Florida provides a picturesque setting when looking across any body of water. The temptation to be outside everyday exists, but alas, work gets in the way.
Not surprisingly, my greatest recreational pastime is fishing. I prefer to fish during warmer months, yet as the months heat up, so do the fishing tournaments.
A day on the water is always on the menu in South Florida. From time to time the weather has different plans for my favorite pastime of fishing, though. We grapple with foul weather yearly.
As all anglers know, there is one apex to contend with: the shark. In bodies of water that have shark populations, the predators can haunt a day of sport-fishing,
It is a noisy world. But if you think that it’s boisterous on top, try living in the underwater world where sound travels up to five times faster.
Catching a fish is half the fun—there’s also the indulgence part. Setting your sights on table fare brings the course of action full-circle. The hunt is complete.
Just like any sport or leisure activity, fishing can become fiercely competitive. Unfortunately, it has its fair share of braggarts and grandstanders, complete with embellished stories and exaggerated sizes of the catch.
As anglers, we spend every adventure learning, then utilizing the lessons to catch fish.
No matter how beautiful the waters may look today, there is an unmovable force to constantly contend with: the wind.
Looking across the horizon on terra firma, there’s relatively no change.
Flat, calm waters without a breeze. Thick, torrid air that combines with afternoon rains providing the proverbial daily sauna.
The Treasure Coast offers prizes every day yielding a variety of catchable (and tasty) fish.
The number of people who live on or near a coastline globally is astounding. In this country alone, the percentage is about 40 percent. Yet, very few coastlines offer a tranquil experience accompanied by such alluring charm.
Florida offers a diverse fishing experience because of its endless saltwater fishing opportunities to the east, and on the interior, there’s always a freshwater hole with a bass or panfish waiting to be caught.
As you ready yourself for another angling adventure, stock the cooler, pack the tackle bag and rig up. There is one more thing to cross off the to-do list: check the tides.
Seasonal shifts will bring significant change to weather and water conditions in Florida, which can often precede a dramatic shift in a fish’s eating habits.
As you venture into the pristine Treasure Coast waters, prepare yourself for the catch. It will happen—but only first with one of the most crucial components: the bait.
The glassy, turquoise waters of the Treasure Coast are awaiting. Confidently, you head into the waters. Patiently, you await the hook up. You know what rod to bring. Now, it’s time to size up a reel to fit that rod.
Just as patience and confidence are necessary when fishing, we also need to have the right tools for the job. Let’s start by discussing the basics of the fishing rod.
Fish are not the smartest creatures on earth, however, the elusive fish can prove persnickety, which is why you need to bring an equal amount of deception to match its choosy nature.