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Posted on Oct 1, 2008 in Top Shots
I suspect a lot of SF-site visitors will find this of interest. A skipper who has to be the world's most famous longliner ended up in handcuffs on the wrong side of a Canadian judge over the weekend for allegedly breaking (into) and entering that country's waters. Canadian fisheries officials maintain that when a patrol plane spotted her, Greenlaw's boat, Sea Hawk, had gone where no U.S. fishing boat was supposed to be. After that, Greenlaw (made famous in The Perfect Storm and with her own best-selling books including The Hungry Ocean) was summarily treated to an appearance in a St. Read More
Posted on Sep 22, 2008 in Top Shots
I just this afternoon finished writing up an item for the November issue's news pages about an "unwelcome visitor" on a poor guy's boat. Seems he was fishing alongside a jetty in a British Columbia seaport, minding his own business, when a black bear ambled down and then leapt aboard. The angler tossed him a coho salmon, but apparently he wasn't fond of fish. He came after the man and quickly had him pinned to the deck. Then ... well, I can't give it all away, now, can I? You'll find the whole story in the November SF News section. Read More
Posted on Aug 29, 2008 in Top Shots
"Top warning! ... we just find out that there are some people in S.E Asia copying our products and trying to sell in the market without go through our authorized agency." Granted, the king's English may not be perfect, but the gist of this email i found the other day in my inbox, from a Japanese tackle manufacturer, offers a reminder of what has become something of an epidemic in the tackle industry - as has long been the case in many industries where consumer goods are the end product. Read More
Posted on Aug 11, 2008 in Top Shots
From Sund's Lodge Record Breaking Halibut Caught and Released! Read More
Posted on Jul 25, 2008 in Top Shots
Recently back from the annual ICAST tackle trade show in Vegas, then even more recently packing up rods/reels for a trip to fish northern Gulf in a couple days - jigging, throwing big topwaters, some trolling - those waters often do have it all. Those two events reminded me just how significant braided line has become. Read More
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