October Sport Fishing Girls

Women who love fishing, tackle and boats.

October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 1
Species: King Mackerel
Fishing out of Fort Pierce Inlet, in Southeast Florida, Christine hooked a sailfish and kingfish (pictured) with her husband. Fresh ballyhoo are a top baitfish to troll in Southeast Atlantic waters, so before the trip, Christine watched a Youtube video on how to rig ballyhoo, then de-pooped and rigged about one dozen baits. Here's a quick explanation from Sport Fishing on how to rig ballyhoo. 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.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 2
Species: Sheepshead
Amanda fished bridges along the Outer Banks, in North Carolina, to put together this stringer of sizable sheepshead. Sheepshead are often found close to structure inside bays and rivers, but they also congregate near artificial wrecks. So the next time an artificial reef is deployed near you, give it a few weeks, then check to see if any 'heads are around.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 3
Species: Dolphin
Christina tapped the plentiful offshore waters of Marathon, Florida Keys, to haul in this dolphin. Even though Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West tend to be the most popular fishing destinations, don't forget about the "Forgotten Keys" in the lower Keys, including Big Pine Key. These less-pressured keys offer exceptional fishing both inshore and offshore.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 4
Species: Red Grouper
Caitlin caught this sub-legal red grouper off Palm Beach, Florida. Red grouper are a warmer water species, available in the Gulf of Mexico, but not often caught north of North Carolina in the western Atlantic. Legal-size red grouper like to inhabit potholes and rocky, flat seafloor, often nicknamed "swiss cheese" bottom. Surprisingly, red grouper do not hang near coral reefs consistently, such as other grouper species.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 5
Species: Flounder
Caley is learning to fish, and she got started off right with this fun-size flounder catch in St. Andrews Bay, near Panama City, Florida. Using a white Gulp! soft bait, she hooked the flatfish while bottom jigging. Check out these tips for picking and correctly using scented soft baits.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 6
Species: Redfish
Diana caught this redfish on a D.O.A. Shrimp while fishing the flats of Sarasota Bay. Wherever redfish live, the drum form great schools offering some of the most chaotic, unforgettable fishing imaginable. All you have to do is find 'em!
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 7
Species: Permit
Catherine, a University of Georgia gymnast, went fishing in Key West and landed this permit. Key West Harbor is one of the most dependable spots to catch permit, especially during the spring. This fishery is a great option for those who lack the time or patience to pursue these fish on the flats. 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.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 8
Species: Mahi
Amber landed her first mahi off Port St. Lucie, Florida, while trolling ballyhoo. Dolphin continuously move northward along the U.S. Atlantic coast, riding the ocean currents, and disappearing for short periods before showing up in tropical regions, says Don Hammond, who heads up the Dolphinfish Research Program. "Some individuals make a circum-Atlantic migration that encompasses 8,000 miles or more."
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 9
Species: Flounder
Angler Stephanie was fishing out of Ponce Inlet, Florida, when she landed these two flounder. The two flatties hit during the outgoing tide on live finger mullet. Tides play a key roll in fish movement and aggressiveness, especially around inlets and passes. Here's how to use the tides to your advantage.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 10
Species: Swordfish
Holly and friends went fishing on a picture-perfect day about 15 miles off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. Using a large Penn electric reel, they deep-dropped an eel bait adorned with strobes in about 1,500 feet of water. It took 45 minutes for Holly to reel in the estimated 250-pound swordfish. Along with the swordfish, they caught a number of dolphin.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 11
Species: Bull Redfish
Laura was fishing in the St. Johns River, close to the shipping channel, using a cut blue crab as bait when her bull redfish hit. The rod double over and strained her tackle — it was, by far, the biggest redfish caught on the boat that day. Spawning reds aggregate at inlets, passes and deep channels annually, allowing boaters to target them for catch and release.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 12
Species: Flounder
Michelle caught two citation flounder near a channel marker, not far from the Chesapeake Light Tower, using a simple two-hook bottom rig with squid strips as bait. The two flounder hit at the same time, and she was shocked when she fought both fish to the boat. Multi-hook bottom rigs are a great tactic for a host of species offshore too, including the dropper-loop rig, which is used by anglers when targeting tilefish.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 13
