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Reeling in Memories

Perhaps better than anyone on the water, anglers know the importance of living in the moment when the game is on the line. And in these days of catch and release, the memories that are created may be the best treasure of all. You'll see what we mean here.

How to Prepare for Sportfishing

To catch fish like a pro, you need to prepare like one. 

When it comes to sportfishing, the most important thing you can do to ensure a successful day on the water is to prepare. If you prepare your vessel correctly before an excursion, you’ll be able to concentrate more on the fish, and less on your boat. And that means catching more fish.

Using Kites to Catch Sailfish

If you’ve ever caught a sailfish, you know there’s nothing else quite like it. And we’d guess you probably want to catch a whole lot more. Our resident fishing expert Gary Caputi knows so many ways to help you out with that, he devoted a whole column to it. Check out his wealth of knowledge here.

Chasing the Blues Away

Opportunities come and go, but how you play the game is no fluke.

Wonderful September weather and an epic canyon report pointed to an offshore trip where we vowed to get even with the pelagics that had eluded us much of the season..

Tuna Take Flight Off Louisiana

The action is hot when yellowfin tuna take flight off Venice, Louisiana. When summer’s sizzle begins to heat up the fishing, there’s opportunity to tie into big game all over the place. But it’s hard to beat leaping hundred-pound yellowfin. Go here to find out where and how to target these feisty game fish.

Humminbird’s 360 Imaging

Electronics manufacturer Humminbird has long served the freshwater angling market and kept an eye on the big picture. And now they’ve developed a radar-like sonar system that could change the game for all boaters, saltwater and fresh. Learn more about this category-killing development here.

Fishing Sailfish Alley

Learning from Capt. Jon Duffie, an expert angler and captain, Senior Editor Jason Wood tries his hand at fishing for sailfish in Florida’s famed Sailfish Alley off Palm Beach, Florida. Check out how he did, what he caught, and what he learned, here.

Optimizing Your Electronics to Find Fish

Do your electronics help you catch more fish? Or are you spending more time turning the knobs on your helm than the crank on your reel? Learn how to use your electronics to optimize your time on the water this season—read all about it here.

Sportfishing Tip

If you’re not fishing a tournament with bait and hook-type restrictions, then why not try to mix it up with a blue marlin?

Catch a Sailfish from Your Boat

Ever wonder if you could catch a sailfish from your boat? Check out this one-page angling gameplan and get into some billfish action—we’re pretty sure you’ll come home with a fish story. See the plan here.

Massachusetts and NOAA Pay Anglers Not to Fish

Massachusetts, in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, made an offer to pay 700 saltwater anglers $500 each to give up their fishing licenses for the year. The program is part of a study to measure the perceived value of recreational fishing.

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