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Catch’em in the Kayak

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2009 | Add a Comment

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 above the bathwater-...

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Send a Strong Signal

By Bruce Pelkey | Posted March 2009 | Add a Comment

Photo by FurunoWant a razor-sharp image like this 17" Furuno’s? Then you’ll need a top-quality sounder module.Everyone’s familiar with fishfinders; they’ve been around for years. But if your boat...

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Patience In Paradise

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted February 2009 | Add a Comment

Part 1: The HuntWe ride east in a black Mitsubishi SUV. This part of Grand Bahama Island is desolate. The sun cuts through low-lying conifers, scrub brush, and burnt forest. Oil-depot casks, rusting...

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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted December 2008 | Add a Comment

Vincent D'AngeloMost 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 frothy-white-topped...

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When Fishing Gets (Un)Fun

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted November 2008 | Add a Comment

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 frothy-white-topped...

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Give a Little, Get a Lot

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2008 | Add a Comment

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 son Chance.Many years...

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Around the World in 1,826 Days…or so

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

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 producer and host...

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The Woes of the White Marlin

By Catherine Pearson | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

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 to the fate of the...

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Black Marlin Boulevard

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2008 | Add a Comment

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 cargoes and hearty ports...

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Epic Battles

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted August 2007 | Add a Comment

It was the first minutes of the tournament, and the moment I set the hook, the line started screaming. This fish was for real, and he'd eventually lead me into a give-and-take, stand-up battle...

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Renaissance Men

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2007 | Add a Comment

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 boatbuilding operation...

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The First Fish

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted April 2007 | Add a Comment

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, while Lerner and...

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Magic Carpet Ride

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Jeffe... | Posted February 2007 | Add a Comment

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 with a little...

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