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Florida Sportsman

Florida Sportsman May 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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florida sportsman

PUBLISHER Blair Wickstrom FOUNDER IN MEMORIAM Karl Wickstrom EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF Jeff Weakley MANAGING EDITOR David Conway ART DIRECTOR Drew Wickstrom 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, Mike Conner, Corky Decker, R. Grant Gilmore, Peter Hinck, Willie Howard, Doug Kelly, Cameron Kirkconnell, Jamion Kries, Terry Lacoss, Tom Levine, Tim Lewis, David McGrath, Frank Sargeant, Peter Slis, Eric Wickstrom ART ASSOCIATE Jim Henderson ONLINE ASSOCIATE Shelby Busenbark ADVERTISING Jim Langone (772) 763-2227 jim.langone@outdoorsg.com Rhett Nelson (772) 763-2226 rhett.nelson@outdoorsg.com Trey Wheeler (772) 763-2205 trey.wheeler@outdoorsg.com PRODUCTION MANAGER Jean McElroy (772) 219-7400 ext. 209 OFFICE MANAGER Diana Matthews (772) 219-7400 ext. 213 FLORIDA SPORTSMAN RADIO Rick Ryals (904)…

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what does fishing sound like?

Pardon me for bragging on our content, but Capt. Mark Krowka’s article on sight-fishing for permit (p.36) may be may be the best you’ll ever read, anywhere, on the subject. A Florida Keys guide of four decades, holder of dozens of tournament titles, Krowka’s ability to see fish and intuit their behavior is peerless. Fortunately for the rest of us, Krowka also has a gift for describing what all this looks like when it goes down: how permit appear in the tide, what the mud looks like, how the school reacts to a potential threat or opportunity. I’ve been thinking a lot about vision lately. As I reflected on Krowka’s story, I thought about another angler in the Florida Sportsman circle. George Tice was profiled in our “I’m a Florida Sportsman” column…

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hagens cove 29° 46.314’ n 83° 34.808’ w

Taylor County, located at the north end of Florida’s Big Bend, isn’t exactly known for its wade-fishing opportunities. And while there are big public boat launches at Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach, as well as some primitive ramps at places like Yates and Dallus creeks, there are very few places for shore-bound folks to have a chance at catching a nice stringer of fish—or even wading up a limit of scallops. Long ago, my friend Capt. Joey Landreneau coined the name, “park and wade,” for the park at Hagens Cove. Shallow, and generally protected from anything but a direct west wind, we could wade out a quarter mile, free lining D.O.A. Shrimp ahead of us, normally returning with limits or trout and even a red or two. Even on a rising spring…

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best boat

Regulator 26XO Length 26'9" • Beam 9' 3" • Weight 5,900 lbs. REGULATOR 26XO The booming “crossover” market has firmly proven this style to be more than a fad. Regulator Marine recently introduced the new 26XO demonstrating this company’s scope is not limited to pleasing the offshore crowd. The 26XO sports a design that retains the sleek lines of their bluewater models while offering the functionality and features required of a coastal/inshore vessel. A lower profile reduces wind drift and facilitates the addition of accessories such as PowerPole Blade anchors and a 36V Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor. At 26 feet, 9 inches by 9 feet, 3 inches and 5,900 pounds, she offers rugged offshore stability while maintaining a 14-inch draft on the trolling motor. A spacious 122 square feet of deck…

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Red drum, or redfish, are accessible to anyone with a fishing rod and a means of reaching the coast. You can catch them out of a boat or kayak, off the pier, along the surf, or simply by wading out into saltwater bays and lagoons. Locally favored fishing tactics vary a bit around the state, but there are some standard methods. One proven approach is to appeal to the redfish’s strong sense of smell with a meal delivered where they primarily forage: On the bottom. Whole or cut bait anchored behind a sliding sinker or jighead is an excellent choice. Fresh shrimp, crab, mullet and pinfish are among the best baits for reds. You may have to cull through some catfish, toadfish and other “critter” bites, but if you’re in good…

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top redfish picks by florida sportsman regional editors

Panhandle, Capt. Chaz Heller: “Cast ¼-ounce jighead tipped with live shrimp under docks along the Intracoastal.” Northwest, Bill Greer: “Cast a spoon along the marsh grass and oyster bars.” Big Bend, Capt. Tommy Thompson: “Noisy topwaters walked alongside rock and shell bars on rising tide.” Southwest, Capt. Ralph Allen: “Throw whitebait into potholes during low water.” 10,000 Islands, Capt. Steve Dall: “Paddletail swim-baits in baitfish and gold hues around outside points.” South, Capt. Alan Sherman: “Bounce a jig with a 4-inch white Gulp! shrimp along channels and downed trees.” East Central, Bill Sargent: “Wade and work gold spoons along the edges of sand holes." Northeast, Capt. Rick Ryals: “Work exposed oyster bars during the lower third of the tides, with live shrimp on a ¼-ounce jig.”…