Wintertime Tuna Fishing off Venice, Louisiana

Yellowfin tuna are a main attraction at Venice Marina. And the biggest fish don’t always get caught at the rigs. Courtesy Relentless Sportfishing The most reliable place on the planet to catch yellowfin and blackfin tunas is offshore Venice, Louisiana. Venice is located advantageously at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River. And as fall […]

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The Fight Over Red Grouper in the Gulf

Red grouper are a prized catch in the Gulf of Mexico for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Alex Suescun The Gulf of Mexico is back in the news. Or still in the news, anyway. But the news is not about red snapper this time — it’s about red grouper. And it’s still a heated conversation […]

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Cup Spy.. Kiwis AC40 test

Only two of the six teams entered in the 2024 America’s Cup sailed today, January 18, 2023 What happened in the Cup – January 18, 2023: INEOS Britannia last sailed out of Mallorca on January 14, 2023. American Magic sailed inshore again in Pensacola after deciding that the seaway was too extreme outside in the […]

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Coast Guard Stops Illegal Fishing Near Texas

The Coast Guard recently stopped five lanchas with 22 Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing near Texas. Courtesy US Coast Guard The Coast Guard recently detained 22 Mexican citizens for allegedly poaching nearly 600 pounds of red snapper and sharks near the Texas coast. Boat crews, air crews and the Cutter Jacob Poroo caught the […]

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American Magic sail in 2023

American Magic – AC75 Version 2 – Pensacola – January 4, 2023 – Day 27 What happened in the Cup – Jan 04, 2023:  American Magic – Patriot – AC75 – January 4, 2023 – Pensacola, Florida © Paul Todd/America’s Cup American Magic sailed on Pensacola Bay and was first team to go foiling in […]

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How to Prepare Your Boat For The Great Loop

Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. Feeling Loopy? Thousands of boats have completed America’s Great Loop circumnavigation of the Eastern U.S. If you want to join them, here’s some info to get you started. It […]

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Eight Nasty Fish You Don’t Want to Catch

Not all the fish we hook can be trophies. Some of our catches can elicit groans rather than high fives. Here are eight fish (well, technically, seven) most anglers would rather not catch (and what to expect if you do have a close encounter). Read more about these Rodney Dangerfields of the fishing realm. Moray […]

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Bonefish on a Fly

Bonefish epitomize what saltwater fly fishing is all about.  Catching one of these flats classics can be the highlight of any fly fisherman’s life. Aptly referred to as the “ghosts of the flats,” they tout the ultimate camouflage and consistently deliver a challenge and a line-screaming run. Yet, they aren’t so impossibly tricky to catch […]

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IMTRA expands Libra-Plast AS partnership

IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Libra-Plast AS, a leader in production of vessel doors, hatches and storage. IMTRA first partnered with Libra as a U.S. agent in 2018. Libra’s recent focus on the Gulf Coast territory and […]

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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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How to Get Involved in Fisheries Management

The Marine Resource Education Program allows fishermen to become effective participants in the fisheries management process. Marine Resource Education Program The actual date escapes me now, but it was in the early 1980s that I got involved in fisheries management. I’d been working in the recreational fishing business with Salt Water Sportsman for about 10 […]

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Red Tide Blooms Follow Hurricane Ian

Red tide blooms from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, Florida have resulted in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. Courtesy Captains for Clean Water Red tide blooms are building along much of Florida’s southwestern coast extending from Sanibel to Port Charlotte, resulting in fish kills and other harmful aquatic ecosystem impacts. South Florida has […]

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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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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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