Crescent Lake

Several rods in holders hanging off the stern all bent over at once, kicking off an exciting frenzy in the back of the boat as we passed over a honey

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Carpe Diem

It was a chamber of commerce day with bluebird skies and not a cloud on the horizon. I could hardly contain myself, as I knew it was going to be one o

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One Cast

The Alabama rig exploded in popularity in October 2011 when Paul Elias, a former Bassmaster Classic champion, dominated an FLW Tour event by landing f

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High Expectations

On February 20, 2011, Kevin VanDam made angling history during the Bassmaster Classic, held in the Louisiana Delta south of New Orleans. The professio

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Shake It Up

During the blistering months of summer air and water temperatures become downright stifling, which can at times make Florida bass very difficult to en

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The Write Stuff

In addition to field reporters and staffed editors, magazines rely heavily on freelance writers to deliver fresh and interesting content. Whether you

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Lost On The Loxahatchee

Got a lot on your mind? Need to get away for the day and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind? If paddling through a canopy of century

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Sweet & Salty

In many coastal deltas, fresh river water mixes with ocean brine, forming a rich primordial stew where life thrives in one of the most fertile and div

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Wiggle It

Without a shadow of doubt, rubber worms are the most effective and widely used artificial lures for tempting largemouth bass. As a matter of fact, bas

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Bowfin Blitz

The last surviving members of the order Amiiformes, bowfin are prehistoric predators from the Jurassic period. Encountered throughout much of the coun

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Go Big or Go Home

When it comes to producing monster largemouth, no state can mess with Florida. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s subspecies of largemouth bass grows f

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Bass Bugs

Thanks to their availability around the state and big fish mentality, largemouth bass are arguably the most heavily targeted of all gill-bearing aquat

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Oh Crappie

While largemouth bass usually make headlines, crappie actually attract a larger and perhaps faster-growing following. Tasty and widespread, crappie oc

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Buzz Plugging

It’s that time of year again when stifling humidity and severe afternoon thunderstorms are the norm. Often referred to as the dog days of summer, unco

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Whisker Warfare

While Florida certainly offers impressive largemouth bass, there are also numerous species of catfish that inhabit area waters throughout the state. T

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Bass Beware

It’s no secret that technology is changing the way we find and catch fish. From high-definition sonar systems to the latest rod and reel technology, t

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The Morning After

It was great while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. Bedding season and the spring bonanza has ended here in Central Florida and it’

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Land of the Largemouth

Up until recently, most of what I knew about largemouth bass fishing came from Carl Hiaasen’s novel, Double Whammy. Though in recollection, I have to

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Second Chance Bass

Everyone’s heard and maybe even shared stories themselves about the one that got away. Unfortunately, you can’t always come out on top. Regardless of

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Urban Warfare

It’s an undeniable fact that South Florida is an incredibly diverse community that’s rich with culture and heritage. While the streets are full of loc

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Handcrafted Fishing Lures

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle, gear and accessories we use today? Anglers and boaters often take for granted the tremendo

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It’s Good To Be Cranky

There’s no denying the fact that crankbaits are extremely versatile offerings with numerous fish-attracting attributes. While these long-standing arti

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Linesiders Lookout

Fish the shallows often? Then you, too, know how incredibly spooky sly shallow water predators can be. Snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, bonefish – all e

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