This year seemed to be dominated by the big, the bizarre and the backyard. The trend seems to have carried over from the year prior, where unusual stories and big fish ranked in the top most popular posts. But 2020 marked a year of unprecedented conditions, where many of us have found ourselves confined and six feet apart. In turn, we’ve all had to find a way to stay positive and sane, a comfort of which I believe we’ve all found in fishing. Because of this, we’ve seen an uptick of land-based shore fishing in our top nine, with pictures of piers, backyards, and beaches peppered throughout. Goes to show, you don’t need a boat to enjoy fishing to its fullest. To all the Florida Sportsmen out there, we wish you a Happy New Year. Cheers to 2021 and the good things in store for us.
Thanks for continuing to read Florida Sportsman Magazine! Our editors, field writers and photographers are working on some great issues for 2021—our 52nd year of publication! Meantime, here’s a look back at our covers from the past year. We’re grateful for all your support, whether you follow the magazine, website, social media, watch our TV shows or all of the above.