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Scalloping Adventures with Bri Andrassy

Salt Life SUP and fishing pro, Bri Andrassy recently went on her first scalloping excursion on Florida’s west coast, and we were lucky enough to be able to experience it with her. While Bri has charted many miles of Florida’s eastern shore on her stand-up paddleboard, the west coast is new territory for her. Bri and her friends accumulated eight gallons of freshly caught scallops, all varying in size, and even snagged a couple of snappers that she was able to clean and cook for dinner.

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Kite Fishing Techniques, Tips, and Tricks; Advice from Seasoned Kite Fisherman, Peter Miller

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Kite fishing is just as fun as it sounds! You can catch impressive fish like sailfish and tuna using this method, which utilizes flying a kite attached to your mainline which is connected to your rod and reel, suspending your live bait from the kite clips. Kite fishing can be done from a boat or beach, in any depth of water. 

 

From the outside looking in, kite fishing might seem complicated, but it is very easy! We are excited to share with you some insight and advice from experienced fisherman Peter Miller. Take advantage of these tips to kite fish more effectively!

 

Buy the Right Gear

To be successful at kite fishing, you will need a fishing rod, kite, kite reel, fishing line, leader, release clips, and bait. You will also need supplies for baiting your line, including hooks, fishing rings, weights, and fishing corks. There is a wide variety of kite fishing equipment for sale at different price points, so no matter your budget, you can try kite fishing!

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Spearfishing 101: How to Dive Into a New and Exciting Fishing Experience

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Spearfishing is an iconic aquatic sport that began booming in the early 1930s, but this rooted means of survival goes back much farther in human history. As one of the oldest and most sustainable fishing techniques, spearfishing can be dated back to the Paleolithic era when early man began making home across Africa's coast. They used barbed poles (harpoons) and even documented this on ancient cave walls. Along with this, spearfishing was so utilized throughout the years that you can even find mentions of it in the bible, Job 41:7. 

 

Pushing technological advancements aside for a moment, spearfishing has not altered much since the invention of the first harpoon. And though it has clearly withstood the tests of time, it does not change the fact that getting started is not exactly an easy process, especially with the laws and regulations in place today to ensure that this fishing practice stays sustainable. Now, if you still crave to master this extreme sport and tap into your primal instincts, here is a comprehensive overview on how to get started:

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