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State Seasons Florida: June 11-July 12, with a possible fall season if there is available quota. Alabama: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 1-July 28, plus Thursday, July 4. Mississippi: May 24-Sept. 2 (Labor Day), with a mid-season closure from July 8-28. Louisiana: Opened May 25 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the state’s recreational quota of 743,000 pounds is met. Harvest is also allowed on the Monday of Memorial Day and the Thursday of the Fourth of July. Texas: Open year-round in state waters. State waters extend from the coastline out to the 9-mile mark for Texas and Florida’s Gulf coast. State waters in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana stretch out to three miles from the coast. The daily bag limit is two fish per person with a 16-inch minimum length, except in Texas, where there is a four fish per person daily limit with a 15-inch minimum length requirement. A state-specific license is needed for whichever state waters an angler plans to be in possession of red snapper. Each state is also collecting its own red snapper harvest data. Reporting requirements and self-reporting for each state can be conducted through the following apps. See the state websites for information on how to obtain these apps. Florida: iAngler Guld Red Snapper App Alabama: Snapper Check Mississippi: Tails n’ Scales Louisiana: Recreational Offshore Landing Permit App Texas: iSnapper App Federal Season Federally permitted for-hire vessels have 62 days to fish the Gulf of Mexico in federal waters. The federal season is June 1-Aug. 2.

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We made a 50-mile, two-hour run to the Finger Bank. When we arrived, the ocean was alive with birds and porpoise balling schools of bait. The bait was so thick we dip-netted sardines, hooked them and pitched them back out, sight fishing to striped marlin on bait balls. My wife, my daughter and I were hooked up nonstop, and we ended up returning to the marina flying 20 release flags.

6) Pacific sailfish; Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala; Dec. 28-30, 2018—This year, with my 40th birthday on Christmas Day, the girls and I spent the holidays in Guatemala aboard the 35’ Knowles A-FIN-ITY with Capt. Niko. 2) White marlin; West End, Grand Bahama; May 5, 2018— I was fishThe fishing was great. I quickly knocked Pacific sailfish off the list and ing the Mike Schmidt Winner’s Circle Tournament out of Old Bahama Bay went on to catch a bunch of them, taking turns with Stacy and Marlynn. with my regular tournament team on the Fragrant Harbor, captained by Joe Garbo. The white marlin took a ballyhoo trolled on 50-pound tackle. 7) Atlantic sailfish; Palm Beach, Fla.; Jan. 1, 2019— I’ve fished the Silver Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt signed my release flag. Sailfish Derby with Capt. Joe Garbo for the last 13 years. This year we finally I broke off what would have been my first Atlantic blue marlin during won it by one fish aboard the 60’ Viking Fragrant Harbor. I chose to use this tournament. this special sailfish for the Royal Slam. It ate a live goggle eye on 20-pound tackle. 3) Pacific blue marlin; Kona, Hawaii; June 23, 2018— On family vacaWith just two species to go, I decided to push for the Royal Slam in less tion, we fished with Capt. Kevin Hibbard on the Divergent. I caught my than a year. first Pacific blue, an estimated 500-pounder, which we were able to tag before release. It was an intense battle even on 130-pound tackle. 8) Swordfish; Palm Beach, Fla.; Feb. 16, 2019— My buddy Connor McKWith three species down, I was still looking for my Atlantic blue mar- ee and I set out on a beautiful night in my 32’ Intrepid No Worries. At about lin. Through July, August and September, I fished the Bahamas twice, 8:20 p.m., the fish bit a dead-rigged squid and made a run to the surface Puerto Rico twice and the Dominican Republic. I was plagued by pulled as I cranked the 50W trying to stay tight. We got a look at the fish before hooks and broken lines. Out of Cap Cana in the Dominican, we raised it turned for the bottom. It was a good one, and I had too much drag on it. seven blues. I hooked five of them and went 0-5. The curse of the Atlantic It broke the harness, pinning me to the side of the boat, and I was forced blue was haunting me. to back off the drag. More than an hour later, Conner stuck the estimated 200-pound fish with a harpoon. It had a 74-inch lower-jaw-to-fork length. 4) Atlantic blue marlin; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Oct. 21, 2018— I broke my curse during the San Juan International Billfish Tournament aboard 9) Shortbill spearfish; Kona, Hawaii; March 16, 2019— I boarded The the Heavy Duty with Capt. Gabby Vazquez. Huntress, a 42’ Merrit, 35 years to the day from when Capt. Bart Miller On the final day of the four-day tournament, I boarded the 43’ Ber- caught the 1,656-pound blue marlin that is the largest ever caught in Kona tram Heavy Duty. To this point, I had lost every blue marlin I had ever and the second largest in the world. In its previous life, The Huntress was hooked. We got a fish up in the spread early after lines in. The blue ate my named Black Bart. I was on the very same boat Miller caught his record lure, and I took it to the chair. On 30-pound tackle, I finally caught my first from. Atlantic blue marlin. With Capt. Steve Epstein and Capt. Kevin Hibbard, it didn’t take long “That’s what I came to Puerto Rico for, boys!” I yelled. Afterward, the for the riggers to go off. A few minutes later, I caught my first spearfish and crew informed me it was the first blue their boat had seen all tournament. completed the Billfish Royal Slam in just under a year, 361 days! With the curse broken, Heavy Duty owner Herminio Amador released a I travelled to five countries, plus Hawaii and Puerto Rico and had a lot second blue, which was good enough to win the daily. of first-time experiences. I was fortunate to catch five of nine fish with my 5) Striped marlin; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Dec. 15, 2018—As a fami- family on the boat. We made lots of new friends, and in the end I realize ly, we went to Mexico targeting striped marlin out of Cabo with Capt. Jose it was all about the journey. Now it’s Marlynn’s turn. She’s already got the Ramon on the 31’ Bertram Rebecca of the Pisces Fleet. stripey checked off the list. 12

