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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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Report Trophy Bass Catches For Rewards

Report Trophy Bass Catches For Rewards

When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, my grandfather got me hooked on freshwater fishing for bass and bluegill. Just the thought of reeling in a trophy bass has me shaking from excitement to this very day. That said, I suppose it makes sense that my love of freshwater fishing led me to learn more about an incentive-based Florida Fish…

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What to Know About Fishing Points for Bass

What to Know About Fishing Points for Bass

Fishing points for bass can be one of the most productive freshwater fishing strategies regardless of the time of year or the body of water. Points are important structures that bass will almost always relate to because they provide key opportunities for feeding and serve as a highway between shorelines and open water. Although, in order to have the best…

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Sight Fishing for Winter Redfish in Southwest Florida

Sight Fishing for Winter Redfish in Southwest Florida

Although redfish can be caught year-round in Southwest Florida, the cooler winter months offer particularly good sight fishing opportunities for this popular copper-colored inshore game fish due to higher levels of water clarity. I can tell you from first-hand experience that there's nothing quite like the excitement of scouting for a school, spotting the fish, and then challenging yourself to…

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Tripletail Fingers with Garlic Kale

Tripletail Fingers with Garlic Kale

Since tripletail can be a challenging fish to catch, it really makes for a special occasion when you land a keeper and bring it home for the dinner table. If you print and save the tripletail recipe below, you'll have a quick and easy method of preparing this positively palatable pelagic species. Serving size: 2 Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz.…

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Saltwater Fishing Bait Alive

3 Tips for Keeping Your Saltwater Fishing Bait Alive

When targeting saltwater species, such as snook or permit, you'll often experience a much higher degree of fishing success if you rig your lines with active baits. So, what should you do when you experience challenges with keeping your saltwater fishing bait supply healthy and alive throughout the course of your day? Well, there are a few key factors that…

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Which Saltwater Mangrove Spots to Fish?

Which Saltwater Mangrove Spots to Fish?

Mangrove shorelines all tend to look pretty much the same, but having knowledge of bottom depth variations and how to hone in on areas where water flows through these important tropical trees will cue anglers in on some fantastic spots to fish. If you pay close enough attention, you'll notice that some mangrove forests back directly up to land, with…

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Fundamental Bass Fishing Tips for Beginners

Fundamental Bass Fishing Tips for Beginners

Unless you have a friend or family member who can give you some helpful advice, you might feel a bit confused or intimidated when it comes to buying gear and selecting tackle for your first bass fishing adventure. Don't worry, it's not as complicated as it seems. While experienced anglers can debate on these topics for hours, you'll have plenty…

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