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How to Win a Fishing Tournament

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.

Electronic Extras for Anglers

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.

2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship

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.

A Mate For Life

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.

Teeth Dreams

A father reluctantly sets out to take his kids shark fishing and returns with a boatload of memories, and a changed mind.

The International Masters Angling Tournament

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.

A Story of Man vs. Shark

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.

Catching a Giant Bluefin Tuna

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.

The State of the Sportfisherman

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.

Expert Advice On How to Land Big Fish

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.

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