Tripletail are a prehistoric looking fish that like to float next to debris or trap balls. There are several ways to fish for them including Flyfishing, live bait and lures. I have found a few other techniques that have caught fish that used to simply leave me frustrated. Join me today to discuss some tactics that might help you convert a shot to a beautiful Tripletail fillet on the plate.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about permit, and it’s no secret that permit is my favorite fish. And there’s a reason for that. I was fortunate enough to start guiding in Key West, Florida which is the epicenter of permit fishing. So I found myself in a place where it was the best place to fish for permit but I did not know much about the species at the time.
Moving to a new area can be a challenge, even if you are an avid fisherman, you could be put in a place that is out of your element. Maybe you are a great saltwater fishermen but you move to an area where you are freshwater fishing (or visa versa). Well here are some things that you could do to get comfortable in a new area and learn how to fish there.
Occasionally you get in a situation when you need to tie two dissimilar pieces of monofilament or fluorocarbon together. By dissimilar I mean 20 lb to 10 lb or in trout fishing it could be 2x to 4x. One might be much larger, and you could step down but you don’t have the right size. Or in tarpon fishing you might have a 10 pound line and want to put a 25 pound shock-tippet on there.
One of the most fun things to do as a fisherman or hunter is to go visit new places. We are extremely fortunate to have fishing and hunting lodges all around the world that specialize in virtually every species you may want to pursue. The locations can be spacious 5-star lodges, a backcountry tent camp or tight quarters on a mothership. Either way, there is some etiquette to follow when visiting a lodge to make sure that you and all other visitors have a good time.
Have you ever caught a bonefish on a jig where you did not see the bone fish you were just blind casting? Well, a lot of people do that and it is a very, very, very effective way to add a few fish to your days total. I learned this from the king of blind casting for bonefish, Mitch Howell. He has won so many tournaments in the Florida Keys and has scored so many points by using this technique and it is very simple.
Have you ever been to a national park and wished you could live there? Maybe even work there? Well when I was younger I worked on Yellowstone National Park and that is what sparked my interest in working in the outdoors. So I sat down with the head of Marketing for Xanterra, Rick Hoeninghausen, and he explains exactly the steps to apply to live and work on a National Park.
If you have ever wanted to work on any of the following National Parks, you need to check out this podcast on how to apply there: Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, Glacier National Park, The Oasis At Death Valley, Cedar Creek Lodge, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Rocky Mountain National Park
Hurricane Dorian is still over the Bahamas and from the videos that I have seen it is unbelievable how bad it is. I thought a good podcast for today would be How To Help the Bahamas. The ways in which you can help are through supplies, finances, time or physical efforts and the organizations you can give to are coming together now.
Josh Thomas of Vibe Kayaks lives by the motto; “getting more of out there and less of in here,” and he joins me today to talk about one way of “getting more of out there” which is kayak fishing. I asked Josh what his quick little introduction to kayak fishing would be and he gave me some great pointers on how to get into kayak fishing and what factors to consider. When looking into kayak fishing you need to decide what you are going to use the kayak for, there are many different kinds of boats, and similarly, many different kinds of kayaks. What kind of water are you going to be fishing in? What kind of fish are you fishing for? How do you want to rig your kayak? Do you want to be standing and stable or paddling and quick?