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DAYTONA/NEW SMYRNA/DELAND EDITION

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Reels Reviews

At Night

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ast and stable, with a needle nose that reminded people of a mosquito buzzing over southern waters, the world’s first bass boat was the 1948 brainchild of Shreveport, Louisiana’s Holmes Thurmond. That first Skeeter boat, made of molded marine plywood, caught on quickly with local anglers. It launched the brand

that today, 70 years later, is still renowned for building innovative boats designed specifically for the needs of recreational anglers. Cary Crutchfield, co-publisher of Coastal Angler Magazine’s North Central Florida edition, owns one of those early Skeeter boats. When he bought his first Skeeter in the 1960s, the company was already leading the way in what became an industry-wide transition to fiberglass. His was a 15-foot model with stick steering up front that was powered by a 35hp outboard. “It’s real easy to fish from, and it’s just a neat 6

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looking boat,” Crutchfield said of those early flat-bottomed Skeeters. “It’s narrow, and the way the sides turn up to the cockpit makes it very stable to move around in.” With today’s bass boats, a 250hp Yamaha seems like a necessity to even compete on the tournament circuits. Back then, a Skeeter with a 35hp was capable of reaching speeds in excess of 30 mph. It was a fishing boat superior to any that came before it. The Super Skeeter arose as the boat for serious anglers fishing the large, newly constructed man-made reservoirs that have since fueled the sport. Crutchfield sold his 15-footer in the 1980s and almost immediately began kicking himself. He missed the narrow profile and shallow draft, along with kind of stability that allows him to stand comfortably and pole into very tight places. It wasn’t long before he ran into another old Skeeter he had to have, this one a 14-footer, originally powered by a 25hp outboard that has since been replaced by a 1950s model 12hp. Even with that old motor, it still gets around pretty quickly, and Crutchfield said it’s still the perfect small fishing boat where he launches on the Suwannee River. With the spirit of innovation that gave rise to that first bass boat and an open ear to the new requirements of early bass tournaments, Skeeter grew and evolved with the sport. The Skeeter Hawk did away with the characteristic pointed bow, which allowed for a smoother ride and a raised casting platform. In the 1970s, after moving into its current plant in Kilgore, Texas, Skeeter rolled the dice and introduced the legendary Wrangler to the bass fishing world. Rated for 150hp with a V-bottom, it was an odd and new style that absolutely dominated the competition in performance. It became the template that led to the high-performance fishing machines that roar

around our reservoirs today. In 2018, Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats is celebrating its 70th year of providing anglers with exceptional fishing boats. With modern technology and computer design capabilities, it has continued to lead the industry with innovations such as the first production composite bass boat, the ZX202, in the mid-1990s. The venerable ZX series, in all its versions, has been a staple in the bass tournament world for more then three decades. But listening to the needs of the fishermen who are its customers, Skeeter branched out to produce deep-v boats for walleye tournament anglers on the big lakes of the north, as well as bay boats for saltwater anglers. Skeeter’s acquisition by Yamaha in 1996 brought new resources to the table and advances followed. In 2001, Skeeter again set a new standard for the industry with its Torque Transfer Transom and Stringer System, which provides lift to the entire keel, while eliminating stress on the on the transom, deck, hull and sides. Through all the advancements, Skeeter boats bear little resemblance to Thurmond’s first bass boat. But the same concept, to design perfect

fishing boats for fishermen, is evident throughout Skeeter’s product line. Whether it’s on southern reservoirs, the big northern lakes or the bays and backwaters of the Gulf of Mexico, Skeeter has a nimble, fast and extremely fishable boat perfect for the kind of fishing you do.

