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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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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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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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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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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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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Epic Battles

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2007

It was the first minutes of the tournament, and the moment I set the hook, the line started screaming. This fish was for real, and he'd eventually lead me into a give-and-take...

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Renaissance Men

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2007

Paul BrouMiller Marine's Bimbo (left) and Mike Miller.Mike Miller and his brother Bimbo don't mess much with advertising and PR. So I first got wind of their Florida Panhandle...

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Tag Today, Save Tomorrow

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2007

I'm a product of the Jaws generation, and while I was growing up on Long Island's south shore, my head was filled with dreams of catching big sharks. The standard gameplan was to...

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The First Fish

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2007

When it comes to sportfishing, the names are legendary: Michael Lerner, Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, and Van Campen Heilner. But in 1897—a year before Hemingway was born,...

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Intro to the Edge

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2007

Something special happens between early summer and late fall off the East Coast of the United States. My friends and I call it “canyon season.” It’s a time for many tuna- and...

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Take a Seat

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2007

You've got the boat, the rods, the reels, and the tackle, and you're ready to head offshore where the big billfish swim. But before you go, you need one more thing: a rugged...

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Birth of the Battlewagon

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted February 2007

A 2004 survey conducted by Fernandina Beach, Florida-based research group Southwick Associates found saltwater anglers in the United States spent an astounding $11.3 billion on...

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