Posted by: Andy
September 3, 2013

Andy

Log On.

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Take Me Fishing blogger Tom Keer recently reported on the pelagic bite. (“Pelagic” means, “go start the boat; you can’t catch those from shore.) Unlike inshore fishing, where structure and weeds are a fishing gold mine… No place is more starved for fish structure than the pelagic ocean. It is wide open and featureless. Just. Water. What direction should you point the boat? Where should you start fishing? Well, birds are a great visual of…

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Posted by: Debbie
August 26, 2013

Debbie

4 Things to Remember When Choosing Saltwater Fishing Line

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In order to select the best type of saltwater fishing line to use in the backwaters or on the flats, you’ll want to do a bit of preliminary research on the species, area, and conditions. Is the water clear and clean? Are you fishing near docks or pilings? Does the species you are fishing for have teeth or an abrasive mouth? Answers to these questions will help you choose the right line based on abrasion…

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Posted by: Debbie
August 19, 2013

Debbie

The Secrets to Summer Redfish Success

Jennifer Elkins with a Pine Island Sound redfish

It’s hard to rival the sight of tailing redfish as they push through the grass flats on a summer morning in South Florida… unless you count the experience of sight casting to a large school and then bringing one of these copper-colored beauties to the boat. Redfish (also known as red drum) are a popular saltwater sport species known for strong fights and powerful runs. Below are a few secrets to note when targeting summer…

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Posted by: Debbie
August 12, 2013

Debbie

Tips for Finding a Good Spot to Saltwater Fish from Shore

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Shore fishing is one of the best types of fishing for families and beginning anglers. There are some great saltwater shore fishing spots that will consistently provide plenty of action if you know what to look for. Not sure where exactly you should drop your line? The following saltwater spot scouting tips may be useful: Pick up a tide chart at a local tackle shop and note the levels of rising and falling tides in…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 12, 2013

Tom K.

Five Hot Fishing Spots in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is many things to many people, but only locals think of Tinseltown as a place to catch fish.  The second-largest city in the United States has lakes and reservoirs that are very popular among the fishing crowd, and saltwater action is a step away.  While lots of anglers drive an hour south to San Diego you can find enough fresh and saltwater action within a short drive from the center of the city.…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 5, 2013

Tom K.

Pelagic Fish

As the fishing season moves from spring to summer, the Gulf Stream pushes closer to shore. It brings warm water with it, and with that warmer water come a tremendous variety of seasonal species of fish. Bonito, False albacore, skipjack and other tuna, like mahi mahi move into areas that traditionally hold coldwater fish.  Over the years there have been a random tarpon caught up north.  Think about that. For many anglers, these new species…

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Posted by: Tom K.
August 1, 2013

Tom K.

Time to hit the Flats

As with a lot of fishing there are different schools of thought for fishing flats. Flats are long stretches of areas that hold shallow water.  Some are sand, others are cobble, and when the tide is right the fish move up on to them to feed.  Not everyone likes to fish flats, some folks like to work deeper water and structure, but if you like to like to cast to fish you can see, this…

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Posted by: Stephanie
July 26, 2013

Stephanie

Ocean Fishing for Reds

John Cave Osbourne and his kids

There’s nothing I love more than spending time outside with my kids. Which is why I cherish our beach vacations so much — we’re always outside and on the go. Whether it’s biking to the Salty Dog and back, body surfing or showing off our preposterous Kadima skills, our crew is all about finding great ways to spend quality time outdoors. And last summer we came up with yet another when one of our close…

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Posted by: Tom K.
July 22, 2013

Tom K.

Cape Cod National Seashore

  One reason I wanted to write about National Parks this month is because I live near one and that means that I am fortunate to have a lot of great fishing close to home.  The Cape Cod National Seashore is a 68-square mile park founded by Massachusetts native President John F. Kennedy in 1961. The 40 miles of beach runs from Chatham to Provincetown which is where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. That stretch…

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Posted by: Tom K.
July 17, 2013

Tom K.

Acadia National Park: Maine’s One-stop Fishing Spot

Photo Credit: National Park Service Many of us who try to get in as much fishing as possible always run into two primary issues: time and money.  Maine’s Acadia National Park (www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm) could be the answer to that problem. In the park you’ll find freshwater, warm water, and saltwater fishing, all within 47,000 acres. The acreage may sound skimpy compared to other national parks, but this oldest National Park east of the Mississippi is still…

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