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he second high-season here in northwest Costa Rica is in full effect. Big schools of yellowfin tuna have swept into the Nosara area, and for the next three months we will be chasing them up and down the coast. May, which is a slow month, saw a record 79 trips for FishingNosara. Better still, the calendar for the rest of the summer is full of top-flight anglers. Despite the momentary lull in trips, the crews delivered the goods with multiple marlin releases backed-up with some big yellowfin tuna. Capt. William on the flagship Wanderer led the way this month with 20 trips, edging out Capt. Carlos on the battleship Discoverer by two trips. Right behind them was 2019 Ship of Fools winner, Capt. Alex on the Harvester, aka the People’s Champion, with 17 trips. In mid-May we endured a few rainstorms, but the weather has been mostly nice and perfect for fishing. In early May we welcomed a fun group of Texans for a fierce week of fishing. Merritt and Brian Wruble, Nicole and Bubba Miles, Glenn and Dahni Bloomfield posted this on social media: “We had such an amazing trip! Thank you to the staff, captains and deck hands. You all went above and beyond to make sure we had a great trip with great memories! Thank you, and we can’t wait to start planning our next trip down to Nosara!”

We also welcomed Cameron Frowick’s group of Tyler, Texas-based anglers to the blue water. Capt. William braved the mid-month rains and delivered a wide array of meat fish for these hungry folks. Meredith Frowick wrote this post: “The day was amazing! Went out in the Pacific Ocean and we all caught something. Got three yellowfin tunas and one mahi-mahi. Thank you for the fun time.” May was also a time for reunions; back in 2012 we hosted the Ganoe family, of Jacksonville, Fla., as winners of the initial FishingNosara Family Cup kayak tournament. That family trip made a huge impression because Maegan Ganoe chose Nosara as the spot to get married to her now-husband Jose Morales. No trip to Nosara is complete without a fishing mission, and the newlyweds joined the Harvester on May 17 for an incredible day of action. The headliner was a big Blue Marlin (pictured) that snagged three baits simultaneously. Mate Wilson took command of the cockpit and kept all three anglers on the same page. After the fight we safely released this monster alive and well. “Thank you Alex for putting us on this huge Blue Marlin to celebrate Dad’s birthday and wrap up our wedding week here in Nosara! It took Jose, Daniel and me over 30 minutes to reel it in! Blue Marlin off our bucket list,” wrote Maegan. Call Craig Sutton ASAP at 904-591-2161, so they can fit you into the summer schedule. Visit blog.fishingnosara.com for daily catch reports.

