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Inshore Fishing throughout the Southeast US

Tarpon Talk on Tap at Trust Symposium

Calling all anglers, scientists, conservationists and fishing industry representatives! The Coral Gables, Florida-headquartered Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) hosts its 6th International Science Symposium on November 10 to 11, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa, in Weston, Florida. This global …

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Keys Grand Slam

Photo Credit: Glenn Hayes

It could be said that there is never a bad time to fish in the Florida Keys. I for one can vouch for that. September can however, be a transition period offshore in the Keys where sailfish and dorado are …

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27th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Set for July 12

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Calling all anglers! The 27th Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament – the inshore fishing tournament that offers the best prizes and attracts more participants that any other of its kind in the U.S. Virgin Islands – …

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Sign Petition to Support Two Bahamian National Parks

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Logo

The Bahamas is world-renown as an excellent bonefish fishery. In fact, the fishery is so popular for traveling anglers that the annual economic impact of the fishery exceeds $141 million. Yet the fishery will remain healthy only if the habitats …

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Fish Are On the Move

From left to right: Brent Noseworthy, Captain Judy, Ranger Bob, Terri Collins “Cuz Two” and Cooper Napoli. Ranger Bob caught the largest and the most fish on this day. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore April fishing brings fishermen closer to the act of catching. Bait shops will start to carry what you need to get the fish’s attention — live shrimp. Pair the shrimp with traditional adjustable floats from large to small and …

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MarineMax to Host Free Seminar on Fishing the Flats

Fishing the Flat

  MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a “Fishing the Flats” seminar. The seminar explains the proper techniques and methods to successfully fish the backwaters and nearby sounds around Panama City Beach. The event …

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Hibernating Fish Can be Found

Captain Deidra Helmey Jeffcoat and Christopher Miller with a fistfull of king mackerel. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

By the time January rolls around in Savannah, the migrating coastal inshore fish have left and the ones that are staying have gone into the hibernation mode. Spotted seatrout are normally wintering in deep holes in the creeks, rivers or …

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Fish Cold Weather Patterns

Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore Waters Catching fish can happen in the month of December in Savannah, Georgia! Spotted sea trout, flounder, and redfish are bulking up for cold weather patterns. It’s also time to be a weather watcher. Normally the inshore bite will …

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Shrimp Are True Head Turners in November

Chad Rogers-Coxhead is holding up a nice genuine red snapper. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

When the month of November rolls around, the inshore bite in Savannah, Ga., certainly does pick up. Fishermen get their best chance for catching the well known “Savannah Slam”; redfish, spotted sea trout, and flounder. The secret to catching more …

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Watch for Bonefish

Shirley Wilson catching a Bonefish in Islamorada, Florida Keys with Captain Ted Wilson. Photo courtesy of CaptainTedWilson.com

Picture it now, peering through waters off Islamorada in the Keys. To the right splashes the tail of a busily feeding bonefish. Ever so cautiously, you begin working your line. The fish obligingly keeps feeding. Your artificial fly drops delicately …

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Shorter Days, Cooler Temperatures Get Fish Moving

Travis Durham and Captain Kathy Brown look like good looking fishing team to me. Captain Kathy Brown is holding up Travis’s just caught scamp grouper! Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

INSHORE Though the temperatures are still hot, the shorter days alert fish that fall patterns are pending. Fish are not migrating this month, rather they are feeding on everything that is available. Spotted seatrout, redfish, and flounder might feed at …

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Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic 2014

Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic

THE MAD DOG MANDICH FISHING CLASSIC EXPANDS THE 7th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS OCTOBER 3rd & 4th, 2014! A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Mariners Hospital Oncology Services By popular demand, the Mad Dog Mandich Fishing Classic …

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Fishing Report: Fish Love Shrimp in July

Left to right front: Kara Shannon, Jessica Leterra, Laura Pruitt (holding Miss Judy koozie), Captain Judy, Suzanne Saeed (with sunglasses), Tina Stone (sunglasses on cap), Melody McElwee, Ryan McElwee. Standing in back: Aiden Saeed. Photo by Captain Kathy Brown

Inshore, offshore and Gulf Stream fishermen can show their guests a good time just knowing that live shrimp catches fish.   Inshore There are several good options this month for presenting live shrimp. The traditional adjustable float, quickly changed to …

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Fish Are Plentiful in June

L-R Captain Judy and Josh Brown are front and center. Back row: Big John, Steve and Andy. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore Inshore fishermen can go into “watch and catch mode” for spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, shark, Spanish mackerel and cobia. Now is also the time to bring out the cast net and catch your own bait. Peanut …

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