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Shark Fishing in Miami Beach

09/30/2020

Miami Beach has some of the best sharking fishing in Florida, which is why it is such popular adventure for Miami locals and visitors. There is no greater thrill than going to battle with a creature at the top of the ocean’s food chain! We fish for all types of sharks on our Miami DeepRead More

Coral Reefs of Florida

09/15/2020

  Florida is the only state in the continental United States with extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts. Coral reefs create specialized habitats that provide shelter, food, and breeding sites for numerous plants and animals. This includes ones important to fishing like spiny lobster, snapper, and grouper. Coral reefs lay the foundation ofRead More

Preparing for King Tides

09/08/2020

The King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year. King Tides are technically called “perigean spring tides,” but they occur in both the spring and fall seasons. In fact, the highest tides in southeast Florida occur in the fall, in part because the water is warmer and the seasonal winds drive waterRead More

Safe End of Summer Fun

09/01/2020

Things sure have changed with the impacts seen across the world as a result of COVID-19. One of the safest ways to enjoy time with family and friends is to spend time outside in the fresh air.  With the arrival of September, the summer days will slowly begin to wind down. That doesn’t mean youRead More

The Vital Sea Turtle

08/29/2020

Sea turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems. They help maintain the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs that benefit commercially valuable species such as shrimp, lobster, and tuna. Sea turtles are the live representatives of a group of reptiles that have existed on Earth and traveled our seas for the last 100Read More

Summertime Fishing for Mahi-mahi

07/17/2020

The spring and summer months (April – August) are the best time of year for Mahi-mahi fishing in Florida, but summer time is the most consistent for these bad boys! There is usually a mix of smaller ‘schoolie’ fish along with bigger ‘bulls. Depending on where you live, or cast your line, the same fishRead More

Grouper Fishing: A South Florida Favorite

07/11/2020

It’s time to go Grouper fishing folks! The marinas are open in Miami-Dade and it is Grouper season! Fischer and Laurel are showing off a couple of good ones. Groupers are some of Florida’s most iconic fish species. These big bottom-dwellers are a favorite of most South Florida anglers. There are many different types ofRead More

Captain Bouncer Smith Retires

06/19/2020

Legendary Captain Bouncer Smith retires after 54 years as charter boat captain in Miami. Capt. Bouncer, of Bouncer’s Dusky 33, is one of South Florida’s most beloved and respected captains, and has been a family friend and mentor to Captain Dennis Forgione of the Free Spool for as long as he can remember.  Bouncer hasRead More

Finding the Right Fishing Rod

09/05/2019

You’ve booked your deep sea fishing charter or you enjoyed the experience so much you’ve decided to venture out and get your gear. Your fishing rod can be considered as something of an extension of yourself, allowing you to connect with the water while also determining whether you snag a big catch. This short guideRead More

To Troll or to Jig?

08/01/2019

If you’ve never been on a deep sea fishing trip, you can expect to enjoy a thrilling experience once a fish latches onto your lure. A bit of education before you head off can make the experience even better if you do find yourself trying to reel in a big catch. There are several typesRead More