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6 Common Fishing Knots Used Aboard Cocoa Beach Offshore Charters

Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more frustrating than losing a fish that you’re on the brink of getting into the boat. Often times, these fish get away because the knot connecting the line to the hook doesn’t hold.

While it may seem a bit mundane, the knot is in fact a significant part of any fishing rig ranging from a cane pole all the way to thick offshore fishing rigs. Without a good knot, your bait and hook will not stay attached long enough for you to actually get the fish to the boat – you’ll go through all of the work without the reward!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Charter Instead of Buying Your Own Boat

Boca Grande fishing charters explain why you should strongly re-consider buying an offshore fishing boat

 

Florida’s Gulf Coast, especially around Boca Grande, is known throughout the U.S. for its clean waters and exceptional sport fishing. Many visitors to this coastal paradise come here for one thing and on thing only – to fish.

Many of these visitors from near and far love fishing and the open waters so much that they begin considering their own boat so they can go out anytime they like.

As any fisherman can attest, getting the bug to buy your own boat and go wherever you like is very powerful. But as we’ll explain below, getting your own fishing boat is an expensive undertaking and therefore shouldn’t be decided on a whim.

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How the Seasons Affect Redfish Fishing in Louisiana

Lousiana Redfish - Red catch

Charters and general anglers in Louisiana and throughout the south are lucky in that it’s possible to fish year-round. There are certain times of year (i.e. spring and summer) when the fishing is better, but with a little knowledge of the area, expert anglers go out and catch Redfish even in the winter months.

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Spotted Seatrout or “Specks” – An Overview of this Staple Fish

Orlando fishing charters discuss the spotted seatrout, a popular game fish for Orlando fishing charters and general anglers in the Indian River Lagoon

Known by veteran anglers as a “Speck,” the speckled or spotted sea trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is one of the most common inshore fish found all throughout Florida. Many Orlando fishing charters like pursuing the Spotted Seatrout, especially for patrons with little to no fishing experience since they’re not too big and can be easily handled. They’re also one of the easiest fish to reach, meaning anglers can wade or paddle as well as motor to grass flats where the Specks stay.

The reason it’s called a “speck” is because of the hundreds of black spots on the sides and top fins of the fish.

While they don’t provide as vigorous a fight as the Redfish, the Speckled Sea Trout does provide an incredibly tasty meal.

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