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Athe cooler waters of great depths, deep-water grouper are some of the better tasting sh in the ocean. of deep-water grouper we target o coast of the Florida Keys are snowy grouper and yellowedge grouper. ey are found in depths of 400 to 1,000 feet.

Yellowedge are open year-round, and they can be a little di cult to nd. ey congregate in localized areas in depths between 600 and 800 feet. You might nd snowies and tile sh where you nd yellowedges, but this is not true the other way around. When you nd an area with yellowedge grouper, mark it, save it, and do not over sh it. Keep your harvest light, and this honey-hole will produce for you again in the future.

When making a deep-dropping rig, use larger hooks on the top and bottom of a ve-hook rig. Mustad 11/0 circle hooks provide excellent hookup ratios for this kind of shing. A x larger baits on these hooks, with the bottom intended for yellowedge, and the top intended for snowy grouper. Pepper in smaller ones in the middle for tile sh.

e nice part about dropping ve hooks is you can play with a variety and see what works. e best

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Bait selection can vary greatly, so use anything and everything. I use chunks of fresh sh, with skin that will stay on the hook longer, for my top and bottom hooks, and squid in the middle. At least one hook should have some greasy, oily, stinky squid for deep dropping.

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With the new initiative’s goal to improve and enhance Tennessee lakes, increase visitation and honor Dance’s legacy, Tennessee will invest $15 million in improvements above and below the water at 18 lakes that bear shing legend Dance’s stamp of approval. Tennesseans will bene t from increased stocking, habitat and sheries management and improved access for shing and boating. e collaborative e ort between Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development seeks to solidify Tennessee as the heart of shing in the southeast and drive economic activity across the state.

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When the low for the month is 82 degrees and the highs average 100, we have to make some modi cations to our lifestyles… and so do the sh. Let’s cover a few opportunities to take advantage of as we try to entice a bite this summer.

In the past I have written about some night shing techniques, but I realize that is not for everyone. However, optimizing your time on the water when the temperatures are at their coolest is imperative.

Water and air temps should be at their coolest just before dawn, and that is prime time to be chunking and winding. I like to be casting at least 30 minutes before the rising sun. I recommend locating an area that will have ample tidal ow. is obviously encourages the sh to feed, and it also helps keep the temperature lower. Pair the moving tide with some structure like shells or deeper water adjacent to a shallow at, and you should be in business. e area obviously needs to be holding bait, also.

Topwater lures are always fun and a popular

choice before and at sunrise in August. Once that bite slows, it’s time to bounce the bottom with some plastics. I try to not specify jighead weight if I am not covering a speci c location because it depends on tide, depth and a score of other variables. I would position myself to cast toward the shallows and bring my lure down the drop o . is is a good method to locate sh and cover di erent depths. Fish could be shallow early and fall o the edge as the sun rises. I also like to vary my retrieve speed, and don’t be afraid to work your lure very slowly ticking the bottom structure. Fish in warm water can become lethargic just as they do in cold water. Another time to hit the water is a er a summer rain. Take advantage of these showers, which cool

the water temps. ese periods can be short-lived depending on the extent and duration of the rain event. Heavy lighting tends to slow the bite a er the storm moves on, so I am not a big fan of shing a er a lightning storm.

I hope these tips can help you catch a few more sh this summer and stay out of the heat. Another bene t of shing early and heading home is you have the rest of the day to do other things. Wear your sun block, stay hydrated, and have a fun summer on the water!

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FIND THE BAIT, FIND THE FISH

August is a pre-transition month, when we’re at the end of summer, and just before the true transition months of September and October. e shing can be hot as a recracker if you pay attention to the bait. is is a pre-staging month for the bait and the bottom sh, as well. Huge schools of cigar minnows and sardines will start their annual migration toward inshore waters for spawning, waiting for the fall and winter.

When o shore bottom shing, I’m looking for large stacks of beeliners as well as cigs and sardines. is is where you nd the sh. Period. Many years ago when I was commercial shing, we would stay for days at a time looking for grouper and snapper. We concentrated on the bait as much as the structure. If you found these two together (bait on a ledge), so much the better, but we o en found sh on slick, at, sand bottom on stacks of bait. We’d anchor on these big stacks of bait and go to work. If the bait school moved, so did the sh… and so did we! We’d y the anchor and move around until we found them again. It was just like magic, with instant bites on the bottom. is is the reason I keep saying, nd the bait, nd the sh. It doesn’t matter where these big stacks of bait go, the sh will follow.

With late summer water temperatures, pelagics like the tunas, wahoo and dolphin are scattered all over the nearshore waters due to the hot water. e water temperatures on the beach will be close to the water temps in the Gulf Stream by now, and the sh will follow bait wherever it goes. In August and September, some unsuspecting king mackerel sherman always catches a stud wahoo trolling live bait on some nearshore stack of bait. I remember wrestling a yellow n for more than an hour on lightweight king mackerel tackle just 10 miles o the

beach. We were bottom shing and had a live cigar minnow out on the light line. Eventually, I lost the ght due to a swivel that couldn’t take it anymore. Ha! Neither could I.

