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    A federal “research” permit will reopen swordfish nursery areas to longline fishing and could mean the deaths of thousands of undersized swords, sharks and billfish.

    With protections for U.S. Atlantic swordfish now rolled back, longliners will once again kill thousands of undersized swords, sharks and billfish in a conservation…
  • A new report suggests a worrisome rate of mako mortality primarily but not exclusively from longline fisheries in the North Atlantic

    A new report based on a Nova Southeastern University's Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) study shows the impact of overfishing on shortfin mako sharks.

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  • Six Super High Tech Fish Boats Teaser

    Models that lead the pack in cutting-edge builds and digital trends

    Mirroring the luxury automobile market, high-end fishing boats now sport technology that greatly advances the ultimate cool factor.
  • Avid recreational angler brings international business experience, along with politics, communications and more.

    See why the International Game Fish Association named Nehl Horton its new president.
  • Underwater photo of a swordfish

    National Marine Fisheries Service plans to issue permits for longline fIshing in an area previously closed to protect juvenile swordfish will unnecessarily threaten fish stocks and valuable sport fisheries.

    National Marine Fisheries Service plans to issue permits for longline fIshing in an area previously closed to protect juvenile swordfish unnecessarily threatens fish…
  • Big Gulf of Mexico red snapper

    With red snapper rebounding, this isn’t the time to return to overfishing to allow recreational fishermen more days to harvest snapper in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

    With red snapper rebounding, this isn’t the time to return to overfishing to allow recreational fishermen more days to harvest snapper in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Fishing Boats

  • Six Super High Tech Fish Boats Teaser

    Models that lead the pack in cutting-edge builds and digital trends

    Mirroring the luxury automobile market, high-end fishing boats now sport technology that greatly advances the ultimate cool factor.
  • Mako 414 CC

    Mako celebrates its 50-year mark in the fishing-boat industry with a new 41-foot center console.

    Mako celebrates its 50-year mark in the fishing-boat industry with a new 41-foot center console.
  • Avenger 24 Bay Boat

    Smaller sibling to the 26-foot bay boat, the 24 maintains deck space, fishability and storage.

    Though a smaller sibling to Avenger's 26-foot bay boat, the new 24 maintains all the deck space, fishability and storage.
  • Blackfin 272 Center Console Fish Trial Teaser

    A venerable brand debuts its all-new design.

    Blackfin's new 272 center console, powered by twin 300 Mercury Verados, topped 60 mph and proved stable and dependable in some gnarly Florida seas.
  • Pursuit S 328 Center Console Running Teaser

    A lavish platform that looks good and fishes even better

    The S 328 — part of Pursuit’s Sport line — offers all the comforts of a cruiser with all the fishability of a serious offshore troller.

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  • spearfish fishing off southern California

    Southern California anglers land two spearfish on the same boat

    Southern California anglers landed two spearfish on the same boat in the same day. Here's their story.
  • Fishing off Loreto, Mexico

    Follow a Sport Fishing editor's recent trip to the Mexico coast to fish for dorado.

    Mahimahi (aka dorado) fishing gets as hot as the summer weather in the Sea of Cortez off Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Here are the best sights of the action.
  • Offshore bottomfishing in the Gulf and inshore bay fishing capped off by a feral hog hunt.

    What do you get when you combine offshore fishing, inshore fishing and giant-hog hunting on Florida’s central west coast? Easy: a fun, happy week for any outdoors…
  • blackfin tuna on fly

    In the heat of summer, test your mettle against blackfin tuna and other Dry Tortugas foes.

    How to catch blackfin tuna in the summer months in the Florida Keys.