

Caught this tarpon from my kayak yesterday. Life is good.
https://youtu.be/U5XVV79niIU
by Manning
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Water Is Warming up Again
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Water Is Warming up Again

I went fishing here in Sarasota a couple times last week and found good action. On Wednesday I completed a slam with a 28" red fish, 22 inch snook and 22 inch trout. I also caught a couple more snook and lost a couple more. Really nice to see the snook out again. My second day was not as good only m...
by Manning
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: 28" Redfish Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2305

Re: 28" Redfish Video

Nice. It has been a while since I have seen a redfish down here.
by Manning
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: What the Hell Is Going On Here or Actually Not Going On
Replies: 42
Views: 10974

Re: What the Hell Is Going On Here or Actually Not Going On

Interesting that this thread is still going. I have to say that the lack of activity here has lead to me not checking in here all that often. I do really miss the "community" that PF was when I first joined. I also really miss the the PF tournament series. Again I miss it for it's communit...
by Manning
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Buttonwood windy day
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Buttonwood windy day

I will almost take that as good news. I have not been back up there in a couple of months since the red tide got in there. If you caught some trout that is a positive sign that the fish are starting to come back.
by Manning
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Red Tide at Buttonwood
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

Re: Red Tide at Buttonwood

DoubleM wrote:I fished North East side of the bay almost up to long bar on Saturday and noticed no effects of red tide but then again it was an east wind.


That is good news, but how was the fishing? I keep hearing that the fishing is way off in most of Sarasota bay.
by Manning
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Red Tide at Buttonwood
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

Red Tide at Buttonwood

Last week I made two trips up to Buttonwood Bay. The first day I noted a few dead fish floating, but not lots. That day I did pretty well on snook and trout. I went back later in the week and there were lots and lots of dead fish. The air was just full of all kinds of birds feeding on the dead and d...
by Manning
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Where are the kayakers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Where are the kayakers?

I used to be a very frequent contributor to this forum. However over the past few months it has become almost silent. As we have discussed previously it appears that other social media has pretty much put this to bed. I will give it another shot and start posting here if it looks like the activity i...
by Manning
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Palma Sola
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Palma Sola

Did you see any signs of red tide impact up there? I usually fish Buttonwood and on Friday you could definitely tell that red tide had gotten into the bay.
by Manning
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation

Interesting that you call it a craft. Not a word I would use, but we may be saying the same thing. I view an important element of my fishing, skiing..ect. as problem solving. What do I need to do to make this go better. Probably my best example of this was my catamaran sailing. On a light boat with ...
by Manning
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Kayak Fishing Is My Meditation

This Sunday there was a segment on 60 Minutes about mindfulness (meditation) and they talked about being in the moment. It caused me to think about how often I really am in the moment and not thinking about what has happened in the past or what is going to happen in the future. Then it dawned on me ...
by Manning
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Question...

Rik wrote:I am now one word smarter.


Yah, I had to look that one up too.
by Manning
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Sarasota, Long Boat Key Guides ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5617

Re: Sarasota, Long Boat Key Guides ?

shamus wrote:Head to Sharky's pier in Venice. Walk the beach South of the pier and fish the trough at your feet.


Yes. You may not catch any fish, but you can get a beer on you way back. :cheers:
by Manning
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Beat the Heat
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: Beat the Heat

You have definitely been killing that dock light thing. Nice job.
by Manning
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Rigging and Product Review
Topic: T-reign 7.5 pliers with retractable lanyard
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: T-reign 7.5 pliers with retractable lanyard

I have a similar pair of pliers made by Tsunami. They have a spiral spring cord on them. I carry them attached to the side strap on my kayak seat. They see lots of use and lots of saltwater. The get a good rinsing very seldom. I have been using them for over three years now without a problem. I real...