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Tarpon—Key West’s Other Night Life

Tarpon—Key West’s Other Night Life

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 12th May 2022

When hunting tarpon in Key West’s bays, local knowledge of these skinny waters is critical to cruising through the many miles of backcountry. Some of the navigable waterways run precariously close … read more
The Line Debate: Mono vs. Braid

The Line Debate: Mono vs. Braid

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 21st Mar 2022

If you’re new to fishing, you’ve likely noticed two distinct types of lines on the market—monofilament and braid—but which is better? The short answer is, if it’s in good condition, there’s no such th … read more
Arguably The Best Winter Fishery In New England

Arguably The Best Winter Fishery In New England

Posted by Evan Kamoen on 17th Jan 2022

What is a Holdover?Winter in New England brings cold and nasty weather, most saltwater fisherman either convert to freshwater, or stack their rods away for hibernation. However, if you do some explo … read more
Southwest Florida Slam

Southwest Florida Slam

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 3rd Jan 2022

Snook, Seatrout, and Redfish Deliver World-Class Light-Tackle Action in Charlotte HarborAlmost every angler knows “Boca Grande” is synonymous with “Tarpon Capitol of the World.” Technically, Bo … read more
Footwear Fundamentals

Footwear Fundamentals

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 15th Dec 2021

Fishing shoes and boots offer traction, protection, support, and comfort for long days on deck or shore. Here’s what you need to know before buying them this holiday season.At this time of year, hundr … read more
Hickory Time

Hickory Time

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 17th Nov 2021

Hickory Shad—and other species often loosely lumped together as “river herring”—are frequently landed as bycatch during spring and fall runs of schoolie striped bass. But for light tackle anglers on s … read more
Paddle Tails 101

Paddle Tails 101

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 15th Oct 2021

Here’s what you need to know to fish these great soft plastics in northern or southern waters. Although paddle tails—two words which will eventually morph into “paddletails,” just like “crankbait” … read more
Jigging Black Sea Bass

Jigging Black Sea Bass

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 1st Sep 2021

Most of us agree that climate change is a really bad thing, and it’s affecting many fish species in the western North Atlantic. According to NOAA Fisheries, as the waters warm, populations are shif … read more
Chub Mackerel Invasion

Chub Mackerel Invasion

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 2nd Aug 2021

Unlike Atlantic mackerel, which frequent cooler waters from Block Island to Maine, chub mackerel tolerate warmer water and migrate north into southern New England as the summer heat raises water te … read more
Perlon — The Third Leader Material Option

Perlon — The Third Leader Material Option

Posted by Capt. Tom Migdalski on 1st Jul 2021

For years, anglers have debated Fluorocarbon versus monofilament as leader material. But there’s also a newer and little-known line called Perlon, which fills a specific use in leader applications. … read more