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Author Archives: Jim Alexander

Grill Those Spiny Florida Lobster

Grill Those Spiny Florida Lobster

Let’s be clear…. You GRILL Spiny (Florida/Caribbean) Lobster! You DO NOT BOIL Spiny (Florida/Caribbean) Lobster! Why you might ask. Well, the science is unknown but, at a minimum, you are far less likely to overcook your bugs and, they integrate better in almost any recipe configuration you might come up with. So there. With that matter… Continue Reading

Red On The Horizon

Red On The Horizon

As we near the end of Summer, the kids return to school and so will the Redfish in Tampa Bay. September generally marks the beginning of large congregations (schools) of Redfish to invade popular flats and back bays throughout our estuary. Every year seems to be a little different with the amount of pressure and… Continue Reading

Pan Fried Scallops with Smoked Gouda Grits

Pan Fried Scallops with Smoked Gouda Grits

It’s that time of year again. On Florida’s west coast, scalloping is in full swing. In State waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County in the north to the Hernando-Pasco county line in the south anglers and civilians alike are out on the water harvesting all the delicious, shelled bounty the law allows. So, naturally, our… Continue Reading

Summer Fishing and Hot Weather Boating Tips

July 2017 Captain Travis Yaeckel, Instinct Fishing Company Tampa Bay Fishing is Hot! Fishing the Summer months in Tampa Bay can sometimes be a challenge due to the heat, “bluebird” skies, or sudden thunder storms. On most days, the weather is beautiful and ideal for enjoying the beach or improving your tan-lines. However, fishing in… Continue Reading