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Stingray Sleigh Ride – Florida Sportsman

Stingray Sleigh Ride - Florida Sportsman

Current fishing stories from "No Motor Zone" fishermen from all states.


Stingray Sleigh Ride

Florida Athlete Member: JW_YakAngler

Nipas with an enormous spike eye gleaming pike flag and I took a reasonably experience on one other night time. My arm was burning enough after the battle, which I didn't even need to work for about an hour. I didn't get the 40 inch yard I used to be on the lookout for, however my tip was undoubtedly felt.

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Yakin Off Boynton

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

I put the first two reside eye cancer around 120 meters at 6:00. One bait was placed on the surface and the other was positioned 60 ft down on the help leg clip. About 15 minutes later, the floor bait went tight and the line started to peel off. Ten minutes into the battle, the bend line was taught, however the clip couldn’t release the line, and the fish broke. After fifteen minutes, I used to be sinking into the gaffin jumbo gray tuna! That's how I acquired up early.

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Night time Bridge Fishing Snook

Florida Sportsman member: JW_YakAngler

This was the most effective snook fishing session, which I have ever had, and I used to be only in the water for 2 hours. This was the third consecutive runway with higher and decrease limits. All with the Flair hawk jig. The one who broke me, made others feel mild. 40 search is on.

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A Tarpon and Shock

Florida Sportsman Member: NopratKoons

I place a decent rolling fish. I made a whale two or three ft previous them and slowly floated round TerrorEyz. I was shortly greeting jarring thump and this man received within the air virtually instantly. After releasing the tarpon, I observed a faculty with a finger mill, which was disturbed by a low coastline generally known as snook and redfish. I had 1/8oz DOA CAL shade-jig tied and shot it parallel to the shoreline. To my shock, a wholesome flounder greets my jig

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Paddling Naples

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

When you possibly can't rise up early in the morning, even the night rinse may be good. I had introduced the sunshine that was going to remain darkish, but I obtained a repair when the solar was still up and made it house for dinner.

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Geek Out Over Gator Trout

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler


I obtained one other Slam in 10Okay, Fifth Slam six trips. The chew has been very constant. On this journey I threw something however Zman jerk shadz white pearl. Often, once I get a mean of trout, it is extremely "meh" moment, as a result of the large snookin or purple clam is what I'm really after in this area. Nevertheless, once I get a very huge pattern, I truly go out because the 23-inch trout shouldn’t be widespread here. On this journey I received our third greatest trout ever and second greatest in the area

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One other Slam 10Okay

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler


This is my third trip in a row that acquired 10,000 islands snook, trout, redfish slam. Two-thirds of this was in the slot, but the largest peak was in place. The snook was where the redfish often breathed. I acquired 4 21-25 ″.

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Huge Trout Season Approaches

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

March has all the time been the perfect month for giant, boastful trout in southwest Florida. I like all of them yr spherical here and there, however it's a lot simpler to seek out them persistently in March. I went to the patrol yesterday at 10Okay, which I never fished in March, but I feel you'll quickly be massive women quickly. I obtained two nice 19 inch fish and lost another nice in just some casts. The most important 10okay had a lean 24 inch winter trout. I actually need to win my personal greatest in March.

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t The cooler temperatures in January solely produced brief pink, and never the numbers we acquired within the early part of the yr. I theorized that they have been all pushed up into deep streams and distant bays or offshore. I was taking place once I received to the farway from Highway 41, but in the last second I just decided to launch the Isle of Capri Paddle Park. I had recognized good about that earlier this winter, and it had warmed up for a number of days, so I assumed perhaps that they had gone again in. Once I had been fishing for 2 hours with Jack and some ladyfish alone, I was going to surrender, however then a bit snook gave me hope, so I pressed. A couple of minutes later the purple green simply 30 ″ saved the day for me.

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Pompano Seashore "Hoo"

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

It happened about sixteen. Vertical jigri hit what appeared like an enormous blue runner, shaking lots, but simply burst with a low weight. Then it left, inflicting a number of onerous drives deep. I assumed it was an enormous beetroot, however the stamina weakened and the stripes rose! Wahoo had drifted into a barracuda, so issues have been fascinating. I was hoping to start out kneeling down the cud. The abdomen has gone properly and there are just a few points of interest I take pleasure in more than just the terrified wahoo.

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Sailfish Smackdown Results

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

On Sunday, the weather was a bit athletic in the first mild, however turned out to be good later. About 45 fishermen participated in the competitors. Although there was a whole lot of water in the water, fishing was arduous for kayak fishermen who weren’t allowed to use the yarn, and so they suffered many bites off the toothpicks. A few dozen sailors have been hooked, but solely two have been demolished. Congratulations to Robwil Valderrey for profitable $ 5000 by getting the primary sails!

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Overnight at 10Okay

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

We had an explosion of two nights, three days on 10,000 islands. Most of our fishing grounds at Jewel Key had solely a mean trout and a small redfish. My pal managed monsters on the best way back to the condominium, which I frequently fished on day journeys. It was his first time kayak fishing and it's arduous to beat for a while.

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Good Slot Purple

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

Another great day in the water on 10,000 islands. Reds are still all over the place a kind of steam in oyster rods. The shorts have been caught with a white Gulp swimmin mill with gold broadcast fishing. The higher card slot was a brand new penny with a 5 ″ jerk shadow number 4 with the owner's weighted twistlock. We’ll exit to the camp for the subsequent three days. I can't wait to see what the chew is like on the outer islands.

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Lovely Day at 10okay

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

The perfect chew has just lately been after low tide. It didn't occur till long after darkish, so I fished out in the final two hours. More trout seems to appear to be. The Gulp-jerk shadow continues to be working.

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Reds Thick at 10Okay

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

I went back to the condominium final week for a 29-inch pink quick afternoon trip. I ended up catching the seven pink and black drums that have been all in the jerk-shade, some back in the again. Most of the 13 inch reds we all acquired a couple of months in the past at the moment are approaching the card.

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Nice Everglades City Trip

Florida Athlete Member: JW_YakAngler

Visiting Everglades Metropolis on Friday with two good pals. We fished oysters and house buildings at low tide and moved tides to mangrove edges. I started within the morning with a 29 inch redfish within the deep water of the ankle, then I received a couple of small snooks and five extra undersized reds. I received an 18-inch black drum to eat the cob and rounded Slam's good 20 ″ trout. I received a lot of the fish in the jerk shade, however snook and one of many little reds obtained gold with a spoon.

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Pompano Paddling

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

Morning fishing was sluggish. There was no power, and the kayak journey was driven in less than ten knots. It was an exquisite day within the water with no white. Finally things modified within the afternoon. The wind came round NE, and commenced to blow some faculties with small fish in the direction of the seashore. Fish started to chew. A lot of the edible fish was fed into the bait for a smaller feed, however additionally they included a larger tuna. The tuna was selected for small bait fish and did not hit the larger lures I had thrown by means of them. Barracuda decided to hit my deep bait once I trolled the wreck. Measuring marks that I used to be jigging via all morning lastly decided to chew. I had three drops in a row that produced a pleasant sheep snapper and two almaco connectors that I released. Before the afternoon there have been additionally more almacoja, small tunes, small amberjack and high quality tuna. On my solution to the King's Mackerel, I took my final stay eye, rounding my fish pouch with three species. The whole lot else was both launched or used as bait.

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Boca Raton Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

One of the best kayak-wahoo month firstly of September, frankly, and my colleague has just lately taken the trophy “Hoo Out Boca so I had some hopes. The feeds have been launched about 100 ft, and I started a path deeper into the world the place I expected the ecosystem to be in full swing. Once I did it in the space, the wind died, and looking for fish returned with big bait marks and larger sirens, which appeared like either “cudas, kings, or target species. I dropped the vertical jig down and acquired out of the third search. Then the surface rod bent. It didn't take any guess, so I doubted slightly Barracuda. When the fish have been nearer to the boat, I observed that the barracuda had streaks!

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Exploring 10Okay

Florida Sportsman Member: JW_YakAngler

We launched the Everglades Metropolis Ranger Station and went over Chocoloskee Bay to an unmarked channel between Sandfly Channel and Chocoloskeen. The entrance is guarded by a maze of oyster beams, so few boats would get into this space from the bay. This made a relaxed morning. We didn't see the boat before we obtained to the Gulf. The channel ended up becoming a member of the Chocoloskee Passport near the Gulf. After exploring a number of the outer islands, we made an open water paddle for Jewel Key and returned to the Ranger Channel by way of the Sandfly Channel, which is now very acquainted to me. It was sluggish fishing, however the research was very fulfilling. I obtained an early-sized trout early on, and the stunning little Goliath-group fellow ate the paddletail on the shallow mangrove island.

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Selection at 10Okay

Florida Athlete Member: JW_YakAngler

Right here's an awesome video about JW_YakAngler, who’s researching and reporting 10,000 islands to get eight totally different species and probably few blow. His prey included horror, seat, houndfish, mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jack crevale, gafftop sailboat and a compulsory hardhead. He and his associates also spent an hour throwing every part into their arsenal in faculties with purple purple, who waved their stories terribly. They even turned down a reside finger mill and minimize.

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Fort Lauderdale Seashore

Florida sportsman Member: John McKroid

Pig Fishing was the worst factor I experienced there. With a zero stay bait in my mine, I went out to some wrecks making an attempt to catch some fish. I began jigging about 170 ′ and was glad to see fairly a number of fishes for nearly every constructing I bypassed. The fourth drop-down menu produced a nice little really feel that I used as a tape leap for the rest of the day. As an alternative of catching Barracuda, I finally found mahi. Once I continued with the vertical jig, I held a flat line with a tiny band. Through the day, I took 5 jams. Three smaller ones have been launched. Though each sign of the meter did not produce fish, I had a gentle action all day with vertical jigs. The barge contained one amberjack, many almaco connectors, small emotions, grey tuna and some huge ones that left.

