Category Archives: Fish Species

surf fishing in the caribbean

The Best Fishing in the Caribbean Isn’t Always Offshore

Boatless Fishing in the Caribbean There many species of fish available to the angler who wants to fish both inshore and offshore around the many Islands that make up the Caribbean. Although the majority of the attention is focussed on larger species such as sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, and tuna caught ...
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downtown orlando viewed from lake eola

Nothing Mickey Mouse About the Bass Fishing in Central Florida

Florida is home to over 2.5 million acres of freshwater which are available in the form of ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, springs, man-made canals and wetlands. Hundreds of the lakes and ponds were formed naturally through various geologic processes whereas hundreds more are artificial, being constructed on housing developments, shopping ...
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Bass fishing for beginners

From Top to Bottom: An In-depth Guide to Bass Fishing for Beginners (and Everyone Else)

Article by Willie Luker Bass fishing is a deceptively difficult hobby to get into. Due to most having begun their experience at single digit ages, it can be hard to work your way into the loop as a late bloomer. I, personally, grew up in some of the best bass ...
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fishing for spawning largemouth bass

Deciphering the Spawning Bass

Article by Willie Luker When the mosquitoes start flying and the cicadas rev up their nightly choir, it's largemouth bass spawning season in central Alabama once again. People across the world look forward to this all year long, craving the excitement that comes with the first crater you spot. People ...
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Satellite view of bristol bay alaska

Bristol Bay Is Safe – for Now!

A few months back I wrote a post about the looming threat that Alaska's Bristol Bay faced from an Environmental Protection Agency decision to phase out previous administration restrictions on mining operations in the bay's watershed. At the time, local fishermen, conservation groups, and the local community in general feared ...
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nicaragua fishing lodges

Tarpon Fishing Nicaragua Where Rainforest Meets the Caribbean

Guest post by Phil James The Caribbean sea has long held an allure as a place of mystery and adventure. It draws all kinds of souls to its shores - thrill seekers, sailors, nature lovers. But along its miles and miles of coastline, nowhere does this promise of adventure seem ...
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bristol bay sockeye salmon threatened

Bristol Bay Salmon: Drawing a Line in the Tundra

Alaska's Bristol Bay is a breathtaking place with a unique ecosystem rich in vast wetlands, winding rivers, streams, forests of spruce and alder, and home to many species of animals, birds, and fish. The bay is a pristinely beautiful ecosystem that supports thousands of human life and countless wildlife. But ...
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snook fishing florida fall

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 ...
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surf fishing striped bass on Cape Cod

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 ...
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surf fishing on florida beach - gulf coast

Surf Fishing Tips for More Catches at the Beach

Surf fishing might be the most exciting form of land-based sportfishing. Why do I say this? Because of the challenge, versatility, and excitement it provides. Pure and simple, it's just a lot of fun! Technically speaking, surf fishing can include many types of shore fishing, from jetty and rock fishing ...
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ciguatera fish poisoning

Ciguatera: Danger on the Reefs

What is Ciguatera? Ciguatera is a foodborne illness that is the result of consuming seafood that are contaminated with ciguatoxins. While harmless to the fish it has contaminated, ciguatera is poisonous to humans and can lead to all kinds of horrible ailments. The cause of ciguatera links back to small ...
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fishing for arctic char

Meet the Twins – Arctic Char and Dolly Varden

Can you see the difference? Can you tell the difference between the Arctic Char and the Dolly Varden? Both belong to the char clan but even the most perceptive angler may not be able to tell them apart. For a long time it was the belief that both these fish ...
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