Keep a good eye on the recorder and any surface activity around structure. You know the areas that hold the big schools of cigs and sardines. Keep going back to these places now and into September. is is where you’ll nd what you’re looking for.

I’ve always been a bait freak. Now that I’ve seen more than just a few cycles of what happens through the seasons, I’m better able to see the big picture. Bait moves around for speci c reasons during di erent seasons. Whatever you are shing for requires food to keep them in a place. So… nd the bait, nd the sh.

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CATCH LATE SUMMER TRIPLETAIL SOAKING IN THE SUN

In late summer, the humidity is crazy and the heat wants to take you down. e shing can slow down during this time; however, chilling in the sun is a lifestyle for some sh species.

e tripletail is one of the strangest sh in the ocean. Tripletail are usually dark brown with some lighter shades mixed around, and they can sometimes be yellow, depending on their area. ese sh don’t have a typical body structure. Instead, they have a at almond-shaped body and get their name from the appearance of having three tails, which is an adaptation of enlarged lobes on the posterior ns. ey usually don’t grow any larger than 15 pounds and typically range from 20-30 inches. For their size, they put up a heck of a ght.

Many tagging studies have been done on these sh to track their migrations. However, science has yet to gure it all out. e idea is they move north to south, then back up the coast going no further than Georgia. In the Gulf, they make it as far as Texas. e timing of their movements appears to be random, but it probably depends on currents, since they don’t free swim much.

Sometime during the summer months, tripletail will oat o shore to breed. Like most,

they broadcast spawn, with females producing anywhere from 4 to 8 million eggs. ey can spawn every three to ve days.

When these sh aren’t o shore spawning, they typically hang near lots of structure. You might spot them oating near crab buoys, mangroves, oating leaves and poles in the water. Tripletail are known for mimicking and blending in with their surroundings. is makes it especially di cult while shing to spot these creatures. However, it gives them amazing bene t, since their prey is also hiding in these places. Tripletail usually prey on shrimp, sh and small crabs.

ere are many di erent ways to target tripletail. Since they aren’t big swimmers, you’ll normally nd them oating around with seaweed or next to buoys. You can pitch baits, like live shrimp, to target them. Usually, you’ll want to use a small live bait hook without a weight to get a natural dri in front of them. If live bait isn’t your style, you can also use small jigs or swimbaits to grab their attention. Another great way is y shing. Here, you’ll want a y that mimics a small shrimp or bait sh. When targeting them, make sure to nd which end is their face. en try to dri your o ering in front of their nose.

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Cubera

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It is now August and it is legal to harvest Florida spiny lobster. While most people can’t wait to sink their teeth into the lobster. I can’t wait to put two 16/0 hooks into them and try to catch the strongest pound for pound sh in ocean, the cubera snapper! Anybody who has shed mangrove snapper knows that 2-3 lb. mangrove ghts like hell, so just imagine ghting a 40 to 80 pound mangrove snapper. is type of shing for me takes 2 nights. e rst night we go and catch the lobster. We normally bring 24 to 30 lobsters for this trip depending on how many anglers we have. e reason for bringing so many is that the sharks also love eating our lobsters while we are shing for cubera. OK so now we have our bait, It’s time to get our tackle ready. We only use 80 size reels, our choice is the Shimano Talica 80 spooled up with 80 pound braid. We use these giant reels, so we have enough power and speed to get them up as soon as possible before they get sharked. e size of the sinker depends on the current. e rig is 15-20 of 200 lb. mono leader with a crimped stinger rig of two 16/0 hooks. e lead is a 32 ounce bank sinker attached to the rig with a rubber band at the top of the leader where it meets the main line.

To rig the lobster, push the rst hook on the stinger rig through the bottom of the tail so that it protrudes out the top of the tail shell. en secure the second hook on the back part of the antenna with a zip tie. We drop the bait all the way to the bottom and then raise it 20-30 o the oor. When you get hit it will feel like you hooked a freight train. You have got about 20 seconds to turn him before he gets into the wreck and breaks you o . Once you get him up to the boat cross your ngers, usually the sharks are brutal. When you see the sinker, secure it and the leader. You will have to hand line the sh the rest of the way up as the large crimps won’t t through the eyes of the rod. Have the ga ready.

Cubera can be targeted inshore too, although the sh are typically smaller, usually from 8 to 12 lbs. you will nd them on rocks and jetties and heavy structure. We normally sh for them on an incoming tide and mostly with pin sh and crabs.

