89-Pound Cobia Shatters State Record

Anglers (from L to R) Drew Henninger, Jesse Coulbourn, Scott Brooks, Pat Miles, and Andrew Farach pose with the record cobia and the tuna caught earlier in the day. Scott Brooks A Delaware angler who had never caught a cobia before this summer made his first one count in a big way, hooking an 89-pounder […]

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Flats Boat vs. Bay Boat vs. Hybrid

From flats to blue water, these boats have you covered. Courtesy Grady-White Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Coastal anglers typically have a lot of variety when it comes to fishing grounds. Some love the flats and backwaters, skinny waters […]

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Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life

Catchy Tunes Rock bassist Dale Stewart of Seether balances touring with a fishing life. Rock stars have a reputation for being a little weird, passionate, and a touch rebellious. Bassist Dale Stewart of the rock band Seether likes to fish. Okay, that’s not weird, millions like to fish. But the 42-year-old can’t just chill before […]

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The Best Lures to Throw During the Mullet Run

One of the most popular species to target during the mullet run are full-grown tarpon. Spotting them along the beach is much easier than actually landing them. Ben Holtzclaw There are 78 species of mullet and each one has a unique appearance and behavior. Imitating them, some of the most common backwater baitfish, is key […]

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Learn How Maverick Boat Group Builds Resin-Infused Boats

The mold is first encased in a plastic bag, and then a vacuum is attached to compress it all. Courtesy Maverick Boat Group When I first stepped into the Maverick Boat Group’s P2 factory in Fort Pierce, Florida, the first thing I noticed was what was missing. In most other boatbuilding facilities I have visited, […]

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Why Conventional Reels are Better Than Spinning Reels

Both reel designs catch fish, so the choice comes down to personal preference ­during the tackle-buying process. Baitcasters offer simplicity of design, but spinning reels come in a far wider variety of styles, sizes and capacities. Tim Barker To end the debate, so we can move on to more important topics, I say conventional reels are […]

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Swimming Freely

  East coast, West coast, Gulf coast, Daiwa’s new Free Swimmer makes live-lining a snap while stopping trophies in their tracks. Cypress, CA (July 13, 2022) – Move over saltwater lunkers, you’re about to meet your match. It’s called the Free Swimmer and it’s from Daiwa, so you know you’re in deep trouble. Get ready […]

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Long Island’s Unofficial Race for a 100-Pound Cobia

(Above) Captain Tony and the crew aboard the Berth Control showcase their catch after weigh-in. Scotty’s Marina and Fishing Station has always been one of my favorite spots on Long Island. Conveniently situated along Reynold’s Channel in the quaint beach town of Point Lookout, it’s a quick one-stop-shop at the water’s edge. I’ve started and […]

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Shark Deterrents for Boaters and Anglers

Nathan Garrison found his calling amid two personal traumas. In the spring of 2006, one of his best friends suffered a shark attack while surfing at Folly Beach, South Carolina. His friend’s injuries were severe, but he survived and made a full recovery. A few years later, one of Garrison’s neighbors fell victim to a […]

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Freedom Boat Club San Diego opens new location

Freedom Boat Club announces U.K. expansion Freedom Boat Club San Diego announced it has expanded to its fifth location in Chula Vista. Nestled in San Diego’s Bay, the marina provides boaters with a peaceful, quiet atmosphere away from downtown, with tall swaying trees and a pristine, park-like setting. The new location joins Freedom Boat Club […]

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Tips for Successful Pitch-Baiting

If tuna are foaming at the surface, pitching a topwater popper into the melee often leads to an easy hookup. George Poveromo Pitch-baiting significantly ups the odds on catching gamefish attracted to your spread. Keep a bait ready on a rod rigged with monofilament line to absorb the shock of close strikes. When a fish […]

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Heavyweight Cobia Caught by Kayak Angler Wins Tourney

The 46-pound cobia was large enough to give Stackhouse the top prize, plus big fish awards, in the annual Fish-N-Paddle Saltwater Slam kayak fishing tournament. John Stackhouse Kayaker John Farrall Stackhouse had to cover 1.5 miles to get from the West Ocean City boat ramp to the inlet at Ocean City, Maryland. But Stackhouse, 32, […]

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Virginia Saltwater Fish Guide

Virginia is home to excellent freshwater fishing. But if you want to enjoy some of the top angling in this state, you need to head for the coasts. Virginia boasts some of the best saltwater fishing in the country, and there are numerous species you can target. Here are eight of the best Virginia Saltwater […]

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July 2022 Issue

July 2022 Issue Summer Beckons on the Chain O’Lakes The Chain O’Lakes in northeastern Illinois is your ticket to solid relaxation or adventure. Spend some time boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking and swimming, kick back at any number of lakeside resorts, or find a quiet channel leading to an inlet bay for some lazy afternoon fishing. […]

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