You never know when you go fishing if the trip is going to be a routine drill, or a day that gives you a story you’ll never forget.
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Our sportfishing columnist is no stranger to big-game battles. But he knows that fishing is much more than that, and he shares a fish story that highlights the moment, not the size of the catch. Read his take here.
Even the most seasoned angler can learn a new thing or two. The best way to freshen up your tactics? Hire a charter and pay attention.
It’s hard to believe that places like Guatemala still exist today, with big-game fishing opportunities unmatched around the globe. Head for Casa Vieja Lodge and you’ll understand what we’re talking about.
A 16-year-old fisherman with leukemia gets a special gift from a boatbuilding Good Samaritan.
To become a top offshore angler, one must possess a certain skill set and knowledge base that come from years of actively pursuing game fish. Nowhere does it say you have to be a man to do it. See what we mean here.
Sure you catch a few fish. And your cockpit team does the job as well as any you’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s time to put your boat up against the best in the world on the fishing tournament circuit. See how to do it here.
The electronics available today have done nothing short of revolutionizing the way we use our boats to fish. But beyond the fishfinders and chartplotters that help target chosen species, there’s so much more to add to the advantage. See the upgrades here.
C-MAP’s new High Resolution Bathymetry fishing charts actually put contour-line data in a 3-D view.
Whether you’re chasing fish or charter customers, it’s knowing how to set the hook that makes all the difference.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship will return to form with four exciting tournaments for Spring 2016. And the BBC also brings you a new marlin contest planned for Cuba—the Gamefish Grande Tournament.
Like casting for fish, preserving your angling rights requires persistence.
Working as a mate on a fishing boat, where you crease the inlet in the morning, watch the sun rise, breathe fresh salty air and get paid to do it, is one of the best forms of employment on the planet. My first paying job was washing a half-day fluke boat.
It’s always better to be on the boat than it is to be overboard. Especially during Shark Week.
Sometimes it’s the smallest mistakes that end up costing you the most.
Pro anglers use every tool in their arsenal to improve their catch rate. Learn how they look at their helm to make the most of their fishing time. See their expert tips here.
A bad day fishing is better than … well pretty much anything but a good day fishing.
Sometimes there’s simply no explaining the things that happen out there.
The sport of fishing has an almost magical ability to keep us all young at heart, especially if you take the kids along with you.
If you think you see him, you probably do.
Digging through a tackle box of memories.
As I get saltier, releasing fish safely is what is uppermost in my mind to ensure others will share in what I have been able to enjoy.
Make the most of your summer on the boat—catch the fish of a lifetime.
Sometimes the fish do the schooling. It’s amazing what a feisty tuna can teach a callow, young mate.
A father reluctantly sets out to take his kids shark fishing and returns with a boatload of memories, and a changed mind.
Planning for emergencies is just as vital as preparing for the big catch.