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Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Top Shots, cobia fishing
What might be more exciting than catching cobia? Hand-feeding baitfish to ‘em! Watch as big hungry cobes swarm boatside like flippers at Sea World to snatch fish right from the hands of Capt. Tommy Pellegrin off the central Louisiana coast. Read More
Posted on Jun 29, 2011 in Top Shots
Sport Fishing Mag
The following appeared as an editorial in the August 2011 issue of Sport Fishing - Ed. Read More
Posted on May 3, 2011 in Top Shots
Having just kicked off Sport Fishing's ongoing Name That Fish contest, I find myself waxing philosophic on the often enigmatic topic of what monikers we use to distinguish fish. When it comes to fish names, it's a jungle out there. Just to prove my point, a quick true-or-false quiz for you (and keep your eyes on your own monitor!): 1. A potato cod is a type of cod. 2. A lingcod is a type of cod. 3. A black cod is a type of cod. 4. A coral cod is a type of cod. 5. A cowcod is a type of cod. 6. A kelp cod is a type of cod. 7. A hog snapper is a type of snapper. Read More
Posted on Mar 8, 2011 in Top Shots
You gotta laugh. Well you don't have to. But it sure makes the day go better - IMHO of course. Why do I have making merry on my mind? For Sport Fishing readers, April Fools' Day comes early. Everyone reading this blog who's been a loyal SF reader knows that we celebrate April 1 each year with some bit of inane if not insane nonsense in the April issue that I try to pass off as the real thing. Read More
Posted on Feb 28, 2011 in Top Shots
News reports from last month's Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 17-21) paint a glowing picture: attendance leaped 14 percent over last year, and a marine industry survey showed that companies expect sales to grow by 5 percent in 2011. Add that to a few recent financial successes reported by marine companies from the fourth quarter and a rise in overall U.S. consumer confidence, and the trend so many of us have talked about in recent months starts to look real. Read More
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