Author Archives: Avid Angler

Florida Fall Snook Season Open 2017

Florida Fall Snook Season Is Finally Here!   Today is a very special day throughout the state of Florida for die-hard snook anglers. September 1st marks the opening of the fall snook season throughout the Sunshine State, and from coast to coast Florida recreational fisherman will finally be able to let go of months of pent-up anticipation and once again target their favorite inshore game fish. Florida has two snook seasons that vary only slightly, depending on whether you fish… Read More »

Boat Shoes Aren’t Just for Boating Anymore

On Deck or Around Town, Boat Shoes Are In   High-quality boat shoes are available in many different styles, colors and materials including leather, canvas and suede. They have evolved significantly since first appearing on the market in the mid 30s. Today you no longer need to own a boat to enjoy a stylish pair. You see plenty of people casually walking around wearing boat shoes with jeans, khakis or shorts. However, regardless of whether you want them for fishing,… Read More »

5 Best Electric Trolling Motors for Your Money

5 Electric Trolling Motors Worth Your Dollars   Looking for the best trolling motor for the best price possible for your small to medium size fishing boat, inflatable boat or fishing kayak ? There’s plenty of great trolling motors available for reasonable prices, and even affordable options can offer a wide range of benefits for anglers looking for that perfect trolling motor. Trolling motors are ideal for countless situations when out on the water fishing, from slowly navigating those hard… Read More »

Review: Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ vs FishHunter Directional 3D Wireless Fish Finder

Deeper Smart Sonar Pro+ vs FishHunter 3D Head to Head Small enough to fit in your tackle box or pocket for that matter, smart portable fish finders are expanding the possibilities for anyone who enjoys recreational fishing. These versatile, mini fishing sonars are levelling the the playing field for those of us who do not own a boat or just prefer more flexibility in where and how we fish. Right from the start, two key features set this new type… Read More »

Quality Time on the Water: The Citizen BN0151-09L Promaster Diver Watch

A Wristwatch Built for Adventure on the Water   I’ve had a love affair with watches since the time I also discovered another one of my great passions – fishing. To be honest, I am a wristwatch fanatic. It started around the time I was about 8 years old, shortly after I was introduced to the wonderful world of angling. Many, many years later, I am still fascinated with both. So, unlike many of my fishing buddies, I like to wear… Read More »

Striped Bass Fishing

Fishing for Stripers, Never Boring They are called rockfish, linesiders and stripers, but the one thing these rugged and powerful fish are never called is boring. One of the things that makes striped bass such a favorite with anglers is the fact that they are anadromous, meaning they can be caught in freshwater (and also brackish water) as well as saltwater. The species can be found naturally along the Atlantic coast from Canada down to northern Florida. They are an… Read More »

Top 3 Saltwater Spinning Reels Under $100 for 2017

3 Best Budget Saltwater Spinning Reels Under $100   Your fishing reel is a critical piece of tackle; in fact, one could argue it is the most important of all the equipment you need for success at fishing. Sure, there are other tackle that are important too, such as your rod, but as well made is it can be the fishing rod has far fewer components that can go wrong in the middle of fighting that catch of a lifetime.… Read More »