My passion for fishing was influenced by my father. He moved my brothers and I from Arkansas to Pensacola Florida at a young age where we spent countless hours fishing from piers, bridges, grass flats and beaches. During sunrises, I am often reminded of the sun rising over the Pensacola Beach bridge while waking up on the seawalls of Ft.
Good Luck and Tight Lines: A Sure-Fire Guide to Florida's Inshore Fishing
I now live in the Tampa Bay area with my beautiful wife, daughter and two dogs that keep me grounded when I am not on the water. My passion for fishing quickly grew into an obsession. I am a, wake up and get to the water daily type. Some of my favorite ways of fishing are Sight Fishing, Fly Fishing, using Topwaters, and every so often chasing Monster fish using Monster baits. In the past few years my passion for inshore fishing has taken over. I now run a kayak guide business, Active Angler Kayak Guide, out of the Tampa Bay waters and fish every tournament that I am presented with. Tampa is great, you can target Redfish all year with great success.
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It is also the species that most major inshore saltwater tournaments require at weigh in. My Name is Paul Alderman.
I am 26 years old. And I am living the dream. I am one of the blessed few that get paid to travel and do the things I love to do. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in a place that creates a unique breed of outdoorsmen. Central Florida was paradise for a kid that never wanted to be indoors. I grew up splitting my time between the woods, rivers, lakes, swamps, and the ocean. The weather would determine whether I was poling up on tailing redfish, live-baiting tarpons, sitting in a tree stand, or paddling around on a surfboard.
My career began to take shape early in high school when I started working on charter fishing boats around Port Canaveral. I soaked up every ounce of wisdom they were willing to give. I was just like a sponge, and I fished every opportunity possible. I fished charters and local tournaments all through high school and college. Over the years I met a ton of great customers and inevitably started having more and more success. Eventually I started getting hired to fish with really talented offshore tournament teams.
I get to travel to exotic locations and compete in some of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the world. This year I get to test my skills against the best anglers in the world at the Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica. Winning an invitation to this event was a huge honor and I plan on making a great showing. They say a bad day on the water is better than a good day at work.
Well it is my work. Life is good when billfish pay the bills. When the boat is at the dock, you can still find me on the water or in the woods around Central Florida.
I hope to see you out there! Austin Lowery As far back as I can remember, my father had a fishing pole in my hands. Freshwater brim and speckled sea trout planted the seed of what is my passion for fishing today. Looking back on my childhood, It reminds me of how blessed I am to have grown up in Central Florida.
Cruising down a mangrove, covered salt marsh, or running the airboat through the shallows of the St. Today, my fishing journey has given birth to the love of fly fishing. Everything about fly fishing keeps me super excited. From sitting at home tying flies, to casting on a hungry predator, watching the eat, the sound of the drag, then giving back the release, keeps me coming back for more.
GOOD LUCK & TIGHT LINES: A SURE-FIRE GUIDE TO FLORIDA'S INSHORE FISHING
Anticipation and adrenaline rushes, associated with feeding shallow water fish, a home made fly never gets old. Thanks to RCI Optics less fish can go unseen, meaning more chances of getting that perfect shot on a targeted swimming creature. Called the ghost of the flats, the silvery bonefish is the holy grail of flats fishing. Its speed in the water and chameleon-like color make it the ultimate challenge to catch, and because of its elusiveness, much of the joy of bonefishing is in searching for the fish. Finding bonefish from a skiff and while wading are thoroughly covered, as is catch-and-release.
Details on the bonefish's environment and its food provide the essential background, and you'll learn what tackle and flies to take and how to cast efficiently in the flats. Lauderdale, Florida. Sign in. Hidden fields. Top charts. From a veteran South Florida angler comes the first fly and light tackle do-it-yourself guide to the region, focusing on fishing opportunities that don't require a boat.
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