Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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A Little Town with a Big Personality

Photo Courtesy of Wayne County Tourism A fun town with a big boating presence, Sodus Point is a boater’s paradise situated on a beautiful bay on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. Though the town may be small, it is vibrant. As Yoda would say: “Size matters not.” By Margaret Steiss Sodus Point, New York, […]

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Ranger Tug 25

The Ranger Tug 25 Luxury Addition is a small cruiser with a big punch. by Kevin Koenig “We like to think of this boat as an RV for the water,” says Brent Reed, owner of Reed Yacht Sales in Grand Haven, Michigan. Photos Courtesy of Ranger Tugs “You can really do a lot with her […]

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Sailfish 276 DC

Split personality. by Chuck Warren While center and dual console boats have been widely used for years in fishing hotspots around the world, they have only become common more recently in the Great Lakes. Photos Courtesy of Sailfish Much of that rise in popularity is due to an increase in features and performance improvements, turning […]

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Massive Red Tide Fish Kill Hits San Francisco Bay

The red tide currently affecting San Francisco Bay is impacting fish, mollusks, and other invertebrates. Damon Tighe 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. Thousands of dead fish washed up along the shores of San Francisco Bay […]

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AFSC Speeds Up Data Collection To Tackle Bycatch Issues

Chinook salmon. File photo. Researchers with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) say they’re speeding up the process of gathering data to share with the fisheries managers and others on the decline of Chinook and chum salmon runs, particularly in western Alaska. The AFSC, which is collaborating with state and federal researchers, as well as […]

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Roadway Runoff Lethal to Coho, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead: Report

A chart detailing different fish species’ cumulative and time to mortality under roadway runoff. Image: NOAA Fisheries. Researchers with NOAA Fisheries have released a report showing that stormwater runoff containing a toxic compound from automobile tires washed into streams is lethal to protected coho salmon, Pacific steelhead and Chinook salmon, while sockeyes appear to be […]

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Top 10 White Seabass Records

Found from Baja California to Alaska, white seabass are prized for their fighting ability and taste. Jim Hendricks 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. White seabass, angler favorites from Baja California, to Alaska, are known by […]

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Late Season Fluking

In New Jersey, the end of the summer is bittersweet. Kids head back to school in early September, and the beautiful, but sometimes unbearably humid summer weather makes fishing difficult, as the temptation to stop fishing and take a swim increases with the air temperature. But, for dedicated summer flounder fishermen, late August in New […]

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Alaska’s Commercial Salmon Harvest Tops 148M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Alaska’s commercial salmon harvests continue to rise for all five species, with all but the coho fishery having peaked. As of Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game documented the preliminary harvest on its online Blue Sheet at nearly 149 million fish, including nearly […]

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Huge Salter Brown!

Angler Ian Sawyer caught this beautiful 10-pound brown trout on striped bass tackle in the surf zone in Maine. Jerry Audet One of the allures of fishing in the ocean is you’re never sure exactly what you’re going to catch. But landing a 10-pound brown trout in the open-ocean in Maine, from shore, on a […]

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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this […]

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Secret Weapons of the Deep Drop

Pictured: With their blue eyes, gold-flecked scales, and fleshy adipose crest, golden tilefish are one of the most exotic-looking species in the Northeast. Half the fun of sending a baited rig 500 feet to the bottom is never knowing what’s going to find it. Off the continental shelf of the Northeast, more than a dozen […]

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