We’ll give you a few pointers, but to get really good at catching bass, you’ll need to figure out the details of your home waters.
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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.
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.
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.
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..
If you’ve always wanted to catch a huge marlin, Australia is still a great bet.
Don’t miss the kingfish ambush about to happen off the coast of Mississippi.
Learn to dig deep with heavy dredges for bluewater game fish.
Target dolphin offshore now. You won’t regret it.
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.
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.
The halibut bite in California may put a bend in your rod and a smile on your face. Find out what you need to know to make the most of it here.
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.
Get in on the bite as striped bass crowd Mid-Atlantic waters.
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.
You don’t need electric reels to catch some of the tastiest deep-water dwellers.
Dan Neenan lost his Boston Whaler to Hurricane Sandy, but that’s not stopping this Long Beach Island, New Jersey-based boater from getting back out on the water.
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?
Invite early striped bass to the raw bar to start your angling season off right.
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.
The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.
Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Spencer 57 IPS sportfishing yacht.
Bring your yacht to the Texas Coastal Bend and find great sport targeting redfish in the bays and passes.
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.
An Interview with John Patnovic, the man with the plan to resurrect Post Marine.
How does a successful charter captain get his start? One skipper shares his story. A well-known charter captain reveals the secrets of his success.