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What is the Best Bait to Use for Catching...
There is a best bait for redfish, but it depends on theh season of the year as to just what that best bait for redfish is.
Fishing for Flounder: 11 Tips
Flounder fishing tips, baits and rigs that work for catching flounder - Flounder methods and fishing tips
The Perfect Redfish Bait
catching redfish means using a bait of some kind. Is there a prefect redfish bait? It depends on several factors,and the perfect bait can change as some variables change.
Loads of Great Info About Fishing for Flounder...
Many people ask just how to clean these flat fish. Here is a step by step method with pictures to help you clean your flounder.
What's the Best Bait for Catching Spotted...
Sometimes the best bait for spotted seatrout will be different in different areas. Here are some favorite best baits for spotted seatrout.
How to Tie a Fishing Knot With Braided Line
Knowing which fishing knot to use can make using braided line easy. Otherwise, your fishing knots will come apart.
Surf Fishing
There are quite a number of fishermen and women who either by choice or by circumstance do not fish from a boat. Let's deal with surf fishing and all that goes with this unique form of angling.
How to Pick the Right Fishing Sinker
Here are the three sinkers I use in my fishing. They fit every situation I am in. Here is how I use them and how I tie them on. Fishing weights and sinkers help catch fish if they are used properly.
How to Catch California Corbina
The California corbina is considered to be the king of the surf zone by many Pacific anglers. They require stealth and skill to catch ...and are absolutely delectable!
Tips and Techniques for Catching Redfish
How to Catch Redfish - Techniques and baits for redfish.
Beginner Dolphin Trolling Basics - Part 2
Owning a boat, maybe for the first time, and deciding to head offshore, maybe for the first time, a number of readers ask about getting into dolphin fishing. That’s dolphin fish, mahi mahi, not dolphin porpoise! I have answered some specifics, but now it is time to lay out some basics on fishing for these prolific, blue water acrobats. Page 2.
Your Guide to Catching Dolphin Fish
Dolphin ( mahi mahi or dorado)fishing is a favorite summer time fishing expedition. Many people find dolphin fishing the easiest fishing of all. Here is how.
Fishing with the Tide
Being in the right place at the right time is perhaps the most important part of a successful fishing foray. If you aren't where the fish are, you can be assured you will not be catching anything. Water level, water movement, and movement direction - in other words tide - all play a vital role in where the fish will be located.
Catching Grouper - Fishing for Grouper
Whether red, gag, black, yellowfin, or Warsaw, a good grouper in the ice chest means a successful day for lots of folks.
Simple Fish Trolling Technique Basics
Trolling, whether near shore or offshore, is often the most productive method for catching a variety of saltwater gamefish. From blue water pelagics to close-in bottom fish, trolling is often the key to a good catch. Yet, many anglers don’t use this method either because they have had little success in the past, or because they simply never learned the basic techniques.
Top 10 Classic Saltwater Lures
Many of the newer lures designed for fishing saltwater fishing are actually evolved versions of some of the earliest classic styles that were manufactured many decades prior.
Beginner Dolphin Trolling Basics
Here is some basic information on fishing for these prolific, blue water acrobats, including time of year, feeding habits, and tackle to use.
How to Repair a Broken Fishing Rod
How to Repair a Broken Fishing Rod. We have all had it happen. The fishing rod breaks while fighting a fish. Or, the door closes on a rod; or someone steps on a rod. Your favorite rod lies there in two pieces, and your first thoughts are that it is gone.
How to Find the Right Fishing Rod
Here are some basic fishing rod facts that you need to know before you head out or go online to purchase one.
Pier Fishing
But there are those shore bound souls who have chosen another lot in life. They choose not to be left out of the fishing scene, and as such they have developed a style and following all their own. These are the pier fishermen and women. Some are affectionately referred to as
Fishing with Pogies
A favorite bait for most all Atlantic Coast fishermen is the menhaden shad, also known as the pogey. Here are some tips on how to fish with them.
Choosing a Fishing Knot
Here are the fishing knots I use on a regular basis. Whether braided, monofilament or Fluorocarbon line, I have a fishing knot that will work.
Finding and Catching Redfish
Finding and catching redfish is a task that lots of anglers pursue. Once you find them, you can catch them if you know how to fish for them!
