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Game Fish

Experience goes a long way in saltwater big game fishing. Our experts highlight tips and locations for catching game fish, including tarpon, tuna, redfish, sharks, and more.

 

  • Sport Fishing readers try to stump the Fish Facts experts with strange catches.

    Sport Fishing readers try to stump the Fish blood-red snapper from Madagascar, a salema from San Diego, a spotted goatfish from Fort Lauderdale and a yellowstripe scad…
  • Tackle and techniques to target trophy-sized blackfin tuna

    When big blackfin move into the waters off Hatteras, North Carolina, topnotch tuna action awaits.

Inshore Fish

Offshore Fish

Fish Species

  • Blue Marlin

    Consensus of experts: The blue marlin is the greatest game fish in the world.

    Consensus of experts: The blue marlin is the greatest game fish in the world.
  • Mahi-Mahi

    The mahi's astonishing neon colors, wild aerial fight, and widespread abundance make it one of the world's most popular game fishes.

    The mahi's astonishing neon colors, wild aerial fight, and widespread abundance make it one of the world's most popular game fishes.
  • sailfish under water

    Sailfish are one of the most popular targets for anglers among bluewater pelagic species

    Widespread and accessible, sailfish are one of the most popular targets for anglers among bluewater pelagic species in the tropical and subtropical waters of Atlantic,…
  • Tarpon

    With their stamina, beauty and tremendous aerobic ability, tarpon are considered one of the world’s top game fishes.

    With their stamina, beauty and tremendous aerobic ability, tarpon are considered one of the world’s top game fishes.

Nearshore/Reef

The Science of Sport Fishing

  • Sport Fishing readers try to stump the Fish Facts experts with strange catches.

    Sport Fishing readers try to stump the Fish blood-red snapper from Madagascar, a salema from San Diego, a spotted goatfish from Fort Lauderdale and a yellowstripe scad…
  • What you need to know to catch the Eastern Pacific's iconic roosterfish

    There are two kinds of saltwater-angling enthusiasts: those who’ve never caught a roosterfish, and those who want to catch another. Don't miss insight and advice of…
  • Pacific Jacks Attack!

    Surprise footage on a GoPro Hero 5 reveals a fearless, fast Pacific jacks. The big, badass crevalles behind a 66 Viking repeatedly charge the camera, in a Trollpro housing.

    Surprise footage on a GoPro Hero 5 reveals a pack of fearless, fast Pacific jacks. The big, badass crevalles behind a 66 Viking repeatedly charge the camera, in a…
  • Extraordinary Photos from Sport Fishing's "Last Cast" Pages, 2018

    Nine memorable images of fish, fishing and marine life from the back page of Sport Fishing magazine.

    Nine memorable images of fish, fishing and marine life from the back page of Sport Fishing magazine.

Conservation

  • NOAA Fisheries Implements Billfish Conservation Act

    Recreational Fishing Groups Laud Administration for Ensuring Billfish are Off the Menu

    Recreational Fishing Groups Laud Administration for Ensuring Billfish are Off the Menu…
  • Pacific Bluefin Tuna Tagged

    California anglers assist with implanting satellite tags in larger bluefins to better assess the species' reproductive behaviors.

    The Coastal Conservation Association of California and Stanford University’s Dr. Barbara Block are combining efforts to tag Pacific Bluefin tuna weighing over 150 pounds…
  • A yellowfin tuna leaps clear of the water

    Sport Fishing's guide to tunas, arguably the single most important, valuable group of game and food fishes in the world

    Among the world’s most popular game fishes, tunas are also some of the most highly evolved and sophisticated of all the ocean’s predators.