Backing down isn’t always the best plan. Editor-at-Large John Brownlee gives some advice that will save wear and tear on the boat, and keep everyone’s shoes dry.
Learn to use your tackle properly and you can catch big fish to your heart’s content. Fighting a big fish can be exhausting. But our writer has one trick that will not only keep your shoulder muscles fresh, it’ll help you land more fish too.
We’ll give you a few pointers, but to get really good at catching bass, you’ll need to figure out the details of your home waters.
To catch fish like a pro, you need to prepare like one.
When it comes to sportfishing, the most important thing you can do to ensure a successful day on the water is to prepare. If you prepare your vessel correctly before an excursion, you’ll be able to concentrate more on the fish, and less on your boat. And that means catching more fish.
If you’ve ever caught a sailfish, you know there’s nothing else quite like it. And we’d guess you probably want to catch a whole lot more. Our resident fishing expert Gary Caputi knows so many ways to help you out with that, he devoted a whole column to it. Check out his wealth of knowledge here.
Learn to dig deep with heavy dredges for bluewater game fish.
Target dolphin offshore now. You won’t regret it.
The action is hot when yellowfin tuna take flight off Venice, Louisiana. When summer’s sizzle begins to heat up the fishing, there’s opportunity to tie into big game all over the place. But it’s hard to beat leaping hundred-pound yellowfin. Go here to find out where and how to target these feisty game fish.
The halibut bite in California may put a bend in your rod and a smile on your face. Find out what you need to know to make the most of it here.
Learning from Capt. Jon Duffie, an expert angler and captain, Senior Editor Jason Wood tries his hand at fishing for sailfish in Florida’s famed Sailfish Alley off Palm Beach, Florida. Check out how he did, what he caught, and what he learned, here.
Get in on the bite as striped bass crowd Mid-Atlantic waters.
You don’t need electric reels to catch some of the tastiest deep-water dwellers.
If you’re not fishing a tournament with bait and hook-type restrictions, then why not try to mix it up with a blue marlin?