Ask A Captain Part IVBack to the grindstone with more fishing questions from our listeners. This weeks questions on fishing cover Blackfin Tuna regulations, Life jackets, Bass Culling, Fish short striking topwater lures and the solutions to hooking them. Kingfishing in the Clearwater Florida area and questions on redfish feeding and tailing along with snook.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Ask A Captain AnythingOur Ask a Captain is the Dear Abby and Ann Landers of the fishing world. This week we answer fishing questions from our listeners from all over the United States, actually all over the world for that matter. Saltwater, Freshwater, Inshore, Offshore, Nearshore. Pelagic fish to bottom feeders with lures, live bait and more. Answers to fishing questions that are often asked and fishing questions that have never been asked.

Our Ask a Captain is the Dear Abby and Ann Landers of the fishing world. This week we answer fishing questions from our listeners from all over the United States, actually all over the world for that matter. Saltwater, Freshwater, Inshore, Offshore, Nearshore. Pelagic fish to bottom feeders with lures, live bait and more. Answers to fishing questions that are often asked and fishing questions that have never been asked.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Blue Crabs 101Blue crabs can be caught from Nova Scotia to Uruguay. Florida has a fantastic blue crab fishery and they are fun to catch no matter how you go about doing it. Since there are so many ways to catch blue crab, we will cover only the most common. Along the way we will give you some blue crab facts and tell you about all the equipment you will need to recreational blue crab fish, whether that be from shore, dock, bridge or boat. Each method for blue crab fishing requires different tactics and equipment.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Red Snapper 101

The controversial American Red Snapper from being commercially exploited, to being one of many anglers favorite fish to target. They are a deepwater snapper that thrives especially in the Gulf of Mexico. As always we talk a little about the biology of the fish, where to locate them and the habitat they live in and how to catch more of them and bigger sized red snapper. There are always a few facts that have never been talked about that will make you a better Red snapper angler.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Big Game Fishing Rod: Roller Guides, Bent Butt Rods, Stand Up Rods & Acid Wrap Rods

Roller guides are an essential tool in big game fishing, but also in many other fishing tactics and techniques. Including nearshore and inshore fishing. Along with roller guides Bent Butt Rods, Stand Up Rods, Acid Wrap Rods, Roberts Rods and Spiral Rods. We discuss all of the above to make you a better, more knowledgeable and most of all effective angler.

Monday, 28 January 2019

The Greatest Fishing ChristmasA heartwarming story about a little Make-A-Wish boy, whose dream was to hopefully one day travel to Florida to catch a shark! It is through this little boy’s hope, courage and faith that takes him and the author on a journey that will never be forgotten. It is the days of fishing with him that changes the world for him and all the lives he touched along the way! Fishing doesn’t get any better than this.

You can read the original article here: The Greatest Christmas Story Ever – In July

Monday, 07 January 2019

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Sand Seatrout

Sand Seatrout also called Sand Trout or White Trout are a unregulated species of fish often overlooked by anglers. Sand Seatrout like deep water and swim in large schools. They are a great fight on light tackle, often catching two at a time and they make great table fare. They are readily accessible to all anglers. Fishing for them on light tackle with small jigs is very effective or almost any piece of cut bait on a small hook. As always we tell you where, when and how to catch them. One key is deeper water then most trout stay and fishing the lower water column.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Tides and Tidal Current Part IIIf you really want to improve your fishing and are serious about catching 100 snook, monster snook, huge kingfish, tuna or wahoo then you must understand fishing tides. How about redfish, sheepshead, permit or black drum? Yup, tides matter when fishing for those fish as well. It does not matter what you want to catch you should play this podcast and listen to the hole hour and take notes, because this will change your fishing forever!!!!! It’s really important to listen to this over and over until you know it. There is no doubt following this will be the best thing you ever did to up your fishing game by major leaps and bounds!!!

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: October Fishing ForecastThis episode covers October fishing forecasts for the entire state of Florida. We take you around the horn from Jacksonville Florida and south down the entire Atlantic ocean Florida coast. Then we cover the Florida Keys and Florida Bay. From Florida Bay across into the Everglades and through the Ten Thousand Island region. Then it’s up the Gulf Coast from Naples Florida north to Steinhatchee. Last it’s the entire Panhandle area of Florida . From Inshore to Offshore and so many different species like Spotted Sea Trout to Blue Marlin.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Hooks 101 - Part 1This is the most in-depth show ever done on hooks. Every and anything you need to know about fishing hooks.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Mangrove Snapper 101

The genius or smartest of all fishes according many anglers both professional and novice is the Mangrove Snapper.

The genius or smartest of all fishes according many anglers both professional and novice is the Mangrove Snapper. Also many of the marine biologists who have studied this snapper, claim it is the Mensa of fish. No doubt they are smart, but we will teach you how to outsmart them in this episode and catch your limit in ways never taught before.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Goliath Grouper 101

The largest of all groupers is the Goliath grouper. Anglers enjoy catch and release of these giant fish mainly becasue of the size. They can be caught inshore, nearshore and offshore. They are easy to catch and eat anything that is presented to them. There are some strict laws protecting the Goliath grouper. We take you through all the facts you need to know to catch and release these groupers. We then briefly take about the Gulf Sturgeon, which is in many of our Florida Rivers.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: The Patriotic Boy ScoutStephen Tsagaratos is a Boy Scout from Troop 106 and he is on the show to talk about his Eagle Scout outdoor project that will make the Pinellas County community a much better place. We also talk a little fishing and the boy scouts. Fishing reports and more.

Donations: Checks may only be made to:

Boy Scouts Of America Troop 106 (or BSA)

On the Check Memo Line it must include:

For Stephen T. Rose Cemetery Eagle Scout Service Project

Mail To P.O. BOX 643 Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Largemouth Bass 101Everything you need to know about catching largemouth bass, with Capt. Lenny Crispino. Bass 101 will inform you how many different species of Bass you can catch in Florida, where to find them and how to catch them. We talk about Bass habitat, Bass tackle, live dates for Bass, artificial baits for Bassand Bass tactics and techniques. We name some of the best bass lakes and great times to go fish and those lakes. Captain Lenny who has been Bass fishing as a professional and a guy for most of his adult life. Learn from the best.

