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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.
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.
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.
Fishing for Flounder: 11 Tips
Flounder fishing tips, baits and rigs that work for catching flounder - Flounder methods and fishing tips
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips and Techniques for Catching Redfish
How to Catch Redfish - Techniques and baits for redfish.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four Best Cold Water Fishing Tactics
Yes, you can still catch fish in the cold winter months - if you follow a few tips. Here are the four best tips for catching fish in cold water.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques - Part II
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques. Page 2.
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
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.
Loads of Great Info About Fishing for Flounder...
Pictures show how to make a gill cut on a flounder
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.
So You Want to be a Guide
Here is what it takes to obtain a Coast Guard captains license. Page 2.
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
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.
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
Learning to Fish
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish
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.
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.
How to Catch Redfish and Where to Find Them?
Here is a profile on redfish - also known as red drum.
Florida Spring Fishing
Spring in Florida means lots of fish. Here are some tips and places to fish in Florida in the spring months.
Catch Big Island Bruisers from Shore
When most saltwater anglers think of the Kona coast, they often focus on offshore action for fish like Mahi-Maha, Ono and Ahi. But there are also numerous venues to catch big fish from shore; here are a few of them.
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.
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.
Bottom Fishing for Reef Fish
Fishing the patch reefs along the south Florida coast and the Florida Keys, means bottom fishing with knocker rigs.
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.
Easy Winter Sheepshead Fishing
Here are some tips on how to catch winter time sheepshead on artificial reefs
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques and Surf Casting
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.
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.
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?
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.
Black Drum Fishing
Every spring – actually late winter and early spring, the black drum make their way into the inlets up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. This is the time of year that the big breeder fish come in to spawn. Black drum fishing enthusiasts make plans months ahead of time, tuning up their tackle, and their boats. Although the average “big” drum catch is around 40 pounds, these fish can reach weights over 100 pounds, and annually many fish that size are caught.
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.
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.
Jigging the Mangroves - Saltwater Fishing
Mangroves are found all over the world in subtropical and tropical waters: the southern half of Florida, Texas, Mexico and the Caribbean. And fishing these mangroves with jigs can provide some of the most productive fishing to be found.
Best Piers to Fish in Florida
Florida is a premier locale to go pier fishing. It’s inexpensive, easily accessible, family friendly and offers an exceptional venue to catch gamefish that might normally require a boat to reach. Here are a few of the most popular.
How To Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water
A simple how to on keeping bait shrimp alive without water, from your About.com guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gulf Grouper Fishing
Fall is time for gag and red grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Savvy anglers catch limits every day.
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.
All About Grouper - Grouper Fishing
Grouper and the entire grouper family have become probably the most popular saltwater food fish in the United States. While there are Pacific varieties, the largest fishery is in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast. Grouper are a bottom fishing charter boat captain’s big ticket item. Most catches are over ten pounds with some well over 100 pounds. Following is information and some stories about grouper fishing that can help you become a better angler.
The Black Drum March
March is the month to catch a huge black drum along the Atlantic coast. See how we caught them along the Georgia coast this month.
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
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.
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.
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.
Spring Sheepshead
Spring means spawning for sheepshead. Catching them is fun and easy if you follow a few basic tips.
How to Keep Your Catch Cool!
Taking care of you catch properly makes all the difference in the world when it comes to ensuring that you will enjoy it at peak quality and flavor. Insulated fish bags are one of the newest tools to do this successfully. Here are a few of the top brands.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Catching Bluefin Tuna in the Northeast US is...
Catching bluefin tuna in the northeast US is exciting and rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
The Annual Shad Run
American and hickory shad are on the move and catchable each spring. Their annual spawning rite takes them upstream in every river with saltwater access. This spring is no different, and the run appears to be larger than normal.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Which Fish is Smartest?
Which fish is the smartest fish you have ever caught? Or - do you even think that fish can be smart? The debates rages!
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.
A Simple Plan for Catching Snook in Everglades...
Fishing out of Flamingo, in Everglades National Park, I have a simple snook plan for you that will help you find and catch snook.
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
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.
Sea Chaser 180 FS - A Boat Review
Here is a review of the Sea Chaser 180 FS flats boat made by Carolina Skiff Corporation.
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.
Mangrove Snapper Tactics
Tagged as the most wary fish when it comes to a baited hook, here are some tips on how to catch mangrove snapper
Product Review - Shimano Symetre Spinning Reels
This is a mid-price range reel from Shimano that really works as well its higher priced cousins.
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
Catching Seatrout in Cold Water
Did you decide to put away the fishing tackle when the first freeze came through? Are you one of the many people who think that cold water makes fishing impossible? Or, are you one of the anglers who know where to find and catch seatrout in cold water?
Braided Line Solutions
Braided line versus monofilament line. What are the differences?
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.
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!
Landing a Fish – How to Land a Fish
Once you fight your fish up to your boat or pier, how do you get him out of the water. This is where many fish are lost. Here's how to land a fish.
