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cjamison42
LizardFish
LizardFish
Joined: 02 Dec 2017, 01:55

02 Dec 2017, 02:28 #1

Hi all, I joined the group on advice of a fishing partner. I am new to inshore fishing as of this year, but am progressing well. I moved to the Tampa area a few years ago from Nashville and this year I decided it was time for a habit, I mean hobby. I took up kayak fishing and did what I knew, i.e. freshwater fishing for bass. I won’t say I bored of it, but that may be correct. I wanted a challenge and inshore required the same drive so I took a friends advice and offer to tag along. My friend created a monster and needless to say I make time to get on the water alone or with others. I saw a chance to invest myself into the challenge and I am hooked, no pun intended. I am working on sight fishing and will learn the long rod (saltwater fly) in 2018. I also want to work my way into tourneys in 2018. I feel that I miss competition want to challenge myself.


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Tide1on
Associate Tournament Director / Graphics / Forum Moderator
Associate Tournament Director / Graphics / Forum Moderator
Joined: 03 Feb 2010, 06:09

02 Dec 2017, 06:02 #2

Welcome to HardCore! We have a great group here and I believe you're really going to enjoy it.
What areas do you usually fish?
"BLACK LINES MATTER"

NATIVE Redfish14
Steve
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krash
Redfish
Redfish
Joined: 06 Aug 2009, 20:09

02 Dec 2017, 14:09 #3

Welcome to the Dark Side of the depths......

I always have to laugh at fresh water converts when the hook their first Jack and after the fight and they see the fish for the first time and say where is the other half of the fish... there is an amazing difference in the fight from most salt water species compared to freshwater Bass.
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cjamison42
LizardFish
LizardFish
Joined: 02 Dec 2017, 01:55

03 Dec 2017, 15:01 #4

Tide1on wrote:Welcome to HardCore! We have a great group here and I believe you're really going to enjoy it.
What areas do you usually fish?
Inshore lately has been south shore areas, mostly exploring Cockroach area since November. I have fished the north skyway area around Tarpon Key. I fished several places around the south side of the Gandy Bridge like Picnic and the Gandy beach flats, but in the wrong season when I first started earlier this year. Freshwater has been lakes at Tenoroc and the Tampa Bypass Canal.


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cjamison42
LizardFish
LizardFish
Joined: 02 Dec 2017, 01:55

03 Dec 2017, 15:08 #5

krash wrote:Welcome to the Dark Side of the depths......

I always have to laugh at fresh water converts when the hook their first Jack and after the fight and they see the fish for the first time and say where is the other half of the fish... there is an amazing difference in the fight from most salt water species compared to freshwater Bass.
It all boils down to gear. Freshwater converts easily to inshore as you don’t need to completely replace your tackle just learn leader knots and how to deal with line that wasn’t spun by a fairy. The same concepts apply, but you are correct a slot snook or overslot red will certainly raise an eyebrow. My first red - that I broke off acting like I could horse it in similar to a bass - got the best of me and my gear. That feeling stuck until I actually started catching fish. I still do both, but mainly because freshwater opportunities are less of a drive and can be had at the end of a crappy day. Thanks for the reply.


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LimeCider
Club Founder
Club Founder
Joined: 11 Jul 2009, 19:38

05 Dec 2017, 21:13 #6

Welcome aboard!✌
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cjamison42
LizardFish
LizardFish
Joined: 02 Dec 2017, 01:55

07 Dec 2017, 16:33 #7

LimeCider wrote: Welcome aboard!✌
Thanks! I am interested in competing in the 2018 season. 
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TexasDan
Executive Tournament Director / Sponsor Acquisitions / Forum Moderator
Executive Tournament Director / Sponsor Acquisitions  / Forum Moderator
Joined: 22 Sep 2009, 18:33

Yesterday, 20:34 #8

Welcome to HardCore!!

Sounds like you are already hitting some good spots we all fish.

The HardCore Kayak Tournament Series is lots of fun win or lose. Great way to me the group and join in on some fishing. Hope to see ya out there.

Dan
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