Friday, 09 March 2018

Patriotic Angler Episode 60: Whiting 101All you need to know to catch Whiting. Where to find Whiting. What bait to use for Whiting. What Lures to use for lighting. What Rod and reel to use for Whiting. What tackle to use for Whiting. What rings to use a Whiting. Whiting regulations.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 56: How to Catch the Inshore SlamThe inshore slam is a sought after accomplishment. Our inshore slam consists of a Snook, by a redfish and speckled trout. The new 2017 inshore slam, has a flounder replacing the speckled trout. Nevertheless catching inshore slam in one day of fishing is quite the accomplishment. They are three different species of game fish that anglers from all over the world come to Florida to catch. We will give you places, locations and the habitat to find them. The tackle and artificial baits to catch them. Also the live baits to use to catch them. How to locate them and the best time to fish for them.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 49: Fishing Clubs

Fishing clubs. Why start a fishing club, why join a fishing club, what makes a successful or good fishing club, fishing clubs goals, missions and objectives. Fishing information, fishing education, fishing entertainment, fishing conservation, fishing compassion. Fishing clubs can make a positive impact in the community and we tell you how. Helping the less fortunate through fishing. Why social media is not good for fishing. The explanation of white bait.

We first take a minute, to have a thought and pray for the people of Texas caught by hurricane Harvey and it’s flooding. We asked people to donate to the Red Cross. Football players JJ Watt of the Houston Texans and Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys reach out to help the victims of the disaster both with their time and money. We now ask you, listeners of the patriotic angler when purchasing fishing equipment this week to think about possibly sending that money to the people of Texas that need help. The Red Cross, is a great organization to send it to, because the money will get to the right place and the people that need it most.

Fishing clubs. Why start a fishing club, why join a fishing club, what makes a successful or good fishing club, fishing clubs goals, missions and objectives. Fishing information, fishing education, fishing entertainment, fishing conservation, fishing compassion. Fishing clubs can make a positive impact in the community and we tell you how. Helping the less fortunate through fishing. Why social media is not good for fishing. The explanation of white bait. Articles or Links

Thursday, 07 September 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 45: Scalloping 101Everything you need to know about scalloping. When to scallop, where to scallop, how to scallop, how to clean scallops, safety tips when scalloping, the rules and regulations of scalloping. Scalloping tactics and techniques, what equipment to have for scalloping, opening and cleaning scallops. We discuss the topic of abusing Marine fish, animals and all other marine organisms. Some quick short local fishing reports.

Monday, 07 August 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 41: Teaching & Taking a Child FishingOne of the greatest pleasures of fishing is getting to see a child catch their first fish. The patriotic angler takes you through the simple process of teaching, taking a child fishing for the first time. Starting with safety, proper apparel to hydrating yourself during your fishing adventure. We teach every parent what fishing tackle to buy to make it a very successful fish catching trip. From fishing rods, fishing reels, fishing line, to the right hooks weights and floats. Following these instructions will help you build memories that will last a lifetime for every child.

Recommend Gear for fishing with Kids

Monday, 10 July 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 37: Florida Fishing Talk with Listener Thom RayThe Patriotic Anger has one of its listeners, come into the studio to just talk fishing. Mr Thom Ray who has recently moved to Florida, talks about his new experiences fishing in Florida.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 33: Pompano 101

The best baits for Pompano. Pompano tackle, where to fish for Pompano, how to fish for Pompano, Pompano habitat, the best Lures, and more…

Monday, 15 May 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 28: The Three F

Fishing, fitness and food can increase your quality of life and length of life. We tell you how you can include fitness and food into America’s favorite pastime, fishing! Fishing is good for the mind by reaping you a no stress day. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 24: Live Bait Part III, Chumming, Tackle, Best Rod & ReelHow to chum for live bait. The equipment you need to chum for live bait. Using the right fishing rod and reel for live bait fishing.

imageThe Chum Bat

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 20 - Fishing Gone WrongEverything involved with fishing goes wrong, a comedy of fishing trips and journeys gone awry. In the Tackle shop this week I had a list of complaints, more then usual about rod repair, reel repair, employees etc.. .On the way to do a Power Point Presentation at the Landings, Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club located in Cape Coral the beater truck breaks down and I have to get towed 77 miles home. Missed fishing trips with great clients. Charter Insurance for me skyrockets. Discussing construction type crew ripping up and destroying the environment, including largemouth bass and the fishes spawning grounds. A Visit with Shaw Grigsby

Monday, 06 February 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 16 - Sunshine BassFishing Facts about Hybrid Bass, both Sunshine Bass and Palmetto Bass. Both Caught here in Tampa Bay.

Newell/Rubbermaid making major changes to Pure Fishing, by dismissing 30 members of its marketing operation. Also they will not renew several prominent pro-staffers. Speculation Newell/Rubbermaid will not renew sponsorship agreement with B.A.S.S.

Monday, 09 January 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 12 - Angler Mistakes

Angler Mistakes. Mistakes anglers make like not preparing for the fishing trip properly, Really understanding tide and tidal current, The things anglers do that will prevent you from catching bait. Picking the wrong rod, reel, line, leader and lures. Not knowing enough about the species your fishing for. Not knowing how artificial lures work. When to change the cadence of the lure your using. Qualities of an artificial lure. Attracting and Triggering characteristics of a lure. Patterning the Fish, Reading the water and working a flat. Properly adjusting to the fish’s attitude.

