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September/October 2014


8 – Conservation Corner – Plans are in place to launch an artificial reefing project and save a beloved Louisiana fishing destination.

10  The Age of the Lion —  The lions have come to the Gulf of Mexico in force and all indications are that they won’t be going away anytime soon. – By Ben Raines

16  Flounder X-Files — The truth is out there, but just when they think they have flounder figured out, researchers realize there is still so much to learn about one of the most mysterious sportfish. – By Chester Moore, Jr.

20  King of the Reach — Through a unique fishery derby, anglers pitch in to help researchers safeguard the future of upriver brights along the Hanford Reach. – By Don McBride
26  Year-Round Yellowfin — Tuna fishing off the coast of Louisiana literally offers the opportunity to catch more than you can handle. – By Chris Holmes

32  Sapelo Sojourn — Georgia’s Sapelo Island offers anglers a trip back in time and the opportunity to fish a variety of habitats in uncrowded conditions. – By Capt. Spud Woodward

38  Elevate Your Game — There are a few key things that even the occasional angler can do to improve their skills and increase chances for success. – By Patrick Murray

42  Low Sodium Diet — Drought conditions upriver can lead to some unconventional fishing venues in the brackish Mississippi Delta. – By Capt. Dave Lear

46 Topwater Tactics — Shorter days and cooler water temps trigger frenetic fall fishing on the Chesapeake, setting up the perfect conditions to get in on the fun with topwater lures. – By Capt. Chris Dollar

51 – Court Upholds Florida Net Ban – Ruling reverses attempt to undo prohibition of gill nets in place since 1994.




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62  RECIPE: Seared Tuna Steaks with Wasabi Taters and Carrot Puree

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