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Contenido Content 6 Key West’s Summer Snapper.

54 The Quest for the Billfish Royal Slam on fly

the striped marlin capture. La búsqueda del Billfish Royal Slam con equipo de mosca, la captura del marlin rayado.

116 ¿Porque sigue siendo Miami el mejor lugar para invertir? 132 A visit to the Tuscan region of central Italy.

Una visita a la región Toscana del centro de Italia.

194 Florida: Capital Fishing of the World. 244 Carnival Horizon 2018 inaugural schedule to include series of fourday cruises from New York to Bermuda.

258 Antigua pescadería de Sebastian, FL. Inscrita en el registro nacional de lugares históricos.

270 Con el Rey de las Frutas Tropicales. 306 Tecnología Marina

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KEY WEST’S SUMMER SNAPPER By Pat Ford

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o one thinks about fishing offshore Key West in the summer months except maybe for mahi. There might be a sailfish around every once in a while, no tuna or kingfish or mackerel to speak of, no cobia, the mutton and permit spawns in May are long gone. It’s pretty slow by winter standards but it’s one of the best times to bottom fish for snapper. Mutton snapper are still around the reefs and can be found around most all of the Atlantic wrecks. Some spots are better than others naturally and guides like RT and Chris Trosset know them all. The most common rig is a live ballyhoo, pinfish or pilchard attached to a 40lb fluorocarbon leader on a circle hook. If you’re drifting, a long leader (20-30 feet) is essential; but if you’re anchored up on a wreck a short one works just fine. Select a sinker appropriate for the water depth and put a 6 inch loop in about 3 feet above the weight, then simply attach the hook to the loop….couldn’t be simpler. If you’re using the loop rig, a 50 or 60 lb fluorocarbon is safer and easier to handle than the long drift leader which will undoubtedly tangle if being dropped straight down. The trick is actually finding the live baits. Fresh ballyhoo is the next best bet, but it’s worth spending an hour or so catching ballyhoo on the reef or threadfins if you can find them.

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We’ve caught a ton of muttons over the years and they are a lot of fun, but the real prize in the summer is the red snapper in the Gulf. Red snapper season begins in Gulf waters on June 1st and is open only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the beginning of September with a limit of 2 per day per angler. It sounds simple except for the fact that reds are deep water fish and the deep water in the Gulf is far, far away. The Trossets and a very few other of the elite Key West guides have numbers of wrecks off the Dry Tortugas that can produce some amazing snapper catches when the seas are calm enough to make the 170+ mile round trip that is necessary to hit several of these wrecks in a day. It’s not something just anyone can do…you have to have the numbers and a boat like RT’s 34 Yellowfin that can make the run quickly and safely and you have to pick your day very carefully. I’ve been luck enough to make two of these trips over the last few years. The day starts at Hurricane Hole marina around 6 am – you want to be underway at first light. It’s a straight run out northwest to New Ground where you start looking for shrimpers. If you’re out there early enough and are lucky enough, you’ll find a shrimper that’s hasn’t dumper his trash and will be willing to trade a few bags of it for a dozen cold beers. In the trash will be all kinds of critters that will entice snapper. It may take a while to find the right shrimper but the effort is mandatory. You can also nail a few trophy

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bonito while you’re loading up on trash which is particularly fun on a fly rod. The shrimpers are usually about 50 miles out and the snapper wrecks are another 30-35 mile further yet. As expected, not every wreck will produce every day. A few commercial boats also have these numbers and they can hammer the snapper pretty well. If a commercial guy has been on you’re wreck, the fishing’s going to be tough. An empty wreck after a 3 hour run is really disappointing. On my first trip with Rhona Chabot and my daughter and grandson, we were lucky. The first wreck we hit was known for “big” reds – up to 20 lbs. Unfortunately the wreck was also full of huge amberjack, which consumed most every bait we put down. Fighting 50 lb + amberjack ceases to be fun very quickly so after a while and a few sore backs, we moved on to RT’s favorite. He says that at times the red snapper are so thick you can chum them up to the surface and catch them on poppers. That didn’t happen on either on my trips but it didn’t take long to catch out limits. On the way back we stopped at a ‘rockpile’ where we first caught some blue runners (mixed in with yellow tail) and then put them out for some smoker kingfish. There are not a lot of kingfish around but the ones that do show up are huge. By 3 pm we’d caught all that we could handle and headed home. The next season our timing was never right to make it back to the Tortugas. Wind is a big factor and conditions nixed the few days we had scheduled with RT. However this year was different.

