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Into that good night

He was 4th generation Floridian, a hard-scrabble farm boy whose family made an honest living in the state's cow country, a placid region located between the open, rolling fields of the panhandle above and the vast wetlands of the Everglades below. He grew up among the fading remnants of the ...
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I've wanted to publish a series of cartoons for some time now. To move toward that goal, I'll start with some simple designs/ideas. Here's a first stab: ...
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Freshwater trout anglers have long known that fish like to lie in the "broken water" on the downstream side of rocks, downed trees and the like. That same philosophy applies to shallow saltwater flats, shorelines, and bays where a tidal current is present. Snook, redfish, sea trout and stripe ...
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What is the best flats boat?

Each month I field a question from a reader and answer it as best I can, focusing on those inquiries and responses that I believe will be of general benefit or interest...or at least of interest to me. Blogger's prerogative. I recently received this email from sometime Florida angler Tom G. from Day ...
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If you fish in saltwater, you know how quickly used hooks can develop rust and turn your tackle box into a lure graveyard. At the end of trips most of us wash down our tackle and boats, but lures are often overlooked. The solution? Get in the habit of maintaining a section of your tackle box ...
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The casual snook

Date: July 6, 2007 Location: Dependabay Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM Weather: Overcast, surprisingly mild, sporadic rain Tide: High outgoingJoe called me late this afternoon asking if I could go fishing. Naturally, I replied that I had a lot to do and that a man can't just neglect his responsibiliti ...
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The homeboys score big

Gotta break the shallow-water code early so I can post pics of two buds who had banner trips this past week. First is of Big Joe who scored his first big permit on a rare offshore trip. Group he was with caught everything from huge yellow-tail snapper (which I'll be sampling shortly...right J ...
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I've spent the past week or so (on and off) adding new tips and tricks, helpful links, etc. to the blog page. I'll continue to add content of value to the shallow-water crowd. Going forward, my intention is to follow a rough script which'll ensure that there's always something relatively new ...
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Tempting Fate

Lightning can quickly lend perspective to a great angling opportunity. It was a hot day in late September, the time of year when I can be found once or twice a week stalking the shallows of a favorite flat. Big redfish tend to school up then, and the fishing can be sensational. When the (rar ...
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