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NEW from Shimano – Sedona FI and Sustain FI Spinning Reels


We’ve got two new spinning reels coming soon from Shimano – the Sedona FI and the Sustain FI. These reels are available for pre-orders NOW and will ship mid to late August (most likely…we’ll update you as soon as we get a firm ship date). Free shipping on all pre-orders!

Shimano Sedona FI

The NEW Shimano Sedona FI is lightweight, with increased gear ratios and drag power. This spinning reel has models for everything from light freshwater to heavier offshore applications. Available in sizes 1000 through 8000.

Shimano Sedona FI

Shimano Sustain FI

The new Shimano Sustain FI is a premium spinning reel with high-level water resistance. It has the power and rigidity to handle a wide variety of fishing challenges. Available in sizes 2500 through 5000, with all the latest Shimano fishing technology.

Shimano Sustain FI

Broiled Blackened Grouper Recipe


Check out this delicious recipe for broiled blackened grouper, courtesy of Shimano


  • 1 lb. grouper fillet
  • 2 Tbs. jerk seasoning
  • 1 Tbs. butter 1/2 lemon


  1. Rinse the fillet with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub your fingers over the fillet to be sure that there are no bones. If you feel a little bone, remove it with a knife.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and rub with oil or spray with a non-stick spray.
  3. Set the grouper on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and seasoning. Dot the top with butter.
  4. Broil on high for 8 minutes.

Turn on your fan and open the door. Things could get a bit smoky, but it will be worth it! Serve with roasted vegetables and a light salad. It is a delicious treat!

Fishing Offshore for Grouper


As it gets hotter and hotter, grouper go deeper and deeper. The vast majority of grouper move offshore in search of cooler water and to find easy meals out deep where bait fish are plentiful. Groupers relate to structure, hiding in any crevices they can find, patiently waiting to ambush prey. Deep water area such as reefs, boat wrecks, and ledges are prime spots. Fishing heavy live bait rigs with pinfish or other lively baitfish is the go-to method. Be sure to have heavy-duty gear so you can pull fish out of cover quickly before they try to run your bait back to their hole.

Recommended Shimano tackle:

  • Shimano Tallus Blue Water casting rod
  • Shimano TYRNOS II lever drag reel
  • 80-pound PowerPro Maxcuatro

Speckled Trout Fishing


Early spring is an optimal time of year to pursue sea trout. Look for them in expansive weed flats. Since sea trout are ambush predators they like to hang in pockets beneath the weeds awaiting their prey. Using a popping cork with live shrimp is a surefire way to catch them––the popping action brings fish out of the weeds and the live shrimp will get them to bite. Wind can be tough this time of year, so be sure to spool up with 10- to 20- pound PowerPro to maximize your casting distance. A Fluorocarbon leader is a must.

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