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Visit SkeeterBoats.com to locate your nearest Skeeter Dealer. Nationally Advertised Price; actual sales price determined by dealer. Price does not include freight, dealer prep, and T.T.L.. uManufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Prices may vary due to supply, location, freight etc. Actual prices are set by the dealer. *Terms and Conditions: Nationally Advertised Price for 2018 SX210 with $1500 Rebate. Consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused, not previously warranty registered) eligible MY 2018 and prior boat from 1/1/18- 3/31/18 is an instant rebate applied at time of final sale by dealer, at no extra cost to consumer. Actual rebate amount is determined by model selected. NO BENEFIT SUBSTITUTIONS. Promotion is only applicable from authorized participating Skeeter dealers in the U.S.A. and Canada sold to purchasing consumers residing in the U.S.A. and Canada. Promotion is limited to available stock in dealer inventory that is sold, PDI completed, delivered and warranty registered in accordance with Skeeter’s promotion and warranty registration req uirements during applicable dates. No model substitutions, benefit substitutions, extensions or rain checks will be allowed. Not redeemable for cash. Boats sold or provided for commercial, camp, resort, rental, promotional/ demo, government agency, competition, tournament or sponsorship use are not eligible. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other Skeeter offer or discounts. Some exceptions may apply. See authorized, participating Skeeter dealer for complete details. Skeeter reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time. Other restrictions and conditions apply. ©2018 Skeeter Products, Inc. All rights reserved. This document contains many of Skeeter’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement. Remember to observe all applicable boating laws. Never drink and ride. Dress properly with a USCG approved flotation device and protective gear. +

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Rods & Reels

G. LOOMIS/SHIMANO CONQUEST

PENN CONFLICT II

PENN redesigned its smooth and durable Conflict reel to bring anglers the Conflict II, the most lightweight PENN reel ever made. It is a superior reel, perfectly suited to inshore applications. True to its origins, the Conflict II features stealthy cosmetics and a smooth and reliable HT-100 carbon fiber drag system. The RR30 Rigid Resin body and rotor are extremely lightweight and durable, and with the redesign, the Conflict II is 20 percent lighter than the first-generation Conflict. Internally, the Conflict II is updated with PENN’s CNC Gear Technology and high quality stainless steel ball bearings, making it the ultimate PENN inshore reel. With the Superline Spool, no backing is needed because of the rubber gasket that keeps superlines from slipping. Other key features include: Slow Oscillation – Leveline System, 7+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system and line capacity rings.

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What do you get when you mix proven G. Loomis rod design with Shimano technology? You get Conquest, a line of 12 awesome bass rods, purposebuilt for different conditions and techniques. The new Conquest series includes eight casting rods with G. Loomis’ original “Mag Bass” fast-action tapers and four “Spin/Jig” fast-action spinning rods. With Shimano’s Spiral X and Hi-Power X processes, the blanks are rolled to exact G. Loomis specifications before being handfinished in G. Loomis’ Woodland, Wash. facility. With this partnership, engineers believe they have produced the most technologically advanced rods on the water. They are lightweight and offer anglers a whole new set of performance standards. Some of the benefits anglers will experience are: more accurate casts, increased fighting power, solid leverage for hook sets and reduced rod twist for rod control and durability. The casting rods are fitted with G. Loomis’ “skeleton” reel seats on full-cork contoured grips. The spinning rods feature split grips and Shimano’s CI4 reel seats. Blank-through-handle design on both versions adds sensitivity, as do the Fuji Torzite guides and a durable SIC Titanium tip guide. Whether you’re pitching jigs in thick cover or prospecting open water for smallies, high-performance Conquest rods will help you catch more bass.

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PENN INTERNATIONAL VI

Legend Tournament Inshore rods are the blending of the inimitable sensitivity, power and durability of St Croix’s Legend Tournament Bass and Walleye series with components and technology suited for saltwater environments. With good looks and a high-performance feel, the Legend Tournament Inshore was awarded Best Saltwater rod at ICAST 2017. The eye-catching “Belize Blue” blanks are crafted of SCIV graphite using Integrated Poly Curve tooling technology and engineered to eliminate all transitional points, which fosters smooth action, increased strength and sensitivity. They are surprisingly lightweight, yet durable, and are equipped with a Fuji TVS blank touch reel seat on spinning rods and PTS blank-touch reel seat with builtin hoods on casting models. These new Fuji seats are designed to stand-up to the pressure of hard-fighting inshore species. Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides and a Kigan titanium hook keeper provide 100 percent corrosion protection.

