There are thousands of freshwater fishing spots throughout the Sunshine State. And most are filled with largemouth bass hiding among the grass beds. We’ve already listed our favorite water systems of the state; today we’ll focus on North Florida.
Kayak fishing may be new to you, but I can tell you that it’s been around for many years. It’s a favorite among anglers who enjoy the up-close and extreme experience of fishing from a kayak.
A day at your local fishing hole is usually a great day of bent rods and reeling in fish. It’s definitely better than any day spent in the office, that’s for sure. But sometimes you dream of faraway places and catching “the big one”.
Whether we’re fishing for King Mackerel or Spanish Mackerel, it’s a good day on the water. And although these species are from the same family, they have distinct differences that are important to note when targeting either. Let’s break it down…
Just southwest of Matagorda Bay is this pristine estuary, Espiritu Santo Bay. Translated as “Holy Spirit”, the Spanish explorers named several areas along the coast this particular name, and for whatever reason it stuck here.
Grab the sunscreen, your hat, and a cooler of drinks, we’re heading to the delta for some of the best fishing in the world. There’s a reason anglers put Venice, Louisiana on their bucket list of places to fish – it’s the best fishing you’ve ever seen.
If you’re looking for some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the country, look no further than the bountiful Lake Erie. This Great Lake is one of the best fisheries for bass, and anglers from around the world travel here to experience reeling in the “smallies”.
Beautiful. Serene. Peaceful. While these words describe the Montana countryside where anglers are fly fishing, they don’t quite describe the action taking place. When the fish are biting, the more appropriate words are: Exciting. Fun. Productive.
The longest pier in the world is located on Florida’s west coast: the Skyway Fishing Pier. Here you’ll find fantastic fishing and some of the best sunsets in the world. It’s a place to park for a few hours and spend the day (or night) fishing.
We understand the dilemma: to tip or not to tip? You have everything else prepped and ready for your upcoming charter excursion, except the gratuity. You’ve come here with one question on your mind: Is it customary to give gratuity (a tip) to a fishing charter captain or guide? The short answer is yes. But there’s more to it than that.
You’ve probably heard Florida called the “Fishing Capital of the World” – and there’s good reason. The Sunshine State is a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Caribbean to the south, and Gulf of Mexico to the west; And all that water means a whole lot of opportunity for fishing. But the best kind of fishing in Florida? In our opinion: deep sea fishing.
Want to catch some big trout?! Then Baffin Bay, Texas is the place you want to be.
Marlin are known as exciting fish; jumping, thrashing, and showing off their acrobatic skills when hooked. As they’re jumping and thrashing it may be difficult to tell exactly what kind of marlin you have caught, they all look very similar. Even once you get them to the boat they are, at times, difficult to distinguish from each other.
If you’re looking for an exciting corporate event, consider reserving a fishing charter. It’s an outside-the-box idea that gives your customers a great trip with amazing memories. It just might be the perfect solution for your next corporate event.
Planning a fishing trip to Costa Rica? Here’s everything to expect about traveling to and fishing this tourist paradise.
There are several species of fish that belong to the drum family, but none as recognizable or targeted as the black drum and red drum.
The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier is a main attraction along the beach. Non-anglers love to walk the 1,471ft. pier to see unprecedented views of the beach and gulf. Anglers love it for the access it provides to the fish (and the views aren’t half bad either).
For anglers around the world, there are a few places that you must fish during your lifetime. You probably also have a Bucket List for species, but for now we’ll focus on destinations. Whether it’s right around the corner, or a plane-ride away, be sure to mark these locations and add them to your bucket list.
Love it or hate it? Well, actually a lot of people love bass fishing. Bass fishing is one of America’s favorite pastimes. Throughout the year, millions of people are picking up their poles and tackle box for an exciting day of reeling in a bass or two or three
Summer is the best season to enjoy fishing for rockfish (aka striped bass) in Chesapeake Bay. The fish are showing up in good numbers, the weather is beautiful, and the time spent on the water are the best days of the year.
Key West is known for vacations and good times. Tourists travel throughout the year to the Florida Keys and explore the most southern part of the United States. But did you know that there’s a whole other group traveling to Key West?
