Florida boasts some of the best snook fishing in the world, but such a popular gamefish must be managed carefully. Starting June 1, recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters of Florida will close and remain closed through August during peak spawning season.
With two anglers flailing away from either end of drift boat, there is huge potential for monumental foul-ups. A drift boat and a good oar-man can be flyfisher’s best friends, but there are some rules everyone must follow.
Somethin’ Different: Inspired by the traditional Clouser and Henry Cowen’s Something Else, Michael Bowen has had recent success on a slightly tweaked variation. On recent trips to a nearby reservoir, he noticed the fatter blueback herring seen during the day and on dock lights.
When a fish gets away, it’s many times due to a poor hookset. However, even a fish that’s hooked solidly can shake free. Slack in the line is the main reason for hooks coming out of a fish’s mouth. Slack can come from several factors. Let’s look at three basic scenarios.
Gentlemen, start your engines! NOAA Fisheries recently announced a two-day recreational season for red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. It’s a sure bet known reefs and wrecks will be covered with boats as anglers take advantage of this limited chance to target one of the South’s favorite gamefish.
A 776.4-pound blue marlin set the docks buzzing on May 20 at Wharf Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. On the stage at the 2023 Orange Beach Billfish Classic, it is the heaviest blue marlin weighed in the tournament’s 27-year history. It earned the crew of the 66-foot Mollie $183,000 in winnings and the top spot on the podium.
Tec diving is obstacle-ridden and humbling, but can reignite a fading passion. It can leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a refined set of diving skills. It grants access to depths beyond recreational limits, where lesser-known shipwrecks and deep reefs lie, waiting to be explored.Editorial Staff