The Escapist

Among the many marvels of nature within the Sunshine State and its surrounding waters, none are more iconic than the Florida Everglades. Spanning roug

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Bimini’s Delightful Duo

Located just off the coast of South Florida, Bimini is widely accessible and has a longstanding history rich with offshore heritage dating back to a t

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Expedition Everglades

I beat the alarm to the punch, as is often the case when a remote fishing expedition is about to commence. Waking before the 4:45 a.m. alarm helped ta

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Full of Bull

The St. Johns River inlet in Mayport, FL is a deep water pass located on the outskirts of Jacksonville that has long been used for the transit of comm

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Mile Marker 79.8

For the fortunate travelers who’ve had the opportunity to experience the Florida Keys, it’s no surprise this narrow outcropping of coral islands exten

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Small Talk

I’m no expert on the flats and regretfully, I’ve yet to master the long rod. I can barely drive a streamer into the wind more than a couple of b

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Science of the Strike

There’s not much that tops the sight of a tuna clearing the water as it attempts to engulf a frisky live bait splashing on the surface, or the u

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End of the Road

It’s a typical winter in Fort Kent, Maine where the streets are salted and outside air temp reads a bone chilling 37 degrees. While this small t

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Pulling the Plug

Heading miles out into the Gulf of Mexico often leads to a successful day of fishing, with countless world-class species patrolling these rich waters

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Code Red

While Florida’s East Coast is currently dealing with water quality issues stemming from the diversion of tainted water to protect sugar cane cro

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Forgotten Florida

When it comes to forgotten coastal towns in Florida, Steinhatchee is one for the record books, with human habitation dating all the way back to 1200 B

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Sweet Southern Belle

A warm and inviting east wind greeted us as we arrived at a regular tarpon haunt in the pre-dawn hours of the brisk fall morning. The distant silhouet

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Bayou Blowout

About 40 miles west of Pensacola, anglers can find exceptional fishing for almost every species that inhabits the northern Gulf Coast. Largely surroun

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Winter Wonderland

Compared to many regions of the country where snow, ice and freezing temperatures take a stronghold and are the norm during the winter, Florida’s temp

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Camping Is The Cure

Located at the southern tip of Florida’s peninsula, Everglades National Park is one of the state’s most impressive and important ecosystems that provi

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Channel Surfing

We were on anchor in a channel protected by pristine flats where trophy bonefish forage day in and day out. However, today was unlike most in Biscayne

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Ground Zero

As I pushed the throttle down and the skiff jumped on plane, we weaved our way along the stained waters of the Crystal River toward the open expanse o

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Sweet Poison

A father and son stand on the concrete walkway above the St. Lucie Lock & Dam. As blackish water thunders through floodgates from a deep canal in

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Exodus

Highly anticipated by those in the know, fall spells peak season for targeting flounder across northeast Florida. Believe it or not, it’s that time of

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The Devil’s Den

I’ve had the good fortune of exploring some of the most pristine tropical playgrounds the world has to offer, yet every time I visit Everglades Nation

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Out Of Bounds

The Gulf of Mexico may not feature lush coral gardens with crystal clear water that’s common in the Atlantic, but from Key West to Naples and beyond t

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Coral Reefs

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design, manufacture and service the countless components and accessories that en

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Bow To The King

The spring to summer transitional period brings new life to state waters, with mature tarpon exciting anglers along both coasts. While impressive feat

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Modern Marina

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture the countless components and accessories that enhance our

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Resilience

While few of us have experienced the incredible fishery, we’ve all seen photos and video clips of redfish and seatrout lined up on display, often time

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Bonefish Blessings

When one fantasizes of top bonefish destinations the Florida Keys certainly come to mind for proximity and the trophy fish typically encountered. Inte

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Seeing Triple

Located within Everglades National Park at the southern tip of the state, Flamingo is one of Florida’s greatest treasures where the angling opportunit

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Sarasota Slam

The battered lure landed softly on the surface just inches from the overhanging mangrove branches—it was a perfect cast. My client twitched his rod ti

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The Last Frontier

Unless you’ve visited the Big Bend before, there are no words that can adequately describe the region and you won’t understand until you drive through

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The PTTS

Nestled along Florida’s Gulf Coast rests the historic seaside community known simply as Boca Grande. Situated on Gasparilla Island, a barrier between

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Redbone Trilogy Series

With fantastic weather, a veteran guide and eager redfish, Ross Reeder, of Miami, earned the Grand Champion title among other honors at the Redbone Ce

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Skyway Spanish

Heaven to me is standing on the beach just before the sun makes its ominous appearance over the horizon. With pounding surf breaking at my feet I reve

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Blast ‘Em At The Bridge

With so many bridges that span the local waterways of Florida’s Panhandle, anglers have a wide range of venues when it comes to promising inshore stru

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The Usual Suspects

With a majority of anglers locked in the grips of another winter, tropical sportsmen in the Florida Keys live the good life celebrating Christmas in t

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Winter Wonderland

While many locals and transients call South Florida home due to the temperate conditions and lack of distinct seasons, there are parts of the state th

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No Motor? No Problem!

Across the state protection continues to increase along critical coastal ecosystems in an effort to ensure the well being of these essential habitats.

