Category: Saltwater

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Marlin – The Ultimate Game Fish

The blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, is a large oceanic fish species with a distinctive elongated body and sharp bill. It belongs to the Istiophoridae family and is known for its metallic blue dorsal side and silvery white underbelly. Known for its large size and high value for sport fishing, it is considered a delicacy in many countries.

Swordfish - Biology of a Deep Water Predator

Swordfish, also known as Xiphias gladius, are large predatory fish in the Xiphiidae family, weighing over 1,400 pounds and growing up to 14 feet long. They have a distinctive long bill used to stun prey and are found in warm and temperate waters. They feed on squid, mackerel, and other small fish. Swordfishing can be challenging, but understanding fishing techniques is essential. In The Spread Swordfish Fishing Videos provide guidance.

Yellowfin Tuna - Offshore Fishing Tips for a Pelagic Predator

Yellowfin Tuna - Offshore Fishing Tips for a Pelagic Predator

Yellowfin tuna, a large, pelagic fish, inhabits warm Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. They are apex predators, consuming small fish, squid, and crustaceans. Highly migratory, they spawn in tropical waters and migrate to cooler, nutrient-rich waters for breeding. Yellowfin tuna are valuable for sport fishermen and are an essential part of the marine ecosystem.

Triple Tail Fish Time is Here - Captain William Toney

Triple Tail Fish Time is Here

The triple tail fish, also known as the blackfish, is a fascinating aquatic creature in Florida's Big Bend fishing communities. Known for its distinctive three-lobed tail, the fish is known for its mesmerizing dance and its fascination with floating structures. Anglers use patience and technique to catch the fish, using Fish Attracting Devices (FADs) and shrimp. However, stewards of the ocean must ensure the FADs are retrieved and stored for future use.

Tuna Fishing – Yellowfin Tuna Lures

Tuna Fishing – Yellowfin Tuna Lures

In The Spread, a sport fishing educational video company, offers saltwater fishing videos for fishermen to improve their skills and knowledge in catching yellowfin tuna. The videos feature expert fishermen sharing their insights on how to catch various fish species, including tuna, and provide valuable information for anglers looking to enhance their tuna fishing experience.

Blue Marlin – Offshore Fishing and Lure Rigging

Blue marlin fishing is a thrilling sport for sport fishers, with Atlantic and Pacific blue marlin being two of the most coveted gamefish. Techniques include trolling, bait and switch, and live baiting. Trolling involves dragging lures behind a boat at different depths and speeds, while bait and switch uses live baitfish to attract the marlin's attention. In The Spread, a sport fishing educational video company, offers valuable information on rigging lures and trolling techniques.