Friday, 02 December 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 8 - Fishing, Luck or Skill?We discuss an article that Max K Rieumont wrote about fishing! "Is it luck or skill". Fishing consists of three components: Education, Physical Skill and Luck. Each is assigned a percentage. Ask A Captain question from Bob. Is Fishing at night a good alternative in the hot summer. In the News with the FWC – New proposal for the protection of Barracud

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 4 - Spanish Mackerel

Everything you possibly need to know about Spanish Mackerel – Spanish Mackerel Biology – Spanish Mackerel Habitat – Spanish Mackerel Tactics – Spanish Mackerel Tips for this time of the year. Using Planners, Trolling Weights, Downriggers, artificials and live baits. Keeping Spanish Mackerel to take home.

Friday, 07 October 2016

Ask A Captain Part III

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

The Craze of Saltwater Slow Jigging and Pitching

Slow jigging or slow pitching is a fishing technique that was developed and used in Japan over 10 years ago.

The reason the Japanese came up with the idea is to implement some new fishing techniques in areas that were highly overfished.

Since they were able to locate the fish, yet not able to get the fish to eat out of hunger, they worked on a method that would get a reaction strike from the fish, rather then a hunger strike. Speed jigging or butterfly jigging was already around and the success had been good and it all worked on the reaction strike theory. The movement of the speed jigging and the original butterfly jig was a vertical reaction presentation.

But the idea and movement of the lure being vertical was itself was what they wanted to change.

Monday, 07 October 2019

Fishing Spillways

Just maybe the most overlooked and underrated type of fishing in Florida are the spillway areas.

I learned about fishing spillway areas by fishing them, but also by huge amounts of research. I called and spoke to power companies that use them for energy production, professors of limnology and aquatic biology. FWC biologists and many anglers that make a lifetime of fishing spillways.

One in particular older gentleman named Hank who, 35 years ago was about 80 (God bless his soul) was at a spillway every night. I watched him collect moss at the spillway, take the moss and catch Tilapia and a certain species of Cichlids on small hooks at the top of the spillway.

He would then go down to the bottom of the spillway into the saltwater and use the live Tilapia and Cichlids as bait for monster snook in the 50 plus inch range. He also use to catch big tarpon the same way.

He did this consistently day in and day out. I can’t imagine if he was alive today that he would show this on the internet.

It took me about a year to convince him to teach me how to do this and I promised no Polaroid pictures of such and bringing others there.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Bonefish 101The mystique of the bonefish is that it is an elusive fish to catch, hence the names the gray ghost and the silver fox. But with some basic information like this Bonefish 101 series, we make it much easier for you. How to find and locate bonefish. How to approach bonefish and the techniques and tactics to do so. Not much different that chasing other species of fish. If you have not caught a bonefish, put it on your list. It’s a fishing experience you will never forget.

Monday, 06 May 2019

Trout Chit Chat

This episode we just have a light conversation with a local charter boat captain about trout and some other places that he has caught fish in West Central Florida. Capt Jared Crisp is also a fireman and has done a few Make-A-Wish charters. One of the things he wants to pursue is educational videos, to help anglers succeed when on the water. He tells us his favorite trout baits, lures, hooks and terminal tackle.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Chumming Why and How

Chumming for fish is one of the best if not the most effective technique you can ever learn or master as an angler. I heard another local paid for subscription fishing source state that chumming is a waste of time and money. Now that is 100% completely wrong. The only way I could say that has any truth is, if you don’t know what your doing. So I am going to correct that statement this entire show!  Chumming is also the most widely underused and underrated tactics by many anglers. Learning to chum helps catch fish, learning to chum correctly helps to catch a lot more fish. You don’t just randomly chum. You target an area of habitat that is likely to hold the species of fish your trying to catch and create your own feeding station. Chumming can be so effective, you can chum grouper, snapper, amberjack and so more from the deep bottom to the surface and then catch them on topwater or fly.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


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Fishing For Unregulated Species Of Fish

Some Anglers call them by catch or accidental catches, but most anglers don’t sport fish for them, even though they fight hard and some are excellent table fare. And as regulations continue to expand on many of our sport and gamefish, fishing for these species will become more common and create a market for them which will grow in time. This show is all about Fishing For Unregulated Species Of Fish

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Tides and Tidal CurrentThe most accurate information of tides. This will make you a more successful angler. We cover the history of tides. What’s true and what’s not true about tides. How to really use a tide chart to your advantage. Information you never heard before: Like extracting the most important information from a tide chart. Learning the difference between Tide and Tidal Current. What tides and how they affect all fish species. Stay tuned for Part II.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Catfish 101We will talk about one of the most caught fish in the state of Florida, even though most anglers won’t admit it. Professional anglers anyway. The fish is the good old catfish. We will talk about two catfish. The Gafftopsail Catfish and The Hardhead Catfish. They are coated with a venomous slime that if you get punctured from one of these spines. The venomous slime will make it excruciating painful. Many people have a allergic reaction to this and need immediate attention and have to be hospitalized.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Amberjack 101

Amberjack or Greater Amberjack are one of, if not the toughest fighting fish in the ocean. Nicknamed the "Reef Donkey" they are aggressive, hit hard, fight with tremendous power, have incredible stamina and kill prey in all areas of the water column. Including the surface where they utilize speed. Biology, Habitat, Baits, lures, tactics and techniques are all included in this episode. Captain’s give us their top ten tips to consistently catch many amberjack anc large amberjack. We cover both the East Coast of Florida which is the Atlantic Ocean and The Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: AM Trout. PM Scallops.The sizzling summer days are here! So to beat the heat. Try this: Fish for speckled sea trout from the early morning before the sun comes up to around 10 or 11 am. You can do this in a grass flat around 4 feet deep. Once the sun is up and you feel the suns heat, switch gears and start your scallop hunt. Your in the water making it more comfortable and at the end of the day you have some of the seas best surf and turf.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Purchasing A Cast Net

Everything you need to know to purchase a cast net. Anglers buy millions of dollars of cast nets each year. Many choose the wrong cast net, in turn making it much harder to catch the bait they are seeking. We will teach about cast nets and how to correctly choose the right one for the type of bait your catching and the place your trying to catch it, under all conditions.

