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Pictured: Shannon Discount & Capt. Michael O'Conner of Boatsitters

Offshore, football-sized blackfin tuna have been pretty easy to get ahold of in about 200-400’ of water. You can use small daisy chains or troll with feathers, but quite a few have been caught trolling with small-skirted bonita strips as well. We had a lot of success with neon green and white skirts this week, but colors are a game that changes by the minute, so try a few different ones and switch the rest out as you go if your target fish is tending to a particular color. Dolphin have been in the same areas as blackfin, and wahoo have been non-existent. On the first cold front that rolls through, we’ll have our local favorite Junkanoo Lures ready. Regardless of our lack of cold

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Years ago, only larger sailboats, trawlers, and yachts crossed from Florida to the Bahamas, but with modern technology and engineering, center consoles as small as 25-30 feet have been making the trip with ease.

Between Florida and the Bahamas lies the reason behind Florida’s world-class fishing- the Gulf Stream. This warm and powerful current rushes from south to north, and while crossing the open ocean can be daunting to a newcomer, it’s entirely possible with the right amount of preparation and research. Here are a few considerations when attempting to make a safe crossing.

Proper Equipment

Regardless of the current weather, the boat should be large enough and built well enough to safely travel over open ocean when the wind and seas aren’t

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This past weekend, Bluewater Babes Fish for A Cure celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a bang- literally! The usual festivities at Sailfish Marina were not only over the top, but the series of events culminated with a grand fireworks show over Peanut Island.   When it comes to fishing, SPICED RUM's Sherry Beswick took first place Kingfish with 42.7 lbs, Stacy Maderal of LUNATICO took second with 20.5 lbs, and Gwen Belcher of PRETTY WORK won third with 19.3 lbs. Tasha Ford of TEMPTATION won first place dolphin with 20.2 lbs, Tina Martin of THANKS GIRLS won second with 15.6 lbs, and Shannon Discount won third with 15.3 lbs. Billfish Champion Angler went to Emily Riemer of DAYSEA with 2 sailfish releases, Billfish Champion Boat went to DAYSEA…
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Boca Raton's newest addition to the craft beer scene is Crazy Uncle Mike's brewery and restaurant which opened last week in the 9,000-square-foot building where Zone Sports Lounge and Moonshine Molly's used to be. 

The location was transformed into a super trendy beer and food spot with a modern industrial interior centered around socialization. Crazy Uncle Mike's dubs its focus on "brews, bites and beats," also offering live reggae music with Artikal Sound System on Fridays and Latin music from Suenalo on Saturdays. 

With a shiny brand new 10-barrel brewing system, brewmaster Corey Wilson, who gained his experience at Boynton’s Copperpoint Brewing Co. and at Denver’s Copper Kettle Brewery, also earning a gold medal at the prestigious Great

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Boat show season in South Florida begins with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in October, and ends with the Palm Beach Boat Show in March. Here are the dates for the 2018/2019 boat show season in South Florida.

 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 31 – November 4, 2018

801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

Stuart Boat Show

January 11th – January 13th, 2019

54-290 NW Dixie HWY, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Miami International Boat Show

Februrary 14th – February 18th, 2019

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

 

Palm Beach International Boat Show

March 28th – March 31st, 2019

101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Photo Courtesy of Jupiter Snooker

Snook and jacks are being caught in the early mornings or low-lit times of the day at the Juno Pier, Jupiter South Jetty, and inshore. Live mullet can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic, and is usually the best bait for snook, as well as top water plugs.

Bottom fishing boats have been catching kingfish and mutton snapper near 120 – 200’ with sardines, and dolphin has been pretty consistent offshore, as well as blackfin tuna in 200-300’ with small-skirted bonita strips. 

This weekend, the 10th Annual Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure Tournament will be going in full force, so don’t be alarmed if you see boats decked out in pink decorations and festive bikini-clad anglers. These

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Grouper caught on a dead sardine bottom fishing for snapper, Photo Courtesy of Reel Intense Fishing

With the mullet run being the highlight of the past couple of weeks, most fishing has been geared toward snook, large tarpon, and amberjack chasing schools through inlets, inshore, on the beach, and at the Juno Pier. Your trustiest bait is live mullet itself, which can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic. If you’re looking for a little more fun in exchange for less reliability, using top water plugs creates some exciting action as snook will strike these much harder, sometimes becoming airborne exploding on the surface.

Reef anglers should be catching some kingfish and snapper this time of year, but this week has

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According to U.S. News, Florida residents can breathe easy knowing they live in the state with the best natural environment in the nation, placing number one overall for drinking water quality, urban air quality, and low pollution health risk.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental health risk, and by living in areas with high air quality, people can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory diseases, and even dementia.

While the sunshine state may be best known for gorgeous beaches, oranges, and Hawaiian-shirted retirees, Florida also leads the country with lowest air and water pollutants. With the sea breeze sweeping over mostly flat terrain in

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Golfers are getting ready for the 21st Annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament happening on October 15th at the Boca West Country Club. The tournament was started in 1997 and has tripled in participation over the last decade with 340 golfers attending last year's tournament which raised $465,000 for the foundation.

The annual tournament benefits the hospital’s nursing program, with the goal to support recruitment, retention, continuing education, and quality of care for patients.

“Nurses are truly the key to quality healthcare," said Michael Hoffer, the Annual Giving Development Officer at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. "The Ron & Kathy Assaf Center for Excellence in Nursing provides many personal and

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A Mediterranean/Middle Eastern build-your-own-meal restaurant is Palm Beach Gardens' newest eatery. It's called "Anzo," and it's a healthy option for lunch or dinner, following the pick-your-base-and-toppings counter service trend that's been vastly growing in the food industry.

At Anzo, you opt for a bowl or wrap, pick a base of rice or quinoa and/or salad greens, then you choose a protein, add veggies, toppings, sauces and dressings.

Anzo has some amazing options for proteins including turkey meatballs, braised lamb, charred chicken, falafel, and salmon. From half an avocado and organic hard boiled eggs to olive tapenade and seed mixes, the 15 topping options are quite the variety as well. Some of their signature spreads include coconut curry,

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