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Captain Lands Tarpon

In years past, Tarpon guides located fish simply by using visual cues. If they couldn’t see Tarpon rolling on the surface or spot them cruising the flats, they would move on knowing they were leaving tarpon behind with no way to target them. But with the sonar technology and cartography they have now, it has changed how anglers chase Tarpon. One secret that Captain Mark Bennett (Boca Grande, Florida) disclosed is the power of using Humminbird’s MEGA Side Imaging® to…

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Saltwater Fishing

Regardless of where you live or fish, spend enough time on your home waters and you’ll experience some incredible events. You’ll see things, put together clues, and identify patterns and presentations that lead to truly unique angling opportunities. It may be a mass concentration of a single species to spawn; a baitfish migration; an epic forage hatch; or simply a brief but predictable window of intense feeding activity. These are the kinds of events that don’t happen often. They may…

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Today, legislation was introduced in Congress to provide opportunities for youth to enjoy the outdoors. The Youth Coastal Fishing Program Act of 2022 was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Reps. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) and Donald McEachin (D-Va.), along with 19 bipartisan cosponsors. The Senate version was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). The bill would create a grant program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for projects that take children fishing with…

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Whether popping or cranking for roaming pelagics or working schools vertically, presenting big hardware for powerful saltwater behemoths is hard work. Angling stamina can wear down to the point where presentations become sloppy and less effective, or – even worse – to the point where fishing days end prematurely. Encompassing 16 distinct boat models (Rift Salt) and 12 jigging models (Rift Jig), all-new St. Croix Rift Series rods are offered as a direct response to nearshore saltwater anglers demanding thinner…

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Fall Surf Fishing

The fall months of September through November bring epic quantities of baitfish – and diverse schools of marauding gamefish – within casting distance of the United States’ Atlantic-coast beaches. Whether it’s stripers, blues, false albacore and weakfish in the Northeast, redfish, snook or tarpon along the Florida coast, or myriad species anywhere in between, the next three months promise unparalleled opportunities for surf anglers. Since fall is, perhaps, the very best time to fish the surf, we asked two of…

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