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I was fishing with Danny Crossley, Rufus Wakeman and his son, Marlin, and daughter,Jaycee…. and the weather was perfect. Same plan was followed….leave early, run to the shrimpers and then to the wrecks. Our first stop was just dead… the few fish we did hook were immediately consumed by a goliath grouper that easily swam back into the wreck and cut us off. We didn’t last too long there before we headed to the ‘super wreck’. Unfortunately, and much to my amazement, when we got to the wreck there were two boats already on it. One was a guide from Key West who we knew had the numbers and the second

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boat was from Sarasota. That’s over a hundred mile run one way! He didn’t stick around too long and our fishing was pretty good actually. We easily caught our limit and they were big. The largest was over 20 lbs. Jaycee caught a beautiful little hammerhead which Patrick line convinced to pose for some photos. We stopped but the Rockpile on the way back and caught some yellowtail and a 30 lb amberjack before heading home. All in all it was a fun day but a long run. RT’s twin 300hp Suzuki’s burnt up over 200 gallons of gas so the end of the day was and expensive trip to the fuel dock. I hate to think how much those snapper filets cost us per pound….but it was an adventure to say the least. Gotta do it again next year, for sure!

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THE QUEST FOR THE BILLFISH ROYAL SLAM ON FLY THE STRIPED MARLIN CAPTURE By Dr. Martin ArĂłstegui

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fter returning from capturing the Striped Marlin Capture in Australia I contacted my friend Jaime Rendon to see if we could fish for the Striped Marlin from his panga in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In order to prepare for this adventure I visited my friend Elias Rodriguez at Miami Fishing Supply. Elias prepared a number of beautiful trolling lures to use in teasing the Striped Marlin. I tied all the flies according to color patterns suggested by Jaime. We made plans but the weather gods had other ideas. We arrived in Cabo San Lucas to 20-25 knot winds from the west; weather too rough for a panga. Jaime suggested that we visit a dear friend, Minerva Saenz, owner of the world famous Minerva’s Baja Tackle to arrange for a larger and faster boat. Minerva saved the trip by immediately assembling her best team to help me with this quest. The next morning we went out on the Minerva II with captains Pimi Fiol, Esteban Alvarez and Carmelo Navarrete. I was the first 54

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fly fisherman they had seen in recent years. As it turned out, this team got up to speed very fast and we had the Striped Marlin on fly next to the boat by 11:30 AM. My wife Roberta did not go with us because it was very rough. Now I did not have a photographer. Esteban promptly volunteered to take photos with my SLR camera. This was fine until just before the release he informed me that he had never done this before. Just a little stress! As it turned out he got some great shots that were needed to certify the catch. My wife Roberta went with us the next day and as it always happens, she out fished me by releasing one striped marlin on 20 Lbs. conventional with spinning gear and then one on fly using 20 Lb. tippet. I did catch one more before the day was over. This capture was another great adventure for me and it was the last fish I needed to complete the capture of all billfish species of the world on fly, The Royal Slam. I must admit that I am a bit sad that this great quest that started in 1991 is now completed. Stay tuned for the next edition of Sol&Mar. where I will write a story about the entire adventure.

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LA BรšSQUEDA DEL BILLFISH ROYAL SLAM CON EQUIPO DE MOSCA LA CAPTURA DEL MARLIN RAYADO Por el Dr. Martin Arรณstegui

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espués de regresar de capturar al Marlin Negro en Australia, contacté a mi amigo Jaime Rendón para ver si podíamos pescar el Marlin Rayado en Cabo San Lucas, México. Para prepararme para esta aventura visité a mi amigo Elías Rodríguez en Miami Fishing Supply, quien preparó una serie de hermosos señuelos de pesca con mosca para usar en las búsqueda del Marlin Rayado. Amarré todas las moscas, según los patrones de color sugeridos por Jaime. Hicimos planes, pero los dioses del tiempo tenían otras ideas. Llegamos a Cabo San Lucas con 20-25 nudos de viento desde el oeste. Tiempo demasiado áspero para la pesca de esta especie en una panga. Jaime sugirió que visitáramos a una querida amiga, Minerva Saenz, propietaria de la famosa tienda de pesca Baja Tackle de Minerva para conseguir un barco más grande y más rápido. Minerva salvó el viaje ofreciéndonos su mejor tripulacion para ayudarme con esta búsqueda.

