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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

8 Reasons Why Fishing from a Kayak Beats a Motor Boat Any Day


Florida charters explain why they prefer fishing from an agile kayak rather than a bulky motor boat


At first glance, you may not think a narrow, low-riding kayak is the best thing for fishing. In many cases, this is true – a larger motor boat is what you’ll need to reach fishing spots a long way from the docks.

However, there are many wonderful fishing spots that are not far from good launch points. Florida’s inshore waters are known for its miles upon miles of seagrass beds, mangrove-lined shores and other shallow water spots that are home to a plethora of popular gamefish.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5 Tips for Setting Proper Expectations When Fishing Aboard Charters in NC

Having realistic expectations is important for just about anything.

Have you ever heard someone rave about some restaurant to the point your mouth watered? You couldn’t wait try the chili-cheese dog or their famed biscuits and gravy. When you arrive to satisfy the craving, you come away a bit disappointed since you were expecting the most awesome meal ever.

Having wild expectations can lead to much disappointment whether it’s something as simple as a meal at a restaurant or a day out on a fishing charter.

Being disappointed at something simple like a meal isn’t that big a deal – you didn’t spend a lot of money, so no big loss.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

How Exactly Did Branson, Missouri Become Such a Popular Fishing Destination?

Image courtesy of Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons

When most people around the United States here about Branson, Missouri, their first thought isn’t fishing, but rather its entertainment venues and attractions centered mostly on country music. 

Not only do visitors enjoy live shows from such luminaries as Lee Greenwood, the Eagles, or a tribute to the 80s rock band ABBA, there are also several other attractions like the local Ripley’s Believe It or Not, interactive Titanic exhibit and one of many wineries nestled in the surrounding Ozark Mountains.

What most people from other parts of the country don’t realize is the amazing fishing around Branson, Missouri. In fact, many visitors come to this small town for just the fishing – not only is Branson nestled within in the Ozark Mountains, it also sits between two large man-made lakes that are well known for their healthy numbers of Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Trout.

Boca Grande’s Exciting Tarpon Fishing History


The visitors and patrons aboard tarpon fishing charters in Boca Grande are generally focused on two things – one is snagging a “silver king” and watching one of these majestic fish leap 6 feet out of the water while the other is the subsequent adrenaline pumping action of fighting the fish.

What’s rarely considered is how tarpon fishing came to be in Boca Grande, a tiny island town at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor in southwest Florida. Just how did this sleepy little town and paradise become known as the “Tarpon Capital of the World”?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

How the Phases of the Moon Can Improve Fishing Around Cocoa Beach


Fishing charters around Cocoa Beach and other spots throughout Florida have to keep a close eye on weather conditions and other factors that can affect their trips. They not only do this for the safety of their patrons, but also to get an understanding of how the fishing will be and whether they should make any adjustments to their plans.

One factor that can affect fishing is the moon phase (i.e. full moon, new moon, first quarter and third quarter).

Although other conditions like the weather also play a role, many anglers like to time their outings around certain times during the lunar cycle when fish will be more active.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing Charters Stay on a Good Spot


In a lot of respects, finding a good fishing spot offshore is like finding gold to charters and general anglers in Sarasota. If you begin catching healthy Snapper or Grouper for example, you’ll want to be sure and stay on the same spot for as long as possible.

Unless you’re trolling, fishing charters stay stationary most of the time, with the exception of the trip out and back of course.

Even if a spot doesn’t seem to be doing too hot at a particular moment, many captains will sit and wait for a little while to see if the bite starts picking up.

Once they’re on a desired spot, deep sea fishing charters and general anglers will use an anchor to keep themselves stationary while they fish. While it’s easy to think that staying in one place is as simple as throwing and anchor into the water, it’s actually a bit more involved, especially if the captain is doing it right to avoid damage to any underwater reefs or rocks. Also, the captain needs to also make sure they don’t drop anchor on a wreck and end up getting their rope tangled in the debris below.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Keeping Your Skin Protected from the Ravages of UV Radiation


Naples fishing charters want anglers visiting Florida’s southwest coast to not get burned by the sun’s intense rays


They don’t call it the “Sunshine State” for nothing…


While the sunshine is a welcome site for many visitors to Naples, it carries some risks that you need to be mindful of to ensure your skin isn’t burned. A severe enough sun burn that leads to blisters can be incredibly painful. Prolonged exposure can lead to wrinkly skin and premature aging.

If you expose yourself to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays long enough, you can eventually develop cancerous melanoma cells, which left untreated, can be fatal. In 2005, over 1 million Americans were diagnosed with skin cancer.

Although the sun’s rays can be harmful if you go out on the water without protection, there are precautionary steps you can take to ensure you still have a good time but not suffer from painful blisters and peeling after you return.