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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2008

Vincent DanielloMost trips start off with dreams of a boatload of fish. But a bad forecast can make angling shift from uncomfortable to dangerous in a blink.I looked up into the...

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Give a Little, Get a Lot

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2008

Sgt. Aaron Hackett, who completed one tour of duty in Iraq and is headed out for a second one this fall, took a weekend out for quality family fishing time. Here's Hackett with...

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Around the World in 1,826 Days…or so

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2008

This 126-foot mothership will be home for the crew of Offshore Adventures for about five years.Like squid drawn to a spreader light, angling aficionado and outdoor-sports TV-show...

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Black Marlin Boulevard

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2008

Alfred Glassell and his record black.During the 1980's I spent time cruising the west coast of South America on oceangoing tugs. The company I worked for specialized in bulk...

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Meet the RFA

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

The RFA's executive director, Jim Donofrio.In the mid 1990's a professional captain and passionate angler by the name of Jim Donofrio began a dialogue with Bob Healey, cofounder...

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The Woes of the White Marlin

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008

Rick and Yvonne BuckleyWhite marlin are often landed as incidental catch by longline fishing boats. It is now illegal to sell them commercially in the United States.When it comes...

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Quantum Leap

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2008

A call out from a crewmember standing on the dock with a drag scale in hand broke the steamy August morning's silence: "Six pounds." Another crewmember stood in the 57-foot...

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Fishing by Satellite

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted February 2008

This chart from Offshore Satellite Services shows a break's predicted path.Sea Surface Temperature (SST) charts seem to be exactly what the name implies. But when it comes to the...

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Reel Big Fish

By Catherine Pearson | Posted February 2008

Heir ApparentAlutecnos Albacore Veloce 20The Albacore Veloce 20 is a member of the next generation of Alutecnos Reels, and it certainly is a worthy descendant. The Italian company...

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Epic Battles

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2007

The author's fighting belt and harness keep him in the three-hour battle with a powerful pelagic. It was the first minutes of the tournament, and the moment I set the hook,...

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Renaissance Men

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2007

Paul BrouMiller Marine's Bimbo (left) and Mike Miller.Mike Miller and his brother Bimbo don't mess much with advertising and PR. So I first got wind of their Florida Panhandle...

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Tag Today, Save Tomorrow

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted June 2007

I'm a product of the Jaws generation, and while I was growing up on Long Island's south shore, my head was filled with dreams of catching big sharks. The standard gameplan was to...

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The First Fish

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2007

When it comes to sportfishing, the names are legendary: Michael Lerner, Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, and Van Campen Heilner. But in 1897—a year before Hemingway was born,...

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Fighting-Chair Physics

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted February 2007

All the time and money you’ve spent to match perfectly tuned engines to your well-rigged convertible, researching and selecting the most advanced electronics, and all those...

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Magic Carpet Ride

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted February 2007

Photographer Jeffery Salter and I were just finishing a superb dinner at Angler’s Restaurant in Marsh Harbor, smack dab in the middle of Abaco Beach Resort, when I hit our hosts...

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Birth of the Battlewagon

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted February 2007

A 2004 survey conducted by Fernandina Beach, Florida-based research group Southwick Associates found saltwater anglers in the United States spent an astounding $11.3 billion on...

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Take a Seat

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2007

You've got the boat, the rods, the reels, and the tackle, and you're ready to head offshore where the big billfish swim. But before you go, you need one more thing: a rugged...

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Follow That Bill

By Capt. Patrick by Richa... | Posted February 2007

Angler. Competitor. Adventurer. These words come to mind as I listen to Capt. Norm Isaacs talk about his life on and off the water, and it’s been quite the journey for this big-...

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Intro to the Edge

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2007

Something special happens between early summer and late fall off the East Coast of the United States. My friends and I call it “canyon season.” It’s a time for many tuna- and...

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In the Field: At the Viking-Ocean Showdown

By | Posted August 2006

In the Field at the Viking-Ocean Showdown. After getting weathered out on day one, the group started off their first day of fishing with a bang, bringing a

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Sharing the Wealth

By | Posted July 2005

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Roosters in Dreamland

By | Posted March 2005

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Fish On!

By | Posted March 2005

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The Call of the Wild

By | Posted February 2005

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In The Field: One Reel Deal

By | Posted October 2004

I’ve had the opportunity to fish with a large selection of saltwater reels. And after spending the summer trying out Avet’s latest EXW 4/02 reel, it’s become a fast favorite...

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