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.
The Beach, photo by Pat Ford. The weather has switched and kicked off the surf fishing season on the Atlantic coast and triggered beachfront migrations along Gulf coasts. Anglers get their spots early to get the best of the day’s surf fishing. Photo by Pat Ford.
Mullet Run, by Adam Byerly. Mullet frenzy off Juno Beach caught by Adam Byerly (www.shorebreakphototgraphy.com). Just as the sun was setting the tarpon turned on and they were blasting mullet, capturing them in midair. Shot with a Canon 7D 100-400L, F4.5-5.6 @ F5.6, 1/200, ISO 2000.
Rattler, photo by Trey Wheeler. “Before archery season began my friend and I went to do our scouting to find out the best place to set up. This particular WMA is regularly wet and he decided to wear neoprene wading booties instead of snake-proof boots. This proved to be a mistake.