King of the Beach

It’s a transition season in Florida, and the only thing more exciting than seeing our Snowbirds come and go is that Kingfish are in the bay. By Kingfish, we mean King Mackerel, and whether you’re catching one of these bad boys, a prized Snook, shark, or tarpon, it’s sure to make you King of the […]

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Bait

Spring is in the air, even in the subtropics of Florida. Although we’ve seen warm temperatures and sunny skies all season, we know spring is here because of the baitfish that appear. And since fishing is what we do in Florida, we’re looking at the water (not the trees) for signs of spring. If you’re […]

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Manatees

Travelers from around the globe travel to Florida with a desire to see the Manatees. Viewing and even swimming with these gentle giants is a bucket-list item that’s easy to fill here in Manatee County. Here are our favorite manatee experiences, plus a few fun facts to increase your viewing pleasure.  View the Manatees The […]

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Inflation

In an economy that seems to be spinning out of control, we find ourselves searching for concepts we can quickly adapt to neutralize the swing. Unless you’re on private land with a hobby farm in place, the idea is romantic at best. So how do we battle inflation while still having fun in our spare […]

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COVID Friendly

Whether you love your friends or hate them, it’s been a challenging couple of years for friendships. As fear of our mortality couples with political perspectives, health choices, and local mandates, the stress on relationships has grown tense. Those we thought we knew react differently than we expected. And those we never thought we’d entertain […]

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Increase Your Catch Rate

Ten percent of the anglers catch ninety percent of the fish in Tampa Bay. Ever wonder why these anglers are so successful and how you can become one of the ten percent? Here are our tips and tricks to increase your catch rate in the New Year. Whether you’re retired or on vacation, there’s a […]

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Dog Beaches Near Us

It’s the holidays, and the only thing standing between you and the beach are your pets. You knew when you got them, they would require time and dedication. Now that you live in an R.V., they are a difference between an hour or a day on the water. But not this year. Pack a cooler, […]

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Responsible Fishing

We love winter in Florida. The air dries, the seas calm, and temperatures cool. This is good news for winter fish species and the end of red tide. A season of reflection gives us gratitude for the big fish we’re seeing and hope for better water conditions next year. In the meantime, we want to […]

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Tarpon

Subscribe now! Many species come to mind when discussing BIG fish in Tampa Bay. Eleven thousand charter captains and a myriad of locally-known anglers validify the sheer volume of fish we see annually. But one species in particular sticks out above the rest, and that’s Tarpon. Research shows that Tarpon have been swimming our oceans […]

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