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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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Safe Travels

Few things are better than a day on the water, right? The sun and wind in your face, water lapping calmly against the hull. It’s peaceful. Relaxing. S

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The Hills are Alive

From backcountry to blue water, the islands that make up the Florida Keys yield access to some of the most productive fisheries in world. Among the mo

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Party Boat Policies

At the most basic level, party boat operations run a daily schedule of excursions, departing and returning midday, then heading out again after a quic

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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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A Day in the Fields

If you like emerald water loaded with life and a tropical vibe, The Bahamas is the place to be and be seen. Florida anglers residing along the southea

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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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Island Style

Among tropical enthusiasts in search of their next Caribbean getaway, Puerto Rico is often overlooked in favor of more trendy and exotic boutique dest

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Mile Marker 79.8

For the fortunate travelers who’ve had the opportunity to experience the Florida Keys, it’s no surprise this narrow outcropping of coral islands exten

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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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The Edge of the Dredge

Each and every year sport fishing sees increasing participation across fisheries worldwide. With intense competition, tournament crews that find conti

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Science of the Strike

There’s not much that tops the sight of a tuna clearing the water as it attempts to engulf a frisky live bait splashing on the surface, or the u

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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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First Coast Fast Lane

I’m soaked to the bone as I stare off into the trolling spread. It’s cold, windy and the weatherman was wrong like usual as the occasional 4-foo

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Venice, Louisiana

Growing up with a dad and mentor that had a severe case of fishing fever was pretty special, but only in recent years has it really set in just how tr

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Remote Rendezvous

There is no denying that Christmas Island has stood the test of time as a world-class bonefish destination. For decades, this piece of angling paradis

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Better in the Bahamas

The Bahamas islands provide such incredibly diverse fisheries that there’s always something to catch. However, Florida fishermen heading across the ’S

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Bahamas Ports of Entry

An oasis comprised of 700 islands and cays, the islands of The Bahamas feature the clearest water in the world, friendly locals, varied accommodations

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Go the Distance

“Dude, you have some terrible luck. I’m actually a little scared to get in a boat with you.” This is the text I received from Captain Steve Papen afte

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Probing the Depths

Focusing your efforts on specific points of structure makes all of the difference when attempting to minimize fuel consumption and put fish on ice. Th

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Serious Smokers

Kingfish are a staple around the entire state, with as many ways to catch these hard fighting speedsters as there are anglers who fish for them. While

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Battle in The Bahamas

The April 24th morning was still young when 33 anglers and their guests trekked from Port Everglades to Grand Bahama Island aboard the Bahamas Express

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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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Zeroed In On Zancudo

Every now and then it’s really nice to have someone else at the helm, which is exactly what I said to my wife as we raced offshore with our butts buri

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Polynesian Paradise

The explosive bite came out of the blue. There were frantic birds everywhere and even though we expected the shot, I was still startled as the Tiagra

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The Skinny On Skinnies

You’ve surely heard about the elaborate multi-day excursions hailing out of San Diego on long-range vessels that reach distant waters so fertile you’d

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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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Miami Swordfish Tournament

Miami Beach’s legendary nightlife attracts an influx of visitors from destinations around the world. A late night town with an eclectic mix of colorfu

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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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Off The Grid

Around the Sunshine State and nearby Bahamas, anglers are fortunate to have some of the most productive bottom fishing north of the equator. If the co

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Bahamas Fishing Regulations

“I will be visiting The Bahamas in the near future and I’m curious as to how much or how many fish I’m allowed to keep and bring home? It seems the la

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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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Welcome Aboard!

“Good morning folks. Today we’ll be fishing a few reefs and wrecks about an hour away. We’ve had an excellent mingo bite over the last few days with s

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On The Line

I’m trailering my boat to Key West in preparation of a Dry Tortugas trip and want to make sure I abide by all of the species and gear regulations. How

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Isla Montuosa

For enthusiastic anglers with a taste for travel and adventure, there are a number of exotic destinations worth exploring. World-class fisheries compl

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Out Of Bounds

The Gulf of Mexico may not feature lush coral gardens with crystal clear water that’s common in the Atlantic, but from Key West to Naples and beyond t

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Go Time For Gulf Grouper

Anglers in the Gulf have it pretty tough. Oil spills, red tide, a gradually sloping seafloor and ill-considered fishing regulations make it increasing

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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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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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Tortugas Tales 2012

Before I start raving about the do’s and don’ts for slaying stellar snapper, I’d like to personally thank the 35 anglers who joined Florida Sport Fish

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Michael Shields Inshore Open

Fishing tournaments are a great avenue for anglers to get together and enjoy family, friends and fun. Sometimes they attract teams with big prizes and

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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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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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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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Taming Monsters

When one fantasizes about an angling escapade to a foreign fishing destination it is highly unlikely Nova Scotia comes to mind. Equidistant from the E

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Quest For The Crest

As sailfish season approaches, tournament anglers will be gearing up for what proves to be yet another banner season. With last year producing record

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Escape To The Bahamas

What awaits you on the other side is a tropical Mecca where angling dreams really come true. If it’s blue marlin you’re after, West End is the place.

