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.
Pelican Family in the Marsh, photo by Capt. Rich Santos. Northeast Florida’s winter time visitors, white pelicans, perch on a shell bed in the early morning light on the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine. For more outdoor photography by Capt. Rich Santos, please visit www.flyfishjax.com.
Sword by Day, photo by Islamorada captain Nick Stanzyck. Few sights are as incredible as a swordfish rising to the surface in the sun. Check out the new daytime swordfishing rig in the September issue of Florida Sportsman in David Conway’s story, “Downrigger for Daytime Swords.”
Marsh Skiff, photo by Capt. Rich Santos: Fishing the backwater Maze of Creeks in the saltwater tidal marshes Timucuan Preserve. This photo was taken at low tide in NE Jacksonville. This area happens to have to biggest tides in the whole state of Florida averaging approx. 5-6 ft. of water, moving in the 6-hour tide swing which really concentrates the fish for better fish catching. For more outdoor photography please visit www.flyfishjax.com.
Last light illuminates these red mangroves in the heart of the 10,000 Islands, probably holding a snook or two. Paul Marcellini is a Miami based Photographer, more work can be seen at www.PaulMarcellini.com. Sony A7R, Nikon 14-24@14mm, 3 exposures hand blended for dynamic range. iso 400, f13.
Bait Blast, photo by Andy Tasker. A tarpon blasts a mullet out of the water in a feeding frenzy spurred by the annual mullet run off Florida’s east coast. Andy Tasker captured this shot last year during the action off the Southeast Coast. The image is featured in August’s issue of Florida Sportsman in Brett Fitzgerald’s story, “Go Big or Go Home.”
“Yellowtail Escape Plan” – This photo was shot while fishing with Capt. Pepe Gonzalez out of Key West, FL, for monster mangrove snappers and flag yellowtails. This particular flag showed its size when it saw the net, kicking up an impressive fan of water and a trail of bubbles. Photo by Christopher Collins.
Arc of Tarpon, photo by Pat Ford. Few photographers have traveled as far and as wide across Florida’s waters to bring us its sights as has Pat Ford. Few fish travel as far and as wide around Florida to challenge, frustrate and satisfy anglers as the tarpon.
Mangrove Magic – Biscayne National Park. Photo by Paul Marcellini. A growing thunderhead catches the sunset light over a dwarfed mangrove in the Atlantic Ocean. Shot with a Canon 5DII/Canon 16-35mm. Settings: 22mm, F18, ISO50, 1.6s, 3 stop graduated neutral density filter.