Fishing


Gone Fishin’: Why Fly Fishing Will Be Your New Favorite Hobby

July 18, 2019

Have you tried a bunch of different hobbies but nothing ever got you hooked? Lots of people are intimidated by fly fishing, but it’s actually one of the best hobbies for people of all ages and lifestyles to enjoy. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out on a lot of unique benefits and experiences. Want […]

Read More >


Tarpon Fishing Season in Florida: Useful Equipment and Resources

May 1, 2019

Tarpon, long known for their acrobatics, gill-rattling jumps and powerful runs, are one of the most sought-after gamefish species in the world. Tarpon can live up to 80 years and grow to 250 pounds. They migrate from the warm waters of the Florida Keys north along both coasts and back again, making Florida the top […]

Read More >


Your Fly Fishing Suitcase Checklist – What to Pack

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. Here is what you need to pack with you in your fly fishing suitcase. As much as you need fishing gear, you’ll need a few things to combat the elements. Here is […]

Read More >


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 outdoor adventures. So before you let yourself settle into doing the same old summer activities you do every season, why not consider some new […]

Read More >


Shrimping: Easy Florida Fun Activity This Summer

June 24, 2018

Water is a central feature of fun in Florida. Now throw in capturing some tasty eats, and you’re really ramping up the fun factor. One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to put together fun and a feast around the water is shrimping. There are a variety ways to hunt and capture shrimp, but […]

Read More >


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 […]

Read More >


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 […]

Read More >


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 […]

Read More >


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. […]

Read More >


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 […]

Read More >


OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE JACKSON FAMILY SINCE 1946