How to Use Florida License Free Fishing Days

March 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

Fellow freshwater anglers and non-anglers unite! Florida license free fishing days on the St. Johns River will be held the first Saturday and Sunday in April this year and you’ll want to be prepared. License free fishing weekends this year fall on the weekends of April 2-3 and June 11-12. We have the scoop on how […]

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Bird Watching on the St. Johns River

March 9, 2016 | Leave a comment

If you’re into bird watching, the place to be is the St. Johns River. The river is teaming with wading birds during the day and thousands of birds returning to their nests by evening. Spring is also the time of year that birds descend back north, making this the opportune time to observe their migration. […]

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Top 7 Fishing Tips and Tricks on the St. Johns River

March 2, 2016 | Leave a comment

When you’re fishing the pristine freshwater of St. Johns River and Lake George for large mouth bass, specs (crappie) and catfish, you want to be prepared. Even the most experienced love to learn a trick or two from their fellow anglers if it will help them reel in the big one. So sit back, relax and take […]

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Planning the Perfect Spring Break in Florida

February 26, 2016 | Leave a comment

Are you planning your perfect spring break in Florida but craving something different? Look no further than the St. Johns River. It’s the perfect spot to get away from typical spring breakers infiltrating Florida coastlines. Plus, it has natural amenities that beach towns offer, minus the crowds. We’ll fill you in on why this Old Florida […]

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Valentine’s Day at Castaways On The River

February 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

If you love being outside next to nature then The St. John’s River is the place to be on the day of love; Valentine’s Day at Castaways On the River. The St. John’s River area is truly a sample of old Florida’s pristine beauty. And what a wonderful backdrop to spend time with the one […]

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All Red Everything for Heart Health at Castaways on the River

February 5, 2016 | Leave a comment

February is American Heart Month – the perfect time to begin your journey to better heart health while cruising down the St. Johns River.  American Heart Month focuses on knowledge and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association encourages some of these tips for a […]

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Tackle Box for Freshwater Fishing

January 29, 2016 | Leave a comment

Tackle boxes for freshwater fishing can be basic for the beginner to the more advanced for the experienced angler. In putting together a tackle box, make sure to know what type of freshwater fish you’ll be after to gather all the supplies you’ll need. Look to use a tackle box that is sturdy and able […]

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Watching Wildlife in the Ocala National Forest and Along the St. Johns River

January 15, 2016 | Leave a comment

Watching wildlife in the Ocala National Forest and along the St. Johns River is a panoramic view of nature. The area is home to a large variety of wildlife from birds to fish which draws visitors from all walks of life to get a closer look. Whether visitors are on a casual outing or an […]

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Cast Away the Old and Usher in New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2015 | Leave a comment

The flip of the calendar signals that it’s time to cast away the old and usher in the New Year. Yes, it’s time to draw up that list of resolutions for the year ahead. We thought you might like to take a peek at our New Year’s resolutions to get started. And in a place […]

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Boating Requirements in Florida

December 21, 2015 | Leave a comment

Boating is a year round activity here in the Sunshine state. There are a few boating requirements in Florida that must be followed whether you are a seasonal visitor who wants to hit the water to escape the snow back home; or a native looking for a day of fun. Prepare for Boating in Florida […]

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