So You Want to be a Guide
Here is what it takes to obtain a Coast Guard captains license. Page 2.
How to Catch More Big Yellowtail
The California Yellowtail is one of the hardest fighting gamefish on the Pacific Coast. Here are some of the best ways to find and catch them!
How to Locate Redfish
You can locate redfish by following some simple steps and by keeping a fishing log of where you found them in the past! Knowing where redfish “should be” is always the best way to find redfish
Guide Picks - Top 3 Heavy Spinning Reels
Heavy spinning reels are used in a variety of fishing situations, from surf fishing to trolling blue water. They are made tough and will stand up to a reasonable amount of abuse.
Take What the Tide Gives You
Learn a little more about the tides and fish habits relative to the tides, and you may just start catching more fish.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques - Part II
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques. Page 2.
Locating and Fishing for King Mackerel
There are two locations to find king mackerel or kingfish in the summer months. That's over offshore reefs or close to the beach. Her is how we fish for kingfish.
How to Fish a Grass Flat – Fishing...
Fishing in shallow water generally means fishing on a flat. Whether a grass flat or a mud flat, larger fish feed in this shallow water. Here are some basics for fishing on a flat.
Cleaning a Redfish
Here is step by step pictoral that shows you the basics of cleaning a redfish.
Simple Trolling Technique Basics
Trolling, whether near shore or offshore, is often the most productive method for catching a variety of saltwater gamefish. From blue water pelagics to close-in bottom fish, trolling is often the key to a good catch. Yet, many anglers don’t use this method either because they have had little success in the past, or because they simply never learned the basic techniques. Page 2.
How Much Fishing Line Do I Need?
How many times do you fish with a rod and reel that has only a small amount of line on the reel? Better yet, how old is that line?
Finned by a Saltwater Catfish
On the Atlantic east coast of the US and all along the Gulf coast, saltwater catfish thrive. If you have ever been finned by one you know the extreme pain. I found a way to reduce and relieve the pain almost instantly.
How to Catch Redfish and Where to Find Them?
Here is a profile on redfish - also known as red drum.
Saltwater Catfish
Saltwater catfish are found from Texas to Virginia and even farther north on almost any kind of inland water, even in offshore water in depths up to about thirty feet. They are exactly like their freshwater cousins. In fact, if they are lying side by side, it is virtually impossible to distinguish one from the other.
Does a Storm Affect Your Fishing?
Hurricane season and winter storms both bring to light several questions that are asked every year when storms plow through the Gulf of Mexico and up and down the Atlantic seaboard. Do these storms affect the fishing?
Mangrove (Grey) Snapper Fishing Tips
Here are some mangrove snapper fishing tips. Mangrove snapper are found from New England down throughout the Caribbean to South America. They are a favorite among anglers for their fighting ability and for their excellent meat. They can be found from inshore estuaries to deep water reefs, and fishing for them will vary accordingly.
What Kind of Fishing Leaders to Use
What kind and size of fishing leader line you use can make a difference on how many fish you catch.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques and Surf Casting
Night Fishing Tips
Night fishing can be very easy and a lot of fun, or it can be a perfectly miserable experience. The difference comes in how you prepare for the trip. I have fished more times at night than I can count, and I learned quite a few tricks to make it easy and successful.
Learning to Fish
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish
How to Fish Docks and Piers
Fishing a dock or a pier can be tricky, but it is easy if you follow these simple tips.
Which Rod and Reel Should I Buy
I receive a lot of email asking me for advice on which rod or which reel to buy. It seems that people are somewhat convinced that there is a perfect rod or perfect reel, and that someone out there knows the brand.
Salmon Fishing - Mooching
Salmon Mooching on the west coast is what east coast anglers call drift fishing. With some subtle but important differences, mooching is just that – drift fishing. Salmon fishermen up and down the Pacific coast are as avid as any land-locked bass angler, perhaps even more. They take their salmon fishing or salmon mooching seriously, and when the season opens, the lives of whole cities of people along the coast turn to the fish and the fishing.
When Is It Safe to Fish Offshore?
