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Fishing in Bayview
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trip description for Laguna Madre Sight Casting in Bayview

Bayview, Texas is a small fishing town located right on the Laguna Madre, a shallow bay know for exceptional fishing! Captain Randy is a local fishing guide with years of experience here, and he will put you on some awesome fish and help you fill our cooler on this spot-and-stalk sight casting trip. On a fishing charter with Captain Randy, you will have the chance to catch a variety of popular game fish in Laguna. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead are all common catches in these waters. Captain Randy will provide you with top-quality rods and reels for the day, so you can focus on reeling in your catch. In addition to the fishing equipment, Captain Randy will also provide all necessary bait and tackle. He will take you to the best fishing spots in the area and provide expert instruction on how to catch the various fish species in Bayview! Read More

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trip description for Laguna Madre Shallows Trip in Port Isabel

Hop on board with Captain Ruben and hit the waters surrounding Port Isabel, Texas! Captain Ruben has a contagious passion for fishing and wants to share it with his adventurers! On these 5-hour (half-day) and 7-hour (full day) adventures, you can expect to target Black Drum, Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and many other species. . For these trips, Captain Ruben uses a 26-foot bay boat equipped with a 300HP TRP engine. This vessel has a live bait well and fish finder. 6 anglers max. Make sure you purchase a valid Texas fishing license before the trip and don’t forget food, drinks (no glass), a hat, and sunscreen. Captain Ruben will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also prepare live bait upon availability before the trip at no extra cost. Get ready for an action-packed day on the water with Captain Ruben! Read More

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Fishing in Port Mansfield
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trip description for Laguna Madre Inshore Adventure in Port Mansfield

Embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure with Captain Burt where you’ll be targeting the Texas "Big Three": Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Captain Burt has fished the waters of Port Mansfield for over three decades and loves showing people of all skill levels how to fish the local waters. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, you’ll be in good hands! You’ll be fishing aboard his 24' Dargel Skout center console, which can accommodate 5 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Burt will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, water, and ice for your upcoming trip. Captain Burt will also clean and fillet your catch back at the marina, so make sure you bring a large cooler to get your fish home. Captain Burt likes to launch out of Port Mansfield, but will also launch out of Arroyo City and South Padre Island. Read More

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Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
trip description for Flounder Gigging in Port Mansfield

Flounder gigging in the shallow coastal waters of South Texas, particularly around Port Mansfield and the Lower Laguna Madre, offers a unique and exhilarating experience for anglers. This nighttime activity combines the thrill of the hunt with the serene beauty of the coastal environment, creating memories that last a lifetime. As the sun sets and darkness falls, you gather your gear and prepare for the adventure. The equipment for flounder gigging is simple yet essential: a sturdy gig (a long pole with a multi-pronged spear at the end), a bright underwater light, and appropriate footwear for wading in shallow waters. Some enthusiasts also use a flat-bottomed boat or, for a more immersive experience, an airboat equipped with powerful lights to illuminate the seabed. The journey begins as you head out into the calm, shallow waters. The transition from day to night transforms the coastal landscape into a tranquil and otherworldly realm. The air is cool, and the only sounds are the gentle lapping of water against the boat and the occasional call of a nocturnal bird. The powerful lights on the boat or your handheld light pierce the inky darkness, revealing the sandy or muddy bottom of the shallows where flounder lie hidden. Flounder are masters of camouflage, blending seamlessly into their surroundings. The key to successful gigging is patience and keen observation. As you move slowly through the water, the light reveals the telltale outline of a flounder lying flat against the bottom. Spotting the subtle shape of these elusive fish requires a sharp eye and an understanding of their behavior and habitats. Once a flounder is spotted, the next step is to approach it carefully. Moving too quickly or creating too much noise can startle the fish, causing it to dart away. With a steady hand and precise aim, you thrust the gig into the flounder, securing it before it has a chance to escape. The moment of a successful gig is filled with excitement and satisfaction, a testament to your skill and patience. Throughout the night, the thrill of the hunt is accompanied by the serene beauty of the coastal environment. The shimmering lights reflect off the water, creating a mesmerizing and peaceful ambiance. The stars overhead and the distant glow of coastal lights add to the enchantment of the experience. Flounder gigging also offers a unique perspective on marine life. As you wade or float through the shallows, you may encounter a variety of other nocturnal creatures, from crabs scuttling along the bottom to schools of fish illuminated by your lights. These encounters add to the richness of the adventure, providing a deeper appreciation for the coastal ecosystem. As the night progresses and you accumulate a catch, the satisfaction of a successful outing grows. Flounder, prized for their delicious, delicate meat, are a culinary delight. Back at the dock or campsite, the evening ends with the cleaning and preparation of the flounder, ready to be enjoyed as a fresh and flavorful meal. The simplicity of grilling or frying these freshly caught fish adds to the allure of the experience, creating a direct connection between the hunt and the feast. Flounder gigging in South Texas is more than just a method of fishing; it's an immersive adventure that combines skill, patience, and an appreciation for the natural world. The quiet beauty of the night, the thrill of the hunt, and the satisfaction of a successful catch make this a cherished tradition for those who partake. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a newcomer to gigging, the experience of flounder gigging in the shallow coastal waters of South Texas is one that promises excitement, tranquility, and unforgettable memories. Read More