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A la mañana siguiente salimos en la Minerva II con los capitanes Pimi Fiol, Esteban Alvarez y Carmelo Navarrete. Fui el primer pescador de mosca que habían visto en los últimos años. Como resultó, este equipo se puso al día muy rápido Y asi tuvimos al marlin rayado capturado a las 11:30 de la mañana. Mi esposa Roberta no fue con nosotros, porque era una faena muy fuerte. Ahora no tenía un fotógrafo, pero Esteban se ofreció voluntariamente para tomar fotos con mi cámara SLR. Lo acepté bien hasta que justo antes de la captura me informó que nunca había hecho esto antes. Sólo un poco de estrés! Como resultado consiguió algunas buenas tomas fotograficas que eran necesarias para certificar la captura.

Con mi esposa Roberta fuimos a pescar al día siguiente y como siempre sucede, ella pescó un marlin rayado con un aparejo convencional y una linea de 20 libras y también otro marlin rayado con equipo de mosca. Yo capturé uno más con mosca antes de que terminara el día. Esta captura fue otra gran aventura para mí y fue el último pescado que necesitaba para completar la captura de todos los peces de pico del mundo con equipo de mosca, el Billfish Royal Slam. Debo admitir que estoy un poco triste, que esta gran búsqueda que comenzó en 1991 se haya completado. Estén atentos a la próxima edición de Sol & Mar Magazine, donde escribiré una historia sobre toda la aventura.

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¿Por qué sigue siendo Miami el mejor lugar para invertir?

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l Sol y el Mar forman el duo perfecto en Miami para quienes buscan un destino para vacacionar o invertir. Miami es una de las ciudades de Estados Unidos, caracterizada por su clima tropical todo el año. Sus hermosas playas con temperaturas tan agradables se pueden disfrutar intensamente sin importar la estación del año. Miami es considerada la capital de Latinoamérica por estar en un lugar estratégico para negocios y además

que mayor cantidad de cruceros recibe del mundo, ampliando actualmente su infraestructura marítima lo que le permitirá conectarse con el canal de Panama en el futuro. Miami es también considerada una de las ciudades más cosmopolita de los Estados Unidos no solo por ser bella y moderna, sino también por su mezcla cultural posicionándola como una de las más dinámicas de la nación. Gracias a la gran diversidad que existe en esta

sirve como puente para viajar a cualquier parte de los Estados Unidos o del mundo. Es una ciudad global de extrema importancia en los campos de la finanzas, comercio, los medios de comunicación y el entretenimiento. El puerto de Miami es considerado el

ciudad, las gastronomías del mundo se unen, dando un toque perfecto al paladar de cualquier turista o residente miamense. Según la Oficina de Censo y Estadísticas de Estados Unidos, Miami ha venido creciendo en los últimos aῆos

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como nunca ante en su historia, debido a las grandes inversiones en áreas como Brickell, Wynwood y el Design District, entre otras. Este crecimiento ha convertido a la ciudad entre las 10 más importantes para inversionistas de bienes raíces a nivel mundial. Se predice que en unos aῆos la ciudad estará entre las tres ciudades más importantes de los Estados Unidos. En estos momentos las condiciones son excelentes para los extranjeros que decidan comprar en la Florida, ya que tienen bajos impuestos lo que ha provocado a que más inversionistas de América Latina, Europa y Asia decidan invertir su capital en la Florida. Las mejores zonas para invertir en el Sur de la Florida son Brickell, Coconut Grove, Bay Harbor, North Bay Village, Fischer Island, Hollywood, South Beach y Aventura entre otras. Si desea comprar o vender alguna propiedad, puede contactar a: TURY CÉSPEDES Realtor Associate Century 21 Dorar Realty Cell.:305.878.5442 tury0606@yahoo.com 7281 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33155 Instagram @Tury6670 SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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A VISIT TO THE TUSCAN REGION OF CENTRAL ITALY By Dr. Martin Arรณstegui

