Hello everybody, I was hoping someone could supply me with some tips or tricks for catching Octopus. I live in Gainesville, FL and usually go fishing on the gulf or the atlantic every weekend so I was thinking I could try and catch one. I guess I would be looking for the O. briareus or at least thats the one I would like to find . I don't scuba dive so I would have to find one of these guys in knee deep water. I know I should look in tide pools but thats pretty vague. I was wondering if I should I look at night when they are active or during daylight? To be honest I've never seen an octopus in the wild, they seem to be a very elusive animal not to mention they have the best camoflauge i've seen which doesn't help when your looking for them. Does anyone have any spots where they had luck before and also should I attempt to catch them with bare hands or use a net? Any advice offered would be awesome, thanks for your time.