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Florida Sportsman Magazine’s reader-favorite Action Spotter comes to life. Each week, host Capt. Rick Ryals dials in on the bite across the state mirroring the same 11 regions that appear online and in the magazine. Tune in each week for new fishing reports… inshore, offshore, and more. New podcasts are posted every Thursday. Just in time for you to plan your weekend on the water. Subscribe via the links to the left, Apple Podcasts, Libsyn, YouTube or wherever you listen to your podcasts.


Episodes

#251 | Grassroots Efforts Making an Impact in Florida Waters

A dive in to preserving our pristine waters, through restoration of oyster, clam and seagrass beds, releases of Redfish and more. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 251

[1:58] Tropics Report
[4:17] Northeast Report
[12:04] East Central Report
[17:20] Southeast Report
[19:47] Keys Report
[23:48] 10,000 Islands Report
[27:13] Southwest Report
[30:52] West Central Report
[35:57] Northwest Report

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#250 | Do Moon Phases ACTUALLY Effect Fishing?

When the moon phase is in our favor Florida's fishing gets sizzling hot. We also dive into where should you be setting your sights during the 4th of July weekend. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.


Outline of Episode 250

[1:48] Tropics Report
[6:05] Northeast Report
[12:35] East Central Report
[17:53] Southeast Report
[20:59] South Report
[28:20] 10,000 Islands Report
[32:42] Southwest Report
[36:23] West Central Report
[40:49] Big Bend Report
[46:30] Northwest Report
[48:43] Panhandle Report

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#246 | Ocean Trash Pros or Woes?

Is there less trash in the ocean than there used to be? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#245 | Are Summer Patterns Starting Already?!

Mangrove snapper, redfish and snook steal the show on the fishing scene, while flounder wiggle their way into the conversation when the guys are posed with a controversial question. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 245

[1:52] Tropics Report
[4:15] Northeast Report
[7:45] East Central Report
[12:33] Southeast Report
[17:18] South Report
[22:12] 10,000 Islands Report
[27:26] Southwest Report
[31:49] West Central Report
[39:03] Big Bend Report
[47:53] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#244 | Are Our Fisheries in Danger?

Fishing regulations are a fickle thing. We believe some too strict, and some are too lax, which can cause ripple effects down the road. Are any of our fisheries in danger of collapse? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 244

[2:08] Special Guest Doc Kellogg
[8:21] Tropics Report
[13:55] South Report
[22:51] Keys Report
[26:48] 10,000 Islands Report
[32:59] Southwest Report
[36:08] West Central Report
[42:52] Big Bend Report
[46:55] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. LuresTournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#243 | Fishing Faux Pas: Cringeworthy Habits You're Being Silently Judged Over

Sometimes you see something that just makes you shake your head... and sometimes you're the one on the receiving end of the head shake. Are you guilty of committing any of these fishing faux pas? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 243

[1:42] Northeast Report
[9:18] East Central Report
[15:45] Southeast Report
[17:59] South Report
[23:49] Keys Report
[25:55] Southwest Report
[30:06] West Central Report
[35:30] Big Bend Report
[43:36] Northwest Report
[46:51] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#240 | When Looking for a Used Boat, Here's What You NEED to Know

New boat, who dis? Shopping for a used vessel? Here's the most important things you need to know before beginning your search. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#238 | From Boat to Plate: Debate on Selling Fish

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 238

Tropics [1:47]
Northeast [6:24]
East Central [11:47]
Southeast [18:30]
South [23:56]
Keys [41:31]
10,000 Islands [48:45]
West Central [54:59]
Big Bend [58:37]
Panhandle [1:06:52] 
Wrap Up [1:10:32]

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#237 | Let Talk Giant Wahoo and How You Can Catch Them Too!

From selecting the right bait to mastering trolling speeds, there is a lot to learn from the experts about landing these elusive fish. Let’s Discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 237

[1:55] Tropics Report
[4:54] Northeast Report
[18:08] South Report
[27:24] 10,000 Islands Report
[32:07] Southwest Report
[35:41] West Central Report
[41:47] Northwest Report
[45:36] Panhandle Report
[48:41] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#236 | Fishing Florida: Captains' Spring Season Insights

Spring is in the air. We've got our ear to the waves and we're dishing out all the details Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 236

Tropics [1:37]
Northeast [5:40]
East Central [13:59]
Southeast [17:07]
Keys [22:18]
10,000 Islands [30:54]
Southwest [38:00]
Big Bend [46:51]
Northwest [51:38]
Panhandle [56:43] 
Wrap Up [1:01:21]

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#235 | Captain's Calendar: When is the Best Time to Go?

When it comes to planning our days around fishing, it's best to have all the facts. Here's what you need to know. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 235

Tropics [1:33]
Northeast [6:16]
East Central [13:20]
Southeast [19:29]
Keys [23:51]
Southwest [32:20]
Big Bend [43:20]
Northwest [47:47]
Panhandle [53:50] 
Wrap Up [56:12]

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#234 | Catch Your Limit or Limit Your Catch?

To catch your limit or to limit your catch? That is the question. Let's discuss! Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 234

Tropics [2:28]
Northeast [8:33]
East Central [17:50]
Southeast [25:19]
South [31:09]
Keys [38:00]
10,000 Islands [44:22]
Southwest [52:11]
Big Bend [57:27]
Northwest [1:05:19]
Panhandle [1:10:37] 
Wrap Up [1:13:14]

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#233 | The Trouble with Treble Hooks

This week Rick discusses if treble hooks help or hurt your chances of landing your catch. Also, one of our captains says a crew caught over 60 sailfish in one day! Can you guess which region it was it? Tune in to find out!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 233

Tropics [1:32]
Northeast [4:43]
Southeast [11:48]
South [16:32]
Keys [22:36]
10,000 Islands [28:29]
Southwest [34:57]
West Central [38:20]
Big Bend [41:24]
Northwest [44:09]
Wrap Up [48:27]

A BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week.

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#232 | February Trout Frenzy: Kicking off a Stellar Spring Season

Spring patterns are emerging and the trout are responding to the call of the wild—along with some other seasonal species. Rick also asks the guys how widespread shark population booms are effecting local reef ecosystems. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 232

[1:31] Tropics Report
[3:48] Northeast Report
[7:29] East Central Report
[13:11] Southeast Report
[16:26] South Report
[23:35] Keys Report
[26:12] 10,000 Islands Report
[31:22] Southwest Report
[35:13] West Central Report
[39:00] Big Bend Report
[45:25] Northwest Report
[48:56] Panhandle Report
[50:20] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • Tournament Master Chum • D.O.A. Lures • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats

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#231 | Dream Boats: Captain's Choice for the Ultimate Fishing Vessel

If you could choose any boat to fish with, what would you choose and why? That is the question Rick asks our captains across the state this week. They also give their weekly fishing report around! Let's discuss! Do you have a question about fishing in your area?

Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we will answer your question on the air!

Outline of Episode 231

Tropics [1:26]

Northeast [8:25]

Southeast [14:31]

South [17:32]

10,000 Islands [27:39]

Southwest [37:24]

West Central [41:27]

Big Bend [47 :46]

Northwest [55:54]

Panhandle [1:05:11] 

Wrap Up [1:09:08] 

A BIG Thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week.

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#229 | How to Fish Successfully in Foreign Waters

What factors should you be looking for to locate hungry fish? Capturing dinner becomes even more difficult when you find yourself in unknown territory. This week we break down how you can find success in foreign waters. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 229

[2:29] Northeast Report
[11:08] East Central Report
[19:38] Southeast Report
[24:12] South Report
[28:09] Keys Report
[33:56] 10,000 Islands Report
[41:08] Southwest Report
[43:37] West Central Report
[47:42] Big Bend Report
[54:35] Panhandle Report
[56:20] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#228 | Terminal Talk: When to Replace Hooks & Leaders

This week Rick and the guys do some tackle talk. What signifiers should you keep an eye on to know when it's time to renew your terminal tackle? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 228

[1:38] Tropics Report
[11:30] Northeast Report
[20:40] Southeast Report
[26:46] South Report
[35:20] Keys Report
[41:39] 10,000 Islands Report
[48:17] Southwest Report
[51:40] West Central Report
[59:49] Big Bend Report
[1:09:15] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#227 | Frozen Fins: Captain's Strategies for Cold-Water Success

This week Rick and the guys talk about how you can find success on even the coldest days of the year with some simple tweaks to your fishing styles. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 227

[1:09] Tropics Report
[7:15] Northeast Report
[14:36] East Central Report
[20:07] Southeast Report
[26:20] 10,000 Islands Report
[37:52] Southwest Report
[40:59] Big Bend Report
[50:38] Panhandle Report
[54:17] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#226 | Tag Talk with Special Guest Leiza Fitzgerald

This week Rick chats with returning guest CCA Florida STAR Director and self-proclaimed "Queen of Conservation" Leiza Fitzgerald to talk all about fish tagging!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 226

[1:51] Special Guest Leiza Fitzgerald
[20:15] Northeast Report
[28:09] East Central Report
[39:10] South Report
[55:25] Keys Report
[1:00:57] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#225 | The Best New Gear that Dropped in 2023

This week Rick and the guys take a look back at 2023 and share new gear we thought was worth the hype last year. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 225

[2:01] Northeast Report
[7:50] East Central Report
[13:27] Southeast Report
[17:52] Keys Report
[24:36] Southwest Report
[29:42] West Central Report
[36:55] Big Bend Report
[42:05] Northwest Report
[48:19] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#224 | Potential Prospects for 2024

This week Rick and the guys talk about what species they would like to target more in next year. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 224

[1:28] Tropics Report
[7:05] Northeast Report
[13:36] Southeast Central Report
[16:57] South Report
[22:53] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[28:42] Southwest Report
[35:38] West Central Report
[41:26] Big Bend Report
[45:56] Panhandle Report
[49:30] Florida Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#223 | How to Find New Spots to Fish

Are your spots all fished out? How can you hunt down productive waters in your area? This week Rick and the guys cover tactics they use to locate new spots to fish. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 223

[1:22] Tropics Report
[5:46] Northeast Report
[17:24] East Central Report
[21:48] South Report
[27:50] Florida Keys Report
[34:57] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[40:45] Southwest Report
[45:05] West Central Report
[47:42] Big Bend Report

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#222 | Dear Santa..."Gifts" We Want for Our Fisheries

This week Rick and the guys ruminate on what gifts they wish would be bestowed upon their fisheries. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 222

[1:58] Tropics Report
[7:12] Northeast Report
[12:05] East Central Report
[20:02] South Report
[33:46] Florida Keys Report
[41:23] Southwest Report
[45:00] West Central Report
[51:34] Big Bend Report
[58:19] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#221 | Top Weather Apps Our Professionals Trust

This week Rick and the guys share which weather apps they rely on for the most accurate forecasts to plan their days around. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 221

[1:37] Tropics Report
[5:19] Northeast Report
[10:09] Southeast Report
[15:26] South Report
[21:36] Florida Keys Report
[27:09] Southwest Report
[34:00] West Central Report
[40:12] Big Bend Report
[47:39] Panhandle Report
[53:12] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#220 | On the Hook: Captains Assess the State of Popular Species

This week Rick asks each captain to assess the state of the most impactful fisheries in each of their respective areas. Are these pivotal species struggling or succeeding? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 220

[1:18] Tropics Report
[3:46] Northeast Report
[11:12] East Central Report
[16:54] South Report
[26:11] Florida Keys Report
[33:08] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[38:44] Southwest Report
[42:22] West Central Report
[49:17] Big Bend Report
[55:54] Panhandle Report
[1:01:13] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#219 | Fisherman's Gratitude: Captains Give Thanks

This week Rick and the captains discuss things they're thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 219

[1:32] Tropics Report
[4:11] Northeast Report
[12:02] East Central Report
[18:39] South Report
[25:45] Southwest Report
[31:20] West Central Report
[36:39] Big Bend Report
[46:25] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#218 | Changing Tides: Captain's Perspective on Climate Change

This week Rick and the captains talk climate change. How has changing weather affected our local fisheries? Let's discuss.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 218

[1:43] Tropics Report
[5:46] Northeast Report
[12:48] East Central Report
[18:08] Southeast Report
[20:56] South Report
[24:17] Florida Keys Report
[31:32] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[37:32] Southwest Report
[42:04] West Central Report
[47:52] Big Bend Report
[55:08] Panhandle Report
[59:01] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#217 | When & Where to Fish in Florida

This week Rick and the captains offer advice on when and where you should be launching and fishing in your area. Let's discuss.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 217

[1:03] Northeast Report
[8:24] East Central Report
[12:35] South Report
[16:23] Florida Keys Report
[21:03] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[25:36] Southwest Report
[30:29] West Central Report
[37:18] Big Bend Report
[45:56] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Academy Sports + Outdoors • Ocean Waves Sunglasses

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#216 | Captain's Fantasy Fleet: Dream Boats Unveiled

This week Rick asks the captains what boat they would invest in if they had to replace their current vessel with a different brand. Let's discuss.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 216

[1:59] Tropics Report
[6:01] Northeast Report
[9:28] East Central Report
[14:46] Southeast Report
[18:39] Florida Keys Report
[22:39] 10,000 Islands Islands Report
[29:59] Southwest Report
[35:53] West Central Report
[41:12] Big Bend Report
[51:54] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#215 | Most Overrated & Underrated Fish in Our Area

This week Rick asks the captains what the most overrated species in their area is and which overlooked fish are some of the criminally underrated.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 215

[2:27] Tropics Report
[4:12] Northeast Report
[10:35] East Central Report
[16:03] Southeast Report
[20:03] South Report
[23:38] Florida Keys Islands Report
[28:09] 10,000 Islands Report
[32:25] West Central Report
[39:04] Big Bend Report
[43:08] Panhandle Report
[46:45] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#214 | Boat Ramp Champ or Chump?