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Recently I visited this beautiful area with my wife Roberta and our daughter Danielle. We visited multiple towns, including San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Siena and the regional capital Florence. We loved the beautiful landscapes of vineyards and olive groves dotted among the rolling hills, the majestic medieval towns perched high on hilltops and the great wines of the area, including Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Today Tuscany is an important tourist area in Italy and I highly recommend you visit. SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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UNA VISITA A LA REGIร“N TOSCANA DEL CENTRO DE ITALIA Por Dr. Martin Arรณstegui 152

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oscana es conocida por sus hermosos paisajes, majestuosas ciudades medievales y su legado como un centro de influencia cultural y el lugar de nacimiento del Renacimiento italiano. Recientemente visité esta hermosa zona con mi esposa Roberta y nuestra hija Danielle. Visitamos varios pueblos, incluyendo San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Siena y la capital regional de Florencia. Nos encantaron los hermosos paisajes de viñedos y olivos entre las colinas, los majestuosos pueblos medievales encaramados en lo alto de las colinas y los grandes vinos de la zona, incluyendo Chianti Classico y Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Hoy en día la Toscana es una zona turística importante en Italia y le recomiendo que la visite. SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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FLORIDA: CAPITAL FISHING OF THE WORLD

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By Maria Bello Photos: Dr. Martin Aróstegui

he State of Florida is surrounded by water bodies that account for nearly 1,200 miles of coastline around the state: the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida in addition to the 7, 700 lakes and 10, 550 miles of rivers.This became Florida on the “Fishing Capital of the World” with more world record fish catches than any other state or country. Florida also leads all states in economic impacts for its marine recreational fisheries and has one of the top producing commercial fisheries in the country. In January 1, 2017 according to NMFS/ NOAA licensing records shows that 11,219 Saltwater Products Licenses were sold, generating revenue for the state totaling $966,275 – 2015/16 Fiscal Year; 11,219 individual commercial licensing, 1,657 wholesale dealers and there were 5,637 retail dealer licenses sold generating $1,168,500 in revenue for FY 2015-2016. 194

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Why Florida? Because of its great resources, the diversity of sport fishes, habitats, great weather, year-round fishing and superb tourism and fishing industryrelated infrastructure are unsurpassed. .It doesn’t take a lot of time, money or expertise to take your first fishing where you will find plenty of resources around to help you develop your fishing skills. Besides the relaxing aspects of a day on the water and the opportunity to commune with nature, fishing can be an enjoyable challenge that makes you want to learn more about fish and their habitats. This makes Florida number one state in the country in number of fishing participants each year with more than 2.77 million with ages of 16 and older Where and what to fish in Florida? From deep sea fishing off the Florida Keys to the Gulf Coast, intracoastal channels, the everglades, the 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, potentially you can fish in Florida everywhere, but the most popular


fishing activities are: GROUPERS. A generic name for several deepwater species, these bottom dwellers are important to both recreational and commercial fishermen. Red grouper and gag grouper (sometimes called black grouper) are most popular with anglers. Anglers typically “bottom fish” for these species, but during the cooler months, they can be caught in shallow water by trolling artificial lures. SNAPPERS. An offshore species usually found in 60 to 440 feet. Red snapper is pinkish to red in color, and its pointed anal fin distinguishes it from other members of the snapper family. Juvenile red snapper once died by the millions in shrimp trawls, but new regulations have helped this species bounce back. Red snapper are considered one of the finest food fish found in Florida waters. MACKERELS. This family includes both king mackerel and its smaller cousin, Spanish mackerel. These fish can be found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and into the Gulf of Mexico. One of the state’s top ocean predators, kingfish are the favorite target of tournament fishermen. TARPON. Sometimes called the “silver king of sportfish,” the tarpon is highly prized for its fighting ability but not valued as food. One of the state’s most popular

