Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1.
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.
Save bucks and catch more using yesterday’s bait. This advice won’t sit well with all the pelicans, herons, egrets and sea gulls accustomed to scoring free chow when livebait anglers dump their wells at day’s end. Nevertheless, saving that leftover bait will save you time, effort and maybe some green on your next trip.
Tips for tackling yellowtail snapper. Most yellowtail snapper landings come from the Keys coral reef tract, but scattered populations range as far north as Jacksonville on the Atlantic coast and St. Petersburg in the Gulf of Mexico. When they show up, savvy anglers enjoy fast action on a great-eating, beautiful fish.
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.
Florida Sportsman Member: blewitupsir Lots of nice sheephead were coming in.The average fish being about 16 inches or so. A ton of big bluefish, a few went in the box for the smoker. We caught Jacks, bluerunners, pigfish, and had a real nice fight with one of the big goliaths[...]
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.