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It's WAHOO Season! December 11, 2018

What a Wonderful time to fish for WAHOO! 

It’s simultaneously a fish species and an ­exclamation derived from their speed. These fish can swim up to 60 mph! What a Thrill!

The Wahoo is the meanest, quickest and largest mackerel in American waters.  The Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a dark blue scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas.

Hook & Tackle Sponsors the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpture Festival November 13, 2018


The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival is known world-wide as the large sand sculpting event, Hosting over 260,000 attendees. In just 24 hours, these the master sculptors all wearing UPF 50+ gear provided by #hookandtackle turn the Sarasota beaches into an art gallery

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is owned by Siesta Beach Festival, Inc., a 501(c)3, non-profit corporation. The event is produced by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism, local businesses, and both ephemeral and visual arts through a collaborative partnership with the community. 

Hook & Tackle is proud to partner with our local communities in giving back.

Hook & Tackle Signs Up with Unfathomed TV Show with Capt George Gozdz October 30, 2018

Hook & Tackle has signed up as the official apparel sponsor of the new Unfathomed televsion show featuring captain George Gozdz.

It will have appealing destinations, intriguing personalities and quality fisheries. The show will also portray the outdoor lifestyle , nature conservation and lots of education.

Captain George has worked with Hook & Tackle over the year with Florida Sportsman's Reel Fishing Show.

"This is a great opportunity to work with an amazing and very appealing Captain who attracts a wide range broad audience and an awesome fisherman and host" says Stan Rudman of Hook & Tackle.

Hook & Tackle Sponsors the NASCAR Hot Rods & Reels September 20, 2018


For over 22 years Hook & Tackle has been the official apparel sponsor for the Homestead and Daytona events. Bringing together all of the NASCAR race car drivers and team owners to spend a morning on the race track infield lake fishing for bass.

Money raised goes to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is considered the premier investigative research program targeting and investigating spinal cord and brain injuries.

The event started by driver Darrell Gwyn who himself was injured in a race accident and has been wheel chair bound since, but with his strength for others and his community, this event has brought many smiles to those in need.

Drivers and participants all look forward to their #hookandtackle #fishingshirts each year! These have become collectors pieces

"We are all about giving back and being personally involved and are committed to working with our community to help others" says Stan Rudman, an owner of the apparel brand. 

Toxic Red Tide Harming Florida Marine Life August 21, 2018

Dead fish, sea turtles, manatees, sea birds and even a shark have washed up on the beaches and clogged canals stretching from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys this summer on the toxic bloom.

Every year, both Florida and Texas deal with red tides, but in Florida this has been the worst year since 2006. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, defines a red tide, or harmful algae bloom, as a rapid growth of microscopic algae that produces toxins, which can have a harmful or deadly effect on marine life, birds and even humans. “The blooms can also cause large fish kills and discolored water along the coast,” NOAA officials said.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has documented almost 300 sea turtle deaths in the waters off southwest Florida since the bloom started last October

The mayor of Sanibel, Florida, along the Gulf Coast said the tide was a result of a “perfect storm of coastal pollution and a hot Gulf ignited by flushing nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee,” the Miami Herald reported. “All they do is obviously fuel the red tide. So, it’s a catalyst in making the problem worse,” Mayor Kevin Ruane said.

Red tide season in Florida usually last from October to around February, but has now lasted more than 10 months. It’s unclear how long the red tide conditions might persist and how many animals will die in the meantime.