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Survival Fishing Workshop

We are organizing a survival fishing workshop, to be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach, FL. The event will start at 10 am and it is FREE. If you are interested in participating, please register by filling out the form and at the end of the post. This will be an introductory hands-on workshop on …

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Fishing With Big Mike

Mike Way is a native from Syracuse New York. His daily grind is at UPS, where he has worked for the last 11 years as a loader. His passion for fishing began as young boy, when his father and grandfather would take him on fishing trips at Green Lake. He still remembers, when his first grade teacher thought he had chicken pox, because …

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Marooned on an uninhabited island (episode 1)

This post is one in a series of articles that explore various survival scenarios.   Join me in the exploration of a hypothetical journey, fraught with danger as we try not just to stay alive, but to thrive Robinson Crusoe style. The storm came out of nowhere, like a bandit in the night, robbing you of your precious antennas, essentially turning …

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Nicky’s 36+ inch Pike saga

Here are the fight folks.  Nicky wrestles this 36+ inch pike out of the water.  This beautiful entry takes the lead on the Yoyito Ice Fishing Tournament.  The video is a bit grainy but it gives you a good idea of the fight.  Here is a clean picture of the pike below.

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Carp and Bluegill with the Yoyito

Nate is a native from Yuma Arizona, a beautiful city that has a special place in the American history of the wild west. He works at a call center during the week, but on weekends, you can find him at the Gila Gravity canal targeting carp, channel cat and flatheads.  An avid fisherman and adventurer at heart, regularly experimenting with …

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Big flathead catfish on a yoyo

Here we have the very awesome Captain Jaime Hughes from Breakline Charters on the Susquehanna River going after big flathead catfish with a Cuban yoyo.  Here is the video description in her own words:   “My first flathead on a Cuban Yo Yo. ALSO, I was too excited in the video to say it, but also my biggest personal flathead …

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Surf fishing for snook

A nice slot sized snook caught by TeamGoogan while surf fishing with a yoyo.  Here is the video description from TeamGoogan: “Snook fishing is too easy. The reel guys are switching from conventional fishing gear to hand line fishing to make things interesting. Surf fishing for snook with a hand line or Cuban yo-yo on Miami Beach. “ Tackle: Bait: …

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Hammerhead on a handline

A hammerhead caught using a handline, definitely not something for the uninitiated.  Here is the video description by BlacktipH: “Our goal for this fishing trip was to catch as many bull sharks as possible. We were collecting bacteria samples for our shark attack research study. As two anglers were fighting bull sharks, a scalloped hammerhead cruised by the boat. Josh …

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Tarpon on a yoyo

This very nice size tarpon was caught on a Cuban yoyo from a kayak by TeamGoogan.  The man not only wrangles tarpon with his bare hands but apparently even takes phone calls and handles business at the same time.  Here is the video description from this angler: “Poseidon runs South Beach when it comes to tarpon fishing. Cuban yoyo all …

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Sailfish on a YoYo

TeamGoogan is at it again, this time with a beautiful sailfish.  This is extreme handline fishing at its best.  Here is a quote from the man himself: “Continuing with the handline tradition, I landed a sailfish on the Cuban yoyo. The fish was caught on June 29, 2014 off Pompano Beach, FL. I was fishing from my Ocean Kayak Trident …