Florida Surf Fishing Equipment You Need to Get Started

John Detmer explains what equipment you need to get started with Surf Fishing in Florida. Jul 29th, 2013

Captain Rodney’s Corner

Moving to Florida 's Indian River Lagoon (IRL) coast more than thirty years ago, my wife and I discovered a slice of nirvana-like barrier island wedged between the IRL and the Atlantic Ocean, about an hour east of Orlando. In those days fishing was incredible, the pace of life laid back — a perfect place to raise a family on a fishing guide's wagesJul 28th, 2013

Red Snapper in Cheese Sauce

NOAA finally announced the dates for the Recreational Red snapper season. The dates are August 23rd – 25th so I thought it would be appropriate to showcase a recipe for Red snapper (I can taste it now!). However, if you can’t make it out for the mini-season this recipe can be made with any firm fleshed fish including dolphin, tilapia, or grouper. Jul 28th, 2013

Improve Your Surf Casting Technique With these Simple Tips

Surf Fishing Guru, John Detmer, explains the fundamental techniques that can significantly increase your surf casting distance and accuracy, whether you're an experienced surf angler or just getting started in the sport. Jul 26th, 2013

How to Toss A Cast Net (without getting fish breath)

Capt. Mark Wright demonstrates an easy and unique technique for tossing a cast net.Jul 24th, 2013

How to "Walk the Dog" Like A Pro

Capt. Alex masterfully and simply explains the proper way to "Walk the Dog" like a Pro.Jul 23rd, 2013

Outdoor Warrior Camp Comes to Brevard

The number of Combat Wounded Veterans transitioning out of the military has substantially increased over the years due to the 10-year war in Afghanistan. These Combat Wounded Veterans are dealing with amputations, gun shot wounds, burns, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury. These physical and mental injuries have a severe affect on the morale of the soldier. Jul 16th, 2013
Bimini Bahamas diving

The Old Reliable Blackened Fish

Combine dry ingredients and spread the mixture on a dry plate. Dredge fish in seasoning mixture to coat both sides, shaking off excess. Heat a 12-inch cast iron or non-stick skillet over high heat until smoking. Place oil in hot skillet, reduce heat to medium. Add fish to pan and pour 2 tablespoons melted butter over each piece. Jul 2nd, 2013


In June the FSFA held its 45th Annual Offshore SLAM. Although we had fewer boats than we hoped for, no one told the fish. We had winners in every category. All of the group winners were above 35 pounds!Jul 1st, 2013

Captain Rodney’s Corner

If you frequent the beach this time of year, perhaps you’ve seen the amazing sights of free-jumping tarpon, wildly spinning sharks, skyrocketing “smoker” king mackerel and barracudas within a stone's throw of the shore. Looking back, this happens most often during the calmest months of summer. It’s a time when schools of bait fish like menhaden, silver mullet, pilchards, threadfin herring or a combination of any of these fishes migrate into the Atlantic’s inshore waters.Jul 1st, 2013