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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TowBoat US Guntersville names new owner

880,000: That’s the number of sea miles former commercial fishing and charter Captain Stephen Clark has under the keel, an incredible distance earned over 40 years of chasing fish on Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Now Clark, who is known locally as “Captain Steve,” is the new owner of the […]

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Canada Completes 2022 IUU Enforcement in North Pacific

Image: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Canadian fisheries officials, collaborating with the United States, South Korea and Japan, have completed their 2022 efforts in Operation North Pacific Guard, an international law enforcement operation on the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. December marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations ban of high seas driftnets, […]

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Bycatch Review Task Force Nears Time for Report to Alaska Governor

Image: Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force, created last November by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, is preparing to submit its final recommendations to the governor next month. One draft recommendation on the table for the task force would put a firm numerical cap on chum salmon bycatch by the Pollock […]

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Fish Facts: Sensational Snapper from Australia

Could you identify this snapper species? It’s a sailfin snapper from the western Pacific Ocean. Captain Sonny Schindler Mystery Snapper Catch When a buddy of mine returned from a trip fishing off Scott’s Reef, Australia, he had this photo of what he calls a “Sail Fin Snapper.” I think it’s such a cool-looking thing, I […]

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10 Biggest Roosterfish Ever Caught

Roosterfish are known for putting up a great fight. Adrian Gray Roosterfish, with their distinctive, tall, spiking dorsal fins and curved black/blue markings, fuel the imagination and spur the wanderlust in many anglers looking to travel and catch exotic, hard-fighting and often high-flying species.  These predatory fish are found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from […]

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Milkfish on the Fly

You found them. Finally. At first glance, they look like a school of mullet. An undulating mass of toothless, open-mouthed fish gulping at the surface. But unlike mullet, these fish are sparkling silver in color. And their EYES. They have HUGE EYES. Plus, they are three, four, or five times the size of mullets. Ah, […]

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IYS Research Continues on Salmon in Open Ocean

Image: International Year of the Salmon. Researchers participating in the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) are preparing to bring a team to Vancouver, Canada in October for a preliminary review of expedition findings on what happens to salmon in the North Pacific Ocean, including the Gulf of Alaska. Organizers of the IYS Synthesis Symposium, […]

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Catalina Fun Run At Record 50 Boats And Counting

For all intents and purposes, there is one lunch-stop destination between Los Angeles and Honolulu—Catalina Island—and for the most part that explains why the Pacific Ocean off Southern California isn’t exactly a hotbed for recreational go-fast boating. But what a stop it is, and come September 23-25 a solid group of go-fast powerboat enthusiasts will […]

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From Italy To Los Angeles in a RIB

How much preparation, nerve and fuel does it take for a RIB to cross an ocean? Relive some of toughest challenges and the sweetest moments from adventurer Sergio Davi. “La sfida è sempre con me stesso mai con il mare.” In English, this translates to “the challenge is always with myself, never with the sea.” […]

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The Ten Best Bonefish Records of All Time

Skinny water anglers cherish that acute sense of accomplishment that comes from successfully stalking a bonefish, executing a perfect cast, setting the hook and then carefully working the fish to hand. Bonefish are notoriously wary and easily spooked. Some people call them “phantoms” or “gray ghosts.” The Latin name for the most common species, Albula […]

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Brother Captains Break Record With 3,000 Dolphin Tagged and Released for Science

Captains Jimbo and Rick Thomas tagged and released their 3,000th dolphin in July of 2022. Dolphinfish Research Program There are thousands of offshore fishing charters around the world, and many catch dolphin during their outings, but only one has tagged and released 3,000 mahi in the name of conservation and science. Working with the Dolphinfish […]

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Maritimo M60

True blue: Maritimo’s latest model is a reminder of where it all began for the Australian builder. by Kevin Green When prolific Australian boat builder Bill Barry- Cotter decided he wanted to launch a new company in 2004 dedicated to the cruising owner, he did so with the company’s first Maritimo 60. All Photos Courtesy […]

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5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Fishing as a Sport

Five Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Fishing. In this article, we reveal five interesting facts about fishing as a sport that you are unlikely to know. Please go check it out. For some, fishing is an excuse to get outside, crack open a cold drink, and spend the afternoon with good friends. Others see […]

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