Captain Al and the Dolphins are back

Its that time of year in the Republic  when the Dolphins come to visit. This week has been spectacular,  ths seas laid down and the Dolphins came in.  Captain AL Bunner lead the attack and dolphins where everyware off Islamirada.  The two day take included the above two Bulls and 35 schoolies between 22" and 35".  [...]

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January 2010 Fishing Tournaments

  Jan. 7-9: Sailfish Open at Hawks Cay. Marathon. Eighteen teams of professional anglers and amateur enthusiasts will compete in the catch-and-release tournament in the waters around Marathon. Contact Laura Emmole at (305) 395-3474 or (727) 631-0072, e-mail or visit   Jan. 7-10: Sailbone Offshore & Backcountry. Islamorada. Three days of fishing in [...]

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Its That Time Again Lobster Mini Season Starts

7 Days and Counting   The 2009 Lobster Mini Season starts Wednesday July 29 & 30th. The Conch Republic will be inendated with thousands of Visitors from around the World please remember you are a guest in a foreign country respect are laws, customs and traditions of our tiny country.

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Officials Expect More Lionfish in Keys

Experts warn the exotic, poisonous species could spread in Keys waters. Where one lionfish is found, many others almost certainly lurk, says Bahamas dive operator Bruce Purdy. “You probably have a whole bunch down there in the Keys,” said Purdy. “It takes a few months after they settle before people start seeing them.” The first [...]

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New Grouper Rule is Coming

A possible four-month grouper closure in federal Atlantic Ocean waters returns in the latest version of snapper-grouper rules proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. “We got a reprieve in December when the NMFS abandoned the closure as an interim rule,” said Islamorada charter captain Bill Kelly, “but the [proposed permanent rule] is exactly the [...]

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