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HD – Marquesas Mangrove

Marquesas Mangrove: Photograph by Carlton Ward Jr / CarltonWard.com. A red mangrove tree rises above the grass flats along the…»

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Fighting the Wind, Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: DKT First time out in almost a year, neck and back surgery suck! Even though conditions weren’t the best I was stoked just to be out. All in all it was a good day, got to use a new rod & reel I’ve been couch fishing with and caught a few fish.

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Regulator 34

With outboards mounted on an Armstrong bracket, the Regulator 34 has the same size cockpit as most 39’s. This rig is optimally powered with twin engines to a maximum of 700 horsepower.

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Panhandle Lings

Florida Sportsman member: 85okhai Went 2 for 7 yesterday. First fish ate a grunt and second fish was pulled off of a school of 4. It ended up being the smallest of the school. Fish went 46 pounds gutted.

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Beach Bones

Florida Sportsman member: ReelDeep Forum member ReelDeep has been getting into a mess of fish off the Miami beaches including bonefish, snook and tarpon.

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Small Lakes Can Offer Big Incentives

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great fishing potential.

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Cobia Spearfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Robert D. Forum member Robert D. shared a video he put together of him spearing some cobia, not only did he get into the fish, you can also see how these fish interact with rays and each other under water. Good stuff Robert.

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Finding Your Boat’s Proper Trim

Find your boat’s proper trim for best running attitude. Many things can affect the performance of your boat, but one that’s consistently underutilized is proper trim. Running at the right attitude will increase your speed, reduce your fuel consumption and greatly improve the comfort of your ride.

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Groupers out of Redfish Pass

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt Found some good bottom set out the hook and broke out the chum. Took 10 to 15 minutes to turn the bite back on. Never did go deeper as planned. oh well always a next time. Final tally 12 in the box to 25 inches.

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Stuart Snookin’ with a Bonus

Florida Sportsman member: MinerCatch After cleaning the boat i decide to pull an iron man now that i feel like an insomniac and decide to go fishing inshore with my buddy Ben. Ended up with a few stud snook all of which were in the upper 40 inch range and a decent 29 inch trout.

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New Fishing and Hunting Gear from Pyle

Water Resistant Day and Night Infrared Night Vision Wild Game Trail Camera with Time Laps Function; Digital Fishing Watch with Moon Phases, Tides and More; Digital Fishing/Hunting Conditions Watch.

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Patagonia Simple Fly Fishing Campaign

Patagonia’s new campaign aims to demystify fly fishing – making it more accessible by offering simple gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for all ages and skill levels.

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Top Tips for Sight Fishing

During this FS Seminar, Florida Sportsman editor Jeff Weakley gives indispensable tips on searching for fish while sight fishing. At the heart of sight fishing, he explains the importance of recognizing the aspects of shape, motion, and color while scanning for fish.

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Camping Via Kayak

No bugs, no sweat, and an actual use for campfire besides cooking. Most outdoorsmen agree: Camping in Florida is best done in the winter time. Kayakers and other fishermen that use paddle craft are ideal candidates for camping trips.

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Bunker Busters

No fish in the sea is immune to the lure of fresh menhaden. If menhaden ranged throughout Florida, I’m convinced they would top every angler’s list of best baits. These fish are oily, reflective and loaded with energy. From the backwaters to the beaches, they’re a top menu item for a huge variety of gamefish, from seatrout to sailfish.

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Livewell Systems and Caring for Your Bait

Knowing how to properly use your boat’s livewell system can make a notable difference in your bait’s liveliness. In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz, discusses tips and techniques about caring for your live bait and livewell systems.

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Gulf Red Snapper Closure

The recreational red snapper season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico has effectively been closed, with the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Reef Fish Committee voting this week to restrict saltwater anglers to just *two fish per day for 11 days.

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Reel Time Florida Sportsman – Crystal River Slam

Capt. George Gozdz fishes with Justin Whaley in his home waters of Crystal River for a variety of inshore species. When the bite slows down they bust out the dive masks and explore the crystal clear springs.

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Un-Reel, Cane Pole Fishing

Besides that, sometimes it’s just fun to shed the gadgets and drift back to basics. Relax. Kick your shoes off. Set a spell and harken back to a simpler time.

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Sighting for Success

Sighting in a deer rifle is simple, if you do it right. The preseason “sight in session” is ritual for many hunters. For some, it’s a quick, simple, and inexpensive affair. For others, it can be a lengthy and frustrating process that burns up a lot of expensive ammunition.

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10 Top Flies for Florida Saltwater

If you’re new to saltwater fly fishing, determining what flies you need for a destination trip can be a daunting task. Although there are numerous variables to consider, a few basic principles can simplify the selection process and reduce the size and number of fly boxes you have to lug around.

Is your boat work being done right? Below are some tips to ensure that it does.

10 Tips to Get Repairs Done Right

Here are ten tips to ensure that boat repairs done by professional mechanics go smoothly.

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Bringing Home Some Trophies

Florida Sportsman member: capcioffi Time goes on and we spot a huge rip with weeds all over it in 800 feet. We go down one side (inside) and it is not producing. Cut across the weed/rip line and the water jumps 3 degrees. In come some of the marlin lures and out goes the meat. Within 5 minutes we get hit!

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Shrimp Dunking with the Wife

Florida Sportsman Member: Jdstang50 We found a shoreline that was hidden from the wind and began to troll our way. Her fourth cast she landed this monster red. Knowing that she was satisfied, I ran back to the lift and gave the Canyon Bay a spring cleaning.

Tony Stewart, Tom Champeau and Johnny Morris all delight in Champeau’s catch and release of this 11 lb, 8 oz Florida largemouth bass caught in the vicinity of the Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area, off the St. Johns River.  Photo by Richard Gibson/for Bass Pro Shops

April Brings Great Fishing Before the May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, but in Florida there is already an abundance of blooms and a great bonanza of freshwater fishing opportunities that began earlier this spring. All across the state, anglers have reported great catches of a wide variety of freshwater fish.