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    Apr 16, 2014 Products

    The Granddaddy of Designer Fish Hooks

    When Dunedin, Fla.-based fishing guide Rob Grow was first developing his fishing skills, he was kayaking near Honeymoon Island and got hooked into a…
    TOF Editorial Team
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    Mar 17, 2014 Products

    Suzuki Outboards Making Bassmaster Inroads

    Statistics show that 78 percent of anglers consider Largemouth Bass the most popular game fish in the United States. For those who enjoy…
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    Feb 24, 2014 Products

    How to Keep the Re-sale Value of Your Boat

    My wife and I do as much fishing as we can in Tampa Bay on our 25’ Robalo. We always spray the boat down when we get home, and then about every…
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    Feb 18, 2014 Products

    No More Warm Sandwiches or Smelly Fish

    The overnight hiking trip was planned well in advance. We made lists of things to pack: The tent, blow-up pillows we bought for the trip, our…
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    Feb 11, 2014 Products

    Soft Plastic Baits, The Presentation, and the Secret of the Soft Senko

    “Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.” The age-old debate about whether…
    Paul Kimpel, Editor,TOF
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    Feb 04, 2014 Products

    "Why Popeye Had an Anchor Tattoo and How to Choose a Boat Anchor"

    We have all seen Popeye’s famous anchor tattoos on his bulging forearms. In addition to his career as a Sailor Man, Popeye (his creators) chose the…
    Paul Kimpel
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    Jan 06, 2014 Products

    One-Touch Anchoring

    Shallow-water sport fishing requires an angler to stop the boat quickly and quietly when fish are located. Then the angler must work that area…
    The Publisher
    Dec 29, 2013 Products


    Protecting your Boat Fairly soon, I am going to bring another pickup truck into my life, and while my boat - a Robalo 21’ -- will be stored at the…
    TOF Pro Staff
    Dec 18, 2013 Products

    Sick Rods Are Alive-and-Well

    Let’s face it … nowadays if you identify yourself as a sportsman of any kind you more than likely own something that is “custom built.” Due to the…
    Captain Mark Laws
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    Dec 13, 2013 Products

    Sweetwater Kayaks - Profile

    A Boat of a Different Color Many retail stores have it easy; the product they sell can be demonstrated on the premises. If you sell kayaks though,…
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    Sep 02, 2013 Products

    Balloon Fisher King

    When we first heard about a new partner for the site who made incredible and ingenious clips for fishing with balloons, two things floated to the top…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Aug 19, 2013 Products

    MrWiffelure - They're Back!

    One of the favorite books I have on my library shelves (yeah, I have a library) was written many years ago by a friend of mine named Mark Sosin. If…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Aug 05, 2013 Products

    Agri-Cover/Access LED Lights

    We are constantly saying that you can catch plenty of fish without anything but a string and a dough ball, or their equivalent in eighty feet of dark…
    Staff Writer
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    Jul 29, 2013 Products

    Breathe Like a Fish

    It takes one to know one, we guess. When I first talked to Kent Hickman I was ready to talk to a guy who had spent more time using a sewing machine.…
    Staff Writer
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    Jul 22, 2013 Products

    Skeleton Fish

    Four years seems like a long time unless you're actually doing something like giving birth to a web site like this one. Looking back it seems like a…
    Staff Writer
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    May 06, 2013 Products

    Repel Biting Bugs with ThermaCELL

    This is a story about Mosquitoes. If you fish, hunt, camp, or eat in your backyard here on the Gulf of Mexico (or anywhere in Florida, for sure) you…
    Gary Poyssick
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    Apr 19, 2013 Products

    Fish Decoys

    If you are anything like me, when you read the title of this article you did a few things. One subconscious and almost primal; a twitch more than a…
    Austin Philips
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    Mar 25, 2013 Products

    Crown USA Headlights

    Depending on the person reading a story – or more importantly the person you're talking to about anything related to the outdoors – what people see…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Mar 13, 2013 Products

    Good Fish and a Good Cigar

    Let's face it – a lot of people think it's stupid to smoke tobacco. That said, we're gonna write a story about smoking a cigar and catching fish.…
    Staff Writer
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    Dec 22, 2012 Products