gamefish, tarpon can tolerate a wide range of salinities and are found throughout the state’s waters. SAILFISH. Florida’s official state saltwater fish, this tackle buster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters. Sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. The outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal fin. Known for its high, acrobatic jumps, the sailfish is a favorite of bluewater anglers. SPOTTED SEA TROUT. Commonly known as speckled trout, it’s a schooling species usually found in the shallow waters of bays and estuaries. It has two large canine teeth in the upper jaw and feeds mainly on shrimp and small baitfish in grassy areas. One of Florida’s most popular sportfish, spotted sea trout will hit everything from top water plugs to saltwater flies. SNOOK. Highly sensitive to changes in water temperature, snook are found in the state’s warmer waters. A strong, voracious predator, the species will rip a fishing line to shreds. Great sport on light tackle, snook are a cagey prey but well worth the time it takes to catch them. RED DRUM. Commonly known as redfish, this shallow-water schooling fish is found in both salt and brackish water. It can be distinguished from the black drum by its lack of chin barbels and its more SOL & MAR MAGAZINE

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elongated body. It also has a large black spot (sometimes several spots) just before the tail. Once heavily over-fished, this species is now a conservation success story. LARGEMOUTH BASS. Florida’s official freshwater fish, the legendary largemouth has an international reputation. Florida is a top destination for black bass fishing. Anglers come from all over the world just add a 10-pound bass to their “life list” of big fish. The king of the lakes and rivers, a big bass will eat just about anything, even squirrels or baby ducks. With more recreational anglers on the water than ever before Florida remains the Fishing Capital of the World because of great resources and responsible management. With a huge variety of fish, fishing waters and fishing styles to choose from, along with year-round fishing weather, there is little doubt that Florida will remain the place to go fishing due to the effort of different local and government agencies in promoting sustainable practices.

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FLORIDA: CAPITAL MUNDIAL DE LA PESCA

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l Estado de la Florida está rodeado de agua que representan casi 1,200 millas de costa a su alrededor: el Océano Atlántico, el Golfo de México y el Estrecho de Florida, además de los 7, 700 lagos y 10, 550 millas de ríos. Esto convirtió a la Florida en “La Capital Pesquera del Mundo” con más récords mundiales de captura de peces que cualquier otro Estado o país. Florida también lidera a todos los Estados en impactos económicos por sus actividades de pesca recreativa marítima y sostiene una de las principales pesquerías comerciales en el país. El 1 de enero del 2017 los registros de licencias según el servicio de pesquerías de la Agencia para el océano y la atmósfera contaban con 11,219 Licencias para pesquerías en aguas salobres vendidas, generando ingresos para el estado por un total de $ 966.275 - 2015/16 Año Fiscal; 11.219 por concepto de licencias comerciales individuales, 1,657 comerciantes al por 216

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mayor y 5,637 licencias de distribuidores minoristas vendidas, habiendo generando $1,168,500 en ingresos para el año fiscal 2015-2016. ¿Por qué la Florida? Debido a sus grandes recursos, la diversidad de peces para practicar pesca deportiva, hábitats, buen clima, pesca durante todo el año y una excelente infraestructura turística y pesquera que son insuperables. No toma mucho tiempo, dinero o experiencia para ir de pesca, ya que  encontrará un montón de recursos alrededor para ayudarle a desarrollar sus habilidades como pescador. Además de los aspectos relajantes de un día en el agua y la oportunidad de estar en contacto directo con la naturaleza, la pesca puede ser un desafío agradable que despierte el interés de aprender más sobre los peces, su pesca y sus hábitats. Todo lo anterior contribuye para que la Florida sea el primer Estado en el país con mayor número de pescadores cada año, superando los 2.77 millones desde edades tan tempranas como los dieciséis años.


