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    Inshore Fishing
    07/17/19 09:47 AM
    Mid July fishing has not disappointed anglers. The beaches, inlets, and Icw have offered a plethora of choices for anglers to put a bend in there rod.

    The Inshore fishing has been full of action for anglers targeting Snook. The Snook continue to gather in our inlets and deep channels. The Snook are averaging 5 to 25 pounds. Live baits dropped to the bottom and DOA C.A.L. 4' jerk baits in bayou tiger rigged with a 3/8 ounce jig head bounced off the bottom will get you hooked up.

    The Tarpon action has been great on the beach and inside the ICW for anglers looking to tango with the silver king. Look for rolling fish and present a live bait or jig in the area were fish are rolling. The Tarpon have ranged in size from 10 to 70 pounds. Always remember to bow down while a Tarpon is jumping to avoid the break offs and hooks pulling out.

    The Docks and seawalls have provided great action for anglers using jigs and live baits. The Jacks, Snapper and a few Trout have been the main predators being caught. These fish have been ambushing bait schools as they look for shelter. Early morning and late afternoon has provided the best bite.

    Freshwater action has been great for peacock bass and large mouth bass.. Peacock bass have been active along shorelines and drop offs striking live bait and small twitch baits. The clown knife and have also been a striking baist along bridge pilings and channel edges.

    Well that is the report for the past week hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371
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    Bass Fishing
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    Saltwater Reports
    07/10/19 06:57 PM
    Charles and his two sons, Chuck and Colin, from New Jersey chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep-sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain Zsak and mate, Dave, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team. We had nice weather today with clear skies and calm seas.

    Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, we were trolling in 100 feet of water. Our spread of baits consisted of a few deep trolling baits and four surface baits. I started working the area to the southeast of Fort Lauderdale, and we got bites early on the long deep planner line. One of the boys jumped on the reel and started fighting the fish. He got the fish up to the back of the boat and the mate wired the Kingfish, gaffed it along the transom and put the Kingfish in the fish box.

    We continued trolling to the south hooking another group of Kingfish, getting bites on the silver and blue lures as well as the pink and white lures. After a few double headers, the numbers in the box were growing. I went over a few areas where the depth sounder marked a school of fish, and as we went over that school, we hooked a couple of Tunas on the surface lines. The guys were having a good time and were ready to try for something bigger.

    I went out to 300 feet of water with a knot of north current in greenish blue water - it was the ideal condition. We set out two Kingfish heads and one Bonita. After about 30 minutes, we had a big one eating the Bonita. With the sound of the drag ripping off, we had a huge bite and the fish was on. The guys started fighting this fish and took turns on the battle. After this Shark took 4 big runs, these guys realized it was just getting started. The fight lasted for 45 minutes, and we had the Hammerhead Shark to the back of the boat. We carefully removed the hook and released this awesome fish.

    It was time to head back to the dock after a killer day on the water. 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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    News & Announcements
    07/10/19 06:13 PM
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    Frabill Brings Big Bad Bait Station to ICAST 2019

    Frabill has blown up the Magnum Bait Station and increased its capacity from 19 to 30 quarts of live bait storage. The New Extra-Large, 30-Quart Frabill Magnum Bait Station is unlike any other portable live well.

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    Built much like today's top branded heavy-duty, molded coolers, the 30-Quart Magnum Bait Station has an injection-molded base with a heavy-duty, non-slip bottom. One inch of commercial-grade, foam insulation helps control the temperature even in extreme conditions. A waterproof and airtight gasket creates a perfect seal between the lid and well to keep bait healthy and lively regardless of the weather.

    Designed to be the ultimate, fully-integrated bait box, the 30-quart station has dual two-speed, water-resistant aerators built right into the lid, making other similar sized units with a single, side-mounted aerator seem obsolete. In addition, the integrated aerators eliminate leaks from air hoses and plumbing, making cleanup after transport a distant memory. Powered by D cell batteries or the included 12V power adapter, the 30-Quart Frabill Magnum Bait Station provides live baits with the bubbles they need to stay fresh. For longer bait storage needs, a 110V adapter is sold separately.

    The 30-quart station is large enough to support all types of live bait. Whether it's large shiners for freshwater or big goggle-eyes for saltwater, the 30-quart station can handle it. Included in the new station is a removable divider that allows users to split bait 50/50 or 70/30 for even more flexibility. Now fisherman can store two types of bait or even baitfish with crustaceans without fear of one affecting the other, each supported by their own aerator.

