If you have any inquiries at all please do not hesitate to email us or ring our office and a member of our customer service team will help you as best they can. Several natural communities provide habitat for fish and wildlife found at Box -R. The area’s tidal marshes, creeks, floodplain swamps, hammocks and pine uplands are part of a complex ecological system that includes the Apalachicola and Jackson rivers and Apalachicola Bay to the south.
Box -R’s habitats attract diverse wildlife and help to ensure a supply of clean water for Apalachicola Bay, which produces over 90 percent of Florida's oysters and is a major nursery for blue crabs and marine fishes. Ditches built to drain wet areas and create drier conditions more suitable for timber production have altered the natural flow of water on the property.
The slash and long leaf pine flat woods communities are managed with selective thinning and regular growing season burns to promote an open and grassy understory, with scattered saw palmettos and gall berry. Regular burns reduce hardwood competition, enhance pine seed germination, recycle nutrients and provide a diverse ground cover community for a variety of wildlife species.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FCC) master Artificial Reef List (which are materials “intentionally” placed for marine habitats) Reef Lists from each County in Florida Over 1,000 documented Shipwrecks Coordinates from The Office of Coast Survey's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (Alois) Coordinates for marines zones, shipwrecks, buoys and Fans assets from NOAA, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Offshore Holes and Ledges from topographic resources USGS Coordinates for Bars and Islands GPS Waypoints of Ports, Buoys, and other areas of interest Dozens of internet websites and books were used, providing missing information and details on reef sites We stay in touch with FCC and local counties then pass on new site information to you via our online charts and our popular newsletter.
Join our Monthly Newsletter to receive updates on new & existing reef sites, breaking news, and information not always found on our website. We include these for those boaters that wish to snorkel or dive these sites and to eliminate the guess work.
Since the laws in Florida change frequently, always inquire locally before fishing an unfamiliar site. You must also keep in mind that wrecks can be dispersed around the charted area or gone due to hurricanes, strong currents, and bad weather.
With this in mind, reef GPS coordinates may not be 100% accurate, so we cannot guarantee their exact location. Please send us a Reef Report if you visit a site and confirm the numbers or have the correct coordinates, so we can update our charts.
Due to the Increased and Severity of Recent and Past Hurricane Activity it is Very Possible These Numbers May Be Off. Rules change frequently, always inquire locally before fishing, lobstering, or spearfishing.
Multiple resources were used to create our Florida GPS Coordinates Reef Charts. This data is provided as a tool to increase your fishing and/or diving enjoyment and is not intended to be used for navigational purposes.
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The most elegant fiberglass marine on-deck cockpit freezers available, the SW Class series will keep your food and drinks at the perfect temperature for a long voyage. Breathing in exhaust fumes as cold chills pulse down your spine as you hook the trailer to the hitch.
The nose begins what will be a full day trickle as your ears already burn from the frost trying to adhere to your lobes. The allure of big lumbering sluggish bass in icy cold water fills your brain as you scramble to the cab of the truck.
So while they are looking for those injured dying shad, they won't pass up a slow crawling craw right in their face either. Having addressed their “tendencies,” here are my 8 choices for targeting and catching sluggish cold water bass and some tips on how to make them more effective.
I spent a lot of time watching shad die in the winter when I fished on clear water fisheries like Table Rock and Beaver Lakes in the Ozark Mountains. I've incorporated mimicking this kick-and-float behavior into chasing winter bass with deep diving suspending jerk baits.
A Lucky Craft Stay see, a Pro Scrip, Meg bass Ito Vision 110+1 and a Jackal DD Squirrel all do a great job of twitching and jerking in water 8-12 feet deep. I will add lead golfers tape or a few extra split rings to make my deep suspending jerk baits slowly sink after a rip or pull, so they look like a shad struggling to stay afloat.
A blade bait is a dynamite lure for stair-stepping down steep 45 degree banks into the zones bass are holding. Where a spoon derives its action after the hop or pull as it flutters on the fall, a blade bait attracts on the actual rip and drop.
I think the subtle vibration, couple with the clinking and clacking over rocks, draws those deep bass in for a closer look and the slow crawl is easy for them to run down. It looks like nothing, but it casts like a rock, gets to the bottom and into the strike zone with blazing speed and can be worked in place easily on a vertical presentation with a simple snap and fall on slack line.
Tip: Slack is critical so learn to drop or cast the spoon and watch your line as it falls. Another deep small hunk of lead with some flash, a tail spinner has been a hot ticket in Texas lake in colder years.
The ability to hop it, wind it, pump it and work it various ways both near the bottom and up in the strike zone make this simple teardrop lure a dynamite presentation. I think a lighter weight really lets the blade work and you can keep the bait in their strike zone for a much longer period on each cast, which is critical in the winter.
Tip: Small diameter line helps keep the lure down and swimming steady through the water. Tip: I'm normally fishing this on fairly open rocky banks with occasional stumps or lay downs.
And I just smile when I hear guys tell me bass won't bite plastics in cold water. The bass are often tight to the bottom, so I will keep my leader lengths fairly short and I will let the drop shot sit for long periods.
I really like the new Strike King DVD Dream Shot and the new Berkley Twitch tail Minnow for cold bass. I wrote an article years ago about “The Best Cold Water Crank bait Ever” and most guys worth their salt in bass fishing know I was referring to the Shad Rap.
It is illegal to possess scallops on any waters outside the open harvest areas. It is also illegal to bring scallops to shore outside open harvest areas.
Divers must make reasonable efforts to stay within 300 feet of a divers-down flag on open waters (all waterways other than rivers, inlets or navigation channels) and within 100 feet of a flag within rivers, inlets, or navigation channels. Vessel operators must make a reasonable effort to maintain a distance of at least 300 feet from divers-down flags on open waters and at least 100 feet from flags on rivers, inlets or navigation channels.
Vessels approaching divers-down flags closer than 300 feet in open water and 100 feet in rivers, inlets and navigation channels must slow to idle speed. A mesh bag is recommended to keep your scallops in while gathering.
They anchor the boat, put up their dive flag and snorkel over the beds, collecting scallops by hand or small dip net. When you return to your boat, your catch should be immediately placed in a live well or if you do not have a live well, on ice in a cooler keeping the scallops separated from the melting ice water runoff.
The ice makes them easier to open, because the muscle that holds the shells together relaxes. Some people use a shop vacuum to clean the unwanted parts after the shells are opened.