This week we cover common mistakes we see people making at the boat ramp and tips to make your loading and unloading seamless.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 214

[1:36] Northeast Report
[10:56] East Central Report
[16:14] South Report
[20:32] Florida Keys Islands Report
[26:57] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:58] Southwest Report
[38:15] Big Bend Report
[42:53] Northwest Report
[47:01] Panhandle Report
[49:01] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#213 | Are Our Waters Rising?

Mullet are on the move, sailfishing is about to take off and gag grouper are coming to a sudden close. Lot's to talk about this week on the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 213

[1:20] Tropics Report
[10:00] Northeast Report
[17:32] South Report
[25:00] Florida Keys Islands Report
[30:50] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:20] Southwest Report
[41:07] West Central Report
[48:11] Big Bend Report
[55:02] Panhandle Report
[57:55] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#212 | Wave Wisdom: Captains on Height vs. Interval

Now is the time to be out on the water, but what should you be targeting? We're spilling all the secrets...

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 212

[1:38] Tropics Report
[7:29] Northeast Report
[14:06] East Central Report
[22:14] Southeast Report
[28:11] South Report
[32:23] Florida Keys Islands Report
[37:56] 10,000 Islands Report
[43:02] Southwest Report
[48:17] West Central Report
[55:44] Big Bend Report
[1:04:17] Northwest Report
[1:08:26] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#211 | No Bait? No Problem! Best Tactics for Artificial Baits

With the mullet showing out the way they are, there's no better time to be on the water than now. But for the artificial guys, how can you ensure you get bites? Knowing what lures and tactics to use in your region is essential. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 211

[1:26] Northeast Report
[9:55] Southeast Report
[12:54] South Report
[21:56] 10,000 Islands Report
[31:01] Southwest Report
[34:38] West Central Report
[41:32] Big Bend Report
[48:08] Northwest Report
[50:58] Panhandle Report
[53:51] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#210 | Avoiding Oversaturation: Should Fishing Charters be Limited Entry?

The charter fishing industry is certainly a competitive market and more and more new charters seem to be popping up. Rick wants to know if the guys think each region should have an entry cap on how many charters could be in any given area. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 210

[1:20] Tropics Report
[2:45] Northeast Report
[12:35] East Central Report
[17:02] Florida Keys Report
[22:43] 10,000 Islands Report
[30:54] Southwest Report
[51:52] Northwest Report
[56:09] Panhandle Report
[58:47] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#209 | Time on the Line: What Hours Should You Be Fishing?

Grouper, tarpon, redfish and more. The cooling water is turning on the bite, but when should you be out on the water? Let's dive in!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 209

[1:20] Tropics Report
[3:59] Northeast Report
[9:36] East Central Report
[15:48] Southeast Report
[19:33] South Report
[24:41] Florida Keys Report
[31:36] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:11] Southwest Report
[37:53] Big Bend Report
[42:48] Northwest Report
[44:26] Panhandle Report
[46:34] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#208 | Great Fishing Continues & the Mullet Run is on the Way!

Mahi are out in full force, redfish are abundant and trout are on the feed. Fall is on the horizon— fish and fishermen are both ready!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 208

[1:11] Tropics Report
[4:12] Northeast Report
[11:06] East Central Report
[16:22] South Report
[23:27] Florida Keys Report
[26:39] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:06] Southwest Report
[36:33] West Central Report
[42:44] Big Bend Report
[45:15] Northwest Report

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#207 | What's Our Most Underrated Fishery? It's Not What You Think...

Captain Leiza Fitzgerald pops in to discuss exciting developments in the 2023 CCA STAR Tournament. Rick and the guys also discuss summertime fishing and how we massively underutilize one of our most abundant fisheries as charter captains.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 207

[3:52] CCA STAR Winner Announcement w/ Leiza Fitzgerald
[17:08] Tropics Report
[24:06] South Report
[29:47] Florida Keys Report
[34:30] 10,000 Islands Report
[43:13] West Central Report
[50:03] Big Bend Report
[58:55] Northwest Report
[1:03:07] Panhandle Report
[1:05:34] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#206 | Fishing is on FIRE!

Week after week, we keep hearing (and feeling) how hot it is. With conditions like that, the smallest shift in weather can trigger a stellar bite. That's exactly what's happening now! From solid mixed bags to mahi in the Gulf, we've got all the details on the action near you. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 206

[1:41] Tropics Report
[8:06] Northeast Report
[16:02] East Central Report
[23:00] Florida Keys Report
[27:45] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:04] Southwest Report
[39:09] West Central Report
[45:37] Northwest Report
[51:16] Panhandle Report
[55:52] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#205 | Tag Me In: A Solution for Red Snapper?

We are deep into the dog days of summer. It's hot and the fish are feeling it, but that doesn't mean they don't need to eat too. This week the guys also discuss the idea of red snapper tags. Would it be a viable solution or another half-baked cash grab like the Goliath tags? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 205

[1:47] Northeast Report
[7:15] East Central Report
[14:41] Southeast Report
[17:29] South Report
[23:26] Florida Keys Report
[33:03] 10,000 Islands Report
[37:12] Southwest Report
[41:43] Big Bend Report
[48:27] Panhandle Report
[52:41] Tropics Report
[57:25] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#204 | The Weather is Hot, the Fishing is Hotter!