I have received a number of questions recently about offshore fishing in small boats. My first reaction to the questions was “don’t do it!” But then I had to stop and think about just what a small boat is and what it is not.
Night Flounder Gigging
In most states, gigging is a legal method for taking flounder or fluke. Usually done at night, it is more for the adventurous angler, but any of you can go gigging and and come home with some great table fare!
How to Catch Pacific Bonito
The Pacific bonito is the smallest member of the tuna family, yet it offers the spirited fight of a fish twice its size. A staple of summertime party boat anglers, it is also great smoked or as sashimi. Here's how to catch them!
Choosing Between Spinning and Bait-casting...
The easiest outfit for newcomers to the angling world to use is usually a spin-cast or spinning rod and reel. Learning to operate and cast with one of these outfits is relatively painless, and certainly free of backlashes and tangles. These are the ones that most anglers use as they begin to learn how to fish.
Catching Yellowtail Snapper
Catching yellowtail snapper is fun and easy if you know a few tricks. Here is how I catch yellowtail snapper on the Florida Keys.
Saltwater Fishing Tips: How to Keep Your Catch...
Fresh fish is the best fish, but too often the day’s catch is no longer fresh by the time it’s on its way to your plate. Learn how to keep your catch fresh.
Head Boat Fishing
In this piece we are looking at another method available to the boatless, albeit a little more expensive. I'm talking about charter boat fishing, and more specifically, head boat fishing. Available at most any coastal location, these head boats (some call them party boats) take anywhere from 10 to as many as 100 fishermen on a bottom or drift fishing trip lasting from a half day to as many as four days. Trips like these range from $30 to as much as $200 per person depending on the trip.
All About Seatrout - Fishing for Seatrout
Seatrout are members of the drum family – a distant relative to a redfish. There are several close varieties, including spotted seatrout, yellow mouth, sand, silver, and several varieties of weakfish. They all use their air bladder to “drum”, making grunting noises that scientists believe relate to schooling and spawning behavior.
How to Hook a Live Shrimp with a Jig Head
Here are three ways to hook a live shrimp to a jig head for inshore saltwater fishing
Top 4 Guide Picks - Light Tackle Spinning Reels
Light tackle spinning reels are reels that are ideal for inshore angling. Line capacity and strength in the 8 to 15 pound test range make them good for a variety of fish.
Using Artificial Lures for Spotted Seatrout
Artificial lures for seatrout. I am quizzed quite a bit about how I use artificials to catch trout. While live bait will almost always catch fish, I can usually catch as many fish on artificials as I do on say, live shrimp. And, at the price of live shrimp lately, artificials are far more economical. For around $12.00 I can get enough live shrimp to fish for a day. For much less than that I can buy a lure that I can use over and over.
To Gaff a fish or Not to Gaff a Fish
When is the right time and what is the right way to gaff a fish?
Top 5 Bait Casting Rods
Bait casting rods are perfect for top water plug action with comparatively heavy line. Their shorter length and heavier backbone allow wrist action to make a plug walk. The better bait casting rods will have a fast taper and comfortable hand grip.
The Effects of Water Temperature
Water temperature plays such an important part in fishing that every angler needs to pay attention and react to even subtle variances. Fish are no different than a lot of animals when it comes to heat and cold. They want to stay comfortable.
Amberjack – The Charter Captain’s...
Amberjack are called the charter captain's best friend. That's because they can always be depended on to provide a fight for paying charter boat customers.
Catch Mangrove Snapper on the Keys
You can catch mangrove snapper if you will follow this simple method, and the only thing extra you need is a good Coast Guard chart of the keys.
Live Bait is the Key for Tarpon
When the live bait begins migrating, the predator fish - like tarpon - follow them. That's the best time to catch a nice tarpon, and here is how I catch tarpon in the mullet run.
How I Find and Catch Summer Flounder
Here is what I do on a typical summer fishing trip looking for flounder
Releasing Gut Hooked Fish
Many time fish are brought aboard with the hook buried in their stomach or gills. I’ve watched people rip the hook out of these fish, insuring that that will not survive. I’ve seen people keep fish they ordinarily would have released had the fish not been hooked so deep. Conservation of the resource dictates we find a way to release as many of these fish in as healthy a state as possible.