    The 30-Quart Magnum Bait Station has two large and comfortable handles that make relocating the station easy. Oversized, durable, composite latches keep the lid shut tight and won't ever corrode or rust. Another convenient feature of the 30-quart station is an integrated ruler molded into the lid. A tethered drain plug built right into the side makes clean-up a breeze. Just open it up and hose it out.

    See Frabill's New Extra-Large 30-Quart Magnum Bait Station along with their other new products in booth #4618 at ICAST 2019, July 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

    Product Features:
    30-quart capacity with bait-friendly rounded internal corners and center divider
    Heavy-duty, injection-molded base with non-slip bottom
    1" of commercial grade foam insulation
    Dual integrated, 2-speed, waterproof aerators
    Runs on (2) D-Cell batteries or included 12v plug
    Durable composite latches that won't rust
    Large comfortable side mounted handles
    Integrated ruler on top

    For more information, please visit: www.frabill.com
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    News & Announcements
    07/10/19 05:55 PM

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    Lowrance Named Major League Fishing Official Trolling Motor Sponsor

    Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced today that its recently introduced Ghost trolling motor will be incorporated as standard equipment in the 2020 and 2021 Major League Fishing® (MLF) Cups. As a result, competing anglers will use the new Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor throughout the series, as well as in the MLF World Championship, which airs on CBS Network.

    Reliable, rugged and built to last, the new ultra-quiet Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor helps anglers fish longer, run faster and move in closer without making a sound. Ghost has a specially designed brushless motor with the most thrust and the longest run time of any trolling motor on the market, plus other benefits including integrated Lowrance sonar options, waypoint anchoring and a three-year warranty.

    The combination of reliability, power, efficiency and quiet performance give the Ghost trolling motor a winning combination that ticks all the boxes for what anglers want in a premium trolling motor.

    “We are proud to enhance our sponsorship of the MLF Cups in the trolling motor category,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “With its unique format, Major League Fishing has set a new standard for audience engagement with competitive bass fishing. Along with HDS LIVE and C-MAP charts, the addition of the Ghost freshwater trolling motor will give competing anglers the Ultimate Fishing System, allowing them to make the most of their time on the water during these made-for-TV events.”

    MLF Cup participants are determined by angler performances in the Bass Pro Tour Stages, where its 80-angler roster includes the top and best-known professionals in the sport of bass fishing. MLF’s unique catch, weigh and immediate-release format, in which all scorable bass (typically a one-pound minimum) count, has proven to be appealing to the wide and diverse television audience watching MLF programming.

    According to Nielsen ratings, “Major League Fishing” has been Outdoor Channel's top-rated show four years in a row. MLF also airs on Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Discovery Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

    “Lowrance has been a valued sponsor of MLF since the beginning, and we appreciate their support,” said Jim Wilburn, President and CEO, MLF. “Our anglers benefit from using the latest and greatest innovations in fishing, and I’m confident they will enjoy the new Ghost freshwater trolling motor.”


    For more information on Lowrance and its tournament-winning fishfinding technology,
    visit: www.lowrance.com.

    For more information on MLF, including anglers, rules and schedules,
    visit: www.majorleaguefishing.com.

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    News & Announcements
    07/09/19 02:40 PM
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    Lowrance Launches Ghost Trolling Motor

    Quiet by Name. Powerful by Design. Never Spook a Fish Again.

    Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, announced the next step in Lowrance’s delivery of the ultimate fishing system to the serious angler – the new Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor.

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    Reliable, rugged and built to last, the new ultra-quiet Lowrance Ghost freshwater trolling motor helps anglers fish longer, run faster and get in closer without making a sound. Ghost has a newly designed brushless motor with the most thrust and the longest run time of any trolling motor on the market, plus other benefits including integrated Lowrance sonar options, waypoint anchoring and a three-year warranty. The combination of reliability, power, efficiency and quiet performance give the Ghost trolling motor a winning combination that ticks all the boxes for what anglers want in a premium trolling motor.

    “Because Ghost is Lowrance's first trolling motor, we started completely from scratch, which gave us a unique opportunity to ask anglers what was most important to them in a trolling motor,” said Lucas Steward, Navico’s Trolling Motor Product Group Owner. “To get the quality we needed, we had to design and build it in-house. That resulted in the production of a trolling motor that delivers exactly what our consumers want: the most power, greatest efficiency and quietest performance – the ultimate trolling motor versatile enough to fit any bass boat.”

    Brushless Motor
    Ghost’s unique propulsion technology in its brushless motor generates thrust that is 25-percent greater than current competitors and delivers 45-percent longer run times on the same charge – equivalent to nearly one additional day of operation. The combination of precision manufacturing, rare earth materials, and a cutting-edge weedless prop design provides high-output thrust with long running efficiency.

