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Florida SportsmanFlorida Sportsman

Florida Sportsman

August 2019

Florida Sportsman is the complete fishing magazine for Florida and the Tropics. Devoted to fishing, boating, and outdoor activities in the Sunshine State, Florida Sportsman is the authoritative source for Florida's most active fishermen.

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United States
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English
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KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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florida sportsman

PUBLISHER Blair Wickstrom FOUNDER IN MEMORIAM Karl Wickstrom EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF Jeff Weakley ART DIRECTOR Drew Wickstrom CONSERVATION EDITOR Mike Conner BOATING EDITOR George LaBonte PROJECTS EDITOR Rick Ryals ASSOCIATE EDITOR Brenton Roberts FIELD EDITORS Pepe Gonzalez (KEYS), Alan Sherman (SOUTH), Steve Dall (10,000 ISLANDS), Ralph Allen (SOUTHWEST), Bill Sargent (EAST CENTRAL), Ray Markham (WEST CENTRAL), Tommy Thompson (BIG BEND), William Greer (NORTHWEST), Chaz Heller (PANHANDLE), Brett Fitzgerald (TROPICS) CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Carolee Boyles, David Brown, Corky Decker, R. Grant Gilmore, Peter Hinck, Willie Howard, Doug Kelly, Terry Lacoss, Tom Levine, Tim Lewis, David McGrath, Frank Sargeant, Peter Slis, Eric Wickstrom ONLINE ASSOCIATE Shelby Busenbark PRESIDENT & CEO Jim Liberatore Chief Operating Officer, Publishing & Branded Media Mike Carney EVP, GROUP PUBLISHER & OPERATIONS Derek Sevcik VP, CONSUMER MARKETING Peter Watt VP, MANUFACTURING Deb Daniels DIRECTOR, MARKETING Kim Shay SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION…

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who you calling exotic?

As hard as we humans seem to try, we pretty much can’t stop Nature. Now don’t get me wrong: We’re not off the hook here, not free to dump crud into our waters, disregard bag limits and look the other way while others do. What I’m talking about is Nature with a capital N—the unseen force that ensures life in some form will persist, adapt, change, perhaps (gulp!) not only despite us, but without us. By way of example, many years ago, when we bought our house in Jensen Beach, I complained to anyone who would listen about non-native brown anoles displacing the green “chameleons.” My efforts at population control yielded about the same kind of results as the taxpayer-funded python hunters in the Glades: A few dead reptiles, quickly replaced. Nowadays,…

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kings of carabelle

A fervor for fishing is how folks “Get Hooked on Carrabelle” and the Crowder family supports its cause by hosting the largest stand-alone fundraising tournament in the Panhandle. Boats of every size, and anglers of all ages, bring energy to this unpretentious coastal town. Look for an old red freezer truck in the C-Quarters Marina lot, and you will be on top of the action. Funds raised in association with the two-day shootout tip the one million dollar mark, and are donated to the Leukemia Research Foundation. A winning catch will earn you this contest’s $5,000 prize, but no girls in bikinis with trophies. It’s about bringing the grandkids down to the docks to celebrate the life of owner Jimmie’s daughter, Lisa. On game day the C-Quarters back porch becomes real estate for…

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if you go

WHAT Kingfish Shootout, benefitting the Leukemia Research Foundation WHERE C-Quarters Marina WHEN Every first weekend in August; 2-4, 2019. Registration Friday night. Tournament starts Saturday; 7a.m. shotgun. Ends at 4 p.m. on Sunday. www.c-quartersmarina.com/ tournaments.html HISTORICAL MARKERS The Camp Gordon Johnson WWII Museum is now open in its new location across from Carrabelle Beach providing a casual setting for picnics, or paddle boarding. Tours of its artifacts are Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. STAY WATERSIDE The Carrabelle Beach, RVC, LLC, Resort offers pull-through’s and back-in trailer access pads, as well as cabins and bungalows for rent. A sidewalk will connect you to the Crooked River Lighthouse. Need a place to dry dock? Check out Carrabelle Boat Club for launch, fueling and washing services for you weekenders. STREET EATS Enjoy live music at…

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new boats & power

SOLACE 345 A newcomer to the center console market for 2019, the Solace 345 features progressive design elements that not only look unlike anything the industry has seen before, but offer a new level of functionality as well. Most notable is a very clever FishThru Transom which permits unobstructed access to work space extending between (and aft of) twin outboard engines. This design also places the engines mounting location to extreme opposite corners of the transom for improved maneuverability. A host of luxury amenities from a convertible second station hard top to a cockpit workstation with optional refrigerator and grill along with a Sea-keeper 2 stabilizer bring this ultra-modern carbon fiber/epoxy reinforced sport console to the front of the “have you seen the new...?” list of boats. Pricing on request. For…

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get chummy

Chumming is all about attracting fish, not overfeeding them. Kevin Deanne of Tournament Master chum says, “What you need to do is get the amino acids in the water that stimulates the olfactory nerves in predators. Putting too much meat in the water will fill fish up, making them much pickier about striking a bait.” You also don't want to feed the interlopers, like birds. Deanne said his firm grinds some chum blends especially to sink with no tiny pieces floating. This is ideal if you're chumming to catch baitfish. “No floating chunks means no birds that will spook the baitfish,” said Deanne. Captain Mark Lacovara of Frontrunner Boatworks started chumming bluefin tuna in the Northeast as a boy, and now chums everything from mangrove snapper off Mayport to yellowfin tuna off…

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