Florida angler Jason Fox went toe to toe with this massive thresher shark and finally brought it to the boat after a two-hour battle.
Summer means it's shark time on Montauk Point. Check out these monster sharks from the...
More than half a year after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana inshore...
To heck with winter! There's no better place to shake off the cold than to match wits...
Few fish are tougher than tuna. Here are some for the record book.
These billfish giants are among the biggest ever caught.
Dr. Julie Ball and her crew went head to head with some huge sheepshead and amber jacks...
Snook anglers who adjust to seasonal forage changes will have a good opportunity to boat more of Florida's premier inshore gamefish.
As temperatures decline, any remnants of the massive schools of pilchards and threadfin herring that kept the snook fed during the warm season will flee to the state's southern extremes. Throughout the rest of the linesider's range, the fish will turn more of their attention to shrimp and crabs, so this should help snook seekers plan their attack. [ Read Full Post ]
Two Newfoundlanders happened upon an oddity last week in the form of a Greenland shark choking on a large chunk of moose.
Derrick Chaulk told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he spotted the shark while driving past a harbor in Newfoundland. He approached the estimated 8-foot long fish to see that it had bit off more than it could chew. When another passer by, Jeremy Ball, stopped to see the strange site the two men yanked the moose meat free from the shark’s throat.
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Here on the Fish Report blog, some of our most popular posts have been videos of big sharks thrashing tarpon, marlin, and tuna. Why? Because sharks are cool.
To continue the trend, here's a recent clip of a mako taking out kingfish off of Norfolk Island, east of Australia (in this part of the world, southern yellowtail amberjack are called kingfish).
It's cool footage if you can ignore the annoying dubstep music playing in the background.
Photo by Alamy
Question: "I’ve been told soft crayfish are excellent fish bait. Is this true? Can you tell me where, when, and how to catch them, and the best method of fishing with them?" —Kim parrott, via outdoorlife.com
My Answer: As with most things fishing, you’re not likely to ever find two anglers who will agree on the effectiveness of soft-shell crayfish over hard-shell crayfish. Each has its proponents.
First, a bit of biology. Crayfish (aka crawfish, crawdads, crawls, ditch lobsters, and mud bugs) are common in streams and lakes throughout the country and live a rather short life—usually less than two years. They have a hard exoskeleton, which is great for protection but must be shed in order for the crayfish to grow. [ Read Full Post ]
Photo courtesy of Wes Crowell
Tampa’s Debbie Miller is the real deal when it comes to sport fishing, and she's earned her crown as the "Queen of Kings." She’s put the brakes on some of Florida’s toughest fish and just completed a double header of “royal” accomplishments.
She caught the largest king mackerel during the 20th annual Old Salt Fishing Club King of the Beach tournament at Madeira Beach on Nov. 9. While the trophy and crown (literally) for the team event was awarded to the boat’s captain, Billy Miller, her son and a Tampa Bay guide, everyone knows it was mom who laid the smack down on 44.5 pounds of hell-bent kingfish. [ Read Full Post ]
Score one for the Sunshine State's marine resources. Florida's inshore net ban -- the one approved by 73 percent of voters way back in 1994 -- has survived the latest, and possibly the most egregious assault on this constitutional amendment.
As we reported on Nov. 5, Circuit Court Judge Jackie Lee Fulford dismissed the net ban's 2-inch stretched mesh limit as a "legal absurdity" and ruled in late October that the use of mesh size could not be used to define the difference between an illegal gill net and a legal seine net. [ Read Full Post ]
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