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Florida Big Bend Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Tommy Thompson
Covering Homosassa, Crystal River, Yankeetown, Waccasassa Bay, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach

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What's Biting Now

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Catching with the Kids

Florida Sportsman Member: Scott Crown We headed to the first spot and started throwing topwater over some oyster bars. Got one 25 inch red and a stud trout right off the bat. Pulled the hooks on two over slot reds and had several misses before making a move. I then jumped up on the platform and turned the front of the boat over to the boys.

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Dad and Daughter Fishing Day

Florida Sportsman member: Fishesman The kid finally started to rouse around 2pm and I asked her if she wanted to stop and catch grunts (she can’t handle grouper yet). She said “yes,” stood up, turned green, and asked to go in. We did just that. You have to love her fortitude though. On the way home she asked when we could go again.

Features

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Take the Scenic Route

Redfish and seatrout, solitude and scenery along the Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail. A 5-pound redfish towing a 45-pound kayak, burdened further by angler and gear, harnessed by a wisp of 10-pound-test thread. This surely mocks some obscure law of physics.

How-To

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Spoon Fly: Catch Florida Redfish and More

This imitation of a successful lure works just as well when tied as a fly. All veteran redfishermen are aware of how effective weedless spoons are on reds. Jon Cave knew this as well and wanted to transfer that success to flyfishing.

Tackle Shops

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Tackle Stores: Big Bend

These Big Bend tackle stores would love to share with you ideas on how to make your next trip a better one.

Guides & Charters

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Big Bend: Guides

Consider these top captains in the Big Bend region the next time you plan a fishing trip.

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Center Consoles

Florida Sportsman features the top center consoles for fishing the Sunshine State’s coastal and offshore waters.