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New Product Introduction: LiveTarget Hollow Body Crawfish

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There’s no question that LiveTarget’s new Hollow Body Crawfish is going to be a monster in the bass fishing world. In fact, the lure already captured top honors at ICAST 2018 picking up the Best Freshwater Soft Body Lure Award. But when Sid Dobrin and David Walker talk about the lure, they’ve got redfish on […]

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CCA: Feds Set Sights on Red Drum

The Coastal Conservation Association began circulating this message today regarding NOAA Fisheries‘ proposed plans for a new red drum management plan. Inventive Fishing supports CCA in this position , so we thought we’d share their message: The federal government’s management of Gulf fisheries has created some of the most chaotic, dysfunctional and unsatisfactory fisheries in […]

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Elliot Stevens Wins IFA Kayak Event at Punta Gorda, FL

Elliot Stevens, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, measured a combined limit of 51.75 inches to win the first regular-season event for the Florida West Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on March 8 at Punta Gorda, Florida. The angler took home $1,500 and a Power-Pole Micro Anchor for his first-place finish. […]

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Native Watercraft Pro Anglers Dominate Kayak Fishing Classics Mosquito Lagoon Classic

The Kayak Fishing Classics tournament series wrapped up Saturday with the Mosquito Lagoon Classic. This final leg of the year-long tournament series before next month’s national invitational proved to be an incredibly competitive tournament. Pepi Vidal, who fishes for Native Watercraft took first place for largest total aggregate length of four redfish, including a monster […]

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Kayak Fishing Classics–Yankeetown Results

Kayak Fishing Classics hosted the ninth tournament of its ten tournament series this weekend in Yankeetown, Florida. This leg of the tournament had anglers targeting both redfish and snook,  and while the summer heat made finding fish a bit difficult, competitors logged some really nice catches. The winners, pictured above, included first place: Eric Henson, […]

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Ride the Bull Tournament will be Big

The Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament is set for two weeks from now–August 15-16–and you better believe that it’s going to be big. Last year’s tournament drew 488 anglers to the tournament, setting a new record as the largest kayak fishing tournament ever held. But Tournament Director Danny Wray expects about 300 more kayakers […]

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Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Busts Scumbag

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout at his residence. The department had received complaints about Haptonstall advertising his sale of redfish and speckled trout on social media, so agents from the LDWF’s Special Investigations Unit went to Haptonstall’s residence, and purchased 138 […]

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Despite Wind, Solid Action in Texas

The wind is up this weekend around the Upper Texas coast, blowing around 10-20 out of the Northeast, but we’re getting good reports from around Galveston, Rockport, and Freeport from anglers hitting the water any way. Galveston anglers are reporting good catches of of sheepshead and some drum around the jetty. There are also some […]

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Flats Class!

We got the opportunity to talk with one of our favorite saltwater celebrities this past weekend at the Miami International Boat Show: Captain C. A. Richardson of Flats Class Charters and Flats Class TV. Captain Richardson, who became a visible figure in the redfish tournament scene about a dozen or so years ago, has been one […]

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It’s Really Cold in NOLA—Guess Where the Redfish Are

Like everywhere else in the Southeast United States this week, New Orleans has been blasted by the cold. And, if you know New Orleans, then you know when it gets this cold, the redfish can only be one place: Bayou La Loutre. Bayou La Loutre is part of the old course of the Mississippi River, […]

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Winter Reds on Fly in F&S

Field and Stream posted a great piece today on winter flyfishing tactics for redfish. The article, written by Joe Cermele, has got some solid tactical advice, and some really beautiful fly pattern pics, like the one posted here of a classic Merkin Crab pattern photographed by Luke Nilsson. Definitely an article worth linking over to. […]

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Lots to Celebrate in Southern North Carolina!

Talk about a winter hot spot: the word we’re getting from southern North Carolina is that there’s a lot of great fishing going on. Near shore, anglers are reporting great catches of black sea bass, especially to about 20 miles out along near shore reefs. Near shore anglers are also reporting gag grouper and a […]

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Tip: Slow Down!

Saltwater Nation anglers from North Carolina to both Florida coasts are reporting some great wintertime redfishing. In North Carolina and South Carolina, were getting reports of big winter time schools, some  300-400 fish schools. In Florida, we’re hearing about big reds in Mosquito Lagoon and Tampa Bay, as well as in the mouths of Gulf […]

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Carolina is Cold, But the Fishing is Hot

We were talking with some friends in Wrightsville Beach, NC today who are conveying some rather intriguing news about southern North Carolina fishing as December heads into its final days. It is, indeed cold in NC, but not as cold as it could be. It’ll be in the mid 50s today, and perhaps up into […]

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Tampa Bay Still on Fire

Saltwater Nation anglers from the west coast of Florida are reporting excellent fishing around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve heard reports from anglers fishing off of the beaches from St. Petersburg up through New Port Richey and Anclote Key that they are taking nice catches of Spanish mackerel and king mackerel. Anglers slow trolling have great […]

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Keys Guides Protest Park Water Closure

Florida keys fishing guides took to the water today to protest the closure of Everglades National Park caused by the Federal Government shutdown. The rally, which was organized by Captain Randy Towe, was designed to convince federal officials to reopen the park’s waters. The rally drew more than 100 boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. While […]

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Great Tournament Event

Saltwater Nation anglers have just alerted us to a great event that was held this past weekend on South Padre Island, Texas: The South Padre Island Walk for Women 8th Walk for Women Bay Fishing Tournament. The tournament was just one part of a weekend full of fundraising and awareness-raising events. We hear that a […]

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Tampa Bay Continues To Be Spot On Red

This may be the best redfishing we’ve seen in Tampa Bay in a long time. We’re hearing from Saltwater Nation anglers from the bay area that the reds are in thick and seem to be sticking around. The flats around Joe Bay on the South Shore up past the Tampa Bay Estuarine Ecosystem to Coakroach […]

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Big Reds in TB

This weekend proved to be one of the best redfishing weekends in Tampa Bay, Florida in quite a while. Central Florida has had a tremendous amount of rain this summer, which has kept many anglers off the water. But things picked up this weekend–even with the rain–as the full moon of the past few nights […]

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Delaware is Where to Be

We’ve heard from a number of Saltwater Nation citizens this week about the great fishing going on in Delaware’s waters. Both offshore and inshore bites have been great this week, and the weather has been ideal for getting on the water. Offshore, boats running out to Washington Canyon have been reporting great bigeye tuna (Thunnus […]

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