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Choosing the Right Terminal Tackle

Bottom fishing, whether inshore or in deep offshore waters, necessarily means making a choice on the terminal tackle you plan to use. Many anglers catch fewer fish as a result of a poor choice or no choice at all. The right choice depends on the fishi…

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It’s Time to Say "So Long…"

I have been blessed!  I have been the guide here on About.com’s Saltwater Fishing site for almost 15 years.  It has been a thrill, but the time has come for me to hand the reins over to someone else.  Lots of issues are causing me to step down, t…

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A Big Bull for John

We ran probably 10 miles off the reef, past the southbound shipping lanes and toward the middle of the Gulfstream. Southbound ship traffic always runs just inside the stream to avoid it’s six-knot northerly current. Northbound traffic rides the middle…

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I Still Smell the Flats

It is low tide in one of the myriad mangrove creeks accessible along the southwest Florida coast in Everglades National Park. It is a sight and smell I witnessed so many times that today I need only close my eyes to see again. Source: About.com

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Cold, Skinny Water Means Changing Tactics

Here’s a guest article from Tom Davis. Tom is not a guide, just an avid angler in Southwest Florida who wants to share his knowledge. I am sure he would respond to questions about his part of the country on our discussion board. Click here to ask h…

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Snapper Creek Snook

A number of years ago, too many for me to ponder, we fished the banks of Snapper Creek where it entered Biscayne Bay south of Miami for snook. Mangroves and Australian pines lined the bank of what was actually a canal that was dug as part of a flood c…

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Got the Cold Weather Blues?

December is upon us and the weather signs are already indicating a cold one. Early snows and record breaking lows have chilled not only the air and water, but also a lot of anglers’ desires to get out and look for fish. Yes, the winter blues are upon u…

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A Very Special Spinning Rod

Once in a very great while something very special takes place. It usually turns into one of those stories that no one believes, or if they do, they wink and grin when they hear it. This just happens to be one of those stories, so you can get ready to w…

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Urge Your U.S. Senators to Support the "Sportsmen’s Act of 2012"

When the US Congress reconvenes on November 13, one of the first items the U.S. Senate could vote on is S. 3525, “The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.” S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreation…

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Two Friends and One Huge Fish

Did you ever fish or hunt with someone whose every move you could predict? And at the same time, he could predict yours? Well to this day we have that kind of simpatico. When we’re in a boat, we each seem to be able to move and act almost without comme…

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