Giant mahi are on the move, sailfish are plentiful and snapper fishing is still going great. It might be hot, but the fish are still hungry. Rick and the guys also talk this week about the next generation of the fishing community. Are kids still interested in fishing in the age of technology? Let's find out!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 204

[1:54] Tropics Report
[5:49] Northeast Report
[11:51] East Central Report
[19:48] Southeast Report
[24:00] South Report
[29:44] Florida Keys Report
[34:36] 10,000 Islands Report
[40:58] Southwest Report
[42:53] West Central Report
[49:48] Big Bend Report
[54:40] Northwest Report
[58:11] Panhandle Report
[1:00:37] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#203 | The Top 5 Recreational Fish in Your Area

Florida encompasses so many unique fisheries, making each region special and a new challenge for anglers. What species should you be targeting in your waters, or in places you are interested in visiting? Tune in this week for all the details.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 203

[2:05] Tropics Report
[5:49] Northeast Report
[13:02] Southeast Report
[16:56] South Report
[27:04] Florida Keys Report
[30:25] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:23] Southwest Report
[40:30] West Central Report
[45:27] Northwest Report
[47:25] Panhandle Report
[51:53] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Tips & Tactics for Fishing in Hot Waters

It's hot and so is the fishing but you'll need to adjust your tactics to find the bite. Plenty of species are out and about this week if you know where to go. Our captains dish out all the details on tarpon, sailfish, mahi, snook, snapper and more.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 202

[2:08] Tropics Report
[5:39] Northeast Report
[12:03] East Central Report
[17:53] Southeast Report
[22:16] South Report
[26:55] Florida Keys Report
[33:26] 10,000 Islands Report
[37:20] Southwest Report
[39:42] West Central Report
[44:09] Big Bend Report
[50:33] Northwest Report
[53:03] Panhandle Report
[54:51] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#201 | Unexpected Life-Saving Additions to Your First Aid Kit

It's been a STELLAR week of fishing in Florida! Our captains dish out all the details on the bite and dive into unexpected tools they keep handy in their first aid kits that are super important additions for anyone on the water.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 201

[1:59] Tropics Report
[4:17] Northeast Report
[13:13] East Central Report
[20:03] South Report
[28:15] 10,000 Islands Report
[33:12] West Central Report
[39:20] Big Bend Report
[43:46] Panhandle Report
[49:37] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#200 | What's Your "Ol' Reliable" Species?

Some days, it's just not happening. What species do you turn to when the target of the day isn't cooperating? As charter captains, our podcasters have to get the deck wet by any means necessary, these are the fish they rely on to save the day.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 200

[2:04] Tropics Report
[6:09] Northeast Report
[11:10] Southeast Report
[14:34] South Report
[22:02] 10,000 Islands Report
[28:10] Southwest Report
[34:05] West Central Report
[37:42] Big Bend Report
[43:30] Northwest Report
[47:30] Panhandle Report
[49:15] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#199 | Time to Fish the 3 B's: Beach, Bottom & Backcountry

Who's your daddy? Your "sea daddy," that is. We all have someone who introduced us to the sport of fishing, but the figure who may have gifted you "the bug" looks different to each person. This week we show thanks to all our sea daddies and discuss some wildly varying fishing conditions around the state. There are some good opportunities to be found, but you'll need to know where to look. Remember the 3 B's!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 199

[2:04] Northeast Report
[11:25] East Central Report
[20:08] Southeast Report
[22:36] South Report
[29:56] Florida Keys Report
[36:22] 10,000 Islands Report
[42:38] Southwest Report
[46:23] West Central Report
[50:02] Big Bend Report
[52:21] Northwest Report
[54:12] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#198 | Cause for Concern: Can Kingfish Handle the Tournaments?

In recent years, king mackerel populations have been on a noticeable decline, as reported by numerous fishermen and captains around the state. Are kingfish tournaments putting too much pressure on our fish? Are new restrictions for this struggling species in order? Let's discuss.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 198

[2:21] Tropics Report
[7:50] Northeast Report
[13:57] Southeast Report
[19:55] South Report
[31:32] 10,000 Islands Report
[37:00] Southwest Report
[40:45] West Central Report
[46:35] Northwest Report
[50:47] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#197 | Look to the Skies: How Birds Can Help You Catch More Fish

When it comes to fishing in the open ocean, having a lead to help you find fish can make all the difference. But does running down every avian species you come across actually prove fruitful? Are there certain types of birds or behaviors you should be honing in on? Absolutely. Let's discuss.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 196

[2:13] Northeast Report
[9:09] East Central Report
[16:25] Southeast Report
[20:46] South Report
[30:07] Southwest Report
[35:05] West Central Report
[38:13] Northwest Report
[43:05] Panhandle Report
[45:33] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#196 | All Hail the Mighty Silver King, Sir Snapper & Prince Pomp

If catching a tarpon is on your bucket list, now is the time to try for the silver king. Meanwhile, fishing is heating up all around Florida. Snapper and grouper on the reefs, pompano in the sand— everywhere you look, the fishing is popping off! If you can make it out before the afternoon showers, this week is shaping up for some stellar action on the water.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 196

[1:45] Tropics Report
[5:28] Northeast Report
[11:33] Southeast Report
[15:47] South Report
[18:41] Florida Keys Report
[23:53] 10,000 Islands Report
[30:15] Southwest Report
[33:50] West Central Report
[38:46] Big Bend Report
[45:00] Northwest Report
[48:29] Panhandle Report
[50:38] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#195 | Making Waves: Most Impactful Fishing Innovations of Our Generation

Two weeks ago we ranked some of the best innovations in fishing tackle, but what are the most impactful innovations in fishing technology? Depending on where you fish, how you fish and what you fish for, the answers to this could be endless.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 195

[2:18] Northeast Report
[10:53] East Central Report
[18:38] South Report
[23:42] Southwest Report
[30:36] West Central Report
[39:35] Northwest Report
[45:17] Panhandle Report
[48:57] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#194 | Debris, Dusty! We Have Debris! Florida's Recent Tornado Woes

Bonus points if you got that reference in the title. This week Captain Jon Earhart details his harrowing experience of being trapped on his boat in the middle of a tornado before it ultimately capsized. He offers some helpful advice on what to do when you find yourself in unpredictable situations, particularly when you have guests or clients on board. Rick also asks the guys what juvenile species they would like to see released in their regions.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 194

[1:42] Northeast Report
[4:31] East Central Report
[15:06] Southeast Report
[21:10] South Report
[26:57] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:23] Southwest Report
[41:33] West Central Report
[45:57] Big Bend Report
[53:42] Northwest Report
[57:42] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#193 | Tackle Talk: Captains Rank Their Top Fishing Gear

There have been many innovations in fishing tackle and gear over the years, but some completely changed the game when they were introduced. When items like braid, fluorocarbon, ultra-sharp hooks and new drag systems were released into the market, the sport of fishing was forever altered from that point forward. But which have been the most important? This week the guys rank the inventions that most affected them in their fishing careers.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 193

[2:06] Northeast Report
[9:52] East Central Report
[22:02] South Report
[24:55] Florida Keys Report
[28:22] 10,000 Islands Report
[35:02] Southwest Report
[38:09] West Central Report
[46:23] Big Bend Report
[51:16] Northwest Report
[57:56] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#192 | One Lure to Rule Them All: The Ultimate Artificial Bait Showdown

You can only choose one! Which lure are you taking? This week we talk about our most "precious" artificial baits and debate which we would pick to be our designated "One Lure," in our official artificial bait showdown.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 192

[1:34] Tropics Report
[7:25] Northeast Report
[14:13] East Central Report
[16:53] Southeast Report
[20:40] South Report
[23:34] Florida Keys Report
[29:04] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:23] Southwest Report
[37:53] Big Bend Report
[44:30] Northwest Report
[48:44] Panhandle Report
[52:52] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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#191 | The Weather is Heating Up, But is the Bite Following Suit?

