What's Biting Now


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South Florida Variety

Florida Sportsman member: conquistador Around noon we got tired of jigging so we tried our luck with trolling, got lucky and landed a nice dolphin within 15 minutes in 600 feet with a deep diving lure at five knots.

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Hot Artificial Bite

Florida Sportsman member: Guanagator Fishing all artificial, mostly working the docks on mid tides and natural structure on West side closer to the bridge and just south at high tide to mid low, some nice sized reds, a couple of flounder and a few smaller trout first couple trips then Saturday night my buddy put the first North Florida snook on my boat.

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Island Hopping

Florida Sportsman Member: dpdash I had the opportunity to go deep into the Bahamas last week on a beautiful boat with great crew. We got all the way as far as San Salvador and had tremendous fishing along the way.

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Sanibel Beach Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Tgrass It was a very interesting day, I had two fish on that were similar in size to the one my friend caught, the first one was on 20 seconds before we parted ways the second one 20 minutes ending with the same results, a lost fish.

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Northeast Dolphin Bite

Florida Sportsman member: flblue We started with just a four line spread but quickly dropped to three, at one point we had a triple hookup. Got them all on board but it was chaotic. The kid with me at one point said “This is a story I’ll be telling my grand kids!”

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Mangrove Madness

Florida Sportsman Member: Veikx We setup immediately and began catching some quality mangrove snapper. 20 pound flouro on knocker rigs as well as chunking thread-fin and free lining squid worked well for us. The largest Mangrove I pulled up weighed 7 pounds on the scale with the majority in the 4 to 5 pound range with a few smaller.

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Jupiter Phins

Florida Sportsman member: SonarSup After that I decided since the bite seemed to be in the 400 to 500 foot range we should stay there. I turned back out to 500 feet. Got to 500 turned around and started heading back to 400 and saw a large green turtle with about four dolphin under him.

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Prefrontal Bite

Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Assassin Casting with the wind down the side of a mangrove bank and I got a strike/pull-down on my mullet. I casted past the same spot again, reeling it through and nothing. I let the lure fall to the bottom near the boat and it got blasted.

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Catching in Rough Seas

Florida Sportsman Member:harbison Last weekend’s weather forecast called for 5 to 6 foot waves Saturday morning, then calming down some later on. Early Saturday saw 6 to 7 footers. Absolutely no danger for a boat as big as the Florida Fisherman ll. I decided to set this one out, but, Thanks to Mr. John Martin & Mr. Dylan Hubbard, we have some excellent pictures to share.

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Surprise Visitor

Florida Sportsman member: boackerman Forum member boackerman and friends got into some nice yellowtails and grouper recently. They also got a surpise visit from a cobia, that came home for dinner.

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Catching Dinner

Florida Sportsman member: Fowlplay87 I caught some more mullet and it wasn’t long before her rod was bent over, landing her biggest to date and first slot snook followed by a second and a pile of nice jacks. We ended the trip around sunset with the last mullet getting eaten and up comes a 25 inch gator trout, her biggest to date as well.

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Shallow Water Trolling

Florida Sportsman member: Ruff One Tuesday I headed out to work on a new technique. With the way cobia and groupers love eel looking plastics, I wanted to be able to put theses plastics in front of them without having to resort to heavy down riggers.

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Recent Outings

Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Asassin Cast out my mullet in mullet color and it got crushed at 1:35pm. Set the hook and felt good weight. She stayed down and I knew it was a red. She made a number of drag-screaming runs and used the boat for cover when that didn’t work. Finally got her in the net and she came in at healthy 27 3/4 inches.

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Sebastian Action

Florida Sportsman Member: beachside321 Launched at Wabasso at 6:45 and had a short ride to the first spot. After some prospecting we found some bait that was getting busted. Picked up a decent red that I watched make a wake from 20 feet away to crash my bone super spook.

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Spring Reds

Florida Sportsman Member: Bonecracker My daughter came down to the coast for her birthday weekend and wanted to go fishing! So dad poled the boat for two days and here are the results from this weekend fishing around Carrabelle, FL. She caught nine over 15 pounds and I actually caught two on fly and one on spin.

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Glades Backcountry

Florida Sportsman member: lemaymiami Now for the good news, they called me late yesterday to report that the big tarpon had showed up in good numbers. They also found big trout and snook up to 36 inches while also jumping off a tarpon well over 100 pounds, so maybe my coaching wasn’t for nothing.