Cast Net Care

Although artificial offerings have their time and place, live bait is hard to beat. While some choose to purchase frisky forage, if you spend the extr

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Sand Fleas

It’s no secret that visitors from around the country flock to beaches of Florida to relax and have fun in the sun. While the warm water and gentle lap

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1st Annual Cast For Kids

If you spent any amount of time at your local beach this summer, then you surely noticed the rapidly increasing popularity of stand up paddle surfing.

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Chasing ‘Tail

As a professional fishing guide I’ve been asked just about every question you could imagine. What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught? What is the b

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Dead In The Water

Unless you spent the winter season in hibernation, you’re well aware of the unprecedented stretch of cold weather that left the future of one of Flori

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The Mullet Run

While volumes have been written about the proper tactics and techniques to approach the annual fall bait run there’s one aspect that cannot be overloo

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The 30lb. Challenge

Single out one item that has undisputedly revolutionized fishing in the 21st Century, and the spotlight would have to shine on braided fishing line. T

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All Jacked Up!

Whether you’re a novice boater, weekend warrior or full-time guide, there are a variety of aftermarket additions that can greatly elevate your boat’s

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Rod Builders Beware

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a fisherman how to build his own custom rods an

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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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You Don’t Know Jack

The waters surrounding the great state of Florida provide essential habitat to thousands of species of marine fish. Learning how to identify what’s on

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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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Nighttime Is The Right Time

With the sweltering summer season once again upon us, you’ve undoubtedly had your fair share of sunburns and strikeouts. Record temperatures definitel

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Tantalizing Tubes

Ridiculously effective, a tube lure is essentially very simple. It is a hollowed-out, cylindrical soft plastic bait with a tentacle-encased opening an

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Freedom Fighters

Whether you enjoy plying fertile offshore waters, lush grass flats or anywhere in between, there’s no method as effective at increasing your score as

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Bad Rap Barracuda

Within the realm of recreational sport fishing there are several species commonly referred to as trash fish. Bonito, triggerfish, houndfish, ladyfish,

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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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Dynamic Duo

Of all of the innovations introduced over the years, it is possible that two in particular stand out as the most useful pieces of shallow water fishin

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A Lesson in Line

To many anglers, successfully targeting game fish on fly represents the pinnacle of an ever-evolving fishing career. Most would agree that catching a

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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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Inlet Inmates

Spring is rapidly approaching and I just left the bait shop with a bucket full of handpicked shrimp. It has been an unusually long and cold winter, le

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Funky Fiddlers

Dedicated anglers often go to extreme lengths to satisfy their angling appetites. Many of the acts die-hards perform on a regular basis are likely vie

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Fabulous Fillets

Fabulous fillets start long before you begin preparing your favorite seafood dish. Any fresh fish you are not planning on eating within a few days MUS

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Sharpen Your Skills

Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to the earliest time of human existence. Primitive anglers around the world fashioned makeshift hooks 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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The Basics and Beyond…

Readers have demanded it and we’re delivering with a special section devoted exclusively to Fly Fishing Florida. In each issue we’ll be featuring tact

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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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Lethargic Linesiders

Snook are complex creatures, likely more so than any other shallow water predator. They can be extremely temperamental, affected by lunar and solunar

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Throwing Metal Into The Wind

With the latest and greatest advancements within the sport fishing community, one would think that a basic design like the simple metal spoon would be

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Bull Minnows

If you’re a dedicated flounder pounder then there’s no need to tell you the beneficial attributes of a lively bull minnow, however, if you’ve been on

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Liquid Love On The Go

It should come as no surprise that shore-bound anglers have a huge disadvantage when compared to their fellow brethren equipped with modern vessels. T

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‘Glades Gorillas

Late summer is an absolutely lovely time of year in South Florida, however, it’s not exactly prime time to put together a successful inshore adventure

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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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History in the Making

There are fishing clubs, and then there are fishing clubs. Unfortunately, most of both have dissolved over the years as anglers now find it easier to

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Breathe

It was a steamy dawn along the mainland of Mexico as I boarded a rickety panga in hopes of battling the Pacific’s most powerful pelagics. We pushed th

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Fish the Moon:
Day or Night

Since the very beginning, we’ve gazed to the sky in wonderment – transfixed by the most brilliant celestial body apparent from the earth’s surfa

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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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Think You Have What it Takes?

There’s no doubt in my mind that fishing magazines provide the angling community with great tips and techniques regarding lure selection, fishing hot

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Beware

It’s a lot like “Location X” except that there are several of them in Everglades National Park. It is here in this vast wilderness where snook and red

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Soft Plastics

Have you ever wondered what goes into manufacturing the tackle, gear and accessories we all use today? Anglers often take for granted the tremendous e

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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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Chasing Silver

“It comes down to one thing…people. There are just too many people.” These are the words spoken by legendary Charlotte Harbor angler Tommy

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Go GREEN

In today’s day and age, going green is more important than ever. Do your part to help the environment and invest in a green underwater dock light! It

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Fishing Rods

Wonder what goes into manufacturing the tackle, gear and accessories we all use today? Anglers often take for granted the tremendous effort it require

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Massachusetts Mayhem

If the breeze is just right, I can tell what’s on the menu at my favorite restaurant a mile or so from a marsh I love to fish on Cape Cod. My stomach

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Fragile Florida Bay

Florida Bay is a subtropical marine lagoon that encompasses both Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Located at t

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Tricked Out

A brand new flats skiff is sure to pique any shallow water anglers’ interests, but lets think for a moment that you had a blank check and the ability

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Linesider Lessons

From as far back as I can remember I was extremely proficient at catching all of the members of the infamous Trash Can Slam. Oh yeah…and the treat of

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Permit Addiction

Webster’s dictionary defines addiction as compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and well-defined physiol

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Pier Fishing Success

It’s no secret that piers aren’t the most glamorous of fishing venues, however, there’s no denying the fact they’re a great option when it comes to be

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St. Augustine of Old

The emerald green waters of the St. Augustine Inlet had almost slowed to slack tide. Captain Tom Winrow was sure that this magic point in time would b

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Lures Deciphered

If you were to ask any inshore angler what type of fishing brings the most enjoyment, most would say that a topwater bite is the pinnacle of all strik

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Baitfish Approaches

Around the state, countless backcountry anglers invest a great deal of time and money procuring their own live bait, yet I can’t tell you how many tim

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School Time

It finally happened! After thousands of dollars invested in a vessel, a garage full of tackle and what feels like a lifetime spent on the water, you f

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Head Offshore In A Kayak

The ever-increasing popularity of kayak fishing has brought about a literal fleet of various kayaks to choose from. As the plastic armada draws in mor

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Bait: 7 Top Tips!

Live bait is king! It doesn’t matter where around the peninsula you ply your craft, live bait certainly plays a key role in every angler’s success. Wi

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In Your Face Sheepshead!

It’s no secret that sheepshead have a reputation for being persnickety nibblers, but with the proper tackle and a few proven rigging techniques, you,

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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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Predator Pursuit On Fly!

There are many good reasons to fly fish for sharks. One of the many is purely for the educational value. While the majority of anglers new to fly-fish

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Pinfish Palaces

Mangrove snapper…gag, red and goliath grouper…seatrout…snook…redfish…tarpon of all sizes…cobia…flounder…these are just some of the many species that w

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POP, POP, POP… WHACK!

We’ve all fished with a popping cork at one time or another, and whether you call it a bobber, float or simply a cork, these devices are extremely eff

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