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    Inshore Fishing Jump to new posts
    Palm Beach and Jupiter inshore fishing report PhlatsInshorefishing 11/12/19 03:55 PM
    South Florida weather continues to stay warm, and keeping the fishing red hot. The cool fronts continue to push our way driving more species to our area.

    The snook fishing has been excellent inside the intercoastal waterway’s, back bays and canals. Docks, sea walls, channel edges and mangrove shorelines all great areas to locate linesiders. Live bait, artificial lures, and top water lures all great tactics to get you hooked up with a snook.

    Tarpon action has been phenomenal the past week, the silver kings have been very active on the first of the incoming and last of the outgoing tide’s. Live bait freelined with the tide great tactic, but a Doa C.A.L. 3” shad in mole, a great bait to get your rod bent. The tarpon have been averaging 10 to 60 pounds.

    The channels and deep holes have been offering a plethora of species jacks, Spanish mackeral , snapper, drums, sheepshead, sharks and many others all willing to strike live bait or DOA lure presented to them.

    Well that is the fishing report for the last week. Hope you all enjoyed, remember you can’t catch them from the couch. Get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! PhlatsInshoreFishing.com

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    Lowrance Announces New HALO20+, HALO20 FFF Staff 11/07/19 04:43 PM
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    Lowrance Announces New HALO20+, HALO20

    The Ultimate Picture from a Smaller Dome

    Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today the launch of HALO20+ and HALO20 radars – a pair of compact, pulse compression radome units that are perfectly designed for smaller fishing boats.

    This new HALO series includes two models that cater to the differing needs of boaters. Both radars provide excellent detection with unrivalled short-range performance, while HALO20+ features the fastest RPM rotation on the market, VelocityTrack™, Dual Range operation and can detect targets from a greater distance than HALO20.

    HALO20+ radar delivers a full 360-degree sweep every second, thanks to its industry-first 60 RPM rotation at ranges up to 1.5 nautical miles. These ultra-fast updates give anglers an almost real-time view at close range – offering the ultimate view for collision avoidance of fast-moving targets.

    Ideal for a wide range of fishing boats, HALO20+ comes in a compact dome antenna and delivers high-quality short-, mid- and long-range detection. Anglers can monitor two distance ranges at once in Dual Range mode allowing them to keep an eye on distant weather cells, while watching for collision hazards nearby. HALO20+ radar’s pulse compression technology means no compromises in detection at either selected range, while beam sharpening provides enhanced separation between small or distant targets.

    With HALO20+, anglers can identify hazards quickly with VelocityTrack Doppler technology, which delivers instant feedback on whether targets are coming toward you or moving away. Simple color coding highlights potential hazards, improving situational awareness and further reducing the risk of a collision. HALO20+ radar automatically checks every target in range, so there’s no need to manually select individual targets, and no limit to the number of targets on screen at one time.

    HALO20 is a cost-effective solution for anglers to increase situational awareness and collision avoidance, detecting collision hazards and other targets nearby and up to 24 nautical miles away. With its small footprint and low profile, HALO20 is the perfect radar solution for more budget-conscious buyers with smaller fishing boats.

    HALO20 radar also delivers a comprehensive range of features to enhance your situational awareness and on-water safety. Anglers can monitor selected collision hazards with MARPA target tracking, tracking up to 10 targets. Whether navigating through crowded waterways or contending with poor visibility, HALO20 radar cuts through the clutter to give anglers a clear and current picture of their surroundings.

    “We are excited to extend the reach of our revolutionary HALO Radar technology to anglers with smaller center-console fishing boats,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico Group. “These new HALO Radars make navigation safer and easier in low-visibility conditions, and have distinct features that cater to fishermen who crave top-end features, as well as those looking for high-performance radar at a more affordable price.”

    Both HALO20+ and HALO20 radars offer MARPA Target Tracking, InstantOn™ technology and Harbor, Offshore, Weather, and custom modes that tune the radar’s advanced signal processing to help ensure that targets can be seen vividly – even in the toughest environmental conditions.

    HALO20+, priced at $2,199, and HALO20, with a retail price of $1,699, are scheduled to start shipping in December 2019. For more information on HALO20+ and HALO20 radars, visit www.lowrance.com.
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    America's Boating Club Launches New Streamlined Website FFF Staff 11/06/19 02:30 PM
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    America's Boating Club Launches New Streamlined Website

    Raleigh, N.C. – America’s Boating Club® announced today the launch of its new website. Designed to be a better resource for current and future members, the new website has been streamlined for easier navigation and a more intuitive page flow.

    The culmination of a two-year re-branding campaign, the new website features a streamlined design that is compatible with color palette, fonts and messaging of concurrent digital advertising rollout. In addition to the updated look and feel, the new website delivers better context for course descriptions, improved site navigation and easier member login.

