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May 09, 2011

Doug Kelly

Welcome to Face Off, a new Sport Fishing column where a hot topic of interest and importance to anglers is debated by two key players. They first present arguments supporting their respective positions, then rebut the points made by their opponent. We allow both advocates the same amount of space and have specified rules to ensure complete fairness. Our first Face Off topic is a most controversial one.
After nearly being speared to extinction, the jewfish is staging a comeback.
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This Bahamian paradise is home to an abundance of bonefish. With the right guide it's possible to raise some big catches even in high winds and murky water.
Welcome to Face Off, where hot topics of interest and importance to anglers are debated by two key players, both arguing their sides of the issue. Each then rebuts the points made by his or her opponent. Both advocates are allowed the same amount of space, and procedures are in place to ensure complete fairness. Our topic this month will raise the blood pressure of just about every angler who fishes inshore areas or wades because it involves personal watercraft (PWC).
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Try these top-end tactics and bring home trophy-size dolphin.
Visit one of these five spots and up your odds of landing a monster linesider.
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If you get the urge to try blue-water fly fishing, these tips and techniques will greatly expedite your success.
Welcome to Face Off, where each month a hot topic of interest and importance to anglers is debated by two key players, each arguing his or her side of the issue. Each player then rebuts the points made by his or her opponent. Both advocates are allowed the same amount of space, and procedures are in place to ensure complete fairness. - Doug Kelly, editor A number of authorities blame commercial longlining activities for the severe decline of species such as billfish, sharks, tuna and swordfish.
Welcome to Face Off, where hot topics of interest and importance to anglers are debated by two key players, each arguing his or her side of the issue. Each player then rebuts the points made by his or her opponent. Both advocates are allowed the same amount of space, and procedures are in place to ensure complete fairness. - Doug Kelly, editor Getting a game fish to strike your bait or lure is the first challenge an angler faces. The second involves ensuring a solid hookup.
A strip of cut bait on a 2/0 hook drifted unweighted with the chum in the current behind our boat, carrying with it my anticipation that a fat yellowtail snapper would soon grab it. Meanwhile, a friend dropped a similar bait to the bottom in about 160 feet, and a third companion added just enough lead to keep his offering about midway. Covering the entire water column, we teenage flats aficionados figured it would be a snap to fool these reef snapper. We figured wrong.
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