By Capt. Jason Sullivan
My favorite time of the year is finally here…. Tarpon Season!
By Dusty Sprague
“Redeem your wicked ways by recognizing your flats-fishing flaws, and fixing them.” Capt John Kumiski wrote those words 14 years ago as a lead-in for his article on the same subject for Saltwater Fly Fishing magazine. John identified 10 sins common to flats fly fishermen – mistakes that resulted in refusals – rejections – no hook-ups. We continue to make the same mistakes and I’ve added more that plague us as we seek success on the flats. Many of these sins can be avoided with a little fore-thought and practice.
By Dusty Sprague
Hands down the most commonly recommended and purchased fly line is a floating line. There is no question the floater performs well when fishing shallow water, especially to sighted fish, or when fishing deeper water to fish looking up. A weight forward floating line casts well, is easy to see, handles well on the retrieve, and can be picked up easily and quickly for the next cast. However, when I’m prospecting in water about 3 feet or deeper I catch more fish using a full-length slow sinking line (intermediate density line). My flies are designed to imitate baitfish, crabs or shrimp.
Largemouth bass are found in almost every body of freshwater in Florida. With more than 7,500 lakes available, anglers sometimes face a tough decision about where to fish. The following list of Top Bass Fishing Areas aims to help anglers find a quality place to catch either good numbers of bass or to catch a trophy bass.FWC fisheries biologists selected these Florida lakes and rivers (in no specific order) as top black bass fishing destinations for 2013. (See Top Sites Map 5 MB)