Sportsman HD

Go to the Light Oct 21

HD – Go to the Light

Go to the Light, photo by David Danforth. Snook in a docklight is fair game. For more of Danforth’s work, see For more insight into using light to create a chum line, see David Conway’s feature story in the October issue, “Go to the Light.”

On the Pads

HD – On the Pads

On the Pads, photo by Jeff Weakley. Crappie fishing on the pads on the St. Johns River.

Fall Redfish Oct. 7

HD – Fall Redfish

Fall Redfish, photo by David Danforth. To see more or Danforth’s work, visit

Searching for Blue Crabs

HD – St. Marks Pier

St. Marks Pier, photo by Carlton Ward. Nature photographer Carlton Ward documents the natural world of Florida’s ecosystems. See more of his work at

Native Reflections Sept 23

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Native Reflections, photo by Tammy Wilson. Step aboard a kayak or canoe and step back in time. Centuries ago, Florida’s Indian River Lagoon sustained the Ais and Timucue tribes. See the lagoon as they saw it. From the Florida Sportsman HD 2015 Calendar.

Surf Days Sept 16

HD – Surf Days

Surf Days, photo by Joe Richard. On Florida’s Atlantic coast, these anglers are setting up to score on pompano and other migratory species that run the coast in the fall. From the Florida Sportsman HD Calendar.

Somewhere in Florida

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Somewhere in Florida, photo by Michael Grant. Find a spot to call your own this weekend. It’s out there.

Huge Snook Sept 2

HD – Huge Snook

Hawksley says, “Using only artificials we have been able to land quite a few lunkers this summer and all of them right off Tarpon Bay Beach on Sanibel – no boat or live bait needed. We’ve caught many smaller snook in the canals and passes as well which is a great sign, but the 40-plus inch monsters seem to be out cruising the beaches in droves.”

Cabin Bluff Aug 26

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Cabin Bluff Tarpon Cup, photo by Andy Ippensen. Angler Dr. Aaron Adams hooked up to a big tarpon at the second annual Hell’s Bay Cabin Bluff Tarpon Cup, with Capt. Ron Gibson at the helm.

Grass Fishing Aug 19

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Grass Fishing, photo by Capt. Rich Santos. “The Jacksonville-St.Augustine big Spring tides during the MidSummer – early Fall seasons bring out the ultra light tackle and sight fishing angler to hunt for tailing redfish, sheepshead & black drum that are gorging themselves on fiddler crabs over the flooded grass flats,” says photographer Santos. See more of his work at

Fort De Soto Aug 12

HD – Fort Desoto

Fort Desoto, photo by Justin Tramble. Rebeka casting in the surf at Fort Desoto beach with the sunset in the background. Caught a small snook, but this picture is the best catch.

Bluefin Tuna Aug. 5

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Bluefin Tuna, photo by Walt Stearns. Photographer Walt Stearns caught the incredible image of a bluefin as it makes its…»

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.