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here’s no experience in fly fishing like standing on the deck of a skiff and watching for shadows that belie cruising fish. Sight casting saltwater flats is a pursuit that lies somewhere between biggame hunting and angling. For many anglers it is the ultimate expression of the sport. The following are four destinations that offer some of the best flats fishing in the world. Whether you seek the visceral thrill of leaping tarpon, the bone-jarring speed of giant trevally or the finesse and skill it takes to hook bonefish and permit, these places should be part of every angler’s bucket-list.

The Bahamas

No other island chain in the world has so completely associated itself with a single species of fish as the Bahamas. This 1,000-mile-long archipelago is bonefish heaven, and it has supported generations of famous fly fishing guides on more than 500 square miles of mostly hard-bottomed flats. There’s a reason the Bahamas are so famous for bonefishing. From Grand Bahama and the Abacos in the north all the way down to Long Island and Acklins in the south, there are more than 700 islands. Each little cay supports its own flats, which all offer perfect habitat for bones and perfect environs for fly fishing. Another great thing about bonefishing the Bahamas is easy access to the fishery. The islands are a quick hop from southern Florida, and every inhabited island has its own bonefish lodges. From swanky resorts to beachfront huts, there’s something for every type of angler, and the fishing is varied as well. Whether you seek the challenge of big wary fish or you’d rather have fun catching numbers, you’ll find it somewhere in the islands—and Bahamian guides are legendary for their skill and hospitality.

Seychelles

Out in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles are an

archipelago of 115 islands that offer some of the most remote and beautiful flats in the world. With a strictly managed fishery, the atolls of the Seychelles are teeming with fish, and the out islands offer flats that few anglers have ever seen. It’s one of the few remaining destinations where the fishing experience cannot be oversold. Bonefish are big, numerous and lightly pressured, so they will readily take a fly. But traveling anglers should go geared up for multiple other exciting flats inhabitants. From high-flying milkfish to powerful giant trevally, there’s really no place on the planet that offers such a diverse and exotic cast of characters. And you’ll be sight fishing for all of them, either wading or poling gorgeous shallow-water flats.

Belize

If permit are your passion, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place to chase them than Belize. This little English-speaking nation,

wedged in on the Caribbean between Mexico and Honduras, lays claim to what just might be the world’s best permit fishery. Belize is small. You could fit the entire country within Florida six times, and its population density is the lowest in all of Central America. These statistics explain the unspoiled nature of Belize’s forests, flats and beaches. Punta Gorda, on the southern coast, is the headliner destination for permit devotees. Yes, there are opportunities for tarpon, snook, bonefish and jacks, but the abundance and size of permit is astounding. Now, that abundance doesn’t make individual permit any easier to catch. It does, however, mean an angler will have numerous shots to get everything just right, which is a necessity when it comes to hooking permit on a fly.

The Florida Keys

No such list would be complete without mention of the Keys. The Florida Keys are the birthplace of backcountry fly fishing, and for decades the waters within the Gulf-side curve of this island chain have provided some of the best shallow-water fishing in the world. The more than 1,000-square-mile expanse of Florida Bay is a vast shelf lagoon, where bays, channels, flats and small islands exist in the mix of warm Gulf waters and freshwater seeping in from the Everglades. A skiff with a captain opens up a world of mud and grass flats to spot and cast to fish. Even an angler in a kayak could explore the mazes of mangrove islands. And there’s no telling what fish you might encounter. The summertime tarpon run is legendary. Bonefish and ever-difficult permit cruise the flats. Big snook and redfish are also potential sight-fishing targets. It’s a place where even big sharks have been known to take a fly. From the eastern United States, the Florida Keys are a no-hassle flats experience, and the fishing can be spectacular.

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very river is its own enclosed ecosystem. The specifics rarely translate from one fishery to the next when it comes to trout fishing. But there’s at least one thing you can count on when the first cold fronts roll in and autumn leaves color the banks of our mountain trout streams: the fishing will be good. The small window between hot summer and cold winter is a trout’s opportunity to fatten up for the lean months. But nature is not kind. Fall does not bring massive hatches of meaty mayflies like spring. Feeding opportunities can be sparse, which forces trout to be opportunistic. It is advantageous for anglers. Here are some general guidelines to remember when you’re fishing for trout in fall: 1) Conditions: Although water temperatures are cooling, levels remain low and clear in most streams. This makes trout wary. Wade stealthily and use longer, thinner leaders to avoid spooking fish.

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2) Meat Theory: Trout pack on weight in fall, particularly brown trout, which are also fueling up for the spawn. Consider fishing larger flies than you normally would to give them a mouthful they can’t refuse. Streamers target the largest, most aggressive fish in a run. Large articulated streamers might seem outlandish, but they’re the deal if you’re willing to sacrifice numbers for size. Use a loop knot to tie streamers to tippet, it’ll give your fly more

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action, and consider an intermediate sinking line or a sink-tip to get your streamers down. Fluorocarbon leaders are also a good idea for stripping big streamers or drifting heavy stonefly nymphs through deep holes. Fluorocarbon sinks, and its abrasion resistance helps your rig stand up to the rock and wood you’ll encounter. 3) Spawning Browns: Brown trout run upstream to spawn this time of year. That means big browns show up in places you wouldn’t normally expect. Go ahead and fish the deep undercut at the tail-out of a pool, but look to the head of the run, too. There might be a giant butterbelly up in the riffles getting ready to move up the creek.

