Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Bahamas Day Trippin’

The Bahamas, comprising a collection of islands in the Caribbean, is a country viewed by most as an exotic vacation destination. However, for anglers

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Beyond the Brine

Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World for many reasons. One of those reasons is the sheer variety of game fish species that can be targ

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Fly ’Em High

Many of us around the state of Florida know kite fishing is a popular tactic throughout the year when conditions allow. However, it is particularly ef

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Tuna Town Revival

The radio in my stateroom crackled with the sound of the skipper’s voice, “Start a chumline here, ones and twos.” It was 5:30 a.m. and a hint of morni

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Livin’ on Livies

After the first few cold fronts of the winter graced the Sunshine State in the last few months, the first two months of the new year will provide simi

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Hall of Fans Jan/Feb ’22

Part of the joy associated with fishing is sharing the story behind the catch. This section is dedicated to our fans who have gotten out on the water,

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BIG Snookin’

Among the many inshore game fish anglers enjoy targeting in Sunshine State waters, snook can be some of the most challenging. These fish are fairly co

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Hall of Fans Nov/Dec ’21

Part of the joy associated with fishing is sharing the story behind the catch. This section is dedicated to our fans who have gotten out on the water,

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Drop on the Go

While most of today’s fishing boats, from small center consoles to larger sportfish yachts, are outfitted with electric reel ports for a variety of fi

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Capt. Matt Arnholt

Extended Stay

Throughout Florida, anglers approach our wide-ranging fisheries with many different methods. Some artificial enthusiasts won’t touch a piece of bait,

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Water Down, Fish On

  Horseshoe Beach Ringed in spartina grass, the clear tide pool is an oasis of sorts. Marked by shoals of exposed oysters, a cool northeastern br

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Different Ways to Rig a Worm

The Right Wiggle

When it comes to largemouth bass fishing, the range of lures and baits run the gamut from crankbaits and plugs that mimic injured baitfish to topwater

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An AFTCO Original Film

The first in a film series showcasing the myths, legends, and allure of sportfishing’s best kept secrets, AFTCO presents Folklore Films: Yea

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Gear Guide

AFTCO Saiko Wind- On Leader $24-$46      aftco.com A new addition to the Saiko Fluorocarbon lineup, the Wind-On is available in two len

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Finicky Flags

When it comes to snapper fishing, the yellowtail is a Florida staple. This is particularly the case in the state’s southern reaches, mainly the Florid

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The Mullet Migration is Here

As the sweltering summer slowly morphs into fall, sport fishing conditions around the entire state begin to shift. Water and air temps are cooling, pr

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Ask the Experts: Unhooked

Everybody loves a fun day on the water but, as we all know, problems can arise at any moment. I experienced one of those unexpected problems recently

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Top of the Class

As the days become shorter and license plates start to change color, we know cooler weather is on the horizon. Although there will certainly be a few

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The Razor Gang

The naming conventions for sailfish, swordfish, red snapper and yellowtail are undeniably accurate, although the widely recognized king mackerel is no

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Tag Team

As one of the most mysterious and valiant predators encountered in the pelagic realm, swordfish have fascinated civilizations since the earliest explo

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Puncture Perfect

Puncture Perfect

Successful offshore endeavors can require substantial collections of specialized gear, with the greatest emphasis often placed on items with exorbitan

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