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Bluefin In Motion
• Although it doesn’t receive much publicity, catching bluefin tuna around the British Isles is nothing new. In the middle of this past century, a historically famous tuna fishery existed in the North Sea, that frigid expanse of gray water that separ
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Q: How Do You Set Up For A Jumping-billfish Shot?
All the finest techno settings and most expensive equipment won’t help your final image if you end up shooting through someone’s head or a rocket launcher full of fishing rods. A portion of your best setup time should be spent on your surroundings. I
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Blessings In Disguise
• In the words of American Congregationalist Henry Ward Beecher, “Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.” This could very easily apply to what happened to the crew of Boat No. 249, the 73-foot Bayliss Shark Byte, in the Mid
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Choose Your Weapons Wisely
• The convenience of online shopping is just that: convenient. Serious fishermen know that there are just some things you need to see—and hold in your hot little hands—before you rattle off those creditcard numbers. As technology advances, fishing pr
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New Boats Of 2021
AS WE MOVE INTO a new decade of boatbuilding, the road ahead looks bright indeed. Thanks to new composite materials and advanced construction techniques, hulls are lighter and stronger than ever, although traditional fiberglass and wood remain popula
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A Diamond In The Mid-Atlantic
vividly remember my first trip to Oregon Inlet in 1977, watching my father return to the dock after a day on Capt. Lee Perry’s Deepwater. Dad caught his first billfish and, as the tradition goes, he was thrown into the water behind the boat to celebr
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Faux Future
How does faux teak stack up to real wood? Well, it promises half the cost, near-zero maintenance and minimal downtime. Faux teak is rapidly replacing the real deal for helm pods, toe rails, bulkheads and transoms—and really any traditionally teak-cla
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Predator State Of Mind
A VERY DEAR FRIEND OF MINE NAMED LEE EVERETT FULLER ONCE TOLD ME THAT EVERY GREAT STORY STARTS WITH, “SO, THERE I WERE…” ¶ SO, THERE I WERE: ARROW NOCKED, BACK PRESSED AGAINST A FROZEN ROCK FORMATION, WINDSWEPT SNOW STINGING MY FACE. JUST DOWN THE HI
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The Billfish Shutdown
• The National Marine Fisheries Service has determined that the recreational landings limit for Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin, and roundscale spearfish has been reached and exceeded for 2020, based upon a review of landings data. Therefore, NMFS
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Step Outside the Box
Monique Richter began painting faux teak about four years ago. In addition to transoms and toe rails, any traditional teak accents are prime for faux, she says, including helm pods and chair backs on the bridge, or interior items such as trim and tab
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Begin With Bait
• Take a moment to consider the lowly ballyhoo. A member of the scientific family Hemiramphidae—the halfbeaks—there are eight different species inhabiting the warm tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans of the worl
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Hot Shots
Thanks to a remarkably consistent fishery for both marlin and sailfish, Costa Rica is a great destination to learn the finer points of light-tackle dead-bait fishing. Photographer Hannes Ribbner captured this sailfish in midflight during its battle w
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Updated Electronics For The New Year
• As we get set to move into a new season, there are some notable updates and new products from a number of marine-electronics companies that deserve a closer look. Here are a few that are sure to be gracing new builds soon. This might be the most po
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Dominick Lacombe Sr.
• For nearly 30 years, the unofficial sign of your arrival in South Florida has been the huge American flag proudly flying over American Custom Yachts, a sprawling 70-plus-acre full-service facility built on the St. Lucie River, splitting I-95 and Fl
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New-boat Outfitting
• Buying a new boat is exciting but expensive. Although you might have a budget in mind, you most always go over it. The same thing happens when you go to outfit a boat after delivery. What you think will be a couple of quick trips to the marine stor
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Before the Strike
Stay current with the best bites from the top billfish destinations around the globe at marlinmag.com/travel. DECEMBER—This month really kicks off the sailfish season in Florida. From Cape Canaveral to the middle Keys, bait is plentiful and the sails
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F&S BOATWORKS 61 HARDTOP EXPRESS
What might be as inspiring as the newest addition to the F&S fleet—Soul Candy—is her name. The 61-foot hardtop express was born out of a need for a family-friendly owner-operated vessel. After spending several days aboard a similar F&S model, owners
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Desperado Repeats As Pirate’s Cove Champions
• Repeating as the winner of a prestigious billfish tournament is rare, with only a handful of experienced teams achieving that accomplishment over the course of their careers. The Desperado team, led by Capt. Rob Barker, did just that during the 37t
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Charter Fishing Amid A Pandemic
• I had the great privilege of turning 50 this year and had big plans for an epic trip with the family to celebrate. Having been to Costa Rica many times, I thought bringing my wife, son and daughter would be the perfect getaway: blue marlin fishing
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Holiday Gift Guide
Inspired by shades of the ocean, the famed Swiss watchmaker has introduced green-dialed Aquaracer models in men’s and ladies’ styles. Features of both models include water resistance to 300 meters, unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, lum
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Illegal Charters In U.s. Waters
• It is common practice to purchase a vessel and run charters to offset some of the costs. Charter operations of all types can be successful if set up properly, but all state and federal regulations must be closely followed. In particular, the US Coa
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Tournament Quick Bites
Ocean City, Maryland August 3-7 Brandon Golueke landed the largest white marlin in this year’s event, a 97-pounder worth $1.85 million, on Canyon Blues. Taylor Fields had the second-place fish at 77 pounds, good for $1.76 million for Drillin’ and Bil
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Remember When
• Back in the late 1960s and early ’70s, I was working on my father’s drift boat, fishing out of South Florida. We caught king mackerel, mutton snapper, yellowtails, triggerfish, bonito and more, and used 40-pound-test line on Penn 65 reels. We broke
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Bill Shedd
As chairman of the American Fishing Tackle Company—better known as AFTCO—Bill Shedd not only has his finger on the pulse of the sport-fishing industry, but he is also a driving force for conservation efforts around the world. Two of his sons run the
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Air Travel
Getting to Exmouth usually requires a layover (or two), whether you’re traveling from the United States or within Australia. Many US carriers offer flights to Australia’s major airports such as Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, and from there you connec
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Before the Strike
Your father co-founded SeaWorld. What effect did that have on you growing up? It opened my eyes to the wonders of the ocean and also created some interesting experiences. I was in high school when we received a weekend phone call at home for my dad t
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Perpetual Motion
While anglers and captains seem to get most of the credit for a come-from-behind tournament victory or those big-number release days we all dream about, the mates are the unsung members of the team. Someone has to spool the reels, tie the knots, rig
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The Best Of Icast
Built specifically for whose who spend their time on and in the water, the Pacific Salt 2 has an updated FRN handle with bidirectional texture and a four-position pocket clip. Made of corrosion-resistant H1 steel, the 3.75-inch blade is satin-finishe
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Sounder Fundamentals
With omnidirectional and sector-scan sonar systems seeing a significant increase in use, especially in tournament fishing, it is important to note that this is not an option for everyone. Cost, physical size and installation requirements are just a f
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