Take A Kid Fishing–But Stop at Wilson’s Bait and Tackle in Perry, Fl First!

Have you seen that neon sign outside of Wilson’s Bait and Tackle in Perry?  And do you remember that it used to move, flash, and say, “Take a BOY Fishing”?  Well, times have changed, and lots of GIRLS go fishing–but Wilson’s is pretty much the same. In the world of the “www” and outdoor “megastores”, …

Left Something Behind? Cedar Key’s Marina Hardware Is A Good Source For Bait and Tackle

Have you ever arrived at the boat ramp or fishing pier and all of a sudden realized that you’ve forgotten your bait or an important piece of tackle?  It’s happened to me on several occasions, and often there’s no solution other than going to a “Plan B”.  However, when it happens at Cedar Key, it’s …

News Flash! Big Bend Inshore Fish Celebrate The New Year 2015

After somewhat of a “fish drought” in late 2014, Big Bend fishing for spotted seatrout and redfish has picked up significantly since New Year’s Day 2015.  I’m not sure exactly why, possibly due to some sunny days and cooler water temperatures, but there seem to be plenty of fish being caught from Yankeetown to Panacea, …

Captain’s Cove Outfitters–Tackle and Bait in Inglis, FL

I recently visited with Jim and Nicole at Captain’s Cove Outfitters on SR40 in Inglis.  If you’re headed to Yankeetown or any of Levy County’s great fishing spots, you’ll find the store just off US19, marked by the BIG ice plant out front.  And in addition to some excellent advice on the local bite, you’ll …

How do successful anglers find bait and the predators that prey upon it?

Anglers of all skill levels sometimes have trouble spotting bait, a critical element in the “fish-catching” equation.  Here’s a hint of what to look for on Florida’s Big Bend: Calm, still waters like we often have on fall days, make it easy to spot jumping or schooling mullet. And when it’s calm, even small schools …