After nearly 15 years, the PENN International big game reel will get a makeover. The reel that has become legendary for fulfilling angler dreams offshore has been refined and modernized to once again redefine big game reels. The PENN International VI series features many upgrades including a weight reduction on key sizes, a new silent anti-reverse and a more refined/ adjustable Dura-Drag system. The new series features 28 models in both gold and silver, single speed and two-speed, wide and narrow. Made in the U.S.A. of domestic and imported components at the historic PENN Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company building in Philadelphia, the International VI will give anglers the edge in chasing that trophy of a lifetime. Key features include: Machined and anodized aluminum body and side plates, stainless steel main and pinion gears, Quick-Shift II two-speed system, sealed DuraDrag system, Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop, double-dog ratchet anti-reverse and line capacity rings.

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Product Reviews

TSUNAMI ARMR

MUD HOLE TURN KEY KITS Avid anglers who want to take their fishing to the next level owe it to themselves to check out Mud Hole Custom Tackle’s rod building kits. They include everything needed for anglers to construct their own high-end custom fishing rods. Mud Hole is offering an amazing value on its Inshore Turnkey Kit, which includes all the tools and materials to build a custom inshore rod perfect for trout and redfish. The kit features the extremely popular and versatile MHX SJ842 rod blank. This 7’0” medium-light power rod features a fast action for throwing soft plastics and topwater lures at wary flats fish. Along with the blank, the kit comes with a matched guide set, handle kit and everything from the CRB wrapper, a CRB rod dryer and ProPaste and ProKote Rod Finish and all the tools needed to craft your own custom rod. Visit www.mudhole.com and check out all our Turn Key Kit options or simply Google: Mud Hole Turnkey.

Super smooth and well built, the Tsunami ARMR is lightweight, high-performance spinning reel available in 3000/4000 and 5000/6000 sizes. The Tsunami ARMR has a sleek design and features

high-end components to provide smooth and durable operation for fighting and casting. The lightweight, solid aluminum body combined with hybrid, corrosion resistant carbon infused side plates and rotor and a double anodized ported aluminum spool are what keep this reel feather light in the hand all day long. Seven high-precision, shielded stainless steel ball bearings allow full support to all free-moving parts during the toughest fight or retrieve after retrieve. The look and feel of the Tsunami ARMR reel, enhanced by a light, durable EVA handle knob and braid-ready spool is what separates these high-performance reels from the competition.

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SHIMANO SUSTAIN HOOKER ELECTRIC REELS Hooker Electric continues to raise the bar with the fastest, lightest and best looking electric reels on the market, along with second-to-none customer service. The top seller in 2017 was their 80 motor that features level wind and auto stop, mounted on the Shimano Tiagra 80WA. The auto stop feature allows the angler to set the reel to stop winding at any interval, including just before your terminal tackle reaches the rod tip. With both 12- and 24-volt functionality, there is no need for a converter box. Its full variable speed allows line retrieval at up to 500 feet per minute, which makes checking your bait from 1,800 feet a breeze. It also includes bluetooth connectivity, allowing the angler to control the reel through Hooker Electric’s iPhone app, ReelTime. If you’re feeling sporty, the reel can also be used manually, so you can feel the fight. New for 2018, Hooker Electric now offers custom colors in silver, black, blue and even pink. For more information, go to www.hookerelectric.com or give them a call at 954-530-6908.

