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December 21, 2012

The saying “Some flies catch fish and some flies catch fishermen” definitely holds a certain amount of truth. Some flies are simply more enticing to the potential buyer than they are to the fish they were intended to catch. Tim Borski’s Borski Slider is an exception that looks good and fishes even better. View all...

December 20, 2012

When you’re out on the flats looking for bonefish, there are a few ‘stages’ that you go through, ranging from locating the fish to really reading how the fish is behaving. We'll outline these tips and hopefully it’ll help you catch more fish. Read the tips on the Deneki blog .

December 19, 2012

The first episode of Buccaneers and Bones season 3 debuts January 7th on the Outdoor Channel, and shows will air each week at the following times:

Tuesdays 11:30am Eastern Time

Fridays 6:30am Eastern Time

Saturdays 4:30pm Eastern Time

Sundays 3:00pm Eastern Time

December 17, 2012

Fishermen tend to be fairly secretive when it comes to their prized fishing spots . However, roughly 40 Florida Keys backcountry fishing guides have come forward with information about their favorite fishing holes and participated in a study they hope will be good for the Keys' most prized backcountry fish -- tarpon, bonefish and permit.

The goal...

December 12, 2012

In 1947, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas wrote in her environmental classic, “The River of Grass.” In it, she states: “There are no other Everglades in the world . “They are, they always have been, one of the unique regions of the Earth, remote, never wholly known.” It was a testament to a change in perspective.

December 10, 2012

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering creating new regulatory designations for recreational fisheries.

- Gamefish will be defined as species for which there would be no commercial harvest, possession, or sale; hook and line only; recreational harvest only (within season, size, and bag limits); zero bag limit for captain and crew of for-hire vessels (only...

December 7, 2012

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Jon Ain lost his courageous battle with cancer. Jon was passionate about life, family, friends and fishing, with a particular focus on his tireless pursuit of his Holy Grail, permit. Jon was a Permit Whisperer with a keen interest in the research of growing the knowledge of permit about which little is known.


December 5, 2012

After World War II, the brown tree snake was accidentally introduced into Guam from its native New Guinea and Australia. Within a few decades these snakes completely devastated the island’s bird life—causing the extinction of nine out of the 11 native species.

Within the last few years, a similar threat posed by the introduction of non-native giant snakes into...

December 4, 2012

A love of natural materials kept me away from Krystal flash and other shiny stuff. I still sneak in a st rand here or there on some patterns, but for big Hawaiian bonefish I try to stay close to the colors of nature, the colors of our flats. Mantis patterns are among my favorite flies to...

December 3, 2012

Director Jarvis this week released the National Park Service Climate Change Action Plan . A companion document to the bureau’s Climate Change Response Strategy , the plan will guide park managers as they plan for and respond to climate change today and in the future.

“Our goal with this plan is to a build flexible, coordinated capacity as we...