    Zero Sonar Interference
    Ghost’s brushless motor helps eliminate noisy operation and unlike common brush motors, has no brushes to wear out, ensuring greater reliability and longer life.The brushless motor emits no electromagnetic interference – giving anglers the clearest sonar views possible with zero onscreen interference.

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    Integration
    Users can steer, adjust speed, set up route navigation or anchor at a current location with touchscreen control from a Lowrance display using the SmartSteer™ interface. Ghost pairs easily with HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon and Elite-Ti2 displays via a simple NMEA 2000® connection.

    Plug-and-Play Lowrance Sonar
    Ghost offers two integrated sonar nosecone options, including HDI (CHIRP and DownScan Imaging™) and optional Active Imaging 3-in-1 (CHIRP Sonar, SideScan and DownScan Imaging) transducers. All motors ship standard with an HDI transducer, but can be upgraded with a different nosecone at any time.

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    Fly-By-Wire Steering

    Instant and smooth fly-by-wire steering control gives Ghost the feel of a cable-steer motor, but without the mechanical cables that can wear out over time. Regardless of the brand of trolling motor used before, anglers will quickly get comfortable with the innovative Ghost foot pedal, which is completely user-configurable. The pedal can be customized to suit any preferences with programmable shortcut buttons and a Flip Switch that can be moved to allow the trolling motor to be engaged from either side of the pedal. The mode buttons have LED lights and an indicator beep to provide feedback when a mode is engaged. The foot control also features a battery-level indicator.

    Rugged Construction
    The 360-degree breakaway mount is designed to take the brunt of any impacts and will automatically realign itself once clear of impacted structure. A composite shaft with lifetime warranty assists in with standing impacts, and an integrated stabilizer bar reduces bouncing when on plane in rough water. The foot pedal cable is secured to the mount with robust clips, preventing it from moving around on the deck, damaging rods and reels and blocking the view of Lowrance fishfinders installed nearby. Ghost is currently available in a 47-inch shaft model with future shaft-length options coming soon.

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    Installation versatility
    The motor weighs six pounds less than brushed-motor equivalents, making it easier to install, deploy and stow. Ghost is designed to work in either 24- or 36-volt systems with up to 97- and 120-pounds of thrust, respectively, and allows for future battery and charger upgrades.

    For more information about the new Ghost trolling motor or the entire Lowrance line of marine electronics,
    please visit: www.lowrance.com.

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    07/05/19 05:30 PM
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    America's Boating Club Meeting Needs of Growing Segment with Spanish-Language Course Offerings

    Popular America’s Boating Course Offered Online to Spanish Speakers


    United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® announced that its comprehensive, all-encompassing America’s Boating Course is now offered in Spanish. Produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Course provides Spanish-speaking boaters with education on a variety of boating and boat handling topics.

    A 2017 study published by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Discover Boating revealed that Hispanic boaters represent a fast-growing, emerging market of first-time boat buyers. To meet this growth and expand on its mission to provide education to responsible boaters, America’s Boating Club’s popular America’s Boating Course is available online for the first-time to Spanish speakers.

    The course has helped thousands of boaters across the United States achieve state boating licensure and seeks to ensure that new boaters are well-prepared and practicing safe standards on the water. Throughout America’s Boating Course, students will receive a detailed education in Spanish on topics such as basic boating terminology, weather situations and rules of responsibility to name a few. Through the online format, students will learn using interactive videos and graphics for a fun, innovative learning experience. The printed full-color, 288-page guidebook serves as an important supplement to the online course that offers expansive imaging and broad coverage of all topics that boaters will be able to keep with them on their vessels for reference.

    “America’s Boating Club tries to adapt to an ever-changing, growing boating community,” said Gary Cheney, chief commander, United States Power Squadrons. “As soon as we learned of the recent NMMA study, we knew that we wanted to try to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking boaters. America’s Boating Club, with the help of the Coast Guard, wants to extend necessary boating knowledge to as many people as possible and this is one step towards that overall goal. If we can get new boaters excited about spreading their knowledge and joining their local Squadrons, this is a bonus for us.”

    The Course can be accessed online through the America’s Boating Club website. Those interested in taking the course don’t need to be members. With a low cost of $34.95 in most states, America’s Boating Course includes an online exam that assesses a thorough understanding of covered material before course completion – proof of education that is a pre-requisite to some state operating permits.

    To learn more information and to register for these courses,
    please visit: https://americasboatingclub.org/education-matters/.
    The registration page gives users the option of Spanish translation.

    For more information about the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund administered by the U.S. Coast Guard,
    please visit www.uscgboating.org.


