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 10/03/2018 08:29 AM
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Cole

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...from power plants.

Yes, it's bad to breathe, but I wonder what effect it will have on Mercury levels in fish?

Will fish populations be safe for eternity because we turned them toxic?
 10/03/2018 09:45 AM
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tom

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Not much about fishing but some info from E&E (Energy and Environment) News: https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060095511

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 10/03/2018 04:19 PM
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Plan B

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Jesus?!?! for real?!? Hell, you can barely consume "smoker" kings as it is..... and tuna, and other long living pelagic species.
 10/04/2018 01:52 PM
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waterlizard25

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What in the actual F!#* I just dont get it. Its like ALL of man kind thats in a position of power wants to see our waters dead

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 10/05/2018 06:23 AM
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scombrid

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Can't eat big cobia. Swords are out. Best tasting fish in the world off the menu because they make you mad as a hatter if you eat more than a tiny amount.

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 10/07/2018 03:12 PM
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Cole

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I didn't find out about Cobia till I had a 40 lber bagged up in the fridge. Turns out they are one of the worst. The opossums ate well that night.

One of the most successful captains in Brevard can no longer touch fish from our waters due to his glowing complexion.
 10/07/2018 06:05 PM
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scombrid

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113839/

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 10/08/2018 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by: Cole I didn't find out about Cobia till I had a 40 lber bagged up in the fridge. Turns out they are one of the worst. The opossums ate well that night.
"Beautiful Clean Coal"....
 10/08/2018 02:48 PM
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Plan B

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Originally posted by: scombrid Can't eat big cobia. Swords are out. Best tasting fish in the world off the menu because they make you mad as a hatter if you eat more than a tiny amount.
Maybe "FishKiller" has actually killed and consumed a fish or two afterall.
 10/15/2018 10:17 AM
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woundupintx

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Why are you not supposed to eat cobia? Is there certain sizes that are ok or certain areas locally that are better than others to eat?
 10/16/2018 07:01 AM
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Plan B

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I really wasnt aware of Cobia being merc filled as well, but it makes sense. They live a long time, live close to the coast (hence eating more polluted baitfish) and the biomagnification goes up from there (I'm sure like Kings, the smaller, the safer)....... just so sad because they're prob one of my favorite fish to catch and EAT!
 10/16/2018 10:14 PM
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woundupintx

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Man I just got a boat a week ago and the more I read and read research fishing around here makes me really rethink my decision. Damn
 10/17/2018 05:41 AM
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Plan B

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Congrats. What did you get?
 10/17/2018 06:06 AM
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Wedgefield

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As my pop (god rest his soul) used to say... enjoy what is left cause it ain't gonna get better. He also said what ruined Florida was a/c and bug spray --> too many ppl. I would add Disney World to that list.

Edited: 10/17/2018 at 06:14 AM by Wedgefield
 10/17/2018 07:03 AM
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woundupintx

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I got a 18' panga marine with a 90 etec. Sweet boat...kinda bummed on what's going on with the water around here though
 10/17/2018 07:35 AM
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Plan B

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NICE! Those are killer little boats. I once refit/restored an OLD 19' Starline for a friend (just like fixing a big surfboard ) You get it new? If I win lotto, I'd love to get the 22
 10/17/2018 10:52 AM
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woundupintx

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I wish it was new but no way I could afford that. I got a really good deal on it, it's a 2008. The motor had 300 hrs, jack plate and power pole. Just got my ipilot delivered today! Unfortunately I gotta go back to work tmrw, I work in the Gulf of Mexico and won't have time to install it til I get home in a few weeks...hopefully the red tides gone by then. I usually just fish alone or with my girlfriend when she can go, so if anyone ever wants to go fishing hit me up and come along. I need someone to help a brother out lol. Been out 5 times, between mathers bridge to south of 192. And 3 times around the inlet, flats and islands around there and all I've caught are two small trout and a ton of junk fish! I didn't think it was gonna be this difficult lol. I'm sure I'll get it figured out in time
 10/17/2018 05:24 PM
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stokedpanda

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I knew a charter Capt in the keys who got mercury poisoning from eating too many big fish like swords Kong's etc....

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 10/19/2018 07:06 AM
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Originally posted by: woundupintx I wish it was new but no way I could afford that. I got a really good deal on it, it's a 2008. The motor had 300 hrs, jack plate and power pole. Just got my ipilot delivered today! ....... if anyone ever wants to go fishing hit me up and come along. I need someone to help a brother out lol. Been out 5 times, between mathers bridge to south of 192. And 3 times around the inlet, flats and islands around there and all I've caught are two small trout and a ton of junk fish! I didn't think it was gonna be this difficult lol. I'm sure I'll get it figured out in time
Sounds like a nice little rig. Those ipilots are game changers when fishing alone. I'd take you up on the invite, but I'm up in St. Augustine, and not to familiar with your area (I'm sure some peeps here can help you out) Luckily our inshore waters up here usually get a pretty good douching by our 2 inlets, but inshore I usually just fish artificials. (may catch less fish, but I have more fun... and less junk fish) but that rig can get you off the beach for Tarpon, Kings and other pelagics seasonally when conditions allow (especially down there.... you guys have deeper water close it) Good luck
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