It's getting hot! Has the departure of cold fronts triggered the feed? Rick also has a few questions for the guys about regulations. Over the years we've seen thousands of regulation changes, but which new rules have been the best for our captains? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 191

[1:56] Northeast Report
[8:20] East Central Report
[12:47] Southeast Report
[17:01] South Report
[21:35] Florida Keys Report
[30:32] 10,000 Islands Report
[37:16] West Central Report
[44:23] Big Bend Report
[51:05] Panhandle Report
[53:56] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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#190 | Bait Frenzy: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Too much bait? Does the limit even exist? This week we assess how the spring bait migrations are moving along and discuss whether or not there's such a thing as "too much bait." How much is too much and what can you do to make your offering stand out in a sea of others?

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of Episode 190

[1:55] Tropics Report
[6:58] Northeast Report
[13:05] East Central Report
[18:06] Southeast Report
[22:08] South Report
[29:45] Florida Keys Report
[32:18] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:55] Southwest Report
[42:02] West Central Report
[45:27] Big Bend Report
[49:50] Panhandle Report
[53:41] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Chasing Legends: Fishermen Reveal Their World Record Ambitions

This week we delve into our fishing fantasies and talk about the world records we pray to the piscary gods for. The answers might surprise you! If you could go down in history for any angling record, what would it be and why?

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:23] Northeast Report
[6:24] East Central Report
[15:44] Southeast Report
[20:17] South Report
[24:45] Florida Keys Report
[33:59] 10,000 Islands Report
[41:53] Southwest Report
[47:46] West Central Report
[54:40] Panhandle Report
[58:20] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Untapped Waters: How to Break Out of Your Fishing Rut

We all have our favorite spots, setups, baits, etc. But is being comfortable more of a curse than a blessing? Do we stop learning and developing new skills? Do we cease to adapt and discover new opportunities? Well, yes. So how often should you be testing new waters and trying new tactics? This week we discuss how you can step out of your comfort zone and reap the rewards of trying something new!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[2:09] Tropics Report
[5:46] Northeast Report
[12:35] East Central Report
[19:19] Southeast Report
[21:42] South Report
[24:45] Florida Keys Report
[32:28] Southwest Report
[38:07] West Central Report
[42:16] Big Bend Report
[48:54] Northwest Report
[55:11] Panhandle Report
[58:17] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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The Great Bait Debate: Do Big Baits = Big Fish?

You know the old adage, big bait = big fish. But does this actually hold true? I've seen a massive gator trout swallow a mid-fight hooked 14" redfish whole, with poor Spotty's tail still poking out of the mouth of the trout once retrieved. I've also seen a 42" snook eat a 2" DOA curl tail soft plastic. This week the captains tackle the great bait debate and determine the best course of action to narrow down the best bait selection for your situation.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:49] Tropics Report
[9:01] Northeast Report
[14:43] East Central Report
[18:57] South Report
[26:45] Florida Keys Report
[31:10] 10,000 Islands Report
[38:17] Southwest Report
[41:47] West Central Report
[47:05] Big Bend Report
[50:08] Northwest Report
[52:31] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Oops! Most Common Mistakes Anglers Make

If you didn't come out of the womb with a rod in hand, it's likely you've committed one of these fishing faux pas. Rick and the captains talk about the biggest mistakes they see new fishermen making out on the water and how you can avoid being "that guy."

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[2:12] Tropics Report
[5:42] Northeast Report
[13:07] East Central Report
[17:58] South Report
[25:28] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:29] Southwest Report
[39:33] West Central Report
[43:24] Big Bend Report
[50:21] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Our #1 Most Important Fish Species

This week Rick asks the captains which species they rely on most in their regions to keep their customers happy. Some of their answers might shock you!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:54] Tropics Report
[7:43] Northeast Report
[14:03] East Central Report
[18:08] Southeast Report
[23:30] South Report
[28:45] Keys Report
[34:22] 10,000 Islands Report
[43:30] Southwest Report
[48:00] West Central Report
[51:23] Big Bend Report
[57:58] Panhandle Report
[1:01:29] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Springtime Bass Special ft. Tournament Fisherman Matt Field

This week Rick is joined by Jacksonville's own Matt Field, a tried and true tournament-winning bass angler to cover what you should be doing to catch more bass this spring. It's been an unusually warm winter and bass fishing is already beginning to liven up, which means it's time to transition to springtime tactics. From prospecting tips to the best lures to use, this one's all about the bass. If you love a good bucketmouth bite, you don't want to miss this special episode.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:46] Special Guest Matt Field
[31:36] Northeast Report
[38:52] Southeast Report
[42:30] South Report
[48:33] 10,000 Islands Report
[55:10] Panhandle Report
[1:00:27] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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How Moon Phases Effect Our Fishery

This week Rick and the captains talk about how they determine the best days of the month to go fishing. What factors are at play when making these decisions? Let's discuss what should you be looking at before planning your fishing trips.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:14] Tropics Report
[4:24] Northeast Report
[8:29] East Central Report
[12:42] Southeast Report
[16:46] South Report
[21:52] Keys Report
[25:10] 10,000 Islands Report
[32:12] Southwest Report
[35:10] West Central Report
[41:07] Big Bend Report
[44:56] Panhandle Report
[47:19] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Do Descending Devices Really Work?

This week Rick and the captains tackle the topic of descending devices: what is the preferred method and how well do they really work? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:50] Tropics Report
[8:59] Northeast Report
[16:40] East Central Report
[22:25] South Report
[29:02] 10,000 Islands Report
[36:34] Southwest Report
[40:04] West Central Report
[44:23] Big Bend Report
[48:11] Northwest Report
[53:21] Panhandle Report
[57:17] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Warming Weather is Heating up the Inshore Bite!

