October 26, 2016

With seven species of fish Plantation’s Frank Delucas wins 17th Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament

ISLAMORADA, In the Florida Keys —  Frank Delucas, Plantation, Fla., a first time participant in the Herman Lucerne tournament but no stranger to Florida Keys backcountry fishing, won the 17th annual two-day event, as the only angler to catch all seven required saltwater species. The unique competition, which attracted 118 […]
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October 18, 2016

This 100-pound-plus fish lures saltwater fly anglers to the Florida Keys

By Richard Morin | Washington Post “I’ve got a fish at two o’clock. Seventy feet. Coming fast. See him?” Fishing guide Bill Houze spoke with quiet urgency from atop the platform suspended four feet above the stern of the 17-foot skiff. “I see him,” said my friend Mike Traugott, scanning the […]
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June 3, 2016

Blazing Mako will Light up the Florida Keys Skies for Tournament & Festival

Inaugural June 17-19 weekend event bringing So. Florida anglers artisans, musicians, rum vendors and conservationists together for NSU marine sciences  ISLAMORADA in the Fla. Keys – “It will be a spectacular sight,” said renowned Keys marine artist Roberto “Pasta” Pantaleo of the massive metal shark sculpture he’s creating to be torched in a beachfront bonfire […]
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March 17, 2016

Catching Kingfish and Tarpon: The Balloon Theory

By GHMOF Editorial Team We were going to call this article BalloonKingFish, but thought better. But this article is about kingfish. More specifically, it’s about using a cool product from one of our supporters called Balloon Fisher King. Its Kingfish (and Tarpon) time in the Gulf of Mexico, and knowing […]
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April 4, 2013

Battle for the Silver King

Written by Fred D Garth | Photos by: SavetheTarpon.com It’s safe to say that Boca Grande, Florida, was built  by  a  fish. A very strong fish. As far back as the mid-1800s, the economy of this idyllic fishing village blossomed as news spread of the high-flying, hard-driving silver kings. In 1897, a Chicago developer opened The Tarpon Inn about the same time […]
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