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Mackerel and Mahi Action

Florida Athlete: YakinwithJack

Forum member YakinwithJack reported scorching mackerel and mahi fishing in his Hobie compass on the panhandle of Florida. Fishing was not good, however he managed to get his personal greatest Spanish mackerel

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Tuna for tuna

Member of Florida Sportsman: John McKroid

I launched Deerfield Seashore in the morning to get a bait. It was not as straightforward as I needed. I discovered a variety of jiggers at Deerfield pier which are always falling from Sabik, with hooks for Goggle's eyes. I ran out with one bag and half a dozen / runners fed. The action was inferior to I hoped. I didn’t see any of the heavenly kings of heaven, and later I discovered that I ought to have spent more time within the low as a result of there was nonetheless a superb chew for kings. I drove out to wrecks to seek out the vertical jigging action was sluggish. Because the current was not too dangerous, proceeded to 350 ′, with a meter of fish. A lot of the measured fish doesn’t hit the vertical jig, however I acquired to extract five black tuna

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Bridge Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: YakinwithJack

Discussion board Member YakinwithJack made fishing on kayaks alongside bridges to large black drum and sheep tub and chew was on

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Night time Fishing Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

Not a lot luck getting an excessive amount of tarpon through the day. These are the Gulf elevations of the Gulf, so now there are usually not as many as the primary migration, but they’re definitely nice. Because of the guaranteed battle I’ve asked them at night time. In the course of the day, the bait fish get stuck in the flats, so they’re hooked underneath the mangroves of the cuts. When it goes dark at night time, the whole lot moves away from these cuts and ducts. Tarpon is waiting. It's one among my favorite fishing methods. Super calm, apart from the bubble explosions in the tarpo Smashing mill faculties. The sluggish troll lives in the mill when they’re actively feeding. Black to the second greatest. I've seen a variety of blue crabs, which drift with the tide out of the night, at night time, but through the feeding of hysteria they are coated mill.

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Massive Kayak King

Florida Sportsman Member: Whelan

I'm visiting Paul and Robin this morning at midnight. We had solely twenty canine between three of us and we went out. I counted it simply as the sun was coming. He made a pleasant run about 350 meters away, which was 2/3 of the reel. I pointed at my kayak and needed to get again in line. I waited for an additional or two, but nothing. The fast bark was shot and it was over. The group ended up with 62 kilos of kingfish, three complete and a few bonito

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Kayaking Destin

Florida Sportsman: Spineyman

I had an explosion at Destin / Ft. Walton Seashore area yesterday with a good friend. We caught more than 40 trout and eight redfish. The chew was out of the maps! Listed here are some footage to take pleasure in. Nevertheless, I've misplaced completely favorite pastime. I ought to have come back after I obtained that massive pink, the subsequent was a lure!

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St. Pete Paddle Snook

Florida Sportsman Member: Dom

I started Tom Stewart beneath Causeway on the shore of Madeira simply after dawn. I ate a stay shrimp beneath the sheep bridge with affordable success. I moved to work in the flats north of Bay Pines and received a 32 inch, which took me straight to the mangroves. After that, trolled in search of fastened locations to throw crabs. All in all, a reasonably good day.

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First Key West Redfish

Florida Sportsman Member: kayakerinkeywest

I designed one of the latest keys to the western background. It was rough at first till I discovered some army machines. I jumped into a nice younger tarpon and some sockets. I'm engaged on a mangrove-section and I found what I assumed was a tarpon. It was a bull dog that stayed down and ran to the mangrove root. I lucked and pulled it out. It stunned me once I noticed the form and the place. I’ve solely seen one another for redfish down.

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Paddling for Fellsmere Bass

Member of Florida Sportsman: Rollin

I was capable of fish there for a total of four days and it was nice. It's great, plenty of good water and fish in each path. I needed to go as far south as I might and fish back. It took about an hour and twenty minutes. I might do it quicker, but all the fish disturbed me. Palm Seashore Pete was there and gave me some good ideas, including the truth that the improved area is now restricted. On Tuesday the wind was from north to sunlight, confirmed by 9 and true power the remainder of the day. I stayed at the northern end and first fished in shallow areas. I found that I had higher luck with bigger open water and just took the wind that threw down as a lot as I might. I have requested for 22 fish and had solely two dinks. The remaining have been secure, including the private greatest.

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Pompano Seashore Kayaking

Florida Athlete: John McKroid

Visiting the seashore at 5 am looking for eyeglasses. Fishing was sluggish and continued. I simply took one Gog on the seashore after which went out deeper to seek out runners. There have been a whole lot of runners, but getting them to chew was troublesome. By 730 I had only five baits alive nicely and it was time to move from bait fishing to catching fish before the prime time chew was over. By 9 am, I had burned via 4 of the 5 baits, produced one forgotten chew, a pleasant black grouper, amberjack and Barracuda.

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Ozello Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: Halon

My fishing kayak yesterday was great! I obtained caught up in a steep and trout with 16-1 / 2 ″. Both have been released. I have additionally seen big quantities of white pelicans! See the subsequent report for extra info.

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Pompano Seashore Paddling

Florida Sportsman Member: John McKroid

Lastly, I obtained two almaco connectors for vertical jigs. Both have been damaged to take a look at the lure. For my part, the boatman had hardly any legal mahi, and I heard of other kayakers who grabbed peanuts in Miami and Boynton. I assume that if I had a bit bait, I may need been lucky, however the huge runners are a troublesome meal for a small abdomen. I was traveling to the purple sailing yacht with the bait from the long day.

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Key West Kayak Sailfishing

Member of Florida Sportsman: kayakerinkeywest

I taxed a few buckets with a bucket and went to the outer edge of the reef. I had no actual motion that might throw them on the backside or prime. Finally, once I was about to end, I used my legs and slowly trolled in the direction of the reef. The top line was simply that it seized. Heavy but not actual movement. Then it ran and jumped and jumped and jumped. I’m actually peed this sail. I pretty much performed it like a tarpon and brought it in. I acquired a great video and straightforward publication.

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Paddling for Pompano

Florida Sportsman Member: cpr

I received out last week and received pompanon. I favored about 18 or 19 they usually fought more than purple! I had fun. Thanks for the kayak information to Neil Taylor. He advised me that the Pompano chew is scorching and gave me common directions for the opening.

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The First Sebastian River Tarpon

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete

It took only three years to demolish the Sebastian River in Tarpon. I might be hooked on them many times, just throwing them on the hook.

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Exploring Spherical Island

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete

The Spherical Island Park at South Vero Seashore is likely one of the most nicely-recognized places for a kayak or canoeing ship. It gives one of the best spot to see manatees in Indian River County. There’s also a great opportunity to seek out dolphins. Fishing might be great when catches are sea bass, trout and snook. So in case you are in search of a cool place to paddle or fish, you must test it out.

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West Central Research

Florida Sportsman Member: Fl_Native61

Last week, forum member Fl_Native61 reached a couple of places, akin to Coquina Seashore and Palma Sola Bay. At Coquina, he and his brothers encountered numerous wildlife, consisting of jellyfish, manatees and occasional fish on the finish of the line. At Palma Sol, she had a bit extra luck with poling and ended her day with snook, trout and three redfish. "It will definitely be categorized to the place I come back."

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Cylinders Pt.2

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete

It occurs each fall. At some point it goes away when the fish fly threw air all over the place. The subsequent day you’ll not discover one fish. It could drive nuts. Listed here are a number of ideas that will help you discover bait training and get fun with the mill.

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Fishing for Fishing

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete

If you recognize the seashore on the right time, you're in the show. Mullet, snook, tarpon and shark are flying out of the water at the feeding frenzy. It appears straightforward to get into action, hook up the mill, throw it into the fish mess and maintain on. However it's not all the time that straightforward. It appears the bait is combined with 1,000,000,000 different baits, and the fish you’re on the lookout for will never discover it. You’ll be able to grow your fish by maintaining it in the zone. The strike area isn’t in the massive bait faculty or around it, however beneath it.

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Pre-Hurricane Prep

Florida Athlete Member: kayakerinkeywest

As an alternative of throwing my frozen bait into the trash, I went out on the canal to see that I might also reach the final minute hurricane prep fishing journey. There was loads of sharks play, and surprisingly, quite a couple of tarpon returned to the chum line, which I have created with all my scrap yen. It turned out to be a superb day

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Jungle Trail Kayaking

Florida Sportsman Member: palmbeachpete

If you wish to paddle, you should examine the Jungle Trail Kayak Startup. Whenever you drive as much as the start space, it looks like you're going again in time. Jungle Trail Kayak Launch is on the outer edge of the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge near Sebastian and you must verify if you need fish or simply paddle.

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Extreme Kayak Fishing Event Win

Florida Athlete: John McKroid

After turning up on my jigging rod, I chased fish at 240 – 340 ft of water. 60 ft down I might see the stripes and commenced to feel emotional. I stored the line frivolously flat once I was getting ready for the gaff. What a fantastic feeling to embed gaff within the largest waho I've ever seen personally! It was the heaviest fish I had ever put on a kayak and the way sweet it was to get it in the course of the Excessive Kayak Fishing Event!

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Sebastian Slam

Florida Athlete Member: davederb

I had thrown the Monster-three-shad in a 1/8 point, however the grass was so thick that I needed to change 1/8 ouncesweighted weedless hook with DOA CAL Shad. A number of tosses later and I’ll accept a pleasant snook. We adopted the bait chest and for a short time I experienced a nice trout. Now I just need pink and I’ve a slam.

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Topwater Enjoyable

Florida athlete member: Hobie Angler

I've been making an attempt to get one thing in the summertime on the water, but up to now I’ve not had much luck. I feel all the celebs have been crammed. I went out in the morning and located a fish near the island. They have been in a frenzy of consuming. The temptation of Gander proved to be probably the most invaluable participant and star of the show. Behind the again shows, the lure had some superb blowups. Either the lure was so good, or the fish was so hungry.

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Honduras Lago Yojoa

Florida Athlete: mjrudd1

Uncontrolled and overfished are the most important mock-up of state bass golf equipment have taken their taxes. Previous timers converse of unbelievable fishing, however in follow there isn’t any sport fishing. I made a decision to offer it a couple of days ago in my kayak. Olen ladannut valikoiman bassovärejä, vuokrannut rantahuoneen ja kalastanut myöhään iltapäivällä, yöllä, predawnilla ja varhain aamulla. Seitsemän tuntia keinotekoisia matoja ryöstettiin monella eri tavalla, topwaters, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, spinners, jigs ja kaikki, mitä minun täytyi osoittaa, oli vain yksi lyhyt lakko Tiny Torpedolle. Se oli hauskaa, rentouttavaa ja lannistavaa. Se ajaa kotona arvostukseni asetuksista, jotka tekevät kalastuksesta Floridassa fantastisen.

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Mosquito Lagoon Redfishing

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Fl_Native61

Pyydin Mosquito Lagoonia ja vesi oli paljon selkeämpi kuin viimeinen pari kuukautta sitten. Sivualueiden asunnoissa se oli kristallinkirkas. Tämä oli melkoinen muutos tummasta vedestä, jonka kalastin täällä viimeksi. Ymmärsin yhden yläreunan punasimpun ja yhden nipun noin 18 ″.

