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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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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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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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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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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Elective Insomnia

While nearly every pelagic game fish will attack a live goggle eye, these highly regarded baitfish are notorious for leading anglers down long, sleepl

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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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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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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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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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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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Bait Wars: Flying Fish

With countless natural and artificial offerings available to Florida anglers, and numerous different baits effective for various species across a wide

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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 the Suns

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Lost At Sea

The sequence of events that led to the situation you face isn’t going to change anything at this point. The only thing that matters is that you are no

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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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Sneak Attack

Along the Gulf Coast of Florida, headboats depart from nearly every major port on an assortment of trips targeting a variety of species. The goal with

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Coast-To-Coast

Here in Florida, we’re familiar with the clusters of thunderstorms coming off Africa that turn into the tropical depressions finding their way across

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Women on the Water

Introducing your wife to fishing and spending quality time together on the water can really bring the two of you closer, providing every couple with m

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Line-Winding Machines

More than 40 years ago, Willie Strohmeyer, owner of the New Jersey-based contract manufacturer and engineering firm Triangle Manufacturing, was approa

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Empty Coolers

This past summer and fall the tackle shops in my hometown were experiencing a ballyhoo shortage and at times they were even completely out of stock fo

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African Pompano

Displaying a tropical distribution throughout coastal waters worldwide and an incredible transformation from juvenile to adult, African pompano are so

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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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