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September 27, 2022

Three Tips for Catching Grouper on Jigs

Just about everyone loves catching – and eating – grouper. But for most folks, grouper fishing means bait fishing. Those looking for a more hands-on approach with artificials, however, will probably get a charge out of […]
April 5, 2022

Digging for Gold: Golden Tilefish

If you’re willing to make the run to 500-plus feet of water (600 and change is better) you might just strike gold – golden tilefish, that is. Golden tilefish live on muddy bottom in deep waters, […]
December 21, 2021

KISS Bottom Fishing with Kids

While the past year and a half has certainly been a disaster for many people, truth be told the Covid-19 nightmare has created countless new anglers. The search for safe outdoor activities has brought many, many […]
December 16, 2020

Sea Robins: No, they Aren’t Trash Fish!

Sea robins are one of those weird species that gets no respect. Sure, they look strange. No, they aren’t number-one on anyone’s target species list. But these odd little critters have a lot more to offer […]
October 20, 2020

Landing Big Fish With Small Gear

If you enjoy light tackle angling in saltwater, there will come a day when an unexpected beast of one species or another attacks your lure or bait, and you’ll be faced with a battle in which […]
July 21, 2020

Tips for Fishing on Party Boats

You don’t have your own fishing boat, and hiring a guide is a bit on the expensive side? You may want to consider jumping aboard a party boat. Party boats are large fishing boats that take […]
April 14, 2020

Tips For Fishing With Soft Crab

Soft crab (or for that matter, any crustacean that has shed) makes an excellent bait for any number of species. Fish not only have an easier time eating it as opposed to hard shell crab, but […]
April 9, 2020

Five Tips for Bottom Fishing

No, bottom fishing isn’t the most “sporting” way to fish. It’s not the most artful, nor the most challenging. In fact, many anglers turn up their noses at the idea of dropping baits on top-and-bottom rigs. […]
April 23, 2019

Electric Reels for Grouper and Snapper

Some anglers who drop baits deep in the Gulf for species like grouper and snapper prefer to hand-crank their fish, while others lay out the extra cash for electric reels that wind up the catch with […]
December 13, 2018

5 Triggerfish Tips

Many people more or less ignore triggerfish, and only encounter them as bycatch. This is a shame, because triggerfish fight hard for their side (heck, they are after all shaped just like a bluegill) and taste […]