Fishing


How to throw a cast net – Video

June 21, 2015

There are many ways to throw a cast net to collect bait. In this video, Alex of our Fishing Department demonstrates the shoulder method for throwing an 8-foot diameter, 1/4-inch mesh Cracker Cast Net.  

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Fishing report, May 3rd: Black drum under mangroves

May 3, 2015

Fishing report based on what the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing and hearing about: Snook are now closed to harvest in Gulf of Mexico waters as of May 1, and many anglers are finding success with black drum under the mangroves. To set up properly for black drum, use a 7-foot-6 medium-light, fast-action rod with […]

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Fishing report for April 26: Rig for tarpon from the piers

April 27, 2015

Fishing report based on what the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing and hearing about during the past week: The tarpon migration is here and these silver kings are along the gulf beaches. In addition, the king mackerel bite and the pompano bites remain strong. But for the next few weeks, tarpon will be on the […]

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Fishing report, April 19: Bait arrives for hungry tarpon, snook

April 19, 2015

Fishing report: What the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing on the water and hearing about: With the arrival of bait balls, the fishing action in the Tampa Bay region is really turning on. Two primary targets of anglers are active and hungry: Tarpon are feeding and snook are out on the beaches. In addition, seatrout […]

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Fishing report for April 12: Waiting on the bait schools

April 12, 2015

Here’s what the Bill Jackson’s fishing department staff is seeing and hearing about out on the water: Most anglers are still waiting on the large bait schools to come in and bring the bulk of the tarpon migration with them. When that happens, here’s what you’ll need to be ready for one of the best […]

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Fishing report for March 29: Tarpon on way, then the sharks

March 29, 2015

What the Bill Jackson’s fishing Report is the findings our fishing staff is hearing and seeing out on the water:

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Fishing report for March 22: Snook moving out

March 23, 2015

What the Bill Jackson’s staff is hearing and seeing on the water: Officially, it’s spring and the snook are moving from their backwater haunts to around bridges and into the open water. Snook season is currently open in Gulf of Mexico waters until May 1, with a bag limit of one fish per harvester per day and […]

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Fishing report for March 15: Sheepshead, seatrout, pompano action is good

March 15, 2015

What the Bill Jackson’s staff is hearing and seeing out on the water: Sheepshead are still chewing on barnacles around pilings and structure around the bay, and seatrout remain a constant as they’re hitting just about anything.

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Labor Day Sale 2014 Seminar Schedule

August 22, 2014

Labor Day Sale 2014 Seminar Schedule Our Annual Labor Day Fishing and Gun Shop Sale will be August 30 through September 1st, 2014. Over the course of the weekend we will be holding various fishing seminars giving our customers a chance to hear a little fish talk from the experts. Below is the schedule of […]

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Casting Mojo

August 10, 2014

Understanding and applying the essentials of fly casting is the foundation of a good cast, but when it comes to effortless, graceful casting a little rhythm can go a long way. Of course, it’s more than just about looking good– using a casting rhythm will help you to maintain a consistent and efficient casting stroke, […]

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