Road trip, anyone?

That idea of taking a summer road trip to the Panhandle might still be the best chance Tampa-area and others to the south have to get on red snapper this summer.
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State Gulf Red Snapper Season Set - Florida Sportsman

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Monster cobia comes back for seconds!

This massive cobe tried a taste of a tempting eel, pulled drag for five seconds, sensed something fishy and spit the hook. Jonathan Goodhart free-spooled the bait and she just had to have her eel fix! She weighed a hefty 92.6 pounds on HarborWalk Marina's scale. The 65+ pound cobia they also boated, which any other day would have tons of pictures taken of...
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Monster cobia comes back for seconds This massive cobe tried a taste
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Spruce up your tackle box for spring fishing with these must-have lures!
Spruce up your tackle box for spring fishing with these musthave lures

Best Spring Inshore Lures - Florida Sportsman

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Name that fish!

This interesting catch couldn't resist a live shrimp in 10 feet of water in the Intracoastal waterway of Jensen Beach.

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Name that fish This interesting catch couldnt resist a live shrimp in
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Trim bands are a unique type of thread work that although serve no structural purpose, do add a personal and decorative touch to your custom build.
Florida Sportsman magazine 04/19/2017

Create Your Own Trim Bands in 9 Easy Steps

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Lisa Lowman showing off her "most memorable catch." It's almost time to start targeting snook along the beaches, are you ready? #snook #flyfishing #sightfishing #floridasportsman
Lisa Lowman showing off her most memorable catch Its almost time to
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Human-sized tropical yellowfin!

This chunky beast was caught by Kirill Filippov while fishing with Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge near Hannibal Bank. A live, bridled blue runner tossed into some busting fish proved to be a meal he couldn't pass up! Kirill fought the fish for about 45 minutes on a Blackfin rod with an Accurate SR-20 spinning reel that was spooled with 65 pound braided line....
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Humansized tropical yellowfin This chunky beast was caught by Kirill Filippov while
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The 2017 Gear Up & Go Sweepstakes presented by Bass Pro is just around the corner! Be sure to save the date for awesome prizes to come May 1. #GearUpandGo17
If you love fishing, take that passion a step further by getting into rod building. Check out how easy and affordable it is with these rod building kits.
Florida Sportsman magazine 04/18/2017

Rod Building Kits

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Incredibly important to the fishing rod’s final performance, mounting the reel seat is an easy process when you follow the instructions provided below.
Florida Sportsman magazine 04/17/2017

Mounting The Reel Seat

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AMAZING STORY! Super rare catch, unbelieveable 11+ hour fight, and a surpise visit from Vice President Mike Pence! After 11 hour and 10 minute fight, Sanibel Island local, Elliot Sudal, finally landed the catch of a lifetime, a 13+ foot male smalltooth sawfish! This 500 pound beast was caught on 65 pound line with a barbless high carbon circle hook and a mackerel chunk. Commonly confused with...
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AMAZING STORY Super rare catch unbelieveable 11 hour fight and a surpise
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Richard Flanakin
Clean water advocates, sportsmen and all Floridians got a beneficial shot in the arm this week when SB 10, the bill to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to help limit damaging discharge flows, passed in the state Senate.
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Florida Senate Passes SB 10 to Build Reservoir - Florida Sportsman

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South Florida exotic!
Melissa Farlow caught this bad boy Sunday afternoon in a canal near Naples, FL. This chunky redtail catfish fought for 45 minutes and was eventually landed on 7ft 15lb spinning gear, outfitted with a yozuri crankbait. These non-native freshwater dwellers are often released into the waterways after aquarium owners become aware of their rapid and extensive growth. They...
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South Florida exotic Melissa Farlow caught this bad boy Sunday afternoon in
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Spring time cobia! Tanner Howell snapped this sweet shot of a cobia about to meet the gaff, while fishing off of Destin recently.
Spring time cobia Tanner Howell snapped this sweet shot of a cobia
Reel Time Florida Sportsman episode 2 of season 5 is now available for viewing on YouTube! The crew heads to Tarpon Lodge in Pineland and explore the inshore waters looking for snook, trout, and reds.

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Reel Time Florida Sportsman episode 2 of season 5 is now available

Reel Time Florida Sportsman - Southwest FL Snook, Redfish and Trout - Season 5, Episode 2 - RTFS

Old Southwest Florida Capt. George Gozdz travels toTarpon Lodge to explore a southwest Florida gem. Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Reel-Tim...

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Jean McElroy's reaction perfectly captures that feeling of a new personal best fish. "Once I felt the bite, it started moving slowly away with no regard that there was a girl on a kayak attached at the other end. Moments later, she took off with the drag screaming and I was on! Catching sight of how large this fish was during the fight had me in complete silence until I had her securely in my...
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Jean McElroys reaction perfectly captures that feeling of a new personal best
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Hog in hand! Awesome shot that Capt. Charles Slattery of Good Time Charlie Charters got while diving out of Madeira Beach.
Hog in hand Awesome shot that Capt Charles Slattery of Good Time
Outdoor adventure that’s safe, affordable and fun!
Outdoor adventure that’s safe affordable and fun

FWC Summer Camps - Florida Sportsman

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