If anyone would like to target these monster sh, contact my good friend Mike Milz at M&M Charters at (786) 525-9269 or on Instagram @captmikemilz

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THINK SHADE

Iknow fellow anglers, the sun and Miami heat has been a brutal force to deal with. With that being said, nding shady areas to sh is key this month. I truly believe this will result in more quality bigger sh being landed. Fish, like us, enjoy the sun to some extent but when given a choice o en seek the refuge of a shady spot to spend most of their day. Since shade is limited, the bigger more dominant sh are the ones that get the best spots. I o en nd larger peacock bass and other exotic species under bridges, overhanging trees, and in cooler temperature deeper waters. To locate deeper spots, use your boat’s depth nder or look for evidence of a fallen trees. Some of our biggest sh have come from shing these deeper spots. If shing with live bait, it’s ideal to use a small split shot about 6 inches from your hook. is will result in your bait sinking faster to reach the bigger predators. e bite in August will continue to be solid if you focus your e orts in the early part of the morning or late in the a ernoon when the sun is already past its highest point. 70% of our catch this month will likely be peacock bass and the other 30% will be a mixed bag of tarpon, largemouth bass, snook, jaguars and mayan cichlids.

e rain in August keeps the water levels up allowing anglers to target small ponds and lakes via shore shing, producing nice examples of all these species on the edge of the drop in about 10-15 feet of water. You want to sh a little bit slower with a suspending lure or a weighted so plastic that will drop slowly. e trick is to work the bait for a couple cranks, then pause allowing the sh enough time to either hit it or start trailing your bait. Once you begin to work the bait again towards the shore is most likely when you will get the strike!

Featured Tool: Keeping a pair of long pliers helps save a ton of sh when they swallow the hook/lure too deep. e trick is the clamp onto the middle of the hooks sha and with one swi movement go in and out, if done correctly you will recover your hook and the sh will be saved. is helps reduce stress on the sh and get them back in the water quickly saving countless sh we have landed over the years. If you see the sh took the hook all the way to the belly, than it’s best to just cut the line at the leader close to the shes mouth since trying to recover your hook will most likely kill them, don’t worry about leaving the hook in the throat / belly since they will eventually rust out and sh can still feed with a hook back there believe it or not. Its honestly one of the best tools we won’t leave home without. You can buy a pair of these pliers for only a couple dollars at your local shing tackle supply store or online. Remember we all need to do our part to ensure quality shing in Miami for our future generations to enjoy for years to come.

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at’s how the song starts. August starts and ends that way too. at said, I suggest you start early and quit early, or sh nights. Let’s start early and have a couple planers baited with lures over ballyhoo and a couple lures over strips on the riggers before daylight. Trolling these rigs at 7-8 knots are prime for a wahoo lunch or dinner. If you can’t handle that early morning thing then play the same game from sundown till full dark.

If bait is too much work, then replace the baits with diving plugs at 10 knots or high-speed lures at 15 knots.

Last summer we made two-night trips for sword sh o Miami Beach. We shed from 8:30 PM till 2:30 AM each night using rigged squids on 3 lines. Our total catch was a big night shark, 10 pound black n tuna and a 120 pound sword sh shing under a star lled sky with comfortable temperatures and calm waters.

If snappers are your game, then the darker the night, the better the shing. Mutton snapper are frequently very active in the late a ernoon. Yellowtail don’t mind the sunlight but are careless in the dark and gray snappers prefer midnight or close to it. en of course the biggest of all snapper, the cubera, can be active from before dark to the wee hours of the morning.

Inshore, snook and cubera are around the inlets day and night, but give me a low outgoing tide in the late a ernoon for the best action. Remember these snook are in a spawning phase, so keep them in the water while removing your circle hook with bait or your barbless hooks on lures.

Did you know bone sh tail at night? ey even eat ies in the dark. It’s mostly a wading game and working toward city lights. e lights help you spot the tails dancing in the backlight. e big tarpon have mostly moved north for the summer, but the juvenile tarpon will be ghting over a space in the dock light and HydroGlow lights with the snook and moon sh. All these sh like real small ies.

What would August be without lobsters? Boat very carefully in waters appropriate for lobster divers day or night. If you don’t dive and have a shallow dra boat, then ask Capt Harry Vernon how to bully net lobsters. Hang that HydroGlow light o the bow, get in shallow and grab that bully net. I almost forgot to tell you about my most recent shing trip.

I met up with California twin brothers Cal and Conrad at Indian Pass below Apalachicola to try for tarpon. We ran 20 miles NW along the coast and back along the beach without seeing a sh. Back within a half mile of the ramp the pass was full of tarpon. Every dri with live pin sh produced red sh from 15 to over 20 pounds. I kept trying lures to no avail. 7 or 8 big reds, a couple small sharks and cat sh later. With a lunar minor period upon us, I decided to try a pin sh.

I rigged my rod and requested a pin sh passed up from the livewell. e report was that we were about out of bait and a beat up, red nned pin sh was past to me. I hooked it up through the lips and cast it out.

In just a minute or two I got a pickup. A quick drop back and I locked up my Penn low pro le Fathom bait caster.

A huge tarpon ripped across the surface peeling out drag. e guys cleared their lines, red up the boat and gave chase. A er ten minutes I passed my rod o to Conrad. ese guys were dying to ght a tarpon, not watch. Nearly 3 hours later when Conrad grabbed the leader and popped o that tarpon both 67 year old twins had all the tarpon ght they wanted for that day.

