A Whole Different Animal - Wild Cats that Got the Cream
MOST ANGLERS HAVE STRONG BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT HULL TYPE IS BEST. Running hard in rough water requires a seaworthy platform with the strength and stability to keep you safe, comfortable and dry. Among the different trends that have consequently become evident from the evolution of center consoles, boat builders are cornering a new niche of complex and competitive catamarans harnessing more outboard power than ever before. Breaking the barrier with innovative hull designs and deck layouts, the newest catamarans offer unobstructed fishability while providing increased fuel economy and speed per applied horsepower.
Pulley Ridge 2.0 The Jig Is Up
WE’RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SOME of the most rewarding bottom fishing north of the equator. If the Sunshine State’s countless reefs, wrecks and ledges aren’t enough to keep you entertained, then you should know about a unique deep-water coral community that exists within a day’s boat ride from Key West. For adventurous anglers lucky enough to have experienced these rich waters, the area has proven to yield a bottom fishing bonanza beyond anyone’s imagination. However, the approach at Pulley Ridge has changed dramatically since we first started exploring the depths nearly a decade ago.
The Lotus Effect - Exploring The Science Of The Shine
THERE HAVE BEEN COUNTLESS TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS inspired by the animal kingdom, with the science of emulating nature known as biomimetics. Evolution has perfected natural designs and environmental approaches over hundreds of millions of years, providing chemists, biologists and engineers with a perfect platform to advance modern materials and manufacturing processes. Learning the way of the lotus leaf has revealed remarkable self-cleaning properties resulting from the unique flora’s ultrahydrophobic surface architecture producing water droplets in nearly perfect spherical shape.
Ailing Florida Bay Shows Promising Signs of Life
Yellow [Fin] Fever
Amid the Confines of Pristine Natural Habitat, Tuna Aplenty Defines This Pacific Island Hideaway
Secrets Of Sargassum
EXCLUDING FRAGILE CORAL REEFS, aging shipwrecks and massive seamounts, the ocean is a rather featureless expanse. Off the coast of Florida and across much of the tropics, fish migrations are largely dictated by prevailing currents. Caught in the same gyres, floating ecosystems of sargassum seaweed are the basis of life that provide structure and sanctuary for a host of predators and prey.
Tips for Maximizing Rod Storage and Usage
Full Steam Ahead
I RELOCATED TO FLORIDA FROM MARYLAND about a year ago and cherish the year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Although I have fallen in love with saltwater fishing, I miss crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay. What is the most effective method to catch blue crabs in Florida and what are the rules and regulations for recreational harvesters setting traps here?
REMAINING RATHER UNCHANGED for thousands of years, cast nets appear to be simple tools. Toss atop a school of baitfish and haul in your bounty. However, cast nets are available in a variety of sizes and styles comprising minute differences to suit a host of species and water conditions. Delivery is important, but it is the sewing of panels, lead line weight and mesh size that determines a net’s performance.
BRINGING OVER FOUR DECADES of yacht building excellence to the table, Henriques Yachts has established itself as one of the most reputable manufacturers in the industry with an extensive collection of offshore fishing platforms trusted by big game anglers around the world. Included in the impressive lineup is this well-equipped express with a newly designed deep-V hull, delivering dependable performance and fantastic fishability
Texas Taste Test
WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT SOME PEOPLE DREAD visits from out-of-town family, every winter my wife and I look forward to hosting my sister and her husband for a long weekend in South Florida. To be honest, I don’t care for the fancy restaurants and $20 cocktails that end up in our plans when we all get together, but my annual fishing trips with Ron are always enjoyable.
Tuna Endive Bites
WITH THE SUMMER SEASON UPON US and anglers along both coasts capitalizing on the seasonal availability of fresh yellowfin tuna, there’s no better time to enjoy this light and spicy treat. Perfect for a snack or appetizer, this quick and healthy recipe highlights the fish’s natural flavors and succulent texture with a unique presentation.
MANY OF TODAY’S OFFSHORE ANGLING platforms measuring 30 feet or less are outboard-powered center consoles, but Winter Custom offers a unique alternative to this uniformity with their exquisite 30 Express. Designed and assembled with many of the same luxurious attributes and amenities featured on lavish tournament boats traveling the world, this tremendously capable pocket battlewagon packs a heavy punch.
INNOVATIVE ANGLERS HAVE DEVELOPED several tactics and techniques to effectively present offerings deep below the surface. Popular options include planers and trolling weights. However, these devices come with a bit of guesswork in regard to their exact depth of deployment. Downriggers are much more accurate and also provide anglers with the opportunity to fish with lighter outfits.
Compelling Need for Conservation Brings Together Science and Fishing Communities for an Exploration of Old Florida.
Luxury Sport Fishing Reimagined
Maritime Law of a Different Sort
Saved By The Switch
Emergency Engine Cut-Off Devices
Cilantro Lime Swordfish
The Newest Breed of Offshore Pedigree
The Perfect Pop
Insight to Setting Release Clip Pins
Onslow Bay 33
In The Best Light
Deciphering Lumens vs. Watts
Spanish Mackerel Entice Marlin & More
Rigging a Harpoon the Right Way
Welcome To Jamrock
A SPEAKER IS A SPEAKER, RIGHT? Try installing and operating an automotive speaker in the marine environment and you’ll soon learn why this couldn’t be further from the truth. The unforgiving and corrosive climate is simply no match for inferior electronics.
Beacons Of Bait
BAIT FISHING IS JUST THAT. Even for the most experienced anglers, climbing the food chain can be challenging. It seems absurd, but it is truthfully harder to pattern sardines than it is to catch sailfish. Fortunately, making bait can be simplified by understanding how various forage species relate to their surroundings.
THOUGH I HAVE LIMITED EXPERIENCE, I really enjoy the serenity of flats fishing in Everglades National Park. With endless terrain to explore, I’m curious if there are maintained channel markers or aids to navigation in the backcountry.
BUSINESS CAN BE CRAZY, but there’s no end to the stress I’ll submit myself to ensuring that my wife lives a happy life. Flying across the country for a mere 24 hours was not out of the norm. Truthfully, I enjoyed my time on the road and maximized every second by sneaking in a fishing trip whenever I could.
IT IS TRUE THAT THE TASTIEST CREATURES come from the bottom of the sea. So, when it’s time to celebrate a tournament win or the delivery of a new boat, there’s no congratulatory meal quite like Maine’s cash crustacean twice-cooked and stuffed!