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Are there Marlins in Lake Sumter?
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:41 PM
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I looked up the price of the two hour guided fishing trip, and it was 250 bucks. That seems like a couple of bucks high, unless I can catch a marlin.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:48 PM
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I looked up the price of the two hour guided fishing trip, and it was 250 bucks. That seems like a couple of bucks high, unless I can catch a marlin.
For that price there had better be some bluefin tuna. lol
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:06 PM
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I looked up the price of the two hour guided fishing trip, and it was 250 bucks. That seems like a couple of bucks high, unless I can catch a marlin.
WOW
Well, just a couple of comments:
1. Sales person harped about all the fish in the Lake, yep, lots of fish. And trusty sales person said, yes you can fish here.
2. Sales person from the Villages, did not tell us there was no fishing allowed by homeowners
3. Fishing now is catch and release, and $250, Ugh, Ugh
4. If a person needs to have a guide in fresh water fishing, then perhaps,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THEY SHOULD NOT BE THERE?

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Old 01-05-2019, 02:56 PM
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OK here's a novel idea..... let's look at the positive side of this.

If 4 people don't have a boat and don't have any fishing gear and really want to fish in Lake Sumter from a boat then this is a good deal. And for the people that don't know what they are doing a Guide would come in very handy.

But do you want to know what the best part is? NOBODY is going to put a gun to your head and make you pay $250.00 to fish there if you don't want too!
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:59 PM
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My husband has gone fishing on Lake Sumter twice. The cost is $250 for the boat. He goes with 3 other people and it runs around $65 a person for several hours. Two weeks ago the group caught over 40 fish including the record Bass of 9lbs 15oz. It is huge! He is going again in March when my nephew visits.

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My husband has gone fishing on Lake Sumter twice. The cost is $250 for the boat. He goes with 3 other people and it runs around $65 a person for several hours. Two weeks the group caught over 40 fish including the record Bass of 9lbs 15oz. It is huge! He is going again in March when my nephew visits.
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Early in my military career, I had an additional duty as a fishing guide on the USAF owned part of Matagorda Island, Texas. My job was to make sure Senators and Generals caught fish. Easiest job in the world. I would go out to a spot about an hour before the scheduled outing and drop in a couple of cans of catfood that I had poked holes in. Take the brass back to that same spot and reel 'em in. Made some valuable contacts during that 18 months.
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My husband has gone fishing on Lake Sumter twice. The cost is $250 for the boat. He goes with 3 other people and it runs around $65 a person for several hours. Two weeks ago the group caught over 40 fish including the record Bass of 9lbs 15oz. It is huge! He is going again in March when my nephew visits.
I so dumb.
I thought it was per person. That’s better. I did not see that it said per boat. I can not go on the saltwater fishing club trips or join as a snowbird. I do not own a house, so I cannot join or go on them. No renters.
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For that price there had better be some bluefin tuna. lol
Speaking of which...


Record $3.1 million paid in New Year'''s tuna auction at Japan'''s new market

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A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.

Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous 278-kilogramme (612-pound) fish -- an endangered species -- that was caught off Japan's northern coast.

Self-styled "Tuna King" Kiyoshi Kimura paid the top price, which doubled the previous record of 155 million yen also paid by him in 2013.
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Sounds like fun, but I prefer saltwater fish.
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