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This weekend nothing in particular seems to be running through our waters, but in the spirit of fishing we encourage you to be optimistic, get out there and prove us wrong! Make sure to tag any good catches you post with #WaterfrontProperties for a chance to be featured! Here's this weekend's fishing report:

If you’re looking for dolphin, the bite has been pretty slow, but as usual it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Weed lines have been barren, but if you find any floating debris on the larger side, you may be able to conjure some luck trolling with bonita strips or ballyhoo. Anyone who has caught mahi worth keeping lately has been around 1100 feet or deeper. Shallower than that and you’ll be forever cleaning weed from

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Blue crabs have a sweet mild meat, and they're on the tastier side of the crustacean family, not to mention abundant in Florida waters. My father taught me how to catch blue crabs, and I highly recommend it as a fun family activity, especially if you live on the water! What sounds more fun- paying $20 for crab cakes at a restaurant, or spending quality time teaching your kids something new on your own dock? Here’s how to catch these delicious bottom-dwellers:

First off- while blue crab season is usually all-year-round in Florida, in an effort to retrieve lost and abandoned crab traps, there are seasonal closures every other year for 10 days. Currently, blue crab season is closed in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties, but scheduled to open

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It would take hours to tell of the rich history of Palm Beach County, but here you can quickly read some cool facts that may interest both new and longtime residents:

Ocean & Beaches

The county has 47 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline with a close proximity to the Gulf Stream which gives the ocean a nice refreshing temperature year-round. A diver's dream, there are 20 natural reefs to explore near the shoreline plus dozens of artificial reefs and shipwrecks. The Atlantic coast is nicknamed the Gold Coast because of shipwrecks dating back to the 1800s which still lures treasure hunters in search of gold from sunken Spanish galleons. North Palm Beaches are important sea turtle nesting sites with anywhere from 14-17,000 nests counted every

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When we head out to the sandbar I know it’s going to be a long day of fun and relaxation, but the one thing I struggle with is leaving my ever-obedient sweet dog behind. That’s a long time for her to be sitting at home, especially when I’ve been at work all week. I usually try to bring her to a friend or family member’s house that enjoys her company, but it’s nice to know that we live in a place where most sandbars are dog-friendly!

Here are a few dog-friendly sandbars that are a perfect spot at low tide for your furry friend to run and play with other well-behaved dogs:

Jupiter Sandbar

Near Jupiter Inlet past the restaurants on your left and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on your right, the Jupiter Sandbar is made up of soft sand and a little

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Leaving the house without my dog is probably the most guilty-feeling part of my day. When she realizes I’m leaving, she sits by the door with her nose down and the white of her eyes showing, looking up at me with those sad puppy dog eyes. Telling her she's not coming with me is the WORST!

The good news is, we live in a place where most people love dogs, and besides dog-friendly restaurants and bars, we have dog friendly beaches and sandbars! It may be easy to bring them along, but besides obeying posted rules in the area, dogs do need special attention in order to make sure you both have tons of comfortable fun in the sun!

Here are a few tips for caring for your dog at the beach:

1. Before heading outside, remember that dogs’ skin sunburns

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In 1987, an iron cannon was found by two surfers who reported it to the lifeguard, Peter Leo, on Jupiter Beach. Two days later, the same lifeguard found the cannon while swimming and contacted Captain Dominic Addario, a master mariner and marina owner, for help investigating the mysterious find. Throughout two weeks, they discovered more cannons, then silver “pieces of eight”, rare gold coins, and a 78-pound ingot of silver!

Later to be known at “Jupiter Wreck,” the artifacts and treasure was found to be from the wreck of San Miguel De Archangel in 1659. According to archival records, this ship was most likely an “aviso”, a relatively fast ship who’s goal was to carry crown documents to Mexican colonies from Spain, and report back to the monarchy

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Florida recreational divers have a little over three weeks left to cash in on rewards ranging from $500 to $5,000 for harvesting FWC-tagged lionfish.

The statewide Lionfish Challenge began on Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (May 19, 2018) and runs through Labor Day (Sept. 3, 2018). FWC tagged lionfish with external dart tags at 50 randomly-selected non-disclosed artificial reef sites between the depths of 80’ and 120’.

To participate, you must complete a registration form, and find and harvest an FWC-tagged lionfish, then submit a clear photo of the lionfish and tag including documentation of the harvester name, tag ID#, GPS coordinates of harvest location and date harvested to Lionfish@MyFWC.com.

Cash rewards ranging from $500 to $5,000

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If you’ve never gone lobstering before, you probably have no idea where to start. Have no fear- if you can snorkel and are relatively comfortable in the water, lobster is probably one of the easiest forms of sea creatures to catch, and even easier to clean and prepare.

First things first- you’re going to need a recreational fishing license with a lobster permit, which can be purchased online HERE.

Ok, so now you have your license, you know it’s definitely lobster season and you’re familiar with all the regulations by going HERE, right? Then you got together a mask, snorkel, fins, a lobster net, a tickle stick with a measurement tool attached, and gloves, right? If not, you can purchase these items at any local dive shop in Palm Beach County,

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Divers and Snorkelers will now have a new artificial reef to explore in Palm Beach County off the shores of Boca Raton. The county dropped Boca’s third artificial reef last week made of 530 tons of limestone just near the Boca Raton Inlet.

The reef was funded by the Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant. The structure sits at about 35 feet deep and is manmade. The reef is meant to create a new habitat for Marinelife coming from the intracoastal waterways to the shores of Boca Raton. The reefs are meant to enhance the habitat for reef organisms while attracting fish and other organisms that live in the ocean.

The county started placing these manmade reefs off the shores of Red Reef Park in 1988. Since then, the park has been named a

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Worth Avenue is one of the most beautiful shopping venues in the country. Palm Beach has many beautiful venues to appreciate.  The shopping on Worth Avenue is second to none.  Come on over to the island and experience our tradition of incomparable personal service and our unbending commitment to excellence.

It is worth the drive to spend the day in Palm Beach.  Worth Avenue is hosting the “Worth the Drive”.  Spoil  yourself with a day of play on the iconic Worth Avenue.  Indulge in a luxurious day of lunch and shopping on the world-renowned South Florida shopping avenue. The Avenue stretches four blocks from Lake Worth to the Atlantic Ocean. 

Now through August 15, 2018 the Worth Avenue Association is hosting “Worth the Drive’ summer deals on

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