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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted April 2011

Bluefin BluesThe world’s biggest tuna is less than half the fish it used to be.I stood on the dock in Bimini, Bahamas, surrounded by the carcasses of a dozen or more giant bluefin...

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Old-School Tuna Fishing

By Scott Shane | Posted April 2011

Back In The DayPolar bear-size bluefin once prowled near-shore Northeast waters and launched decades of epic tournament fishing.Photo Courtesy of Manasquan River Marlin...

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Fishing with Technology

By Capt. Mark DeBlasio | Posted April 2011

Fishing with TechnologyBlending electronics know-how with natural angling instinct can give your team a leg up on tournament day.The old saying in fishing is “you can’t catch what...

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Mid-Atlantic Marlin Hotspot

By Scott Shane | Posted April 2011

Grander CountryThe waters off the mid-Atlantic are the new 1,000-pound marlin hotspot.Over the last three years, record-setting blue marlin of more than 1,000 pounds have been...

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Battling Black Marlin Off Costa Rica

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2011

Middle-Aged Man...

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From The Tackle Box

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2011

The Screamin’ DragI’ll never forget the first time I heard the song that changed everything.It was 1980, and my family was taking a vacation to the Sunshine State. I had just...

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2011 Big Game Tournament Listings

By | Posted March 2011

{ MARCH }March 11-13Key West Fishing Tournament Kickoff 2011Location: Key West & Lower Keys, FLContact: Doris Harris, Box 2514,Key West, FL 33045Phone: 305-295-6601Web site:

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A Passion for Tarpon

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2011

Book Review: A Passion for TarponThe title of this wonderful book says it all.During the long phone conversation I had with Lefty Kreh, he mentioned a recently released book he’d...

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Fishing head-to-head

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2011

He Said, He SaidTwo anglers go head-to-head at the Bertram-Hatteras Shootout and offer the final tally as they see it.Capt. Bill Pike (with camera) onboard Screamin Eagle.Triumph...

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Saltwater Fly Fishing with Lefty Kreh

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2011

The Mayor Of Saltwater CityLefty Kreh brought modern big-game fly fishing to millions.Photos Courtesy of Lefty Kreh Kreh is not only famous, he’s famous for being a renegade. His...

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Handmade Lures

By Alyssa Haak | Posted March 2011

Knowing who designed and made your fishing gear can be rather alluring.Lefty KrehRainy’s FliesLefty Kreh began making his flies in 1947 and though he no longer actually ties them...

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On Greatness and Agony

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2011

On Greatness and AgonyIllustration by Scott PollackThe sea was glass-calm. A mid-summer’s sun shone bright over cobalt waters that featured hints of purple. Our Blinky IV fishing...

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Shimano Tekota 500

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2011

Here’s a Swiss Army knife of rod and reel combos.I have separate reels and rods for fishing tuna on the chunk, while jigging, and for trolling. I have other gear for white marlin...

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A Tuna Story

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2010

How many anglers does it take to catch one 70-pound yellowfin? On some days, it takes all of them.Illustration by Scott PollackIf you walk into any seaside pub, you’ll probably...

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Inboard Performance Sportfishing?

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2010

Volvo Penta’s pod-drive technology is finding a home into an ever-growing number of anglers’ engine rooms.Spencer Yachts built the first sportfisherman to be powered by Volvo...

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Reel Games

By Scott Shane | Posted April 2010

Technology has put major fish-stopping power in midsize reels.Thanks to enhancements in technology, such as extra-strong braided lines that have a thinner diameter than...

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A Memory-Making Marlin

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2010

A South Carolina-based crew goes toe-to-toe with its first grander.Photo courtesy of White Marlin OpenThousands gathered to see this once-in-a lifetime fish.“Tom, do you...

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The Fish Bucket List

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2010

Ten must-do events for serious big-game anglers.Throughout their lives, most anglers will spend a majority of their time fishing tournaments in their local waters.But one of the...

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Virginia is for Sailfish?

By Scott Shane | Posted April 2010

An epic billfish bite (and great food) dominated the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament.The weather could’ve been better (damn hurricane), but the Virignia Beach Billfish...

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2010 Big Game Tournaments Listing

By | Posted March 2010

Cover photo by Patrick FordAre you ready to wet a line? Is your crew prepared to compete against the best? If the answer is yes, then we have a tournament here for your team....

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Tackle Tips

By Adam LaRosa | Posted March 2010

Dredge for SuccessTrolling your own school of fish can pay big dividends when targeting marlin.For many years, top billfish crews had a white marlin-raising, tournament-success...

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Conservation Corner

By Mike Leech | Posted March 2010

Sorry CharlieWhy is the biggest tuna in the sea on the brink of collapse?Illustration by Scott PollackAtlantic bluefin tuna are arguably the most valuable commodity in the sea. A...

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From the Tackle Box

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2010

A "Memorable" SeasonPhoto by: Kary Ann NixonIt all started last June when my brother Chip showed up to the boat as we departed for our first tournament of the year in a sling. "...

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The Kid Can Fish

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2010

Richard DeMarte is an old salt—at only 15-years old.It's not unusual for professional anglers to be sponsored by gear manufacturers and boat companies. But typically those...

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Get a Good Spin on it

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2010

Saltwater spinning reels have come a long way, baby. Gone are the slow, heavy models of the past; today's reels are seriously high-performance—smooth, strong, and sprightly. Many...

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Making It Her Way

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted January 2010

Cindy Garrison never let adversity keep her down.Garrison has fished from Alaska to Africa.If you want to succeed as a professional fisherman, all you need is the dream and a cow...

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