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<br /> HOW TO TRACK THE<br /> SILVER KING<br /> THE USS MOHAWK’S<br /> FINAL MISSION<br /> DOING THE<br /> OBX<br /> GAFF STYLE<br /> HOW TO SPEAR<br /> A WORLDRECORD<br /> GULF ATLANTIC FLORIDA FISHING<br /> SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012<br /> $5.99 • GAFFLIFE.COM<br /> gafflife.com SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 GAFF 1<br /> FISHING BELIZE’S<br /> AMBERGRIS CAYE<br /> 2 GAFF SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 gafflife.com<br /> 28<br /> DESTINATIONS<br /> DOING THE OBX GAFF STYLE<br /> Our GAFF crew endures the elements as<br /> they take on the Big Rock in search<br /> of marlin.<br /> James Goding<br /> 38<br /> DESTINATIONS<br /> BELIZE’S AMBERGRIS CAYE<a title="GAFF Magazine September/October 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/12fbc8ed?page=1"> HOW TO TRACK THE SILVER KING </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine September/October 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/12fbc8ed?page=2"> 2 GAFF SEPTEMB</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine September/October 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/12fbc8ed?page=3"> 28 DESTINATIONS DOING THE OBX GAFF STYLE </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine September/October 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/12fbc8ed?page=4"> features, cont’d. 34 TIPS FROM THE PROS CATCH</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine September/October 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/12fbc8ed?page=5"> You're going fishing today. 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