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Catch and Prepare dinner Snapper

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: kayakerinkeywest

Tarvitsin sivukeitin, joten heitin WS Tarpon 140: n autoon ja menin alas eristäytyneeseen paikkaan ilmassa ala. Heitin elävän pinfishin ja vedin mukavan 14,5 tuuman mangrove-snapperin. Pääsin kotiin tekemään joitakin kylkiluut ja kalat.

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Scorching Bites Mosquito Lagoonissa

Florida Sportsmanin jäsen: Hobie Angler

Säämies kertoi olevan kuuma ja se oli, mutta kalastus oli jopa kuumempaa. Löysin kalan ja purema oli päällä. It was somewhat windy early within the day, however the wind died down by late morning and the fish have been hungry. I had a good time out there. I by no means saw a ship the whole time I used to be there.

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Tarpon Sleigh Rides

Florida Sportsman member: mjrudd1

How good it’s to ease up on a faculty of tarpon, change to reverse and hold position silently. It paid off huge time for off the beaches of Anna Maria. I might keep on with a faculty ready for one to get hungry sufficient to chew without spooking them, typically for an hour or extra. I used stay threadfins I sabikied up on the Skyway, and sight casted to colleges. This first fish of the day came from a small faculty that I discovered cruising the 10′ edge between the channel and flat. I used 50 pound fluorocarbon to 65 braid with an FG knot and a 7/0 circle hook.

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Skyway Snookzilla

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

I launched early Saturday morning from the Skyway bridge and commenced working the mangrove shorelines. Landed a couple small snook, as I watched bait breaking the floor. A number of more casts and a small trout hits my Z-Man paddletail. I begin operating out of mangrove shoreline. As I strategy some extent with deeper water, I see a variety of scared mullet breaking the surface. I forged into the ruckus and BAM, huge fish on! It felt like a redfish, but she made a rush to the ‘groves. I dropped the rod tip low, into the water and prevented a reduce-off. Drove the ‘yak into the mangroves and hoped for a quick seize, before she made one other run. What a rush and aid. The large one didn’t get away.

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Flats Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Hobie Angler

We’ve been getting a variety of rain and the bugs are in huge numbers. Luckily, the fish have been there too. Faculties of redfish and large trout are prepared to return out and play. The day started with a very dramatic wanting sunrise. The fish have been quiet for probably the most half, with a number of bait throughout the lagoon. The solar got here out for a short while only. The remainder of the morning remained cloudy and darkish, however the fishing was nice general. It appeared like the fish have been getting greater with each strike.

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Large Kayak Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: RWood Outdoor

“Life is good when something on your bucket list is something you get to do all the time! The tarpon gods were on my side today!” Watch as Ryan Wood wages an epic battle with an enormous tarpon whereas kayak fishing alone of the coast of Brevard County, FL.

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EKFT Summer time Slam

Florida Sportsman member: jcanracer

Many kingfish have been caught within the first three hours. I also heard that some huge tuna have been misplaced throughout this time too. By 10:15am, the clouds have been rolling in and it was evident that we have been in for some inclement climate. The subsequent four hours have been crammed with rain, wind and powerful current. A number of anglers have been rescued, some beached themselves to avoid the storm, and I used to be the fool who tried to go deep to jig for tuna within the rain.

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Large First Paddling Fish

Florida Sportsman member: Poseidon10/31

I decided I’d put him on some big tarpon. To my surprise, he was recreation for it. We went to my favourite spot off Miami Seashore and within minutes of deploying baits, he was hooked up to a 100 pound fish.

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Yellowtails Biting Paddle Tails

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest

There were bait balls busting opposite my chum line, so I made a decision to throw some delicate plastic paddle tails. It was the correct selection as I used to be getting pounded by flag yellowtails as much as 27″.

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Pompano Seashore Paddling

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Pompano Beach Paddling

I put out one other goggle eye and 15 minutes later, growth! Drag ripping run on what felt like either a wahoo or a nice king. Love catching massive fish off a kayak!

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Paddling Vero

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Paddling Vero

Even with all this wind you will discover a place to paddle and fish. All it’s a must to do is perform a little homework and have a bit of luck.

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Ozello Kayaking Slam

Florida Sportsman member: Reel Teal

Ozello Kayaking

The day started off poking around islands and cuts and a properly positioned forged hooked me up with a big snook inside ten minutes of launching.

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Boynton and Pompano Seashore Paddling

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Pompano Beach Paddling

Fishing was good for giant amberjacks close to the wrecks. If one was fortunate enough to get the AJ off the wreck, there was a gauntlet of sharks to maneuver to get the fish to the kayak.

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Cero Mackerel Catch And Prepare dinner

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest

Cero Mackerel

I free-lined a ballyhoo on a wire hint and circle hook and it didn’t take lengthy for a nice 32″ cero mackerel to take the bait. Shortly after, a eight-9′ hammerhead showed up begging for food. It hung around for 15 minutes earlier than I made a decision to catch it.

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Energy Plant Paddling Pt.2

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete
Paddling

Here is a video of the later a part of the Boils trip that I made with Danny. We ran into a number of sharks on the best way in.

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Power Plant Paddling

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Power Plant Paddling

My pal Danny and I fished a warm water discharge space from a nuclear energy plant that holds massive fish and even greater sharks. You never know what you’ll catch once you put your line in.

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Pompano Seashore Kayak Sailfishing

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Kayak Sailfish

Normally, I livebait fish with wire and lure hooks while offshore kayak fishing, however this event required circle hooks solely and no wire.

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Eddy Creek Trout and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Fl_Native61

Eddie Creek Trout

While it wasn’t ultimate circumstances for boating, it was a great day of fishing. I landed two trout and 4 redfish with the perfect two being 26″ and 27.5″.

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Pompano Seashore Billfish and Extra

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Pompano Beach Billfish

About 45 minutes after, the reside Goggle-Eye was struck by a fish that took an extended ripping run excessive on the water. It felt like a big tailhooked fish. The struggle wore on for three hours with the fish’s last push being a robust run straight right down to the underside in 400ft of water. After that, it was a gentle wind as much as the kayak.

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Titusville Trout and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Fl_Native61

Titusville Trout

Final Saturday, I launched at the Eddie Creek ramp in Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville. I had not been right here in a couple years and it turned out to be a great day, with three redfish and three trout caught.

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Mosquito Lagoon Redfishing

Florida Sportsman members: Hobie Angler and hunter27

Mosquito Lagoon Redfishing

Despite unfavorable, murky waters, Mosquito Lagoon has been a scorching spot for kayakers in quest of redfish these days. Take a look at these video reviews for more details.

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Bass Fishing in the Savannas

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Bass Fishing in the Savannas

I went fishing within the Savannas with my pal David East. He had advised me about an excellent bass spot that was east of US-1. I had to test it out. What a fantastic place to fish or take a paddle.

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Pompano Seashore Kayak Offshore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Pompano Beach Kayak Offshore

I hooked right into a strong fish that was pulling out heavy drag. It felt like an enormous Amberjack that had a aspect jig hook snagged. I used to be not far off a wreck and the fish had already pulled out about 60ft of line. Miraculously the fish stopped, the line didn’t break, nor did the hooks straighten out. I began gaining line and was pleasantly stunned to see a nice Black Grouper.

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Offshore Key West Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest

Offshore Kayak Fishing

The 300 foot wrecks have been filled with almaco and I acquired 4 out of four. Picked up a small Skipjack on the best way to the 400 foot wreck. As soon as I used to be there, I acquired an enormous reef donkey on the primary drop and after that didn’t need to fish anymore.

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Key West Kayak Fishing Selection

Florida Sportsman member: kayakerinkeywest

Key West Kayak Fishing

Ton’s of bait on the Atlantic aspect flats so numerous fish just hanging round on the edge of the channels. Numerous enjoyable.

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Boynton Seashore Kayak Kingfish

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

Kayak Kingfish

I launched on the seashore Saturday morning with a couple of different kayakers in Boynton. Caught a couple of blue runners simply off the seashore and headed offshore. Put my largest blue runner out for bait and about 10 minutes later received hit by this 38 pound kingfish. I weighed it on an official scale after I landed, my largest caught on the kayak to date.

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Newport Richey Kayak Trout

Florida Sportsman member: setting the steel
Newport Richey Kayak Trout

We obtained on the water at high tide and fished the falling tide for about 4 hours. We caught six nice trout from 15.5″ to 20″. All have been on shrimp. My girlfriend was fishing a popping cork and I was utilizing a cut up shot rig along the bottom.

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Boynton Seashore Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid
Boynton Beach Kayak Fishing

Finally, around 2pm, I situated a large faculty of bait with birds working on it. First cross by trolling produced a double strike. The surface bait produced a larger Little Tunny and my deeper bait produced my personal greatest for Barracuda: 25lb 12oz.

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Sebastian Paddleboard Fishing: Tarpon Advice

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Sebastian Paddleboard Fishing

For 3 years now, tarpon have given me a match fishing around Sebastian. I have executed better this yr with a couple of hook ups. Here is what I have discovered.

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Trustworthy John’s Fish Camp

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Honest John's Fish Camp

Dwayne hooked two reds, a dozen trout and loads of jacks and ladyfish. I hooked round a dozen trout together with plenty of jacks and ladyfish. Trustworthy John’s Fish Camp is a superb spot to get out of the wind and catch a couple of fish.

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Paddleboard Fishing at Riomar Seashore

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

You don’t should paddle out for miles off the seashore to catch fish, discussion board member palmbeachpete exhibits us in his informative and fascinating video on his experiences whereas fishing at Riomar in Vero Seashore.

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Hillsboro Offshore Variety

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Complete rely was one Mahi, three Almacos, 5 Rainbow Runners, one yellowjack, one for two on Amberjack and King Mackerel, 0/1 on sailfish, and half a dozen massive blue runners and small Little Tunnys.

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Fort Pierce Canoe Snook

Florida Sportsman member: Captain_Snook

On a late night time canoe fishing tour, discussion board member Captain_Snook had an ideal struggle with 2 lovely slot snook. Seems like he gained the battle!

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Pompano Seashore Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: John Mckroid

By 6:45 am, I put out my first 2 baits. About 30 minutes later my first strike occurred on the downrigger bait. At colour I might see it was a medium sized kingfish, and at the moment a sailfish struck my surface bait. After touchdown the king, I took the opposite rod out of the rod holder and landed the sailfish.

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Wahoo from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: John Mckroid

I caught this fish on the first stay goggle eye bait in the water, drifting in 200 ft of water off Boynton Seashore.

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South Florida Jig Chew

Florida Sportsman member: John Mckroid

Simply north of Business pier, the present died out, and I found another area to vertical jig. The motion was good for combined almacos and blackfin with an occasional little tunny.

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Sebastian Flats Shock

Florida Sportsman member: RWood Outside

I hit the flats close to Sebastian Inlet over the weekend, and was happy to hook up with an acrobatic juvenile tarpon in a spot I often get snook and reds. I additionally caught a pleasant bonnethead shark.

