- FS SEMINAR- Natural Baits Inshore
- FS Seminar – Water Movement
- FS SEMINAR- Potholes Of The Flats
- FS SEMINAR- Installing Hydraulic Steering
- FS Review – Pursuit C260 Center Console
- FS Seminar – Setting Up a Kayak for Fishing
- FS Seminar – Using a Planer
- FS Seminar – Pulley Anchor System
- FS SEMINAR- Livebait Special: Shrimp
- FS Review: Regulator 34 CC
An expert’s secrets for catching great-eating crappie. This year, there was a surprise crappie spawn on the St. Johns River in January, centering around Dunn’s Creek and Crescent Lake. A few savvy fishermen found those fish concentrated in shallow water.
Lure-and-fly combinations increase your fish-catching potential. Back when I first started fishing the Indian River Lagoon for snook, redfish and seatrout there was a group of older anglers who spent a lot of time wadefishing and were generally considered the authorities on catching these species on the flats. I befriended a lot of these fishermen and learned a lot from them, but if there was one consistency among the group it’s that they used one version or another of what they called a “poacher” rig.
Florida Sportman’s Blair Wickstrom joins Jeff Mancini and Capt. Frank Crescitelli as they fish for false albacore off Cony Island, New York. After fishing all depths, they conclude that the middle water column is sometimes the most active.
George Gozdz, host of Reel Time Florida Sportsman, shows how to properly trim your boat using both the trim angle of the motor and trim tabs. Having the correct trim while running will allow for a much safer and more comfortable ride.
The perfect warmup for spring tarpon season. Spring-run cobia travel inshore where even small skiffs can reach them on calm days. The fish are quick to snap up flies, and a big one will tax a 10-weight as well as any tarpon of comparable size. Where best to tackle these great fish on fly? Here are four scenarios.
When artificial baits and lures aren’t doing the job, crab chunks might be the solution to landing fish. Florida Sportsman’s Blair Wickstrom Joins Capt. J.R. Waits in Charleston, SC and uses crab chunks to catch a few bonnet head sharks near a local creek mouth.
Florida Sportsman boating editor Dave East reviews the essential items to pack in a survival bag in case of an emergency. Check out Dave East’s boating seminar “Backcountry Ditch Bag” in the April 2013 issue of Florida Sportsman magazine for more information.
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