Temps are heating up and so is the bite. 🔥 This week Rick and the captains all report awesome inshore fishing and offer advice on how you can get in on this FIRE feeding frenzy. Reds, trout, sheeps, pompano, you name it, they are ripe for the picking!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:51] Tropics Report
[8:39] Northeast Report
[15:55] East Central Report
[22:40] Southeast Report
[28:42] South Report
[36:28] Florida Keys Report
[42:39] Southwest Report
[47:41] West Central Report
[57:36] Big Bend Report
[1:03:14] Northwest Report
[1:07:12] Panhandle Report
[1:12:19] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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How Far is too Far? Pushing the Limits of Boating

This week Rick and the guys gush about the increase in feeding activity all around the state. The fishing is HOT right now including some intense sailfish action in South Florida and hundreds of hungry tailing reds to the north. In this episode, we also touch on how to stay safe on the water and discuss how far is too far for the size of your boat.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[2:17] Tropics Report
[7:50] Northeast Report
[12:23] East Central Report
[22:06] Southeast Report
[28:52] South Report
[34:21] Florida Keys Report
[38:21] 10,000 Islands Report
[44:30] Southwest Report
[49:30] West Central Report
[56:24] Northwest Report
[58:51] Panhandle Report
[1:01:59] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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To Freeze or Not to Freeze: How to Keep Fish Fresh

This week Rick and the guys discuss the after-effects of the last cold front. The fishing is heating up and some desirable species are on the move and hungry. This week we also cover how to properly prepare and freeze fish for optimum freshness, let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:18] Tropics Report
[4:40] Northeast Report
[11:16] East Central Report
[14:34] Florida Keys Report
[19:35] 10,000 Islands Report
[27:25] Southwest Report
[31:47] West Central Report
[36:25] Big Bend Report
[40:39] Northwest Report
[43:51] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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How Cold Water Effects Our Fishing

This week Rick and the guys talk about their New Year's Resolutions and how the latest cold spell has shaken up the fishing in Florida. Here's how you can adapt your tactics when fishing in cold water, let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air.

Outline of this Episode

[1:45] Tropics Report
[7:28] Northeast Report
[14:20] Southeast Report
[19:06] 10,000 Islands Report
[30:41] Southwest Report
[35:43] West Central Report
[41:27] Big Bend Report
[48:18] Northwest Report
[51:58] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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The Current Health of Our Waterways

This week Rick and the guys discuss the boating boom in recent years. Are we keeping up with the degradation of our waterways? We are doing some good things to clean up the environment, but is it enough? What would you like to see us do next to the waterways in your area?

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[2:08] Tropics Report
[6:42] Northeast Report
[12:38] East Central Report
[21:22] Southeast Report
[28:23] South Report
[34:17] 10,000 Islands Report
[45:07] Southwest Report
[49:56] Big Bend Report
[56:45] Northwest Report
[1:01:34] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Latest from the Conservation Front w/ Special Guest Leiza Fitzgerald

This week Rick is joined by CCA Florida STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald to talk about the latest in conservation news. The West Coast captains also cover how the 2023 fishing season has kicked off; A sleepy start in some areas but fishing for wintertime species is likely to heat up starting this weekend. Wahoo and sailfish are about to pop off. It's time for an offshore trip!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[1:50] Special Guest: CCA Florida STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald
[33:46] 10,000 Islands Report
[43:12] Southwest Report
[48:16] West Central Report
[54:06] Big Bend Report
[1:03:31] Northwest Report
[1:06:03] Panhandle Report
[1:09:08] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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#1 Favorite Fishing Gifts EVER

Rick and the captains end 2022 on a positive note with decent wintertime fishing, exciting hunts and reveal their favorite fishing gear they've ever been gifted. Goodbye 2022, it was nice knowin' ya!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[3:17] Tropics Report
[7:32] Northeast Report
[13:47] East Central Report
[19:09] Southeast Report
[23:11] South Report
[26:40] Keys Report
[34:05] Southwest Report
[40:39] West Central Report
[46:02] Big Bend Report
[51:02] Panhandle Report
[54:48] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Florida's Cold Shoulder

Bundle up! It's about to be a COLD Christmas weekend. This week Rick and the crew wrap up 2022 and review which species struggled this year. Captain Greg Stamper also returns after an extended leave due to Hurricane Ian recovery. Welcome Back, Greg!!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[2:11] Tropics Report
[7:02] Northeast Report
[13:37] East Central Report
[23:04] Southeast Report
[27:11] Keys Report
[33:57] Southwest Report
[41:26] West Central Report
[46:04] Big Bend Report
[55:29] Northwest Report
[59:00] Panhandle Report
[1:04:09] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Which Fish Out-Swam Expectations in 2022

This week Rick and the guys compare which fish were better than expected this year in their areas. Their answers might surprise you! Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[2:22] Tropics Report
[6:07] Northeast Report
[11:58] East Central Report
[18:41] South Report
[25:29] 10,000 Islands Report
[34:52] West Central Report
[41:44] Northwest Report
[48:23] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Would You Be Lost Without GPS?

This week Rick and the crew debate if taking away GPS would benefit our fisheries. Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[2:26] Northeast Report
[7:17] East Central Report
[20:52] South Report
[30:20] Keys Report
[37:21] 10,000 Islands Report
[44:37] West Central Report
[50:27] Big Bend Report
[54:29] Panhandle Report
[57:40] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Jolly Ol' Saint Rick: Our Top Fishing Gift Picks

This week Rick and the guys brainstorm their top Christmas gift selections and choose what they'd most like to see wrapped up under the tree this year. Let's discuss!

See some of our present selections here: https://www.floridasportsman.com/editorial/florida-sportsman-holiday-gift-guide/466084

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Outline of this Episode

[1:58] Northeast Report
[7:09] East Central Report
[10:28] Southeast Report
[15:52] Keys Report
[25:24] 10,000 Islands Report
[33:52] West Central Report
[41:13] Northeast Report
[50:29] Panhandle Report
[55:09] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

• Yamaha Outboards • Shimano Fishing • D.O.A. Lures • Tournament Master Chum • Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals • Young Boats  • Castaway Hat Co. • Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Species We're Thankful For & Shark Talk

This week Rick and the captains give thanks for a fish they are most thankful to have in their areas. The guys also discuss shark populations causing havoc for our charters. Which species are you most thankful for? Let's discuss!

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Download for the best tips of the trade right in your pocket, anytime, anywhere. Subscribe to get notified when a new episode drops each week. Follow us on social media for daily fishing reports, we may even share yours!

 

Outline of this Episode

[2:54] Tropics Report

[8:37] Northeast Report

[15:21] East Central Report

[25:00] Southeast Report

[29:20] Keys Report

[36:07] 10,000 Islands Report

[45:20] Northeast Report

[50:37] Panhandle Report

[52:48] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha OutboardsShimano FishingD.O.A. LuresTournament Master ChumFishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise RentalsYoung Boats Castaway Hat Co.Academy Sports + Outdoors

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The Trouble with Trebles

Rick and the gang discuss if treble hooks are still sought after or are they something best left in the past. Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Download for the best tips of the trade right in your pocket, any time, anywhere. Subscribe to get notified when a new episode drops each week. Follow us on social media for daily fishing reports, we may even share yours!