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Hillsboro Variety

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

After getting over the shock and disappointment of dropping the outfit with a pleasant fish on the opposite end, I tied a stinger rig on my sabiki rod and put another bait out. Twenty minutes later, growth! one other kingfish and this time the result was favorable.

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Mosquito Lagoon Reds

Florida Sportsman member: FL_Native61

Last Saturday was a pleasant calm day once I fished Mosquito Lagoon. The brown algae isn’t getting any better with visibility around 6″, and water levels the lowest I’ve ever seen. It turned out to be a terrific day though with 5 redfish landed and I was again on the ramp by 11:00 AM.

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Predators of the Flats

Florida Sportsman member: RWood Outdoor

I had some enjoyable motion on the inshore flats close to Sebastian Inlet. Storms have been threatening, but was capable of get a number of fish earlier than the heavens opened up.

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Wahoo from the Yak

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

Went out of Boynton and drifted all the best way to Palm Seashore with nothing to point out besides an enormous yellow jack on the jig early within the day. Was about to name it a day and land on the Breakers once I did a bit bit of jigging in 60 ft for snapper and seeing if I can get a king on the reef earlier than calling it quits. My reside bait will get hit and you may see the remaining.

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Boynton Seashore Sail

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Hooked a sailfish in 200 ft along a weedline, The sailfish sleigh journey led to 470 ft of water the place the current was ripping 3 knots. There were some birds diving close by, a couple of small Blackfin jumping and fish on the meter 120 ft down.

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Beachside Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: RWood Outdoor

Lightning strikes twice for me this 2016 ocean kayaking season. Received my second big tarpon of the yr over the weekend fishing simply north of Sebastian Inlet. Trolling Stay atlantic bumpers (horn bellies) for bait.

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New Private Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: Charlotte

Discussion board member Charlotte sight fished her new private greatest trout from her kayak, whereas fishing in Mosquito Lagoon. This fish weighed eight kilos on the fish grip. Good!

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Kayak Trout Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Hobie Angler

Prior to now couple of weeks, despite the poor water circumstances on the lagoon, I have found that the overall population of seatrout could be very healthy. I could possibly be flawed, but so far as I can see the fish look very robust. This has been my expertise up to now this summer time.

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Tarpon Sleigh Ride

Florida Sportsman member: QuiksilverIHB

Discussion board member QuiksilverIHB acquired himself a nice tarpon off the seashore by way of paddleboard. We’re positive that was one enjoyable experience. Nice fish!

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Private Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

I slowly waded as much as them making an attempt to not make too much noise and then just behind them I see a pair pink brooms pop up, really nice reds. At this level, I didn’t even care about these drum. I was capable of get inside 30 to 40 ft of the tails and laid one in proper within the candy spot on the primary forged.

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Hollywood Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Dude-On-A-Kayak

Went out yesterday afternoon, the king chew was on in 100 ft of water off the Diplomat. I was starting to assume my fish finder sucked, however I began marking fish and dropped the jig right on them. This was the primary time I’ve truly been capable of see a number of kings chase my jig again to the boat.

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Lagoon Tails

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

Once they’re tailing, they’re so wrapped up in what they’re rooting on that the majority fish you actually have to the touch with the lure to get them to note it. An excellent handful of the reds I’ve been catching just lately have been cane poled right along side the kayak close enough to the place I can contact them with the rod tip.

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Plan B

Florida Sportsman member: Dude-On-A-Kayak

With out gogs or runners wahoo fishing was questionable. After making an attempt stay pichards + jigging from about 90-200′ I gave up and went backside fishing. I headed to a bottom spot off Dania. I hauled in a nice gag on the second drop of my mullet coloured 230 gram “rudo” Jimy jig

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Monster from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

He has never been fishing within the Atlantic Ocean before and had never even been in a kayak before. We have been in 110 ft off Boynton Seashore once I set up his reside bait rig with a stay goggle eye and dropped it within the water. I am holding the rod explaining how a standard reel works for just a few seconds when the drag begins to tug, then it begins to scream.

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Ozello Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: TightLinesGuy

Made the drive up to Ozello to do some kayak fishing with my Uncle for a couple of hours. Beautiful backcountry fishing up there, I don’t do it almost enough.

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Catching off of Hillsboro

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

I scratched up 6 runners and commenced fishing round 7:45am. First bait was not out more than 15 minutes before it was hit, growth! It acted like an enormous King Mackerel from the very first signature lengthy screeching run.

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Matlacha Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: ReelFinsFlorida

After an hour or so of no action I bumped into a nice shoreline with a lot of action and hooked up to the most important snook I’ve caught off a kayak. What an unimaginable battle off the kayak with mild deal with!

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Hallandale Phin

Florida Sportsman member: Dude-On-A-Kayak

At around 7:30AM I attached with a pleasant bull dolphin or “mahi”. It ate the primary ballyhoo I tossed out in 105′ of water. I feel that’s the shallowest I have ever caught a dolphin. In the course of the battle I buried a treble hook in my leg (like all the best way in) and misplaced my sabiki rod. It was another costly trip, however it was fun.

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All Day AJ’s

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

At one point, I casted out and inside 20 seconds of my jig hitting the water, I was bent over on a fish. The fish was peeling line off the reel in the direction of the wreck, so I put some heavy strain on him and he pulled off. I began reeling in, and another fish smashed the jig, and again pulled off underneath heavy strain. Once I reeled up the jig, it was bent up with a straightened out hook.

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Heavy Wind, Epic Chew

Florida Sportsman member: Rkotinsky

She surfaces and I see an enormous head and large dorsal fins as she circles my kayak. I loosen the drag in order to not lose the fish to a warn chief. She runs once more and jumps absolutely out of the water, which is not very common for a snook this measurement.

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Catching Across the Stream

Florida Sportsman member: Cannible

Discussion board member Cannible shared some pictures from his trip to the Bahamas, while fishing the Battle in the Bahamas kayak event.

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Boynton Phin

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

As I was paddling again closer to the seashore I picked up this mahi in about 150 ft. I headed back to the seashore just as Brian’s shopper hooked up to a sailfish. Strong day.

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Making an attempt One thing New

Florida Sportsman member: anglerbros 7286

Once I purchased my kayak the unique plan was to discover new areas and entry waters I normally wouldn’t be capable of reach. As an alternative I maintain going back to what I’m accustomed to and it seems I’ll never depart. I made a decision to launch over by Pete’s Pier since it’s so close to every little thing. I attempted something new this time and brought a forged internet along with me and caught some really nice 2 to four inch white baitfish.

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A Recent Change

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

My first few journeys have been pretty productive however the fish really left so much to be desired within the measurement department. Went out this afternoon and eventually put a couple halfway respectable ones on deck plus means too many dinks to rely.

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Catching off of Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

We determined to go in shallower, nada. Boat chatter on the radio was the identical, nada! Was nearly to go out deep when the shoppers rod received tight, king on. The greedy king ate a runner and a jimyjig so he wasn’t going anyplace.

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Dinner and a Present

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Because the present was lifeless, and a fellow kayaker reported some motion, I made a decision to go out to 500 ft to attempt for tilefish. I had a good number of bites on almost every drop, but solely managed to catch 4.

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Boynton Chew

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Landed one good almaco in 460 ft, hooked right on the underside. Continued to float north whereas dragging a flat line bait and vertical jigging inwards from 480 to 180 ft. Metered some fish on the wreck simply north of the inlet, but luck was not with me, I missed a fish on bait and acquired bit off on the jig the primary move.

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Mosquito Madness

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

Around 11, the wind dropped out and the sun got here out nice and brilliant. This was the catalyst as the fish began popping up all over the place. We have been on a minimum of 10 separate pods of reds at one time with monster trout combined in.

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Altering Techniques, Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: Anna

The tide was high once we received into the creek, so we tried our luck working some mud-flats and grass strains with numerous shows, but only taker was a rat purple. After a couple of hours I might tell that my pal was getting a bit of annoyed, so it was time to modify gears.

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First Time Fishing the Lagoon

Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954

Nia and I decided to reap the benefits of the lengthy weekend and kayak the ‘pole and troll’ zones of the Mosquito Lagoon. It was was our first time there, which suggests I had zero expectations of catching any fish

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First Time Fishing the Lagoon

Florida Sportsman member: kingkong954

Nia and I decided to benefit from the lengthy weekend and kayak the ‘pole and troll’ zones of the Mosquito Lagoon. It was was our first time there, which suggests I had zero expectations of catching any fish

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Lauderdale Motion

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

First good strike in 500 ft of water broke off the braid line, should have been a nasty spot in the line. I re-tied and landed a nice blackfin tuna on my very subsequent drop.

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Paddling Sebastian

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Discussion board member palmbeachpete posted an awesome video of some nice trout and redfish he caught by way of paddleboard. Pete says “January is a great time to paddle the mangroves and hunt redfish. The water is clearing up around Sebastian and the fishing is good.”

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Wintertime Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

I battled her shut quarters and managed to prevail. Feeling good, my casting accuracy received higher and made some stellar casts between boats and pilings. I managed to tug out more snook 26 inch, 24 and a 22 incher. I also acquired a surprise redfish as well.

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Pompano Seashore Jigging

Florida Sportsman member: John Mckroid

The present was mild and variable making it straightforward to remain on prime of the marks. A Lot of the marks have been small little tunny(bonito) and enormous blue runners, but sometimes an almaco jack, blackfin tuna or something else would hit the jig.

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Dania Seashore Mahi and Tuna

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

The chew picked up for me between three:30pm and 5:00 pm. I managed to select up an almaco, bonito, another tuna and a pleasant mahi. The mahi hit a reside goggle eye in 250 ft of water. I put the smallest circle hook I had out there and downsized the chief measurement for visibility, it labored out this time.

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Catching with Junior

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

We misplaced a monster drum as properly, 40-50 pounder. I had the web in my hand however he made an enormous surge as he broke the floor and pulled the hook..at the very least we received to see him! Had a great time on the market simply enjoyable and watching the manatees and dolphins..even heard the drum drumming down there as we have been fishing.

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Offshore Action

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

We have been truly capable of get offshore at some point last week and fishing was great. Between Eric and I we acquired 3 kings (one being 30lbs) a sail and a nice mahi. All fish hit small blue runners in roughly 150 to 200 ft of water.

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First Pink

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

The youngsters are out of faculty on christmas break so I figured I might get my boy out on the water within the yaks. He’s still a bit of too young to be all for hardcore plastic slinging sort fishing so I just introduced him out to the place I knew there have been a couple reds and we laid out a couple chunks and relaxed whereas taking in the scenery.

