Seven Top Tips for Landing Large Seatrout

Texas trout fishing is on fire, but most records are still held by Florida gators like this one. David McCleaf Many cold Januarys ago, between Houston and Corpus Christi, I used my suitcase-size cellphone to call Capt. Cliff Webb, who’d invited me to fish Baffin Bay with him on a cold, wet afternoon.  “I’m around […]

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A Self-Releasing Fish Hook

Florida researchers tested a bite-shortened hook to catch and release speckled trout without ever having to touch the fish. Jon Whittle Most anglers agree that non-offset circle hooks are the best live-bait hook to use when catch-and-release fishing. Further, some fisheries mandate the use of circle hooks when targeting species such as striped bass, billfish […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Florida Fish Hatchery

Salt Water Sportsman’s Scott Salyers caught this bull redfish from a pond at the Duke Energy Mariculture Center. Sam Hudson Recent news from Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida caught my attention: The non-profit organization released 30,000 speckled seatrout this past September in Sarasota and Citrus county waters. Any efforts to help the gamefish populations in […]

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Fishing for Snook and Specks in the Fall

Find warmer water temperatures this fall, and your chances for lunker snook skyrocket. Adrian Gray I do not like the cold. I tend to get grumpy when it’s cold. OK, grumpier. When it is cold, my hands start to ache, my ears burn, and I get that uncomfortable shiver down my back. I become lethargic […]

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How To Catch Big Seatrout on Fly Fishing Tackle

Catching big seatrout on fly tackle are worth the effort. Anglers must have the proper tackle, find their haunts, and make a perfect cast. Capt. John Tarr Ask someone to daydream about saltwater fly fishing and most people will picture scenes of tarpon jumping in the air, bonefish tailing on the flats, redfish cruising a […]

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