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This week’s best bet: catch-and-release snook fishing off Naples

On recent charters, captain Todd Geroy of Captain Todd G. Geroy Charters out of Naples said his clients have released up to 50 snook to 23 pounds during a half-day

Captain Mo Estevez of New Dawn Charters reported lots of bonefish and permits have invaded the flats of South Bay

Big tarpon are starting to move north from the Keys and can be targeted along the Oceanside flats if you have the patience to wait for them

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Wina Sturgeon: Why elite athletes should go back to driving school

Upper level athletes do a lot of traveling. Matches and competitions are played all over their states, as well as out of state and out of their region. A team may travel by bus or a van. But an elite athlete who travels alone or with a coach or friend will usually drive their own car. That's where driving ability can lead to big trouble.

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Hybrid shoe perfect for trail runners, hikers

While there are still plenty of hard-core hiking boots on the market, more people are taking to the trails in less traditional - and more comfortable out of the box - trail running shoes. Traditional running shoes usually don't offer quite enough protection from rocks and roots, and the lateral support is often insufficient to avoid ankle sprains on uneven terrain. But a shoe like the LaSportiva Akasha is an excellent hybrid that will satisfy both serious trail runners looking to run fast and day hikers looking for a comfortable way to hit the trail.

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10 morning moves that will better your body

For most of us, mornings are one big blur of "snooze" hitting, teeth brushing, and coffee swigging, but you might want to start paying attention to how you spend your morning time. Research shows that your behaviors in the morning hours can have a major impact on your health and body weight.

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For Chesapeake Bay Swim winner Debbie Dawson, age is just a number

Debbie Dawson has swum with dolphins and in the dark and in water so cold that her body once went numb for the last half-mile of a race. In one open-water race, she encountered a marlin she thought was a shark. Sometimes her blood rushes to her core to the point in which she can't breathe. Or she'll reach her arm into the water and come up with her hand covered in seaweed.

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Why more amateur athletes are hiring coaches

It's no secret that the best endurance athletes in the world have coaches who guide their training, analyze their performances, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and help them reach new heights. At stake are world records, national titles, financial success and potential fame.

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Five ways to limit dehydration during summer outdoor exercise

The deaths of four people - three hikers, one mountain biker, all only in their 20s - during Arizona's ongoing heat wave are horrifying. And even though the Dallas area has barely hit 100 degrees, much less the 114 experienced in Tucson in Sunday, our steamy, sultry, sweat-inducing heat needs to be observed and honored. Here are five ways of being smart during outdoor workouts (in addition to wearing sunscreen and sunglasses):

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Wina Sturgeon: Balance your body's dominance with these helpful tips

One of the biggest drawbacks to maintaining your athletic ability and your physical comfort as you age: one side of your body becomes too dominant. It works harder than the same tissues on the other side. The shoulder on your dominant side has more power, the core has more power, the dominant leg can take a longer and stronger step.

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Easy 15-minute workouts for a longer life

In less time than it takes to watch another rerun of "The Office," you can blast calories and increase your chance of a long life. Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can extend your life by 3 years, according to recent research from Taiwan. The study tracked more than 400,000 people over 13 years and found that participants who completed 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day increased their life expectancy by an average of 3 years compared with inactive individuals.

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How to fillet a lionfish

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff Meaghan Faletti shows you how to fillet a lionfish. A nonnative invasive species, lionfish have a negative impact on native wildlife and habitat. You can help control the lionfish population by removing them from Florida waters whenever possible. Lionfish have venomous spines, so use care when filleting so that you don't get stuck, but the meat does not have poison in it and is often eaten and served in restaurants. Some compare this flaky and tasty fish's flavor to that of the popular hogfish.
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