Billfish Conservation Act Implemented
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Billfish Conservation Act Implemented

Recreational fishing organizations and conservationists are applauding NOAA Fisheries Administrator Chris Oliver and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross for implementing the Billfish Conservation Act, signed by President Trump. NOAA Fisheries recently published a Billfish […]

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Spanish Sardine Swimbait

It’s difficult to imagine a more prolific or important saltwater baitfish than the sardine; specifically, the slender, silvery-sided Spanish sardine (Sardinella aurita). Found everywhere from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, no […]

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Tackle for Targeting Tremendous Tuna

  Professional angler and television personality Henry Waszczuk knows a thing or two about chasing the denizens of the briny deep. As host of Fishing the Flats & More, Waszczuk patrols the warm waters of […]

Offshore

Basking Sharks Gather

Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island. While individual sightings are fairly common, seeing large […]

Offshore

Guatemala Sailfish by Kayak

Angler David Hadden’s eyes light up when asked about kayak fishing Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, what many consider “The Billfish Capital of the World.” If big game fishing in world-renowned billfish waters wasn’t enough, Old Town’s […]

Powerful Tools for finding Fish and Structure
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Powerful Tools for finding Fish and Structure

During a recent sea trial for Axiom™ Multifunction Displays with RealVision 3D™ Sonar, Raymarine’s UK-based test boat Raymariner came upon an interesting underwater target. The M/V Margaret Smith was a coal dredger that capsized and […]

Offshore

Step Up For Sailfish Tactics

The speed of a sprinter, the grace of a ballerina and amazing aerial pageantry befitting a Cirque du Soleil performance — that’s Istiophorus platypterus. They go by “sailfish,” in Florida’s southeastern waters, where massive fall-winter […]

Targeting Wahoo
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Targeting Wahoo

Wahoo are a mainstay gamefish in the Florida Keys and one we target all year round. In the summer months, there’s basically two ways to specifically target wahoo; you can find blue water and troll […]

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Targeting Springtime Sailfish

Springtime Sailfishing is a lot different than winter, where we do a lot of trolling ballyhoo, kite fishing or slow trolling live baits to cover water and hopefully find fish. In the spring, the fish […]

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Offshore King Mackerel

The largest offshore kayak tournament in Texas took place Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Corpus Christi. This was the 4th year for the Blue Water Classic attracting 141 entrants, the largest turnout so far. On […]

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Slow Trolling for Sailfish

Sailfish can reach speeds up to 65mph, weigh 100lbs and are very acrobatic when hooked. They are frequently targeted and caught by anglers year round off the South Florida coast. Most people think that landing […]

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Offshore

Biggest Black Grouper Ever

Angler Alex Newman may have potentially tied the All-Tackle world record for black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) with a massive 56.24 kg (124 lb 2 oz) specimen he pulled from waters off Ft. Myers, Florida, USA […]

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CATCHING MONSTERS

Up in the unforgiving North Atlantic, in a small sacred stretch of ocean, treasure lurks in the deep.  In just 1,000 square nautical miles, a group of hearty fishermen battle it out for the biggest […]

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Impaled, killed by swordfish

Fox reported: A Hawaii man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials said. Witnesses at Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona reported that a man in his 40s jumped […]

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Warm Blood Makes Opah an Agile Predator

New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in […]

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RedLionfish Record

Highly invasive lionfish are encountered regularly by divers and spear fishermen, but angler Jason Jones caught this potential All-Tackle record red lionfish (Preroris volitans) on a rod and reel while fishing off Biloxi, Mississippi, USA […]

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Permit Conservation in Belize

Strike up another win for permit conservation! Thanks to the diligent efforts of a group of 10 anglers from the Washington, DC area, BTT just sent a 21 pound permit swimming away carrying a small […]

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Offshore

Squirefish on Light Tackle

Using only 2 kg (4 lb) line, Linda McKenzie skillfully played this potential world records snapper (squirefish) (Pagrus auratus) for nearly an hour before she finally landed the 9.22 kg (20 lb 5 oz) fish. […]

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Seeing is Believing

Somewhere off the Atlantic coast of Florida, a fishing boat bobs in the swell, and Nate Bacheler helps swing a fish trap over the side. It’s a big metal cage shaped like a giant arrowhead, […]

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NOAA Announces 2015 Charter Halibut Measures

NOAA Fisheries is providing notice of the immediate effect of regulations of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). The commercial IFQ halibut season opened Saturday, March 14, 2015. At its annual meeting in January, the […]