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Fly Fishing For Florida’s Freshwater Exotics

Fly Fishing For Florida’s Freshwater Exotics

In the Florida fishing community, freshwater exotics are often viewed as the scrappy kids from the other side of the tracks. They tend to be overlooked when considered alongside of our many saltwater species. Or, snubbed by those who would much rather pursue our state's official freshwater game fish, the Florida-strain largemouth bass. However, if you haven't had the chance…

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Who Is Debbie Hanson Anyway?

Who Is Debbie Hanson Anyway?

As a Chicago area native, I was blessed to have had the experience of spending childhood summers fishing the lakes of Upper Michigan with my grandfather for bluegill, perch, and walleye. I'll forever be grateful to my grandfather for taking me out on the water at a young age. Throughout young adulthood, I truly struggled to find myself and the…

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Product Review: Zeko Fishing Shoes

Product Review: Zeko Fishing Shoes

At the very minimum, fishing shoes have to keep you from sliding around on a slippery boat deck and withstand constant abuse from drenching waves. With that being said, they are an incredibly important part of an angler's ensemble. I've certainly seen my fair share of fishing footwear faux pas while living in Florida. People, flip-flops aren't meant for serious…

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Florida Wildlife To Avoid When Freshwater Fishing

Florida Wildlife To Avoid When Freshwater Fishing

When you go freshwater fishing, you are likely to come across a variety of Florida wildlife on your adventures. More often than not, these wildlife encounters consist of serene experiences such as a great white egret soaring overhead or perhaps a family of red-bellied turtles sitting on a nearby log. However, every once and a while you will come across…

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10 Holiday Fishing Gift Ideas For Lady Anglers

10 Holiday Fishing Gift Ideas For Lady Anglers

Are you trying to come up with fishing gift ideas for a lady angler friend or relative, but don't want to spend hours trying to figure out what she might want or need? Well, don't stress because I've come up with a list of fishing gift ideas that will save you time and make your holiday shopping a whole lot…

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How To Catch Jumbo Jack Crevalle

How To Catch Jumbo Jack Crevalle

While many anglers snub the jack crevalle, considering the species as just another undesirable component in a saltwater trash can slam, you may want to experience the unwavering strength and stamina first-hand before you make any judgment of your own. If you learn how to land a jumbo jack crevalle that's 10-pounds or more, your fish fighting prowess will certainly…

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Shoreline Bass Fishing Tips For Webb Lake

Shoreline Bass Fishing Tips For Webb Lake

Florida shoreline bass fishing fans shouldn't overlook the 395-acre man-made lake that is located on the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area in Charlotte County. While a Daily Use Permit ($6 per vehicle) or Management Area Stamp is required to gain access, there is a fee station at the front entrance that is open to the public from 1½ hours before sunrise…

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Top ICAST 2016 Product Picks

Top ICAST 2016 Product Picks

When you walk past booth after booth filled with the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel during one the world's largest annual sportfishing trade shows, you start to develop a keen sense for those items that might be best considered as angler baits, and those products which truly hold a degree of merit by offering something ground-breaking or…

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9 Simple Summer Bluegill Fishing Tips

9 Simple Summer Bluegill Fishing Tips

Looking for some simple bluegill fishing tips that can bump up the bites you get from these fun freshwater fighters? If so, you might want to think about planning a summer trip to one of Florida's top spots for bream, then get your ultralight or 5-weight rod ready. Where To Go Bluegill Fishing Since bluegill have a preference for shallow…

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5 Tips On Fishing Jerkbaits for Bass

5 Tips On Fishing Jerkbaits for Bass

If you talk to most any avid bass angler, they'll tell you that fishing jerkbaits following a cold front can be a formula for big bass success in clear water conditions. Jerkbaits are a productive option in clear water when temperatures drop because they allow you to cover a vast area while also being one of the best lures to…

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