In Tune With Tuna

“Tuna fishing the Gulf of Mexico at night doesn’t get any better than this…” Two hours of “chunking” for tuna proved fruitless that evening on the Midnight Lump, as the sun relentlessly glared down on us. What added to the aggravation were the long sunburned faces that wondered if fresh tuna would ever line their … Read more

Fish Facts: Spotted Sunfish – Lepomis Punctatus

The Spotted Sunfish are covered with small black spots. The spots on the body are very evenly distributed in horizontal rows giving the breast of the sunfish a very distinct look once you have seen a few of them. The color of Lepomis punctatus can range in color from black to red-orange males to yellow-brown … Read more

Lake Michigan Lure Set Ups

I would like to help you define when to use spoons, crankbaits, flasher flies, dodger flies, squids and a variety of other lures. The way I decide what to use is determined by many variables. Let’s look at each of them separately. What we are looking for is the right color, size and lure action … Read more

Fish Facts: Yellowhead Wrasse – Halichoeres Garnoti

The Yellowhead Wrasse lives in the Western Atlantic from Bermuda and southern Florida, south to Brazil. They can be found on both shallow water and deep water reefs as well as rocky ledges. They feed on invertebrates and sometimes smaller fish. The yellowhead wrasse begins its life cycle as a female and as the animal … Read more

Fish Facts: Saugeye – Sander Vitreus / Sander Canadensis

Saugeye, is a cross between a Sauger and a Walleye. Saugeye are produced artificially interbreeding male sauger and female walleye. Saugeye have some features of both parent species. Identified by two things main features, the lower portion of tail is light and rear portion of dorsal has the black spot. Also blotches don’t look quite … Read more

Proof: Skanee, Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed another cougar. This one photographed in Baraga County in the Upper Peninsula. Fred Nault took the photo near Skanee on Saturday, May 5, 2012! Interestingly this Michigan confirmation in 2012, and the first verified photo of a cougar taken in person and not by a remote camera … Read more

Fish Facts: Blue Blanquillo – Malacanthus Latovittatus

The Blue Blanquillo –┬áMalacanthus latovittatus is one of many species of tilefish found around the worlds Oceans. The blue blanquillo is found on the outer edges of reef. Not a schooling fish they are found solitarily or in pairs. The Blue Blanquillo ranges from the Red Sea and East Africa Eastward to the Hawaiian Islands, … Read more

Tuna…under the cover of darkness!

Tuna fisherman the world over know that night time can be the right time, and those that have experienced night fishing around the Gulf’s deepwater platforms might argue that it’s the best time. It allows all anglers the opportunity to even the score for all their wasted attempts during day trips. Why do these platforms … Read more

Alligator Hunting Tips

1. Place your setup in a place where alligator trails are spotted on the shoreline. 2. Your hook is should be baited with a piece of smelly chicken or fish. 3. Allow the bait to dangle around 2 1/2 feet above the water. The higher that the bait is above the water, the bigger the … Read more