Inshore

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Big Bend, Big Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: Jim311 I pushed in further into the creek. I spooked one nice red which I didn’t even see until he’d spooked. Then I hooked up again, and again it was another super hard fight. This fish was bigger though, over 32 inches.

Offshore

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Palm Beach Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Angler Management The wind overpowered the current so it kept us moving south and we fished our majority of the time just south of the breakers. We seem to float between 180 and 350 feet of water, although we really weren’t paying attention because it was really nonstop action.

Reel Time with Florida Sportsman

Boating

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HydraSports Custom 53 Suenos

Unveiled at the Miami Boat Show in February, the HydraSports Custom 53’ Sueños represents a new level of center console fishing boat, winning the show’s coveted Innovation Award. Not only is it the world’s largest outboard powered center console, the Sueños (“Dream”) offers refinements never before seen on an open fisherman.

Paddle Craft

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Snook Filled Weekend

Florida Sportsman Member: Silent snooker Went back up to the Loxahatchee River hoping to play with some of the small snook we were catching two weeks ago and was lucky enough to find more upper and over slot snook than small ones.

Fly Fishing

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Add Distance to your Cast

On my beautiful, state-of-the-art “fast-action” graphite Winston $1,000 outfit, I was able to cast the Sharkwave line farther than the $79 Wind River outfit…but only by 6 feet!

Diving

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Spiny Lobster Season Closing April 1st

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1 and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 29 and 30 this year.

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Hunting

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Redemption

Florida Sportsman member: hoggator I called again, and they answered, but kept walking. Too far for my son to shoot! Some would argue that maybe too far for me as well! I leaned across my son, rested my elbow on his thigh, told him to cover his ears, and let the Mossberg 835 with 3.5” Longbeard XRs sing.

Fresh Water

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Flippin’ Freshwater Baits

n this Florida Sportsman seminar, Reel Time Host Capt. George Gozdz demonstrates a common freshwater technique of flipping in heavy structure.

Gear & Tackle

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Luna Sea Leader-Mate

Just wrap your rigs — monofilament, fluorocarbon, even wire — around LEADER-MATE, then store your sinkers,divers/planners,hooks or other terminal tackle in LEADER-MATE’s innovative and patented pockets, and you’re ready to go.