Raising Havoc

Ascent to glory: What attracts pelagics such as sailfish to a sport-fishing boat? Many say it’s the same thing that draws offshore fish to floating objects. Photo by Marc Montocchio
Animal magnetism: A boat attracts big-game fish such as marlin using both visual and auditory cues. Shade and engine harmonics play roles. Photo by Pat Ford
Fish such as blue marlin may rise from the depths to investigate the splashing created by a passing boat. Photo by Richard Gibson
Large and in Charge: Bigger boats seem to raise more fish, but that might be simply because more offshore sport-fishers are large. Photo by Richard Gibson