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Crystal River Fishing and Fun

Florida Sportsman Member: ripnlips Forum member ripnlips and friends had a great weekend, catching a slew of fish. They also loaded on scallops, making for a nice meal!


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Big Fish on the Bottom

Florida Sportsman member: The BEAST We did another fun trip with family and friends down in Key Largo. They had fun swim fishing for hog fish and schoolmasters. We went after some muttons with the only 3 live ballyhoo we managed to catch. We got 3 nice muttons, 8, 9½, and 17 pounds.

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Removing Hull Stains

If you leave your boat in the water for extended periods of time, or even just run in dirty waters, you’ll find yourself dealing with a stubborn yellowish stain from the waterline down. Freshwater and soap won’t even make a dent in removing this discoloration. Having the right cleaner will make the job painless.

Paddle Craft

Redfish like this one caught by Jerry Coleman can be sight fished via kayak by standing and poling the flats.

On the Spot

Feel the urge to hunt? Now’s the time to give standup redfishing a shot. When kayakers ask about sight-fishing for giant Indian River Lagoon spotted seatrout, most recommend they stay seated and content themselves with casting. Redfish may be another story.

Fly Fishing


Puttin’ Them in the Air

Florida Sportsman member: E-type Forum member E-type got some killer Gopro video of some fun size tarpon. What’s better than a tarpon jump? A tarpon jump in slow motion!



A Keys Adventure

Florida Sportsman member: Klinger With the exception of a couple of weather days and a couple of days with engine problems, a very enjoyable 4 weeks. Made it back home in about 14 hours and currently making plans for 2015!

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Huntin’ Season is Here

Even though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV, and hunting season has already been going on for a month now in south Florida. Finally, the time of year we’ve been waiting for is here.

Fresh Water

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A Trip to the Stomping Grounds

Florida Sportsman member: former bluefishinny I grabbed the gear, packed the car, and made the 3 hour drive from Sarasota to West Fort Lauderdale. We said our hi’s and such, and it was off in search of peacock bass. And peacocks o plenty we found.

Gear & Tackle

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New Paddle Craft Gear for 2014

It has been a banner year for kayak and fishing gear manufacturers. Tons of new products have been hitting store shelves all over the country. Let’s face it, kayakers can be a cheap bunch, but we are always interested in quality products and want more bang for our buck. Many of these new products revealed at ICAST 2014 seem to fit the bill.