How-to Fish

Under the Boat: Basic Bottom FishingIf you learn how to read the bottom, it will help tremendously in bringing fish to the top. This article explains how to read bottoms, and what to do when you see certain types of structure.

By GHMOF Staff on Friday, 19 June 2020. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Catch Tarpon Fishing from Bridges and PiersThis article was from a few years ago, but provides a complete (and simple) way to catch this season’s silver kings.

By Staff at TOF on Monday, 08 April 2019. Posted in Fighting a Fish, Saltwater, How-to Fish, Tarpon

Dock Fishing in the Winter Part IIIn this article we will touch on the proper way to get your bait far under the dock where fish generally are going to be set up waiting for a meal.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. Posted in How-to Fish, Techniques

Twisted Dropper LoopStep by step instructions to make a double twisted Dropper Loop fishing knot.

By pee cee on Thursday, 15 November 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

The Ten Most Popular Weights and Their UsesThe right sinker won’t bring you down.

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in Terminal, How-to Fish, Tackle

Catching Snook in the Rivers

By Captain Jim Klopfer on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Still the Best Article on the SiteStill the most popular article on our site this instructional article from Captain Dave teaches you what you need to know.

By Captain Dave on Monday, 23 July 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Sardines on your Dinner PlateSardines – bait or dinner? You tell us.

By IAN GILBERT on Tuesday, 05 June 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

ForbesThe people who read Forbes magazine are a special class of people. Not to offend anybody, but spending must be fun.

By Monte Burke , on Friday, 16 March 2018. Posted in Products, How-to Fish

Crossbow hunting Debate in WyomingHunting with a bow for fish or game falls into the same regulatory categories. What is it like in your state?

By Christine Peterson on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Reading the WaterThis article from a local California paper tells the story of reading water that works on water anywhere in the world.

By Don MOYER on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Redfish Tips from a Louisiana LegendThe outdoors writing community – and flyfishing for redfish – lost a legend recently. Read his story here…

By CATCH CORMIER for the Louisiana Sportsman on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Must-haves for the Perfect Tackle BoxWhat is in the "Perfect" tackle box?

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Bottom WeightsPick the right weights for bottom fishing and you will dramatically improve your chances of getting strikes.

By Staff at TOF on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The Fundamentals of Rigging a Fishing Kite

By Kite Fishing on YouTube on Sunday, 02 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Using a SabikiYou can make your own, but these inexpensive and easily available bait rigs will produce and are only pennies each.

By TOF Staff on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. Posted in Bait, How-to Fish

Fishing "The Ditch"Many of you have caught stripers, and if you haven’t here’s a way to find them, catch them, and win at it.

By Gene Chague on Monday, 05 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The World Carp Classic?A World Carp Classic? Really? Really! This article from New Zealand talks about two guys entering the (serious!) competition.

By FELICITY REID on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Flyfishing on a KayakA lot of our readers are kayakers and a lot of them use flyrods. But it ain’t easy. A story from down under talks reality.

By Ben at Bush and Beach FIshing on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing Where the Fish AreYour chances of catching fish increase greatly when you fish in the right spot.

By staff on Sunday, 14 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Top 10 Tips for Using a Cast NetPicking and using the right cast net brings the intense world of live bait fishing to anybody willing to learn.

By Captain Dave on Friday, 28 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Bucktail Jigging for Pompano is a Blast

Pompano are delicious and jigging is blast.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 09 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Storing Leaders in a Plastic CupThis great article fis worth the read – it’s a great tip about storing your leader material.

By Jim Hendricks on Thursday, 06 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Fly-Fishing Inshore for TroutFlyrods are more popular every day. Speckled trout are among the easiest fish to catch in local waters. Why not combine them?

By Captain Gary Anderson on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Big Snook Pigging Out on PigfishWhat are the best live baits to catch snook in the early summer?

By Captain Dave on Sunday, 12 March 2017. Posted in After the Catch, Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Wading Safety Part I

By Simms on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Picking Effective Crank Baits for Largemouth BassBig Bass Love Cranky Anglers

By Staff at TOF on Monday, 13 February 2017. Posted in Bass Fishing, How-to Fish

The Golden Ghost and Lures for Carp

By Captain Dave on Sunday, 05 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The Fish Finder RigThis is an article you should read once a year. The Fishfinder is the single most effective rig you will ever use. Period.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 22 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Tackle

Catfish, Pitchforks, Rednecks, and the Law...This artifact shows the God Poseidon. Do you think he may have had a closet attraction to sticking catfish with that fork?

