Shallow Water Saltwater Jig Fishing

I am a sight fisherman by inclination. Stalking to within casting range of spooky fish is the name of my game, and most of my equipment is geared to it. This type of fishing is best suited to artificials, and perhaps the lure I rely on most is the lead
headed jig. Here’s how to fish them.

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Spanish Mackerel On The Fly

Spanish mackerel may not be the easiest saltwater fish to hook with a fly, but they certainly make the top 10 list. The trick to catching mackerel consistently means presenting a bait or lure similar in size to what they are eating. Here’s how to get it done.

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Fishing Winter Tides Near Tampa

Low water fishing in the winter months in Tampa Bay is probably the most challenging time of year to fish. The water is cold and gin clear, and the variety of species I target is restricted to redfish, sharks, and sheepshead, and the occasional cobia. On the upside, the winter months also provide the best opportunity for
sight fishing. Here’s how to catch some nice fish.

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Fishing Tampa Bay’s Windy Flats In The Winter

With winter approaching, you can count on cold fronts and fishing in the wind on Tampa Bay. The nice thing about the north wind is that it blows parallel to the mangrove shoreline of the south side of the bay. This means you can get a nice long drift and cover a lot of water quietly.

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In Tidal Areas, Bass Anglers Must Go With The Flow

Among the most fertile habitat in North America, river delta marshes can host untold numbers of creatures because freshwater mixes with saltwater to spawn a smorgasbord of life. Tolerant of some saltwater, largemouth bass can feed next to redfish, gorging themselves on the best forage from both worlds. Here’s how to zero in on them.

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Fishing Bait Balls In The Gulf Of Mexico

Some of the game fish on Florida’s West Coast are here all year long, such as the sharks and jacks. Others are migratory, such as kingfish, tarpon, Spanish mackerel, and false albacore. And they all key on the great pods of baitfish. Here is how you can get in on the feeding frenzy.

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Trouble With Steering Systems

It was a Saturday morning … I was in a group with five other boats idling out of the Barren River … our boat was last in line and we watched as one by one the other boats got up on plane … . I put the hammer down when my turn came, and the 90 horsepower outboard quickly jumped up on plane. Seconds later I heard something snap, and the boat went into an immediate spin! I knew right away that my steering cable had parted. Here are some tips to maintain your steering system.

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Flats Fishing For Summer Snook

Summer fishing in West Central Florida can be tough. There is heat to contend with, and a relentless sun that makes mid-day backcountry fishing a hot proposition — in the literal sense. I enjoy the open water of the flats more than fishing around structure or casting to mangrove shoreline. Here are some tips to catch snook on the flats this summer.

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