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.
Sportfishing All Articles
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.
Bimini isn’t very big, but it gets even smaller when Bob Knight comes to town to do some bonefishing
When the legendary John Rybovich put together the first International Masters Angling Tournament in 1963 (AKA The Masters) the fishing world had no idea what it was in for. These days though, the tournament is known as perhaps the preeminent fishing competition in the world, for good reason. Read more about it here.
For one angler, a typical day shark fishing turned into a toothy, bloody, hand-to-hand fight to the death in the blink of an eye. When a reader went mako fishing off New Jersey he was never expecting to be the one that ended up getting caught. Read about his eye-to-eye encounter with a very angry shark.
There may be no greater challenge in the fishing world than landing a giant bluefin. Our author can tell you that from experience, as he recounts a fish he landed years ago, and the crew’s skill and bravery in getting it to the boat.
We spoke to sportfish builders from Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina to see why they build their boats the way they do. What we found out might raise some hackles.
Learn to use your tackle properly and you can catch big fish to your heart’s content. Fighting a big fish can be exhausting. But our writer has one trick that will not only keep your shoulder muscles fresh, it’ll help you land more fish too.