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Posted on Nov 3, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
“We think this may be the largest tarpon ever molded.” That comment, at the top of an e-mail from Ray Douglas, president of King Sailfish Mounts ( in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, caught my attention right off. Read More
Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Top Shots, Boat Show Coverage
Sport Fishing Mag
Most of the edit staff came to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show fixated on boats and power, or at least some genre thereof. Makes sense since it is the boat show, after all. But there’s always more to the show than boats, so I figured I’d share a few views of some of the “other stuff.” Amazing Glass Work Read More
Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in Top Shots, Kayak fishing
A group of four adventurous anglers recently joined Bamboo Charters in Islamorada, the Florida Keys, for a few days of exploring the more remote and shallow reaches of upper Florida Bay on Freedom Hawk stand-up kayaks. Bamboo Charters is now offering such trips, taking kayak-fishing enthusiasts by bay boat where relatively few anglers get the chance to fish. You can read a full report of this trip and what's involved in a feature coming up in Sport Fishing in the spring of 2012. Read More
Posted on Oct 10, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
Every once in a while something unexpected—and unexpectedly good—comes across my desk (or more literally, these days, across my monitor). Limited space in the magazine may make it impossible to share that in print, but unlimited space in the digital world of the web is a different story. Read More
Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Top Shots
For those who, like me, find fish, fisheries and their management dynamic, often discouraging but always fascinating, I suggest checking out this first-ever national bycatch report from NOAA. Though the report is new, it’s based on the analysis of 2005 data. In any case, it makes for interesting reading. For example, I learned that roughly one out of every six fish caught commercially (17 percent to be specific) is nontargeted bycatch. Read More
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