Service & Repair: Self-Sufficient

While Boat ownership is a huge responsibility. Sure, we all love time spent on the water with our boats, but many of us fail to understand what it takes to keep a boat operating smoothly. Preventative maintenance, repairs and general upkeep are all necessary components to a great boat. As a result, boating can become […]

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though more glamorous species like sailfish in southeast Florida, redfish in the Panhandle, kingfish in the Keys and so much more take center stage for most anglers, let’s not forget about the […]

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Boat Previews: Floyd Skiff Company 10 Weight

Boat buying can be a daunting process with so many available options within each class. This is certainly the case in the skiff world. Our advice: Don’t overlook the little guys. Floyd Skiff Co.’s 10 Weight punches well above its weight class and offers everything you need in a skiff. Flats fishermen are finicky about […]

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Bahamas Day Trippin’

The Bahamas, comprising a collection of islands in the Caribbean, is a country viewed by most as an exotic vacation destination. However, for anglers in Florida, this archipelago located just across the Gulf Stream is seen a little differently. Rather than booking an expensive plane ticket and breaking the bank on lodging at a high-end […]

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Tuna Town Revival

  Photography: Sean Sullivan The radio in my stateroom crackled with the sound of the skipper’s voice, “Start a chumline here, ones and twos.” It was 5:30 a.m. and a hint of morning light was just starting to show on the horizon. We were at the tail end of a 10-hour steam from San Diego […]

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Fly ’Em High

Many of us around the state of Florida know kite fishing is a popular tactic throughout the year when conditions allow. However, it is particularly effective during the coming months when passing cold fronts bring stiff breezes and excellent offshore fishing. Kite fishing, to a beginner, can appear to be a somewhat difficult and complex […]

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Beyond the Brine

Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World for many reasons. One of those reasons is the sheer variety of game fish species that can be targeted within the state’s inshore, offshore and freshwater venues. Like Florida’s fisheries themselves, one of the draws of slow pitch jigging, among many, is the versatility it […]

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Boat Previews: Pathfinder Boats 2700 Open

It seems like every boat builder out there is coming up with their own version of a coastal hybrid. Some look like offshore boats with inshore prowess, others present the other way around. Pathfinder has always had a grasp on the bay boat market, and the 2700 Open is a true hybrid built for diverse […]

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Gear Guide

Gill Langland Technical Hoodie  $89.95 Gill Fishing’s Langland Technical Hoodie repels water, stains and odor thanks to its exclusive XPEL technology. Highly breathable with thermal protection and 4-way stretch fabric, the Langland was built for fishing in brisk conditions. Gill’s exclusive, plant-based XPEL technology repels water and prevents stains from blood, mud, oil and slime […]

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Gear Guide

Z-Man HerculeZ Swimbait  The curved paddletail gives the HerculeZ Swimbait a natural swim action, while its 10X tough ElaZtech composition means this pre-rigged swimbait will endure dozens of big bites long before it has to be replaced. Heavy duty 5/0 or 7/0 Mustad UltraPoint hooks are perfect for various fresh and saltwater gamefish and the […]

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Oven-Baked Tilefish

To me, blueline tilefish (AKA gray tilefish) is an underrated, unsung hero in the world of seafood. While you won’t see this species on many restaurant menus, it’s a relatively common deep-water demersal predator found around virtually the entire state. Its firm, white fillets are delicious prepared with a variety of cooking methods but, for […]

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Dillon’s wins Bartenders Trophy Again!

The 41th Annual Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Open kicked off with great fun at the Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar.  60 anglers, who are bartenders or restaurant employees representing 14 different bars, released 30 Sailfish on January 31st.   With lines in at 8:30 on a windy day with scattered showers, it took only 16 minutes before […]

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Safe is Sober

We’ve all seen ad campaigns focusing on drunk driving, pleading with viewers to stay sober if they plan on getting behind the wheel of a car. Yet, somehow, that concept seems to elude countless boaters in Florida and beyond, where drinking and boating is becoming a serious problem. Safe boating requires unwavering situational awareness and […]

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Marine Electronics

  Mercury Marine VesselView  Created for vessels powered by Mercury, VesselView is a fully integrated onboard information management system that provides access to more information and data on your boat and engine functions than any other system in the boating industry. VesselView allows you to control your vessel from an intuitive LCD screen that displays rpm, […]

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Winter Blitz

With passing frontal boundaries and stretches of chilly weather headed our way in the coming months, several fun fisheries will be popping off. Though more glamorous species like sailfish in southeast Florida, redfish in the Panhandle, kingfish in the Keys and so much more take center stage for most anglers, let’s not forget about the […]

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The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 60 anglers

The Islamorada Fishing Club welcomed 60 anglers fishing on 21 boats for the Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament. The single day fishing tournament boasted $21,0000.00 for the winning boat and was the final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship.   It would be a day of multiple hookups for many of […]

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FIN-NOR® announces new line of performance sunglasses for anglers

Columbia, SC, Feb. 16, 2022 — Fin-Nor, the iconic saltwater fishing brand that forever changed the face of fishing in 1936 with the invention of the first truly capable big game saltwater reel, has announced a brand relaunch and the introduction of a line of highly-engineered and purposefully-designed performance sunglasses for anglers. This new chapter in […]

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SIONYX Launches Nightwave, Making Night as Clear as Day

BEVERLY, Mass. (February 16, 2022) – SIONYX, a leader in digital color night vision technology, announces the launch of Nightwave, the first-of-its-kind marine camera system. Built around the brand’s proprietary Black Silicon BSI CMOS sensor, Nightwave allows mariners to navigate safely by easily spotting hazards and debris in moonless starlight without additional illumination, maximizing time on […]

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Roswell Marine and Invincible Boats Introduce the Innovation Award Winning Technology

Roswell Marine  – Roswell Marine has partnered with Invincible Boats to introduce all-new technology that innovates the offshore experience at the helm. Invincible’s industry-leading performance center consoles have revolutionized offshore capabilities, taking serious anglers to their fishing grounds farther and faster than ever before. Focused on creating an operating environment that delivers a new level […]

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Hook & Tackle Offers Made in U.S.A. Fishing Water Shorts

Hook & Tackle Outfitters (HTO), introduces a new collection of men’s hi-performance MADE IN USA swim shorts for Spring 2022. Working out a 150, 000 square foot manufacturing facility in Miami, FL, Hook & Tackle saw the demand for more MADE IN USA product. “We are so proud to be able to design, print, cut […]

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