What's Biting Now

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Shallow Sailfish off St. Pete

Florida Sportsman Member: Jcclark About 15 seconds later our flat line starts singing and as soon as my friend grabs the rod the sail starts dancing on top of the water for about 15 yards.

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Ten Thousand Islands Inshore Bite

Florida Sportsman Member: blewitupsir Trout have been plentiful, with lots of smaller fish and some slobs in the mix as well. Popping corks and live shrimp or a scented plastic will do the trick. Look around the grasses and points out front, but my bigger fish are actually coming from the back off the bars.

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Mark it off the Bucket lList

Florida Sportsman member: Sage Man We already had our limit, so my buddies were kind enough to chum some up to the surface for me. I got four of these, all almost identical 10 pounders. Then it was time to pop an adult beverage and start the long run back in.


Record Breaker Out of Ponce

Florida Sportsman member: InLimbo No further bite came after the first couple of hits. I said, “Maybe you should drop down a little more and she interrupted and said ‘no, no, no, she’s still there I know it,’ so I shut up and watched as we both concentrated on the rod tip then the rod tip just bent straight down…”


From the Spillways to the Beaches

Florida Sportsman member: Snookslayer772 Now’s the time to get out there and pull on some bruiser snook! Been catching them in the river all the way to the beach. If you can find clear water on the beach sight fishing these big breeders is a blast (really gets the adrenaline pumping watching one eat).


Short Trip, A lot of Fish

Florida Sportsman member: Panhandler80 We couldn’t soak baits long enough for grouper due to snapper. After boxing about 20 beeliners, we moved offshore another mile. Given the time constraint and no other spots close, I made the decision to anchor on it right off the bat.

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Tampa Tarpon Action

Florida Sportsman member: CatchDog Forum member CatchDog Put together an awesome video of some adrenaline filled Tampa tarpon. Between the big jumps and aggressive sharks, tarpon are sure to get your blood flowing. Nice Work!

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Big King off Boynton

Florida Sportsman Member: 1OzLead Early on we trolled to 180 feet and found some scattered weeds and stuff was going on here and there. After some drops we decided to move to 220 feet and Gio calls out fish on! Some time later Gio calls a king and we get together to gaff it and bring the catch in my bag.

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Biscayne Reds and More

Florida Sportsman member: flatsstalker Fished the afternoon with my dad and nephew and found massive schools of snappers, snook and sheepshead. Mixed in were plenty of small tarpon which my dad jumped one on a live target sardine.


Ending on a Good Note

Florida Sportsman member: bgood We then headed off 35 miles to our first stop, the bites started off a little slow but it picked up and we caught our limit of snapper. 3 of them measuring out to 30 inches plus, we threw back quite a few 18 inch ones also.

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Taking the Tournament

Florida Sportsman member: capt louie Worked the area and added a 2 pound to the well and I caught a 5 plus pounder to help. Fishing was slow but we were able to cull twice and threw a bunch of 2 pounders back. I lost a big one flipping I never turned but it didn’t matter. Our 21.62 final weight took the win!

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Snook and Tarpon Action In July

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross Most tarpon have been in the 40 to 80 pound range and we’ve been averaging 2 to 5 tarpon in the air per night for our effort. While it’s not the out of control excitement that late April, May and June offered, one can’t simply give up on tarpon fishing when it gets a bit more difficult.


East Central Tailers

Florida Sportsman Member: cbmdk86 We made the paddle out to the spot and we were greeted by 100 plus over slot reds happily tailing away in the grass, finning out, backs breaking the surface, the whole 9.


Dry Tortugas Trip

Florida Sportsman member: Gary M We all agreed the next morning that none of us had ever seen such a long, hot bite of such consistently BIG yellowtails! Even Ed, who fishes for yellowtails a lot in the Bahamas, was having a hard time remembering such great action over in the islands.

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Bay Boat Bottom Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: KayakMacgyver Alicia and Tyler were on fire and pulled in some nice fish while I lost a few good ones and followed through with a skunk nasty. We caught 4 grouper on the last spot before running out of live bait and left a bunch of fish in the rocks.


Summer Sails

Florida Sportsman member: snookyj i think we must have seen at least 7 fish freejumping. We set up a drift in 200 feet and almost immediately the mid depth rod gets hammered and we have a sail in the air. Wound up only catching one, but it was one that counted. It was Monica’s first sailfish!