Fishing


West End Fishing

West End Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: dzank We ran north of Memory Rock and had a great day with various snappers and grouper, as well as the ever present ‘cuda. We actually had one barracuda rocket into the boat chasing a yellowtail, which was a bit scary, to say the least.

Jetty

Jetty Variety

Florida Sportsman member: Cast&Blast I picked up another sheepshead when I look over to the back and one of the droppers is screaming. Johnny Moon was right next to it and quickly grabbed it and started what would be a lengthy battle. After a couple epic runs, we finally see color… a lot of color.

Surf Fishing Sharks

Surf Fishing Sharks

Florida Sportsman member: sandwashslugger At times, I could count ten sharks within sight. I was literally sight casting to these guys. It’s a royal pain re-tying these rigs on the beach, but as quickly as I could get another rig ready, I would be hooked up within minutes.

Clearwater Fishing

West Clearwater Fishing Variety

Florida Sportsman Member: releasegear We decided to stay at 45 feet and caught lots of grunts, gags, one goliath and six hogs.

Redfish

10K Big Redfish and More

Florida Sportsman Member: Joe Snook I was poling around a bay and saw a big fish swimming in circles and zigzags in a small area. Luckily, the fish stayed on course and intersected perfectly with the DOA Cal Paddle Tail and two twitches was all it took to get the bite set the hook and hand the rod back to Jake.

Winter Mixed Bag

Big Bend Winter Mixed Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: AZ2FL All fish were caught with either Zoom Super Flukes, Z-man Paddlerz, Strike King Spinnerbait, Slayer Inc. Paddle Tails and Rapala Skitter Walk & X-Rap Twitchin Minnow.

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Sebile Magic Swimmer

This second-generation version is available in hard and soft bodies and still has the natural swimming action that attracts strikes. The colors have been tweaked, the body detail increased and the hooks and split rings are improved.

Jacksonville Mahi

Offshore Jacksonville Mahi

Florida Sportsman member: 60/40 Went out of Jacksonville on Friday. We put our lines in at 140 feet and high sped past the ledge. We switched to ballyhoo and caught one dolphin on a cedar plug. We went bottom fishing for the rest of the day.

Black Drum

Schooling Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: SpaceCoast Slayer I paddled up to my next area and was greeted by literally hundreds of tails breaking a mirrored, slick, calm surface. Massive school of drum just hoover vacuuming the bottom. Gulp shrimps casted into the school didn’t last long on the bottom before they were inhaled.

Pulley Ridge King

Screamer Pulley Ridge King

Florida Sportsman member: cameron sleep The drag was set light and I had thirty feet of mono, to lessen the sudden impact of a good bite, but as this speedster ran. I increased the drag, trying to slow him down. The fish would not stop!

Sarasota Snooking

Sarasota Snooking

Florida Sportsman member: Jirvin70 The cold fronts definitely slowed down the big snook from moving out of the bay and the water has become very turbid. Plenty of fish out there, just need to adjust tactics.

Offshore Stuart Wahoo

Offshore Stuart Wahoo and More

Florida Sportsman member: e-money Finally we see color and my jaw drops. It is a 73″ 74 pound wahoo hooked on just 40 pound mono and a 5/0 circle!

Reef Fishing

Reef Fishing Variety

Florida Sportsman member: miami mutton The reef bite is growing better each day as summer is approaching. The bait on the reef is abundant, drawing into shallow water the pelagics, including mahi and tuna. As soon as the chum goes in the water, we are having ballyhoo and speedo come up, followed by a big yellow ball of yellowtails.

Panacea Redfish

Panacea Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: HookemBookem We fished past the light house in St.Marks, in very shallow water near creek mouths and got in some reds. We had noticed bait fish running and figured the reds were near by. We chased them down with the trolling motor and just followed them while throwing jig heads with gulp.

Port Canaveral Trolling

Port Canaveral Trolling and Bottom Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Wavewalker We left early and picked up two mahi right away in about 130′. Later we got a few bonitos and a shark on the troll, that was a first for me.

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Dexter UR-Cut Fillet Knife

This 7-inch narrow fillet knife from long-established knife-maker Dexter has a unique feature: You can mold the handle to fit your own hand.