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A few years ago I got the opportunity to spend a few days chasing and tagging tarpon (here in the Tampa Bay Area) with Capt. Brian Jill and Lucas Griffin for Bonefish &Tarpon Trust.  Since then a few of us have talked several times about tagging fish during the “off migration months” to better understand their life cycle from larvae to migratory tarpon. 

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Food, Hunting, Recipes, Seafood -

Everybody loves stone crabs but they’re so doggone expensive. I’ll let you in on a little secret… they’re not that hard to find. […]

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#caughtnotbought, Food, Game, Guns, Hunting, Recipes, turkey -

It’s still relatively early in the Florida spring turkey season in the north zone. Leading up to the season, I made several scouting trips up to the area I hunt in Lake City and had a decent idea of where the birds were. I took my son, Levi, up for the youth weekend and we left empty handed. The woods were quiet as could be and it seemed as though the gobblers simply hadn’t started doing their thing yet. 

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#skinnywaterculture #swc #flyfishing #fishing, Barracuda, Fly Fishing, flyfishing, Guides, Mixed, recreationspecialist, Skiffs -

The last few times Derek Rust and I had the opportunity to chill together we were either ducking hurricanes or repairing hurricane damage. Paul Nocifora and I have been friends on social media and have several mutual friends but hadn’t fished together so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I met Paul at his house in Naples. He and Derek had agreed to take his skiff for the Cuda Bowl. We hitched up and rolled south.

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Costa Rica, Fly Fishing -

Recently a group of us took a trip down into Central America to visit Jesse Males with 506 Outdoors. Jesse started up tremendous guide service out of Costa Rica where he offers some unreal opportunities to get into the jungle or blue water to tackle some exciting fish. The group consisted of Branden Jones, Jamie Sullivan, Court Douthit, and myself.... as well as our two guides/friends Jesse Males and Micah Baly. 

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