Setting Up Your Terminal Tackle
Hook, line and sinker is a good description. But what does it actually mean? Here are some basics about the terminal tackle - all that stuff on the end of your line - that you are fishing with.
My Line Broke When I Set the Hook…
Many people have issues with their fishing line breaking for no apparent reason. Here is how and why braided fishing line sometimes breaks for no apparent reason.
The Right Hook
Knowing the sizing and naming conventions of the major categories of hooks can help make your selection an easier task. Yes, Virginia, the type of hook you select does make a difference, and hook selection depends on the species of fish being sought.
Choosing Your Fishing Bait - Beginner Fishing
One of the biggest decisions you will make as you head out fishing is choosing which bait you will use. The whole idea behind bait is to attract a fish and entice him to eat that bait. So, making the right bait choice can often mean the difference between success and failure on the water.
Drop Shot Fishing in Saltwater
The drop shot rig is a relatively recent innovation in the freshwater fishing realm that is now making its way to saltwater. Named for the way the rig goes straight to the bottom, it is similar to a ‘fish-finder’ or ‘chicken’ rig currently used by many bottom-fishing anglers. The difference is in the placement of the hook.
Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery.
Bottom Fishing for Reef Fish
Fishing the patch reefs along the south Florida coast and the Florida Keys, means bottom fishing with knocker rigs.
Selecting the Best GPS/ Fish Finder Unit
The new breed of GPS equipped fish finder technology now allows saltwater anglers to map out their fishing trips more successfully. Here are a few that are ranked near the top of the list.
Top 10 Onshore Fishing Spots on South Padre...
South Padre Island is an angler’s paradise no matter whether you are fishing inshore, offshore, or simply wading or fishing the surf. Here are 10 top fishing spots for land based angles.
Fishing Bridge Pilings
Bridges present an entire array of structure where their pilings enter the water. From giant pillars to wooden
Catch the Alaskan Black Cod
Also known as sablefish, the black cod is a favorite of deep water anglers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as gourmet chefs who regularly prepare upscale cuisine.
Catching Beeliners - Fishing for Vermillion...
From Cape Hatteras, NC, to as far south as Brazil, the vermillion snapper is a reef staple for both commercial and recreational anglers. Known in areas of the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico states as beeliners, these fish are a charter captain’s best friend. When other fish don’t cooperate, beeliners fill the fish box.
Huge Red Drum in Coastal Inlets - Catching Big...
Up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States, huge red drum (redfish) can be caught in the fall by just about anyone willing to soak a bait on the bottom and wait. These bruisers congregate in the channels in the fall months, and light tackle is definitely NOT the way to go to catch one.
Saltwater Fishing Rods: Which One is Best for...
Having the right rod for the type of fishing you are doing is a vitally important aspect of achieving angling success. Here are some suggestions on which ones to select.
What Kind of Leader Do I Need?
But the importance is not so much whether to use one or not (we almost always need one), rather it is what kind of leader to use. Three basic choices are monofilament, fluorocarbon, or steel, or some combination or derivative of these three.
Flounder on Artificials
It would appear that a flounder, lying on the bottom waiting for food, would not be a very aggressive fish, one wiling to reach out and grab a lure. I spend most of my time looking for flounder with live bait, but I was surprised at their aggressiveness when presented with an artificial bait like a grub.
How to Quickly Rig a Ballyhoo Bait Fish
Ballyhoo is a popular bait among saltwater anglers for good reason. Rigging ballyhoo doesn’t have to be hard. Learn how to rig ballyhoo in 10 easy steps.
What’s in a Swivel?
There are three or four basic types of swivels, all of them designed for the specific purpose of preventing line twist. When a bait twirls in the water or a hooked fish spins, the swivel is there to turn (swivel) and allow the terminal tackle freedom to spin while keeping your line from twisting.
How to Catch Wary Sheepshead
Here's what I do when the water is clear and the fish are reluctant to bite. Here is how to catch wary sheepshead.
Look for Moving Water to Find Fish
When the tide runs, the current takes baitfish along with it. Predator fish like redfish and flounder will be feeding when the tide is moving, so plan to fish when the tide is running.
