Fishing Tips

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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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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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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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3 Steps To Saltwater Success With Artificial Shrimp

3 Steps To Saltwater Success With Artificial Shrimp

Are you reluctant to make the switch from live shrimp to artificial shrimp? Trust me, try leaving the live bait behind for just one day and pick up a few D.O.A artificial shrimp from your local tackle shop instead. You probably won't ever switch back to live bait once you do. Why? The main advantage is that you won't have…

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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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How El Niño Weather Events Affect Fishing

How El Niño Weather Events Affect Fishing

Those of us that live and fish in Florida have certainly taken note of the unusual winter weather this year. We experienced higher than average temperatures at the onset of the season, which has been followed by higher than average rainfall and thunderstorm activity. Meteorologists refer to these atypical events as El Niño weather patterns. What is El Niño? According…

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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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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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