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2003 specials by date:

January 3, 2003
Grouper don't stray far from structure, especially in the winter when cooler water temperatures slow down the metabolism of these bottom dwellers.
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February 7, 2003
Ask a fisherman to name the most versatile inshore bait and, nine out of 10 times, pink shrimp will be the answer.
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March 7, 2003
Pinellas County has one of the state's best artificial reefs program and our coast is littered with wrecks that make for great divins and fishing spots.
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April 4, 2003
Running with the King Mackerel. Anglers up and down the west coast of Florida have been waiting all winter for kingfish to return. The wait is over.
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May 2, 2003
Every spring, huge schools of tarpon move south along the West Coast of Florida. Anglers have two chances to catch these fish.
Angling for attention
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and the Silver King
June 6, 2003
For nearly 100 years, Boca Grande Pass has been a popular destination for anglers seeking Tarpon.
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July 4, 2003
Scuba divers and snorklers across Florida are counting down the days until the two-day "sportsman" or miniseason for lobster.
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August 1, 2003
The lure of blue water Veteran anglers say the blue-water fishing off the Suncoast is one of the Tampa Bay area's best-kept secrets.
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September 5, 2003
All operators should know the different parts of a vessel. There are many types of water craft, but the terms are basically the same.
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October 3, 2003
Whether you are going fishing or just heading out to one of our local barrier islands, it's always good to know where you can find food, fuel and ice.
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November 7, 2003
Most anglers will agree that nothing beats the sound of a big spotted seatrout hitting a top-water plug on a cold November morning.
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December 5, 2003
Whether you’re a novice angler or an International Game Fish Association record holder, one item that is common is terminal tackle.
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