Sport Fishing Girls, Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Photographer Pat Ford presents the latest edition of Sport Fishing Girls.

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

We know you're out there, and we want to put you in our informative girls-only galleries. We hope you'll discover something that you may not have known about a fish, a boat or a fishing destination. Send us your fishing photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com. Enjoy our latest edition presented by Pat Ford. Amanda reeled in a permit off Bimini. Permit are widely considered the most elusive and wary trophy among flats anglers, permit range throughout tropical waters of the western Atlantic. Other species occur elsewhere, notably in tropical Australia.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jennifer caught and released this redfish off Fort Myers. Redfish are found in a great variety of habitats, from clear flats to muddy bays to Atlantic beaches to the base of structure in more than 200 feet of water offshore.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Hailey fishes off Outer Banks, North Carolina. The seas off the Outer Banks and the mass number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname the Graveyard of the Atlantic.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Amanda fought a silver king off Key West, Florida. While most major game-fish species have similar relatives, the Atlantic tarpon is one of a kind. Found on both sides of the Atlantic, the air-breathing chrome-plated tarpon is an amazing jumper and dogged fighter; it strikes lures, flies and baitPat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jen pulled in a tarpon off Everglades National Park. This U.S. National Park is the largest tropical wilderness, the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River, and is visited on average by one million people each yearPat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Hailey caught and released a white marlin off the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This smallest of Atlantic marlins — typically 50 to 70 pounds — is found in all temperate and tropical areas, where it often comes relatively close to shore.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Amanda fishes the shoreline off Miami. In the near-shore waters of Miami, anglers can find anything from cobia to pompano to redfish.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jen caught this fatboy redfish off Everglades National Park. A red's habit of tailing in shallow water and the occasional appearance of schooling bull reds in open water off beaches make the species a favorite target of sight-casters.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Amanda reeled in a nice-sized permit off Miami waters. Permit range widely out to shallow reefs and wrecks, where they might gather in large schools, much less spooky and striking far more aggressively than when stalked on the flats.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Deborah pulled in this fat red off Fort Myers. Reds hit hard and run strong, particularly in skinny water. They've been given game-fish-only status in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas; in all federal waters, no red drum may be kept by anyone.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Erika probably didn't have to fight much to pull in this little mangrove snapper off Miami, Florida. The mangrove snapper can be confused with the cubera. Mangrove snapper are typically much smaller than cubera, but when they are similar in size, the two can only be distinguished by looking at a patch of teeth on the inside roof of the mouth.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 25

Jessica fishes out of Key West, Florida. Key West is known a wide variety of fish, inshore species include permit, bonefish and tarpon. Offshore species can include anything from dolphin to billfish.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Amanda released a permit off Bimini. When permit are hooked in skinny water, they use their speed and flat sides to full advantagePat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jean caught and released a good lookin' snook off Everglades National Park. It's a good size, but Jean has a long way to go to beat the all-tackle Atlantic snook world record (53-pounds, 10 ounces). That record was set in 1978; the fish was caught in Costa Rica's Rio Parismina.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jen caught this snook on a fly rod off Everglades National Park. Snook frequent mangrove estuaries, lagoons and inlets, at times dwelling in fresh water. They explode readily on plugs and flies, and usually put on an exciting aerial display.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Erika reeled in this tiny grunt off Miami, Florida. Grunt come from a big family with about 150 species in 19 genera, found in tropical fresh, brackish, and salt waters around the world. They are named grunt because of the sound they make when grinding their teeth.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jenna caught this big snook off Miami, Florida. The underslung jaw and dark lateral-line stripe make snook hard to mistake for anything else.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 18

Christina fishing tarpon out of Everglades National Park. Since tarpon have large eyes and excellent vision, it's easier to snag one of these silver kings after dark.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 19

Jen stretches for her fly line in the shallows of Ft. Myers - this location is filled with some great inshore catches from snooks to redfish to trout.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Jean reeled in a fatboy red drum off Everglades National Park. Being one of the most accessible, available game fish over a very large area (from the westernmost Gulf of Mexico to the mid-Atlantic states) helps account for the tremendous popularity of the red drum (aka redfish) among inshore and nearshore anglers.Pat Ford
Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford

June caught this beast of wahoo at the Black Fly Lodge, Abacos. Wahoo are built for speed — one look confirms that description of this fish: torpedoes with fins. Many anglers believe wahoo to be the fastest fish in the sea — and perhaps size for size they are — but in any case, their first run (particularly if on tackle of appropriate size) is simply smokin' hot.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 21

Amanda fishes crystal clear flats in Miami. One of the best things about gin-clear waters is sight fishing. When sight fishing look for the flying v shapes and cast right in front of it.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 24

Jessica with a nice bonefish catch. At the sting of a hook, they become horizontal missiles, sizzling away on an initial run that lasts far too long and is impossibly fast for a fish of its sizePat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 22

Zoe reels in a lemon shark off Key West, Florida. Lemon sharks yellowish color serves as a camouflage when swimming across the ocean floor.Pat Ford
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Sport Fishing Girls Presented by Photographer Pat Ford - 20

June fights a fish on the line at the Black Fly Lodge, Abacos. In the Abacos, keep your eyes peeled for permit, tarpon, barracudas and mutton snappers on the clear flats.Pat Ford