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August is snapper month aboard the “GO HARD.“ Mutton snapper have been lling my anglers‘ dinner plates throughout July. Yellowtail snapper, fat mangroves and muttons will be chewing in August. Yellowtail snapper like tiny pilchards shed on appropriately sized jig heads with 15 lb. uorocarbon leader. Anchor in 25-60 feet of water and sh heavy chum. Drop the baited jig head back in the chum and free line it until your line speeds up fast. Close the bail and you’re on! Nighttime will be best. Speaking of nocturnalnasties, cubera and mangroves will be snapping LATE at night, a er 11 or midnight is usually best. Anchor on shallow reefs and sh half a fresh pilchard on a knocker rig for the mangroves. Anchor in 40-60 feet of water for the mangroves. Fish a healthy sized slab of bonita on the bottom for the cubera and big muttons. Fish 60-80 lb. uorocarbon and a long leader bottom rig for the mutts and cubera. Focus on natural bottom. e natural reefy bottom down o the ragged keys can be extremely productive for all these species.

Good luck and GO HARD.

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FLAMINGO

As we get deeper into August and deeper into summer our air temperature is usually unbearable on most days and our water temperature is very hot too. In August, I still nd myself juggling trips between shing Flamingo for snook, red sh and tripletail mostly as well as out of Miami, shing on the reef for snapper and o shore for mahi.

In Flamingo, I like to concentrate my time shing around the beaches looking for snook and reds cruising the surf to sight sh with jerk baits or swim baits. I will also have my clients blind cast just in case there’s a sh sitting on the troughs were they’re not visible.

Just o the beach during this time you can nd tripletail free oating and dri ing around with the wind and current. Once you spot these sh, a small swim bait, arti cial imitation shrimp or live shrimp placed near them will do the trick.

On the reef we are anchoring up on a section of a reef, chumming and letting the yellowtail snapper come up to the chum and get comfortable before we start catching them. Once they are ready, silversides, ballyhoo strips or squid chunks will work great.

On our mahi trips we are mostly running and gunning looking for seaweed patches, birds and debris. Once we nd our object that is holding our sh, my anglers will pitch out a live pilchard that will more than likely never get turned down by a dolphin!

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El Pargo Cubera

Ya estamos en agosto y es legal capturar langostas en Florida. Mientras que la mayoría de la gente no puede esperar para hincar el diente a estas langostas, yo estoy impaciente por clavarles dos anzuelos del 16/0 e intentar pescar el pez más fuerte del océano ¡el pargo cubera! Cualquiera que haya pescado pargo de manglar sabe que un pargo de 2 a 3 libras lucha como un demonio, así que imagínate luchar contra uno de 40 a 80 libras. Este tipo de pesca para mi toma 2 noches. La primera noche vamos a pescar la langosta y, normalmente, llevamos de 24 a 30 langostas para este viaje, dependiendo del número de pescadores que tengamos. La razón de llevar tantas es que a los tiburones también les encanta comerse nuestras langostas mientras pescamos la cubera. Bien, ahora que tenemos nuestro cebo, es el momento de tener el equipo listo; solo usamos carretes de tamaño 80, nuestra elección es el Shimano Talica 80 con 80 libras de trenza. Usamos estos carretes gigantes, para tener su ciente potencia y velocidad con el n de subirlos lo antes posible y que no sean tiburoneados.

El tamaño del plomo depende de la corriente y el montaje es de 15-20 pies de 200 lb líder mono, con un montaje de aguijón engarzado de dos anzuelos 16/0. El plomo es una plomada de banco de 32 unida al aparejo con una goma elástica en la parte superior del bajo de línea, donde se une a la línea principal.

Para montar la langosta, empuje el primer anzuelo del aparejo de aguijón a través de la parte inferior de la cola, de modo que sobresalga por la parte superior del caparazón de la cola. A continuación, asegure el segundo gancho en la parte posterior de la antena con una brida de cremallera. Dejamos caer el cebo hasta el fondo y luego lo levantamos 20-30 pies del suelo. Cuando golpee se sentirá como si hubiera enganchado un tren de carga y se tienen unos 20 segundos para girarlo antes de que entre en el naufragio y rompa. Una vez que lo suba al barco cruce los dedos, pues normalmente los tiburones son brutales.

Cuando vea la plomada, asegurela junto con el bajo de línea. El resto del trayecto tendrás que atarlo a mano, ya que los engarces grandes no caben por los ojos de la caña. Tenga preparado el gar o.

La cubera también se puede pescar en la costa, aunque los peces suelen ser más pequeños, de entre 3 y 4 kg; las encontrará en rocas, espigones y estructuras pesadas. Normalmente las pescamos cuando sube la marea y sobre todo con pin sh y cangrejos.

Si alguien quiere pescar estos peces monstruosos, póngase en contacto con mi buen amigo Mike Milz de M&M Charters en el (786) 525-9269 o en Instagram @captmikemilz.