    Fishing Kayaks from NuCanoe

    Where the heck did the idea for a fishing kayak come from? In 1971 a young guy living in the sun and surf of California designed and produce his…
    The Publisher
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    Dec 07, 2012 Products

    Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Fishermen

    Every year I'm looking to top last year's Christmas gift for my boyfriend, Michael, who absolutely loves fishing. So this year I thought it would be…
    Heather Schulman
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    Dec 05, 2012 Products

    97 Miles from Fishing Florida's Flats

    Two book reviews are in order. Why two? First, it's Christmas, in case you haven't noticed. If you hate Christmas and gifts and just being nice and…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Nov 05, 2012 Products

    Boomerang Tool Company

    From the day we started The Online Fisherman, we concerned ourselves first with the quality of the content and being the most helpful and…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Oct 04, 2012 Products

    Wings on the Water

    This is the story of an American company called Wright & McGill. The company that made it a habit to support women's sport teams (in the 20's),…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Sep 28, 2012 Products

    Navionics App for Android and iPad

    The first couple of months we had this site, the idea of having more than a couple of hundred people a week read the stories, articles, fishing…
    The Publisher
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    Sep 15, 2012 Products

    Tideline Boats

    "That's interesting" I thought after clicking on the link that one of the TOF team members had sent me - "a really nice looking fishing boat with a…
    The Online Fisherman Team
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    Jul 14, 2012 Products

    iCast 2012 Product Reviews

    Walking the floors at iCast 2012 in Orlando Florida with an iPad, a Nikon Digital SLR, fourteen pounds of brochures, lures, and car keys made it more…
    The Publisher
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    Jul 10, 2012 Products

    Bluewater Outriggers

    We spend a lot of time in tackle shops. From the tiniest mom and pop bait shop to the biggest online mega-tackle-shops - we love em all. So it's a…
    The Publisher
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    Jun 19, 2012 Products

    Bass Assassin

    "What is the best redfish lure?" "I am new to snook fishing! What's the best lure for snook?" "What should I use to catch speckled trout?" The…
    The Publisher
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    May 21, 2012 Products

    Working at Eagle Claw Hooks

    When I was a kid – maybe not that long ago, come to think of it – there was this thing called "a bookstore". Back in those days, you see, there…
    The Publisher
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    Apr 03, 2012 Products

    Boat Hulls

    My 21' Robalo is going on fourteen years old. In those fourteen years, it has been on a lot of fishing trips. It's hit rocks, oyster bars, metal crab…
    The Publisher
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    Mar 20, 2012 Products

    Onyx Outdoor Gear

    Quality fishing gear can oftentimes make a difference in one's angling experience. I'm not a pro by any stretch of the imagination, but according to…
    The Publisher
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    Mar 12, 2012 Products

    Building Custom Fishing Rods

    There are fishing rods and there are fishing rods. This is going to be a story about custom fishing rods. Specifically about rods being built by a…
    The Publisher
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    Feb 20, 2012 Products

    Every company has a history, and once a company gets beyond the one or two people whose vision and passion for the products or services they provide,…
    The Publisher
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    Jan 18, 2012 Products

    Yamamoto's Custom Baits

    I was just talking to a tackle shop retailer about how he determines inventory strategies. He compared a fisherman to somebody that loves tennis.…
    The Publisher
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    Dec 15, 2011 Products

    Fish Art by Cliff Moore

    Creative talent is something you're just born with. For almost three decades our publishing company has developed course material for the artists now…
    The Publisher
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    Dec 06, 2011 Products

    Mojo-Gear; Protect Yourself from the Sun

    I was talking to one of the people that work on the site the other day about my philosophy about failure; that you don't learn all-that-much about…
    The Publisher
  • Oct 25, 2011 Products

    SlideOn: The Value of Custom Trailers

    Products are one thing; services are another. Over the past three years-or-so, there aren't many people that haven't felt the impact of the economic…
    The Publisher
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    Aug 02, 2011 Products

    Sea Sucker

    The reason my best friend doesn't spend much time guiding anymore is because of the time it took to clean his boat. No kidding. Following a five-hour…
    The Publisher
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    Jun 26, 2011 Products

    How Important is Inventory?

