Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thoughts On: Flats Rods

 By Capt. Fred Everson  In the late 1970’s I found myself on the Willoughby River in northern Vermont fishing for lake run rainbow trout that were migrating upstream to spawn. The water was clear, cold...

Jacks or Better

Jack crevalle have made a major comeback since the 2010 freeze, with big fish in big numbers throughout the region.   A voracious feeder, they are easy targets for all anglers:  Lure, fly or bait...

Report Wildlife Violations

Report Wildlife And Fish Law Violations Online  Call it joining the technology age. Floridians can now report fish and wildlife law violations online. Anyone who has knowledge of, or suspects, a violation involving saltwater or freshwater...

Grunters: Male seatrout

 From Florida Sea Grant Anyone who has caught more than few spotted seatrout has noticed that some of them emit loud croaks after being caught. All of the hundreds of members of the drum family...

Fish Hooks For Snook

By CAPT. FRED EVERSON  Because snook come in such a wide range of sizes, and because the initial surge of the strike is so strong, the hooks used for snook fishing require careful selection. Don’t...

Launch Preliminaries

Efficiency starts long before the angler is ever even near the launch.   Efficiency continues at "setup" at the launch and pays off all day long.    Efficiency is continued during "the hunt" for the fish.  ...

The Fish Are Our Partners- Please Handle With Care

By Captain Mel Berman One thing is certain - most of today’s Florida fishing community has bought into catch and release. And articulate conservation minded experts like Tampa Bay guide Neil Taylor has championed that...

Best Fly Fishing in the US

http://bestflyfishing.us/ When someone mentions fly fishing, you might conjure up a mental image of an old-fashioned fisherman, his hat full of lures, a wicker creel at his belt, waders secured with suspenders as he wades...

Spooling a Spinning Reel

By SCOTT SUGGS, 2007 FLW Champion  There's no shortage of reasons to keep a few spinning reels in the boat. Perhaps you haven't yet mastered a baitcasting reel or maybe the fishing conditions require you...

Hints for Hiring a Guide

By Merry Beth Ryan, Sun Herald - Waterline Edition Florida has an abundance of inshore fishing guides to choose from. They all have their own intriguing blend of knowledge, determination and enthusiasm. A day at...