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HD – Hog Lion

Hog Lion, photo by Steele French. Stone French, left, and Stephen French, right, with a distinctive looking Florida hog.

Tampa Electric Redfish Jan 28

HD – Tampa Electric Redfish

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.

Clear Water Snook Jan 21

HD – Clear Water Snook

Clear Water Snook, photo by Pat Ford. As winter waters cool and clear up, snook, like this one in the southern part of the state, can be sight fished on grassflats, where they go to feed and warm up in the shallower waters.

Around the Bend Jan 14

HD – Around the Bend

Around the Bend, photo by Sean Murphy. “There’s nothing like trolling around a North Florida creek bend to find a broad shouldered redfish showing off her tail,” Murphy says. He was fishing with Capt. Cole Scheaffer. See more of his work at

Reds on the Beach Jan 7

HD – Reds on the Beach

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.

All Lit Up, Dec 31

HD – All Lit Up

All Lit Up, photo by Pat Ford. A sailfish in bronze mode hunts baits, as featured in Willie Howard’s story, “Lit Up,” about the color phases sailfish take, in January’s issue of Florida Sportsman magazine.

Winter Days Dec 24

HD – Winter Days

Winter Days, photo by David Danforth. Flyfishing during a west coast Florida sunset on Anna Maria island, hunting for some twilight topwater hits. David Danforth,

Sail at Close Range Dec 10

HD – Sail at Close Range

Sail at Close Range, photo by Capt. Dave Perkins. Capt. Perkins of Tavernier Key jumped out of his boat to get the picture of his customer’s sailfish. Sailfish season is on in South Florida.

Midnight Blues Crop

HD – Midnight Blues

Photo by Scott Sanders. Sportfish boats lined-up at Sailfish Marina in Lake Worth, spending late night rigging and preparing for a morning of offshore fishing.

Light it Up Dec 3

HD – Light it Up

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: Settings: F7.1 15 seconds ISO 100 @ 15mm.

The Gulf in Winter Nov 26

HD – The Gulf in Winter

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.


HD – Going Under

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

Tarpon in the 'Glades Nov 12

HD – Tarpon in the Glades

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 Nov 5

HD – The Beach

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.

Dawn Colors Oct 29

HD – Dawn Colors

Dawn Colors, Jupiter Inlet. Photo by Adam Byerly ( A beautiful calm morning overlooking Jupiter Inlet. Morning colors on the…»

Flood Tide (if the panorama doesn't work)

HD – Flood Tide Tail Hunting

Flood Tide Tail Hunting, photo by Capt. Rich Santos,

Mullet Run Oct 8

HD – Mullet Run

Mullet Run, by Adam Byerly. Mullet frenzy off Juno Beach caught by Adam Byerly ( 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.

Anna Maria Oct 1

HD – Anna Maria

Anna Maria, photo by David Danforth from Tampa. Fly fishing for some evening snook off of Anna Maria Island, using a white Schminnow. Danforth’s website is Photo taken with a Galaxy S5.

Rattler Sept 24

HD – Rattler

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.

Snooking Sept 17

HD – Going Snookin’

Heading out for evening snook fishing, southwest Florida. Photo by David Danforth,