Eric Vaden and daughter Sophia Vaden were fishing the north side of the Buckman Bridge when this 35" river cat attacked one of their shrimp. "I thought we had hooked a stray bull red with the peeling drag, long runs and violent head shakes. After five minutes, the biggest cat I have ever seen blew bubbles behind the boat."
A little behind the scenes action from a recent assignment into the Gulf with the Stock brothers, Jason and Jeremy. Here, Jeremy shows off a nice 18 pound gag grouper for the camera. This fish was safely released, as the season is closed in the Gulf right now.
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Captain Chris Kreis of Offshore Hunter Charters originally baited a full barracuda filet for a shark, but this beast of a jack decided it wanted it instead. The 68" AJ was caught out of Fort Myers in a 100' of water and weighed in at over 100lbs!
Eugene White, Shaun Cronin, and Christian Leon headed out east of Boca Raton Inlet to the sword grounds aboard a 29 Sea Vee named Fenian, Gaelic for young warriors, which is appropriate considering the battle ahead. "We knew we had a real fish when the line was peeling off time after time with 25lb drag in full strike. We got a glimpse of her at 50ft and thought she was a sword or perhaps a... View details ⇨
Did you get your end-of-season grouper yet? Maddy Valadie sent a spear through this nice gag off Anna Maria Island, just three days before the close. The season closure takes place in Gulf waters as of January 1st.
Sydney Schwartz of Madeira Beach got this redfish while bottom bumping Zman soft plastic lures around the edges of sand holes and mangrove lines of Tampa Bay. She proudly ties her own rigs and throws artificials all day.
Ever heard of 20-30 personal bests in one day? Through the course of about four hours, a group of captains landed close to 40 Bulls out of Mayport Inlet, with every fish being bigger than the previous.
"I guess all the slot snook must know to hide, because all I could catch were way over slot fish like this 38 incher that hit a Key Lime Dream SpoolTek lure." Rhett Nelson of Florida Sportsman says. He was hoping to catch one last slot snook in Stuart before the season closed at midnight. "Season reopens in January and you can bet I will be back and hopefully so will the slot fish."