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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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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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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.

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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Backwards Texas Rig

Hidden in the name is the essence of the concept—a backward Texas rig. Tekisasu—Texas, in Japanese—is phonetically reversed to form sasuteki, just as the weight is placed below the lure to turn the Texas rig itself upside down.

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.