Tuna Time

In the world of pelagic game fish, tuna are perhaps the most popular. In offshore waters around the world, different species in the tuna family face p

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Bahamas Day Trippin’

The Bahamas, comprising a collection of islands in the Caribbean, is a country viewed by most as an exotic vacation destination. However, for anglers

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Fly ’Em High

Many of us around the state of Florida know kite fishing is a popular tactic throughout the year when conditions allow. However, it is particularly ef

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Tuna Town Revival

The radio in my stateroom crackled with the sound of the skipper’s voice, “Start a chumline here, ones and twos.” It was 5:30 a.m. and a hint of morni

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though

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Livin’ on Livies

After the first few cold fronts of the winter graced the Sunshine State in the last few months, the first two months of the new year will provide simi

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Drop on the Go

While most of today’s fishing boats, from small center consoles to larger sportfish yachts, are outfitted with electric reel ports for a variety of fi

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Gear Guide

AFTCO Saiko Wind- On Leader $24-$46      aftco.com A new addition to the Saiko Fluorocarbon lineup, the Wind-On is available in two len

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Finicky Flags

When it comes to snapper fishing, the yellowtail is a Florida staple. This is particularly the case in the state’s southern reaches, mainly the Florid

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Ask the Experts: Unhooked

Everybody loves a fun day on the water but, as we all know, problems can arise at any moment. I experienced one of those unexpected problems recently

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The Razor Gang

The naming conventions for sailfish, swordfish, red snapper and yellowtail are undeniably accurate, although the widely recognized king mackerel is no

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Tag Team

As one of the most mysterious and valiant predators encountered in the pelagic realm, swordfish have fascinated civilizations since the earliest explo

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Puncture Perfect

Puncture Perfect

Successful offshore endeavors can require substantial collections of specialized gear, with the greatest emphasis often placed on items with exorbitan

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Chasing Silver

Chasing Silver

As tropical weather patterns disrupt the Atlantic basin, water temperatures will begin to fall and prevailing southeast winds will gradually veer to t

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Plastic Assassins

Trolling is a broad description used within the sport fishing community and there are many presentations that can be accomplished while a vessel is in

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Picket Fence

While trolling has its time and place, for many South Florida fishermen launching kites is the preferred tactic no matter the season. It’s certainly t

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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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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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End of the Line

Florida’s massive fishing and boating industry comprises many knowledgeable and capable captains and mates that are committed to keeping their clients

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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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Winds of Change

There’s no doubt that kite fishing is a highly effective tactic for catching pelagic game fish when they are concentrated in a specific depth, contour

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Strength in Numbers

Ever since anglers began presenting artificial lures, the goal has been to fish the most lifelike offerings possible. Lure manufacturers continue to i

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