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sharkbait posted 07-20-2005 11:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for sharkbait   Send Email to sharkbait  
Tampa Bay Area.

Any Waver's interested in forming a get-together at 3-rookers island sandbar? This is a couple of miles north of the Dunedin Causeway and is a real nice spot. +/-25-50 yd wide strip of sand with Gulf on one side and intracoastal on the other.

???

stefan posted 07-21-2005 07:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I'm in pick some dates- also we can check out anclote island/sandbar, head into the sponge docks at tarpon, and /or clearwater/sand key-got to check out Shepards!-LOL this time of year we should be able to get resonable rates at hotels w/ dockage on intercoastal-clearwater beach area ya think?
The Judge posted 07-21-2005 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Where exactly is this guys? South of you Stefan or north?

WHEN?

sharkbait posted 07-21-2005 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
Yes...Shepard's sounds good too... I would start by saying how about Weekend of Sat. 8/6... once we set a date we can set specifics...

Judge...this is south of Stephan...Shepard's is on Clearwater Beach directly across Sand Key on the pass.

The other areas are a +/- 30 min. boat ride north of Clearwater.

sharkbait posted 07-23-2005 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
I am little suprised that there seems to be so few Continuous Wavers in the Tampa Bay area since I do see plenty of Whalers around...

What about spending sat. Morning/afternoon on anclote island/sandbar (aka 3-rookers island sandbar) and then heading south to Shepard's Bar on the pass around 4 pm for more beers and live tunes. (for those not familiar with shepard's you anchor on the pass (beach front) and wade 30' in to bar/pool/hotel)

Hey I'm in whenever...

dunedin montauk posted 07-23-2005 06:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for dunedin montauk  Send Email to dunedin montauk     
great idea!almost my back yard.count me in.Tony
The Judge posted 07-24-2005 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
I'm in....that is my B-day weekend but should be cool.
fno posted 07-24-2005 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
I want to, but I can't. I've got some company that weekend for some diving up North. Damnit!!!!
The Judge posted 07-25-2005 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Kinda bad for me as well, how about the 13th? Can you make that Frank?
myakka posted 07-25-2005 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for myakka  Send Email to myakka     
I may be able to do the 13th or later.
Mike
fno posted 07-27-2005 08:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
13th is good for me.
stefan posted 07-27-2005 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
13th works for me-hope this red tide crap is gone by then
nick,frank,you can dock at my place sat night and crash, if we don't get hotel rooms down on intercoastal clwr

Swellmonster posted 07-28-2005 08:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Hey Gang!

How long of a boat ride from Anclote to Shepards?

sharkbait posted 07-28-2005 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
Swell,

I estimate 25-35 minutes depending on speed. Stefan should be able to give his estimate as well.

Ric

stefan posted 07-29-2005 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
hey, pat-you're welcome to come up friday night and we can leave from my pad-
or are we going to get some hotel rooms w/ dockage?
i'd say ric is on target, but w/ your smokin' merc, you'd probably get there a little sooner pat!
stefan posted 08-01-2005 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I'm talking to the Sea Stone resort- has full service marina and dockage, I have to contact Mark tomorrow to see if he can get us any space for that Sat night for the Whalers, may have to just tie up, at $20, not sure if any slips will be available (I talked to resv. clerk)- she said Mark may be able to get us a sweet deal -usual is $89 for a queen for 2. (less if you have AAA)
Sea stone is on intercoastal across the street from Shepards(which has an incredible bikini contest every Sunday:-)
I'll post info tomorrow on what he say
- how many are in?
fno posted 08-02-2005 07:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
We're in,,,,
mad max posted 08-02-2005 09:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for mad max  Send Email to mad max     
I'm in hernado beach and interested, has the date been set?
mad max
Draftmanswife posted 08-02-2005 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Draftmanswife  Send Email to Draftmanswife     
It's just knot a rendezvous without Me and Lori...Nick, you are bringing her aren't you? I'll be coming in from Minn. where Kimberly and I are fishing for a week. We'll try to bring the salmon for the grill so Frank can cook. (Cause he's the best)...:)
Janis
The Judge posted 08-02-2005 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Most likely she will attend if her back is good. Gonna bring me some fish for my B-Day?

Somebody better figure out where we are meeting on Saturday and some directions. I know Clearwater about as well as Nova Scotia.

stefan posted 08-02-2005 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
well, sea stone doesn't have any slips available- Pat did you come up with anything?

