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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted March 2010

Sorry CharlieWhy is the biggest tuna in the sea on the brink of collapse?Illustration by Scott PollackAtlantic bluefin tuna are arguably the most valuable commodity in the sea. A...

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From the Tackle Box

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2010

A "Memorable" SeasonPhoto by: Kary Ann NixonIt all started last June when my brother Chip showed up to the boat as we departed for our first tournament of the year in a sling. "...

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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 Rafter | 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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By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted May 2009

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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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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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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