Anglers fishing San Antonio Bay will have the opportunity to catch a buffet of species. Texas’ inshore superstars redfish, flounder, and spotted seatrout of course appear here.
We’re here to contest that not only should fishing be considered a sport; but it’s one of the best sports around.
There’s a lot of talk in the angler community about the benefits of both practices – catch-and-release and harvesting your catch. Some anglers are hard core advocates for a certain camp, while others see the benefits of both practices depending on the circumstances.
From the freshwater options of the Caloosahatchee River, to the inshore fishing in the bays and inlets, to the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers fishing is off the charts.
There are thousands of lakes within this region, so narrowing it down to the Top 5 took some time and effort. There are plenty of qualifiers, but to us, these are the lakes that are best for big largemouth bass and good numbers that represent the entire Southern region.
There are several cities dotting Florida’s Atlantic Coast, all with great fishing opportunities. But among the favorite fishing spots for anglers is without a doubt the Sebastian Inlet. Located between Palm Bay and Vero Beach, Sebastian Inlet gives anglers access to both the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean.
It’s not too late, get your teenager on a charter fishing adventure! We promise it will be worth any side-eyes sent your way. They’ll walk away with a hands-on, real-life experience that can’t be taken away.
On the Texas Gulf Coast are seven major estuaries where anglers cast their lines and reel in trophy sized fish. Aransas Bay is just one of these estuaries, and has one of the best fisheries in the state.
One of Florida anglers’ favorite fish to catch is without a doubt Snook. These silver linesiders are aggressive, fun to fight, and delicious to eat.
There’s nothing worse than anglers who don’t know how to be a good, neighborly angler. From the boat ramp to the honey hole, it’s best to play nice with others.
Throughout the world are lakes and rivers with bountiful fisheries. These freshwater bodies of water home thousands of fish of various species. Many areas practice catch-and-release to help maintain the populations. And because of that, many anglers can experience the joy of fishing for freshwater species.
You’re out on the water, filling the cooler with fillets, and planning your delicious fish meal. Maybe grill it with some lemon zest? Or prepare some sushi? How about fish tacos? The possibilities for a delicious, fresh meal are limitless. But first you need to know how to properly clean your catch. Any improper handling can result in spoiled goods, and nobody wants that.
Biloxi’s location right on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast makes it a prime destination for all things water-related. The beaches draw a crowd, especially in the warmer months, and anglers can be found at the various piers and bridges year round.
Finding the best bass fishing lake in Texas is no easy task. There are several in the Lone Star State that qualify with large, healthy fisheries. Or are we talking about where to find the lunkers? What is your definition of “best”? For us, the best bass lakes are the places where you can find both size and numbers.
Whether you visit Cocoa Beach for a day, week, or a month, you’ll soon find that Cocoa Beach Pier is a place with great shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Anglers can spend the morning fishing, and the evening listening to live music while eating a delicious meal. It’s more than a place to reel in your next catch, it’s a place to enjoy all that Florida has to offer: sun and fun with those you love.
Once you catch a cobia, you’ll be hooked on this aggressive and tasty fish. It isn’t a calm day of fishing when you’re going after cobia. Whether you call them ling, lemonfish, or cobia, you’ll be coming back for more after a day of reeling in this spectacular species.
You’re celebrating a new love, another trip around the sun, or a job well done. Or you have a large family that all want to go on a fishing charter. Whatever the reason for your large gathering, a fishing charter is possible. FishAnywhere.com is here to help you get your party of multiple passengers on a boat and bending the rods.
Matagorda Bay is a system that actually contains nine bodies of water: Chocolate Bay, Lavaca Bay, Cox Bay, Keller Bay, Vaes Bay, Turtle Bay, Tres Palacios Bay, Matagorda Bay and East Matagorda Bay. Together the system is one of the largest estuaries along the Texas Gulf Coast. And some of the best fishing in the state.
About 20 million people visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every year – and there’s a very good reason. This top tourist vacation destination has something for everyone: southern hospitality, 60 miles of beaches, and tons of attractions for the whole family. Golfing, swimming, boating, shopping, and fishing are just a few options to fill your days while visiting Myrtle Beach.
