Page 1

FREE

GREATER ORLANDO EDITION

GREATER JAX

KINGFISH

TOURNAMENT

JULY 15TH -20TH

Inside: Boat & Motor Reviews PHOTO COURTESY OF HUMMINBIRD VOLUME 24 • ISSUE 291

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM

F R A N C H I S E

O P P O R T U N I T I E S

A V A I L A B L E

W O R L D W I D E

JUNE 2019


LIFE ON THE COAST IS BETTER WHEN YOU STAY CENTERED.

190 FSH SERIES

Make the most of the open water with Yamaha’s 190 FSH® Series. Our all-new 19-foot center console boats have been redesigned from the ground up for more fishing and family fun. A saltwater corrosion resistant driveline protects you from the harshest elements. And with an extra spacious layout and new storage pods to keep all of your gear, the 190 FSH Series will put you in the middle of everything you love about living on the coast. Starting at $29,799.

190 FSH

1 9 0 F S H D E LU X E

190 FSH SPORT

YA M A H A B OAT S . C O M | #RunTheWater ©2019 Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. All rights reserved. Follow instructional materials and obey all laws. Ride responsibly, wearing protective apparel and USCG-approved personal flotation device. Always drive within your capabilities, allowing time and distance for maneuvering, and respect others around you. Never drink and ride. Shown with optional accessories.

COMMON CVRS_0619.indd 2

5/16/19 11:22 AM


COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

3


B

T

There’s a reason they say, Curse like a sailor. That’s why we offer basic plans starting at $100 a year and options with On-Water Towing. 1.800.PROGRESSIVE | PROGRESSIVE.COM 4

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

© 2 0 1 9 H AVA LO N K N I V E S

Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. & affiliates. Annual premium for a basic liability policy not available all states. Prices vary based on how you buy.

S

S

T

B


r g.

TRIM

SAFETY

FROM SHIP TO SHORE AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.

© 2 0 1 9 H AVA LO N K N I V E S

r.

BLEED

The new Havalon® TalonTM Quik-Change IITM Multi-Blade Cutlery System brings together nearly 40 years of expertise in the surgical field and decades of quality time spent out in open waters. This innovative platform features a variety of reliable add-on blades designed to make clean work of the dirty work all the way from ship to shore. SAFETY TRIM BLEED

BY

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

5


THE STRONGEST SPINFISHER YET!!! The 6th generation Spinfisher is now stronger and more water resistant than ever. With machined CNC gearing and an IPX5 water resistant rating, the newest Spinfisher is ready for anything.

PENNFISHING.COM 6

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

© 2019 PENN is a registered trademark of Pure Fishing, Inc.


!

Rupp Marine Halyard Line Retainer Excess rigging line can be a mess, and cleats have a tendency to get in the way when not in use. Rupp Marine has come up with a simple yet ingenious way to solve these problems. Their all-new, patent-pending “clamp-on” Halyard Line Retainer is an easy way to store halyard lines while telescoping outriggers are rigged and in the retracted position. Simply clamp a set of these line cleats onto the outrigger pole at the desired distance. Excess rigging line wraps around the pop-up cleats to keep lines neat and orderly. This one-of-a-kind system allows the cleats to be folded out of the way when not in use. Rupp’s Halyard Line Retainer system fits any 1 ½-inch diameter outrigger poles. Sold as a set of four to equip two outrigger poles, they are rugged and durable, with spring-loaded cleats for positive locking and unlocking.

Shop.ruppmarine.com

MHX Push Pole The MHX Push Pole is a game changer for shallow-water anglers. Utilizing a combination of uni-directional and off-axis carbon fibers, MHX has created a push pole that produces the greatest amount of power in each push, while maintaining excellent hoop strength under load. There’s no wasted energy, and it’s feather light for long days on the water. When you’re sneaking up on a single shoreline tailer or positioning the boat for a shot at schooling fish, you’ll appreciate the benefits that state-of-the-art technology brings to this simple tool. The MHX push pole has been widely recognized as the best option on the market due it’s lightweight mobility, incredible durability, and superior value. At just under five pounds, you’ll be able to push all week long without the residual fatigue. Legendary Florida angler, Capt. Keiland Smith said, “In all my years of guiding, I would have to say that I have never found a push pole to be this good. The weight of this pole and the strength of it are amazing… I would have to say I think this the best push pole ever made.” The MHX Push Pole includes a fork, a tip, and a 316 stainless steel replacement point just in case.

www.mudhole.com

Parkit360 Electric Trailer Dolly

SeaSucker Push Pole Solution

Park trailers of any size with ease! Parkit360’s Electric Trailer Dollies are lightweight and great for mixed terrains, tight corners and up to a 6 percent incline. With weight capacities ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 pounds, these portable powerhouses can handle the most difficult parking challenges. Unlike a driver who relies on mirrors and backup cameras, the user faces the trailer, giving them complete visibility and control while parking. They can see exactly where the trailer is at all times and steer within inches of an obstacle if needed. The dolly’s compact design allows the user to park hitch-end forward as a serious theft deterrent, something that is nearly impossible to do with a vehicle. Powered by a 12V trailer-mounted or dolly-mounted battery, Parkit360’s Force and Transformer dollies are simple to set up and intuitive to use. Just freewheel the dolly to the trailer and attach it with one of the provided hitch balls, or one of their special hitch adapters. Then, it’s simply a matter of using the forward/reverse thumb toggle switch on the handle to steer the trailer into place. Have a tough parking situation? Parkit360’s Electric Trailer Dollies are a great solution!

Parkit360.ca

Looking for a better way to secure your push pole? SeaSucker has come up with the perfect solution for holding your long and inherently unwieldy push pole when it’s not in your hands . A SeaSucker vacuum mount equipped with a rubber clamp and an adjustable strap is the perfect way to quickly and securely stow gaffs, nets and push poles. The adjustable strap holds objects with diameters ranging from 1 to 1.95 inches, and the 4.5-inch SeaSucker has the strength to hold just about anything you choose to strap down. Each 4.5-inch SeaSucker is pull rated at over 120 lbs, and an orange indicator band begins to appear if the vacuum mount loses some of its suction, letting you know it’s time to re-pump. There’s no licking required to attach SeaSucker products to glass, metal, fiberglass and most non-skid surfaces. The primary requirement is that the surface is non-porous, and SeaSucker will even attach to lightly curved surfaces. Another huge benefit is that SeaSucker can be mounted or moved wherever it’s convenient, with no need to drill holes in your boat.

www.seasucker.com COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

7


Whatever happened to Sea Cat? By Thatch Maguire

A

bout 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to ride aboard a dual-hull, 21-foot center console called a Sea Cat. Like many others, I’ve been a fan of cats ever since. The ride of a dual-hull vessel, especially in choppy seas, is dramatically different from that of a mono-hull. The stability of a two-hull system creates a cutting effect, as opposed to the bounce associated with the plaining of the mono-hull. Study after study has confirmed this effect affords “cats” substantially better fuel economy as well as a much smoother ride and shallower draft. The “cult” of the dual-hull cat has its origins in Australia, where catamaran-style hulls have long been the choice for Australia’s working fishermen. The consistent chop in their seas requires the stability of a catamaran hull. In the United States, several companies pioneered development of the catamaran-style boats for our waters. In the late 1950s, Ray Leger began producing the Power Cat series on the West Coast and several other companies including Manacat and Ocean Star began producing cats in the East. Years after my ride aboard the Sea Cat, I purchased a 26-foot World Cat. I was told Sea Cat was now World Cat. I visited the North Carolina World Cat factory, where I was told they no longer produced the Sea Cat. Recently, I learned the Sea Cat is still being produced in Greenville, N.C. After a few phone calls, and a little Googling, I found Forrest Munden at Sea Cat Boats. The following interview with Mr. Munden attempts to unravel the mystery of “Whatever happened to Sea Cat?” Q: Mr. Munden, how is it you are today selling a vessel that many thought was no longer on the market? Weren’t you associated with the original Sea Cat I fell in love with? Munden: Yes I was. Sea Cat was originally created by Graham Flanagan in 1992. I was manufacturing Leisure Cat boats with Regal Marine in Orlando, Fla., and Graham was manufacturing Sea Cat boats in Greenville, N.C. The innovations developed on the Sea Cat seemed destined to have substantial influence on the boating industry. The boats were super fuel-efficient and rode smoothly in nearly any conditions.

8

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

Q: Well what happened? Munden: In 1996, I purchased Sea Cat boats and its Greenville manufacturing facility. During my first year with the brand, I designed and developed the World Cat line of catamaran boats. World Cat molds were manufactured by Vectorworks Marine in Titusville, Fla. by my good friend Jeff Gray, CEO of Vectorworks. Once we received the new World Cat molds at the plant in Greenville, we started making the World Cat and stopped making the Sea Cat. That was early in 1997. The Sea Cat molds were stored for another year and a half until my good friend Ken Hall (previous CEO of Proline/Donzi) purchased them. He owned the Florida boat company Sportcraft and wanted to add a catamaran line. He called the Sea Cat boat the Sportcat. Unfortunately, Sportcat and Sportcraft did not survive the 1998 economic downturn. The next I heard of Sea Cat was when a former Sea Cat dealer and two brothers from Columbia, S.C. splashed the 19-foot Sea Cat mold. Then, Jerry Semers purchased that mold from the brothers, who had closed their business. Mr. Semers’ started the new venture in Titusville, Fla., utilizing Vector Works Marine as a home base. He called the boat Sea Cat. After Mr. Semers passed away, the molds and tooling sat vacant for years. In 2017, a good friend and ex-Sea Cat and World Cat dealer invited me into a venture to make a new catamaran with the Sea Cat name. I reached out to Mr. Gray at Vectorworks and proceeded to do the tooling and mold building through their team. The result, introduced in 2019, is the new 260 Sea Cat Hybrid bay boat built by our partner Pete Caldwell, Caldwell Marine Designs. The original Seacat Boat built in 1992 was built again 27 years later at the same Greenville plant. Today’s vessel is capable of power up to twin 300 horsepower. Today’s 26-foot Sea Cat has handling characteristics far superior to the original that you fell in love with. The legend of Sea Cat continues as the most practical, smoothest-riding and fuel-efficient vessels this side of Australia. “The Legend Returns,” Seacatboats.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


?

Return Of A

LEGEND!

Inshore, Offshore, Fish More!

SeaCatBoats.com

.

228-206-4042

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

9


A

d a e h

e v r u C e h t f o

Not shown actual size.

Limited Collector’s Edition

Damascus steel forged to throw them for a curve at only $79

F

or centuries, a Damascus steel blade was instantly recognizable and commanded immediate respect. Recognizable because the unique and mysterious smelting process left a one-of-a-kind, rippled texture on the steel, and respected because Damascus steel’s sharp edge and resistance to shattering were the stuff of legend. If you carried Damascus steel, you were ahead of the curve. Today, you can own the legend.

What customers are saying about Stauer knives...

êêêêê “Very hefty, well-built knife and sheath. Extremely goodlooking and utilitarian.” — R., Lacey, Washington Damascus Curva Knife, you’ll be ready to throw a curve of your own. Limited Reserves. Damascus steel blades are a lost art form that only a handful of artisan bladesmiths have mastered. These legendary blades take time to forge and only a few are crafted each month. Don’t let this beauty slip through your fingers. Call today!

BONUS! Call today and you’ll also receive this genuine leather sheath!

The Damascus Curva Knife celebrates those legendary blades. It uses modern Damascus steel, with the same rippled texture pattern on the blade, to create a curved folding knife that’s 7 ½" in total length. With a liner lock mechanism, which allows the knife to be opened and closed using just one hand, and a ergonomic handle made of buffalo horn and colored bone, this $79 knife is a trophy for any hunter or collector.

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Feel the knife in your hands, wear it on your hip, inspect the impeccable craftsmanship of Damascus steel. If you don’t feel like we cut you a fair deal, send it back within 30 days for a complete refund of the item price. But we believe that once you hold the

“The most common aspects of Damascus steel knives that enthusiasts consider ideal are the aesthetics and high performance.” –– Knife Informer

Damascus Curva Folding Knife $179*

Offer Code Price Only $79 + S&P Save $100

1-800-333-2045

Your Insider Offer Code: CFK257-01 You must use the insider offer code to get our special price.

Stauer

®

14101 Southcross Drive W., Ste 155, Dept. CFK257-01, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337

www.stauer.com

*Discount is only for customers who use the offer code versus the listed original Stauer.com price.

Rating of A+

• Damascus steel blade & bolster • Buffalo horn & colored bone handle • Liner lock • Overall length, open : 7 ½" • Includes genuine leather sheath 10

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

Stauer… Afford the Extraordinary.® COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

Fishmaster Angler


g

Electronics Box/ Lockable Storage Life Jacket Storage Bag Folds for Storage

Weather Protection Rocket Launchers Integrated Grab Rails

n.

Catch More Memories FishLight.com

a e

More Than Just A Folding T-Top • Universal for any center console 24-50” wide • Many options to customize your T-Top • Install it yourself or by a Fishmaster dealer • Folds twice for storage, low clearance, or HOA compliance

FISHMASTER.COM/ANGLER

877-777-8693

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM Fishmaster Angler Ad.indd 1

3/25/2019 10:23:58 AM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

11


Center sp Defender

®

DEFENDER EXCLUSIVE KITS!

Pro-Fish 1000 Horizontal Windlass Kit

• For Boats to 38’ • 8-Plait Rope/Chain Rode included Item 012100KIT

Only $109999 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Pro-Fish 700 Horizontal Windlass Kit

• For Boats to 32’ • 8-Plait Rope/Chain Rode included Item 001749KIT

Only $89999 VISIT DEFENDER.COM FOR MORE WINDLASS KITS

1700 Series Marine Water Heater • • • • • •

12 Gallon Capacity Orientation: Vertical, Heat Exchanger: Front 120 Volt AC / 1250 Watts Glass-Lined Steel Tank with White Polymer Exterior Dimensions: 16.25” H x 18.75” OD 5 Year Limited Warranty $

Item 503454 • List $1350.00 • Reg. $954.99

SALE

85999

Day / Night Solar Vent

• Circulates fresh air in boat cabin eliminating mold, mildew and musty air • 4” vent moves 1000 cubic feet of air per hour • Available in 3” or 4” , Stainless Steel or White Item 901795

www.defender.com 800-628-8225

• Knowledgeable & experienced SaleS Staff • • Same day Shipping on moSt orderS • 12

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

Starting at $ 99

159

FREE Catalog!

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM Coastal Angler June 2019 half vertical.indd 1

5/3/19 11:20 AM

ECS-N


0 HP 200 H.O.–30 0 HP 150 H.O.–20 HP 115 HP–150 .O. 40 HP–90 H

$2,000 $1,000 $500 $300

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM I JUNE 2019 FEBRUARY I FLORIDA 2018 31


F

ifty years ago, Bud Craig started formulating a design for a new type of boat. His goal was a craft that corrects the shortcomings of conventional small boats. He felt the experience of small boats was like “sitting in a bathtub.” Most 12- to 20-foot boats have very little freeboard and they are inherently unstable. They tip and take on water in adverse conditions. He wanted to design a boat that doesn’t take on water and is unsinkable. In 1990, Craig Catamaran Corporation launched a revolutionary compact boat with fun and safety as the primary design factors. The CraigCat is one of the safest small boats on the market. Today’s

CraigCat offers a compact, high-performance sport boat with exhilarating performance, superior handling, a comfortable dry ride, and side-by-side seating not found in other small boats. CraigCat’s longevity is a testament to its popularity and the enjoyable experience it provides boaters. “People love the ride,” Craig said. “The CraigCat is very easy to operate, making it great for the beginner boater. The CraigCat also appeals to the seasoned, experienced boater who downsizes to the CraigCat just because they love the performance and function.” The secret to its high-performance is the patented design. The CraigCat is a true catamaran and is the world’s only banking catamaran. It leans into turns like a V-hull yet retains the stability of a pontoon boat. It reaches speeds up to 30 mph in just a few seconds, designed with Automatic Stability Control that translates even erratic commands into a smooth easy ride. It’s a very exciting runabout that is used for sightseeing, fishing, diving and other pursuits. Two full-grown men can walk around on the CraigCat and it remains flat in the water. It drafts 3 inches with the engine up and operates in less than 14 inches of water. It is very easy for divers to get off the boat into the water and easy to get back in the boat because of its stability and no freeboard. The CraigCat is fun, easy to operate, comfortable, extremely portable and economical. Craig Catamaran has just released its 30th Anniversary Edition called the Florida Gulf Stream. It has a South Beach Florida vibe, designed in seafoam green and finished with chrome. Craig said there will be a rush for this good-looking new edition of the CraigCat. Stop by CraigCat’s Orlando Headquarters or give them a call soon. It’s a family owned and operated business that gives personalized customer service. They build and handle their boats with pride. For more on CraigCat, go to www.craigcat.com, call (407) 2908778 | 1-833-CraigCat, or stop by their headquarters at 4333 Silver Star Rd., #100, Orlando, FL 32808.

Since Since 1990 1990 world’s world’s finest finest compact compact power power boats boats

AT HOME IN FRESH & SALT WATER ALIKE Super Stable • Unsinkable • Comfortable Dry Ride WE PUT THE FUN BACK IN BOATING!

call for special show pricing

1-833-CraigCat (272-4422)

w w w. c r a i g c at. c o m 2

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Photo by Nick Carter

C

CA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha has anglers in hot pursuit of valuable blue tags! Since the event’s launch on Memorial Day weekend, anglers have been chasing tagged fish and logging non-tagged species in 17 inshore and offshore divisions for a shot at $500,000 in prizes and scholarships. Winning anglers have their choice, in the signature iHeart Radio Tagged Redfish Division, of prizes including a new GMC Sierra Pickup from Conley Buick GMC, Bradenton or one of several Yamaha-powered boat packages including a Contender 22 Sport, Pathfinder 2200TRS, Hewes Redfisher 16, a 21 Carolina Skiff and a Relentless Aluminum Bay/Flats boat. “It really can happen, and you would get to pick from the prizes available. You just need to be a member and registered for STAR when you go fishing,” said Leiza Fitzgerald, STAR director. Since 2015, almost 100 STAR-tagged redfish have been recaptured. Only six were caught by CCA members registered for STAR. Those six anglers were awarded with either a truck or a boat, motor and trailer package. To date, there have been nearly $900,000 in prizes awarded with $400,000 of that being college scholarships. On average, four tagged redfish are released per coastal county, with Brevard, Citrus and Charlotte counties being destination counties, each with eight tagged fish released in their waters. You might want to plan a fishing weekend in one of those counties. But you better be registered and a CCA member or it will just be another sad fish story. STAR also has some other terrific prizes for catching nontagged redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, grouper, kingfish, dolphin or grouper. Submit a photo of your legal catch in the Open, Ladies, Kayak, Fly or Conservation Divisions. The Costa Kick Plastic Division encourages collection of trash from coastal waters and shoreline. Submit a photo of every full 5 gallon bucket collected and include The Official West Marine 2019 STAR Measuring Device in the photo to earn a shot at $1,500 in cash from Waxhead Sun Defense, Body Glove SUP, Costa sunglasses or a $250 gift certificate from AFTCO or West Marine. The Youth Scholarship Division presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors offers over $100,000 in scholarships. Youth anglers (ages 6-17) can register for free with their current $10 CCA Florida youth membership and are eligible for prizes in both tagged divisions as well as the Youth Scholarship Division and Trash Division. Prizes for the first two youth anglers in the tagged redfish division include a Carolina Skiff, sporting Humminbird electronics, Minn Kota trolling motor and powered with a Yamaha 40 HP motor with trailer, and the first registered youth angler who catches one of 20 tagged dolphin is eligible to win a $10,000 scholarship. As a “catch, photo and release” competition, STAR’s smart phone app promotes proper handling and eliminates the requirement for harvest or transport of fish. Registration is $40 for current CCA Florida members or $75 for non-members, which includes CCA Florida membership. For information, go to www.ccaflstar.com or call (844) 3877827.

