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Cast an Artificial Crab for Saltwater Success

January 8, 2016
Redfish, tarpon, and pompano all have one thing in common—they can't turn down a crab snack. While live crabs are often the appetizer of choice, trapping or catching them can be a real challenge. The…
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Best Fishing Tackle of 2015: 12 of the Hottest Lures Across the South

May 5, 2015
by NITRO Boats, as published in Volume 2, Issue 1 of NITRO Performance Fishing Boats Magazine From lunker largemouth to bull reds, here's a selection of out customers' favorite artificial fishing…
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8 Tips for Wading the Saltwater Flats

December 9, 2014
Wading is, by far, the best way to approach spooky flats species such as redfish, bonefish, permit, and sometimes snook and trout. When the fish are in water that's barely ankle deep, stealth is…
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8 Scent-Bait Tips for Redfish Anglers

October 29, 2014
Sometimes redfish are ridiculously easy to catch — when they're schooled up and feeding, they'll hit anything that lands near them. But other times, they can be a real challenge, particularly when…
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Travel Blog: 4 Factors You Must Know to Fish Florida Bay Bights the Right Way

October 19, 2014
A bight is defined as a contour or a bay “indenting into a shoreline.” And the northern reaches of Florida Bay that border the mainland of the Sunshine State are loaded with fish-filled bights. East…
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Travel Blog: Guess What? You Can Catch Monster Bull Redfish in Early Fall. Here’s How.

September 24, 2014
About a year ago, I booked three days of fishing in the Louisiana Marsh with New Orleans’ Captain Greg Moon for the fall of 2014. This was a departure from my prior trips and the thinking that the…
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Travel Blog: The Best Time to Fish for Migratory Predators in Goodland, Florida

September 8, 2014
Though there’s a stretch of summer swelter between, the seasons will turn and fall will arrive before you know it. It’s a magic time along Florida’s southwest coast, with all manner of minnows,…
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Travel Blog: St. Augustine, Florida a Fishing Paradise

August 26, 2014
St. Augustine is known as the America’s oldest city, yet the best news for Bass Pro readers is that it is a boating and fishing paradise that features fish-filled and “eye candy” cruising waters all…
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4 Great Redfish Rigs and How to Fish Them

July 1, 2014
The best way to choose rigs for any marine gamefish is to understand the basic ways in which they feed. Redfish feed along the entire water column. But being a drumfish, it would be fairest to…
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How to Fish Skinny Waters for Redfish

June 15, 2014
It's not unusual to see 50 fish or more stacked up in shallow waters. That's why modern flats boats, made of composite materials for some of the strongest and lightest hulls, are needed to navigate…
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Flats Fishing for Redfish

January 21, 2014
The redfish (or red drum) has a huge range of distribution, spanning Virginia all the way down to the Texas Gulf Coast. This benefits countless shallow water marine anglers in the southeastern…
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Travel Blog: Fishing Around Anna Maria Island, Florida

December 10, 2013
Fishing is one of those things in life where you can do your best planning, but in the end must defer to King Weather. And the recent trip my friend Alan Williams and I made to Anna Maria Island to…