By Staff at TOF on Saturday, 31 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

The History of Fishing ReelsFishing with reels is quite ancient – the first images predate the pyramids. This brief article will give you some insight into the history of fishing reels and where they are at now.

By Gary A Anderson on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Fly Fishing, Reels, How-to Fish, Tackle

How to Catch Blue CrabsIn this article, I will tell you how to catch blue crabs, and then, how to cook them!

By Noah Hochman on Monday, 05 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Tips for Fishing for Disabled PeopleThis article was written years ago by a friend of Captain Mel Berman’s named Chris Hofstader and his wife Susan. I had it as part of the content for the book Skinny that we wrote together, and it remains the best article I’ve found on fishing — and sharing our love of the sport — for people injured and "challenged".

By The Publisher on Monday, 28 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Fight a Fish

By GHMOF Staff on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Late Fall Reds on the BeachAdult Redfish, over 27 inches long, are for the most part offshore fish. In Florida, we catch them inside the bays only during the spawn; typically August through October.

By Bomber Lures on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Gold Series Inshore Rod from Ohero

The first rod ever made in the Ohero inshore rod series. It has all the qualities of a more expensive rod, but was built with value in mind. Also field tested by professional fishermen on the water, not in a factory.

on Monday, 10 October 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing the WeatherIf you read my stuff, you know that I talk a lot about the past. I often mention indigenous people or American Indians[this is the correct term preferred by American Iindians]. There were literally thousands of cultural groups nationwide and a few dozen major ones here in Florida. They were no nicer to each other than the Europeans were to them, Europeans simply had advanced technology and diseases to which the indigenous had no natural antibodies and the rest is history.

By Gary Poyssick on Thursday, 29 September 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Catch Kingfish: Part I - Trolley RigThis article is the first of a three-part series, about three different rigs used to catch kingfish from shore; from North Carolina to Florida.

By Kevin Stewart on Monday, 02 May 2016. Posted in Kingfish, Saltwater, How-to Fish

How to Pick the Right Charter

With spring approaching, many people are looking for fishing charters to get out and enjoy the nice Florida weather and bend the rod on some cooperative fish. Whether you choose me or another captain in the Bay area, do your due diligence before hiring someone.

By Captain Tim Whitfield on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Catching Largemouth Bass on Sunny Winter DaysFishing for America’s Favorite Sport Fish on Sunny Winter Mornings

By GHMOF Team on Monday, 08 February 2016. Posted in Bass Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, How-to Fish, Tackle

Best Trick for Catching SheepsheadLearning to bury the bait.

By GHMOF Team on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish, Sheepshead

Fly Casting for BeginnersEverything you need to know to get started in the challenging world of fly fishing.

By GHMOF Team on Monday, 18 January 2016. Posted in Fly Fishing, How-to Fish

Power Plant Water Leads to Local Winter CobiaCobia don’t all go to Miami for winter. Some stay local enjoying warm power plant water.

By Paul Kimpel on Saturday, 05 December 2015. Posted in Finding Fish, How-to Fish

Fishing CourtesyWatch Out for Nearby Anglers and Boats.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Friday, 24 April 2015. Posted in Fishing Stories , How-to Fish

Understanding Fishing Hooks - Sizes and How to Choose OneAlthough fishing hooks are one of the most essential pieces of fishing gear, there are many differences between types of hooks and hook size.

By TOF Staff on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Posted in How-to Fish

Deep-Drop Fishing at 100 Fathoms – A Lesson Learned100 fathoms is way down.

By Rubin Bahar on Friday, 20 March 2015. Posted in Offshore Fishing, How-to Fish

The Big Bad Cane PoleGet a cane pole.

By The Online Fisherman Staff on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Fishing Rods, How-to Fish, Tackle

Fishing with SpoonsAll you need is one good spoon.

By Captain David M Rieumont on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in Using lures, How-to Fish, Techniques

Snook Reopens in Atlantic State WatersTime for snook in Atlantic!

By FWC on Friday, 30 January 2015. Posted in Snook-cat, Saltwater, How-to Fish

One Week Left for Snook on West CoastSnook season closes December 1, 2014.

