Congratulations to Peter Shoup – newest winner of the Photo of the Week! He was in Key West this August 2015 with Eddie Avila getting some tail.
There are two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini lobster season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday. The regular lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.
Depending on where you hunt/collect, there are different bag limits. As of July 2015, the limit in the Florida Keys (Monroe County) and in the Biscayne National Park is 6 lobsters per person per day. This applies to both the mini and regular season. Elsewhere in Florida, you can keep up to 12 lobsters per person per day during the mini season, and 6 lobsters per person per day in the regular season. The bag limit should always be verified before keeping any lobsters. A valid Saltwater fishing license and (lobster) crawfish permit is always required when you go lobstering.
Congratulations to Jennifer Long for sending in the winning photo for this week’s Photo of the Week Contest – Wahoo.
3 sets of siblings getting it done in South Padre! Teaching the kids right.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Wahoo Fishing
When quizzed on the subject, only a handful of Florida anglers would rank wahoo as their favorite fish. But when a fisherman catches a nice ‘hoo, the fish leaps to the top of the favorite list. Why the sudden change of heart? For starters, wahoo are among the best eating fish in the ocean, commanding a culinary respect that far exceeds that of their close cousin, the humble kingfish. And who would argue that a big wahoo’s drag-sizzling first run shames all others except possibly a blue marlin or yellowfin tuna? Plus, wahoo are pretty cool to look at.
This week was kayak fishing pictures and the competition was on with a special prize donated by Canoe Country Outfitters: an Engel Cooler/Dry box full of goodies. Jeremy Fritchy took the win with an awesome picture with a drum caught on fly.
Kayak fishing is the fastest growing sport in the fishing industry. It is a fun and affordable way to get into fishing. There are a few essentials you need to get started:
Three obvious items you’ll need for kayak fishing
Kayak: it would be impossible to go kayak fishing without a kayak. Again – congratulations on your purchase!
Paddle and paddle leash: unless you went all in and purchased a pedal-drive kayak, the paddle is the means of propulsion and you are the motor. A paddle leash is attached to the kayak, and has bungee cords that attach to the paddle. If you drop your paddle overboard, it will not float away from the kayak.
Fishing rod: I recommend bringing only one rod out on your first trip. The fewer rods you have, the less you have to worry about getting tangled in low-hanging tree branches. As you gain experience with your kayak and being on the water, you can bring more rods.
Excerpt by: YakAngler.com – Kevin Costello
This week is WAHOO pictures and the prize is an ILAND LURE package valued at $165