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t’s a special time of year for anglers who specialize in redfish on fly tackle. For the next couple of months, bull reds from the Carolinas to the Texas Gulf Coast will be on the move. Invigorated by cooling waters and the spawn, they run inshore to stack up in the passes and along the beaches. They’ll even push up into the marshes to feed with their smaller cousins. It’s the time of year to trade your 7-weight fly rod for a 9-weight, because the chance of hooking into a 20- to 40-pound redfish is better now than at any other time. In the South Carolina Lowcountry, big reds are herding adult shrimp on shallow mud flats. In the world famous Louisiana bayous, bulls are visible cruising and crunching crabs on the bottom. All along the Gulf and southern Atlantic coasts, anglers seek diving birds with binoculars. The schools of hungry redfish pushing baitfish from beneath are primed and ready to eat a fly. Those new to saltwater fly fishing will find that redfish are a very good place to start. Although the pursuit requires some stealth in terms of boat handling or wading, the fish are not leader shy and rarely spook at errant casts or line hitting the water. These are not wary bonefish that run from shadows. Catching red drum does require quick, accurate casts, but this time of year generally provides anglers with numerous shots at fish. One of the great thing about reds is they are aggressive and opportunistic feeders. Fly selection is a matter of matching the predominant forage where

you’re fishing, but generally they will eat most anything that runs away. Crab, spoon, shrimp and baitfish patterns all work, and the local fly shop will clue you in to the top producers. These flies are frequently tied in highly visible colors with flash and rattles. The key is put your fly in front of a redfish and then get its attention. You have to provide action for the fish to take notice, and seeing a fish react to your bait is extremely exciting. It’s one of the things that make reds on a fly so much fun, even for veterans of the mud flats. As a rule, you’ll want to keep the fly moving with short, quick strips. Let sinking flies bounce on the bottom to kick up mud. Whether it’s a waking dorsal fin, the violent parting of marsh grass or a shadow streaking across the bottom, you’ll know it when a big redfish homes in on your fly. At that point, you can slow it down, but keep that bait twitching. Let the rattles, flash and undulating feathers do their work. Strip-set hard on the take and PHOTOS BY NICK CARTER let the fish put a bow in the rod before giving another jolt to make sure the hook is home. You’ll soon realize why you needed a large arbor reel with a smooth drag and 100 yards of backing. A 20-pound bull red is going to seriously test a 9-foot leader tapered from 40 down to 15 or 20 pounds. It’s the kind of struggle that’ll bring you back for more.

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he habits you bring to the boat can be as important as all the gear and knowledge in the world when it comes to catching fish. Whether you’re the guy with a new boat just figuring it out or a seasoned tournament captain whose main duty is to shout at the crew, developing good routines and fishing with the right mindset leads to better days on the water.

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Get Organized. We all know the gear guy who loads everything and the kitchen sink in the boat. We’ve also been with this same guy when the last 8/0 circle hook breaks off in a big gag grouper. He’s got a fresh pack of 4/0 hooks under the seat from the last time he went scamp fishing with sardines, but that just won’t do for the big pinfish in the baitwell. You’re left looking in the cup holders for an appropriate hook while the fish are down there waiting to be caught. Keeping your tackle—and all your other gear—well organized makes you a better angler because you’ll have what you need when you need it. Not only will your tackle remain rust free longer in waterproof storage boxes with compartments, these handy trays tell you at a glance when you need to restock the items you use most. Be Prepared. Pre-rig leaders and ready the gear you plan to use the night before a trip. Check the latest reports, gather local intel, follow the weather and use a service like Sirius XM’s Fish Mapping to keep up with what’s going on before you leave the dock. Having a plan puts you on the fish quicker so you’ll be there when the bite turns on. But offshore fishing is also about adapting to circumstances on the water. The best anglers recognize and react to opportunities as they arise. This requires planning for what might happen on top of what is expected. Make sure you’ve got rigs, tackle and lures handy for when bottom fishing becomes chasing birds. Keep It Simple. Whether you’re trolling or sinking baits, know the limits of your crew. More lines in the water does not always equate to more fish on the deck. It takes an experienced and aware bunch of anglers to deploy and man complicated trolling spreads. Even a simple drop can come confusing when there are multiple fish on the line and unmanned rigs on the rails. One of the best ways to have an enjoyable and productive day on the water is to spend less time untangling snarls and more time fishing. Knowing how to avoid aggravation and wasted time is a skill in itself, and the first step is to keep it simple.

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Q: What’s your process for going after a record? A: First, it depends on what time a year it is and what is biting. Then I’ll look at the records for that species and target the lightest fish weight of all the line classes for that species. Then I move to the next lightest and work my way up until I have them all. I currently hold all the female line class records for bowfin.

Q: How did you get involved in the quest for IGFA world records? A: I got involved in the quest from my dad. He’s lived in Florida his whole life and has fished for records for many years. He has been unable to secure any for himself. I already had a head start since he’s been hunting down records for years and already knows all the good spots.

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A: I fish two days during the week and one during the weekend. I would fish more, but school is in the way. When I go fishing after school, it’s normally the little freshwater canals around the house, or we try hurrying to the beach for a few hours.

Q: Do you enjoy any other sports/ activities or are you just an outright fishing fanatic? A: I really love anything involving the outdoors; everything is just so calming. When I can’t get outside, I am inside playing video games, anything from Modern Warfare to Sims 4.