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T h e Best New Saltwater Reel winner at ICAST 2017, Shimano’s Sustain might just be the best new spinning reel for freshwater or salt. The Sustain series comes in four sizes suitable for everything from finesse baits for bass, to stripers and even small billfish. In all sizes, the reel’s Hagane aluminum body construction gives it a solid feel, and the Shimano Magnumlite low inertia rotor provides sensitive, light rotation and a light start up, which allows anglers to instantly begin the retrieve. Shimano’s Hagane gear has already made waves in the industry for its incredibly smooth operation. The exclusive technology used to engineer the cold forged aluminum drive also makes it extremely strong and durable. The X-Protect feature, which should be of particular interest to saltwater anglers but is relevant in any wet fishing conditions, is a threelipped rubber seal system that offers exceptional water resistance. With Cross Carbon Drag, eight shielded anti-rust ball bearings, and a one-way roller bearing to stop handle backplay, Shimano went in whole hog to produce these award-winning reels. Whether you fish freshwater or salt, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spinning reel.

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Drifting For

Nighttime Yellowfin On Gulf Floaters

By Nick Carter

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ellowfin tuna are some of the most sought after gamefish in the world. They are the ahi tuna on the menus at restaurants and sushi bars, and in the water they have the speed and power to wear down anglers and break gear. The signature “spiral” that tuna commence in the waning moments of a fight is responsible for untold numbers of broken lines and broken hearts. After battling 30 mph runs for 20 minutes or more, the weary angler, captain and crew face one final test, a team effort to survive the spiral and get the fish on deck. These tense moments, when a big yellowfin turns sideways and begins to circle, using its body’s mass as leverage, are the most critical minutes of the fight. If the line even touches the boat, it will snap, and the circling fish provides many opportunities for this to happen. These moments are the reason Randy King, of Paparda Rey Fishing Charters out of Galveston, Texas, says the main limitation on their catch is the ability of the angler. The captain, Kenneth Doxey, is solid. He has been running their 54-foot Bertram and their 35-foot Cabo for more than a decade. He was the 2016 recipient

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By Capt. Michael Okruhlik • Photo courtesy of Controlled Descent Lures

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n early November, my buddy and I set out to fish some shallow flats in our kayaks. The water and air temperatures were near the 80-degree mark in south Texas. The area we had available to us only had a few inches of tidal flow predicted. When saltwater fishing, current is at the top of the list for catching requirements, but when the tide doesn’t provide it, find something that will. I had not fished this area in three years, and since that time hurricane Harvey changed a few things from the vehicle access point to my favorite hole, which isn’t a hole anymore. Needless to say, this was going to be a scouting mission as well as a fishing trip. We made our way to our first stop, which was a large knee- to waist-deep grass flat with a deep channel running down one side that is separated by a few spoil islands. We anchored up at the tip of a spoil island and casted to the channel. Although there was an abundance of bait, we didn’t get a strike. Off to plan B, my old honey hole. Once there, I realized the sweet spot was no longer, but we fished the area thoroughly since bait was present. We managed only a few strikes and a couple small trout. Knowing that the fish were inactive and that the tide was weak, I searched for an area where the wind might help drive a little more water flow to get the fish feeding. We headed back to the vicinity of our first stop, which was a flat the shape of a football field with the wind blowing from one endzone to the other. On the downwind side, there were a few small islands with breaks between them. Due to the wind, these breaks

funneled stronger water movement onto a small shallow flat. This flat didn’t have more bait than the other areas, but it did have water movement, which sparked the bite. We spent several hours in this tiny area catching reds and speckled trout. We used the same lures and presentation as we did earlier in the day. Soft plastic topwater jerk baits in pearl accounted for the more aggressive fish, but they were the smaller ones in this area. All of our larger fish came on slow-sinking paddle shad. Targeting the potholes and letting the lures slowly sink at the edge of the sand-to-grass transition drew the better strikes.

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When fishing on less than desirable tides, remember to seek out locations that can offer it a push. Funnels and choke points are always a good bet, even if they are subtle. The water depth was the same on both sides and in between the islands, but it gave that little push the fish needed. Capt. Michael Okruhlik is the inventor of Controlled Descent Lures and the owner of www.MyCoastOutdoors.com.

