Proficient Portage

In a perfect world, every angler would be able to simply jump on a boat, load up the livewell and head out for a productive day on the water. However

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Make or Break

Florida's inshore waters offer anglers countless opportunities to successfully pursue a bevy of prized game fish. Though, hooking and landing these fi

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Dominate the Shallows

What qualities define the best Big Bend backcountry boats? The question likely has as many answers as there are Gulf Coast fishing fanatics since all

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Bait Wars

Bait Wars

With countless natural and artificial offerings available to Florida anglers, and numerous different baits effective for various species across a wide

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Synthetic Sensations

Along the inshore estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico there are numerous venues that harbor healthy populations of seatrout, redfish, tarpon, snook and mo

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Ready When You Are

Across the state’s varied inshore habitats, trolling motors are critical to successful outings chasing everything from tarpon to redfish. Purists clai

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Pop Culture

Across Florida’s numerous inshore venues, fishing with a popping cork is one of the most fundamental and productive tactics for catching seatrout and

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Creek Wars

With most of the hype usually centered around big money inshore fishing leagues with professional teams of two fighting tooth and nail for notoriety a

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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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Kill Zone

The introduction of underwater dock light systems has opened the door for anxious anglers around the state willing to explore a variety of aquatic hab

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Messenger of Death

Merciless! That is the word I would use to best describe the most voracious predator inhabiting Florida waters—the great barracuda. While these unpred

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Eagle Eyes

I don’t care where in Florida you get your fix. Some aspects related to shallow water fishing are universal, and effectively reading the water is one

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Main Course

From tidal backwaters along the Panhandle to the tropical shallows of the Florida Keys and nearly every venue in between, shrimp are under constant at

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The Power Cast

Shallow water anglers hunting game fish throughout coastal and inshore arenas worldwide often rely on spinning outfits to get the job done. Advantageo

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Suspended in Time

The Bahamas are a special place for many reasons, but with 700 islands and 2,400 cays providing immense bonefish habitat including tidal creeks, mangr

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Beyond Big Torch

The must-visited Florida Keys are magical and for shallow water enthusiasts pursuing local trophies—whether it be in the form of bonefish, permit, tar

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Shark Sense

As another perfect winter in the Florida Keys fades away, anglers will see an influx of various flats species to area shallows. And just as tarpon, bo

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Killer Columns

Most anglers won’t ever leave fish to find fish, but it’s more than likely you routinely pass under a bridge or come very close to one en route to you

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Adios Amigo

Welcome to our annual Shallow Water issue. We know there are many digital and print publications from which to choose, so on behalf of our entire crew

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Angling’s Greatest Feat

That’s it, you’re dead serious! You’ve reached a point in your angling career where everything seems complacent and you really need to elevate your ga

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Over the Horizon

With thousands of miles of beaches, Florida’s coastline provides anglers a wide variety of easily accessible surf fishing opportunities. While there i

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Sticky Fingers

Over the years tackle manufacturers have undertaken extensive research, design and testing in an effort to mimic and portray the natural and chemical

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Garnet and Gold

Few things in northwest Florida are as popular as the national championship Florida State Seminoles, but giving the ‘Noles a run for their money durin

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Hit the Road Jack

A glint of silver caught my eye 50 feet in front of me, and I snapped the lure to a grass edge a few feet beyond the flash. The lead-nosed VuDu Shrimp

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Counting Down

I learned how to fly fish in the backcountry and enjoy catching redfish and snook, but I’d like to broaden my horizons. What’s the best way to put mor

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Lost

Nestled 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Franklin County encompasses more than 250 miles of unspoiled coastline and caters to anglers who desire an

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Killing Fields

So you’ve been hook and line fishing for a while now and are starting to get curious about spearfishing and the world that lies beneath. Perhaps you’v

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Make Some Noise

The ability of an artificial lure to excite and attract saltwater game fish relies heavily on several environmental and situational factors. Whether f

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Border Wars

If inshore anglers didn’t have enough trouble staying in tune with FWC rules and regulations, fishermen who visit Florida’s westernmost metropolis hav

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Wrapper’s Delight

While big brand tackle manufacturers offer a wide variety of rods in various actions, sizes and configurations, custom built fishing rods offer severa

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Tomorrow’s Meteorologist

Although a catch-and-release fishery in many regions, tarpon populations face many challenges including habitat loss, recreational fishing pressure an

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Rapala®: A Trusted Name

It’s said that big things have small beginnings. The adage rings especially true for Rapala®, a company that has put high-quality fishing lures and ac

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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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Single Handed Success

As we progress into 2014, the industry continues to evolve as anglers further explore their desire for shallow drafting, eco‑friendly and affordable p

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Trophy Hunting

Perhaps no species is as loved and as hated by fishermen as the controversial goliath grouper. Many resident and visiting anglers looking for a seriou

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