Ric, this was your idea, sorry i kinda ran w/ it, but is the plan to meet at Anclote sandbar or 3 rooker sandbar? And what time?

if we're sober enough to make back to my place (which is a big if)-we can use up 3-4 of my neighbors docks and best western up on US19 around the corner.

but probably be more fun if we can find someplace Clwr beach area with dockage- I'll keep looking- Pat any luck?
Ric , know of any ?

stefan posted 08-02-2005 05:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
next sat 13th is the date right!
sharkbait posted 08-02-2005 07:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
Found this available (spoke w/ “Jackie”), right across from the Clearwater Marina.

Never been there.

40 Devon Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
United States
727-446-7550
800-444-7488
FAX: 727-298-0100
info@seacaptainresort.com
http://www.seacaptainresort.com

4 ROOMS ARE presently AVAILABLE ($86 TO $ 100 A NIGHT)
UNDER 20’ BOATS $5- A NIGHT
OVER 20’ BOAT $10- A NIGHT

http://www.seacaptainresort.com/rooms.htm

sharkbait posted 08-02-2005 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
Stefan... great that you are running with it...

look forward to it... 3 rookers is on the south side of Anclote Island.

Is this the same as what you call the Anclote sandbar?

sharkbait posted 08-02-2005 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
three rookers....


http://www.clubkayak.com/cfkt/trips/trip25p.html

stefan posted 08-03-2005 07:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
ric,

no, the anclote sandbar is part of anclote island (where the lighthouse is), 3 rooker is further S. towards you, before you hit caladesi/honeymoon-
can you suggest public boat ramps near you for people trailering up?
We should check out caladesi (always ranked high by "Dr. Beach" every yr) too

I'll call the Sea Captain and reserve the 4 rooms, hopefully they have 4 docks as well- if we got 4 staying - looks like Pat, Frank, Myself-that's 3, Nick? Janis? any others spending the night?

sharkbait posted 08-03-2005 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
The closest boat ramp to Clearwater Beach Marina is the Seminole Street Boat ramp(from west take Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. to fork in road...stay right onto Cleavland Street. It is located a few blocks North of Downtown Clearwater- take right (north) at Ft. Harrison. Ramp is a few block's north on right. Note: there is a Starbuck's on the ground floor of the bldg. at the S.W. corner of the Clevland/Ft. Harrison intersection).

Just south is the Belleair Causeway boat ramp (from west take E.Bay/W.Bay Drive through Largo) I like to use this one, more ramps. It is about 12 min. longer run to Clearwater Beach than from the Seminole Street Boat ramp but also a nice scenic cruise.

I think it is a $7- a day fee for Seminole(City of Clearwater) and $5- a day for Belleair (Pinellas County)
(Not 100% sure cause I have the annual pass)

If needed... on the water fuel available at the Clearwater Beach Marina.


stefan posted 08-03-2005 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
ok, I reseverd 2 rooms at the sea captain for Pat and myself. I was going to reserve the other 2 left, but they're all nonrefundable, and I didn't have any of your numbers. However they are holding the other 2 rooms till noon tomorrow (thurs)- ask for Pat or Dorothy and tell them you're with the Whaler group- they have dockage as well cheap- $5-10 -also nice barbeque grill area, pool etc-all at clearwater marina area
#-727-446-7550

Pat wanted ya'all to know to make sure you have 2 anchors when we head to sheppards because of the current-

see ya all next saturday!

Swellmonster posted 08-03-2005 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Stephen,
Most likely "we" will be up Friday night. ;) Gotta have a full time on the water this weekend.

Pat

phatwhaler posted 08-04-2005 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
FWIW the closest boat ramp to the Clearwater City Marina is the Clearwater Youth Center Boat ramp on the beach. This ramp is located about a block East of the fire station(#46) on Mandalay ave. There is about ten parking spots and hardly anyone knows about this ramp. It's also free, unlike the county and city ramps.

If you are going to 3 Rooker Bar or Anclote then the Anclote Park boat ramp at the mouth of the Anclote river is your best bet.

Also if you guys are going to anchor at Shepards/Tropixs, make sure you bring a stern anchor.

phatwhaler out.

The Judge posted 08-04-2005 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Still debating on the overnight thing. I will also pull my boat saturday because I need to be back early Sunday. Probably play it by ear saturday night, etc.
sharkbait posted 08-05-2005 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
RE: Sat. 8/13/05 Rend.

Decided to get a room at the SeaCaptain.

What times are you all hitting the water? Where at, what locations?


Can we find a meeting point and time??

Swellmonster posted 08-06-2005 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
No! Its a secret!! ;)
Something tells me we should meet up out at the Anclote sandbar around 11ish, and after that, make the run, maybe even run to Johns Pass and hit gators then back to Shepards.....
stefan posted 08-07-2005 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
geez, pat, a little adventurous huh?

anclote 11ish sounds like a start- then to 3 rooker-or even better-caladesi- cook out on caladesi/3 rooker?-
then.....

fno posted 08-08-2005 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
We're in for just the day. Have to drop my buddy at JAX on Sunday. I am expecting four of us. By the way, I picked up a gas grill for the boat yesterday.
The Judge posted 08-08-2005 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
I can run to Gators anytime I want....not gonna do it in a 15' though.

