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illegal fly fishing guides

February 10, 2020 by

Illegal fishing guides in the Florida Keys continue to undermine locals who earn a living by offering charters, says boat captain Doug Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, president of the Lower Keys Guides Association, told county officials last week the problem could be addressed by putting up signs at boat ramps and marinas to inform people it’s illegal to operate a fishing charter without a county occupational license.

“We’re even willing to pay for it,” he said. “We would like the potential client that hires an illegal guide to be penalized as well,” Kilpatrick said, comparing the problem to that of contractor fraud.

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Fly Fishing in Hawaii DIY and Guided

Fly Fishing in Hawaii DIY and Guided

October 16, 2019 by

Cool video of DIY fly fishing in Hawaii and a guided trip with HI Tide Fly Fishing

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Fanning Island Fly Fishing

Fanning Island Fly Fishing

September 17, 2017 by

On my last trip to Christmas Island a friend and local guide Mwatanga aka Matt that guides at Crystal Beach. I'm sure some of you fished with him and know he's a super guide. 

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Christmas Island Milkfish

Christmas Island Milkfish

November 08, 2016 by

This past year I had the opportunity to fish Christmas Island twice. Once in the end of April and July. The first trip was with Christmas Island Outfitters booked through Fly Water Travel, the second trip to The Villages Lodge. Both lodges are great with very good guides and staff at the lodge.

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Hawaii Bonefish and Tides

Hawaii Bonefish and Tides

September 24, 2016 by

At any given time, only 10% of the fishable water harbors bonefish. So figuring out how to eliminate the fishless 90% from your search area is half the battle. Understanding how bonefish use tides to their advantage will go a long way toward finding the productive 10%.

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