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¿DÓNDE Y QUÉ PESCAR EN FLORIDA? Desde la pesca de altura de los Cayos de la Florida hasta la costa del Golfo, los canales Intercostales, los Everglades, los 7.700 lagos, 10.550 millas de ríos y 2.276 millas de costa de marea, potencialmente se puede pescar en cualquier parte de la Florida, siendo las pesquerías más populares las siguientes: LA PESCA DE MEROS. Nombre genérico para varias especies de aguas profundas, estos habitantes de fondo son importantes para los pescadores recreativos y comerciales, entre los que están el Mero rojo, Mero negro y el muy popular Mero Goliat como los más populares entre los pescadores. Durante los meses más fríos, pueden ser capturados en aguas poco profundas mediante el arrastre con señuelos artificiales. LA PESCA DE PARGOS. La especie de altura, se encuentra generalmente entre los 60 a 440 pies es la más popular, siendo muy atractiva por su coloración de rosado a rojo, y su aleta anatómica puntiaguda que lo distingue de otros miembros de la familia de los pargos. El pargo rojo se considera uno de los peces más codiciados en las aguas de la Florida. 218

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CABALLAS. Esta familia incluye tanto caballa como su primo más pequeño, caballa española. Estos peces se pueden encontrar en el Océano Atlántico occidental de Maine a Río de Janeiro, Brasil y en el Golfo de México. Uno de los principales depredadores del Estado, es el serrucho, blanco favorito de los pescadores del torneo. LA PESCA DEL TARPÓN. A veces llamado el “rey de plata de la pesca deportiva”, el tarpón es muy apreciado por su capacidad de combate y el reto que representa su captura, pero no posee un gran valor alimenticio. El tarpón puede tolerar una amplia gama de salinidades y se encuentra prácticamente en todas las aguas del Estado. LA PESCA DE LA AGUJA. Es el pez que representa oficialmente al Estado de la Florida, este luchador incansable capaz de romper las cuerdas más resistentes, habita aguas tropicales y subtropicales. La aguja generalmente viaja sola o en grupos pequeños, su característica más destacada es la longitud y altura de su primera aleta dorsal, lo que la hace muy atractiva a la pesca deportiva al igual que sus acrobáticos saltos. Es sin duda el pez favorito de los pescadores de aguas mar afuera.


LA PESCA DE LA CORVINA PINTADA. Conocida comúnmente como la trucha moteada, es una especie que se encuentra generalmente en las aguas bajas de las bahías y de los estuarios. Tiene dos grandes dientes caninos en la mandíbula superior y se alimenta principalmente de camarones. Uno de los peces deportivos más populares de la Florida, la trucha de mar manchada pica de todo, desde carnadas vivas, hasta las carnadas de moscas de agua salada. LA PESCA DEL ROBALO. Por ser un pez muy sensible a cambios en la temperatura del agua, el robalo se encuentra en las aguas más cálidas del estado. Es un gran atractivo para la pesca deportiva por ser un depredador fuerte y voraz, caracterizándose por destruir una línea de pesca. Estos peces ofrecen un gran espectáculo deportivo por lo que vale la pena, el tiempo empleado en capturarlos. LA PESCA DE CORVINETA OCELADA. Comúnmente conocido como gallineta nórdica, es un pez de aguas poco profundas que se encuentra en aguas saladas y salobres. Se puede distinguir de la corvineta negra por su falta de barbillas y cuerpo más alargado. También

tiene una gran mancha negra (a veces varios puntos) justo antes de la cola. En el pasado fue excesivamente pescada, siendo ahora una historia de éxito en esfuerzos de conservación. LA PESCA DE LOBINA NEGRA. Es el pez por excelencia para la pesca deportiva de agua dulce en la Florida, su legendaria bocaza tiene una reputación internacional. La Florida es el primer destino mundial para la pesca de la lobina negra. Los pescadores procedentes de todo el mundo sueñan con anotarse una captura. Es el rey de los lagos y ríos, prácticamente se alimenta de cualquier cosa, incluso de ardillas y patos pequeños. Con más pescadores recreativos en el agua que nunca antes, la Florida sigue siendo la capital pesquera del mundo debido a sus grandes recursos y la pesca responsable. Con una gran variedad de peces, cuerpos de aguas para pesca y estilos de pesca para elegir, junto con un clima favorable que permite pescar todo el año, no hay duda de que Florida seguirá siendo el lugar para pescar gracias al esfuerzo de diferentes agencias locales y gubernamentales que promueven prácticas de pesca sostenibles.