    Vance Tice is something of a legend in local fishing circles--and with good reason. The man knows as much about inshore and near-shore grouper…
    The Publisher
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    Jun 03, 2011 Products

    How Fish Behave; Using A Fish Tales Log to Improve Your Catch

    When I got my very own copy of the popular FishTales log book, I was like any kid with a new toy. The first thing I wanted to do was get on the…
    The Publisher
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    May 17, 2011 Products

    Economic Impact of Fishing on the Economy

    For Immediate Release: May 16, 2011 Contact: Rob Southwick,, 904-277-9765 Federal Hunting and Fishing Excise Taxes Create…
    The Publisher
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    Apr 06, 2011 Products

    Get Your "Six-Pack" Online...

    From the Publisher: We've been lucky enough to meet a company called Mariner's Learning System through our magazine's connection with the…
    Gary Poyssick
  • Mar 17, 2011 Products

    Get your Captain's License Online

    A lot of people -- your humble correspondent among them -- have thought about what it would mean and what it would require of me to become an actual…
    The Publisher
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    Jan 27, 2011 Products

    In the Keys with a Chittum

    New Flats Skiff By Chittum Skiffs Islamorada 18 Here are a few photos of my new flats skiff, it was built by my old friend Hal Chittum. This is by…
    Captain Greg Poland
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    Dec 19, 2010 Products

    Caught in Flight Kites: Kite Fishing

    When angling from a drifting boat, offshore or inshore of Florida waters, you are at the mercy of the tides and wind currents. If the wind is…
    Captain Gary A Anderson
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    Nov 27, 2010 Products

    Need a Special Gift for your Kayak Angler

    As many of you know, I am the tournament director for the Kayak Fishing ClassicS. In doing so, I have seen some very innovative thinking by both the…
    Capt. Pat Horrigan
  • Nov 03, 2010 Products

    New Skiff from a Hell's Bay Founder...

    From the publisher: Many of us have experience fishing on -- or owning -- Hells Bay boats. If you've been coming to the site for a while, you know…
    Captain Ray Markham
  • Oct 16, 2010 Products

    Steve Whitlock Game Fish Art

    The art of Steve Whitlock is very unique to say the least and the story behind the artist is also equally so. I became aware of Steve’s artwork while…
    Capt. Pat Horrigan
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    Sep 11, 2010 Products

    The Hybrid Flurry

    I have used lots of baits throughout my life. You name it and I’ve tried it, but like a lot of our fellow anglers, I am partial to top water dog…
    Captain Steve Nagy
  • Aug 02, 2010 Products

    Wet Phone? Ask Wes...

    This article came from our forums, where Wes provided this great list of things to do if -- God Forbid -- your phone gets wet. Like another forum…
    Our Man Wes...
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    Jul 16, 2010 Products

    Fishy Products

    Sufix 832 The Line that Changes Your Game Last year in July, I had the privilege of attending the 2009 ICAST as over 7,000 representatives of the…
    Captain Gary A Anderson
  • Jul 01, 2010 Products

    A Small Thank You...

    The Beginning of a Community and a gift for our readership... If you're reading this article, you've already registered with what is clearly and…
    The Publisher
  • Jun 24, 2010 Products

    Navionics on your iPhone

    I'm a geek. It comes with the territory of being part of a team that generates a web site the likes of Since we have no other…
    The Publisher
  • Jun 03, 2010 Products

    The Best Fishing Books in Town

    Kayak Fishing and Skinny: How to Fish in Shallow Saltwater -- bringing it all together Some of you have read Skinny: How to Fish in Shallow Saltwater…
    The Publisher
  • Apr 19, 2010 Products

    Spot Devices on Tour

    SPOT Teams up with Backpacker’s 10th Annual Get Out More Tour Tuesday, 06 April 2010 00:00 MILPITAS, CA - (April 6, 2010) Spring is in full swing…
    The Publisher
  • Mar 20, 2010 Products

    Lee Fisher Cast Nets

    In his very popular book Skinny: How to Fish in Shallow Saltwater, written just before the local fishing community lost one of the true legends of…
    The Team at TOF
  • Mar 20, 2010 Products

    A retail store? A fisherman's dream store.

    Tampa Bay Fishing Outfitters is more than a tackle shop. It's rapidly grown to become the most well-known and successful of all the very popular and…
    The Team at TOF