Louisiana Redfish

When a flats fisherman thinks about Louisiana, I think we all have the same reaction – Huge Redfish. I have to admit, I have yet to make the journey to the Cajun country, but this is a faux pas I plan to rectify. Between the killer fishing and being home to some of my favorite foods – extra hot and steaming mud bugs & fried ‘gator, Louisiana is a state after this Florida boys heart.  Continue reading “Louisiana Redfish”

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Drumming

Most inshore saltwater anglers know a few drum species, for instance, the red drum aka redfish. The red drum is one of the most sought after game fish among inshore species. Most anglers also know the Black Drum, or what I like to call big ugly. The species gets the name from the drumming sound they produce by using special muscles to rub against their air bladder. The sound is mostly used as a spawning mechanism or in some instances to communicate between fish. But the drum species list is vast, and contains some surprising members. Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Drumming”

Naples, Florida Fishing

Naples, Florida is home to some of the most pristine estuaries and back water fishing Florida has to offer. Whether you are targeting snook, redfish, spotted seatrout or tarpon (or all four) the back waters of Naples is a fisherman’s paradise. At any given time of the year you can find skiffs poling around the mangrove islands, or kayak anglers silently gliding over the grass beds in search of a grand slam; catching one of each species. But what makes this area in southwest Florida home to some of the best backwater fishing in the state? And with thousands of miles of shoreline, elaborate network of bays, acres and acres of seagrass beds and a countless number of oyster bars, how does one go about finding fish and what to use to entice a bite? Continue reading “Naples, Florida Fishing”