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Old 08-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
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We wanted to create a central location to make it easier for Spearboard users to share visibility reports. This thread is targeted for reports from the area between Homosassa and Sarasota in the Tampa Bay region of Florida's Gulf Coast. We appreciate everyone's contribution!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Friday 8-06-11 dive report ...50 ft of water to the NW of Anclote Was about 10 ft at best...came in to the east to a ledge in 45 ft and it was the same...went south due west of Anclote and found decent vis in 35 -40 ft...lots of hogs (4 limits) a legal scamp and a red grouper
The green snot is starting to get thick..the vis was about 20 -25 ft...look due west of 3 rooker/ anclote in 30 -40 for the best vis right now...may be better south off Clearwater??
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

I am hoping to make it out for some Free diving Saturday. Will report Viz on monday. I sure hope its good near shore. I am taking my Go_devil boat and motor out.........
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #4
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Saturday 8/6: 10 mi NW of Anclote in 35' of water: vis 10-15 ft.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Saturday 8/6: 3 mi W of Anclote in 30' of water: vis 20-25 ft.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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Made sticky as the suggestion of Tyson.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #7
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

sweet glad something like this was started. Good thinking Tyson!
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:26 PM   #8
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

I called Tanks a Lot Dive charters in Clearwater today and they told me that in 60ft of water the vis is 10ft
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #9
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

8-13 Nw of clw pass. 70' or so great vis 20-30' water was warm
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #10
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

8-13 sw of fort desoto ,80' vis 25 to 30 thermocline at about 65' seas less than 1 ft.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

8-13, The Peaks, 22 miles sw of Ft DeSoto. 65ft depth, 40ft vis.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:09 AM   #12
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

8-13 west out of Tarpon 30' vis 3'5'(was top to bottom 2 weeks ago) 55' vis 20'-25'
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #13
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

Port Richey: 60' of water = 25'-45' vis (on the bottom) and 45' of water = 0'-5' of vis.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:24 AM   #14
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5 miles west of Tarpon in 20' of water 1-2 foot viz saturday! Extremely poor where I went. Left and went swimming in the pool at the gym. Pool viz was great wall to wall.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #15
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

3 miles west of venice vis was 5'. ended up fishing rod n reel. Caught tons of short red groupers, grunts, and a keeper scamp
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