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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 »

Kids Headboat
fishing-spots

Spring Break Fishing

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

With spring break around the corner, and lot of my friends hounding me to take them fishing during the vacation, let me point out some great action guaranteed to hook kids on fishing. On the Reefs Cat Read More »

nearshore-fishing

Catch the Scallops, Eat the Scallops

Steinhatchee, FL

How to Do Florida's Chad Crawford and family go scalloping in Steinhatchee off Central Florida's west coast. The best part: taking their catch to local restaurant Fiddler's for a feast. Read More »

TrophyCatch
fresh-water-fishing

TrophyCatch is a Winner for All

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Bob Williams of Alloway, N.J., is really glad he registered for Florida’s new TrophyCatch program. Bob was fishing on Rodman Reservoir with Silver Springs-based guide Sean Rush ofTrophy Bass Expeditio Read More »

  1. Fresh Water
Mosquito Lagoon Fishing
fishing-planning

Space Coast Fishing Adventure

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Thousands visit the Cape Canaveral area to see America’s space-exploration legacy at the Kennedy Space Center. But few people realize that some of Florida’s most interesting and productive shallow wa Read More »

  1. Off The Beaten Path
  2. Charters
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-planning

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 »

charter-captain

Fishing Surprises in the Keys

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Reading Capt. Nick Stanczyk’soffshore fishing report for the upper Keys made me smile. I've fished with him several times out of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina, in Islamorada. How many times have we all gone fi Read More »

  1. Off The Beaten Path
  2. Charters
Shark-fishing-bonnier-photo-3
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
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. For Old Salts
  2. Outdoorsy
  3. For Beginners
Mosquito Lagoon Fishing
fishing-planning

Space Coast Fishing Adventure

Written by:Terry Gibson
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Thousands visit the Cape Canaveral area to see America’s space-exploration legacy at the Kennedy Space Center. But few people realize that some of Florida’s most interesting and productive shallow wa Read More »

  1. Charters
  2. Off The Beaten Path
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