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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques - Part II
Long-Distance Surf Casting 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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How I Find and Catch Summer Flounder
Here is what I do on a typical summer fishing trip looking for flounder
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.
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.
So You Want to be a Guide
Here is what it takes to obtain a Coast Guard captains license. Page 2.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Learning to Fish
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish
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
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques and Surf Casting
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
Getting the Gag
Gag grouper are one of the most popular target species on the southeast and Gulf coasts. Once threatened, this valuable resource has now rebounded after enhanced management efforts. Here are a few tips on how to catch them.
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!
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.
How to Catch Redfish and Where to Find Them?
Here is a profile on redfish - also known as red drum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pick the Best Fishing Kayak for You
The primary advantage of fishing from a kayak is having the ability to cover the inshore zone for a much wider variety of species in areas that may be virtually unattainable by those who are land based. Here are a few suggestions on how to select the right one.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Fishing Bridge Pilings
Bridges present an entire array of structure where their pilings enter the water. From giant pillars to wooden
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.
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
Puppy Drum Fishing Tips
All big dogs start out as a little puppy, and the same is true when it comes to red drum. Fishing for puppy drum along the central Atlantic coast can be almost as much fun as catching a single big red. Here’s how to do it.
How to Fish From a Pier
Fishing piers are one place where anglers of all skill levels can have fun together, but for beginners they are perhaps one of the best places to learn how to perfect their fishing skills. Here are a few suggestions.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tide Runner Seatrout
I was fishing with artificial lures on a mud and oyster flat at high tide. Normally I pick up a few what I call “tide runners”. These are usually really big fish that feed right at the high tide for about an hour. They are usually also spotted seatrout.
Bottom Fishing for Reef Fish
Fishing the patch reefs along the south Florida coast and the Florida Keys, means bottom fishing with knocker rigs.
Cleaning a Redfish
Here is step by step pictoral that shows you the basics of cleaning a redfish.
How To Keep Your Catch Fresh
A simple how to on keeping your catch fresh, from your About.com guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
How To Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water
A simple how to on keeping bait shrimp alive without water, from your About.com guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia's Under-fished Camden County
Reading an article about saltwater fishing in Georgia generally means learning about catches either offshore, or around the Brunswick or Savannah areas. Not that that’s a bad thing, but there are a lot more places to fish along the coast than just those two or three locations. Five counties have a significant piece of the coast in their borders, and some of them are seldom heard from when it comes to saltwater fishing.
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
How to Handle a Homeguard
Homeguard ‘mossback’ yellowtail are a prime target species along the coasts of Baja and southern California, and offer a formidable battle that will challenge even the most experienced saltwater angler.
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.
Gulf Grouper Fishing
Fall is time for gag and red grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Savvy anglers catch limits every day.
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.
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!
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
Hook Setting
When and How to Set a Hook on a Fish. Page 2.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Expanded Limit for Southeast Kings
Southeast Alaska has always been a prime fishery for king salmon. Now, the catch limit for non-resident anglers has been expanded. Learn more about these new regulations.
How To Tie a Wire Leader
a simple how to on removing twist from your line, fromyour about.com guide
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?
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. . Page 2.
How To Quickly Rig a Ballyhoo
a simple how to on rigging a ballyhoo, fromyour about.com guide
How Big Can a Redfish Grow
How big can a redfish grow? My son, Tom, along with Jason Marsh and Jonathon Richard from Jacksonville were pondering that question this week.
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 Artificial Reefs
Fishing artificial reefs takes some know-how and some practice. Follow these tips to learn how to fish an artificial reef.
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.
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.
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.
All About Jetty Fishing
Jetties can be found at almost nay inlet up and down both coasts of the United States. Learning how to fish them, and how to fish them safely can be a big plus to you take home catch! Here are a number of articles I have written over the years dealing with fishing some of those jetties. I hope they help you catch more fish!
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.
Surf Fishing Tips from Texas
Surf fishing tips from Texas sent in by an About.com reader. Here are his surf fishing tips from Texas
Fishing with a Trolley Rig
Nothing can be quite as frustrating to pier and jetty anglers as having their bait fly off the hook while trying to make a long cast. Using a Trolley Rig can change that.
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
Anchoring Pole or Trolling Motor?
Which one should I use, a power pole or a trolling motor? Or maybe I should use both?
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.
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.
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?
Deep Jigging
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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.
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.
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.
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 Catch Your Own Live Bait
GOT LIVE BAIT? Catch your own live baitfish with this valuable tool that should be in every serious saltwater angler's tackle box.
Sea Chaser 180 FS - A Boat Review
Here is a review of the Sea Chaser 180 FS flats boat made by Carolina Skiff Corporation.
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.
Learning to Fish - Part II
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish. Page 2.
South Georgia Inshore Fishing
I took the opportunity in late March to do some fish finding in South Georgia. From the St Marys River on the border with Florida, north to the Satilla River, there are fish just waiting to be caught there. We caught redfish and seatrou all day long. The trout were schooling on oyster bars.
Gulf Coast Tourist Fishing
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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.
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.
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.

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