By Kevin Stewart on Monday, 24 November 2014. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish

How to Fish Successfully from ShoreShore fishing is something that doesn’t require an investment in engines, gas or expenses associated with boating. But, it can be as productive as fishing from a $60,000 center console. A lot of us that have boats should consider spending more of our time with our angling feet on the ground. This article will give you some insight into how to increase your shore bound results.

By Gary Poyssick on Friday, 19 June 2020. Posted in How-to Fish

The Basic Improved Clinch Knot

By Gary Poyssick on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Posted in How-to Fish

Dock Fishing in the Winter Part IThese series of articles underscores what many of us think is the most challenging and entertaining category of winter inshore action on saltwater — fishing residential docks!

By Staff at TOF on Monday, 07 January 2019. Posted in How-to Fish

Inshore of the Inshore: Fishing Brackish Florida WatersYaking the brackish waters of our canals, streams and rivers will pit you up against some hefty critters

By Captain Gary A Anderson on Thursday, 15 November 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Solunar Tables Help Find FishThe sun does not dictate when or where fish will be feeding — the Moon does.

By The Publisher on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in Finding Fish, How-to Fish

Terms to Know When Buying a BoatUnderstanding terminology and words when buying your next boat.

By Gary A Anderson on Friday, 14 September 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

High Speed and Bass BoatsDo you have to run 70mph to win a bass tournament? We think it’s nuts but the pros bet on it.

By Claudette Riley on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Crappie are Crappie are CrappieCrappie are caught all over the country and if you never ate one, you gotta try one. Here are 4 Crappie Keys.

By Larry LaGrange on Friday, 27 April 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Hook Injuries: Part IEvery get a hook in your hand? Or your friend’s ear? Learn how to (more likely) avoid this common injury.

By Staff at TOF on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Fishing injuries and accidents, How-to Fish

Drone FishingWhen does fishing become something digital?

By Matt Labash on Friday, 26 January 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Tungsten Vs LeadDo you use lead lures? This ice fishing article talks about their use of tungsten, which we should consider.

By Steve Griffin for The Midland Daily News on Saturday, 02 December 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Five Ways to Introduce Kids to Fly FishingAn excellent article that talks about the five important things you need to know to get your kids sharing your pastime.

By Spencer Durrant on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Using Lures - Action or CadenceExactly how you add action to your lures can make a huge difference in the results you achieve. Check this out.

By Captain David M Rieumont on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in Using lures, How-to Fish, Techniques

How to Clean SheepsheadSheepies are among the tastiest fish we can catch – and the hardest to clean. Watch this, and don’t forget the head!

By Staff at TOF on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wading in South CarolinaWading is one of our favorite kinds of fishing. How’s it been for you in Florida? South Carolina reports are not great.

By RICHARD EHRENKAUFER "DR. BOGUS REPORTS" on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Take the Fine Line TestThere’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot — Steven Wright

By Captain Tim Whitfield on Sunday, 18 June 2017. Posted in Fighting a Fish, How-to Fish, Techniques

The wind can be your friendWe talk about wind a lot – it is part and parcel of every angler’s life. It can be a blessing or a curse, depending 🙂

By Wayne Hooper on Monday, 05 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing For The Golden GhostEver think of catching a twenty or thirty pound freshwater fish on six pound test leader? Read on!

By Captain Dave on Saturday, 27 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

How a Drag System WorksDrag systems can make the difference between a trophy and losing what might have been a trophy. Learn how the work.

By Staff at TOF on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Select Tackle

Just DonEver been in the water with a 600 lb bull shark? Me neither. But the first mate sure was – and had no problem at all with it.

By Gary Poyssick on Sunday, 07 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

How To Retrieve a Hung-Up LureDo not lose any more lures than you need to. This article will show you how to retrieve more of the ones stuck in the trees.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 23 April 2017. Posted in Using lures, How-to Fish

How to Set a HookThis original ask-a-captain response will help most of our readers catch more fish.

By Captain Dave on Saturday, 08 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

You Don’t Have to Find the Fish -- Let the Fish Find YouEven fish that rely mostly on eyesight to find bait still have great smell sense. Other fish rely almost totally on smell.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 02 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Site Casting and Wading from a Kayak

By Jeff Bonham on YouTube on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Want the Big Trout? WadeWe talk a lot about wade fishing here in Florida. This story from Masson in Louisiana tells the story too.