Monday, 07 May 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fishing Rigs And Their UseWe talk about common fishing rigs and not so common fishing rigs. Rigs in saltwater and in freshwater. Rigs used from beaches, piers, land, boats and bridges. We even expand on the use of many of the fishing rigs.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fishing Reports, Events, Updates and MoreFishing has been excellent and we report where, when and how. As we get into spring more fishing events pop up. We talk about a few. The FWC redfish hatchery, the bass spawn. Three fish that will keep biting better and three more that will be arriving soon. Scaled Sardines the best bait to use right now.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Patriotic Angler Episode 59: Redfish On Topwater and Helping Veterans Through FishingCatching Redfish and Trout on top water lures. This time of year is excellent to catch redfish and trout on the selection of top of water artificial baits. We direct you to the right lure, at the right time and using the right technique to catch a lot more redfish and trout. We also talk about helping veterans through fishing. Hero’s on the water. Take a warrior fishing. Project healing Waters. Wounded veterans fishing and freedom fighters outdoors. We also update you on the latest fishing news and federal government policies. We also talk about disposing of all types of fishing lines and tackle.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 55: Trolling Inshore in FloridaA topic never or rarely covered by anyone, Trolling Inshore. Trolling grass flats and the many other places inshore. Trolling methods, places to troll, how to troll, what to troll, what species of fish to troll for, trolling hardbaits, trolling spoons or trolling any artificial bait. Including trolling plugs. General rules of trolling. What depths and distance to troll. Trolling action. Trolling channels. Trolling residential canals, trolling live bait, trolling swim baits, trolling for Snook, redfish, trout, grouper, cobia, Tarpon. Trolling effectively for Spanish mackerel, bluefish, Jack Crevalle, ladyfish, bonito and more. Winter trolling inshore.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 48: Net WreckersCatching scaled sardines can be frustrating when they spawn and all the net wreckers are everywhere. We talk about how to catch bigger scaled sardines and where to catch bigger scaled sardines. Scaled sardines the life expectancy is 12 to 18 months. On year-round in the state of Florida. In some places they spawn earlier in the smaller baits grow up faster. Scaled sardines also use low light periods to feed, making them much easier to catch. The scaled sardine spawns from about 3 miles to 12 miles out. The spawn will be in every flat. You can find the bigger ones where there is less habitat and more open water and deeper water. Jantz Meyer one of our listeners comes on the show and talks about his fishing accomplishments.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 44: A WomanWe talk with an expert lady angler. Ashley Houghton is a highly accomplished woman angler who has caught almost everything that swims. From deep dropping and kite fishing, to inshore fishing and freshwater fishing. We asked Ashley 20 questions about fishing and her experiences as an expert woman angler. We also indulge in a little Florida fishing history, talking about Anna Woodring the first female fishing guide who was a true pioneer in sportfishing.

Thursday, 03 August 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 40: Lake Tarpon Bass FishingThe patriotic angler talks bass fishing in Lake Tarpon without special guest professional bass angler George Medders. George Medders has fished professionally and placed in the Bassmaster Series, FLW series and more. He has won and placed in many bass tournaments over the last three decades. He has fished with the best, Bassmaster classic winners. Like Denny Brauer and Guido Hibdon. We talked some old-school bass fishing with a great bass fishing guide.

Sunday, 02 July 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 36: Fly Fishing HistoryFly Fishing History and how it all got started. The first fly fishing techniques. The first fly fishing rods, reels, line and flies. How fly fishing advanced from freshwater to saltwater.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 32: Fishing MailbagWe answer questions from Key West Florida to North Florida. We talk about Mutton Snapper, Snook Blackfin Tuna and much much more…

Fishing Seminar: Walmart Supercenter

Sat May 13th 10am – 2pm

10237 Bay Pines Blvd N

St. Petersburg, FL 33708

  • 10:00 Captain Lori Deaton: Tarpon Fishing
  • 11:00 Captain Wes Burns: Snook, Red, Cobia and how to catch em on the flats and markers
  • 12:00 Todd Martin: Fishing from a Kayak
  • 01:00 Tommy Dominguez; Targeting Big Redfish

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 27: Fishing Weights & The Bassmaster Classic 2017

A tackle box staple, there are a tremendous number of ways to use fishing weights or sinkers.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 23: Live Bait Part II. Keeping Your Live Bait AliveHow to keep your scaled sardines, pinfish, threadfin’s, pig fish, grunts and shrimp alive and frisky for your fishing trip. How to take care of your bait having the right baitwell, the right equipment and tools to make your bait more productive for catching game fish. Using the right hooks for fishing conditions. Florida wildlife commissions new fish attractors on Lake Toho. The landings fishing and yacht club in Fort Myers.

  Shad Keeper

Monday, 06 March 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 19 - Braided Fishing Line 101

Braided fishing line 101, Spectra, Dyneema, carbon fiber, Honeywell, monofilament, braid, fishing line, knots, wind knots, air knots, bird nests, tangles, fighting fish, abrasion resistant, leader, Palomar knot, spool, backing, tag end, top shot, trolling with braid, grass, fishing rod eyes, backing, monofilament fishing line, bait casters, spinning reels, casting, crank baits, bail, jigging, lures, fishing rod, fishing rod eyes, silicone carbide, alconite, titanium, fluorocarbon, slim not.

Why I fish 1986, largemouth Bass, Curt Gowdy, spawning bass, God, rivers, Lake, wilderness, Grouper, trolling for Grouper. Freshwater, saltwater, Clearwater.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 15 - A Fishing Show About NothingA Bathtub of Useless Fishing Information

Monday, 02 January 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 11 - When Is The Best Time To FishWhen is the best time to fish. Fish are caught the night before, by planning and preparing the correct way for your fishing trip. Tricks to catch fish on public reef, wreck or known hard bottom. Using a grid search to find fish. Use a bearing number to set anchor. Fishing history with Sir Issac Walton. Huge Fish Kill in New York and biologists are investigating.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 7 - Why do You Fish!Why do You Fish Contest! Also Why I Fish, West Central Florida Fishing Inshore/Offshore and Freshwater, A Secret Bait, Ask A Captain Question, Fishing History, Removing A Hook Out of A Kid, TOF Giveaway Battle II 6000, iTunes

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Patriotic Angler 1st Ever Show!