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Topwater Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: kwanza98

Forum member kwanza98 put collectively a cool brief video of an enormous snook destroying a topwater. Nice work!

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Scorching Action before the Cold

Florida Sportsman member: Spacecoast Slayer

After half an hour of paddling I see a nice group of backs breaking the floor. Threw a chartreuse Mr. Wiffelure previous them and whizzed it by and it obtained thumped. Assumed it was going to be a pink however to my surprise it was a drum.

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From Daybreak until Dusk

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

In 185 ft of water whereas approaching an area of feeding birds, the runner rod bent over. A mahi was jumping on the top of the road, and earlier than I might get him landed the opposite reel started screaming.

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Nice Day of Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

Not 20 minutes later I’m working a pleasant choke point and I get crushed once more! This time this fish knew instantly something wasn’t proper, and ran straight in the direction of the mangroves went means back in there.

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West Palm Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

We received a late start so we purchased bait as an alternative of catching some. Made it out to the grounds tossed out a livie and commenced jigging. Quickly after I hear flip yell out “mahi heading to your gog.”

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Dolphin on the Jig

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

Mine hit a Victory Lures Pink Dart Jig and Adam tossed his gog bug and one other Mahi that was swimming by.

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Dania Wahoo

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

I was trolling a Yozuri Crystal Minnow and a blue runner. Simply as quickly as I reached 60 ft, the Yozuri received smacked. The fish made some onerous runs earlier than tiring down a bit, just sufficient to let me glimpse on the largest kingfish I had seen subsequent to my kayak.

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Beginning November Proper

Florida Sportsman member: jcanracer

We have been considering of calling it a day by 11am, but out of nowhere my last, near-lifeless, goggle eye received smacked and I was onto mahi number two. As with earlier than, the fish did not need to come into the kayak. This time the mahi, after being landed, made a heroic leap again into the water!

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Pompano Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

After filling up with runners, I began fishing at 7:30am and there was no current, rain, but fortunately just a little wind and frequent faculties of baby bonitas breaking the water feeding. Fish bit good on runners for about two and a half hours.

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Jiggin’ em Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Whelan

Launched with Paul from Boyton this morning. Caught all of my fish on a JimyJig Japo in the shade punk pink.

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Boynton Drift

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

I hit the water at six to mullet everywhere in the surf with runners, ladyfish and bluefish chasing them. Mullet have been leaping into my kayak and I was even capable of scoop some out of the water by hand. Acquired out and put a stay runner on a rip in 130 ft and shortly obtained hit by a king.

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Banana River Motion

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

Black drum have been additionally scattered in small faculties in about two ft of water, just barely breaking the floor with their tails. The whole for the day ended with 17 reds, 2 trout, 1 tarpon, and a couple of black drum.

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Pompano Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: jcanracer

We determine to pitch some lures that approach to play with them for some time however they only wouldn’t hit something greater than the white fry they have been apparently chasing. As we have been giving up on this area I see a mahi bounce behind and to my left, then I see it leap again, and I take a look at my rod because it then bends over and begins to go off!

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Bulls from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: SpaceCoast Slayer

We poled around in the murk for three hours without seeing a single fish. I lastly ran into one, virtually literally however with the acute murkiness it didn’t see me. I flipped my Pearl White MrWiffelure three ft past the fish and proceeded to rip it back to me and he crushed 5 ft from the boat.

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Boynton Tunas

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

A couple of guys obtained some kings early in the morning however the stay bait drift was principally sluggish regardless of bait balls all over the place. I went out slightly deeper to 315-325 ft and found some tuna. Caught a number of and headed in to make it to work by noon.

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Doubled up

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

Forum member meckert put together a video of some nice sails caught by way of kayak. Nice work!

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Private Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: TideUp

The water came on up and my go to spot was wanting proper so moved over there and bam caught a pleasant noticed purple actually fast. Whereas dehooking him, I heard a monster slam around the bend so I grabbed the spook jr. And waded around the corner for a forged.

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Pompano Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Small Almacos bit properly on the vertical jigs, one drop caught two jacks on one jig. Complete catch for the day included 10 Almacos, two cudas, a bonita and a yellowtail snapper taken in 200 ft of water on the vertical jig.

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Boynton Bull

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

Forum member meckert shared a current video he put collectively. He caught two nice dolphin off of Boynton and Lake Value, on a velocity jig and a blue runner. Nice work!

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Tampa Bay Tailers

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

I appeared at the tide tables and found some good low tides occurring after working hours. Launched two hours earlier than low tide and worked my means out to the flats. Saw dozens of mullet faculties alongside the best way none of which contained any purple fish.

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Flamingo Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

Right now went a lot better. Finally acquired my first Florida redfish and my first redfish from the kayak. I caught two redfish, one mangrove snapper and two jack crevelle, my buddy caught one juvenile tarpon, six redfish, and a handful of mangrove snapper.

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Paddling the Banana River

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

The chew is strong from 6am until about 830. It slows down however continues to be potential to catch fish. One of many last reds I caught was right along the shoreline as I was heading back in around 1130. I noticed a splash out of the corner of my eye and it seemed like he was doing backflips in the water.

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Flood Tide By way of Paddleboard

Florida Sportsman member: Jettyrat3200

Discussion board member Jettyrat3200 just lately acquired on some nice reds from the paddleboard. Fishing the flood tides, flies have been the ticket to getting the chew.

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Mill Cove Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

I should have hit the pink on the top as I threw it as a result of within seconds my line was screaming. 20 inch pink into the cooler! Yes!

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Massive Woman from the Groves

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

I positioned my yak to make a number of good forged and my second forged in, I get thumped by a strong snook. I only had 20 pound chief however this fish needed to play cover and search within the mangroves so I needed to get down and dirty together with her and pull her out from beneath the mangroves twice! I landed her after a couple minutes and she or he hit the tape at 34 inches, however really really fat!

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Banana River Combined Bag

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

After messing with them for a bit started heading again south scouting the shoreline and began spotting fins cruising the shore. Reds have been scattered throughout alongside the shore and buried in grass. Caught 7 on my means back down before getting stuck in a storm. Hunkered down within the mangroves and sat it out for an hour.

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Vilano from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: kayakling

For about an hour giant faculties of spanish mackerel have been about destroying bait. After tearing by means of some of these and some bluefish I slowly began to drift again to the bridge. Hit up my favorite spots on the best way and solely managed smaller jacks.

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A Drift with Associates

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

We deliberate a drift a couple of days back, and a few nice fish have been caught. Steve killed it on the market with a sailfish, tuna and a kingfish.

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Good Day in the Bay

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

After a couple of casts my lure gets inhaled and I have a pleasant fish on. She goes airborne and a nice battle ensues with a very good measurement snook. She heads for the mangroves and I cease her, she jumps many times then goes beneath my kayak. I slowly work her and she or he tires and I measure her out to 34 inches.

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Pompano Blackfins

Florida Sportsman member: John McKoid

Climate was flat calm, however sadly the weeds have been still an issue, causing fouled baits. Current was not too robust, however discovered a distinct current break in about 120 ft of water, fished it for awhile with no luck. Saw a couple of small blackfins leaping and jigged up one in about 175 ft of water.

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Tarpon at the Bridge

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

I was capable of fish the final of the outgoing, and the beginning of the incoming and the chew was on at this time! Was capable of stick four fish, 2 of which completely faculty me around pilings, and a couple of that I was capable of put the boots to in tight quarters and get them to the boat!

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Fort Pierce Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: inshore dave

I was casting a DOA Cal underneath the mangrove overhangs once I had an enormous explosion as quickly because it hit the water. Nicely, after a 20 minute struggle I landed by largest snook thus far.

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Sundown Reds

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

Put on my favorite sardine lure for a number of more final casts into some mangrove edges within the hopes of saving the day with no less than one keeper sized fish. My fish was granted once I forged into one of the few weedless edges on the backside of a mangrove island. Finally a superb onerous hit and the sound of drag with the top end result being a nice 24 inch fatty pink fish.

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Sebastian Offshore By way of Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: fyshfynder

Next journey was solo a few mile South of the inlet. Wasn’t a lot happening. Noticed some birds approach out, so I started paddling. Fish have been busting beneath the birds. Tossed a stay mojarra into the frenzy and received an enormous bonito that snapped my rod at the boat.

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First Sailfish

Florida Sportsman member: Tuffstang

After my second drop the drag clicker on my stay bait began screaming. Dropped lever into strike and started cranking. It was only a lifeless weight no pull or flutter on the line. We went from depths of 200 ft to 400 ft in minutes when the sail leaped out and danced throughout the water. A couple extra leaps and literally jumping over Devodud’s bow, the sail drained out.

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Silver Kings from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: mjrudd1

During my latest visit to Florida, I went after tarpon principally. Caught a number of and had a great time. I choose chasing them in shallow water however received to go the place they are, not the place they aren’t. It will get really crowded out there, over 50 boats fishing the same area and often I’m the only kayak.

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Vilano Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: kayakling

On my final forged after about three hours there I did stick an previous nasty redfish. I helped him out and cleared some previous rigs out from his mouth, medium effort measure within the Hobie was close to 42 inches. Left with a few respectable flounder, additionally caught whiting, pigfish, ladyfish.

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Tuna on the Drift

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

Made 2 drifts for two bonita and hooked and lost one thing greater. It was too exhaustive to try to make another wreck drift ( present was round 2.5 knots). Put out the reside flying fish and it did not take long to get eaten.

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Banana River Selection

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

Acquired a wide variety of bites in the Banana River at present. In complete 6 reds, a small snook, 2 juvenile tarpon, my buddy obtained a nice black drum on a mirrolure (of all issues for them to hit, haven’t seen that before) and a handful of trout.

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Shallow Water Reds

Florida Sportsman member: SnookStack

Through the lowlight morning hours synthetic baits have been producing fish on the flats of Tampa. With the grass grown in it’s been a weightless, weedless setup for my selection synthetic setup. Later in the day, I’ve been working the late evening incoming by means of excessive tide with reduce mullet.

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Tampa Bay Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

I depart the oyster flat and work some other channels and choke points and land one other nice 23 inchred fish. With the day coming to an end I attempt my snook hole and work it from every angle. My lure gets absolutely annihilated and it looks like what I hope to be my first 40 plus inch snook.

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Canoeing with the Spouse

Florida Sportsman member: Bush Whacker

Fortunately the rain stayed over in the direction of the barrier islands the entire time we have been out. We paddled south and tried the deeper flats for a bit with nothing but a number of small trout. We then determined to whack the bushes. And that’s where issues lit up.

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Boca to Boynton Drift

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

There was some steady motion together with an enormous reef donkey that acquired away. Catches included 2 bonita, 2 small amicos, a small blackfin, a king and mutton. All caught on jigs apart from the mutton.