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DAYTONA • NEW SMYRNA • DELAND FISHING REPORT & FORECAST CAPT. BRYN RAWLINS

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ven though the weather wasn’t consistent in January we still saw good catches of Speckled Perch brought in and February should be no different. In fact it could be the best month of the season. February is an excellent month for Specks (Crappie) and you can use all kinds of fishing methods to catch this much sought after table fare. Trolling, jigging and drifting with minnows are some of the most productive methods used depending on weather conditions, moon phase and water temperatures. Some of the best jig and lure colors for February will be yellow, blue, silver and pink. Make sure to use lighter test line while trolling. Find the best speed for trolling and then shorten or lengthen your line as needed. When Specks move to more shallow water to spawn, vertical jigging and pitching a cork and jig or live minnow against the bank will produce the most fish. When the fish aren’t good against the bank, try drifting or trolling the open waters of one of the many lakes that connect to the St. Johns River. Lake Woodruff has long been rated one of the top lakes in Florida for both Largemouth Bass and Speckled Perch. February is also a great month for Bass. Wild river shiners are a great bait for these large mouth Bass. Fish these shiners against floating vegatation under an egg shaped float with a weedless hook. For the angler that favors artificial lures try large top water plugs, slow roll large spinner baits or throw a 9 inch trick worm with no weight. Remember, the colder the water temperature the slower the retrieve. Highland Park Fish Camp has a large stocked pond for the novice fishermen to learn the great art of angling. Call us any time for more info or an updated fishing report, 1-800-525-3477 Capt. Bryn Rawlins | Highland Park Fish Camp | 1-800-525-3477 Kent and Cheryl Smart from Dayton Ohio. Caught these nice Speckled www.Highlandparkfishcamp.com Perch in Lake Woodruff Fishing from Highland Park Fish Camp.

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IN SHORE ADVENTURES WITH SKYE

Help protect our Lagoon

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have been watching so many changes in mosquito Lagoon this past year from The Heat Of Summer causing algae increase making lack of sunlight to the Lagoon grass, to the hurricane which I believe was actually a positive outcome allowing to flush saltwater into the Lagoon and help push into the South part of the Indian River, as well as these winter cold fronts coming in helping improve the water clarity. But taking my most recent trip after out after our week long cold front in January I found myself a bit devastated entering the Lagoon. I found a lot of floating dead Snook and Tarpon as well 96% of the grassy Flats cleared out with nothing but sand and Muck, 96% of the seagrass 3% was dead and 1% striving to stay alive. What is mosquito Lagoon?

Our Lagoon is an estuary of national significance it is home to 53 threatened species, a safe haven for our breeders to lay eggs and allow our Redfish to keep safe until old enough to move out of the Estuary in typically four years, to start breeding and and continue the life cycle. It is home to more than 2,000 plant species 600 fish species and 300 bird species. The species include the West Indian manatee and the Eastern indigo snake. If you are a kayak angler it is much easier to sit back and notice the little things and small Beauties the Lagoon holds. That’s what being in the lagoon is all about right? If you see a little head popping out of the water, that is a diamond back terrapin turtle that little fella is very high on the endangered list all so many may not notice but our line and Atlantic Seahorse is high on this list as well due to being stuck in Fisherman’s crab traps. Most are unaware that the seahorse are trapped in sea horse are trapped in their crab crates, so if we can check our traps more frequently please look out for the sweet babies the Lagoon is their home and they live nestled in grassy beds.

What are we doing wrong & how can we help?

