When the mercury sends fish south, one of the best tactics for a heavy haul is lobbing suspending baits.
Some non-traditional search baits borrowed from the bassing crowd for the summer.
Scientists are predicting this year's “Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone” could be the largest ever recorded.
As each bait's profile matters, so does its buoyancy
A recent study of the five coastal states; Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas offered an interesting insight into their natural resources. According to the report, entitled Wildlife Tourism and The Gulf Coast Economy (July, 2013), wildlife tourism constitutes a major regional “industry,” drawing some 20 million participants annually. Naturally, eco-based tourism is directly dependant on a healthy, thriving ecosystem base as these are considered the region’s “natural capital.”
Much of fishing success can be chocked up to luck. Jeremy Powers recently had both great, and well, bad luck. The stroke of good luck struck when Powers, fishing in the recent Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, bested the long-standing state record of 24 years with his 789.8 pound trophy.
Much of fishing success can be chocked up to luck. Jeremy Powers recently had both great, and well, bad luck. The stroke of good luck struck when Powers, fishing in the recent Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, bested the long-standing state record of 24 years with his 789.8-pound trophy. Quite an accomplishment.
Few of us are addiction-free. Our vices run the gamut from sugary soft drinks, to crispy bacon, to those downright tasty adult beverages. For me, my kryptonite is fish. Not in the classic "addiction" sense, but in a "I've got a powerful craving to catch" sort of way. Si Hablo? For years now, the rooster fish has held a prominent place on my bucket list. Recently, I was blessed with an opportunity to pursue one of these wide-shouldered, freaky tugs of the aquatic world out of La Paz, Mexico.
On a recent offshore trip, two buddies got into a debate (aka heated argument) over which fish is the fastest.
Fishing for tripletail along the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts is heating up. The once beleaguered fish is now one of the most sought after summertime targets. According to marine researchers, the Gulf Coast is the perfect spawning and feeding grounds for these aggressive fish. During summer months, large schools of glass minnows, red swimming crabs, pogey and shrimp fortify tripletail in the Northern Gulf allowing them to grow to impressive sizes.