 

Outline of this Episode

[2:04] Tropics Report

[7:37] Northeast Report

[14:07] East Central Report

[24:28] South Report

[28:10] 10,000 Islands Report

[39:32] West Central Report

[44:25] Big Bend Report

[53:55] Panhandle Report

[59:25] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards

Shimano Fishing

D.O.A. Lures

Tournament Master Chum

Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals

Young Boats 

Castaway Hat Co.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

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New Perspective on Fishing Regulations

This week we talk to our captains about what species regulations they would like to address and how. Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Download for the best tips of the trade right in your pocket, any time, anywhere. Subscribe to get notified when a new episode drops each week. Follow us on social media for daily fishing reports, we may even share yours!

 

Outline of this Episode

[1:52] Tropics Report

[6:53] Northeast Report

[17:11] East Central Report

[23:36] Southeast Report

[30:04] Keys Report

[38:29] 10,000 Islands Report

[46:07] West Central Report

[51:01] Northwest Report

[57:10] Panhandle Report

[1:00:49] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards

Shimano Fishing

D.O.A. Lures

Tournament Master Chum

Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals

Young Boats 

Castaway Hat Co.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

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What Makes A Good Charter Captain?

This week we talk about what separates a good charter captain from the others? Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

Download for the best tips of the trade right in your pocket, any time, anywhere. Subscribe to get notified when a new episode drops each week. Follow us on social media for daily fishing reports, we may even share yours!

 

Outline of this Episode

[1:38] Northeast Report

[9:21] Southeast Report

[14:47] South Report

[21:38] Keys Report

[28:44] 10,000 Islands Report

[36:19] West Central Report

[42:23] Northwest Report

[45:56] Panhandle Report

[50:30] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

BIG thanks to each of our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to bring you these reports each week

Yamaha Outboards

Shimano Fishing

D.O.A. Lures

Tournament Master Chum

Fishing Nosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals

Young Boats 

Castaway Hat Co.

Academy Sports + Outdoors

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Thoughts on New Cobia Regs

Cobia have been struggling and regs are tightening. With an increased minimum size limit and reduced bag and boat limits, how do captains feel about these changes? Their answers might surprise you. Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:41] Tropics Report

[9:45] Northeast Report

[18:12] East Central Report

[27:12] South Report

[36:01] Keys Report

[39:54] West Central Report

[44:13] Big Bend Report

[47:02] Northwest Report

[51:08] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Fight or Flight Fishing: Combatting Fish Survival Instincts

To rock up or to run, that is the question. All fish have survival instincts that make them tougher to catch, some more so than others. This week we touch on how different species fight and why that is. Let's discuss!

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Outline of this Episode

[2:37] Tropics Report

[8:45] Northeast Report

[17:12] East Central Report

[24:05] Southeast Report

[29:26] South Report

[35:00] Keys Report

[39:41] 10,000 Islands Report

[46:24] West Central Report

[51:19] Big Bend Report

[58:26] Northwest Report

[1:01:45] Panhandle Report

[1:05:32] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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How to Make YOUR Bait Stand Out

How do you make your bait irresistible? This week Rick and the guys discuss ways you can make your bait stand out among the rest. Let's discuss!

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Outline of this Episode

[1:23] Tropics Report

[9:55] Northeast Report

[15:32] East Central Report

[20:57] Southeast Report

[26:26] South Report

[29:51] Keys Report

[36:00] 10,000 Islands Report

[42:08] West Central Report

[47:12] Big Bend Report

[52:35] Northwest Report

[55:49] Panhandle Report

[1:00:45] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Ian Aftermath & Relief Efforts: Deadliest Florida Hurricane in 87 Years

This week Rick and the guys discuss the what changes they have seen in their regions since Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida last week as well as ways you can help with relief efforts no matter where you live. To read more about how you can help, see our full write-up here: https://www.floridasportsman.com/editorial/hurricane-ian-aftermath-how-can-you-help-relief-efforts/465231

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Outline of this Episode

[3:24] Tropics Report

[7:01] Northeast Report

[12:31] East Central Report

[17:41] South Report

[27:01] 10,000 Islands Report

[39:46] Southwest Report

[49:17] West Central Report

[56:38] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Three Fishing Knots You Need to Know

This week Rick and the guys discuss their favorite tried and true fishing knots that never fail. What is you're go-to fishing knot?

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Outline of this Episode

[1:23] Northeast Report

[8:53] Southeast Report

[12:49] South Report

[18:49] Southwest Report

[24:20] West Central Report

[32:00] Big Bend Report

[36:43] Northwest Report

[41:11] Panhandle Report

[44:34] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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New Ideas to Help Save Our Fisheries

East Coast anglers, would you be willing to report every red snapper caught on your boat if it gave us a chance at a real season? This week Rick and the guys discuss what new ideas we can bring to the table to help save our fisheries without complete shutdowns. Let's discuss!

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Outline of this Episode

[1:23] Northeast Report

[7:19] East Central Report

[13:51] Southeast Report

[18:49] Keys Report

[22:03] 10,000 Islands Report

[27:58] Southwest Report

[33:31] West Central Report

[39:07] Big Bend Report

[43:47] Northwest Report

[46:12] Panhandle Report

[48:37] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Are We Winning or Losing the Battle?

Over the years we have passed some great regulations that protected the future of many of our favorite species, eg. redfish, cobia, snook, mullet, sailfish, etc., but that is not always the case. *cough, red snapper in the Atlantic, cough, cough* read more here:

https://www.floridasportsman.com/editorial/call-to-action-stop-bad-from-getting-worse/464359

https://www.floridasportsman.com/editorial/red-snapper-debacle-the-emperors-new-clothes/464476

Are we taking two steps forward and one step back? How will current and pending regulation changes affect the future of our fishery? Let's discuss!

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Outline of this Episode

[2:18] Tropics Report

[6:41] Northeast Report

[11:22] East Central Report

[17:38] South Report

[28:53] Keys Report

[36:14] 10,000 Islands Report

[42:37] Southwest Report

[46:00] Big Bend Report

[51:50] Northwest Report

[54:21] Panhandle Report

[56:54] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Is Florida's Fishery in Danger of Closing?

