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Guatemala's Offshore Fishing Paradise…

The fish — and the expletives — are flying. The 200-pound blue marlin vaults 4 feet into the air, performing what a gymnast might call a handspring front salto with a half-twist, before crashing back into the water only to leap again, its bill pointing east, then north, then east ...

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Fishing Etiquette on the Water…

Fishing etiquette is as important as having the right tides and tackle. Some rules are particular to particular areas, while others offer universal. This includes offshore, where you typically have miles of ocean without another boat in sight. But even offshore there are times when congestion occurs, like North Carolina’s ...

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Tsunami Shield Reels and Carbon Shield Rods…

When it comes to inshore tackle, price is not always a true measure of quality. The new Shield spinning reels and Carbon Shield rods by Tsunami are perfect examples. With sticker prices that won’t break the bank, this tackle has the features and performance of outfits costing twice as much. ...

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How to Set the Circle Hook…

Guatemala offers abundant opportunity to hone your offshore fishing skills. Fishing with the captains and crew working from Casa Vieja Lodgetarget=http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/offshore-fishing-guatemala-pictures-blue-marlin-sailfish-mahi provides ideal on-the-job training for taking advantage of every strike. Slow down, focus and cash in on excitement of the hookup. Source link

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Self-Cleaning Fillet Table…

This enhancement to your fillet table will make cleaning the fish less messy.   Materials to Build • 10-foot length of 1-inch PVC pipe• Three 90-degree PVC elbows, 1-inch 90-degree PVC hose• Elbow, threaded female end to accept a hose PVC ball valve (nonthreaded)• End cap, 1-inch for the same ...

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Getting Kids Interested in Fishing…

It’s important to immerse kids into saltwater fishing carefully. If early experiences are positive, they’ll be more likely to continue fishing as adults. Plus, they learn many valuable lessons in the process. The most obvious benefit is that it’s a family outdoor activity, not done with a computer joystick or ...

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Repairing Your Outboard Motor…

If you keep up with your outboard maintenance, the troubles you are most likely to experience on the water only call for minor repairs. Keep the engine manual on board for quick troubleshooting, and a handful of basic tools and spare parts to get the job done. Fishing-trip checklists never ...

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Guatemala Offshore Fishing Trip…

Salt Water Sportsman‘s annual summer trip took the staff to Guatemala for an offshore fishing adventure. Below are some of the amazing photos — from jumping billfish to sights from the world-famous Casa Vieja Lodge — from the experience off the Pacific coast of this Central America country.   Source ...

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10 Ways To Become A Better Angler…

Below are 10 tips to become a better angler, both inshore and offshore.   Find A Mentor Whether you’re fairly new to fishing or a seasoned veteran, you can always learn something new from other anglers, so it pays to find a couple of knowledgeable people to fish with now ...

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How to Fish Spoons…

The popularity of casting spoons is almost universal. The key to success ise learning the proper size and weight to mimic the prevalent baitfish and achieve the necessary casting distance, and to use the right retrieve. Decades ago we relied on Krocodiles, Kastmasters and Clarkspoons. We learned which models swam ...

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