Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon: How to Choose the Right Leader Material

One of the questions we are asked very frequently goes something like this: “So, which is better, monofilament or fluorocarbon?” Unfortunately, the answer is more complex than many of you may think. Like so many other aspects of tackle, proper leader selection is a result of several different factors. If you’re looking for a “yes […]

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Remembering Captain Joe Gonzalez

“Matt — Hey buddy, I had a cancellation for tomorrow and thought of you. I remember you asking for my help on a Biscayne Bay bonefish feature. Can you meet me at the ramp at 7:00 a.m.?” Those were the words of Captain Joe Gonzalez when he called me a little over a year ago […]

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2022 Bayliner Trophy T24CC

The T24CC offers a comfortable ride and numerous fishing features. Courtesy Bayliner Boats 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. Overview The Bayliner T24CC we tested was well-equipped for less than $80,000. Its 23-degree-deadrise hull cut through Charlotte Harbor’s wind-driven 2-foot […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Is Following Around a Fishing Guide Cheating?

Capt. John McMurray makes the case that anglers should research and find their own fishing spots, not spot-steal from captains. I get it man. Most of you are weekend-warriors. And I don’t say that in a derogatory way.  You’ve got a real job slugging it 9 to 5, bringing home the bacon, paying the mortgage, […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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