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Inshore

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Tangling with Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: SaltyRoots We’ve been fishing the beaches early morning and late afternoon for tarpon. Mainly from kayaks and paddleboards but some days it’s easier to catch them from the beach.

Offshore

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Big Bend Grouper Bite

Florida Sportsman member: StandOutI2 First drops down and all we were hooking up with was lady fish, grunts, and some small grouper. Moved over another 75 yards and found what we were looking for. For several hours, as soon as the bait hit the bottom it was getting eaten.

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Boating

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Century 2301

At first glance the 23-foot long Century 2301 was a bit understated with its 8-foot, 6-inch wide interior looking somewhat unadorned. At closer inspection we found all of the key features designed into the boat and some surprising extras.

Paddle Craft

Swivel Stick

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.

Fly Fishing

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Stealth, Fly Rods and Reluctant Redfish

Get out of the way and into the fish on the Indian River. I had known that there were schools of redfish on the shallow flats at the southern end of Mosquito Lagoon. Until now, however, I had been unable to catch more than one or two fish a day, no matter what I seemed to do. I was about ready to give up.

Diving

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East Central Diving

Florida Sportsman member: Kapt.Hook When we jumped in to do some free diving the ocean came alive! We were using Pogy and Bonita chunks to chum with and two 4 inch disco balls suspended at 60 feet. The big kings were coming in and taking chunks really quick, we weren’t able to get in close enough to make any shots unfortunately.

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Hunting

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Trophy Gator

Florida Sportsman member: mike923 We got a good one we last Friday night. Measured and weighed at central florida trophy hunts at 13′ 1″ and weighed 836 pounds.

Fresh Water

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Shoreline Specks

Florida Sportsman member: Jiganomics Forum member Jiganomics got into a mess of specks, fishing from land. These fish were keyed into a bright colored “grapefruit” jig. Looks like a fish fry is in the near future.

Gear & Tackle

Swivel Stick

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.