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Product Review COBRA MARINE JUMPACK XL H2O The JumPack XL H2O is Cobra’s most versatile and powerful portable power source and jump starter yet. It enables you to jumpstart your car, truck, RV or marine engine and charge your mobile devices in all weather conditions. It is designed to jump start marine outboards, large V8 gasoline and diesel engines direct-from-the-battery or from the 12V port, and it is compliant with the latest safety UL standard. Most jump starters only work with cables connected to the battery. The JumPack can also jump a battery via the 12V port inside the vehicle, which means the user can stay safely inside the vehicle while the battery charges. The rugged and waterproof design makes it the perfect portable power device for any adventure. This compact unit is lightweight and powerful, with a lithium-cobalt battery that holds a charge longer and is smaller than traditional jump starters. An easy to view tri-color LED indicates the status of the JumPack and when it’s safe to start the vehicle. It runs its own self diagnostics to make sure the cables are attached properly, and if not, the JumPack will not allow itself to be used. This protects the user and the vehicle. Dual 3 Amp USB ports allow for rapid charging of two portable devices simultaneously, and it has a built-in super-bright LED flashlight, strobe and SOS LED. The unit includes jumper cables with clamps, a 12-volt charger cable, AC charge adapter and a neoprene carrying case.

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and X-Class radars, fishfinders, multi-beam sonar, instruments and other sensors. Radars are available ranging from a compact, 4kW Solid-State Doppler Dome to a super powerful 25kW Open Array. For fishfinders, the TZT2BB includes a built-in dual-frequency Furuno Fish Finder with RezBoost, which creates images 4 to 8 times sharper than a conventional fishfinder. In addition to the built-in Fish Finder, Furuno has impressive add-on options that include the DFF3D Multi-Beam Sonar and DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP Fish Finder. You can both the internal fish finder and the DFF3D Multi-Beam Sonar simultaneously. The unit comes preloaded with raster, vector and fishing charts for the Western Hemisphere in MapMedia’s MM3D format. The U.S. NOAA raster and vector charts are free, while the preloaded Navionics and C-Map charts are available for purchase. Furuno also provides free satellite photography for the U.S. that can be downloaded from their website. As with the TZTL12F and TZTL15F models, tablets and smartphones can be accessed via built-in WiFi, with several free apps available on both Apple and Android platforms, allowing you to remotely view and control your navigation network. Furuno continues to break new ground with their latest Black Box, the TZT2BB. The TZT2BB is perfect for larger helms to display all navigation, radar, fishfinder and instrument sensors across dual displays. For more information on the NavNet TZT2BB, contact Furuno at (360) 8349300 or visit them online at www.FurunoUSA.com.

WWW.FURUNOUSA.COM ON OR OFF THE WATER, GARMIN ACTIVECAPTAIN KEEPS YOU CONNECTED Staying connected on and off the water is important to mariners. The new Garmin ActiveCaptain mobile app delivers the ultimate connected boating experience by keeping you connected to your Garmin electronics, cartography and the marine community. Plus, a suite of smart notifications is available to stay connected to the world, too. ActiveCaptain is a free all-in-one mobile app for mariners that delivers a seamless content management system with unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available, off-vessel planning capabilities, connected services and so much more in one simple, yet powerful application. ActiveCaptain blends features our customers know and love from our existing apps – Garmin Helm and BlueChart Mobile – and adds enhanced connectivity, community and planning functionality for the ultimate connected boat ecosystem. Whether out on the water or planning the next trip, you can utilize the ActiveCaptain app as a one-stop-shop to manage their experiences from nearly anywhere, including: • OneChart – Access, update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart storefront from a mobile device at any time. • Smart Notifications – Stay connected to the world with calls, text messages and more shown on the chartplotter display while the phone is stowed away, safe and dry. • ActiveCaptain Community – See what others are saying with access to up-to-date feedback from the boating community. Get feedback on marinas,

