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Some courses authorize, or even encourage, fishing.

Golf Course Bass Fishing

Any way you slice it, golf course ponds can be prime sites for hooking largemouths. I learned to enjoy the best of both worlds long ago as a caddy at the Doral Open in Miami. After lugging around the bag for Julius Boros during a practice round, we small-talked a bit until the conversation swung to our mutual fondness for fishing.

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Everglades 295CC

The Everglades 295cc is aptly described as a family-friendly fishing boat. This high-performance, well-equipped fishing boat is extremely comfortable with captain’s-chair style seating not only behind the helm but on the forward seating as well.

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Hitting the Creeks

Florida Sportsman Member: FELLOW-SHIP Went out yesterday targeting reds up the creeks with my micro skiff, which is able to fish in a foot of water when I ask her to. We caught 12 reds half were keeper size, 2 were caught on shrimp the rest were caught on a paddle tail.

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After the Cast

Basic tips on how to move the food. What’s the ideal stripping cadence? Mostly, it depends on the species you’re seeking and the fly pattern you’re using. First, the basics: Learn to use both your stripping hand and rod hand correctly.

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Fishing with New Friends

Florida Sportsman member: model14 We next moved and found a goldmine of fish. Catch included many black seabass, numerous ringtail porgy, a big bull red, and a nice red snapper. I was really glad to see the boys get on some fish. Bait was squid, sardines, grunt and boston mackerel.

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New Florida Deer Tag To Kick Off Funding for Grassroots Projects

The 2014 legislative session transferred the “Deer Tag”, formerly known as the Sportsman’s National Land Trust, to the Foundation. In transferring the administration of this tag to the Foundation, the legislative intent is to focus funding efforts on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The FWC will not be the exclusive beneficiary of tag funds. A portion of the funds will be available to all eligible applicants.

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West Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Ray Markham
Covering Aripeka to Longboat Key, including Hudson, Anclote Key, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Anna Maria Island and Bradenton

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South Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Alan Sherman
Covering Deerfield Beach to Key Largo & Flamingo to Cape Sable, including Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Homestead

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Florida Panhandle Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Chaz Heller
Covering Perdido Key to Cape San Blas, including Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City and Port St. Joe

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Florida Keys Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Captains James Chappell and Juan Garcia
Covering Key Largo to Key West, including Islamorada and Marathon

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Florida Big Bend Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Tommy Thompson
Covering Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach

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Catching Mullet on Fly

Solving the jumping enigma with flies. When you think about it, the “game” in gamefish says a lot about a fish. It helps explain why one man’s grunting and sweating aboard a drifting sportfisherman seems so far removed from another’s grilled swordfish in a restaurant.

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Florida 10,000 Islands Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Kevin Merritt
Covering Naples to Flamingo, including Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and Chokoloskee

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Southwest Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Ron Kowalyk
Covering Sarasota to Bonita Beach, including Siesta Key, Englewood, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Cape Coral, Captiva, Sanibel and Fort Myers

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Southeast Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Eden White
Covering Wabasso Beach to Boca Raton, including Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, West Palm Beach and Lake Worth

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East Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Jim Ross
Covering Tomoka Basin to Sebastian Inlet, including Daytona Beach, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Melbourne

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Northeast Florida Weekend Fishing 4cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Roger Bump
Covering Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach, including Jacksonville and St. Augustine

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December Inshore Bite

Florida Sportsman member: snookslayer772 Doa Terroreyz has been a major go to with the colder water, bouncing bottom in the deeper holes and ledges. The pompano bite has been pretty good, find 66 to 68 degree water and you should be in them, as well as a good tide, higher the tide, the further they push back, and a lot of people don’t realize this.

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Belzona 325

The Belzona 325 is full of innovations accented by luxurious styling. Its LOA is 32-feet, 6-inches and has a beam of 10-foot, 8-inches with a max horsepower rating of 700. Standard fuel capacity is 280 gallons and the fresh water tank holds 41 gallons.

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Day Saver

Florida Sportsman Member: Pottymouth Forum member Pottymouth and a few buddies got out recently to chase some fish offshore. The bite was slow although they had live mullet and greenies, but this nice sailfish saved the day. Tight work!

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Limits out of Miami

Florida Sportsman member: miami mutton We have been getting limits of yellow tails each day and today we did get grouper and a nice cobia to ad to the 4 man snapper limit. The current is stronger to the North as of today. bottom bite picked up or should I say, we didn’t miss the bottom fish, because yesterday we lost 8 bottom fish.

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Florida Sportsman Best Boat – 18’ to 22’ Sport Utility Skiffs

If a low maintenance, relatively inexpensive inshore skiff is what you’re looking for, a sport utility skiff like the Dusky 218 RL, the Carolina Skiff DLX Tunnel or the Sundance DX20 would be the best boat for you. For more information, including a full episode guide, visit www.floridasportsman.com/floridasportsmanbestboat/.

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25th Annual Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament Set for January 15-17th

Competitive sport fishermen from across the country will gather at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in January for two days of intense sail fishing action during the 25th Annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament, January 15-18, 2015. Winners will take home stunningly beautiful trophies, including an original sculpture by Roge Fowler, and the bragging rights that come with catching and releasing the most sailfish.

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Bar South Wins Operation Sailfish

Two days of tough fishing didn’t stop 46 teams from releasing over 275 sailfish during the 3rd Annual Operation Sailfish in West Palm Beach, FL. This first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series took place December 12th and 13th at Sailfish Marina in Singer Island and the payout was a hefty one. A purse in excess of $540,000 was up for grabs in addition to custom champion dog tags made and presented by Altier Jewelers of Boca Raton. Team BAR South took the top title with 12 releases, sending them home with a $157,170 payout.

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Report Florida Lionfish App Updated with New Interactive Map

The Report Florida Lionfish app is now more interactive than ever. Not only can you continue reporting your lionfish sightings and catches, your reports and photographs are documented on an interactive map. The map includes your important data such as where you found your catch, the date caught, how many you saw or removed and what type of gear you used.