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Q: Any crazy stories to go along with your record catches? A: The best story has to be the 7-pound, 12-ounce largemouth bass I caught on 12-pound test. My grandfather had just passed, and my dad received a bunch of old tackle, including a vintage Johnny Rattler by Rhoden, still in the box. Not wanting to sell it and not being much of a collector, my dad decided to open it and let me give it a try. It was a bass magnet. After a few trips of landing lots of nice bass on it, I landed that beauty, and it is still my biggest today. After posting a picture of it on my social media @emilhanzlikoutdoors, I was contacted by the son of Mr. Rhoden, who saw it. I now consider him a friend.

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Q: Of your 29—soon to be 30—IGFA records, what’s your favorite? A: I would say this jack record. I’ve always wanted an official women’s line class record in saltwater. But I don’t really think about it as records. I just go to enjoy fishing and get records along the way… but the bigger the better.

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Q: Which record are you gunning for next? A: The next record I am shooting for would have to be blacktip shark. I can’t really get started on that until the mullet get here, but once they show up, it is game on! Q: What is your dream fishing trip? A: I would go back to Costa Rica. The country is so beautiful, and the people are so friendly. Not only is it an amazing place, the fishing is even better. I definitely need to go back and try for the roosterfish record on 2-pound test. Q: Anything else you want to say to the other anglers reading this? A: As the need for more support for conservation grows, so does the importance of educating and engaging all of the new anglers of all ages in our sport. While you are out there enjoying the sport, take time and educate new anglers. Teach them how to tie a knot, rig a bait, properly release a fish, etc. Let’s help them enjoy it too. The more anglers we retain, the better we all will be long term.


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These are fitting adornment for the ship that will become the Danny McCauley Memorial Reef. Within minutes, the Danny traveled 75 feet to the bottom. Everything went smoothly. Back at the surface, divers are already suiting up to check things out and recover the GoPro cameras mounted on board to record the sinking. (See the footage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nly97M2kwT8). The old derelict settling into the sand is far from pretty. The ship, gutted and opened up to make it diver-friendly, is covered in rust and peeling paint. But the sea will change that. Although the process of assimilation is slow, it begins immediately. Fish take up occupancy. Unseen, tiny sessile organisms land on its surfaces to lay the foundations for the carpet of life that will eventually engulf the wreck. The Danny’s makeover starts. Today, as wrecks go, the Danny is in its prime. After seven years, divers will find its structure now softened by sponges, sea anemones and gorgonians. Goliath groupers reside in its recesses. It now belongs to the sea. The interior, so carefully prepared for safe diving, still entices divers with easy and safe exploration. Wheelhouse, cabin and below-deck areas are readily accessed, and you are never out of sight of daylight. Divers will find plenty to occupy themselves on the Danny—checking out its two unique crosses and boldly lettered stern, cruising its interior spaces, and stalking goliath groupers. Staying on the wreck also offers the benefit of shelter from the current that is usually running there. However, there’s a second attraction nearby. Just a short distance away lies Andrea’s Reef. This small artificial reef, created in 2016, is definitely worth a visit. Where else are you going to find a 60,000-pound concrete mermaid? Need another reason to dive the Danny? Location. It’s less than two miles north of the Palm Beach inlet, close to the middle of the standard Palm Beach County dive sites. On a two-tank charter trip, you can easily reach a variety of The stern leaves no doubt you’re diving the Danny McCauley Memorial Reef. interesting wrecks or reefs with a reasonable run during your surface interval. If you don’t have nitrox certification yet, a PADI Enriched Air Diver t was Feb. 22, 2013. Exactly a year earlier, Danny McCauley, a West Palm specialty course is worth the investment. Like much of Palm Beach diving, Beach teenager, died in a car accident. Now, a 110-foot tugboat—formerly the Danny is at a depth where nitrox can significantly boost your noknown as Pocahontas—slips beneath the waves. It has a new name, decompression bottom time. “DANNY,” spelled out in bold, iron letters welded across its stern. Give Pura Vida Divers a call at (561) 840-8750 to check out The ship bears two crosses—a simple one with the inscription “RIP DLM” upcoming trips or to look into an enriched air course. mounted above the cabin, and a Celtic cross on the roof of the wheelhouse.

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The 12th Annual Shad and Crappie Derby begins November 1 - Big fish are looking for lucky anglers! Don’t miss the kick-off meeting at Celery City Craft Beer Garden on Tuesday October 27th starting at 6:30pm. This is the ONLY opportunity to pre-register. Onhand will be local crappie experts to help with last minute tackle tips and rigging techniques. All anglers receive the official Derby Photo Token and Derby Ruler. After the kick-off meeting, enter this FREE tournament by visiting one of the Derby sign-up locations. Visit https://coastalanglermag.com/ orlando for complete details. Like us on Facebook www.facebook. com/cfshadderby.

system. Love bugs and the first cold front bring in the Fall season. The river mullet have migrated north past Central Florida and the black crappie bite has turned on. Bass will readily take spinner baits, rattling crankbaits, topwater chuggers, and soft plastic worms and swimbaits. With high water levels, look for feeding largemouths in shallow, two feet or less. Crappies in the early season are found in the lakes, they move into the deep river bends after the second cold front. To catch crappie, simply tie a small jig on 8 lb. test monofilament and tip with a minnow. Take that minnow-tipped jig to the up wind side of the lake and slow troll it behind the boat fishing with the wind at about 1.2 mph. The more rods you can deploy, the better. When you catch a fish, mark the spot on your GPS. When you get to the other side of the lake, go back and repeat making sure to troll over your newly found crappie spots.

