2013 Reel Time Florida Sportsman TV
Reel Time is a real adventure this week as the crew tackles big sharks off east coast beaches. Forum member Peter Barrett joins the Reel Time crew at his favorite beach for hammerhead shark hunting. This type of adventure isn’t for everyone, but tune in and soon you may be throwing your offshore trolling tackle into the trunk of your car and heading to the beach.
Big summertime tarpon and snook keep the Reel Time crew busy this week in the Southeast region. Capt. Andy Tasker shows Capt. George why Stuart is the place to be in the summer, with big tarpon chasing minnow schools on the beaches and hungry snook prowling the jetties. Put down the cast net, artificials pack a deadly punch for shore-bound silver kings.
Watch as the Reel Time crew uses skinny water tactics to catch big fish on Florida’s east coast. Forum member Eric Templeton puts the Reel Time crew on reds and trout in the Mosquito Lagoon that are more than eager to strike topwater plugs. On the north end of the Indian River in Titusville, Cameron Schurlknight shows the crew big black drum make the perfect targets for heart-pounding, sight fishing action.
It’s a grand time down in the Everglades during this week’s episode of Reel Time. Jeff, aka Nightfly, joins the crew down in Chokoloskee for a day full of redfish and snook in the shallows. Then, the crew heads out with Joe Cass for a full-bore camping trip in Everglades National Park. One of the coldest nights of the year didn’t slow down the fishing, with the crew landing a prized inshore grand slam.
This week its west coast flavor from top to bottom as the reel time crew loads up the Triton and heads west. Capt. George joins up with Chris Clark for a surefire bite of AJ’s on topwater out of Horseshoe Beach. Diving down under, forum member Marrio Castello shows the crew how to make the best of a rainy day in Crystal River by scouting for scallops.
The Reel Time crew heads to two east coast inlets that grow fish, full size. It’s go big or go home when Capt. George joins Ryan Dean, aka Final Point on the forum, for a day of hunting oversized bull reds and snook inside Sebastian Inlet. The crew also joins Adam White in Ft. Pierce, big inlet bull reds give Capt. George a welcomed surprise.
Learn the basics of Florida swordfishing. Big-game fishing is back, and with it a new generation of anglers is making their marks. Zack Susla, a resident of Stuart, shows the crew a successful night on the Gulf Stream with a swordfish landed on the Reel Time bay boat. Also, with the sun high in the sky, Sam Cory shows the crew the ABC’s of daytiming for swords off Pompano Beach.
The Reel Time crew tackles inshore grouper on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Following a hot report on the West Central Forum, host Capt. George Gozdz flips baits to St. Petersburg docks and wrestles keeper-size gags to the boat. The crew then heads down to the Southwest region where they pull big plugs over hard bottom for more good-eating gags. Guest hosts from the FS Forum.
Learn to fly two fishing kites to catch sailfish, wahoo and other offshore gamefish. Even smaller boats get in on the action, as guest host Capt. Nick Cardella demonstrates with Capt. George Gozdz aboard the Reel Time bayboat. If you’ve thought kite fishing was too complicated, too much work or only suitable for large sportfish vessels, you need to watch Nick and George in action.
Coastal river fishing in Northeast Florida with guest host Tony Eden of Jacksonville. The frequent contributor to the FS Forum posts a tantalizing online fishing report, and Capt. George Gozdz heads up to investigate. On a cold winter morning, the guys find the redfish schooled up and hungry. They also catch seatrout and sheepshead, using a mix of scented soft baits and live fiddler crabs.
Corey Lynch, NFL safety, calls the plays this week as he and Reel Time host Capt. George Gozdz catch snook and tarpon in Southwest Florida. Lynch, who grew up in Fort Myers and played three years for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is one of many anglers posting fishing reports on the FS Forum. On this episode of Reel Time, Lynch proves there’s not much he can’t tackle.
One of the hottest nighttime tarpon bites ever for South Florida guide Capt. Jeff Maggio, and Reel Time host Capt. George Gozdz is there to experience it. They catch big, brawny tarpon in the inlet under Miami’s famous city lights. It’s easy to hook these fish, as the Reel Time crew demonstrates, but getting them to the boat for release is hard work.
It’s a Florida exclusive: catch native largemouth and exotic peacock bass in the same day. First, Capt. George Gozdz and the Reel Time crew hook up with an FS Forum member to chase a hot largemouth bite on Lake Eustis, in Central Florida. Next, they fish the canals of Miami for peacock bass in clear water.