Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Bahamas Day Trippin’

The Bahamas, comprising a collection of islands in the Caribbean, is a country viewed by most as an exotic vacation destination. However, for anglers

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Fly ’Em High

Many of us around the state of Florida know kite fishing is a popular tactic throughout the year when conditions allow. However, it is particularly ef

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Tuna Town Revival

The radio in my stateroom crackled with the sound of the skipper’s voice, “Start a chumline here, ones and twos.” It was 5:30 a.m. and a hint of morni

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Livin’ on Livies

After the first few cold fronts of the winter graced the Sunshine State in the last few months, the first two months of the new year will provide simi

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Drop on the Go

While most of today’s fishing boats, from small center consoles to larger sportfish yachts, are outfitted with electric reel ports for a variety of fi

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Capt. Matt Arnholt

Extended Stay

Throughout Florida, anglers approach our wide-ranging fisheries with many different methods. Some artificial enthusiasts won’t touch a piece of bait,

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Gear Guide

AFTCO Saiko Wind- On Leader $24-$46      aftco.com A new addition to the Saiko Fluorocarbon lineup, the Wind-On is available in two len

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Finicky Flags

When it comes to snapper fishing, the yellowtail is a Florida staple. This is particularly the case in the state’s southern reaches, mainly the Florid

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Ask the Experts: Unhooked

Everybody loves a fun day on the water but, as we all know, problems can arise at any moment. I experienced one of those unexpected problems recently

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The Razor Gang

The naming conventions for sailfish, swordfish, red snapper and yellowtail are undeniably accurate, although the widely recognized king mackerel is no

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Tag Team

As one of the most mysterious and valiant predators encountered in the pelagic realm, swordfish have fascinated civilizations since the earliest explo

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Puncture Perfect

Puncture Perfect

Successful offshore endeavors can require substantial collections of specialized gear, with the greatest emphasis often placed on items with exorbitan

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Chasing Silver

Chasing Silver

As tropical weather patterns disrupt the Atlantic basin, water temperatures will begin to fall and prevailing southeast winds will gradually veer to t

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Plastic Assassins

Trolling is a broad description used within the sport fishing community and there are many presentations that can be accomplished while a vessel is in

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Picket Fence

While trolling has its time and place, for many South Florida fishermen launching kites is the preferred tactic no matter the season. It’s certainly t

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Creatures of Contradiction

Occurring in what is arguably the widest ranging habitat of any species in Florida, and doing so while blending into their surroundings with unparalle

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Florida’s Living Fossils

Florida’s widespread fisheries and diversity of species that exist are unrivaled in comparison to nearly any location around the world. Among many of

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End of the Line

Florida’s massive fishing and boating industry comprises many knowledgeable and capable captains and mates that are committed to keeping their clients

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Gears in Motion

With manufacturers incorporating advanced technologies in the design and development of modern fishing reels, anglers have more at their fingertips th

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Winds of Change

There’s no doubt that kite fishing is a highly effective tactic for catching pelagic game fish when they are concentrated in a specific depth, contour

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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

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Species Spotlight: Wahoo

Predators While wahoo are generally near the top of the food chain throughout their range, they are still susceptible to predation by a variety of lar

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Elective Insomnia

While nearly every pelagic game fish will attack a live goggle eye, these highly regarded baitfish are notorious for leading anglers down long, sleepl

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Riding The Wave

Their significance to sport fishing is indescribable, to the point one could argue the prosperity of the entire industry hinges on the miniscule halfb

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Supernatural Strip

Few fish generate the excitement level of a lit wahoo. These revered pelagic predators are natural born killers with a camouflage coat of armor that a

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Safe Travels

Few things are better than a day on the water, right? The sun and wind in your face, water lapping calmly against the hull. It’s peaceful. Relaxing. S

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New Wave

Evolution takes place as a result of advances made over time. As boaters, our daily pursuits are fueled by technological innovations. With impressive

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Standing Ovation

Fishermen are optimists, there’s just no other way to describe us. Every time we step onto a boat there is a renewed sense of hope that it will be a g

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The Hills are Alive

From backcountry to blue water, the islands that make up the Florida Keys yield access to some of the most productive fisheries in world. Among the mo

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Party Boat Policies

At the most basic level, party boat operations run a daily schedule of excursions, departing and returning midday, then heading out again after a quic

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Promising Penetration

Fishing tackle changes as often as the tide, thanks to the advancing technology and innovative new products that drive the evolution of the sport. But

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Monarch of the Sky

When it comes to locating prime stretches of fertile water in the expansive open ocean, fishermen have many tools at their disposal. However, nothing

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Chopping Block

With a focus on the future of fishing, and many anglers adapting to widespread catch and release practices, heading out for a day on the water is no l

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Guatemala Gone Wild

Distinguished by its active volcanoes providing the highest elevation in all of Central America, vast rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, Spanish Coloni

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Bait Wars: Flying Fish

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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Gearing the Future

Shimano is recognized worldwide as the leading manufacturer of the smoothest, fastest and most powerful saltwater fishing reels in existence, but it’s

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