When and Where to Fish

Little Things Mean a Lot When you fish is just as important as where you fish. One early truth we all learn as anglers is that nearly every aspect of our fishing approach can be improved. I’ve been at this over five decades now, and I still learn something different or come up with a […]

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The Fish Painter

Skin mounts kill. Replicas don’t. But turning raw fiberglass blanks into lifelike reproductions takes an artist who knows his fish. Jon Whittle Chris Murrah is really into African pompano right now. Surfer, angler, jazz musician, and now lead painter at King Sailfish Mounts, he grew up in East Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Tarpon River. […]

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Baitfish Profiles: Shrimp

The wide-ranging game fish that hunt Sunshine State shallows feed on a huge variety of forage species, with baitfish making up a great deal of their diets. However, while predators display unique preferences as they pertain to shimmering baits from pilchard and herring to pinfish and pogy, few shallow-water targets will ever pass up a […]

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Why Do Small Fish Taste Better Than Big Ones?

A giant amberjack’s strong, stubborn fight can bring an angler to their knees. But once that fish makes it to the boat the celebrations begin! Smaller AJs taste great, so why don’t the larger ones compare? Recently, a buddy of mine hooked a large amberjack. As he was fighting the fish, I started talking about […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Dual Consoles

Dual-consoles combine saltwater fishing features with family-friendly layouts and comforts for days when angling takes a back seat. Courtesy Grady-White Dual-console boats were once more popular for cruising than serious fishing. Then manufacturers introduced new models with more rod holders, extra storage, insulated fish boxes, advanced electronics and full offshore rigging—everything the serious angler needs—with […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Hybrid Boats

Hybrids offer anglers the best of both worlds, giving them the ability to chase fish both in- and offshore. They’re also well-suited to sandbar duty. Courtesy Pathfinder Anglers who want to fish big water one day and backwater bays the next will be served best by a hybrid bay boat. Hybrid bay boats run larger, […]

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Pathfinder 2400 TRS: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

The 2400 TRS serves up a comfortable ride. Courtesy Pathfinder Boats Each Pathfinder boat model has been carefully designed for specific inshore and nearshore applications—the direct result of requests, concepts, and input from an angler-driven design team, a pro guide staff, and loyal customers. Each is focused on putting dedicated anglers on fish—coastal tarpon, marsh […]

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Pathfinder 2400 Open: 2023 Boat Buyers Guide

This inshore fishing machine is the perfect candidate to really hit the skinny stuff. Courtesy Pathfinder Boats Each Pathfinder boat model has been carefully designed for specific inshore and nearshore applications—the direct result of requests, concepts, and input from an angler-driven design team, a pro guide staff, and loyal customers. Each is focused on putting […]

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Exploring Florida’s Treasure Coast

Treasure Hunt Florida’s Treasure Coast is a hidden gem. Tangerine and cotton candy-colored clouds billow along the horizon creating the perfect backdrop for this laid-back, picturesque Florida region. Tucked along the Atlantic Coast just north of Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast comprises Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties. This hidden gem is a wondrous […]

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Strategies for Targeting Redfish in Cold Water

When you think of inshore fishing in Florida, it’s hard not to think of redfish. Known for their copper-bronze coloring and iconic spotted tail, redfish can be caught throughout Florida in coastal waters and estuaries year-round. They are, without a doubt, one of Florida’s more widespread inshore species and one of the most popular sport […]

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Anglers can be really hard to shop for. So I dug through the best of the best to put together a list of gifts that is sure to please even the toughest critic. XtraTuf Boots XtraTuf has the perfect pair of boots for all of your adventures, with adventurers of all ages. I’ve been wearing […]

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It’s the Habitat, Stupid

Southwest Florida’s Rookery Bay restoration project will help restore tidal flow to vital juvenile fish habitat. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve There’s a simple truth that most anglers understand intuitively: a fishery is only as healthy as the habitat that supports it. This holds true in both fresh and salt water, from trout to […]

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What You Need to Know About Texas Sleds

Texas sleds, like this one piloted by Capt. Brian Barrera, are perfect vehicles for getting anglers into the shallows where redfish, trout, and other skinny-water species are found. Capt. Brian Barrera With a name like Texas sled or scooter, it is obvious the boat was designed to access the super-skinny water along the Gulf Coast […]

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