Early Morning Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: Billy So off we go to Billy’s Creek. It was full of reds with some with their backs out of the water. The problem was they wouldn’t bite anything we threw at them. After a frustrating period of time, and for once wishing (sort of), that we should have had bait Duane says let’s move.


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Summertime Offshore Bite

Florida Sportsman Member:harbison Our Florida is now one of the most populated states in the entire country. And, for very good reasons! Our climate is second to none, Our beaches are among the finest in the world, southern cooking is tops, and, never to be forgotten, our fishing. Florida is widely known as the Fishing Capital of the World.

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Sea Tow Foundation Launches New EPIRB and PLB Rental Program with Support from ACR Electronics

Sea Tow Foundation has launched a new emergency beacon rental program, allowing boaters across the nation access to Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) for rent.

Paddle Craft

Redfish like this one caught by Jerry Coleman can be sight fished via kayak by standing and poling the flats.

On the Spot

Feel the urge to hunt? Now’s the time to give standup redfishing a shot. When kayakers ask about sight-fishing for giant Indian River Lagoon spotted seatrout, most recommend they stay seated and content themselves with casting. Redfish may be another story.


Fly Fishing

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Beach Walk Success

Florida Sportsman member: pazozausf Decided to go mess around with the seven weight and see if I could put a hook into some of the small snook in the surf. Hooked into this girl, she was a little bigger than I was expecting.


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Preparing a Lionfish

WTVJ’s (NBC 6) Jennifer Reeves speaks with Guy Harvey’s Dave Chafin, who demonstrates the art of cleaning/preparing lionfish. With the right preparation, lionfish make for a delicious meal.

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Summertime Hogs

Florida Sportsman member: BAJAOKLA The hogs were right on time and came into the new feeder at 8:18 pm. We watched them feed for about ten minutes and then picked out one that looked like it would make a nice batch of bratwurst. Andy nailed his hog right behind the ear with the .270 and it went down like a rock.

Fresh Water

Capt. George Gozdz displays an average St. Johns largemouth.

New Fishing Regulations Go Into Effect to Improve Bass Fisheries Statewide

New regulations simplify rules to more effectively manage the quality of black bass fisheries
New black bass fishing regulations are in effect throughout Florida, beginning July 1. This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant bass and protect larger bass in order to ensure that Florida continues to produce trophy bass in the future.

Gear & Tackle


Orvis Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing

This Month, Sky Pony Press is pleased to release a revised and updated version of Orvis Kids’ Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing, by Tyler Befus.