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here there’s one snapper, there are many, which is why you never leave a hot bite. Snapper come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They eat shrimp or crabs and will steal your bait quicker than the mind can register the tug of your rod. When you feel that tap, tap, tap on the end of your line and come up with an empty hook, chances are you’ve hit a snapper hole. Since they are bottom feeders, they will head for the bottom once hooked. This action makes for a fun fight regardless of the size! There are over 100 species of Snapper running from Massachusetts to Brazil and residing in tropical areas. Red, mangrove, and mutton snapper

tend to be the most common in the Gulf due to their sweet, succulent, firm meat. They are tasty in a variety of dishes and are the subject of Veracruz’s most famous dish - Snapper Veracruz. Snapper Veracruz is known for its Mexicanmeets-Mediterranean flavor combining simple ingredients and rich flavor that tantalizes the taste buds. If you’re a beginner at cooking fish but have some experience chopping, then this is your dish! It’s full of nutrients selenium, vitamin A, and potassium plus all those good-for-you oils in your fresh fish. The best part is, you can catch them inshore on Florida’s Gulf Coast ALL YEAR LONG.

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DIRECTIONS: 1. Finely dice jalapeños, onion, and olives. 2. Cut tomatoes and limes into quarters. 3. Crush garlic. 4. Pre-heat oven to 425°. 5. Pre-heat skillet on medium-high. 6. Drop diced onions into the skillet and sauté until transparent. 7. Add tomatoes, jalapeños, olives, and garlic. Cook until Al dente. 8. Add dried Oregano to taste (1Tbsp). Cover, and set aside. 9. Oil baking dish with high-heat oil. 10. Spoon mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. 11. Place a single layer of filets over mixture. 12. Season filets with salt, pepper, cayenne, and lime juice. 13. Spoon another layer of the mixture on top of the filets. (Repeat steps 11 - 13.) 14. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes apart easily. Serve with rice, greens, black beans, plantains or your favorite Caribbean fare to add to the experience and remind us why we’re fishing, and eating, in the subtropics! Capt. Erik and Cf M. Janel, NT provide fishing lessons & kayak charters on Hobie PA17T’s. To book call (360) 797-3275 or visit https://fishlikeus.com. Find recipes and weekly how-to videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram @FishLIkeUs

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ou are most likely an avid angler or at the very least you enjoy fishing! Ever since the beginning of May, there has been a ban on harvesting three (3) of our favorite game fish “Redfish, Snook, and Trout” here in the Southwest Florida Region due to the previous year’s red tide “fish kill”. Unfortunately, it has had lots of anglers and fishing guides very upset. Many of us were raised that if you didn’t catch your limit that it wasn’t a successful fishing trip, but I think that we really do need to change our way of thinking. Trust me, I do enjoy a fresh catch every now and then, but I gave up on trying to keep everything I catch many many years ago. There are a lot of different things happening to our waters that are threatening our fish populations. Thankfully, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee (FWC) is trying to help, and this is why they made this law. It is their hope that anyone who truly loves fishing won’t be upset, but, would instead be thinking about what they can do to help our waters for future generations. I hope that we can all see the positives here. After all, we do still have some of the most BEAUTIFUL waters in the country and a world class fishery.

But, things are changing rapidly and we all have to do our part now to make the difference for future of our waters and fisheries. If you feel like reaching out to help even more, a couple of my favorite organizations who are trying to make a difference are Captains For Clean Water and CCA Florida. It’s pretty amazing that the fish in the picture above is one of two “tagged Redfish” I caught recently thanks to Duke Energy/ CCA Redtide Recovery Program. I’ve actually came to love “Catch and Release”. There is a special feeling when you catch a beautiful fish, snap a couple of photos, and then watch the healthy fish swim off knowing that someday I may catch that fish again and it will be even bigger! Also, it will have the chance to make lots of babies. The best way I’ve found to get a healthy release is by using a rubber mesh net, wetting your hands before touching the fish, supporting the fish’s body while you snap a couple of glory shots, and then slowly move the fish back and forth in the water until it feels strong enough to swim away. I want to personally thanks all of you who are doing your part in making difference! Until next time tight lines and tight knots!:) Eric Henson is the owner of Casting Kayaks LLC. a guided kayak fishing company out of Sarasota Florida. He specializes in inshore light tackle or fly fishing from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. To book a guided fishing trip with Eric check out his website www.CastingKayaks.com or give him a call at 941-504-1349