CCA Florida STAR is the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida, and it’s unlike traditional fishing tournaments.

MAY 25 - SEPTEMBER 2 REGISTER NOW AT

CCAFLSTAR.COM

• $500,000 in Prizes & Scholarships • 1st Tagged Dolphin / Mahi Mahi Wins $10,000 Cash • 101 Days of Fishing -$40 entry for current CCA members. -All others add $35 for one year membership. • Prizes for Additional Non-Tagged Species Non Snook, Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Kingfish, Dolphin, Tarpon & Lionfish

• Tagged Redfish Prizes Include Truck & Boat, Motor, Trailer Packages from...

A CCA FLORIDA EVENT

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

3


I

n March, the second-heaviest largemouth bass ever approved by FWC’s Trophy Catch Program was caught from Orange Lake south of Gainesville. Brian Hammett was punching grass mats when he caught and then released his 15-pound, 13-ounce giant. The TrophyCatch Hall of Fame fish is one more indicator of a rebound for the lake, which was fishing lights-out this spring. After producing a large number of trophy bass in 2010 and 2011, Orange Lake went almost dry in the winter of 2011. Following several years of sustained high water, coupled with FWC staff working with local stakeholders to manage the lake, habitat on Orange Lake is once again very good and the fishery has bounced back. Not only has crappie and panfish fishing been very good, but anglers are catching bass again, including tro-

phy bass like Hammett’s, as well as nine other TrophyCatch bass weighing at least 8 pounds that were approved in the program since January. Six of the 10 TrophyCatch-approved 2019 Orange Lake bass weighed more than 10 pounds. FWC staff worked with stakeholders to write the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan in 2015-2016 and continue to manage the lake’s habitat according to the plan. Management activities are discussed at public meetings twice a year, and have included vegetation shredding, tussock harvesting and invasive plant control. These management activities not only enhance habitat for fish but also for other species such as wading birds. In addition to habitat enhancement projects, FWC staff also continue to monitor the fish populations through fish sampling, creel surveys (angler interviews) and research projects, such as tagging studies. FWC biologists have collected nine bass on Orange Lake weighing more than 8 pounds in the past two years. The largest bass weighed 13.5 pounds and was collected this spring—the same week Hammett’s Hall of Fame TrophyCatch bass was caught and submitted. The second-largest bass collected by FWC biologists on Orange Lake was collected in March 2017 and weighed 9.75 pounds. That bass was tagged, released and later recaptured by FWC biologists in November 2017, weighing 13 pounds. TrophyCatch is a partnership between the FWC, anglers and fishing industry leaders, such as Bass Pro Shops, that rewards the catch, documentation and release of largemouth bass weighing 8 pounds or heavier in Florida. In order to be eligible for prizes, anglers are required to submit photos or videos showing the entire fish and its weight on a scale to TrophyCatch.com before releasing it back into the water. FWC biologists use TrophyCatch data for bass research, to make informed decisions about the management of Florida bass fisheries and to promote the catch and release of trophy bass. In the past six seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 8,000 largemouth bass weighing at least 8 pounds. For more information about the TrophyCatch program, email Amber Nabors at Amber.Nabors@MyFWC.com. For more information about the Orange Creek Basin Interagency Working Group or to view the Orange Lake Habitat Management Plan, visit OrangeCreekBasin.wordpress.com.

Perfo

55 Y

Mast Suzu been

It’s Epic OUT Here

300

$

BOATING FUEL CREDIT

Out here, all you need is a boat and a thirst

Repo your Finan

for adventure. From Bimini to The Abacos to Eleuthera to Harbour Island, our $300 fuel credit powers epic fishing experiences across The Out Islands.* For details visit OutIslandsAnglers.com

ABACOS

ACKLINS

ANDROS

BERRY ISLANDS

All Su “Gim BIMINI

CAT ISLAND

ELEUTHERA

EXUMAS

HARBOUR ISLAND

LONG ISLAND

SAN SALVADOR

*One instant $300 fuel credit per stay at a certified and participating marina combined with a 4-night minimum consecutive stay at a participating BOIPB member hotel. Not combinable with any other credit promotions.

4

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


THE ALTERNATIVE TO BUYING A NEW BOAT

Suzuki Repower Centers are stationed around the southeast to help with your Suzuki service and repower needs.

Performance Bulletin Available 55 YEARS OF REPOWER EXPERIENCE!

Mastry Engine Center has received the 2018 Suzuki Marine Super Service Award and has been ranked #1 in Suzuki Marine US Sales!

St. Augustine Marine Center

Lou’s Marine, Inc. Gulf Breeze

St. Augustine

Oyster City Suzuki Apalachicola

Marine Pro of Central Florida Inc. Cocoa & Port Canaveral

Mastry Engine Center

Repower packages designed to best fit your needs and not stretch your budget. Financing available. All Suzuki repowers come with Suzuki’s “Gimme Six!” 6-year protection.

St. Petersburg

Bayfront Yacht Works Sarasota

Calusa Certified Marine

Marina One

Cape Coral

Deerfield Beach

Atlantic Marine Store Hialeah

Boat Services Group Key West

Request a quote! • suzukirepower.com 1-800-545-4574I COASTALANGLERMAG.COM ••THEANGLERMAG.COM

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

5


By Capt. Billy Black

Dave Terrazas and mate JB Stone with a 60-pound wahoo.

W

e all know that the winter months bring weather that makes it a little bit sporty to cross the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. I have been fortunate to find weather windows that have allowed me to do multiple fishing trips through March, April and May to Grand Cay and Walker’s Cay. I am always reminded as I see the two islands in the distance how fortunate I feel to return to this spot to fish again. We are always greeted warmly at Rosie’s place when we arrive. It never gets old enjoying the superb cooking of conch, fish, stone crabs and lobster in season at Ron’s Hot Spot or Rosie’s Restaurant. We often shoot pool at Dee’s Place. Fishing is always good, and returning to the dock with numerous species is the highlight of the trip. The excitement continues to build as we watch cranes working at Walker’s Cay Marina getting ready for the opening in 2020. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Carl and Gigi Allen, the new owners of Walker’s Cay. I began to believe that I would never see this magnificent island restored in my lifetime. My dreams have been answered and seeing work on the island lets me know we will be back there soon. We all think that the reopening of Walker’s is good for us from the States, but words cannot describe the symbiotic relationship that Walker’s and Grand Cay have to each other. These two islands are at their best when they are able to work together for the betterment of the Bahamas and the people of Grand Cay. Contact Capt. Billy Black and Duchess Sportfishing at Captbillyblack.com or call (772) 233-1048.

Reel in the memories. Sitting on the most biodiverse estuary in the Northern Hemisphere, Martin County is a fisherman’s paradise. Ocean, lake and river ecosystems are home to more than 800 species of fish, from the ever-popular sailfish and snook to largemouth bass and perch. Forget your gear? Visit one of Martin’s many bait and tackle shops or outdoor retailers. Inshore, offshore, saltwater or fresh, head out for an adventure and reel in the memories.

DiscoverMartin.com 6

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

John Cabaniss, Mackey Cooper, Dave Terrazas, Dave Orshowitz, and Duchess mate JB Stone (from left) returning to the docks at Grand Cay with dolphin and wahoo.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


BLACK or WHITE

350 HP

BLACK or WHITE Fly By Wire

I

TWIN 200 HP

JUNE 2019

WHITE Fly By Wire

WHITE

200 HP WHITE

TWIN 175 HP

*5.99% Financing W.A.C. - All Prices are plus applicable sales tax. Limited quantities at these prices. Installation includes Suzuki Rig Kit, SS prop & labor. **On Select Models

WHITE Fly By Wire

175 HP

BLACK Fly By Wire

WHITE

175 HP

BLACK Fly By Wire

BLACK Fly By Wire

TWIN 150 HP

BLACK

225 HP

150 HP

BLACK or WHITE Fly By Wire

For Details & availability

**

Call US Today

UP TO

250 HP

WHITE Fly By Wire

TWIN 250 HP

TWIN 300 HP 300 HP

2901 Gran Park Way, Stuart, FL 34997 www.palmcityyachts.com (772) 220-3000

872 N. Federal Hwy., Lantana, FL 33462 www.pcylantana.com (772) 220–3000

PALM CITY YACHTS

GUARANTEED LOWEST AS LOW AS* PRICE! 5.99%

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

FLORIDA

7


FLY FISHING

Basic Casts You’ll Need To Know Learn The Double Haul

Developing a solid double-haul is the foundation of a quick and accurate cast. It is essential for the long casts required by many saltwater species and for cutting through wind. Not only does the double haul help with distance, if executed correctly, it reduces the number of back casts the angler must make. It is well to remember that the more time the fly line is in the air, the less time the fly is on the water. The best way to learn the double haul is to find a grassy area like a park, making certain the park’s area affords you enough room to make the back-cast portion of the double haul. Strip out 40 feet of fly line and make a forward cast, allowing the fly line to lie on the grass in front of you. Next, lower your rod tip to where it is touching the ground in front of you. Then, pick up the fly line and make a back cast, allowing the line lay out behind you. This is the single haul. Next, pull the fly line off the grass behind you with your line hand while the fly rod is moving forward, and with the rod moving forward, pull the line down towards your belt line. As you feel the fly rod load while it bends on the forward cast, release the line from your line hand, allowing the fly line to shoot forward through the guides. This is the second haul of the double haul, an effective cast when long-distance casts are required, but also important for the short, quick accurate cast.

The Quick-Cast for the Short Game

Perhaps most important when fly fishing saltwater is the abundance of great sight-casting opportunities. You never know when or where a fish will appear. Achieving distance is important, but the ability to execute short, quick, accurate casts is a skill you’ll need to be successful. Nothing is more important than a short, quickly executed, casting game. It may seem counterintuitive, but the short cast is one of the most difficult casts to make in fly fishing. A fly rod made for short casting has yet to be built, and the use of a 9-foot rod places you at a disadvantage. You can make the needed adjustment by merely shortening the amount of fly line you have outside the tip of your fly rod. When fly fishing in saltwater, unless I know I’ll be making long casts, I keep roughly 30 feet of fly line stripped into a line management basket (bucket if fishing from a skiff) and 20 feet of line outside the fly rod’s tip-top. The first 15 of the line will easily load the fly rod with minimum false casting. You need to keep the fly between your index finger and thumb of the hand not holding the rod. If a fish is spotted at close range, make your back cast while at the same time releasing the fly from your hand and cast. As with anything, practice makes perfect. So, master these casting techniques and you be on your way to becoming a better angler.

The Back Cast is Important

Much of your success in fly casting is dependent upon the development of a smooth back cast; that is the ability to cast 20 to 30 feet of line quickly behind you whenever demanded. Remember the fly fisherman’s adage that “your forward cast is only as good as your back cast.” A good cast is essential when sight-casting flies to redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. If a fish appears behind you, make a forward cast, and with your fly line on the water, simply pick up the line and shoot it behind you. Retain eye contact with the fish’s position. Success is achieved by having the rod tip low on the water and slowly bringing the fly line off the water then recasting. I’ve witnessed far too many fishermen rush to recast, and in doing so, miss their target on the second-cast, resulting in the spooking of the fish. Here’s a rule of thumb: Put the brakes to your back cast.

8

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

For more Bowman, go to

CAMFLYFISHING.COM


BOAT REVIEW Mitzi Skiff 17 Tournament

For those of you that use a push pole to navigate the shallow waters and grass flats the Mitzi is one of the easiest to pole as it tracks amazingly straight. The poling platform is made of aluminum tube specially for Mitzi and it places you 34 inches above the deck giving you optimal viewing for sight fishing with friends or clients. Mitzi is a skiff you can pole all day long and not feel like you have worked. Mitzi Skiffs comes in 15’, 16’, 17’ and 17’ tournament versions. These can be outfitted to meet any need that you have from tiller motors in the 15 versions to the fully loaded 17 Tournament Editions.

SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 25’10”

The Mitzi Skiff line of boats started years ago, when Tom Mitzlaff couldn’t find the particular boat he wanted. The idea was simple. It needed to have a clean layout for fly-fishing, a shallow draft, and remain quiet yet still be inexpensive to own and operate. So Tom, being the resourceful person he is, ended up designing his own line of skiffs, and the Mitzi Skiff was born. As the Mitzi Skiff boat company moves into a new era, we are guided by those very same principles. We build all composite, wide shallow water skiffs from 15 to 17 feet for the shallow water enthusiasts that are affordable. We continue to improve and innovate while still Keeping It Simple! When you talk about Mitzi skiffs the thought that comes to mind is the room on the bow; it has more room than other boats similar in size. It’s a great place to put a beginner fly fisherman or a couple with light tackle. Underneath the bow you have the Carolina Flare which cuts through chop and when the chop gets big the flare actually directs the water down which helps to keep you dry and comfortable.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT:

• 3 – Dry Storage areas BEAM: 6’5” • 6 – Fly rod tubes under gunwales – Fits 9.5 Fly Rods FUEL: 120 gallons • Built in fuel tank HULL WEIGHT: 530 lbs • Walk around gunwales • Accon pull-up stainless cleats BUILDER: • Teleflex steering • Foam floatation filled hull bottom Mitzi Skiff Boats • Self draining cockpit into bilge • Aluminum Poling Platform Frame CONTACT: w/non-skid top • Huge front casting deck (252) 235-3461 (A fly fisherman’s dream) • Hull color options & 17 Tournament decals • Baitwell console • Console rod rack

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

9


Center Consoles… Things have changed By Art Hodax

I

f you’ve been to a boat show lately, you’ve no doubt been stunned by the array of large center console boats. They’re big, they’re quick and they’re ocean capable. This class of boats represents one of the most innovative areas of boat design. For many, they balance the best in design, power, comfort and range. Today’s selection of larger outboard-powered boats results from a game of industry leapfrog. The interest in larger center consoles drove the development of larger outboards, and more powerful outboards have allowed marine engineers to create even larger center console boats.

At a recent boat show, George Smith from Marine Max in Stuart, Fla. showed off some “open” boats that are easy to maintain, are capable of offshore runs even on less-than-perfect days and have the accommodations and safety features to comfortably cross the Gulf Stream from the Florida coast. Today, there’s no problem finding outboard-powered boats over 40’ with consoles large enough to include a berth, head with shower, galley and air conditioning. Smith talked about how the market for these boats has changed over the past four or five years. One of the driving changes to boat construction has been the use of vacuum-infused fiberglass. In the past, hulls were thick to provide strength and more resin was used than needed. Now, boats are computer engineered using fiberglass as well as high-tech fabrics like Kevlar and carbon fiber to create stronger and lighter hulls. In addition to these high-tech fabrics, new construction techniques allow materials to be vacuum sealed into the mold by adding a layer of plastic film over the cloth during construction. Using vacuum pumps, resin is then drawn through hoses into the cloth, impregnating it while vacuuming excess resin out of the mold. The result is a lighter and stronger construction, which allows for larger more complex hulls and cockpits to be produced. We boarded a new 42’ Boston Whaler Outrage. As an outboard boat, there’s a massive amount of space inside the hull. This boat is designed to handle up to 1, 675 hp spread across up to four engines. This brings us to the issue of outboard evolution. Large outboards are now six- or eight-cylinder, four-stroke powerhouses. These engines commonly benefit from supercharging and from new alloys that allow them to withstand added compression and torque. Among the options are Mercury Marine’s Verado 400 hp inline six-cylinder, the 425 hp Yamaha XTO Offshore V8, or for those who want more, the Seven-Marine 627 hp supercharged and intercooled V8. These engines are reliable, quiet and smooth. These days, center consoles can compete in many ways with larger flybridge boats. Things have changed in the market for open boats.

A Luc

Eithe

Owne

SUZ THE

With t benefi

When Center receive Suzuk Memb • · Deta engin mem

• Suzu base

• Spec

3OO GY

• Rew New hard

1OO GY

1OO

BOAT SEAT

3OO WH

-

Lumbar support Adjustable, reclining seat Heavy Duty, anodized frame Folds flatter than competitors seats allowing better visibility while underway - Breathable fabric allows you to stay cool - 1-year warranty

3OO

PALMAHORSE SEAT - Unique design allows hours of comfort while sitting, leaning, straddling or casting - Heavy Duty, anodized frame - Breathable fabric allows you to stay cool - 1-year warranty

1OO WH

U N M AT C H E D C O M FO RT . T I M E - T E ST E D D U R A B I L I T Y . 10

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

• The Mas

F I N D & FO L LOW U S

MILLENNIUMMARINE.COM

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

Owners Edge Ad


GET THE MASTRY REPOWER CENTERS

OWNER’S EDGE ADVANTAGE NOW INTRODUCING THE FIRST ANNUAL

MASTRY SUZUKI REPOWER STRIKE IT BIG CONTEST Just one more Owner’s Edge Avantage A Lucky Owner’s Edge Member will win a full day of fishing with one of Mastry Suzuki’s Pro-Guides

Either

Inshore fishing on Tampa Bay with Captain Travis Yaeckel of the Ruskin based Instinct Fishing Company

Or

Offshore fishing off of Cape Canaveral with Captain Gregg Rapp of the Port Canaveral based Sea Leveler Sport Fishing

Owner’s Edge Members will receive an email with details on how to enter or visit your local Mastry Suzuki Repower Center

SUZUKI REPOWER THE ALTERNATIVE TO BUYING A NEW BOAT With the Mastry RePower Centers Owner’s Edge the benefits extend long past buying a motor. When you purchase a new Suzuki outboard from an authorized Marstry RePower Center you qualify to become a member of the Mastry Suzuki Owner’s Edge. You receive an identification card that provides you with important information about your Suzuki outboard motor as well as a passport to additional benefits during ownership. Members enjoy the following benefits with more to come: • · Detailed Engine Maintenance Schedule - Owner’s Edge members receive a detailed Suzuki factory engine maintenance schedule that spans the life of your motor which includes outlines of the special member pricing. • Suzuki Repower Trade Allowance Program - A program that provides members a trade allowance based on age and hours of your Suzuki outboard. • Special Pricing - Including special pricing on Reverso Pumps Automatic Flushing System.

