Gold Coast Florida Fishing

Great south Florida fishing shots by photographer Jan Maizler

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Jan Maizler specializes in writing about flats fishing and light tackle angling travel. As an angler, author, and writer, Jan is also a past IGFA world record holder for bonefish on two-pound test line (8 pounds, 4 ounces) and permit on four-pound test line (23 pounds, 15 ounces). He has caught and released over 2,000 bonefish and 1,000 tarpon in his angling career. Jan has been fishing in salt water since 1962. In 1977 he published his first flats fishing book entitled Flats Fishing. Since then, Jan has written eight books, which include Flats Fishing II: A Shoalwater Handbook, Fishing Florida's Coast, and Fishing Tips, Tales, and Travels. His newest book is Fishing Florida's Flats by University Press of Florida (www.fishingfloridasflats.com). Jan has been a long-time angler and resource of Miami, Florida's Biscayne Bay, a fishery that offers some of the largest bonefish in the world. In this Photographer's Showcase, he shares a mixed bag of inshore photos taken around his beloved Gold Coast of South Florida. Photo: Adam Goldstein with his big snookJan Maizler
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Jan Maizler's trout-dorsal against sunriseJan Maizler
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Capt. Jim Hobale's hog snapperJan Maizler
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Ken Collette with bluefish.Jan Maizler
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Ken Collette with grouperette.Jan Maizler
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PorgieJan Maizler
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Capt. Butch Constable with angler Don Eichin.Jan Maizler
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Capt. Butch Constable with cobia.Jan Maizler
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North in the Mosquito Lagoon.Jan Maizler
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Sea trout, the predator.Jan Maizler
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Permit close and personal.Jan Maizler
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Capt. Butch Constable on the flying bridge.Jan Maizler
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Bonefish.Jan Maizler
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Biscayne Bay sharking.Jan Maizler
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Biscayne bay cero mackerel.Jan Maizler
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Islamorada back country sea trout with the Stancyzks out of Bud N' Mary's Marina.Jan Maizler
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More About the Photographer

Jan Maizler specializes in writing about flats fishing and light tackle angling travel. As an angler, author, and writer, Jan is also a past IGFA world record holder for bonefish on two-pound test line (8 pounds, 4 ounces) and permit on four-pound test line (23 pounds, 15 ounces). He has caught and released over 2,000 bonefish and 1,000 tarpon in his angling career. Jan has been fishing in salt water since 1962. He has been a long-time angler and resource of Miami's Biscayne Bay, a fishery that offers some of the largest bonefish in the world. Jan has traveled the world over in his angling pursuits. Besides residing in Cozumel, Mexico and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, he has fished in the Lower 48 from Rhode Island to Texas, Alaska, British Columbia, Baja California, Pacific Mexico, the entire Yucatan, Costa Rica, Panama, Patagonia/Argentina, Roatan, The Cayman Islands, all over the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, the British Virgin Islands, and many other West Indian Islands. Jan has fished in far-off Fanning Island atoll in the South Pacific and continues to have an active involvement on that island through Fanning fishing and surfing guide Chuck Corbett. As a traveler, Jan has journeyed through a huge swath of the globe, including every country in Western Europe, and the entire Mediterranean from Lisbon, Gibraltar, and Barcelona in the west all the way to Istanbul and Israel. Jan is an active member of the Florida Outdoor Writer's Association (FOWA) and the Southeast Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA). Web sites: www.fishingfloridasflats.com, www.flatsfishingonline.com