Raising Havoc

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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
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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
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Fish such as blue marlin may rise from the depths to investigate the splashing created by a passing boat. Photo by Richard Gibson
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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