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

Read More

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

Read More
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,

Read More

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

Read More
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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Gears in Motion

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

Stitching for Success

Over the years not many pelagic species have undergone such intense angling pressure as swordfish, yet through sustainable and restricted commercial a

Read More

Trollers Guild

Most don't realize how lucky we are to live where others vacation, but the true locals are fully aware of the world-class fisheries that make the Suns

Read More

Lost At Sea

The sequence of events that led to the situation you face isn’t going to change anything at this point. The only thing that matters is that you are no

Read More

A Day in the Fields

If you like emerald water loaded with life and a tropical vibe, The Bahamas is the place to be and be seen. Florida anglers residing along the southea

Read More

Sneak Attack

Along the Gulf Coast of Florida, headboats depart from nearly every major port on an assortment of trips targeting a variety of species. The goal with

Read More

Coast-To-Coast

Here in Florida, we’re familiar with the clusters of thunderstorms coming off Africa that turn into the tropical depressions finding their way across

Read More

Women on the Water

Introducing your wife to fishing and spending quality time together on the water can really bring the two of you closer, providing every couple with m

Read More

Line-Winding Machines

More than 40 years ago, Willie Strohmeyer, owner of the New Jersey-based contract manufacturer and engineering firm Triangle Manufacturing, was approa

Read More

Empty Coolers

This past summer and fall the tackle shops in my hometown were experiencing a ballyhoo shortage and at times they were even completely out of stock fo

Read More

African Pompano

Displaying a tropical distribution throughout coastal waters worldwide and an incredible transformation from juvenile to adult, African pompano are so

Read More

Island Style

Among tropical enthusiasts in search of their next Caribbean getaway, Puerto Rico is often overlooked in favor of more trendy and exotic boutique dest

Read More

Fish Forensics

Have you ever wondered why cubera snapper are so well equipped to crush and inhale spiny lobster? Why marauding wahoo prefer to maim fast food by cutt

Read More

Top-Shot to Success

While countless contraptions have come and gone over the years, few innovations have revolutionized the recreational sport fishing industry quite like

Read More

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

Read More

Circle-Hook Success

Although it took a considerable amount of time for circle-hooks to be accepted throughout the angling community, they have since proven their effectiv

Read More

Feeding the Food Chain

Florida is widely considered the Fishing Capital of the World, and for good reason. No other state can boast the number of days fished by anglers, rev

Read More

Just the Tip

I’ve always been a fan of sharpening my hooks to a needlepoint tip, but now that I mostly fish with circle-hooks I was wondering what’s the proper sha

Read More

Bait Wars: Jigs

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

Read More

The Edge of the Dredge

Each and every year sport fishing sees increasing participation across fisheries worldwide. With intense competition, tournament crews that find conti

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More