Sportsman HD

Snakehead July 22

HD – Snakehead Splash

Snakehead, photo by Jim Polley.  Angler Debbie Geisey gets hold of a jumping snakehead in Sunrise. Photographer Jim Polley says that snakeheads are pretty common in Sunrise.

Standup Redfish July 15

HD – Standup Redfish

Standup Redfish, photo by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt. “This particular image is a screen shot from a GoPro Hero4 HD video clip,” says pro photographer and surfer Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt.

Silent Predator July 8

HD – Silent Predator

Silent Predator, photo by Kristofer Landers. Sargassum transmits golden sunlight while concealing the form of a freediver on the hunt for mahi and wahoo. From the 2015 Sportsman HD Calendar.

Drum Beat July 1_crop

HD – Drum Beat

Carlos DeBruzos and the 45-plus pound black drum he caught in the Big Bend region using live bait, light tackle in calm waters while wading multiple oyster bars.

End of the Day June 17

HD – End of the Day

End of the Day, photo by Jason Rebol. The final spot (Charlotte Harbor) after a long 4 days fishing of fishing. Heading back to our temporary abode on Useppa Island.

Keys Flats June 10

HD – Fishing the Flats of the Florida Keys

Fishing the Flats of the Florida Keys, paddleboard style. Photo by Robin Wicker.

Sheet Glass June 3 (1)

HD – Sheet Glass

Whisper of seabreeze and eruption of sunlight will soon divide water from sky. For now, you’re in a netherworld of stillness as you watch, and listen, for the pulse of tails disturbing the surface.

West Coast Tarpon May 27

HD – West Coast Tarpon

West Coast Tarpon, photo by David Danforth. When you have been out all day, watching the tarpon rolling and bursting into the air all around you, you milk every last ray of sun light in the day to catch just one more,” said Danforth. See more of Danforth’s work at

Lagoon Red May 20

HD – Lagoon Red

Lagoon Red, photo Cyril Tan. Michelle David and her redfish caught on a paddletail lure on an early flood tide season on Mosquito Lagoon.

Banana River NMZ May 13

HD – Banana River NMZ

Banana River NMZ, photo by Steve Clark. Photographer Steve Clark linked up with Capt Alex of Local Lines Charters and angler Jorge Salas to nail this shot in the Banana River No Motor Zone (NMZ).

Big as the Boat May 6

HD – Big as the Boat

Big as the Boat, photo by Sam Root, from the 2015 Sportsman HD Calendar. Huge tarpon takes to the air off Southwest Florida, where the term “big as the boat” isn’t just a fish story.

Chasing the Tide Apr 29

HD – Chasing the Tide

Chasing the Tide, photo by Richard Santos from the 2015 Sportsman HD calendar. Kayaker watches for red drum, which raid the spartina grass on flood tide to eat snails and crabs. An hour ago, this was dry ground. And an hour from now, dry ground it will be again.

A Fly in Hand Apr 22

HD – A Fly in Hand

What determines tarpon fishing success? Casting distance and fly selection are secondary and tertiary to a simple function of line management: You have a fly ready to cast, enough line outside the rod tip, and the nerve to make your delivery with minimal fuss.

Another Day in Paradise Apr 15

HD – Another Day in Paradise

Another Day in Paradise, photo by Eric Wickstrom, from the 2015 Sportsman HD Calendar. Sportfisher heads for the reefline. Turn off the cell phone and turn on the radar. It’s game time.

Hunting the Cypress  Apr 8

HD – Hunting the Cypress

Hunting the Cypress, photo by Collin Ross, from the 2015 Sportsman HD Calendar. The swamp awakens around you. Squawking herons. Hooting owls. The occasional wood duck squeal. And then you pick it up: a few simple yelps, a hen turkey. You tense up, hoping she’s not alone.

Sea Bound at Sunrise Apr 1

HD – Sea Bound at Sunrise

Sea Bound at Sunrise, by Brenton Roberts. Small sport fish boat makes its way towards the ocean while the sun makes its way in the sky. Shot with a Canon 60D, 1/250 shutter speed, F/6.3, ISO 200, 135mm focal length.