Offshore with Capt Z in the Florida Keys

Fishing in the Florida Keys with Awesome fishing

Fishing in the Keys

Join the Awesome Fishing Crew in the Florida Keys for some fast saltwater action.  Capt Z is a guide with World Wide Sportsman.  Fishing on the Atlantic side, Captain Keiland, Capt Z, and Cindy catch Black Fin Tuna, Dolphin and Tile fish, Bonita.  Amixed bag produces a great day on the water.


Fishing in the Florida Keys with Capt Z

Displaying the Catch

Displaying the Catch

Dorado

Dorado

Sushi AKA Blackfin Tuna

Sushi AKA Blackfin Tuna

Florida Keys Costa Del Mar

Florida Keys Costa Del Mar

Hook Up Charters

Hook Up Charters

Tory and Reid

Tory and Reid

World Wide Sportsman-Water Side

World Wide Sportsman-Water Side

Southern Most Point

Southern Most Point

Capt Keiland and Cindy

Capt Keiland and Cindy

Recording Awesome Fishing Radio
Recording Awesome Fishing Radio

Monic Clear Fly Lines and Technology

This show is in two parts.


Download Monic Fly Line 2012 Pt1


Download Monic Fly Line 2012 Pt2

Monic Fly Line

Monic Fly Line

Captain Keiland Smith Talks to his favorite fly line manufacturer, Monic.   They produce a floating clear fly line which is ideal for night time snook fishing.  There are also clear intermediat lines, and customized tapers for fresh water and salt water fishing.  Unique technologies to make fly fishing more productive, and more fun.

See Monic Fly Line Techologies

TFO at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

Capt Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith are at the Tamapa Tribune Outdoor Expo for the next several shows.  They interviewed old friends and new friends about gear ofr fishin (of course!)

Listen here:


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TFO Tampa Trib Expo

 

TFO LogoIn this edition, Awesome Fishing speaks with Brandon Powers of TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters)They discuss the conventional saltwater rods designed by Gary Loomis and fly fishing fly rods designed by Lefty Kreh.  TFO rods have a repuation for making high quality and economical rods  for Salt or Fresh.  TFO has one of the best warrantiy programs in the industry.  Click the logo to see the TFO website.

This show is hosted by Captain Keiland Smith and Captain Blake Smith.

Nearshore and More with Captain Rick Grassett


Captain Rick Grasset Nearshore and More

Albie

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

Nearshore-Mayhem

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

In an empty ocean.  Birds Mark the Spot

Photo Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

Little-Tuny

Little-Tuny

Little-Tuny-Too

Little-Tuny-Too Courtesy of Captain Rick Grassett

 

One of our most informative shows with Captain Rick Grassett from Sarasota, Florida.   He fishes nearshore and inshore in the late fall and catches several  species that are great fun and tackle busters.  Allen and Rick discuss the fun of catching ‘trash’ fish; and about Rick’s recent tournament which helped raise funds for Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers and CCA.

Most important are Captain Rick’s methods of using and rigging DOA jigs and plastics as well as the Rapala Skitterwalk.  And also, the secret fly-Grasset’s Snook Minnow:

Grassetts Snook Minnow

Grassetts Snook Minnow

Captain Keiland raps up the show with new gear reviews from Rail Riders and Rhodan trolling motors.

Captain Rick Grasset has two websites:
http://www.snookfin-addict.com/
http://www.flyfishingflorida.net/

Captain Rick Grassett is an active member of:
http://www.mangrovecoastflyfishers.com/
http://www.ccaflorida.org/

Sight Fishing Big Redfish in Moquito Lagoon with Mike Rathjen

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 2

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 3

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 4

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 5

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish 6


Sight Fishing Big Reds on Mosquito Lagoon with Mike Rathgen

Our friend, Mike Rathjen has been catching some monster Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon this fall.   It  has been so good, that they filmed a TV show!  Recently Mike picked up a fly rod with great succes.  He suggests several flies that have been working well.  And he shares some of the places on Mosquito Lagoon that are producing monster redfish.  The guys have a great time joking around in this show. 

Mike is the Florida East Coast Rep for Beavertail Skiffs

Tournament Redfishing with Capt. Blake Smith

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Match the Greenbacks with a Twichin Rap

Join Capt Blake for some summertime action on the water of Tampa Bay, Chasing Redfish for a tournament with Captain Granger Haranamis.  Tips for working your artificials and “matching the hatch.”  Because of the warm summer water, some of the tips are particularly helpful.  


Tournament Redfishing with Capt Blake Smith

Best places to hunt for reds when the water is warm.
Hummingbird and Navionics App
Fishing the Mangroves.
Falling Tides.
Working the Skitter Walk.

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith

We are talking to  Captain Keiland’s son, Blake Smith-New Captain and Newly Wed.  Jamaica honeymoon is also a fishing trip.  Blake, you found the perfect bride!  Blake shares the adventure and gives advice for anglers wanting to fish in Jamaica. 

Jamaica Fishing with Capt Blake Smith


Captain Blake Smith wiht Monster Snook

Captain Blake Smith witt Monster Snook

Terminal Non-Slip Loop Knot

Tie an overhand knot in the standing part of the line
Go through the hook eye
Pull back through the overhand knot-go in the same way you came out-ie if the tag came out on top, go in on top.
Wrap the tag around the tag around the standing line two to 5 times-bigger line fewer wraps.
Back Through the overhand knot, again the same way as before.
Tighten by pulling tag and standing line, hook will be dangling in the loop!

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Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water


Sight Fishing Gear for Shallow Water

Captain Keiland Smith tells Co-Host Allen Wyatt about his favorite gear for shallow water fishing. 

  • The main tool for saving the grass on the flats - CMC Jack Plates. 
  • Polarized sunglasses work well, but there are a few tricks of the trade to seeing fish. Costa 
  • Great soft bait combinations from Gulp and Docs Jigs
  • Critical terminal knot for more action.
  • Captain Keiland’s best knot for tying Suffix braid to mono or flurocarbon.
  • Crazy good shrimp fly
  • Pole Vs. Troll - maybe neither!
  • Abadabadoo and Buff Headgear

Sight Fishing California with Captain Mike Gardner


Second installment of our Sight Fishing Series.  We call our new friend,  Captain Mike Gardner, and learn about the fishing in the Newport Harbor and Long Beach Harbor for Spotted Bay Bass, Halibut, and more.  We wanted to know some of the tricks to Light tackle fishing as Mike regularly has 100 fish days.  He finds spoting the bottom structure crucial.  Learn his preferences and ways that he makes these phenominal catches a reality.  To see Captain Mike Gardners website click this link.

Sight Fishing with Captain Mike Gardner

Mark Nichols of DOA at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor P3

Awesome Fishing Radio with Rathjen and Nichols

Mike Rathjen, Captain Keiland, Mark Nichols

Part Three at the Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo, the DOA booth is filled with some of the best Captains of inshore fishing in Florida, all users of DOA products.  Perhaps it is the charismatic leader of DOA, Mark Nichols, or his philosophy of producing quality fish-catching lures.  In this interview with Captain Keiland Smith, you can hear his enthusiasm and love for catching fish.  There are tips on using the Deadly Combo and fishing for Pompano in the surf.    Link to DOA LURES

Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo Mark Nichols of DOA Lures P3


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