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West Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Ray Markham
Covering Aripeka to Longboat Key, including Hudson, Anclote Key, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Anna Maria Island and Bradenton

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What's Biting Now

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South Tampa Bite

Florida Sportsman member: gettinwet We started in the backwaters focusing around mangrove points and cuts between islands as well as schools of large black mullet. After a lot of short strikes on topwater plugs we did manage to hook up a couple of nice reds.

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Catching in the Rain

Florida Sportsman Member:harbison On this, and many trips, it’s an honor to welcome the hard working, dedicated, FWC biologist, Mr. Joe Tarnecki and Ernest Jaramillo, on the Florida Fisherman ll. This is real, on the water, up to date, data: Joe made a thorough study of our Marine’s huge mutton snapper.

Features

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Small Lake Bass

Within minutes we boated a fat 3-pound bass, and that was the start of a steady parade of fish. By the time an early afternoon thunderstorm ended our day, we had tallied over 20 bass. The best was pushing 7 pounds.

How-To

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Sighting for Success

Sighting in a deer rifle is simple, if you do it right. The preseason “sight in session” is ritual for many hunters. For some, it’s a quick, simple, and inexpensive affair. For others, it can be a lengthy and frustrating process that burns up a lot of expensive ammunition.

Tackle Shops

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Dogfish Tackle Company

Dogfish Tackle Company was established in 1985 by owner Bob Martin when he started selling tackle at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market.

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West Central: Tackle Stores

Consider these tackle shops in the West Central 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.

Guides & Charters

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West Central: Guides

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