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Fishing Report Key Largo

Well everyone ….. yes I have been slacking on the reports. Sorry !!!!   I’ve been busy fishing. The blackfin tunas have been good and the sizes are in the 15 pound and greater range.  Live bait chumming pilchards and ballyhoo have been bringing the fish up in the late afternoon and morning. Midday bite has […]

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January 11, Key Largo Fishing

Well another front is on the way.  Seems the sailfish bite to the north of us has been good.  We seem to be getting just small packs of fish pushing through, but hopefully with this front the fish will move and be a little more aggressive in their eating.  They have seemed a little lethargic […]

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Key Largo Fishing Report – Nov-6-2011

Well what are you doing sitting home? The fall weather is here, the bait has moved in along the edge of the reef, and sailfish are hungry, along with king mackerel, black fin tuna and the occasional dolphin. The patch reefs are red hot with cero mackerel, red grouper and mutton snapper. Despite the hard […]

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South Florida Outdoors Calendar

Nov. 5: Author Pat Ford, of Coral Gables, signs copies of his newest book, Fly-Fishing Daydreams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Fly Shop of Miami, 8243 S. Dixie Highway. Ford also will give tips for taking photographs and set up your personal camera for the best results. Call 305-669-5851. Nov. 5: Volvo Ocean Race begins, with […]

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Best Bets: Mighty winds take bite out of fishing – The News

REDFISH: Gavin Sword, of Naples, and brother Ryan of Vancouver, Canada, caught five redfish to 18 inches, 10 sheepshead to 2 pounds, a small snook, about 10 undersize mangrove snapper and lots of big ladyfish with shrimp fished under popping corks and on jig heads. They were fishing sheltered waters in northern Estero Bay on […]

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Operation: Enduring Gratitude – 1ST Annual Veteran’s Fishing Trip

OPERATION: ENDURING GRATITUDE (OP-EG) They came home battered and severely wounded and now we need to show them our support. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Award Our Brethren Reel in a Veteran Unfortunately, most veteran appreciation ceremonies happen after the death of the veteran. Operation: Enduring Gratitude is trying desperately to change that. Among […]

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Florida’s open roads beckon motorcyclists

Overseas Highway, Florida Keys: the Seven-Mile Bridge near Marathon. Photo Credit: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau. By Frances Robles/VISIT FLORIDA Ocean views, sugar-cane fields, wildlife and year-round access make for the ideal motorcycle experience. For motorcycle enthusiasts, Florida breaks the rules. Sunshine State roads aren’t known for death-defying twists and turns, and we prefer to […]

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Sailfish Competition’s Gold Cup Series Set to Kick Off

The 48th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, one of the oldest tournaments in the Keys, is set for Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 1-4. The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first leg of the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series that also includes the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament, set for Jan. 20-22, 2012, […]

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7 rescued 20 hours after being tossed into choppy seas

MARATHON, Florida — Seven members of a South Florida family, including a 4-year-old girl, survived 20 hours at sea by clinging to their capsized boat and a small blue cooler after their vessel flipped during a fishing trip off the Florida Keys, officials said Monday. A 79-year-old woman went under the water and never resurfaced. Three […]

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Anglers asked to help police Keys waters

A call for anglers and boaters to become the eyes and ears of marine enforcement is going out across the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is turning to new text-messaging technology and other forms of wireless communication to broaden their reach. “When you see someone threatening (sport fishing) resources by damaging […]

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary gets mixed review in condition report

The first comprehensive condition report of the vast Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary shows that while some management steps have helped the fragile ecosystem, there is still plenty to do to aid decimated coral reefs, improve water quality, protect and restore habitat and help some marine species recover from overfishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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Get cracking: Stone crab season returns on Saturday

The seven-month stone-crab season starts on Saturday, and the chief executive of the Keys fishing fleet’s trade group says he anticipates a good year. “It looks like the demand will be there,” said Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association. “The prices will be up more than in previous years and […]

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