Albert Acosta


Pembroke Pines, FL  

About Me

Hello. My name is Albert Acosta from the great fishing state of Florida. I was born in Miami and have spent my life fishing the beautiful waters here.

I fish for both fresh and saltwater species that include some of the greatest gamefish you can fish for. I fish for bass, peacock bass, snook, tarpon, permit, cobia, seatrout, snapper, sharks, Goliath grouper, mahi and sailfish. As you can see this is why I love the Florida waters!


I work full time but have my weekends and vacations to fish and enjoy the outdoors with my family and friends. I am very lucky to be located just minutes to just a few hours from the beautiful blue offshore waters of Miami, the clear freshwater canals and lakes of Dade and Broward counties to the backcountry of Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys. I fish out of a Epic 22 Bayboat called the Epic Tails. I also fish on land by foot for freshwater species. 


My YouTube channel is FLSHARKFISHERMAN and you can also follow me on my Instagram with the same username. I am very thankful to be a Bullbuster Ambassador and hope you enjoy my articles and adventures. Any questions please feel free to contact me I'll be more than glad to help you out. 


My Recent Articles

How To:
Triple Tail Fun In The Gulf

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Nov-01

Fun Catching Triple Tail In The Gulf Fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico can be very rewarding if you put your time in knowing what the fish are feeding on and where the bait is located. Knowing ahead of time where the fish will be congregating and their patterns is key to a successful day. I l...

Fishing Report:
Snook And Tripple Tail Action In The Gulf

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Oct-01

Snook on TopwaterEverglades Fishing ActionThe weekend was getting near and Mike and I decided to hit the Everglades. The weather has been very hot and we wanted to hit the Everglades for some hot fishing action. We loaded up Mike??s skiff, a beautiful Hewes Redfisher with all our fishing ...
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My Articles

How To:
Triple Tail Fun In The Gulf

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Nov-01

Fun Catching Triple Tail In The Gulf Fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico can be very rewarding if you put your time in knowing what the fish are feeding on and where the bait is located. Knowing ahead of time where the fish will be congregating and their patterns is key to a successful day. I l...

Fishing Report:
Snook And Tripple Tail Action In The Gulf

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Oct-01

Snook on TopwaterEverglades Fishing ActionThe weekend was getting near and Mike and I decided to hit the Everglades. The weather has been very hot and we wanted to hit the Everglades for some hot fishing action. We loaded up Mike??s skiff, a beautiful Hewes Redfisher with all our fishing ...

How To:
How To Prepare And Cook Yellowtail Snapper

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Sep-01

Catch and CookCatch and Cook Yellowtail Snapper! So once you cut your yellowtail snapper it’s time to get them ready for supper the Florida Keys fishing can be great and when you catch these magnificent beautiful fish you need to make sure you eat them fresh within a day or two so you get the...

How To:
How To Catch Yellowtail Snapper On Party Boat

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Sep-01

Catch More Yellowtail On Party Boats!Islamorada Yellowtail Snapper The Florida Keys...just saying those words brings a smile to my face. The Florida Keys waters are without question some of the most beautiful waters in the world and there is a bonus...they are full of fish! One fish that I always...

How To:
How To Cook Mahi

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Aug-13

Mahi Fingers Mahi Are Great Fighters and Great Eating! Mahi mahi is one of the most beautiful, hard fighting and tastiest fish you can go after. So after great friends Jorge and Josh invited me to a mahi fishing trip in the Florida Keys I knew what would be next ...a fish fry!&nbs...

Fishing Report:
Mahi Mahi Action Is Hot

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Aug-01

Hot Mahi Action Good friend Jorge gave me a call and asked if I had plans for Saturday. I said what do you have in mind...he said Mahi Mahi....some of my favorite words! And of course I said I’m in! Summertime in Florida means great Mahi Mahi action. The fish move into the Florida waters along ...

Fishing Report:
Post Spawn Peacock Bass Action

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Aug-01

Hog of the Day Summer Peacock Post Spawn Round Up! Good friend Osiris was coming down to Miami with a buddy of his Lionell and they wanted some peacock bass action....and of coarse I told them lets do it!! I told them to meet me early in the morning at my house so we co...

How To:
How To Catch Goliath Grouper

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Jul-01

Beast in the Gulf How to Catch Goliath Grouper!! So this is part two of the Summertime Backcountry Fishing trip I had a few weeks ago. We already had some great snook action and now we were going after the big boys. The Golia...

