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Steve Waters writes the Sun Sentinel Outdoors Blog with great tips and trends on fishing, boating, and more in the great outdoors of South Florida.



Last Build Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:30:45 -0500

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Safety tips for lobster miniseason

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:12:00 PDT

One of the biggest keys to being safe during lobster miniseason, which is Wednesday and Thursday, is making sure you don’t run out of air.

“Check your gauges on a regular basis,” said Jim “Chiefy” Mathie, the author of “Catching the BUG: The Comprehensive Guide to Catching the Spiny Lobster.”

“You...

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No freshwater license needed June 10-11

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 11:40:00 PDT

Saturday and Sunday are license-free fishing days for Florida residents and visitors who fish in fresh water. That means they do not have to purchase a fishing license to fish in freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers and canals. All seasons, bag limits and size limits still apply. Visit myfwc.com.

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Meet artist Guy Harvey on Sunday, June 4 in Davie

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 21:36:00 PDT

Marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey has a Family Fun Day from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at his Davie headquarters at 10408 W. State Road 84, Suite 104.

Harvey will meet with fans and sign the items that they purchase.

Activities include an Everglades-themed animal show, a canvas wall to be painted...

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Extreme Kayak Fishing tournament is June 3

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:22:00 PDT

The Summer Slam Part 1 offshore kayak fishing tournament is Saturday starting and ending just south of Pompano Beach Pier.

Prizes, including $5,000 to the winner and Hobie kayaks to the second- and third-place finishers, go to the anglers catching the heaviest total weight of eligible species,...

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Sunburn Swordfish Tournament is May 27

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:54:00 PDT

A Sunburn Swordfish Tournament is Saturday. Registration is 6 p.m. Friday at RJ Boyle Studio in Lighthouse Point. Call 954-420-5001.

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Saltwater Shootout is Saturday May 13

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:57:00 PDT

The Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout is Saturday, May 13, out of Sands Harbor Resort & Marina.

The kickoff party is 6-10 p.m. Thursday at the Pompano Beach Civic Center.

The entry fee is $475 per boat and the eligible species are dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, cobia and blackfin tuna.

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FAU dolphin tournament is May 13

Fri, 5 May 2017 11:43:00 PDT

The fifth annual Gotta Luv Them Fishing Tournament, which raises money for a Florida Atlantic University scholarship fund and pays out more than $5,000, is May 13 out of the FAU Dania Beach SeaTech campus.

Anglers fish for dolphin starting at 8 a.m. The weigh-in is 3-4:30 p.m., followed by cocktails,...

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Florida Senate bill would ban bear hunting for 10 years

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:33:00 PDT

The Sportsman's Alliance, an organization that protects hunting, fishing and trapping in the United States, sent out an alert Tuesday about state legislation that would place a 10-year ban on black bear hunting in Florida.

The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee has scheduled...

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George Poveromo at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach on March 26

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:14:00 PDT

George Poveromo of “George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing” will be at Columbia Sportswear’s grand opening of the “Columbia Headquarters” display at Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach from 1 to 4 p.m. March 26.

Poveromo, of Parkland, will talk fishing and give away Columbia promotional items to...

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Reduced fee Coast Guard boating safety class is March 25 in Boynton Beach

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:30:00 PDT

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 has a one-day safe boating course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Harvey Oyer Park in Boynton Beach.

The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 14-18 and free for those under 14 attending with a paid adult. The cost for three or more adults is $50...

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Benefit fish fry is March 31

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:51:00 PDT

The seventh annual Fish Fry at Cardinal Gibbons High School is 6-9 p.m. March 31 in the cafeteria.

The cost is $15 and all proceeds benefit the United Special Sportsman Alliance, which provides hunting and fishing adventures for disabled and critically ill youngsters.

There are also silent auctions,...

