Tag Archives: Snook

Florida Fishing gear for my mom, where can I find what she needs?

Ok, mom goes to Bokeelia Florida, (Pine Island area) and takes a kayak out and goes fishing.. she loves it.. talks about certain lures etc etc… and I have NO knowledge of any of this. Christmas time is just around the corner so am wondering if I were to come up with a gift pack, what good lures would she need? Any neat products or tools she could use while in a kayak… she often talkes about the types of fish she catches, but I can only remember something about a snook.. LOL Please help! I’m looking for something special either lures, products, helpful tools, or even an online store where I could get a gift certificate so she could buy what she needs when shes down south. Please help! Christmas isnt that far away! Oh.. things to know.. she ONLY fishes in Florida, from a kayak and sometimes with friends in a boat… but mostly in a kayak…

Fishing in Tampa Bay 1st week in October.?

I will be fishing from a kayak. Cockroach Bay Wildlife area or the power plant side? Bait-lures suggestions? Any idea of what might be running? Trout, snook, reds?

This is my kayak. Mine is actually an older model I have had for several years. It’s great for the mangroves. I have only fished the bay in mid summer and am not sure what is going on down there right now.



Fishing Gear Setup Florida Red/Sheaphead from Kayak?

So I am getting back into fishing after about 15 years. I have a kayak I will be fishing from, Malibu Stealth 14 and I’m 6 foot tall. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida and plan on fishing the flats. Redfish and sheapshead will be my main goal. Maybe some flounder if possible, and some snook here and there.

What I am looking for is some setup advice. I hear Ugly stick is one of the better rods out there now. But would love to hear peoples opinions. I have around $125 to spend on a pole and reel. I know it is not a lot, as some setups I hear people spending $300+ on the rod/reel alone. It would be nice if I could get two combos for the $125.

Besides shrimp and other live bait, what are some good artificial lures to use?

What is the the recommendation for fishing line?