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    Colonel

    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
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    Dry Spell: Central FL East Coast Beaches

    I've seen some dry spells in my time but a combination of COVID fears, extensive renourishment and recent temperatures in the 40' - 60's have resulted in 2020 being one of the worst dry spells in memory. The depositors just aren't flocking to our beaches in normal numbers.

    I haven't been down south or on the west coast of FL recently, but if your interested in detecting from Jacksonville to the Treasure Coast, I can tell you my experience has been one of a lot more exercise than any significant detecting success.

    Praying for an improvement in 2021.
    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

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    Roger. USAF Vietnam war Combat Vet

    Nov 2017
    Smith Mt. Lake Va.
    Teknetics Liberator Falcon MD-20 *********** Blue Bowl Angus MacKirk sluice Miller Table
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    On the news a few days ago,80% of the people (who normally take a winter vac). won't be this winter.

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    Roger. USAF Vietnam war Combat Vet

    Nov 2017
    Smith Mt. Lake Va.
    Teknetics Liberator Falcon MD-20 *********** Blue Bowl Angus MacKirk sluice Miller Table
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    On the news a few days ago,80% of the people (who normally take a winter vac). won't be this winter.
    Sounds good to me, should be less crowded & lower oceanfront rental prices.Maybe I can talk the "Boss" into it
    Blak bart likes this.

  4. #4

    Nov 2020
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    Have you tried turning it off and then turning it back on again?

    This usually helps

  5. #5
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    Treasure Seeker, Booty Finder

    Jun 2013
    NorthEast, Florida coast
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    Agree, been slim pickings out there.
    Happy Hunting, Life is what you make it.

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2019
    Olympia, Washington
    Nokta Makro Simplex White Coinmaster ( Burghandy) Garret Ace 250 Tracker IV
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    I think itís an all over problem. My usual spots are slim to non Pickens

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    mr

    Apr 2020
    hampshire united kingdom
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    If its any consolation its just as bad on british beaches but hopefully 2021 will be back to normal.

  8. #8
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35, Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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    If my wife is a predictor we're in a heap of trouble this year as well as next - Because of COVID and the need to wear masks and sanitize your hands numerous times per day, the wife has stopped wearing jewelry! Its difficult to wear rings and to keep taking them off and on when you use hand sanitizer. She also doesn't wear larger ear rings because they interfere w masks. Bottom line - if you don't wear jewelry ya can't loose it!
    Combine the lack of jewelry wearing and lack of tourists and you have few drops being chased by more and more detectorists.

    Right now I'm trying to convince the wife to head down to Florida for the winter ( ); but like many others, we're now waiting and hoping that we can get vaccinated before heading south ( )...it may be a long and cold winter here in Ohio w/o MDing! Aaaaauuuuu.
    Now that Wife is happy with large diamond ring found last year, I search for happiness and find it every time I go metal detecting.

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2012
    Lake Worth Fl
    Fisher F4, Tesoro Sand Shark
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    22 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Angry south florida slim pickings

    As a long time resident of south east Florida, I can tell you this is the worst
    year I have experienced yet. I have detected up and down the east coast
    and found the pickings to be horrible.

  10. #10
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    "Dew" Meeker

    Mar 2006
    Gulf Coast, Fl
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    Not much better for the Sam reasons. Takes forever it seems for a re-nourished beach to produce anything but recent drops.... there were just a LOT of hunters this year too with gold being up. So here it’s dry sanding or waiting on good conditions..... don’t care what detector you have 3’ of sand over stuff and you’re going to had a floater kind of day.

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    RTR
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    Roger. USAF Vietnam war Combat Vet

    Nov 2017
    Smith Mt. Lake Va.
    Teknetics Liberator Falcon MD-20 *********** Blue Bowl Angus MacKirk sluice Miller Table
    4,792
    17461 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wonder if hitting where the dredge throws the sand on the beach would be productive ?



 

 

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