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Islamorada Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Easy Dolphin fishing has really picked up for us over the past week down here in Islamorada. Every day has been a little different, and it can still be a little hit or miss, but we had a few outstanding trips over the weekend.

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Shallow Water Action

Florida Sportsman member: Salt Crazy So we deployed the chum ,anchored up and sent out 2 more pin fish. It wasn’t long before gags started slamming everything we put in the water which was a blast on medium weight spinning tackle in 10 feet of water.

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Sarasota Snook

Florida Sportsman member: SRQSkinnywater We followed it for a ways throwing lures at it and i ended up hooking up on it with a 7 inch mullet that it inhaled. All in all it was a great day with my personal best snook at 40 inches even!

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SLI Sailfish Bite

Florida Sportsman member: Sea Monkey Too Quickly caught 3 dozen baits and headed out to 270 feet. Wasn’t long before we had a double header sailfish. We got one and mine spit the hook. Soon after that settled down we had yet another double header sailfish hookup. This time we got both to the boat.

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Saddle Creek Bassin’

Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Assassin The heat is oppressive. The bite is tough. Sweating bullets and my back is killing me. I cast out my trick worm on a point. I work it a bit and lean forward to ease the tension in my back. I begin to reel in and my line is coming to me. I set the hook and a big bass has taken my bait.

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Calling in “Sick”

Florida Sportsman Member: hausw Not more than 5 minutes later I hooked into a much larger one and battled him for almost an hour. Hoisted him in the boat for a few pics and released him. After that I was exhausted and called it a day.

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West Central Offshore

Florida Sportsman Member: clarosa I made a quick statement, after the bite slowed down “if we get a nice tuna now, we can just go in and forget the last two snapper”. Not 5 mins later, the big freelined pinfish rod’s baitrunner went zinging! After a 30 minute battle, a big blackfin is circling the boat ready for the gaff!

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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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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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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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Night Time Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: soarse grey It was high tide around 9P.M. at a local bridge. We could not hear or see much action due to the wind but I went 1 for 2 & John P. caught his first. Great privilege to help with this.

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Saved by the Storm

Florida Sportsman member: flybycrb21 All of that changed on the way in when we noticed a single storm formation hovering right over port Everglades and decided to put out a trolling spread to pass time and let the storm pass.

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Ten Thousand Islands Spring Bite

Florida Sportsman Member: Oldfloridaangler It is the most wonderful time of the year here in south west Florida. Warmer weather, less traffic, and the arrival of migrating tarpon and snook moving into passes is just the cherry to top off this sweet bowl of summer time in Naples.

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Northeast Cobia

Florida Sportsman member: OnTop~170 Right before I climb off the tower I decide to pitch one more in and let her sink and bam another hook up. This time I set the hook I don’t know how many times and muscle the fish in. Finally I get one on the gaff and it went 39 pounds.

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Surprise in the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: Royalflush after a few minutes of finesse battle with only 20 pound braid and 30 pound mono leader, the brown bomber shows himself. But he’s not ready to be landed, got him boat side about 8 times and each time he darted back down.

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Spearfishing Cobia

Florida Sportsman member: nutsmagoo We had an epic day of spearfishing for cobia off of Jupiter yesterday! The seas were calm, the visibility was great and the cobia were plentiful. We ended up with 8 cobia and bluewaterspearo scored a solid blackfin tuna, which was the icing on the cake.

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Big Drum from the Beach

Florida Sportsman Member: Garbo Shannon gets tired after 20 minutes or so, she hands it off to lucky young Angler. Upon being handed the fully loaded rod he looked up to his mother and said “It is so strooong.”

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Panhandle Offshore With a Surprise

Florida Sportsman member: mahiwahi Several casts in I hooked a fish and it went flying into the air. I thought I had foul hooked a bonita but my friend yelled “it’s a dolphin”. Since it’s January I was in disbelief but as it got closer and I saw yellow I knew he was right.

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Lower Keys Bonefish

Florida Sportsman Member: torchkey The flats were active with sharks, barracuda, and bonefish. Had some good shots at bones and ended up with a couple of nice fish. Ended the day catching some trout for the dinner table. It was a good day to be on the water!

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Kingfish Fun

Florida Sportsman Member: Bonecracker My daughter came home last week after doing a 3 month internship in New York City and she needed some boat and beach time badly before heading back to UGA. Trout and redfishing has it moments in August (mostly bad) so I decided to load up on some tasty bait fish and head offshore for some action.

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Gulf Grouper Action on the Drift

Florida Sportsman Member: Doc1 A couple of buds and I ran out of Marco about 20 miles this morning. The bite was slow, but steady. We picked up 4 keepers over the 4 hours we fished. The largest was about 24 inches and was caught on a live blue runner.

Kaden Wolfe, 3, caught this nice channel catfish with Grandpa, Jim Whitted. Both are residents of Sanford, FL (Jim is active on the FS Forum as prowlin4reds).

Grins and Whiskers at Sanford Kids Fishing Rodeo

What a day! A kids’ fishing rodeo was held in conjunction with the Crappie Masters Florida State Championship over the weekend (Feb. 2) in Sanford.

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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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Miami Lobster Tournament

FS member SpinyMike (Mike Maler) put on another good lobster-gettin’ show in Miami this year, The Miami Spiny Lobster Tournament.…»

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Spear Lionfish In Palm Beach County

Where to spear and how to fillet the lionfish, tips from your friends.

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Spearing Hogfish

This hogfish was shot by Tom Jones during a June diving trip to the Middlegrounds out of Crystal River. The…»