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The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. The gulf's eastern, northern, and northwestern shores lie within the United States of America. The gulf is bordered on the southwestern and southern shores with Mexico. The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 615,000 square miles. Coastal cities along the Gulf of Mexico include Tampa, St. Petersburg, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, Beaumont, and Houston in the United States,Veracruz and Mérida in Mexico, and Havana in Cuba.
The Gulf of Mexico is well known for its calm sea conditions and excellent year round kayaking. The water is warm, the wildlife is varied and abundant, and there are countless inlets and beaches to explore.


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Fishing for Reds and Snook in the mangrove islands of Tampa Bay
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SEVEN POUND WINTER RED FISH CAUGHT FROM A KAYAK IN 10 INCHES OF WATER!
Take a virtual kayak trip with Rob Grant & Captain Jim Elliot as they search for the elusive winter Red Fish on Tampa Bay. Experience the excitement of a rod bending fight with a hefty 7 pound Red from a kayak in only 12 inches of water!
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WHY THE JUMPING 'LADY FISH' IS CALLED THE "POOR MAN'S TARPON"! Watch the acrobatic jumps of a 'Lady Fish' (the "poor man's tarpon") caught from a kayak on the Manatee River in mid January!
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KAYAKING THE TAMPA BAY FLATS DURING EXTREME WINTER TIDAL FLOWS Experience the tranquility of crystal clear waters flowing over the sand flats filmed from a kayak durring the extreme winter tidal flows on Tampa Bay. This is heaven on earth! click here

Choosing and Buying a Kayak
There are three structural classifications of kayaks:
1. Rigid (or hardshell) boats, made up of either plastic,
fiberglass, kevlar, carbon fiber or wood
2. Folding boats
3. Inflatable boats.

The rigid kayak is the type that most people think of when they think of a kayak. Of the rigid models, a plastic boat will be the least expensive. It will also be the heaviest. Plastic boats are usually tough and can take a lot of abuse, but once damaged are difficult to repair. A fiberglass boat will be more expensive than a plastic model, but will be significantly lighter. Fiberglass may be easier to damage, but will also be easier to repair. Composites such as kevlar, graphite and carbon fiber kayaks will be even more expensive and lighter still.

Folding boats have the advantage of easy portability and storage. A folding kayak is a collapsable boat made of fabric stretched over either a wood or aluminum frame. Their initial price is usually on the expensive end of the spectrum, but they tend to last longer than a typical hardshell and their resale price usually remains higher. Foldables are remarkably tough, flexible, stable and seaworthy, but the general consensus is that they lack a bit of the speed and performance of a hardshell.

Inflatable boats offer terrific portability and ease of storage.
They are usually the least expensive kayaking option.

Kayaks are typically classified as to the type of boating they are
designed to do. Boats built for long distance touring are radically
different from boats built for whitewater activity. There isn’t any
single kayak that will excel in every type of paddling situation. As a
kayak shopper, you need to anticipate your future paddling
situations and then select a boat that should perform well in those
situations.

Types of Kayaks
Ocean- An ocean kayak is a “sit-on” kayak where you actually are sitting on top of the kayak. These kayaks are used mainly to paddle in the ocean, and are very buoyant because there is no interior space for water to be collected as there is in an ocean and river kayak. They handle waves very well, and are ideal for the ocean adventurous person.

Whitewater-A whitewater kayak is a small kayak that is used for riding the rapids. The miniature kayak actually accelerates through whitewater making rapids easier and fun. These kayaks are also used for special tricks. Skilled professionals are able to actually pop in and out of the water with the boats, as well as ride waterfalls. It is easy to maneuver, and simple to flip this boat over, back above the water, if you should tip.

River-A river kayak is your typical kayak. These kayaks are ideal for paddling on rivers, lakes, and ponds. Guided tours are often run with river kayaks because they are the easiest to handle, and the most practical for recreational kayaking.

Federal Fishing Rules for the Gulf of Mexico

NEW GROUPER AND TILEFISH REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2004
Recreational:

Maximum of 2 red grouper allowed within the 5-fish aggregate grouper bag limit
Commercial:

Shallow-water grouper quota reduced from 9.35 mp gutted weight to 8.80 mp gutted wt.
New red grouper quota - 5.31 mp gutted wt (counts as part of shallow-water grouper quota)
Commercial shallow-water grouper fishery closes when either the shallow-water grouper or red grouper quota is reached, whichever comes first.
Deep-water grouper quota reduced from 1.35 mp gutted wt to 1.02 mp gutted wt.
New tilefish quota - 0.44 mp gutted wt

All other grouper regulations remain the same, including the minimum size limits of

red grouper - 20 inches total length
gag and black grouper - 22 inches total length recreational, 24 inches total length commercial
yellowfin grouper - 20 inches total length
scamp - 16 inches total length

Commercial closed season on red grouper, black grouper and gag - Feb. 15 to March 15


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A huge "dead zone" of water so devoid of oxygen that sea life cannot live in it has spread across 5,800 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico this summer in what has become an annual occurrence caused by pollution. The dead zone lacks oxygen because of pollution in the form of excess nutrients that flows into the gulf from the Mississippi River. Animals trying to live in this smothering layer of water near the bottom of the sea must either leave or they will sufficate. To learn more about the "dead zone" please visit the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Assessment' s website. NOAA's Official Website




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Gulf Of Mexico Facts & Information

  • Gulf of Mexico Depth
    At a depth of more than 12,000 feet, Sigsbee Deep is the deepest part of the Golf of Mexico . It is more than 300 miles long and is sometimes called the “Grand Canyon under the sea.” Its closest point to the Texas coast is 200 miles southeast of Brownsville.
  • Gulf of Mexico Size
    The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is about 600,000 square miles
  • Gulf of Mexico Width
    The shortest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is about 500 miles between the Mississippi Delta and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
    The greatest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 1,000 miles going east to west.
  • Gulf of Mexico Ports
    The Gulf of Mexico links the ports of five southern U.S states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and six Mexican states (Tamaulipas, Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo) with the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
  • Gulf of Mexico Shoreline
    The United States and Mexico form the Gulf of Mexico's mainland shore, which extends more than 4,000 miles from the Florida Keys to Cabo Catoche, at the northwestern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
  • Gulf of Mexico Sanctuaries
    The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contains the northernmost tropical coral reefs in the U.S.
    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the wintering ground of most of the world's whooping cranes in the wild.
    Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is the nation's longest stretch of undeveloped beach.


Gulf of Mexico facts:
At a depth of more than 12,000 feet, Sigsbee Deep is the deepest part of the Golf of Mexico . It is more than 300 miles long and is sometimes called the “Grand Canyon under the sea.” Its closest point to the Texas coast is 200 miles southeast of Brownsville.
Gulf of Mexico Size
The total area of the Gulf of Mexico is about 600,000 square miles
Gulf of Mexico Width
The shortest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is about 500 miles between the Mississippi Delta and the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The greatest distance across the Gulf of Mexico is approximately 1,000 miles going east to west.
Gulf of Mexico Ports
The Gulf of Mexico links the ports of five southern U.S states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) and six Mexican states (Tamaulipas, Vera Cruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo) with the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Gulf of Mexico Shoreline
The United States and Mexico form the Gulf of Mexico's mainland shore, which extends more than 4,000 miles from the Florida Keys to Cabo Catoche, at the northwestern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico Sanctuaries
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary contains the northernmost tropical coral reefs in the U.S.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the wintering ground of most of the world's whooping cranes in the wild.
Padre Island National Seashore in Texas is the nation's longest stretch of undeveloped beach.


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