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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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Bouncing but Catching

Florida Sportsman Member: john martin I heard some yelling from the stern which turned out to be a young kid who landed Gag over 30lbs. Excited I fired down another and bang! Hooked up again with what I knew was another nice Gag. I had him ¾ of the way up when a Goliath Grouper nailed him.

Late Season Tarpon

St. Pete Late Season Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: stpetebaitman The fish have been eating live pinfish very well. The pinfish spawn is about to happen so there are massive schools of them up in the bay. This happens every year and you can find schools of thousands of pinfish on the edges of flats. The tarpon have been pretty cooperative until the tide starts to really rip.

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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Cold Water Wetsuit Advice

A bit of advice on buying a wetsuit in Florida. As we get in to our colder seasons here in Florida, wearing a wetsuit while diving is necessary as water temperatures drop about 10 to 15 degrees. There are many different factors that go into buying a wetsuit including the style of suit, the thickness, and color.

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.