Eye on the Sky and

Stay Safe, Find Fish with Onboard Weather Service By Chris Woodward says Capt. Mark Mans of Sarasota, Florida, who fishes a 36 Yellow fin, outfitted with a pail' of Simrad NSE12 multifunction displays, in the Southern Kingfish Association pro tour. That changes so much, especially on the Eastern Seaboard, because the current is so close to the coast. Sea-surface temperature (SST) could change 6 to 8 degrees overnight, and the fish will move along with the eddies. When that happens, Si litis...

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Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament

Double your pleasure and double your fun with two tournaments In the spread this Fourth of July weekend The Bermuda Billfish Blast is a tournament thai is designed to provide a fun Bermuda competition that works in concert with the uiy 4 Blue Marlin World Cup. If you haven't heard already, the World Cup has heen won in Bermuda six times, including the 2009 event. The Bermuda Billfish Blast will serve as the first Leg of the Bermuda Triple Crown Btlirish Championship. Boats fishing the Blast...

Theyre Alive

Six proven live baits to help you catch more fish. By Sport Fishing Editors A catalog of 21 popular live baits around the world. By Doug Olander What makes a good livewell system By Chris Woodward Discovered A trophy release fishery for Atlantic halibut in Norway's shallow coastal waters. By Doug Olander Move over, south Florida mahi madness migrates north. By Chris Woodward This special advertising section previews the year's hottest fishing tournaments. By Dave Teufet COVER Going up Eric...

Leviathans

Per Jonasson right specializes in barn-door 'buts for aficionados like Accurate Reels' Ben Secrest middle . Word association big halibut and location. What comes to mind Alaska, of course arid or British Columbia, Washington and Oregon . Guess what The Atlantic has its own monster halibut, though few anglers realize it. And fishing for these enormous flounder entails some fascinating differences from the familiar halibut fishery along our Pacific Coast. For years, I've been vaguely aware...

How To

Follow the Tides to Fish Choose the Best 12-Pound Spinner Pick an Onboard Weather Service In the last 25 years, I've competed in just about every major fishing tournament in the southeast. Sure, my sights are always on the win, but I've also got to keep an eye on the bottomline. The new Yamaha offshore V6's are lighter, faster and even more fuel efficient. So my team can be more competitive and fuel takes a smalier bite out of my budget. I'd say that's a win-win. CUSS-LEADING YAMAHA V6 OFFSHORE...

Bluefin Blitz San Diego Beaches

Tuna Pens Baja

It may sound like another big-fish story, but a few days after a series of heavier-than-usual coastal storms battered San Diego in January, bluefin tuna began swimming right into the wash at Imperial Beach in large numbers. Experts think the valuable bluefin escaped from farming pens operated off the coast of northern Baja along the Coronado Islands. Disoriented and exhausted by the storm surge, the tuna ended up on the beach amid the big swells. Neither the Mexican firm that operates the...

Fly Solo

Bull Dolphin Images

ALL-NEW HUMMINBIRD 385ci KAYAK COMBO - ITS GOT IT ALL Cut your own path with the new Humminbird- 385ci Kayak Combo featuring UmMap7 and a 50 Card Slot for optional Mavionics cartography. With internal GPS. it's a one-two punch thai makes navigating your yak a breeze. And new SwitchFire Sonar gives you two unique fish-finding display modes The 385c lt Kayak Combo everything you need to go it alone. Learn more at humminbird.com i'lf idisTicnsriiif ' ir stall kit, 17V bat'ery Wifi diargflf, drybay...

Docking With Strings Attached

Even When the Forces of Nature Conspire Against You While Docking, You Can Come Out on Top By Dean Travis Clarke I WAS HAVING COFFEE WITH A FRIEND IN A HARBOR-SIDE cafe as we watched a large, single-engine commercial-fishing boat dock stem-to in a slip against a nasty current and wind. I appreciated it much like I appreciate fine art, a beautiful dance or a graceful athlete. That captain and crew had mastered their vessel. My friend had no clue anything extraordinary had just occuired. We've...

Can you Absorb This

Saltwater gamefish put anglers through a complete spectrum of challenges explosive strikes, blistering runs, power dives through structure, and boat side surges. These fish can pull line oft a reel in excess of 50 lbs. of drag pressure Anglers need a line that can take that kind of punishment and stilj hold strong. Berkley Triiene Big Game is shock resistant providing a controlled stretch for increased fighting power. Its super strong line strength and abrasion resistance are perfect for all...

Live Bait Club

How Install Live Bait Well

A Catalog of 21 Popular Live Baits around the World While just about anything alive and wiggling in the right place at the right time can elicit a feeding response, coastal anglers in just about every location the world over have found certain species of indigenous baitfishes that most consistently provoke that desired response. These pages offer a unique comparative profile of 21 of the world's most popular liveys. Granted, there's no shortage of other hot-bait species that space precludes...

Gulf Whale Snackin on Kraken

Lactophrys Skin Plate Study

A Great photo of the mantle and fins of a scaied squid, Pholidoteuthis adamii This species occurs throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and off the southeastern United States. But its greatest abundance is in the Gulf. Scaled squid normally live in depths of 250 to 3,000 feet. Schools tend to aggregate in around 2,000 feet during the day, then disperse upward through the water column at night, presumably for feeding. Interestingly, huge schools occasionally are spotted at the surface at...

Red Hots

Torpedo Sinkers Trolling

Six Proven Live Baits to Help You Catch More Fish Whether you target king mackerel in a tournament series, catch snook or striped bass nearshore, or hunt tuna, bottomfish or billfish, live baits can give you a decided edge. Here are six dominant species from the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific with tips on finding, catching, keeping, rigging and deploying them. Mullet stage a near-legendary migration along the southeast Florid coast eveiy fall. As the Ijig schools swim down the beach in September...

Bluefin

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Anglers Dozen

Maneuver With Throttles Only

Along with frame construction, differences among spinning reels at higher and lower price points usually include die number and type of ball bearings, line-lay systems and drivetrain materials. Machined parts and tight tolerances contribute to better reels, giving a more solid feel and stronger resistance against torque on larger fish, says Daiwa rep Trent Rogers. High-quality bearings also affect prices. Daiwa s CRBB bearings are expensive, but we use them in saltwater reels because they re...