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The Last Fishermen of Long Island
This is a place where anglers watch from the casting deck of a small flats boat as tarpon, bonefish, permit and other species cruise and hunt in knee-deep water. A flats slam of all three species is possible any day of the year, and while the power and aerobatics of a big tarpon might be the ultimate thrill in angling, permit are the ultimate challenge… especially with fly tackle.
The fish haven’t stopped feeding. They’ve retreated to depths where they are more comfortable. It’s the reason why the planer rod is many times the only rod working during the middle of the day. That rod is attached to the only bait you’ve got down deep.
Angler Andy Hackett managed to catch the world's largest goldfish, weighing more than 66.14 pounds, at Bluewater Lakes in Champagne, France. The fish, known as the Carrot, was put into the lake 20 years ago and is a hybrid species of a leather carp and koi, thought to be the second largest of its type ever caught.
For trout anglers, the next few months offer some of the best catch-and-release fishing of the year. Delayed harvest (DH) waters are regulated by the states to carry us through to spring with heavy stockings and catch-and-release, artificial-only fishing geared toward fly fishers. Here’s a look at a couple good DH options.
The northern Bahamas remains one of the world’s foremost destinations for anglers. Now is a good time to plan a trip!
Sometimes, gamefish will be found in the lighted water itself. These fish are positioned to intercept bait that emerges from the darkness and is temporarily stunned by the transition from dark to light.
Third state record brook trout caught in 2022; previous mark had stood for 75 years
112 Keys Kids participated in the 25th Annual Keys Kids Fishing Derby on September 25th hosted by the Lorelei. Junior anglers pay no fee to participate in this event. They may fish in one of three different divisions, Offshore, Shoreline or Backcountry and awards are given for three different age groups in each of these divisions.