• Reward Partners - Barracuda Tackle and ICON Coolers are pleased to be a rewards partners with Mastry RePower Owner’s Edge program. New Suzuki outboard owners receive discount certificates for a Barracuda cast net or other Barracuda Tackle products and for ICON Coolers hard coolers, soft coolers and insulated tumblers. • The Owner’s Edge Card - You receive an Owner’s Edge card which is your passport to discounts on products and services at any of the Mastry RePower Centers throughout Florida.

suzukirepower.com

1-800-545-4574

Watch for future Rewards Partners from Mastry Repower Centers

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

Owners Edge Ad 1900412.indd 1

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

11 4/17/19 7:58 AM


COME OUTSIDE & DISCOVER

Lake Okeechobee OKEECHOBEE AND MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA

visitokeechobeecounty.com / trophycatch.com / discovermartin.com 12 FLORIDA I JUNE 2019 I COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


By Richard Matteson

T

he hot summer days of fishing are here. It’s time to head to the lagoon and catch some fish. Whether you’re wading, fishing from a boat or from the shore, the warm water means great topwater action. My favorite topwater lures are the Heddon Zara Spook and the Rapala Skitter Walk, as well as various popping/chugging lures. The Spook and Skitter Walk use a walk-the-dog retrieve, where the front of the lure “walks” back and forth, which shakes the rattle inside. I use a twitch-twitch-pause retrieve. In windy conditions, I keep the lure

moving and give it more splash. In calm, clearer water I let the lure sit on the water longer before starting the retrieve. There are a variety of Heddon Spooks. The original size and the Zara Spook Jr. are the ones I use the most. I like the Zara Spook Jr. in gold color. The smaller size is easier for hook-ups on smaller fish. I sometimes change the factory treble hooks with larger, thicker ones. Having a larger tail-end treble hook is better and doesn’t change the action. With all hard-plastic topwaters, many hook-ups don’t result in a landed fish. The fighting fish can use the lure body as leverage to pop a treble hook off. Remember to keep your rod tip low to keep the fish from jumping, which will increase your chances of landing it. I like the smaller 4-inch Skitter Walk in a trout color. I’ve caught many gator trout on this lure. One day in the Vero area, I landed 12 trout over 22 inches on the Skitter Walk. The hardest habit to learn is to wait until you feel the fish before setting the hook. The hook set is not a jerk, like fishing with jig, but rather a sweeping movement. Keep steady pressure on the line and the rod tip down. The popper family of lures includes the famous Jitterbug, which is usually considered a freshwater lure. I use the Rattlin’ Chug Bug and MirrOlure Papa Dog. The “pop” and spray of water will draw fish from far away. There are also soft plastic topwaters for salt water, like DOA’s weedless PT7 lure. Whichever lure you use, tie it on with a loop knot to give the lure more action and less line twist. The lure should be cast so it doesn’t move or wobble when it’s in the air. Long casts are best, and I prefer a steady retrieve. When you get a strike, do not move the lure. Let it sit for a couple seconds then twitch it once and wait before resuming your retrieve. Sometimes a fish will hit three or four times before becoming hooked. Have a great time with topwater lures. The strikes are amazing, and you’ll catch larger fish. Richard Matteson is staff writer for Stuart Rod and Reel Club. Contact him at (336) 414-3440.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

CENTRAL FLORIDA 1


By Chris Beardsley

T

PREMIUM POLARIZED EYEWEAR S t a r t i n g at $ 9 9 . 0 0

n o w ava i l a l b L e at y o u r l o c a l ac e h a r d wa r e Apopka | Belleview | Clermont | Eustis | Daytona S h o r e s | G r o v e l a n d | H o l ly H i l l | L e e s b u r g | M a i t l a n d M o u n t D o r a | O r l a n d o | O r m o n d B e ac h | O v i e d o | Pa l m B a y | S o r r e n t o | S o u t h D a y t o n a | T ava r e s | T h e V i l l a g e s | T i t u s v i l l e | U m at i l l a | West Melbourne | Wildwood | Winter Garden

2 CENTRAL FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

here’s no secret weapon or magic to surf fishing, but it’s always a good idea to understand the basics and have a few tips or tricks in your back pocket before you start. This is especially true when heading out on your first surf fishing adventure. My first trip was an experiment in the Gulf of Mexico, and I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d been fishing the Midwest for decades and though that knowledge was certainly helpful, it was much different in the Gulf. Surf rods, pyramid sinkers, sand spikes, mole crabs and shrimp were not the norm on the lakes and rivers where I’d come from. In hindsight, a “Surf Fishing for Dummies” guide would have been nice 20 years ago. A 10-foot Prevail and Penn Slammer III fits right in on the beach. It’s an excellent choice, but for all around use my favorite combination for throwing lures is a 4000 or 5000 series reel on a 7- to 7-foot, 6-inch, medium to medium-heavy rod with 30-pound braid and a fluorocarbon leader. Virtually any quality brand reel can outwrestle most fish in the surf, but for many species, including pompano, trout, drum and flounder, a 4000 Spinfisher coupled with a 7-foot Ugly Stik is ideal. I’ve watched videos of guys who can cast farther than I care to walk, but for most surf fishing your goal is the trough or gut. The gut is the area between the main beach and the first sandbar, and casting distances are relatively short. If you see a second sandbar and gut, drop a bait in that spot too. The best time to fish the trough is early and late. Fish are creatures of comfort and will move into deeper water beyond the sandbar later in the day. This is when a 10- to 11-foot surf rod matched 5000 to 8000 series spinning reel fits the bill perfectly. Reaching out to the deeper water is where the longer, more powerful rods shine, and a 10-foot surf rod with 30to 50-pound braid and 3 or 4 ounces of lead is the tool of choice. Live or fresh shrimp are a mainstay and might look more like what you had for lunch than bait. And that’s good. A charter captain once told me, “If you’ll eat ’em, the fish will too.” If you look hard enough, sand fleas or mole crabs are free for the taking. They’re a pompano treat and can be found just beneath the sand where the waves are rolling in. Don’t forget the terminal tackle. A few 1/0 and 2/0 circle hooks attached to a fluorocarbon leader might give you the edge over the brother-in-law fishing next to you. Rig up a couple different drop sets, Lindy or Carolina rigs with 2- to 4-ounce pyramid sinkers, and you’re ready to fish. Have your sand spike (i.e. rod holder) planted firmly in the sand before you start. This makes it much easier after you’ve made that perfect first cast. These are just a few tips to get you started. A little knowledge goes a long way and a little luck doesn’t hurt either.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


America’s Largest Used Truck Dealer over 300 trucks in stock 1 Year Bumper to Bumper Warranty $1,000 Best Price Guarantee 1 year free maintenance 15 Day Exchange Policy

*RESTRICTIONS APPLY

gibsontruckworld.com

SALES: 888-445-6993 « SERVICE: 888-230-7281 « 3455 S. ORLANDO DR., SANFORD, FL 32773 COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

CENTRAL FLORIDA 3


even a light leader and thin braided line is a lot of resistance for these little guys. It’s like putting a heavy leash on a Chihuahua. Conversely, the movement of the artificial version is only influenced by the wind, the water current and the angler’s own actions. The soft plastic shrimp will not have a mind of its own; it’s an extension of the angler. Although the lure is a proven fish catcher right out of the package, I like to replace the stock hook with a sharper, sturdier model. Choose a hook that’s strong enough to handle your biggest possible target without affecting the lure’s action. Lots of fishermen will recommend a loop knot to join the lure to your leader, but I use a small stainless-steel lure clip instead. This allows for freedom of motion without compromising on strength. The loop knot is too much of a liability for my taste. If you like, you can even outfit the lure with a tiny glass rattle, adding to its sound appeal. These lures come in an endless array of colors, which may all produce under the right conditions. Choosing a lure with some degree of translucence is probably a good step toward replicating a natural shrimp. When fishing from above—docks, piers and bridges—it’s a good idea to pick a pattern that is visible to you. That way, you can keep track of exactly where the lure is and what it’s doing. The most important aspect of using any lure is presentation, and the soft plastic shrimp lets you mimic the real thing better than any other shrimp lure on the market. You just have to take the time to observe the movements of a live shrimp. Whether it’s the bait tank at a tackle shop, from atop a lighted bridge or underneath dock lights, a live viewing offers an invaluable learning opportunity. Pay attention to the pace, the timing and the nuances of the shrimp’s behavior. Learn how it moves, and then try to replicate it with your lure. When you’ve gotten it right, the results will speak for themselves.

By John Saporito

H

ard plastic, soft plastic, jig heads, popping corks, backward-swimming lures, live or frozen, weighted or free-lined— with such variety available to those casting natural and artificial shrimp, it can be tough to know which option is best. However, when it comes to optimal presentation, soft plastic is king. Fitted with a single upright hook and just enough belly ballast to keep it stable in the water, this classic has stood the test of time for good reason. The key is that the angler has complete control over the action John Saporito is a lifelong fisherman and student of the seas. Visit of the lure. In skilled hands, it will out fish the real thing. him online at www.guerillaangling.com. The problem with live shrimp is they never swim naturally because

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

W

e are all familiar with the phrase “surf ’s up,” but I get more excited when I hear “surf ’s down!” A flat spring surf is a rare occasion along the coast, but it’s very welcome for those who pursue speckled trout along the sand. May and early-June are my favorite times of year to seek trout in the surf. I focus on the beachfront during these months because the larger trout are more prevalent during this time frame. Trout in the 5- to 8-pound range are not uncommon, while trout under 20 inches are the exception. There are many productive tactics that can land you 4 CENTRAL FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

a hefty stringer of these speckled beauties, from live shrimp and finfish to an array of artificial lures. I prefer the latter, and here are some of my favorites. Topwater is the best! There is no beating a topwater eruption as the sun is peeking over the horizon. I use a wide range of plug sizes and let the size of the seas determine what I throw. I like a larger heavier lure when the surf is rough and when it’s flat, a small or large one is effective. Switching out the standard trebles to single circle hooks is a good approach to lessen the chance of injuring yourself. Bouncing around in the surf trying to land a stout surf trout can lead to an accidental hook in you. Singles also save time unhooking, which leads to more time fishing and catching. Slow-sinking hard baits with rattles also make it into my box when heading into the suds. I like to cast these lures out and let them sink for a few seconds. Most of them have a relatively slow sink rate, so I give them a little time to get lower in the water column. A series of fast twitches followed by a pause usually draws their attention. Many solid trout have fallen for the old faithful ¾- or 1-ounce silver spoon. The presentation is as simple as it gets. Cast and reel, that’s it. This inexpensive lure is an attention getter for sure, and it casts like a bullet. I typically start my day before sunrise. During the course of my wade, I will hit all structure from 1 foot deep out to 8 feet deep. I give equal attention to the depth of the guts to the top of the bars. I see a lot of fishermen go straight out to the second or third gut and stay there the entire time. You will miss many opportunities if you choose to do this. The fish are not always in that gut, and at times I only catch them on top of the bar. Start early, broaden your target area, be safe and catch fish! Surf ’s Down! Capt. Michael Okruhlik is the inventor of Controlled Descent Lures and the owner of www.MyCoastOutdoors.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


SAVE THE

DATE OCTOBER 12TH

FISH ON FIRE RESTAURANT 7937 Daetwyler Dr, Orlando, FL 32812

#Gumbowars - www.facebook.com/afcgumbowars COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 1

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 1

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Hot weather means break out the soft plastic frogs.

Hot days welcome hot fishing in Central Florida. June marks the beginning of our Atlantic Hurricane season. Water levels will be the key to finding fish. If we get high levels in June there will be a lot of places for fish to hide as pastures get flooded along the St Johns. Bass: Schooling bass can be found at first light at the mouths of Lakes Monroe and Harney feeding on shad. The water temperature at the mouth of the Wekiva River is cooler and will hold nice sized fish ready to eat Carolina rigged plastic worms, Gulp Jerk Shad, swim baits, crank baits, and rattling lipless crank baits (Rattle Traps). Pitching baits into the edges of lily pads or deep holes in the backwater will yield the largest fish.

Bass fishing on the Kissimmee Chain - the bass have moved out to open water; mostly due to  lowering water levels for the summer hurricane season.  One of the best spots has been Goblets Cove, when the flood control gates are open from East Lake Toho. Bass are concentrating  near ambush points looking for that easy meal swimming in the flowing water. Bass are also  schooling in open water chasing shad. Anglers are catching  largemouth on the outside edge of the Kissimmee grass and also in open water near drop-offs next to hydrilla patches, both using artificial baits. The schooling bass range in size from one to four pounds.  The baits of choice are small Rattle Traps and Rapala X-Raps.  Plastic baits of choice are flukes and swim baits in shad colors. 2 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 2

JUNE 2019

Catfish: Now is the time to catch large blue channel catfish. When rainwater flushes out of the creeks and rivers, the cats swim upstream to find forage and nesting areas. Chunks of mullet, peeled shrimp, beef or pork liver, and artificial stink baits are all good. Use a foot of 20lb. test fluorocarbon leader and a 2/0 circle hook pinned with just enough weight to hold the bottom. Tip: Try a sliding egg sinker and allow the bait to roll along the bottom in a river bend. Cast the bait upstream and let it roll into the hole. Panfish: Spawning will taper off in June. Best bets are full and new moons. Look for beds in the straight areas of the river along the bank in 2-5 feet of water. Bluegills like sandy bottom or shell bottom for nesting. Use worms, grass shrimp and crickets for best results. Try a piece of 8lb. test fluorocarbon leader in clear water for more hookups.

The crappie bite has been good on the Kissimmee Chain. On West Lake Toho, fish the open water between the two islands by spider rigging or longlining minnow tipped jigs. On East Lake Toho, fish open water - the 15 feet range seems to be where most crappies are being caught. The best method to catching Crappie is trolling which allows you to cover mote territory as fish are dispersed more since the spawn is over. Use various colors tipped with a minnow, then switch to the color they like. Vary the depth until you start catching fish. For Bluegill and sunfish try fishing open water shell beds with live red worms fished on the bottom.  If you like to fly fish, popping bugs are the best bet and fish the outside edge of the vegetation.  Look in shallow for spawning panfish around the full moon  phase; this is very common this time of year.

The winter shrimping is officially over in Volusia and North Brevard Counties. Your best chance to catch a few more stragglers would be in Titusville chasing a South or West wind. However, a good East wind might get you a few if they are still hanging around. All eyes turn towards S. Brevard and the delicious Causeways that are producing hit or miss triple digit dipping for large and jumbo shrimp. The most popular place is Mather’s Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach. Another popular place is the 192 Causeway in Melbourne and the Pineda Causeway. The word on the streets is Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Bridge is a producing some small action after a 2018 skunk along the catwalk under the east side of the bridge.

While the water level for Lake Okeechobee has been hovering around just over the 11 ft mark, fishing for bass and bream has been good. The early morning and later afternoon bite are producing better quality fishing. Fishing a split-day guide trip this time of year works best for my customers so as to avoid the hot mid-day temps which makes for an excellent day of top-water fishing, if you like throwing top water lures such as devil horses and spooks on the outside edge grass lines and open water pockets in the grass. Plastic top water lures thrown in the grass such as horny toads; Lonnie Stanley ribbits work excellent, both provide lots of fun and action for the am and pm bite. If you’re schedule only allows for a 4-6 hour fishing trip, stick with fishing the deeper areas and canals to avoid a lot of boat running and lower water levels out on the lake.

If you’re an Oak Hill die hard, the nights are sticky, the skeeters are miserable, the bait and catfish are a nuisance and the shrimp are small. The West Coast of Florida shrimp run is turning up, and the #1 hot spot is nearby Tampa Bay at Fort DeSoto. The sizes are impressive this early in the season. The average counts have been 50+ to triple digits. Most Central Floridians who love to shrimp are preparing for the opening of the scalloping season June 15th for Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach areas, and July 1st for Crystal River and Homosassa Springs near shore waters. Scalloping requires a snorkel, boat dive flag, and net bag to put them in as you collect them in shallow water. A saltwater license is all that is required. Check the regulations before you go at MyFWC.com. For up to the minute what is going on in the crustacean genre, join our FaceBook group, “Florida Shrimping Academy – Tips & Tricks”.

