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Photos: Florida Man Attacked by Shark After Bite from Gator
Justin Stuller is well on his way to some kind of Floridian grand slam. After enduring a nasty alligator bite a decade ago, he was bitten by...
Bar Room Banter: Did Fishing Superstition Change Our Underpants Forever?
Coastal Worm Hatches: Nighttime Striper Magic
Blue-Collar Bonefish: Wading the Texas Coast for Reds
E. Donnall Thomas Jr.
Run of Show: What to Expect on Your First Offshore Charter
Apr 20, 2020
The best cowboy is the one who’s in the way the least. Same goes for greenhorns—those of us who’re curious enough to try new things and ain’t afraid to suck. If you’re headed out on your first offshore charter trip this summer, here’s what to expect no matter where you are in the world. Get ready.
A sailfish bursts through the slick surface shining purple and blue and silver and gold. It tosses its head around like a bull three seconds into a...
Meat Hooks: A Beginner’s Guide to Ladder Shark Fishing
Capt. Zach Miller
Apr 7, 2020
Hogs. Toads. Donkeys. Pigs. Whatever name you prefer, these are the fish you really want to catch. Quantity fills the freezer, but trophies earn the bragging rights. This series is dedicated to the pursuit of the true heavyweights across all species. The meat eaters. So question your sanity and love of the extreme as we explore the protocol for standing on a ladder to battle a shark.
If you’re reading this, then you’re finally stepping up (pun...
If It Ain’t Chartreuse, Is It Any Use?
Apr 3, 2020
The sea at false dawn was a mess. It had been blowing for a week, with strong Easterlies stacking up roller after 6-foot roller to pound the beach. Rain fell long and hard and rivers brought down tree limbs and coffee-colored water. Huge clumps of bladderwort and saltcord grass floated on the surface, enough to foul every other cast.
Calm southwest winds followed the storm and called me to splash my skiff. Rob was on board, but truth be told, he...
Bar Room Banter: Would Quint’s Reel Have Cranked in Jaws?
Mar 4, 2020
There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, pour yourself a glass of something good and strap into a harness as we discuss whether Captain Quint’s reel had the mettle to meddle with Jaws.
I’m a 37-year-old man with a Jaws light switch cover in his office. There’s a Quint action figure tacked on my bulletin board, and the...
A Marsh of Your Own: How to Catch Redfish by Kayak
Mar 2, 2020
Corpus Christi Bay is tequila clear and cellophane slick this morning.
When my kayak slipped over the oyster bed a moment ago, a thousand calcium and carbon blades scratched the hull and scraped off any boats on my tail. Now I stand up in the sit-in kayak, invert my paddle, and pull a camo sock-hat over the yellow blade. I push myself slowly through the skinny water, still-hunting.
A grumpy aghh, aghh snatches my eyes to a trio of white ibis...
Trash Fish Tuesday: Gafftopsail and Hardhead Catfish
Feb 25, 2020
Why do we consider some fish iconic and others aquatic refuse? In this series, we focus on American fishes not officially designated as “game fish.” These species, though native, get lumped into a category of “trash fish,” a distinction that’s more than just semantic. Game fish are managed differently by state and federal agencies. They get protection, research, money, and love. Trash fish don’t. We think that’s wrong.
Trash Fish Tuesday...
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