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November 10, 2011 at 7:27pm

Have found alot of Luck fishing with the Fair Water Deep Water Jigs but seem to have trouble finding them. After speaking with my local bait shop, I was informed that either the vendor or the bait company went out of business. Does anyone know if either is true and if the latter can you suggest something comparable?

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays.

December 28, 2009 at 8:17pm


Seen alot of responses to the AJ Quotas and request for more information, from which the season closure was based upon. Well here is some info and a link to the NOAA Fisheries Service's article from 2008..Seems as though it will be getting worse before it gets better. Wish this were not the case but here's the brief overview of info presented and a link:

Proposed Amendment 30A Management Measures:

The most recent greater amberjack stock assessment indicates the stock continues to be overfished and
is undergoing overfishing, compromising the objectives of the current Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council’s (Council) rebuilding plan.

TAC-Total Allowable Catch

2007 Management
Measures - 5.2 million pounds (mp)

Preferred Management Measures in
Amendment 30A - 1.9 mp for 2008 through 2010

What is the preferred rebuilding plan?
The preferred plan is a three-year stepped plan as outlined in Secretarial Amendment 2. Over the first two
years of the current plan, harvest has exceeded TAC by about 38 percent. The 2006 stock assessment
indicated that a 50 percent reduction in fishing mortality is needed starting in 2008 to continue the
rebuilding plan. Under the preferred plan, directed TAC would be set as defined by the fishing mortality
projections from the 2006 assessment for each three-year interval. Thus TAC would be 1.9 million
pounds (mp) for 2008 through 2010. After 2010, TAC will be set based on an updated assessment. The
Council selected this plan because it has a greater than 50 percent probability of allowing the stock to
recover by 2012 and is the most conservative of the alternatives.

What are the preferred accountability measures?
The AA would have the authority to shorten the season within the fishing year and in the following year if
ACLs are exceeded or are projected to be exceeded. For the commercial fishery, the AA can reduce the
commercial quota in the following year by the amount the quota was exceeded in the previous year.


October 26, 2009 at 9:03pm
A comment titled: Mako in response to a report titled: Fishing for Tiger Sharks

That's a Mako caught 2 years ago by Brycen B and Capt. One-Eye Ed. I dont recall the weight but I believe it was around 800+ LBs, and would have went over 1,000 Lbs if the Shark's guts wouldn't have detached while being towed in.

January 09, 2012 at 2:43pm
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