Places to try on the south-end are the dynamite holes located off the rim canal heading east leaving the Clewiston lock area or turn left to head west and fish the canal all the way up to Sportsman’s channel area. The canal worked both ways contain rock on both sides and “other nice” areas that will produce a great day of fishing whether you like to throw crank baits; worms and top water lures. Plastic colors to consider - June bug; redbug; black/blue; white; bream and crawdad. The nice thing about choosing to fish the edge of the canals and rivers, its bream fishing time, which means the bream will bed up on the river or canal edges. Throw in your bream poles and tackle with your bass rods locked and loaded and you’ll come away with a very productive and fun day of fishing, and bonus, the bream are great-eating and so fun to catch with an ultra-light spinning rod/reel rigged with a small bobber; split shot weight; small hook and a cricket or small red worm. Bream fishing keeps the kids engaged and great memories of fishing. Please use extreme caution if you’re fishing the lake! To book Capt. Angie for your next fun-filled and productive day on the water call 863-228-7263.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Homosassa Vacation Rental

Book Now for Upcoming Scallop Season

Shallow Water Experts

July 1 – September 24

BEST BOAT DEALERSHIP

CENTRAL FLORIDA MARINE

Largest selection of Stiffy Push Poles in Central Fla

The FUN starts here! Beautiful vacation rental at the Homosassa River includes private boat ramp, kayaks, snorkel gear, manatee encounters & roof top fire pit. Walk to local tiki bars and restaurants.

www.evolvevacationrental.com Toll free 877-818-1014 (Listing #372400) Owner Direct 352-207-6227

www.centralfloridamarine.com

407.647.6262

info@centralfloridamarine.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 3

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 3

5/15/19 9:28 PM


The DiMauaro Brothers - Setting the Bar for High School Bass Anglers

By CAM Staff Wow, what a great season for the Seminole Junior Anglers. This Central Florida group of Davis the older brother works at Bitter’s Bait and Tackle in Longwood a few days a week, so High Schoolers had so many teams that finished in the Top 20 at most every event of this Bryce and his Dad go and try to find some fish willing to bite. The brothers like most don’t years’ season that there are just too many to list. Finishing on top of all the Bass Nation always get along or agree on what bait or where they should be fishing but both agreed High School Bass Series is the Seminole Jr. Anglers “Team of the Year” Davis and Bryce when speaking with them that both complement each other with their own strengths. Bryce DiMauro (brothers). These brothers seem to catch big bags of fish at every event, never said that Davis is really good at the flipping technique while Davis said his brother’s strength finishing below 14th all season.Winning events on both Lake Okeechobee and most recently comes from figuring out what other ways or locations, he can catch keepers fishing in the on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, hosted at Lake Toho for the 2019 High School State same area, but doing something different than his brother. Championship and the deciding event for the Bass Nation High School Team of the Year! Some may say they are lucky, as we all know the “Fishing God’s” are looking down on all us The Toho event brought cloudy, rainy, difficult conditions and lots of wind, but the brothers anglers but the brothers have surely proved that they can put them in the boat and bring worked their way to catching a 21 lb. bag on day one followed by an even better day 2 with them to the scales even if luck has something to do with getting the bites they need. The over 23 lbs., competing against over 120 teams. Davis and Bryce walked away with the “Team competition at this level gets better each year as the local programs and anglers get better of the Year” title as well as a birth to the Bass Nation High School National Championship with time and experience on the water at different lake venues. Some teams do better on this summer on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee, as well as the FLW World High school Finals one lake or another, but this pair of brothers have caught nice bags of bass at nearly all of this in Alabama on Lake Pickwick. Over 300 plus - two angler teams will be competing on the season’s events from north Florida’s Lake Talquin, Central Harris Chain, Kissimmee Chain Nations’ largest High School Bass Fishing platform for the title of High School “Worlds and down south on Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga. The best thing is that they have Champs”! These brothers are no newcomers to success, finishing 1st and 2nd for the one more school year to fish as a (brother) team before Davis graduates and heads off to previous 2 seasons while fishing with Team Sportfishing Association, fishing in the same boat college leaving brother Bryce to find a new team partner. Given Bryce’s talent, record and but against each other for points at each of several events. Davis (17yrs) a High School Junior years of success I think he probably won’t have a problem finding someone who wants to and Bryce (14yrs) in 8th grade attend a hybrid school at International be his partner, the problem will be deciding from several anglers that Community School and are also home schooled by their parents.This want to fish with him. gives them the chance to work on schoolwork when the fish aren’t biting. They give lots of credit to their success to their wonderful To say these brothers have a had a terrific season would be parents for getting them out fishing and into the outdoors for as long understatement. Having won the High School State Championship, as they both can remember. Their father has also been their Team local “Team of the Year” and Bass Nation High School “Team of the Captain for this season’s events. Teams must have a boat Captain to Year” is as good as it gets…next for the brothers? Top 10 at the drive the boat, but they are not allowed to fish themselves, help with National events this summer would be a great ending to a killer netting a bass, or operation of the trolling motor on the front deck season! unless a case of emergency.They can offer suggestions on what to do or baits to use or techniques, Captains just can’t wet a fishing line. If you would like to help support these up and coming next generation The boys also give credit to Captains Nate Bloom, Bobby Blakewell of anglers and stewards of our Florida waterways and fisheries, Jr. and one of their Dad’s best friends Craig Mathews. The pair have please contact Coach Jason Foss seminolejranglers@gmail.com or worked hard prepping for their events by getting on the water for a Phil Wolf phillip@coastalanglermagazine.com. It has been a pleasure few days before the events and almost always the weekend prior for helping the Junior Anglers program grow over the last several years. a day or two. Getting to know the lakes, cover, depth and types of Your support is needed - it costs over $2000 per team to go to the structure and trying to establish a pattern on what the fish are doing National events - every dollar helps.Thanks to our annual supporters or feeding cycles has been key to their success. and business sponsors, we can’t get there without your help.

4 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 4

JUNE 2019

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Family Owned & Operated for 42 Years

Largest Ship Store in Lake & Sumter Counties

787-5792

Since 1976

strikes. Another tactic to try is a plastic worm. Styles to throw are a ribbon tail, senko, fluke, or a trick worm. Colors to throw are watermelon red, June bug, or black and blue. June is here on The Harris Chain of Lakes and that means the bream and bluegill will be spawning. This is a great time of the year to take a kid fishing. Bluegill are feeding heavily on small insects and other creatures. Look for cat tails, lily pads and near boat docks and boat ramps. It doesn’t get any better than making lifelong memories with young anglers and a cane pole, bobber, hook, and can of red worms. When you find bluegill spawning areas you will be sure to find some hungry largemouth bass feeding on them. This is a great time throughout the summer to try soft plastic frogs and hollow body frogs. Remember that when you get a ferocious strike to give it a second or two before you set the hook since plastic frogs are notorious for missing

You would be surprised how much more productive you will be if you don’t change baits throughout the day. Rig four rods on the front deck and stick to your plan. Lastly a topwater walk the dog plug has fooled many nice sized bass over the years fishing. Deepwater ledges and flats near main lake points or near islands on the lakes can really hold some good numbers of healthy largemouth bass. Remember it’s hot out so don’t forget to stay hydrated and be safe on the water. This is a great time of year to book your own guided fishing charter. Checkout my website for more information and check the charter bass fishing pictures. Best times of the day to go fishing would be early morning hours or the afternoon into evening so you’re not in extreme temperatures – the bass like cooler temps too.

slowly. Yellow belly and classic black & white are most productive. 

As the hot days of June start to trickle in, bass are transitioning from the shallows into deeper water. Just like the rest of us, they tend to look for cool spots and shade when thermometers rise.  Start your hunt for the big largemouths on weedlines and Kissimmee Grass areas and vary your casting to cover more open and deeper waters.  The summer months favor frog baits, both soft plastic and hollow body.  Soft plastic frogs, Texas rigged weightless, widegap hooks, and a steady retrieve keep the legs kicking for a natural presentation.  Try the Gambler Cane/Buzz’n Toads in pepper grass or lane toad colors.  For hollow body topwater frogs, twitch the rod aggressively to get the nose of the frog to bounce up and down while you retrieve

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 5

795-1119

Leesburg 352 Crystal River 352 437 N Palmetto St. Leesburg 1931 NW Hwy 19 Crystal River www.NoblesMarine.com

For flipping, try Culprit Incredi-Bug in green pumpkin, molting craw, or any of the darker blue/ green colors. Bass school near transitional waterways, connecting canals, and anywhere a natural water flow is present.  In these more open areas, use lipless crankbaits like Rat-L-Traps in bleeding shiner or classic blue/ chrome colors.  Keep the retrieve tempo steady for a more realistic action.  As with any treble hooks, set the hook firmly but not aggressively to avoid missed opportunities.  13 Fishing’s Scamp 1.5 Square Bills in regurgitated shad and day old guac colors have been fantastic. Work these like crankbaits to keep the bait under the surface.  Of course, keep your eyes on the weather over the summer.  The afternoon thunderstorms can sneak up in a hurry, staying safe is important. Take plenty of water with you and hydrate. Good luck, catch fish!

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 5

5/15/19 9:28 PM


8/0 circle hook. Add a short piece of #6 wire for the toothy sharks and kingfish.

As summer in east Central Florida settles in, the summer doldrums begin. Calmer seas allow those of us with shallow water boats the opportunity to venture out off the beach in search of silver kings (tarpon), smoker kings (kingfish) and much more. In June, seas clean up and ocean predators push pogie pods (Atlantic menhaden) in close to the beach.   Look for large tarpon, kingfish, sharks and jack crevalle to be following these bait pods looking for an easy meal.  For best results, try slow trolling live pogies in areas of active bait schools, especially if feeding activity is present. Heavy spinning gear is fun, use 50 to 80 pound fluorocarbon leader and a

Fishing on the inshore flats is best during the early morning and late evening hours for trout and redfish around concentrations of silver mullet. Try working your favorite top water plug for explosive action. Focus your efforts between 5am and 9am, and in the late afternoon after the thunderstorms dissipate. Also look for schools of bay anchovies (glass minnows) in deeper waters. For trout and redfish on top water, I like the Rapala Skitter Walk and Storm Chug Bug, and then switch to the DOA CAL Shad Tail on a ¼ ounce jig in deeper water. Watch storm activity and stay safe. Be safe, have fun, and catch fish!

Enigma Salt-Water Series Is Here ready for the cobia when you see or mark the bait out there, as this is the time of year they start to show up on the bait pods just off the beach. The near shore reefs such as Pelican and 8A have been great for the early morning king bite. Use your stinger rigs and live pogies for the best catch. In the last few weeks there has been wahoo to 45lbs, chunky black fin tuna, mahi and a handful of cobia all caught on king rigs in the same area.

May we had a great month and the fish started to turn on. The bunker finally areconsistent as we were getting them from the cruise basin all the way to the pier. Just look where the fleet is in the morning and you can’t miss them. Please be courteous when From the reefs to offshore has been good as well. Many maboats are on bait schools. hi-mahi have been caught from From the beach to local reefs 140-180 feet and some days past - tarpon, jack crevale, bonita, 500 feet. Use basic ballyhoo rigs Spanish mackerel and kingfish and skirts. There was a lot of wahave been from the beach in 20 hoo caught recently and bottom feet of water to about 40 feet. We fishing has also been decent. have been having a lot of fun on Grouper will continue to pick up. light tackle with all these pow- Fish the offshore reefs such as er hitting fish. Use live bunker 21 and 27. Don’t forget about the hooked through the nostrils on amberjack. They’ve been great, 50lb fluorocarbon leader with an should continue as well and are 8/0 circle hook. If you start get- great eating. ting cut off a lot then it’s time to put the wired stinger rigs on for those toothy kings. Keep a jig 6 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 6

JUNE 2019

The long wait is finally over and the latest models of Salt-water Inshore series of fishing rods from Enigma Fishing have arrived and are now in stock and ready for just about any in-shore species. From Trout to Redfish to Snook and everything that swims on the flats, Enigma Fishing has you covered. The new Flats Master® Inshore series combines Enigma Fishing’s quality design and cutting-edge technology with top-grade saltwater components, built to last in the saltwater environment. Anglers are now able to get hyperperformance fishing at an affordable price that won’t break the Bank. The newest models range in price from the most affordable at $99.97 up to $117.97 for the most expensive models. With six spinning models to choose from, two models featuring a built in gimble butt mount. The Flats Master® Inshore series are extremely lightweight and provide great performance, plenty of back-bone and long lasting durability. Enigma provides many rod actions to present your favorite lure or bait, they are available in Medium light, Medium Heavy, Heavy and Extra Heavy. The 7’2” Medium Light is great for those of you that enjoy fishing light gear and for smaller species. Moving up to a little beefier rod, Enigma provides three different length models available in Medium Heavy 7’0”, 7’3” and 7’8”, these are sure to be great all around actions when fishing for the bigger species, heavier cover and avoiding long battles. For the heavy end of the spectrum the 7’6” Heavy and 7’6” Extra Heavy are sure to be work horse rods when needing to horse those big ones in that anglers dream about. All new models featuring a solid Portuguese cork handle, 24-Ton Toray graphite blank and hand wrapped APLS guides. These new models are built to last with quality components that are salt-water resistant. Put one in your hand and you’ll feel the difference, light, strong, quality and best of all, affordable! With Enigma Fishing’s limited lifetime warranty, you can fish worry-free for years to come. To see a complete list of actions available or to see any of our other products you can visit

wwwEnigmaFishing.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


WHO DO YOU WANT TO COME RESCUE YOU?

INSURANCE COMPANIES = 0 BOATS SEA TOW = 500 BOATS

Captain Kerry Kline

SEA TOW CENTRAL FLORIDA LAKES

Presented By: Enigma Fishing Tuesday June 4th Tueday June 11th Saturday June 15th Tuesday June 18th Tuesday June 25th

It’s your call. Sea Tow has a fleet of over 500 boats and a team of dedicated, local boating experts on call 24/7. Insurance agencies? None. You can count on Sea Tow. Join now.

877-800-1492 \ seatow.com

Saturday events start at Safelight Launch site: CS Lee Park All Tuesday events 5pm till Dusk

Hosted by:

Orlando

Sylvan • Oasis Sun Chaser Pontoon Boats

Expertise Servicing of:

HONDA • MERCURY SUZUKI • YAMAHA 24535 FL-40, Astor, FL 32102 (352) 759-3656 • www.astormarine.com COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 7

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 7

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Boat Dealers New & Consignment Sales 1 - Astor Marine (352) 759-3655 24535 FL-40, Astor, FL 32102 www.astormarine.com

18 - Monroe Harbor Marina (407) 322-2910 31 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771 www.moroneharbor.com

42 - Central Florida Airboat Tours (407) 32107534650 E State Rd 46, Geneva, FL 32732 www.centralfloridaairboattours.com

6 - Sea Tow of Central Florida Lakes

31 - Pyramid Cabinets (407) 947-8499

9 - Instant Insurance Agency (352) 735-5560 25833 State Road 46, Sorrento, FL 32776 www.instantinsuranceagency.com

34 - Thomas Lumber Company (407) 841-1250

51 - A & D Custom Canvas (407) 331-8184 725 Montana St. Orlando 32803

49 - Martin Tree Service, Inc. (407) 359-1119 1215 Bob White Trail, Chuluota, FL 32766 www.martintreeserviceinc.com

(877) 800-1492 12307 Wedgefield Drive , Grand Island, FL 32735

2 - Nobles Marine (352) 787-5792

437 N Palmetto St, Leesburg, FL 34748 or 1931 N. Hwy 19, Crystal River www.noblesmarine.com

3 - Craig Catamaran (407) 290-8778 4333 Silver Star Rd. #100 Orlando, FL 32808

Bait & Tackle Shops / Outfitters / Apparel

4 - Triangle Marine (352) 343-6146

451 Fairvilla Road, Orlando, FL 32808 www.codepyramid.com

231 W Gore St, Orlando, FL 32806, www.thomaslumber.com

15 - The Florida Angler (352) 708-8290

50 - Campbell Renovations Inc. (407) 947-0016 285 Campbell Ranch Run, Geneva, FL 32732 www.campbellrenovationsinc.com

5 - Lakeside Bait & Tackle (352) 742-3336

1000 W Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778

55 - Vapor and Company (407) 878-7397 3617 S. Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL 32773 www.vaporandco.com

1021 N Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 www.centralfloridamarine.com

7 - Owens Fishing & Marine (352) 357-3030

56 - Ice Age Air Conditioning (407) 324-7283

38 - Orlando Boat Sales (407) 253-7111

11 - Highbanks Marina & Camp Resort

11415 US-441, Tavares, FL 32778 www.trianglemarinecenter.biz

30 - Aamco East Orlando (407) 277-3311 6304 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando FL 32807 Full Service Mechanics

25 - Central Florida Marine (407) 647-6262

786 Montose St., Clermont, Fl 34711 www.thefloridaangler.com

935 N Bay St, Eustis, FL 32726

3165 N John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32804 www.orlandoboatsales.com

37 - Southeast Marine (407) 851-1965

(386) 668-4491 488 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL 32713 www.campresort.com

14 - Boat Tree Marina (407) 322-1610

7576 S Orange Ave, Pine Castle, FL 32809 www.southeastmarinesales.com

4370 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771 www.boattree.com

24 - Boat Max USA (321) 866-0306

2953 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boatmaxusa.com 46 - Gibson Truck World (407) 321-0660 3455 S. Orlando Dr. Sanford, FL 32773 www.gibsontruckworld.com 14 - Boat Tree Marina (407) 322-1610 4370 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771 www.boattree.com

12 - Rothrock Marine (866) 375-6143

381 Evangeline Way, Sanford, FL 32771 www.rothrockmarine.com

Boat improvement / Service & Repair Centers / Replacement Parts 36 - All American Marine (407) 855-9988 7024 S Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32809 www.allamericanmarineorlando.com

21 - Bitters Bait & Tackle (407) 699-6619 65 N US Hwy 17 92, Longwood, FL 32750 www.bittersbaitandtackle.com

43 - Bithlo Bait & Tackle (321) 355-0591

17162 Old Cheney Hwy, Orlando, FL 32833

10 - Get Hooked Bait & Tackle (407) 704-8755 670 Kissimmee Ave, Ocoee, FL 34761 44 - Big Toho Marina (407) 846-2124 69 Lakeview Dr., Kissimmee, FL 34741 45 - Wojo’s Bait & Tackle (407) 891-1003 Oak Park Center, 4245 13th St, St Cloud, FL 34769

28 W Jersey St, Orlando, FL 32806 www.manta.com

29 - Lake Fairview Marina (407) 295-0117 4503 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804 www. Lakefairviewmarina.com

56 - Orlando Outfitters (407) 896-8220 2814 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL 32803 www.orlandooutfitters.com

Home Improvement Contractors & Service Providers

27 - Orlando Painting Service (407) 896-0839 65 Harold Ave, suite B, Winter Park, FL 32789 www.orlandopaintingservice.com

20 - Team Marine Services (407) 260-8326 8235 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32810 www.teammarineservices.com

28 - Millennium Electric (407) 420-2001 4340 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804 www.millennium-electric.com

19 - Ahoy Marine (407) 323-8373

41 - Water Works Pressure Cleaning & Sealing

cam june2019.indd 8

JUNE 2019

(407) 349-5554 4650 E State Rd 46, Geneva, FL 32732 www.thejollygator.com

39 - Fish on Fire (407) 812-6881

7937 Daetwyler Dr, Orlando, FL 32812 www.fishonfireorlando.com

40 - High Tide Harry’s (407) 273-4422

4645 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822 www.hightideharrys.com

33 - Boston’s Fish House (407) 678-2107 Aloma Square Shopping Center, 6860 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 www.bostonsfishhouse.com

37 - Dancing Pig Deli (407) 270-5976

23 - Talon Marine Services (407) 542-7600

8 ORLANDO

47 - Jolly Gator Fish Camp Bar & Grill

48 - Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc.

