• Conservation

      July 21, 2014 Dr. Doug Wakeman

      Giant Prehistoric Turtle Discovered at Apalachicola!

      That headline may be a bit of hyperbole, but we’re excited nonetheless! (We do love our reptiles around here at Apalachicola Riverkeeper). The ‘new’ turtle is the Alligator Snapping Turtle.

    • Fishing

      July 21, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Sight Fishing for Cunning Tripletails

      Anglers don’t usually associate sight fishing with deep water offshore, but keeping an eye and a crab or shrimp peeled can put more fish in the boat.

    • Fishing

      Ron The Pirate
      July 17, 2014 Ron the Pirate

      Stalking Down a Blackfish

      We left out about five in the morning. There is much to do, and time is of the essence. While each task is small, they are all of importance. We’re sipping on hot coffee as we drive over the bridge into Biloxi. Pale moonlight gives way to a quick sunrise that briskly wakes the...

    • kayak fishing

      July 17, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Kayak Fishing On A Budget

      "Professional" anglers always have the best, latest and greatest fishing equipment available. If you browse any retail outlet for fishing gear you will find tons of items ranging from inexpensive (cheap) to OMG are you kidding!

    • Fishing

      July 8, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Silver Kings Beyond the Breakers

      As summer rolls in with the tide, warmer surf temperatures (72 to 82 F) welcome the return of the silver kings to the near-shore waters of the east central coast of Florida.

    • Fishing Gear

      Tim Cutting
      July 8, 2014 Capt. Tim Cutting

      Fishing Vision

      On the water, eyewear is pretty much a given in this day and age of sun protection for the eyes and the overall body in general. It’s no secret that fishing sunglasses come in a wide range of style and quality, and choosing a pair of shades can be quite challenging.

    • Fish Focus

      July 7, 2014 Zach Harvey

      Fish Focus: Off the Grid, Southbound…

      Somewhere beyond the thrill of the hunt, the chase, the cast, the loading of the rod, the fight, the heft of a good fish, there are bigger, more compelling reasons to clear an inlet and steam 150 miles offshore chasing a hunch.

    • Lures & Baits

      July 5, 2014 Capt. John Kumiski

      The Menhaden – A Prime Summer Bait

      Menhaden, pogies, bunker, alewife, or herring - whatever you call them, they make excellent bait for most any large fish that a Florida angler might want to catch. Cobia, king mackerel, tarpon, redfish, jack crevalle, sharks, reef fish, all will eat either a lively whole pogy or a bloody piece from a dead one.