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Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Airboat Full Day in Port Isabel

Embarking on an airboat trip through the back bays of Laguna Madre in Bahia Grande offers a unique and thrilling experience for a small group of 3-4 nature enthusiasts. This serene journey through the intricate waterways provides an up-close view of some of Texas' most captivating wildlife and scenic landscapes. As the airboat skims over the shallow waters, the first thing that strikes you is the sense of tranquility. The wide expanse of Laguna Madre, one of the few hypersaline lagoons in the world, stretches out, creating a mosaic of blues and greens. The air is filled with the calls of various birds, making it a bird watcher’s paradise. Keep your binoculars handy, as this region is home to a rich diversity of avian species. Look out for the elegant roseate spoonbills with their distinctive pink plumage, and the majestic osprey, often seen diving into the water to catch fish. The trip offers ample opportunities to spot local wildlife. The shallow waters of Laguna Madre and the connected back bays are teeming with fish. As you glide through the waters, schools of mullet and redfish dart around, sometimes even jumping out of the water in synchronized leaps. For those interested in angling, the boat can stop in some prime fishing spots where you might try your luck at catching trout or flounder. A sense of excitement builds as you venture deeper into the marshy areas, which are known habitats for American alligators. The guide expertly maneuvers the airboat through narrow channels, pointing out areas where these formidable reptiles are often seen basking in the sun or stealthily swimming. Observing an alligator in its natural habitat is a thrilling highlight, offering a glimpse into the raw, untamed beauty of the region. The landscape itself is a study in contrasts. The lush, green marshes give way to the more arid regions of the Bahia Grande restoration area, showcasing efforts to rehabilitate this vital ecosystem. The guide shares fascinating insights into the history and ongoing conservation efforts aimed at preserving the unique flora and fauna of this area. As the trip winds down, the airboat pauses in a secluded spot, allowing you to fully absorb the serene beauty of your surroundings. The combination of the gentle hum of the boat, the chirping of birds, and the occasional splash of a fish creates a peaceful, almost meditative atmosphere. It's a perfect moment to reflect on the diverse natural wonders encountered during the trip. Whether you're an avid bird watcher, an angler, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, an airboat trip through the back bays of Laguna Madre in Bahia Grande offers a memorable adventure filled with stunning sights and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Read More

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Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
Fishing in Port Mansfield
trip description for Port Mansfield Bay (Drifting or Wading) in Port Mansfield

Hit the water for a day full of fun and adventure. You can choose how long we go, for the experienced angler there is a full day option, and for the novice angler there is a half day option. This trip can be either wading or drifting based on your preference. All of the bait and gear is provided. Fishing cleaning is included as well. I have water and some snacks on board. There is room in the cooler for you to add your snacks and drinks as well. So come on for some fun in the sun, catching some reds that you can take back to the beach house for dinner. Look forward to seeing you and tight lines. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Harlingen

What are the best fishing charters in Harlingen?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Harlingen with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 20 trip in Harlingen: Port Mansfield Texas Classic guided by Ryan.

Our guides in Harlingen are rated a 4.75 out of 5 based on 3245 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Harlingen? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Harlingen.