La sombra es la clave

Sé que para los pescadores, el sol y el calor de Miami han sido una fuerza brutal para hacer frente; por ello, la búsqueda de zonas de sombra para pescar es clave este mes. Realmente creo que esto se traducirá en una mayor calidad de los peces más grandes que se atrapen. Los peces, al igual que nosotros, disfrutan del sol hasta cierto punto, pero cuando pueden elegir, a menudo buscan el refugio de la sombra para pasar la mayor parte del día. Como la sombra es limitada, los peces más grandes y dominantes son los que consiguen los mejores lugares. A menudo encuentro pavón y otras especies exóticas bajo puentes, árboles colgantes y en aguas más profundas de temperatura más fría con estructura. Algunos de nuestros peces más grandes han venido de la pesca de estos lugares. Para localizar lugares más profundos, utilice el localizador de profundidad de su embarcación o busque indicios de árboles caídos. Si pesca con cebo vivo, lo ideal es utilizar un pequeño señuelo a unos 15 cm del anzuelo. Esto hará que el cebo se hunda más rápido para llegar a los depredadores más grandes. La picada en agosto seguirá siendo sólida si centra sus esfuerzos en las primeras horas de la mañana o al nal de la tarde, cuando el sol ya ha pasado su punto más alto. El 70% de nuestras capturas este mes serán probablemente pavones y el otro 30% será una mezcla de sábalos, róbalos de boca grande, róbalos comunes, jaguares y cíclidos mayas.

La lluvia en agosto mantiene los niveles de agua, permitiendo a los pescadores apuntar a pequeños estanques y lagos a través de la pesca de orilla, produciendo buenos ejemplos de todas estas especies en el borde de la caída en unos 10-15 pies de agua. Lo mejor es pescar un poco más despacio con un señuelo de suspensión o un plástico blando lastrado que caiga lentamente. El truco consiste en mover el cebo un par de veces y luego hacer una pausa para dar tiempo a que el pez lo golpee o empiece a arrastrarlo. Una vez que empieces a mover el cebo de nuevo hacia la orilla, es muy probable que consigas la picada.

Herramienta destacada del mes: Mantener un par de pinzas largas ayuda a salvar un montón de peces cuando se tragan el anzuelo demasiado profundo. El truco es la pinza en el centro del eje de los ganchos para con un movimiento rápido ir dentro y fuera; si se hace correctamente se recuperará su gancho y el pescado se salvará. Esto ayuda a reducir el estrés en los peces y conseguir que vuelvan al agua rápidamente, salvando innumerables peces que hemos desembarcado a lo largo de los años.

Si ve que el pez ha clavado el anzuelo hasta el vientre, lo mejor es cortar la línea en el anzuelo cerca de la boca del pez, ya que intentar recuperar el anzuelo probablemente lo matará. No se preocupe por dejar el anzuelo en la garganta o vientre, ya que con el tiempo se oxidarán y, lo crea o no, los peces todavía pueden alimentarse con un anzuelo allí.

Honestamente es una de las mejores herramientas, sin la cual no salimos de casa. Usted puede comprar uno de estos alicates por sólo un par de dólares en su tienda local de artículos de pesca o en línea. Recuerde que todos tenemos que hacer nuestra parte para garantizar la calidad de la pesca en Miami, con el objetivo de que nuestras generaciones futuras puedan disfrutar en los años venideros.

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Agosto: mes del pargo

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FLAMINGO

Amedida que nos adentramos en agosto y en el verano la temperatura del aire suele ser insoportable en la mayoría de los días, lo que se traduce también a una temperatura del agua muy caliente. En agosto, todavía me encuentro haciendo malabares entre los viajes de pesca en Flamingo para el róbalo, gallineta nórdica y trucha (en su mayoría), así como fuera de Miami para la pesca de pargo en el arrecife y en alta mar para el mahi.

En Flamingo me gusta concentrar mi tiempo de pesca alrededor de las playas en busca de róbalo y gallineta nórdica. Navego por las olas para buscar cebos y también hago que mis clientes lancen a ciegas, por si acaso hay algún pez posado en los canales donde no son visibles.

Justo al lado de la playa, durante esta época, se pueden encontrar tricolores otando libremente y a la deriva con el viento y la corriente. Una vez que localice estos peces, un pequeño cebo nadador, un camarón arti cial de imitación o un camarón vivo colocado cerca de ellos hará el truco.

En el arrecife, anclamos en una sección, cebamos y dejamos que los pargos se acerquen al cebo y se sientan cómodos antes de empezar a capturarlos. Una vez que están listos, los pejerreyes, las tiras de ballyhoo o los trozos de calamar funcionan muy bien.

En nuestras salidas para pescar mahi, la mayoría de las veces buscamos algas, pájaros y restos. Una vez que encontramos el objeto que retiene la atención de los peces, mis pescadores lanzan una sardina viva que, con toda probabilidad, nunca será rechazada por un delfín.

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Anglers, your help is needed: Florida’s waters are in serious trouble.

Even a partial list of facts demonstrates the broad failure of Florida’s environmental regulatory system to protect our waters.

