The Butterfly Effect

Open season is on the horizon and it will soon be time to celebrate summer with a succulent treat plucked from the reef. Along Gulf and Atlantic

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Creatures of Contradiction

Occurring in what is arguably the widest ranging habitat of any species in Florida, and doing so while blending into their surroundings with unparalle

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Perfect Pompano

It is no secret why so many people enjoy fishing for pompano. Not only are you guaranteed a day at the beach, but if you’re on the bite then you’ll be

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Florida’s Living Fossils

Florida’s widespread fisheries and diversity of species that exist are unrivaled in comparison to nearly any location around the world. Among many of

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Gears in Motion

With manufacturers incorporating advanced technologies in the design and development of modern fishing reels, anglers have more at their fingertips th

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Riding The Wave

Their significance to sport fishing is indescribable, to the point one could argue the prosperity of the entire industry hinges on the miniscule halfb

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Supernatural Strip

Few fish generate the excitement level of a lit wahoo. These revered pelagic predators are natural born killers with a camouflage coat of armor that a

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Standing Ovation

Fishermen are optimists, there’s just no other way to describe us. Every time we step onto a boat there is a renewed sense of hope that it will be a g

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Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

A traditional dish originating along the northern coast of Peru, where the Pacific Ocean has provided its bounty for millennia, ceviche is a refreshin

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Monarch of the Sky

When it comes to locating prime stretches of fertile water in the expansive open ocean, fishermen have many tools at their disposal. However, nothing

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Twice-Cooked Lobster

It is true that The tastiest creatures come from the bottom of the sea. So, when it’s time to celebrate a tournament win or the delivery of a new boat

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Beacons of Bait

Bait fishing is just that. Even for the most experienced anglers, climbing the food chain can be challenging. It seems absurd, but it is truthfully ha

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Sea of Change

The profound effects we have on the environment are savage and it’s imperative we look to implement sustainable and ecologically responsible choices i

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Chopping Block

With a focus on the future of fishing, and many anglers adapting to widespread catch and release practices, heading out for a day on the water is no l

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Guatemala Gone Wild

Distinguished by its active volcanoes providing the highest elevation in all of Central America, vast rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, Spanish Coloni

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Stitching for Success

Over the years not many pelagic species have undergone such intense angling pressure as swordfish, yet through sustainable and restricted commercial a

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Trollers Guild

Most don’t realize how lucky we are to live where others vacation, but the true locals are fully aware of the world-class fisheries that make th

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Gateway to the Gulf Stream

Home to the longstanding Pompano Beach fishing rodeo, highly competitive Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, Merritt’s Boat and Engine Works, Lindgren-Pi

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Perilous Passageways

While Florida is blessed with temperate weather and welcoming sea conditions during all seasons, there are times when the waters around the Sunshine S

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Circle-Hook Success

Although it took a considerable amount of time for circle-hooks to be accepted throughout the angling community, they have since proven their effectiv

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Grilled Whole Snapper

A plated dish consisting of whole fish with eyes and fins on display certainly doesn’t appeal to everyone. Some people just don’t like their food star

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Ocean City, Maryland

Not to be confused with the beach boardwalk town of the same name in New Jersey, Ocean City, Maryland is a quintessential eastern shore community and

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End of the Road

It’s a typical winter in Fort Kent, Maine where the streets are salted and outside air temp reads a bone chilling 37 degrees. While this small t

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Sandbar Safety

From Crab Island in Destin to Peanut Island in Palm Beach, and nearly every other sandspit along the coast, boaters of all ages enjoy their time at th

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Strategic Scoop

The latest high performance offshore center consoles are outfitted with impressive baitwell systems capable of housing multiple forage species in hund

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Wide Open

When it comes to the world’s top angling destinations, the Florida Keys rank high on the list of entertaining options. Driving down the nostalgic Over

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Challenge Accepted

Across inshore and near-shore fisheries statewide, goliath grouper are some of the largest and most powerful predators anglers will ever encounter. Kn

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Don’t Be the Blind Squirrel

Waterworld, the 1995 movie starring Kevin Costner, wasn’t so far off as it really is a big, big ocean out there. If you don’t have a plan in place bef

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Sportfish Shootout

In only its short existence, sport fishing has seen some truly incredible innovations and developments in tackle and equipment that have propelled ang

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Viking 55C

In 1996, Viking Yachts introduced their first 55 Convertible at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. The new model gained immediate notoriety a

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Teak and brightwork add a nautical touch to any boat or yacht.