We have some very real forces working against our way of life, including three new proposals that are worrisome for anglers. We talk to our captains about these new proposals and how they could affect the future of fishing in Florida.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:31] Tropics Report

[6:52] Northeast Report

[13:09] East Central Report

[23:09] Southeast Report

[27:18] South Report

[36:49] 10,000 Islands Report

[41:15] Southwest Report

[48:17] West Central Report

[52:30] Big Bend Report

[56:53] Northwest Report

[1:00:23] Panhandle Report

[1:03:12] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Fall Fishing on the Horizon, What to Expect

After a whiff of fall, Rick asks the guys which species are going kick up the most in the coming weeks. It's time to gear up to get ready for some of the best fishing of the year, and here's how to do it!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:40] Tropics Report

[4:05] Northeast Report

[10:28] East Central Report

[14:37] South Report

[21:25] Keys Report

[24:31] 10,000 Islands Report

[30:27] Southwest Report

[33:33] West Central Report

[37:49] Big Bend Report

[41:47] Northwest Report

[46:09] Panhandle Report

[49:50] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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Fishing During the Dog Days of Summer

This week Rick and the guys identify their "new frontiers". As guides, our crew often find themselves fishing a lot of the same waters, not allowing for exploration of many extracurricular fisheries. We discuss what fisheries we'd like to dive more into in this episode of the podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[2:15] Tropics Report

[6:30] Northeast Report

[19:59] Southeast Report

[19:59] South Report

[26:04] 10,000 Islands Report

[33:08] Southwest Report

[35:46] Big Bend Report

[41:35] Northwest Report

[45:43] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

 

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East Coast Tarpon, West Coast Snapper

This week Rick and the guys tackle the topic of tarpon on the East Coast and red snapper in the Gulf. Are you seeing more or less tarpon than usual? Does a longer red snapper season affect out-of-season bycatch? Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[2:35] Tropics Report

[8:08] Northeast Report

[15:05] East Central Report

[19:46] South Report

[23:34] 10,000 Islands Report

[30:21] Southwest Report

[37:25] Big Bend Report

[42:25] Northwest Report

[51:31] Panhandle Report

[55:10] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Do Fish Learn? Adapt Your Tactics!

This week Rick and the guys talk evolution. Do fish learn? Have the fish you depend on adapted to your methods? Does fishing pressure during seasonal events cause fish to be more on alert? Let's discuss!

Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:47] Tropics Report

[5:29] Northeast Report

[11:59] East Central Report

[19:06] Keys Report

[27:03] Southwest Report

[33:03] West Central Report

[40:08] Big Bend Report

[45:53] Northwest Report

[49:55] Panhandle Report

[52:52] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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TOTAL Bottom Fishing Closures?!

This week Rick and the guys discuss the controversial new talks of TOTAL bottom fishing closures. Would you rather see areas with complete closure or more select season closures on bottom fishing? Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Regulations that Need to Change

This week Rick and the guys discuss which regulations they believe need to change. If you could change one regulation, what would it be? Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:31] Tropics Report

[5:23] Northeast Report

[13:16] East Central Report

[18:16] Southeast Report

[23:47] South Report

[35:47] 10,000 Islands Report

[41:34] Southwest Report

[45:38] West Central Report

[49:43] Big Bend Report

[56:11] Northwest Report

[1:00:59] Panhandle Report

[1:04:21] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Environmental Triggers that Signal Stellar Fishing

This week Rick and the boys discuss what environmental changes they anticipate most for some of the best fishing of the year. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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#150 | Change Up Your Tactics in Hot Water

This week Rick and the boys discuss how to change up your tactics when fishing in warm water. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:31] Northeast Report

[9:15] East Central Report

[13:32] Southeast Report

[18:37] South Report

[22:31] Keys Report

[26:06] 10,000 Islands Report

[29:49] Southwest Report

[33:31] West Central Report

[39:41] Big Bend Report

[44:26] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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#149 | Get Local! Ray Rosher Joins the Team

This week Rick dives into local ecological issues that affect their areas. We also welcome a new captain to our roster, the South Florida fishing legend Captian Ray Rosher! Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[0:45] Tropics Report

[4:09] Northeast Report

[9:43] East Central Report

[14:34] South Report

[22:32] Keys Report

[26:44] 10,000 Islands Report

[31:35] Southwest Report

[34:04] West Central Report

[38:19] Big Bend Report

[44:46] Northwest Report

[47:15] Panhandle Report

[49:10] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Episode 148: Favorite Fishing Memories with Dad | Action Spotter Podcast

One for the dads. This week Rick and the guys discuss their favorite fishing stories their share with their fathers. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:22] Tropics Report

[5:39] Northeast Report

[12:29] East Central Report

[17:35] Southeast Report

[20:35] Keys Report

[26:26] 10,000 Islands Report

[35:01] Southwest Report

[38:46] West Central Report

[43:48] Big Bend Report

[48:07] Panhandle Report

[51:09] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Episode 147: Our Favorite Fish Recipes | Action Spotter Podcast

This week we need to get serious and talk about the important stuff... dinner. We determine what is the best eating fish and how each Captain prepares their prized dish. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:43] Tropics Report

[6:58] Northeast Report

[14:07] East Central Report

[22:14] Keys Report

[28:16] 10,000 Islands Report

[34:13] Southwest Report

[39:27] West Central Report

[43:09] Big Bend Report

[50:12] Northwest Report

[54:34] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Episode 146: 10-Year Predictions | Action Spotter Podcast

This week Rick and the guys discuss where they think their local fisheries will be in the next 10 years. Will we be catching more snook farther north? Will our reefs be overrun by currently protected species? Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[2:10] Tropics Report

[5:35] Northeast Report

[13:20] East Central Report

[19:27] South Report

[26:12] 10,000 Islands Report

[39:23] West Central Report

[43:55] Northwest Report

[50:23] Panhandle Report

[53:23] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Episode 145: How Do Warming Trends Affect Fishing? | Action Spotter Podcast

This week Rick and the guys discuss how warming waters affect local fish behavioral changes. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep-dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

Do you have a question about fishing in your area? Email rick@floridasportsman.com and we'll answer your questions on the air!

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Outline of this Episode

[1:30] Northeast Report

[9:11] Southeast Report

[14:35] Keys Report

[20:39] 10,000 Islands Report

[27:18] West Central Report

[34:14] Big Bend Report

[41:25] Northwest Report

[44:24] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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Episode 144: Tournament Fishing in the Modern Age | Action Spotter Podcast

This week Rick and the guys discuss how kingfish tournaments affect their population numbers. Their answers might just surprise you. Tune in for the best weekly fishing reports and deep dive discussions in this week's episode of the Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcast.

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Outline of this Episode

[1:45] Tropics Report

[7:53] Northeast Report

[11:37] East Central Report

[14:32] Southeast Report

[17:37] South Report

[23:16] Keys Report

[29:28] 10,000 Islands Report

[33:09] Southwest Report

[35:37] West Central Report

[40:26] Big Bend Report

[44:36] Northwest Report

[48:12] Panhandle Report

[53:23] Florida Fishing Wrap-Up

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