We Anglers have such a beautiful Lagoon and are blessed to be able to fish THE Redfish capital of the world! I believe Mother Nature has done its share of harm in the lagoon such as the algae blooms killing our sea grass, cold fronts causing Fish kill, but there is being a lot of harm done by Anglers and fishermen as well. Hour Lagoon is an estuary for threatened species, it is home and a sanctuary, it is our duty to keep our lagoon clean and not cause harm to it. First I’d like to say I could not wait to get out in the Lagoon and enjoy the water clarity and sight some Beautiful blue tails. But due to anglers not caring and disrespect I found myself collecting trash all over the lagoon for two days, yes trash! I was beyond myself and in disbelief that their are anglers out there that just don’t care and actually have no heart. How can you feel okay going back home after trashing our beautiful Lagoon, The home of all these endangered species. All I can think is how would you like if one cane to your home and ate your food and trashed it?I sit out in the flats and watch boats go through the Lagoon ripping up our flats, leaving props cars and helping kill the seagrass that our fishery needs. I don’t understand, that if we enjoy fishing the Lagoon why tear it up? Sight casting is what mosquito Lagoon is all about, it’s very shallow Flats where you can watch tailing Redfish and marvel at their beauty but instead we have boaters ramming and Motors in to our beautiful grass and speeding through Lagoon as I sit in my kayak surrounded by schools of Reds. I think to myself what a fool as I watch these Flats boats do such things and I just can’t understand how they can sit out there and destroy our beautiful Lagoon, yet they feel they deserve to be able to fish in it? I watch these captains on many occasions on that race to the fish, if they just slow down and respect out Fishery they can see we are blessed and have Reds covering our 2 DAYTONA/NEW SMYRNA/DELAND

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Lagoon. With a Push Pole or paddle you can actually stop and take in all that the Lagoon has to offer. I do respect the captain’s and anglers who lifted motor and push pole around the Lagoon not causing damage or harm to our fishery. so I thank those of you for that! It’s heartbreaking when I land a redfish that has scars on it or ripped broken fins due to these boaters ignorance and or lack of caring. We Anglers need to come together and help spread the word and do our part as protecting the Lagoon in the endangered species that live. What can we do to help our Lagoon

We can do our part and protecting mosquito Lagoon by using push poles to get around and prevent ripping tearing and killing our seagrass. That our fishery needs as well as other marine life. We can check our crab traps frequently to help save endangered sea horse that gets trapped as well as not throwing our braid and leader line into the water by using the fish line disposables the FWC puts in at parks and launches for us Anglers to keep our marine life safe! As we know dolphin are very smart they are also stubborn in extremely nosey! they like to see what’s in your crab traps if we cannot use bungees chords or allow our leader and braids to be dumped in the water we can help save these animals a lot have been harmed if not killed numbers of turtles dolphins and other species in the lagoon. Have you ever fed your leftovers to the Pelicans? Is actually very harmful the young do not know better and pick up a very bad habit it teaches the other young to come up and eat as well, creating bad habits. Sure is very cool and fun to experience and you feel like you were helping him by giving him food. But when an angler makes a cast and those pelican fly to grab the bait and get hooked well... Where do you think they learned that from? So yes, unfortunately not feeding a pelican you are helping save their life. And if you do hook one please look up how to unhook. Do not leave the hook in it’s mouth it will not come out on its own. Preventing the pelican to be able to feed. One of the biggest concerns that not all Anglers are aware of or are ignorant to or just don’t seem to care that is the proper handling Techneics and catch and release of Red fish and other fish species. As we know a fish swims horizontal in the water, yes it lives his whole life horizontally. When taking him out of the water hanging vertically causes damage to the fish’s heart and starts to shut down his organs. I understand not all Anglers are catch-and-release and I respect that some fish for the sport and others fish for the food. But please remember the size and limit allowed per angler each day! I am seeing too many Anglers disrespecting our Waters and Fishery by keeping under slot over slot as well as improper handling and catch and release as well as the angler keeping their catch out of the water for to Long of a period, these are all reasons we see random fish floating dead in the lagoon or down the river. Yes one person can make a change do your part, I am!

I myself and my lady kayak angler and I specialize in the grassy Flats of mosquito Lagoon, it is my home away from home. I am thankful I am able to have such a beautiful place to fish and enjoy. I sight cast Redfish from my kayak. Yes, I do have a boat but I refuse to bring it in our Lagoon. I have the up most respect for the Estuary and the species it holds plants, grass, birds and fish they all serve a purpose. I enjoy paddling in our beautiful Estuary and knowing I am not one who is damaging our seagrass and the species that live here in it, I enjoy the peace and taking in the beauty around me. When I enter the lagoon I become one with, I fish for the sport and enjoy returning these Beauties back to their habitat. I am one person and all it takes is one person to make a difference. If you love and enjoy our Lagoon respect it and it will continue to flourish, so our children and grandchildren can experience our lagoon and what beauties it has to offer. Skye | In Shore Adventures with Skye | Like her page on facebook.com/inshoreskye Follow her on Instagram.com/Brassyhooker87

