Fishing The Chazz

Florida Sportsman Member: Ruff One Duane was fishing with his super secret redfish lure and his rod bends over. After a fight that has the red circling the gheenoe about 10 times, he finally boats a nice 30in fish!



Trolling for Tuna and Bonita

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Gear Tons of birds, fish clearing the water, a big piece of bamboo, and “yellow gold” in the form of a ginormous weed patch that I have only seen in the keys. We immediately put the spread out and first pass 3 rods go off. Two bonita and a nice blackfin.

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The roomy bow deck is perfect for kite fishing.

Contender 35ST

An offshore center console, with a performance-enhancing double-stepped hull, will require less horsepower to push but the big advantage will be fuel economy, something not normally associated with a large bluewater boat.

Paddle Craft


Hillsboro Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid Total count was one Mahi, three Almacos, five Rainbow Runners, one yellowjack, one for two on Amberjack and King Mackerel, 0/1 on sailfish, and half a dozen big blue runners and small Little Tunnys


Fly Fishing


Keys Kayak Sharks on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest Towed my buddy out to the Lower Keys Backcountry to do some fly fishing for Sharks. October has been a brutally windy month, so we had to take advantage of the one day dip in the wind. Turned out to be a fun day.



Cold Water Wetsuit Advice

A bit of advice on buying a wetsuit in Florida. As we get in to our colder seasons here in Florida, wearing a wetsuit while diving is necessary as water temperatures drop about 10 to 15 degrees. There are many different factors that go into buying a wetsuit including the style of suit, the thickness, and color.

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First Florida Buck

Florida Sportsman member: Lucky Hook II I was invited to hunt a Northern Florida WMA this past weekend and it turned out to be an awesome hunt! Between my buddy and I, we saw 22 deer of which two were shooters. I was able to harvest a nice eight pointer that weighed 122 pounds.

Fresh Water


Float a Bait for Catfish

Looking to catch delicious freshwater catfish—big ones—in broad daylight, one after the other? In many Florida watersheds, the key is finding the right tree. Mature catfish hang around the submerged root systems of old, large trees.

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