Florida Fishing Regions

What's Biting Now

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Bulls at the Jetty

Florida Sportsman member: Coydog Didn’t get it into the boat, broke the hook off. After redoing the tackle, threw on a new chunk of grab, waited about 15 minutes or so and this guy started to peel off line.

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Port Everglades Sail

Florida Sportsman member: 23T Forum member 23T caught this nice sail out of port everglades, While trolling for dolphin.

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Hallandale Offshore Kayaking

Florida Sportsman Member: bugdoc Got another runner, then a few drops later I felt something a little larger. Got it about 60 feet off the bottom and it suddenly realized it was hooked, and drag started peeling out straight down. Finally pulled up a 28 pound amberjack after about 15 minutes.

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Kings and Cobes, Great Tournament Win

Florida Sportsman member: sam50 Well next thing you know we got 12 inches of water in the boat and sinking, as this whole boat is a live well. King gets close and we see a shark on it, makes a run under the boat and is wrapped up in the motors now.

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Disturbing the Peace, Catching Bruisers

Florida Sportsman member: Bassin Assassin Rather than take me right back under the dock and break me off, the fish heads for deeper water at high speed. Rookie mistake by a big fish. The fish comes up tail-walking away from me. It is a beast!

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A Change of Pace

Florida Sportsman member: remo_5_0 Forum member remo_5_0 Shared his recent trout fishing trip in Wyoming. A change of pace from what Florida has to offer to fly fishermen. Beautiful fish!

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Fort Myers Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Bill Curtis After the first 2 baits got stolen, the third was the charm when the large threadfin got hammered and a giant snook broke the water when the circle hook came tight. My angler did a stellar job of leaning on the fish, with the 20 pound braid, as it raced to the mangrove roots hoping to escape.

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Tarpon Time in the Keys

Florida Sportsman Member: syxx I’ve been fishing tarpon since the first week of February and we’ve had pretty good early season fishing but now the real big schools are showing up. Just a few days ago we had a 5 fish day with most fish in the 60-100 pound range.

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Panhandle Lings

Florida Sportsman member: 85okhai Went 2 for 7 yesterday. First fish ate a grunt and second fish was pulled off of a school of 4. It ended up being the smallest of the school. Fish went 46 pounds gutted.

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Beach Bones

Florida Sportsman member: ReelDeep Forum member ReelDeep has been getting into a mess of fish off the Miami beaches including bonefish, snook and tarpon.

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Cobia Spearfishing

Florida Sportsman member: Robert D. Forum member Robert D. shared a video he put together of him spearing some cobia, not only did he get into the fish, you can also see how these fish interact with rays and each other under water. Good stuff Robert.

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Groupers out of Redfish Pass

Florida Sportsman Member: larrywitt Found some good bottom set out the hook and broke out the chum. Took 10 to 15 minutes to turn the bite back on. Never did go deeper as planned. oh well always a next time. Final tally 12 in the box to 25 inches.

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Stuart Snookin’ with a Bonus

Florida Sportsman member: MinerCatch After cleaning the boat i decide to pull an iron man now that i feel like an insomniac and decide to go fishing inshore with my buddy Ben. Ended up with a few stud snook all of which were in the upper 40 inch range and a decent 29 inch trout.

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Bringing Home Some Trophies

Florida Sportsman member: capcioffi Time goes on and we spot a huge rip with weeds all over it in 800 feet. We go down one side (inside) and it is not producing. Cut across the weed/rip line and the water jumps 3 degrees. In come some of the marlin lures and out goes the meat. Within 5 minutes we get hit!

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Shrimp Dunking with the Wife

Florida Sportsman Member: Jdstang50 We found a shoreline that was hidden from the wind and began to troll our way. Her fourth cast she landed this monster red. Knowing that she was satisfied, I ran back to the lift and gave the Canyon Bay a spring cleaning.

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Cedar Key Trout and Macks

Florida Sportsman Member: lboverhof After being done with catching mackerel and before the tide slowly started coming back in, we started drifting over some grass between 3 to 4 feet of water behind snake. We ended up with 5 keeper trout with the biggest being 19 inches.

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Gettin’ Jiggy in the Keys

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Easy On Saturday we took out Greg, George, Eric, Jomal, and Lynn and released 32 amberjacks all between 30 and 75 pounds as well as a dozen almaco jacks and banded rudderfish.

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Big Mosquito Lagoon Snaggle Tooth

Florida Sportsman Member: tron1.8 Then this one took my DOA glow shrimp with my 6 pound line. Ended up being 30 inches long, one of the biggest I have caught in a long time!

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Middle Ground Mayhem in the Rain

Florida Sportsman Member: harbison Ms. Lisa Shouron, Tampa, refuses to let a little moisture rain on her day. Lisa, fishing out of spot number 10, shows that nice cobia who the boss really is, after all, Lisa is all woman!

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Pompano Jigging with a Surprise

Florida Sportsman Member: 85okhai I have never caught a pompano on a jig and don’t even know when the last time I even caught a pompano was. Third or fourth cast in hooked into something nice and what I thought was a pompano ended up being a nice sheepshead.

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Kayakin’ for Largemouth

Florida Sportsman member: syd7792 The bass were on fire last weekend here in Valrico Lake. Bass fishing out of a boat is awesome but nothing compares to fishing out of a kayak. When you hook a bass that gives you the fight and the ride of a lifetime, it is just epic!

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First Hoo and A Good One at That

Florida Sportsman member : psless Made it to about 165 feet and saw some weed lines so we began trolling. Fairly early in the morning we snagged this beast on a mono leader. Hook was barely in his mouth when we gaffed him!

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Gulf Grouper Action on the Drift

Florida Sportsman Member: Doc1 A couple of buds and I ran out of Marco about 20 miles this morning. The bite was slow, but steady. We picked up 4 keepers over the 4 hours we fished. The largest was about 24 inches and was caught on a live blue runner.

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Carrabelle Offshore

Florida Sportsman Member: KayakMacGyver At the first hole it was game on from the first drop and we proceeded to load the boat with the giant humpback Seabass I’ve been hearing about.

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Homosassa Grouper Bite

Florida Sportsman member: troutman57 A few more blackies and some decent grunts rounded out our catch. Only 2 red grouper were under size and were released along with all the gags.

Kaden Wolfe, 3, caught this nice channel catfish with Grandpa, Jim Whitted. Both are residents of Sanford, FL (Jim is active on the FS Forum as prowlin4reds).

Grins and Whiskers at Sanford Kids Fishing Rodeo

What a day! A kids’ fishing rodeo was held in conjunction with the Crappie Masters Florida State Championship over the weekend (Feb. 2) in Sanford.

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18th Annual International Marlin Tournament in El Salvador

Well once again I got the invite to join Paco Saca and his sons in the 18th International Marlin Tournament in El Salvador! Bart and I made are way down to Bahia Del Sol Marina and Hotel [...]

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Miami Lobster Tournament

FS member SpinyMike (Mike Maler) put on another good lobster-gettin’ show in Miami this year, The Miami Spiny Lobster Tournament.…»

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Spear Lionfish In Palm Beach County

Where to spear and how to fillet the lionfish, tips from your friends.

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Spearing Hogfish

This hogfish was shot by Tom Jones during a June diving trip to the Middlegrounds out of Crystal River. The…»