The Patriotic Angler First Episode is a great introduction to the greatest fishing show on earth. Meet our fantastic host, learn why we started this show and what you can expect out of each weeks new episode.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Captain Todd Davis MemorialThis show is dedicated to Captain Todd Davis, who died from a boating accident. It is with a saddened heart that I ask all my listeners to have Captain Todd and his family in their thoughts and prayers. Anyone who is a top dog in fishing knows who Captain Todd is. I summarize what I knew of his life as a Captain, professional fisherman and as a really good man with integrity, character and a incredible everlasting mark on the fishing world. Knowing Captain Todd Davis is one of the men who helped change many people’s lives through fishing, including mine. He will always be a big part of my fishing life. So I ask all of you to catch a fish and release it in honor of Captain Todd Davis.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Equipment and other Fishing FailuresThis week we have Edwin, a high school angler, again on the show to talk about the seven most common complaints about fishing from last weeks show. We also discuss some solutions to the complaints and equipment failures. There also is not just one answer to some of the fishing failures. We give you more then a few options and tips to eliminate the complaints and problems your having.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

How To Fish Unfamiliar or New WatersWhen you are going to fish in a new area or fish unfamiliar waters no matter where it is, you can follow some of these suggestions to have a much more successful fishing trip. The key is to find that small percentage of water that holds feeding fish or is the most productive. The suggestions will be somewhat different depending on the type of water you will be fishing (Saltwater fishing vs freshwater fishing) Example tidal current in saltwater effects everything and in freshwater fishing it would be the major and minor periods.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Yellowtail Snapper 101Yellowtail Snapper are fun to catch, great to eat and have a unique and canny way of avoiding your hook. This show will help you catch more yellowtail snapper by teaching you some widely used expert yelllowtail snapper techniques. Also we talk about some of the best of Florida’s West Gulf Coast fishing which is going on right now. A new bill in congress called "The Forage Fish Conservation Act, is to set federal catch limits on catching bait to combat commercial exploitation of forage fish.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The Patriotic Angler Episode 2 - How To Read A FlatDescription and Definition of a Flat and how to approach and fish a flat. What signs to look for on a flat before you fish it. How to put your observations together while flats fishing to become a better angler. Fishing Reports – from the East Coast and West Coast of Florida Fishing News – a new law allowing you to bring fish that you caught totally filleted on boat in from another country through state and federal waters. Tip of the Week – Avoiding Wind Knots

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Fishing on a BudgetFishing can be one of the most expensive hobbies that a person gets into, but that is only if you buy into all the hype! The price of the tackle and equipment can be reasonable. But that is not what we are  taught by almost everyone working in the industry. Every where you turn in the fishing industry there is a new and better product from the last one. New designs, new actions, new colors, technology changes and of course with that the prices of your fishing equipment goes up. You might of been told, taught or have learned that you need numerous fishing lures or baits in certain sizes, certain colors, certain actions for each species of fish under the thousands of variable conditions your fishing in. Special techniques and tactics that you need specific rods, reels, line and terminal tackle. We cut through the nonsense and make it plane and simple. Buying a fishing outfit for under $100.00 and much less!

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

How and Where To Fish In The Winter

Winter fishing in Florida can be absolutely outstanding if you know where to locate the fish species your targeting and how to catch them. The locations of each species change often because of the inconsistent amount of weather changes and fronts that come and go throughout our state. The type of gear you use will change along with the terminal tackle. The tactics and techniques change. We break it down with general locations and areas to fish for all different fish species. Then we will break that down into micro locations and finally pinpoint actual casting and fishing at the micro locations. What will make these places better then others is the warmer and more stable water water temperatures the type of preferred forage that the particular species wants to eat. Safety, oxygen, water clarity and so much more.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Catching Big Fish ConsistentlyCatching Bigger fish no matter what the species is usually what most anglers set their sites on. We will discuss things you can do to catch bigger fish and what bigger fish do. No matter the species of fish, there are many techniques and tactics you can use to target bigger fish. Plus each species of fish has a time of year or a particular tide, type of forage or specific type of habitat that they will take advantage of.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: American Shad 101

Want to catch an incredibly powerful, and fast high flying fish! It’s the American Shad. Florida has a phenomenal American Shad fishery in the St John River up in Northeast Florida. The run starts around December due to the shad coming out of the Atlantic Ocean and heading into the St Johns River to Spawn. They spawn in the freshwater and shortly after die after the spawn. They will travel well over Hundred miles to their spawning grounds. They can be easily caught during the spawn on ultra light tackle or Fly Fishing. It is a species that every angler should go out and catch. It is one of the most extraordinary fishing experiences a person can ever have.

Monday, 08 October 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Star VS Lever Drags on Conventional Reels

Pros and Cons of Star and Lever Drags on Conventional Reels. Discussing in depth both conventional reels star drag systems and lever drag systems. How they work, how they can be used, which is better for your type of fishing and much more. We even give you the companies that make some really excellent conventional reels in both star drag and lever drag. Also talk about level winds on conventional reels and the ones that you can actually cast. Lastly we finish Part three of Hooks 101.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Hogfish 101Just maybe the best eating fish in the ocean according to most people. The Hogfish, which is in the wrasse family was speared by most fisherman. Famous for being hook shy and difficult to catch, becasue so little was known about this species. Not anymore! We walk you through the most effective and easiest way to catch them. Where to find them, how to set up for them and fooling them to eat. The tackle, line, hooks, weights and lures to catch them. With our top ten tips you need to know.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: A Fishing Trip of a LifetimeA Fishing trip of a lifetime for approx 30 abused and neglected children. We take about 30 children from the "Fostering Hope Florida Program" for a fishing trip where they catch tons of redfish. The Patriotic Angler Guide Service, Anclote Key Anglers and the FWC provided the great fishing trip. Also provided was a barbecue lunch. Each child leaves with a brand new fishing rod and reel, plus tackle. But mostly a feeling that all adults are not going to abuse, neglect or hurt them. We also cover the new administrations Executive order which will help recreational anglers in Florida and the United States.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: BaitWe give you solutions to your bait problems.

