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Outfishing Dad in Stick Marsh

Florida Sportsman: Collin Brown If you ask 9-year-old, Collin what he wants to be, he’ll say a professional fisherman and hunter. He and his dad fished Stick Marsh in Fellsmere, where he caught 17 bass using shiners. Dad didn’t catch any! Keep it up, Collin!

Ozello Trip

Quick Ozello Trip

Florida Sportsman Member: anglerbros 7286 We only had a couple of hours to fish and still had a great time. We caught plenty of fish that it felt like a whole day. Had a couple 24-25″ redfish and some 18-20″. We also got some nice drum and a sheepshead to bring home.

Hard Bottom Fishing Sarasota

Trolling and Hard Bottom Fishing Sarasota

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Gear We loaded up on bait of all kinds and got out to 150′. We hit some new ledges and hard bottom areas and found several species. Got some nice mangrove snapper and red grouper with gags, yellowtail, too many amberjack, small kings, and a nice blackfin to join the ice bath party.

New Port Richey Fishing

New Port Richey Fishing and Spearing

Florida Sportsman member: grey2112 About 15 miles northwest of New Port Richey, temps around 68 so a bit chilly in a 3 mil and crappy hood. Water vizibility about 15 feet vertical and 20+ horizontal, and little cloudy. It was very fishy – the gags are all in now, and on both drops we saw tons of jewfish.

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Blackfin Bites

Florida Sportsman member: piner_wahoo Forum member piner_wahoo reported catching some blackfin tuna down in the keys. Nice catch!

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Biscayne nights, Everglades days

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami Most of the snook and reds we found were pretty sharp and were seeing us just about when we saw them. We found a bunch of trout in a bit deeper water. When we shifted to shorelines with a bit deeper water, both Larry and Sean hooked up with a couple of nice snook in the 22 to 24 inch range.

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St. Mark’s Hot Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: bbb Once in the creek it took two casts to find the 13″ trout. We caught 25 of these with three keepers and moved 30 yards. Then we caught 20 more with five keepers. Moved 50 more yards and caught 20 more with five keepers and a 23.5″ keeper red.

Hollywood Beach Kayak Fishing

Hollywood Beach Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid I vertical jigged throughout the morning and afternoon for only a handful of small Little Tunny and big Blue Runners. One of my trolled baits was hooked up from above. On one of my final passes through the fishy zone, a nice King Mackerel skyrocketed on my surface bait.

Mayport Inlet Variety

Mayport Inlet Variety: December Advice

Florida Sportsman member: Morocco_madness The Bull Reds are absolutely thriving in the Inlet, as usual for this time of year. We’re averaging a dozen on through 20 or even as many as 40 Bulls per trip. We’re scoring our best numbers on the outgoing tide, in the 70-80 foot north trough, just inside the north submerged row.

Flats Fishing Black Drum

Flats Fishing Black Drum

Florida Sportsman Member: SpaceCoast Slayer I put on a gulp shrimp and dragged it excruciatingly slow across the bottom of this deep hole. Get thumped.. It’s a catfish. I thought to myself, “It’s gonna be one of THOSE days.” Whipped it out again and got another thump, but this one had some weight to it.

Matlacha Pass Snook

Matlacha Pass Snook and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: TimGleason Fishing has been surprisingly steady. Slot size and undersized snook have been steady in the predawn and dawn time frame. The redfish bite has been steady as well. Fishing isn’t on fire but a pick bite is better than water devoid of life like in the red tide areas.

Homosassa Offshore

Homosassa Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman member: ALV We caught a 29″ grouper on a Bomber Long A, about 300 feet back, probably six to eight feet down. That grouper came up 25 or so feet to attack the bomber (blue/white) and passed on the divers. We were also running a couple of Rapala Magnums (25 to 30 ft.). The water was so clear that earlier that day in 40+ feet, I watched a ladyfish plug rest on the bottom with a huge turtle and a remora swimming behind the turtle. Amazing.

Offshore Grouper

Offshore Grouper and Variety Bites

Florida Sportsman Member: sololobo30 Tide was about high/switch and figured I’d see if we could box a gag or two. We fished an old spot that was on fire for a solid hour. We caught a limit of gags to 34″ and released three to four keepers, then got the mangs chewing. I caught all these fish on light spinning gear 20lb braid.

Key West Kayak Fishing on Fly

Key West Kayak Fishing on Fly

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest I’m not much of a fly guy, but I knew this spot was action packed because at the moment the flats are packed full of glass minnows and pilchards. Any spot where the current running over the flats dumps into a channel, there will be fish waiting.

St. Augustine Variety

St. Augustine Variety Bites

Florida Sportsman member: JaxJosh We started off in about 150 foot of water. Nice conditions and not too much current. The triggers were on fire along with pinkies and big beeliners. By the end of the day, we had over 70 big fat triggers. Also, chewing nicely were the muttons and mangoes. Amberjack were thick as thieves too. It was hard to get the grouper bites because they were so thick.

Canal Casting for Bass

Canal Casting for Bass

Florida Sportsman member: ReelFinsFlorida After fishing several miles with a few fish here and there, we finally found an area where the fish were schooling up and biting! Jerk baits and the gambler EZ swimmer were the key lures. Overall we put together some nice decent bass to end the morning!