Get ready for lobster miniseason

Published July 1st, 2022 by Bernardo

The annual two-day season will be here before you know it, so divers need to prepare now

Summer Slam delay pays off

Published June 27th, 2022 by Bernardo

Postponing the offshore kayak tournament by one day because of foul weather results in perfect conditions and big fish

Legendary Miami Beach charter captain finally catches a barrel fish

Published May 19th, 2022 by Bernardo

In more than 60 years of fishing in South Florida, Capt. Bouncer Smith had caught just about everything in the ocean except a barrel fish.

The legendary Miami Beach charter captain, who has caught everything from snook and tarpon to sailfish and swordfish, finally checked that off his bucket list.

Record-setting Exotic Bass Roundup

Published May 10th, 2022 by Bernardo

Freshwater kayak anglers catch lots of clown knifefish and peacock bass on Lake Ida

Red-hot Everglades freshwater fishing

Published May 2nd, 2022 by Bernardo

The canals are filled with hungry largemouth bass, peacock bass and exotic panfish

Kayak anglers to target peacock bass and clown knifefish on Lake Ida

Published April 18th, 2022 by Bernardo

Freshwater kayak fishermen will have their shot at a big payday by competing in the second annual Exotic Bass Roundup April 23 out of Lake Ida Park in Delray Beach. The angler catching the heaviest total weight of one peacock bass and one clown knifefish wins $2,500 courtesy of Nautical Ventures Marine.

Florida’s lobster season closes March 31 and the seasons for grouper and hogfish don’t open until May 1, so what’s an underwater hunter to do in April?

Published March 30th, 2022 by Bernardo

Florida’s lobster season closes March 31 and the seasons for grouper and hogfish don’t open until May 1, so what’s an underwater hunter to do in April?

Going Big with The Axopar 45

Published March 11th, 2022 by Bernardo

Axopar’s largest boat to date, the 45, will offer 5 different configurations

to accommodate a variety of boating lifestyles.

How to get the most out of your boat

Published March 8th, 2022 by Bernardo

How to get the most out of your boat

Tarpon time in the Florida Keys

Published March 8th, 2022 by Bernardo

The big fish are showing up from Key Largo to Key West

Sailfish Smackdown Tournament Results

Published February 28th, 2022 by Bernardo

With winds gusting to 40 or more miles per hour, Joe Hector of Extreme Kayak Fishing wisely decided to postpone his Sailfish Smackdown tournament by a day. And he and his anglers were rewarded with much better, safer fishing conditions.

It’s a great time to catch Spanish mackerel

Published February 28th, 2022 by Bernardo

There are no guarantees in fishing, but catching Spanish mackerel in South Florida during the winter is as close as an angler can get to a sure thing.

How are cabin interiors designed

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

A boat's interior space can tell a lot about its owner's personality and style in its layout and functionality. Does your boat's interior feel under-utilized, dated, or less inviting than you would like?

This article will discuss planning out a more personal and functional cabin interior by learning how boat interiors are designed and created. You can then make the space your own, feel more comfortable, and serve your needs and match your boating lifestyle.

How to Live on Your Boat-What You Need To Consider

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

Have you been considering living on a boat full-time? While it is easy to romanticize living life on your boat full-time, the lifestyle requires a different approach to daily life. This article will discuss what to consider before becoming a seasonal or full-time liveaboard, including choosing the locale, utilities, onboard essentials, and safety and security.

Weekend Trips Around South Florida

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

With more registered boats than any other state, it is easy to see why Florida is considered the boating capital of the US, if not the world.

Docking and Logistics When Traveling to the Bahamas from Florida

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

Boating to the Bahamas from Florida may seem like a challenging trek, but a day trip to the gorgeous beaches and world-class fishing can prove to be just an alluring hop away.

Top Water Toys For a Day Out On The Sandbar

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

Whether you're spending time on the Florida coast with your family or relaxing by the water with friends, one of the most fun things to do in the ocean is venturing out to the sandbar. Here, you'll get the best of both worlds with land-type fun in the water. If you're looking for things to do on sandbars, Nautical Ventures has a huge inventory of activities and toys to keep people of all ages entertained while they spend time on a sandbar beach.

