From the Captain’s deck

From the Captain’s deck

  The Best Fishing is in the Summer Capt. Ryan Kelley, Southbound Charters      If you really like to fish in saltwater, and if you like to catch big fish, summer is your time of year down in the Florida Panhandle.  What makes the summer so special is that water temperature gets up above 70 […]

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Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

Fishermen and divers are finding the Gollywhopper to be one the most fun tournaments along The Forgotten Coast with two nights of live music, great food, and even better competition to see who can bring the largest fish to the scales.  With the ever-changing State and Federal regulations, the tournament committee is dedicated to creating […]

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LUCKY STRIKE

Story and Photos by Buddy Boyett Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn. We were trying to catch bait over a wreck site just offshore of Mexico Beach, but the wind and rough seas were making it almost impossible to hold the boat in position over the pile of rubble. While attempting to circle […]

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Bass Cats

story and photos by Powell Cobb  High School bass fishing has slowly but surely come to the forefront for young anglers looking to put their skills on the water to the test. All over the country, schools are creating club teams to travel and compete. In Bainbridge, Georgia’s bass fishing capital, the Basscats are in […]

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Slaying the Lionfish

Slaying the Lionfish

Imagine hunting or fishing as much as you want without regards to size or bag limits.  What sounds like a formula for environmental disaster is actually a recipe for aiding the environment while harvesting a delicious treat–lionfish. Lionfish, an invasive species, were first found off Southeast Florida in 1985.  In a little over 10 years, […]

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PRO TALK WITH JORDAN TODD: Beat the heat

June fishing marks the beginning of a summer time habit: beat the heat. Fishing is usually best first thing in the morning as temperatures are at their lowest and fish are most active. Live bait works best, such as Pilchards and/or small live pinfish for trout, redfish and flounder. Use them under a popping cork […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of MBARA

Celebrating 20 Years of MBARA

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association will hold its 20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in Mexico Beach.  Over the past 20 years, this all volunteer group has raised over four million dollars for 200 artificial reefs that run the gamut from 2 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico to […]

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FROM the CAPTAIN’S DECK: The best fishing is in the summer

If you really like to fish in saltwater, and if you like to catch big fish, summer is your time of year down in the Florida Panhandle.  What makes the summer so special is that water temperature gets up above 70 degrees in the spring and goes even higher in the summer, which brings the […]

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Pro talk: Hittin’ the water during pre-spawn with JTodd Tucker

Q: Where are you fishing right now? JTodd Tucker: I’m at the St. Johns River for a Bassmaster ELITE Series tournament. We kick off this week, then we’ll have a two week break and we’ll be off to Georgetown, South Carolina. It’s the first time we’ve been there to Winyah Bay. What’s unique about it […]

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Fillin’ Fryers with Fat Filets

Fillin’ Fryers with Fat Filets

Story and Photos by Drew Hall There aren’t a whole lot of things better in this world than the smell of catfish sizzling in a pot of hot grease and a group of good friends waiting to devour them. I can already taste the tarter sauce on a fat catfish fillet and I haven’t even […]

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