Friday, January 22, 2016

Florida Fishin'

Florida is a state known for its pristine beaches, sunny weather, and legendary fishing.  
Most people come to Florida during the summer months, to enjoy the beautiful beaches and try their luck on the catch of the lifetime.  Occasionally, one of those random tourist get lucky and manage some sort of miracle catch, but more often than not, they end up empty handed. 
That is usually because, tourist and even people that call Florida home often lack knowledge of actual productive fishing spots, that only the old timers and a few of their followers know.  Also, most people attempt to fish for the wrong thing in the wrong spot.  
Ive seen it more times than I would like to admit, poor tourist trying to catch a monster bull Mahi-Mahi while drifting the reefs of Miami.  It is literally impossible to catch a Mahi off a Florida reef no matter what time of year it is. Another common mistake, is attempting to catch billfish, like Marlin or Swordfish in shore; the only billfish you could hope to catch off a reef would be a Sailfish, and every day a Florida Sailfish sighting becomes more and more far fetched.  
My hope for this blog is to help at least one family, not waste an entire day out in the hot Florida sun, hopelessly fishing for a catch that just won't happen.  Every week I will have updates of what fish are running hot right now around Florida, and stories of legendary Florida Catches.  


  1. I used to go fishing in Finland, and this sounds totally different but so interesting at the same time.

  2. Appreciate the tips! I'll take them into consideration next time I go fishing!