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During the summer months, she and her dad catch really nice fish in the early mornings and late afternoons using a topwater lure like the Rebel Pop R and popping it at a medium speed. The fish in these canals and ponds regularly approach 5 pounds and sometimes exceed that. Another thing that happens during the summer is the increased growth of vegetation, which in turn brings out frogs in big numbers. To match the hatch, I like to throw a Booyah Pad Crasher at any weeds or vegetation I see and start a slow retrieve. When the bass blows up on it, make sure not to set the hook right away. Wait a second to make sure he has it, and bury the hook. There are also plenty of saltwater opportunities in the summer, speckled sea trout being one of my favorites. Finding the right place to fish for them and understanding their preferred hunting grounds is essential in securing a delicious meal. Trout are ambush feeders, which means they like to be still and attack prey as it swims by. Grass, rocks, oyster bars and docks all make for great structure where trout stage, waiting for a meal. The presence of current is important, since it is what pushes baitfish through the structure where trout are lying ready to ambush. If these two elements—current and structure—line up, you are in a good place to fish for trout. Live shrimp under a popping cork, jig heads tipped with a soft plastic and topwater lures are all good choices. Trout tend to bite better on overcast days, especially if you’re using topwater lures. Remember to try and match the hatch with whatever baitfish you are seeing in the area. These fisheries will surely make it worthwhile to get out and soak up some rays this summer, as well as to enjoy a fun family outing during the most relaxing season of the year in the great outdoors. Cory Gurman is a freshman at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Besides reveling in the great outdoors, Cory enjoys spending time with his three golden retrievers and rooting for the Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Instagram @fishhunter1119.

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each camping is an easy and fun way to spend time with family. I am fortunate to live about an hour from the beach, and each summer we take advantage of our close proximity. It’s a great place to fish, swim, sit by the campfire… and do it all over again the next day. The key to a great time is preparation. I like to gear up for two types of fishing: trout and larger game. I bring light trout tackle for throwing lures in the morning and evening. I always have a few topwaters and slow-sinking hard baits, a ¾-oz. silver spoon and a select

few slow-sinking soft plastics. I also like to bring some larger surf tackle for throwing live or cut bait at night for bull reds and sharks. A cast net is always good to have for when schools of bait are within range. A good tip if you decide to catch or buy live bait is to bring something along to tie your bait bucket to and leave it in the surf. We typically have a breeze to keep the bugs somewhat at bay, but always bring your repellant and long sleeves to keep you comfortable. When it comes to the kids, I always ask them what they want to bring for fun and food. I don’t skimp on either of these, and I usually go overboard to make sure we all have a great time. We also love the campfire, so I always bring ample amounts of wood. It can be tough, if not impossible, to find on the beach. To combat the hassle of starting a fire in the wind, I like to use readyto-light charcoal. This saves time and aggravation. I place a full bag of it on the bottom and build up the fire wood around it. Always bring a shovel to dig a pit, as this helps contain the fire and it also protects it from the wind. A pit also allows you to quickly bury the evidence of your fire when you’re done. This keeps our beaches looking pristine, and in Texas we are allowed to drive on many beaches. Covering up your hole is important so that no one accidentally drives into it. Lastly, we all know the down side of beachgoing is bringing the sand home. One thing I started doing a few years ago with my boys is to fill a large 120-quart cooler with warm water. When it’s time to get cleaned up, they jump in, have a warm comfortable bath and clean up. They absolutely love it! Warm water is around the corner, get out and enjoy with your family! Capt. Michael Okruhlik is the inventor of Controlled Descent Lures and the owner of www.MyCoastOutdoors.com.