By Todd Masson on Friday, 10 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

12 Tips for Catching Live Bait

By Captain David M Rieumont on Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Money Spent on Fishing Classes May Be Well Worth ItHow much time do you have to really teach your kids or friends (or yourself) how to catch more fish? Ever go to school?

By Ron Hustvedt on Monday, 13 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Bass Fishing as a High School SubjectTeaching kids in high school how to find, locate, catch, and release largemouth makes for great kids and a cool story.

By Flip Putthoff on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Shallow Water Anchor: Boat Control and PositioningThe right anchor lets you keep your boat where it needs to be. Skinny water positioning can be the most challenging.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 15 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wade Fishing: Gear, Bait & TackleThe ins, outs, and getting wet.

By Gary Poyssick on Friday, 30 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Catch SheepsheadSometimes we find these stories laying around that are just too good to throw away. This story about how to catch sheepshead – a key and critical wintertime target species – is sure one of them.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish, Sheepshead

Fishing on the Edge (How NOT to lose a fish)

By Gary Poyssick on Sunday, 04 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing Games Can Help Develop SkillsIf you fish as much as we do — or spend as much time talking, writing, and thinking about fishing as we do, it can hardly be called a game. We take fishing very seriously.

By GHMOF Staff on Sunday, 27 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Clean a FishA lot of people ask us about the best way to clean fish, and our normal response is to ask them what they intend to do with them. Depending on your intended recipe, there are three primary ways to clean a fish.

By Gary Poyssick on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

The Natural Jig

The natural jig is what old-timers used to call a combination of a bare jig head and a chunk of fresh-cut shrimp or sardine tail.

By Frank Sargeant on Friday, 04 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Shiners: A Sure Way to Double-Digit BassIf I had a favorite uncle coming to Florida for a weekend and his life’s ambition was to catch a ten-pound Bass, I’d be pretty much out of luck making his dream come true if he insisted on catching that Bass on artificial lures.

By Frank Sargeant on Wednesday, 05 October 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Choosing the right parts for the downrigger.Choosing the right parts for the downrigger.

By GHMOF Staff on Friday, 02 September 2016. Posted in Trolling, How-to Fish, Techniques

Fly Casting Tips for Saltwater Fly Fishing

By TOF Team on Monday, 20 June 2016. Posted in Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Top 10 Tips for Catching Cobia

The cobia is among the strongest fighting, yet finest tasting, fish in the sea.

on Monday, 18 April 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Use Topwater Lures

By Kevin Stewart on Monday, 07 March 2016. Posted in Using lures, How-to Fish, Techniques

Your Oldest ReelWhen maintenance becomes an obsession.

By GHMOF Team on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Posted in Maintaining Fishing Tackle, Reels, How-to Fish, Tackle

Dock Fishing - Part IVShooting Docks – The Art of Dock Shooting

By GHMOF Team on Friday, 22 January 2016. Posted in Casting, How-to Fish, Techniques

Fishing in the ColdThe time between the beginnings of fall – September, let’s say – and the first real cold snap is an interesting time for the angling community.

By GHMOF Pro Staff on Wednesday, 13 January 2016. Posted in Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Alabama Rig is So Good People DonA rig that catches fish too well?

By Andy Poss on Saturday, 28 November 2015. Posted in Freshwater, How-to Fish

The Guide to Baitcasting RodsBaitcasting rods are great for certain types of fishing. Take a few minutes to zip through our 12 Top Tips from local experts.

By TOF Editorial Team on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. Posted in Fishing Rods, How-to Fish, Select Tackle, Tackle

Surf Fishing is Great Springtime FunFishing from shore is cheap and effective.

By Kevin Stewart on Monday, 30 March 2015. Posted in Shore Fishing, How-to Fish, Techniques

Feel the BiteWas That a Nibble or a Bite?

By Kevin Stewart on Friday, 20 March 2015. Posted in Setting the Hook, How-to Fish, Techniques

Monofilament Fishing Lines ComparedMonofilament lines are not all the same.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Tuesday, 24 February 2015. Posted in Line, How-to Fish, Tackle

Bonefish on a Fly - ThereWade in a few feet, toss your fly and get a great fight.

By Kevin Stewart on Friday, 06 February 2015. Posted in Saltwater, Fly Fishing, How-to Fish

Sheepshead Facts - Plus 10 Bonus Tips From ExpertsSheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) is a member of the porgy family, Sparidae.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish, Sheepshead

Spinning Reels -- Educational Portalsspining reels should match the rod.

