Guestpost by Captain Chris Cockerham The bite is heating up and you don't want to miss out! Great reports have come in from all over the Northeast Florida region. For many, fishing season starts during Sheepshead season. With that said, it looks like it's going to be a banner year. These cold snaps will make it tough to get fiddlers so gather them up as soon as you can. Oyster's, clams and Fiddlers are by far the best baits so if you can't find one the other will suffice. I've received … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Our Sheepshead On!
As soon as the weather starts to cool from the First Coast’s first few Nor’easters, the mullet begin to make their journey to warmer, southern waters. Big game fish follow the migrating mullet and feed incessantly, fattening up for their journey south. Flounder are one of these game fish that target the masses of mullet, ambushing them, as they pour from our river out of the inlet. Flounder can be targeted in a variety of ways, from wading to kayak fishing. For the majority of anglers, … [Read more...] about Targeting Flounder in the Fall Months
Guest Post by Capt. Roger Bump w/ Jacksonville Fishing Trips Offshore Coming up on a full moon, fish tend to be more aggressive. This has been a banner year for kingfish in Northeast Florida, and a lot had to do with warm water staying in close to shore. This past week things have changed as a thermocline has moved into surf areas (cooler water currents). Kingfish always look for the warmest water to live and feed in so to combat this, start checking the water surface temperature as you move … [Read more...] about Fish & Weather HOT in Northeast Florida
Guest Post by Trevor Wood It has been a crazy spring in the Midwest. Atypical seasonal temperatures and a plethora of high water have forced anglers to dig deep into their log books and get creative. Despite the turbulent spring, my home walleye water, the Fox Chain of Lakes, has been producing some great bags with many fish north of 24” becoming quite common. With the spawn now over and water temperatures in the mid-60’s, fish are slowly beginning to transition off the breeding grounds and … [Read more...] about Cunning Walleye on the Fox Chain
Guest Post by Aaron Metrejean This summer, there has been an unusual amount of southern winds that insist on pushing water into the marshes of Pointe aux Chenes (pronounced: point-aw-shin), where, typically, you can find the shallowest of flats around. With water levels unusually high, the redfish, like every other species of fish, push further into where the bait hides. This forces anglers to change tactics and fish the very edges of the grass and the backs of pockets whereas on a typical day … [Read more...] about Summer Time Reds on the Louisiana Delta
Guest Post by ProStaffer Keith Krafft Musky are the most elusive fish I’ve ever targeted in my life; they truly are a fish of 10,000 casts. In our area, they’re predominately focused in rivers, such as the New and James River. The musky in these fisheries range in size, from a weight and length of 8lbs. and 28 inches, to upwards of 50lbs. and 55 inches, with a 50 plus inch musky being a great accomplishment. The fish here recently finished up spawning and are beginning to feed up heavily. … [Read more...] about Tales of the Freshwater Toothy: Virginia Musky Bite