Sailfish Smackdown tournamen

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

Despite some obstacles, Joe Hector of Extreme Kayak Fishing says his hugely popular Sailfish Smackdown tournament will be held no matter what.

Big kingfish can be caught year-round in Key West

Published January 21st, 2022 by Bernardo

Big kingfish can be caught year-round in Key West, but January is when anglers catch the biggest kings, and more of them.

According to Capt. Casey Hunt, one of many experts on the Nautical Ventures Weekly Fisherman radio show that airs from 6-8 a.m. Saturday on WINZ 940-AM and live-streams on the Nautical Ventures Facebook page, big kingfish are moving out of the Gulf of Mexico toward the Keys. And the fishing should remain excellent through February.

Winter Bonefishing

Published December 15th, 2021 by Bernardo

Now that winter is here in South Florida, the vast majority of flats anglers won’t bother fishing for bonefish when a cold front drops the water temperature.

NVM December Grouper

Published November 29th, 2021 by Bernardo

According to Capt. Bouncer Smith, who does the Tackle Tips segment on the Nautical Ventures Weekly Fisherman radio show, which airs from 6-8 a.m. Saturday on WINZ 940-AM and live-streams on the Nautical Ventures Facebook page, one of the best ways to catch grouper this time of year is by trolling skirted ballyhoo along shallow coral reefs.

NVM Fall Lobster Season

Published November 21st, 2021 by Bernardo

If you can wait out the cold fronts and the rough seas that they stir up, you can enjoy some good lobstering when the ocean calms down according to Jim “Chiefy” Mathie.

November offshore fishing

Published November 15th, 2021 by Bernardo

Now that the first cold fronts of November have moved through South Florida, get ready for red-hot offshore fishing.

Date night ideas on the water in Florida

Published November 3rd, 2021 by Bernardo

Dates nights are an important aspect of a healthy relationship, and if you are lucky enough to live on the Florida Coast, you have the opportunity to take your dates on the water. The location is stunning, especially at sunset when the blue of the water contrasts with the pink, yellow, and orange sky as the sun sinks below the horizon. If you want to spend some quality time with your significant other where the two of you have complete privacy, here are a few unique date ideas for you to try.

Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

Published November 3rd, 2021 by Bernardo

Competitive fishermen in south Florida have a variety of tournaments open for registration for 2022, including old traditions and newer challenges.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (October 27-31)

Published October 12th, 2021 by Bernardo

The International Boat Show is back in Fort Lauderdale for 2021. This year, experience one of the biggest boat shows in the world and see gorgeous new models from Nautical Ventures. Fort Lauderdale is the "Yachting Capital of the World" and the prime location for boaters, yachtsmen, and sailors to see the newest and most exciting products in the marine industry. South Florida is the perfect location to make your dream of owning a family boat or large yacht a reality. Nautical Ventures will be showcasing the best from the marine industry. Stop by our booth and see what we have to offer.

Sites to see when Kayaking

Published October 12th, 2021 by Bernardo

Kayaking in the beaches and inland waterways of South Florida has some of the most beautiful and breathtaking sights and sounds you will ever experience. From the tranquility of Intracoastal waterways and mangroves to the gentle shoring of waves and shimmering blue water to your left and right, kayaking has something for everyone. Learn more about the top tips for the safest, most successful, and memorable kayaking experience and where to look for all your kayaking goods and gear before you head out on your next adventure.

Driving Safety

Published October 9th, 2021 by Bernardo

The combination of tropical disturbances and the first cooler cold fronts of the fall make for good lobster diving in South Florida in October, as the tasty crustaceans congregate around shallow coral reefs and sometimes walk in the sand when the water is churned by strong winds.

Mullet Run

Published September 27th, 2021 by Bernardo

While people head north to catch the fall foliage, local anglers head to beaches, fishing piers and jettys to catch the annual fall mullet run, which happens in late September and October.

Spearfishing

Published September 18th, 2021 by Bernardo

As captain of the United States Spearfishing Team, Francisco Loffredi has high hopes for his freedivers who are competing this week in the 2021 Spearfishing World Championship in Arbatax, Italy.

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