Full Fishing Charter
How Much to Tip on a Fishing Trip
January 28, 2022

How Fishing Boats Operate

Depending on the type of trip you take the boat and crew will vary. A float trip with one guide functions in a much different way than a sportfisher with a captain and two deckhands. The upfront cost of a fishing trip is designed to pay for the boat, bait, gear, and a small base salary. The base salary is generally not enough to pay the bills so the guides and crew are heavily reliant on tips.

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Captain Experiences Interviews Captain Trey
January 27, 2022

Meet Captain Trey from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Captain Trey guides inshore trips out of Santa Rosa Beach chasing speckled trout, redfish, and more. These trips are perfect for all anglers from friends and family to an experienced angler looking for his next personal best. He even has a trip that’s specifically for the kiddos.

He’s had a lifetime of experience and is the go-to guy for learning everything there is to know about fishing. He grew up learning about fishing from the guys who worked at his dad’s fishing camp. After high school, he went to Destin and freelanced as a deckhand in the summers. Eventually, he took some time off to start a career in law enforcement but it wasn’t long before the ocean called him back. Captain Trey opened his own business running fishing charters and never looked back.

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The 9 Major River Systems of Texas
January 27, 2022

The Canadian River

The Canadian River is the longest tributary of the Arkansas River and a popular body of water for anglers in the Texas Panhandle. The river begins on the southern edge of Colorado and flows through New Mexico before cutting through Texas. The Canadian river is dammed in Sanford Texas to form Lake Merideth which is designated as a National Recreation area.

The section of the Canadian River that runs through Texas is about 190 miles long but access is limited on the upper half. The best fishing on the river is in Lake Merideth which has a wide variety of sportfish including largemouth, smallmouth, and white bass along with walleye, catfish, and crappie. The most popular fish in this lake by far is the walleye which commonly reaches six to eight pounds.

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The 10 Commandments of Ice Fishing
January 26, 2022

The Ten Commandments of Ice Fishing

I. Thou shalt always prepare the ice auger the night before.

If you’re using that green energy hand auger, this need not apply. If you’re using an electric, gas, or propane auger, you need to be ready. Nothing’s worse than getting halfway through drilling the first hole in the ice and running out of juice. Charge the batteries or make sure the gas or propane is full, otherwise, you’re going to be borrowing some guy’s hand auger

Venice Yellowfin Tuna Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Venice, LA: The End of The World
January 25, 2022

Venice Overview

Venice is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River and has open access to the Gulf of Mexico. The rich water from the river mixing with the gulf creates an environment that is teeming with life and is home to a diverse population of fish species. Venice is 70 miles south of New Orleans which makes it the closest location in the Gulf to deep water capable of holding big fish. Because the Mississippi River Delta juts out into the Gulf traveling to prime offshore fishing spots is much shorter.

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Professional Bass Fishing is Back
January 24, 2022

Professional Bass Fishing is Back

In the last 55 years, bass fishing has exploded with better equipment, career anglers, and more tournaments. There are more anglers fishing around the world than ever before fueling the fire for sponsors to pouring more money into these tournaments. While most anglers have heard of the Bassmaster classic, new organizations are putting on tournaments as well and they’e all about to kick off for the year.

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New York Fishing Regulations
What's Going On with Fishing Regulations?
January 24, 2022

10 States Working on New Regulations

Texas Speckled Sea Trout

Texas Parks and Wildlife are in the process of implementing new regulations for speckled sea trout for much of the Texas Coast. The trout populations have been declining for the last few years but the proposed regulations are aimed at helping the fish recover and will be voted on at the end of the month. The decline is associated with increased fishing pressure due to COVID and a severe winter storm that killed thousands of trout. We have been following the proposed regulation changes and you can check out a full write up here.

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