Thursday, July 27, 2017
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A Redfishing Trip to Remember

Over the years there are a few fishing adventures that trigger some great memories. One of them occurred in the mid 90s in the...

Your Basic Fish Catcher, the Jig

By Captain Mel Berman Most fishing enthusiasts are weird. They drag around gargantuan tackle boxes, packed so tightly with lures they can hardly get the...

Speckled Trout Handling Tips

By Neil Taylor, www.capmel.com and www.strikethreekayakfishing.com Trout are great light tackle “catch-and-release” fun but they are unfortunately one of the most delicate species of fish that we...

The Fish Are Our Partners- Please Handle With Care

One thing is certain - most of today’s Florida fishing community has bought into catch and release. And articulate conservation minded experts like Tampa...

Holding big fish vertically — A death sentence?

We've all done it -- posing proudly for a photograph with that huge lunker held vertically by a Boga Grip. But have we ever...

Helping Fish Survive Catch & Release

Each angler has their own unique style of hooking, playing, landing, and releasing fishes; some are more proficient as a result of much past...

Guidelines for Catch-and-Release Fishing

The most important contributions an angler can make to a successful release are to hook and land the fish as quickly as possible, leave...

Getting Ready for Tarpon on a Fly

If I was ever told I could only fly fish for one species of fish for the rest of my life it would not...

Baby Tarpon Flies

My recent article on small Tarpon elicited several questions about not only what flies to use, but how to use them effectively. Tarpon of...

Fly Fishing Ideas – Time to fly

Capt. Fred Everson is a well known and talented fishing guide who operates out of the productive Lower Tampa Bay Area. He's also a...