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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2023 Formula 387 CCF

The 387 CCF mixes performance with fishability. Courtesy Formula Boats For a company that hasn’t built a center-console since the 1980s, Formula will impress anglers with its 387 Center Console Fish (CCF). Its thoughtful design and clever innovations set it apart from the cookie-cutter boats that abound in the center-console genre. Stepping aboard the 387 […]

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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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Formula 387 CCF

A real magic carpet ride. by Capt. Tom Serio Usually, I give a final accounting of a yacht I test toward the end of the story. Photos Courtesy of Formula Not today. I’m going to offer my overall impression up front, then give you the proof to substantiate my claim. Okay, here goes: The Formula […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Hybrid Boats

Hybrids offer anglers the best of both worlds, giving them the ability to chase fish both in- and offshore. They’re also well-suited to sandbar duty. Courtesy Pathfinder Anglers who want to fish big water one day and backwater bays the next will be served best by a hybrid bay boat. Hybrid bay boats run larger, […]

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How Many Rod Holders Does a Boat Need?

Having plenty of rod holders on your boat keeps your angling options open. Greg Poland Photography courtesy Contender Some modern fishing boats have fishing rod holders lining the gunwales from stem to stern, and others come with a mere two in the stern. Which begs the question: Just how many fishing rod holders does a […]

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Five Surf Fishing Reels for Under $250

Fishing in the surf is as rewarding as it can be challenging. Incessant waves, mighty currents, salty air, and heavy winds are just a few factors that test a surfcasters will as much as they test our gear. Surfcasters require reels with enough brawn to overpower large predators like striped bass, and enough durability to […]

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Anglers can be really hard to shop for. So I dug through the best of the best to put together a list of gifts that is sure to please even the toughest critic. XtraTuf Boots XtraTuf has the perfect pair of boots for all of your adventures, with adventurers of all ages. I’ve been wearing […]

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A Christmas Tree for Henry

“It’s not your fault. He transitions from an affable and generous old codger until the onset of Thanksgiving, after which he slips into full Scrooge mode at Christmas.” I had just delivered a hot coffee and a Danish pastry to Henry, which was usually enough to put a smile on his weathered face, and asked […]

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Van Staal Celebrates 30 Years with Limited Edition Reel

The limited edition 30th Anniversary Van Staal VSX200GX2. Note: On The Water is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. To celebrate 30 years of surfcasting-tough, 50-pound striper proven spinning reels, Van Staal is bringing back its original gold color in a limited run of 30th Anniversary […]

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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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High Speed Trolling for Wintertime Wahoo in The Bahamas

As the coming months bring with them cooler temperatures and changing conditions, the sport fishing landscape around the entire state will shift. Different migratory species will come and go, weather patterns will become less predictable with passing frontal boundaries and game fish behavior will follow suit. Southeast of the Sunshine State in The Bahamas, changing […]

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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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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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