Live Bait Fishing

Take the Bait Secrets from the pros to get a handle on basic live-lining I know the exact moment I first got hooked on live-bait fishing. It was June 1970. I was 10 years old and having a blast catching bluegills from shore at a pond not far from my home. As I reeled in a smallish […]

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Ten Useful Suggestions For Taking Children Fishing

Taking Children Fishing Introducing your children to fishing and taking your children fishing for the first time is an exciting but potentially dangerous endeavor. You are already aware of the difficulties that lie ahead, and the thought of the younger ones hunting on the waters makes you feel a little uneasy. Spending time in nature […]

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Tested: Formula 387 CCF

Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Secret Formula Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Writing about boats […]

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Gear Review: Garmin LiveScope XR

Wish you had superpowers? You’ll spot fish like Superman through a wall, with the Garmin Livescope XR. My gaze was transfixed on the dash-mounted Garmin display as I watched a school of bait flutter up off the artificial reef some 50 feet below the boat. The movements on the MFD were much like the ones […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Engine-Integrated Autopilot

When integrated with multiple engines, today’s advanced autopilot systems can hold a boat in position. Courtesy Yamaha Marine A new breed of autopilot is emerging, and it’s adding even more angling benefits than conventional autopilot systems. It’s all happening thanks to the integration of autopilot systems with electronic throttle and shift controls, steering, GPS, and […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Walkarounds

With their enclosed berths, walkarounds offer plenty of storage for tackle and gear, as well as a place to escape the elements or take a nap. Courtesy Grady-White Walkaround boats are utility vehicles, combining deep-V hulls and high freeboard to handle rough waters offshore, varying levels of interior cabin space for protection from the elements […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Bay Boats

Livewells and ample rod holders should be ­standard. Comfortable, stowable bow seating can be an important option for families. Courtesy Robalo Bay boats were once considered practically anything you wouldn’t take outside the inlet. Today’s anglers expect them to be 19 to 23 feet, with a shallow deadrise of 12 to 14 degrees and a draft of […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Center-Consoles

Offshore center-console ­fishing boats ride atop a variety of hulls. Courtesy Regulator The center-console is unbeatable when it comes to effective big-water fishing. The basic concept emerged decades ago, providing 360 degrees of access to the rail, making the timeless design a natural for fishing. Today’s models are more advanced in construction and utility, representing […]

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New Boat: Maritimo M600

The ethos of the Maritimo brand is a long range motoryacht and the new M600 Offshore epitomizes that, but with the added bonus of being a little more. Maritimo’s new M600 Offshore is a descendant of the offshore cockpit and motoryacht styling the builder first introduced years ago with the 550, 500 and 470 Offshore […]

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New Boat: Ocean Alexander 28E

While tied with the 27R as the smallest boat Ocean Alexander builds, the new 28E feels like a much larger vessel. Ocean Alexander 28E A coastal cruiser with passagemaking capabilities, the new Ocean Alexander 28E is capable of both bluewater cruising and island-hopping in total comfort. Based on a semi-displacement hull design by Giuseppe Arrabito, […]

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Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers

Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers The Holidays are upon us! Are you struggling to find that perfect item for the angler in your life? If so, this curated list of essential items is sure to please the special person that seems to already have it all. This isn’t run-of-the-mill fishing gear, but rather, top-notch equipment that […]

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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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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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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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Meet The Northland Fishing Tackle’s Nedster

Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Elite Series Nedster Jig and Weedless Nedster Jig further the groundbreaking Ned Rigging technique. BEMIDJI, Minn. (November 8, 2022) – In pole-vaulting, it was Dick Fosbury who changed the sport with the Fosbury Flop. In ice skating, American Olympian Dorothy Hamill left her mark with the Hamill Camel. And, in fishing, writer […]

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