Saltwater Experience: Fishing Tips from the Pros


  1.   March 10, 2017, 11:18 am

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    Full pack of information that i need. thanks. i always go on fishing in saltwater.

  2.   June 8, 2016, 12:06 am

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    We’re going to be in Marathon mid-June. What is the best species to focus on offshore and where?

  3.   March 12, 2016, 1:39 pm

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    You recommended Fin Nor reels. Where do you buy yours at? Is there a particular one that you think is better than the others?

  4.   December 26, 2015, 1:09 am

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    What was the brand of canoe used to fish the creeks of the everglades.
    Thsnks for your time

    •   December 30, 2015, 9:29 am

      I was hoping to find out the brand and model of canoe used in fishing the creeks of the Everglades.
      Thaks for your time.
      Ron Paredes

      •   December 30, 2015, 9:32 am

        Hi Ron,
        That was a Gheenoe. The one we were in was an older model that had been customized a little. Gheenoes are fantastic. Check them out

  5.   September 10, 2015, 4:20 pm

    Hi, I’m deciding between a Fin Nor Marquesa 30ii and Tyrnos 30ii…. which one would you recommend and also what rod would you recommend to pair it with

    •   September 10, 2015, 4:25 pm

      I really like the Fin Nor. They have never let me down. There are alot of great rods out there. Fin Nor has some good ones to choose from

  6.   July 24, 2015, 3:57 pm

    I am getting a penn spinfisher 5500, what type of rod do u recommend for bigger fish like tarpon, and cobia at a good price?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:20 am

      I like a 7 foot 10-20 pound Heavy action rod. Quantum, Bass Pro and 13 all have excellent rods

  7.   July 11, 2015, 9:18 pm

    What id the best bait to use for small to medium size skates off of the chesapeake bay pier?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:21 am

      Man…I have never fished for small skates, but I would imagine that a small piece of cut bait might be the best. Sorry I could not be of more help

  8.   May 18, 2015, 2:44 pm

    What is the best pliers that can also cut braid? Looking for a good pair?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:25 am

      I like Van Staal

    •   June 16, 2015, 9:14 am

      I like the Van Staal pliers

  9.   May 1, 2015, 5:32 pm

    Tom and Rich,

    Just found yall (yes I am in Texas) and love the shows. I enjoy it when you fish with you children, family and fishing go together. I am still going through the vidoes, have you done one where you get your wives out on the boat too?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:26 am

      We have not shot a show with the wives yet…maybe this year

  10.   April 17, 2015, 7:42 am

    Great show! Thanks for all of the information,tuitorial and fishing tips.
    When fishing the bridges for tarpon which is the best fluorocarbon leader connection to braid, the double uniknot or a hollow core wind-on-system?
    When is it best to use the wind -on-system?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:27 am

      I would go with the Double Uni, personally. The hollow braid connection, for me, is reserved for really large tackle where I use a wind on leader and 300 lb mono.

  11.   March 21, 2015, 9:20 am

    What kind of reel do yall recommend for a yellow fin tuna?

    •   August 6, 2015, 9:28 am

      We really like the Fin Nor reels. They have everything up to a 50 wide

  12.   March 14, 2015, 9:27 am

    Do you know any good knots for bass fishing?

    •   March 14, 2015, 10:01 am

      Yes sir I do! Make sure to Subscribe to our Youtube Channel and watch here to see more. I just filmed 40 knot videos with all kinds of knots, all of which can be used for Bass Fishing.
      Do you have a specific application that you need a knot for?

  13.   February 18, 2015, 5:31 pm

    What do you guys think are he best lures for redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon in St. Petersburg area. Do you have any spots there to that you could tell me maybe privately in an email.

    •   February 19, 2015, 7:12 am

      I dont know the area like a local would. As for lures…all standard redfish lures are going to work there as well. Redfish Magic, Gold Spoon, Jig and paddletail, etc… Tarpon are the same. I might suggest booking a local guide and explaining to him that you are trying to learn the area better.

      •   February 19, 2015, 3:43 pm

        What are some good guides that you know of in St. Petersburg. That are good

  14.   February 18, 2015, 5:29 pm

    What lures would you suggest for redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon in the St. Petersburg area. Trying to find some new spots there to so do you have any that you could share with me. Maybe email me privately for the actual locations.

  15.   February 16, 2015, 12:50 pm

    Hey Guys,

    Love the show…. When is the peak time to be down in the Keys for big tarpon?

    •   February 16, 2015, 1:07 pm

      Hey Eric
      Peak time for tarpon is April, May and June as a quick and easy answer. We catch them all year, but that is the prime migratory period

  16.   January 31, 2015, 9:20 am

    What’s the best lure for stripers

    •   February 16, 2015, 1:09 pm

      Great question…
      I have caught stripers but I am not an authority. I think they love eels from what my friends up north tell me.

  17.   January 21, 2015, 6:22 pm

    What lures do u recommend for Snook and jacks around pine island

    •   January 21, 2015, 7:33 pm

      Surface lures like a Skitter pop will catch both species.

  18.   January 14, 2015, 1:15 am

    do you do guided tours? I have a father son trip that I would like to be sepcial. We are coming down from jan 24th thru 28th It would mean a lot to both of us if we could get a guide that would make this a magical day.

    Thanks, Bobby

    •   January 21, 2015, 7:22 pm

      Bobby, sorry took so long to reply. We are still getting the bugs out of the new website. Captain Tom and Captain Rich do not personally guide but they do recommend a guide out of Hawks Cay – Captain Mike O’Dell. You can visit for more information on Captain Mike and book the trip as well.

  19.   January 12, 2015, 1:15 pm

    What reels do you recommend for redfish,snook and also which ones for tarpon in the Quantum/fin-nor family. I fish around the Marco Island area

    •   January 21, 2015, 7:33 pm

      A Quantum 50 will do double duty for most medium size tarpon. I bump up to an 80 for bigger tarpon

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