Just because it’s the winter doesn’t mean you can’t get the bugs in the Keys. In fact, I’d stick my neck out and say that most folks who live in the Keys look forward to diving and spearing in December when the pressure is lighter and fewer boats are on the water.
A street-level approach to fishing Florida’s suburban lakes. The usual process is for the boat-reliant angler to painstakingly mount canoe, johnboat or kayak on his car and drive five miles to the designated “lake that lots of people fish in and is therefore the best around,” leaving the pond or private lake across the street thoroughly untried and ignored.
Turn a streamer into a suspending “twitch bait” with lots of hang time. One of the pleasures of fly tying is using your imagination to think of new ideas. While fly shops and catalogs are the source for traditional tying materials, craft stores are a place where a little imagination can go a long way.
Great-eating wild hogs are never out of season if you know where to go. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, aren’t native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Either way, they have adapted and prospered in Florida’s mild climate and are plentiful throughout the state, found in all 67 counties.
Feel the urge to hunt? Now’s the time to give standup redfishing a shot. When kayakers ask about sight-fishing for giant Indian River Lagoon spotted seatrout, most recommend they stay seated and content themselves with casting. Redfish may be another story.
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