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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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Magic Carpet Ride

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2007

Photographer Jeffery Salter and I were just finishing a superb dinner at Angler’s Restaurant in Marsh Harbor, smack dab in the middle of Abaco Beach Resort, when I hit our hosts...

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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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Fighting-Chair Physics

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted February 2007

All the time and money you’ve spent to match perfectly tuned engines to your well-rigged convertible, researching and selecting the most advanced electronics, and all those...

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Follow That Bill

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

Angler. Competitor. Adventurer. These words come to mind as I listen to Capt. Norm Isaacs talk about his life on and off the water, and it’s been quite the journey for this big-...

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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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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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In the Field: At the Viking-Ocean Showdown

By | Posted August 2006

In the Field at the Viking-Ocean Showdown. After getting weathered out on day one, the group started off their first day of fishing with a bang, bringing a

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