What types of fishing charters are common in Harlingen?

Inshore fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Harlingen as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Harlingen are: 1. redfish, 2. flounder, 3. speckled trout, 4. black drum, and 5. sheepshead.

The most common fishing techniques in Harlingen are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but bottom fishing and topwater fishing are popular as well.

How much do Harlingen fishing charters cost?

Prices in Harlingen can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Harlingen is $659. The average price for a full day trip in Harlingen is $807.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Harlingen?

The most popular season for fishing in Harlingen is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

Do I need a Harlingen fishing license and what are the bag limits in Harlingen?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Harlingen, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Harlingen. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Harlingen.

What is fishing in Harlingen?

Fishing in Harlingen, Texas, offers a blend of tranquility and excitement amidst the natural beauty of the region. Situated in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen boasts access to a diverse array of fishing spots, from serene freshwater lakes to winding rivers and expansive coastal waters. Anglers can cast their lines into the tranquil waters of the Arroyo Colorado or venture out into the Gulf of Mexico for a chance to reel in prized catches like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.

One of the highlights of fishing in Harlingen is the opportunity to experience the rich biodiversity of the area. Whether you're angling from the banks of a quiet river or heading out on a chartered fishing excursion in the Gulf, you'll encounter a vast array of marine life. From graceful dolphins and majestic pelicans to elusive tarpon and snook, the waters around Harlingen teem with life, offering anglers an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature's wonders.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Harlingen provides a chance to unwind and connect with the outdoors. The warm, sunny climate of South Texas ensures that fishing can be enjoyed year-round, making it a popular pastime for locals and visitors alike. Whether you're a seasoned angler or casting your line for the first time, Harlingen offers a welcoming environment for fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels to enjoy a day on the water, soaking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant coastal community.

What are the most popular months to fish in Harlingen?

In Harlingen, Texas, fishing seasons are influenced by the ebb and flow of nature's rhythms, creating a dynamic angling experience throughout the year. Each season brings its own unique opportunities and challenges, enticing fishermen to explore the diverse waters of the region. Spring heralds the arrival of warmer temperatures and the awakening of freshwater lakes and rivers, attracting anglers in pursuit of spawning bass, crappie, and catfish. As nature bursts into bloom, fishermen flock to the tranquil shores of Harlingen's waterways, eager to cast their lines amidst the vibrant tapestry of flora and fauna.

Summer ushers in a bounty of fishing opportunities in Harlingen, as anglers take to the Gulf waters in search of prized game fish like red snapper, king mackerel, and mahi-mahi. With longer days and balmy evenings, summer offers the perfect conditions for offshore adventures, whether trolling for pelagic species or bottom fishing over underwater structures. Meanwhile, inland lakes and rivers teem with activity as fish seek refuge from the heat in shady, oxygen-rich waters, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in a variety of species while enjoying the serenity of nature's summertime splendor.

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler temperatures of fall, fishing in Harlingen takes on a new dimension. With the changing seasons, migratory species like flounder, speckled trout, and redfish begin their annual journeys along the Texas coast, offering anglers the chance to test their skills against these elusive and prized catches. Fall also brings the promise of exciting freshwater action, as bass and other species feed voraciously in preparation for the winter months. Whether casting a line from shore, wading in shallow flats, or venturing offshore, fishermen in Harlingen can look forward to a bounty of opportunities as they embrace the rhythm of the seasons on the water.

What types of fishing are popular in Harlingen?

In Harlingen, Texas, anglers have a wealth of fishing opportunities at their fingertips, with a variety of techniques and environments to explore. For those who prefer the tranquility of freshwater fishing, the numerous lakes and rivers in the area provide ample space to cast a line for bass, catfish, crappie, and more. Whether fishing from the banks or drifting along in a boat, freshwater enthusiasts can enjoy the serenity of nature while honing their angling skills in pursuit of their next big catch.

For anglers seeking a taste of the saltier side of fishing, Harlingen offers access to the bountiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From nearshore reefs to offshore rigs, the Gulf provides a playground for offshore adventurers looking to hook into prized game fish like red snapper, kingfish, and amberjack. Whether trolling, bottom fishing, or jigging, offshore fishing in Harlingen promises exhilarating battles against powerful fish amidst the stunning backdrop of the open sea.