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I can’t wait for the first cold front in October to get the fish stirred up. I’m already noticing big groups of blue winged teal ducks heading south. Bass and crappie are preparing for the spawn; get ready for fall fishing action. Kissimmee Chain of Lakes West Lake Toho is producing good numbers of bass. The state sprayed the Kissimmee chain and canals in September. They are also spraying the boat runs throughout the thicker areas. Good places to fish are the edges of the hydrilla, and anywhere you can find a defined edge. Shiners fished right against the hydrilla works best. Other good areas are Goblins cove, the flood gate structures have been open all 2 4 CENTRAL FLORIDA

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October is here and in the fishing world that brings to Central Florida a few things. Fall arrives and the daylight continues to get shorter it also brings cooler air and water temperatures getting the fish moving and biting! It also means that the 12th Annual Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby is coming November 1st! With the crazy year it has been to date we are hoping for the biggest year in terms of numbers of registered anglers. Since fishing is one of the best ways to social distance and stay away from crowds it this should be a stellar year for the Derby. The last few years we had more 1,100 anglers register and fish, checking with the local fishing tackle stores they have never been as busy as they are now. Several mentioned that due to the many issues the virus has brought to most all business, the tackle industry is having a hard time keeping up with demands of the huge number of anglers that are now going fishing.

We are excited to announce that our 12th Annual Shad & Crappie Derby will start on Sunday November 1st at safe daylight and continues until Sunday February 28th at Sundown. For the hard core anglers who want to be fishing on Nov. 1st we of September moving water are having an “Early Registration” event at 6:30 pm on Tuesday south. Fish the flow - swim October 27th to be hosted at Celery City Craft Beer Garden in baits work well in moving water. downtown Sanford, located at 114 Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, The water levels are up for the winter. Lots of fish will be in the 32771. This will be an outdoor event and very casual as always. Kissimmee grass in shallower All anglers are required to have the Photo-Token in their pics water. they submit to our site and to measure their fish on the official East Lake Toho - The bass are Derby ruler. For the anglers that joined us for our Awards Event holding in close to the edges of last season this is the same host location. Also for the Craft Beer the reeds early in the morning. Once the sun gets up they move lovers this place needs to be added to your best brew locations! out to open water vegetation. East Lake is a good artificial lake. Plastics such as trick worms, vibe, and skinny dipper are working great. Colors are water melon seed, June bug as your best bet. East Lake has a lot of open water Illinois pond weed. I like flipping it on calm days, a good way to produce big fish.

Thanks again to our Sponsors and our many sign-up locations. Once again Dick’s Sporting Goods has stepped up to be our Presenting Sponsor and they are stocked up on crappie gear. The support in the past been huge to the success of this great “FREE” community event. We are always looking for product sponsors to give away to our winning anglers. If you or some company you know wants to get involved please contact us. All of the prizes we give away come from both local businesses Crappie - fish open water; trolling, or at night with lights and fishing industry partners. This year we are awarding over are your best bets. Minnow- $5000 in product and gift certificates to the Derby champs. Last tipped jigs will catch limits. year the winners walked away from the awards event with huge 12th Annual Shad and Crappie Derby begins November 1, smiles on their faces and more stuff than they could carry in one 2020! trip. So tell your friends and family to come and join us for a fun start to this fall fishing season because, The Derby is Coming!

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Our 2020-2021 Season began in typical 2020 fashion...with a crash! We struggled to catch black bass on the north end of the St. John’s River. The river this time of year is difficult to say the least. We had no trouble catching jacks, lady fish, snappers, and redfish. However, the high school team anglers learned many valuable lessons. Our target largemouth bass seemed to be hunkered down in the riverbeds. This time of year, on the north river the shrimp are starting to run. Ultimately, the fish were feeding in the back of creeks and on shell beds. With all the rain, the north river currents are swift. Our teams struggled to get a consistent bite. We have higher hopes for our next event in early October on Lake Okeechobee out of Scott Driver. The fishing has been off a little there too because of the high water but the water temperatures should start to come down and the bait should be plentiful. This event will be our coming out party. The kids are excited about catching a monster bass on this famous fishery. In the past, the month of October has treated many of Seminole Junior Anglers’ teams very well. We would like to welcome two new teams to SJA this year. Kamden and Drew Bradstreet and captain Jason Bradstreet out of Lutz, FL and Thomas Wright and Hunter Blevins out of Lake Howell High School. Both teams are going to work hard to help SJA reach all their goals for this season.

The Mullet Run Arrives! As the tropical storm season wanes on Florida’s east central coast, passing summer squalls and higher water levels have impacted the seasonal fishing conditions we traditionally experience in October. Combined with a steady northeasterly fetch, the lagoon water levels are the highest seen in years. If weather permits, near-shore opportunities are the best you will see all year. Along the beaches, target areas of concentrated bait schools for a mixed bag of snook, tarpon, kingfish, cobia, jack crevalle, oversized redfish, and sharks. Additionally, snook fishing in the surf has improved as the baitfish move south along the beach. Also look for schools of glass minnows to begin showing up bringing larger Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and tarpon with them.

