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The Beginning

Team Rebel Fishing are the experts in the department of shark fishing, land-based fishing, as well as shark fishing historians. So if your interests lie on the same thing, then maybe you could think about being a part of our team.

We carry a strong message of conservation about the wildlife we encounter in our expeditions, this is done all while we fight for anglers rights all across the state. This is neither just a hobby or a job to us. This is our passion. This is a life we built through a common passion – land fishing… and right now, we could say that we achieved to being the best among the best in the field. We continue to strive to be greater, as we form a strong partnership with other experts around in the path of land-based fishing and ‘angling’.

How did we begin this quest?

Everything was born from something. For Team Rebel Fishing, this something includes many people who have been our inspiration to reach the place we are in right now.

Over the years, we have met a lot of people who designed us to be what we are now. They are the pioneers that influenced us to do better, fish harder, push ourselves to our limits to be able to accomplish some of the most extreme angling feats ever witnessed. Herb Goodman, Zac Meyer, the Paxton Bros, and Walter Maxwell are among these people.

For instance, Herb Goodman was the original land-based shark fisherman who helped start the history of this sport. He was the one who introduced the simplest tricks to deploy baits such as using balloons and remote control boats. He is innovative and creative in coming up with new tricks to use for this sport. This is why, Team Rebel Fishing, see him as a Legend to look up to.

Zac Miller is also known as the shark baiter of all times. Where he goes, sharks follow. He claimed the record of having caught the finest and rarest sharks the world has ever seen. He is also responsible for bringing the land-based shark-fishing in Houston into the mainstream. If you visit his house and open his beautiful double car garage door, you’d see not only the long range bucket harnesses he use, but also the evidence of his trophy catches as well.

The Paxton Bros are two people responsible for launching an association for shark species preservation. They are responsible for progress of the sport and the parameters set to be able to properly conserve the shark species.

Lastly, Walter Maxwell is very well known as the man who caught the largest tiger shark through rod and wheel. He hunts great sharks like none other. His skills are unparalleled with the use of boat, much more in the land-based fishing. Until now, no one yet has beaten this master in his catch.

Having these amazing people as our inspiration encouraged us to create a good environment for people who share the same passion. If you think you belong with us, then call us today at info@teamrebelfishing.com. Let’s be a family here together.

Come, let’s fish in Florida!

Of course, Florida is one of the top spots for fishing in the United States. With fishing destinations such as the Key Largo, Key West, Islamorada and Marathon, there are indeed a lot of areas where locals and tourists like you and me can go to catch the best fish in the state. Know that Florida also has more than 7,000 lakes and miles and miles of shoreline. This is why I actually go on vacation from my lead geeks business once in a while to de-stress and enjoy myself.

People have been asking me why I absolutely love fishing in Florida and if there are some nuggets of wisdom that I can share. Well, here are my top tips for all of you – this is for both newbies and veteran fishers and anglers:

1. Know the fish that you want to get. Plan your fishing trip around that.

While fishing in Florida is available all year round, the kind of fish that you will get actually depends on the season. This is because the water temperature changes according to the season and the fish migrate because of spawning. So it is important to determine what kind of fish you want to get and plan your trip accordingly. There are now charts and apps available online that you can refer to in order to determine the fish you are going to get.

2. Make sure that you get a fishing license.

In Florida, a fishing license is a must, whether you are a professional or recreational fisher. A recreational fishing license have different costings, depending on whether you are a local or a tourist and the number of days that you would like to engage in fishing. If you are a professional fisher or if you are with a charter group, it is better to check out the website of the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

3. The kind of fish that you can get in Florida is mostly made up of saltwater types.

Here are the top fishes that you will be able to get in Florida: Tarpon – the state’s most popular gamefish; Sailfish – the primary saltwater fish in the area; Spotted Sea Trout – or referred to as the speckled trout that can mostly be found in estuaries; the Snook which can be found in the warmer areas of Florida’s waters, among others.

4. Take part in Florida’s fishing tournaments

Florida hosts a lot of fishing tournaments. Most of these happen in or near the Indian Shores and/or the Indian Rocks Beach. Here are the most famous of these tournaments: The Turtle Slam Fishing Tournament, the Ed Alber Tarpon Rodeo, Hooked on Hope

Inshore Tournament, Turtle Slam Fishing Tournament, Make a Difference Fishing Tournament, and so on.

Definitely, if you are after fun and a really good bit of fishing, Florida is the best place to go. Have a great fishing vacation like what I usually do. Head off to Florida now.

Fishing lure

A fishing lure is a type of artificial fishing bait which is designed to attract a fish’s attention. The lure uses movement, vibration, flash and color to bait fish. Many lures are equipped with one or more hooks that are used to catch fish when they strike the lure. Some lures are placed to attract fish so a spear can be impaled into the fish or so the fish can be captured by hand. Most lures are attached to the end of a fishing line and have various styles of hooks attached to the body and are designed to elicit a strike resulting in a hookset. Many lures are commercially made but some are hand made such as fishing flies. Hand tying fly lures to match the hatch is considered a challenge by many amateur entomologists.

Modern commercial lures usually are often used with a fishing rod and fishing reel but there are some who use a technique where they hold the line in their hands. Handlining is a technique in which the line is held directly in the hands versus being fed through the guides of a fishing rod. Longlining also can employ lures to catch fish. When a lure is used for casting, it is continually cast out and retrieved, the retrieve making the lure swim or produce a popping action. A skilled angler can explore many possible hiding places for fish through lure casting such as under logs and on flats.

History

In early time, fishing lures were made from bone or bronze. The Chinese and Egyptians used fishing rods, hooks, and lines as early as 2,000 B.C., though most of the first fishermen used handlines. The first hooks were made out of bronze, which was strong but still very thin and less visible to the fish. The Chinese were the first to make fishing line, spun from fine silk. The modern fishing lure was made commercially in the United States in the early 1900s by the firm of Heddon and Pflueger in Michigan. Before this time most fishing lures were made by individual craftsman. Commercial-made lures were based on the same ideas that the individual craftsmen were making but on a larger scale.