26 - DWR Plumbing LLC. (407) 293-3717 6344 All American Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810

511 E 25th St, Sanford, FL 32771 www.superpages.com

Areas Best Picks for Restaurants

17 - St. Johns River Steak & Seafood

32 - Portside Marine (407) 249-1124 2730 Forsyth Rd, Orlando, FL 32792 www.portsideorlando.com 439 Aulin Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765 www.talonmarineservices.com

59 -DK Plumbing (321) 303-1426 Licensed and Insured dkplumbing@cfl.rr.com

57 - Hollow Point Apparel (386) 547-5455 Real Apparel for Real People www.hollowpointapparel.com (407) 447-7637 400 Kane Ct, Oviedo, FL 32765 www.mudhole.com

35 - All Star Marine (407) 423-9953

You Can Reach Us 24/7 www.iceageac.com

(407) 878-0980 550 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771 6807 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809

22 - Huey Magoo’s (407) 706-6004

160 Tuskawilla Rd #1204, Winter Springs, FL 32708 www.hueymagoos.com 3 Locations – Winter Springs – Altamonte Springs – Oviedo

13 - Camp House Restaurant (407) 915-5401 100 S White Cedar Rd, Sanford, FL 32771 www.camphousebarandgrill.com 52 - The Deli (407) 332-8800 4360 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771 53 - T J’s Seafood Shack (407) 365-3365

197 E Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765 12231 E Colonial Dr. #230, Orlando(407) 250-4191 www.tjsseafoodshack.com

54 - Otters On The River (407) 636-6300 4380 Carraway Place, Sanford, FL 32771

(407) 376-9526 490 Buck Lake Lane, Geneva, FL 32732 www.jmwaterworksinc.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


We Support Our Community Businesses!!

57 1

11

7 2

4

52 14 54

5

56

6 17 12

18

19 5546

9

59

13

24

53 49 23 48 22

25 20

15

10

3

21 27

31 34

29 28

30

32 51

50

56

26

53

47 42

43

41

35 40 36 37 40 39

44 45

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 9

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 9

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Community Service Providers Astor Marine

Team Marine Services

Sylvan – Oasis - Sun Chaser Pontoon Boats Honda – Mercury – Suzuki - Yamaha

Honda Outboard Sales and Service Boat Repairs, Maintenance, Parts

Nobles Marine

Ahoy Marine

24535 FL-40, Astor, FL 32102 Phone:(352) 759-3655 www.astormarine.com

437 N Palmetto St, Leesburg, FL 34748 or 1931 N. Hwy 19, Crystal River Phone: (352) 787-5792 www.noblesmarine.com Mako – Tracker – Nitro – Tahoe - Sportsman Yamaha - Mercury

8235 N. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32810 Phone: (407) 260-8326 www.teammarineservices.com

AHOY MARINE INC.

CRAIG CATAMARAN CORPORATION World Headquarters & Showroom 4333 Silver Star Rd. #100 Orlando, FL 32808 - 407-290-8778 SHOWROOM HOURS Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday By Appointment We give test drives at our showroom in Orlando, FL!

Triangle Marine

11415 US-441, Tavares, FL 32778 Phone:(352) 343-6146 www.trianglemarinecenter.biz

Lake Fairview Marina

4503 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804 Phone: (407) 295-0117 www. Lakefairviewmarina.com Consignment Sales – Outboard Service – Storage – Ship Store – Sailing Classes

Portside Marine

2730 Forsyth Rd, Orlando, FL 32792 Phone: 407) 249-1124 www.portsideorlando.com Service for: Mercury – Yamaha – OMC – Mercruiser – Volvo Replacement Parts – Trailer Service & Repair

All American Marine

Boat Tree Marina

Service All Outboard Brands – Stern Drives – Canvas – Interiors – Trailer Repair

Crest Pontoon – Yamaha – Suzuki – Volvo Penta

Central Florida Marine

Boat Max USA

Pathfinder – Hewes – Maverick – Mitzi Siff – Gheenoe – Yamaha Your Shallow Specialists

Pioneer Boats – Consignment Sales Authorized dealer for Yamaha and Suzuki Glasstream Boats - Mobil Service - Outboard Motor Part Sales

1021 N Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 Phone: (407) 647-6262 www.centralfloridamarine.com

cam june2019.indd 10

Mercury Marine Premier Service Center Mercury Marine Repower Center Factory Authorized Parts and Service Mariner Parts and Service

Bennington Pontoons – TideWater Johnson – Evinrude – Yamaha

7024 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809 Phone: (407) 855-9988 www.allamericanmarineorlando.com

10 ORLANDO

511 E 25th St, Sanford, FL 32771 Phone: (407) 323-8373

JUNE 2019

4370 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771 Phone: (407) 322-1610 www.boattree.com

2953 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (321) 866-0306 www.boatmaxusa.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Community Service Providers Gibsons Truck World

Thomas Lumber Company

Specializing in Ford, Chevy, and Dodge Ram Pre-Owned Trucks Since 1969

Old Fashion Lumber Yard – Lumber – Trim – Custom Doors – Hardware – Delivery – Customer Service

Sea Tow of Central Florida Lakes

Millennium Electric

Free Member Towing – Captain Kerry Kline, Serving All of our Central Fl Area – One Call Service

Commercial – Industrial – Residential Service, Wiring & Repairs

A & D Custom Canvas

Campbell Renovations Inc.

3455 S. Orlando Dr., Sanford, FL Phone: (407) 321-0660 www.gibsontruckworld.com

12307 Wedgefield Drive , Grand Island, FL 32735-8413 Phone: (877) 800-1492

725 Montana St. Orlando 32803 Phone:(407) 331-8184 Boat Covers – Canvas & Bemini Tops – Custom Upholstery – Side Curtains

231 W Gore St, Orlando, FL 32806, Phone: (407) 841-1250 www.thomaslumber.com

4340 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804 Phone: (407) 420-2001 www.millennium-electric.com

285 Campbell Ranch Run, Geneva, FL 32732 Phone:(407) 349-0016 Cell: 407-947-5460 www.campbellrenovationsinc.com State Certified Contractor CBC 1255779 Residential & Commercial New Construction – Renovations – Kitchens – Bathrooms – Additions – Tenant Build Out

Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc.

Vapor and Company

Rod Building Classes – Rod Components & Supplies – Tackle Crafting

Electronic Cigarettes and E-Liquid Experts in Smoking Cessation Orlando Coastal Angler Magazine Approved! Altamonte Springs Location Too

DWR Plumbing LLC.

Orlando Painting Service

400 Kane Ct, Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone:(407) 447-7637 www.mudhole.com

6344 All American Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810 Phone: (407) 293-3717 Commercial – Residential – Re-Piping – Licensed – Insured – State Certified

Owens Fishing & Marine

935 N Bay St, Eustis, FL 32726 Phone: (352) 357-3030 Saltwater Tackle & Bait - Ballyhoo, Freshwater Tackle - Live Bait - Wild Shiners Costa - Shimano Top Shelf Dealer Outboard Service & Boat Parts Hunting & Snorkeling Accessories Bow Fishing

3617 S. Orlando Dr. Sanford FL 32773 Phone:(407) 878-7397 www.vaporandco.com

65 Harold Ave, suite B, Winter Park, FL 32789 Phone: 407) 896-0839 www.orlandopaintingservice.com Commercial – Residential Custom Homes – Re-Paint Specialist – Pressure Washing

The Florida Angler

Located in Historic Downtown Clermont 786 W. Montrose Street, Clermont, FL 34711 352-708-8290 www.thefloridaangler.com Daiwa, St Croix, 13 Fishing, UPF apparel, line spooling. “Proudly serving the unique breed of Fisherman”

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 11

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 11

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Community Service Providers Huey Magoo’s

160 Tuskawilla Rd #1204, Winter Springs, FL 32708 Phone: (407) 706-6004 www.hueymagoos.com Fresh Chicken Tenders - 7 Locations – Winter Springs – Altamonte Springs – Oviedo

Boston’s Fish House

Aloma Square Shopping Center, 6860 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone: (407) 678-2107 www.bostonsfishhouse.com Fresh Seafood Flown in Daily from New England – Beer – Wine

St. Johns River Steak & Seafood

550 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771 Phone: (407) 878-0980 On Water Location – Special Events – Full Bar – Steaks – Fresh Seafoodel

T J’s Seafood Shack

197 E Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo 12231 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando - Raw Bar Phone:(407) 365-3365 Award winning Fish Tacos - Fresh Seafood Specialties - Raw Bar 2 Locations - Oviedo - East Orlando

Fish on Fire

7937 Daetwyler Dr, Orlando, FL 32812 Phone: (407) 812-6881 www.fishonfireorlando.com Full Bar – Fresh Seafood – Steaks – Prime Rib – Chicken – Entertainment – Special Events

Dancing Pig Deli

6807 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809 Phone: (407) 270-5976 Specialty Deli – Fresh Deli Meats -Cuban / American Sandwiches – Catering

Camp House Restaurant

100 S White Cedar Rd, Sanford, FL 32771 Phone: (407) 915-5401 www.camphousebarandgrill.com American Grill – Full Bar – Cold Beer Wings – Burgers – Sandwiches – Salads

Water Works Pressure Cleaning & Sealing 490 Buck Lake Lane, Geneva, FL 32732 Phone: (407) 376-9526 www.jmwaterworksinc.com

Residential – Commercial – Fences – Walks – Driveways – Paver / Re-sand / Seal – Screen Enclosures

ADVERTISE HERE!

Be seen by more than 10,000 people monthly. Contact us now! Contact Phil Wolf for more information.

(407) 790-9515

phillip@coastalanglermagazine.com 12 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 12

JUNE 2019

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


401 Commerce Way Suite 101, Longwood FL 32750 www.respitecmedical.com • 407-834-2266 and 1-800-945-6685 Specializing in meeting rhe needs of the home respiratory and sleep therapy patients.

East Coast Tide Charts Tide Charts brought to you by these businesses

June 2019 Time

1Sa

2Su

3M

4Tu

5W

6Th

7F

8Sa

9Su

Miami, Government Cut

Height

1:22 AM 0.2 7:45 AM 2.2 1:36 PM -0.2 8:24 PM 2.5 2:05 AM 0.2 8:30 AM 2.3 2:18 PM -0.3 9:10 PM 2.6 2:48 AM 0.1 9:15 AM 2.4 3:01 PM -0.4 9:56 PM 2.7 3:32 AM 0.1 10:01 AM 2.4 3:46 PM -0.4 10:43 PM 2.7 4:18 AM 0.0 10:49 AM 2.4 4:34 PM -0.4 11:31 PM 2.7 5:08 AM 0.0 11:39 AM 2.4 5:26 PM -0.4 12:21 AM 2.6 6:01 AM 0.0 12:33 PM 2.4 6:21 PM -0.3 1:13 AM 2.6 6:59 AM 0.0 1:31 PM 2.4 7:22 PM -0.2 2:07 AM 2.5 8:01 AM 0.0 2:33 PM 2.3 8:26 PM -0.1

10M

11Tu

12W

13Th

14F

15Sa

16Su

17M

18Tu

Time

Height

3:04 AM 2.4 9:04 AM -0.1 3:38 PM 2.3 9:31 PM 0.0 4:03 AM 2.4 10:05 AM -0.1 4:44 PM 2.4 10:34 PM 0.1 5:02 AM 2.4 11:03 AM -0.2 5:47 PM 2.5 11:33 PM 0.1 6:00 AM 2.4 11:58 AM -0.3 6:45 PM 2.5 12:28 AM 0.1 6:54 AM 2.4 12:49 PM -0.4 7:39 PM 2.6 1:20 AM 0.0 7:46 AM 2.4 1:38 PM -0.4 8:28 PM 2.6 2:08 AM 0.0 8:33 AM 2.4 2:24 PM -0.4 9:14 PM 2.6 2:54 AM 0.0 9:19 AM 2.4 3:09 PM -0.4 9:57 PM 2.6 3:39 AM 0.1 10:02 AM 2.3 3:53 PM -0.3 10:39 PM 2.5

Po nce de Leo n Inlet Hig h Ti de -11 m in ute s Lo w Ti de +19 m in ute s

(Approximate Times)

19W

20Th

21F

22Sa

23Su

24M

25Tu

26W

27Th

Time

Height

4:22 AM 0.1 10:44 AM 2.3 4:36 PM -0.2 11:19 PM 2.4 5:06 AM 0.2 11:25 AM 2.2 5:18 PM -0.1 11:59 PM 2.3 5:49 AM 0.3 12:07 PM 2.1 6:01 PM 0.1 12:38 AM 2.2 6:34 AM 0.3 12:51 PM 2.0 6:46 PM 0.2 1:19 AM 2.2 7:21 AM 0.3 1:37 PM 2.0 7:33 PM 0.3 2:02 AM 2.1 8:09 AM 0.3 2:27 PM 1.9 8:24 PM 0.4 2:47 AM 2.0 8:59 AM 0.3 3:21 PM 1.9 9:18 PM 0.4 3:35 AM 2.0 9:49 AM 0.3 4:17 PM 2.0 10:13 PM 0.5 4:27 AM 2.0 10:39 AM 0.2 5:15 PM 2.1 11:06 PM 0.4

28F

Time

Height

5:21 AM 2.0 11:27 AM 0.0 6:11 PM 2.2 11:57 PM 0.4 29Sa 6:15 AM 2.1 12:15 PM -0.1 7:05 PM 2.3 30Su 12:46 AM 0.3 7:08 AM 2.2 1:03 PM -0.3 7:56 PM 2.5 1M 1:35 AM 0.2 8:00 AM 2.3 1:51 PM -0.4 8:46 PM 2.6 2Tu 2:23 AM 0.1 8:51 AM 2.4 2:40 PM -0.5 9:36 PM 2.7 3W 3:12 AM 0.0 9:42 AM 2.5 3:29 PM -0.6 10:24 PM 2.8 4Th 4:01 AM -0.1 10:34 AM 2.5 4:20 PM -0.5 11:13 PM 2.8 5F 4:53 AM -0.2 11:27 AM 2.6 5:13 PM -0.5

The final tournament of the Seminole Junior Anglers’ season brought a ton of excitement and recognition to our teams – life’s lessons are learned in many ways. When you see these young men, make sure and congratulate them for their hard work and dedication! In early May, Seminole County’s High School Fishing teams battled it out on Toho for the BASS State Championship. This event brought over 120 teams from around the state to crown a state champion and give out 2 more national championship bids. This tournament was the finale for the 5 teams from throughout the state that were qualified and in the running for the team of the year race for Florida. The teams had rainy, windy conditions for two days, but the teams stuck it out and were able to come away with some astonishing results. The team of Davis and Bryce DiMauro were able to catch 21 pounds on day one, followed by 23 pounds on day two giving them a two-day total of 44 pounds - enough weight to be crowned State Champions! – congratulations Davis DiMauro and Bryce DiMauro! These brothers were also in the running for BASS team of the year and won! DiMauro brothers weren’t the only Seminole Junior Anglers team to have an outstanding tournament. There were 4 SJA teams that finished in the top 12. Dylan Westhelle and Joey Bloom finished 4th with 37 lbs., Devin Been and Noah St. Pierre finished 8th with 31 lbs., and Austin Riggs and Justin Rosser finished 11th with 29 lbs. It was a spectacular finish to a year. Seminole County Junior Anglers Win Big! Next up, will be the National events on Lake Pickwick in June, and Kentucky Lake in August. Using funds raised from generous sponsors, donors, and the St. Johns Bass Bash fundraising tournament, we will be sending the top three teams from Seminole Junior Anglers to fish the FLW World Finals in Florence, Alabama. This is a huge event that typically has over 350 boats. The team of Joey Bloom and Dylan Westhelle will also be fishing the National Championship event held at the same time from their bid received by placing 1st in the State Championship earlier this year. We will end the summer in Paris, Tennessee fishing in the B.A.S.S. National Championship with the teams of Davis and Bryce DiMauro, and Joey Bloom and Dylan Westhelle. We would like to take the time to congratulate all our graduating seniors this year: Dylan Westhelle, Joey Bloom, Devin Been. We would like to thank you for all your dedication to the organization and wish you the best in your future endeavors that you take in life. Thank you to all who all that support our organization including Portside Marine, Rothrock Marine, Down To Fish, Bully Dog, Casting for Kids, and Orlando Coastal Angler Magazine. Thank you to our supporters, boat captains, and sponsors including Instant Insurance who sponsors this article to share the accomplishments of the next generation of anglers.

Ft. Pie rce Inlet, S. Jetty Hig h Ti de -31 m in ute s Lo w Ti de -18 m in utes

Po nce Inlet, Halifax Rive r Hig h Ti de +5 m in ute s Lo w Ti de +33 m in ute s

Jensen Beach Hig h Ti de +2 ho u r s, 17 m in ute s Lo w Ti de +3 ho u r s, 4 m in ute s

Po rt Canave ral (Tr i dent Pie r) Daily Pre dictio ns

Sewell Pt Hig h Ti de Lo w Ti de

Patr ick Air Fo rce Base Hig h Ti de -1 ho u r, 4 m in ute Lo w Ti de -38 m in ute s

Ju pite r Inlet, S.Jetty Hig h Ti de -10 m in ute s Lo w Ti de -9 m in ute s

Sebastian Inlet Br i dg e Hig h Ti de -48 m in ute s Lo w Ti de -24 m in ute s

Po rt Eve rgla de s - Tu r n in g Basin Hig h Ti de -31 m in ute s Lo w Ti de -13 m in ute s

+1 ho u r s, 13 m in ute s +2 ho u r s, 9 m in ute s

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 13

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 13

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Paddle Power By Captain Alex

It’s pretty common knowledge at this point that the Space Coast is a great place to tackle large tarpon from a beach launched kayak in the summer months. Unlike other areas in the state we have relatively shallow waters for miles from the surf zone eliminating some species from potential catches. For us the 80-150lb tarpon that migrate just off or coast when conditions are favorable get the all the kayak crowd’s attention, and rightfully so.

AIRBOAT RIDES

BY CENTRAL FLORIDA AIRBOAT TOURS

ENJOY LUNCH AND AN BRUCE FRYER AIRBOAT RIDE AT JOLLY GATOR U.S. COAST GUARD LICENSED CAPTAINS FISH CAMP/BAR & GRILL. PHONE # 407-321-0753 4650 E. STATE ROAD 46 CELL # 407-417-0372 GENEVA, FL 32732 www.CentralFloridaAirboatTours.com CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AND SIX PASSENGER MAX. PER TOUR DEPARTURE TIMES. 500 H.P. REAL AIRBOATS Visit us at Central Florida Airboat Tours on facebook.

