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March/April 2015

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8  A New STAR Rises — Anglers in Florida will have an opportunity for the catch of a lifetime in this summer’s inaugural CCA Florida STAR Tournament. – By Jim Williams

12  Offshore SoCal Style – Southern California anglers are on the cusp of five solid months of excellent offshore action.  – By Ali Hussainy

16  Salmon in the Spring — The lure of springers is a combination of the challenge of landing one and the incredible table fare provided by this prized fish. – By Bryan Irwin

20  Off the Beaten Path — Wade fishing in the backcountry of Florida offers solitude and great fishing for the adventuresome angler. – By Capt. Dave Lear

24  In the Weeds — Coastal residents are hoping that a historic deluge of sargassum along the Gulf Coast last year was a one-time event. – By Doug Pike

30  Life in the No Wake Zone — The tides of South Carolina create a constantly changing environment and kayaks provide the perfect means for anglers to stay on top of the pattern. – By Phillip Gentry

36  A Season for Change — Spring presents an important and dynamic transition in the behavior of speckled trout and redfish on the Gulf Coast. – By Brian Holden

42  Don’t Blow Your Trip – There is very little anglers can do to change the wind, but you can adjust your game plan, and more importantly your attitude, to not let the wind steal your day.— By Patrick Murray




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62  RECIPE: Salmon-Bacon Hash



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