    America’s Boating Club is an organization geared to all types of boaters at all levels. Membership gives boaters a home for their passion by increasing their enjoyment of boating, enhancing their skills and promoting a sense of community. With nationally recognized boating education that goes beyond the classroom and more than 340 local clubs located across the U.S., America’s Boating Club offers a wealth of opportunities that are highlighted in the dynamic new website.

    “America’s Boating Club goes beyond the classroom to supply on-the-water training and an ongoing commitment to its members,” said Gary Cheney, chief commander, America's Boating Club. “When you join, the end of the course is just the beginning. Every local squadron has social and educational activities, provides member benefits and members frequently join a range of community events. With a great number of new members joining our organization, we are excited to update our look and feel to better convey all of that we have to offer.”

    For over a hundred years, America’s Boating Club has provided unsurpassed boating safety and education. Offering classes For Boaters, By Boaters™ in boat handling, navigation, boat maintenance, weather and related subjects, America’s Boating Club serves as a community with activities for all types of recreational boaters. With over 25,000 members, America’s Boating Club is comprised of families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.

    To learn more about America’s Boating Club, please visit www.americasboatingclub.org.
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    Trading Post - Swap - Classifieds Jump to new posts
    Spinnerbaits Michael 11/06/19 01:56 PM
    SPINNERBAITS : www.jigs4bass.com

    A great bait with quality components …..
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    > Premium full cut, 100% silicone skirt and is "wire tied" to prevent slippage and pull down.
    >The premium blades are attached with a worth ball bearing swivel .. The gold standard for the industry.
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    Propspeed Introduces Foulfree Coating for Transducers FFF Staff 10/31/19 02:56 PM

    Propspeed Introduces Foulfree Coating for Transducers

    Leader in Underwater Coatings Ensures You’ll Never Clean Your Transducer Again

    Auckland, New Zealand – Propspeed, leading innovator of underwater coatings, announced today the introduction of a revolutionary foul-release coating designed specifically for transducers – Foulfree. Designed by industry-leading engineers and designated by Airmar as a certified transducer coating, Foulfree releases marine growth, reducing the maintenance needed to keep transducers clean and streamlining water flow.

    Fouling on the face of transducers can reduce their sensitivity, bottom-echo returns and positive fish targets. Transducers also perform best with minimal turbulence over their surface during operation. Foulfree is a specialized foul-release coating that is biocide-free and does not poison marine growth. Once cured, Foulfree forms a super-slippery surface over the transducer, preventing marine growth from attaching to its surface. Offering a long service life – it lasts a minimum of 12 months, with an even longer life span in cooler climates.

    “Foulfree is an exciting new coating specifically made to enhance the performance of transducers,” said Chris Baird, CEO, Propspeed. “Bringing together our revolutionary product design and working with the experts in transducer functionality from Airmar, we are able to offer boaters around the world a new solution to an age-old problem and improve sonar performance for anglers and cruisers alike.”

    Foulfree joins Propspeed’s award-winning product line which includes Propspeed an industry-leading foul-release system for propellers and running gear and the groundbreaking transparent foul-release coating specifically formulated for underwater lights, Lightspeed.

    For more information on Foulfree, Propspeed or its industry-leading coatings, please visit www.oceanmax.com.

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    Offshore Fishing Jump to new posts
    Fort Lauderdale Topshotfishing Happy Day Today topshotfishing 10/17/19 02:18 AM
    Larry and John from Idaho and Charlie and Kelly from Alaska chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL aboard the Happy Day Today. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain Zsak and mate, Dave, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team.

    We started the morning catching Bullet Bonita, which are excellent bait fish, at the sea buoy north of Fort Lauderdale. We have been catching them since the beginning of the fall, and they will remain here in the South Florida and Fort Lauderdale reef system for another few months. By using smaller size jigs, we are able to catch up to 3 at a time. Once we had enough in our livewell, we moved off to fish an area that has a large reef structure with sunken ship wrecks.

    I started fishing in 300 feet of water and slow trolled the livies from deep to shallower water and back out again, almost as if we were drawing a zig zag on the chart plotter. The first mate put out three surface lines, a high line, a right and a left rigger line with a fourth deeper down rigger bait. As we were heading down sea, one of the lines started to pull harder, as the bait was getting nervous trying to get away from a larger predator. The line snapped out of the rigger, and we had a fish on. The line started ripping out, and this fish pulled a ton of line. Charlie was the angler and started fighting with some gains and loss of line. The fish surfaced and up came a Wahoo; the first mate reached over and gaffed the Wahoo pulling him over the covering board and into the fish box. As soon as the Wahoo was in the box, my high line came ripping out, and we had another fish on. This fish turned out to be a large Barracuda around 50”; we took a quick photo and released the Cuda.

    We went back to slow trolling the baits, and after a little bit, we had another big bite with a 3rd fish on. John grabbed the rod and started fighting the fish, which turned out to be another large Barracuda. We got the Cuda in the boat, removed the hooks and put him back in the water.

