Thursday, March 30, 2017

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...

Big gator trout – showing up at a flats near you

Here in Florida, there’s rarely a time of year when we need to hang up our tackle. As a matter of fact, each season has its run of wonderful gamefish to keep lines tight...

Night Fishing (Jerry White)

By Jerry White http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?313 The stores are already getting ready for Christmas, but for most of us, it's still summer. It's hot, it's humid, it WILL rain at 4:32 PM everyday, normally accompanied with lighting. For...

Do those old favorite lures still catch fish?

Some years back an antique lure club gave me an old restored plug as a thank-you gift for speaking to their group. This old beauty is mounted on a pedestal and sits in a...

How To: Get a Job Like Captain Mel’s

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA July marked my 28th  anniversary with 970-WFLA. It all started in the  1980s when then sports talk host Tedd Webb asked me to do a weekly Friday evening fishing...

Live Bait Abstinence

"Using shrimp for bait is like sleeping with your sister.  It was OK when you were six" By Capt. Mel Berman, 970-WFLA You’d think that guys like me – professed conservationists – would be into...

The Anchor Trolley (St Pete Times)

Trailmix: Outdoors bits and pieces By Rich Kenda, Times Staff Writer In Print: Friday, December 4, 2009 http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/trailmix-outdoors-bits-and-pieces/1056029 Avoid anchor chaos Positioning a kayak in relation to a school of fish is aided tremendously by an anchor trolley system....

Jigheads

I am really enjoying your site and forums.   I have been reading but not posting.   In fact, I hate to admit that I am dictating this for someone else to send to you.   I wonder...

Redfish Advantage: The Kayak

By Neil Taylor, owner www.capmel.com, owner and guide www.strikethreekayakfishing.com  Most of the west central Gulf coast of Florida is a heavily populated area with a lot of anglers chasing a favorite species- Redfish. One key...

Wade From A Boat

 By Capt. Pat Damico Fly Fishing Editor Success on our last few outings would have been mediocre if we stayed in my flats boat. Fishing with fellow guide Bryon Chamberlain a few days ago resulted...