By TOF Editorial Team on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Posted in Reels, How-to Fish, Tackle

Kite FishingIf you can’t reach that spot where the fish are, use a kite.

By Staff at TOF on Wednesday, 08 May 2019. Posted in How-to Fish

Redfish HeavenChasing monster reds in the Louisiana backwater is not for the faint of heart.

By Fred Garth on Wednesday, 06 February 2019. Posted in How-to Fish, Travel

Winter Night Fishing: Techniques and Places To GoNight-fishing is better than watching TV.

By Captain David M. Rieumont on Tuesday, 18 December 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

LetGift time is approaching. We are gonna start listing things we know work. And don’t forget if you spend we earn. Not much 🙂

By Staff at TOF on Monday, 12 November 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

The Fish Hook Scale and How to Use ItWhat hook size should I use to catch fish, and how do I read the hook scale?

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing 101: Etiquette

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 14 September 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Underspin JigsAnything Frank Sargeant writes is worth reading. This story about one of the best crappie (and bass) jigs is no different.

By Frank Sargeant, The Huntsville Times on Sunday, 17 June 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Casting a Flavored PelletFishing in Great Britain is a class act. This is a simple story about a big catfish, but the flavor rings Europe.

By Graeme Copas on Monday, 16 April 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Catch PompanoThis is from a captain long gone – Captain Mel Berman along with Gary Poyssick and Mike Plastic. The secret to pompano.

By Captain Mel Berman on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Ice Fishing Anyone?The cold stops most of us in Florida. In states where lakes freeze over, it’s only a different season – the fish cooperate.

By CHRISTINE A. VERSTRAETE on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Migrating Birds as Fish Finders

By Bob Maindelle on Monday, 13 November 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Southern Comfort Style ChumThis article given to the site was one of the best reads in the past five years. If you have not read it, try it.

By Rob Darner on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

More Trolling TipsLearning anything is a process, not an event. That’s true with trolling. This is one of several articles we have about it.

By Staff at TOF on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Using Lipped LuresIn the summertime (and all year) fish are often deeper than most lures can reach. These deep divers do the job and do it well

By Captain David M Rieumont on Thursday, 13 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The right landing net for the right fishDo you use a net to release fish? This story will help you know why they’re so important and how to choose the right one!

By Jeff Knapp on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

What is a mayfly and why do fish love them?You might never have fished with an artificial Mayfly, but this story will fascinate you nonetheless.

By Mark Blazis on Friday, 16 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

On being an Award Winning anglerThis conversation about becoming an award winning angler – if only in your mind – has a life lesson to teach about fish.

By Mike Bleech on Sunday, 04 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The Lunar in SolunarDo you really understand what solunar tables are? Or how they related to the moon and how that relates to behavior?

By Captain Dave on Saturday, 27 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Saltwater Catfish a Fun Catch and Delicious TreatHardheaded fried catfish is scrumptious.

By FWC on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Kayak Fishing Under the StarsA large majority of anglers never fish at night, while some only fish when the stars are out. Are you both or just one?

By David Boggs on Saturday, 06 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Kayak Fishing

The History of FishingPeople have been fishing as long as they have been hunting. They fished with hooks 5,000 or more years ago.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 16 April 2017. Posted in Fishing Stories , How-to Fish

How to Win a Kingfish TournamentKingfish tournaments are all the rage in the springtime and any decent angler can win the big money with hard work. and luck.

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 07 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Last Season of River MonstersIf you’re like us, you have lots time watching Animal Planet’s River Monster and its star Jeremy Wade. This is the last year.

By Seat42F on Animal Planet on Thursday, 30 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Barotrauma: Anglers now have more options to maximize survival of released fishFor nearly three years we no longer need to vent deep water fish. But we still do. How about you?

By TOF Staff on Friday, 17 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Truly Understanding Solunar TablesDo you really understand tides? How important are they? Is there anything else you should be watching? The answer is yes.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 26 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wade Fishing the Old Fashioned WayAll we needed as kids to wade were a tight pair of blue jeans with our socks over the top to keep our crabs. And now?

By Staff at TOF on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish, Saltwater Fishing

Trouble Sleeping? Fix your Cicadian Rythm in a TentHaving a hard time sleeping? Try doing it outside in the dark near a campfire. You might just be amazed. Leave your phone.

