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Beware the Leatherjacket

Feel the burn—beware the Leatherjacket fish You don’t tug on superman’s cape! You don’t spit into the wind! You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger and you don’t mess around with a Leatherjacket fish. Sometimes called a Skipjack, Oligoplites Saurus may be small but they pack a venomous sting that can end

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Mack Attack

Spanish mackerel may be the Rodney Dangerfield of fish, but they really are the complete package of speed, strength and table fare, deserving a lot more respect than they get. And in these warmer months, they’re biting and one our prime targets. A schoolingspecies, mackerel hunt in packs, rounding up schools of bait and slashing

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Pompano Heaven!

It’s high-heaven fishing right now, as we’re on the pompano. These hard-fighting fish are excellent sport and even better on the table, being one of the most prized examples of table fare from the sea. We’re fishing Tampa Bay and working a variety of locations, from hard, sandy/shell bottom, to passes, under bridges and along

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Flat-out fun; it’s flounder time!

Right now we are focused on flounder, which are very active in Tampa Bay. Live bait has been tops, with live sardines, shrimp and small pin fish working equally well. We’re rigging up with 20-lb leader and a 1/16-oz  split shot 10 inches above 1/0 circle hook. We also are using tipped jigs from 1/8

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Cobia Bite Is On

Now’s the time for big cobia. These powerful fish are on the flats, beaches and just offshore and we’re catching them. One of the hardest fighting fish we encounter, cobia can be found cruising near the surface, hanging around structure such as rock, markers, wrecks and rocks. They also like to follow schools of stingrays

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