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Release 208 RX

Maybe a smaller boat is a better fit for your driveway and your budget – the Release 208 RX fits the bill. Just because you choose a shorter hull doesn’t mean you have to give up the features you want. A molded fiberglass inner liner with bow seating, stern seating and in-deck storage give you the feel of a much larger boat.

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Florida Sportsman November 2014

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Sportsman HD 2015 Calendar

Every day, somewhere in Florida, the sun rises to an amazing, unforgettable happening in Florida’s wilds. And just as true, every day in Florida there’s an equally stunning sunset casting glorious colors across what we sportsmen call Paradise. Florida.

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One Plot at a Time

How Florida landowners can help restore wild quail populations. Experts say the decline of native quail is related to habitat loss. It’s up to Florida landowners to take an interest and create what the birds need to thrive once again.

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Secrets to Tracking the Best Hunting Leases

It’s peak season to begin finding a backwoods getaway to call your own. Here’s how to do it. The exchange between the landowner and the hunter can be difficult to navigate. Finding a lease, evaluating the property and negotiating terms all have their challenges. But finding a good lease is possible.

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Trout, Out and About

Despite the fun fishing we were enjoying, the Indian River and associated Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River have been in a sad state of affairs for a while. Three or four years ago, this slender, 150-mile long waterway on Florida’s east coast was full of rich seagrass. But starting in 2010, the grass began dying off in unusual patterns, preceded and followed by algae blooms locals had never seen before.

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2015 Florida Sportsman Fishing Planner

Catch more fish with your 2015 Fishing Planner. Over 190 pages of month-by-month action predictions for all six Florida tide stations, handy fishing regulations guide [...]

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Sebastian Inlet on Fire

Florida Sportsman Member: Final Point What an incredible fishery we have here in Sebastian. The last week has been full of some serious fish. The smallest snook to come in the boat was 30 inches, the smallest red was also 30 inches.

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Advice for Jellyfish Stings

There are many types of jellyfish in Florida’s waters, but most assuredly you do not want to get stung by any one of them. In case of a painful jellyfish sting, there are a few different home remedies you can try.

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Venture 39 Forward Seating

The 39 Forward Seating model offers innovations and luxuries, transforming the original 39 model into a more fisher- and family-friendly vessel.

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Gulf Council Sells Out on Red Snapper

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council made a disappointing decision last week on red snapper that will split the recreational quota between private anglers and charter/for hire captains.

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Sailfish Alley North

High-leaping Atlantic sails gather at the northern end of Sailfish Alley in early winter. Ft. Pierce, at the north end of Sailfish Alley, heats up when temperatures drop. A walk down Fort Pierce docks reads like a Who’s Who list of sailfish chasers.

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Say ‘Yes’ to Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation

Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, the Vote Yes on Amendment 1 campaign, today announced the support of Coastal Conservation Association Florida for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

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Maximize Mileage

Hard-to-figure prices, empty fuel docks. How do we cut fuel costs? Tips to save at the gas dock.

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Small Lake Bass

Within minutes we boated a fat 3-pound bass, and that was the start of a steady parade of fish. By the time an early afternoon thunderstorm ended our day, we had tallied over 20 bass. The best was pushing 7 pounds.

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Rigs for Catching Flounder

Flounder—the southern and Gulf varieties— are the ultimate bottom-dwellers, shuffling into sand or mud to lie in ambush. Flatties, or “doormats” when they get big, like their meals low and tight, so you’ll do best to keep a tempting bait in their zone.

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Freshwater Action on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: chasinfins Forum member chasinfins shared some of his recent freshwater catches on fly. All the fish were caught on flies he tied.

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Starting Them Young

Florida Sportsman member: jimmy77 We anchored up on the edge of a pot hole and put out pins and greenbacks under floats over the shallow flooding grass. I got a decent flounder on a pinfish and we got a few reds on greenbacks. My son got the nicest fish, a 23 inch redfish.

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My Catch Monday

Want to win great prizes and show off your catch at the same time? Participate in My Catch Monday (MCM)! MCM is a Facebook contest designed to encourage fans (like you!) to share photos and descriptions of their catches from the weekend on Monday morning. MCM encourages and rewards anglers, hunters, and all outdoors fans for doing something they’re already doing, sharing and liking on Facebook!

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Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Heading out on the water without a quality pair of polarized sunglasses is just crazy talk! Polarized sunglasses not only help you see things in or above the water you couldn’t normally see, they protect your eyes (you only get one set!) from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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Century 2901

If you want your new boat to be more of a family cruiser that can also fish with the best of them, start up at the bow and look for wide cushions in a wraparound seating configuration. Throw in a removable picnic table and opposing seats on the front of the center console and you have a forward area set up for entertaining.

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It’s all about the, Boondoggle!

My oh my, how a year quickly comes and goes as we all know. It was in a snap of a finger before we were loading up the 4Runner for the Columbus Day Boondoggle 2014 to take the quick trip up to Kars Park, compared to umpteen hours driven by some out-of-staters.

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Florida Sportsman Best Boat – 20’ to 27’ Pontoon Boats

If family and fun are slightly ahead of fishing in the list of priorities, if comfortable seating and a stable ride are important to you then a Pontoon Boat like the Silver Wave 250, the Fiesta Beachcomber 22 or the Harris Crowne 250 will be perfect for your mission.

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Basics of Lobster Diving : Part 2

In this FS Seminar, Publisher Blair Wickstrom dives with his long time friend Juan Comendeiro to find lobsters off of Bimini, Bahamas. Comendeiro covers a few techniques for catching lobster when you don’t have a net at hand.

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Reach for the Top

How a T-top makes the boat. T-top offers shelter, an unobstructed deck and a platform to carry an array of electronics, antennas, rod holders, outriggers and overhead storage.