• Fishing

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      July 17, 2014 Ron the Pirate

      Stalking Down a Blackfish

      We left out about five in the morning. There is much to do, and time is of the essence. While each task is small, they are all of importance. We’re sipping on hot coffee as we drive over the bridge into Biloxi. Pale moonlight gives way to a quick sunrise that briskly wakes the...

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      July 17, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Kayak Fishing On A Budget

      "Professional" anglers always have the best, latest and greatest fishing equipment available. If you browse any retail outlet for fishing gear you will find tons of items ranging from inexpensive (cheap) to OMG are you kidding!

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      July 15, 2014 Mark Sosin

      FISH & FISHING: Preparation, Presentation and Observation

      Three things are critical in fishing. Think of them as PPO: preparation, presentation and observation.

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      July 14, 2014 Mike "The Griz" Ritz

      La Paz Offers Great Fishing Year-Round

      La Paz is the Gateway to the Sea of Cortez, one of the most complete ecosystems on the planet. The area has snorkeling, diving, kayaking, golf, fishing, sailing, camping and mountain biking.

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    • News

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      July 11, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Saltwater Rules Change In Three Florida Counties

      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently approved a measure that will remove outdated or redundant localized regulations in Gilchrist, Indian River and Manatee counties.

    • Editorial

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      July 10, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      FLORIDA BAY SCALLOP

      Learn about the anatomy, reproduction and ecology of the Florida bay scallop.

    • Fishing

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      July 10, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      The Feel Bait Bite

      Each angler has a specific reason for fishing certain baits. The slam of a fish on a spinnerbait, the abrupt stop of a crankbait, the visual explosion of a topwater lure and for us it’s the signal you get from fishing a “feel bait”.

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      July 8, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Silver Kings Beyond the Breakers

      As summer rolls in with the tide, warmer surf temperatures (72 to 82 F) welcome the return of the silver kings to the near-shore waters of the east central coast of Florida.

    • Fish Focus

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      July 7, 2014 Zach Harvey

      Fish Focus: Off the Grid, Southbound…

      Somewhere beyond the thrill of the hunt, the chase, the cast, the loading of the rod, the fight, the heft of a good fish, there are bigger, more compelling reasons to clear an inlet and steam 150 miles offshore chasing a hunch.

    • Lures & Baits

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      July 5, 2014 Capt. John Kumiski

      The Menhaden – A Prime Summer Bait

      Menhaden, pogies, bunker, alewife, or herring - whatever you call them, they make excellent bait for most any large fish that a Florida angler might want to catch. Cobia, king mackerel, tarpon, redfish, jack crevalle, sharks, reef fish, all will eat either a lively whole pogy or a bloody piece from a dead one.

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      July 5, 2014 Karla George

      LADY ANGLER: Summertime Snook

      This time of year provides some of the most exciting fishing opportunities our area has to offer. Snook and tarpon start showing up on the beach in the summertime. The tarpon are on an annual migration and the snook have a seasonal movement as part of their spawning habits.

    • Fish Focus

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      July 5, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Batoids

      My first article for Coastal Angler was about seabirds, the avian kind. But this past month as I watched a father and son marvel at the beauty of the stingrays in our touch tank the young boy blurted out that they are seabirds.