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Forget the Turkey, Serve Wahoo in the Bahamas this Thanksgiving

What’s better than turkey, football and relatives you haven’t seen all year? Easy answer: wahoo, high-speed trolling and a boat only big enough for six of your best friends or family.

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FS Dreamboat Contest Winner Heads to Costa Rica

Capt. Charlie Phillips, winner of the Fishing NoSara Prize Package given away as top prize for the Florida Sportsman Dreamboat Contest earlier this year, returns from his fishing vacation this week.

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Bahamathon 2013

Florida Sportsman member Compleat provides us with a much different view of fishing over in the islands. Compleat is no weekender to the Bahamas, rather, he moved there with his family and now provides other FS members with an insiders look at fishing out of Bimini.

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Team Wild Cat Lands First Place in First Annual Billfish Bonanza

For those teams braving a rough crossing to Bimini, the First Annual Billfish Bonanza this past weekend was worth the chop with sails, blues, dolphin and tuna waiting for action.

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Wahoo Blast The Bahamas

The first leg of the Bahamas Wahoo Championship was pulled off without a weather hitch, which was nice, considering that all three legs are held during autumn and winter, to capitalize on these big fish migrating through the Bahamas.

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Anybody Want to Buy a ShamWow?

Fishing trips are a whole lot like Christmas, so much of the fun comes from the preparation and anticipation. I’ve been rigging blue and white Ilanders on 200 pound mono leaders for the better part of 3 months.

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West End, Bahamas, For All Seasons

Spring, summer or fall, even winter, if you can make it to West End, you’ll find fish for any season. Winter is best for wahoo and grouper on the reefs. Summer is the month for diving: snapper, grouper and lobster topping the list.

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Florida and Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna

Try this run-and-dump method to catch your fill of yellowfin tuna. We hadn’t caught any large yellowfin tuna, but we’d found birds with our radar while trolling up a decent blackfin, a football-size yellowfin and several skipjacks [...]

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Gulf Grouper, Atlantic Vermilion Snapper recreational openings, Spiny Lobster closure start April 1

Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1.

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Boat Down During Marlin Fight, Panama captain loses control

While fighting a marlin in Panama, the captain backs down on the fish, but loses control of his vessel. Fortunately, all aboard were rescued.

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Bimini Sands Announces New Bonefishing & Fly-Fishing Packages

South Bimini, Bahamas – Bimini, a Bahamas “Out Island” that’s just 50 miles from South Florida, is famous for its world-class bonefishing and saltwater fly-fishing. Now, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina announces affordable new all-inclusive Bonefishing & Fly-Fishing Vacation Packages combining two or more full days of fishing with a professional Bimini bonefish guide, fully equipped condo accommodations, and all meals and beverages.

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18th Annual International Marlin Tournament in El Salvador

Well once again I got the invite to join Paco Saca and his sons in the 18th International Marlin Tournament in El Salvador! Bart and I made are way down to Bahia Del Sol Marina and Hotel [...]

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Hot Wahoo Bite off Bimini

Wahoo season now is in full swing in Bimini and will continue through March. Although anglers lost a long weekend of wahoo fishing last month due to Hurricane Sandy, it wasn’t long until they were back on the water with tight lines – especially off Bimini, which fortunately escaped the storm’s wrath relatively unscathed.

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Bahamas Speardivin’

Florida Sportsman member Ejazzle took a trip to Grand Cay, Bahamas, and caught plenty of fish. Beautiful weather and good spearing made for some excellent footage.

Stingray City, Cayman Islands, during the last census study.

Guy Harvey to Support Stingray Conservation

For 26 years Guy Harvey has signed his trademark autograph for fans at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year the internationally regarded marine artist and conservationist is politely asking for their signature to support a petition drive to protect stingrays in the Cayman Islands.

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Florida’s Tuna Fishing 101

There’s a bunch of tunas in the Florida blue. Yes, it’s pretty safe to say that tunas are the strongest and most determined brawlers in all of fishdom. Even billfishes, their closest challengers, don’t quite match them in pound-for-pound pulling power [...]