Fishing


Your Fly Fishing Suitcase Checklist

October 11, 2018

You’re headed to the sunny shorelines of Florida for a much-anticipated fly-fishing expedition, but first, you must stock up on a few essentials. As much as you need fishing gear, you’ll need a few things to combat the elements. Here is a checklist to prepare you for a successful and comfortable saltwater fly-fishing experience: Clothing: […]

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5 Outdoor Adventures To Go On This Summer

August 13, 2018

Many people love summer because that’s when they plan family vacations. But you don’t have to wait for extended time off from work to enjoy many of summer’s best hobbies and adventures. So before you let yourself settle into doing the same old summer activities you do every season, why not consider some new ones? […]

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Things Your Fishing Guide Wants You to Know Before Going On His Boat

March 5, 2018

Going on a guided fishing trip is exciting. By the end of the day you’ll likely have plenty of photos or clips for your Instagram. But for that to happen, it’s always a good idea to play by your captain’s rules. Remember, his boat is his office. Showing respect will ensure he’s working his hardest […]

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Tackle Box 101: Fishing Equipment Every New Angler Needs

December 12, 2017

Every year, millions of Americans head to a body of water to fish. They do so to relieve stress, for recreation, to socialize with friends and family, or to put food on the table. The water may take the form of a lake, pond, river, creek, tidal flat or deep ocean. Whatever the reason, whatever […]

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Fall adventures to take advantage of cooler temperatures

November 1, 2017

The worst of the heat and humidity is behind us as October ends in the Tampa Bay region. Many adventurers will still enjoy the water to some degree, but now the woods will be less daunting as the mosquitos become less of a bother. Here are some ideas for fall adventures: Hiking For most of […]

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Essentials for Freshwater Trout Fishing

October 17, 2017

Tampa Bay is a saltwater angler’s paradise. But there are a number of residents who moved here from other parts of the country, and those places may have harbored freshwater trout, such as rainbows, brookies and browns. To fish for these popular freshwater species, you need to find cold (mid 50 degrees) and clean water. […]

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Catching Snook

August 1, 2017

Snook is a much sought-after game fish species here in Florida because of its tremendous fighting ability and its ambush-style attacks. The most distinctive feature of the snook is the black lateral line running the length of its body. Snook typically fall in the 5- to 15-pound range, but catches of 20- and 30-pounders are […]

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Catch-and-Release Practices Help to Sustain Florida’s Fisheries

May 24, 2017

Fishing remains one of the most popular pastimes for Americans. In fact, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates that millions of residents and tourists caught more than 121 million fish in Florida waters in 2011. If all those fish were harvested, and that continued year after year, the state’s fisheries eventually would suffer. […]

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Essential Sporting Goods You Need for Summer Adventures

April 20, 2017

Summer is coming, and if you’re into more active pursuits than sitting on a beach, here’s some planning tips for your warm-weather adventures. So make a plan, make a list and visit an outdoor retailer to geared up right. Backpacking Carrying your shelter, bedding and food on your back all day is one of the […]

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A Few Early Spring Fishing Tips to Keep in Mind This Season

March 30, 2017

Spring is a transitional time. Water temperatures are warming, we have sunlight later in our day, and the moon’s influence on tides increases. All that and other factors mean one thing is certain: Marine life is becoming more active, and better fishing is on the way. In fact, it’s happening now. So as you reach […]

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