Golden Glow

A tropical hardwood indigenous to southeast Asia, but now sustainably grown and harvested in many parts of the world, teak is a popular timber used fo

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On the Line

Florida is rich in commercial fishing history, an industry that has helped shape many of the waterfront communities we call home today. Yet for a stat

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Access Granted

For recreational anglers there’s really nowhere in the world quite like Florida. From dense mangrove swamps to vast tidal marshes, the varied ha

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Tamara’s Tuna Pizza

Although my wife thoroughly enjoys the summer sun, she isn’t particularly fond of me running off to chase schooling yellowfin tuna every time calm sea

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Suspended in Time

The Bahamas are a special place for many reasons, but with 700 islands and 2,400 cays providing immense bonefish habitat including tidal creeks, mangr

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Get in Line

Just a few short years ago, line selection was really only a choice between manufacturers, not material. With great advancements in line material and

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Super Spread

For novice anglers, kite fishing has become an attainable presentation that adds an enticing element to the spread. If your goal is simply to set one

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Wire Line Wind-On

Whether you prefer high-speed wahoo trolling in the Bahamas or pulling planers for king mackerel on this side of the ‘Stream, there’s no denying the e

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Smooth Sailing

Among the big game sport fishing community, most anglers are introduced to billfishing by way of the majestic sailfish. While they are targeted intent

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Prize of War

I recently landed my first broadbill swordfish and want to preserve the bill so it can be painted. What’s the best method to cure the sword and rid th

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Ahi Poke

A traditional dish originating in Hawaii, poke is a simple raw seafood salad that can be made with a variety of ingredients including tuna, oyster, cr

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Mullet Strips

With the highly anticipated mullet run in full swing, anglers should not only take advantage of the impressive angling opportunities afforded by the i

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Shelf Life

Time spent on the water has certainly changed. In the early days of navigation, mariners regarded the 100-fathom curve as the end of the road. Long be

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Shimano’s Talica II 16

As leading tackle manufacturers strive to create the latest developments in equipment and technique, anglers benefit by having access to innovative ge

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Tropical Tuna

With the coming months providing comfortable conditions for quick sabbaticals to the nearby Bahamas, anglers will be afforded exciting opportunities w

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Bigger is Better

Aptly named for the type of live bait they house, tuna tubes are common aftermarket accessories found in cockpits around the globe where live baiting

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Preventing Pandemonium

It seems that it’s never too difficult to find a crew willing to get out and wet a line, but there will be times when you’ll have trouble finding a fi

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Single Handed Success

As we progress into 2014, the industry continues to evolve as anglers further explore their desire for shallow drafting, eco‑friendly and affordable p

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Southern Stingray

Identification: Color brownish dorsally and whitish ventrally. Disc broad angular (rhomboid) with pointed corners. Snout moderate, not protrusive. Spi

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Red Snapper

Appearance: Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below. Long triangular snout. Anal fin is sharply pointed. No dark lateral spot. Red eye. Habi

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Palometa

Appearance: Grayish-blue-green on top of head and along the back. Bright silvery sides. Yellow on breast. Elongated dorsal and anal fins. Dusky or bla

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Lesser Amberjack

Appearance: Olive green or brownish black and silver sides. Dark band (variably present) extends upward from eye. Juveniles have split or wavy bars on

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Hardhead Catfish

Appearance: Brownish to gray-green. White to yellowish below. Fin spines with no fleshy filaments. Barbel at corner of mouth not very flattened and sh

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Gafftopsail Catfish

Appearance: Bluish above. Silvery below. Dorsal and pectoral fins with long, fleshy filaments on spines. Barbel at corner of mouth flattened, bandlike

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Fantail Mullet

Appearance: Color olive green with blue tints on back, shading to silvery sides, white below. Anal and pelvic fins yellowish. Dark blotch at base of p

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Banded Rudderfish

Appearance: Fish that are less than 11 inches long have a dark band from the eye to the first dorsal fin and six prominent bars on body. Larger fish a

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Bull Shark

Habitat: Common apex predator that inhabits estuarine, nearshore and offshore waters of both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida. Commonly enters

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Lookout for Lookdown

Fishermen are junkies and sometimes we just need to go fishing. No matter the species or size of fish hooked, it’s always nice to feel something pull

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Line Of Sight

As an addicted blue water hunter happiest when I’m miles off the beach, it’s difficult for me to wrap my mind around the complexities involved in chas

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Parmesan Crusted Swordfish

Ingredients: Swordfish Steaks, Truffle Oil, Jasmati Rice, Coconut Milk, Shaved Parmesan, Salt & Pepper, Seafood Seasoning, Mixed Fruit The quintes

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School is in Session

Considering the history of sport fishing, dredge teasers are a relatively new concept, yet in their short existence they’ve quickly become an influent

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Winter Wonderland

Compared to many regions of the country where snow, ice and freezing temperatures take a stronghold and are the norm during the winter, Florida’s temp

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Nova Scotia

Throughout the worldwide community of big game sport fishing there are certain destinations that are heralded for legendary encounters with the ocean’

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Medium Rare

Do you enjoy steak, BBQ chicken and grilled burgers as much as I do? If so, you’ve at the very least thought about it, or have at one time or another

