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Bill Sargent: State seatrout plan reels in opposition

A groundswell of opposition from recreational anglers is centering on a new state plan that expands commercial harvesting of spotted seatrout, including the use of limited size haul seines and beach seines for taking 75-fish “by-catches” of Florida’s No. 1 recreational prize. In part, the detailed trout management plan by the Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

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Redbone Tournament Slated for Nov. 4-6

by Sam Hudson • November 1, 2011 The Redbone tourney celebrates its 24th year of helping cystic fibrosis research. Catch a few redfish and bonefish, hang out at a party with fishing and sporting celebrities, and raise money for a worthy cause—there’s not much better than the annual Redbone Tournament (www.redbone.org) in Islamorada. The 24th […]

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Key Largo Fishing Report Sept.

By Capt. Mike Makowski It has been a hot summer but fall is finally here, this means cooler days and more comfortable fishing conditions. Outback in Florida the red fishing has been red hot! Averaging between 18-25 inches catching your limit of reds has been for the most part quite easy during full day trips. […]

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Sept 2011 Key Largo Fishing

Here we are in September, a slow time of year for the fishing charter business, but that doesn’t mean the fish aren’t biting. I take advantage of this time of year by preparing the boat for the busy season. The War bird is torn apart right now as I am repairing it and doing heavy […]

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Summer 2011 Fishing

by Capt. Mike Makowski It is summer time and the fishing is easy. As our days grow hotter the best fishing action is mainly in the early morning and late afternoon. Weather conditions are for the most part calm and sunny with the exception of the occasional passing tropical system. Nighttime temperatures are more tolerably […]

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Shark Fishing in Key Largo

Talk about an exciting fight! This shark was caught on the bayside of Key Largo – it looks like a handful. Come fish with us down in the Keys Captain Dana Banks The War Bird – Fishing Charter Boat – Florida Keys Sportfishing Saltwater Sportfishing for over 25 years in Key Largo Key Largo, Florida […]

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Grouper Season in Florida

Grouper Season is Officially Open, but here are the rules to be aware of: Updated: January 3, 2011 New regulations for several grouper, snapper, and tilefish species in federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean take effect January 31, 2011. Closed season: from January 1 through April 31st. Closed season in Atlantic waters applies to shallow-water […]

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Bonefishing on the Flats

It was a good day to Fish on the Flats. This was a nice size Bonefish. This angler wasn’t smiling for nothing….  

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Fishing Report – April 26 – 2011

Offshore Fishing: – Rough waters bringing up Dolphin and Kings 8 miles out. Following weed lines and 300ft depth – catching 40-50lb Cobia on assorted baits Reef Fishing: – The Reefs are teaming with yellowtail, with a few 15-20lb grouper Wreck Fishing – 4-6ft seas making the wrecks tough to fish on Backcountry: – the […]

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