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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215-Pound Swordfish Caught in Inflatable Boat

Chris Madison managed to get the 215-pound swordfish aboard the inflatable boat after fighting, landing, and bleeding it out. Chris Madison Using a 15-foot inflatable boat for fishing off the coast of Southern California makes perfect sense to Chris Madison. The vessel is inexpensive to own and maintain, and it’s easy to transport to and […]

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World Record Catches Likely to Stand Forever

World records come and world records go. That may sound a bit cavalier describing something as priceless and prestigious as an all-tackle world record, particularly for major game fish. But the fact is that such records are often surprisingly fleeting, broken by a larger fish caught years, months or even weeks later. In fact, there […]

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Big Swordfish on a Tiny Boat

Dylan Reed targets, and catches, big swordfish in the 1,000-foot depths fishing out of a 14-foot boat he outfitted for the purpose. Dylan Reed The numbers tell the story: 14-foot boat, one person aboard, 12 miles offshore, 175-pound swordfish feeding at a depth of 1,000 feet. San Diego-based Dylan Reed, holder of a 1,600-ton captain […]

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