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Grand Fashion

After a restless few hours of sleep in anticipation of what was going to be a long day trip to The Bahamas, I woke to my alarm clock buzzing and my fi

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The Perfect Piercing

Although there are countless artificial offerings that masterfully mimic live forage, I will tell you for certain that nothing beats the real deal. Ev

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Secret To Ceros

As the winter season brings cooler air and dropping water temperatures to the Southeast, Florida Keys anglers highly anticipate the migration of prize

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Rodeo At The Rigs

We huddled around the center console as the stepped hull 36 Invincible plowed through the warm waters of the expansive Gulf of Mexico. We were on our

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Electrifying Results

When it comes to sport fishing, there’s not much that tops the actual strike. There’s really nothing more visually appealing than feeding a sailfish a

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The Devil’s Den

I’ve had the good fortune of exploring some of the most pristine tropical playgrounds the world has to offer, yet every time I visit Everglades Nation

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Mojarra

September marks the beginning of Florida’s highly anticipated fall run of snook when anglers gather around East Coast inlets and beaches on their hunt

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Beautifully Brutal

Polarized sunglasses are one of many essentials needed for safe and successful days on the water. Most anglers would agree that quality polarized sung

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Top Dog

Competitive sport fishing is a difficult undertaking that tests anglers against game fish in a battle that requires skill, persistence, passion and te

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Balancing Act

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) fishing is the fastest growing sector within the marine industry and its rise to the top can be attributed to the growing t

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Fighting Dirty

I’ll admit that although I’m still a whippersnapper by some standards, I’m growing old of being young and reckless. At one time I was passionate and a

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Welcome To The Bahamas

There’s no better time to be a boater in Florida than during the balmy months of summer. Calm seas, light winds and clear skies are the norm this time

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Dressed To Kill

I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in the great state of Florida. Fertile waters both inshore and off combine with tropical weather yea

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Bonefish Blessings

When one fantasizes of top bonefish destinations the Florida Keys certainly come to mind for proximity and the trophy fish typically encountered. Inte

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Eerie Seduction

As air and water temperatures become increasingly comfortable and the spring season progresses, anglers will emerge from hibernation and once again fi

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Quest For The One

It was the first drop of a long anticipated day and our baited hooks were plummeting to the darkest depths where the most extreme predators have evolv

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Wahoo Highway

The life many South Florida anglers live is a vicious circle complimented with a semi-unhealthy addiction to chasing migrating game fish. Summer month

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Tournament Tested

Circle-hooks aren’t new by any means, but offshore anglers who troll for pelagic game fish have been the slowest group to embrace the shape. No matter

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The Usual Suspects

With a majority of anglers locked in the grips of another winter, tropical sportsmen in the Florida Keys live the good life celebrating Christmas in t

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Line Management

Some anglers are simply destined for failure. It is a sad reality, and a harsh one at that. You see, fishing fundamentals cannot be overlooked no matt

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Winter Wonderland

While many locals and transients call South Florida home due to the temperate conditions and lack of distinct seasons, there are parts of the state th

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The Big Picture

With populations of game fish collapsing worldwide and the demand for fresh seafood showing no signs of diminishing, major change is needed or the wor

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Clear For Takeoff

As summer turns to fall and prevailing sea breezes veer from southeast to northeast, an influx of southbound game fish seeking warmer water will inund

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Crack The Code

While the secret is out and many have cracked the code, South Florida’s daytime swordfishery continues to produce incredible results. And although the

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September Snook

As typical summer patterns slowly fade away and the change of season brings new opportunities one thing remains constant. Snook will be holding tight

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Carpe Diem

It was a chamber of commerce day with bluebird skies and not a cloud on the horizon. I could hardly contain myself, as I knew it was going to be one o

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Open For Business

Over the years I’ve had the good fortune of traveling to some of the most critically acclaimed angling destinations in the entire world. While I’ve ex

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Call Me Crazy

One of the most inviting aspects of sport fishing is that it can be enjoyed on so many levels. Fishing is fishing and no matter what vessel you utiliz

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Yellow Fever

As we left South Florida in our 40-knot wake I couldn’t help but smile, as I knew today had the potential to be one of those days. Like so many times

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Supercharged Sensations

The effectiveness of targeting pelagic game fish with live offerings has been discussed at great lengths time and again, although there’s a whole lot

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Everglades Eden

Slowing to a crawl off the fast-paced Turnpike, traffic on US-1 halted before we entered the gates of Everglades National Park. Making the 40-mile dri

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Stop The Madness

Having lived along the coast of South Florida my entire life, it amazes me how I still get excited when sailfish begin to invade area waters. Every ti

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Wicked Wahoo Whacker

Dedicated anglers have been fooling wahoo in The Bahamas for a few months now, but don’t lose hope if you haven’t been able to make the crossing. The

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