Tippets: Leaders & Lines, Fishing in Biscayne National Park

January 20, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between monofilament and fluorocarbon, and braided and furled leaders, a recent article by Kevin Howell explains in detail everything you need to know to make the best choice for your time on the water.
  • A debate is underway regarding tightening fishing regulations in Biscayne National Park. While sportfishing is important to Florida’s economy, fisheries managers are concerned over population decline. “The fish have come under pressure not only from South Florida’s booming population but also because fast boats, GPS devices and other high-powered gear make finding and catching fish much easier than it was a couple of decades back,” writes Lizette Alvarez in The New York Times.