Sport: Landlubber's Luck

Some of the world's best saltwater fishing is to be had in the warm waters off Florida's coast. Shrewd hands usually wait until late spring, when the big runs of bluefin tuna, tarpon, blue & white marlin begin. But for the professional small-boat skipper the best fishing time is now—when the tourists are running.

This year, from Stuart to Key West and around the Keys to Shark River on the Gulf, some 300 swivel-seated, outriggered fishing boats, some fresh from Coast Guard duty, are regaining their prewar business. Boat rentals are up from $40...

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