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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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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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Mother’s Day Cobia

Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One We go to anchor, put out two chum bags, set up two rods with Redi Rigs holding the pinfish in the 15 foot range. The bite is off the wall. I can’t even get the bait out and we are getting nailed.

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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Maxims for the Flats

Tips for more successful saltwater fly fishing. The old saw, “Ten percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish” might go double for saltwater fly fishers, given the technical nature of fly fishing. Even more so for sight fishing the flats.

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.

Marketplace

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Center Consoles

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