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CARNIVAL HORIZON’S 2018 INAUGURAL SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE SERIES OF FOUR-DAY CRUISES FROM NEW YORK TO BERMUDA

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arnival Cruise Line has announced that the new Carnival Horizon will offer a series of four-day Bermuda cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018, part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced voyages to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami. The four-day “long weekend” cruises will depart Thursdays and feature a fullday visit to Bermuda where guests can relax on the island’s legendary pink beaches, enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and other water sports, and visit historical landmarks such as Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. Five four-day Bermuda cruises will be offered, departing May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 2018.

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Including the five Bermuda sailings aboard Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line will offer 18 different voyages to the island in 2017-18 departing from five convenient East Coast homeports, including Baltimore, Charleston, New York, Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale. “Bermuda is a beautiful and sought-after destination and what better way to visit this breathtaking island paradise than on the spectacular Carnival Horizon,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “These visits to Bermuda are part of Carnival Horizon’s terrific inaugural schedule that also features top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean, providing our guests with opportunities to create wonderful and fun memories together,” she added.

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ooney Reyes, Presidente de SUPERIOR Frozen Fruit Distributor es un empresario exitoso y triunfador, que se ha abierto paso en el mercado de las frutas tropicales, vendiendo al por mayor pulpa de mamey, mango y guanabana, asi como también maiz criollo desgranado para restaurantes, mercados, cafeterias y heladerias en su finca Reyes del Mamey Inc. en Homestead. En el año 2000 empezó Rooney este negocio, que nació de una idea inicial de su padre, en su finca de 100 acres situada en República Dominicana, la cual está sembrada con la misma variedad de mamey, guanabana, mango y maiz criollo que también tienen en su finca en Homestead de 95 acres con 6 mil matas de mamey. “Estamos en el proceso de traer el maracuyá y otra linea de frutas y sabores. Entre sus planes futuros SUPERIOR Frozen Fruit Distributor comprende la compra de nuevos equipos para procesar la pulpa en su finca en dominicana. “Estamos en proceso de comprar unos equipos para envasar bolsas pequeñas de entre 3.5 y 14 onzas como vemos en los supermercados, que permiten al consumidor preparar sus batidos de manera individual. Nuestra meta es ofrecer nuevos sabores de frutas para el deleite y delicia del paladar de los consumidores y continuar creciendo de manera ascendente y con los pies bien puestos en la tierra”, dice Roodney finalmente. Si desea adquirir pulpas de frutas, puede llamar al 305.345.2201

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TECHNOLOGY BOAT LIFT SELECTION MADE SIMPLE The benefits of storing a vessel out of water are easy to grasp a cleaner, faster and more fuel efficient hull, with increased resale value but with all the types and options available, selecting a boat lift can be challenging. Golden Boat Lifts provides simple tips to help firsttime buyers and old pros alike choose the perfect lift. The first thing to consider is the location. Will it be permanently mounted on a concrete seawall, floating dock, or steel or wooden pier with piles? Or, will it need to be removed when the water freezes? These, along with tide or river flowage, will determine the optimal style of lift. Local knowledge is priceless and a qualified installer will have insight into which variety will work best for the specific project. Four and eight-post shafted beam boat lifts are the most common style and quite adaptable. The main selling features of this style are its robust simplicity and ability to hoist almost any size vessel. Even if piles aren’t present in the location, they can typically be installed, but permits may be required. This style of lift will accommodate a wide range of boat sizes and weights, even up to large 250,000 lb. motor yachts. www.goldenboatlifts.com

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TECHNOLOGY COMMONSENSE TIPS FOR SAFE BOAT LIFT USE Boat lifts are perhaps the ultimate accessory. Out of the water, the hull stays cleaner, which in turn boosts speed and mileage not to mentioning saving the owner from back-breaking scrubbing. Capable of holding a massive amount of weight, they’re serious pieces of equipment that require care when using. But with a few commonsense tips from Golden Boat Lifts, operating one is as safe as parking a car in a garage. The first step is to choose a lift that’s best suited to both the boat and location. PWC, keelboat or motor yacht? How many hulls? How heavy is the vessel fully loaded? Will additional piles be needed? Is it on a seawall? A qualified installer will take into consideration all the variables and advise as to the optimal solution. Stray current running through the water can be deadly if someone falls or jumps in. An electric boat lift should have a GFCI outlet and be wired by a licensed electrician. www.goldenboatlifts.com