• Red tides have increased dramatically in frequency, duration and intensity.

• South Florida is bracing for yet another summer of massive blue-green algae blooms.

• Nearly a million acres of estuaries and 9,000 miles of rivers and streams are contaminated with fecal bacteria.

• Seagrass beds are on the brink of a death spiral.

• Eighty percent of our 1,000 springs are polluted.

• No state has lost more acres of wetlands.

• No state has more acres of polluted lake water. When it comes to our polluted waters, the buck stops with the state. Florida waters su er because our state government permits pollution and environmental degradation through its actions and inactions.

e primary problem is special interests, such as big agriculture, big development and big mining, which wield undue in uence over legislators and thus environmental policy. It’s pro t over public interest.

In 2020, looking to clean up their polluted waterways themselves, an astounding 89 percent of Orange County voters approved a Right to Clean Water/Rights of Nature charter amendment.

e state legislature swi ly took that right away by preempting the authority of local governments statewide from passing such laws. If you want proof that a rights-based approach to protecting our waters would be e ective, it’s right there.

at preemption le Floridians with only one viable course of action: amend our state constitution to give all Floridians a fundamental right to clean and healthy waters, a right beyond the reach of legislators. e amendment is indefeasible and self-executing; it can’t be annulled or compromised by the legislature.

is fundamental right would be on par with other fundamental rights such as the right to free speech and the right to bear arms.

Given how critical clean water is to Floridians, we merit this right. We need this right. With it enshrined in our constitution, we can hold state government accountable when it permits pollution and degradation of our waters and aquatic ecosystems.

To get on the 2024 ballot, 891,589 signed and approved petitions are needed by Nov. 30, 2023.

Go to FloridaRightToCleanWater.org to read the full text of the amendment. Browse the FAQs. Note the growing list of over 150 organizations and businesses supporting this amendment.

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Learn that this right doesn’t mean your neighbor can sue you for fertilizing your lawn, or that there will be a proliferation of lawsuits. It means our government must provide real remedies for polluted waterways. en, if you are a registered Florida voter, print out, sign, and mail the petition. Get family and friends to do the same.

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THROW A WACKY RIG TO GET BIT!

Have you ever heard the saying, “going catching, not shing?”

Well, there’s a technique that will help you do just that. More than any other bait I can think of, a wacky rig gets bit at any time, under any conditions. If you haven’t heard of a wacky rig, it’s simply a Senko-style bait with a hook through the very center of the worm.

ere are a few reasons this bait outperforms many others when it comes to getting bites. First o , it is versatile when it comes to areas where you can throw it. I wacky rig with a weedless hook, which allows me to pretty much put this bait anywhere. Hayabusa makes an awesome hook called the Wacky Fluoro Guard that is completely weedless and helps you sh through cover. What kind of cover? e options are endless. Docks, grass, wood and rocks are some of the places I’ll throw a wacky rig.

I use a spinning rod with a wacky rig, which allows easier casts, especially when skipping the bait under cover most people can’t reach. A wacky rig skips extremely well, and this lets you reach sh that might never have seen a bait before. e natural falling shimmy action of the Senko drives sh absolutely crazy. It will catch bass when nothing else seems to be working.

For colors, I like green pumpkin or some type of brown when the water is clear. If there’s some stain to the water, I use a darker color like junebug or redbug to help it stand out. In muddy water, the silhouette of a darker bait is what the bass pick up on.

Typically, the slower you sh a wacky rig, the better. I throw it or skip it under and around cover and then let it sink for a few seconds. A lot of times, bass will eat it on the initial fall. If not, I give it a few small twitches or a pull of the rod to cover some area. Repeat this process a few times until your bait leaves the strike zone. If there is a sh around, it will bite.

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A spinning rod is ideal for this technique. I like a shorter rod for more accurate casts and skips. e 13 Fishing Defy 7’1” medium is an awesome rod for a wacky rig, and it’s super a ordable. Pair it with your favorite 2000 or 3000 size reel, and spool up with 10-pound Seaguar Smackdown braid. I use a uorocarbon leader to help keep the line visibility down. A 10- to 15-pound leader works, depending on the type of cover I am targeting. Seaguar Abrazx is an awesome uorocarbon line that I use for most of my spinning rod leaders.

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Surf Expo, the premier watersports and coastal lifestyle tradeshow, enhances the buying experience for both watersports and out tter retailers with the debut of its new Shoreline o ering during the Sept. 7-9, 2023 edition.

Shoreline at Surf Expo will feature products dedicated to technical apparel, equipment and gear any enthusiast needs to transition from a day on the water to stretching out on land.

“From the trails to the lakes and beyond, Shoreline at Surf Expo supports the natural evolution of the waterman’s lifestyle with gear, apparel and accessories that will take consumers from coastal shoreline activities into camping, hiking, climbing and other recreational activities found along rivers and lakes,” said Roy Turner, Emerald SVP and Surf Expo Show Director.

