Catching Mullet on Fly

Solving the jumping enigma with flies. When you think about it, the “game” in gamefish says a lot about a fish. It helps explain why one man’s grunting and sweating aboard a drifting sportfisherman seems so far removed from another’s grilled swordfish in a restaurant.

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December Inshore Bite

Florida Sportsman member: snookslayer772 Doa Terroreyz has been a major go to with the colder water, bouncing bottom in the deeper holes and ledges. The pompano bite has been pretty good, find 66 to 68 degree water and you should be in them, as well as a good tide, higher the tide, the further they push back, and a lot of people don’t realize this.

Miami Yellowtail

Limits out of Miami

Florida Sportsman member: miami mutton We have been getting limits of yellow tails each day and today we did get grouper and a nice cobia to ad to the 4 man snapper limit. The current is stronger to the North as of today. bottom bite picked up or should I say, we didn’t miss the bottom fish, because yesterday we lost 8 bottom fish.


25th Annual Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament Set for January 15-17th

Competitive sport fishermen from across the country will gather at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in January for two days of intense sail fishing action during the 25th Annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament, January 15-18, 2015. Winners will take home stunningly beautiful trophies, including an original sculpture by Roge Fowler, and the bragging rights that come with catching and releasing the most sailfish.

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Bar South Wins Operation Sailfish

Two days of tough fishing didn’t stop 46 teams from releasing over 275 sailfish during the 3rd Annual Operation Sailfish in West Palm Beach, FL. This first leg of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series took place December 12th and 13th at Sailfish Marina in Singer Island and the payout was a hefty one. A purse in excess of $540,000 was up for grabs in addition to custom champion dog tags made and presented by Altier Jewelers of Boca Raton. Team BAR South took the top title with 12 releases, sending them home with a $157,170 payout.


Maxims for the Flats

Tips for more successful saltwater fly fishing. The old saw, “Ten percent of fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish” might go double for saltwater fly fishers, given the technical nature of fly fishing. Even more so for sight fishing the flats.


Camping Via Kayak

No bugs, no sweat, and an actual use for campfire besides cooking. Most outdoorsmen agree: Camping in Florida is best done in the winter time. Kayakers and other fishermen that use paddle craft are ideal candidates for camping trips.

Southwest Blackfins

Fishing the Ledges

Florida Sportsman Member: Veikx Live pilchards were the go to bait, we had bought a some shrimp to try for any hogfish as well. The bite picked up after we put in a chum block, with smaller fish around 13 to 14 inches. The larger ones starting biting as soon as we brought out the grill and cooked some hot dogs!

Mosquito Lagoon Black Drum

East Central Inshore

Florida Sportsman Member: Cavanaugh68 The spotted seatrout are thick along the drop offs and ledges. However the big boys, the gators, are back in deep thick backcountry waters. Searching the white holes or sand spots and always keeping in mind your posture, bait movement and signs of their presence.


Fishing Fast with a Worm

A slow-moving, bottom-bouncing worm is great for thoroughly working a small area. But there are situations where getting that worm off the bottom can be a better bet. Here are three ways to turn that bait into a faster-moving lure.


Mosquito Lagoon Seatrout on Fly

Get a few fly-caught redfish on your resume, then test your mettle against Mosquito Lagoon trout. Fly fishermen possess a rare trait. A desire to experience hot fishing, in its purest form, boils through their veins.

Port Canaveral Dolphin

December Dolphin Bite

Florida Sportsman member: cflcycleparts The water temp was a bleak 70 degrees, our only hope was to make it into the warmer waters of the stream. We make our way out to the cones about 30 miles out and find 74.99 degree water. It’ll do. We happen to run by some debris including a floating log with weeds around it, and then pandemonium.

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Hittin’ the Creeks

Florida Sportsman member: zay I hit the creeks this past weekend to see how the trout bite was and it was on fire! We found most of the bigger trout early in the morning. I tried to fish deeper water in the icw mid day but only came up with dinks.

Caydens Grouper

Fun Weekend in the Keys

Florida Sportsman member: Lori Jo Fishing Cayden’s on the reel, gets him boat side and the phin goes crazy. Then the captain sees more phins and says get some more baits out. Me and Jeff hook up and we ended up catching all three.

Trout on Fly

Cold Weather Trout

Florida Sportsman member: SUPER D When I launched, the water temperature was 55 degrees. I found a lot of nice trout sitting in a foot of water. I caught a nice 22 inch trout on a white bend back, and a Nice 25 inch trout on a white shrimp fly.


Crankbaits in Grass

Jerk those lipless crankbaits through heavy cover. It works! Loud, flashy and long-casting, lipless crankbaits are the lure of choice when searching for bass in submerged hydrilla.