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    07/05/19 05:18 PM
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    Lowrance Anglers Named FLW Angler of the Year and MLF Bass Pro Tour Points Champion

    David Dudley and Edwin Evers Claim Season Points Titles

    Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, solidified its hold on America’s tournament-fishing circuit this weekend as Lowrance Pro David Dudley won his fourth Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour Angler of the Year and Lowrance Pro Edwin Evers won the first Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour Points Championship. Both Dudley and Evers are equipped with Lowrance HDS LIVE displays.

    Dudley, of Lynchburg, Virginia, locked in the prestigious title on Saturday at the T-H Marine FLW Tour held on Lake Champlain. He is the first angler in the history of the event to claim four titles (2019, 2012, 2011 and 2008). He narrowly edged out John Cox by just 17 points in a tightly contested race that was too close to call until Cox’s 28th place finish. Dudley, who received $100,000 for the title, will also receive an automatic berth into the 2020 FLW Cup.

    Evers, from Talala, Oklahoma, started the season with four consecutive Top 10 finishes (including a win at Stage Two), and entered the Evinrude Stage Eight MLF event held at Green Lake, Wisconsin with a three-point lead in the standings. The Points Championship for the MLF Bass Pro Tour is the latest on a list of accomplishments that makes him one of the most successful tournament bass anglers in the history of the sport. He is one of only five competitors in history to pass the $3 million mark in career winnings and has recorded 11 wins, 73 Top 10s and won the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.

    “To lead in a points competition after a season of fierce competition means that you are able to perform at a level that few are capable of,” said Knut Frostad, CEO, Navico. “Year after year, the list of accomplishments acheived by our Lowrance professional anglers grows. We are very proud of all of our competitors for their consistent dominance of the tournament standings.”

    For more information on Lowrance and its tournament-winning fishfinding technology, please visit www.lowrance.com.


    About Lowrance: The Lowrance® brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP. Navico has approximately 1,800 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com

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    07/05/19 05:03 PM
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    CrossTimbers Marina Open For Business


    Suntex Marina Investors LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best-in-class marina properties, announced today that the CrossTimbers Marina is still open for business in spite of historic flooding of the Skiatook Lake. The property has remained at full service through record-breaking flooding.

    “Considering the conditions, we are proud to be fully operational in repair service, cabins, club, rental, slips, fuel and on water dock shop,” said Hank Spencer, general manager, CrossTimbers Marina. “Due to increased rain forecasted in the near future, we expect to see continued flooding for another several weeks, but with a combination of additional manpower, an experienced staff and the support of our entire company, we have found solutions that provide our customers the ability to still enjoy the lake.”

    CrossTimbers is open for full service providing boat repair and maintenance, cold drinks, sun screen, rentals and boat club. Due to the launch ramps being closed, the marina is offering 30-day slip leases. The marina’s staff will assist members with getting their boat from the trailer to the slip.

    “We want to remind everyone that this beautiful destination is still open for business and without the crowds, you can come down to take full advantage of a virtually private lake,” continued Spencer.

    In addition to the open facilities, CrossTimbers has several events planned to entertain guests.
    Visit: www.crosstimbersmarina.com

    The Suntex portfolio of 43 marinas are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia. For more information on Suntex Marina Investors LLC, or the complete portfolio of Suntex marinas, visit www.suntex.com.

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    07/05/19 04:47 PM
    Frabill Brings Leverage To ICAST 2019

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    The beginning of summer is here and soon to follow are the four biggest days in recreational fishing. It's the time of year when the industry unveils its newest product offerings, technology, and innovation.


    The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) conference and exhibition is back in session, and Frabill's new batch of products are going to be the scoop.


    "Upgrade" doesn't do the overhaul of Frabill's new line fishing nets any justice. The new Trophy Haul Net Series gives anglers all the leverage to tame just about anything with fins. Live bait storage has come a long way as well. The company that gave anglers the first insulated, stainless-steel minnow bucket, once again delivers unmatched innovation and functionality. See the features of the revolutionary new series of nets and the new 30-Quart Magnum Bait Station at ICAST.


    Frabill's fishing products will be on display at ICAST in the North/South building at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl July 9-12. Once inside, you can find Frabill representatives on hand at booth #4618 to discuss the advantages of using Frabill products.

    For more information, please visit: www.frabill.com

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    Inshore Fishing
    07/04/19 03:03 AM
    “Happy July 4th” sunshine, boating, barbecue and fire works, that is enough to get everyone excited. This month will offer plenty of explosive action as fire works and fish take action, hold on tight ,it is going to be a wild ride.