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NMZ Fun

Florida Sportsman member: AceDawg

I hit the Banana River at this time out of Kars Park. Caught 6 reds and three snook for the day. First time I’ve caught a snook, great battle. Fairly good day regardless that the wind just hasn’t given up.

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Good Chew on the Drift

Florida Sportsman member: kitesfr

As we handed the inlet, I hooked into one thing that made my reel scream fairly good. I felt a bit of a head shake, so I assumed I had an enormous massive bonito. He stored taking line and giving me just a little again. I lastly acquired a glimpse of it and thought I saw stripes!

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Coot Bay Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: Tnolaninc

I was capable of land an honest micro-poon within the morning on a hand tied fly, jumped perhaps 5 more on synthetic Zman baits rigged weedless and on a DOA 1/8 jig, Landed 4 snook one in every of respectable measurement.

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Jacksonville Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: unincom

Ultimately the tarpon found out which course it needed to go and pulled my anchor free from the bank and started taking me south. It pulled me again right into a aspect creek above a submerged sandbar, which was a blessing because it allowed to to hop out of the kayak and struggle it standing up.

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Backwater Action

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

Been getting the snook and reds on the 4 inch MrWiffelure Shad within the white/hearth tail and straight pink colors. This can be a killer lure and the snook hit it prefer it owes em cash. Since I have started throwing it, it has undoubtedly helped me put more snook on deck.

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Fort Pierce Backcountry

Florida Sportsman member: evergladeskid243

Picked up a redfish as I began to make my exit out of my spot, blind casting each mangrove shoreline with a topwater, hoping to hook a snook as grand as the one who had left me in despair earlier.

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After Work Pink

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

I threw just past where all of the commotion was and worked it again over all of the bait ruckus, when slam! It took off beneath my kayak, to the left, to the suitable, around in a circle, all the while I’m cursing like a sailor at the fish.

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Clapboard Creek Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: jacqueo

That’s once I remembered that I had a pedal drive and will simply troll as an alternative of sitting in a single place preventing the skunk. Threw a mud minnow onto a jig, forged it behind me and began working the grassline. Inside one minute I had an amazing chew and pulled in my personal greatest flounder.

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African Pompano from the Yak

Florida Sportsman member: lmp1978

Forum member lmp1978 caught a stud african pompano by way of kayak, off of the beaches of Dania Seashore. Not solely do african pompano pull exhausting, they’re nice table fare.

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New Personal Greatest

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

I loosened the drag a bit in order not to have the hooks bend or the fish pull free. After 3 minutes of getting no where with the fish it lastly came into view and knew it was a brand new private greatest purple. Now the strain was on me to land the fish for some footage and entry into the 30 inch club.

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Bahamas Fun

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

The climate was good, little little bit of offshore wind on day one of many event, but general very manageable in comparison with Florida.

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Dinner and a Present

Florida Sportsman member: sake138

We met the bait guy on the water around 730. The present was pretty robust and so was the wind. We ended up drifting north about 7 miles! I received two mahi mahi, one being a 50 inch bull, and my first sail on a yak!

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West Central Kingfish on a Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

Getting a kingfish on the west coast, from a kayak, not the simplest process. When you consider relative quick migration, dirty Gulf water, days off from work, combined with hoping for good circumstances, and getting your bait to stay as soon as one decides to eat, the chances might be stacked towards us!

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Indian River Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: Rulesman69

The bait was in all places in the cove. Started throwing chrome Twitchin’ Raps, 10:15, bam! Watched a three pound trout come up and slam the Rap right by the boat. 10:35, wham, huge fish on, fought it to the boat and landed and launched one other trout about 7 kilos.

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Snook Crammed Weekend

Florida Sportsman member: Silent snooker

Went again as much as the Loxahatchee River hoping to play with a few of the small snook we have been catching two weeks ago and was fortunate sufficient to seek out extra upper and over slot snook than small ones.

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West Palm Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

Discussion board member PottyMouth and good friend, Flip received out and caught some nice fish off of Palm Seashore, also dropping a number of to the tax man.

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Good Luck within the Bluewater

Florida Sportsman member: Temensisyakfishing

I put the jigging rod in the flush mount rod holder, and I grab the rod once I see this beast jumping out of the water!. let me say that I can rely the occasions I have gone out offshore with my fingers and that is my second sailfish ever, so it’s superb to catch one.

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Catching in the Kayak Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Nick561

Discussion board member Nick561 received into some fish offshore lately on his kayak.

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Brother’s First

Florida Sportsman member: frankthetank

Forum member frankthetank received out together with his brother just lately and caught some fish. Fishing off of Boynton, not solely did his brother catch his first sailfish, they caught 6 blackfin tunas as properly. Nice!

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Snook Island

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

I had fished there many occasions before with out much luck nevertheless it had been some time and decided to offer it a shot. We solely fished for about an hour and a half but I managed to get 2 for two on the underneath-slot snook. First one was about 23 inches and second one was about 25.

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Wintertime Bruiser

Florida Sportsman member: harrisa2006

I moved on, shifting additional up the canal and observed I was sitting in 10+ ft of water, however I might see the bottom, up close to the mangroves not far from me, so I knew there was a drop off, and with the water by the mangroves not shifting almost as fast as the channel, I figured it was a great ambush spot.

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Ozello Reds

Florida Sportsman member: TideUp

I fished round a lot of the morning with none bites fishing deeper cuts and drops around the area with no luck. Spooked a number of reds after lunch in shallow flats so I modified my technique and started sight fishing.

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Loxahatchee Snookin’

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Forum member palmbeachpete put collectively a video of him wrestling with some nice snook on his paddleboard within the Loxahatchee River.

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First Slam

Florida Sportsman member: MSW_SatelliteBeach

Espresso now cold and I’m questioning why, after years of catching trout with no drawback, I can’t discover any. Wind starts blowing me off the bank I’m following just as I toss out a forged. Modify kayak, reel line in to tighten slack on the rod and simply because the mirrodine hits the highest of the water, BAM!

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Sebastian Inshore

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Forum member palmbeachpete exhibits what Sebastian has to supply for the paddling angler. Launching at Riverview park, he will get into some fish and provides some helpful ideas and directions.

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Fishing the Backwater

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

One specific area had a variety of mullet activity and the most effective water movement within the instant area. We both continued to land more small snook and worked the world exhausting given all the exercise. Properly it finally paid off when mama snook showed up for the get together together with her 32 inches of glory!

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Chokoloskee By way of Paddleboard

Florida Sportsman member: Lurchy

I fished the entire incoming and a part of the outgoing within the maze of creeks and bars to the WSW of Choko. Noticed some reds throughout the day, and obtained an honest one near the top of the day. I saw him transfer off a oyster bar and underneath some groves, pitched a gulp and he ate.

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Sanibel Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

Fan casted the world with my paddle tail jig and had a hit and miss from a very good sized trout. Convinced that there needed to be some huge fish in the space I gave one last forged with my Rapala and it paid off with a strong hit and an enormous run in the direction of the mangroves.

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Backcountry Tenting and Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: Native21

We went back to the spot we originally labored and the poons have been thick. We caught several extra and jumped many extra, the snook have been combined in as properly so we have been also pulling them out. We fished till about 4pm and made our approach to our camp area.

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Skinny Water Bulls

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

We truly had a candy double hookup at this point however his pulled the hook. After a quick photograph op with my fish, Neil was attached once more inside two minutes and after a half hour struggle put his redzilla in the yak. The girth on his fish was unreal, it was 35 pounds plus and healthy.

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Destructive Tides and Chewing Fish

Florida Sportsman member: SnookStack

I planned on scouting reds both tailing or pushing water on the flats. As I moved out onto the flat, I used to be instantly gratified by seeing a bunch of single reds pushing wakes and leaving evidence of redfish with trails of mud.

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Pine Island Trout and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: JoeyHotFizzle

Discussion board member JoeyHotFizzle shared his current kayak journey, fishing in Pine Island. Throwing a mixture of artificials, he was capable of idiot some nice trout and redfish. Good work!

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Avoiding the Wind and Catching Fish

Florida Sportsman member: C Canine

Onerous to describe my emotions once I noticed it wasn’t a purple, however it was the most important trout I had ever seen.

I didn’t have a scale or a tape measure. However utilizing my previous bass fishing days as a reference, I might say it was a lunker at the least 6 to eight kilos, a minimum of 26 inches, and fat!

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Glades Slam

Florida Sportsman member: Native21

Listed here are a couple of fish from the day that helped me catch a slam. Although the poons had me numbered I jumped about 10 and happened to land the micro but none the much less a slam. Snook have been all over the place in that spot and it appeared like each other forged I used to be hooking up.

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Kayak Bassin’

Florida Sportsman member: inshore dave

To say that the day was stellar is an understatement. Between Steve and I we caught over 75 fish. Most have been dinks in the 1-2 pound range with an excellent mixing of three pounders too. We additionally caught fish from just over 4 pounds to the most important caught by me at eight kilos 6 ounces.

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Night time Time Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: frankthetank

I managed to return tight on a 50 to 60 pound fish that fought onerous to get away. However after an extended and intense battle, I received my picture and released the fish with good power. After resetting the strains we had a number of missed hits and with the final bait I hooked a monster over 150 however wasn’t ready and after a minute long term my chief popped.

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Making an attempt a New Spot

Florida Sportsman member: YaknYeti

I began working the islands in this area and as I made my approach around considered one of them something exploded on my DOA Shrimp. I assumed it was a purple at first because it wouldn’t show itself and stored making lengthy runs. Turns out it was a pleasant Snook.

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Crystal River Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

Pushed further out in the direction of the gulf and found a nice channel with depths from three to 4 ft and water temperatures close to 70 degrees. Switched to a RipTide mullet paddle tail with 1/4 ounce jig head in an effort to work the channel deeper and commenced touchdown trout after trout.

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Final Journey of the Yr

Florida Sportsman member: lmp1978

Discussion board member lmp1978 obtained out one last time earlier than the yr ends and he went out with a bang. Lovely fish and great work.

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Bradenton Trout Chew

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

I tossed my RipTide mullet with 1/four ouncesjig head right into a channel chokepoint and out of the depths just a few ft from my yak a large trout inhaled the lure. It was an superior sight to behold given it’s above common measurement and the visible offered after hours of fruitless fishing. For the subsequent few hours I worked the world and landed over a dozen or extra trout and limited out with four good keepers.

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Day Saver

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

Discussion board member Pottymouth and a few buddies obtained out lately to chase some fish offshore. The chew was sluggish though that they had stay mullet and greenies, but this nice sailfish saved the day. Tight work!

