Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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89-Pound Cobia Shatters State Record

Anglers (from L to R) Drew Henninger, Jesse Coulbourn, Scott Brooks, Pat Miles, and Andrew Farach pose with the record cobia and the tuna caught earlier in the day. Scott Brooks A Delaware angler who had never caught a cobia before this summer made his first one count in a big way, hooking an 89-pounder […]

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Angler Fillets Potential Record Fish

Yellowmouth grouper, like this one, are very similar in appearance to scamp. Gary Birdsall Two brothers from Louisiana filleted and ate a fish that they later realized was close to a world record. Gary Birdsall, his brother Andre, and four other anglers were aboard Gary’s 31-foot Contender, the Delayed Gratification, after midnight on September 10. […]

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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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Vision Marine Sets World Record

PHOTO COURTESY OF VISION MARINE On August 28 at the 24th Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, Vision Marine set a world record for the fastest electric boat. The V32, created in partnership with Hellkat Powerboats, reached a top speed of 109mph, beating the previous record of 88.6mph set by Jaguar.  Designed from the […]

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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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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 Best Permit Fishing Records of All Time

For some anglers, a permit is a dream catch. The hard-fighting fish is tough to handle no matter its size. Below, check out the top current world records for this bucket-list species. There’s just something about sight casting to a large permit cruising crystalline water. Swimming just below the surface in the flats or other […]

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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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Kevin Escoffier: Tough guy of the sea

Kevin Escoffier may be famous for his dramatic Vendée Globe rescue, but there is much more to his story, as he tells Helen Fretter We all know how French solo skippers get so darn good. They move from youth sailing to Mini Transat and Figaro classes, where they drill for years. Then the lucky few […]

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