Try this run-and-dump method to catch your fill of yellowfin tuna. We hadn’t caught any large yellowfin tuna, but we’d found birds with our radar while trolling up a decent blackfin, a football-size yellowfin and several skipjacks [...]
4 Aces, owned by Miamian Peter Adrian and skippered by John Dudas, tallied 16 sailfish releases to take top honors at the two-day Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship that ended Saturday in the Florida Keys.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2013 recreational gag grouper season for Gulf of Mexico state waters at its meeting Feb. 13 in Orlando.
An unprecedented cero mackerel bite has been underway off Key West for the past few weeks. Capt. Ted Lund is shown here with 15- and 10-pound ceros. The one on the left was caught by FS Editor Jeff Weakley; the other, by Bob Bagby, VP of Marketing for Zebco Brands in Tulsa, OK.
More than 100 poles recently sunk off Fort Pierce, replaced by new power line poles helping to increase service reliability. Off the coast of St. Lucie County, divers and anglers can enjoy two new artificial reefs that were created through a donation of 130 concrete poles provided by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).
This Christmas, give a gift of angling lore and history that will be appreciated for a lifetime: A signed and personalized copy of Florida’s Fishing Legends and Pioneers. The hardcover book contains 36 chapters, 352 pages and 120 historical images.
A battle worthy for any angler, sharks are worthy of protection. Though some anglers talk contemptuously about sharks, they sure can be tough to catch. A mix of muscle and sharp-edged teeth, coupled with a demeanor similar to a pitbull—why can’t all fish species have such tenacity? Add hundreds, even thousands of pounds of weight, and be careful.
Fort Pierce, at the north end of Sailfish Alley, heats up when temperatures drop. A walk down Fort Pierce docks reads like a Who’s Who list of sailfish chasers. You’ll see boats, and crews, from all over the state—Jax, St. Augustine, St. Pete, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Panama City—plus a few from other locales that voyaged long distances to berth here.
Get ready…Get set…Go for Florida’s state saltwater fish! It’s finally here: November, start of sailfish season in South Florida. You wake up one morning and there’s a cool wind out of the north. Out on the reef, packs of spindlebeaks are heading south, black etchings in vivid sapphire seas.
An often fast-paced and highly visual pursuit, snaring mangroves within a rod length of the transom defines “cool,” but it’s also practically advantageous. Normally, when a guy tells me my fishing day will involve glass minnows and pompano jigs, I assume we’re talking flats and beaches.
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