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Preparing Lionfish

In light of a recent increase in lionfish being caught on hook and line, we figured a refresher on how to properly clean and prep this delicious invasive species was in order!

Lil' Turkey Hunter

Lil’ Turkey Hunter

Florida Sportsman member: Yoder409 On our youth day this past Saturday morning, she took a 30 yard shot and was rewarded with a good one with 10 3/4″ beard and 1 1/4″ spurs!

Hernando Lake Bass

Hernando Lake Bass

Florida Sportsman member: capt louie Great weather and although the bites were slow we found some decent bass and had a good midday bite on topwater and plastics.

Fly Fishing Redfish

Fly Fishing Redfish

Florida Sportsman member: RG Air I saw six fish that day. Good shots at three of them in heavy winds. Had two eats. Landed one of them which was a 25.6 inch red with eight spots. Ended the day with a beatiful sunset. Good stuff.

Paddling Vero

Paddling Vero

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete Even with all this wind you can find a place to paddle and fish. All you have to do is do a little homework and have a little luck.

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Mayport Madness

Florida Sportsman member: benchmark With renewed enthusiasm, we freshened the baits and picked at them for the next three hours. The kids worked the fish hard and had to team up on a few. Multiple hook ups, a sail and lots of mahi hounding from all points.

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Grouper, Snapper, Porgies and Dolphin

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina Our furthest point of the day was around 60 miles out in 140+ feet of water. Porgies, lane snapper, vermillion snapper and red grouper were all welcomed home for dinner.

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Florida Big Bend Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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

Hillsboro Tuna

Hillsboro Tuna and Sailfish

Florida Sportsman member: JVL We saw an explosion on the long bait and it was game on. After 30 minutes of googan avoidance, digging, head shakes and death circles, the silhouette of a trophy blackfin tuna appeared.

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Florida 10,000 Islands Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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

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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

Venice Pompano

Venice Pompano Saves the Day

Florida Sportsman member: rhymechizel I was trolling back to the launch spot with a jerk bait and hooked up with this pompano. One fish can change the day.

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Southwest Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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

Atlantic Waters Grouper

Atlantic Grouper Season Opens May First

Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic, including state waters off Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial harvest.

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Reel Time Florida Sportsman – Small Town Surprise

Capt. George Gozdz travels to Yankeetown to meet the locals and fish the backcountry.

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Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat – Rigged up Whaler, 20 Shamrock Intro

The 18 Boston Whaler project starts to come together in the rigging bay at MCU; Florida Sportsman Boating Editor George…»

Sea Fox

Sea Fox 328 Commander

Sea Fox Boats has proven that it’s possible to enjoy luxuries normally associated with a larger Sportfish boat while fishing aboard a 32’ center console. The 328 Commander stands up to the task well, offering some sexy creature comforts wrapped around a serious offshore fishing platform.

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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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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

Crystal River Cobia

Crystal River Cobia

Florida Sportsman Member: Alex from GA I anchored where he said the redfish were and threw a DOA CAL a few times and caught a lizard fish, threw it some more and got a big bite. It was my first cobia.

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Florida Keys Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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

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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

Ponce Inlet

Ponce Inlet Mixed Bag

Florida Sportsman member: reeladdiction Trolled east until about 210′ and picked up a nice dolphin, followed by a thirteen pound blackfin, both into the ice box. We continued east into the bumpy seas until about 240′ where we picked up another dolphin. He had some company.

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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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Tuna on the Edge

Florida Sportsman member: BillMe We did get a nice little open water yellowfin. It committed suicide on a cable rigged bonito lure.