Strength in Numbers

Ever since anglers began presenting artificial lures, the goal has been to fish the most lifelike offerings possible. Lure manufacturers continue to i

Read More

Fresh Meat

Moments after the float landed next to a log protruding from matted vegetation, it disappeared into the dark tannic water almost as if someone threw a

Read More

Make or Break

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

Read More

Tight Loops

Some are hooked the first time they experience it and some just never get it. Why is it that some people find fly‑fishing so captivating? There are ce

Read More

The Law Of Nature

With an incredible variety of lure designs on the market all claiming to provide the unrivaled mimicry and action needed to fool trophy game fish, it’

Read More

Free Bait

Along coastal habitats throughout the entire state, crabs play a crucial role in the health of area ecosystems by helping eliminate decaying plant and

Read More

From Reel To Release

In comparison to big game fishing for billfish and tuna, inshore angling represents a simple and enjoyable approach nearly anyone can be successful at

Read More

The Perfect Piercing

Although there are countless artificial offerings that masterfully mimic live forage, I will tell you for certain that nothing beats the real deal. Ev

Read More

No Name Knot

Advancements in tackle and technology continue to offer anglers a truly unfair advantage. But with all of the added innovations brought to us over rec

Read More

Mojarra

September marks the beginning of Florida’s highly anticipated fall run of snook when anglers gather around East Coast inlets and beaches on their hunt

Read More

Choose Your Weapon

One could argue that advancing technologies are changing recreational sport fishing as we know it, but one thing remains constant and will likely neve

Read More

Knot So Fast

If you fish a spinning reel with thin diameter braided fishing line, you will eventually have to deal with a wind knot, although wind isn’t always to

Read More

Against All Odds

For whatever reason, targeting the ocean’s most formidable predators on tackle nowhere near suitable for the job is incredibly intriguing. Subduing pr

Read More

Slam On The Breaks

While the winter season is settling in and anglers are becoming accustomed to fewer days on the water, there’s a group of die-hards that canR

Read More

Line Management

Some anglers are simply destined for failure. It is a sad reality, and a harsh one at that. You see, fishing fundamentals cannot be overlooked no matt

Read More

Twist One Up

Often neglected for more noteworthy equipment and accessories, swivels are actually some of the most consequential pieces of terminal tackle in existe

Read More

Alive & Well

Mangrove snapper…gray snapper…black snapper…grovers…mangos…we don’t care what you call them. From the moment these fierce fish enter the aquatic

Read More

Fishing’s Greatest Hoax

Around the state, shallow estuaries provide the ideal habitat for a variety of adolescent game fish to mature. Along with juvenile redfish, tarpon, tr

Read More

Crucial Connections

It should come as no surprise that sharp hooks and strong knots are key components to successful days on the water. One of many knots used to attach h

Read More

The Clear Choice

Anglers are always looking for new techniques and equipment that will give them an advantage over their gill-bearing opponents. While fresh bait and b

Read More

Atlantic Croaker

If you’ve ever used live croaker for bait, then you are well aware of their unfair advantage. As a matter of fact, in years past the state of Texas wa

Read More

Don’t Be A Drag

No matter your target venue or species, proper drag settings are crucial to your overall angling success. Without a clear understanding of how to set

Read More

Everyone Dyes

There’s no arguing the fact that dedicated anglers are a quirky bunch. Willingly committing acts the general population would consider foolish and goi

Read More

Get Fluid

There’s a tailing red digging for crustaceans 60-feet off your bow. Your knees quiver as the wind blows in your face and the sun simultaneously disapp

Read More

Wrong Turn

The worst feeling any angler—novice or pro—can experience is loosing a quality fish due to some sort of tackle failure that could have easily been avo

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More