Fishing Report:
Backcountry Summertime Fishing

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Jul-01

Good Friend Jorge With A Snook Snook and Goliath Action! Summertime is here! I love summer...this is what Florida is all about! Beautiful sunrises and sunsets and nice hot warm air and water. The fish in Florida love summer its when the water heats up that the fishing really picks up a...

How To:
Selecting Best Fluorocarbon For Fish Species

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Jun-01

Fluorocarbon Selection What Bullbuster Fluorocarbon Do I Use? So you are heading out to fish and you are preparing your fishing tackle for the fishing adventure. Decisions, decisions, decisions. What rod? What reel? What line test do I use? What lures? What fluorocarbon...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass In The Rain

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Jun-01

Golden Shinner Nails Nice One Peacock Bass Love the Rain!! It has been a very dry winter and spring  this year in Florida. The water levels recently have been very low and the shallow water fishing for peacock bass has been slow but the rains are coming....the rains are coming...

How To:
Favorite Lures For Peacock Bass

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-May-01

Peacock Bass Candy! Favorite Lures If you read my articles you will see that I am a very avid and addicted peacock bass angler. I love those fish and Ive been fishing for them for close to 30 years. I still remember the first time I saw a peacock bass in Florida wat...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass And Bass On Fire!

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-May-01

Luis with Peacock Peacock Bass and Bass Action is on Fire! It’s been a long time since we have had any rain and the water levels in the canals and lakes have been very low. The fish are in the deeper water pockets looking for bait and spawning mates...waiting for the rains to come. The f...

Fishing Report:
Springtime Peacock Bass Attack

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Apr-01

Nice Day For Some Fresh Water Fishing!Little Pea PigFlorida winter is over and the peacock bass come out to play! Peacock bass don’t like winter in Florida and once springtime arrives they come out of their winter lairs looking for food and mates. Spring makes the males seek mates to start their s...

Fishing Report:
Sheepshead & Pompano Action

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Apr-01

It's Like Counting Sheep To Sleep... Backcountry BonanzaGood bye winter! Hello spring timeI I’m not a winter fan at all...don’t get me wrong I will fish during the winter but I love spring time. The fish start moving out of their winter hideaways and start to move to their spawning ground...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass Action Is Heating Up!

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Mar-01

Miami February Freshwater Fishing Peacock bass on Jerk Bait Winter is over in Florida! I know what your saying what winter? But the water does get cool and the peacock bass do not like it. I woke up early morning and grabbed my rod and reel loaded wi...

Bullbuster In Action:
Backcountry Seatrout And Snook Action

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2018-Mar-01

Fishing The Everglades For Snook & Sea Trout Snook ActionIt was the Miami Boat Show weeend and I usually go to it and look at all the new boats. Several years ago thats where I saw the Epic Tails...my Epic 22SC bay boat. For the first time and went on to purchase her. So something told m...

Fishing Report:
Florida Everglades Backcountry Camping Trip

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Dec-31

December Fishing In  The Everglades"something woke me up in the middle of the night....something loud...it was all around us... a huge school of tarpon feeding all around the boat!"Everglades Seatrout Great friend Scott was coming down for Chr...

Bullbuster In Action:
Islamorada Tarpon Action

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Dec-31

December Tarpon Action In Islamorada Poon Action If there is one place you could fish for tarpon then Islamorada in the Florida Keys is it. Islamorada...Fishing Capitol of the World and I would have to agree. I was fortunate to be able to stay an entire ...

How To:
How To Catch Peacock Bass In Winter

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Dec-01

Winter Peacock Bass In Miami "Florida does have winters... very mild ones... but for several fish in Florida that is a huge change" Winter Is Coming Winter? Winter? Winter in Florida? Yes...Winter is coming. Florida does have winters....very mild ones ok lol. It does get cold in north...

Fishing Report:
Big Bass In The Rain

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Dec-01

Fishing For Bass In The Rain " There is something about this weather that brings the big bass out" Big Bass It was a rainy weekend full of clouds and rain. Small cold front was pushing through but no real cold weather just cloudy, rain and a few degrees cooler. I love th...

How To:
Catch More Tarpon

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Nov-01

Read This To Catch More Tarpon Want to catch more tarpon? Of course you do! Doesn't everyone want to be able to increase your hook up ratio and landing percentage? Tarpon are very strong and hard fighting fish that will give you a run for your money. Not only do they ...

