We join the crew from Whitney’s Bait and Tackle Shop for a morning of tarpon catching just a few feet off the sandy beaches of Sanibel Island. Small jigs and swimbaits were the ticket for hooking up on these finicky fish gorging on bay anchovy.
It’s not hard to get into a winter rut when the cold Northeast winds cut the air and throw a good chop on the water. Florida anglers, could generally be called “fair weather” anglers. When your normal fishing attire is flip flops, sunglasses and a pair of board shorts, it can be hard to get […]hogy, Sewell Rods, shimano, snook, twinpower reel
We’ve finally warmed up here in Southwest Florida. Over the past two weeks, inshore water temps have reached the upper 70’s and even low 80’s in some areas and that means consistent tarpon fishing is very close behind. Bait has been plentiful in both coastal and river areas. Ballyhoo, medium to large pilchards and some […]aftco, hogy, shimano, snook, tarpon
Redfish love to eat crabs. It’s a primary forage for bull redfish that frequent inlets all around the southern coasts. While the effectiveness of using real crab or cut crab baits is apparent, finding these baits can sometimes be difficult or expensive. THE MISSION: I recently had a chance to fish with Bull Redfish expert, […]crab, hogy, redfish, sewell, shimano
I’ve still got a dull adrenaline buzz from yesterday’s catch and I’ve been trying to enjoy every last drop of it, I know when it’s gone, I’ll want to go right back on the hunt again. It’s been 3 years that I’ve patiently waited for the right opportunity to target Swordfish along South Florida’s coast […]hogy, hogy lures, RCI Optics, Swordfish
Snook in the Darkness – Sewell Rod for Large Soft Baits Spring is finally here in Southwest Florida. Hot daytime temps have warmed inshore waters into prime temperatures for tarpon and snook feeding. Nighttime temps are very comfortable and with a little breeze, are relatively bug free. Last night we decided to fish the outgoing […]grouper, hogy, night fishing, sanibel, Sewell Rods, snook
Pine Island Sound Fishing Report: Redfish Everywhere Our fishing adventure today began early. Up at 4am to drop a friend off at the airport, back to the house and loaded the gear up in the truck. At Punta Rassa boat ramp by 6am and north into Pine Island Sound we went. The cruise was comfortable […]hogy, pine island sound, ranger boats, redfish, Sewell Rods