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Old 07-03-2022, 08:02 AM   #3586
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Re: Current Vis - Tampa Bay Region (Homosassa to Sarasota)

A friend of mine dove 55 to 65’ depths SW of Cedar Key on Saturday. They crushed em’ with a limit of Gags, ARS, and Hogfish. Also have a few Scamp and a dozen nice Go’s. Vis was 30’ plus. Dodged storms all day but managed to avoid the downpours. Nice to see all those nice ARS in that shallow water.
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Old 07-03-2022, 07:46 PM   #3587
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Viz was 50' in 85 and 95 fsw out of Clearwater on Sat. Some gumbo, but not much. 84 degrees
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Old 07-13-2022, 09:51 AM   #3588
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Any observations about viz and diving conditions since DBrown's last post on 7/3?
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Old 07-13-2022, 02:38 PM   #3589
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7/9 Off Anclote Vis in 25-30 ft varied between 15-20ft
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Old 07-13-2022, 08:36 PM   #3590
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That sounds pretty good given all the rain we have had. How was the fish and gumbo situation?
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Old 07-13-2022, 11:12 PM   #3591
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Out of St Pete in 90' viz was 12 foot on 7/9/22. One dive opened up to 20, but overall shitty. Some gumbo. Not bad. Temp 86 degrees. Got some nice fish. Gags were tough due to viz and they move fast in these warm temps.
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Old 07-15-2022, 09:09 AM   #3592
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Out of Honeymoon island in 50ft viz started at 10-15ft and 2nd drop down to maybe 8ft on July 9th. Going to try again tomorrow, maybe a little further north to get better viz
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Old 07-15-2022, 12:57 PM   #3593
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Out of Honeymoon island in 50ft viz started at 10-15ft and 2nd drop down to maybe 8ft on July 9th. Going to try again tomorrow, maybe a little further north to get better viz
Am sure all the rain run off isn't helping either.
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Old 07-17-2022, 02:50 PM   #3594
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Out of Clearwater 7/16/22
Viz in 95' was 45 feet. 86 degrees
Viz in 83' was about 25 foot. More particulate. Some gumbo in both. Not much. Still 86 degrees.
Saw my first Tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico. We were all back in the boat and it came cruising by. A diver had come up from the dive stating a gag had shook shaft and he couldn't recover the fish. Shark was about 8'-9'.
Another friend of mine said he saw one S on Friday out of St Pete.
Only other one I have seen was in Keys fishing at a hump after I reeled up what was left of an AJ. It was a big one. We said to ourselves,"Wow, that had to be a big shark to eat that AJ." It magically appeared behind the transom. It was broader than our beam. Sooo, we got to see the big shark that ate it.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:49 PM   #3595
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Dove Masthead Ledge off of Clearwater on Sat. Viz was 10-15 ft in 58 fsw. Water was an unusual greenish-grey color. No gumbo though. Decided to scrap the 2nd dive and headed back to port.
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