The shallow and relatively bait filled coast off Brevard is tailor made for tarpon to feast on their way north for the summer and we get plenty of opportunities, but there is another King who also doesn’t mind the shallows. They make their move to our near-coastal waters as summer sets in. The King Mackerel (kingfish) becomes a target that should not be overlooked by those hitting the coastal waters this summer, and that is especially true for the kayak bound anglers. Bait fish prevalence will be a large piece of this puzzle. Slow trolling live baits found in the areas you are fishing is a time-tested method to hook a kingfish, and the modern fishing kayaks we all use excel in this fashion of fishing. The standard live bait stinger rig is simple and should be readily available at any quality tackle shop; also, a quick internet search will have you swimming in instructional videos on how to tie it. Literally any live bait will work though I prefer pogies, treadfin, and large mullet in that order. With any hope our pogie (Atlantic menhaden) pods will appear and give us that easy bait along with holding the predators in close. Areas of bait and activity are your typical productive spots as we do not have much for reefs close in to focus on. Color changes can also pay well. Kingfish are no slouch in the fight department and many of the ones you find in the coastal areas are of the larger variety at 20 lbs. and bigger. I like to run conventional setups in the 20 lb. class, but you can get this job done with a quality spinning outfit in the 6500 class or larger. Some of the best places to launch for this action are Playalinda, Indialantic, Satellite, and Cocoa Beaches. Most of those areas with exception of the later (CB) should have minimal boat traffic and plentiful bait opportunities. The Port area can be tempting and certainly fishy at times, however the boat traffic can and will be very heavy on the calmer days that are needed for us to be comfortable in kayaks. May/June is what I consider the start of our beach launch kayak season on the Space Coast for several reasons. The seas settle and calm days outnumber rough ones unless a tropical system is in the works; also, the prevalence of bait and predators as the water temperatures raise gives us a healthy chance at some great fishing.

14 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 14

JUNE 2019

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


STOP BY A LOCATION NEAR YOU OR ORDER ONLINE Altamonte Springs | Dr Phillips | Lake Mary Orlando (Gardens on Millenia) Oveido | UCF | Winter Springs www.hueymagoos.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

cam june2019.indd 15

JUNE 2019

ORLANDO 15

5/15/19 9:28 PM


rters out of O’Neill’s Kaiti Rae aboard Reel Lucky Cha rg, Florida rsbu Pete St. Marina in

s from Lk Okeechobee Chip Dover with a 10 lb plus Bas l” Annual Classic while fishing “Anglers Team Trai

16 ORLANDO

cam june2019.indd 16

JUNE 2019

13 yr. old Wilson Lee caught this 11.4 lb. Mangrove Snapper while on a Birthday Gift Trip aboard the “Ocean Obsession II”

Ava Martin, Winner of the “Take a Kid Fishing” Event, catching over 20 lbs. of Bass and 8 lb Gar to win the “Trash Fish” award

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THE ANGLERMAG.COM

5/15/19 9:28 PM


Orlando’s Authorized Suzuki Service Center

Parts • Sales • Service • Trailers IN STOCK NOW!

New Excel Center Console Packages 18’-22’ – Starting at $21,995 Plus tax, tag & title Powered By:

DF70ATL White or Black

DF90ATL White or Black

REPOWER SPECIALS

DF115ATLW White or Black

~ ORLANDO’S SUZUKI HEADQUARTERS ~ *Deposit must be placed no later then June 30th, No exceptions.

QUALITY ALUMINUM TRAILERS DF140ATLW White or Black

16’-17’ from $1850 18’-20’ from $2100 20’-22’ from $2850 22’-24’ from $3450

IN STOCK!

DF150ATXW White or Black

PortsideOrlando.com 407-249-1124 2730 FORSYTH RD, WINTER PARK, FL 32792 SALES DEPARTMENT IS OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8am -5pm & SATURDAY 9am-2pm

Saltwater Pontoon Boats

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

CENTRAL FLORIDA 5


T

he 20th anniversary of the Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle Tournament at Old Bahama Bay, West End, Bahamas kicked off April 25. The weather and the competition did not disappoint. There were 27 teams on hand and the fishing was fantastic. The WC Tournament has a Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo format, with aggregate highest weight being crowned the grand champion. The only hitch is, in order to win you must catch all three species. Only seven boats caught all three species, and the eventual grand champ did not bring in the third fish species until late Saturday on the last day. The winner was MR LTD, a 72 Viking out of Stuart, with a total weight of 171.9 pounds. Second place went to Team Noble, on Reel Captivating a 62 Viking out of Sailfish Marina, with a total weight of 126.9 pounds. Third place went to Team Good Call, a 41 Bahama, out of Palm Beach with a total weight of 120.9 pounds. The biggest overall fish was 113.8-pound tuna. The largest wahoo weighed 40.1 pounds. Both big fish were caught by Team MR LTD. The largest dolphin, a 62.2-pounder was caught by Team Cookie Monster, an 82 Viking out of Jupiter. The Top Ladies fish went to Susan Noble in the tuna category, Shari Noble in the dolphin category and Hannah Grey in the wahoo category. The biggest winners of the 2019 Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle Tournament were the three great charities supported by the event. They are the Richard David Kahn Melanoma Foundation, Waterfront Ways Charity and the Marine Industry Education Foundation. The tournament committee would like to thank all the anglers and generous sponsors for making the 20th anniversary a smashing success. For more information, go to winnerscirclecharities.org.

FOX ON A BOAT! Custom Designed Luxury Boat & RV Mattresses Since 1968

All mattreses are made right in Ormond Beach Family Owned & Operated Voted Best Mattress 26 years running!

WE HAVE A BED FOR YOU

386-677-3752 FOXMATTRESS.COM

6 CENTRAL FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Your best price is right here in New Smyrna Beach

HUGE SUMMER SAVINGS

Like Us on FaceBook

#DiamondSuzuki

PRICES SLASHED ON OVER 30 BOATS IN-STOCK NOW - Financing Available - Trades Accepted -

LOW

OUR PRICES ARE SO LOW THEY WON’T LET US ADVERTISE THEM

PAYM ENTS

t Starting A

*$34,995 NAP

Sea Pro 20’ 8” Bay Series Suzuki 140hp, Ameratrail Trailer

C-Hawk - 18’ - 29’ Center Consoles C-Hawk - 22’ - 29’ Sport Consoles

Landau Pontoons 18’ - 21’

Mitzi Skiff Shallow Water Skiffs

Priced to Move

15’, 16’, 17’ & 17’ Tournament Edition

Sea Pro 259 Deep V Series Demo - Reduced Price

In-Stock & Ready For Delivery Today

Save Huge On This Demo

Bossman Skiffs

Karma, Tortuga, Tailspotter, Skimmer & Xtreme 20’

FULL MARINE SERVICE, PARTS, REPAIR, SALES CENTER

UP TO 50% OFF

OUR PRICES ARE SO LOW THEY WON’T LET US ADVERTISE THEM It’s Time To Service Your Boat! * 20 hour service * 100 hour Service * minor/major repairs * bottom paint * fiberglass repair * repower * anything marine

WE DO THAT!

DF60ATLW

White 4-Stroke Discounted

THIS MONTHS SPECIAL

DF200ATX2

4-Stroke Discounted

THIS MONTHS SPECIAL

Your Florida Authorized Suzuki Repower Center

DF350ATXW2 White

4-Stroke Discounted

THIS MONTHS SPECIAL

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

CENTRAL FLORIDA 7


CA_HMY_CNTRLFL5_19 submission.qxp_Layout 1 5/13/19 10:38 AM Page 1

“REEL LUCKY” 52’ 1989 HATTERAS CALL GREG HUNT: 561.926.8017

“DOMARLO” 47’ 2004 RIVIERA CALL BRIAN WEAVER: 561.308.0939

“EXCA GATOR” 42’ 2003 LIBERTY CALL MARK MITCHELL: 407.435.6982

“LI LA LU” 42’ 2016 SCOUT CALL MIKE O’CONNOR: 561.635.5968

“JUNGLE RULES” 41’ 2014 BAHAMA CALL DAVE MEYER: 561.722.1047

“PERSPECTIVE” 41’ 2013 JUPITER SPORT BRIDGE CALL SCOTT LEVIN: 772.263.1208

“TUNA BIRD” 41’ 2011 RAMPAGE CALL GREG HUNT: 561.926.8017

“GOOD GRIEF TOO” 39’ 2016 ROBIN SMITH CALL DAVE MEYER: 561.722.1047

“ANJAMAR” 37’ 2017 BAHAMA CALL STEVE MOYNIHAN: 561.722.9629

“TOP SHELF” 36’ 2010 ALBEMARLE CALL DOUG DONOHUE: 954.914.4303

“SHARK TANK” 36’ 2000 CONTENDER CALL CHRIS VACCHIO: 772.263.0547

“ISLANDER” 36’ 2006 MILLER CALL MIKE SCALISI: 954.650.3706

“FOUR SUNS” 36’ 2007 YELLOWFIN CALL TIM GREDICK: 843.607.7256

“CHRISTOPHER” 35’ 2007 SCOPINICH CALL LUKE DAVIS: 561.310.7450

“RESILIENT” 35’ 2004 EGG HARBOR CALL MARK MITCHELL: 407.435.6982

“BASIC MATERIALS” 33’ 2001 INTREPID CALL JACK ROBERTSON: 772.260.1364

“OSHIN DOSHIN” 31’ 2005 INTREPID CALL LUKE DAVIS: 561.310.7450

“BARNACLE” 25’ 1969 BERTRAM CALL LUKE DAVIS: 561.310.7450

HMY.COM 8 CENTRAL FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


om

ER ionS tEd!! Old Florida Waterfront Charm Re-Discovered M SUMERvat accEp The Perfect Vacation Getaway for Fishing, Boating and Outdoor Enthusiasts RESw BEing no

Accommodations are nestled on 6 lush tropical acres of pristine waterfront directly on the Indian River Lagoon. As you make your way down the one lane road you will truly be stepping back in time. Your hosts Kim and Robert Pruitt have re-captured the very best of Old Florida charm with modern conveniences and services to make your stay truly memorable and unforgettable.

• Cable TV, Hi-Speed Internet • Boat Trailer Parking on site w/ Water and Power • 2 miles to the Ft. Pierce Inlet • 12 miles to the Gulf Stream • Water Taxi Service Available

• Fully Furnished 3 Room Cottages w/ Fully Equipped Kitchens • 250 Foot Dock w/ Covered Guest Area • Laundry, BBQ Grilles • FREE Ice / FREE Guest Dockage • FREE use of our Kayaks

All ReseRvAtions of 28 DAys oR longeR Receive A 50% Discount on AccommoDAtions Offer valid through 2019. Rates subject to change.

3011 N. Indian River Dr., Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 www.indianriverlagoonwaterfrontcottages.com Reservations and Information: (772) 349-2206 Nightly • Weekly • Monthly • Seasonal Rates Available

BOAT INSURANCE SINKING YOU?

SAVE

50%Insurance

up to

on Boat

Get the

LOWEST Rates!

BOATS & JETSKI From:

$37,000 $75,000 $100,000 $250,000 $500,000 $264/yr $474/yr $586/yr $2,975/yr $5,985/yr

GET A QUOTE! (888) 977-4500 (954) 785-5000

BoatInsuranceFlorida.com Bradley Insurance Group

Covering Boaters throughout the south since 1988

Your #1 Source for Boat Insurance

A

t its May FWC Photo meeting near Tallahassee, FWC approved early season closures for recreationally caught greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf state waters. The greater amberjack and gray triggerfish recreational closures are consistent with recent federal actions. Greater amberjack closed May 3 to recreational harvest in Gulf state waters and will remain closed in both Gulf state and federal waters through July 31, reopening for the fall Aug. 1 through Oct. 31 season. Gray triggerfish closed to recreational harvest May 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and will remain closed until the federal season reopens. For more on these changes, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and click on “Commission Meetings,” followed by the May 1-2, Tallahassee “Agenda” link.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

13


14

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

*Plus Tax, Tag, Freight, & Prep. Pre Owned *Plus Tax and Tag.


By Capt. Terry Fisher

B

oca Grande Pass on the southwest coast of Florida is home to one of nature’s most spectacular displays. During “The World’s Biggest Tarpon Migration,” Boca Grande Pass offers the best tarpon fishing in the world. Each spring, thousands of these prehistoric fish make their appearance to mate, replenish, grow, and survive their species. It’s the Promised Land for big game hunters looking for the Holy Grail. It is an experience of a lifetime to hook and to land a huge tarpon. Over the years, I have observed only a handful of captains satisfying clients with a fish of a lifetime on a consistent basis. Only about 5 percent (probably less) of all boats fishing the pass experience hooking and catching a tarpon. I decided to hire the most successful guide willing to teach me a technique that works on a consistent basis. I have followed successful guides, and among them chose Capt. Dave Markett of Odessa, Fla. He has had the most hook-ups and catches on a consistent basis of any guide while working the pass. Capt. Dave has been a professional guide for 48 years, and that includes 28 years of fishing Boca Grande Pass. Last month, I met Capt. Dave at the Placida Boat Ramp. Accompanying us was Nadeen Welch, of Coastal Angler Magazine’s Southwest Florida region. Capt. Dave explained the history of tarpon as well as Airline_Ad_CoastalAngler_8-1-14_Layout 1 8/1/14 1:14 PMand Page 1 the development and re-developments of tackle techniques utilized

to catch these monsters. We arrived in the pass at daybreak and were surrounded by tarpon rolling on the surface. Capt. Dave believes the smaller rolling tarpon, from 100 to 125 pounds, are males vying for favor of the larger, 175- to 300-plus-pound) females foraging along the bottom of the pass. Those bigger fish showed up on his sonar. Capt. Dave was quick to point out any and all flaws during and throughout each and every drop into the schools. Any movement of the rod tip during a presentation will cause a school of tarpon to flush like baitfish when spooked. Any wrong presentation will not get a bite. If a presentation is not finessed or natural looking, all bets are off. Nadeen and I hooked and fought six tarpon with an estimated range from 175 to 225 pounds. However, we missed at least a dozen other opportunities to hook and land one. This time of year, there are other techniques utilized to catch tarpon in the waters of southwest Florida, including along beaches and in back areas. Many captains, including myself, are successful in those arenas. However, if one wants to catch huge tarpon in Boca Grande Pass, contact Capt. Dave Markett at (813) 455-3056 or email him at dmarket@aol. com. His website is: captdavemarkett.com. Capt. Terry Fisher owns and operates Fish Face Charters. Contact him at (239) 357-6829, e-mail fishfacecharters@yahoo.com, and check out his website: www.fishfacecharters.com.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

15


16

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Costa Rica’s

Transition To Summer

N

By FishingNosara

orthwest Costa Rica’s fishery undergoes an annual change in May. The dorado give way to yellowfin tuna, and it’s a great sign to see these giant yella’ fellas sweep through the area. It’s proof that the white-hot summer bite has begun! Schools of yellowfin come down from the north and are corralled by giant manchas (or pods) of porpoises, which gives the crews of FishingNosara some of the most action-packed trips of the year. The 32-foot Wanderer and Discoverer led the way this month with lots of sailfish releases backed up by some big yellowfin tuna. The marlin bite slowed down after an exceptional Ship of Fools tournament in April, but they are back now. At the end of April, we had

a sweet blue marlin on the Discoverer. The Explorer and Adventurer kept the pressure on the inshore fishery with lots of great catches. These smaller pangas (27-foot and 23-foot, respectively) also scored several sailfish releases, proof you don’t need a big boat to catch big fish in Costa Rica. Legendary North Carolina angler Dan Johnson was fishing hard during the Ship of Fools tournament, and he stuck around for a week after. On the May 9, he scored two nice sailfish on the Explorer. He also had blue marlins in the spread, but they wouldn’t bite. Later he nabbed two grouper and other bottom fish. Feeling adventurous and on a whim, Ms. Elaine Hepburn chartered the Harvester for a five hour trip on March 30. She had never fished before, but with Captain Alex’s help she was catching like an old pro in no time. It’s always a real treat to introduce new anglers to sport fishing, especially when the fish cooperate. On April 14, our friend Leo Folse made his pilgrimage to the mega panga Harvester. Mr. Folse is a serious panga enthusiast that has been following the story of the Harvester since we first acquired the raw hull. He was so impressed with our build and the performance of the 32-foot hull that he purchased two Eduardono hulls for himself. This was his first time to enjoy the Harvester in action, and Leo performed brilliantly with several sailfish releases and a big dorado for the dinner table. It’s great to deliver the goods for this fun-loving Florida angler. Most recently, Mr. Jason Stote joined the Harvester and tipped the scales with potentially the biggest yellowfin tuna of the season, which is pictured here. This monster was followed up by several other big yella’ fellas, which on many other days would be the big fish in the box. Clearly this group will eat well! If you have been reading this report and waiting for the right time to visit, stop reading and call FishingNosara ASAP so we can get you down this summer. Call (904) 591-2161 so we can secure your housing and boats.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

17


TIPS FROM A PRO Our Driving Force Is Audio More than 25 million vehicles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN premium audio systems and connected technologies, covering 35% of the world’s cars. If you want that same performance in your boat, Infinity by Harman Kappa is your answer. Detail, exquisite build quality, and beauty on the water. Infinity means endless….we like to think of it as a boating journey that you don’t want to end, a destination on the water for your heart, soul, and mind.

What’s your Infinity?

www.prospecelectronics.com

18

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

Above. INF8135M marine titanium 8” three way speaker with built in perimeter RGB ring and center mount RGB lighting. 500 watts. Also available in 6 ½” coaxial and 10” passive subwoofer.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


TIPS FROM A PRO

Finding And Fishing Summer Ledges BRANDON LESTER

I

grew up fishing lakes known for large schools of bass that spend the summer months offshore. When we get into the summer and the water temperature starts hitting 80 degrees, it is a safe bet that fish are going to be on offshore structure like ledges, humps and dropoffs. I start looking on main lake areas, on the lower half of the lake, where most of the good summer ledges are. Using the mapping on my Lowrance electronics, I search for places that top out from 12 to 20 feet and drop down to anywhere from 50-60 feet. Bass will start heading out there when the water gets to 70 degrees, but when it hits 80 they will definitely be out there. They spawn with a water temperature of 62 to 64 degrees, so as the water warms after the spawn they will start heading that way. Some fish stay shallow all year. The ones that move out will definitely be schooled up on the ledges as the temperatures approach 80 degrees. The biggest deal is finding the depth range of the fish. When they first arrive on offshore structure, they like 12 to 17 feet. The longer they’re there, the deeper they’ll move. It could take a week or a month, but they’ll drop down into 18 to 25 feet and

maybe even as deep as 30 feet. To find the depth range of the fish, I will graph and look for the bait and then the fish. Usually I can see the bass on my Raymarine units, but I will often fish around a big school of bait in case the bass are hiding right under the thick bait. If I don’t see bait or bass, I won’t make a cast. Electronics are too good these days to fish places just because there were fish there at some point in the past. I always start with a moving bait, such as a deepdiving crankbait, to see if I can get the fish fired up. The biggest ones in the school will bite a crankbait. I like a Strike King 6XD and 8XD fished on a MHX CB907 cranking rod that I built myself with supplies from Mud Hole. I always put new Mustad hooks on the baits. I prefer #2 KVD Triple Grip trebles. I use 10- to 12-pound Vicious fluorocarbon for the 6XD and 15- to 17-pound on the 8XD. I like a slower 5:4:1 gear ratio reel to help crankbaits dive to their deepest depths. When those fish start grouping up out on the ledges, you can really have a lot of fun. Hundred-fish days are possible, and I get excited just thinking about it. When that water temp gets close to 80, it is time to get out deep and get healthy in a hurry come tournament day.

