Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals gives advice on how-to most effectively slow troll live baits while offshore fishing. It’s important to note that trolling live bait is not the same as trolling dead baits and lures. Live baits would quickly die if pulled at similar speeds. Not to mention, look very unnatural.
Knowing how to properly use your boat’s livewell system can make a notable difference in your bait’s liveliness. In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host, Capt. George Gozdz, discusses tips and techniques about caring for your live bait and livewell systems.
Companies like Berkley Gulp! often sell scented baits in a tub of scented “juice” that marinates the baits while not in use. Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals explains how these tubs of the “magical juice” can be utilized to preserve and give old baits a scent that fish can’t resist.
Here’s a cool little short for fly guys, not to mention, if you haven’t stalked the flats in the Florida Keys yet, this might just convince you. Join captains Bou Bosso and Brian Gabriel for an up close experience of a great day on the water sight fishing for redfish and tarpon.
When it comes to artificial baits, the plastic shrimp is one of the most versatile baits both inshore and offshore. Like any bait, using the right technique is vital to making your presentation swim naturally, improving your chances of catching and landing more fish.
The June 2014 print edition of Florida Sportsman contains a checklist of new artificial reefs around the state, including latitude and longitude figures for spots such as the new Bayway Bridge deployment off Pinellas County. Here is a short video clip about the Bayway reef deployment.
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