Rick's Fishing Tips

Fishing in Confusing Weather

Winter fishing takes a turn when the temperatures are high and the winds are blowing the "wrong" way Last week I talked about fishing on the flats when the weather is much warmer than it should be for this time of year. I talked about giving the fish time to warm up and how...

Targeting Permit in the East Region

Crabs are the way to go We’re very fortunate in the east region in that we get a large concentration of permit in our area. The fish come in a variety of sizes, from juveniles up to 30 pounds or more, and they can be caught inshore as well as offshore and on the beaches...

Targeting sailfish in the Southeast

Water conditions are key Any time we’re looking for sailfish, we try to line up as many favorable conditions as possible. The first thing we’re looking for is blue water. Then we want a north current, which is a current that flows from south to north. Optimum...

Targeting Cobia in the Panhandle

Get your spinning rod out The cobia bite in the Panhandle is legendary and runs from mid-March through early May, although the entire month of April the fish are swimming strong. We sight fish the majority of time, usually targeting the fish within ¼ mile of the...