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Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service

By Alyssa Haak | Posted March 2012

Good data is key for anglers who want to capitalize on fishing conditions...

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Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica

By Kevin Koenig | Posted December 2011

Off Costa Rica’s Marina Pez Vela, an Indo-Pacific sailfish puts the “trip” in fishing trip.

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Teachable Moments

By Peter Frederiksen | Posted November 2011

Bad weather’s no match for the young at heart. It wasn’t ideal boating weather, with a steady ENE breeze and summer rain.

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The Brett Taylor Bailey Mako Rodeo

By Kevin Koenig | Posted September 2011

Mountains to the Sea: Ten Years After 9/11, The BTB Mako Rodeo Keeps Alive The Memory Of One Victim.

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Distant Shores

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011

“It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.” —Chief Martin Brody, JawsThere’s something to be said for surrounding yourself with water for as far as the eye can see....

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Electric Purple

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

Lightning is not my friend. Sure, cloud-to-cloud bolts can be a spectacle to behold; they’re like a Fourth of July display but without the cleanup afterwards...

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Lobsterboat Races of the Maine Coast

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2011

At first Travis Otis, a rough-and-ready lobsterman and boatbuilder from Searsport, Maine, seems like a reasonable sort of guy. Engage him in a stint of friendly conversation, and...

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Interview with Captain Ron Hamlin

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2011

You heard it from HamlinWe Chat Up This Conservation-Minded Angling Pioneer.In the world of big-game fishing, Capt. Ron Hamlin needs no introduction. Indeed, it would take pages...

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The South Jersey Shark Tournament

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

Chasing SnaggletoothThe South Jersey Shark Tournament gives anglers an introduction to biggame competition and impressive paydays too.Photos Courtesy of South Jersey Shark...

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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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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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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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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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