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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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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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There are quite a few restaurants in Martin County that have a "kids eat free" special on certain nights. From grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers to pizza and crab cake sliders, there's a menu item for your kid and somewhere to take them for free, every night of the week.

Sunday

Maya's Grill

Kids' Menu: Hamburgers, chicken fingers, tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and burritos. 

Kids Eat Free Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Address: 3099 S.W. Martin Downs Boulevard, Palm City. 772-221-10093

Monday

Sonny's BBQ

Kids' Menu: Barbecue sandwiches, salad bar, burgers, ribs, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and hot dogs. 

Kids Eat Free Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Address: 1961 U.S.1, Stuart. 772-283-4150.

Tuesday

DeLITEful Kitchen

Kids'

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Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease, stroke, or another cardiovascular disease. Every 43 seconds, someone misses out on the chance to spend another precious minute with the people they love. Every 43 seconds, a family mourns at the loss of a loved one who is now gone forever. The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are working diligently to decrease the chance of YOU losing someone you love.

In the United States, heart disease is the #1 cause of death, while stroke is the #4 cause. This includes both men and women, young and old, no matter your ethnicity. These are scary numbers, but I have great news! Not only is death from heart disease 80% preventable, but there’s a big way you can help

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Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) ranked ninth best airport in the nation, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Airports across the U.S. were rated on access, check-in, security, restaurants, bars, shopping, and design by readers of the popular travel magazine.

Stand-out features of PBIA are its eight-hole putting green, a full service salon and spa, the KidZoo play area, outdoor fenced-in pet relief areas, nursing suites, free WI-FI, charging stations, nine restaurants, and two bars.

Airports have become more than just a brief stop on the way to a destination, and now play a substantial role in economic development. A major draw for home buyers, having a world-class airport like PBIA adds to the desirable Palm Beach area as a top

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A much-needed reservoir is one step closer to construction with the Army Corps of Engineers and White House Office of Management and Budgeting approving the $1.4 billion project to limit toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee. After decades of destruction to Florida waterways, crucial restoration plans are moving forward with the green light from congress.

Water from Lake Okeechobee, which is currently 90 percent covered in cyanobacteria according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, gets pumped east and west into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers nearly every day during the rainy season when the one trillion-gallon lake can’t hold anymore. The bacteria infested water then travels through these rivers picking up runoff from

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The Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase will be held this Sunday, May 20th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.

Play tourist in your own town or take the opportunity to see all the things the Treasure Coast has to offer!

You'll discover attractions, staycation packages, restaurants, golf courses, water sports and other activities to do in Vero Beach, St. Lucie and Martin Counties.

More than $5,000 in cash prizes will be given throughout the day as well as a free cruise.

The event is totally free and takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To RSVP and find out more information, click here. 

PSL Civic Center: 9221 SE Civic Center Pl., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

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When in South Florida and looking for something slightly different to do on a Thursday evening, head on over to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton Museum is hosting Art After Dark every Thursday evening between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.

With the Norton being open in the evening on Thursday nights, you may visit the galleries, appreciate the exhibits, art workshops, lectures and more.  The evenings have a lively “happy hour” vibe through culture and entertainment.

The museum has a mix of contemporary art and art throughout the ages. It features over 7,000 works, with a concentration in American, European, and Chinese art as well as in contemporary art, photography and sculpture gardens.   

The museum will highlight Jean-Michel

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