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Islamorada Fishing, Shopping, Diving & Dining

Written by:Terry Tomalin
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

With easy access to the inshore fishing of Florida Bay, offshore reefs and the deep, blue water where the sailfish roam, Islamorada certainly seems like heaven for fishermen. So it’s no wonder why a Read More »

  1. Action Packed
  2. Off The Beaten Path
  3. Outdoorsy
King Mackerel
Fishing

Florida's Top 10 List of Fish

Written by:Terry Tomalin
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

With more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, Florida has no shortage of places to fish. It's wonder the state has produced more than 900 world records, more Read More »

  1. Fresh Water
  2. Salt Water
Fishing Guide
Fishing

How to Hire a Fishing Guide

Written by:Terry Tomalin
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

So you want to catch fish but you don’t know where to start. You have two options: Buy some instructional books, DVDs, perhaps even attend a few seminars, and then spend the next year or so doing a l Read More »

  1. Fresh Water
  2. Off The Beaten Path
  3. Salt Water
Fishing

Insider: Indian River Lagoon

Melbourne, FL

In the Indian River Lagoon, anglers will find fishing grounds like nothing else anywhere in the world. More than 800 species have been documented in these waters, including tarpon, snook, bass and mul Read More »

Fishing

Going Deep for Mahi-Mahi

Islamorada, FL

Mahi-mahi are one of the best-fighting, best-tasting game fish you can pull from Florida's waters. Renowned for their beauty, size and power, mahi-mahi are found all around the Sunshine State — but th Read More »

Spur-and-Groove
Fishing Planning

3 Great Fishing/Diving Combo Destinations

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

It’s spring. Waters around the state are warm and clear. I’m looking at my dive regulator that was just rebuilt and am resolved to take Teresa out really soon. But it’s also tarpon season—my favorite Read More »

  1. Outdoorsy
  2. Action Packed
Wildlife

Catching — and Saving — Goliath Grouper

Englewood, FL

The goliath grouper off the Southwest Florida shoreline are monsters — up to 8 feet long and 1,000 pounds. They're also federally protected, so you can't just go out and hook yourself one and drag it Read More »

Fishing

How to Do Florida: Lobstering in the Keys

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Florida lobster season is Aug. 6-March 31, and one of the Sunshine State's biggest lobster destinations is Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Get your very own lobster crash course as Mark Poetz, a longt Read More »

Capt. Vaughn Cochran of Black Fly Outfitters, Jacksonville, is a fly-fishing legend.
Fly Fishing

Your Inner Fly-Fishing Fanatic

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Fly-fishing promotes gracefulness and creativity, offers the excitement of playing strong fish on light tackle and introduces the art of fly-tying, which you’ll use to land your own catches. The right Read More »

  1. Charters
  2. For Old Salts
  3. For Beginners
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Fishing

Get Your Teeth Into Shark Fishing

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

By David A. Brown Drifting cut bait over the edges of deep grass flats, sending steel leader rigs into the warm surf, sight-casting artificial lures — you can catch the bull, lemon, blacktip and tiger Read More »

  1. Salt Water
  2. Off The Beaten Path
  3. Action Packed
Lake Kissimmee
Fishing Spots

Kissimmee's Fishing Paradise

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Recently, veteran bass pro Terry Segraves invited me to fish Lake Toho with him, a few days ahead of the full moon and the spawn. Terry has lived in Kissimmee since 1983 and knows the area as well as Read More »

  1. Fresh Water