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JULY 2021
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Pro Tips: Bottom Paint

Thanks to our year-round boating season, Southwest Florida vessels spend more time in the water than most. Our temperate waters produce ideal conditions for marine growth, so it’s important to protect your boat’s hull and performance from barnacles and other unwanted passengers. The solution is bottom paint, also known as anti-fouling paint. Our panel of local marine experts is here to help you brush up on your bottom paint knowledge.

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Summer Fishing Tips

Whether you’re targeting inshore or offshore species, summer is a great time to wet a line in Southwest Florida. Local charter guide Captain Terry shares his insight for fishing our warm waters including gear tips and where to find highly sought-after fame fish.

 
SEE WHAT’S BITING

Best New Products
of 2021

Last week the world’s largest sportfishing trade show took over Orlando, showcasing the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories, and apparel. Check out this video roundup of the 2021 winners to see what products made a splash and maybe update your wish list.

 
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HOW TO SPOT SHALLOW WATER

Tides and shoaling can change our underwater landscape, so boaters must keep an eye out for shallow water to avoid running aground. Here's are three things to look for:

  1. Change in water color (one of many reasons to wear polarized sunglasses!)
  2. Birds standing in the water
  3. Surface irregularities: waves breaking where they shouldn’t or slick areas in otherwise choppy water

SHOW US YOUR BEST SHOTS

We want to see our fellow boaters enjoying the waters of Southwest Florida, so be sure to tag @goboatingflorida on Facebook and Instagram next time you share a boating pic!
 

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