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In the north Indian River and Mosquito Lagoons, higher water levels will allow anglers to venture into areas normally inaccessible during the spring and summer months. Look for slot redfish in close to the edges along the shoreline shadowing pods of finger mullet, and for the larger redfish staged in deeper water ambush sites where migrating mullet are forced to venture out from the safety of the shallow flats. In deeper water areas, look for ladyfish, spotted sea trout, jacks, and tarpon feeding on schools of glass minnows. Also, if you locate a school of the larger black mullet, try fishing spoons or soft plastic baits deep under the school. Even though, mullet are vegetarians, redfish and sea trout will often mingle in feeding on shrimp and crabs kicked up from the bottom by feeding mullet. If you find heavy mullet schools working the shallows, try fishing with a DOA Shrimp very slowly within the mullet school. As always, if you need more information or have any questions, please contact me. Good luck and good fishing, Captain Tom Van Horn.

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It is common knowledge to anyone who has lived on in central Florida for more than a few months that our little slice of heaven has no seasons. Or does it? I say yes! If you are thinking of seasons in the traditional sense of spring, fall, autumn, or winter - you will be sadly disappointed as it seems to only go from real hot (summer) to kind-of hot (winter).

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Great migrations and relocations happen in the animal world on schedules that stay relatively constant year in and year out. This gives anglers the “seasons” they look forward to! Cobia and tripletail in spring, summer tarpon, winter black drum, spring sea trout, and many more have us dreaming of what will come. As kayak anglers paying attention to what your target species are throughout the year, it is imperative to success. Understanding the ebb and flow of those “seasons” takes time and some investigation on your part. That knowledge will have you ready to tackle all our top predators. Preparing for something as challenging as the summer beach tarpon run is a month’s long endeavor. Not only will understanding other fish seasons help you to prepare, but it will also help you get the last of a good thing. Some of my favorite fishing is our summer tarpon and snook! Understanding how those fish react to cooler water temperatures and shorter days can extend your catching as it cools. Most of your action with these two specific targets comes in those hot months, but some well-placed adventures this month can have you on some hot action before the slower cool months settle in. So, forget about those seasons all our friends in the north rave about and get on some of our fishy seasons here at home.

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your go-to bait for redfish, snook, jacks, and most other fish that feed on swimming baits. Another great bait for fishing in October (especially in the inlet for big redfish) is blue crab. I will use a half or quarter of a fresh blue crab around the change of the tides for the best chance and a trophy redfish. Remember to use stout tackle, bring the fish up quickly, take your picture and get that breeding fish back in the water as quickly as possible to ensure many more trophy catches for years to come. James Thrappas | Splash Brand Representation LLC | 386-366-3424 splashbrandsllc@gmail.com | NATIVE EYEWEAR

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Red Drum, or as most of us call them Redfish, are Florida’s most popular sport fish, and the states most widespread estuarial fish. How did Red Drum get their name you ask? Because of the “drumming” sound they make when taken out of the water during spawning. Redfish inhabit the inshore and offshore waters throughout the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Key West. Red Drum in Florida can reach up to the lengths of fifty-two inches, that being my largest personal record, and weighing up to fifty-one plus pounds. During the Fall large Red Drum move into the Gulf beaches during the months of September through November. Tides carry them into an estuary where fish can spend their first few years between the ages of three to six years. The out of slot limit of twenty-seven inches is when fish leave the estuary and join the spawning stock.

IMPORTANCE OF CATCH AND RELEASE

There are many opportunities the mullet run presents to us anglers from boats to piers, beaches, docks, and bridges. Landing a Bull Red this time of the year comes quite easily. With the mullet running you can simply free line mullet or drop weight and land that trophy Redfish! This is the time of year us anglers have been waiting for. One tug of that big Red Drum and were hooked but we need to greet these beauties knowing they MUST be released. This doesn’t necessarily happen due to LACK OF KNOWLEDGE of our breeder Red drum or the care to learn how important these fish are to our fishery. I understand some are limited to where they can fish and not everyone has a boat. I cannot explain how heart-breaking it is to see a breeder fish floating dead, due to someone’s carelessness. It is devastating seeing “fishermen” on piers and bridges reeling in our breeders and pulling them up hitting rocks hanging vertically. There is no way to safely release her back to her waters when doing so and tossing her over the side is not okay. There is no way to ensure that she survives so that she can bless our estuaries with future fish! 16 CENTRAL FLORIDA

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As we all know fish swim and live in the water horizontally. Due to the lack of knowledge or just trying to get that epic shot for social media a large percent of “lady anglers” make themselves the focal point. But they don’t understand the damage they are causing our future breeders. I am deeply passionate, and my catch is and will always be my focal point. Handling them properly and being sure of a safe release back to their habitat. Have you ever considered the physical impact to that fish and what happens to it once it is released? Think about it, while fish are in the water their natural buoyancy of the liquid medium holds and supports the fish’s organs in the correct position. So, the next fish you catch and release remember the damage you can prevent by properly handling the fish. INSHORE ADVENTURES WITH SKYE Feel free to check out my inshore fishing adventures on Facebook @ Inshore Adventures with Skye and on Instagram brassyhooker87

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TIDE CHART

Tomoka Report

OCTOBER 2020

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Ponce De Leon Inlet South, FL - Oct 2020 High

