Monthly Archives: February 2019


Fished the beach with shrimp, a 1/2 oz barrel on a 12” leader and a 1.0 circle hook. We caught numerous mullet (AKA Kingfish to us Northerners), ladyfish, catfish & this 16” Sheepshead that came home for dinner with the

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Marco Island Back Bay Trip by Joe Filice

Took a back bay trip on a shared charter with my buddy Tom while down in Marco Island, FL. Fishing was slow along the mangroves with no keepers and only two small snappers. Ended fishing along a sea wall and

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Florida Surprise by Ed Valitutto

Today we decided to stop at a small inlet feeding the bay area around Pine Island FL. I bought a dozen shrimp for bait and threaded a half shrimp on a small hook with a few split shots for weight.

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Florida Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish by Basil Dubrosky

Fishing for trout is slow due to the red tide event but bluefish and Spanish mackerel are hitting Gulp on jigs in Sarasota bay. White shrimp with a chartreuse tail Gulp on a 1/16 jig fished fast does the trick.

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Florida Speckled Sea Trout by Ed Valitutto

For the second year, my wife Pat and I are down in warm Cape Coral in sunny southwest Florida. We arrived January 3rd and will depart on 28 February. As nice as everything is here, the fishing is still recovering

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