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The Mogan Man is fresh off the boat this week as he returns from his trip to Costa Rica. Blair set out to scratch off another species from his bucket list and succeeded with his first roosterfish. This week, we have our own list to work on with lots of hot topics, so let’s get to it!

Farewell old friend
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here on this somber occasion to pay tribute to our dearly departed AF Forum. The forum was an instrumental stepping stone in building a better, brighter path for the AF web site. The forum spawned lasting friendships, an incredible knowledge base and was a place where internet savvy anglers could converse and share. The AF Forum is survived by its followers and has been officially replaced by the Mogan Lounge. Now, a moment of silence…

Welcome to the family
We really get a charge out of bringing in a new sponsors and this newest addition really gets us cranked up! Optima Batteries has joined the Addiction for 2012 and brings aboard quality high performance AGM batteries. If you’re looking for maintenance free increased battery life with more recharges and better vibration resistance, check out Optima Batteries today!

Located just outside of Orlando, Apopka is one of those towns often overlooked and rarely mentioned. The Mogan Man is heading to Apopka for the Old Florida Festival that’s running this weekend, February 10-12. This 3-day lifestyle festival brings together demonstrations on fishing, hunting, shooting, archery, wildlife and conservation. There will be plenty of food with the farmers’ market and food truck rally along with live music entertainment. Come see Blair talk about Florida fishing Saturday and Sunday. For more information, check out the official Old Florida Festival web site.

We have a winner!
Drum roll, please…. Congratulations Scott Schierl in Hilbert, Wisconsin! Scott is our latest winner in the Minn Kota/Humminbird Giveaway. Scott won a Humminbird 300 series kayak combo that was designed for boats with limited mounting surface. This unit packs a lot of power in a smaller unit making it perfect for kayaks and small boats. Put your name in the bucket as Scott did by visiting Addictive and click on the Minn Kota/Humminbird Giveaway banner.

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Coming up on Addictive Fishing
Capt. Blair travels to the pacific northwest to fish the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon for sturgeon with Capt. Trevor Storlie. Blair crosses off another species on “The Bucket List” while putting the Flats Blue against its west coast counterpart; Stormy Skies by Wright & McGill. Catch the excitement Monday @ 6 am, Wednesday @ 4 pm and Saturday @ 8:30 pm on Sportsman Channel. Can’t get enough Addictive Fishing on the tube? Subscribe to the AF YouTube channel. It’s FREE and airs any episode at the click of a mouse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mogan of the Week
This week’s theme has been about bucket list catches and the Mogan of the Week follows suit. James Deel sent us a picture of his very first snook which completed his inshore SLAM for the day. Good “Deel,” James!

Kickin’ the bucket,