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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
Posted on Jan 31, 2011 in Top Shots
It's come to my attention that a barracuda in the Florida Keys seriously injured a kayaker last October. She was paddling along some shallows when a cuda began launching itself once, twice, and on the third time struck her. This was a serious wound, no doubt, one you can see in numerous reports if you wish by simply Googling "woman survives barracuda." And any angler who's released barracuda can appreciate just how serious the dentures of these things can be. Read More
Posted on Dec 15, 2010 in Top Shots
I think a fishing report is in order this week, since I'm just back from spending an awesome four full days nearly 300 miles southwest of Cabo, mostly around an amazing hunk of rock called Roca Partida that juts up in the middle of nowhere from the depths of the Pacific. In my woefully minimal Spanish, I believe that means "split rock," since the guano-covered monolith does have that appearance. Read More
Posted on Nov 4, 2010 in Top Shots
One of the most appealing things about fishing in general is that it's so unscripted. Many of us live pretty regimented lives, particularly during the week, with our commutes and workdays pretty similar. But once you head out on a boat, all bets are off, with weather and conditions and, particularly, with the critters that live in/around the water all being pretty unpredictable. Obviously that includes those things that end up on your line. Read More
Posted on Sep 21, 2010 in Top Shots
Earlier this summer, the editors decided we could have some fun with the friends and fans (more than 9,000 and increasing daily) on Sport Fishing's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sportfishing) by asking a question of the day. Good move: It's really taken off with mucho traffic. While we occasionally lapse into serious questions, most tend more toward the goofy. Some memorable responses have been generated and, in the lighten-up department in this newsletter, I couldn't resist sharing a few. Read More
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