What is Major League Fishing?

What is Major League Fishing Sports fishing can be a great way to chill – just you, your buddies, rods, and reels on a misty lake. But on the flip side, fishing can also make for some exciting competition! Angling masters from around the globe get together and utilize skills passed down for millennia – […]

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Canvas to Transom

From Jimmy Buffett to Capt. Jack Sparrow, how a Florida artist became the world’s most elusive faux-teak painter. Photos by Mary Beth Koeth From Jimmy Buffett to Capt. Jack Sparrow, how a Florida artist became the world’s most elusive faux-teak painter. When you behold almost any masterfully painted faux teak patterned transom, you may notice […]

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Late Fall Fishing Bonanza In Raritan Bay

The clear, crisp air in November brings beautiful sunrises. With the New York skyline outlined by a deep-red sky and a little mist rising off the water, the scene was set for a magical day on the water—if the fish were willing to cooperate. The truck reported 35 degrees when I got in, but with […]

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Late Fall On the Western Sound

Photo by Capt. Joe Diorio I am a self-proclaimed albie addict. I fall victim to the “flu” in the late summer and it usually hangs on like a bad cough right through October. Just when I have recovered from my shoulder season chasing funny fish, western Long Island Sound comes alive for the start of […]

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Bluefin Trevally on a Fly

The bluefin trevally is the mighty mini-me of the giant trevally. And—because of their tendency to hunt in packs—these fish are often more fun to catch than their big cousins. ​​​​​​​As one fly fisherman stated, “they swarm and attack flies like a pack of starving wolves.” So, let’s check out catching this underrated bluefin trevally […]

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24 Gifts for Striper Fishermen

From surf to boat, and Maine to Maryland, the striped bass reigns supreme as the world’s  greatest gamefish. Here are some of the items at the top of our wishlist for next striper season. #gift-guide{max-width: 1080px;}#gift-guide .rcorners {margin:12px 0 15px 0; height: auto; overflow:hidden;}#gift-guide .rcorners h3 {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners p {margin:0;}#gift-guide .rcorners .rc-title {border-radius: 15px; border: […]

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What You Need to Know About Texas Sleds

Texas sleds, like this one piloted by Capt. Brian Barrera, are perfect vehicles for getting anglers into the shallows where redfish, trout, and other skinny-water species are found. Capt. Brian Barrera With a name like Texas sled or scooter, it is obvious the boat was designed to access the super-skinny water along the Gulf Coast […]

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Wahoo on a Fly

Fresh Wahoo steaks straight from your boat’s cooler to the grill..not much can beat that! Wahoos are an angler’s favorite. Not only for the traditional rod and reel fisherman but also for fly fisherman, too. Catching a Wahoo on the fly is one of the most thrilling experiences. They are big, fast, and FIERCE. And […]

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SVR-LAZARTIGUE & Kresk4Oceans

SVR-Lazartigue is a sailing yacht with a length of 32.0m. The yacht’s builder is MerConcept from France who delivered superyacht SVR-Lazartigue in 2021. The superyacht has a beam of 23.0m and a volume of 50 GT. The sport boat yacht features exterior design by VPLP Design and MerConcept , while her interior was penned by VPLP Design […]

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Waypoint: Baltimore, MD

A waterfront reborn in one of America’s oldest port cities. Photos by Dori Arrington Finding Grit and Charm Where North Meets South Exploring the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay in and around Baltimore is an opportunity every boater should take. Between the breadth and beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, there are few places better to […]

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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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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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Long Lost Log: Pincher’s tale of storms and rows

Onboard rows, a gun-toting skipper and a ferocious storm are recalled from Michael Chapman Pincher’s Long Lost Log. Tom Cunliffe introduces this extract Michael Chapman Pincher, son of the great investigative journalist, left school at 17 to become a stagehand in London’s West End. At 23 in 1974 he quit and went to sea with […]

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How to Fish Pencil Poppers for Striped Bass

On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. The first time I saw fishermen working a pencil popper, I nearly laughed out loud. I was lying back on one of the sandy spots in Turtle Cove after the morning bite under the Montauk lighthouse […]

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