FSF Hall of Fans Nov/Dec 2022

Part of the joy associated with fishing is sharing the story behind the catch. This section is dedicated to our fans who have gotten out on the water, put it all together and have a trophy to show for it. Our mission is to make you, the reader, the best angler you can be, and […]

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Scout – Luxury Center Console, Sport Fishing & Bay Boats

At Scout Boats, we design and manufacture world-class luxury models from 17’ to 53’, each packed with timeless innovations, technology, and trendsetting features. Dual console Dorados are ideal for the family. Shallow drafting Bay Boats ready for backwater and inshore. Center console sportfishing machines ready for action. Alluring lines, high performance and a history of […]

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Statewide Tips for Finding and Fooling Golden Tilefish

In Florida and The Bahamas, widespread anglers are fortunate to have a massive variety of offshore game fish roaming the region’s diverse deep-water venues. From the very surface where pelagic predators feed with fervor to the dark depths where demersal species reign supreme, there’s no telling what any given blue water adventure might produce. Although […]

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Fishing in Bimini: 48 Miles From Miami

Bimini’s close proximity to to southeast Florida makes it one of the most popular sport fishing venues in The Bahamas for anglers from the Sunshine State and beyond. Sitting only about 50 miles from Miami, a short crossing by boat or an even shorter flight, opens up a whole new world at this tranquil locale […]

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Anglers Recover Lure in Unofficial Record Wahoo

This 91-pound wahoo, caught by Maridee Sport Fishing Charters out of Naragansett, is bigger than the previous top wahoo in Rhode island, an 80-pounder caught in 2002. AJ Dangelo Rhode Island charter captain AJ Dangelo was trolling a 9-rod setup aboard The Maridee on Oct. 10 when he hooked a wahoo whose size — more […]

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OneWater Marine, Sport Fishing Championship announce partnership

The Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) and OneWater Marine Inc. recently announced that they have signed a multi-year strategic partnership designed to fully integrate OneWater’s dealership network, online marketplace, products, and services into the SFC. OneWater will join the SFC as a “Corporate Champion” with both companies leveraging SFC’s enterprise-wide assets including on-site tournament activation, signage, […]

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World Record Catches Likely to Stand Forever

World records come and world records go. That may sound a bit cavalier describing something as priceless and prestigious as an all-tackle world record, particularly for major game fish. But the fact is that such records are often surprisingly fleeting, broken by a larger fish caught years, months or even weeks later. In fact, there […]

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Marine Products releases third quarter financial results

Marine Products Corporation has announced its unaudited results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2022. Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral’s sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral’s outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats, and SSi and SSX […]

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Nine of the Greatest Wahoo Ever Caught

A nice wahoo, still brightly lit, comes to gaff after a pair of blazing runs. Zach Stovall Wahoo — the biggest, fastest and most prized of the mackerels is a global gamefish. This list shows just how worldwide are these pelagic nomads, caught in all tropical and warm-temperate oceans. These nine outstanding world-record catches aren’t […]

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Mastering Fly-Fishing for Peacock Bass

Among the many sport fishing pursuits available to anglers in South Florida, targeting butterfly peacock, more commonly known as peacock bass, is certainly not the most popular pastime. With plenty of saltwater action nearby including some of the most diverse shallows in the state, as well as close proximity to the Gulf Stream, the freshwater […]

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The Best Artificial Mullet Imitations

As the annual mullet run approaches down Florida’s Atlantic coast, anglers are eager to get out on the water. Whether you’re a seasoned vet or a first timer, this migration is a sight to behold. As these flashy baitfish make their way south along the beaches, anglers and onlookers get front row seats to this […]

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Hurriance Ian Relief: How You Can Help

Florida Sport Fishing is supporting Captains For Clean Water and their initiative in providing aid to those in SW Florida who have been so tragically affected by Hurricane Ian. Here are two ways you can help out:  Donate: Emergency Disaster Relief Fund 100% of funds donated will go directly to providing supplies and operational support […]

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Pursuit OS 445

In Pursuit of a Day on the Water There’s nothing wrong with taking time out of the office to go for a boat ride, is there? Okay, what if it’s for work? It doesn’t happen all the time, but Southern Boating’s marketing director, Brandon Ferris, and I took a quick flight over to Tampa to […]

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Fishing From a Stand-Up Paddleboard

Of all the ways to target different species of fish, none seems as unique as stepping on a paddleboard. Here’s why. The concept of minimalism simply means restricting yourself to the basic necessities and being as streamlined and efficient as possible, and this becomes particularly apparent in paddleboard fishing. Fishing from a boat allows for […]

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Indo-Pacific Sailfish on the Fly

Not many fish can give you the same adrenaline rush as an acrobatic Sailfish flashing all its sensational flair and fight at the end of your rod. And this offshore sport fishing favorite is not restricted to traditional rod and reel equipment. Fly fishing anglers love catching sailfish too! Here’s a peek into how to […]

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Dogtooth Tuna on a Fly

Whew. Your shoulders and back are aching! You’ve got out your heaviest rod, largest fly, and are working the surface—striking over and over. You’re trying hard to tempt that dogtooth tuna from the deeper depths up to the surface. And—hopefully—into your boat. But you know, even if you get him hooked, it will be a […]

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