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Bringing Residence Dinner

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

The one cigar minnow that I caught didn’t final 5 minutes within the water before being inhaled by a mahi. I feel a tank filled with pilchards would have produced plenty of Dorados. Trolled fairly a bit with the blue runners in search of a wahoo, solely to catch another shark. Despite the fact that it was relatively unproductive, it was a pleasing day on the water.

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First Time Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: peacockbass921

I have accomplished freshwater and inshore and I have finished pretty good to date. Offshore was all the time behind my thoughts and I undoubtedly needed to attempt it. After declining a few invites, as a result of I didn’t have any gear, I made a decision to go for it.

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Drum on Synthetic

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

Noticed what I assumed was an enormous purple about 75 ft away on a transitional edge. I pitched a copper coloured Banks Lures Pimpin Shrimp with a dab of Blue Crab Professional-Remedy at it, and the fish fortunately mowed it down.

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Bulls from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

My buddy Geoff and I received out not too long ago and played with some respectable sized ocean Reds. They have been thick and we obtained a nice day of sleigh rides in trade for our sizable paddle to the spot.

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Catching Them in the Rain

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

Went offshore this previous Sunday, it was rainy and overcast all morning but the seas have been flat. Managed to get a sail, small tuna and this nice mahi.

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Kayak Blackfins

Florida Sportsman member: BOGEY

Went out yesterday around 1p.m. from Dania. Was solely out for 3 hours in 280 to 320 ft of water. I caught these dangerous boys plus some smaller ones that I let go. It was an awesome day of fishing, no present, 5 knot winds, and the water was like glass.

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Late Season Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Ross

So, at about 1am I made a 15 mile hike to another location and splashed in. As we rolled up, fish have been completely happy and popping on prime. On Zack’s first forged, he hooked and landed this respectable tarpon on a 7inch Bone Hogy Unique.

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Busting Them off Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

Arrange our drift and nothing. Hours went by and never a nibble. So I made a decision to attempt an old-fashioned trick and 5 minutes, later a fish was on!

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Epic SouthShore Redfishing

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

What ensued next was merely superb, as I worked the GOLD spoon with onerous violent twitches I had an ensemble of jacks and reds comply with the spoon, some came inside four ft of my yak! The more durable I worked the spoon the more fish that followed it, unfortunately the jacks are quicker fish and seize the lure first so I made a decision to toss out extra reduce pinfish.

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Foolin’ with Artificial

Florida Sportsman member: nwxnw

Discussion board member nwxnw defined that he has been fishing stay bait primarily for the previous yr, but lately has resorted to artificials, with great success! Nice work.

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Sails for All

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

Two shoppers, one from Colorado the opposite from Canada flew down for one factor, a South Florida sailfish lap dance. They gave me 4 days to place em on sailfish, we obtained it achieved the first day trip and went 3 for 3.

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Kayak Fishing Yankeetown

Florida Sportsman member: TideUp

I ended up discovering a fantastic shell flat that produced massive time. There were small faculties of black drum and sheepshead all over the place just waving their tails at me asking for a precise forged! I ended up catching extra black drum than I needed however managed to dodge a number of to seek out some nice sheepies.

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Sailin’ off Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: Nick561

Inside 10 minutes one in every of Robs shoppers hooks up on a sail and it was off to the races. while they played with that I managed to lose three jigs to to cutoffs. I lastly began jigging up some small blackfins.

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Amberjack From the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: Janos

Forum member Janos lately caught his first amberjack, and a reasonably good one at that. He was fishing from his kayak in 230 ft of water off of Dania, the fish ate a 7 ounce jig.

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South Seashore Snook and Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Poseidon10/31

Fished this am with Mapache Mike in Government Reduce. No bait pods, luckily I brought some mullet for us. We landed a couple snook in quick order on the mouth of the inlet. He needed to take off so I made a decision to flee the sharks and sluggish troll a hog leg mullet down the seashore.

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Runners off Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

I used to be drifting 2 stay goggle eyes close to the skycliff when the rainbow runners hit both my baits simultaneously. I used to be fortunate to land the smaller one, then grab the other rod out of the holder and land the bigger one that had hooked itself.

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Offshore Motion in the Yaks

Florida Sportsman member: Ericjames22

Forum member Ericjames22 obtained into some good pelagics these days, and happened to movie it. Massive Kingfish, Double hook ups on sails and more, all from the kayaks!

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South Florida Snakehead Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: peacockbass921

I really like the small Ribbit frogs, black or inexperienced in colour and using 6/0 Proprietor hooks for them. Small frog, massive hook, this enables the Snakehead to take the whole frog and increases the probabilities of hooking them to about 75 %.

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Dania ICW Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: peacockbass921

After 30 minutes, proper before slack tide was there my line went tight and I started preventing an enormous fish. My goal was tarpon so I used to be considering TARPON! However because it didn’t bounce I knew it was an enormous snook.

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Yankeetown Yakin’

Florida Sportsman member: TideUp

We paddled out to our first spot around 9:30 to easily catch a pair rats and get gear tuned in for later spots. My first forged with the spoon landed slightly pink so I knew it was going to be a productive day.

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South Florida Sail

Florida Sportsman member: bluewateryak13

What an awesome day on the water. It’s been some time since having a pleasant calm sunny day of fishing. Comparatively quiet, however undoubtedly a memorable day as this can be a first for me.

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Chasing Tarpon, Catching Snook

Florida Sportsman member: lmp1978

I went to Dania cutoff canal, in search of tarpon and I finish it up catching this magnificence. 39 inch snook, this guy was happily launched back within the water.

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Indian River Bruiser

Florida Sportsman member: davederb

We took a escape close to Pelican Island, when on the best way again to our launch level, my stay bait rod begins screaming. He immediately begins yelling shark, we have been pleasantly stunned as that is my largest snook but from a kayak which measured 37 inches.

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Snook Saves the Day

Florida Sportsman member: Nick561

The weatherman was mistaken. Wind was blowing and the waves have been pounding. About to call it a day until rob says “I got a plan B”. So off to his spot and positive sufficient it paid off. I acquired a pleasant 40″ snook that was a fatty and rob attached however the hook pulled on what I feel was a tarpon.

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Making it Occur off of Pompano

Florida Sportsman member: John McKroid

At deep shade, I might see it was an extended slender bluish silver fish, and since I was out past normal kingfish territory, anticipation of a wahoo was excessive. About 10 minutes later she was on the gaff, 53 inches and 32 kilos! It was a total rush!

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Boca Wahoo

Florida Sportsman member: AC_Yak

Weeds have been an enormous concern as we speak with stay baiting so i made a decision to arrange store and spool the baits out in order that they wouldn’t get weeded as dangerous. I’ve found this tactic to be extraordinarily effect in the morning hours when the fish are aggressively feeding.

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Reds within the Grass

Florida Sportsman member: Maverick

I exploit the yak to get shut, very quietly, then slip out and wade to the fish. Makes it so much easier to make a very good presentation to the fish with a fly, particularly in this wind. The fish have been hungry and aggressive. I solely spooked 1 or 2 with the line.

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Treasure Coast Snook and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: evergladeskid243

I made a pair more passes via the world having many strikes, wakes, and blow ups however no connections. Lastly related with a strong fish around that pulled me round and gave my stradic 3000 and 10 pound braid a great exercise.

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Summer time Slammin’

Florida Sportsman member: Devodud

We set out in a southeasterly path at sunrise and stopped in 150 ft of water. As quickly as we stopped my reside bait rod will get slammed. It ends up being my largest kingfish of the day. Inside 5 minutes Suede lands a kingfish that could possibly be the twin to mine.

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Summertime Kayak Chew

Florida Sportsman member: evergladeskid243

Found no shortage of baby tarpon feeding up in the shadows of the mangrove overhangs and culvert outflows. I caught numerous these little guys on both spin and on the 8wt on these small minnow patterns I’ve been tying, and on my new favorite lure I made a decision to attempt randomly, the Vudu shrimp.

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Matlacha Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: jocofi

We made a trip to Matlacha with massive hopes of tarpon. They laughed round throughout us a lot of the day. We even received an in depth up take a look at one which was sniffing round shallow waters. He appeared so intensely targeted on the grass bed he didn’t notice that he came inside a couple of ft of our kayaks.

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Wahoo from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Yak

I was dropping line fast, so I started pedaling to chase him down. The fish got here to the floor and circled about 15 ft away. I saw the unmistakably tiger stripes and my adrenaline skyrocketed! The wahoo made a deep run and I slowly labored him up tail wrapped. After about 40 minutes, I gaffed him and brought him up.

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Night time Time Snook Chew

Florida Sportsman member: AC_YaK

Up to now I have received over 10 snook over the 38 inch mark. All fish have been caught in Boynton Spillway after solar down. All this rain has received the water shifting fairly quick via the flood gates and it really heats up the chew.

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Tampa Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

My yak buddy made his approach over to a deeper spot and hooked into a number of redfish and gave me a call to maneuver on in. After landing his 4th fish, I did not get a single hit with any of my lures; he continued to catch and launch over the subsequent hour.

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Sashimi and Sail

Florida Sportsman member: timmcollins

Forum member timmcollins and associates had a successful day without work of Boynton. Not solely did they boat a wonderful sailfish, additionally they caught a 35 inch black fin tuna for dinner. Nice!

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Massive King off Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: 1OzLead

Early on we trolled to 180 ft and located some scattered weeds and stuff was happening here and there. After some drops we decided to maneuver to 220 ft and Gio calls out fish on! Some time later Gio calls a king and we get together to gaff it and convey the catch in my bag.

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Slammin’ in the Yak

Florida Sportsman member: summer time daze

My prime water plug was getting crushed just about each throw. Greatest fish of the day was a 39 inch snook. Caught a lot of snook and trout and one redfish to complete the inshore slam. The most important trout was 25 inches. Launched every little thing besides the large trout.

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Huge Fish off of Boynton

Florida Sportsman member: Nick561

So I ship the bait out whereas considering how pissed I’m going to be once I lose another fish, I used to be in that temper. Properly before I do know it, a sail is cat strolling proper at me and I see my line slack, Fish on!

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Dania Wahoo

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

Anyhow, discovered a pleasant north stream between 250 to 300 ft, and commenced jigging between those depths solely. I couldn’t seize on movie the primary couple minutes of the long term. I used to be busy just making an attempt to maintain my give attention to having a great hookset. I assumed I lost the fish, as he began to swim towards me. That’s where the brief video clip begins

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Destin Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: jmj75

Forum member jmj75 shared an ideal video, kayak fishing off of Destin. Amberjacks, snappers and a pleasant tuna to prime it off. Nice work!

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A Recap

Florida Sportsman member: mangohunter11

Forum member mangohunter11 determined to publish some footage recapping current fishing journeys. Great images and nice fish!

