Captain Richard Burson of R U Fishing Yet Charters out of Key Largo reported the tarpon fishing in his area has been excellent. The tarpon have been holding in the Florida Bay channels and around the bridges. The tarpon are eating mullet, crabs and shrimp. Captain Mo Estevez of New Dawn Charters out of Miami reported nighttime tarpon fishing has been excellent along most of the bridges from Key Biscayne north to the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Live shrimp and flies have been getting the tarpon bites.
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A conservation group says many species including dolphins, sharks and turtles are getting caught up and killed in fishing gear.
Broward County lobster-catching guru Jim Chiefy Mathie and two companions caught a total of 12 lobsters in a day of scuba diving in waters 45 to 55 feet deep off Hillsboro Inlet last week. The divers released two of the largest because they were females with eggs, and the 10 they kept were scattered all along the second reef in low-relief areas.
March in Florida brings two major sporting challenges: choosing the correct college basketball brackets and almost as difficult harvesting a wild Osceola turkey.
South Florida couple Holly and Adam Berkey are on a mission to complete the trifecta of Spartan races the Sprint, Super and Beast a daunting task for even the most seasoned athletes.
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C Tarpon are showing up early this season in South Florida waters, apparently so eager to engage with anglers that at least one jumped right into a boat.
Sailing | Shake-A-Leg Miami
When you take your first look at the 60-foot catamaran Impossible Dream, you cant help but stare at its sweeping curves. Looming large and stately above the other power and sailboats docked at Shake-A-Leg Miami sea base on Biscayne Bay, its elegant design almost belies its purpose and function.
Veteran flats guide Eagle Eyes Fred Rolle poled his skiff along a sparse mangrove fringe next to a noisy construction site on North Bimini recently, looking for bonefish.
Lester Wenger of Lesters Live Bait out of Haulover Inlet reported offshore fishermen are enjoying an early run of slammer dolphins. The dolphins have been showing up along weedlines and under frigate birds. There has been a pretty solid weedline out near 1,000 feet of water, and this has been the most productive area, although one of the party boats out of the Kelley Fleet had a large dolphin that was caught inside of 200 feet of water.
The South Florida Freedivers Club meets Thursday at 7:30p.m. at Bougainvilleas Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami. Club members will present dive videos. Visit www.southfloridafreedivers
University of Miami graduate student and ultramarathoner Alyson Venti, of Boston, is training for her next big feat, the 2014 Badwater Ultramarathon.
Serenaded with the guitar strains of “Seminole Wind” by singer-songwriter John Anderson and awaited by a breathless audience of politicians and news media, the female panther seemed reluctant to leave her crate. The door had just been opened in the middle of an open pasture at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Ron Bergeron’s Hendry County ranch, and nothing was blocking the endangered cat’s path. But she didn’t budge.
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
Tree climbing | Jason Gerrish
Jason Gerrish has been climbing trees for a living since he dropped out of high school in 1992 to help clean up the arboreal mess left by Hurricane Andrew. Now the 37-year-old Miami native and owner of Tree Huggers is being recognized as the top tree climber in Florida.
Lawmakers have introduced bills in the Florida House and Senate banning the importation and aquaculture of invasive lionfish. The identical bills, filed by Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, and Sen. Greg Evers, R-Pensacola, may might be one of the first legislative efforts in the United States to control the spread of the venomous exotics from the Indo-Pacific.
A series of traffic jams spread across Biscayne Bay on Friday. But these were majestic, floating, bow-to-stern backups. Accompanied by shouting, yes, but no honking.
MIAMI SAILING WEEK
Wild winds gusting upwards of 25 knots from the west-northwest forced cancellation of Fridays race for the Star fleet and shortened competition for the other five classes in Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank.
All six fleets managed one or more races in advance of a tornado threat Thursday afternoon in Biscayne Bay in Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank.
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