Bullbuster In Action:
Silver King Bite In Miami Is Hot

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Oct-30

October Tarpon Fishing In Miami    "BOOM! A hungry tarpon enhaled the shrimp and made a lightning run towards the pillings"      Miami Poon on Bullbuster Silver King. Thats all you have to say and fisherman fro...

Bullbuster In Action:
Can You Catch Peacock Bass At Night?

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Oct-01

Fishing For Peacocks At NightPeacock Bass Can you catch peacock bass at night? The answer is  big fat YES! Peacock bass are great daytime hunters...the are very very fast hard hitting and extremely aggressive. Not to long ago I decided to try to fish for them at night wo...

Fishing Report:
Want To Catch Big Peacock Bass In Late Summer / Fall?

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Oct-01

South Florida Peacock Bass Fishing In South FloridaBig Late Summer Pea The days are still long and hot and the peacock bass fishing has been on fire! Late summer peacock fishing can still be very productive even when the fish have stopped spawning. Peacock bass spawn several times a year a s...

Bullbuster In Action:
A Tour Of My Bay Boat

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Aug-21

Epic 22SC Bay Boat The Epic Tails They say that a dog is a mans best friend......it is but my boat is my close second! I live and fish in Florida so when I searched for my first new boat I was looking for a boat that would meet certain specifications that i was looking for. I do a variety ...

How To:
Catch And Cook Cobia

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Aug-08

Catch & Cook Cobia Recipe Succulent and Saucy Delicious Cobia Recipe I love fishing but one other thing I love just as much is cooking and eating my fresh fish I catch! There is nothing like catching and cooking your catch and sharing it with friends and family. I am trul...

Fishing Report:
Hammer Time !

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Aug-04

Gulf Of Mexico Shark Fishing Report Hammer Time My name is Albert...and I'm a addict... a fishing addict! Yes I am ... they say the first step is to admit it... well there I admitted it... I love fishing... if I could I would fish every day. 🎣🐟😁 The last few weeks I've been ...

Fishing Report:
Big Bullshark To Start Shark Week

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Aug-01

Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Report Big Bull  The weekend was getting near and the weather was looking great for another trip out to the Gulf o...

Fishing Report:
Big Cobia And Goliath's In The Gulf

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Aug-01

Gulf Of Mexico Fishing Report  Everglades Area Cobia on Bullbuster Braid and Floro The weekend was getting near and I called my buddy Ruben and his son Ryan and told them it was time to head out to the Gulf of Mexico. I had a feeling t...

Fishing Report:
Snook Fishing Anna Maria Island

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jun-23

June Snook Fishing Anna Maria Island Snook Florida my home state....my fishing paradise! We planned a family vacation on Anna Maria Island with my family which included my mom, dad, brothers and nieces and nephews. We had a house literally a three minute&n...

Fishing Report:
Rain Or Shine The Peas Will Dine

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jun-12

Do Peacock Bass Bite When Its Raining?Rainy Day Pea The summertime rains have arrived and the water levels in the lakes and canals have been rising. These rising water levels can be great and fish become very active but also run off clouds the water in many areas. Last week after th...

How To:
How To Get More Snook At Night

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jun-12

Night Snook Fishing Tips Snook Jig I love snook!! Snook are one of my favorite fish to go after...there's something about them that drives you to look for them and fish for them. They are a tricky fish to fish for...elusive, finicky, stealthy, powerful, hard fighters with armor plated razor sh...

How To:
How To Catch Mahi - Tackle Set Up And Lures

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jun-01

Tips & Tricks For Fishing For Mahi Bullbuster Ready to Go! During the summer months there is one fish that everyone loves going after...the Mahi Mahi. They are a great sport fish and very good table fare. The Mahi Mahi is a great fighter making great runs, ...

Fishing Report:
Summer Time Peacock Bass

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jun-01

South Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Juan's Personal Best Pea Summertime is here! Now I know what your going to say... isn't it always summer in Florida? For the most part this is true but May, June, July, August it gets extremely hot and humid and the fishing really picks up esp...

Bullbuster In Action:
Kings, Gags And Mack Attack!

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Apr-27

Inshore Fishing Mayhem!Gag on Bullbuster My little brother David called me a couple of weeks ago and said his friend Todd wanted to take us on a fishing trip out on the west coast of Florida. I said awesome let's do it! Todd had scouted out week prior with my brother and they punished the kings ...

