Smack in the heart of the state, Florida’s Big Bend offers a chance at great grouper, big cobia and snapper of all sorts, plus one of Florida’s most fun water hunts: scalloping. Or how about all that in one day? In Steinhatchee, Managing Editor David Conway joins Capt. Brian Smith of Big Bend Charters to rack up a Steinhatchee slam. Learn tips on catching red grouper, effective scalloping, and smart strategy for the Big Bend’s offshore waters. Plus, publisher Blair Wickstrom looks at the latest boat-theft prevention devices, and we give you a few terrific recipes to savor the flavors of great Big Bend catch cooking. Plus, On the Conservation Front: Beware of the sector separation ploy.

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