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Florida Keys Municipal Feature Bountiful Amenities

  Municipal marinas in the Florida Keys boast plentiful amenities and prime locations. Two are like country clubs in terms of their offerings. Special events with live music and arts and crafts often are held on the adjacent community park …

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Riding in An Ocean-Going Pink Cadillac, NautiLimo

The pink Cadillac looks like it made a wrong turn from the Florida Keys Overseas Highway and ended up in the ocean. Yet, it glides serenely along on the flat-calm waters of Florida Bay. Visitors at the oceanfront Lorelei Restaurant …

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Islamorada: Purple Islands

Photo by Frank Saccente

Like clockwork, I begin to question my sanity the day we begin to get ready for the trip. In addition to taking what we need to transplant our lives from New Jersey to the Florida Keys for 10 weeks each …

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South Florida News: Snappers Were Snappin’ at LLGF Event

South Florida News: Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Event

Snappers were Snappin’ at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® Event Key Largo/Islamorada – Snappers were the hit at the Key Largo “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® event January 8 – 9. The weekend began with Bill Kelly’s Radio Show at Whale Harbor, Islamorada …

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The 52nd Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

52nd Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament: Photo by Tim Rahn

Torrential rains did not deter anglers in the 52nd Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament during the kick off December 3 at Whale Harbor Restaurants and Marina. Nineteen boats with 82 anglers pursued Sailfish over the three day tournament. One Up was …

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!® Keys Weekend

Ladies aboard Blue Chip Too on Florida Keys Ladies Fishing class

Sixty women came from around the country to learn from the pros at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, November 13-15 at BPOE Elks, Tavernier, Fla. The “No-Yelling School of Fishing” featured a mix of classroom presentations …

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Conetagious Wins Islamorada Dolphin Tournament

1st Place Conetagious with future tournament winners. Photo courtesy of Islamorada Dolphin Tournament

The Islamorada Charter Boat Association’s 7th Annual Islamorada Dolphin Tournament hosted 82 anglers in the quest for three big fish  July 11 – 12. The unique format had boats entering as teams with the combined weight of three Dolphin determining …

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Keys Grand Slam

Photo Credit: Glenn Hayes

It could be said that there is never a bad time to fish in the Florida Keys. I for one can vouch for that. September can however, be a transition period offshore in the Keys where sailfish and dorado are …

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Dolphin Tournament

Winning Angler Walter Harrell. Courtesy of Big Pine & Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce

The Big Pine & Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Dolphin Tournament, held at the Sugarloaf KOA June 5 – 7, had 46 boats participating. The winning boat was Tampa-based Mama Money with angler Walter Harrell taking the top …

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Regular Lobster Season

Photo by Glenn Hayes

Summer in the Florida Keys can be many things to many people, but Lobster Season draws a plethora of visitors to the chain of islands with beautiful reefs loaded with the delectable creatures. Catching a limit of Florida Spiny lobster …

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Keys Sailfishing: Well Worth the Fight

Mauricio Handler/National Geographic Creative

Known as the acrobat of the ocean, sailfish once again entertain as the season for catching these charmers begins in November throughout south Florida and the Florida Keys. During the season, sailfish are plentiful enough to bet on a strike. …

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Watch for Bonefish

Shirley Wilson catching a Bonefish in Islamorada, Florida Keys with Captain Ted Wilson. Photo courtesy of CaptainTedWilson.com

Picture it now, peering through waters off Islamorada in the Keys. To the right splashes the tail of a busily feeding bonefish. Ever so cautiously, you begin working your line. The fish obligingly keeps feeding. Your artificial fly drops delicately …

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