Ashley caught this snook near Bradenton, Florida, on a pilchard live bait. Check out 15 tips to assure that baitfish stay healthy aboard your boat.
Species: Bluefin Tuna
Jennifer estimated her bluefin tuna catch weighed as much as 800 pounds. Fishing from Prince Edward Island, Canada, she fought the bluefin with her own standup gear, an Avet TRX 50W and custom Black Hole giant blank. According to her husband, she had it to the boat and released in 35 minutes.
Ashley caught this flounder while fishing with a live shrimp near mangroves in Tampa, Florida. One of the best methods to fish mangroves is via kayak. Pick up a plastic sit-on-top boat, head to the water’s edge and shove off into the warm shallows.
Cynthia caught this wahoo near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. High-speed trolling for wahoo isn’t always necessary; consider these five exciting alternatives to targeting wahoo.
Windy takes a quick break from work to pull on a tuna. She’s the galley cook for the boat Coral Sea, based out of Oxnard, California. The Coral Sea spent time down south in 2014, maximizing the tuna season off San Diego. Windy’s photo won a $100 prize package of Salt Life gear from Sport Fishing magazine. Be sure to send in your own photos to be part of the Sport Fishing Girls photo gallery and for your chance to win prizes.
Species: Mutton Snapper
Chessy landed this mutton snapper on a recent trip. Muttons (Lutjanus analis) are a common and delicious snapper, limited to warmer waters in the Atlantic. Don’t mistake the mutton for another popular snapper species, the red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus).
Katka’s big silver slab is a queenfish, caught off Exmouth, Western Australia. Even more impressive, her catch was landed on a fly rod. This year, she wants to head back to the area land sailfish and marlin. In recent years, the whole nearshore coast from Shark Bay north to Exmouth has been a hotbed of activity for small black marlin.
Florida native Austin went fishing with her dad off Venice, Louisiana, and landed this kingfish. The tucked away city of Venice, south of New Orleans, is a fishing mecca, with exceptional red drum, yellowfin tuna, cobia and mackerel fishing available.
Kimberly recently landed this 30-pound range yellowtail near Bahia de Los Angeles, a bay in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea of Cortez is actually within trailer-boat distance of Southern California, making this out-of-the-way destination not all that remote.
Species: Sea Robin
Heidi, with one of many sea robins, she caught bucktail fishing off a Long Island Sound beach in New York. Sea robins have large pec fins that open and close almost like a wing. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING!Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you’re out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life. Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to [email protected].
Cobia truly are a worldwide species. Common catches in the Mid-Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico mean that cobia are an Atlantic mainstay. The species might be just as popular in Australia. Rebecca caught her cobia drifting a pilchard in 90 feet of water near Kalbarri, of Western Australia.
Christine fishes with her son most evenings and weekends. Here, she shows off a ladyfish, an acrobatic fighter that readily bites lures. Ladyfish can tolerate low temperatures for short periods only, limiting their range to south of South Carolina.
Species: Yellowfin Tuna
Connie reeled in this yellowfin tuna out of the Sea of Cortez in San Carlos, Mexico. In May 2003, Candace Meyer landed amassive yellowfin tuna off the coast of Ada Foah, Ghana. The 314-pounder is the largest yellowfin catch ever by a female angler, according to IGFA records. See ten record-setting yellowfin tuna catches here.
Beverly caught this 20-pound wahoo trolling with her husband off the Island of Guam. Feel like upping your wahoo game? Check out these 12 wahoo fishing techniques** here**.
Kim caught this dolphin fly-lining live bait off the Golden Gate Banks with Off the Hook Charters in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. See some of the biggest mahi-mahi ever caught here.
Maria pulled in this rockfish at opening day of the season in Annapolis, Maryland. Check out this 39-pound shortraker rockfish that lived for two centuries.
Species: Coral Trout
Krystie caught this coral trout off Australia. Learn what else the Australian Coral Coast has to offer.
Meaghan sight-casted this redfish in the North Indian River lagoon on a gold DOA shrimp. Learn some strategies yourself to pulling in redfish.
Sam caught this 27-inch striper off the Gywnn’s Island bridge in Gywnn’s Island, Virginia. Learn how to catch stripers and weakfish on fly, here.
Species: King Salmon
Kristen, from Juneau, with six king salmon she and friend, Steve, caught at Sitka Sound. Alaska offers five different salmon species available to anglers, including king, coho, sockeye, chum and pink. Some species are more prized than others, and anglers unfamiliar with salmon can have a hard time identifying the different species.
Wendy caught this hogfish off the reef in Marathon Key, Florida. Hogfish Hogfish are a well-known denizen of the reefs and hard-bottom inshore waters. Their spectacular appearance — ranging from cream to a soft red, set off by a purple band running from their elongated nose to the flowing streamers emanating from the dorsal — is unmistakable. WIN $200 IN CLOTHING!Sport Fishing Girls galleries are created from photos sent to us by hardcore lady anglers. We know you’re out there, and we want to put your photo in our next informative girls-only galleries. You could be the winner, picked at random, of $100 worth of clothing from Salt Life. Remember, you have a 1-in-20 or 30 (depending upon size of gallery) chance of being the winner — pretty good odds! Send your photos to [email protected].
Jaky caught this monster bull red off Pine Island Sound, Florida. Speaking of reds, find out what odd items were found in a Louisiana Marsh redfish, here.