Monday, July 24, 2017

March is the time: Freshwater Fishing

March offers peak fishing for many of Florida’s freshwater fishes! By Bob Wattendorf Throughout the southeast, freshwater anglers await early spring fishing, not just because of the glorious weather but also because the majority of...

Spiny Lobster

July 20, 2016   Suggested Tweet: Melt the butter! Spiny #LOBSTER SEASON starts soon! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1577dfc @MyFWC #Diving #Florida   Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season...

Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors Editor dies

http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/times-outdoors-editor-terry-tomalin-dies-after-heart-attack/2278148 My editor at the Times:   My condolences are with the Tomalin family Neil Taylor, capmel.com

2016 Captain Mel Classic Results

Ladies: Combined Inches Holly Rufo 43.6 Redfish Holly Rufo  27.1 Trout 1.  Holly Rufo   16.5 2.   Katrina McIntire   16.25 3.  Kim Deren    15.9 Junior Trout 1.  Shawn Blanton  15.9 Inches 2. Samantha Horne  13.5 Inches Fly Combined Inches 1. Fred McClendon   42 Redfish 1. Andrew Buda   25.2 2.  Fred McClendon  24.25 Trout 1.   Fred...

Stone Crabs close

May 10, 2017    Suggested Tweet: Stone #crab season closes 5/16. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/199a8d4 #fishing #Florida   Stone crab season closes May 16   The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last...

Anti-Reverse

The feature I detest the most on a spinning reel:  Anti-reverse.   If you feel the same way: Speak up.  Speak your mind.  That may be the only way to get a change in this...

King Mackerel Management

May 8, 2017    Suggested Tweet: King #mackerel management changes effective 5/11. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1993db2 #fishing #Florida   King mackerel management changes effective May 11   Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will...

Gamefish for everyone: The Speckled Trout

 By GB KNOWLES, Boating and fishing Snook may be Florida's most sought-after gamefish, but these sporty creatures are only available to a select few anglers and only in the southern half of the state. Redfish...

Smoked Fish Recipes

Tips, Tricks & Tales > Florida anglers are famous for making many great recipes from smoked fish with the most famous being Smoke Fish Spread. Many Florida restaurants serve smoked fish fillets as a main...

The Kayak Report, Neil Taylor 5/15/2016

Things are heating up.  The fishing was already HOT but air temperatures will be next.   Some days it's already feeling like "summer" by 8:30 AM.     The inshore flats are loaded with a variety of baitfish...