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Old 10-13-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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After finally finishing the Fly Bridge remodel, Took some time to take the old girls out and achored up behind the reef. Found a few Conch and speared a few fish. A coulple beautiful evenings and nice warm days. BB
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Conch fritters and fish tacos. Sounds pretty good to me.

Whatever*became of that pile of ballast you found (hope it wasn't a secret)?* KJ*


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Old 10-17-2011, 04:41 AM   #3
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Tough life, but somebody's got to do it! :-)
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:33 AM   #4
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KJ, I am still working that ballast pile,these conch came from that spot. I have found iron spikes,pottery and one Spanish coin so far.BB
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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RE: Conch Collecting

Conch. Are those plentiful and is there a limit. Looks like you have a boat load.

Never tried one but I've never been south of the 49th parallel.

I take that back I did go to Hawaii once when I was young and foolish.

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:52 PM   #6
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Conch Ceviche is great too.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:13 AM   #7
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They are pretty abundant since the put a season and size limit. love it fried too.BB
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #8
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How long does it take for them to get as big as the ones pictured?

We have a fish commonley called *red snappers or yellow eye.**A big one is as old a 80 or 90 years

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Old 10-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #9
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The big one are about three years old .They put a minumum size on them and a season so they would not be takken while laying eggs. Its working to some degree. However this is a poor country and if you need to feed your family ,you will take them. The fishermen are seeing the come back of the lobster and conch and it is helping. They have a minimum size now on Grouper,but I see 1 lb fish in the boats everyday. BB
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Let me know if you need an another diver.** KJ
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