SICK!

Unfortunately, shark fishing is one of the least appreciated and least respected of all forms of fishing—especially when you’re battling bloodthirsty

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Super Scad: Speedos

In the world of live bait fishing scad are premier offerings. While scale baits like threadfin herring and pilchard certainly attract inquisitive pred

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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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Last Chance Grouper

It’s going to be here before you know it—Closed Season. The National Marine Fisheries Service shallow water grouper closure once again takes effect Ja

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Ready… Set… Deploy

If you’re an offshore angler looking to enhance your presence throughout the water column then you should become familiar with downriggers. Although t

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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