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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Standup paddleboarding supplies for your next adventure

April 16, 2015

Standup paddleboarding only requires a board and a paddle, right? Well, not really. Before you shove off from shore, make sure you have these safety items and stop to consider these other take-alongs.

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Essential Climbing Gear

April 13, 2015

Essential Climbing Gear While recreational climbing in the Tampa Bay region may be mostly confined to rock walls and climbing gyms, there are still a multitude of uses for climbing gear. Such gear can be used for maintaining and working on sailboats, window washing, stage production work and tree work, to name a few. But […]

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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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Get to know your knife blade

April 3, 2015

When choosing a knife for your outdoors adventures, two things to take into consideration are the hardness and the shape of the steel blade.

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Camping Gear For Kids

March 30, 2015

Spring is here, and all across the country campgrounds are opening. Soon, families will begin making plans for summer trips. Camping remains one of the most popular pastimes in the United States. Between 2010 and 2012, 3 million more Americans decided to give camping a try, and last year, approximately 43 million Americans headed to […]

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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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How to Choose Binoculars

March 26, 2015

Binoculars improve our view of objects in the distance. This guide from the Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure will help bring into focus the right binocular for your next adventure:

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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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PFDs for kayaking and standup paddleboarding

March 18, 2015

Kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding are among the most popular water-related activities enjoyed by Florida residents and visitors. But each year the state of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders in deaths attributed to drowning. And in many drowning cases, a personal flotation device – PFD for short – potentially could have prevented that outcome. […]

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