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Inshore with Capt. Rachel by Capt. Rachel Cato

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ummer can offer some of the best fishing. Go early and get off before 10:30/11:00am or go late in the afternoon, after 4:00pm. Higher water temperatures does not turn the bite off, it just moves the fish to other areas. Current and water temperature are the main driving force for fish to feed and as the water gets warmer and sun gets higher during the summer months, the fish will drop into deeper water. Sometimes the fish will leave the shade of the mangroves and drop off onto the ledges out and away from cover. Summer bait tends to be small and requires a fine mesh of 1/4in cast nets. These baits are surprisingly productive and plentiful. Snook especially are spawning in the heavier current and deeper water leaving the shallows. Look for deeper water where fish will find all they need: current, structure, and of course food. I find outgoing tide can produce some of the

best catching. After the tide has dropped down a bit, the fish will be forced in to more condensed locations, and if there is no tide or wind then move on, as there won’t be much action. Often you will catch a variety of fish sharing similar ledges. Sea trout are closed so handle with care and quickly release to increase survival. As the air temperature rises backwater fishing will become uncomfortable so moving towards beaches or open water will offer for breeze. Mackerel will be found in passes and around reefs, therefore, using an extra-long shank with a short piece of wire will land more fish. Dropping baits down near structure will produce snapper, grunts, and the occasional flounder. Chumming handfuls of dead or crushed live bait will help to bring fish up off the bottom. Free-lining or adding small split shots are often preferred over heavily weighted bait stuck on the bottom.

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Big hammerheads, bull sharks, and tiger sharks patrol the beach in search of a shiny treat! At Reel Tight Fishing Charters we use 7’6” Shimano Terramar medium-light rods with 60-80# fluorocarbon leader. A 6-0 7-0 circle hook with a bobber 30”-36” inches from the hook. Our bait is a silver dollar sized pass crab that is very, very alive and ready to swim!

he spring break season is over and the summer heat is starting to set in. For us fishermen this means one thing...Tarpon! Our captains and guests typically like to start fishing early in the morning. Once on the beach they tuck the boat up close to shore and wait for the sun to expose the beautiful shimmer of the silver king! Our captains then line the boat up with the school, as we look for the next tarpon to “roll”. We prepare to launch our crabs (bait) at these 100+ pound fish and then hold on for on an epic battle. Once hooked up with the mighty fish the crew will clear the rods and anything that could get in the way. We strap in for what can be a 10-minute fight or a 2-hour battle. These fish have no quit! You have to respect the fish and the angler who both are completely worn out at the end of the fight. We revive the fish and make sure they swim off healthy and congratulate our angler on his victory. One thing is certain-our crew keep their head on a swivel because we aren’t the only ones in search of the silver king (Megalops). Capt. Matt Fueyo is the owner of Reel Tight Fishing Charters, 1265 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242. Providing offshore and inshore charters with a focus on conservation and teaching. Guests of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Our captains are professional and our goal is to make sure your family and friends are having the time of your lives and catching fish! You can reach us through our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/reeltightfishingcharters/ or website, https:// www.reeltightfishingcharters.com with any questions or to book a charter. FACEBOOK.COM/COASTALANGLERMAGAZINESARASOTA/ | JULY 2019 | SARASOTA / BRADENTON 5


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uly brings an end to the peak of the Boca Grande Pass (the ‘Pass’) migration of one of the most spectacular, natural displays of God’s gift to man, ‘The World’s Biggest Tarpon’, in all of it’s splendor. Whether a fisherman or not, this natural display of wild life beauty is worth a boat ride to the ‘Pass’, if only just to see. Thousands of these prehistoric fish make their appearance to mate and do whatever they do to replenish, grow and survive their species. 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 five percent (probably less) experience hooking and catching a Tarpon. I decided that in order to be