Date 1

Thu

Low

AM

ft

PM

ft

AM

ft

PM

ft

Rise

Set

8:52

3.2

9:09

3.2

2:34

0.1

2:58

0.2

7:15

7:10

2

Fri

9:32

3.3

9:48

3.1

3:10

0.1

3:38

0.2

7:16

7:09

3

Sat

10:10

3.3

10:26

2.9

3:43

0.1

4:17

0.3

7:17

7:07

4

Sun

10:46

3.3

11:02

2.8

4:16

0.2

4:55

0.4

7:17

7:06

5

Mon

11:21

3.3

11:39

2.7

4:49

0.3

5:36

0.5

7:18

7:05

6

Tue

11:57

3.2

5:24

0.4

6:21

0.5

7:18

7:04

7

Wed

12:16

2.5

12:36

3.2

6:04

0.4

7:11

0.6

7:19

7:03

8

Thu

12:58

2.4

1:20

3.2

6:50

0.5

8:02

0.6

7:19

7:02

9

Fri

1:44

2.4

2:10

3.2

7:43

0.5

8:53

0.6

7:20

7:00

10

Sat

2:38

2.4

3:08

3.2

8:39

0.5

9:46

0.6

7:21

6:59

11

Sun

3:42

2.4

4:12

3.2

9:38

0.4

10:40

0.4

7:21

6:58

12

Mon

4:48

2.6

5:15

3.3

10:41

0.3

11:34

0.3

7:22

6:57

13

Tue

5:47

2.9

6:11

3.4

11:43

0.1

7:22

6:56

14

Wed

6:41

3.2

7:04

3.5

12:25

0.1

12:43

-0.1

7:23

6:55

15

Thu

7:33

3.6

7:55

3.5

1:14

-0.2

1:40

-0.3

7:24

6:54

16

Fri

8:25

3.8

8:47

3.5

2:01

-0.4

2:35

-0.4

7:24

6:53

17

Sat

9:17

4.1

9:38

3.4

2:48

-0.5

3:29

-0.4

7:25

6:52

18

Sun

10:08

4.2

10:28

3.3

3:35

-0.5

4:22

-0.3

7:25

6:51

19

Mon

10:59

4.2

11:19

3.1

4:23

-0.5

5:17

-0.2

7:26

6:50

20

Tue

11:52

4.1

5:14

-0.3

6:17

0.0

7:27

6:49

21

Wed

12:13

3.0

12:48

3.9

6:11

-0.2

7:19

0.1

7:27

6:48

22

Thu

1:11

2.8

1:46

3.7

7:14

0.0

8:20

0.2

7:28

6:47

23

Fri

2:12

2.7

2:46

3.5

8:17

0.2

9:18

0.3

7:29

6:46

24

Sat

3:16

2.6

3:48

3.3

9:18

0.3

10:14

0.3

7:29

6:45

25

Sun

4:21

2.7

4:48

3.2

10:20

0.4

11:07

0.3

7:30

6:44

26

Mon

5:21

2.8

5:42

3.1

11:21

0.4

11:56

0.3

7:31

6:43

27

Tue

6:13

3.0

6:30

3.1

12:17

0.4

7:32

6:42

28

Wed

7:00

3.1

7:14

3.0

12:40

0.2

1:07

0.4

7:32

6:42

29

Thu

7:43

3.3

7:56

3.0

1:19

0.2

1:54

0.3

7:33

6:41

30

Fri

8:24

3.4

8:38

2.9

1:57

0.1

2:36

0.3

7:34

6:40

31

Sat

9:03

3.4

9:18

2.9

2:32

0.1

3:16

0.3

7:34

6:39

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ctober is a great month to fish for big fish in the Tomoka area. The air temperature gets cooler, and the water temp drops to where the fish become more aggressive. Reds, snook, and trout will be prowling around the oyster beds looking during the incoming tide for crabs. Try surface lures like the Yozuri Surface Minnow and Zman Minnow Z 3inch with a 1/8 trout jig for a ton of action this time of year. When you see schools of mullet cast those same lures in and around the school. Finding a mullet school in November is almost a guarantee of some action. The mullet schools should be in abundance and fairly easy to find. If no schools are in your area, look for birds diving in the distance and work your way towards them. In November, it’s a great idea to work the canals off the basin during the incoming and the first of the outgoing tides for snook. The mangrove snapper 10 to 14 inches should be available for the taking. Make sure you have a tape measure with you as even these smaller legal fish make great table fare. Tight lines

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all weather patterns emerge in October with the first cool fronts of the season pushing south through Central Florida, bringing breezes off the ocean after a summer of calm mornings. East winds will raise water

levels in the Intracoastal Waterway and Mosquito Lagoon. In the Edgewater Backcountry and on the lagoon fish very close to shorelines where you can find skinny water fish prowling for food. Fish tail-hooked finger mullet or mud minnows up tight to oyster bars, mangrove shorelines and shallow flats. On lower tides fish the edges of oysters and standing shoreline grass. The fall mullet run should be in full swing on the beach, inlet, and ICW in October. With easy bait catching, watch for game fish busting mullet schools, jack crevalle and bluefish can account for most of this surface action. A live mullet or topwater lure can be best for a quick hookup here. Ponce Inlet can be the center of attention for spawning redfish, averaging 20 to 40. These big fish are catch and release only as most all are over the 27” maximum size, so use heavier tackle to land them quicker for healthy release, always hold them horizontal for your pictures, and never hang by the jaw. Expect the chance of snook, tarpon, and sharks as well around the inlet fishing live bait. Closer to the inlet, New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet lights can have more blues and jacks, snook are always a possibility at any light. Dropping water temperatures and clearing water makes for good variety catching in the backwaters, all the resident like fish seatrout, snook, redfish, mangrove snapper, and black drum are joined by the migratory fish heading south along with the mullet, schooling bluefish, jack crevalle, oversized ladyfish, spanish mackerel, tarpon, pompano. Capt Michael Savedow / Edgewater River Guide www.EdgewaterRiverGuide.com / 386-689-3781