Additionally, Harlingen boasts excellent opportunities for inshore fishing along its coastal marshes, flats, and bays. Here, anglers can target a variety of species including speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and snook. Whether stalking the shallows with artificial lures or bait fishing along mangrove-lined shorelines, inshore anglers can enjoy the thrill of sight casting and the challenge of enticing wary fish in their natural habitat. With its diverse array of fishing environments and techniques, Harlingen offers something for every angler, ensuring that fishing enthusiasts of all stripes can find their own slice of paradise on the water.

What species are popular in Harlingen?

Fishing in Harlingen, Texas, offers a diverse range of species to target, each providing its own unique challenge and thrill for anglers. One of the most sought-after catches in the area is the speckled trout, known for its elusive nature and spirited fight. These prized game fish inhabit the shallow flats and tidal creeks along the Texas coast, offering anglers the chance to test their skills with a variety of lures and techniques. Whether wading in the shallows or fishing from a boat, targeting speckled trout in Harlingen promises excitement and satisfaction for anglers of all levels.

Another popular species among Harlingen fishermen is the redfish, renowned for its strength and resilience. These powerful fish can be found prowling the mangrove-lined shorelines and grass flats of the region, providing thrilling opportunities for sight casting and shallow water fishing. Whether targeting bull reds in the surf or slot-sized fish in the shallows, redfish offer anglers a challenging and rewarding pursuit that keeps them coming back for more.

In addition to speckled trout and redfish, Harlingen offers opportunities to target a variety of other species, including flounder, snook, black drum, and sheepshead. Each of these fish presents its own unique set of challenges and rewards, ensuring that anglers in Harlingen always have something new to discover and pursue on the water. Whether fishing inshore, offshore, or in freshwater environments, the diverse range of species available in Harlingen ensures that every fishing trip is filled with excitement, anticipation, and the promise of a memorable catch.

What are the best places to fish in Harlingen?

Harlingen, Texas, offers a plethora of prime fishing spots that cater to anglers of all preferences and skill levels. One standout location is the expansive waters of the Arroyo Colorado, a scenic river that winds its way through the heart of the city. The Arroyo Colorado is renowned for its diverse aquatic habitat, providing ample opportunities to target a variety of freshwater species such as bass, catfish, and panfish. Whether casting from the riverbanks or drifting along in a boat, anglers can enjoy the tranquility of this picturesque waterway while honing their angling skills.

For those seeking saltwater adventure, the nearby Laguna Madre offers world-class fishing opportunities in a stunning coastal environment. Stretching along the Texas coast, Laguna Madre is a paradise for inshore anglers, boasting expansive flats, mangrove-lined shorelines, and crystal-clear waters teeming with game fish. Here, anglers can target prized species like speckled trout, redfish, and flounder, using a variety of techniques such as sight casting, drifting, and wade fishing. With its abundance of fish and scenic beauty, Laguna Madre promises an unforgettable fishing experience for anglers exploring the waters near Harlingen.

In addition to these notable locations, Harlingen also provides access to a variety of other fishing spots, including nearby lakes, reservoirs, and the Gulf of Mexico. Whether fishing from shore, boat, or kayak, anglers can explore a range of environments, from freshwater lakes and rivers to brackish marshes and saltwater bays. With its diverse array of fishing opportunities, Harlingen offers something for everyone, ensuring that anglers can always find their own slice of angling paradise in this vibrant Texas community.

Other things to do in Harlingen

In addition to its fantastic fishing opportunities, Harlingen, Texas, offers a wealth of activities and attractions to explore for visitors of all interests. One popular destination is the World Birding Center at the Rio Grande Valley, where nature enthusiasts can embark on birdwatching adventures amidst the lush landscapes and diverse habitats of South Texas. With its network of nature trails, observation decks, and educational programs, the World Birding Center provides a unique opportunity to discover the rich avian biodiversity of the region, making it a must-visit destination for wildlife lovers.