    The beaches are teaming with snook and tarpon from south palm beach to Jupiter. Live baits and DOA Lure like the C.A.L. 3” tail the best methods for enticing strikes. The snook bite is fantastic for anglers fishing sea walls, docks, beaches and inlets. Live baits and DOA C.A.L. 3’ shad tail in bayou tiger great color to entice the snook to eat. Average size of the snook has been 5 to 20 pounds

    Tarpon action is fantastic along the beaches early morning, use live baits ans DOA Bait busters fro great results. The inlets and inter coastal are great areas to target the silver king as they are schooled up in pods. Live mullet, pilchards or DOA C.A.L. in 3” shad tail in Arkansas glow or green back with get you hooked up.

    The grass flats are teaming with a plethora of species, jacks, nook, red fish and tarpon just a few to mention. Look for birds and bait schools as starting point to locate predator fish., Live bats and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail in green back, will get the drag screaming.

    Freshwater the peacock bass have been active but water levels are low deeper canals and cuts are places to locate the peacock bass and knife fish for consistent results. Live shiners or small twitch baits in orange or pearl colors get the strike.

    Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371
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    07/03/19 07:33 PM

    Pond King Honors the Men and Women of the U.S. Military
    Patriots for Patriots – a video contest

    Gainesville, Texas, July 3, 2019 — Pond King, Inc, a small manufacturing company just outside of Gainesville, Texas, is putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to honoring the men and women of the U.S. Military by giving away 5 Patriot pontoon fishing boats, one to a patriot from each branch of the U.S. military.

    Inspired by an order placed as a gift for a WWII Navy Veteran, Pond King has decided to do more than just get more Americans fishing with this pontoon boat. Pond King is conducting a video contest, Patriots for Patriots, where anyone can nominate an active duty serviceman or woman or veteran of the U.S. Military to win a Patriot two-man fishing pontoon boat.

    David Terhune and his dad Dan Terhune, a WWII Veteran

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    David Terhune, the customer who ordered a Patriot for his dad, WWII Veteran, Daniel Webster Terhune, had this to say referring to the Patriot, the contest, and his nephew, Captain Eric “D-Ring” Terhune, who lost his life while serving in the Marines: “What you are doing with this boat and its connection with “patriots” and veterans and sacrifice … and the FACT that freedom is not free but comes with a price … will be a HUGE encouragement to my dad and to the other patriots who win these boats. Every time my dad steps off our little dock and onto this boat, he will be reminded of his 34 years with Eric … the wonderful times they had fishing and hunting together … and the heroic sacrifice Eric made.”

    Submissions can be made at https://pondking.com/pages/patriots-for-patriots starting July 4 at 8:00 A.M (CST). Winners will be selected by public voting at the same location. The Nomination video with the most votes in each branch at 11:59 P.M. (CST) on October 27, 2019, will be the winner. The five winners will be announced on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019, and each will receive a Pond King Patriot fishing boat customized with their name, along with a fishing gear package to help them fully enjoy their boat – all shipped for free.

    Pond King Staff with “D-Ring” Patriot Pontoon Boat gifted to Dan for his 94th birthday

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    “We are grateful to the men and women who have served our country and are pleased to provide an opportunity for more people to share their stories” said Owner and Founder, Brad Metzler. “The entire staff is excited to be a part of Patriots for Patriots and we want to give a shout out to our partners who are getting on board by donating fishing gear to help make these boats even more enjoyable; Whisker Seeker Tackle and Xcite Baits”

    Daniel and David Terhune enjoying the “D-Ring” Patriot Pontoon Boat

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    Pond King, Inc. is a small company just outside of Gainesville, Texas, that specializes in designing and manufacturing products that help people get more from their “down at the pond” experiences, including mini and small pontoon boats, floating docks and artificial fish habitat.
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    Open Saltwater Discussion
    06/30/19 11:25 PM
    Lindsay, Colton and Zack chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep-sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain Zsak and mate, Dave, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team.

    Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, we started the charter trolling the reef in 150 ft. of water off of Fort Lauderdale, using two deep planner lines with a sea witch and a spoon and surface lines trolling 4 lures. We had scattered showers offshore of us, and the wind gradually picked up as the day went on.

    The first fish we caught was a Kingfish. Next, we hooked up a few Bonitas weighing 8 to 10 pounds. Once we started marking fish on the depth sounder, I continued to stay in the area working the school of fish. We also got Bonita bites on the rigger lines, and they put up the best fight since they were on lighter tackle. The lures were smaller squids with a strip bait. I was trolling from deep to shallow waters along the reef, getting most of the bites heading with the current. Some of the fish we caught were singles and others were double headers.