Fishing Report:
Fishing Mayhem In The Gulf Of Mexico

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Apr-04

Spring Gulf Of Mexico Fishing (Everglades) Fighting Bull Shark Spring is here in Florida and that means one thing...get your fishing gear ready! The winds were forecast to be light and I got the Epic Tails ready for battle. I called good friends Ryan and Ruben and told them to get ready w...

How To:
Florida Backcountry Tackle Selection And My Favorite Lures And Tackle

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Mar-31

Selection of Reels and Fishing Lines Fishing the Florida Keys and backcountry can be very rewarding and exciting throughout the year but you have to have the correct rod/reel set ups matched with the correct fishing lines and tackle. &nb...

Fishing Report:
Spring Time Peacock In Full Gear

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Mar-31

Spring Time is Here Spring time is here and so are the big peacock bass! Spring is here and the fishing really starts to heat up all over Florida from the Florida Keys and backcountry to offshore and the local lakes and canals....It's a fishermans dream right now. Spring Time fishing i...

How To:
Removing Old Fishing Line Fast

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Mar-01

Tool To Remove Old Fishing Line Off FastRemoving old fishing mono or Braid from your reels can be a cumbersome and tedious chore. But not any more! Using the Bullbuster line removing tool is awesome! I used it recently to remove old line from my reels and it worked great!Attach It To Your Drill -&nb...

Fishing Report:
Peacocks On Fire

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Mar-01

Fishing For Peacock Bass In Lakes "As the day heats up, the more aggressive they will be" Spring is here in my book! The peacock bass fishing has been on fire 🔥 🐟🎣. As the weather has been heating up so have the peacock bass. The last two weekends I have gone out in search of ...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass Heating Up

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Feb-16

Peacock Bass Fishing in South Florida, heating up with warmer weather. As the weather heats up in sunny South Florida there is one fish that gets  stronger and more mean than the others.... the Peacock Bass. They hate cold weather and they thrive in warm weather and waters.  ...

Fishing Report:
Grouper And Sharks

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jan-24

Bullbuster Busts Red Grouper Headed out to the Gulf of Mexico to take advantage of a Weather Window. This past weekend there was a window to head out to the Gulf of Mexico before a front moved down across Florida. We prepared all our tackle and got the boat ready. We we...

How To:
Tips For Redfish

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jan-21

The Redfish, a beautiful hard fighting fish that is always willing to take a live bait, lure, or fly. The Redfish, a beautiful hard fighting fish that is always willing to take a live bait, lure, or fly. Redfish are found all over Florida with the bull reds mostly in n...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass Ignore First Cold Front

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jan-14

Cold Weather Peacocks. Father Winter paid a visit to South Florida last weekend and gave us a little chill. For us Floridians a drop into the 50's is like a blizzard lol ! I watched the weather reports and saw that the first Florida cold front was coming down and would dro...

Fishing Report:
Big Bullshark Busted

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2017-Jan-01

Florida Fishing, Always a good time for Sharks. My good friend Scott was back in Florida for the holidays and we had a window of opportunity to get some offshore fishing in before a cold front moved in and the winds picked up. We planned to head out to the Gulf of Mexico and look for Cobia, Spani...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass On Santas Naughty List

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2016-Dec-27

Post Christmas Peacock Bass Fishing It's the day after Christmas and after being away for 3 weeks for work I was eager to get back to some fishing. Good friend Scott was in town for the holidays from Texas and this was our first day to go after some fish. We got up early and headed out t...

Fishing Report:
Peacock Bass War Party

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2016-Nov-20

Peacock Bass Tourney Amongst Friends I'm always up for a peacock bass fishing expedition so when great friends Ruben and his son Ryan called and said they wanted to tangle with some peas I couldn't refuse. Ryan wanted a nice peacock bass and it had been a while sin...

How To:
How To Set Up Peacock Bass Live Bait Pen

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2016-Nov-20

DIY Live Bait Penn For Freshwater FishingPeacock bass fishing is one of my favorite types of fishing. I mainly go after these beautiful hard fighting fish witdh artificials like soft plastic swim baits, minnow hard swimming baits or flies. But nothing beats live bait...and I mean ...

Fishing Report:
Fall Peacock Bass Attack

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by: Albert Acosta

Posted On : 2016-Nov-05

Miami Peacock Bass FishingThere is one fish that I have fished for here in South Florida for the past 25 years that I never get tired of catching...the Peacock Bass. These fish are one of the most aggressive, hardest fighting, bad attitude fish you can go after in Florida. Today I decided ...

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