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  • When in China up the Yangtze, I bought a fish for dinner that looked almost exactly like a spotted seatrout (speckled trout) from the Texas coast... Read More
  • The remarkable life of the perfect pelagic - the dolphin. Read More
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    Circle hooks and redfish match perfectly. The bronze battlers engulf their prey, and their strong jaws serve as a perfect anchorpoint for hooks. Read More
  • Captain Spud Woodward Hunts Rumbling Georgia Bulls in the Rough-and-Tumble Surf Zone. Read More
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    Appropriate regulations are critical to the success of the species Read More
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    Anglers who wade-fish shallow waters are most at risk from creatures that float or swim past or that lie buried in sand or hidden on rocks. The sting of some may do no more than smart a bit; others can kill within minutes. But even fishing in a boat doesn't necessarily protect sport fishers from getting zapped now and then. Read More
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    Every sport has its unique risks, and saltwater fishing is no exception. As much as the odds weigh against you or me getting seriously injured by something that lives in the sea, you'd better believe it's possible. Read More
  • The dog-tail tuna has no scales from the pelvic fin to the tail. Read More
  • Bigheaded carp get forced into saltwater enviroments after heavy rainfall. Read More
  • Q: I'm interested in the wreckfish pictured in a recent Sport Fishing article on deepwater fishing (November/ December 1997). What exactly is a wreckfish? Is it a type of cod, or is it a local name for a more unusual species? Are they found only in the Atlantic, or can we find them in the Pacific as well? - Tony Pauker, Santa Monica, CaliforniaA: The wreckfish (Polyprion americanus) is a temperate bass of the family Percichthyidae, along with relatives that include striped bass of the U.S. Atlantic coast and giant sea bass of the California-Baja coasts. Read More
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