Inshore

stmartinsreef

Fishing Hard Bottom Inshore

Most of us think of "hard bottom" as a term relevant only to those who chase reef species like grouper
and red snapper far offshore. But along broad stretches of Florida's coast, fishing hard bottom is also an effective inshore strategy for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, black sea bass, sheepshead, mangrove snapper—and even, yes, the occasional keeper gag.

Offshore

wc wahoo

Taking the Kids Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member:releasegear By the time I got the wire rod down and blue runner on he was out of site so I tossed him straight off the back, 5/0 circle hook, 12 inches of 90 pound wire , 50 pound flouro leader and 50 pound braid on a Shimano Baitrunner. Thirty seconds later the wahoo explodes on the runner, shooting out of the water like a missile.

Reel Time with Florida Sportsman

Boating

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.45.11 AM

Restoring Fiberglass Color & Shine

In this FS Seminar, FS Boating Forum Moderator Dan McCarthy shows how-to keep your hull in tip-top shape. If your hull is looking dull and faded, you can bring back its original luster and shine with ease. For more information on the products used visit www.starbrite.com.

Paddle Craft

camera mounts

Kayak Camera Mounts

Taking photos and videos from paddle craft has always been a challenge. Many great catches go unrecorded, leaving you with only a story. With new camera mounts on the market, getting that perfect shot is easier than ever.

ShopYardFSWeb

Fly Fishing

kert trout (1 of 1)

A Trip to the Lagoon

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772 Highlight of the day was my buddy catching a 30 inch trout, three feet from the boat. Poling through a back creek, he spotted the tail of the fish sticking out of the grass under water, dropped the fly and boom!

Diving

kitch 2 lobster

Greek Salad and Lobster

When it comes to cooking Florida lobster (Panulirus argus, Caribbean spiny lobster) there are two simple rules. The first: Don’t over-season. The second: Don’t overcook.

Florida Sportsman Facebook Florida Sportsman Twitter Florida Sportsman RSS Feed

Sportsmans Galleries

Hunting

FWC_Logo_C

August “Outta the Woods”

Help monitor for CWD; Floridians hunting out of state need to be aware of what they can bring back.

Fresh Water

econ 1

Way Down on the Econ

If Stephen Foster had known about the Econlockhatchee, or Econ, the lyrics to his famous song may have been different.
The Econ doesn’t come up in discussions of great Florida fishing waters. Fishing the Econ is usually a lovely day on the water with a few beautiful fish thrown in. It can be better than that, but you really can’t expect it to be.

Gear & Tackle

orvis

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.