October 2014

There are 35 blog entries for October 2014.

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10.31.14 Fishing Report

For the thrill of Halloween weekend, it seems the fishing will be facing a trick instead of a treat. Not just one, but two cold fronts will affect our fishing forecast. The first cold front is moving in on Friday (Halloween) night and then a second on Saturday, with strong winds making the ocean rough for anglers.

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The ocean will be very rough this weekend, but if you are able to sneak through the winds, you may scout a sailfish as the rough conditions are perfect for them and will most likely see dolphin as well. Cobia made a nice display this past week along the edge and around wrecks. Snapper fishing has remained very good out of Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlets too.

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The last school of the mullet run is still…
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Daylight Savings Time (DST) is this weekend, which means we get an extra hour of sleep this Sunday morning.  Plan on turning your clocks back an hour at 2:00am, Sunday, November 2, 2014.  Most smartphones, computers and cable television box connections will do this automatically.

This will mark the beginning of Standard Time.  Standard time means we will have one less hour of daylight in the evening for the next four months through March 8. The days will lengthen and transition back to Daylight Savings Time in the spring. 

If you get confused, remember the phrase “spring forward, fall back”.

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Is there a more of an amusing way to thrill the weekend than it being Halloween?

Performances, scary movies, drink specials and frightening or maybe even goofy costumes! Even if you have not prepared any plans for Friday night yet, there is no excuse to stay home-base with the porch lights off and mope around street corners watching the carnival of people pass by. The Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County have plenty of fun and entertaining events that don’t need reservations, plus some parties have chances to win cash prizes!

Here is a list of Halloween Events held on October 31, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale:

•    Fright Nights- South Florida Fairgrounds: 6:00p.m.-12:00 a.m.
     (West Palm Beach)
•    Trick or Beats Festival

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, also known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” will be hosting the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 – November 3, 2014.

Things to do at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show:

  • Go to Pier 66 Marina; it’s the Fort Lauderdale’s Boat Show newest location. It reopened with a total makeover and will be featuring the ample volume of brokerage yachts from super vessels to fishing boats and in between for all budgets.
  • Yummy dining options are available such as the casual dining, Pelican Landing restaurants and upscale fine cuisine, Grill 66 & Bar. Or grab a bite at the full-service Pop-Up restaurant, Hugh’s Cage at the Hall of Fame Marina. Grab a cold one at the boat show’s new IGFA Sportfishing Lounge,
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Photo Credit: Mermaid.Andrea

One of Florida’s natural hidden jewels is more than 700 natural springs sprinkled throughout the state that offer many great activities and fun in its natural environment. Florida’s crystal clear and natural springs not only are perfect for swimming, scuba diving, tubing and kayak or canoe sightseeing but also the springs provide a noteworthy aquarium for all native plants and animals.

Florida Springs act as an outstanding underwater creation with tons of freshwater flowing from the Florida Aquifer. In one solitary visit to a Florida spring, you can reveal species like Manatees, River Otters, Loggerhead Turtles and many of these species you can see right from the nature trail along the spring run. Clean, clear water rolling

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ReelAbilities, the nation’s largest film festival dedicated to stories of people with disabilities, makes its Palm Beach debut from Nov. 2-5 at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens and will continue with presentations in various venues, including The Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service (AJFCS), Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service and Scripps Research Institute. The films concern a variety of issues and topics such as mental development, autism, wheelchair accessibility, Down syndrome and more.

ReelAbilities is the largest film festival in the nation committed to “promoting appreciation and awareness of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with various disabilities.”  The festivals dedicated to promoting awareness of the

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Cato’s Beach Bridge, as the locals know it, is a sandy white shoreline, near the Jupiter Lighthouse, and just north of the bridge, is quite possibly one of the most outstanding natural areas in the state.  Located along the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway and south of the Jupiter Inlet Bridge, this “swimming hole” stays crystal clear all day! 

Cato’s beach is not a beach in the true sense of the word but a sandy shoreline that is bio-diverse.  It is full of warmhearted memories of residents of Jupiter, Tequesta, and Hobe Sound.  Many countless lazy days and warm summer nights have been enjoyed.  The barbeques on the beach, jumping off the nearby rope swings or  just watching the boats go by the turquoise blue waters of the Intracoastal

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With thousands of miles of pure beautiful shoreline, a huge variety of native species and habitat, and many exciting places to visit, there is always someplace to fish and something to catch. We all are very grateful to live in Florida. However, many fishermen go into a predictable routine of only fishing out of their home town. A lot of anglers don’t want to travel for hours to an unfamiliar waterway with no true game plan and how to successfully target the game fish. Florida is too big with so many waterways, it is almost impossible for anyone to distinguish all the nooks, every shipwreck, reef and drop off, unmarked channels and dangerous sandbars. Some places have unique tactics that also need to be applied across the southeast of Florida. Still,

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Research indicates that the human brain is most productive two and a half to four hours after waking.  Some simple habits can align someone for success.  Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  A habit is a regular tendency or practice.

Robert Iger, CEO of Disney, claims to rise every day at 4:30am. Anna Wintour, Editor-in-chief of Vogue, commits to playing tennis daily.  India’s fourth richest billionaire is a marathon runner.  An active body equals and active mind.  Successful people do not stay in bed until noon on weekends.  They get up and get a head start on the day every day, including weekends. 

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, said, “Its fine to celebrate success but it is more

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10.24.14 Fishing Report

The ocean forecast is in the midst of changing seasons, it has been a little wet and windy out there. The fish are used to being wet so it doesn’t affect them, but the north winds should help them get a little feisty for dinner!

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The Dolphin bite has been around in fair numbers all year and is being found closer in about 600-800 feet, which is about 5 miles offshore in the Southeast Region of Florida. As normal, always look for floating debris and around the weed lines for these colorful predators. Trolling with artificial lures and ballyhoos are the best ways lately and may also spark the interest of a blackfin tuna too! While the Blackfin tuna are not around in large amounts, an occasional wahoo could be hanging

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