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Tips for Washing Your Boat…

Cleaning the boat after a successful fishing trip is a chore most of us don’t relish. But a thorough washdown after exposure to salt spray helps protect against corrosion and other problems and maximizes the boat’s value. Here are some ways to make the task as quick and easy as ...

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Backup Your Waypoints…

Boating anglers can collect a lot of waypoints, many of which represent valuable and sometimes secret fishing spots. To ensure your waypoints don’t disappear if your electronics fail or get stolen, make sure you backup your files from chart plotter often. While the procedure for backing up waypoints varies with ...

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6 Best Lures to Catch King Mackerel…

Big king mackerel, nicknamed smokers because they burn line off reels so quickly and are tasty smoked on the grill, are usually targeted using live or fresh dead baits like cigar minnows, menhaden or pilchards. Fakes will work though. Lures trolled or cast into the strike zone near feeding fish ...

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Proven Tripletail Tactics in the MIssissippi Gulf…

We were fishing nearshore waters between Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi, when Craig Brumfield, a marine artist and tripletail expert with dozens in the mid- to upper 20s to his credit, plucked a fat 12-pounder from behind a navigation marker. He’d tagged 97 tripletail in 2016, more than half exceeding 10 ...

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12 Best Billfish Destinations in the World…

Whether you are addicted to hot billfish action, or like chasing records, the incredible fishing at the following 12 premier big-game destinations is not to be missed. See what makes each place special, and where your favorite species is most abundant.   When it comes to Pacific sailfish, no other ...

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Everglades 273CC Boat Review…

Leading Florida builder Everglades Boats hit it out of the ballpark with its 243CC, a hybrid inshore/offshore model that soon became a big seller. With the launch of the new 273CC, it now offers many of the same attributes on a larger, more seaworthy platform, with a skinny 18-inch draft ...

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Sea Hunt BX 25 BR Boat Review…

There are good reasons why sales of larger bay boats are shooting higher than a mackerel after a lost pilchard. This popular style provides access to a range of waters, from tidal creeks to nearshore reefs, plus the layout and storage for multiple types of fishing. South Carolina-based Sea Hunt ...

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New Approach to Southern California Halibut…

Many anglers associate California halibut fishing with drifting or slow-trolling over mud and sand flats. Yet some of the most consistent fishing takes place adjacent to structure such as wrecks, outcroppings, jetties, breakwaters and artificial reefs. In my early years of fishing, we’d hook one or two halibut while fishing ...

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Fishing Off Fort Pierce, Florida…

We joined the crew from Nissan America for a day’s fishing prior to ICAST 2017 in July. Our expeditionary force consisted of seven boats carrying writers and editors, film and photo crews, and the Nissan America Communications out of Nashville. Our rendezvous point was Stan Blum Boat Ramp on the ...

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