2014 December Sport Fishing Girls

Women who love fishing, tackle and boats.

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Species: Dolphin

Tania left from Pirate's Cove Marina, in Stuart, Florida, and ran 14 miles out of St. Lucie Inlet to land this dolphin. The bait of choice was a trolled ballyhoo with skirt. Dolphin are voracious feeders, and they'll sometimes bite items that aren't food. Tania's photo won a prize package of Yo-Zuri lures and Salt Life gear from Sport Fishing magazine. Be sure to send in your own photos to be part of the Sport Fishing Girls photo gallery and for your chance to win prizes. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.
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Species: Redfish

Twin sisters Maggie and Anna paired up to land this quality redfish in Charleston, South Carolina. Fish anything near a 7 1/2-foot high tide from spring through fall in the marshlands of South Carolina, and you'll find slot-size reds tailing and hungry.
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Species: Flounder

Angela fished with her fiancé on their new 20-foot boat near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel in Virginia to land this flounder. When the drift fishing for flounder is slow, look for them tight to structure such as pilings and rocks near bridges.
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Species: Blackfin Tuna

Christina fished structure 45 and 60 miles offshore, then behind shrimp boats, to hit the jackpot on blackfin tuna. In total, the boat caught 11 blackfin in roughly 40 minutes on cigar minnows and jigs. If you aren't able to score blackfin around the shrimp boats early, they often return to the boats later in the day when the action from other species settles down. The blackfin will hang around in the shade of the boat and respond to chunking.
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Species: Red Snapper

Christine was fishing with her dad in the Gulf of Mexico, off Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, when this red snapper hit. New video in the northern portions of the Gulf offer proof of increasing red snapper abundance.
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Species: Dolphin

Courtney landed her first solo bull dolphin about 70 miles offshore of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. More than one expert has likened a boat to a floating object on the offshore grounds, where game fish are attracted to things such as weed lines and kelp paddies, as well as discarded pallets, offshore weather buoys and man-made FADs (fish-aggregating devices). Don't be surprised if dolphin are attracted to your boat!
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Species: Spanish Mackerel

Flo and Kerri fished the Chesapeake Bay area to land this Spanish mackerel. Spanish mackerel in schools feed with such tenacity, at times, that anglers can utilize rigs without bait. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.
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Species: Flounder

Eszter fished near Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, to land this hefty flounder. In spring and especially fall, flounder are available in 60 to 85 feet of water out of St. Augustine and Mayport inlets, about 6 to 15 miles offshore Northeast Florida.
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Species: Lobster

These lobsters were caught in an afternoon session by Delphine (pictured) and Captain Jason Soderquist in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. Turks and Caicos' lobster season runs from August to April and recreational fishermen are permitted to fish in season without the use of spears or hooks. These big guys were caught using Jason's homemade noose and a keen eye while snorkeling.
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Species: Rockfish

Kathryn, Amanda, Megan and Jamie competed in the Women's Rockfish Tournament from Tilghman Island, Maryland, totaling 8 fish over 16 inches. One popular tactic for stripers is to fish leadhead bucktail jigs in rips and eddies near rocks and other structure.
Sport Fishing Girls Diana

Species: Dorado

Diana caught this dorado in the Sea of Cortez outside of La Paz using a hoochie on 20-pound line. A distance-swimming pelagic star, dolphin patrol the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans eating anything that fits within their jaws.
Sport Fishing Girls Redfish Susana

Species: Redfish

Susana reeled in this redfish out of Naples, Florida. The red drum, widespread in its range, doesn't care about structure, water depth or clarity, as long as there's plenty of food available. That's not to say reds don't adjust to environmental factors, just that they thrive in so many conditions.
Sport Fishing Girls Queen Snappers

Species: Queen Snapper

Caaren and Christine, fishing on the _Dealership,_caught some nice queen snappers on a run to the Bahamas. In the Bahamas, you can find a wide range of fish, especially queen snappers. D**rop a deep rig on an electric reel **to 1,200 feet and bring up a queen or silk snapper — all without seeing more than one or two other boats in a day's time. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.
Sport Fishing Girls Lobstering

Species: Lobster

Kay headed to Marathon in the Florida Keys for opening day of lobster season. Of course, Marathon isn't only known for its lobster season, but its fishing. Here's a prime example with this 38-pound golden tilefish.
Sport Fishing Girls Bluefin Tuna

Species: Bluefin Tuna

Susan caught this hefty bluefin tuna. We talked with three highly regarded anglers from Rhode Island, New Jersey and southern Australia to learn their top chunking techniques for tuna.
Sport Fishing Girls Redfish Brandy

Species: Redfish

Brandy released this big redfish, which measured out to nearly 48-inches and 52-pounds. She caught it in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Anglers fishing from the Chesapeake Bay to South Carolina shores have a shot at seeing big reds from late spring to early fall. But with miles of coast and acres of ocean, locating the fish when they school at the surface becomes a true guessing game.
Sport Fishing Girls Giant Trevally

Species: Giant Trevally

Amy-Lauren caught this giant trevally off Kauai, Hawaii. Look to the big island of Hawaii for some great offshore fishing, learn what is in store when visiting Kona.
Sport Fishing Girls Karol Jack Crevalle

Species: Jack Crevalle

Karol caught this jack crevalle near Card Sound Bridge in the Florida Keys. Learn how a pro uses livies for a mixed-bag action off Key West, including jack crevalle.
Sport Fishing Girls King Mackerel

Species: King Mackerel

Sonia caught this king about five miles off Corpus Christi, Texas. Sometimes you have to put the big kings in the mood to bite, and the secret here is chum, according to a number of tournament leaders. Many big-kingfish ­specialists add their own secret ­ingredients to a stock of ground chum.
Sport Fishing Girls Karen Spiny Dogfish

Species: Spiny Dogfish

Karen caught this 33-inch inch spiny dogfish off the Puget Sound. Some sharks have a placenta and umbilical cord, and some baby sharks are even born with a belly button. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! We know you're out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life and an assortment of Yo-Zuri lures valued at $100. That's $200 worth of swag just for sending us fun fishing shots! Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com.