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Horton wins Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:36:00 PST

After starting Championship Sunday more than 8 pounds ahead of his nearest competitor, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., struggled throughout the day Sunday but held on to win the Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee.   Horton caught only 11 pounds, 7 ounces, which...

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Tim Horton holds on to Okeechobee Bassmaster lead

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:09:00 PST

After losing a 9-pound bass to start his morning Saturday, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., went on to catch 15 pounds, 11 ounces to hold on to his lead at the Bassmaster Elite tournament at Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee.

Horton’s three-day total is 71-14, which is more than 8 pounds ahead...

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Tim Horton leads Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:57:00 PST

Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., caught a 30-pound, 4-ounce limit of bass Friday for a two-day total of 56 pounds, 3 ounces and the lead in the Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee.   Horton’s performance vaulted the four-time tournament winner ahead of first-day leader...

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Ott DeFoe takes Bassmaster Elite lead on Lake Okeechobee

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:02:00 PST

Tennessee native Ott DeFoe caught a five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 3 ounces Thursday to take the first-day lead in a Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee.   DeFoe’s impressive catch put him more than 4 pounds ahead of Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., who was...

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Boat shows in Miami and Miami Beach Feb. 16-20

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:35:00 PST

The Miami International Boat Show, featuring boats in the water and boats and marine accessories on land, is Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne. Strictly Sail Miami is at Miamarina at Bayside.

Parking locations include Marlins Park and...

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King of the Glades bass tournament is Feb. 5

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 06:52:00 PST

A King of the Glades open team bass tournament trail qualifier event is Feb. 5 out of Everglades Holiday Park. Entry fee is $80 per team. Visit kotgseries.com or call Mike Lendl at 954-393-5596.

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Obama administration's parting shot at anglers and hunters

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:51:00 PST

Outdoors groups are asking President Donald Trump’s administration to overturn a last-minute move by his predecessor to ban lead fishing tackle and ammunition from hundreds of thousands of acres of land and water managed by the federal government.

On the day before Barack Obama left office, the...

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Channing Crowder's Bass Tournament is Jan. 21

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:58:00 PST

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker and current radio personality Channing Crowder has the fourth annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Everglades Holiday Park.

The tournament, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, pays $10,000 to the winning...

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Small boat bass tournament is Jan. 15

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:43:00 PST

 

Bob Newland has a small boat bass tournament from first light to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.

The field is limited to 20 teams and at least one team member must be 18 years old.

The entry fee is $40 per team, with half the proceeds going to Horses and the Handicapped and...

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Hunter safety classes Jan. 14 and 15

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:09:00 PST

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has two free hunter safety Internet-completion courses Jan. 14 in Broward County and Jan. 15 in Palm Beach County.

Students who complete the online portion attend the courses, which include shooting instruction and a written test. To find out...

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One Largemouth Bass Open Tournament is Jan. 1

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:35:00 PST

The Everglades Bassmasters of South Florida One Largemouth Bass Open Tournament, Hangover Edition, is Jan. 1 on Lake Okeechobee out of Roland Martin’s Marina in Clewiston.

Registration starts at 6 a.m. at the bait shop. Fishing is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Entry fee is $20 per person and boats can have...

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Conservation groups praise Trump's selection of Zinke for Interior Secretary

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:30:00 PST

Many conservation groups are pleased by President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Montana Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior.

“In Rep. Zinke, President-Elect Trump has tapped a true leader and a sportsman to run the agency that oversees much of America’s natural...

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Free saltwater fishing on Nov. 26

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:22:00 PST

Saturday, Nov. 26, is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida, which means residents and visitors can fish without a state-required saltwater fishing license.

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FWC to consider new hogfish size and bag limits and a six-month season

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:32:00 PST

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Nov. 16-17 in St. Petersburg. On Nov. 17, the FWC will consider making state hogfish rules consistent with pending federal rules.

Changes include increasing the minimum size limit on hogfish from 12 inches fork length statewide to 16 inches...

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