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Mosquito Lagoon Boating Project Focus Group


October 9th at UCF for recreational power boaters

October 16th in Titusville for recreational power boaters

October 17th in Titusville for kayakers


The purpose of this project is to develop an outreach campaign to increase environmentally-responsible recreational boating in Mosquito Lagoon and help protect crucial marine species and their habitats. To help direct the campaign, the researchers are conducting focus group interviews with boaters to better understand their experiences and views. We are actively looking for participants for a focus group based on recreational boating in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Free pizza will be provided and each participant will receive a $20 Bass Pro Shops gift card.

If interested or if you know of any adult registered recreational boaters who visit Mosquito Lagoon regularly (at least four times in the past year) who would be willing to help this project by participating in one of the confidential ninety-minute focus groups, please have them volunteer by contacting the project’s lead researcher, Denise DeLorme, at denise.delorme@ucf.edu or research assistant, Kamra Bowerman at K.Bowerman@knights.ucf.edu for further information.
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07/05/11: New Bait N Tackle Shop In Town Of Venice

10/15/09: Red Snapper Public Hearings

08/27/09: ATRO - Atlantic Tarpon Research Organization

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Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission

Their mission: To Manage the fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.

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FWC Newsfeed:


Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input
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Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills
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FWC reminds scallopers to stay safe, recognize and use divers-down flags and buoys
Thu Jun 15, 11:25 AM


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Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend
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High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs
Wed Jun 14, 8:49 AM


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Citizen scientists needed for FWC barotrauma tool study
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Snapper Season Statement
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2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties starts June 16
Thu Jun 8, 6:34 AM


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Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Cape Canaveral promises day of learning, fun
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Placement of artificial reef modules off Mexico Beach now complete
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KIKO Reel Keel Roundup

A nice variety to test on the flats.
KIKO Fishing's new Reel Keel line is definitely an interesting offering and addition to your hard lure lineup. These floating crank bait plugs are touted as "the only lure with the keel" and this single feature makes them do some really cool things. I found that a slow or fast crank produced a very realistic side to side wiggle that imitated live bait well. These are very beefy, but buoyant lures, and need a consistant crank to keep them submerged. I also found that a little jerk in the reeling motion produced a quick deep dive with a left or right hook which added to the realism from time to time.

These lures were originally designed for northern species, Pike, Musky, Walleye, Rainbow Trout... but they seem like they should do equally well on Florida lakes or flats, where large bass, redfish or spotted trout are the likely suspects for a plug like this. Given the size of these lures (4 inches long) and with a single trailing treble hook, you really do want to target larger fish. The sub foot long trout I presented it to recently wanted nothing to do with it, but they were attacking smaller live mullet. To get a true test I've sent out some to a Georgia angler to give it some freshwater lake action in the northern hills while I seek out redfish and gator trout in the lagoon system. Given the wide array of color patterns to choose from (including the brightly colored "fruit" flavors) you're going to have an option for any water conditions.

I'll post more thoughts as we test these and some photos of any "keepers" these produce. Also, stay tuned for contests where you could win some of KIKO's flagship lures for your very own.


A few are being tested in the lakes of North Georgia

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Fishing With Stones



A homeless man walks in the L.A. River - throws a couple of rocks and comes out with a decent size carp.
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08/05/09: Pacific Barreleye Fish With Transparent Head

05/30/08: Giant Halibut Caught

05/20/08: NPR Audio: U.S. Troops In Baghdad Make Fishing A Tradition

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Recent Tournament Results


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Highlands Bass Club - Lake Reedy - June 6th

1st place: 21.02 lbs.

2nd place: 12.15 lbs.

3rd place: 5.06 lbs.

Big Fish: 6.14 lbs.
Contribute Originally contributed by hbc on 06/11/09
Last edited by hbc on 06/11/09


05/05/09: Highlands Bass Club - Lake Jackson - May 3rd Results

04/16/09: Highlands Bass Club - Lake Istokpoga - April 2009

04/16/09: Highlands Bass Club - Lake Josephine March 2009

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Highlands Bass Club

Team tournament trail that fishes 10 lakes in central Florida. Tournaments go from January thru October on the first Saturday of the month.

For more info please call James @ 1-863-381-0278

2009 Schedule:
  • JANUARY 3RD-- LAKE PLACID

  • FEBUARY 7TH-- LAKE JUNE

  • MARCH 7TH-- LAKE JOSEPHINE

  • APRIL 4TH--LAKE ISTOKPOGA

  • MAY 2ND--LAKE JACKSON

  • JUNE 6TH-- LAKE REEDY

  • JULY 11TH-- LAKE WALK-N-WATER

  • AUGUST 1ST-- CROOKED LAKE

  • SEPTEMBER 5TH--LAKE ISTOKPOGA

  • OCTOBER 3RD-- LAKE JUNE

  • OCTOBER 17TH--CLASSIC--

Contribute Originally contributed by hbc on 11/26/08
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