Shoreline is positioned to become the hub for industry-leading retailers and brands focusing on shing, boating, wakeboarding, technical apparel, outerwear, camping, watersports hardgoods as well as essential gear and accessories.

e newest oor category complements Surf Expo’s extensive product o erings—Surf, Skate, Paddle and Bluewater—by targeting the business associated with outdoor amenities and recreation found in lake towns across the country.

Eric Marvin, founder of Elakai Outdoor, is exhibiting outdoor games within the new Shoreline category. Some games include cornhole, bocce ball, croquet and more. While this is Marvin’s rst year participating at Surf Expo, he knows it will be the right t for his business.

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Summer-Long Fishing Competition Engages Youth Anglers

CCA Florida’s summer-long STAR shing competition o ers anglers a shot at more than $500,000 in prizes, with $100,000 in youth scholarships and invites anglers of all ages and skill levels to walk away with prizes from new boats to scholarships and more.

“Since we launched STAR in Florida, we’ve seen anglers catch more, release more, support the recovery of our state’s marine resources and walk away with new boats, scholarships and amazing new gear at the same time,” said STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald. “Since the start of the competition, we’ve awarded anglers with over $2 million in prizes, including $800,000 in scholarships and two new ski s to youth anglers across the state.”

e 2023 STAR competition ends Sept. 4 and includes 15 divisions targeting 12 species both inshore and o shore. Awesome boat, motor, trailer packages and cash prizes and more will be awarded for di erent divisions.

STAR and its scholarship partners also provide tremendous incentives to engage youth in shing and conservation. For only a $10 New Tide Membership, youth ages 6 to 17 can enjoy free registration in STAR and participate to win boats, scholarships, other great prizes and earn community service hours.

At the conclusion of the competition, scholarship winners will be determined by a random drawing of all eligible photo entries.

Registered youth anglers may submit one photo a day of their sh on the 2023 STAR O cial STAR measuring device of the following species: lady sh, jack crevalle, sheepshead, snapper, snook, spotted seatrout, red sh, tarpon, grouper, dolphin or king sh.

e STAR Youth Scholarship Division presented by Realtree Fishing, o ers $100,000 in scholarships: two $25,000 scholarships presented by Realtree Fishing and e Slade Kerr Family and 10

$5,000 scholarships. is year Academy Sports + Outdoors, Florida Cracker Tournaments, e Plantation Inn Red sh Classic, Sodium Fishing Gear and Millers Boating Center join Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Southeast Environmental Solutions, Florida Sports Coast, Florida Sport shing Association, Phillips & Jordan and Tailin Toads Apparel as partners in presenting the $5,000 scholarships for 2023.

e Tagged Red sh Division Youth Prizes include two ski s, complete with Minn Kota trolling motors and Humminbird electronics and powered with Yamaha Outboards sitting on a trailer. e Tagged Dolphin Division o ers a $10,000 scholarship if the rst tagged dolphin is caught by a New Tide member.

Youth anglers also have another wonderful opportunity in the Costa Kick Plastic Trash Division presented by Papa’s Pilar. Youth participants can pick up garbage from the water or a shoreline during the competition and get rewarded. ey must submit a photo of the 5-gallon buckets full of trash for a shot at a $1,500 prize package, Kahuna Wagon, sunglasses certi cate and other great prizes. For every 5-gallon bucket of garbage a STAR Youth participant submits, they will also be provided with 30 minutes of community service hours.

For a full list of divisions, visit cca star.com.

For more information on STAR, or to register, visit the Facebook page or cca star.com.

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CRAPPIE TIPS for Deep Summer

Spring is long gone and so are the quick limits of shallow-water crappie. at doesn’t mean you can’t go load the cooler with some slabs for a sh fry; it just means you’ll have to work a little harder. Here are a few tips to help you catch crappie when the weather and water are hot.

Trust the Electronics: Sonar is your best friend when crappie move deep. You might know where good brush and structure are on your lake, but you won’t know where the schools of crappie are until you spot them on the graph. Use side-scan to look under docks and around points, ledges, ditches and creek and river channels. Don’t even bother wetting a line until you’ve located sh with your electronics.

Find the Shade: Crappie don’t like the sun, and deepwater docks or piers can be the mother lode on bright days. Even underwater structure like ledges, humps and creek channels provide shade. Pay attention to the location of the sun, and then start searching the side of a given piece of structure that will provide some shade.

Go Early: ere’s no sense baking in the sun for a few sh when you can load the boat in just a few hours before and a er daybreak. Boat tra c and water temps are both lower in the morning, which means crappie and the small bait sh they feed on will be most active. In the morning, crappie move shallower up on the humps and ledges to chase bait. ey are more likely to bite when they are actively feeding.

Troll the Humps: O shore humps that top out at 15 feet or deeper will hold crappie this time of year. ey’re even better when there’s brush on them. Early and late, or if there is some dam-generated current, the sh will move

up to feed on these humps. ey suspend o the sides when the sun is high or the water is still. Slowly pull a spread of jigs or small, deep-diving crankbaits or spoons over and around humps where you’ve located sh. Pay close attention to how deep your lures are getting and add weight if you need to get them deeper.

