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Snook and Tarpon Action In July

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross Most tarpon have been in the 40 to 80 pound range and we’ve been averaging 2 to 5 tarpon in the air per night for our effort. While it’s not the out of control excitement that late April, May and June offered, one can’t simply give up on tarpon fishing when it gets a bit more difficult.


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Destin Bottom Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Sea Monkey Too We quickly started catching some really nice Red Snapper. Too bad we were in Federal Waters and had to release them. We caught about 6 all in the 15 pound range.

Reel Time with Florida Sportsman


Idle speed for the Tidewater 2200 Carolina Bay, as the 22-foot bay boat heads toward an area inlet. Plenty of bow flare has this unique vessel gaining attention from anglers in Florida waters.

TideWater 2200 Carolina Bay

Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals met up with TideWater Boats in North Florida to photograph the 2200 Carolina Bay.

Paddle Craft


Flexstick Anchor

The Flexstick anchor is a completely new way to anchor your kayak. Instead of the traditional pole that you stab directly into the ground when at a complete stop, the Flexstick allows an angler to deploy while in motion, stopping the kayak in waters up to around seven feet deep.

Fly Fishing


Cortland Unveils ‘Next 100 Years’ Initiative

For nearly a century, Cortland Line Company has stood as an innovative leader not just in its core business of fishing line, but also in fisheries conservation. To mark the company’s centennial in 2015, Cortland announces it is partnering with four of America’s most respected conservation and education organizations to help ensure that great fishing remains a part of our nation’s heritage for another century and more.



Spiny Lobster Season Opening Soon

The 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.

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Turkey Down

Florida Sportsman member: down4dacount Forum member down4dacount put together a great video of his son taking a turkey this season. That’s the way to do it! Nice Bird.

Fresh Water


Bluegill Fishing on the Fly

Tricks to take big bream on fly. Several years ago, I caught a mixed bag of four dozen bluegills and shellcrackers during a single, glorious afternoon. While that was practically all the law allowed, the real kicker is that these fish weighed close to a pound apiece.

Gear & Tackle


Sage Salt Series

Jesse Robins of Sage introduces their new line of fly rods, the Salt Series at ICAST 2014. For more information visit www.sageflyfish.com.