New BOC

Discussion in 'LOCAL FLORIDA TALK' started by capt.kirk, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    ATTN:
    When are you florida BOC members going to make the change?Your going
    to like it.Its not hard to do and your going to have access to a lot of new
    things. :)
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Hopefully they show up soon, If I remember correctly, there were quite a few Florida members in the ranks.
     

  3. fishcat

    fishcat New Member

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    any one know good places tyo fish in central florida new to the area
     
  4. Capt. Catfish

    Capt. Catfish New Member

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    I made the change! Another Florida member here now.

    Hello FishCat,
    Welcome to central fL. I would suggest any of the lakes in Osceola county. My favorite is lake jackson in the prairie lakes managment area in south east Osceola county. There are a couple of small spill over dams that produce real well. But the central florida area has a thousand places to fish. if you like river fishing take a drive over to the St. Johns river, Off of state road 520 there are some places you can bank fish from and in the same area there is a boat ramp also. But if you use a boat keep an eye open for AirBoats, there are a lot in use in this area and they don't always see people in a regular boat when they come out of the tall grass, so it's better for you to know where they are. Which is easy because they are pretty loud. most wal-marts here carries maps of all the lake chains in the area, they are a good investment cause of the number of lakes we have and some aren't easy to find and those are the best ones for fishing.

    Good luck, hope this help you get started

    Chris
     
  5. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    the post to florida boc members had an error .the post was submitted by
    capt.kirk not by capt.catfish. sorry for any confusion. :)
     
  6. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    BOY is my face RED.We have another capt. with us.Welcome capt.catfish
    I will have my glasses on next time. :eek:
     
  7. Capt. Catfish

    Capt. Catfish New Member

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    Thank you. There's enough room for two capt's here I'm sure. :cool:
     
  8. fourwglenn

    fourwglenn New Member

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    Hey fishcat, Have you tryed fishin at the Kirkpatrick dam on Rodman pool? there are two fishin piers there and the channels are bitein good at night on cut bait and musscles. I've had good luck with cured chicken livers too. Check for the recipe for curein livers in the forum here.
     
  9. 98custom

    98custom New Member

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    im here too. Im from NW Florida in case any of you know some good holes over here.
     
  10. 98custom

    98custom New Member

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    im here too. Im from NW Florida in case any of you know some good holes over here.
     
  11. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    :D Welcome
    To all who have made the change to the new BOC.With that,I now have
    a question.How many of you be attending,The Florida Catfish Classic?
    I live in New Port Richey,born and raised in indiana,Now retired and now
    can fish every day.We are getting ready to head north on the 28th,got
    a new grandbaby to see #17.After spending a week visiting the kids we,
    are heading to barkley lake in kentucky for a week,then on the way back,
    we are going to stop in wewahitchka for 2 days to prefish the river,to get
    some idea on how to fish the tournament.In all my years of tournament
    fishing,I have never fished a river tournament.I understand that their are
    a lot of die hard river runners up there with a ton of experience.I did not
    mean to write a book here so I better finish this and eat my GRITS.
    p.s.if you intend to go start looking for a place to stay,I called about a
    month ago and got the last room at magnolia lodge.
    GOOD LUCK& GOOD HEALTH
    CAPT. KIRK
     
  12. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I was going to try to make it,but NO one will reply with info. about it. I've tried both e-mail addy's with no replies. I need info on the area never been there. Now I guess I won't be able to get a room. You would think they would be willing to help with info.but I guess not,that's a poor way to run things.
     
  13. Stump Bumper

    Stump Bumper Guest

    Hey guys, I just made the move from the old B.O.C. site to this new site. My name is Ray Manus and I'm from the Tampa Bay area. I've been fishing the different tournaments up in the panhandle for the past three years and I can show you some short-cuts to Wewahitchka that can help you concentrate on important stuff like catching bait and Flatheads instead of going around in circles trying to find who to talk to and where to stay. Step #1: Call Wewahitchka City Hall and ask for Don Minchew. He is the #1 go-to person for info on all the Apalachicola River Flathead tournaments. He is responsable for the Florida Catfish Classic and knows more about Flathead fishing on the Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers that anybody I know. He is more than willing to help answer all of your questions and will bend over backwards to make you feel welcome.
    Step #2: Plan on going up a couple of days before tournament time to bait fish and scout out some holes. I realize that's not always possible so if you plan on arriving on tournament day then try to bring your live bream with you. It sure is nice to be able to have 2 or 3 dozen lively river bream to start the tournament with.
    Without writing a book, I'll close. P.M. me with your phone number and I'll try to go more into detail and answer any specific questions I can about where to stay, places to catch bait ect....ect....Ray
     
  14. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    STUMP BUMPER
    You are 100% correct with your information,Don is the go to man for info
    the last e.mail reply i had from them said they are getting the entry packets
    ready to send,that was about a month ago have not received anything yet.
    i will be leaveing here on the 28th headed to indiana for a short visit then to
    barkley lake i intend to stop in wewa on the way home,will try to find out
    WHATS UP with the delay.
    CAPT.KIRK
    NEW PORT RICHEY :confused:
     
  15. Pferox69

    Pferox69 New Member

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    Hey everybody, especially that Pegleg guy. :)
    Finally made the big move, nice place here.

    If we get the rain they are talkin about with this Katrina, Kississimmee river down by the gates on Highway 60 will be a good spot for sure.
     
  16. 98custom

    98custom New Member

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    You guys seem to know alot about the Apalchicola River. How much weight would it take to hold some bait down in that river because it has so much current.
     
  17. onionhead1112

    onionhead1112 New Member

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    any good places near ocala to do some bank fishing? other than rodman dam and ocklawaha river(which is usually flooded)?need room for 2 to 3 people each with up to 3 rods but would go down to 1each if needed. been here nearly 5 years don't even go out much for lack of places to go that have any fish.lake roussou is practickly dead where you can bank fish it that is.anyone have any new places to recomend? thanks. dennis.
     
  18. Stump Bumper

    Stump Bumper Guest

    Hey 98Custom, I normally use 8 ounce egg sinkers on a sliding sinker rig. That will work in most situations for live bream (4 to 8 inches). If the river is up near flood stage and the current is really kicking you might want to go to 10 ounce sinkers. Do you plan on fishing the up-coming Catfish Classic?....Ray
     
  19. Schoe

    Schoe New Member

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    You bet the people at Wewa are hard to get in touch with. I tried the E-mail addresses and phone#s on their web site with no luck and finally thru the Police dept did I get someone to put me thru to Don Minchew who like they said helped me out greatly. If anyone don't have reservations I would get on it as there aren't a lot of places to stay. Today I was lucky to get a cabin at the Dead lakes resort right on the river. Schoe
     
  20. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Thanks guy's I'll try to catch Don for some info.