How To Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water
A simple how to on keeping bait shrimp alive without water, from your About.com guide
Before You Buy a Spinning Reel
Of all the reels made, the spinning reel is by far the most popular. Easy to use and virtually backlash free, these reels come in all price ranges. Prices vary, determined generally by the number of ball bearings contained in the reel. Choose a spinning reel according to what kind of fishing you plan to do.
Is There a Best Boat to Own?
Those of us who live along the coast face a dilemma when it comes to choosing a boat. Either we are well enough off to afford two or more boats, or we try to choose a single boat to serve all our needs. Is there really a best boat to own?
Fish Catch Handling Basics
How you handle your catch once it is in the boat is important if you want to have a great meal.
How to Fish Around Docks
Dock fishing is a specialized form of structure fishing where you place your bait under the dock where the fish are located.
How to Fish Channels
Anchoring and fishing along the edge of a channel, whether man-made or natural, can be an awesome way to find and catch fish.
Gulf Grouper Fishing
Fall is time for gag and red grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Savvy anglers catch limits every day.
Fishing Natural Reef Formations
Fishing over a natural reef or underwater rock pile takes some coordination and knowledge. It's not just a matter of dropping a bait down. Use these tips to help you catch more fish.
What Makes a Fish Bite?
Anglers the world over have always struggled with that question. I know times when the fish were visible, lots of them, and they would not so much as nibble at even a live bait presented to them. What reason is there for a fish not to bite?
North Florida's Hot Fishing
March and April are two of the best months to find fish in northeast Florida. Captain Kirk Waltz tells us where and how to catch fish these months.
Fishing a Jig Head
There are a lot of terminal tackle choices on the market. Some are simple; some are complicated. All can be as expensive as you would like them to be. My personal choice for most of my inshore fishing (with natural bait or with a grub) is a jig head.
Boat Anchor Tips - Anchoring a Boat over a...
Boat anchor tips fro positioning your boat over a fishing hole. Use these boat anchor tips to get it right the first time
Fishing Artificial Reefs
Fishing artificial reefs takes some know-how and some practice. Follow these tips to learn how to fish an artificial reef.
How to Catch Big Squid
Learn where to find and how to catch big Humboldt squid and, after doing so, how to turn them into a gourmet calamari dinner that will delight your guests.
Fishing Ledges
Learn how to fish a deep water ledge. These tips can help you anchor, drift or troll properly over this deep water structure.
Top Baitfish for Saltwater Fishing
No matter where you fish in saltwater, chances are that there is are specific local baitfish that are popular with the anglers in that region. Here are a few of the top choices.
Choosing the Right Terminal Tackle
Bottom fishing, whether inshore or in deep offshore waters, necessarily means making a choice on the terminal tackle you plan to use. Many anglers catch fewer fish as a result of a poor choice or no choice at all.
Proper Bait Placement for Redfish
Redfish are so finicky that your bait has to be very close to them for them to bite. They won't go out of their way to find your bait in a current.
Gag Grouper - How to Catch a Gag Grouper
Gag grouper are the most common grouper up and down the east coast of the US. Here is a profile on gag grouper
Catch Giant Yellowfin Tuna!
Yellowfin tuna are one of the most valuable food fish on the planet, and come in all sizes; from under 10 pounds to over 400. Here are a few tips on how to successfully target the big boys.
How to Catch and Prepare Shark
Sharks have been feared by people throughout history ...but they should probably be more afraid of us, since this ancient fish has been increasingly celebrated on restaurant menus and dinner tables. Here is how to catch and properly prepare them.
Casting to a Tailing Redfish
There are many anglers who claim to never have seen a tailing redfish. I think it turns out that these anglers may have actually seen some, but just didn’t know what they were seeing at the time. They can generally be found in a low water condition, either on an outgoing or an incoming tide, moving along the edge of oyster or bars. The crabs and other crustaceans that inhabit these areas are a favorite food source.
All Knotted Up
Have you ever hooked a fish, I mean a good fish, only to have your line apparently break just when you were about to land him? I have, and it is one of the most frustrating events a fisherman can experience. Most of the time when this happens, if you look at the end of the line carefully, you will find the line really did not break. Rather the knot came undone! And when you realize that fact, you become even more frustrated.