    Now, we decided to try for a Shark. I used a Kingfish and a Bonita that we previously caught as bait and cut them in half. We set out the two baits and positioned the boat facing into the current. The blood and oils track down the reef line attracting anything hungry. After 30 minutes with the baits in the water, we had a big bite. The rod bent over, and we started reeling in the fish, but, unfortunately, it pulled the hook. We checked the bait, put on a fresh one and got it back in position. Shortly after putting out the bait, the rod bent over again, but this time the hook was set. We started fighting this fish, and after a 30-minute battle, a Bull Shark came up along the side of the boat. We removed the hooks, got a measurement and released the Bull Shark.

    After an excellent day of fishing, catching 6 Bonitas, 1 Kingfish and 1 Bull Shark, it was time to head back to the dock. 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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    Saltwater Reports
    06/26/19 12:55 AM
    Dennis, Sabrina, Kristina and Gabrielle from New Orleans chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep-sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain Zsak and mate, Dave, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team.

    Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, 1.8 miles from shore, we were trolling off the first reef in Fort Lauderdale in 100 feet of water with 4 surface lures and 2 deep water planner lines with a spoon and a sea witch.

    We started getting action as soon as we had all the lines in the water. The 1st fish was a nice Kingfish that Dennis caught on the deep planner line with a purple lure. We were working a school of fish in 145 feet of water, and I continued to keep the baits in the bite for as long as we could. This means that we were circling the fish and maximizing the bite while it was on, and it was working, bringing in 2 at a time. We ended up catching a limit of 8 Kingfish and 2 Bonitas.

    Next, we decided to try for a Shark. I rigged one of the Kingfish that we caught and sent down a couple of Shark baits. With the light north current, the blood and oil coming out of the baits worked its way down the reef. A Shark or any other kind of fish would pick up the sent. It didn't take long before the rod bent over, and we had a big Shark on, pulling drag and ripping the line off the reel. The guys starting fighting the Shark out of the main fighting chair. After big runs and pulling drag, we caught the Shark, which turned out to be a Bull Shark. Carefully reaching down and removing a hook, we cut her free, but not before getting a bunch of photos.

    After an excellent day of fishing, it was time to head back to the dock. 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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    Inshore Fishing
    06/23/19 09:14 PM
    The summer heat has arrived and the fishing is red hot. Inlets, beaches, ICW, offering a plethora of species for anglers to target.

    The snook fishing has been fantastic, the past full moon of June has triggered the snook to Gather in the inlets and along the beaches. Live bates like mullet, croakers, pinfish and artificial lures like a DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail, excellent choices to get the strike. The snooK bite will continue to get better and better as we go through summer.

    The tarpon are also another fish anglers can target, beaches offer the best shot at bigger fish 80 to 125 pounds. Inlets also a great spot to target Tarpon in the 30 to 90 pound range. Live mullet or live thread fan great Bates to use also DOA Bait busters and DOA Terror Eyz great artificial lures to get the tarpon chewing.

    The inter coastal offers a plethora of species for anglers to target snook, drum, Tarpon, jacks, mackerel and sharks are willing to put a bend in the rod.

    Gather up the family come enjoy great rod bending action in the Palm Beaches, freshwater trips for peacock bass and largemouth bass also available. Book your trip today!

    Well that is a fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch. So get out there and get hooked up. Tight lines! PhlatsInshoreFishing.com. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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    News & Announcements
    06/23/19 07:14 PM

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    EP Carry to Participate in Inaugural SALISH 100

    Innovator in Portable Electric Propulsion to Promote Green Propulsion in Long-Distance Small-Boat Cruise


    PropEle Electric Boat Motors, the innovation leader in portable electric propulsion, announced today founder Joe Grez will participate in the first-ever SALISH 100 regatta to promote environmentally friendly propulsion. Joining more than 100 watercraft, Grez will pilot a boat powered by PropEle’s EP Carry electric motor. To extend the range of his vessel, the 13-foot tender/runabout Swe’pea, and meet the distances covered, Grez will be powered directly by sunlight during the daytime hours and will have solar panels recharging battery packs while underway.

    “Electric power and solar charging are gaining in popularity with some of the larger yachts,” said Grez. “Our EP Carry is designed for small boats. I am taking on this trek using our motor to demonstrate that it is an effective and, in many ways, preferable alternative to combustion engines.”

