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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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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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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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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 …