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Florida Sportsman March 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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“i failed you.”

“Our health and human safety here is not mentioned at all when it comes to Lake Okeechobee, and that has to stop,” Mast said. “What we’re demanding is that we be given priority as well.” Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham stood up in a packed room at the 34th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference and said something amazing: “I failed you.” He says he knew, as a U.S. Senator, that federal water management guidelines for Florida were completely outdated, they didn’t consider health or environmental impacts, and he didn’t act to fix that, and so he ended with “now it’s up to you.” People chuckled, but Graham wasn’t joking. We can’t keep letting our government operate Florida’s water system with a manual from 1948. Bob Graham’s regret over failing to update…

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almost georgia, totally florida

The tide giveth, the tide taketh away. That’s Fernandina inshore fishing in a nutshell. With a mean tide range of 6 feet, it’s not the Bay of Fundy, but it is a lot more moving water than you’ll find elsewhere in Florida. Local guide Terry David ("TD") Lacoss knows the ins and outs of the spartina marsh. He also knows that when the reds stop tailing and the water begins to thin out of the grass, it’s time to boogie. For the moment, Lacoss Power Poles his 24 Triton in the creek channel and watches. When a trio of bronzed, blue-tailed torpedos drifts into view, TD casually pitches the shrimp lure. Hookup, just in time! In a few hours, the seemingly benign bay we ran across to get here will be a…

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if you go

EATS: Lotta good spots. Salty Pelican on Front Street for sunsets and classic fried seafood. Green Turtle Tavern for cold brews, live music, outdoor table tennis, nightlife. Or pick up fresh catch at Atlantic Seafood, right there at the boat ramp (talk about a plan B!). TACKLE, APPAREL, ADVICE & MORE: Amelia Angler, 111 Centre Street. Owned by Capt. Terry Lacoss (Sr.), longtime Florida Sportsman contributor and expert on everything from wahoo to reds. OVERNIGHT: Local boutique hotels, bed-breakfasts, or roll on into the Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front. There’s space to park a boat and trailer next door. Tent and RV camping at Fort Clinch State Park. FISHING SEASONS: WINTER: Backwater for reds, trout and flounder in creeks and/or around dock pilings. Live or dead shrimp on jighead or under…

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best boat

COX POWERTRAIN CXO300 DIESEL OUTBOARD A 10-year effort from across the pond brings the world boating market the highest horsepower, diesel-powered outboard engine available. At a period when the marine industry is starving for large displacement outboards to power ever-growing center console models, Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 couldn’t come at a better time. Some of the advantages this 300-horsepower 4.4L 8-cylinder workhorse offer are: Superior torque (480 foot pounds) across the spectrum, especially low to mid-range; 100 percent higher peak torque at the crankshaft than a comparable gas engine, offering 25 percent greater fuel efficiency. This twin turbo engine is said to offer three times longer service life than a gas engine, and Cox Powertrain suggests a possible savings of up to 45 percent of the $50,000 price tag over the lifespan…

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dare to downsize

When the water temp is down, and the fish are lethargic, eating might not be the first thing on their mind. That big, triple-hooked plug you were chucking in October just isn’t going to cut it; it’s time to downsize. Think about your own reaction to a few pieces of candy or a handful of chips, any time of day. It’s not a full meal, but it sure is tasty. Why not offer something like that to the fish? It takes the fish no effort to eat, in turn saving precious energy the fish needs. Plus, bait tends to be on the small side this of year. Match them and succeed. YO-ZURI PINS MINNOW 2- to 3 ½-inch 1/16- to ¼-ounce Floating A slender, lipped plug that mimics a glass minnow. Twitch it and let…

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new gear

POWERPRO SUPER8SLICK V2 The new Super8Slick ‘V2’ braid is described by PowerPro engineers as the company’s smoothest, softest and longest casting braid. It’s built from Honeywell Spectra fiber, with the PowerPro “Enhanced Body Technology” for a round, smooth, resin-impregnated body which the company says resists backlashes, increases casting distance, makes it easier to tie knots, and offers superior strength to size ratio. Plus, they say it’s quiet going through the guides. Colors include moss green, onyx (black), hi-vis aqua green, and blue. Tests are 8-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 65- and 80-pound. Expect to pay around $20.99 for 150-yard spools, $36.99 for 300-yard spools, $169.99 for 1,500-yard spools, and $339.99 for 3,000-yard spools.…