Remember chasing fiddler crabs when you were a kid? Fiddlers are probably my all-around best bait, especially if kids are along. Catching the crabs can involve action, yelps of joy, lots of bending over, and a great lesson in biology. They’re also an irresistible bait for hungry fish.
Akios Reels and Cast Pro Rods paired up for max-cast distance. While researching for the new Sportsman’s Best: Surf Fishing book, written by Florida Sportsman contributor David Brown, I checked in with surf fishing pro Rich Vidulich on some casting technique and tackle questions.
Sight fishing is one of the most exciting ways to fish inshore, whether it is a school of redfish feeding on a grassflat, a snook roaming a shoreline, or a laid up tarpon in the back-country. To be successful at sight fishing, you must see the fish. Obvious, right? But to the untrained eye, this can be difficult and very frustrating.
The large forward casting deck on the 2200 Pure Bay includes two insulated storage boxes, a long insulated fish box and locking rod storage with a unique shelf to protect your reels from damage. Castnet storage in the floor is just forward of the console seat baitwell.
The new hull design, with an integrated step, is the biggest feature that stands out on the Dorado 25. It’s somewhat of a departure from the hull shape that the company is best known for, but they did keep true to their heritage with the low freeboard, flat transom and Porta Bracket-mounted outboard.