he very first thing you MUST do is get a copy of all the fishing regulations in your area to include closed seasons, bag and size limits, and gear type restrictions.
For fishing knots, the two best books that I always recommend are Bob McNally’s “Fishermen’s Knots, Fishing Rigs, and How to Use Them” and…..
Along the west coast of Florida, we have a lot of different bait species that are available most of the year. When one bait leaves the area to spawn, there is generally another that is still available to use in fair numbers. The most popular live bait is the scaled sardine that everyone in the Tampa Bay are calls “whitebait”. Probably the second most popular….
I will try to give you some hints on keeping your bait alive that I have learned in forty+ years of live bait fishing. Many of the tricks and techniques in keeping bait alive are best learned through experience, and will vary depending upon where you live and the type of bait with which you most often fish…
What tackle should I buy for off-shore fishing? It depends on the kind of fishing you want to do. How do you..? How do I..? Why do you do it that way..? Jeez, everybody wants to know everything. Seriously – the best advice I can give you is hire me for a day or two and I’ll show you how I do it and then you’ll know….
Lines on the Charts. There are two kinds that we would like to point out. Firstly those lines that go straight up and
down (down and up if you prefer), and then there are those that go straight from right to left, (or left to right if you prefer).
These first ones are called Latitude and Longitude lines. Those lines that run from top to bottom of the chart are called Longitude (please note the are also Longitude lines if they run from bottom to top)….
The existence of “solunar periods” – those times when the Earth, Moon and Sun form particular alignments in relation to each other – is a scientifically accepted fact. How the so-called major and minor periods affect the behavior of Earth’s life forms, though, is the subject of much speculation. Opinions range from little or no influence to the belief that these periods comprise the biological clock by which Mother Nature lives…