In most situations anglers are trying to catch bait when the sun is up. Scaled sardines all always harder to catch when the sun is up. There is less room for error since they can see your boat and you much easier. Your cast net throws a shadow especially if the sons behind you. It takes much longer for the scale sardines to ball up under daylight. The scale sardines are disturbed by more boat traffic and people when the sun is up. From this time on the water where the scale sardines are keeps getting hotter. We give you solutions to your bait problems.

Thursday, 03 May 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fishing ProductivityHow to make your fishing more productive during tough times, slow times and fish transition times. Many factors cause the fishing to slow or shut down. We walk you through some steps that could make a failed day turn into and extraordinary day. We also discuss things you can do to find scaled sardines during fronts that move in. A disease called "White Syndrome" is killing off our Florida Coral Reefs and 25 of our states have a disease called "Whirling Disease". Saltwater Gulf Coast Fishing reports and freshwater fishing reports. Local Fishing Club puts on an inshore slam fishing Tournament.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fishing The Book

We cover some highlights of this fishing encyclopedia which was written in the 1970’s!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Patriotic Angler Episode 58: Crazy Fishing Stories

We talk about some crazy things that happened while fishing and ask you if you believe them. We give some fishing reports, because the fishing has been outstanding everywhere. We give you some exact locations to catch pompano and permit. Catch them from land or boat. We tell you where and how. We give you that exact lure to use and how to work it, to catch your limit. We also give some speckled trout fishing reports, Spanish Mackerel and kingfish reports. It is a great time to go fishing because almost everything is biting.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 54: Bass Strategies For FallWhere to fish for bass in the fall, from public and private lakes, rivers and streams. But also the most overlooked bass infested waters like residential development ponds, apartment complex ponds, irrigation ponds, drainage ponds and ditches, livestock watering ponds, golf course ponds, mining ponds, in pounds swimming ponds and more. Best behavior in the fall, the best baits for bass in the fall, shallow water heavy vegetation fishing and baits, deep water vegetation fishing and baits, shallow water would structure fishing and baits deep water structure fishing and baits.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 47: Finding Fish with Water Color ChangeWater color change is another great tool to use whether fishing inshore, nearshore, offshore, freshwater. Most anglers don’t put much thought into the type of water they are fishing. It’s a known fact that each species of fish likes and uses different type’s of water conditions. Just knowing how to read the water is what we teach you in this lesson. Water color lines, water color boundaries, salinity levels, sea surface temperatures, current directions, current boundaries, altimetry, sea surface height, upwelling, down welling, chlorophyll data. We talk about light colored water, to dark colored water and much more.

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 43: ICAST 2017

The patriotic angler talks about the largest sportfishing tradeshow in the world. We talk about some of the new fishing products that will be available in 2017 and 2018. Like the new pen international fishing reels, the DOA PT-7, Bait Cloud Balls, Zone Lock Hooks, Winn Grips, Bote fishing vessels and much much more. We also talk about the excellent permit fishing in Pinellas County right now.

"I-CAST" I cast stands for "International Convention Of Allied Sportfishing Trade" The show is comprised of fishing manufacturers, buyers, retail tackle shops, wholesalers and the media. The show was put on him produced by the American Sportfishing Association. The American sportfishing Association is based in Alexandria Virginia and has been around for 84 years. They represent the entire fishing community by protecting our rights to fish. They also are involved in support Keep America Fishing and Keep Florida Fishing. We also talk about the "Sport Fishing Summit" which will be held on Clearwater Beach in Oct of 2017. the American sportfishing Association also runs the "Fish America Foundation" which is the conservation and habitat restoration arm of the organization, it provides funding to keep the nation’s fisherman and its waterways healthy and accessible for all recreational anglers.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 39: How to Choose the Right Fishing Reel and Keep it FunctioningThe patriotic angler presents: ‘How to choose the right fishing reel and keeping it functional". Purchasing fishing tackle, especially reels you will hear conflicting inaccurate information given by many sources. The patriotic angler point you in the right direction by giving you the questions to ask, before you purchase a fishing reel. We also talk about some of the routine maintenance for a fishing reel. We also show you an Internet search about fishing reels that comes up in Google for the large retailers that sell fishing reels. That they are incorrect, inaccurate and false on the way to purchase a fishing reel.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 35: Flounder Fishing 101Everything you need to know about flounder. Flounder biology. Flounder habitat. Flounder baits. Flounder Lures. Flounder tackle. Flounder techniques. Flounder locations. Flounder tips.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 31: Ask A Captain5 fishing questions from our listeners about cobia, tripletail, channel markers, buoys, range markers, tidal current, anchoring, peacock bass, surf fishing, rods, reels, tackle, salted baits, how to brine a bait, boats and much more…

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Monday, 01 May 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 26: Fishing Equipment That Increases Your Productivity On The WaterFishing equipment that will absolutely help you catch more fish. Five things if implemented will make you a better angler.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 22 - Live Bait Part 1

Why fish live bait. Catching live bait, particularly the scaled sardine. What makes it effective. Knowing your baits, its habitat it’s diet, when and where to catch it and how to utilize it in different fishing conditions. Such as dock fishing, shallower fishing, deep water fishing. Fishing it dead or alive. What influences the bait to be in a location. Places you can find bait in Florida. Places you can catch bait in Florida. How to catch the bait. How to chum up the bait.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 18 - Winter Fishing For The Other SpeciesAll you need to know about Spotted Seatrout. Seatrout Biology, Seatrout Habitat, Seatrout Tactics and Techniques, Seatrout Tackle. What, where, when, why and how to fish and catch Spotted Seatrout, Conservation, Ask A Captain question explaining in depth how moon phases effect fishing. Fishing Tip of the Week.Barnacle eating by Sheeps

