Frigate Low, photo by Jason Stemple. Professional photographer Jason Stemple (www.jasonstemple.com) shot this frigate bird snagging a ballyhoo offshore out of Hawks Cay. What a nice sight to see as the spring dolphin season gets set to start around Florida. D300s, 70-200mm 2.8, 1/1250, f5.6.
“A good snook release comes when the fish bites down on the thumb just before you let go, leaving a sandpaper-rough feeling on your skin, which to me is the best part of the catch,” says Drew, who is the art director and frequent feature photographer for Florida Sportsman magazine.
Tampa Electric Redfish, photo by Sam Root. On cold winter days, redfish, seatrout and other fish congregate near the warm water downstream of powerplants, such as this redfish at Tampa Electric at Apollo Beach. Read Ed Mashburn’s story, “Hot Spots,” coming in the February issue of Florida Sportsman magazine.
Reds on the Beach, photo by Nick Binnings. In a “secret” location on Florida’s Panhandle, anglers scan the brilliant waters for schools of cruising redfish. Read about it in Ed Mashburn’s story, “Bull Reds on the Beach” in January’s Florida Sportsman magazine.
Light it Up, photo by Adam Byerly. Jupiter at night during the “Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure.” A bright and booming Friday night not only in the sky with lightning and thunder but on the south side of Jupiter Inlet with the Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure fishing tournament party! See more of Adam Byerly’s work: www.shorebreakphotography.com. Settings: F7.1 15 seconds ISO 100 @ 15mm.
The Gulf in Winter. The photo, featured in the December issue of Florida Sportsman in editor Jeff Weakley’s story, “A Tale of Two Seas,” about getting the best of the Keys fishery in winter, depicts anglers aboard a 42-foot Hydra Sports approaching a Gulf of Mexico shrimper, hoping to find big fish nearby.
Going Under, photo by Christopher Collins. Sailfish season is upon us. With that comes cold, heavy winds and rough, roily seas. That doesn’t stop the sportfish crowd though, when big money is on the line. This photo was taken during the 2012 Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic aboard the Outlaw. For more images, visit www.facebook.com/noslackphotography.
Tarpon in the Glades, photo by Jason Stemple. A tarpon gets some air trying to shake a hook in the Everglades, one of Jason Stemple’s photos featured in his story, “Bed, Breakfast and Bent Rods” in the November issue of Florida Sportsman magazine.