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he spring run should be on the go before the ink dries on this report. Warm weather and fairly calm skies should have the fish wide open. The big rocks at Mayport will hold good numbers of sheepshead, reds, drum, trout, blues, jacks, ringtails, and Spanish. Throw lures early in the clear clean water before the boat traffic shows will produce some really nice trout and reds. My go to baits are the gulp swimming minnow, mirror lure, and a bomber long-a. Go early or stay late when things are quiet seems to produce the better results. Fresh live bait like fiddler crabs, shrimp, mud minnows, finger mullet thrown on jigs are almost a guarantee that you’ll get a strike. Look for diving birds to locate schools of pogies/menhaden. Get out the cast net for a live well full and the fish will hammer these with a vengeance. Again, I really look for clean outgoing water or incoming for the better bite of fish. These fish have been cold and are eager to feed on this weather change. Sheephead , reds, drum, and ringtails will devour the fiddler baits. Trout, blues, jacks, reds ,and Spanish love those fish baits. Float

rigs are a great method for taking fish at the rocks too worked on the clean tide changes when the water is the clearest. Find that clean water and you will locate the fish. The huge black drum should hang around for the month but as it gets hot the number will drop. Remember to release these big bruins but, find them in deep water by soaking ¼ blue crab chunks on the bottom at the end of both rock piles. Spanish will feed in good numbers around the inlet at high tide and can be caught with small Clark spoons or sea hawks trolled or thrown and pulled quickly thru the water. Oh, and those bait pods that are off the beach… make sure you check them for bull reds, cobia, and huge jacks for some fun in the sun. Grab a few baits from the pod and pitch them back into the foray using an egg sinker rig, big jig, or a Cajun thunder float and watch out! Make sure you bring big rods and small ones cause anything can happen, be prepared for battle! The offshore scene will start to heat up as bait moves in on the reefs and wrecks. This change will bring in the striking fish. Look for cobia, sharks, cuda’s, sailfish, and bonita to follow. Grab a few baits with a Sabiki rig and either troll or flat line these for some hefty strikes. Drop them to the bottom for snapper, cobia, grouper, sea bass, and triggers. A strong back and a stout rod is the order of the month. Check the regs for what you can and cannot keep! Listen to the Outdoors Show for tides, weather, and fishing reports for our area every Sat from 7am -10am on 1010am or 92.5 fm. Go to www.Enterprisefishingcharter.com for info on charters or check us on Instagram or Facebook

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pril was sure full of showers - but that didn’t stop those of us here at JOSFC from making the best of it! From the annual club Easter Egg hunt to many of our members volunteering to assist with the Safe Harbor Boys Home Redfish Roundup. Congrats to Steven Cook who ground it out and caught a nice 16 spot redfish to win 1rst place. Justin Paulo was 2nd and Stephen Singletary took 3rd. First place Lady angler was Corina Galarza. and 1rst place Junior angler was Chasey Rileu. So we stayed quite busy all month! The water is heating up and we couldn’t be more ready for summer fishing here at JOSFC! With some of our major inshore tournaments behind us, 4 NE FLORIDA

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are close by. Standard slip float, Jig and bait combo’s and lures all work well for these tasty and aggressive trout, Remember as the water warms with summer like temps, start your days early and use the tides to your advantage. if its low early. There will be some big trout taken as well, remember to be a good conservationist and let the big ones go, the 15 - 20 inch are your best table fare. I would recommend fishing the shallows for redfish, if the tide is high and rising, fish for trout and other species, you can always use lures and bait along grass lines and such in the back country with success. I like to have a bit more action throwing lures for different species. Many times areas will also give up some big redfish while trying to fish for trout. Often times different species will share the same areas and that is common. Flounder will be in the bag and around as a bonus and should steadily pick up as the summer progresses. Spinner baits and spoons slow rolled along grass lines and structure are a sure bet. A TBS jig combo with a mud minnow or finger mullet fished in the same area can produce. Remember to focus on moving water, bait and some sort of structure and attack your spot with a good plan……..That equals good catch! several different species are out and about, get out and get some action!!

