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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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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 …