Editor's Note: Mark Nichols, president and founder of DOA Lures in Stuart, Florida, provided a fantastic day of fishing at Big Mud Creek in St. Lucie, Florida that would be every angler's dream fishing trip.
Editor's Note: Although many crappie fishermen don't fish in the colder months, numbers of crappiers are very successful at this time of the year.
Editor's Note: Captain Johnny Greene of the "Intimidator," based at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, often takes his customers on 2-day, overnight trips to catch many varieties of offshore fish available.
To catch the biggest bass in any lake, a fisherman must study the lake, the other anglers and the baits most-often used to pinpoint the high-pressure fishing regions. Then you'll know the target sites where many sportsmen are fishing and the depths of water that most of their baits are covering.
As the sun clawed its way out of the Gulf of Mexico to brighten-up the skies and push-away the darkness, I could see that the silhouettes at the end of the pier included both men and women with their rods bent like question marks in the air. "The bulls are running!" one man yelled to encourage anglers to cast their rods out in the direction of his line to hook-up the school of redfish.
Editor's Note: Captain Jimmy Taylor of Biloxi, Mississippi, lacks one billfish, the swordfish, to have caught every species of billfishes in the world and qualify for the IGFA Billfish Royal Slam that recognizes anglers who have caught nine billfish species, the Atlantic and Pacific sailfish, the Atlantic and the Pacific blue marlin, the black marlin, the striped marlin, the white marlin, the swordfish and the spearfish. He's won two Grand Slam Jupiter Billfish Tournaments and finished 4th in the 2010 World Billfish Series Tournament, competing against more than 10,000 anglers.
The music that causes giant earthworms to come out of the ground has been played by the hill folks along the Appalachian Trail for many years. William "Bubba" Childers of north Alabama learned the tune from his granddaddy, who was taught by his granddaddy.