pink and blue skies over a seashell filled beach

June Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce After a few months off from fishing, a global pandemic and my near death experience, I am ready to return to my sacred backwaters of Bethune Beach. I have a renewed view on life and level of gratitude that words really can’t explain.  Fishing has been a part of my life … Continue reading June Fishing Guide

Ask A Local: BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP

More than ever, Volusia County residents are enjoying the outdoors! Here are the locals’ top five favorite places to head for fishing gear, bait and tackle before hitting the water for a beautiful day of fishing.  Each place featured below was voted as the BEST by ECC Facebook Fans. Be sure to “Like” our page to participate next month.  1. DONALD’S BAIT AND TACKLE  96 … Continue reading Ask A Local: BEST BAIT & TACKLE SHOP

man and small girl on paddle board in shallow river water

March Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce When you think of winter you think of cold, but this winter here in Florida has not been so cold. Even though the temps have stayed rather warm, the fish have been biting relentlessly! One thing for sure is the feeling fishing gives your soul is something no one can ever … Continue reading March Fishing Guide

February Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce With 2020 already in motion and the clear vision in the backwaters of Bethune Beach, the fishing has started off super hot! Although we have had a few up and down weather days, the bite has been strong and the redfish have started to school up. The big trout are starting … Continue reading February Fishing Guide

January Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat Powered by: Off The Hook at Inlet Harbor & Tupat’s Hawaiian Seasonings and Poke Sauce With the end of a decade coming up and the vision moving into 2020, the fishing was nothing less than stellar. We still have yet to get more than 3 to 4 days of cold weather which has played a key role in the larger schools of fish not … Continue reading January Fishing Guide

man fishing from paddle board on blue water with trees

November Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  POWERED BY: Off the Hook and Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings The past few months have seen their fair share of high tides and up and down bite patterns, but as we move into our colder season, the bite will start to get very consistent. I really enjoy the trout in the cooler part of the year, … Continue reading November Fishing Guide

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INSIDE LOOK: Trolling Lines with Local Anglers

Interviews by Tiffany Evers // Photos by Kelsey Walters Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt  Licenses Carried: Fishing / Snook  Facebook: Patrick Eichstaedt (Personal) / Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce (Business)  Instagram: @TheRealTupat  Website: Tupats.com  Contact Info: (386) 405-7599 // Tupat@mac.com  Business Name: Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce  Q: What type of fishing do you specialize in?  A: I specialize in all backwater fishing from my Pau Hana Big EZ … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Trolling Lines with Local Anglers

October Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  POWERED BY: Off the Hook and Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings After a long hot summer, September was a month of incredible fishing. Fall weather could have never felt so good and neither could the abundant amount of tight lines. I really like this time of year, especially utilizing the topwater lures. The aggressive bite and pop on the bait … Continue reading October Fishing Guide

September Fishing Guide

Text & Photos by Patrick “Tupat” Eichstaedt // @TheRealTupat  POWERED BY: Off the Hook and Tupat’s Hawaiian Poke Sauce and Seasonings Summer has been a hot one here in Volusia County – not to mention the fishing has been extremely hot! The red snapper bite was on fire along with many other offshore catches in the past month. As for the backwaters of Bethune Beach, the bite has been over-the-top … Continue reading September Fishing Guide