Sportfishing Vacation in Paradise: The Key West Experience

Guest Post by Ben Shepardson Key West, an Angler’s Dream Vacation Destination   With opportunities to land incredibly fierce species like wahoo, sailfish, barracuda, and shark, not to mention one or all of the legendary “big three” (tarpon, permit, and bonefish), Key West sportfishing is nothing short of a thrill-a-minute angling adventure. When it comes to all-out fishing adventures, there’s no place in the world quite like Key West. No matter what kind of angling experience you’re after, this sun-drenched… Read More »

Why Dive Watches Make the Best Watches for Fishing

Dive Watches – the Best Fishing Watches   In this post, I’m going to, once again, dive into (pun intended) a topic that touches on two of my biggest passions, fishing, and wristwatches – dive watches, to be precise. Wearing a watch is a habit for me; my watch is almost an extension of my body – I even sleep with my it on. So, it goes without saying that when I’m out fishing, my watch is there as well.… Read More »

6 Compelling Spinning Reels from Shimano, Daiwa and Abu Garcia

6 of the Best All-around Spinning Reels Today from 3 Iconic Brands     Shimano Shimano is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fishing tackle today, but it did not start out making equipment for anglers. The company was founded in 1921 by Japanese industrialist Shozaburo Shimano in Higashi Minato, Sakai City with the goal of producing the best precision bicycle components in the world. The company thrived in the bicycle market and quickly became an industry leader. However,… Read More »

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 offshore during boat trips, there’s plenty of fun and some great action to be had by simply fishing from the surf, around the local marinas and other shoreline structures.… Read More »

Fishing Line for Dummies

Understanding the 3 Common Types of Fishing Line and How to Use Them   There are few pieces of tackle more important or more debated among anglers than fishing line. Fishing Line comes in many strengths, colors, and forms, which can be applied in many different situations with varying degrees of success. To the new angler or the old salt used to throwing Zebco monofilament line exclusively, the options can be dizzying and can lead to poor investments being made.… Read More »

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 centers, and golf courses. Lots of these waters are stocked with fish, whereas others gain a fish population naturally, either arriving through something like a feeder stream or eggs and… Read More »

7 Go-To Tackle Box Essentials for More Bass

Lighten Your Load & Catch More Fish with These 7 Tackle Box Essentials   Different situations call for drastically different baits. This can cause problems for anglers working on a budget, or anglers severely lacking in storage space. Personally, I carry 5 tackle boxes, and I still come up short when it comes to bait. However, if I was told I could only carry one tackle box, I feel like I know what I would need. The assortment, of course,… Read More »