Barnacle eating by Sheeps

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 14 - Seasonal Shifts to Catch More FishChanging your tactics, tackle, locations to catch more fish.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 10 - Tripletail 101"Learn how to fish for Tripletail" a highly sought after fish that is one of the best fighting fish and the most delicious to eat. Habitat they like, best times to fish for them. Tackle to use for them. Fly Fishing for them. Bait and lures to use for Tripletail. Tactics and tides for them.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 6 - The ABC

In order to catch fish, you first have to find them. In order to find them you have to know where fish live, where fish eat, where fish sleep, where fish spawn and where they like to hang out. Inferior, Superior and Terminal Fish. Real Fruit Fake Fruit Fish Theory. If I could have only one bait. Basic tackle for fishing.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ask A Captain Part II

Asked by our listeners to do some more Ask A Captain questions on the air. So I picked another assortment of questions of all things fishing. From Florida to many other areas of the United States. We give lots of good information for all kinds of fishing. Just answering the fishing questions reminds me of all the fishing tactics and techniques that you never hear any other fishing shows. So sit back and listen to me destroy the English language!

Tuesday, 07 January 2020

What Anglers Dislike About FishingIn this episode I asked a whole bunch of anglers, women, men, young and old, the question “What Do You Dislike About Fishing”. I asked anglers to tell me their first thoughts to the answers of “What Do You Dislike About Fishing”. Somewhere one word answers and somewhere a few paragraphs long. I found it very amusing and fun what these many anglers thought.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Gray Triggerfish 101Triggerfish 101 gives you all the basics to effectively catch Grey Triggerfish, since most anglers have a hard time doing so. Why fish for Gray Triggerfish? Well they are one of the best eating fish in the ocean and there is an abundance of them. They will challenge your fishing skills like no other bottom feeder. Also being a very Aggressive feeder and relentless in their attacks upon anything they perceive as food

Monday, 03 June 2019

Jack Crevalle 101Though the jack crevalle is widely caught and a great sport it is probably the most disrespected of all the jacks. Part of that is because anglers don’t see it as a food source. If it were a great eating fish, it would be praised. The jack crevalle is a diurnal predator, which means they are most active in the daylight hours. So night fishing is not the best time to target them. The jack crevalle is one of the most powerful swimmers of fish. Jack Crevalle 101 will teach you all you need to know to find and catch Jacks.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Big Game Fishing Reels

Big Game Fishing Reels have a system of designation called the O system. The O indicates that the reel is and ocean fishing reel and it is preceded by a number that represents its size. This was originally how Penn Reels became known. Later on other companies including Penn, Accurate and more started to also designate reels by line class. We talk about the largest fishing reel in the world. This show also teaches you what a Multiplying Reel and how to use hollow core braided line for big game fishing.

Monday, 04 February 2019

Gar Fishing

Gar populates the entire state of Florida, yet many anglers shun them for reasons like not edible and very hard to land. If you like tarpon fishing, you will love gar fishing. Gar are easier to hook up with then tarpon, but much harder to land because of the hard rock like mouth. A mouth loaded with razor sharp teeth. Gar make drag burning runs and leap just like tarpon. Especially the Longnose Gar. Gar are in many states while Florida has 4 Species of Gar. Gar are easy to access whether you fish from land, boat or kayak. Every pond, drainage ditch, lake, river, brackish water, back country, marine estuaries, streams and have gar. We teach you all the basics to go get you some!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Carp Fishing

This weeks episode we talk about fishing for monster carp with our special guest from the UK, Joe Blair. Joe also brought his father along to the studio. Joe and I take you through some carp fishing facts and ways to catch them both here in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Joe has very specific tactics and rigs that he uses to catch big carp. The rigs and tactics are very different from the way I fish for carp in Florida. From bread to boilies, its a fish that will impress you with its power and leaps. I relate to it as our freshwater tarpon, though it runs like a bonefish and jumps like a snook.

Monday, 03 December 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: How To Freeline Mullet For Bait

Anglers have used mullet and finger mullet for years as bait. One of the many questions we have received over the years is this. "I am using a live finger mullet and free lining it, but getting many short strikes" We give approx 12 tips to the short striking problem. We also talk about Florida’s great tripletail fishery and this time of year is a great time to target them along with catching stone crabs. They both go hand in hand. Tripletail techniques, tactics and tips

Monday, 29 October 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fishing Rods 101

Everything you need to know about fishing rods from the rod blank, rod eyes, reel seats, rod foregrip, rod rear grip, rod handle, rod hook keeper, rod gimbals, rod straight butt, rod rear butts, rod splines, rod spines, rod power, rod action, rod, Rod Lengths, rod weights, rod components, rod manufactures, rod tips, roller guides, rod thread, rod epoxy, spinning rods, bait caster rods, conventional rods, surf rods, fly rods, jigging rods, travel rods, one piece rods, two piece rods, rod materials.

Monday, 01 October 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Hooks 101 - Part 2

Hooks 101 Part 2 goes further into knowing what hook to use or choose for having the best fishing success. Things you never knew about fishing hooks and to properly identify which hook to used for what species and the conditions your fishing in. We talk about good fishing books to read that will teach you to be a better angler. The latest fishing news in the last week. Regulation changes, Florida Fishing License free days, red tide and more….

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Barracuda 101Barracuda are one of the most spectacular fighting fish on light tackle with tremendous long runs and high air born jumps. They are ferocious. Probably the most recognizable fish outside of the Shark. With a Long missile like body and a long narrow head with pointed lower jaw bearing noticeably very large teeth. We like all our 101 series teach you how to find them and catch them.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Pier Fishing 101

Pier fishing is a convenient and effective way you can fish in all types of water. With structure, open water, shallow water, deep water.

