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For a newcomer fishing may feel nerve-racking without a guide. There is free fishing days throughout the year that offer this kind of chance to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a Florida fishing license. On these specific days, the fishing license requirement is ignored for all recreational anglers’ residents and non-residents.

License free saltwater days for the remainder of 2014 are:
Saturday, September 6th & Saturday, November 29th

The saltwater waiver relates to any harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license such as, crabbing, lobstering, scalloping as well as fishing from the shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit is not required on the dates above. Keep in mind all other rules such as season, bag and size limits…

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Fishing Report 8.22.14

Typical South Florida weather patterns for the weekend with some favorable winds should have the fish biting. Even the flats skiffs were getting in on the wahoo bite with the flat seas.

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Dolphin fishing improved over the last week for those of you who run way offshore. About 15-25 miles offshore from Palm Beach to Jupiter seem to produce the best number of dolphin. Lots of small ones, but enough bigger fish around to keep things interesting.

In a little closer, blackfin tuna action seemed to pick up in 250-500' of water off Palm Beach Inlet. Hard to beat a nice assorted trolling spread of feathers, daisy chains, and small jethead lures for the little tuna. 

In on the 120' ledge the fishing is on fire (just maybe not for…

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Horseracing has various forms, of which thoroughbred racing is the most popular and has been termed as “The Sport of Kings”.  Horses have remained a symbol of great wealth.  This has always been popular with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, thusly earning the title. Historically, records indicate that horseracing began as early as the days of Babylon, Syria, and Egypt.  Both chariot and mounted horses participated in the ancient Greek Olympics 648 B.C. Various types of racing have given rise to horse breeds that excel in specific disciplines of equestrian sports.

One equine sport, world-class international polo, is located in the heart of South Florida, just minutes from the exclusive Island of Palm Beach, The International Polo Club,…

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Do you have a love for fishing, have the bravery to fight, and understand the power of women working together?

Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure is the leading lady angler KDW fishing tournament. As Palm Beach County’s first all-female fishing tournament, Bluewater Babes is dedicated to raising money for local breast and ovarian cancer patients in financial need.

There is so much more beyond fishing, Bluewater Babes has grown gradually year after year since 2009, organizers decided to convert the event into its own 501©3 public charity, which means the charity is able to make direct contributions to patients along with supporting other charities – Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust. Bluewater Babes proudly supports and has donated over $200,000 to…

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BallenIsles Country Club is highly regarded for its championship golf courses.  The three championship golf courses, where many golf legends have qualified for the PGA Tour, is home to the to a $26 million state of the art Sports complex.  Out of nearly 200 Clubs managed by worldwide by Troon Golf, BallenIsles has been awarded “Facility of the Year”!

Three impressive courses make up BallenIsles Country Club.  The East Course, opened in 1963, winds through a natural habitat, which is a sanctuary for freshwater bird and indigenous striding birds.  ASGCA Golf Course Architect Keith Foster redesigned the par-72 course in 2008.  Foster is known for designing over 20 of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the United States.  All greens are to USGA standards and…

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August is the national month of coffee!  

FUN FACT:  Did you know that coffee is the second most recognizable scent in America – second only to the smell of the aroma of burning wood.

Social aspects of “coffee” have been noted in modern culture for quite some time.  The United States is the largest market for coffee, followed by Germany and Japan.   Inviting someone for a cup of coffee has led to Americans embracing “the café” as a social gathering place to relax.   An individual inviting another to their home, late at night, for a cup of coffee after a date could be an invitation something more than just a cup of coffee.  Coffee in culture or trade is a central theme and prominently referenced in much fiction and regional history.

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The Lure of Florida Fishing is a new fishing museum which is location in the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee. More than 100 artifacts are gathered from various organizations and individuals around the state that will help tell the tale of sport fishing in the Sunshine State.

The West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) loaned this new exhibit vintage photos, a fishing jacket, old skin mounts of sailfish, dolphin, bass and tarpon. The WPBFC’s famous Mrs. Henry R. Rea trophy which was the top award in the annual Silver Sailfish Derby is also featured. From the 19th century to the present, sport fishing has drawn people to Florida’s coastal and inland waterways. The Lure of Florida Fishing exhibit explains how fishing became such a popular activity for visitors…

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Whether you are a boating enthusiast, enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, fishing or even building sand castles, you have probably dreamed of owning property on the water—no matter if your vessel of choice is a deep-draft sailboat, flats boat or kayak. The boating paradise from around the country that is worth considering is Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with great access to the water, local boating amenities and variety of waterfront real estate.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has lots of waterways and beaches for all the fun wet activities. If you are new to the area or visit South Florida often, it is understood that everyone should get acquainted with all the boating and fishing opportunities in the area.

Due to the many canals and waterways that join together…

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The Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches releases statistics of all aspects of residential and commercial sales in our area.   The organization released the following statement:

    “The second quarter of every year is historically the busiest quarter of the entire real estate season; however due to a recovered economy, the second quarter of this year has set a brand new precedent in the single family homes category.  Townhomes and condos also had a strong showing, but inventory isn’t high enough to produce record setting closed sales.  The high demand to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth is also driving average and median sale prices up for single-family homes as well as townhouses and condos. “

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The raw speed and pack mentality is what makes Wahoo so popular. Wahoo are capable of speeds up to 60 mph, they have teeth as sharp as razors and they fight hard! They also rate A+ on the grill. Add all these factors together and you come up with a species that deserves your desire. Are you ready to set your sights on wahoo? Then take note of some wahoo-catching tips gathered by local anglers in South Florida.

Rig up your wahoo baits with several feet of single strand 80-120 test wire leader. Use the right colors on the rubber skirts when you rig the large ballyhoo, wahoo are very color specific in their preferences. These fish gravitate towards red/black and purple/black combinations.

Wahoo like to cruise around weed lines and attack the fish from below.…

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