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The Kid Can Fish

By Capt. Patrick S... | 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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Get a Good Spin on it

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2010

Saltwater spinning reels have come a long way, baby. Gone are the slow, heavy models of the past; today's reels are seriously high-performance—smooth, strong, and sprightly. Many...

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Making It Her Way

By Capt. Patrick S... | 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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A Record Year

By | Posted November 2009

Even a bad transmission couldn't keep this team from taking first place.Sometimes a picture is worth a million dollars. Eight-year-old Emily Hudgens drew an image of a big...

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Shark Attack Tournament

By Capt. Grant RafterSteven James | Posted October 2009

For most attendees, The Monster Shark Tournament is just a day of great fishing. For others, the sight of the hanging sharks is a call to protest.A fish hanging by its tail on a...

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Catch of the Day

By Brad Dunn | 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 Capt. Patrick S... | 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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Un-Belizeable

Sunrise at Turneffe Flats atoll.It’s 6 a.m. and I’m in paradise. A warm Belizean morning starts off with rain doing a two-step on the roof above my bed. I peel the pillow from my...

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Send a Strong Signal

By Bruce Pelkey | 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 Capt. Grant Rafter | 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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Montauk Calling

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2009

Beaches, history, and angling opportunities abound in Montauk.What famous fishing locale did The New York Times once describe thusly: “A better fishing ground cannot be found than...

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Angler accessories

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2009

You’re passionate about fishing. You know it. Your friends know it. And, darn it, you want the whole world to know it, too. Thankfully, there exist all manner of accessories—from...

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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By Capt. Patrick S... | 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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