For more on Lester visit,

FISHINGMAGAZINE.FISHING

• STEEL BUILDING • SALE • PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDINGS • SAVE • STEEL BUILDING • SALE • CARPORTS • SAVE • CALL NOW • SPECIALS • SALE • STEEL BUILDING • SALE •

HUGE SUMMER SALE! ACT NOW. OPTIONAL PORCH

SUMMER BLOWOUT!

12X24 DOUBLE DOOR

AS-LOW-AS $81.98/MO +TAX

10% OFF ALL GAZEBOS.

With Approved Credit. Restrictions May Apply.

Restrictions May Apply. Act Fast!

WIND LOAD RATED UP TO 155/MPH

KEEN’S BUILDINGS 2 STORY BARN CHOOSE YOUR SIZE!

Pictured Building 16X24. (Available Sizes: 14x20, 14x24, 16x20, and 16x24)

PAYMENTS STARTING AT $275/

MO

With Approved Credit

$0 DOWN

FINANCING

6

LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

Financing Disclaimer:

WE BUILD ON SITE PORCH IS OPTIONAL GREAT FOR A WEEKEND CABIN CUSTOMIZE YOUR NEW BARN TODAY!

MADE IN THE USA FREE SETUP & DELIVERY CUSTOM DESIGN OPTIONS WIND LOAD RATED FOR FL & GA

LIVE OAK (Corporate Office) P: 386-364-7995

CHIEFLAND P: 352-490-5028

LIVE OAK SUPER CENTER P: 386-364-1548

MASARYKTOWN

620 W. Howard St. (Hwy 90 W.)

211 72nd Trace

2495 Young Blvd. P: 352-797-2291 568 S. Broad St.

PERRY

P: 850-223-1939 2320 Hwy. 19 S. Byron Butler Pwky

Subject to credit approval. Fixed APR of 3.99% for 84 months. For each $1,000 financed, 5 payments of $3.33 followed by 79 amortized payments of $14.41. Subject to credit approval. Fixed APR of 11.99% for 84 months. For each $1,000 financed, 5 payments of $9.99 followed by 79 amortized payments of $18.36.

24X26X10 ENCLOSED GARAGE W/2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Window

AS-LOW-AS $125.00/MO +TAX

18X41X12 RV CARPORT INSTALLED FREE SETUP. FREE DELIVERY.

AS-LOW-AS $57.00/MO +TAX

With Approved Credit. Restrictions May Apply.

With Approved Credit. Restrictions May Apply.

WAYCROSS

P: 850-223-1939 2203 Memorial Drive Waycross, GA 31501

MILITARY

DISCOUNTS

KEENSBUILDINGS.COM View our inventory online.

Subject to qualifying credit approval. Interest is billed during the promotional period but all interest is waived if the purchase amount is paid in full within 12 months. Financing for GreenSky® consumer loan programs is provided by federally insured, federal and state chartered financial institutions without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender or familial status.

• STEEL BUILDING • SALE • PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDINGS • SAVE • STEEL BUILDING • SALE • CARPORTS • SAVE • CALL NOW • SPECIALS • SALE • STEEL BUILDING • SALE •

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

19


FISH & FISHING 20

Know Your Quarry MARK SOSIN

A

nglers are frequently guilty of what scientists call anthropomorphism. It’s nothing more serious than giving fish and animals human characteristics. We expect them to behave and react much as we would. Fish are basically creatures of habit. No matter where in the world you catch a specific species, its behavior patterns are similar right down to the battle it wages once it is hooked. All of us have a tendency to overcomplicate fishing and fishing techniques. Our quarry focuses on nothing more than feeding, escaping predation and hanging around long enough to spawn and continue the species. An understanding of these goals and the methods employed to reach them results in more meaningful catches. Those who consistently score well are keen observers of what takes place on the water. Rather than trying to force a fish to accept what they are offering, successful anglers change approaches continuously until they discover what will entice the fish to inhale a bait or lure. It’s a system that works. Simply by looking at the shape of a fish and its tail, you should have a basic concept of the territory it will occupy and its feeding behavior. Bottom species are tailored to live around some form of structure. They are typically slab-sided with broad, full tails that enable them to weave in and out of rocks, reefs and wrecks. Two or three sweeps of their tail drive them forward quickly to gulp an escaping meal, but they won’t follow a potential meal for any distance. The fastest species such as the tunas and marlins have forked tails. These are open-water or pelagic fish shaped to move through the seas easily in a relentless search for food. Fish such as flounder or halibut are destined for a life on the bottom lying in wait for their prey to come to them. Elongated creatures typified by the barracuda charge their prey from ambush with lightning speed or ease along in the water column and strike with a suddenness that defies the human eye. There is always a tradeoff. The faster swimmers tend to lack maneuverability. A grouper can spin on a proverbial dime, while striped bass and bluefish can turn in a tight circle. And, if you look at

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

a fish’s mouth, it will give you insight into its feeding habits. The underslung mouth of a bonefish is termed inferior and indicates that bonefish root on the bottom. Redfish have a hard nose and similar mouth with eyes set high on the head. They are built to cover the bottom in areas of low visibility. The protruding lower jaw of the tarpon tells us it is built to strike on the same plane or upward. Understanding how each species feeds is critical in effectively presenting a bait or a lure. That’s why the knowledgeable and observant angler gains an effective edge in catching fish. He remains alert to everything around him and tailors his techniques to the species he seeks. If there are secrets or panaceas for fishing, most of us have never heard them. Consistent catches reflect a total understanding of fish behavior. There are no shortcuts to success.

For more from Mark Sosin, visit

CAMFISHING.COM

COAST GUARD APPROVED COURSE & EXAM www.adamsmarine.com Test after the To Reserve a Spot Call: Toll Free 877-447-1950 course w/ Email: info@adamsmarine.com Capt. Mike Adams

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Start your summer with Llebroc’s newest comfort seat design... The award winning SX seat.

SX Seat

Quality without compromise!

www.Llebroc.com

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

21


UPGRADE YOUR MECHANICAL CONTROLS

1O 0 % FF

PUR HAS C

E

N

� ME

N THIS

FOR �

U

R

T IO

AD

Increase your boat’s value Perfect for most engines End-User friendly installation Emergency "get home" option Up to 4 stations + 1 handheld ABYC, CFR, CE, ISO, and Type Approved

YO

• • • • • •

Seatech Marine Products U.S. Distributor for KE Electronic Engine Controls 2608 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106 • 866.456.1379 • seatechmarineproducts.com

Model 1720 Gen III is the latest addition to Action Craft Boats’ successful lineup of flats fishing boats. The new 1720 focuses on the ergonomics of the anglers. The addition of a small bait well in the bow casting platform alleviates the need to move to the stern to rebait while fishing. This small bait well is large enough to hold two dozen shrimp or other small bait and then be replenished from the main bait well. It keeps anglers in the game while cruising mangroves and prevents missed opportunities. To achieve this, the design team moved the redesigned fuel tank from beneath the bow casting platform to under the deck in the stringers. This opened space for the bait well and also provides additional storage space in the large hold in the casting platform. Action Craft has also designed a one-person leaning post and raised helm console to provide a more comfortable helm position. The fold-down bench seat that Action Craft is famous for is now more comfortable and spacious than ever, giving the new 1720 unmatched comfort for the captain and passengers. “The worst part of any flats boat has been the lack of comfort for the helm, especially for tall anglers,” said Steve Washington VP of sales and marketing. “While the small consoles are efficient, they are very uncomfortable to use for longer runs. Looking behind the boat while sitting down is also very difficult to do at speed. Being able to stand at the leaning post allows you to be comfortable and have great visibility.” The 1720 remains easy to trim and run. With the same shallow draft as before, this Gen III 1720 is ready for any inshore fishing and long runs in choppy water. Available in fiberglass and Kevlar hybrid, each boat is made to order. The leaning post and raised helm console can be ordered for all Action Craft’s flats boats, 17’ and above. For taller anglers, the leaning post can be ordered specifically to your height requirements.

22

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

Length: 17’2” Beam: 87” Draft: 7-8” depending on load Weight: 910, fiberglass Fuel Capacity: 28 Gal Maximum Hp: 140 Deadrise: 17 degrees at transom

ACTIONCRAFT • (239) 574-7800 • ACTIONCRAFT32@YAHOO.COM


F

or 2019, the daily bag limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops in-shell or one pint of scallop meat per person. With a maximum vessel limit of 10 gallons whole or one-half gallon of meat. Direct transit of legally harvested bay scallops through closed areas is allowed. Bay scallops may only be harvested in state waters from the following zones: St. Joseph Bay and Gulf County: Aug. 16Sept. 15. Franklin County through northwestern Taylor County: July 1-Sept. 24. This region includes all state waters from the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County to Rock Island near the mouth of the Fenholloway River in Taylor County. The remaining portion of Taylor County and all of Dixie County: June 15-Sept. 10. This region includes all state waters east of Rock Island near the mouth of the Fenholloway River in Taylor County and north of Alligator Pass daybeacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County. Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties: July 1-Sept. 24. This region includes all state waters south of Alligator Pass daybeacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County and north of the Hernando – Pasco county line. Pasco County: July 19-28. This region includes all state waters south of the Hernando – Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County, and includes all waters of the Anclote River.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

FLORIDA

23


Llebroc SX Helm Chair Earns Prestgious Award By ??????? • Photo courtesy of ????????

A

LCD GAUGE RESTORATION

Dark or Faded Displays? Cracked or Damaged Lenses? Unable to Find Replacements?

Before

Have No Fear, GAUGE SAVER is Here!

After

VISIT US AT

GAUGESAVER.COM FOR MORE INFO

We restore these brands AND MORE!

t this year’s Marine Fabricators Conference in Long Beach, Cali., Llebroc Industries was awarded another accolade for a line of chairs widely regarded as the finest helm chairs on the market. Llebroc’s SX Helm Chair with Tidal Wave Technology received a 2019 Fabrication Excellence Award for design excellence in marine fabric applications. From a pool of 90 entries, winners were selected by a panel of certified Master Fabric Craftsmen based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Llebroc’s winning entry, designed and fabricated by Bryan Corbell with project manager Greg Carman, definitely met the goal of a functional SX model helm chair that achieved a high-end automotive appearance. The SX chair required development of a specialized molded back as well as an extensive amount of fabric, foam and starboard engineering that included quilted material sewn in conjunction with flat fabric. The overall engineering was unique and complex, with 3-D modeling and CAD used in the development stages. The project began with Tidal Wave anti-pinking marine vinyl to provide a solution and warranty against pink staining. The vinyl had to be compatible with quilting and foam lamination. The seat construction started with CNC cut foam and each piece was engineered for an exact fit before the vinyl was installed. The vinyl was also CNC cut to match each foam piece prior to fabrication for an exact fit and finish.

www.llebroc.com

Import HUNDREDS of Waypoints

in SECONDS! Americagofishing .com/chips

TM

Thousands Sold Since 2012!

JOIN

ONLINE

• Regional Reports • Featured Articles • Fishing Tips • Giveaways

www.COASTALANGLERMAG.COM 24

FLORIDA

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


r spread ®

!

NEW

DER HOL OLES E N I P D L PING YAR O HAL ELESC T FOR

ded

Z-30 TOP GUNS™ RELEASE CLIPS CARBON FIBER OUTRIGGER POLES HALYARD LOK-UPS™

SERIOUS SPORTFISHING HARDWARE

ruppmarine.com | 772-286-5300

©2019 Rupp Marine. All rights reserved.

KEEP IT GENUINE PRECISION PROTECTION

Whether you take your boat out to the lake or the ocean, your 4-stroke outboard needs ECSTAR Suzuki Semi-Synthetic Engine Oil so it can run long and strong. ECSTAR features special additives that protect the engine in harsh salt and fresh water environments, advanced detergents that keep engine parts clean, and viscosity index improvements that help the engine start in cold conditions. No matter where your next boat ride takes you, go confidently with ECSTAR.

t 9

RUN LONG. RUN CLEAN. RUN STRONG.

g!

/19 11:20 AM

Don’t drink and drive. Always wear a USCG-Approved life jacket and read your owner’s manual. Suzuki, the Suzuki “S” ECSTAR and Suzuki model and product names are Suzuki trademarks or ®. © 2018 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

ECS-NewHorizHalf.indd 1

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

13

3/21/19 2:26 PM


Evinrude Gives Boaters the Confidence to Pursue THEIR LIFE ON THE WATER

W

ith this month’s Spring Into Savings sales event, Evinrude has made a tremendous offer on the cleanest, most powerful outboards in the world. The innovation and performance of the E-TEC engines gives boaters confidence in any situation. From the small but powerful 15 H.O. all the way up to the white-knuckle-inducing 300 HP E-TEC G2, Evinrude’s daringly inventive outboards outperform everything else in the market. What else could you expect from the original inventor and continuous re-inventor of the outboard engine? Evinrude refused to compromise and drift along with the rest of the industry. With the innovative fuel-delivery technology in their direct injection system, they developed two-strokes that burn more efficiently. The result is a two-stroke that is quieter, cleaner, more fuel efficient and more powerful than comparable four-strokes. Evinrude outperforms the competition and they are not shy about it. The E-TEC G2 is a powerful engine designed to muscle through big water and take you offshore quickly and efficiently. With up to 30 percent more torque, its throttle response is unmatched. It’ll put you on plane quicker with the power to pin you to your seat. And all that muscle in the E-TEC G2 is cleaner and leaner thanks to Evinrude’s Engine Management Module, which brings computer-controlled precision to fuel injection. By delivering exactly the amount of fuel needed to the engine, the system provides amazing fuel efficiency to go along with instant throttle response and smooth quiet performance. It has up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency, which will keep dollars in your wallet and extend your range. It’s also the planet’s cleanest outboard. With unbelievably low hydrocarbon emissions, no out-

board, two-stroke or four-stroke, runs cleaner than the E-TEC G2. Using advanced technology, Evinrude is committed to creating environmentally responsible engines with cleaner exhaust emissions. The E-TEC G2’s reportable emissions are lower than any other engine in its class. These are bold claims that are backed by the numbers. You can see for yourself with the performance reports on the Evinrude website (www.evinrude.com). Right down to the gearcase, everything about E-TEC engines is designed to optimize performance. Their advanced SLX Gear Case provides superior handling and performance with reduced engine drag and the ability to easily shed weeds. Freshwater or salt, no matter where you do your fishing and boating, E-TEC and E-TEC G2 engines set the performance standards for outboard engines by boldly going against the grain. And Evinrude has made it easy to handle all that power. All E-TEC G2 engines were designed to make boating easy and intuitive. The Evinrude Intelligent Piloting System, which includes the all-new iDock, is a suite of integrated engine features that instills confidence in all boaters, seasoned and novice alike. If you’re shopping for a new boat or if you’re in the market to re-power the one you’ve got, Evinrude is making decisions mighty easy right now. With five years of coverage and a rebate up to $2,000, going with the best engines on the market is even more of a no-brainer. You’ll have to act fast, though. The Evinrude Spring Into Savings sales event is only available through June 30.

0 0 0 , 2 $ P H 0 0 3 – . O . H 0 20 0 0 0 , 1 $ P H 0 0 2 – . O . H 0 15 0 0 5 $ P H 115 HP–150 $300 . O . H 0 9 – P H 40

For more information, go to www.evinrude.com.

000,2$ PH 003–.O.H 00 2 000,1$ PH 002–.O.H 05 1 005$ PH 051–PH 511 003$ .O.H 09–PH 04

14

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Unforgettable Adventures.

Feel-Good Savings. Heed the call of adventure with great insurance coverage. Boat insurance serviced by the boating experts. Get a fast, free quote today.

geico.com | 1-800-865-4846 | Local Office

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states, in all GEICO companies, or in all situations. Boat and PWC coverages are underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. In the state of CA, program • THEANGLERMAG.COM I Hathaway JUNEInc.2019 NATIONAL provided through Boat Association Insurance Services, license #0H87086. GEICO COASTALANGLERMAG.COM is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, DC 20076; a Berkshire subsidiary. ŠI 2019 GEICO

15


220CC

FISHING FOCUSED. FAMILY FRIENDLY.

TM

270CC 275DC

SHOP THE 2019 SAILFISH LINEUP TODAY!

242CC

@Sailfishboats | www.SailifshBoats.com Coastal Angler Half Page JUNE.indd 1

5/14/19 2:34 PM

Why Buy Bait When You Can Catch Your Own?

With Over 100 Different Cast Nets to Choose From America’s Best Pictured: GS-1500 Tape Net

www.castnets.com sales@castnets.com 1-800-332-6387 ext. 110 16

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


LET’S TURN UP THE RESOLUTION WITH ELEMENT™ AND HYPERVISION™ LIFELIKE SONAR IMAGING Element’s 1.2 megahertz HyperVision™ takes sonar to a new level of precision. DownVision, SideVision, or stunning RealVision 3D, Element’s HyperVision™ mode lets you see structure and target fish with lifelike clarity. And with quad-core performance and the intuitive LightHouse Sport operating system, Element will put you on the spot fast, helping you to see and catch what other anglers can’t.

See the power of Element at raymarine.com/element

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

17


18

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Take a

ROD BUILDING CLASS

Cape Coral, FL

Clark, NJ

Charlotte, NC

Dallas, TX

Orlando, FL

Chicago, IL

Mobile, AL

Oakland, CA

Register at:

WWW.MUDHOLE.COM/CLASSES

MUDHOLE.COM/TURNKEY

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

19


BOAT REVIEW SPECIFICATIONS CustomBilt Pondtoons Length: 14’ to 16’ Beam: 5’ to 6’ Max HP: 9.9 The Pondtoon is the perfect small-water boat for the avid river and pond angler, duck and bow hunter, as well as the family with children or grandchildren. It’s easy on, easy off, so it is the perfect boat for the elderly. All boats are allwelded aluminum construction made in the U.S.A. with premium options to meet every angler’s needs in boating. There are several styles to choose from that include: Fishing Series, Hunting Series, Pleasure Series, Farm/Pond Workboats, Search and Rescue and our new Camo boat. There are even wheelchair-accessible models. Our Pondtoon boats are factory assembled in three standard sizes with options and additional features that allow you to equip the boat for your fishing and hunting style at a very affordable price. Contact us at 334-684-2210 or pondtoons@gmail.com with any questions to help you “customize” your very own CustomBilt Pondtoon boat.

