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Basics of Lobster Diving

In this FS Seminar, Publisher Blair Wickstrom dives with his long time friend Juan Comendeiro to find lobsters off of Bimini, Bahamas. They give a few basic tips on how to find and successfully catch lobster.

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Pro-Line 26 XP

The 26 XP, or Express Pilot, from Pro-Line Boats is a strong, mid-size pilot boat that offers a host of attractive possibilities for Florida anglers.

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Dry Tortugas Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Gary M We all agreed the next morning that none of us had ever seen such a long, hot bite of such consistently BIG yellowtails! Even Ed, who fishes for yellowtails a lot in the Bahamas, was having a hard time remembering such great action over in the islands.

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Bahamas Bonefish

Florida Sportsman member: Prhea36 Forum member Prhea36 put together a video of some DIY bonefish on fly! Chasing these fish with a fly rod can really get your blood flowing. Nice work!

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Wading Picnic Island

Florida Sportsman member: OverslotsOnly The drag starts singing and I’m thinking red, but then the fish breaks the surface with those big unmistakable headshakes I’m so accustomed to seeing over in my hometown of Stuart, huge snook!

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Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic ICAST 2014

A 7.7-pound bass and a blistering score of 18-under par took top honors at Florida Sportsman’s Bass & Birdies Classic. The unique excitement of combining golf with fishing prior to the annual ICAST show proved to be popular for 60 participants from the fishing industry.

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Northeast Florida Fisherman Help Find a Cure for Colon Cancer

Northeast Florida fishermen will help find a cure for colon cancer during the Eighth Annual Anglers for a Cure Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament on September 6. Proceeds benefit the Borland-Groover Clinic Foundation for Research and Education.

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Fishing Fast with a Worm

A slow-moving, bottom-bouncing worm is great for thoroughly working a small area. But there are situations where getting that worm off the bottom can be a better bet. Here are three ways to turn that bait into a faster-moving lure.

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West Central Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: harbison Our weekend home away from home is Hubbard Marina’s Florida Fisherman ll. We love to catch fish, however, what makes these extended trips really special is the chance to get to really know real sportsmen/women from all over the country.

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Diawa Mag Sealed Technology

Curt Arakawa of Daiwa Corp. talks about their MagSeal technology used on their line of salt and fresh water spinning reels. Magnetic oil is one of a new generation of Nano Fluids that can change density and shape when a magnetic field is applied.

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Mustang Survival Elite Inflatable PFD

Shannon and Jared of Mustang Survival introduce the new Elite Inflatable PFD at ICAST 2014. Engineered specifically for the serious angler, the Elite Inflatable PFD has been designed with five key features to enhance every day on the water.

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DIY Kayak

Build a wooden boat for fishing. Catching a fish on a homemade lure or rod is a real thrill. How about catching a fish from a boat you’ve built for yourself?

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Finesse the Pads

Lily pads make great sunshades for late-summer largemouth, but they are difficult to fish without snagging. One solution that works very well is casting small, weedless-rigged soft plastics along the outer edges of shoreline pads.

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Asymmetrical Antler Development: What Gives?

It’s a timeless question stemming from hunters’ ongoing fascination with whitetail racks. Why do some develop differently than others? Recently Florida Sportsman Member Batemaster posted this photo of a Hendry County buck for fellow Members to analyze.

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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.

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Fly Fishing on Wrecks

Mixed-bag action during the spring migration Wreck fly fishing is fun and rewarding, but purists will need to check their mindset at the dock. For dependable action, chumming is key. Frozen block chum and freshly cast-netted baitfish really get the snappers, jacks and mackerels prowling the upper portion of the water column.

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Improve Your Dive Videos With A Little Go Pro Advice

As more and more people are using the surprisingly good, and relatively inexpensive, underwater GoPro video cameras people are seeing first hand what only a few ever got a chance to see. For the first time many Sportsman are seeing what’s it like at the base of their favorite jetty or what really is sunk at artificial reef number nine.

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Wrecking the Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: PONCE We caught Reds up to 32 inches and 13 Reds overall on the outgoing tide, all reds and trout were caught on soft plastic paddle tail on a jig. The big fish came first then as the tide was bottoming out came the four 26 and 27 slots for the cooler.

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Topwater Frogs for Bass

A hard- or soft-body toad is absolutely tantalizing to bass near cover. Working the bait on the surface in-between a mat of grass or stretch of lily pads produces exciting strikes from bucketmouths. It’s why the baits are so popular amongst bass tournament anglers, and why a number of lure-makers are producing impressive amphibian imitators.

The new Pop ShadZ is a first-of-its-kind soft plastic topwater bait from Z-Man Lures.

ICAST 2014: New Products Sneak Peak

ICAST 2014 officially opened today in Orlando and it’s bigger and better than ever. A fisherman’s playground, ICAST debuts the latest and greatest in fishing technology, advancements, and ideas.

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Yeti Coolers Hopper

The Yeti Coolers Hopper is the first portable, soft-sided cooler they have produced. Designed to keep ice frozen for days without melting, it’s perfect for the beach, the boat, camping adventures, and whatever else you can dream up.

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Dive Into Bluewater Spearfishing

Plunging into the blue abyss for the first time is something that I will always remember. It was a completely different environment than I was used to spearfishing in. Looking through your mask, all you see is blue, in every direction.

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Matanzas Kayak Fishing

Sketchy low tides and a minefield of oyster shell? No problem for these Northeast Florida kayakers. Edward Abbey once said if you want to see the desert, get down on your knees and start crawling. Kayaking is the boating equivalent, with fish and other wildlife only inches away.

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Skeeter SX2250

60 years in the boat building industry is evident in Skeeter’s new Saltwater Series SX2250 Bay Boat. Designed with the serious fisherman in mind, this boat serves a dual role with a super shallow draft and a hull design that will flatten a choppy bay.

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ICAST 2014: Best of Show Winners

This year, the New Product Showcase, the tradeshow’s flagship event, was as competitive as ever. On Tuesday, the votes were tallied up and the Best of Show winners were announced.