Walleye love freshwater lakes. So it’s a good thing Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Though they are not found in ALL the lakes of Minnesota, they are certainly found throughout the state. In fact, two fishing towns in Minnesota both claim the title “Walleye Capital of the World” – so you know it’s a big deal around here! Here’s everything you need to know about fishing for walleye in Minnesota.
Fishing is one of our country’s favorite pastimes. You can fish by yourself, with your favorite buddy, or with a large group. Across the country are streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans filled with opportunities for your fishing trip. You can practice catch-and-release each outing and maintain healthy populations, giving yourself and future generations more and more opportunity to enjoy being on the water.
The best way to describe how fish view reefs is to put it in terms of how people view something similar. Reefs are to fish what grocery stores are to people. They’re a good place to get groceries. And that’s why reef fishing is so popular and rewarding.
Anglers who are looking to fish Juno Beach don’t need to have a boat. You can fish along the shoreline, hire a local charter, or opt to fish the Juno Beach Park Pier. This fantastic fishing spot is sure to provide a great day of bending rods!
Saltwater fishing is very different from freshwater fishing. In North America this means you’re fishing the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, or the many bays and estuaries along the coast. Saltwater fishing brings different species, techniques, and elements to consider.
Pacific Coast anglers know that the lingcod is an amazing fish to catch. It might not be pretty to look at, but it sure is pretty fun to get on the line and even better to eat!
Corpus Christi Bay is one of Texas’ best fishing grounds in the state. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at how often you see people out on the water or wading the shallows.
45 Days. That’s how many days the FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) has approved for the Red Snapper Season for 2020. A balancing act between conservation and fishing enthusiasts working hard the past several years has resulted in a healthy fishery, allowing for this many days, the longest season in recent history.
If you’re visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina (known locally as OBX), you can absolutely go fishing from the surf or local piers. Fishing these waters is an exciting and thrilling adventure for any outdoor enthusiast. But if you’re looking to up your game (so to speak), we recommend fishing with a professional fishing guide or charter captain. To hire a local Outer Banks charter, there’s a few specific cities to start your search.
If catching a Peacock Bass is on your bucket list, South Florida is the destination to be! Originally from Brazil and the Amazon, Peacock Bass were introduced to the canal system in South Florida in the early 1980s. The invasive species has made this place their home, enjoying the warm waters and snacking on the smaller Cichlids. Now they are found throughout lakes and canals of South Florida.
So you’re on vacation and impulsively decide to go on a fishing charter. Now that’s a choice we can applaud! You’re making great life choices when you choose a day of fishing. But how to choose where to fish and which guide to hire.
“Tarpon in Mosquito Lagoon” sounds a bit like a scary movie, maybe with a swamp monster type theme. But don’t believe it. If it were a movie, it would be an action movie for sure, a thriller that would keep you on the edge of your seat and occasionally make you spill your popcorn!
Naples is located on the coast of Florida, with access to the Gulf. The Gulf of Mexico provides fantastic fishing opportunities, and welcomes anglers of all skill levels. If you don’t have a vessel, access this bountiful body of water by way of the Naples Fishing Pier.
Fishing for Grouper off the Florida coast is always a day of fun and excitement. But which coast you’re on (Gulf Coast to the west or Atlantic Coast to the east) will determine what you can harvest and when.
“Laguna Madre” translates to Mother Lagoon. Early 16th century Spanish explorers named it after encountering the beautiful and bountiful waters. The lagoon is located at the southern tip of the Lone Star State and is protected from the Gulf of Mexico by Padre Island (“Father Island’). We can appreciate the sentiment: Mother and Father taking care of the needs of several fish species, birds, and wildlife throughout this marvelous place.
Staycation: A Getaway Without Getting Away Oftentimes, people don’t look for what attractions are near them until they have visitors come into town. You have family or friends to entertain, and you’re scrambling for something to do that appeases the masses. Or… you’re not sure where to travel this year, and thinking maybe sticking closer […]
They say “the happiest place on earth” is Disney World – and for some people it just might be. But for others, they would say that a nice day on the lake, river or ocean is the happiest place on earth. Again, for some, being on the water really is the happiest place on earth. For families in the Orlando area, you can have the best of both worlds. You can have your day in the theme parks AND get out on the water.
