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SHULER Dr. Brandon Shuler is the e</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=6"> content FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 Conservation, GAFF Gi</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=7"> 38 EVERGLADES: A CALL TO ACTION The </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=8"> 8 GAFF FEBRUARY</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=9"> “C ount slowly to three,” Rich in- </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=10"> KISSIMMEE chain of lakes Encompassing over 21,00</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=11"> provide a haven for baitfish, along with a contour</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=12"> Hardy trout survive longer than many people thi</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=13"> Jacob Wood shows off a speckled trout he caught w</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=14"> 82.5 percent of the trout surviv</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=15"> Researchers from Texas A&M University and the </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=16"> Handle with care With a little care, fish could </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=17"> 2005, anglers brought in 1,373 trout. Of those, 2</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=18"> 18 GAFF FEBRUARY/</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=19"> by: Peter Miller W hen it come</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=20"> Releasing a billfish quickly is another tacti</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=21"> pact of depleting forage fish stocks hits close to</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=22"> Luiza Barros of fishingwithluiza.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=23"> gafflife.com </a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=24"> “W ahoo will hit</a> <a title="GAFF Magazine February/March 2016 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/980dc46e?page=25"> style while visiting these treasured islands. 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