Sportfishing

Black Marlin Boulevard

By | 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 | 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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Meet the RFA

By | 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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Quantum Leap

By | 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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Reel Big Fish

By | 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 | 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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Epic Battles

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Intro to the Edge

By | 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 | 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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