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successful, I needed to take the time and hire the most successful and professional guide possible willing to teach me a technique that works on a consistent basis, Capt. Dave Markett of Odessa, FL., who has been a professional guide for 48 years that includes 28 years of fishing Boca Grande Pass. Dave was named Captain of the Year for the last PTTS Tournament held in 2015. His team won 1st Place for the Women’s Division and a very close 2nd Place for the Men’s Division. I met up with Captain Dave early morning along with Nadeen Welch with Coastal Angler Magazine. During the boat ride, Capt. Dave explained the history of Tarpon as well as the development and redevelopments of tackle and techniques utilized to catch

these monsters. We arrived at out location at daybreak surrounded by rolling Tarpon. He shared his thoughts on why Tarpon do what they do by ‘rolling’ on the surface. He believes that the smaller ‘rolling’ Tarpon (100-125lbs.) are males vying for favor of the larger (175-300 plus lb.) females foraging along the bottom that showed up on his sonar. After a brief orientation of his equipment and how to use it, we were instructed to ‘drop’ a presentation down to the ‘schooling’ females along the bottom. He proved over and over again that fishing for Tarpon is akin to fishing for wild turkey. A wild turkey can spot the blinking of an eye 75 yards away, thus flushing the flock and losing any opportunity to get one. Likewise with Tarpon,

any movement of the rod tip during a presentation will cause a school of Tarpon to ‘flush’ (like that of bait fish) when spooked. If a presentation is not finessed or natural looking, all bets are off! Nadeen and I hooked and fought five (5) Tarpon ranging from 175-225lbs. However, throughout the morning, together we missed at least a dozen other opportunities to hook and land one. It was an awesome adventure and one that neither of us will forget.

This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters wishing everyone ‘fantastic’ June fishing. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Contact me directly at 239-357-6829 or email, fishfacecharters@yahoo.com with any questions or to book a charter on your vessel or mine. I am available as ‘Captain for Hire’ on your boat (by the hour), for both inshore and offshore fishing. Get years of my knowledge, techniques and locations, which will ensure your every fishing trip is a safe and successful venture.

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ummer is officially here and with it comes a new set of challenges. Fishing in the heart of summer is all about timing and location. What are your instincts when you are facing the stifling heat? Aside from hydration, you search out a place to cool off. As the backwater surface temps heat up to the high 80s and low 90s, the fish are looking for the same relief. The shallow water flats are a great place to start in the mornings, but as water temps jump throughout the day change your game plan accordingly. Seek out shaded areas, such as under bridges, docks, and trees. The shade provided by these structures are sought out by fish looking to beat the heat. Look for deep pockets as deeper water usually holds a “thermocline”. Thermoclines are produced by the separation of cooler more dense water that sinks to the bottom and warmer, less dense water, that remains higher in the water column. SCIENCE! This divide can bring temperature differences as much as twenty degrees. I’m sure you have experienced this

temperature difference if you have spent any time swimming in a natural body of water in the summer. Using your fishfinder, a thermocline can be easily found. Bump up your sensitivity and you will see an obvious line of feedback a few feet from the surface. Bingo! Another advantageous place to use the knowledge of thermocline are places where the deeper waters are mixed, or “turned over” from heavy current and underwater topography. If science isn’t your thing, or you just don’t want to suffer the extremes of the Summer day, head back to the dock around noon and continue your day after the afternoon thunderstorms cool things down.