20

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

Construction: .090 Marine-Grade Aluminum

BOATSANDFISHING.COM

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


600+ TOWBOATS 300+ PORTS READY TO HELP YOU

With Unlimited Towing provided by the largest fleet of towboats coast-to-coast, there’s no better way to be prepared on the water.

BoatUS.com/Towing | 800-395-2628

*Annual Membership. Details of services provided can be found online at BoatUS.com/Agree. TowBoatU.S. is not a rescue service. In an emergency situation, you must contact the Coast Guard or a government agency immediately.

the

BO-JO

fISHLIGHT

�e U ltimate Fish Attractor!

FREE Shipping!

Angler/Coastal Angler special offer! Hook a 19% discount! Enter coupon: CA19

Wa t c h o u r 1 - M i n u t e V i d e o by scanning the barcode or...

visit Bo-JoF ishlight.com ... or call 478-951-1490

“If you or someone you know has a pond, lake or boat-dock, get a BO-JO FISHLIGHT! The best fish attractor I’ve ever seen!” - Fish Fishburne

J

eff Bonawitz, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, had already caught several 30 pounders from the Susquehanna River on April 6 and was running low on bait. He selected the biggest bluegill from the bait tank, and the fish that ate it turned out to be a 50-pound, 7-ounce new state record flathead catfish. “I could tell it was big. It kept hanging down deep and when it finally came up to the top, we thought it might be a mermaid,” joked Bonawitz. “I’ve fished the Susquehanna for years, and I’ve never caught anything quite like it.” It took 25 minutes to land the fish on an 8-foot, medium-action spinning rod loaded with 25-pound-test mono. Bonawitz kept the fish alive in an aerated container at his home until the following day. On April 7, the fish was officially weighed, setting a new state record for the species. The previous record, caught in 2006, weighed 48-pound, 6-ounces. There are several organizations that claim larger fish as the world record, but IGFA recognizes a 123-pound flathead caught from Elk City Reservoir in Kansas as the All-Tackle World Record. Upon weighing the fish, Bonawitz with assistance from his nephew, Dylan, 8, released the catfish back to the Susquehanna River. “It was such an amazing fish,” said Bonawitz. “I thought the best thing to do was put it back so that maybe the next guy could catch it. I have a feeling this record may not last very long.”

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

21


10 CIGARS +HUMIDOR

19

only $

99*

160 value! $

You’ve landed in cigar heaven! Take advantage of this amazing offer from America’s biggest cigar retailer, Cigars International. Ten premium handmade cigars from industry giants like Rocky Patel, Gurkha, Toraño, and many more. That’s worth the price of admission alone, but I’m also including a gorgeous, 40-capacity desktop humidor. The whole package is worth $160, but it’s yours right now for just $1999.* That’s nearly 90% off MSRP! Accept no imitators.

Visit: www.CigarsIntl.com/SA7652 Enter the complete web address or search keyword: SA7652

1-888-244-2790

Mention code SA7652 | Item #: CA62-SP Includes 1 each of: HC • Mark Twain • 5 Vegas • Amati Ramón Bueso • Bahia • La Perla Habana • CAO • Gurkha • Toraño + 40-Capacity Desktop Humidor

FREE

22

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

40-CAPACITY DESKTOP HUMIDOR

*Plus $499 s/h. Purchase may be subject to state or local sales tax where applicable. First-time purchasers only. One per customer. No sales to anyone under the age of 21. We do not ship to Utah or South Dakota. For more information see www.CigarsIntl.com/SHIP. Offer expires 7/31/19.

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM


Catamaran Trailers Celebr atin Over g

50 YEA

Mono Hull Trailer

Mono Hull Trailer

Cat Trailer

®

• World’s Original Manufacturer of Aluminum Salt Water Immersible Boat Trailers. • Aluminum I-Beam Trailers • Torsion Suspension

RS

1925 98th Avenue Vero Beach, Florida

772-569-4440

BO S AT TRAILER

EXPERIENCE THE

FIGHT!

www.floaton.com

HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAILER COMPONENTS TORSION AXLE WITH REMOVABLE SPINDLE

■ Built-in forged brake flange ■ Replaceable spindles reduce down

time and expensive axle replacement ■ Stainless steel wear sleeve eliminates corrosion and provides a longer seal/ bearing life Full Variable Speed Control Powerful Brushless Motor Retains Handle Function Digital Line Counter Auto Stop, 12/24VDC Compact & Sleek Design

855-HOOK-ONE

■ 100,000 mile or 6-year

limited warranty ■ “No Touch” lubrication system ■ No maintenance required

Pregreased with Lucas Oil Products Marine Grease

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

www.dexteraxle.com I

JUNE 2019

I

NATIONAL

23


30", 5

70 + LO C AT I O N S N AT I O N W I D E ALABAMA

FLORIDA

BIRMINGHAM HUNTSVILLE PURSELL FARMS

SANDESTIN

LOUISIANA

BATON ROUGE

got Redfish? SCALLOP SEASON IS COMING

Rent This Fisherman’s Dream

COMPAR

O R V I S .C O M / S TO R E S TEXAS

AUSTIN DALLAS HOUSTON

BIG ICE TRAYS

RANGE PLANO SAN ANTONIO SOUTHLAKE THE WOODLANDS

• Weigh • 11-1/

MAKE YOUR OWN ICE!

SAVE

COMPARE T

SUPERWI $ 99

189

MODEL: 11252

ITEM 6814

-Makes six 4” Cubes -10 lbs. of Ice per Tray -Last twice as long! -No more plastic bags -Save money by easily reusing

bigice.com contact@bigice.com

Location: Yankeetown Florida

2500 L WIREL

contact@bigice.com | 504-710-7766

Waterway: Withlacoochee to the Gulf, 12 miles north of Crystal River Home: 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Completely furnished and appointed with everything you need to have a great time fishing, cooking out and enjoying your waterfront vacation.

NO

$4

COMPARE

SOG

ITEM 626

Customer

Boat Ramp: Located 2 minutes away, 300 yards (next canal from home. Dock your boat behind the house! Contact: www.VRBO.com Enter: Property Listing #1387064 or email: Tracybythebeach@gmail.com; Phone: 305.849.1226

Last B R I NMinute G Y O U R BDecember OAT A N D Specials S N O R K EAv L Eailable Q U I P M E NNow! T! 24

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

COMPARE

MIBRO

ITEM 404

*O

hft_coastala


SUPER COUPON SUPER • 15,000 cu. in. of storage BLUE COUPON • 700 lb. capacity Customer Rating ITEM 64031 • Weighs 139 lbs. CARTS BLACK

30", 5 DRAWER MECHANIC'S

ITEM 64030 64032 64033 shown

RED

ITEM 64059 64061 64060 shown

GREEN

COMPARE TO

*67107183 * 67107183

99

SAVE 640 $ 830 $ 21999

Snap-on BLUE-POINT

LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

ITEM 56237 64721 shown

E YOUR CHOIC OF COLOR

$

FREE

OVER 5,000

1,000+ Stores Nationwide • HarborFreight.com

$1 89

MODEL: KRBC10TBPES

ORANGE

ITEM 56238 64722 shown

YELLOW

ITEM 56239 64720 shown

5 STAR REVIEWS Customer Rating

WITH ANY PURCHASE

SUPER BRIGHT LED /SMD WORK LIGHT/FLASHLIGHT • Super-Strong, Ultra-Lightweight Composite Plastic • Magnetic Base & 360° Swivel Hook for Hands-Free Operation • 3- AAA Batteries (included) • 144 Lumens

ALL IN A SINGLE SUPER POWERFUL LIGHT COMPARE TO

SUPER COUPON

20% OFF

ANY SINGLE ITEM*

ITEM 63878/63991 PERFORMANCE $ 52 64005/69567/60566 MODEL: W2364 63601/67227shown TOOL

13

*67106711 * 67106711 Cannot be used with other discounts or prior purchases. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 10/3/19 while supplies last. Limit 1 FREE GIFT per customer per day.

*67105428 * 67105428

Limit 1 coupon per customer per day. Save 20% on any 1 item purchased. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or any of the following items or brands: Inside Track Club membership, Extended Service Plan, gift card, open box item, 3 day Parking Lot Sale item, compressors, floor jacks, safes, saw mills, storage cabinets, chests or carts, trailers, trencher/backhoe, welders, Admiral, Ames, Bauer, Cobra, CoverPro, Daytona, Diamondback, Earthquake, Fischer, Hercules, Icon, Jupiter, Lynxx, Poulan, Predator, Tailgator, Viking, Vulcan, Zurich. Not valid on prior purchases. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 10/3/19.

SUPER COUPON

3500 WATT SUPER QUIET INVERTER GENERATOR

AMMO DRY BOX

Customer Rating

• 11 hour run time Customer Rating

NOW

9

$ 99

COMPARE TO

RANGEMAXX

MODEL: 1312-92

SAVE 60%

6

HONDA

$

$

2,019

76999

MODEL: EU3000iS1A

LIMIT 4 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

• Weighs 14.3 lbs. • 11-1/8" L x 4-1/2" H

SAVE $140 COMPARE TO

SUPERWINCH $ 99 MODEL: 1125220

99

7 FT. 4" x 9 FT. 6" CAMOUFLAGE WEATHER RESISTANT TARP Customer Rating

69

179

159 99 $17999 $169 99 $19999 COMPARE TO

HUSKY

MODEL: C201H

$

239

SAVE $80

COMPARE TO

PORTER-CABLE $ MODEL: 118903799

ITEM 56241

24999 64857 shown

*67132662 * 67132662 LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

SAVE 50%

8

$

99

9999

• Weighs 73 lbs.

20"

POWDER-FREE NITRILE GLOVES PACK OF 100 • 5 mil thickness

SAVE 59%

NOW

$5 99

COMPARE TO

VENOM $ 97

14

Customer st Rati Rating

7

$ 99

ITEM 97581, 37050, 37051, 37052, 64417, 64418, 61363, 68497, 61360, 61359, 68498, 68496 shown

ITEM 64264/64266/64879/64881 61282/68049/60688/62326/61253 shown

ITEM 61765/46411 shown

SUPER COUPON

MODEL: VEN4145

MODEL: T830018Z

*67136168 * 67136168

*67137454 * 67137454

*67137859 * 67137859

*67157487 * 67157487

LIMIT 2 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 4 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 2 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

MODEL 3800

18" MACHETE WITH ULTRA-LIGHT, CRUSH PROOF SERRATED BLADE WEATHER-RESISTANT • Sheath included LOCKABLE CASE Customer Rating • 14-7/8" L NOW 10-5/8" W 6-1/8" H

NOW

99

$4

COMPARE TO $

5

$

$ 99

3130

MODEL: 947981

39

99

COMPARE TO

SAVE 84%

PELICAN $ 19

194

$29

SUPER COUPON

99

Customer Rating

Customer Rating

ITEM 63927

Case contents and locks not included.

2/10/50 AMP, 12 VOLT BATTERY CHARGER AND ENGINE STARTER

4-1/2" ANGLE GRINDER

Customer Rating

SAVE 44%

SAVE $ 164

SUPER COUPON

SUPER COUPON

NOW

PERFORMAX $ 99

17

MODEL: 2411-1

$

NOW

COMPARE TO

MODEL: 1450

ITEM 62682/94154/69910/60641/62683 shown

$

$999

14

99

ITEM 69645/95578/60625 shown

COMPARE TO

99 9 2 $ 52 99

59

SCHUMACHER $ 77 MODEL: SE-1250 ELECTRIC

SAVE 49%

ITEM 60581 3418/66783 60653 shown

*67163293 * 67163293

*67164243 * 67164243

*67166366 * 67166366

*67167276 * 67167276

LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 3 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 4 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 2 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

SUPER COUPON Customer Rating

NOW

COMPARE TO $

SUPER COUPON

$1 9

99

6499 SAVE 69% $ 99 39

MODEL: 426920

ITEM 40462/60658/97711 shown

500 LB. CAPACITY STEEL 3/8" x 75 FT. CAMOUFLAGE CARGO CARRIER POLYPROPYLENE ROPE • 300 lb. working load Customer Rating

Customer Rating • Height range: 12-1/2" to 24"

SAVE 64% COMPARE TO

REESE TOWPOWER $ 99

49

MODEL: 74410

SUPER COUPON

SUPER COUPON

3/8" x 14 FT., GRADE 43 1000 LB. CAPACITY TOWING CHAIN SWING-BACK • 5400 lb. TRAILER JACK capacity

MIBRO

SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION OIL-LUBE MOTOR

SAVE $79

$79

COMPARE TO

5

WEATHERMASTER $ 99

SUPER COUPON

SOG

27% MORE RUN TIME

STANDARD OIL-LUBE MOTOR

RAPID PUMP 3 TON STEEL HEAVY DUTY LOW PROFILE FLOOR JACK Customer Rating NOW TEQ CORRECT $ 99

$ 99

MODEL: 300083999

ITEM 68146/61258/61297/63476/61840 shown

PSI

25% QUIETER

STANDARD RUN TIME

®

SAVE $ 100

COMPARE TO

99

135 Customer Rating

SUPER COUPON

$4 $

$

135 PSI 2X LIFE

STANDARD, 90 dBA

Not available in AZ, OH, OK, and VA.

ITEM 61454 69091/62803 63635/67847 shown

125 PSI STANDARD LIFE

LIMIT 1 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

49

NOW

Customer Rating

20 GALLON OIL-LUBE AIR COMPRESSOR

*67122155 * 67122155

NOW

$49

189

ITEM 63584

SAVE 1,319 $

*67119704 * 67119704

2500 LB. ELECTRIC WINCH WITH WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL

!

COMPARE TO

*67112710 * 67112710 SUPER Customer Rating COUPON

PSI

99 $699

$ 99 ITEM 63135 61451 shown

125

NOW

$3 99

21 GALLON OIL-LUBE AIR COMPRESSOR

NOW

$1 799 $

2599

ITEM 69780/41005 shown

COMPARE TO

HIGHLAND $ 99

79

NOW

$39

99

NOW Customer Rating

SAVE 50% ITEM 69623/66983 shown59

MODEL: 1394500

$

99

COMPARE TO

EVERBILT

8

$ 97 MODEL: 18614

SAVE 66%

ITEM 61674/62761/47835 shown

$299 4

$ 99

*67170753 * 67170753

*67181384 * 67181384

*67186348 * 67186348

*67194253 * 67194253

LIMIT 4 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 3 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 2 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

LIMIT 5 - Coupon valid through 10/3/19*

At Harbor Freight Tools, the “Compare to” price means that the specified comparison, which is an item with the same or similar function, was COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM I JUNE 2019 I past NATIONAL advertised for sale at or above the “Compare to” price by another national retailer in the U.S. within the 90 days. Prices advertised 25 by others

*Original coupon only. No use on prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase or without original receipt. Valid through 10/3/19.

may vary by location. No other meaning of “Compare to” should be implied. For more information, go to HarborFreight.com or see store associate.

hft_coastalangler_0619_M-REG163328.indd 1

5/1/19 3:26 PM


Start the new boating season off right with the Ultimate 4-Stroke Outboard from Suzuki. Buy during our Spring Sales Event and get Suzuki’s 3-Year Limited Warranty plus 3 years of Extended Protection at no extra charge.There are Instant Savings on select models, and Low-Rate Financing is also available. See your participating Suzuki Marine dealer for all the details.

3 Years Limited Warranty + 3 Years Extended Protection

Six Years of Protection at no extra charge on all new outboards 25 to 350 HP.

INST

ANT SAVIN GS SAV

SELECE RIGHT N T SUZ UKI O OW ON UTBO ARDS

REPOWER FINANCE

Instant Savings on select models when you buy during this promotion. See your dealer for details.

Rates as low as 5.99% on new Suzuki outboards on approved credit.* [60 Months]

To learn more, visit www.suzukimarine.com. Gimme Six Extended Protection promo is applicable to new Suzuki Outboard Motors from 25 to 350 HP in inventory which are sold and delivered to buyer between 04/01/19 and 06/30/19 in accordance with the promotion by a Participating Authorized Suzuki Marine dealer in the continental US and Alaska to a purchasing customer who resides in the continental US or Alaska. Customer should expect to receive an acknowledgement letter and full copy of contract including terms, conditions and wallet card from Suzuki Extended Protection within 90 days of purchase. If an acknowledgement letter is not received in time period stated, contact Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. – Marine Marketing via email: marinepromo@suz.com. The Gimme Six Promotion is available for pleasure use only, and is not redeemable for cash. Instant Savings apply to qualifying purchases of select Suzuki Outboard Motors made between 04/01/19 and 06/30/19. For list of designated models, see participating Dealer or visit www.suzukimarine.com. Instant Savings must be applied against the agreed-upon selling price of the outboard motor and reflected in the bill of sale. (Suzuki will, in turn, credit Dealer’s parts account.) There are no model substitutions, benefit substitutions, rain checks, or extensions. Suzuki reserves the right to change or cancel these promotions at any time without notice or obligation. * Financing offers available through Synchrony Retail Finance. As low as 5.99% APR financing for 60 months on new and unregistered Suzuki Outboard Motors. Subject to credit approval. Not all buyers will qualify. Approval, and any rates and terms provided, are based on credit worthiness. $19.99/month per $1,000 financed for 60 months is based on 5.99% APR. Hypothetical figures used in calculation; your actual monthly payment may differ based on financing terms, credit tier qualification, accessories or other factors such as down payment and fees. Offer effective on new, unregistered Suzuki Outboard Motors purchased from a participating authorized Suzuki dealer between 04/01/19 and 06/30/19. “Gimme Six”, the Suzuki “S” and model names are Suzuki trademarks or ®. Don’t drink and drive. Always wear a USCG-approved life jacket and read your owner’s manual. © 2019 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

26

NATIONAL

I

JUNE 2019

SZ_Q2 Promo_1PG_WIP.indd 1

I

COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

3/15/19 2:26 PM


1782-18B Angler.indd 3 1 COMMONCoastal CVRS_0619.indd

12/19/18 3:50 PM 5/16/19 11:22 AM


Access our Dealer Locator and find an authorized dealer near you today. optimusportal.com/locator-ss

Set Your

DESTINATION and

SeaWays is the autopilot upgrade to the Optimus 360 system, and is included FREE with SeaStation.

seastarsolutions.com

COMMON CVRS_0619.indd 4

5/16/19 11:22 AM

Profile for Coastal Angler Magazine

Coastal Angler Magazine | June 2019 | Greater Orlando  

Coastal Angler Magazine and our interior (freshwater) publication, The Angler Magazine, are monthly editions dedicated to fishing, boating,...

Coastal Angler Magazine | June 2019 | Greater Orlando  

Coastal Angler Magazine and our interior (freshwater) publication, The Angler Magazine, are monthly editions dedicated to fishing, boating,...