Pier fishing is a convenient and effective way you can fish in all types of water. With structure, open water, shallow water, deep water. There are so many species of fish year round at piers which are dictated by the season. Piers offer bathrooms, tackle shops and restaurants on them or at the base of them. Many piers are 24 hours, so you can night fish. Piers can have tons of anglers where you can learn the tackle, tactics and techniques to fish them successfully. We walk you through some pier fishing points and facts that might help you become a good pier fishing angler.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Catch All The Fish with Louie The LureWe have a conversation with Louie The Lure, from Catch All The Fish and Louie The Lure Adventures. Louis specializes in educating people about fishing, especially children. Louie is also a graphic design artist who also runs a commercial fishing business for fun. His passion is fishing and teaching it. Louie has designed one of the most unique children’s fishing shirts that have a humor side to the theme. Louie the lure has joined with The Patriotic Angler in the past to help put on children’s fishing seminars in the State of Florida. The last one was in Pensacola, where over 300 children and families attened! They even came from Alabama and Georgia.

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Crappie 101Crappie 101 is a quick guide for basic crappie fishing. One of the best tasting fish in the United States crappie flourish in Florida, yet they are a little-known fishery. We talk crappie habitat, crappie tactics and techniques. We discussed crappie tackle, crappie live bait, crappie artificial wars and the best crappie lakes to fish in the state of Florida. Florida also has two species of crappie the black crappie and the white crappie. The white crappie can only be found into rivers in northern Florida.

Friday, 09 March 2018

Patriotic Angler Podcast: Fish and Hydro AcousticsHow sound effects fish and fishing. Sound plays an important role in the aquatic marine environment. We have a Fisheries Biologist, specializing in North Pacific Salmon in Alaska and Washington State on the show to give you insight on the subject. Brian Bigler is from the Pacific Northwest and is a trained expert on Hydroacoustics. From boat noise to underwater fish sounds, transducer sound and much more. Trolling motors and the things that change these sounds underwater to either spook fish or attract them. Sounds can do both and we take an in-depth look at the subject.

Monday, 05 February 2018

Patriotic Angler Episode 57: Catch and ReleaseCatch and Release Fishing is a great way to help sustain Florida’s Fisheries. Practice Responsible Angling and Decide Before You hit the water to keep or release your catch.Select appropriate gear. Choose the right size rod and reel and the best hooks to land and release your catch quickly.

Thursday, 02 November 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 53: Fishing Reel Maintenance and WarrantyThe actual facts about fishing reel maintenance and warranty. Not your you tube hero’s made up facts about cleaning your fishing reel or its warranty procedure. We have on the show a national certified fishing reel service and warranty center expert. Mr Mattmuller has been fixing/repairing/cleaning fishing reels under warranty for all the major fishing reel manufactures and more, for one of the top service and repair centers in the United States. Listen in and get the most out of your fishing reels for a long time. Tips, tricks and more for all your fishing reels.

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 46: Black Drum 101

One of the most underrated fish, is the black drum. The patriotic angler will teach you how to catch black drum. Where to catch black drum. When you catch black drum. Black drum biology. What baits to use for black drum. What lures to use to catch black drum. Techniques for black drum, tackle for black drum, tactics for black drum tides for black drum. Black drum for table fair. Interesting facts about black drum. Rules and regulations for black drum. Stories about black drum and more.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 42: Florida

Florida’s greatest fishing spot, Weedon Island preserve. Weedon Island preserve is located in Pinellas County Florida. The preserve is 3700 acres of pure law fishing ecstasy. There might be no place in Florida that has produced more Snook redfish and trout than the waters in and around Weedon Island. The patriotic angler tells you why Weedon Island is such a great fishery. We also talk about the history of Weedon Island and how it came to be. We urge every angler that likes to fish for Snook redfish and trout, the so-called inshore slam to fish Weedon Island preserve. It will change your fishing forever.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 38: Grouper Fishing 101Everything you need to know about grouper. Grouper Tips, grouper biology, grouper habitat, grouper locations, grouper seasons, grouper baits, grouper lures, grouper rigs, grouper weights…and more

Monday, 19 June 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 33: How to Catch 40 inch SnookThe type of tide and water monster Snook like. The type of baits monster Snook like. The locations and areas that monster Snook like. Everything monster Snook and more.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 30: Tarpon 101Everything you need to know to catch Tarpon. Tarpon biology, Tarpon areas, Tarpon habitat, Tarpon live baits, Tarpon cut baits, Tarpon Lures, Tarpon tactics….did we say this was about Tarpon Yet?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 25: How to Catch More Fish On Lures and Choosing The Right LureSecret tips on choosing a fishing lure. The three lures that everyone should have. How to work a fishing lure. How to fine tune a lure. Fishing in smart territory.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 21 - Grouper Trolling 101The ten best secrets and questions to know, when trolling for grouper. Fishing for grouper inside the Skyway bridge, the shipping channel and Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Fishing Report. Bass fishing and its boats.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 17 - Spotted Seatrout 101All you need to know about Spotted Seatrout. Seatrout Biology, Seatrout Habitat, Seatrout Tactics and Techniques, Seatrout Tackle. What, where, when, why and how to fish and catch Spotted Seatrout, Conservation, Ask A Captain question explaining in depth how moon phases effect fishing. Fishing Tip of the Week.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Patriotic Angler Episode 13 - The Life of Capt Blake SmithCaptain Blake Smith talks about his life as Bass and Redfish tournament professional. Why he fishes, his greatest accomplishments, what he tells new anglers to do and not to do, his favorite fish to catch and more.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 9 - Kingfish BasicsAll you need to know about Kingfishing. Effectively Fishing for Sheepshead in the Apalachicola River. FWC Saltwater free fishing day with no license. Tarpon Fishing Outfitters Customer Appreciation Day. Michael Dawson former president of the USF fishing team/club talks tournament fishing and being the new owner of the Patriotic Jig Company.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Patriotic Angler Episode 5 - Cobia 101

Everything you possibly need to know about Cobia – Cobia Biology – Cobia Habitat – Cobia Tactics – Cobia Tips for this time of the year. Cobia baits, lures and tackle. Keeping Cobia. Learning facts about the species you target which will help you pattern fish and their behavior.

Friday, 14 October 2016


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