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everal months ago, I received a phone call from Spencer Brunson, Project Manager for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. He wanted to let me know that they had another child and family that matched us as an outfitter to take out fishing. Catch-A-Dream Foundation provides children with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to go on a hunting or fishing adventure of a lifetime with all expenses paid by the Foundation. I looked at the calendar and was available on the dates and the planning process had begun. John Corbell, a 16-year-old from Alabama, was set to arrive on May 13th along with his mother, father, and older brother. John is one of God’s living miracles. He was born with a bad heart and before the age of 10 he had four open heart surgeries. At age 15 his heart had failed completely and he was on life support. He needed a heart transplant, with little to no time to spare. By God’s grace, a perfect match heart came available just in time. Shortly after the transplant, John was diagnosed with NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma. He received chemotherapy treatment and was just given word that he was cancer free two weeks before arriving in Florida. John and his family are the most positive, kind and spiritual family I have ever met. This particular trip was a little different than all the others we have been a part of with this foundation. This time we had a special guest, Steve Coon aka “Coon Dog” with Drury Outdoors, aboard to film the whole experience. Also, aboard was the CEO of Catch-A-Dream Foundation, Dr. Marty Brunson as the host. Please visit https://coastalanglermag.com/sarasota/ to read The first day the family was here the winds were blowing the complete article. around 25mph with an afternoon shower approaching. We decided to take them to our community beach to search for and Charter fishing from Venice, FL is home to some of the best fishing anywhere! collect shark teeth. While we were walking the beach, they were You can reach Capt. Tom at 941-587-2028 or at asking what we were planning to catch, as John wanted to try and www.tntfishingchartersvenice.com or follow on FB @tntchartersvenice go for a goliath grouper as he had never seen one. I then made a specializing in Family Friendly Fishing Adventures. FACEBOOK.COM/COASTALANGLERMAGAZINESARASOTA/ | JULY 2019 | SARASOTA / BRADENTON 9


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or today’s adventure, 7-year-old Justin is going to be my guest for a day of fishing. Justin has a rare chromosomal disorder that requires him to receive occupational therapy to gain hand strength. My team woke up at 6am that morning to go catch bait fish off the grass flats near my home. We were using fish food as chum and threw cast nets on the many pilchards that were around that are attracted to this chum. Shortly after, we had our live well full of bait fish, and now it’s time to head to the boat ramp to pick up Justin for his day on the water. Of course, Justin wanted to drive the boat, so we let him steer the boat to the first spot we had our sights on. He drove like an experienced boat captain! We arrived

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The Mango’s we catch in Tampa Bay and near Anna Maria Island are usually 10” to 15” and grow to over 20” offshore. Be careful when handling and especially unhooking these fish. They are called snapper for a reason! They can bite you! They bite as quick as a cobra and have fangs. In some other parts of the world they are called Dog Snapper because of the canine looking front teeth. We typically use 4000 series medium spinning rods spooled with 15lb braided line to catch them. Mangrove snapper have excellent vision. So, you must use at least 3 feet of fluorocarbon leader and depending how clear the water is or how picky the Mango’s are you might get more bites with 3 feet of 14lb fluorocarbon leader, than say 20lb. Mangrove snapper are known to love live shrimp, but so does every other fish. You

might find a lot of activity, but your shrimp can get stolen from your hook over and over again. When this happens, I usually rip the shrimp in half and push the body onto a 1/4-ounce jig head. Less shrimp for the fish to rip off the hook and can give you a little more leverage when setting the hook. Hopefully the fish that have been stealing your bait are mangrove napper and not pinfish or some other kind of small bait fish. Mangos have a distinct feel when they bite and always seem to bite in multiples of three. So, when

you are watching your rod tip getting a bite. You will see Tap... Tap... Tap....usually by the third “Tap” you either lift your rod straight up, crank the handle and you get’em, or he stole your bait again. This action can be fun, but replacing your bait over and over again can get frustrating. Try switching to squid, it stays on the hook better. It is important to fish with your bait moving in the direction of the current, going toward the structure where the “Mango’s” are hiding. Please visit https:// coastalanglermag.com/ sarasota/ To read Capt. James’s complete article with more snapper tips and Nubby the dolphin.

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The Best Angler Photos From Southwest Florida!

Joe Sheaffer showing off a nice snook from Manasota Key.

Colin Obser sent his 48# stripper pic to us, for his Grandpa in Cape Coral to see.

Ismael Santiago w/ a nice ARS, 21# and 33”.

Brittany Cortes is at it again! John showing off a nice kingfish. Paul w/ his first snook on fly, out with Capt. Justin Napior.

Great fun and catches with Living Water Charters. Capt. Roan zumFelde’s client w/ a fat largemouth bass.

Capt. Tom Bailas’ clients on an Islamorada Charter.