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hen it comes to performance lightweight apparel for all types of outdoor activities, AquaFlauge is the perfect choice; and for good reason. AquaFlauge and its creators spent nearly three decades living in and around the water… and have created a lifestyle brand based on living life abundantly around our most precious natural and recreational resource; the earth’s water. The AquaFlauge lifestyle brand of apparel was born when two great friends that grew up together on the water were “fed up” with looking for apparel that was both lightweight and functional. They wanted something that not only protected them against harmful UV rays from the sun but also had style. One hot summer day while fishing the blue waters of Islamorada in the Florida Keys, they finally had it and decided to make something better for their outdoor adventures. What makes AquaFlauge unique and so superior? It is a rare occasion indeed, that I meet someone for the very first time and know instantly that they will have a profound positive impact on my life and on the world in which we live. I recently had the privilege of interviewing Aaron Moyer, President and CEO of AquaFlauge. I was truly impressed beyond measure with his extremely successful business background and his genuine passion to help people live a better quality of life! “Little did I know that AquaFlauge was not just the name we came up with that day fishing in Islamorada but would turn into a lifestyle brand that would resonate with all outdoorsmen and women” explains Aaron, “from the California surf to the Florida Keys, we’ve done it all and our skin has paid the price through unprotected exposure to the sun. AquaFlauge is the solution to looking good, feeling good and protecting yourself from the elements  with  the latest advancements in comfort, performance and style. We strive to bring our customers the highest performance apparel, with the best fit, the best fabric and the coolest patented designs to make life in or near the water more enjoyable.”

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s I sit and write this article we are right in the middle of a two week swing. What this means is that our April event is on the 22nd and two weeks later we have our overnight camping trip. Oh and did I mention that one of our leadership team members, Matt and his lovely bride to be Jennifer are getting married the week between these events. April’s event will be recapped along with mays overnight in next month’s article. As with every event we are looking to reach more veterans and first responders as well as the volunteer community. I know all of our time is valuable and we have busy schedules but if you feel inclined to donate some of that precious time look us up on Facebook as Heroes on the Water Northeast Florida Chapter and we will get you on your way. Many people are unaware that our events are not Veterans and first responder only. We want the military person and first responder to bring their support staff. Our events are open to all veterans, retired, active duty and first responders with guests. Bring the wife, girlfriend, mother & father, or whomever you wish. For those individuals who are not as comfortable on the water we always offer shore based fishing at our events. Every event comes with a free lunch at the end of the day. If by any chance you or your company would like to sponsor one of these lunches please reach out to me directly, Tim Stouder 9049935366, and I would be happy to discuss options. Our volunteers are the life blood of our organization. Without them we could not function or hold events. I think some people shy away from our events as they don’t have kayaks and they believe that all we need are people with kayaks. This statement is the farthest thing

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n today’s thriving economy, the $36 billion-dollar recreational boating and marine industries are experiencing record-breaking growth; and for good reason. What better way to enjoy your well-deserved time-off than stepping into the great outdoors for some blue-water sport-fishing action or pleasure cruising into the sunset with friends and family! There is no doubt that America loves boating! In fact, 87 million adults in the US participated in recreational boating last year and this upward trend expected to continue. Successful businessman, Mark Lacovara of St. Augustine, Florida has always had a passion for high-performance boats and off-shore “blue-water” sport fishing. For over 20 years, Mark enjoyed a highly-successful career in the automotive industry. Life was good, and he spent most of his time-off pursuing his passion for sportfishing in his treasured hiperformance 38-foot Fountain Powerboat. However, Mark’s dream was to change career paths and become a successful, full-service high-performance premium boat dealer. “I have been fishing off-shore my whole life” Mark explains “and I was constantly upgrading and tweaking my high-performance 38-foot Fountain Powerboat. I bought four new Mercury outboard motors and was having installation and rigging issues with the boat dealership I was using. So, I decided to learn how to do installations and rigging for myself and to help my friends with fine-tuning their offshore boats.” This decision was the beginning of his journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a successful boat dealer that delivers premium quality high-performance boats and world-class customer service to the Northeast Florida community. “My dream of becoming a highperformance boat dealer became a reality thanks to my close friend and business partner Phillip Mahn” says Mark. “Phillip and I were partners in boats for many years and we pushed each other to keep making the boats better and better. We bought, upgraded, and sold over 10 boats in the time we were partners and that led to us opening our business. Phillip saw how dedicated I was to make the automobile dealerships successful and insisted that I make a move to ‘own something’ in the business world.  He was right, and I do not miss working for others! I look forward to growing our business to help not only my clients, but to help my employees and their families have great lives.” Phillip Mahn and Mark Lacovara are now managing partners in Grand Slam Boats of NE Florida in St. Augustine. NOR-TECH, FOUNTAIN AND MERCURY MARINE Today, Mark Lascovara is living his dream and recently announced that Grand Slam Boats of NE Florida is now an authorized dealer for the prestigious line of Fountain Powerboats. “In addition to being an authorized dealer for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, I am thrilled to announce that we are now an authorized dealer for Fountain Powerboats”