Fall Fishing at Horseshoe Beach, Florida
Fall Fishing at Horseshoe Beach is on fire. This is the best time of year to be fishing at Horseshoe Beach, Florida
Love Bluefish – Hate Bluefish
Bluefish – a fish that stirs emotion of some type. Some people love them and actually head out to find and catch them. Some people loathe them and will actually pull their lines in to avoid them. And the trend I see is that the farther north you go along the Atlantic coast, the more people tend to love them. Down south, more people tend to loathe them. It’s just my observation, but I do believe there is some truth in there somewhere.
Boat Launching and Boat Ramp Tips
The boat launch or boat ramp on a nice weekend can be a real hassle not only for you but for the other boaters waiting to launch their boats. Just a small amount of advanced preparation and planning can make the whole process painless and quick.
Catch More Saltwater Fish From a Kayak!
Saltwater kayak fishing is rapidly increasing in popularity. Learn more about this stealthy and ecologically friendly way of catching more and bigger fish!
Shrimping Season
Dog days mean hot, sultry afternoons that more often than not end up with rain. They also mean that shrimp are on the run, and recreational shrimping can help cool off those hot days.
How To Tie a Wire Leader
a simple how to on removing twist from your line, fromyour about.com guide
Pounding the Flounder
Summer fishing, among other things, means flounder. Whether catching them on hook and line or gigging them at night in shallow water, flounder are making an otherwise ho- hum summer fishing season interesting. We fished the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) this past week and found good numbers of flounder willing to eat mud minnows and plastic grubs.
Mutton Snapper Fishing Tips
Mutton snapper are found from New England down throughout the Caribbean to South America. They are, however much more concentrated in the Bahamas and the South Florida area. They can be found from inshore estuaries to deep water reefs, and fishing for them will vary accordingly. Here are some mutton snapper fishing tips
Learning to Fish - Part II
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish. Page 2.
Five Items Every Angler Needs in His Tackle Box
We all fish and we all have a tackle box of some sort - even if it's a paper bag. But, hook, line and sinker – is that all we need in our tackle box?
Top 3 Top 3 Ultralight Spinning Reels
Ultralights are usually reels that handle six pound test line or less. Some reels are actually designed for 2 pound test line. Prices vary for these little guys, as does quality and saltwater resistance.
Know When and How to Chum
Knowing when and how to chum can bring more fish to your boat and consequently more fish in your cooler! Captain Don Anderson gives us some west coast chumming tips in his article. Page 3.
So You Want to Buy a Boat
Someone once said that the two happiest days of a man's life are (1) when he buys a boat, and (2) when he sells that boat. Buying a fishing boat.
Freeing a Hung Boat Anchor
Freeing a Hung Anchor Saltwater Fishing marine weather Few anglers realize that they need as much anchor line (rode) as they do to be safe.
Mitchell 300X Spinning Reel
I had the opportunity to try one of the 300X reels out on some sheepshead. These fish are hard fighters and on eight pound test line, a five pound sheepshead puts up quite a fight. The drag system works extremely well, as witnessed by many long hard runs on these powerful fish.
Kingfish Baits
Up and down the east coast, as tournaments occur literally every weekend, kingfish anglers all have their favorite baits. We’re talking natural baits here – not artificials. Lures, plugs and chuggers will work from time to time, but by far the preferred baits are live.
Learning to Set the Hook - Fishing Instruction
Hook Setting instruction - Learning to Set the Hook - Saltwater Fishing - How anglers are learning to set the hook
Catching Offshore Opah
The huge, colorfully hued opah, also known as the Pacific moonfish, was once only taken incidentally on commercial long lines. Learn more about this exotic oval shaped fish, which is now showing up more often in the catches of recreational saltwater anglers.
Reeling in a Fish - Pump and Wind
As I watch a lot of people who fish on my boat, it becomes evident that the actual process of reeling a fish in – that is “fighting” a fish – is new to most of them. The tendency is for them to simply start winding the reel handle regardless of what the fish is doing. Lots of reels end up with line so twisted it almost has to be replaced.
Fishing the Backwater - Saltwater Marshes
Saltwater marshes are a part of the estuary system, the nursery if you will, for a variety of fish. They are comprised of a number of winding creeks, sloughs, and flats that change dramatically with the incoming and outgoing tide.
