Puppy drum vs Red drum: know what you catch!

Puppy drums often bring confusion to many anglers, but here we have the answers to clear up what a puppy drum vs a red drum is. In short, a Puppy Drum is a name given to a juvenile Red Drum. Red Drums can grow to be around 60 pounds so it’s understandable that we are calling the young something different.  …

Hook sizes for 13 surf fishing species: Quick answers!

This article looks at 12 popular saltwater surf fishing species, and the right size and type of hook for each species.  This is based on experience and expert advice from multiple anglers.  Jump to summary table at the bottom to find the right hook size you need.  The species list includes the following… Click here for the 12 best surf …

Do Pompano Have Teeth? Fast answer and helpful handling tips!

In another edition of our saltwater species series, we look at Pompano, their teeth and how you can handle pompano properly. We will answer questions like what’s the best way to handle pompano? Can you lip pompano? And do pompano have teeth? Young pompano have small, conical teeth, but these disappear later in their life. By the time the fish …

Do Tarpon Have Teeth? Quick Answer!

In another article on our saltwater species list, we look at Tarpon and the nature of their teeth and bite. If you’re targeting tarpon on your next fishing trip, you might be wondering how to handle and land these large fighting fish.  When sticking your hand in or near the mouth of such a big fish you definitely want to …

A bluefish bite

Is a Bluefish Bite dangerous? Do bluefish have teeth? (Answered!)

Bluefish are a popular target species across the coast of the US. However, they are extremely aggressive and many anglers worry about handling them safely and using the right tackle to land them.  Let’s look more into bluefish bites, whether they are a dangerous fish to handle, and tackle tips to secure your bluefish catch. Bluefish can cause severe bites …

A man holding a redfish thinking Do redfish have teeth

Do redfish have teeth? (Answered & handling tips!)

Redfish, otherwise known as red drum fish, are popular saltwater fish. You can catch them all along the East Coast and into the Gulf of Mexico. But, do redfish have teeth like other saltwater fish?  While redfish do have teeth, they aren’t sharp at all! They actually have bony structures called pharyngeal teeth at the back of their mouth. These …

Looking at fried fish wondering Can you eat a bowfin fish

Can you eat a bowfin fish? (Answered!)

Anglers have debated the question “ Can you eat Bowfin fish?” for years. But the answer isn’t as simple as you would think.  Bowfin fish have been pinned as bottom feeders and thus not deemed as worthwhile to catch as your better-eating game fish.  However, the bowfin is known to be a spirited fighter and apparently rivals fish like the …

A hardtail fish or bluerunner

Hardtail fish (what they are and how to catch)

Have you heard other anglers refer to a ‘hardtail fish’ as being one of the best baits for some of the most sought-after game fish?  Wondered what a hardtail fish even is? And how you catch one?  Well read on because this article explains what hardtail fish are, and brings together extensive research on 10 different tried-and-tested methods that experienced …

Mingo snapper fish in a group

Mingo snapper fish (How to find and catch them)

Have you been pulling up mystery red fish that look kind of like snapper but aren’t sure what they are? Chances are it’s a Mingo Snapper fish.  Mingo fish are great fun to catch, easy to hook up and absolutely delicious. They are a very popular target for anglers because they have relaxed bag limits too. So if you want …

Looking at a speedometer and odometer thinking What does nan miles mean

What does ‘NAN miles’ mean? ‘Driven NAN Miles’ Explained!

If you’ve been scouring the internet for a new vehicle of some sort, whether a car, boat or even a snowmobile, you might have come across the term ‘driven NAN miles’ leaving you sitting there confused. What does ‘NAN miles’ mean? What does it mean to have ‘driven NAN miles’?  This article uncovers the meaning of ‘driven NAN miles’, where …