July 2014

There are 43 blog entries for July 2014.


South Florida’s Saltwater Showdown competition fishing tournament is quickly approaching. The Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Showdown is the final leg of Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit and takes place on August 9th.
In order to qualify for this tournament, teams had to compete in the first two legs of the summer series and prove they were worthy of an entry for the final competition. Only 75 boats received this respected invitation.

This summer tournament is the final opportunity for teams to show their skills in the battle for the Showdown Crown, sponsored by Simrad Electronics. At the top of the leaderboard, Makin’ Time/Living Water, at the Saltwater Shootout with a total of 252.7 lbs. of fish weighed in, a new tournament record. In addition to a hefty payout…
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Tastemaker of Delray Beach is a highly awaited event in South Florida.The objective is to showcase Downtown Delray Beach assorted collection of restaurants in a fun and exceptional way.

It’s one of the nation’s longest dining tables at Savor the Avenue that you can dine at or you have an option to tour the town with a “Passport” to sample culinary creations from around Delray during Tastemakers. Purchase a Tastemakers Passport and enjoy special cuisine paired with a beverage of your choice from 13 different restaurants, with that you have three months promotional from each of the eateries.

This event starts on August 7th and 8th starting at 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Not every day you can be within walking distance of so many extraordinary restaurants,

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Are you looking for something fun that may be a little out of your element but will kick off the end of your summer with a sense of accomplishment?! Sign up to participate or to volunteer for the 2014 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon.

The Loggerhead Triathlon is one of the longest continuing triathlons in the state of Florida. Since 1985, triathletes have gathered in Jupiter to enjoy the Oceanside setting, family-friendly atmosphere, and the competition that takes place year after year.

The race takes place on August 2nd, 2014 at 7 a.m.-12 P.m. at Carlin Park in Jupiter, FL which consists of 3/8 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike ride and flat 3.1 mile run. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners.

However, if you know that a triathlon…
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Florida Lobster season opens with a two-day recreational mini season, which is your chance to catch the biggest tails before the commercial fishermen set their traps. The mini-season opens on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and there are many clues that there will be more scuba divers and snorkelers chasing the tasty crustaceans than ever before. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a total of 121,181 annual lobster permits were purchased from July 2013-June 2014, an increase of nearly 30% from last year. The competitive advantage is minimized by the fact that as many as 50,000 other divers invade the state's reefs during this intense 48 hours.

In Broward and Palm Beach, the first reef line is an easy swim from shore and holds

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Sailors and boaters have their pick of great destinations on the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf Stream and in the Florida Keys. This is no idle boast: Florida is the boating capital of the world! There are more registered boats here in South Florida than any other U.S. State. Plus, at least 100,000 out of state boats pursue South Florida waters on any given day.

The tremendous arrangements for the prime cruising experience can be found along the waters of Greater Fort Lauderdale which is also known as: “The Venice of America.” This name is well known because of its mass of 300 miles of inland waterways including canals, channels and waterways. Fort Lauderdale is the “Yachting Capital of the World” because more than 40,000 yachts call it home and considering its…
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The Annual Wacky Boat race, Anything that Floats Regatta race, in Key Largo is a half mile dash through a buoyed course in Blackwater Sound form Key Largo’s Caribbean Club to Sundowners and is set for August 16, 2014.

The organizers of this wacky boat race encourage the crew to re-use, recycle and redevelop floatable items found around the house to build their boats. Homemade vessels of materials and you never know what trashy items will be combined such as, buckets, pool noodles, PVC Pipe etc. to build some type of floating device for the Anything that Floats regatta race.

Prizes are awarded for the best costumed crew, most creative vessel, fastest boat, and the vessel containing the most participants that still floats at the finish line.

It’s a crazy and…
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Fishing Report 7.25.14

OFFSHORE- Fishing in general has been spotty offshore. Dolphins are scattered around; but exactly where, is anybody’s guess right now! As usual, look for working birds, rips, weed lines, or floating debris to find dolphin.

“The Ledge” which is located east of Juno Pier at 130’ depth, is full of fish right now such as Bonita, sharks, and blue runners, which are around in big numbers from Jupiter to Broward Inlets in 100-150' of water. Along with the hot edge fishing there have big Mutton that hang under schooling fish like Kings that wait for scraps to fall down to the sea floor. So, fire down a fresh bonito strip on a long leader and you should not have to wait long before your reeling something up. Mixed in the crowd will be some

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Want to see what is under the sea? Greater Fort Lauderdale is the only place in the USA where you can snorkel and dive on a living coral reef straight off the beach, without the benefit of a boat. The ocean temperature ranges from 72 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer months. It washes over three unique lines of running coral reef lines from North to South.
The numerous amounts of artificial reefs, together with the abundant amount of natural reefs on the ocean act like a magnet for fish and reef life. Today, South Florida is home to the largest collection of warm water wrecks. Recognized by Scuba Diving Magazine with Top Ten World’s Best awards for Marine life and wreck diving. The variety of fish and critters lurking on the reefs is a…
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Summer has tons of food items to indulge in: watermelons, pie, barbecue, burgers and hot dogs. But the most exciting summer food item of them all is our Florida spiny lobster. From casual lobster rolls to laid-back lobster bakes to comforting lobster bisque or grilled/ baked slathered in butter. The delightful lobster is summer’s most treasured ingredient of all. If you live near the coast or are visiting, there’s an even a better reason to celebrate; you can easily swim out and pick some of those crustaceans on your own.

In preparation for lobster mini-season, the third-annual Bug fest-by-the-Sea Dive Festival is hosting a voluntary party for the spiders of the sea. July 25th – August 2, 2014 at El Prado Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the mini-season

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is going to be at the Palm Beach Kennel Club from July 30, 2014 – August 11, 2014.

It’s the time to raise up the pot once again at Florida’s only top Poker event! The Palm Beach Kennel Club has the largest poker room in Florida. Additional well-designed nonsmoking rooms complete with plenty of TV monitors will make this a perfect venue for the upcoming World Series of Poker.

Lots of players will come from all over the United States for the chance to move onto the National Championship in February 4-16, 2015. For twelve action packed days, players will have on their best poker face, it’s time to play your way to becoming the next “Casino Champion!”

Buy your seats now!
Palm Beach Kennel Club
1111 North Congress Ave.

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