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2:20 AM-4:20 AM • 2:50 PM-4:50 PM

02 Wed 04:40 AM -0.26 L 10:50 AM 4.41 H 04:37 PM 0.03 L 11:06 PM 5.21 H

3:10 AM-5:10 AM • 3:40 PM-5:40 PM

03 Thu 05:24 AM 0.02 L

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04 Fri 06:10 AM 0.31 L

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05 Sat 12:32 AM 4.83 H

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06 Sun 01:18 AM 4.67 H

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07 Mon 02:07 AM 4.55 H

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08 Tue 03:00 AM 4.46 H

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09 Wed 03:56 AM 4.42 H

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“walked” by. Once the sun is higher in the sky you may want to switch to a sub-surface lure or bait. I’ve been having great success using the Slayer Inc. SST paddle tails. It looks just like a small mullet or minnow and can fished in a bunch of different ways. The tail on the Slayer Inc. SST is bigger than most and produces quite a thump when worked through the water. With murkier water being the norm heading into summer, this can be a huge advantage as the fish will be able to hone in on the lure much easier. Just as the mullet will be invading the inshore areas look for the pogy (menhaden) pods to be all over the beach. The pogies bring in all kind of fishing opportunities this time year. The cobia should be hanging around depending on what the water temps do and the tarpon should start to show as well. Sharks, huge jacks, kingfish, and more will all be pulling up a chair to feed on the bait pods. A great way to fish the pods is to slowly idle around looking for the ones that have some pogies getting thrown around. The biggest mistake I see while fishing the beach is when anglers get too close or charge right up to the bait while the outboard motor is still on. Try using the trolling motor or just drifting within casting range. You’ll see a lot more fish and more importantly catch more too. While you’re out there along the beaches don’t forget to check out the shrimp boats and their by-catch… There’s almost always something BIG lurking around those slicks to play with! Tight Lines! Capt. Tommy Derringer 904-377-3734 www.InshoreAdventures.net

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ell, this is the time of year when almost all the species in the river are biting and fighting and carrying on.

     First up, Bream, Mr. Shellcracker.  The Bream will be spawning and carrying on the hard sand bottoms.  For those of you with the “nose” you can smell them.  If you can’t, just troll from large fanned out areas in or near the grass.  Pitch Beetle spins at them,  crickets or worms.  All three should work.  Their cousin Mr. Shellcracker will be on the shell bars craving a nice juicy clam, but a nice grunt worm will also do the trick.  Just start tapping your paddle on the hard shell bottoms till you locate shell bed.  Then anchor up and have at it.         The Warmouth should be on fire in the pads with a wide spectrum of baits available.  Minnows, crickets or worms all seem to work.  And remember, ounce for ounce, these fish are mean.         Catfish activity will be at its best for the spring fling.  They’ll be actively biting in the 6 to 8 depth.  Baits of choice have been shrimp, worms, and shiners.  These fish usually are aggressive and will catch a shiner.  So remember the big ones are out there.         Largemouth Bass should be heavy into the spawn cycle.  You’ll have the pre-spawners cruising the a very happy littler angler

