November Sport Fishing Girls

Capt. Jimmy Nelson presents November's Sport Fishing Girls.

jimmy-nelson-gallery-15.jpg

Species: Speckled Seatrout

Luiza landed this speckled seatrout caught on live shrimp while fishing the Crystal River in Big Bend Florida. Jumbo trout can be much easier to catch in low-light conditions, when they feed more actively, particularly in areas with clear water. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. 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.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-04.jpg

Species: Snook

Ashley cast a Yo-Zuri Crystal Shrimp around Pine Island, Florida flats to land this snook. Look for snook over shallow humps out in the middle of the lagoons and flats, instead of solely prospecting mangrove roots along the shoreline.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-01.jpg

Species: Gag Grouper

Ashley trolled a lipped lure to land this gag grouper out of Homosassa, Florida. Target grouper in 3 to 10 feet of water around Homosassa on Florida's Gulf Coast. When Gulf water temperatures dip in late fall, gag grouper move up onto the flats in good numbers.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-07.jpg

Species: Spanish Mackerel

Crystal Marie cast a Yo-Zuri in Lowes Bay, Florida to land this hearty Spanish mackerel. Macks are easy to spot as they often bust at the surface, scattering small glass minnows and drawing in plenty of diving birds.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-05.jpg

Species: Red Drum

Carly used a simple rig, consisting of a live shrimp, to tempt this red drum in Florida's Crystal River. To target redfish in muddy waters, try using heavy jigheads and soft plastics, up to half an ounce in weight, tied underneath a cork.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-03.jpg

Species: Flounder

Ashley landed this flounder in clear water near Pine Island, Florida. In recent years, an increase in both the size and quantity of Gulf flounder has garnered much more respect for the species, transitioning from bottom-dwelling bycatch to sought-after trophies.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-10.jpg

Species: Gag Grouper

Elyse used frozen natural bait to land this gag grouper near Bayport, Florida. Less than a mile offshore, limestone-rock bottom can hold gag grouper in the Gulf — it's a perfect place to try trolling, especially on days when there is a strong east wind kicking the water. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. 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.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-16.jpg

Species: Redfish

Sabrina used an artificial shrimp to land this respectable redfish near Wacassassa, Florida. Head to North Carolina to land truly monster red drum. Pamlico Sound's bull redfish grow to enormous sizes, where fishermen use jerkbaits and topwater lures to catch the drum.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-02.jpg

Species: Barracuda

Ashley cast a Yo-Zuri Crystal minnow near Homosassa, Florida, to land this pint-size barracuda. The current world-record barracuda measured almost 7 feet long. Thomas Gibson, of Houston, Texas, was fishing for tarpon in Angola when the 102-pound, 4-ounce Guinean barracuda (Sphyraena afra) hit his Rapala.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-06.jpg

Species: Nurse Shark

Crystal Marie used frozen natural bait to tempt this nurse shark while grouper fishing in Lowes Bay. Sharks aren't an afterthought these days; they're often targeted as sporty gamefish. Sport Fishing editors recently fished for lemons and blacktips in Great Abaco, Bahamas.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-08.jpg

Species: Red Grouper

Devan used a Salt Life (yes, Salt Life makes more than just clothes and bumper stickers!) Big Eye jig to land this red grouper off Crystal River, Florida. Reds are mostly caught while bottom fishing with cut or live bait, but unlike other grouper species, can be taken on relatively light tackle, says the IGFA.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-12.jpg

Species: Spanish Mackerel

Jarrica cast a minnow-imitaing plug near Yankeetown, Florida, to land this Spanish mackerel. According to IGFA record books, the majority of all fly, men and women Spanish mackerel records come from the state of Florida, with limited records coming from North Carolina, New Jersey, Massahusetts and Alabama.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-11.jpg

Species: Red Grouper

Elyse baited up with a frozen threadfin herring near Bayport, Florida, to catch this red grouper. If you haven't noticed by now, a majority of the fish caught by the Sport Fishing Girls in this gallery come from the upper Gulf Coast of Florida. (That's where photographer Capt. Jimmy Nelson is based.) WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. 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.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-14.jpg

Species: Amberjack

Luiza dropped down a knife jig to land this amberjack. With big fish such as AJs, utilize a two-speed reel. Two-speed reels differ from single-speeds in that they provide high-gear and low-gear cranking abilities. Two-speeds handle large fish that fight deep and circle, forcing the angler to power them to the surface. Reels with a single, higher-speed gear have trouble in this distinct scenario.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-18.jpg

Species: Gag Grouper

Sarah used a live bait to nab this gag grouper near Boca Grande, Florida. Next time, Sarah should jig slowly to catch her grouper. Drop the metal jig all the way to the bottom, and then make five or six cranks. If there's no bite, drop the jig again. It's great for getting bottomfish like grouper and snapper.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-17.jpg

Species: Black Drum

Sabrina used a live crab to persuade this black drum to bite her hook near Waccasassa, Florida. The current world-record black drum weighs 113 pounds, 1 ounce, caught by Gerald Townsend in Lewes, Delaware.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-20.jpg

Species: Jack Crevalle

Shana cast a popper to a marauding jack crevalle off Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hordes of jack crevalle — big ones — maraud just off the beaches from Palm Beach to Sebastian, clustering on the surface in schools that can include thousands of fish.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-19.jpg

Species: Gag Grouper

Sarah popped this gag grouper on a Yo-Zuri deep-diving Crystal Minnow lure. Juveniles like this one hang in estuaries, rocky areas and seagrass beds while adults are usually found offshore over hard substrate in waters 60 to 250 feet, according to the IGFA.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-13.jpg

Species: Dolphinfish

Luiza used a C&H rattle jet trolling skirt to land this dolphin near Grand Cayman. Dolphin (a.k.a. dorado or mahi) are popular in many parts of the world. Trek north or south from the equator along the Americas, and dolphin are available anywhere between the latitudes of 46°N and 38°S. Travel east around the world, and the species distribution expands even farther toward the poles, seasonally covering all waters around Africa, the Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean Sea in Europe, southern waters of Asia, and the whole of Australia.Capt. Jimmy Nelson
jimmy-nelson-gallery-09.jpg

Species: Spanish Mackerel

Devan trolled a lipped plug near Cedar Key, Florida, to catch her Spanish mackerel. The Spanish mackerel's bigger family member is the king mackerel, a species that receives plenty of attention in the form of money tournaments, where anglers in the Atlantic and Gulf target "smokers" weighing 50 to 60 pounds. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING AND LURES! Don't be intimidated by this professional photo gallery, most of our Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. 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.Capt. Jimmy Nelson