By Derek Markham on Sunday, 12 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Reel News

Hook and Line Commercial Fishing

By Meredith Goad on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Drone Anglers Start with Coke BottlesWant to learn how to fish with a drone? Try starting with Coke bottles – it will give you the feel you need to succeed…

By Staff at TOF on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Kayak Fishing – Getting StartedPeople are taking up kayak fishing in record numbers.

By GHMOF Staff on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish, Kayak Fishing

Guy Harvey Origami Ornament DownloadDeck out your halls with a Guy Harvey-inspired ornament. Watch our videos or download & follow the instructions below on these origami templates to create your own Guy Harvey-inspired ornaments.

By GHMOF Staff on Saturday, 10 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Fall and Winter Snook and Bass?Salt and Freshwater Species Share the Fall Bite…

By Captain Gary A Anderson on Wednesday, 30 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

The Art of Selecting a New Fly RodThe art of selecting a new fly rod is just that, an art. So much so as the art of fly fishing being an art. If you don’t understand the art, you can’t partake in the art effectively. Man that sounds snooty, but it’s true. Let’s talk about what you need to know about your upcoming selection Picasso. For the sake of this conversation we are talking about saltwater fly rods.

By Captain Pat Horrigan on Saturday, 26 November 2016. Posted in Fishing Rods, Fly Fishing, How-to Fish, Tackle

Five Do-It-Yourself PVC Fishing ProjectsAre you a DIY type of person who not only likes to fish but save money? Well, we scoured the Internet and found five projects that you can do at home to save you some money while increasing your catches. So head out to the local hardware store, pick up some PVC and have fun.

By GHMOF Staff on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Getting Ready to Fish in the Fall and WinterFlorida has cold days too so be ready.

By Gary Poyssick on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Fall Redfishing on Tampa Bay

There’s good Redfishing somewhere around the Tampa Bay area pretty much 12 months a year, but the average fish gets a lot larger and the schools get a lot easier to find starting in early September and continuing on through October most years. That’s the time the adult Redfish that have been prowling off the beaches and around the offshore reefs all summer swarm into the passes and larger bays to spawn.

By Frank Sargeant on Wednesday, 05 October 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Fishing with Jigs

By GHMOF Staff on Tuesday, 02 August 2016. Posted in How-to Fish, Tackle

How to Catch Redfish in the Heat of the Summer

By Captain Erick DeSpirt on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. Posted in How-to Fish, Saltwater Fishing

The King & I

By Captain Dave Sutton on Thursday, 31 March 2016. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish, Tarpon

March Freshwater Forecast

on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How to Cook FishHow do I cook the fish that I catch?!

By GHMOF Team on Tuesday, 26 January 2016. Posted in After the Catch, How-to Fish

Bait Casting ReelsGaining Leverage

By TOF Staff on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in Reels, How-to Fish, Tackle

Fishing the Flats: 12 Important Tips

By Kevin Stewart on Saturday, 26 December 2015. Posted in Finding Fish, How-to Fish, Techniques

Using Suspension Lures with Braided Line

Posted in Line, How-to Fish, Tackle

History of Ft. DesotoCatch 60 Species in Six Inches of Water.

By The Publisher on Wednesday, 08 April 2015. Posted in Trip Planning, How-to Fish, Techniques

Springtime Cleaning Tips for a Fishing RodKeep the rod clean and it will serve you well.

By The Publisher on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Different Types of Lures and How to Choose One

By Kevin Stewart on Wednesday, 18 March 2015. Posted in Using lures, How-to Fish, Techniques

As Freshwater Fishing Heats Up Be Sure to Enter the Contests!Come get some Crappie in Florida’s breeding season.

By FWC on Friday, 13 February 2015. Posted in Bass Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Using Center Pin ReelsCenter Pin Reels look like fly reels but they’re not; they represent

By The Online Fisherman Staff on Friday, 30 January 2015. Posted in Reels, How-to Fish, Tackle

Sharks 101 and Much MoreHere is how you catch Jaws, or maybe his little sister.

By TOF on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish, Shark Fishing

Hook Injuries

By Matthew on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Posted in Fishing injuries and accidents, How-to Fish

Let Them Live or Eat ThemThere are plenty of stories about how to release a fish. But this one we just found is among the best.

