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Sports Fishing Tournament Preview: June to December

Sports Fishing Tournament Preview: Action at the St. Martin Billfish Tournament. Photo courtesy of Stephan Petit/St. Martin Billfish Tournament

The sports fishing tournament year in the Caribbean kicks-off with the Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament in Grenada in January. After that, there’s a host of other events the first half of the year such as the Barbados International …

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Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles

Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles: Bouncer'sDusky 33. Captain Bouncer’s pride and joy. Photo courtesy of Captain Bouncer Smith

South Florida is truly a world class fishing destination with a plethora of charter captains available who can get you hooked up with a wide variety of exciting fish. Any of these captains can create a memorable fishing excursion but …

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Keys Grand Slam

Photo Credit: Glenn Hayes

It could be said that there is never a bad time to fish in the Florida Keys. I for one can vouch for that. September can however, be a transition period offshore in the Keys where sailfish and dorado are …

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Hand Feed the Florida Tarpon in Islamorada

Hand Feed Florida Tarpon at Robbie's Marina in Islamorada

Robbie’s Marina is located at mile marker 77.5 at the north end of Lower Matecumbe Key, Islamorada, in the middle Florida Keys. Located on the Gulf side of the island, it has become an icon in the Keys in recent …

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Hell’s Bay names Stu Apte to pro staff

Hell’s Bay names Stu Apte to pro staff

Legendary Hall of Fame angler Stu Apte, has been named to the pro staff of Hell’s Bay Boatworks, officially joining the HB team at the Ft. Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show. Welcoming him onboard are Hell’s Bay pro staffers Flip Pallot, …

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Angling Legend George Hommell Jr. Passes

Image of Angling Legend George Hommell Jr.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of George Hommell Jr., one of the founding members of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. George will be remembered as one of the pioneers of fly fishing in the Florida …

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FWC Votes To Pass the Boca Grande Pass Jig Ban

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Membership Promotion. Image courtesy of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to pass the Boca Grande jig ban at its September 5 vote. The jig issue has been hotly debated over the past few years between bait and jig fishermen. The final …

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Tarpon Fishing and Tagging Takes Off in South Carolina

Tarpon Fishing - Two anglers properly support an enormous Lowcountry tarpon. Inset: The Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament burgee combines the fish with the Palmetto State emblem.

Tarpon Fishing and Tagging is taking off in South Carolina. The third annual Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament out of Georgetown, S.C., in September drew anglers from as far away as England. Local fishing guides said more visitors are coming to tackle …

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Life of an Inshore Fishing Charter Captain

Life of an Inshore Charter Captain - Image Courtesy of Glenn Hayes

In the first installment of an ongoing series, Glenn Hayes examines what it takes to work on the waterfront There are many jobs that are performed every day on the waters around us. Some are obvious and high-profile while others …

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How to Catch a BIG Tarpon

Here is a list of the deadliest Tarpon flies I've ever fished, you have to be ready before you get to your favorite spot. Tarpon Fishing in the Caribbean is the real deal.

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