posted at 2/16/2014 9:14 AM EST
In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
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In response to bostatewarrior's comment:
I wouldn't blame anybody who wanted to leave Florida. I'm tired of catching Snook, Redfish, Trout and Cobia. Never mind all those Kingfish.
If I were you I would never back my boat down the ramp again. Did I mention Kingfish?
Sure there are plenty of Spring Traning parks all over the place but they are too crowded. More people are leaving.
I'm tired of Sailfish, Wahoo and big slammer Dorado as well. Did I mention Kingfish?
There are too many golf courses and you can't always get a tee time. People are just over it.
Island hopping from Sanibel to Boca Grande and pulling a boat up to a couple of miles of empty beach on North Captiva is not for everyone.
Speaking of Boca Grande; that pass is just too full of 150 pound Tarpon. I wouldn't fish there if I were you. Just stay out of Charolotte Harbor altogether. Did I mention the Kingfish?
Florida could use decent college football program too. Not much in the way of sports in Florida.
Tired of Grouper, Snapper, Tuna and Amberjack. And the scuba diving is overrated too. The underwater national park is too crowded. Nobody goes there any more.
Sailing? Sure, but with no offseason when do I put a new coat of bottom paint on the boat?
Sure all those tourist places give every thing away when the tourist leave but how often can you go out?
If you are a visitor, stay around the theme parks in the middle of the state. They ah...get a nice sea breeze.
What ever you do, don't go kingfishing.
Great post! The fresh fish in FL is amazing. Anyone who's ever grilled up a 10 oz genuine florida red snapper with olive oil, lemon, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper knows what you mean!
"They ah...get a nice sea breeze" !!! That's hilarious man! How much does Disney in July suck?!?!? Waiting in lines of 100 plus people in 95 degree stifling air.
Anyone who grew up in NE and pretends the fish in and around the Gulf comes close to the fish in the Northeast, may have forgotten what good fish tastes like.
The lobster and shrimp are small and lack that sweetness. Even the swordfish is weak. Bland.
That's why most southern style fish is fried. The water is too warm. You get much better and older fish in the colder, deeper waters.
I get my lobsters, scallops, and mussels from up north shipped down to south FL so yes crustaceans are better up north, particularly PEI missels, 1 and a quarter ound maine lobsters(cannot beat them digger) and Bristol dry sea scallops U 10's, and
if you are looking for a nice northern pike, or walleye sure fish away.
But there is no comparison to the fish I get down in Florida. Snook melts in your mouth, pan seared yellow tail snapper, or wood grilled red tail snapper. Black Grouper off the keys or anywhere in south florida. Yes you can find these fishys up in N.E but the availability, and season to fish is condensed where as Florida is a breeding ground for amazing fish.
This is why you see a lot of baked scrod, haddock, cod, up north, lot of frozen fish is served where in many of the thousands of restaurants in south florida you will find a broad range of fresh fish with innovative receipes that people who never lived down there will never know about.
kind of a silly argument, as anytime you are eating shrimp, scallops, mussels, steamers, fish, or whatever you are usually enjoying yourself, but I cant watch another rusty statement made out of ignorance go unchecked. Next you'll tell me Tom Brady is a stat driven ego maniac who only cares about fantasy football or something equally as dumb.