Tender Love

Tender Love

Whether you are making a quick trip to The Bahamas or long distance cruise to the Caribbean, dragging a tender along for the ride can enhance angling experiences and overall enjoyment when visiting a foreign destination. And while many yachts haul fl

Risk vs. Reward

Risk vs. Reward

I recently made a long‑range trip out of Venice to fish the offshore oil rigs and drilling platforms deep in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a long haul, but the action was amazing. When are we going to start seeing oil rigs off the coast of Florida? – Jo

Inches of Water, Miles of Possibility

Inches of Water, Miles of Possibility

For anglers operating high performance skiffs throughout the state’s various inshore venues, there’s no aftermarket addition quite as influential as a hydraulic jack plate. Combined with trim tabs and proper engine trim, a helmsman can precisely dire

Avoid That Sinking Feeling

Avoid That Sinking Feeling

Fishing and boating are enjoyable pastimes, but even with the proper safety precautions accidents happen. While it might seem straightforward, boats sink because water fills in faster than onboard pumps can handle and positive buoyancy quickly become

Port Authority

Port Authority

Florida is a true boater’s paradise providing access to thousands of miles of navigable waterways that lead the way to the open ocean. And although it’s relatively easy to reach remote waters and enjoy secluded honey holes off the beaten path, many o

All Aboard

All Aboard

Whether setting up at the local sandbar or dropping the hook at your favorite reef, anchoring is a fundamental task that all mariners must be able to accomplish safely and effectively. And while setting anchor isn’t difficult, retrieving an anchor by

Save Our Souls

Save Our Souls

The United States Coast Guard requires signal flares to be replaced every 42 months. For a piece of safety equipment you hope to never use, that’s not a very long shelf life. Are expired flares dangerous, or is the risk simply in firing a dud? And wh

Cover Your Assets

Cover Your Assets

Many view fishing and boating as a fun and enjoyable way to spend time on the water, but if you do it day in and day out you’ve probably dealt with some level of aggravating back pain. Don’t think you’re alone, because many anglers feel it at the end

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

It’s been more than four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and it seems that the Gulf’s pelagic fisheries have been largely unaffected. What are the possible future consequences and long term impacts? – Chad Murray Even though the Gulf of M

To the Horizon and Back

To the Horizon and Back

With hundreds of long-range canyon trips under my transom since the mid-70s, I have learned a thing or two about tweaking maximum range out of my outboard-powered MarCeeJay charter boats. For Florida boaters, with the proximity of the neighboring Gul

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