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Northwest Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Brent Romiti
Covering St. Vincent Island to Steinhatchee, including Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carabelle, St. Marks and Keaton Beach

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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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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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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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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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HD – Lagoon Red

Lagoon Red, photo Cyril Tan. Michelle David and her redfish caught on a paddletail lure on an early flood tide season on Mosquito Lagoon.

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Blue Marlin Cove Springtime Tuna Tournament

On Island Time Promotions presents the Inaugural Blue Marlin Cove Springtime Tuna Tournament hosted by Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina in serene West End, Grand Bahama.

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First Annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day a Success

Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (first Saturday after Mother’s Day) was a success, from statewide lionfish removal efforts to unveiling the new “Reef Rangers” lionfish removal program to educating the public about lionfish.

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Cell Signal Booster Kits

Reviews are mixed on whether or not cellular phone boosters give an adequate increase in range to justify their price, but there’s no question that an additional antenna connected wirelessly to the tiny one inside your phone can perhaps double your range, and that can make a big difference to those of us who depend on cellphones to stay in touch inshore and nearshore.

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Due West for Grouper

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt The winds laid down so a slow drift was in order. It was fish on, first three over the sides were all keepers. The bite was steady and in no time we had our limit of reds of two each up to 25 inches. in fact we had to release 2 more to 24 inches as we were pulling our lines in.

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Triple the Fun in Flamingo

Florida Sportsman member: flatsstalker I got out with my friend Alex gonzalez for some triple tail action out of Flamingo and boy did we find them. Caught a nice 12 pounder, with other keepers as well.

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Fishing for Carp: Grass Carp and Tilapia

Florida anglers know it’s not always a fish-eatfish world out there. Vegetarian fish lack innate regard for the ingenuity lavished on modern sportfishing tackle and artificial lures. Florida’s fresh water hosts a few such ingrates, whose office it is to torture young anglers, frustrate them with their large bodies and small, declining mouths.

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Charlie’s LP-23 Gator Call

The gator calling method opens a whole new and exciting way to hunt gators. Alligators keen sense of smell, sight and hearing bring to the table challenges to get down wind and out of sight to draw them in with your call and ambush them.

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Indian River Reds and More

Florida Sportsman member: Telese Indian River has been packed with snook and reds! Started fishing around 6 am between midway rd and the power lines. Went out with some buddies wading who have done well the last few days. A couple over slot snook, trout, ladies, jacks, and reds. Bass assassin sea shads on 1/8 ounce twist lock heads did the trick today.

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New Personal Best

Florida Sportsman member: dtm I slowed the boat and looked back and this fish was jumping about 300yds back. Alex went to work pumping and winding. After a while the fish came alongside we got a good look and seen he was a nice one.

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Fishing the Edges for Redfish

Haines made a long strip, resulting in a good hookset, then raised his rod as the fish powered back onto the oyster-laden mud flat. Playing his fish with the line in his hand, Haines brought the fish safely to the boat for release. We hoped for another shot, but the school of reds had simply disappeared.

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Rum Cay Artist Turning Trash into Treasures

As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and for artist and sculptor Bobby Little, recycling discarded materials into art has literally become a larger than life mission.

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Saltwater Shootout Hits $171,000 Payout!

123 boats cleared Hillsboro Inlet on Saturday May 9th, in hopes of claiming their piece of the $171,000 cash purse up for grabs in the 17th Annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout.

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Bossman Redfish Finale

The 2015 Bossman Redfish Series Sponsored In Part by Mercury Marine had over 140 anglers, consisting of 69 teams enter throughout its 4th season. This past Saturday was the finale, which brought out 35 teams competing for that day’s cash prizes of over $5,000, with 26 teams weighing fish in.

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Checking Old Dive Tanks

What’s the routine for dive tank safety? How often should you get the integrity of your tanks tested, and where do you go to get them checked? FS member saltydog251 came across a few old tanks and wondered if he could use them–if they would be safe.

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Kayak Pedal Drive and Other Propulsion Systems

Paddles, pedals and power: Expanding the range of kayaks on the flats. Paddling saltwater grassflats today, it’s obvious that kayaks have supplanted canoes as Florida’s personal fishing craft of choice.

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Mosquito Lagoon Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Michael Savedow Summer has arrived to Mosquito Lagoon and the Edgewater backcountry, loads of mullet schools, summer water temps mean early morning surface activity. Live mullet and pigfish, topwater lures early morning, weedless rigged jerk baits and soft plastics, cut mullet and ladyfish are all good summer pattern baits and lures.

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Fishing the Forgotten Chain: Osceola County Lakes

There’s room to explore on these largely unfished Osceola County lakes. It’s The Rodney Dangerfield Chain O’ Lakes. Right alongside the magnificently named and fun to say Tohopekaliga, it dares names like Coon, Lizzie, Center, Trout for God’s sake, and Alligator, like that’s a species you don’t often find in lakes.

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Dorado 23

The Dorado 23 is a boat that can fish offshore in the morning and the backcountry in the afternoon. It is 23 feet long and can easily accommodate 4 anglers with all of their gear. The use of a Porta Bracket on the transom allows you to have the outboard mounted behind the transom so you can use every square foot of the cockpit.

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Reel Time Florida Sportsman – Everglades, Island Style

Camping in the Everglades has never been better in this episode of Reel Time Florida Sportsman. For more information and the full episode guide, including full access to HD episodes, visit www.floridasportsman.com/rtfs.