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With more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline it should come as no surprise that Florida is famous for its fishing. Here are some of the most impressive sport fish you can catch in the Sunshine state.

Sailfish

Florida’s official state saltwater fish, this tackle buster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters. Sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. The outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal fin. Known for its high, acrobatic jumps, the sailfish is a favorite of blue-water anglers.

Spotted Sea Trout

Commonly known as speckled trout, it's a schooling species usually found in the shallow waters of bays and estuaries. It has two large canine teeth in the upper jaw and feeds mainly

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers their daily Public Guided Tours of the Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center. The tours are offered seven days a week and visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the Marinelife and sea turtles housed in the center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long. The next tour is today, Tuesday, May 21st at 2 pm.

The tours are led by the educational experts and staff of the Marinelife Center to answer all of your questions about the sea turtles and Marinelife.
The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8 years old. The Tours are limited to 15 people and you are asked to register

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing to release another sea turtle into the ocean this Wednesday, May 22nd. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center plan on release Corwin at 10:30 am.

Corwin was found on the beach in Juno Beach in September and is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. Corwin was found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. After the staff from the center was contacted, Corwin was brought in and was underweight and in poor health. During its stay, the sea turtle received nutrition, iron and antibiotics and was closely monitored by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff. Earlier this month, Corwin was taken off of all medications and is now ready to be released back into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Release is this

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center are hosting their 5th Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted for the perfect photo of the Juno Beach Pier until Friday, May 31st

The Juno Beach Pier is a treasured icon in Palm Beach County and the pier is used by fishermen and women, tourists and locals who just want to get a good view of the ocean or catch some of the best fish in our area.

Last year, the contest brought contestants from all over Palm Beach County and more than 80 photo submissions and the photos got over 40,000 views on Facebook.

The photos of the pier must reveal one’s own “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier. All submissions will be uploaded to their Facebook page for the public and the

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On the third Saturday of every month, a group of Blue Friends and Lynne Wells join together for a beach clean-up in Juno Beach.

The clean up begins at 8:30 am this Saturday and following the 1 hour clean up a light breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens and Another Broken Egg Café in Jupiter. Free coffee will be provided by Oceana Coffee.

The local beach cleanup started years ago when a group of volunteers gathered to pick up trash from the beach. Now the clean up has grown and over 200 volunteers come together several times a month to help keep our beaches and ocean clean from trash. More than 490 pounds are collected from our local beaches every month.

If you plan on attending, you are asked to wear long sleeves, closed toed

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flotilla 52” and the River Center in Jupiter have teamed up again for another Boating Safety Class this Saturday, May 18th. The safety classes are aimed for young boaters and teens but all are welcomed to attend the boating safety class.

The classes are taught in a lecture style learning and at the end of the class, those who attend are required to take and pass the boater safety test to receive their Boater Safety Card issued by the State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. The State of Florida requires that any person born after January 1st, 1988, and who wishes to operate a vessel of 10 horsepower or more must pass a Boater’s Safety Course and received their Boater Safety Card.

The

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The Jupiter Dive Center and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center have partnered together for a Sea Turtle Awareness Class as part of their ProjectAWARE bringing awareness to Marinelife. The class is this Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Sea Turtle Awareness specialty course introduces scuba divers to the basic sea turtle identification and conservation. In the class you’ll learn about the preservation of the aquatic environment and about the sea turtle species common in our ocean. The class will also teach you about the skills and knowledge needed to record sightings, identify the sea turtles, the importance of sea turtles and other Marinelife, and the decline in sea turtle populations.

Those who wish to attend must be a certified Open Water

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The River Center in Jupiter is hosting their family friendly event this Wednesday, May 8th. The Sandbar and Seashells Family Boating Tour and Snorkeling Exploration for a trip along the Loxahatchee River.

The boat will launch from the Burt Reynold’s Park on US Highway 1 at 1:30 pm. Climb aboard the Osprey boat to hunt for shells and Marinelife at the sandbar, soak up the sun and snorkel along the sandbar and waters.

Those who attend are asked to bring your own water shoes, water, snacks, and snorkel gear. The event is this Wednesday, May 8th form 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration is required due to space. The cost to attend is $30 dollars for adults and $20 dollars for children. To register, click here.

More dates for the Family Boat Tour:
Tuesday, July

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Pompano Rich is hosting a surf fishing lesson for women and girls at Loggerhead Park. This is a great way for you and your daughter to learn how to fish from a local fishing legend and right from one of the Palm Beaches famous shorelines.

When: Saturday, May 11, from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Loggerhead Park - 14200 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408

Click here for more information.

Surf Fishing

Surf fishing is the sport of catching fish standing on the shoreline or wading in the surf. A general term, surf fishing may or may not include casting a lure or bait, and refers to all types of shore fishing – from sandy and rocky beaches, rock jetties, or even fishing piers.

The terms surfcasting or beach casting refer more specifically to surf

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The Loxahatchee Everglades offer airboat tours for you to experience the wonders of the world-famous Florida Everglades.

The airboats glide over the river grass and enjoy the large array of wildlife viewing and even Florida’s alligators. The Loxahatchee Everglades is an eco-tourism business that respects the environment and therefore do not cage, pen or feed any wildlife.

All of the tour guides have received training and experience on the Everglades history and animal and plant life. All of the guides training and certification is completed by their own “Wild Lyle” and strives on being the best tour guides in South Florida.

The Everglades is home to hundreds of bird species, the American Alligator, and native plants. The tours depart daily and are

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