    The event, held June 22-28, 2019, will be a small-boat cruise running the length of Puget Sound – 100 nautical miles from Olympia to Port Townsend, Washington. Participating vessels range from stand-up paddleboards to kayaks, rowing boats to pocket-cruising sailboats and about 15 larger support boats. Organized by the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters group, the SALISH 100 will be run in day-long legs with planned overnight stops along the route, including Henderson Inlet, Penrose Point Marine State Park, Gig Harbor, Blake Island Marine State Park, the Port of Kingston and Mats Mats Bay before reaching the final destination in Port Townsend. Boaters from all over the country will participate in the event, which is touted as the largest, organized small-boat cruise in North America.

    The EP Carry electric motor is the lightest and easiest to use outboard. It is designed specifically for dinghies, tenders, small rowing and other craft under 13 feet and 600 pounds. The EP Carry product line delivers ship-to-shore simplicity and quiet electric power with unique, patented features for easy control, comfort and safety. Engineered for maximum efficiency, the EP Carry features a patented water-lubricated gear system that requires zero maintenance. Owners of the EP Carry can enjoy safe operation due to its innovative high-aspect ratio and slow-turning prop design; as well as a low-force grounding kick-up, a well-protected skeg and an electronic shear pin. The motor is available in three shaft lengths – Mini, Standard/Short and Long, and is the easiest electric motor to charge at home and from the mothership.

    To learn more about EP Carry or PropEle Electric Boat Motors, please visit www.epcarry.com.
    To learn more about the SALISH 100, please visit: ssssclub

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    News & Announcements
    06/23/19 07:03 PM

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    Coast Guard Foundation Presented with the United States Coast Guard's Distinguished Public Service Award

    Honor Received at the Coast Guard Foundation’s June 4 Event in Washington D.C.


    The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and well-being of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it was presented with the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award, presented by Admiral Charles Ray, Vice Commandant, and Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant, is given “in recognition of notable services that have greatly contributed to the advancement of the missions and goals of the Coast Guard”.

    “We are deeply honored to receive the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award,” said Will Jenkins, Coast Guard Foundation Board Chairman. “The recognition that it confers on our Foundation, our people who lead and administer it, and our many thousands of supporters will always be a source of honor, pride and appreciation. The countless examples of dedication, commitment, integrity, service and sacrifice that we routinely see in the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families are truly inspirational. This special award from such a very special organization of patriots, rescuers and guardians is a major highlight in the history of the Coast Guard Foundation.”

    Aside from the Gold and Silver Life-Saving Medals, the Distinguished Public Service Award is the highest public recognition that the Commandant of the Coast Guard may give. It is given to recognize extraordinary heroism in advancing the Coast Guard's mission, exceptional coordination and/or cooperation in matters pertaining to the Coast Guard's responsibilities, or personal and direct contribution that has a direct bearing on the accomplishment of the Coast Guard's responsibilities to the public.

    The award was presented at the Coast Guard Foundation’s 15th Annual Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation’s Capital on June 4 at the National Building Museum. At the event the Foundation recognized its 50th anniversary and showed appreciation for those who have made its work possible.

    “Fifty years ago, our founders saw the need for extended support for those who wear the uniform. We continue to build upon that vision and expand our work in ways that impact more Coast Guard members and respond to the expanded and evolving mission of the service,” continued Jenkins.

    To watch a video of the presentation, visit:



    To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.

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    Open Saltwater Discussion
    06/20/19 11:17 PM
    Water temperature up to the 80’s F as summer is in full swing, scattered fish is the warm water normal pattern with less schooling than in cooler water, however some areas will have more fish than others in locations and holes more favorable to the fish at any given moment with presence of bait ( food ), tidal flows, water levels or temperature. Open water fun inshore game fish like Jack Crevalle and Ladyfish are usual summer rod benders, other fish are more structure oriented, in the back waters staying near drop offs, creek mouths, points, downed mangrove branches, oyster bars, and holes, like Seatrout, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Black Drum. Summer vacation season has lots of charter trips with families and kids, which are always lots of fun, making memories for them to remember for years to come, catching fish, seeing our Bottlenose Dolphins and Manatees up close and personal here in the Backcountry at New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon on the Indian River. Young Grant from Kentucky out on a trip with his dad and grandfather caught and released a fun Black Drum ……………..

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    Snook are always a sought after backcountry fish in Florida, we are in the northern reaches of their range on the east coast and an occasional winter freeze can lessen the numbers of these sub tropical species which don’t fare well in very cold water, Cory from Orlando caught a fun size one with me recently ……………..

