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Listen Now! Get outdoors in 2023 and fish, boat or try something different in new year

Listen Now! Get outdoors in 2023 and fish, boat or try something different in new year

Are you someone who makes New Year’s resolutions?

I prefer not to. If you don’t make a New Year’s resolution, then you’re not disappointed when you don’t follow through!

OK, that’s a bit of a cynical way to look at things, but I’m a journalist. We’re a cynical bunch.

While I choose not to make resolutions, there are things I hope to accomplish in 2023.

How about you?

Maybe you want to get outdoors more. Maybe take up fishing or boating?

On the latest episode of “The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast,” powered by the USA TODAY Network, I welcome back outdoors reporter Ed killer of the Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com to talk about the new year.

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Chris Craft's On-water Display located on Pier 4 at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show presented by West Marine at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin in Miami, Fla. on opening day of the show, Feb. 14th, 2019. 

Ed is a fifth-generation Floridian as his family has been in the Fort Pierce area since the late 1800s.

He’s also one of the most known and decorated outdoors and environmental reporters in the state.

We’ll talk about the cold weather we’ve been experiencing lately and how it doesn’t quite compare to what we had in 2009 and 2010. Those of you who lived in Florida will remember those years.

I do. All the plants in my front yard died.

Ed will also discuss the upcoming Miami International Boat Show. Someday, I plan to walk into that boat show and buy myself a yacht. Someday…

He tells us some of the barriers to entry of boat ownership.

“Prices are high and insurance is like impossible to get and insurance was impossible to get before the hurricanes hit,” Ed says during the podcast.

We’ll discuss those pesky frozen iguanas that fall out of trees and how they’re slowly making their way north in Florida. They used to be contained to the Keys and the southernmost areas the state.

Ed will also tell us what other types of animals can freeze and reanimate.

We’ll talk about some of the upcoming fishing seasons and what you’ll be looking to catch (and eat) in the first two or three months of the year.

I’ll also find out if Ed is a New Year’s resolution person.

Afterall, January is the top month for gyms, when many people sign up, but those numbers quickly wane as the months go on.

No, you don’t have to make resolutions for the new year. Instead, pledge to be a better person year round.

You’ll certainly be a better person if you give us a listen.

Join the tens of thousands that have downloaded us and find out why we give you the best sports breakdowns in the state.

We can be downloaded wherever you listen to podcasts, or simply type in “The *State* of Florida Sports Podcast” into your favorite search engine. We also can be found on any of the 17 USA TODAY-Network Florida websites.

If you like it, you can check out previous shows, which feature current and former professional athletes and coaches, as well as our stable of journalists who cover beats and write columns, all of whom have a tie to the Sunshine State.


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