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wo Minneapolis anglers can now claim the longest fish ever caught on record in Minnesota. Darren Troseth and John Kimble pulled a huge, 78-inch-long lake sturgeon through a hole in the ice on the St. Croix River this winter. MDNR recently certified it as a new catch-and-release state record. Estimated to weigh about 120 pounds, the more than 6-foot-long monster is not only the longest lake sturgeon caught on record, it’s the longest fish - period. MDNR’s Shannon Fisher said the fish could be about 100 years old, which is not unusual for this long-lived and slow-growing species. It is, however, unusual for a sturgeon of this size to come from Minnesota waters, where the species had nearly vanished by the early 1900s. For decades, lake sturgeon have been protected in Minnesota and many other states. A rebounding population allowed the Minnesota to open the species for catch-and-release fishing in 2013. The IGFA world record lake sturgeon weighed 168 pounds. It was caught from Ontario, Canada’s Georgian Bay in 1982. A larger fish, which is recognized by Wisconsin as the largest lake sturgeon ever caught in the U.S., was caught out of the state’s Wolf River in 2012. That fish was 87.5 inches long and weighed 240 pounds. It was estimated to be 125 years old.

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ased on recent trends, fisheries managers are predicting a record year for walleye anglers on Lake Erie. If you’ve ever wanted to get in on the action, now is the time to go. According to the Ohio DNR, the summer months typically provide the best walleye fishing of the year, and this summer could surpass last summer’s record success for anglers. In 2018, walleye were harvested at the highest rates recorded in nearly 40 years. More than 40 percent of walleye trips produced a limit for anglers. On average, anglers caught and kept a walleye for every 75 minutes of fishing. “Walleye anglers can expect fishing that rivals a boom that began in 2006 and lasted several years following the exceptional 2003 hatch,” said Scott Hale, administrator of fisheries management for the Division of Wildlife. “The recent procession of good hatches points to an outstanding decade that has just begun.” Four excellent walleye hatches between 2014-2018 point to a bright fishing season for Lake Erie, the “Walleye Capital of the World.” The 2019 walleye population is estimated to be 45 million fish ages 2 and older, with a projection exceeding 120 million fish for 2020.

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“Reaching the 50-Fish Club was definitely a fun challenge!” said Stattner. “I had to take into account seasonality, location within Florida, varied baits and, most importantly, log a lot of time on the water. Some of my catches were from the beach, pier, kayak and offshore headboats. Thank you to FWC and the sponsors of the Catch a Florida Memory program for recognizing angler accomplishments and encouraging me to be a better angler!” Stattner rounded out her Life List achievement with a whopping 42-inch wahoo as her 50th fish. She chose to memorialize the catch in a replica mount she’ll receive as a prize from Mount This! Fish Company. While her enthusiasm for spending time on the water is clear, she is equally passionate about teaching younger generations how to fish, including her own daughter who is a Life List 10-Fish Club member. Want to get in on the action? You can win a replica fish mount from Mount This! Fish Company when you submit catches by July 31 and are the first angler to qualify for the Reefs and Rubble Grand Slam (gag, gray triggerfish and black sea bass all caught in 24 hours) or the angler whose Reel Big Fish most exceeds its qualifying length. Plus, Catch a Florida Memory is teaming up with events like the Pensacola Fishing Rodeo and Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge to give you even more to chances to win. Grab your friends and family for some fishing fun, make some memories and win a few prizes while you’re at it. Catch a Florida Memory challenges anglers to target a diverse range of species in Florida, reducing pressure on the most commonly sought-after catches. Successful anglers receive a prize pack including a T-shirt, certificate and tumbler, and the prizes get hotter from there. Participate today by visiting CatchaFloridaMemory. com. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible for prizes and are encouraged to use proper fish handling techniques. For information, visit CatchaFloridaMemory.com, email AnglerRecogntion@MyFWC.com or call (850) 487-0554.

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WEIGHT

45.6 LBS.

TANK SIZE

.95 GAL

1.2 GAL

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ITEM 62523

3

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79.7 cc

ENGINE SIZE

98.5 cc

YES

LOW OIL ALERT

YES

YES

PARALLEL CAPABLE

YES

YES

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WEATHERPROOF PROTECTIVE RIFLE CASE

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1600

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25999 $

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150 PSI

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RELATIVE TANK SIZE @ 125 PSI, 13.7 GALLONS

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114

$

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99

85 dBA

129

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HUSKY

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$

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149

124

$

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159

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