ends and mouths of their areas. Then you’ll have the spawners, located by the white dot on the bottom, and lastly the post-spawners.  They’ll rest a little then start to feed up.  Your pre-spawners will be aggressive at topwater, jerk baits, spinner baits and shiners.  The spawners require teasing to bite.  Cast a jig or worm in the bed. Usually you’ll get one of them to move it.      Next up Mullet.  They’ll be starting their yearly show with some nice ones around.  So grab your bait, chum and rig and get after them.  They’ll be lined up at their usual haunts waiting on you.         Red Fish are here with a wide range available from the rat to the oversized.  Crabs are the first choice.  Look for them in the grass and along the grass lines.      Stripers and the other hybrids are around the Buckman and the Shands bridges.  Shiners work well as do the lipless crank baits or big imitations or plastic swim baits.  Just remember to hold on!      The Puppy Drum are around the pilings and deep holes.  Baits are frozen bait shrimp or crabs, so go for it.      The biggest surprise is the Croaker. Big Croaker.  One customer had a good day with 18-22 inch fish.  So get some bait shrimp or nightcrawlers and hit marker 18 on up to the Buckman and south towards Bostwick.  Well, that’s it for now.  ‘Til next time--Keep your line wet and your lure movin’.  --  Richard R & J Tackle 501 S Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs (904)284-5081

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When asked about the most popular choices on the menu, Captain Chris was quick to brag about his business partner, Chef Michael Goodman. “Our competition style ribs are the most popular item on the menu” says Captain Chris “but we are also known for our delicious New York style cheesecake! The nickname for my partner is ‘Cheesecake Mike’ who retired from an award-winning Wholesale Bakery in New York City that manufactured desserts for famous NY Restaurants as well as national & international wholesale distributors. He was a Fancy Food Show winner in Outstanding Dessert Category (twice 1st prize and 5 times as a finalist.) Now Chef Michael Goodman is making his own recipe New York style cheesecakes with Graham Crust bottom for Captain’s BBQ! His cheesecakes are truly the best you’ve ever tasted… plus, all of our desserts are baked on premises.” Selections include: Mike’s New York Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Devil’s Food Cheesecake, Lemon Coconut Cheesecake and more! Plus, Captain’s BBQ also offers pecan pie, key lime pie, peach cobbler and chocolate layer cake. I also asked about Captain Chris about his homemade side dishes. “Our delicious homemade side dishes are extremely popular” says Captain Chris “and we have a wide variety to choose from including our amazing ‘sweet’ baked beans loaded with extra smoked meat. We also offer coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, cucumber salad, beet salad with feta, mac & cheese, mashed yams, buttered corn and collard greens. And don’t forget our great-tasting chili, sweet corn bread and fresh salads made daily!” Captain’s BBQ also features an impressive breakfast menu, an excellent kid’s menu and a wide variety of drinks (including domestic and premium beer and wine.) Whether you are looking for the best BBQ you have ever tasted, or you just want to listen to some awesome blues music while enjoying an amazing experience with your friends and family relaxing on the restaurant’s 1400 square-foot deck on the water, your visit to Captain’s BBQ will be an experience you will never forget! Make your plans now to visit Captain Chris Herrera, Chef Michael Goodman and the friendly staff at Captain’s BBQ today! See you there!

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Fishing Report & Forecast Fernandina / Amelia Island By Terry D. Lacoss

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uring the warming month of May, be sure to use plenty of sunscreen, Offshore, inlet and beach fishermen will be targeting excellent fighting and delicious eating cobia during the month of May where sight fishing is often key. Hard fighting cobia will be holding close to working shrimp boats, channel buoys and close to the surf where large concentrations of menhaden are schooling. Offshore fishermen will also find cobia following hooked bottom fish up to the boat often completely catching fishermen off guard. A premium pair of sunglasses with amber lens will enable fishermen to see under the surface of the water when sight fishing for hard fighting cobia. Shark fishermen will find good numbers of pelagic sharks during the month of May both at offshore wrecks, ledges and near-shore inlets too. Some of the best shark action comes while drifting dead baits with behind a working shrimp boat that has just cleaned their catch. Shrimp boats discarding their bi-catch will also attract hard fighting tarpon, cobia and fast swimming kingfish too. Gag grouper season opens on May 1st where bottom fishermen will be targeting these hard fighting, delicious eating bottom dwellers with fairly heavy fishing gear. Fifty-pound terminal fishing line is a must! Best bottom fishing bait includes live pinfish, grunts or fresh squid. Offshore live bait trolling at the “Amberjack Hole” and “East FC” live bottoms will produce king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cobia, barracuda and the occasional blackfin tuna. A solid game plan is to jig up a live bait-well full season opens May 1st of live Spanish sardines and cigar minnows at a nearby live bottom and rig them to your terminal trolling tackle. Redfish will be prowling the beaches offering some of the very best light-tackle fishing of the year for both light tackle spin fishermen and fly fishermen too. Simply look for large areas of surface disturbance

