The 30lb. Challenge

Single out one item that has undisputedly revolutionized fishing in the 21st Century, and the spotlight would have to shine on braided fishing line. T

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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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Rod Builders Beware

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a fisherman how to build his own custom rods an

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Wahoo

Wahoo are some of the most amazing predators in all of the world’s oceans. The shear speed in which they strike coupled with razor sharp teeth and bea

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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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Plug A Tuna

While we recently highlighted the most innovative and effective trolling lure designs (The Perfect Hoax May/June 2010), we purposely left out the old

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Sabotage a Smoker

Of all the species inhabiting Florida’s prolific near-shore waters, king mackerel are arguably the most popular. Thanks in part to strict regulations

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Freedom Fighters

Whether you enjoy plying fertile offshore waters, lush grass flats or anywhere in between, there’s no method as effective at increasing your score as

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Ballyhoo

Have you ever wondered what goes into producing the tackle, gear and accessories we use today? Anglers and boaters often take for granted the tremendo

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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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Into The Blue

Florida is known the world over for its tropical climate and sunny skies. While mild winters, 2010 aside, offer unrivaled shallow water opportunities

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The Perfect Hoax

No matter how jaded you are, there are few visions that provide as much of an adrenaline rush as an aggressive game fish rising to the challenge and v

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The Color Dolphin

While offshore fishermen are extremely opinionated, there’s certainly one thing we can all agree on—the shear popularity of dolphin. Five or 55-

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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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Fabulous Flyers

When venturing over the horizon in search of epic blue water battles, the sight of flying fish skimming across the water’s surface always brings a smi

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Rigging Station Essentials

When heading offshore it should come as no surprise that the more tools you have at your disposal the more success you will have. Sure, there are some

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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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A Lesson in Line

To many anglers, successfully targeting game fish on fly represents the pinnacle of an ever-evolving fishing career. Most would agree that catching a

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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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Fabulous Fillets

Fabulous fillets start long before you begin preparing your favorite seafood dish. Any fresh fish you are not planning on eating within a few days MUS

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Sharpen Your Skills

Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to the earliest time of human existence. Primitive anglers around the world fashioned makeshift hooks o

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

If the legendary image of The Old Man And The Sea piques your interest, then you’re not in the proverbial boat alone. However, mention big game sport

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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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Wicked Winter Kings

As a southwest Florida guide and professional king mackerel tournament angler, catching success is always on the forefront of my agenda. Indeed, wheth

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School of Deception

With sailfish season in full swing, you’ve likely already connected with a few of these majestic predators. And while your typical trolling techniques

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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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The SKA

If you’re not familiar with the Southern Kingfish Association, then there is something you should know. This isn’t your average tournament

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Natural Born Killers

Ask me what the story is with wicked wahoo, and I’ll swear that no game fish is more cherished. Few species in any of the world’s oceans generate the

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Iron Man

If you would have asked me 10-years ago about deep jigging in South Florida, two techniques would have immediately come to mind—bottom bouncing large

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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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Migration Invasion

With a crisp northwesterly chilling our cheeks, we rocked back in forth in relatively calm seas with high expectations of what was about to come. Off

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Sky High Success

Kite-fishing is far from a new concept, as primitive anglers around the world have been utilizing makeshift fishing kites for centuries. Indo-Pacific

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Trophy Release Mounts

Have you ever wondered what goes into manufacturing the tackle, gear and accessories we all use today? Anglers and boaters often take for granted the

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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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Breathe

It was a steamy dawn along the mainland of Mexico as I boarded a rickety panga in hopes of battling the Pacific’s most powerful pelagics. We pushed th

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Fish the Moon:
Day or Night

Since the very beginning, we’ve gazed to the sky in wonderment – transfixed by the most brilliant celestial body apparent from the earth’s surfa

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The Sweetest Snap

Outriggers have been an essential ingredient in offshore fishing for decades, yet the task of selecting and installing the numerous components that cr

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Spread ‘Em

In the wonderful world of offshore fishing, when it comes to deploying an effective trolling spread there are as many options for Florida anglers as t

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Touchdown

Somewhere on a lush green practice field a bulldog fullback is punishing a quartet of would-be tacklers. The talented running back barrels through the

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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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Big Mack

It’s common knowledge that Spanish mackerel are highly regarded among inshore anglers for their great light tackle sporting attributes as well as tast

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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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Freaky

The heavy sash weight finally hit bottom after what seemed like an eternity of anticipation. Within 30 seconds we had a solid tap and soon the heavy-d

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Smoker Specialist

Smokers. You’ve surely heard the word tossed around before and no, I’m not talking about the population that can no longer inhale their nicotine fix i

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Ballyhoo Riggin’ Rack

For decades anglers have been practicing catch and release in an effort to promote conservation and improve fish stocks for future generations. Howeve

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Live Fast, Die Young

As I open my eyes for the first time, I’m nearly blinded by the golden hues of shimmering light protruding through the ever-present mats of floating v

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Sunscreen Strategies

As a South Florida native I’ve had my fair share of sun exposure. Throw in travels to balmy tropical locales, and my fair complexion just can’t take i

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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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Extinction 2021

Struggling, a lone cobia propels its streamlined figure through the dense seawater, all the while scanning every direction of its lifeless surrounding

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Flippy Over Flotsam

Well-tuned anglers who consistently find success offshore all have their own opinions about the sweetest boats, the most effective lures and trolling

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Insatiable Insanity

230-feet, drop ‘em down…came the voice over the loudspeaker. At 3:00 a.m. that is exactly what it was – loud. I knew this voice, for I had heard it ma

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Warp-Speed Wahoo

Statewide, the unforgettable results that come with high-speed wahoo trolling are typically the same – periods of anticipation highlighted by bu

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Seas 2 Feet or Less

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) is a division of the United States Department of Commerce. NOAA enriches life through sc

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