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Welcome To The Jungle

The classic Guns N’ Roses song was jamming through my head as we flew over the dense rainforest jungle en route to an exotic angling outpost along the

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Sound Off

Situated along the southwest coast of Florida, Pine Island Sound is one of the state’s most critically acclaimed estuarine ecosystems. One of five est

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Pass The Peninsula

With all of the negative press in response to BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it’s remarkable the Gulf is still even on the map. However, if anyone

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Biscayne Bliss

It was a typical spring morning, with a brisk east wind creating a slight chop on the surface as we methodically traversed the shallow flat. With clea

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Everglades Eden

Slowing to a crawl off the fast-paced Turnpike, traffic on US-1 halted before we entered the gates of Everglades National Park. Making the 40-mile dri

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Metro Megalops

It was an hour after dusk and the outgoing tide was cranking. We positioned ourselves up current, where to our delight we witnessed hungry tarpon aggr

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Cold Case

In regards to access, fishability, variety and abundance, Florida is an angler’s paradise. However, passing cold fronts create treacherous conditions

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Herman Lucerne Memorial

Anglers and tournament directors in South Florida know that with an active hurricane season you never really know what to expect. While the Herman Luc

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The Sharks Are Calling

Islamorada is recognized globally as the undisputed Sport Fishing Capital of the World, and we couldn’t agree more. One look at Google Earth and it is

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Chopper City

Mowing down unsuspecting schools of scaly finfish, bluefish are impressive predators that are always looking for confrontation. With a wide-ranging di

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Montauk Marauders

As the sun was setting behind the Montauk Lighthouse on the eastern tip of Long Island, our skipper Jim Angelidis gunned the engine on his Boston Whal

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Living Local

Fortunate to call South Florida home, I’m privileged to have access to a multitude of productive bonefish flats within close proximity. Fertile shallo

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First Coast Flood Tides

With the steamy months of summer behind us, anglers in northeast Florida are gearing up for some of the best inshore opportunities of the entire year.

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Jump In!

Grab your snorkel gear and capitalize on Florida’s readily available fresh seafood, that’s what. Depending on your location around the state, wonderfu

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Unleash the Fury

While the Florida Keys certainly can’t be discounted, spring through summer large-scaled giants can be found prowling area flats, beaches, bays and ba

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Keys Countdown

If you’ve never been to the Florida Keys than you are in for a real treat. The first time you cruise down the nostalgic Overseas Highway with boat in

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Exit Plan

It felt like I was standing at the edge of the planet as Javier—who’s been guiding these waters for decades—expertly poled us across another of Ascens

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Read Between The Lines

Stripers are arguably the Eastern Seaboard’s most attainable game fish, yet it’s not too often you hear Florida anglers swapping fish tales about a re

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Promised Land

The shimmer of my gold spoon flashed in the shallow water like a prized golden nugget. It wiggled and wobbled just beneath the surface as I eased it b

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Think Pink

Picture yourself perched on the bow of a dilapidated skiff that’s certainly seen better days. Your Bahamian guide has eyes like a hawk and nerves of s

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Wanderlust Bonefish

Fishermen are optimists, there’s just no other way to describe us. Every time we step onto a boat or wade a shallow flat, there is a renewed sense of

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Fort Pierce

When it comes to lush inshore waters, Fort Pierce is clearly holding. With great redfishing to the north and fantastic snook to the south, Fort Pierce

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Taming Tampa

After another chilly winter, it’s finally time to shed the layers and get back to boardshorts and flip-flops. Springtime is the right time here in Tam

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Beat It

Pogonias Cromis, more commonly referred to as the black drum, is the least glamorous member of the popular drum family. With a range that extends alon

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Poonville USA

Key West, as commercial as it is, is a phenomenal destination for the fly angler. Not only does the southernmost point in the United States offer some

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Paradise Exposed

The sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon and the air was already a sultry 88°. Despite an early morning awakening, a 38-mile drive from the

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The Other Big Island

It should come as no surprise to anyone perusing the pages of this magazine that numerous Caribbean destinations offer outstanding flats fishing. The

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Think Outside The Boat

With its unique location linking the subtropical climate of steamy South Florida and the temperate-zone of North Florida, the Indian River Lagoon is a

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Sensational Sebastian

Barely halfway down the concrete gangway overlaying the crowded jetty, I couldn’t help but watch in awe as smiling angler after smiling angler flipped

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Bare Bones

For most shallow water anglers the allure of the sport will always be in the adventure of the stalk. When all of the elements come together and we fin

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Delinquents

Tarpon are magnificent game fish that owe much of their fame to their incredible size and equally enthralling acrobatic abilities. However, it’s not o

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Ascension Bay

Ninety miles south of Cancun’s mega-resorts littering Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, Ascension Bay is nestled in the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.

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In The Thick Of It

Jacksonville, home to Florida’s First Coast, has always been recognized for its well-rounded fishing opportunities. With over 68-miles of Atlantic Oce

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Crazy About Crustaceans

Each spring, summer, fall and winter, the causeways, bridges and canals of many Florida counties are populated by a unique bunch of individuals seekin

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Get to the Point

It’s mid-July along the Panhandle and I’m on a scouting expedition hoping to locate a few new spots for the upcoming season. As I head down the ICW, I

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Exhilarating Exumas

The Bahamian Archipelago has long been renowned as a world-class angling destination, and its close proximity to Florida makes it an ideal location fo

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