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where red drum weighing to 40-pounds will be stocking large schools of menhaden. Excellent sea trout and redfish fishing are also available during the month of May in the back country. Timing is critical as fishing is best when a good running tide is flooding oyster beds where huge concentrations of finger mullet are present as well. A flooding early morning tide is key, particularly when arriving around mid morning.

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As days grow older the heat of the day seems to slow down the trout bite. Some of the larger sea trout and redfish are taking surface plugs fished along the edges of finger mullet schools. A local favorite is the Storm “Chug Bug” in the chrome and blue color pattern. This popular trout lure also has a sound chamber where led balls rattle against their plastic chamber, which ultimately imitates croaker grunting. Also the loud popping sounds created by the “Chug Bug”, imitates game fish smacking live shrimp right on the surface. When mullet schools are not numerous, a variety of sub surface plugs work will for summer sea trout. Include the Mirror Lure’s S25MR/ Catch 5 in the mullet color pattern. And don’t overlook casting a ¼ ounce led head jig rigged with a 3-inch Berkley Gulp shrimp in the white, or new penny color patterns. A favorite sea trout fishing pattern also includes free-lining live shrimp without weights on the deep sides of structure including jetties, boat docks and oyster beds. Surf fishermen will be targeting excellent eating whiting, pompano, yellow mouth trout and more. Fishing with fresh shrimp, or sand fleas during a flooding tide is key. Look for some of the best surf fishing action to come where shallow bars offer an ambush point for game fish. For more fishing information please call Amelia Angler Outfitters (904) 2612870 or visit www.ameliaangler .com

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Plan B is bottom fishing. May first is the opening of Grouper season and the best time to catch a large Gag Grouper. If Large Gags are your target then bigger is better. 80# class Tackle and large live baits are the way to go. If you have time catch bait before you go, nothing beats a pin fish or spot. I suggest 100# leader at a minimum. If Scamp Grouper are your target live cigar minnows or a small grunt is the bait of choice. Look for post spawn aggregations in 150 to 160 ft. In addition to Grouper Red Porgy, Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper will be plentiful. If you are looking for a work out Amberjack AKA reef donkeys will be aggregated along the shelf edge. They will eat live baits but will also hammer a jig worked vertically through the water column. If the Mahi fail to show up it is still worth going for some of the best fishing of the year.

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Fishing Report Pier and Surf By: Noel Kuhn

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ay is the month for getting your string stretched! Bonnethead sharks move in to feast on the Calico crabs. Half of a Blue crab makes for excellent bait. They’ll run 10 to 25lbs with very sharp teeth. Gear up heavy with 100 lb mono leader attached to a 5/0 to 7/0 circle hook. You have heard the saying, we are what we eat. Since their main diet is crabs they taste great as deep fried shark McNuggets! This will be the best month for Pompano in the surf! They were slow getting here because of the cold water in early April. Now it is game on. My favorite gear and bait is a double dropper rig tipped with 2/0 L197 Eagle Claw hooks. Favorite bait combo is a fresh sand flea on the top hook and fresh clam on the bottom hook. If you find that they are after

