Inshore Fishing: Gulf of Mexico Hotspots

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the Gulf of Mexico's prime inshore fishing hotspots. From Florida's bountiful bays to Texas's rich estuaries, this guide reveals where to catch prized species like redfish, snook, seatrout and tarpon, offering a thrilling adventure for every angler.

big blue marlin jumping out of the water

Top Blue Marlin Fishing Destinations for Big Fish

The majestic blue marlin holds a special allure for sport fishermen seeking trophy catches. We explore prime destinations worldwide for encountering these aquatic titans, from the Azores' bountiful seas to the unspoiled waters of remote Vanuatu. Experience the thrill of the chase across the globe.

massive school of krill swimming

Krill Fishing: The Hidden Threat to Our Oceans

Unveiling the perils of krill fishing: a deep dive into how this growing industry threatens ocean ecosystems and disrupts the delicate marine food web.

three different hooks for swordfish fishing

Hooks for Swordfish

Venture into the world of swordfish fishing with our comprehensive guide on choosing the right hook. From J-hooks to circle hooks, learn how to enhance your catch rate and land the ultimate trophy. Essential swordfishing tips and tricks included.

Florida inshore fishing is a year round adventure

Florida Sport Fishing: Your Ultimate Guide to Inshore Angling

Florida's waters offer exceptional inshore fishing, from the Indian River Lagoon to the Florida Keys. This guide explores top destinations, fish species like redfish and snook, techniques like live bait and fly fishing, and tips to maximize your catches in the shallow saltwater environments.

diagram of a pinfish showing exagerated pins all over the fish

Pinfish - A Comprehensive Guide

Pinfish are a popular and effective baitfish for catching gamefish like redfish, snook, and seatrout. Rig and present them naturally to match conditions and target species. Handle with care to keep them lively for the best action. Learn more with this comprehensive guide.

swordfish on the hunt in a school of bait fish

Catching Swordfish: A Comprehensive Guide

Hooking into a brute swordfish represents the pinnacle for many anglers. But landing one requires mastery of specialized tactics. This comprehensive guide covers critical swordfish strategies - from gear and bait rigging to daytime and nighttime techniques. With insights from seasoned experts at In The Spread, discover how to conquer these elusive giants.

display of fishing hooks used for mangrove snapper

Hooks for Mangrove Snapper: An Angler's Guide

Embark on a journey to master the elusive Mangrove Snapper fishing with the right hooks and tactics. Dive into the scientific allure of Lutjanus griseus, explore the ideal hooks for a successful catch, and unveil the tactics that promise an angling adventure. Discover a world where every cast narrates a tale of the aquatic wilderness.

hooks for grouper fishing

Hooks for Grouper Fishing

Unravel the secrets of grouper fishing hooks with our comprehensive guide. From the fierce Gag Grouper to the mighty Goliath, learn about the ideal hooks for each species. Elevate your angling adventures and secure the big catches with precision and expertise.

a nice gag grouper caught trolling by Dan Clymer

Florida Grouper - Prized Sport Fish

Grouper are prized sport fish in Florida offering anglers exhilarating battles and delicious fillets. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about fishing for the many species of grouper, from tackle and techniques to seasons and regulations.

Our New Website Is Live - Check out what’s new

Our New Website Is Live - Check out what’s new

We’ve just launched our new look website. It’s now even easier (we hope!) to find your favorite sport fishing educational videos and discover some exciting new ones at the same time. With better navigation and more in-depth fishing information, we hope you love it as much as we do.

altimetry charts for fishing from Hilton's

Upwelling and Altimetry Maps for Sport Fishing

Altimetry maps and ocean forecasts reveal hidden upwelling hotspots prime for sport fishing, if you know where to look. Master reading the map's data, and a bounty of tuna, marlin and other giants of the deep await.

Tennessee musky caught trolling by Cory Allen

Tennessee Musky Fishing - Big Fish Down South

Tennessee boasts world-class musky fishing opportunities across the state. Chase down these tackle-busting giants in reservoirs and rivers using the right seasonal patterns and techniques. Muskies require perseverance but deliver unforgettable strikes and fish stories.

polarized sunglasses for fishing from Maui Jim and Smith

Benefits of Using Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing

Every angler knows the struggle of glare and its impact on a day's catch. Polarized sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement; they're an essential tool for fishing. Dive into the world of enhanced vision, safety, and lens choices tailored for both inshore and offshore adventures.

big bass in central Florida caught by In The Spread instructor Nick Kefalides

Fall Bass Fishing Strategies

As autumn arrives, it's time to master fall bass fishing. Cooling water sparks hungry aggression in bass seeking to fatten up for winter. Read on to discover prime locations to find active bass, effective lure choices, and key seasonal tips to adapt your strategies for fall fishing success.

Master the Art of Angling

Master the Art of Angling

In The Spread is a platform that combines the ancient art of fishing with the digital age, offering a wealth of knowledge from accomplished fishermen. Founded by Seth Horne, the platform aims to build confidence through the sharing of skills, techniques, and overall experience, providing a valuable resource for anglers worldwide.

Ballyhoo Fish – Bait Rigging Insights

Ballyhoo Fish – Bait Rigging Insights

The Ballyhoo fish, part of the halfbeak family, is a renowned predator in the Atlantic ecosystem. They are found in warm currents from New England to Brazil, providing sustenance to larger predators. Anglers find the Ballyhoo fish both formidable adversaries and prized quarry, with their agility and speed making them a prized quarry. In The Spread aims to educate and inspire curiosity about the Ballyhoo fish and its role in the aquatic ecosystem.

Altimetry - How to Improve Offshore Fishing

Altimetry data can enhance fishermen's fishing activities by providing information on sea surface height, which can be used to predict oceanographic conditions that directly affect the distribution and abundance of marine life.

Golden Tilefish -Biology of a Deep Water Delicacy

Golden Tilefish -Biology of a Deep Water Delicacy

The golden tilefish is a marine fish species found in the western Atlantic Ocean, known for its vibrant coloration and unique appearance. Its elongated body and elongated dorsal fin make it a popular commercial and recreational species. They primarily feed on invertebrates and are regulated to prevent overfishing and maintain a sustainable population.

Permit Fish – Understanding this Wary Predator

Permit Fish – Understanding this Wary Predator

The permit fish, a species of Carangidae, is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, Massachusetts to southeastern Brazil, and the Gulf of Mexico. They have a distinct shape, long snout, and small mouth, making them a valuable predator and prey in the marine ecosystem.