Shoot Docks: Main-lake docks with 15 or more feet of water under them are comfortable places for crappie to hang out when the water is warm. Shoot lightweight jigs as far under these docks as you can, and let them sink slowly to the bottom before beginning a steady retrieve. If there are sh under a dock, they usually won’t let that jig hit the bottom.

Drown a Minnow: A school of crappie suspended o structure at 15 or 25 feet over a 40-foot bottom can be a frustrating scenario. You see them on your electronics, but they are slow to bite. Try dropping a live minnow down there where you’re marking sh. en just let it sit. e bites will be light, so pay attention.

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n a dark, muggy morning, we eased into Campo’s Marina in Shell Beach, Louisiana.

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We picked up 150 live shrimp for our rst day, and every morning began the same way for the rest of the week.

5 a.m., and it would be getting light at 5:30.For some of us— Dewayne and Blake Pro t, Darrel and I—this was the rst time we had been to Shell Beach in search of giant red sh,

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massive sheepshead and gator trout. Touted as the “Best Inshore Fishing in the World,” Shell Beach did not disappoint! e red sh shing was incredible! We hooked some giants, some we never even saw!

We shed spinning gear and 17- to 20-pound line with 2/0 circle hooks baited with either live shrimp or chunks of fresh blue crab. We also used two di erent techniques. Some of us popped a Cajun under cork. I used a Carolina rig, with the weight on my line, then a barrel swivel and an 18-inch leader terminating in my 2/0 BKK circle hook with a live shrimp.

Now… back to the sh we never saw! We shed some ats right where the tall marsh grass met the canals. e water was usually less than a foot deep. We would cast right next to the grass and wait for sh that were cruising this edge in search of food. en it was on! Your line would cut a wake as the sh ran for deep water and peeled drag. ese sh used any structure or rocks they could nd to break o . Even when they ran to deep water, they just kept going. We broke several lines before deciding to pull up anchor and chase the next big one.

at worked well, so we started chasing down lots of big red sh. Blake hooked one with the popping cork that broke him o . Later, we spotted the cork in the shallows and eased up to try to net it. Just as we got to it, the sh took o and was never seen again.

e days were hot, in the low to mid 90s with pop-up thunderstorms every day. One day we even spotted two waterspouts. We did our best to dodge all that, but we did get wet a few times. e last 30 minutes of daylight were always the most productive. We shed rock walls and hooked up several big red sh each evening. Mixed in with the red sh were some giant sheepshead that fell for the same tactics as the reds. Blue crabs are everywhere. You can catch them with a long-handle dip net or rod and reel.

Shell Beach is in St. Bernard Parish on the Gulf Outlet Canal near Lake Borgne, just 30 minutes from New Orleans. We plan on going back next year.

Check out Gary Turner’s YouTube channel @FishingMagicWithGary.

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Aer a grueling 15-minute battle while shing solo, angler Micka Burkhart successfully netted and boated a 122-pound blue cat sh from Tennessee’s Cumberland River on June 28. e sh is a pending state record that should top the 118.7-pound record mark, which Burkhart set himself at Barkley Reservoir last September.

e whole ght can be viewed on a video posted to Burkhart’s YouTube channel, with the action climaxing as Burkhardt breathlessly pleads with the sh and promises to release it if he can just get it in the net.

Burkhart’s monster blue o cially weighed 122.3 pounds and measured 57.5 inches long, with a 42.25-inch girth. It ate a white bass head shed on 40-pound-test line. A er transporting the sh in a large livewell on his trailered boat to get o cial measurements, Burkhart returned to the Cumberland River and successfully released it back to the Stewart County stretch in northwest Tennessee near the Kentucky and Missouri borders. In a Facebook post, Burkhart reported that he also caught 69- and 72-pound blue cats on the same day. at’s a mighty ne day of shing.

e IGFA all-tackle world record blue cat sh weighed 143 pounds, even. It was caught from Kerr Lake, Virginia by Richard Nicholas Anderson in June of 2011.

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Tennessee Angler Breaks His Own State Record

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NORSE BY NORSEWEST?

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n a dark, muggy morning, we eased into Campo’s Marina in Shell Beach, Louisiana.

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CRAPPIE TIPS for Deep Summer

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Summer-Long Fishing Competition Engages Youth Anglers

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THROW A WACKY RIG TO GET BIT!

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FLORIDA’S WATERS NEED YOUR HELP!

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FLAMINGO

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Agosto: mes del pargo

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La sombra es la clave

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El Pargo Cubera

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FLAMINGO

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OFFSHORE

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The FishermanTraveling

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THINK SHADE

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Snapper

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CATCH LATE SUMMER TRIPLETAIL SOAKING IN THE SUN

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FIND THE BAIT, FIND THE FISH

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GETS THE FISH

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BILL DANCE SIGNATURE LAKES to Solidify Tennessee as the Heart of Fishing in the Southeast

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