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Ever wonder what it’s like fishing and competing in a high-stakes kingfish tournament? Raymarine pros Arik Bergerman, Randy Keys, Dominic Malfetas, Tim Garside, and Tony Cellamare fish some 24 such tournaments each year aboard Bergerman’s incredible fishing machine – a Yellowfin 39 Offshore, equipped with quad 400 HP Mercury Veradoengines and a full suite of the latest Raymarine electronics. Sometimes the weather cooperates and other times it doesn’t. Same goes for the fish. One thing is constant; it’s always exciting.…

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Angler Rob Lupola and Family

Captain Rob Lupola of Pensacola, Florida says one of the greatest gift he’s ever received is his parents’ unwavering support and involvement, not only during his childhood but into his adult life. “Being able to raise my own kids the way my parents raised me – by staying involved in their lives on a daily basis and doing whatever I can do to give them great experiences and watching them grow – to me, that’s the most rewarding part about…

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Angler Battling Saltwater Fish

During this month’s angler education campaign, we’ve discussed how length, power, and action combine to define the basic performance characteristics of a fishing rod. We’ve also heard specific rod-selection recommendations from our freshwater bass, panfish, walleye, and musky experts. This week we look toward the salty side of angling, asking our pros the same annoying question: If you could carry just one rod, what would it be? “That’s such a difficult question to answer,” says striper specialist, Rob Radlof, renowned…

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Angler with Snook

Springtime is here. No matter where one plies the briny trade of surf and inshore fishing, late April, May and early June will likely offer some of the year’s best action. Whatever your quarry, be prepared, because it’s time to stick it to them. “It’s amazing how the action suddenly comes alive this time of year,” says Alex Smay, Northeast Account Manager for St. Croix Rod, whose vocation keeps him in constant communication with those on the front lines of…

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The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted this week to approve a slight increase in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper 2021 annual catch limit, but requested its scientific review committee to revisit its catch level recommendations that largely ignored the groundbreaking results of the Great Red Snapper Count (GRSC). Despite the GRSC finding that Gulf red snapper are three times more abundant than previously estimated, the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) opted to not include any of the…

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