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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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FS Review – DragonFly Marsh Hen

Florida Sportsman Boating Editor, Dave East, speaks with Mark Caslow of DragonFly Boatworks about the new DragonFly Marsh Hen. For more information visit www.dragonflyboatworksllc.com.

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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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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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Taming the Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: stpetebaitman Locating the fish was the hardest part, but once we did find them they were willing to put on a show. We even had a double header Saturday and landed them both. We were in by noon both days as it seemed the bite shut down early.

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Bow Mount Sonar

Now, every boat has sonar, and a lot of flats and bass rigs have sonar at both ends. In fact, for those who fish with a trolling motor, a sonar system up front has become pretty much standard equipment—and some of the bass guys even have a couple of big-screens mounted on the front deck.

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The Importance of Supporting a Fundraiser Fishing Tournament

  I have fished several fundraiser tournaments over the last few years and there is something about them that separate…»

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Restoring Fiberglass Color & Shine

In this FS Seminar, FS Boating Forum Moderator Dan McCarthy shows how-to keep your hull in tip-top shape. If your hull is looking dull and faded, you can bring back its original luster and shine with ease. For more information on the products used visit www.starbrite.com.

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Flamingo Fun

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami Out of Flamingo things are getting more and more active with schools of bait all along the Gulf coast that seem to be getting larger day by day. We’re finding tarpon, snook, reds, trout actively feeding each day.

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Cobia Chaos

Florida Sportsman member: Pangaman The small cobia raced to the jig and grunts before I could get a bait in front of the big one. I caught and released 3 more cobia on the jig and pitch rod before I was able to get a bait in front of the big one.

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Scout 221 Winyah Bay

The 221 bay boat offers more tournament style features than previous Scout models.

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Lochloosa on My Mind

A story about passing time, cracker style. The beauty here is unique: 1.5 miles of black, deep creek water curving through swamplands. The water seems to flow at about the same pace as fingernail growth. Such is Cross Creek, capped by Lakes Lochloosa and Orange.

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Heading out for evening snook fishing, southwest Florida. Photo by David Danforth, www.relogear.com.

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Big Reds, Rain or Shine

Looking for a place to chase monster redfish and more from your paddle craft? Look no further than the Banana River’s No Motor Zone. A 10,600 acre sanctuary and one of the only places breeder-size redfish stay inshore to spawn. Brenton Roberts gives a firsthand look at this sight fishing paradise in the upcoming October issue, showing tips and techniques that catch the fish!

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FS Review – Cobia 220 Dual Console

Florida Sportsman Boating Editor, Dave East, speaks with  Skip of Cobia Boats about the new Cobia 220 Dual Console. For more information visit www.cobiaboats.com.

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Tying a Realistic Crab Fly

Crabs can make up as much as 70 percent of a redfish’s diet in many areas along the Florida coast. Shallow grassflats and mangrove prop roots offer ideal habitat for a variety of crabs. Redfish and many other species love to root around for these delicacies.

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Head to the FS Expo in Tampa!

The Florida Sportsman Expo is back at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on September 13-14. If you love the…»

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A Step Above the Others

Fly fishing for summer tarpon from a unique perspective. I’ve caught many fish from the comfort and stability of my ladder long after the sea breeze swept waves have chased the others away.

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Marco Island Inshore

Florida Sportsman Member: snookerf150 I put in at bay view at 7am and ran out through the pass and headed north. Shut down and waited and within a few minutes there were pods of bait everywhere, one throw and I had bait for days.

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Maverick HPX-S

Maverick Boat Company raises the bar again by adding another technical poling skiff to their popular HPX line. The new HPX-S sports an all new hull design that has exceptional performance in super skinny water and addresses some of the running issues associated with other shallow water craft.

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Trailer Smarter: Check Those Codes!

When it comes to trailering your boat, besides keeping your trailer in tip-top shape, keeping the vehicle you tow with up-to-spec is just as crucial. If you are throwing a check engine light (CEL), the odds are you’re losing precious towing power and eating up unnecessary dollars at the gas pump.

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Breed Clubs in Florida

In the September 2013 issue of Florida Sportsman magazine, feature writer Carolee Anita Boyles discusses the most popular breeds for use while duck hunting in the field and marsh of Florida. Below, these breeds are listed along with their associated clubs.

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Customizing Your Spinnerbait

Bent-wire spinnerbaits have been around since the 1950s, and today are available in countless sizes, colors and patterns. And, with the online availability (www.mudhole.com and other sites) of components like skirts, trailers and blades, you have the ability to come up with baits bass have never seen: flashy blades of all sizes, shapes and color. Unlimited skirt colors and patterns. Trailers. Unusual heads and eyes.