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 boat le

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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 unmista

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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 town in

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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 crops, al

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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 into th

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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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