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September 17, 2019

Trolling With Planers

With one of the best Spanish mackerel bites in memory going off this summer, we’ve done a lot of trolling with planers lately. You know the gig: number one, two, and three planers get rigged in-line, […]
September 10, 2019

3 Tips for Live-Lining Baitfish

Live-lining with baitfish seems really simple, right? You stick a fish on a hook, pitch it out there, and let it swim… what could be simpler? Truth be told, if you look at live-lining like this […]
September 3, 2019

Trolling with Spoons and Planers

Few methods of trolling are as effective as pulling planers and spoons, when Spanish mackerel are in town. But this is also an effective tactic for kings, bluefish, and a wide assortment of predators. If you […]
August 27, 2019

Inshore Mahi Tactics

Most of us think of mahi-mahi (dolphinfish) as a species usually encountered in offshore waters, and usually that’s the case. Some years, however, they come closer to shore than others. And every so often they can […]
August 13, 2019

The Best Baits for Surf Fishing

Surf fishermen know that having the right bait can be a key component in catching fish in the suds. But, which bait is best? All of them, and none of them. Truth be told, it depends […]
August 8, 2019

3 King Mackerel Fishing Tips

King mackerel are a great target for anglers to set their sights on. Quite often you don’t have to travel far to find them, they bite willingly, and they taste great (just as long as you […]
July 25, 2019

Stripers On Top

Sure, you’ll catch tons of stripers with live baits. Yes, jigs can be highly effective for this species. But most anglers will agree that nothing can quite match the adrenaline rush of stripers on topwater. There’s […]
July 16, 2019
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The Amazingly Adaptive Shad Dart

Few lures are as simple, basic, unassuming, yet effective, as the dart. Yes, marabou jigs come close, but they rarely carry as much weight for the size. Sure, some jig heads with plastic tails create a […]
July 11, 2019
spreader bar for tuna fishing

Side Winders For Tuna

Spreader bars are a great lure for yellowfin tuna, and now there’s a new spreader bar option on the market: side-winders. If you haven’t heard of them before, that’s likely because I just made that name […]
July 9, 2019

Caring for Offshore Reels

Offshore Reels The reels we use for fishing offshore cost a lot – they represent a significant investment. And offshore gear takes a much tougher beating than inshore tackle, much less that used in freshwater. So […]
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