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bswiv
August 15, 2009, 11:05 AM
Gator season that is..................

What does it say to be well over 50 and still as excited as a kid at Christmas?

I guess once you stop getting that feeling it's time to quit............

hogdogs
August 15, 2009, 11:07 AM
You got your individuals picked out or at least some good spots located?
Any potentials that could beat last season's buggers?
Brent

bswiv
August 15, 2009, 11:40 AM
We've scouted a bit and have a couple located ( Have their travel patterns sort of figured out so we can intercept them.) that look to be pushing 13 or more. Saw quite a few more in the 10-11 range but did not take time to patern them so they'll be as opportunity presents.

Don't hold much hope out for ever getting another like the two biggest ones last season. I looked at the FWC list of largest gators on record and those two were in the top 6 they have listed sense 1977.

I'd say we were VERY fortuinate. We've 10 tags of our own to fill and then 4 more that we'll be helping other guys fill. If we manage to run a 9ft or better average that is fairly good. Last year we were way over 10 on for the 13 we caught. Only 2 less than 10.

I'd like to think we were that good but fact is we were blessed.

Either way we're going to have fun...................

bswiv
August 15, 2009, 11:42 AM
And if this stuff keeps building.....

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=pan&prevzoom=zoom&num=6&frame=0&delay=15&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&ID=JAX&type=N0R&showstorms=0&lat=29.83301926&lon=-81.27359009&label=Saint Augustine, FL&map.x=400&map.y=240&scale=1.000&centerx=400&centery=240&showlabels=1&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&lerror=20&num_stns_min=2&num_stns_max=9999&avg_off=9999&smooth=0

it could be a tough evening. But then it may work to our favor as it will send some of the other guys to the hill and we'll have more area to ourselves once it clears. Hope so anyway.............

hogdogs
August 15, 2009, 01:13 PM
bswiv...
Not much different from my current....
http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=pan&prevzoom=zoom&num=6&frame=0&delay=15&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&ID=EVX&type=N0R&showstorms=0&lat=30.72176743&lon=-86.11888123&label=Defuniak%20Springs,%20FL&map.x=400&map.y=240&scale=1.000&centerx=400&centery=240&showlabels=1&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&lerror=20&num_stns_min=2&num_stns_max=9999&avg_off=9999&smooth=0
Brent

bswiv
August 15, 2009, 01:22 PM
And click on the tropical weather link. If what is off Key West joins the 3 in the Atlantic it could get very wet here in FL by the end of next week.

We're already expecting a wet opening to deer season but any of these would just make it worse.

dan20703
August 16, 2009, 08:33 AM
The gator season here in Texas starts September 10th. Went out yesterday to do a little more scouting. Saw a bunch in the 8-10 ft catagory but no giants.

...yeah, that excited feeling happens every fall. I love it!!!

AirForceShooter
August 16, 2009, 08:37 AM
I thought he was talking FOOTBALL!!!!!!!

AFS