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What's Biting Now


Bouncing but Catching

Florida Sportsman Member: john martin I heard some yelling from the stern which turned out to be a young kid who landed Gag over 30lbs. Excited I fired down another and bang! Hooked up again with what I knew was another nice Gag. I had him ¾ of the way up when a Goliath Grouper nailed him.

Offshore How-To


Offshore Techniques for Bay Boats

Larger bay boats have become increasingly popular in recent years, mainly due to their versatility inshore and offshore.

Rick's Blog


Sleepless in the Abacos

I consider it a great blessing that after 50 years on the ocean I still don’t sleep worth a darn the night before a blue water fishing trip, but last Saturday night was one of the worst.



Blackfin Tuna Basics

Right here in Florida, the fisheries lab at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in Fort Lauderdale, has emerged as a fountain of useful research into blackfin tuna. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Dr. David Kerstetter, three research papers have contributed much to the scientific and common understanding of the species’ habitat, growth and reproduction.

Offshore Gear


Luna Sea Leader-Mate

Just wrap your rigs — monofilament, fluorocarbon, even wire — around LEADER-MATE, then store your sinkers,divers/planners,hooks or other terminal tackle in LEADER-MATE’s innovative and patented pockets, and you’re ready to go.

Offshore Boats


Insetta Boatworks 45

Sometimes bigger is just better and that certainly applies when looking for an offshore center console. Add to the 45-foot length, a catamaran stepped, tunnel-hull and you have a boat that has no boundaries on when and where to fish.