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Saltwater Fishing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Tips and Techniques for Catching Redfish
How to Catch Redfish - Techniques and baits for redfish.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Fishing Machine: the Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak
With the addition of an innovative pedal drive system, Hobie Mirage Outback kayaks have dramatically increased the distance that anglers can go in search of biting fish, revolutionizing the sport of kayak angling.
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.
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.
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 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
Dolphinfish trolling tips
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.
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.
Essential Saltwater Fishing Tackle
There are a few important things to consider when putting together a basic array of gear for saltwater fishing. Here are a few suggestions.
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?
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.
Catch Bigger Halibut with a Bounce Ball Rig
Using a bounce ball rig to catch California and Pacific halibut is growing in popularity. Here are a few suggestions for using this innovative technique.
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.
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.
Surf Fishing Techniques
One of the easiest and most accessible ways to enjoy the sport of saltwater fishing is to simply stand on the beach and cast into the surf. Here are some useful tips on how to do it successfully.
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.
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
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.
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.
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques. 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!
Easy Winter Sheepshead Fishing
Here are some tips on how to catch winter time sheepshead on artificial reefs
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.
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
So You Want to be a Guide
Here is what it takes to obtain a Coast Guard captains license. Page 2.
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.
How to Catch Redfish and Where to Find Them?
Here is a profile on redfish - also known as red drum.
Light Spinning Tackle Picks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Fishing Bridge Pilings
Bridges present an entire array of structure where their pilings enter the water. From giant pillars to wooden
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.
Best 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.
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.
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.
Selecting the Best Sinker
Unless you are flylining a live baitfish, you will need some type of sinker to help put your bait deeper in the water column. Learn how to match your sinker to the type of fishing you plan to do.
Fishing the First Cold Front
Fall fishing can be fantastic in all areas of the country. However, that first cold front and cold weather that comes through can be a real threat to your catch rate. Planning ahead and modifying your approach can mean the difference between success and failure.
Cleaning a Redfish
Here is step by step pictoral that shows you the basics of cleaning a redfish.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Gulf Grouper Fishing
Fall is time for gag and red grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Savvy anglers catch limits every day.
Catching 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.
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!
Learning to Fish
Here is what a beginner can do to start learning how to fish
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Tips for Fishing on Docks and Piers
Fishing a dock or a pier can be tricky, but it is easy if you follow these simple tips. Page 2.
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.
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?
Mangrove Fishing Tips
The tangled roots of mangrove forests provide a unique and important ecological habitat for a wide variety of gamefish, especially during their juvenile stage of development.
How I Find and Catch Summer Flounder
Here is what I do on a typical summer fishing trip looking for flounder
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.
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.
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
Best Fish Freezing Tips
Sometimes, you are not able to eat all of the fish that you actually take. This is when knowing how to properly freeze your catch can help keep them safe and tasty for months.
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.
Trolling for Grouper
The Southeastern United States provide the best grouper fishing in the world, and they can be taken by any number of means. From gag grouper in at little as ten to twelve feet of water to the mighty warsaw grouper in several hundred feet of water , all grouper tend to like the same types of baits and presentations whether they are presented on the bottom or by trolling. Just remember, big bait, big fish, small bait, small fish.
How To Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water
A simple how to on keeping bait shrimp alive without water, from your About.com guide
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.
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.
Poor Man’s Sailfish
Catching sailfish is usually an expensive proposition. But you can catch winter time sailfish in South Florida very cheaply. Here's the poor man's way to catch sailfish.
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.
Best Striped Bass Techniques
The striped bass, or rockfish as they are known in mid-Atlantic states, are one of the most sought after saltwater species on the eastern seaboard. Learn some of the best tips for catching them.
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.
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.
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.
Mooching - West Coast Salmon Fishing Technique
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!
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!
Choosing Between Braided and Monofilament...
With the advent of stronger and thinner braided fishing lines, many anglers are wondering if they should switch from using monofiliment. Here are a few ways to determine which line is the best for you.
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!
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!
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.
Catching Your Own 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.
Simple Steps to Buying a Fishing 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. Page 2.
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.
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.
Easy Method to Catch Spotted 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.
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.
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.
Catch Saltwater Fish with 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.
Drop Shot with Plastics and Catch More Fish
Drop shot rigs have offered productive fishing in freshwater for years, but saltwater anglers are now learning how effective this traditional rig is when teamed up with the new generation of plastic baits.
Windy Fishing Days
Sometimes when the wind is blowing, I stay home and forget about fishing. Today I decided to go anyway. The 15 knot north winds would mean a chill and because they were the result of a cold front, the high pressure would probably give the fish lock jaw, but I went anyway.
Catching False Albacore off the North Carolina...
False albacore are schooling and feeding off the mid-Atlantic states ion the fall months. It's time to go catch some on a fly rod!
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
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.
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.
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.
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
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.
Vacation Fishing on the Florida Keys
When you vacation on the Florida Keys and guides are out of your budget, rent a boat and fish for yourself! You can easily catch fish your first time out on the Florida Keys with these tips.
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.
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.
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.
Fishing Artificial Reefs
Fishing artificial reefs takes some know-how and some practice. Follow these tips to learn how to fish an artificial reef.
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.
Inflatable Fishing Boat Tips
Inflatable fishing boat technology has improved greatly over the past decade, and has provided saltwater anglers with many great new options.
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.
Pencil Floats and Float Tricks
Fishing under a float is easy and can be very productive if you know the basics.
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 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.
Florida Spring Fishing
Spring in Florida means lots of fish. Here are some tips and places to fish in Florida in the spring months.
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.
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.
How to Catch the Crafty Cabezon
The cabezon is a primitive looking bottom dweller that can be hard to see until it darts out of its rocky home to grab your bait. A longtime favorite of onshore and inshore anglers on the west coast, it is also highly prized as table fare.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cubera Snapper Fishing Tips
While cubera snapper are found from New England down throughout the Caribbean to South America, they are not found in great numbers anywhere in their range. They are more concentrated in the Caribbean, but many are taken off the South Florida area. They can be found on very deep water reefs, and fishing for them becomes a very special activity. Here are some cubera snapper fishing tips
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.
Deep Saltwater Fishing with a Jig
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Fishing a Jig Head All Day
Fishing all day with the same singular lure can be quite an accomplishment. The versatile jig head allows you to do just that.
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!
Anchoring Pole or Trolling Motor?
Which one should I use, a power pole or a trolling motor? Or maybe I should use both?
How to use a Poke Pole
Saltwater anglers who regularly fish onshore near rocky beaches, jetties and tidepools often overlook the fact that there may be tasty fish available from the nooks, crevices and grottos right next to where they are standing. Poke poling is one of of the best ways to catch them.
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 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!
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.
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 4 Four Favorite Seatrout Lures
Here are four seatrout lures that I like to use. All of them catch fish at various times

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