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Lake George – Nile Mile Point Fishing Pier

Lake George marks the eastern boundary of the Ocala National Forest. This body of water is the second largest lake in Florida, feed by the mighty St. John River along with several springs. The actual pier extends deep into the lake, at the tip of Nine Mile Point, in the Lake George WMA.  There are two large picnic shelters with several …

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Redfish on a handline

It was a slow summer night, the air was thick and the breeze was not strong enough to keep the no-see-ums at bay.  Around 2 am on a Sunday night, the pier was almost empty.  This particular location is only a couple of miles from the inlet, so I figured it was not a bad spot to try our luck. …

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Dropper Loop Rig

On this tutorial, we’ll learn how to make a dropper loop.  This is normally used on dropshot rigs, where the weight is on the bottom and you have one or more hooks above.  These type of rigs are best used for bottom fishing and they are effective in both saltwater and freshwater environments.  Although I don’t normally use this type …

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Free-Line Rig

Free lining refers to a rig that has no hardware other than the hook.  This type of rig is used for live bait and can be very effective for top water predators like trout, snook, and tarpon.  But will also work well for many other species.  The idea behind it is to not weigh down your bait in order to …

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Snell Hook Carolina Rig

Here we have a pretty traditional rig.  This particular rig is known by several names, but I think it is most commonly known here in the US as the Carolina Rig.  I’m choosing this opportunity to also show you how to snell a hook, this is not required for this rig, but snelling is a very strong way to attach …

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Double Hook Dropshot Rig

Here I’m going to show you how to make a simple double hook dropshot rig.  This is one of the most useful rigs I know and I use it very often.  In fact, when I first arrive at a fishing location, the first thing I usually do is put a couple of lines in the water using this rig.  In …

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Lake Eaton Perfect Sunset

I took a walk down the Lake Eaton loop trail yesterday, in the hopes to capture the soundscape for a future podcast episode.   Even Though I’ve fished Lake Eaton many times before, this is the first time I actually walked the loop trail.  Here are some pictures I took with my phone.

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Fort De Soto Fishing Workshop – 2016

Saturday March 26th, 2016 at Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde , FL. The event will start at 9am and it is FREE. If you are interested in participating, please register by filling out the form at the end of the post. This will be an introductory hands-on workshop on handline fishing.  No fishing experience is necessary, we’ll loan you a …

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Survival Fishing

People often think of cataclysmic events when they prep, but approximately 3.5 million people experience homelessness in the US every year.  Most homelessness is invisible, they dress like normal people and surprisingly many have jobs.  These are also survival scenarios, that if you are living paycheck-to-paycheck, could happen to you.  But you don’t have to be homeless to benefit from fishing, it could …

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Survival Fishing Workshop – Video

The workshop took place at Tomoka State Park, on Saturday 5th, 2016. It was a great success, the weather was spectacular and everyone had a great deal of fun. My friend Joel Graves, an instructor from Sigma 3 survival school joined us, and we spent the day fishing and learning about primitive methods of building fish traps, creating fire and seasoning fish with …