Statewide Tips for Finding and Fooling Golden Tilefish

In Florida and The Bahamas, widespread anglers are fortunate to have a massive variety of offshore game fish roaming the region’s diverse deep-water venues. From the very surface where pelagic predators feed with fervor to the dark depths where demersal species reign supreme, there’s no telling what any given blue water adventure might produce. Although […]

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Tackle and Techniques to Catch Trophy Kingfish

With sharp teeth and tails built for speed, smoker kings like this destroy all but the stoutest tackle. David A. Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. We’ve all seen it. A guy pulling dead cigar […]

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Fish Facts: Like No Perch You’ve Ever Seen

Steve Wozniak with the 22-pound Argentinian sandperch that would become the IGFA all-tackle world record for the species. Steve Wozniak Steve Wozniak, who has caught more species of game fish than anyone in the world shared with me this photo of his catch from the Atlantic coast of northern Argentina. He says, “I caught this […]

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Race World Offshore Cancels Wednesday Races In Key West

<!– Racing: Race World Offshore Cancels Wednesday Races In Key West –> Despite the organization’s best intentions, Key West, Fla.-based Race World Offshore, which is producing the American Power Boat Association/Union Internationale Motonautique Offshore World Championships in Key West this week, announced tomorrow’s first round of racing has been cancelled. The M CON Racing team […]

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Uncharted Waters: Hot Prospect

A Florida heat wave can deliver sweat buckets of discomfort. It can also test the true mettle of the hopeful owner of a new boat. Illustration: Kent Barton Thanks to his unbridled enthusiasm and a little Gatorade, a potential boat owner gets the thumbs-up during last summer’s heat wave. It was mid-July and “scorcher” was […]

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Proven Techniques for Targeting Winter Sailfish

The fall and winter months are approaching, and, for most people, the excitement of the holidays is on the horizon. Maybe your favorite seasonal coffee just became available or you’re looking forward to crisp weather spent with loved ones. But, if you’re an offshore angler in Florida, this means only one thing: The water temps […]

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Fishing in Bimini: 48 Miles From Miami

Bimini’s close proximity to to southeast Florida makes it one of the most popular sport fishing venues in The Bahamas for anglers from the Sunshine State and beyond. Sitting only about 50 miles from Miami, a short crossing by boat or an even shorter flight, opens up a whole new world at this tranquil locale […]

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IMEA awards marine trade school scholarships

The International Marine Electronics Alliance (IMEA), a 501 (c) (3) supporting organization of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), has awarded six marine electronics industry scholarships to students currently enrolled in marine trade school technology programs. The six scholarship winners included Charles Horton from the Landing School in Arundel, Maine; Andrew Vogel of Suncoast Technical […]

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BoatUS urges preparation for Florida storm

Hurricane Ian will likely go down in history as causing the most damage to recreational boats, ever. Now, a late-season storm, Subtropical Storm Nicole, is knocking on Florida’s east coast, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking, “Is anyone listening?” “Ian devastated Florida’s recreational boating community for two reasons: the […]

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Wednesday Key West Race Decision Coming This Afternoon

<!– Racing: Wednesday Key West Race Decision Coming This Afternoon –> The last hurricane to lash Florida in November was Kate—a Category 3 storm—in 1985, according to National Weather Service archives. So it’s safe to say that Larry Bleil and company at Race World Offshore, which is producing the American Power Boat Association/Union Internationale Motonautique […]

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Key West Poker Run Wednesday Departure Wave Canceled

<!– In the News: Key West Poker Run Wednesday Departure Wave Canceled –> Participants slated to depart tomorrow from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and other nearby South Florida cities for the 30th annual Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run will have to wait at least another day. With subtropical storm Nichole predicted to become a […]

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