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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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Some people think the appropriate amount of time to celebrate Halloween is one day. For everyone else, there’s Fright Nights.

Located at the South Florida Fairgrounds for the month of October, Fright Nights features four haunted houses with live actors, carnival rides, live music, food, and entertainment. Rated a top Halloween attraction in Florida, the 2018 haunted house themes are “Twisted Tales”, “Das Krankenhaus”, “Cuckoo’s Nest 2”, and “The Mansion on Meadow Lane”.

On Wednesday, October 10th, Fright Nights is offering a behind-the-scenes tour 7-10pm for $10 a person. Opening night is October 11th, and will continue until October 27th. To buy tickets or get more information, go HERE.

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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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Since opening in 1992, the Kravis Center has provided access to the performing arts for more than 2.3 million schoolchildren. In order to accomplish this, the not-for-profit performing arts center relies on ticket sales, professional partnerships, and fundraising. Here are some upcoming events hosted by this world-renowned organization.

MNM Theatre Company 
Presents 
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

September 27, 2018 - October 14, 2018

 

Dina Elwedidi 
On Tour As Part of Center Stage

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

October 18, 20187:30 pm

 

Jerry Seinfeld

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

October 26, 20187:00 pm9:30 pm

 

Sankofa Danzafro 
The City of Others

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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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If you like food, you'll love Palm Beach County's "Food Truck Invasions." From Classic Southern to Coastal Italian to Asian Fusion, foodies will thoroughly enjoy the unique gourmet dishes from trucks coming as far as Miami. This street food party doesn't cost anything to attend- all you pay for is your food and drinks so make sure to come hungry as there's LOTS to choose from. Here's where the trucks will be next:

Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in Boca Raton: 5 p.m. on Sept. 19th, Oct. 3rd & 17th, Nov. 7th & 21st. 

Lake Clarke Shores Town Hall Park (Between West Palm Beach and Lake Worth): 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st. 

Wellington Amphitheatre: 5 p.m. on Sept. 27th, Oct. 11th & 25th, Nov. 8th & 22nd & 29th, Dec. 13th &

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Are you a PalmMom? If so, there's a convention just for you!

On Saturday, September 15th, the Palm Beaches convention for moms, by moms, is here to provide professional advice and support to parents overwhelmed by everyday life. 

The PalmMom Convention will host family fun activities, and showcase local experts, entrepreneurs, and passionate educators to collaborate with parents. Parents are encouraged to bring the whole family for a great day of fun, learning, and community connection.

This day long event is happening on September 15th, 2018 from 9am - 1pm at Mandel Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and includes on-going 30 minute workshops from professionals in related parenting fields, children’s activities, product displays,

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So you’ve heard the locals talk about Peanut Island, and seen the pictures of how much fun they’re having, but you’re not sure how to get there? First off, the 80-acre tropical island is located directly inside Palm Beach Inlet. Second off, the only way to get there is by boat, which is probably why you haven’t stumbled upon it in your car. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun with family and friends, here are a few ways you can set a foot on this social little island.

If you have a boat, you have a few options. The boat docks on east and west sides of the island have free daily slips you can tie up to on a first-come first-serve basis. The other option is to follow the channel markers to the west side of the island and pull up on the beach.

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