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  [caption id="attachment_4722" align="alignleft" width="240"] Cooper catches a Sunshine Bass.[/caption] Last weekend I took my youngest son fishing for his first time.  It would be his first exposure to being out on a boat far from land, his mother and his favorite blanket.  Like a lot of...

Stand Up Paddle boarding is quickly becoming a global phenomena and it's presence here in Florida is becoming hard to miss. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a paddleboarding magazine or trade show already. I honestly was not expecting much, but once I got...

March is a great month to catch speckle perch all over Florida. They gather to spawn during February and March. Speckle Perch fishing is a great intro for kids. You'll need an ultra light action rod and reel, bobbers, small hooks and live minnows. Here...

Forever Florida, located in St. Cloud, offers a Horseback Safari and Rawhide Roundup like no other. With programs that provide the full Cracker experience, Forever Florida is a glimpse back into Florida’s roots. Step 1: Meet Your Horse: The first step to becoming a Florida Cracker...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/mYkIck4YBUk" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In season two I took my son, Chase, on the father-son trip of a lifetime—canoe camping way down upon the Suwannee River. The Suwannee’s black water flows calmly between...

Last week I joined a group of guys to surf the waves at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. We had a blast, but If you’ve never surfed in man-made freshwater wave, it takes some getting used to for sure. Unless you’re on the pro tour, riding a...

[caption id="attachment_1672" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chad Crawford, Larry Meador and Mr. Red"][/caption] The next best thing to catching a big fish is watching someone catch one for the first time. After a 30-minute fight on light tackle, Larry Meador, a close friend of mine, hauled in a...

Who doesn't want to swim with dolphins right? We heading up to the little town of Marineland for a family dolphin experience at, none other than, Marineland. Yes, the town is called Marineland and so is the Dolphin Park. We had a amazing time petting...

Recently my family and I visited Highland Park Fishing Camp in Deland, Florida. Let me start off by saying if you’re looking for a family-friendly, old-Florida experience bathed in hospitality, and the finest fishing our state can produce...

Last week, my son Chase (age 5) and I went Trout fishing in the Indian River. Having not caught much all day, I was quickly approaching my limit with Chase. Anyone fishing with small kids knows that after 2-3 hrs they are done. To complicate matters I...