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by Gibby3474
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Beat the Heat
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Beat the Heat

I've lived in Florida for most of my life. Is it just me or is this the hottest summer ever? It's brutal to be on the water during mid-day. But if you get out before dawn, it's very comfortable -- especially if you're fishing dock lights. I've been getting tarpon, snook, spotted seatrout, lookdown a...
by Gibby3474
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Fly Fishing for Channel Catfish
Replies: 0
Views: 1671

Fly Fishing for Channel Catfish

The difference between freshwater channel cats and saltwater catfish is night and day. Most saltwater hacks detest catfish. They're beloved in fresh water. In fact, there are guides throughout the southeastern United States who specialize is leading client to cats. We're fortunate enough here to hav...
by Gibby3474
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Kayak & Canoe Reviews and Rigged Boats
Topic: NuCanoe's new Pursuit
Replies: 1
Views: 1379

NuCanoe's new Pursuit

I've always wanted to design a fishing kayak, but I just don't have that talent. I'll leave that to the folks with that expertise. However, I've paddled quite a few different brands of fishing kayaks over the years, and I've had a few ideas that I would like to incorporate into a fishing design. Mos...
by Gibby3474
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Bass and Snook on the Peace River - Video
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Bass and Snook on the Peace River - Video

Pretty damn good video!
by Gibby3474
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Everglades Fun and Exotics
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Everglades Fun and Exotics

Hit the Everglades for the last time until December. Action was good, but shortened by thunderstorms. Those storms, high water, heat and bugs make The 'Glades tough to fish until cooler, dryer weather. For the most part, we used 3- and 4-weight fly rods, Myakka Minnows and/or No. 10 poppers. We tota...
by Gibby3474
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Babcock Webb 12-20-13
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Babcock Webb 12-20-13

DaveR wrote:Always wondered about that place. Maybe fun with the 5wt.


Five weight a tad too heavy.
by Gibby3474
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Let the Winter Games Begin
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Let the Winter Games Begin

Did you get jiggly wif it?
by Gibby3474
Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Couple of productive flies
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

Couple of productive flies

Here are a couple of lies I've been using around Sarasota Bay. I've been catching lots of trout, snook, redfish, bluefish, mackerel and jack crevalle. The Greenback works well on a floating line in shallow water. I use the Clouser on a sink tip line in deeper water. I tie the material far back on th...
by Gibby3474
Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Sarasota reds on fly
Replies: 1
Views: 1856

Sarasota reds on fly

I've been doing pretty well on fly in Sarasota Bay, catching lots of trout, big blues, mackerel, jacks, etc. I've even been catching a few redfish on my Gibby's Greenback Fly. http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/image_zpsd4025675.jpg http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/im...
by Gibby3474
Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Everglades Exotics
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Re: Everglades Exotics

cag215 wrote:Do you have a tutorial on how to tie that fly?


Just Google "tying the Myakka Minnow" and you'll find out how.
by Gibby3474
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Everglades Exotics
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

Everglades Exotics

This is the time of year to head for the Everglades to fly fish for exotics. Actually, you can fish any way you desire, but I like to cast flies to these fish. I target the exotics: oscar and Mayan cichlid. Every once in a while, we'll get a peacock bass or two. Like many fish around this great stat...
by Gibby3474
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: Santa Fe River
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Santa Fe River

Suwannee bass is on my bucket list ... Along with shoal bass and shad.
by Gibby3474
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: General Paddle Fishing
Topic: Which braid to use?
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Which braid to use?

I have used most brands of braid and prefer PowerPro. FINS is a little too "thick" for me. I have spoken to the people at Ohero and they're somewhat anti-kayak, so I crossed them off my list.
by Gibby3474
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: US - Florida - West Coast
Topic: Best Lures for October
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: Best Lures for October

I agree with all fte above lure choices. I also heartily recommend the MirrOlure MirrOdine.
by Gibby3474
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Fly Fishing for Carp
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Fly Fishing for Carp

No boat required. Guides are available at the local fly shop, but I'm not sure you need one.
by Gibby3474
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying
Topic: Fly Fishing for Carp
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Fly Fishing for Carp

While this wasn't kayak fishing, it could have been. Anyway, I'm sure some people here will be interested. Just got back from Traverse City, Mich. Second time I've visited there to fly fish for giant carp on the shallow flats of Grand Traverse Bay. Both times have been memorable with loads of fish. ...