Species: Rockfish
Katie caught this rockfish, a 19-incher, fishing off a dock on the Severn River in the Chesapeake Bay area. Fishing light tackle for striped bass (a.k.a. rockfish) is a productive tactic farther north too, including New York and Maine waters. Live baits or soft plastics on jigheads are top offerings. 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.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 14
Species: King Mackerel
Sunni fished out of Ozona, Florida, to land this Gulf of Mexico king mackerel. King mackerel (or "kingfish") are prevalent in Southeast Atlantic and Gulf waters, with South Atlantic kings mixing with their brethren from the Gulf of Mexico in South Florida during winter.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 15
Species: King Salmon
Tiffany was pumped about her first-ever king salmon catch, a 25-pounder, caught in Juneau, Alaska. Nicknamed "kings," chinook salmon are an anadromous fish, meaning they head from the ocean to freshwater rivers to spawn. Chinook salmon are commonly caught on the U.S West Coast, from northern California to Alaska.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 16
Species: Flounder
Wendy, from Chesapeake City, Maryland, caught this flounder nearshore using a white-and-green soft plastic. While flounder scatter for the coldest months of winter, by April the big flatties move back into Chesapeake Bay. When the drift bite is slow, look for the flounder tight to structure such as pilings, rocks, bridges and artificial reefs.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 17
Species: Tautog
Michaela shows a recent blackfish (tautog) catch; she actually holds the Connecticut catch-and-release record for blackfish at 12.05 pounds. One tautog was caught and tagged in Virginia, swimming almost 8 years uncaught, until it was finally recaptured in the same general area it was initially hooked.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 18
Species: Snook
Rosemary thought she hooked bottom when her big snook attacked her swim bait. She was fishing in a South Florida canal, after heavy rains, when the personal best line-sider finally made it to shore. A quick picture and she released the fish back into the canal. Particularly in South Florida, snook often swim upstream from brackish waters to feed in freshwater canals. Rosemary'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.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 19
Species: Dorado
Eileen and her family headed from Texas to Cabo San Lucas to relax, vacation and go fishing! Husband, John, landed his first roosterfish and son, Robert, caught many skipjack tunas the first day of fishing. On the second day it was Eileen's turn, landing this big dorado (pictured). Next trip she wants to catch a marlin, she says. 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.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 20
Species: Wahoo
Alana caught this feisty wahoo while trolling. For a fish that swims at least 60 mph, trolling at 14, 16 and even 20 knots for wahoo is now commonplace using techniques developed by Capt. Ron Schatman, winner of a dozen major Bahamas wahoo tournaments.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 21
Species: Dolphin
Diana, from Fort Lauderdale, went fishing with Dad and Mom in Islamorada, Florida Keys, and landed this bull dolphin for dinner. They were trolling a silver and green soft chugger lure in 210 feet when the fish hit. Sport Fishing magazine put together a top-6 collection of trolling fishing videos. ****In the videos, anglers utilize dredge cams to captureexciting underwater perspectives of attacking fish.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 22
Species: Snook
Caitlyn fished at Boca Grande, Florida, to land this 41-inch snook. Boca Grande may be even better known for its exceptional tarpon fishing in the pass. Since late 2013, the infamous Boca Grande jig has been banned from use in Boca Grande Pass by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 23
Species: Black Drum
Ellen caught this black drum while fishing in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The drum ate a quarter-cut blue crab and was fought quickly to the boat, but was then released to fight another day. Drum species use their air bladder to create a sound similar to a drum beating, according to the IGFA. The drum sound is associated with the breeding season.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 24
Species: Roosterfish
Janice caught this nice roosterfish on a Shimano Baitrunner, fishing in a panga with Capt. Francisco Domingo. Lady anglers have a knack for catching big roosterfish. Last year, Margaret Shaughnessy landed a 60-plus-pound roosterfish on 20-pound tippet. As a staunch catch-and-release fisherwoman, Shaughnessy weighed the fish quickly to make sure it was healthy to release.
October 2014 Sport Fishing Girls 25
Species: Dolphin
Kerry landed this big dolphin near Abaco, Bahamas. Dolphin often gather near offshore breaklines such as weed lines, dramatic temperature breaks, well-defined rips or sharply contrasting color changes. Find any of those breaks, and the dolphin won't be far behind. 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.