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FISHING REPORT & FORECAST CODY MOORE

Ponce Inlet Offshore

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ahoo, sailfish, and tuna! All three have been biting pretty good this winter when we are able to get out. Although the weather has been tough to contend with, we’ve been able to sneak out a few days here and there. High speed wahoo trolling has been producing as well as slow trolling for the tuna, dolphin, and sails. The best fishing has been deeper because of the dirty water back inshore. Right now 200-500 foot has been best. As we talked about before, slow trolling a spread of four or six dink baits accompanied by two dredges and two squid Loius and Cory of in season apperal with a high speed chains gives you your best chances of a successful day. If you want to have a specific wahoo. wahoo bait out while your slow trolling that is always good as well. A planer with a spoon or ilander/ballyhoo is always a safe bet. Bottom fishing has also been good, as this is always our best time of year for that. Although the snappers and groupers are closed, the triggerfish, redeyes, porgies, almacos, seabass, etc are biting great. Anywhere from 100 – 240 foot is going to produce. Current, water quality, and bottom temp will determine whether you’ll fish deeper or shallower. Double rigs (chicken rigs) with a 2/0 to 4/0 hooks and a 6-16 ounce lead (depending on conditions) tipped with cut fish, sardines, squid, etc. is the rig of choice for the stringer fish. As far as the jacks and almacos, these fish can be caught best on a long leader with live bait. However, be ready to catch Capt. Josh Bryant and his girlfriend with a nice swordfish! a snapper or grouper that you have to throw back! This is our favorite time of year to fish because they bite great, unfortunately multiple species are closed (snapper and grouper) and the weather can be hard to deal with. That’s why it is important to make sure you get out on the days where the weather allows and make the most of it! We hope that everybody is able to get out this month and catch some fish! Cody Moore | New Smyrna Beach | New Smyrna Outfitters Phone: 386 402 8853 | newsmyrnaoutfitters.com Megan with a nice grouper.

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Shrimping Report

CAPT. LEE NOGA

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e been waiting and February is the month where the runs are less sporadic. We enter a consistent more productivity pattern. January was a bust in Central Florida compared to last year where Titusville was cast netting white shrimp all day long starting in November ending in May. We are not seeing the white shrimp yet but the waters are cooling off and I suspect we will see them in our mix. Edgewater is producing a handful in early January and Oak Hill has given up a few to maybe a half a gallon. BUT, the sizes are better than this time last season. We are cycling thru a cold water fish & bait kill due to sudden drop in the water temperature. Many snook and tarpon have died in this arctic blast and it is illegal to harvest any fish out of season even when in distress near shore. Titusville is a bust at Haulover Canal, Haulover and Titusville Pier as of early January. This may sound distressing, but trust me at the time of this read the conditions will be much improved and more intel to digest. Mather’s Bridge and Eau Gallie South-side relief continues to disappoint the hardcore warriors that go and and endure the elements. The love of the sport and the shrimping fever rising folks are getting real anxious and frustrated things are not happening now. One cold snap does not make a shrimp run. We are still 30 days from a full pull realistically speaking. The die-hards and locals are going to go no matter what, and bless them for sharing their experiences in our FB intel forum. Where is the shrimp going off? In Miami on Rickenbacker Bridge and Key Biscayne and Tavernier Creek in Islamorada. They are getting full pulls from Miami to Islamorada. This is what I want to see, and it goes to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma’s effects on our State. We in Central Florida kick off after the South kicks off their season. The fact that we are seeing shrimp in Central Florida going back to November be re-assured we are not going to get skunked. Hurricane Irma is NOT going to shut us down just because she came in and destroyed our grounds chewing up all the docks for miles. We locals are still nervous running the channel edge due to sailboats/debris that sunk and are not marked. Personally, I sail the channel since the hurricane because of major dock devastation in the popular shrimping grounds. The fish kill from early January will reduce the number of shrimp killed in the food SaltyKayak grabbed a quick meal early in the season in chain. This Edgewater, Florida. means more shrimp survive to harvested by anglers. This is just natures way. For daily reports and changing intel, join our Facebook® group, “Florida Shrimping Academy- Tips & Tricks. My face time seminars will be announced in this forum, or Capt Lee Noga FB page.

