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This page is a regular weekly feature focusing on Florida outdoors adventures. Email scocking@miamiherald.com.


•  Miami-Dade County Parks will celebrate National Marina Day June 14 with free activities at six public marinas encouraging boaters to enjoy their sport. Meet-and-greets and boat safety programs will be presented at Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park; Black Point Marina; Crandon Park Marina; Homestead Bayfront Park; Matheson Hammock Marina; and Pelican Harbor Marina. For more information, call 305-755-7848.

•  Fish with Miami Hurricanes greats in the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys/University of MIami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament June 27-28. Fishing is out of Founders Park at milemarker 87, U.S. 1, Islamorada and headquarters is Coconut Cove Resort. Pro football Hall of Famer and Hurricane alumnus Michael Irvin will host. Other UM celebrity anglers include Ted Hendricks, Warren Sapp, Clinton Portis, Brett Romberg, Gary Dunn and others. Deep Impact Boats will sponsor. Entry fee is $650. Visit www.canesfish.com or call 305-667-0399.

•  Barefoot Wine and Surfrider Foundation will host a beach cleanup June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. A celebration will follow from noon to 2 p.m. at Aruba’s Beach Cafe. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit BeachRescue2014.com.

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Greg Shaughnessy, left, and Dillon Justice show off a large snook they caught and released using a SpoolTek lure in Jupiter Inlet.

    Outdoors

    New SpoolTek lure catches monster snook in dark of night

    There’s an oft-repeated bromide that nothing good happens after 2 a.m., but that’s not necessarily true when it comes to snook fishing. Snook angler extraordinaire/fishing tackle maker Dave Justice insisted that that’s when he, his son Dillon, 18, employee Greg Shaughnessy and I should test his latest innovation, the SpoolTek, for catching huge linesiders in Jupiter Inlet.

  • Fishing Report

    South Florida fishing report: Aug. 20, 2014

    Captain Jimbo Thomas from the charter boat Thomas Flyer out of Miamarina at Bayside reported that large schoolie dolphins have been pretty thick along a giant weedline that has been located between 20 and 25 miles offshore of Miami.

  • South Florida outdoors notebook: Aug. 20, 2014

    Bassbusters Florida will hold silver and gold division team tournaments Saturday and Sunday out of Roland Martin’s Marine Center in Clewiston. Register at 5 a.m. both days. Weigh-ins will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call Chris Fickey at 941-232-9539.

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