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Selecting A Cast Net

Selecting A Cast Net

Selecting the right cast net involves little art mixed with a little science. Bait size. Mesh size. Lead. Coverage. Your capabilities. Well, in this video from Barracuda Tackle, Burton Young walks you through the decision making process using Barracudas’s family of nets as examples. Catch up with Burton Young and Barracuda Tackle to enjoy great bait… Continue Reading

Fishing In Winter Winds

Fishing In Winter Winds

I think it’s safe to say our Florida “winter” is showing face. Over the last few weeks, we have been fishing in winter winds bringing colder water temperatures to Tampa Bay. There have been several days where catching live bait has been a struggle but we have managed to still keep a live well full… Continue Reading

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee

Stone Crab Etouffee, you say? Never heard of it. Blue crab, sure. Misc. lump crab meat, sure. But, Stone Crab? Trust me….sure! Stone Crab season runs October 15 through May 15 annually. So, we quite naturally have a fair bit of this delicacy knocking about in the run up to the holidays and beyond. Most… Continue Reading

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

2018 Old Salt Fish Spread Contest

The 2018 version (9 years running now) of the Old Salt Fish Spread Contest was a huge success. As in the past several years the event was held at Gators Cafe on Johns Pass in Treasure Island, Fl – Tuesday November 13th. This particular get together is always one of the really fun one’s every… Continue Reading

Special Needs Kids Fishing with Old Salts

Special Needs Kids Fishing with Old Salts

This past weekend (Saturday, October 20th, 2018) Old Salt Fishing Foundation hosted its annual Very Special Kids Fishing Day, taking special needs kids fishing out of Ft. Desoto Park on lower Tampa Bay.  The day was blessed with amazing weather, the red tide was not present in the bay and the bite was on.   45 special… Continue Reading

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