By Jamie Drake on Wednesday, 01 May 2019. Posted in How-to Fish

Follow the Alafia River to Pristine Fish

By TOF Staff on Monday, 04 February 2019. Posted in How-to Fish

Big Boat Angling TipsHere are 10 tips that will change the game for inexperienced anglers on bigger boats.

By Captain Nick Gonzalez on Friday, 16 November 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Choosing the Right Fly for Fly FishingBe prepared with a fly sewing kit.

By Captain Pat Horrigan on Friday, 02 November 2018. Posted in Fly Fishing, How-to Fish

Eyes of an Eagle: Sight Fishing the Flats

By Captain Pat Horrigan on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Back to the Past for KingfishFall is Kingfish season but this extensive how-to article covers all the seasons – and all the basics.

By Staff at TOF on Thursday, 30 August 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Florida Pier Fishing 101Don’t shrug off pier fishing until you’ve had a chance to try it. Our local piers can fill a table with Pompano, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Mangrove, Mutton, and other Snapper, and even Grouper.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. Posted in Fishing Piers in Florida, How-to Fish

The World of Beach BuggiesBeach buggies – real 4-wheelers – are popular on NJ Beaches. They’re not likely to appear here anytime soon.

By JAY MANN on Saturday, 24 March 2018. Posted in How-to Fish, Reel News

How to Catch CobiaThese awesome fish can look like a shark till you see the lateral line – but they fight and taste like few fish in the sea.

By Captain Dave on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in How-to Fish

Cold Texas and DOAA 17lb Speckled Trout we the result of these guys fishing together, and one of them brought us DOA shrimp among other lures.

By David Sikes on Saturday, 16 December 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

All About the MathFrom the size of your shoes to the size of your rod and the diameter of your tippets, it is all about the numbers.

By Dave Coulson on Monday, 13 November 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

More than a few things to see - fishing the Gulf in LouisianaThe only thing we didn’t do was crab. A day on the waters of Louisiana.

By Louis Bonnette on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Using Shrimp for BaitThe best bait of all are live bait. The best live bait – arguably – for Florida fishing are the natural shrimp our fish eat.

By Captain Dave on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Secret Cream and Secret Fishing SpotsDo you have a secret spot? How secret is it, really?

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 25 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The Musical Fiddler CrabFiddler crabs look like they’re playing a musical instrument, and are among the most effective live baits there are.

By RICHARD EHRENKAUFER on Thursday, 15 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

The sunny side of sunfish

By BILL HARDING on Sunday, 04 June 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Float Fishing the Coeur d’AleneWe do a lot of wade fishing. In the Pacific Northwest they do a lot of wade fishing too. But float fishing is part of life.

By Alan Liere on Thursday, 25 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

FatherWe strongly suggest the Fathers out there SHARE this article with the Moms in their lives.

By Staff at TOF on Sunday, 14 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Making the Best Use of Space in Your KayakMore readers fish kayaks here than fish motor boats. Learn how to better handle what little space you have.

By Jeff on Thursday, 04 May 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Kayak Fishing

Flyfishing for Specked TroutSpeckled trout are abundant and easy to find. If you want to try flyfishing they are an excellent place to begin.

By Bob McNally for Jacksonville.com on Sunday, 09 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wading Belize with a FlyrodSome places in the world can be shocking, they are so beautiful. If you fish the long rod, Belize is top on the list of them.

By JON GLUCK on Thursday, 06 April 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Using Floats for Bottom FishingFloats are bobbers, right? They float, right? Wrong. Read this story about using cork floats for bottom fishing.

By Staff at TOF on Thursday, 23 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wading? A Thirteen Lb Jack in Ankle-Deep Water

By That Grom Guy on YouTube on Thursday, 16 March 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

Wading Safety Part II

By Simms on Friday, 24 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish

What Makes a Good GuideWhat makes a good guide? It is way more than knowing where to catch fish or how to remove a hook from a client.

By Pat Straub on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Reel News

Fishing in the Winter WindsWatch those northeasters.

By Staff at TOF on Friday, 10 February 2017. Posted in Inshore Fishing, How-to Fish

A Kayak from Three Sheets of PlywoodA DIY Kayak? Designed by a top boat builder? Yup. Check out Nick Schade’s boat designs.