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TECHNOLOGY EXPRESS JOYSTICK SYSTEM ENDS DOCKING NIGHTMARES Ask the average owner what the most challenging part of boating is and the answer will invariably be maneuvering and docking, especially in breezy weather. Pose that same question to someone whose boat has Twin Disc’s groundbreaking Express Joystick System® (EJS™) installed and the reply will likely be that there aren’t enough weekends in the year. EJS delivers reliable, effortless fingertip control over conventional driveline boats. It actuates a boat’s throttle through the EC300 Power Commander system, QuickShift® transmissions and thrusters, proportional to the amount of pressure exerted and without any lag or lurching. It’s intuitive: users simply push and twist, and the boat instantly responds. It’ll move in any direction, spin on its axis or crab sideways. It’s a completely fluid experience that provides a level of confidence before unknown. www.twindisc.com

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TECHNOLOGY FORTRESS ANCHOR CHOSEN FOR THE F/V TUNA.COM Nowhere is it written that an anchor needs to be heavy to be effective. At 21 lbs., Fortress Marine Anchors’ FX-37 is easily deployed, yet, in hard sand and 30 kts of wind, it holds up to 12,000 lbs. That’s why Capt. Dave Carraro, renowned for his adventures on National Geographic Channel’s series Wicked Tuna, outfitted his 44’ Calvin Beal F/V Tuna.com with a lightweight and highly efficient FX-37. The FX-37 is engineered for boats 46’–51’. Like all Fortress anchors, it’s adjustable to 32° or 45° to optimize the angle of its shank and sharpened flukes for different seabed conditions.The anchor deploys effortlessly from a bow roller or by hand. Rustproof and non-magnetic, the FX-37 is made in the USA from a precision-machined, marine-grade, aluminum-magnesium alloy. Unlike comparable steel anchors that weigh twice as much, it can be disassembled for stowage and has no welds to fail. www.fishgloucester.com

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TECHNOLOGY LIFE CELL’S DITCH KIT SAVES LIVES Events that lead to abandoning ship happen quickly. Most ditch kits are stowed out of the way. Within seconds, they have to be found and deployed. Once in the water, most don’t provide any buoyancy. Life Cell Marine Safety’s Yachtsman model will float off its included mounting bracket, stores 474 cu. in. of user-supplied emergency gear and provides flotation assistance for four adults. David Brodie knows firsthand the benefits of being prepared with a Life Cell. Outrunning approaching weather, he and three friends were returning to port near New South Wales, Australia. During a difficult bar crossing, a rogue wave caught the boat’s stern, swamped it and killed the engine; a second crashing wave flipped it. Throwing his Life Cell into the water, the four were able to stay together and swim to a nearby vessel. www.lifecellmarine.com

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TECHNOLOGY MOVE A 15,000 LB. TRAILER BY REMOTE CONTROL Moving a trailer with serious weight requires raw power. But the larger the tow vehicle, often the less maneuverable the rig becomes. With Parkit360’s Transformer 15K Trailer Dolly, one person can move a 15,000 lb. fifth wheel, tag-a-long, gooseneck or traditional trailer with absolute ease by simply walking and steering with its wireless remote control. The Transformer 15K’s muscle comes from two powerful 1.5 hp Bosch electric motors with planetary gearing. The trailer dolly runs off a user-supplied 12V deep cell battery; a charger is built in. Traction to climb a 6% grade of grass, gravel or pavement comes from 6.5” wide track tires. 15,000 lbs. can gain momentum, so the Transformer 15K has a Smart Brake Controller for safe handling. Connected to the trailer’s wire harness, it automatically controls electric and surge brakes. www.parkit360.com

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Sol y Mar Magazine es la primera y única revista digital bilingüe en el mundo que incluye turismo, pesca, propiedades frente al mar e indust...