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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Sunburn Swordfish Tournament

Daytime swordfishing is an incredibly specialized fishery, and the crews out of South Florida have become adept at putting big fish in the boat. Make

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Slob Slayers

After a lengthy closure along both coasts, grouper fishing is a great option no matter your port of call. There’s no shortage of quality fish roaming

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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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Space Invaders

As the world’s top seafood consumer, it’s no surprise the island nation of Japan is home to a busy commercial fishing industry. In their quest to stay

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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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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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The Ultimate Thrill

Although anglers hailing from ports along Florida’s East Coast typically encounter blue marlin as incidental catches, it’s really a shame these apex p

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Frustration to Fortune

Everyone knows trolling is deadly effective for a wide variety of pelagic predators that routinely chase down fast moving prey, most notably dolphin,

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Fishing for Science

Throughout Florida and the nearby Bahamas there’s an increasing trend in conservation initiatives promoting the health and well being of critical shar

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Virtual Fish Finding

Modern navigation and fish finding suites have come a long way, so much so that today’s multifunction displays coupled with the latest electronic char

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Flying High

In addition to holding the crown as Florida’s most available pelagic game fish accessible by anglers fishing nearly any craft, dolphin are also an exc

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Hi-Lo Heyday

Of all the the venues and approaches available to Florida anglers, bottom fishing is the most popular. Regardless if you are fishing a reef, wreck, st

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Trophy Hunting

Perhaps no species is as loved and as hated by fishermen as the controversial goliath grouper. Many resident and visiting anglers looking for a seriou

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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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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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Midnight Mules

With the increasing popularity of daytime swordfishing, the nighttime approach is in jeopardy of becoming a lost art. It’s a shame, because under the

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Jiggy With It

Metal jigs are nothing new. For as far back as I can remember, diamond jigs have been a staple in saltwater fishing. The craze started sometime after

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Let It Slide

While we all know trolling and anchoring are both extremely effective techniques for presenting live baits and artificial lures to prized game fish, d

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The Hunt Begins

Lunar phase is one of the most significant factors affecting game fish behavioral patterns. Along with the moon’s influential light, precise lunar pha

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Aquatic Parasites

“We were throwing a cast net on a school of pilchard and within our catch we found a juvenile mackerel. While analyzing the fish a small crustacean-li

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Propulsion Power

Studying and observing game fish might sound boring to you, but fish anatomy, physiology, ecology and behavior is actually very exciting. To me it is

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Big Ideas

For the majority of avid anglers, the absolute pinnacle is reached only after successful encounters with our sport’s ultimate adversaries—blue marlin.

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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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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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No Name Knot

Advancements in tackle and technology continue to offer anglers a truly unfair advantage. But with all of the added innovations brought to us over rec

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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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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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Amber Alert

Imagine a predator so strong and determined that even the most seasoned anglers are often brought to their knees after an intense battle. The culprit

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The Value of Local Knowledge

We’re all very fortunate to live in Florida. With well over 1,000 miles of coastline, hundreds of different species and so many exciting venues, there

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The Feel Factor

Florida is the undisputed fishing capital of the world, and with this bold statement comes a variety of venues and species to target. With such varian

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Snakes To Smokers

I admit it. I’m the type who likes to fiddle. Regardless of species or technique, I’m always experimenting with tackle and always trying to perfect my

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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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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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