Fish Stories

Battling Black Marlin Off Costa Rica

By | Posted April 2011

Middle-Aged Man...

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A Passion for Tarpon

By | Posted March 2011

Book Review: A Passion for TarponThe title of this wonderful book says it all.During the long phone conversation I had with Lefty Kreh, he mentioned a recently released book he’d...

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On Greatness and Agony

By | Posted March 2011

On Greatness and AgonyIllustration by Scott PollackThe sea was glass-calm. A mid-summer’s sun shone bright over cobalt waters that featured hints of purple. Our Blinky IV fishing...

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A Tuna Story

By | Posted December 2010

How many anglers does it take to catch one 70-pound yellowfin? On some days, it takes all of them.Illustration by Scott PollackIf you walk into any seaside pub, you’ll probably...

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The Kid Can Fish

By | Posted March 2010

Richard DeMarte is an old salt—at only 15-years old.It's not unusual for professional anglers to be sponsored by gear manufacturers and boat companies. But typically those...

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Making It Her Way

By | Posted January 2010

Cindy Garrison never let adversity keep her down.Garrison has fished from Alaska to Africa.If you want to succeed as a professional fisherman, all you need is the dream and a cow...

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Catch of the Day

By | Posted August 2009

Florida fisherman hooked quite a haul in June: Instead of reeling in a red grouper, he snagged himself an air-to-air missile that had been fired by an F-15 fighter jet.Longtime...

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Catch’em in the Kayak

By | Posted August 2009

Photo courtesy of Michael BarryBarry and one of his foes gettin’ cozy in the cockpit of his kayak.Angler Michael Barry’s line came tight as he sat on a kayak just a few inches...

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Send a Strong Signal

By | Posted March 2009

Photo by FurunoWant a razor-sharp image like this 17" Furuno’s? Then you’ll need a top-quality sounder module.Everyone’s familiar with fishfinders; they’ve been around for years....

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Patience In Paradise

By | Posted February 2009

Part 1: The HuntWe ride east in a black Mitsubishi SUV. This part of Grand Bahama Island is desolate. The sun cuts through low-lying conifers, scrub brush, and burnt forest. Oil-...

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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By | Posted December 2008

Vincent D'AngeloMost trips start off with dreams of a boatload of fish. But a bad forecast can make angling shift from uncomfortable to dangerous in a blink. I looked up into the...

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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By | Posted November 2008

Vincent DanielloMost trips start off with dreams of a boatload of fish. But a bad forecast can make angling shift from uncomfortable to dangerous in a blink.I looked up into the...

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Give a Little, Get a Lot

By | Posted August 2008

Sgt. Aaron Hackett, who completed one tour of duty in Iraq and is headed out for a second one this fall, took a weekend out for quality family fishing time. Here's Hackett with...

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