Frank, call me and let me know where you want to meet.

stefan posted 08-08-2005 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
maybe we should all meet at Caladesi- that 's a mid point for all those coming from N/S.....
Swellmonster posted 08-08-2005 11:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Steph,
Friday night we will do the river, Hooters, then the lil redneck joint, then the last place with all the "atmoshere" before we get back to your place.
This will be a great weekend, I quit my job and starting a new adventure next week!! Need to indulge this weekend!! :)
Nick,
A fifteen? I thought the Nantucket was a 17..

By the way, Happy Birthday 8/9/..... :)

stefan posted 08-09-2005 07:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
sounds good Pat- you bringing the partner?-the blow up one or the real one?-LOL

anclote, 3 rooker, or caladesi?... we need a plan gang....pick a radio channel so we can all make contact....

looks like we got a grill on frank's boat- so bring grub and libations!

The Judge posted 08-09-2005 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Newtauk is a 17, bought a 15 couple months ago....FUN!
sharkbait posted 08-09-2005 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
"maybe we should all meet at Caladesi- that 's a mid point for all those coming from N/S....."

This sounds good. Don't have a radio. plan to fish early and then meet up.

The Judge posted 08-10-2005 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Great....where is it and how do I get there via Rt 19?
Swellmonster posted 08-10-2005 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Its just below 20.... :0
sharkbait posted 08-11-2005 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for sharkbait  Send Email to sharkbait     
Hola Nick... I am guessing you mean US19...

"closest" ramp to Caladesi is next to Downtown Dunedin but I have never used it because it looks like crap, has a severe drop off at end... but then again it might be fine.

If you goto to Clearwater Beach ramp you will deal with heavy traffic and if 8-10 spots are taken ...well...get off beach.

Suggest you goto Seminole St. Clearwater Ramp (US 19 to Gulf to Bay Blvd then west) or Belleair Causeway ramp (US 19 to East/West Bay Drive).

You are coming from south...and if you are not spending night...it would make sense to use these because from what has been discussed we will likely end up partying (woohoo!!) at Shepards at end of the day anyway which is close to these two ramps.
---
By whaler... fisrt (southernmost) is Belleair Causeway/bridge, then Memorial Causeway/bridge...then turn left (west0 just before you get to the next causeway/bridge (Dunedin). Caladesi will be on the south and Honeymoon Island on the North.


Not sure if this helps or actually what RT.19 you meant... :)

stefan posted 08-11-2005 07:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
I agree nick, use the bellair ramp- US 19- go west on east bay, changes into west bay-ramp will be on right, just before bridge
The Judge posted 08-11-2005 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Could somebody please send me a map. I can come up either 275 or US19.
stefan posted 08-11-2005 09:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
275 N- to 686- east bay- take that W- mapquest DUDE!-LOL
stefan posted 08-12-2005 06:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for stefan  Send Email to stefan     
latest up to date info on red tide?- do we need to move rendezvous point further N?
fno posted 08-12-2005 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
It is with much regret that me and my "crew" cannot come this time. My schedule has changed without my permission. So you will be grill-less and cigar poor this weekend unless Stfan can keep his charcoal dry.
Swellmonster posted 08-12-2005 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Anclote River Park Anclote Rd. Tarpon Springs x x
Seminole Boat Ramp Seminole St. Clearwater x x x x
Bellaire Boat Ramp 3900 W. Bay Dr. Bellaire Bluffs x x x x
Oh well, the paste wasnt all too cool, but atleast there is an address
The Judge posted 08-15-2005 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for The Judge  Send Email to The Judge     
Overslept till noon....next time guys.
Swellmonster posted 08-22-2005 09:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
It was a great time! Launched at stephs on the Cotee river, awesome homes, beautiful foliage, great river cruise too! We met up at the sandbar with sharkbait. The weather was perfect! I went kneeboarding and he "skurfed?" Our vessels then headed up to Tarpon Springs for some awesome authentic greek food. After that we headed south to Cleawater beach and docked up at a comfortable hotel with five dollar docking.
Steph took us to an upscale dining place and we enjoyed our sumptuous sampling @ bob's (heildman's) bistro. We stared our evening with Sake Martini's they are finished with cucumber wedges a very light cocktail if you can get your favorite mixogist to help you out. Appetizers and delicious maincouse and delelectable deserts! I forgot, the boating was great too. After dinner, we gathered in the whaler, smoke a few good cigars, kicked back a few cold ones, the women retired and we went out and fish. Dang, life is good!

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