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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

Seafood Paella with Clams and Grouper

Seafood Paella with Clams and Grouper

Wonderful as it is to consume, preparing seafood paella can seem a daunting task. There are so many constituent parts and the process seems fraught with all kinds of “gotchas”. However, when you unpack it, the prep is actually pretty straight forward if a little futzy. Don’t over think it and don’t get hung up… Continue Reading

Grouper

Grouper

Grouper is one of the most prolific fish species inhabiting waters across the globe with dozens of the differing species in Florida waters alone. Some of the more popular and readily identifiable of these are Red, Black, Gag, Warsaw and Snowy Grouper.  On any given day, across the full range of Florida’s waters, anglers have… Continue Reading

FWC Executive Order On SW Florida Red Tide Bloom – Snook and Red Drum

FWC Executive Order On SW Florida Red Tide Bloom – Snook and Red Drum

In the wake of devastating red tide algae blooms in the coastal waters of SW Florida the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily made snook and redfish catch-and-release only from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County. The FWC Executive Order was issued… Continue Reading

Tampa Bay Red Tide Update

Tampa Bay Red Tide Update

Tampa Bay Red Tide Update. As most of us have seen in press coverage over the last several months, Florida’s coast has been plagued by several different water quality issues. Unfortunately, this has subsequently lead to a significant amount of marine life lost. Certain areas of Southwest Florida have been hit hard by water runoff… Continue Reading

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