one or the other bait then switch to just the better bait. They feed in clean water so if you get to the beach and it looks dirty, do not bother. Here is a pro tip. The water is always cleaner on one side of any inlet. Do not fish in dirty surf, Your just asking for catfish and stingrays! This has been the best year for whiting in the last forty years! I have never seen so many coolers full of these tasty fish. They have also been running bigger than ever. I have not caught a small whiting all spring. They have all been eleven to eighteen inches and up to two pounds. Double dropper rigs with smaller #2 hooks tip with small pieces of shrimp are your best bet. My favorite way to cook them is pan seared with panko bread crumbs. However my healthy choice is Ceviche. April was very exciting with big blue fish and medium size sharks. This month should be the same. Blues to ten pounds and sharks to fifteen pounds have been gobbling up whiting strips in the surf. I like to use a fish finder rig tied just like in the first paragraph. The only difference is use a strip of whiting appx 1”x 3”x ½”. You just never know what will eat these tasty little baits..

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3) Flashers/ Sheri Daye practices “aspetto” technique. chum—Especially Photo by Joe Marino effective for hunting pelagics such as jacks, tunas, dolphin and wahoo. Multiple mirrors dangle below a float, and the flashes of light in the water imitate the reflective glare from a school of baitfish. The fish come in to investigate. Chum can be used in combination with a flasher to bring them even closer and keep them interested. In addition to these techniques, serious spearos are likely to train in a pool, use meditation techniques, and do cardio exercises to increase their breath hold capacity. Many take freediving classes to increase bottom time and safety. While there is no certification required to do it, classes should be a pre-requisite, as freediving is a sport that can lead to “blackout” and death if not practiced correctly. Spearfishing is a beautiful, selective way to catch fish, but it is also physically and mentally demanding. Above all, be safe and happy hunting! Sheri is a world-record holder, host of Speargun Hunter, and producer of The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Follow “Sheri Daye” and “The Blue Wild” on Facebook and Instagram.

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aiting at home for a phone call, running to the mailbox for news from a friend, scanning the Yellow Pages for a plumber—these artifacts from the pre-Internet days are laughable activities in today’s era of technology. When was the last time you replaced the tape in your answering machine or the ribbon in your typewriter? So in this modern age, why would anyone look to a tour book with old information for advice on planning a fishing trip? For unknown reasons, all the tour books for Costa Rica list the high season for fishing as November to April. At FishingNosara we get calls from clients all the time regarding the best time of year to come fishing in Costa Rica. The truth is the fishing here is fairly consistent year-round. After all, fish eat every day. But, armed with an out-of-date tour book, these callers insist that summer is no good. To counter these misconceptions, FishingNosara maintains photographic evidence to the contrary at blog.FishingNosara.com as well as on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Let’s take a glance back at the last few years of fishing in the month of May and prove the tour books wrong. In May 2017, angler Roger Chambers fished for a week in Nosara and closed out the campaign with a four-species day. They had an early roosterfish release, then Capt. William of the Wanderer got a call on the radio from Capt. Carlos on the Discoverer reporting a kettle of yellowfin tuna offshore. The mid-afternoon bite led to dorados and yellowfin tuna on ice for Team Chambers. The final score of the day was a Sailfish release. In May 2016, the Harvester welcomed Ken Richmond and his group of hard-fishing Texans and caught a true fish of a lifetime with a massive 400-plus-pound blue marlin. Also, the 26-foot Explorer scored an 80-plus-pound floor-sweeping wahoo, several nice sailfish and a half-dozen roosterfish releases. Likewise, big cubera snapper were abundant on the 23-foot Adventurer, and the 32-foot Wanderer scored some trips with double-digit sailfish releases. May is also a great time for honeymoons. Newlyweds Daniel and Vicky Martinko scored a mammoth wahoo, a beautiful roosterfish and lots of sailfish during their 2015 trip. In May 2015, the Discoverer brought the house down with a billfish grand slam on May 10. Client Tony King and his group scored a striped marlin estimated around 200 pounds and a larger blue marlin estimated at more than 350 pounds. They added a sailfish to the scorecard to round-out a legendary day of fishing. We have video of the grand slam catches on the FishingNosara blog, which proves—regardless of what the tour book says—that Costa Rica’s fishing is consistently good… no matter the season. Visit blog.FishingNosara.com for current photos, video and reports on the action.

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