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Slam that quartet

October is the month for trick-or-treating, but most inshore anglers are less focused on Kit Kats, Starlight mints, and bubble gum than they are on redfish, speckled trout and flounder. This is the best time of year to catch the “inshore slam,” and with a little luck, anglers can make it a “grand slam” by adding a black drum to their day’s catch.

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October 12 at 9:00 am
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Fluorocarbonís lethal edge

When I first began using artificial lures for inshore saltwater fishing, I was with a friend who had been catching redfish and trout on soft plastics for more than a decade. He made it look easy, and after watching him catch a few trout one morning when I was still waiting for a bite, I paid really close attention to what he was doing and mimicked it as best I could.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
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Offset, off center

Circle hooks have long been known, thanks to their design, to hook most fish in the corner of the mouth, and I’ve been using them for about 10 years while chasing inshore fish. But this year, for the first time, I gut-hooked a pretty good number of redfish and speckled trout while using circle hooks.

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August 12 at 9:00 am
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Keep your trip water cool

During a long day of fishing in the summer, all I want to drink is cold water; nothing quenches thirst like it. I’m a big fan of sweet tea and Pepsi, but when I’m genuinely hot and thirsty, they won’t do. A good, cold bottle of H20 goes down easy, keeps the body hydrated and leaves no aftertaste.

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July 12 at 9:00 am
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Donít get tagged out at the plate

It happens to almost every angler. You hook a trophy fish that has your drag screaming and your rod doubled over. The battle lasts several minutes, and you finally get a few looks at the fish, which you estimate to be one of your biggest ever.

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June 12 at 9:00 am
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Slip-bobber rigs do the job

I have to admit that I was skeptical watching my buddy bait a hook on a slip-bobber rig as we were letting the anchor and tide settle us into a good sheepshead spot over the submerged section of a rock jetty. I thought the whole rig would just get in our way fishing the rocks, but it worked so well that I’ve used slip-bobber rigs numerous times since.

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May 12 at 9:00 am
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To braid, or not to braid

Braided fishing line is a mainstay among anglers, but this product has only gained popularity in the lifetime of many people reading this. Most never heard of braided line at younger ages, but they’re now using it regularly and would feel lost without it during certain fishing situations. But for all its good qualities, it’s not always the best line to use.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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itís only a bucket, or is it?

Besides rods, reels, line and hooks, what’s the most-common piece of fishing equipment carried by anglers fishing from the bank to million-dollar billfishing boats and every other class of angler in between?†

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March 12 at 9:00 am
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