Backwater Fishing the Everglades

Florida’s Everglades are as unique as the Tundra – you can travel the world over and grassy swampland vistas dot the globe, but The Everglades may only be found in Florida. And although the Everglades are a popular destination for reeling-in Snook, Tarpon and Red Fish, attractions such as Everglades National Park are often over populated with tourists and watercraft traffic, however, the region’s backwaters offer the solitude that bonds the angler with nature. Continue reading “Backwater Fishing the Everglades”

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach offers gobs of fun! The region’s natives are known for their unique past times: Surfing, Wind Surfing, Wakeboarding and Paddle Boarding. This is why Cocoa Beach is referred to as “The Surfing Capital of the East.” Paddle Boarding is one of the newest additions to Cocoa Beach’s surfside activities. Anglers have found Paddle Boarding to be an alternative to kayak or boat fishing, it’s fun and less expensive. Continue reading “Stand Up Paddle Boarding Cocoa Beach”

Grouper – Deebos of the Deep

Saltwater sport fishing is one of the most popular past times in Florida. All you really need is a rod and reel, a hook and bait/lures (and a fishing license!) and you are good to go.  But despite a wide diversity of species for anglers to target, many Florida fishermen only have experience with inshore species like flounder, redfish and spotted seatrout.  Throughout much of the state the continental shelf extends far offshore, and since most angling is done from the shore, piers or small boats like kayaks and skiffs, fishermen hunting these flats are just scratching the surface of what the state’s waters have to offer.  But for those anglers willing to go a little deeper the rewards are worth it, as Florida has some of the best grouper fishing of anywhere in the world. Continue reading “Grouper – Deebos of the Deep”

Challenge Your Limits – Tampa Bay Tarpon

Perhaps the biggest lure of saltwater sport fishing is the battle to land a hooked fish. For many anglers the tougher this fight is in direct correlation to how good of a day one has while out fishing.  And few species put up a bigger battle than Tarpon, the Silver Kings which have helped make Florida’s Gulf Coast known worldwide among serious saltwater fishing enthusiasts.  Although common to almost all the Gulf’s coastal waters, a variety of factors can make locating them difficult.  Lucky for sport anglers that Tampa Bay’s annual Crab Flush helps make it among the premiere destinations for reliable Tarpon action. Continue reading “Challenge Your Limits – Tampa Bay Tarpon”