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Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo began 47 years ago as a Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce event. The original focus of the tournament was to keep out-

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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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Crazy GTs

I cannot tell you how much I enjoy flying over from the United Kingdom to visit and fish in the United States. Your tarpon have put me on my knees aft

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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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Final Destination

Dating back more than a hundred years, Panama’s colorful history has been riddled with both tragedy and resurgence. Bordered by Costa Rica and Colombi

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Shamrock Shorelines

My arms shake with unrefined adrenaline as I make that first cast into the tumbling, foaming water in front of me. I’ve been a fisherman all my life,

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Sailfish Cup

With sailfish training south for the winter, participants in the 2011 Sailfish Cup were gearing up in anticipation for the first major event of the se

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On The Brink

The weekend following Thanksgiving you’ll find Florida Sport Fishing aboard a legendary east coast party boat—Yankee Capts. We sponsor an annual 3-day

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The Last Frontier

Eco-tourists and adventurous anglers alike have been traveling to Costa Rica for years. The most visited destination in all of Central America, Costa

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Saltwater Slam Hits Home

It was a June for the record books, with nearly two weeks of stiff winds and choppy seas. Summer was getting underway and temperatures were quickly cl

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Deep Water Destin

Known for its stunning white sand beaches and incredible fishing opportunities, Destin is a diamond in the rough along Florida’s Emerald Coast. While

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Dominican Days

Situated on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is soon to be the shining star of the Caribbean. Known throughout the

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Gulf Coast Open

While the southwest coast of Florida routinely hosts first-class events for die-hard anglers looking to test their skills, the 1st Annual Gulf Coast O

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The Edge and Back

First off, if you don’t enjoy lengthy boat rides, move on. Fishing the edge of the shelf hours west of St. Petersburg requires big boats, taxing fuel

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Land of the Lost

Thanks to unique currents, aggressive bottom contours and the banning of commercial purse seining with recently added restrictions on large scale long

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Destination Harbour Island

We were headed for the tip of Shallow Ground, where the ocean floor quickly climbs from 4,000 feet to only 200. The sounder decided to wake up from it

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K-Rock Klassic

It’s no secret that sailfish populations are on the rise. Thanks in part to the requirement of circle-hooks in tournaments, as well as the industry wi

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Keys Countdown

If you’ve never been to the Florida Keys than you are in for a real treat. The first time you cruise down the nostalgic Overseas Highway with boat in

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SKA National Championship

The Southern Kingfish Association is one of the most highly acclaimed saltwater tournament series in North America. While competition is fierce, it’s

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Aloha Oahu

Most discussions concerning monster bonefish involve driving down I-95 until it turns into Overseas Highway. This is for good reason, as Florida Keys

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Paradise Hole

As any gambler knows, the odds are always in favor of the house. However, when you are trying your luck on the reefs and wrecks dotting the northern G

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Baja Blast

I turned my head and observed a supercharged frigate bird circling and diving as we slow-trolled in the wash parallel to the bright, sandy beach. In m

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Grove Slam

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of fishing South Florida during spring break, then you’re well aware of the crowded waterways when everyone’s favorite

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Rum Cay

Looking for a one of a kind out-island experience that will leave you thirsty for more? Situated approximately 350-miles southeast of Miami, Rum Cay i

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Jurrasic Giants

The tide just turned and was pushing toward the open ocean as we made our way up the rugged Pacific coastline. I was told that the reef we were headed

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Bahamas Wahoo Challenge

It’s blowing a steady 15-knots out of the northeast with crisp five-footers out front. Many tournaments would call for a lay day, but die-hard wahoo a

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Bahamas Billfish Bonanza

Visit your local newsstand or bookstore and thumb through the pages of the current saltwater sport fishing publications. You’ll likely be floored by t

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The Other Big Island

It should come as no surprise to anyone perusing the pages of this magazine that numerous Caribbean destinations offer outstanding flats fishing. The

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Fallback Flags

Mention yellowtail snapper and the image of delectable culinary creations surely come to mind. Blackened, grilled, broiled or baked, one can’t go wron

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Tortugas Tales

More than a year ago, I was graciously invited to join Yankee Capts on an overnight mutton snapper trip to the famed Dry Tortugas situated 50-plus mil

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Gulf Gold

Whether it’s hard fighting bottom fish or schooling pelagics, the northern Gulf of Mexico offers anglers a plethora of amazing opportunities. Each sea

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Extreme Fishing

Standing thigh deep in the suds of Kabeljous Beach, which lies about a mile east of where the Gamtoos River enters the Indian Ocean, I looked up and s

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Queen of the Deep

In the dark depths surrounding The Bahamian Archipelago thrives a snapper few of us will ever see. For those who do come face-to-face with these fasci

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The Road Less Traveled

Among anglings elite clientele, prime locations around the world are far from a secret. St. Thomas has an unparalleled blue marlin bite, Cabo San Luca

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Appetite For Intensity

Mention yellowfin tuna in conversation, and instinctively visions of Northeast canyons, Gulf Coast oil rigs and the long-range San Diego fleet come to

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Pack a Punch!

Have you ever returned from an amazing fishing trip and caught a case of the blues, but for no apparent reason? After spending five days on Cat Island

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Greetings From Guatemala

When it comes to world-class angling destinations, it seems that every year an exotic and uncharted locale pops up on the radar in an effort to knocko

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