What's Biting Now
Florida Sportsman member: Spongking Out a ways in 40 feet of water the ocean was boiling from 1/4 mile away. Birds were crashing all over it. So we fired over to find it was a monster school of bull reds erupting on bait. We had our big cobia jigs and boom. Not even a chance to close bail and it was fish on.
Florida Sportsman member: OnTop~170 Right before I climb off the tower I decide to pitch one more in and let her sink and bam another hook up. This time I set the hook I don’t know how many times and muscle the fish in. Finally I get one on the gaff and it went 39 pounds.
Sketchy low tides and a minefield of oyster shell? No problem for these Northeast Florida kayakers. Edward Abbey once said if you want to see the desert, get down on your knees and start crawling. Kayaking is the boating equivalent, with fish and other wildlife only inches away.
One of the keys to successful live bait fishing is matching the size and style hook to the bait you fish. Regardless of whether you catch or buy your bait, baits vary in size from trip to trip. That’s why we’ve developed a hook box system so that we are always prepared to find the right hook for the bait at hand and the species of fish that we are targeting.