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    Brett from Indianapolis with one of the nice Black Drum caught on a back waters mixed bag variety fishing trip with lots of other types landed also ……………………

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    Spotted Seatrout are an every trip staple species along most of coastal Florida saltwater, young Mauris caught a nice one along with more smaller ones with me recently, larger Trout are important spawning fish so CPR, catch photo release especially on bigger Specks ………………

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    I have lots of good local clients from Central Florida and the Orlando area like Tyler with a fun sized Black Drum ………………

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    Never know when a less common fish may come aboard, like this Cutlassfish aka Ribbonfish which struck an artificial lure along a deep drop off in the backcountry …………...

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    Saltwater Reports
    06/20/19 12:39 AM
    Ken McCall and his friends from Kendall, Florida chartered the Top Shot Sportfishing charter boat team for a private deep sea charter boat sport fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale, FL. As they boarded the boat, they were greeted by Captain JB and mate, Dave, from the Top Shot Sportfishing Charter Boat Team.

    Fifteen to twenty minutes after leaving the dock, lines were in 120 ft. of water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, 1.8 miles from shore. If you venture off another ¼ of a mile, you would find yourself in 500 ft. of water, which we exclusively have here in Fort Lauderdale, due to our extreme drop off. The further north you go, the further the drop off swings off shore.

    We started off trolling with two plainers down on spider line, a #6 and a #8, one with a pink and blue sea witch and the other with a chartreuse sea witch, both with double hooked Bonito strips. We trolled the reefs north of Fort Lauderdale in search of bait fish. I headed towards some of our 34 artificial wrecks that are located in Fort Lauderdale, ranging in 520 ft. of water to 74 ft. in search of bait fish because when you find the bait fish the predators will not be too far behind. The anglers took turns reeling in their catches – Kingfish and Bonitos.

    I can see a couple of birds working east, so as we trolled toward the birds, the right rigger came down – we had a nice Mahi Mahi. The angler reeled the Mahi to the side of the boat where our mate gaffed it and put it in the fish box.

    I decided to do some Shark fishing so I put out three Shark baits – on the surface, midrange and bottom. It did not take long for the bite – hooked up - the line screamed off the 80 International Reel. Chris was the angler, and he reeled in a 72” Hammerhead Shark. Dave wired the Shark to the side of the boat – pictures were taken and the Shark was released to fight again.

    It was now time to head back to the dock. 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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    Trading Post - Swap - Classifieds
    06/19/19 10:04 PM
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    Kayak Fishing
    06/19/19 09:01 PM

    Noted kayak angler, Gary Rankel, has authored a 152 page guide to kayak fishing: “Finding the Treasures of the Trails – Kayak Fishing”.

    Kayak Angler Magazine (Spring 2019) refers to the book as a “treasure for any angler”, no matter where they live.

    The book’s how-to section provides a comprehensive review of all things kayak fishing, including a few tips, tricks and techniques you most likely haven’t seen before.

    The where-to-go section contains 27 detailed color satellite maps depicting launch sites, fishing routes and hotspots for targeting redfish, snook and seatrout inshore, as well as largemouth bass and other freshwater species.

    Folks visiting Florida’s Nature Coast to swim with manatees, dive for scallops or take part in our bigmouth bass tournaments or renowned tarpon and shallow grouper fisheries, may also wish to experience our Old Florida piscatorial paddling paradise. This guide will show them the way.

    Anglers who’ve paddled around the marsh a time or two and think they know it all, as well as newbies to the sport, no matter where they dip their paddles, should find the book educational and enjoyable.

    Further information is available at the Nature Coast Kayak Fishers website: (http://fishingkayaks.us).
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    Inshore Fishing
    06/19/19 08:59 PM

    Noted kayak angler, Gary Rankel, has authored a 152 page guide to kayak fishing: “Finding the Treasures of the Trails – Kayak Fishing”.

    Kayak Angler Magazine (Spring 2019) refers to the book as a “treasure for any angler”, no matter where they live.

    The book’s how-to section provides a comprehensive review of all things kayak fishing, including a few tips, tricks and techniques you most likely haven’t seen before.

    The where-to-go section contains 27 detailed color satellite maps depicting launch sites, fishing routes and hotspots for targeting redfish, snook and seatrout inshore, as well as largemouth bass and other freshwater species.

    Folks visiting Florida’s Nature Coast to swim with manatees, dive for scallops or take part in our bigmouth bass tournaments or renowned tarpon and shallow grouper fisheries, may also wish to experience our Old Florida piscatorial paddling paradise. This guide will show them the way.

    Anglers who’ve paddled around the marsh a time or two and think they know it all, as well as newbies to the sport, no matter where they dip their paddles, should find the book educational and enjoyable.

    Further information is available at the Nature Coast Kayak Fishers website: (http://fishingkayaks.us).
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