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29 Thu 30 Fri 31 Sat

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87

high

� 7:15 am� 7:06 pm

2:45 am 0.4 ft � 8:54 am 2.8 ft � 3:05 pm 0.6 ft � 9:05 pm 2.7 ft �

87

high

� 7:16 am� 7:04 pm

3:19 am 0.4 ft � 9:29 am 2.8 ft � 3:39 pm 0.6 ft � 9:39 pm 2.6 ft �

85

high

� 7:16 am� 7:03 pm

3:52 am 0.5 ft � 10:06 am2.7 ft � 4:14 pm 0.7 ft � 10:13 pm2.6 ft �

80

high

� 7:17 am� 7:02 pm

4:25 am 0.5 ft � 10:43 am2.7 ft � 4:48 pm 0.8 ft � 10:48 pm2.5 ft �

72

high

� 7:17 am� 7:01 pm

4:59 am 0.6 ft �

63

average

� 7:18 am� 7:00 pm

5:37 am 0.7 ft � 12:06 pm2.5 ft � 6:06 pm 1.0 ft �

53

average

� 7:18 am� 6:59 pm

12:07 am2.3 ft � 6:22 am 0.7 ft � 12:55 pm2.4 ft � 6:57 pm 1.1 ft �

42

low

� 7:19 am� 6:58 pm

12:57 am2.3 ft � 7:18 am 0.8 ft � 1:52 pm 2.4 ft � 7:59 pm 1.1 ft �

35

low

� 7:19 am� 6:57 pm

1:58 am 2.3 ft �

9:08 pm 1.1 ft �

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� 7:20 am� 6:56 pm

3:06 am 2.3 ft � 9:33 am 0.7 ft � 3:58 pm 2.5 ft � 10:12 pm0.9 ft �

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4:15 am 2.5 ft � 10:37 am0.6 ft � 4:57 pm 2.6 ft � 11:10 pm0.7 ft �

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5:18 am 2.7 ft � 11:35 am0.5 ft � 5:51 pm 2.8 ft �

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high

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1:41 am 0.0 ft � 8:01 am 3.2 ft � 2:09 pm 0.2 ft � 8:17 pm 3.1 ft �

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he fishing in September has been great and will continue into October. Depending on the cold fronts, we can expect consistent action in the Indian River Lagoon and on the nearshore beaches from Melbourne to Sebastian Inlet. With the mullet run in full swing, as long as the weather holds up and it isn’t too rough, the beaches are the plact to be. Consistent action on Tarpon, Snook, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish that are following the schools of bait looking for that easy meal. Fish the Snook and Jacks by fishing the trough running parallel to the shore along the beach. Fishing for Tarpon and sharks, the best bet is to use live bait and fish the outer edges of the bait pods. The Rapala XRap Long Cast is size 14 will be an excellent hard bait to use when targeting the bait pods. I also like to use Hogy Eeels and DOA Baitbusters during the mullet run along the beaches. Anglers looking for Flounder inshore should have plenty of opportunity to catch some 2 to 6 pound fish in the lagoon and near the inlets. I like to fish the mangrove shorelines Storm Paddle Tail or 4” jerkbaits rigged on VMC ¼ ounce jigheads. Fish them slow along the shorelines and pitching them under the mangrove roots. Docks and Spoil islands will also hold some good founder. XRap Twitchin minnow is a good hard bait to target the Flounder around docks and spoil islands as well. Live bait angler will have the best success with live finger mullet, however live shrimp will work as well. The mullet in the Creeks from Melbourne down to Sebastian will keep the gamefish in there through the month as long as we don’t get too much rain. Fish the Sammie docks and oyster that are with a nice loaded with bait using tarpon. topwater baits early switching to subsurface baits later in the day. Snook will be plentiful and Tarpon will be in the deeper channels of the creeks. Live finger mullet is a great bait or give the Storm Paddle Tail baits a shot along the shoreline drop-offs.

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ello and welcome! My name is Capt. Jonathan Moss and this month’s Pro Tip is a little different than usual but a tip nonetheless. As I write this, my family and I have just returned home from a long Labor Day weekend, spent at the family beach condo in Cocoa Beach, Fl. We decided to leave the skiff at home and enjoy some quality, family time, just me, my wife and our eightmonth-old baby boy. Of course, I couldn’t help myself and brought a few rods. One morning we took advantage of the weather and drove south to Sebastian Inlet. And let me tell you, I had some interesting encounters with other anglers while we were there. 1. There were the old men who were just grumpy. Nothing but a trophy was going to please them. I tried to encourage them, but they were not having it. 2. There were the meat hunters who needed to be reminded that there is in fact a slot and bag limit on snook. I watched a guy literally drag a snook on the concrete sidewalk, holding only the leader, to a measuring stick. Yes, he got an education from me (I tried to be as polite as possible, but please, let’s not drag fish). He thought snook needed to be 24 inches to be kept. I confirmed with him that the legal slot size is 28-32 inches and then proceeded to help him release the snook. Thankfully, it swam away. 3. Then there was the guy whom I asked, “How’s the fishing?” His reply, “Well, we haven’t caught a thing, but I am just so happy to be here fishing with my son!” He was literally the happiest fisherman out there. We talked for a minute, and I told him he truly understands the reason for going fishing, I appreciated his attitude and thanked him for taking his son fishing! Lastly, there was the teenage boy, who was hungry! He was also snagged on a rock! But he was dedicated. He had his pliers on his hip and a 5000 size spinning outfit! I was proud of him. We talked and pointed out some laid up snook on the rocks. He was a lot like me at that age.

