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Inshore Fishing In The New Year

Inshore Fishing In The New Year

The New Year is upon us and we have not skipped a beat here in Tampa Bay. We closed out 2018 with a strong finish catching some quality gag grouper and for fishing in the new year have now shifted our efforts back inshore. January fishing is always dependent on the weather and fishing around… Continue Reading

Minorcan Clam Chowder

Minorcan Clam Chowder

The winter winds are blowing already and there is nothing like a hot, steaming bowl of Minorcan Clam Chowder to cure what ails you. Minorcan Clam Chowder is “minorcan” in large part due to the use of the Datil pepper and the historical roots of the cuisine centered in and around St. Augustine  Florida. If… Continue Reading

Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nuggets

Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nuggets

Strolling past the case at a favorite fish monger I spied a small carton of Yellowfin Tuna nuggets (the pieces that were leftover after the juicy steaks and loins were cut) being offered at $6/lb. Grabbed the entire carton. Smaller pieces like these do not sear up as nice as their larger counterparts (no cool… Continue Reading

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

Old Salt had a very busy 2018,  with a full calendar of tournaments, angler seminars and meetings, family seawall fishing events and youth programs.  Old Salt held the Silver Anniversary (25 years) Spring and Fall King of the Beach fishing tournaments hosting over 1100 teams across the two events. Teams came from across the country… Continue Reading

Holiday Gifts for your Angler

Holiday Gifts for your Angler

Fisherman LOVE gear, gadgets and anything that makes them look good while catching their dinner. What to get them when they already have everything?? Here are our top picks for the Christmas season. Barracuda Custom Cast Net These nets are awesome. They come in a variety of sizes and COLORS! Yes, you can pick the… Continue Reading

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

With ingredients that are readily sourced, a recipe that is straightforward & easy to prepare and with a final product that accommodates a wide range of palates….. this one is a proverbial no-brainer for the holiday season. Recipe Ingredients 12 Large White Mushrooms 1 ½ sticks of butter Juice from 1 Lemon 1 cup Italian… Continue Reading

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

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