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Your Comprehensive Guide to Grouper Fishing
Whether you're new to saltwater fishing or you’ve been a saltwater angler all of your life, here is your comprehensive guide to all things grouper fishing.
Redfish in the Surf
Spring is the time for the fish to begin showing up in the surf. Schools of baitfish make their way north up the Atlantic coast, and predator fish follow right behind. It’s sort of like a moving cafeteria to these predators – food on the hoof so to speak. Menhaden and mullet, the two big “M’s” of the baitfish world, are followed by a variety of fish. Cobia and tarpon are arguably the most sought after. Redfish are mostly ignored during this time of year.
Catch Saltwater Fish Using Freshwater Lures
Crankbaits are one of the staples of freshwater bass anglers, but did you know that many of these hard baits work equally well when targeting certain saltwater species?. Here are a few of the best producers.
How to Pour Lead Head Jigs
Pouring lead jig heads for fishing is fun and it can save you money. Here are the steps I take when I am making jig heads
Take a Kid Saltwater Fishing
Teaching a kid to fish, whether it be in fresh or saltwater, can be a highly rewarding experience with the potential of provide them with a lifetime full of good times and happy memories.
How to Perfect a Favorite Fishing Spot
We all have favorite fishing spots. Here is something you can do to make that spot even more productive.
The High Cost of Fishing - Boats for Sale
As I look around my area these days, it seems more and more boats for sale are showing up on the roadsides. Most of these boats for sale are big-engine gas guzzlers that people are trying to offload because of the rising fuel prices in the US. Many of them have twin engines, which drink even more fuel.
Drifting a Grass Flat for Seatrout
Drifting across a grass flat full of turtle grass is perhaps one of my favorite ways to fish. Here is how I drift those grass flats for spotted seatrout. Page 2.
Seatrout and Pinfish
Catching spotted seatrout on pinfish in Florida Bay was fun. Catching the pinfish for bait was almost as much fun as catching the trout!
2-Speed Reel Buying Tips
Rather than employing only one gear to retrieve your line at a given speed, a 2-speed reel offers both a “high” and “low” gear, which gives saltwater anglers a lot more muscle to bring big gamefish to the boat. Here are a few suggestion to select the right one for you.
Fiddling for Bait - Fiddler Crabs
So it was that we devised a way to catch our own bait this particular day. We actually drew up plans and constructed a method that we had both heard about but never attempted. We were going to catch our weight in fiddler crabs! Yes, those little sideways running dudes that roam the sandy flats at low tide were prime bait at this time of year. The sheepshead bite was on and fiddlers were like a steak dinner to them.
Line Size Makes a Difference
You can catch more fish on smaller line if you know how to do it!
Fort Macon Secrets
Secrets for fishing from Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina
Where Do I Fish Today?
Making a plan on where to fish before you go is a smart thing to do. Unfortunately most of us wait until we get on the water to make that plan.
The Latest Top 3 Saltwater Spinning Reels
Saltwater spinning reels are rapidly gaining popularity with even the most seasoned anglers. New models are stronger, smoother and capable of handling larger fish than ever before. Here are a few of the latest to receive a top rating.
Build a Flounder Gigging Boat
Build a Flounder Gigging Boat. Saltwater Fishing.
Wahoo - The Speeding Bullet
Wahoo are arguably the fastest fish in the ocean, capable of ripping hundreds of yards of line off a reel in mere seconds. Catching them and eating them is a favorite Texas sport.
Fishing Under a Float
Fishing under a float is easy and can be very productive if you know the basics.
Catch More using Scents and Fish Attractants!
Successful anglers are always trying to find additional ways to enhance the effectiveness of their artificial lures. Take a look at some of the newly developed fish attractants that may hold an answer to their quest.
Fighting a Fish – How to Fight a Fish
Fighting a fish is a task that can be learned. Many anglers do not know how to fight a fish. After you hook that fish, how do you get him to the boat?
Boat Launching Made Simple
Launching your boat can be as easy as 1-2-3 or it can be a difficult and embarrassing event. Here are some tips to help you – and the other boaters around you – have a happier day.

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