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  1. New from South Florida

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, long time lurker, finally decided to participate. Currently running a 14'6" Johnsen Skiff. Nice little boat for the inshore fishing that I have been doing with it. Coming aboard as I am still tweaking some things about it and wanted the opinions of some of the experts on the forum.
  2. Setup for All Around Salt

    Fly Fishing
    So I’ve been doing some research about fly rods and reels and line all in 9wt because that’s what would best suit me for fishing reds/snook/trout and the occasional Keys fish. I’m planning on a 9’ 9wt Orvis Helios 2 and Nautilus XL Max. As for line, I don’t know too much and was hoping to get...
  3. About to build saltwater boatworks FRS-15

    Introduce Yourself
    I have been a member of fishing forums and have been lurking here for a bit while i get more knowledge and info before i start the build. I am from the Tampa Bay area. where would you guys recommend getting marine plywood in the Tampa Bay area? i will probably get most of my fiberglass and...
  4. Towee Flats Fishing Florida Keys

    General Fishing
    Hey everyone I'm new to the forum but I am currently the owner of a 16ft towee fully rigged for flats fishing. Last year this boat was used extensively near the Fort Myers Beach area and worked flawlessly. This year, however, I'm planning a trip to the Keys for tarpon and do not know much about...
  5. Calling all Gheenoe owners and anyone with an opinion

    General Discussion
    I've been lucky enough have a 2013 13' Gheenoe as my primary shallow-water boat for the past 6 years but it's time to upgrade. It's been a reliable guide around Punta Gorda's miles of mangrove-lined canals but I want to venture out further and on longer excursions. It only makes sense that I...
  6. ISO 15-19Ft Console (10K)

    Microskiffs For Sale
    Looking to purchase my first skiff. Budget is <10K and would like to have some type of console (Side/Center). Would prefer to not travel out of state (Florida). Thanks for reading. Bill
  7. Keys DIY Tarpon Trip

    Fly Fishing
    I am headed down to the keys for the first week in May for a DIY tarpon trip. Does anybody have any tips they wouldn't mind sharing. Fly patterns or strategies or really anything. Only my second time down there and didn't have much success the first time. I'm staying at Cudjoe key and will be...
  8. East Cape Built Custom IPB 16

    Sold/Expired Classifieds
    SOLD East Cape skiffs custom built IPB 16 This boat has always been garage kept, non-ethanol gas only and the best oil used in the amazing Tohatsu 50 tiller. Always “dry launched” off the aluminum trailer. 2010 16’, 2013 Tohatsu 50 short shaft tiller 2 stroke - low hours like new , Electric...
  9. SOLD

    Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sold
  10. Heartwarming story

    General Discussion
    https://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/2018/11/30/don-dingman-teaches-the-world-to-fish-one-child-at-a-time/
  11. Help Terrible Fisherman Catch in Santa Rosa Sound

    Fishing Reports
    Hey guys, my buddy and I are driving from Louisiana to Florida to fish Santa Rosa Sound and the surrounding area in my gheenoe lt25. Not sure what to target or where to go or what to use in that area and to be honest even down here in the Louisiana marshes I am generally a terrible fisherman...
  12. Gheenoe LT25 with Honda 25 HP Four Stroke Tiller

    Microskiffs For Sale
    For sale is a 2012 Gheenoe LT25 with Honda DF25 Four Stroke Tiller. Boat and motor has around 30 hours, always garage kept. Motor is practically new. Has electric start, electric tilt and trim. 20" shaft that holds the motor out folder from the water. I'm the second owner. Until now the boat did...
  13. 2016 nmz gheenoe

    Sold/Expired Classifieds
    2016 nmz gheenoe,trailer and 9.9 mercury 4 stroke. Front and rear raised deck with hatches. Lights,bilge pump,push pole holders with push pole, battery, trolling motor mount, electric switch panel, key lime color. Motor has not even had a 3 gallon tank of gas run through it. Just don't have the...
  14. Florida Bass Skiff

    General Discussion
    Hey All, Looking for some advice on getting a new skiff for under 17k on a 40acre lake in Lutz Fl. I will mostly be using this boat on my home lake and to transfer between smaller lakes/rivers in central Fl. I usually fish alone but would need room for 2 people to fish and on rare occasions 3...
  15. Compound BigFoot Snook Challenge

    Tournaments
    My local fly shop, Compound Boardshop, is hosting a free snook tournament at the end of the month with some killer prizes. Should be a rad time! A FREE biggest snook, on fly, on foot tournament. To register you must attend Captains Meeting on Friday June 22 @ Compound (3604 S Osprey Ave...
  16. Fly Fishing/microskiff Forever Home...ideas?

    General Discussion
    Esteemed Gentlemen of the Microskiff Clan, Looking to poll the audience on this one for ideas my wife and I haven't thought of. I will be in the unique position in a year of being able to "live wherever I want" and commute for my job. Requirements/Preferences: - Near fishy water - Microskiff...
  17. Hello from JTgatoring in Sarasota FL!

    Introduce Yourself
    Just now joining from Sarasota Florida! I currently have a jon boat but I'm interested in getting a microskiff for my saltwater adventures. I have a YouTube channel and a website where I do product reviews and share my outdoor experiences! Right now I've been putting some serious hours on a Thai...
  18. What rod weights should you own?

    Fly Fishing
    Figured I would ask you guys what weights you have in your quiver. I currently have a 6, 8, 9, 10, & 12 for my saltwater use with the 8 & 9 getting used 90% of the time. These are all top quality setups that I really like. However I have been wondering lately if should downsize by 1 rod. Maybe...
  19. Bringing my own boat Cudjoe Key DIY

    General Fishing
    Hey guys I am dragging my Lostmen down to the keys. This will be my first time so I'm thinking about getting a guide for a day and DIY the rest. Will be there May 4-11. Any do's or don'ts around that area? Primarily looking for bones and other fish willing to eat a fly! Thanks guys!
  20. SOLD/EXPIRED Orvis Helios 2 9wt one piece

    Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I have a nice one piece orvis Helios for sale or trade that is good shape.. I have too many rods this size and need to get a new tarpon stick. Asking 350 which is less than half of what I paid retail. Local pickup only as I would rather not ship such a log rod. Please contact me through email...
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