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FISHING REPORT & FORECAST CAPT. MICHAEL SAVEDOW

Edgewater & Backcountry

Sightfishing Winter Redfish by Claudia from Canada with Capt Michael Savedow in Edgewater Backcountry

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ebruary brings the last few weeks of the winter pattern for inshore fishing, the freeze last month brought the lowest water temperatures in the area in several years, our local subtropical species are at risk as water temps in shallower water drop into the 40’s on the coldest nights, reports of dead snook, tarpon, jacks, and others were reported after the freezing nights. Time will tell the effect on our snook population which had rebounded so well after the big 2010 freeze as the linesider season reopens Feb 1, catch and release is the best policy to help rebuild their numbers again. The cold winter water drives most fish either deep or shallow, on the cold nights in the backcountry, lagoon, inlet, and ICW fish go as deep as possible in the area they are in, as the water on the bottom further away from the cold surface stays just a little warmer then shallower water, then as the sun comes up, some fish go shallow as skinny water temperature rises, especially redfish, black drum, and seatrout on the lagoon areas with little or no current which allows the shallow sun warmed water to stay in the same area, also darker bottom features such as mud, seagrass, and oysters encourages faster warming as dark colors absorb and hold heat. Mullet also come shallow for the same reason, finding bait fish can lead you to game fish which will can be holding in the same areas. Smaller size meals are also the norm in cold water, shrimp and small crabs, small size finger mullet and mud minnows, downsizing lures to match the hatch, small size soft plastics good for flats and backcountry. Exceptions to this are the big black drum, reds, and snook down deep in popular winter spots including Ponce Inlet, Haulover Canal, and ICW channel bottom, still big bait big fish in these situations, let’s do gentle catch and release on these big breeder fish which congregate in the deep spots as they are our important breeders for the future of our already very stressed fishery. Sheepshead remain a staple target in chilly water, fiddler crabs, sand fleas, and shrimp can be best bait, always found around structure either natural or man made, regulations are 12” minimum over all length, bag limit 15 fish, snatch hooking prohibited. One of the few “northern fish” which are here in winter and like cold water are bluefish, always found in schools, aggressive feeders, the sharpest of teeth, widespread from beach to inlet to backwaters, eat baitfish and shrimp, live or dead, good to target with lures or fly, like to chase their prey, regulations are 12” fork length, bag limit 10 fish. For lagoon redfish hunt shallow water for schooling fish, stay quiet and slow for best results, consider releasing as many Mosquito Lagoon redfish as possible as the local lagoon population has dwindled over the years, evidenced by fewer schools with smaller numbers. Main reasons for this are more fishermen, more boats, loss of sea grass beds and algae blooms, lets protect our valuable lagoon for the future. Capt. Michael Savedow — Edgewater River Guide www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com • 386-689-3781 10 DAYTONA/NEW SMYRNA/DELAND

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18Su 3:09 AM -0.3

26M 4:25 AM 4.3

4.8

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9:45 PM

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11:02 AM 0.4

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4:14 PM -0.3

5:51 PM

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4.0

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11:58 PM -0.9

3.9

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5:00 PM -0.5

5:40 PM 3.5

4:57 PM -0.2

6:47 PM 4.2

11:21 PM

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4.1

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4.0

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0.1

12:32 PM 0.1

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6:25 PM 3.6

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6:58 AM

4.1

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1:12 PM

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8:17 AM

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2:25 PM -0.2

2:31 PM

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8:29 PM 0.3

8:28 PM 3.8

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