For those interested in history and culture, Harlingen boasts several fascinating museums and heritage sites that offer insight into the area's rich past. The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum showcases exhibits on the city's agricultural heritage, military history, and local art, providing a captivating journey through the region's cultural heritage. Visitors can also explore the Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, which pays tribute to the Marines who served in World War II and features exhibits on the iconic flag-raising at Iwo Jima.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy in Harlingen's parks and recreational areas, which offer opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and outdoor recreation. The Hugh Ramsey Nature Park is a serene oasis nestled within the city, featuring walking trails, scenic overlooks, and lush vegetation that provide a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Meanwhile, the Harlingen Sports Complex offers facilities for a variety of recreational activities, including baseball, soccer, and disc golf, making it a favorite destination for active travelers and families looking to enjoy some outdoor fun.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip we went on an adventure first thing to try something new and caught several fish then finished in the bay and caught a limit of trout Great experience, Mike was very patient and even gave me a ride back to my hotel

    Justin B. with Mike K. of South Padre Island, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Cliff. We requested to catch Trout and he put us on them right away. Very knowledgeable and willing to share information on how to catch the target species.

    John C. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Rueben did a great job!!! He put us on fish. You should try him out.

    Brian P. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain. Worked hard to give us a good experience flounder gigging. Definitely knows his stuff. Will be booking again.

    Steven A. with Alfonso S. of Rio Hondo, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    they tried. very friendly

    Bradley N. with Gus M. of Laguna Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Gus is friendly and knows his stuff. Shot a limit and even got a red fish out of the decoys

    Steven L. with Gus M. of Laguna Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Reuben was a very nice guy, but his view of guiding clients needs to change, l guess he fishes only go reds and specks. We only fished shipping channels with croakers on bottom. We caught a few specks, no redfish and spent most of the time cleaning seaweed off line. I mentioned to him I wanted to catch reds and mangrove snapper in the beginning. The only bait we had was croaker and I have been fishing the island many years and several other guides and we always caught a lot of the snapper, specks and redfish. He may be a good fisherman but having clients catch a lot of fish is the most important thing or at least trying, we did not, used only one type of bait, one location just different parts of it spaced out a little. I would have rather traveled 10 more miles and caught no more fish than staying in the same place catching gafftops and few specs mixed in, boring morning and in his defense we would have had a few more keepers maybe 4 or 5 if they had not raised length limit from 15 to 17”. We wound up the day with 3 keeper trout out of group of 4 on boat. Should have paid more attention to other review. Sorry will not.be using this service again

    Bryan B. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    When the standard fishing charter seems dull, go gig for flounder instead! To say my kids and I had a blast would be an understatement! Captain Alfonso was a great guide and a heck of a DJ! It didn't take long for him to teach the kids and I want to look for and how to gig flounder successfully. He was very patient and took us to multiple spots to find fish. In fact we stayed out much later than the reserved time, which was awesome! We ended up with six fish that were absolutely delicious! After spending a week at South Padre Island, my kids and I agree that the most memorable thing we did was go flounder gigging. We would not hesitate to do it again, especially with Captain Alfonso! Thanks, Captain! See you next time! We appreciate the great memories!

    Bob W. with Alfonso S. of Rio Hondo, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing trip was great! Captain Burt was fantastic and definitely made it a memorable trip for us!

    Pytel J. with Burt G. of Port Mansfield, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We really enjoyed the trip, Ruben was great 👍

    Maricela R. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bert did an excellent job and I plan on seeing him again this summer

    Robert H. with Burt G. of Port Mansfield, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We’ve fished in Southern Texas many times and this was our best trip yet! Ruben was really friendly and patient. He was very knowledgeable about the different species of fish and knew all the hot spots!

    Gumecindo L. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Reuban was awesome! Caught several different species, Mangove Snapper, snook, reds, and specks! Great day! Seriously awesome boat as well!!

    Gregory G. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Just retuned from our trip with Captain Ruben and it was excellent. Ruben went the extra mile all morning to make sure my wife and kids all had a great experience. Ruben was a wonderful guide and made sure we were always set with bait and tips for how to catch the big fish. Of all the captains I have had, he was far and away the most patient and informative.

    Mike W. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain was knowledgeable and respectful. He displayed a great deal of patience with the boys and us. It was as if we had known him for many years. I look forward to fishing with him again.

    Topiltzin C. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

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