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South Seashore Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Poseidon10/31

I decided to start out taking length and girth measurements of my tarpon so I might higher calibrate my eye when judging weights of fish. I haven’t measured a fish in so lengthy, I wasn’t positive if I used to be accurately judging weights.

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Flamingo Kayak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: BigGuyinaLittleBoat

My lure will get inhaled, I set the hook, and a 50 pound tarpon erupts. It’s not even mild out but, welcome to Flamingo! After the preliminary leap it stays in the water and finally ends up just dragging me along the shoreline towing me like I’m not even there. After getting drug back a half mile the best way I got here I put an excessive amount of strain on my 20 pound braid and broke him off.

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Everglades Adventure

Florida Sportsman member: jvanpelt

Subsequent it was my flip. As I sat and watched I observed a small pod of tarpon feeding on some bait up towards the mangrove shoreline. I by means of my Riptide Flats Chub past the pod and started to shortly retrieve it. I used to be immediately rewarded with an aerial display of one other juvenile tarpon.

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Paddling off of Pompano

Florida Sportsman member: Captain Yak

I shortly threw the goggle eye again within the bucket and commenced preventing. After about 10 minutes with several gaff misses, I shortly realized that it’s time for a longer gaff. I finally obtained it which ended up being a nice 42 inch king, my personal greatest.

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A Week within the Glades

Florida Sportsman member: jvanpelt

Day 1 was spent in a canal system that I was acquainted with but had by no means fished. We launched our kayaks and have been immediately met with rolling tarpon.

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Boynton Offshore

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

We head to deeper water and proceed jigging and drifting. I hook as much as one thing huge until it breaks my 30 pound check line. Seconds later my gog gets smoked in 180 ft. Nice blackfin within the boat after a brief struggle.

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N.M.Z. Monster

Florida Sportsman member: RiverRat321

I casted my line out and let it sit for a second whereas I took a sip of my beverage and BOOM not even 5 minutes I used to be hooked up to the most important fish I’ve caught thus far unknowingly. The drag was screaming like no other. I set it as tight and attainable without there being an excessive amount of pressure for my line to break.

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Vilano Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: kayakling

A big shark (probably) did wind up eating a ladyfish half Drew was drifting, he began getting towed however as he added some strain it broke off. At around 10:30 we decided to go over to the bridge. I caught a nice 6 pound flounder (my largest) immediately however then in addition to ladyfish and jacks that was actually it for an extended whereas.

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Kayak Kings

Florida Sportsman member: meckert

Discussion board member meckert received into some nice kingfish just lately from his kayak. Regardless of the storms chasing him off the water. Nice work!

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Wahoo from the Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: Pottymouth

Discussion board member Pottymouth caught this good wahoo from his kayak. Fishing off of Pompano Seashore with stay bait produced the fish. Good work!

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Siesta Key Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: strangeBrue

Finally obtained my new Predator wet off the seashore for a bit of tarpon fishing. I’ve been watching guys get dragged around for years and eventually obtained my probability. I had a bunch of photographs all through the morning and eventually received one to eat a whitebait around 9:30. It was fairly a journey.

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Slammin’ earlier than the Storm

Florida Sportsman member: SlamPiece

then obtained into a number of faculties that have been , caught 6 reds as much as 32 inches on Gulp!, jerk baits, and reside mullet. Also noticed several tarpon and hooked up to no less than eight or 9 occasions with no success however then i lastly landed one! Also caught a couple of trout to finish a not so widespread slam for me.

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Boynton Sail

Florida Sportsman member: Produkt

We head out straight east and deploy our gogs at 80 ft. We make it to 250-ish and I hear my drag pull a bit. I take a look at it once more and it pulls just a little extra. Just as I’m about to select it up I see a monster sailfish leap 30 yards away and my drag goes off. 30 to40 minutes later I’ve a huge sail in my lap.

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Emerald Coast Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: brunyan

Had a good time with a getaway to the Emerald Coast for opening of Snapper Season. First day went 4 for 4 on snapper (stored 2) and 1 for 1 on kings. Really stunned we didn’t get into extra kings that day. Second day caught a short gag, 2 brief pink snapper, 1 vermilion snapper, and a king.

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Kayak Trout

Florida Sportsman member: inshore dave

I spent the night time at my buddy Stan’s place Sunday night time. Awoke early to fish the Indian River at Hutchinson Island with Stan and his girlfriend Tammy. Circumstances have been good with winds out of the East from 5 to 15 knots and a wind ripple within the water. Caught my largest trout to date-27 3/4 inches long and a fat 6 pounds.

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Dania Jumbos

Florida Sportsman member: frankthetank

forum member frankthetank crushed the large blackfin tuna this weekend by way of kayak. Fishing off of Dania with reside goggle eye produced fish as much as 27 kilos!

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Tangling with Tarpon

Florida Sportsman member: Skunklife

Forum member Skunklife acquired down the keys just lately and received into the tarpon! Going two for two from kayaks, while fishing channel edges. Tight work!

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N.M.Z. Bull

Florida Sportsman member: LilTucci

I pull up my park n pole and prepare for the sleigh journey! 5 minutes go by with this fish tearing off 20 pound braid and dragging my loaded down professional angler no drawback, I achieve a bit of little bit of line and eventually get a glimpse of the fish as it breaks the floor within the distance. Those purple scales shimmering in the sun gave it away and I immediately knew this was a strong bull pink! For sure at this level I’m grinning ear to ear as that is why we got here right here.

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Slaying the Southshore

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

Managed to land a small snook and a 24 inch keeper purple before having to take cover from the lightning for a couple of hours. After the storms pale, high tide approached and I started working the mangroves with the stay goal scaled sardine.

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Bluewater Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: LilTucci

Trolled for somewhat over an hour and had the pleasant shock of getting a 10 foot hammerhead circle my kayak a couple occasions before he determined to destroy my flat line and take me for a sleigh journey for a couple of minutes. Thankfully the road snapped earlier than he spooled me. Peddled out to 150 ft the place I noticed some weeds, was there not than 2 minutes and my final blue runner gets inhaled by an enormous dolly.

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Redfish Sleigh Ride

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

Received a very good experience out of this dude. I often leap out and stake off to battle an enormous one however they actually tucker out fast once they’re towing an 18 foot canoe with an enormous ole dude like me in it.

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Battle in the Bahamas

Florida Sportsman member: palmbeachpete

Forum member and contributing author palmbeachpete shared his current trip to the Bahamas while fishing in the extreme kayak and paddle board event. Plenty of good fish caught and seemed to be a great time had by all!

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Fort Lauderdale Wreck Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: kayakfrank

As quickly as we reached our first spot, we both hooked up to bonitos immediately. Not what we needed, but still an ice breaker on the jigs. After getting in our workout on those bonitos, Jason landed a small AJ for the smoker and an African Pompano. No BFT’s in these shallower waters. We averaged 225 ft or less depth all through the day.

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Boynton Phins

Florida Sportsman member: drichard1986

Headed north for the first time ever in the yak. Did a Boynton to WPB drift with Eric and the chew was good all day. I acquired 3 dolphin, he received 2 they usually have been respectable measurement! Eric additionally snagged an AJ and jumped a sail a number of occasions. Superior day on the water and glad to get back out on the yak and get some fish.

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Hallandale Offshore Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: bugdoc

Acquired another runner, then a couple of drops later I felt something just a little bigger. Acquired it about 60 ft off the underside and it abruptly realized it was hooked, and drag started peeling out straight down. Finally pulled up a 28 pound amberjack after about 15 minutes. I went back to the remainder of the group and took them again to the Tenneco, and I acquired a 22 inch mutton and what appears like a charcoal variant of a blue runner.

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Coral Springs Snakin’

Florida Sportsman member: USNAVY_Angler

Whereas Rob spent a lot of the day making an attempt to effectively deploy a fly for a Snakehead to eat, I had many alternatives to seal the deal and uncharacteristically missed more hook sets than I’m proud to confess, unsure what it was immediately. All in all, managed to land a strong 28 inch 5 to six pound Snake, one other medium one round 2.5 pound and a child which was launched.

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Catching Fish and Bringing House the Money

Florida Sportsman member: cbmdk86

Assumed that this was my event hopes down the drain, and made my method back to the truck, but after a 17 mile spherical journey and 6 hours of fishing time, my little dink trout proved sufficient to secure the victory! Introduced it house despite the stiff competitors of 175 different rivals, with a great variety of them in skiffs. Proof constructive you possibly can exit and be successful with simply the bare minimum!

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Soccer Season

Florida Sportsman member:AC_YaK

After getting beat up on the wreck I headed out to see if the tuna chew can be on as it received later in the day and as soon as I obtained to 240 ft they have been leaping all over the place. landed 5 out of 6 in 20 minutes CASTING the identical 60 glow jig and ripping it on the floor. The final tuna I jigged up in 300 ft. A fun and action crammed afternoon!

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Weedon Island Gator Trout

Florida Sportsman member: rkotinsky

Excessive tide peaked at 6:00PM so I placed my yak into one of many passes and waited for the large drain to start out. At 6:01PM one among my trolling rods with a transparent gold speckled DOA shrimp will get hit arduous and after an honest battle I pull in a 24 inch gator trout.

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ENP Kayaking

Florida Sportsman member: USNAVY_Angler

There were no tails to be seen anyplace but we pushed via and ultimately found the Reds munching however absolutely submerged. I was capable of hook as much as this lovely spotless Pink that lastly allowed me to attempt my Abu Garcia Revo Inshore bait caster. What a battle it gave me. We every hooked Sharks and misplaced them. Oh properly.

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Mosquito Lagoon Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Pescatoral Pursuit

As fortune would have it, there was a small faculty pushing right in the direction of me that I might’ve never seen except that the solar was at simply the best angle, and although they weren’t making a wake, there was simply sufficient of a disturbance to “bend” the reflection on the water a slight bit. At first I assumed it was a slight breeze kicking up, however it quickly turned apparent what it was.

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Second Place Dolphin By way of Kayak

Florida Sportsman member: Ericjames22

Fairly strong day on the water March 22nd, I ended up with second place with the gorgeous bull mahi. Hit a reside goggle eye in 160 ft of water.

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Weedon Island Kayak Reds

Florida Sportsman member: Slamaholic

Our plan was to go to Googe Island and work all the again mangrove Islands on the best way. We watched bait being attacked by pelicans and a variety of mullet action in deeper holes. We set up on the surface of the holes and would forged in Jig heads with reside shrimp and bump the bottom. It didn’t take long to hook up on the Reds. Great day trip with the household.

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Southeast Yak Fishing

Florida Sportsman member: LilTucci

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