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Day Trip Success: Wahoo and Snapper

Florida Sportsman member: e-money Jeff ran right over his head as soon as we put lines in! Doc and Jordan tag team on cranking, E$ is on the leader. The fish pops up alongside the boat and my freaking jaw dropped.

Offshore How-To

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Fishing Shrimp Offshore

Live shrimp is one of the most familiar baits for inshore fishing. But shrimp have a lot of utility in the offshore waters, too.

Rick's Blog

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Sleepless in the Abacos

I consider it a great blessing that after 50 years on the ocean I still don’t sleep worth a darn the night before a blue water fishing trip, but last Saturday night was one of the worst.

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Blackfin Tuna Basics

Right here in Florida, the fisheries lab at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in Fort Lauderdale, has emerged as a fountain of useful research into blackfin tuna. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Dr. David Kerstetter, three research papers have contributed much to the scientific and common understanding of the species’ habitat, growth and reproduction.

Offshore Gear

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Luna Sea Leader-Mate

Just wrap your rigs — monofilament, fluorocarbon, even wire — around LEADER-MATE, then store your sinkers,divers/planners,hooks or other terminal tackle in LEADER-MATE’s innovative and patented pockets, and you’re ready to go.

Offshore Boats

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Contender 35ST

The large center console has a step down interior for additional storage and a marine head. The dash can accept twin large MFDs for your electronics. A one piece level deck from bow to stern lets you position your angler anywhere you want for battling offshore pelagics and the self-bailing cockpit can be washed down in a snap.