Capt. Joe Richard News & Tips

News & Tips: Thinking About Trying Offshore Kayak Fishing? Read This!...
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Thinking About Trying Offshore Kayak Fishing? Read This!

If you're thinking about catching saltwater fish from a kayak while offshore. You'll need to prepare for a far…
News & Tips: Emergency at Sea, What to Pack for Survival...
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Emergency at Sea, What to Pack for Survival

Ever had a bad day on the water? Where the boat is sinking or swamped or run aground— broken down in some fashion—in…
News & Tips: Try Drift Fishing, It's the Only Way to Go on Saltwater....
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Try Drift Fishing, It's the Only Way to Go on Saltwater.

Some days, drift fishing is the only way to go on saltwater. Especially when kite-fishing surface baits offshore, or…
News & Tips: Get Into Summer's Short Snapper Fishing Season...
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Get Into Summer's Short Snapper Fishing Season

Today's daily bag limit on juicy Gulf red snapper is tighter than ever, and this summer's short fishing season will be…
News & Tips: Crankin' Up Grouper
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Crankin' Up Grouper

A shiny red-and-white fishing plug floated past our boat in the Gulf of Mexico, as we cast for trout on the…
News & Tips: Make Mine a Topwater Lure
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Make Mine a Topwater Lure

It's been said that a fish striking a topwater lure is worth five times more than any below the surface. Depending on…
News & Tips: Sheepshead Fish Provide
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Sheepshead Fish Provide

Everyone remembers their first time, and I certainly remember my first sheepshead. I was 15 and it was December, and I…
News & Tips: Catching Kingfish on Artificial Baits
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Catching Kingfish on Artificial Baits

Serious kingfish crews love their live bait. Problem is, some days bait can run out or perish in the livewell and can…
News & Tips: Surviving the Elements of Duck Hunting...
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Surviving the Elements of Duck Hunting

Duck hunters are well known for their sport in bad winter weather. Fact of the matter is, they often suffer out there;…
News & Tips: Redfish Autumn Run
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Redfish Autumn Run

Marilyn Giessel in Port O'Connor, Texas, with a trophy-size redfish caught on a jig after sight-casting in 20 feet of…
News & Tips: The Tricky Tripletail
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The Tricky Tripletail

Ever been pulled overboard by a fish? That's only happened to me once, and that distinction is awarded to the…
News & Tips: Deep Sea Fishing: Why Heavy-Metal Jigging is so Effective...
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Deep Sea Fishing: Why Heavy-Metal Jigging is so Effective

Many offshore anglers are heavy metal fans whether they realize it or not, though perhaps not from that musical genre.…