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Florida Sportsman January 2020

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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KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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12 Números

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2 min.
get out there!

To start the new year, this month we’re bringing you a bit of everything Florida has to offer. We’ve had our team of writers all over the state, looking for fresh angles to help you enjoy your time on the waters and afield. In this issue, David McGrath, a writer and avid angler from southwest Florida, explores one of our state’s premiere parks, Lake Kissimmee State Park. It’s remote, it’s well-maintained, and it’s ideally located. Roll out of the tent on a cool spring morning and fish one of the nation’s best bass fisheries. David A. Brown hits the waves with Melbourne, FL guide Caleb Couture to spotlight 12 hints for surf fishing success. Brown, incidentally, is a veteran outdoors writer from the Florida Gulf Coast and knows a thing or two…

1 min.
if you go

WHERE: Stretching about 20 miles long, Islamorada sits 1 1/2hours from Miami and 2 from Key West. Take the Florida Turnpike south to U.S. 1 south, which becomes the Overseas Highway. Option: Take Card Sound Road split-off in Florida City to visit North Key Largo on your way down. WHAT’S IN A NAME: Translated, Islamorada (once “Isla Morada”) means Purple Island. Tales of origin vary. Spanish explorers witnessing mass aggregations of indigenous purple snail? Colors of sunset? Brilliant bougainvillea purple? GAME PLAN: Sample the offshore scene for pelagics and reef fish; stalk the flats for bonefish, permit and tarpon or run across Florida Bay for backcountry redfish and snook. WHEN: Fall-winter best for the flats and backcountry, as cooler temperatures offer pleasant conditions. Summer typically brings the calmest seas for offshore runs, but…