If you think judges in the Miss America pageant have a tough job narrowing down the finalists, you are correct, but that might be an easy task compared to trying to pick the top five best largemouth bass waters in the bass-happy state of Florida. There are just too many qualified candidates to choose from, however we are about to undertake the task.
Dolphin fishing can be one of the most productive days on the water. To start with, the dolphin fish (mahi mahi, or dorado) can be found in large numbers from March to October in the southern Atlantic waters.
Planning your family’s fishing charter is no easy feat. There’s a lot to consider, and we’re not just talking about where you’re going or when. In some cases, that’s the easy thing to decide; especially when most of the time the season will determine your catch. No… we’re talking about how to select the best charter in the area with the right amenities for your group.
Many anglers just show up on the day of their guided fishing trip, and while that’s okay, you can make your trip much more successful and fun if you spend a little time doing some homework. Find out from your guide what type of gear you will be using and make sure you are up to speed.
Looking for a really fun fish to catch? Have you considered Spanish Mackerel? These small, fast, and tough fighters are found throughout the Southeast United States. Anglers fishing for Spanish Mackerel will find a great day on the water and a delicious meal afterwards.
One of Florida’s best fishing grounds is without a doubt the Indian River, a waterway on the east side of the state. This area is commonly known as the Space Coast; and with nearby Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center housing rockets, space shuttles, astronauts, and scientists, it’s not hard to see why.
If a fisherman could develop a dream species of fish, it might just be the snook. Snook are large, bony fish that thrive in the coastal and brackish waters of the southern United States all the way to Brazil. It’s an important food source and sportfish. But what also makes them appealing to fishermen is that snook grow rather large, and their body shape allows them to make long and acrobatic runs when hooked.
Galveston Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast is arguably one of the best places to fish in all of Texas. It’s the seventh largest estuary in the United States, and is a great place to fish for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and more.
Largemouth Bass in Florida are about to enter spawning season, and the fishing will be off the hook. Well… actually on the hook!
If you’re like me and have a girl who fishes, then take my advice and plan the best Valentine’s date imaginable: a day of fishing, then preparing and eating what you catch! Whether you choose to hire a local guide or go out on your own, you’re certain to have a great trip.
No one lands seven tarpon on their first tarpon fishing trip. It’s simply unheard of. And yet, Brandon has become a legend with his friends, and simply shrugs his shoulders with a smirk and insists, “it’s not that hard to land a tarpon.”
Spring Break 2020 is coming up… it’ll be here sooner than you think! So it’s a good idea to get those fishing charters booked now in your favorite Spring Break destination. We know the beach is calling your name, don’t miss the call!
The winter season is one of my favorite times to take a vacation. I know most people opt for the summer months; it works better for school and work schedules. But give me a January or February trip over June and July anytime! Here are a few of my personal favorite winter fishing vacations…
Fishing in Florida can take you anywhere from the local freshwater lakes to deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. If you happen to be an angler without a vessel, never fear. Check out these several Florida fishing piers just around the corner.
“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. At least that’s what the famous marketing catchphrase says. That theme is based on one of the city’s popular nicknames, “Sin City,” but there’s a lot more to Vegas than that. Beyond the glamor, bright lights, entertainment of all kinds and great foods, there’s also fishing.
One of the techniques that are used for a whole host of fishing trips is drift fishing. It can help you catch shallow fish or deep fish. It is used for big fish and little fish species. It is practiced in both salt and freshwater, from coast to coast.
Don’t let the cold weather get you down… there’s still great fishing to be had! Get your tackle ready and set the hook. Tell your fishing buddy that you’re going out and here’s what you’re targeting these winter months…
Have you ever fished the coast of Texas?! Then you’ll know that there’s just something special about the place. And it’s not just access to the Gulf of Mexico. Let’s take a closer look at a handful of bays all along the Texas Gulf Coast…
If you’re planning a bachelor destination party, why not consider a fishing destination to give your group of guys an incredible, memorable experience? Here are the Top 5 Bachelor Party Fishing Destinations for your crew to consider…
Want to know where people were fishing in 2019? This can maybe help you decide where to fish in 2020! We’re certain that these top destinations will become familiar to more families who adopt fishing as a favorite vacation hobby. Here are the Top 10 Fishing Destinations of 2019…
The state of Alabama may only have a small slice of the Gulf Coast compared to the other Gulf States (such as Texas, Louisiana, and Florida). But what it lacks in shoreline, it makes up for with the abundant fishery of Mobile Bay.
