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Top 7 Pompano Lures…

Small in stature yet scrappy, Florida pompano are a worthy adversary for both boat and shore-based light-tackle anglers in the Gulf and Atlantic. These members of the jack family love crustaceans and feed by sight. When they finally do surrender, they are a perfect complement to the grill or baking ...

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How to Catch Yellowtail Snapper…

The biggest ones are called “flags” because their forked tails look like flags fluttering in the breeze. Smaller fish are simply ‘tails. Whatever the nickname yellowtail snapper are just plain fun. And what’s even better, their firm, white flesh is delicious to eat. Found throughout South Florida, the Bahamas and ...

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Electronics Tips for Offshore Trolling…

When South Florida captain Vinnie LaSorsa heads offshore to troll for wahoo or blue marlin, he dials in his Garmin GPSMAP® 8600 series and GPSMAP 7600 series displays to generate the best detail of the structure and baitfish below. The private captain for music superstar Jimmy Buffett runs a GPSMAP ...

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Find Birds with Radar…

Whether chasing striped bass in Long Island Sound, mahimahi along the Gulf Stream, or tuna off Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas, anglers look for birds to find the action. Seabirds, such as frigates, ­gannets, gulls, pelicans, shearwaters and terns, at times all indicate fish feeding below. With a good pair of ...

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Offshore Fishing at Cape Hatteras…

It’s a spring morning, and 10 lines are heavy with yellowfin tuna. Fast forward four months and three anglers are tight to big cobia. Another four months and one angler is working on a big wahoo when another one strikes. Four more months and a furious bluefin tuna attacks a ...

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Mercury Unveils 14 New Outboards…

Mercury Marine reasserts its claim as the leading boat engine maker by introducing 14 hot new outboards to meet the needs of a wide range of boating segments, including recreational saltwater anglers. “These engines are naturally aspirated, durable, powerful and provide options for the consumer that they’ve never had before,” ...

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Fishing Boat Buyers Guide…

In this guide, our editors factor in our readers’ opinions at every step, weighing them against their own. You’ll be happy to know: Our opinions were often aligned. But sometimes our editors modified their own opinion in the face of reader opinions, and sometimes we nodded to the readers’ collective ...

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Suzuki Marine at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show…

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Gulf Red Snapper Management…

OK, OK, I get it. There has to be a subject other than fisheries management. It is likely that other subjects exist, but as I sit here suffering from a case of cabin fever, fisheries management issues keep rising up like the mythical Phoenix. Since I spend a lot of ...

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How to Catch Trophy Fluke…

While most anglers think of fluke fishing as a shallow-water affair, fluke over the 10-pound mark hunker down in the dark, deep reaches of shipping channels, offshore reefs and submarine holes. Strategies used by doormat hounds differ from the traditional fluke tactics in order to match wits with flatfish big ...

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