Fishing


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Taking the Tournament

Florida Sportsman member: capt louie Worked the area and added a 2 pound to the well and I caught a 5 plus pounder to help. Fishing was slow but we were able to cull twice and threw a bunch of 2 pounders back. I lost a big one flipping I never turned but it didn’t matter. Our 21.62 final weight took the win!

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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.

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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.

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Rookie Team Wins 2014 Blue Marlin Grand Championship

New boat owner Cramer Pierce made the most of his opportunity. Pierce saw his first blue marlin ever come up on a pink Marlin Magic lure Friday, hooked the fish and finally landed it after a three-hour battle.

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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.

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East Central Tailers

Florida Sportsman Member: cbmdk86 We made the paddle out to the spot and we were greeted by 100 plus over slot reds happily tailing away in the grass, finning out, backs breaking the surface, the whole 9.

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Saint Lucie Sails

Florida Sportsman member: DropBack The fish tail walked from about 100 feet behind the boat and ended up way out in front when she finally settled back into the water. My girlfriend had no idea what she was in for, she fought it for about an hour like a pro and finally got it boat side.

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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.

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Dry Tortugas Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Gary M We all agreed the next morning that none of us had ever seen such a long, hot bite of such consistently BIG yellowtails! Even Ed, who fishes for yellowtails a lot in the Bahamas, was having a hard time remembering such great action over in the islands.

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Bahamas Bonefish

Florida Sportsman member: Prhea36 Forum member Prhea36 put together a video of some DIY bonefish on fly! Chasing these fish with a fly rod can really get your blood flowing. Nice work!

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Wading Picnic Island

Florida Sportsman member: OverslotsOnly The drag starts singing and I’m thinking red, but then the fish breaks the surface with those big unmistakable headshakes I’m so accustomed to seeing over in my hometown of Stuart, huge snook!

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Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic ICAST 2014

A 7.7-pound bass and a blistering score of 18-under par took top honors at Florida Sportsman’s Bass & Birdies Classic. The unique excitement of combining golf with fishing prior to the annual ICAST show proved to be popular for 60 participants from the fishing industry.

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Northeast Florida Fisherman Help Find a Cure for Colon Cancer

Northeast Florida fishermen will help find a cure for colon cancer during the Eighth Annual Anglers for a Cure Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament on September 6. Proceeds benefit the Borland-Groover Clinic Foundation for Research and Education.

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Fishing Fast with a Worm

A slow-moving, bottom-bouncing worm is great for thoroughly working a small area. But there are situations where getting that worm off the bottom can be a better bet. Here are three ways to turn that bait into a faster-moving lure.

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West Central Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: harbison Our weekend home away from home is Hubbard Marina’s Florida Fisherman ll. We love to catch fish, however, what makes these extended trips really special is the chance to get to really know real sportsmen/women from all over the country.