Birds to the Bay
"We hit the water at the crack of noon. It wasn’t long before we had trout on almost every cast. Most were just underslot but we did manage to sort thru them for a nice bunch for dinner along with a nice pompano..."
Florida Sportsman’s Mike Conner and others give some sage advice and explanation on how working the entire water column, at the right time, is key to fishing success.
Grow up, change habits and target trophy seatrout. There’s a point in a spotted seatrout’s life when it reaches about 17 inches and like most teenagers, it gets an attitude.
Wintertime Backyard Bass
Florida Sportsman member: chut03
“The fish have mostly been hitting soft plastics, and the Zoom Trick Worm really is a bass magnet! I landed the largest one, a 5 pound’r, on a black Trick Worm last week. All fish were released safely and will live to fight another day!…"
Catch big largemouths on spinnerbaits! “This weekend we were fishing the St. Johns river again and throwing spinnerbaits through the eel grass.”
The worm turns bass can’t resist. It’s so simple: a plastic worm with the hook set through its center, rather than through the head or tail.
Rough and Tough Sailfish in the South
Florida Sportsman member: The BEAST
"As the day moved along we caught several skipjacks. This seemed to be the predominate catch rolling down the corridor we were fishing. The day dragged on and the seas built up with each minute. As the time was running low we had a taker on the short rigger and here we go, sailfish! The guys were happy to see that fish as it did its acrobatics out of the water..."
During this offshore FS Seminar, Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals shows you how to troll offshore more efficiently by rigging ballyhoo the right way.
You wake up one morning and there’s a cool wind out of the north. Out on the reef, packs of spindlebeaks are heading south, black etchings in vivid sapphire seas. It’s the time of year when acrobatic billfish gyrate against the bluebird skies of our daydreams.
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