Nevin had never been inshore saltwater fishing before, but his time in the sweetwater was a great preparation for our adventure. Multiple trout and multiple tarpon! Nevin was such a great angler and took and listened to instructions so well! #takeakidfishing

My thoughts (or should we say tips): 1. Don't Be Grumpy! If you’re grumpy while you’re fishing, go home. It’s a whole lot more fun when you’re happy. 2. Don't Be Greedy! If you’re looking to fill a freezer, know the regulations and don’t be greedy. It could save you money—and jail time. 3. Take A Kid Fishing! If you’re a parent, aunt, uncle, caretaker, whatever, take your kids fishing! Go outside!! If you don’t know anything about the outdoors, call me, go to a local tackle shop, or YouTube it! 4. Practice, Practice, Practice! If you’re that hungry kid, keep practicing that cast in your front yard, tying and retying rigs and memorizing knots. Proper preparation prevents poor performance (the five Ps). I believe in you!

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to their spawning grounds. Some pompano are showing up already, and I’ve been catching bluefish regularly. The snook and tarpon are still active, and it is now snook season in the Atlantic, when one snook may be harvested between 28 and 32 inches. I’ve had my best luck with a 4-inch D.O.A. paddletail on a 3/8-ounce By Richard L. Matteson jig head. Pearl white and silver sparkle have been the best colors. My light tackle rod and reel has between 10- and 20-pound white braid with 16 to 24 inches of 30- or 40-pound clear leader. I use a double uni-knot to attach the leader to the braid and a loop knot to attach the jig. If it’s windy or rough, I use a heavier jig head. For snook, I cast almost parallel to shore just behind the first cut and the closest beakers. I work the jig along the trough, which is the deep cut near the shore. Snook will sometimes be in the wash in 12 inches of water, so be ready. Don’t have your drag too tight or snook will break you off on the first run. After the hook set, keep your rod tip low and keep constant pressure. I like a steady retrieve to keep the tail wobbling, but when it is calm I let the lure bounce off the bottom and then pull it near the top. I also twitch the lure near the top and wait till I feel and pressure. Remember to keep in touch with the lure by reeling faster through breaking waves. For larger fish including tarpon, big jacks and kingfish (yes, they sometime run the beaches), I use 40-pound-test Power Pro braid with a 60-pound clear leader on a heavy rod. I throw topwater plugs, shallowrunning plugs, large 1-ounce jigs and 2-ounce Krocodile Spoons. On the plugs, I replace the treble hooks with large single hooks. You lose fish with the treble hooks because they either come loose, bend or break off. Bait is an effective method for catching larger fish. Fresh cut bait (ladyfish or blue runners) free lined and live pilchards, mullet and small whiting are some top natural baits. Use a cast net or sabiki rig to catch bait. You’ll also catch sharks when fishing bait, so be ready. When you go to the beach, look for bait. Usually the birds will tell you if there’s bait around. If there are no birds, it might be prudent to try another he summer heat is waning, and the cool-water fish are coming down beach. Fortunately, no matter what the conditions are, there will always be a from the north. Bluefish are cruising down the beach along with few fish around to bend your rod. schools of mackerel, big jacks and ladyfish. The ocean is alive with fish. For more information about the Stuart Rod and Reel Club visit In the early part of October, schools of mullet are making their final runs www.stuartrodandreel.com or call (336) 414-3440.

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edfish, permit, bonefish, tarpon… flats fish are what everyone thinks of when it comes to saltwater fly fishing. Well, here’s another one to add to the list: cobia. Cobia are the perfect offshore species to pursue with fly tackle. Their peculiar migrating behaviors make them targets for sight fishing, and any species that can be sight fished with artificial lures can also be caught with a fly. Cobia will jump all over a well-placed eel, crab or baitfish pattern, but you’d better be geared up to deal with a mean fish once it feels the hook-set. Let’s start with finding them. In spring, cobia run north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, where they are hounded along the beaches by anglers in small boats with tall towers. They’ll be moving the opposite direction in fall, and if you keep an eye on the fishing reports and web forums, it’ll clue you in on their progress southward toward their wintering grounds off the Florida Keys. Fall brings high winds and rains with each successive cold front, but it also pushes the migration. The key to sight fishing cobia in fall is to find a calm day with clear water. Under the right conditions, cobia can be spotted running the beaches behind rays and turtles, just like in spring, only the opposite direction. The angler must remain vigilant. The window of opportunity begins to close as soon as a group of cobia is encountered. Leave all those pretty false casts on a trout stream somewhere, because casting to cobia should be quick and dirty. Use a water load on the backcast to load the rod and shoot the fly forward. If you misfire, don’t mess around; pick it up and try again. If you can swim a fly in front of a cobia’s nose, chances are it will eat. The heavy 10 and 11 weight rods necessary for this style of fishing will help you achieve the casting distance you might need on the water. They should also have plenty of lifting power and be paired with a quality reel with a smooth drag. Whether it’s a 5-pounder or a 50-pounder, cobia are brawlers that will make you haul them up off the bottom after that first run. A standard weight-forward floating line will suffice, but an intermediate sink tip can be fished near the surface or allowed to sink if the fish decide to dive a little deeper. A 9-foot, 20-pound leader with a 30-pound shock tippet will stand up to most fish in open water, but you’ll want at least 200 yards of 30-pound Dacron backing. You’ll see that backing shooting through the guides if you hook even a mid-sized cobia.

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