Species Spotlight: Blackfin Tuna

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person or 10 per vessel, whichever is greater (applies to Gulf and Atlantic waters; state and federal). Size: The smallest members of the genus Thunnus, blackfin tuna do not grow to be very large, particularly when compared to other tuna species. The world record blackfin was caught in the Florida […]

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Using Clear Poppers to Catch Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna often inhale clear poppers, exposing the leader to their teeth, but heavy fluoro minimizes bite-offs. Courtesy Clear Choice This scenario ­repeated itself time and again this summer off the Southern California coast: Boats would pull up on huge schools of surface-feeding bluefins—known as foamers for the vigorous way they churn up the water—charged […]

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Using Large Baits to Land Trophy Fish

An in-season, legal-size lobster is a fantastic bait for cubera snapper at night. Use a two-hook rig when rigging the tasty marine crustacean. George Poveromo The worn adage “elephants eat peanuts” acknowledges that big fish sometimes consume small baits. But is that an exception that proves the rule? Big fish have insatiable appetites, hence their […]

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Species Spotlight: Queen Snapper

From fresh water to salt water, grass flats to the Gulf Stream, Florida’s diverse and widely accessible aquatic ecosystems sufficiently support the stake of the Fishing Capital of the World. Comprising more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline, no other state or nation can boast the extensive habitat, […]

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From the Editor: BC Fisheries in Flux

Inside the February 2023 issue of Fishermen’s News, you’ll find an excellent article on the status of the British Columbia fishing industry. In the article, reporter Norris Comer states that “A myriad of challenges face B.C. fisheries, with the threatened Pacific salmon stocks taking center stage.” But in addition to the article in this issue, […]

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