    I decided to pick up and move to another area closer to the drop off. Lines were put back into the waters. All of a sudden, the mate yelled out “Shark”. A 9 ft. Hammerhead came cruising right up to one of our baits, and after a quick attempt and missing the bait, he swam away.

    After a great charter, it was time to head back to our mooring location off the Fort Lauderdale Beach. The happy anglers retired into the a/c salon watching the plasma TV and enjoying the relaxing trip back to the dock at Bahia Bar Yachting Center, 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 33316.

    For a successful and adventurous deep-sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale FL for Sailfish, Shark, Bonito, Mackerel, Swordfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Grouper, contact Captain Zsak. - 954-439-8106 or email us at captdz@gmail.com
    Website: www.topshotfishing.com.
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    Suntex Announces Investment into Bahia Mar Yachting Center FFF Staff 10/16/19 06:19 PM
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    Suntex Marinas Makes Investment Into The Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Focuses On Premier Properties


    Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best in-class marina properties, announced today it has made a significant investment in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Suntex continues to make significant operational and financial investments in marquee properties by adding the premier yachting destination in South Florida capable of accommodating the largest of vessels. With first-class transient facilities now spanning the entire East Coast of the United States, Suntex is poised to offer guests an unparalleled marina experience on the Atlantic Coast or Intracoastal Waterway.

    “We are invigorated on behalf of all of our Suntex team members and stakeholders,” said Johnny Powers, chief executive officer of Suntex. “Adding the Bahia Mar Yachting Center to our vast operational platform, led by Bryan Redmond, further establishes Suntex as the leading operator of premier marinas in the United States.”

    “Our entire team is committed to a set of core values which allow us to offer our visitors the best possible experience at world-class destinations,” said Bryan Redmond, president of Suntex. “Bahia Mar is the ideal location in the heart of the ‘yachting capital of the world’ and we intend to deliver the same level of dedication, professionalism and passion that we provide to customers at all of our Suntex properties.”

    The Bahia Mar Yachting Center is the ultimate destination, offering 250 slips capable of handling vessels up to 300-feet along its 3,000-foot parallel dock and more than 5,000 feet of floating docks. This facility offers high-speed fueling, free WiFi, cable television, in-slip sanitary pump-out, a marine store, dive shop and a marine maintenance provider. The Bahia Mar hotel and upland property, which is immediately adjacent to the marina, will continue to be owned, managed and operated by Jimmy and Kenny Tate of Tate Capital, LLC as a portfolio investment property for the Tate and Rok families of South Florida.

    “Kenny and I have appreciated the great working relationship with RCI Marine as a partner and manager of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center over the past five years; however, we are very excited to work closely with Suntex and affect a smooth, seamless and successful transition,” said Jimmy Tate, president of Tate Capital.

    The Bahia Mar offers guests iconic beach-side accommodations, shopping and dining. In addition, as the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale offers access to countless marine-related services from insurance to provisioning, and more. Bahia Mar is also the home of the world-renowned Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – the country’s largest in-water show.

    “We understand that captains and their crews need rest time and we want them to enjoy their experience at the Bahia Mar as much as their guests,” said Ron TenEyck, senior vice president, Suntex. “This is also one of the areas that we plan to expand upon to ensure our visitors will continue to appreciate the Bahia Mar Yachting Center as a world class venue. We are excited to introduce the professional Suntex operational experience to everyone using our facility.”

    The investment in Bahia Mar Yachting Center coincides with Suntex’s sale of its majority stake in the Loggerhead Marina Portfolio to its joint venture partner Equity Lifestyle Properties (ELS). This divestiture and restructuring of the company’s portfolio is intended to focus energies on wholly owned marinas in its portfolio and to create opportunities for geographic diversification. As demonstrated with the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, the company will prioritize expenditures on the operation and development of premier marina destinations throughout the United States such as Liberty Landing, Marina Jack, Miami Beach Marina, State Dock Marina and the redevelopment of Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

    “We are proud of the work done by our teams at each one of these amazing Loggerhead properties,” said Rich Carter, chief operating officer of Suntex. “The operational and financial improvements made at these properties over the last two-and-a-half years shows what it means to be a Suntex Marina, and we feel that each is on a sustainable path for many years to come. With that said, we feel this is an excellent time for us to focus on what we do best – which is the operation, redevelopment and acquisition of premier marina destinations.”

    The Suntex portfolio of marinas is located in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia.
    For more information on Suntex Marina Investors LLC, or the complete portfolio of Suntex marinas, please visit: www.suntex.com.

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    Partner Finder Jump to new posts
    BASS Opens John Vogt 10/16/19 05:46 PM
    I’m looking to link with a CoAngler for the Eastern BASS Opens. Please text me if interested: 830-388-2800
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