Without a doubt, smallmouth bass are a very popular gamefish for anglers to target across North America. Here are the Top 5 Places To Fish Smallmouth Bass…
Mahi Mahi is a special kind of fish. Unlike any other in appearance and it makes great table fare, mahi is often ranked as a top species to target throughout the year…. Also, they are fun to catch.
Louisiana is a fantastic fishing destination. Freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water abound throughout the state. Saltwater fishing is pretty straight forward: head to the bountiful Gulf of Mexico. It’s a little bit more difficult for anglers who prefer freshwater fishing. There’s a multitude of streams and rivers, lakes and ponds to cast a line.
2020 is just around the corner. It’ll be here before you know it. How do I plan my family’s next fishing trip? Here are 5 easy steps:
The Bahamas rank as one of the world’s top vacation, tourism and fishing destinations. If a trip to these islands is on your fishing list, here is what you need to know before ever leaving your house.
This is the year… it’s going to happen. You’re going on your first ice fishing trip! But what to pack? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are the Top 5 Must-Have Items for Your First Ice Fishing Trip:
The tuna family is a large one. Often split into two tribes: Thunnini and Sardini. Thunnini, considered the “true tunas”, includes albacore, skipjack, blackfin, little tunny, yellowfin, and all three species of bluefin tuna.
Those looking to cast a line or two will have no trouble finding good fishing grounds in PCB (as its known locally). No boat? No problem. There are fishing piers in the Panama City Beach area ready to get you in on the action.
The state of Florida is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit for fishing. The amount of water plus the abundance and variety of fish makes the Sunshine State a top destination for anglers.
Those residing outside of South Florida may be unfamiliar with Peacock Bass. This unique fish was introduced in 1984 to South Florida waterways to prey on other non-native species, Tilapia and Oscar, and have balanced out the ecosystem in the past 25 years.
Going on a fishing trip date is an out-of-the-box idea that will no doubt be memorable for you and your date. If you want to make things interesting, add a little competition. Who can catch the most fish? Or the biggest one?
Among the ingredients of a successful fishing trip, is the technique one uses to catch fish. One of the most popular techniques across the fishing industry is bottom fishing.
Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors and experience the beauty of Minnesota. The “Take A Kid Ice Fishing” weekend is a great promotion for the sport of fishing and encourages not only kids to go fishing, but also adults who may not typically drop a line.
The majority of guides and charters on Lake Okeechobee target largemouth bass because they know they can find lunkers over 5 pounds regularly in the lake.
Miami is a great place to experience tons of fun in the sun. While some visitors and locals frequent the sandy beaches for tans or sandcastles, there’s another group hitting the shores for another reason entirely: fishing.
Have a fisherman in your life and don’t know what to get as a gift? Here are the top 5 gifts you can give that angler who seems to have everything.
Visit Costa Rica in November For Your Next Fishing Trip! If fishing in Costa Rica is on your bucket list, but you’re not sure when to book this trip of a lifetime… allow me to advocate for the month of November. Yes, I know that Costa Rica has fantastic fishing year ‘round, and millions of […]
These Gray Ghosts, also known as Bonefish, are common throughout the flats of the Florida Keys and Bahamas. And they are a ton of fun to catch… if you can find them.
Fishing for flounder is a highlight for many anglers in the fall season. Here’s everything you need to know for your flounder fishing trip this November.
From freshwater lakes, to the brackish marshes near the coast, and of course the Atlantic Ocean that’s full of possibilities, it’s no wonder South Carolina is a great place to drop a line!
It’s common knowledge that nearly a quarter of all fish caught in Wisconsin each year are brought through the ice. Here’s everything you need to know for your Wisconsin ice fishing trip.
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