The Rodney Dangerfield of Inshore Fishing

One of the most overlooked game fish that inshore sport anglers forget would have to be the Spotted Seatrout. If Spotted Seatrout could talk, they would complain that they “Don’t get no respect!”  Known to fishermen throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast, this species’ range extends as far north as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  But southern waters are where this species is most often hooked.  Not known to be as pugnacious as their skinny water neighbors, Red Drum, these speckled inshore predators often hunt the same shallow grassy flats as Drum and Flounder and are often caught right alongside them. Continue reading “The Rodney Dangerfield of Inshore Fishing”


Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

When it comes to fishing, there is not much that compares to the thrill of fishing offshore. From pelagics to bottom dwellers and everything in between you just never know what you may encounter when you set sail on the high seas. This, along with many other factors is what draws thousands of anglers every year to the vast fishing grounds that is the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading “Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico”

Let’s Get Ready to Lobster!

It’s mid-July and folks down in south Florida have one thing on their mind: lobster season! That’s right, late July kicks off the lobster season and what better way to beat the Florida heat than to kick around in the water and hunt lobsters. Not only is it a fun and unique pastime, but who doesn’t like fresh lobster?! Florida’s spiny lobsters are unlike their northern counterparts in that they don’t have large front claws to contend with and they’re in shallow, warm tropical water. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend! But before you get lobster fever, it’s important to be prepared. Knowing things like season dates and rules and regulations can make your lobster hunt enjoyable legal. Let’s get ready to lobster! Continue reading “Let’s Get Ready to Lobster!”

Fish Wilmington: Bass to Redfish

Many people take vacations to North Carolina to get away to the mountains. Fly fishing the trout streams or just relaxing among the Appalachian Mountains is a great way to recharge your batteries. There’s something special about the mountains. But for many anglers, North Carolina is a fishing destination that seems to have it all; and it does. The warm waters of Lake Sutton, the tidally influenced Cape Fear River, the pristine back waters of the estuaries and bays and even offshore offer up experiences that will forever remain in your mind for the seasoned angler or the first time tyke. Wilmington makes for a great hub to access all these great fisheries, and also includes spectacular beachfronts, shopping and dining.  Continue reading “Fish Wilmington: Bass to Redfish”