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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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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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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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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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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By Capt. Patrick S... | 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 Capt. Patrick S... | 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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Around the World in 1,826 Days…or so

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2008

This 126-foot mothership will be home for the crew of Offshore Adventures for about five years.Like squid drawn to a spreader light, angling aficionado and outdoor-sports TV-show...

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Meet the RFA

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

The RFA's executive director, Jim Donofrio.In the mid 1990's a professional captain and passionate angler by the name of Jim Donofrio began a dialogue with Bob Healey, cofounder...

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Black Marlin Boulevard

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2008

Alfred Glassell and his record black.During the 1980's I spent time cruising the west coast of South America on oceangoing tugs. The company I worked for specialized in bulk...

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The Woes of the White Marlin

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

Rick and Yvonne BuckleyWhite marlin are often landed as incidental catch by longline fishing boats. It is now illegal to sell them commercially in the United States.When it comes...

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Fishing by Satellite

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted February 2008

This chart from Offshore Satellite Services shows a break's predicted path.Sea Surface Temperature (SST) charts seem to be exactly what the name implies. But when it comes to the...

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Reel Big Fish

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2008

Heir ApparentAlutecnos Albacore Veloce 20The Albacore Veloce 20 is a member of the next generation of Alutecnos Reels, and it certainly is a worthy descendant. The Italian company...

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Quantum Leap

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2008

A call out from a crewmember standing on the dock with a drag scale in hand broke the steamy August morning's silence: "Six pounds." Another crewmember stood in the 57-foot...

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