By Nick Schade on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Posted in How-to Fish, Tackle

Mangrove Snapper at the BridgesFishing with Vance Tice and his partner Captain Charley at local bridges for snapper…

By Gary Poyssick on Monday, 02 January 2017. Posted in Mangrove Snapper, Saltwater, How-to Fish

Wine Cork FloatsThe practice is reminiscent of a tactic my grandfather used to fool big largemouth bass in the clear waters of a spring fed Florida creek.

By Captain Phil Thompson on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

How To Catch Freshwater RedfishIt was a hot summer July night in Tampa Bay. I had never fished before and my brother invited me to go fishing with him for the 200th time and something in me finally said, "OK, let’s do it".

By GHMOF Staff on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Running and Gunning Bait

By Kevin Stewart on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Cast Net UseChoosing the proper cast net is of the utmost importance if you are to be successful when trying to catch bait.

By Captain David M Rieumont on Saturday, 26 November 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Catching Peacock Bass in the WinterPeacock Bass are the new hot species in Florida, and their spread over the southern part of the State has been rapid and there are a good number of anglers that specifically target them. This short article about Catching Peacock Bass in the Wintertime is part of our Portal Pages, featuring how to fish, when and where to fish for many of the nation’s top sports fish.

By Gary Poyssick on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. Posted in Peacock Bass, Freshwater, How-to Fish

Is Fishing Luck or Skill?

Every fisherman has been faced with the question–is fishing luck? There is no doubt the response to this question is opinionated, but here is my response.

By Max Rieumont on Friday, 28 October 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Casting for Shallow Grouper

If you’ve never had a fish literally put you on your knees, you may want to try casting for the Gag Grouper that hang on the shallow rocks a few miles off the coast between the Gulf Coast Villages of Chassahowitzka and Crystal River this fall.

By Frank Sargent on Monday, 03 October 2016. Posted in Grouper, Offshore Fishing, How-to Fish

How to Fish the Flats: DriftingThe entire West Central Gulf of Mexico is one big grass flat if you know where to find them. Drifting them is the most effective way to find out what’s waiting for you.

By The Online Fisherman Team on Monday, 27 June 2016. Posted in Boating, Inshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, How-to Fish

on Thursday, 05 May 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Catching Largemouth Bass in the Spring

Each spring, Largemouth Bass – including the big females that are usually only offshore – travel close to shore for their annual spring spawning event.

on Monday, 28 March 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

A Coastal Confession

By Tim Whitfield on Monday, 29 February 2016. Posted in How-to Fish

Storing Fish for ConsumptionProper handling and storage are the keys to keeping your fish as fresh as possible.

By GHMOF Team on Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in After the Catch, How-to Fish

Wire LeaderA quick primer on using wire leaders.

By GHMOF Team on Tuesday, 19 January 2016. Posted in Line, How-to Fish, Tackle

Dock Fishing in the Winter: Part III - Positioning Your BoatIn this article we will touch on the proper way to position your boat to help get your bait in the strike zone (under the dock!).

By The Online Fisherman Team on Monday, 21 December 2015. Posted in Casting, How-to Fish, Techniques

Keys Fishing: Mangrove Snapper On the ReefsFishing for Mangrove Snapper is fun no matter where you are — but it’s even more fun in the Keys. Here is how you do it.

By Julie DeStefano – TOF Staff Writer on Friday, 26 June 2015. Posted in Mangrove Snapper, Saltwater, How-to Fish

What are the Best Fishing Jigs to Use?

By GHMOF Staff on Friday, 03 April 2015. Posted in Terminal, How-to Fish, Tackle

Cops and Plastic Donuts, or Fishing with Artificial LuresGive a cop a plastic donut and cach a bullet.

By The Publisher on Monday, 23 March 2015. Posted in Fishing Stories , How-to Fish

Picking a Camera for Outdoors PhotographyThe Proper Camera Makes for a Better Outdoor Picture.

By Kevin Stewart on Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in Electronics, How-to Fish, Tackle

Caught in Flight With Greg PolandAre you ready to catch the big one?

By Captain Greg Poland on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in How-to Fish, Techniques

The Snook That Hooked Me - LiterallyHook the fish, not yourself!

By Captain Gary A. Anderson on Friday, 30 January 2015. Posted in Saltwater Fishing, How-to Fish

Pompano Busting Out in Early Winter

Pompano are here in November.

By TOF Editorial Team on Monday, 24 November 2014. Posted in Saltwater, How-to Fish

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