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Thread: Is fish dope any good?
Feb-22-2012, 08:10 PM #1
Is fish dope any good?
I have some extra money right now and I am considering getting a fishdope.com membership. My other option is to fuel my boat and run to catalina on an overnight. Does anyone actually report their catch locations on there? I know I would. I have always provided coordinates or locations as best as I can to help out others. But i dont think people are as generous as they should be sometimes.
Feb-22-2012, 08:27 PM #2
Feb-22-2012, 09:32 PM #3
I think a lot of the guys that do give dope are professional fishermen. The FD guys probably contact a lot of commercial guys and sport boats daily. They have the connections.
The owners of Fishdope probably give free membership or something of value to the guys that are on the water daily (at least that's what I think).
There are also a lot of reports from private boaters too, but the reports are written by the staff. Reports are called or e-mailed in, the staff writes what you see on Fish Dope. I know I have submitted a few reports before, just hoping to get good karma.
Feb-22-2012, 09:43 PM #4
Does BD own FD?
Feb-22-2012, 10:19 PM #5
great source of info
i give on the water reports to FD owned by BD
going there now to look for info for half day trip i am running tommorow
plus great temp charts/weather info and chlorophyl info blue/grn h2o
Feb-22-2012, 10:42 PM #6
I use it daily and you get what you put into it. It is reliable information and when you consider what your alternative sources of information may be, you are way ahead in the game unless you already have a substantial network at your disposal.
Feb-23-2012, 12:48 AM #7
Wow, not one person that can say a bad thing about FD. It looks like I will have to make the purchase. As far as where I usually chose to go... on the east coast it was pretty easy. Pick the warmest canyon within fuel range and it was usually wide open. Out here I really struggle to find the fish, usually just choosing random kelp or bottom structure. Or aimlessly drifting deep water for shark. Although the deep water tactic has landed me 12 blue shark on 3 trips in january.
Feb-23-2012, 01:01 AM #8Skipper
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FD is for anglers that don't know how to read temp charts and watch the moon. I've been fishing for 37 years and catching for 36. There's a learning curve to everything, wether its screwing or fishing.
Save you money and fish with the Captain Dan!
Feb-23-2012, 01:01 AM #9
Feb-23-2012, 01:03 AM #10
I bit the bullet and got the membership. Already got some good coordinates off the site I haven't used before. Looks like the reports section is the main help right now for me. I would have liked to see more Hot Bite reports on the chart though, like in the example map. Maybe a little later in the year...
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