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East Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast


Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Jim Ross
Covering Tomoka Basin to Sebastian Inlet, including Daytona Beach, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Melbourne

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What's Biting Now

Flats Fishing Black Drum

Flats Fishing Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: SpaceCoast Slayer I put on a gulp shrimp and dragged it excruciatingly slow across the bottom of this deep hole. Get thumped.. It’s a catfish. I thought to myself, “It’s gonna be one of THOSE days.” Whipped it out again and got another thump, but this one had some weight to it.

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Trolling Port Canaveral Mahi

Florida Sportsman member: Tonytoli Headed out of Bluepoints Marina about 8:30 and with flat seas, ran 30 knots out to 220′. Trolled out to 700′. Ran back to 230′ and put back in headed west. Had a triple knock down at about 220′ and got two of three, but it was slow the rest of the day.



Beach Fishing for Tarpon

An east coast skiff guide divulges his secrets for locating and catching beach-run tarpon. Good numbers of tarpon are off the beaches in east/central Florida from late-May through October, as they are along Florida’s Gulf of Mexico shores.


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Short Fly Rods: Improve Accuracy, Decrease Fatigue

Well, I hope you don’t work a fly rod like a whip, and some of the fly rods out there aren’t so long. They can be pretty short in fact. And short can be better, in some situations. I fish a variety of short rods, from 7-foot to 8-foot, 4 inches.

Tackle Shops

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East Central: Tackle Stores

Consider these tackle shops in the East Central region the next time you plan a fishing trip.

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Wabasso Tackle Shop

Reel repair, local knowledge and a great tackle selection are some of the things that have made Wabasso Tackle Shop a longtime local favorite.


Cobia Center Console

Center Consoles

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

Guides & Charters

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East Central: Guides

Consider these top captains in the East Central region the next time you plan a fishing trip.