Care and Feeding for Saltwater Tackle
Cleaning your tackle after every trip can mean that your tackle will last for years. Saltwater can do serious damage to tackle if that tackle is not cleaned.
How to Catch More Fish in 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!
Anchoring Pole or Trolling Motor?
Which one should I use, a power pole or a trolling motor? Or maybe I should use both?
Cleaning a Redfish
Here is step by step pictoral that shows you the basics of cleaning a redfish.
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.
Saltwater Fishing’s Top 5 Brands of...
Despite the growing popularity of heavy duty spinning reels for saltwater fishing, there is still nothing quite as reliable as a well constructed conventional reel when it comes to landing big, tackle busting gamefish. Here are the top 5 brands.
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.
All About Redfish
The redfish or red drum has become one of the most sought after fish on the Gulf and Atlantic shores. Primarily an inshore fish, it became popular as a food fish after being offered as blackened redfish in New Orleans restaurants. It became popular as a game fish as more former bass tournament anglers got turned on to inshore saltwater fishing. It now is the target of numerous professional redfish tournaments. Here are some articles and information on catching these beautiful spot tail bass.
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.
Hook Setting
When and How to Set a Hook on a Fish. Page 2.
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.
Deep Jigging
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Catch More and Bigger Fish with Flurocarbon...
Due to a refractive index that is nearly identical to that of water, fluorocarbon line becomes virtually invisible when submerged, which provokes more strikes and results in more hook ups.
Looking for Fish in All the Right Places
Whether you are headed for a weekend trip looking for a new fishing location, or simply exploring more of your local area, you can help your overall catch rate by being prepared.
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.
Let's Catch Some Sheepshead
Got your bait? Got your tackle? Ready to go? Ok! Lets get crackin' on those sheepshead! One reader did ask last week whether these were Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), or the California variety (Semicossyphus pulcher). These that I am writing about are the former, the Atlantic variety.
Springtime Beach Fishing for Cobia and Red Drum
Springtime is time for fishing these species,whether from a boat or from the surf.
Penn Slammer 460 Spinning Reel
The Penn Slammer 460 is one of Penn's top spinning reels with six ball bearings and an all metal housing.
Learning to Fish - Part II
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish. Page 2.
How to Catch Pacific Red Snapper and Rock Cod
Pacific red snapper, red rock cod or rock fish, this member of the Sebastes genus will put a bend in your pole ...and a smile on your face!
Redfish and Flounder - Saltwater Fishing
Redfish and Flounder, from your About.com Guide: captain judy ron brooks charter boats wilmington river double hook
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.
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
Keeping Your Secret Fishing Spots Secret
Here are some tips on how to keep those secret fishing spots a secret! You don't want the whole world fishing in your secret spots!
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.
Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchoring System
This anchoring system apparently evolved from the guides who pole their boats, then stake the boat out with their pole to hold it in one place. The Power-pole uses hydraulics to actuate the pole and can anchor your boat in water up to eight feet deep.
Saltwater Fishing Lures I Depend Upon
Everyone has one or more favorite lures in their tackle box. I have three that I won't leave the dock without. When I am fishing with artificial lures, these three are the ones I use all the time.
Georgia’s Beaches for Summer Whiting
Whiting, Southern Kingfish, menticirrhus americanus; whatever the name, some would argue that the common whiting found along Georgia’s coastal waters and beaches are not worth pursuing. Those anglers who would take that stance are missing not only some of the fastest fishing around when the bite is on, but also some fine eating fare. Page 2.
How To Keep Your Catch Fresh
A simple how to on keeping your catch fresh, from your About.com guide
Mutton Snapper Ledges
Deep jigging for mutton snapper on the Florida Keys can be very productive if you get the right water and wind conditions
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.
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.
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.
Georgia's Year-Round Redfish - III
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery. Page 3.
Top 4 Four Favorite Seatrout Lures
Here are four seatrout lures that I like to use. All of them catch fish at various times
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?
Fish for California sheephead!
The California sheephead is an increasingly popular fish with kelp bed anglers in both southern California and Baja. Learn the best techniques for hooking up with one of them here!
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!
Jigs, Molds, Sinkers and Bucktails
To save money and keep me from counting pennies while I fish, I pour my own sinkers and jig heads, and usually wrap my own bucktails. I remember growing up watching and learning from my father just how to pour lead with a sinker or jig mold. His method won't work for me today, and you'll see why as I explain it.
Tripletail Hunting - Fishing for Tripletail
Similar to hunting for game, fishing for tripletail in the late summer is a matter of getting to where they live. If you can get to the places they frequent, you are likely to find one or more, and late summer is the time for some big ones along the southeast US coast.
Line Size Makes a Difference
You can catch more fish on smaller line if you know how to do it!
Stand Up Rods - Can You Take Them?
Stand up rods came on the scene many years ago, but only in the last several years have they become immensely popular. These short, fast taper rods offer the angler the opportunity to literally go one-on-one with some awfully hard fighting fish. And the shortness of the rod makes the fight even more personal.
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 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.
How To Run in a Following Sea
a simple how to on run in a following sea, fromyour about.com guide
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.

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