lightning
Fishing

I answered a call in mid-May from Al Q’ my friend for many years. I assumed he was calling to talk about his recent projects — maybe the “One Surf Fly” that had been held a few weeks before, or perhaps the upcoming “Carp Throw Down” — the popular event he and Conway Bowman host …

crankbaits bass
Boating TipsFishing LuresFreshwater Fishing

Crankbaits Springtime Bass During the pre-spawn, bass will hold around rocks. When they are done spawning, they will move back out to the same rocks when they are post-spawn. You can find these rocky banks and shorelines on most lakes. These “rip-rap” areas hold bass year round. Bridges, wing dams, man-made roads and boat harbors …

fly fishing
Fishing TackleHow to Fish

Fly Tying Tarpon Toad The tarpon toad was originally developed by Gary Merriman. Since then it has been tied in many variations. It is a very effective fly for the silver king and a variety of other species. It is hard to find another pattern that moves as well as this one in the water. …

flyfishing
Fishing TackleHow to Fish

Saltwater Gurgler Fly Editor’s note: Capt. Rick Worman has spent a lifetime chasing Florida’s famous inshore saltwater gamefish. He enjoys taking his clients to share these experiences via his Flatline Guide Services. Often they tempt the most wary predators with his creations from the fly tying vise. Check out the next in his series of …

fly fishing
Fishing TackleHow to Fish

The Zonker Streamer Capt. Rick Worman has spent a lifetime chasing Florida’s famous inshore saltwater gamefish. He enjoys taking his clients to share these experiences via his Flatline Guide Services. Often they tempt the most wary predators with his creations from the fly tying vise. Capt. Rick has teamed up with Harry Goode’s a premeire …

kids fishing
Fishing

The 35th annual Day At The Docks put on by Catherine Miller opened under cloudy skies with an enthusiastic crowd. Early birds (people, not the wild parrots squawking in the ficus trees at Fisherman’s Landing) were all over the place, even before the vendors got set up. The morning was cool but not uncomfortable, a …

Travel

It’s only natural for anglers to have a bucket list of areas that they dream of exploring before time runs out. For me, one of those places has always been New Caledonia, a remote island in the middle of the South Pacific, roughly 1,000 miles north of New Zealand and 1,000 miles east of Australia. …