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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 PikeCapt. Patrick S... | 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 ShanePhotos courtesy... | 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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A Record Year

By | Posted November 2009

Even a bad transmission couldn't keep this team from taking first place.Sometimes a picture is worth a million dollars. Eight-year-old Emily Hudgens drew an image of a big...

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Shark Attack Tournament

By Capt. Grant RafterSteven James | Posted October 2009

For most attendees, The Monster Shark Tournament is just a day of great fishing. For others, the sight of the hanging sharks is a call to protest.A fish hanging by its tail on a...

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Catch of the Day

By Brad Dunn | Posted August 2009

Florida fisherman hooked quite a haul in June: Instead of reeling in a red grouper, he snagged himself an air-to-air missile that had been fired by an F-15 fighter jet.Longtime...

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Catch’em in the Kayak

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2009

Photo courtesy of Michael BarryBarry and one of his foes gettin’ cozy in the cockpit of his kayak.Angler Michael Barry’s line came tight as he sat on a kayak just a few inches...

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Un-Belizeable

Sunrise at Turneffe Flats atoll.It’s 6 a.m. and I’m in paradise. A warm Belizean morning starts off with rain doing a two-step on the roof above my bed. I peel the pillow from my...

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