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Product reviews from your saltwater fishing guide on all types of fishing equipment.
Product reviews from your saltwater fishing guide on all types of fishing equipment.

Product Reviews on Fishing Reels
We have here many reels whcih we have used and tested. Our own preferences are found in the following reviews.

Top Picks on Fishine Tackle and Equipment
Top Picks from your guide for a variety of fishing tackle and equipment. Check out the guide's recommendations and compare prices.

Top 3 Heavy Spinning Reels for Saltwater Fishing
Which are the best heavy spinning reels to use for saltwater fishing, whether in the surf or on the jetty or boat? See three top choices and models.

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Choosing the Best Fishing Knot
Properly tying the right knot for the type of fishing that you plan to do can make the difference between success and failure when you are out on the water. Here are a few suggestions.

Choosing Between Spinning and Bait-casting Outfits
A big question in the mind of many fledgling saltwater anglers is whether to buy a spinning or baitcasting combo. Here are a few tips on how to select the right one for you.

How to Catch a Red Drum
Red drum, commonly known as redfish, are a popular target species of saltwater anglers fishing in southern and Gulf states. Here are a few tips that may increase your catch.

How to Catch Redfish - Habitat, Baits, and Methods
Red Drum, also known as redfish, can be challenging to catch. Here are a few useful techniques that can help you achieve success.

All About Fishing From a Pier
Fishing from a pier allows you to catch many fish that would ordinarily require being aboard a boat to reach without even getting your feet wet.

Fishing Islamorada
Islamorada offers up some of the best saltwater fishing in the Northern Hemisphere, with access to some of the world's most popular gamefish. Here are some productive tips for your next visit. .

Saltwater Fishing Tips for Beginners
Many anglers who are just learning to fish in saltwater soon realize that it can be quite different than freshwater fishing. Here are some tips that will help you make a smooth and successful transition.

Locating King Mackerel
There are two locations to find king mackerel or kingfish in the summer months. That's over offshore reefs or close to the beach. Her is how we fish for kingfish.

What Kind of Leader Do I Need
But the importance is not so much whether to use one or not (we almost always need one), rather it is what kind of leader to use. Three basic choices are monofilament, fluorocarbon, or steel, or some combination or derivative of these three.

How to Fish the Grass Flats
Fishing in shallow water generally means fishing on a flat. Whether a grass flat or a mud flat, larger fish feed in this shallow water. Here are some basics for fishing on a flat.

The Best Places to go for Great Fishing
Dedicated saltwater anglers are always on the hunt for new places to visit that offer fantastic fishing opportunities.

Choose a State or Country
Links and information about saltwater fishing fishing all over the world. Location specific articles and content.

How to Catch Wary Sheepshead
Here's what I do when the water is clear and the fish are reluctant to bite. Here is how to catch wary sheepshead.

Which Fishing Sinker Should I Use?
Here are the three sinkers I use in my fishing. They fit every situation I am in. Here is how I use them and how I tie them on. Fishing weights and sinkers help catch fish if they are used properly.

Which Rod and Reel Should I Buy
I receive a lot of email asking me for advice on which rod or which reel to buy. It seems that people are somewhat convinced that there is a perfect rod or perfect reel, and that someone out there knows the brand.

Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots
Northeast Florida offers some great angling opportunities for catching redfish; here are a few of the region's best hotspots

Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots - 2
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots - 2. Page 2.

Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots - 3
Northeast Florida Redfish Hotspots - 3. Page 3.

Cleaning a Redfish
This step by step pictorial that shows you the basics of cleaning a redfish.

Finishing the Skinning on Side Two
Finishing the Skinning on Side Two

Starting the Filet Cut
Here is a step by step instruction on cleaning a redfish

Continuing the Cut of the First Side of the Fish
Continuing the Cut of the First Side of the Fish

Starting the Skinning Cut
Starting the Skinning Cut. Saltwater Fishing.

Continuing the Skinning Cut
Continuing the Skinning Cut. Saltwater Fishing.

Finished Filet Cut on Side One
Finished Filet Cut on Side One. Saltwater Fishing.

Beginning Side Two
Beginning Side Two cleaning a redfish

Finishing Side Two
Finishing Side Two. Saltwater Fishing.

Side Two Skinning Cut
Side Two Skinning Cut cleaning fish

Spooling Up With Enough Fishing Line
How many times do you fish with a rod and reel that has only a small amount of line on the reel? Better yet, how old is that line?

Catching California's Sheephead
The California sheephead is an increasingly popular fish with kelp bed anglers in both southern California and Baja. Learn the best techniques for hooking up with one of them here!

Mosquito Lagoon: Redfish Capital of the World
Located off the Florida’s eastern coast near the Indian River, the Mosquito Lagoon has built a reputation of being a first class fishery for redfish as well as spotted trout. Here are a few tips to help make your next trip there even more productive.

Cedros Island: Jewel of Baja's Pacific Coast
Located just off the rural central Pacific coast of Baja California, Isla Cedros is fast becoming a Mecca for anglers in search of epic action on huge yellowtail and trophy grade calico bass. Here's how to get the most out of a visit to this prime fishery.

Ensenada: Baja' Legendary Yellowtail Fishery
The City of Ensenada in Baja California Norte was once referred to as 'the yellowtail capitol of the world'. Although commercial fishing may have taken a toll over decades, it is still a great place to wet a line that is less than 100 miles south of the border.

How to Catch a Rooster
The roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) is an exotic and popular gamefish species that has a range spanning from Baja California all the way down the coast into Peru and the Galapagos Islands. Here's how to hook and land one!

The Versatile Jig
Jigs are the most versatile lure in your tackle box.

Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks
North Carolina's Outer Banks have been a Mecca for serious saltwater anglers for decades. Learn about the many fishing options in this rural, but easily accessible venue.

Catching Yellowtail on the Iron
When the yellowtail action is hot and heavy off the coasts of southern California and Baja, the anglers who target them often use metal jigs, also referred to as 'iron', to hook and land the bigger fish in the school. Here are a few valuable tips on how to use them successfully.

Buying a New Saltwater Spinning Reel? Here Are the Latest Top 3
Saltwater spinning reels are rapidly gaining popularity with even the most seasoned anglers. New models are stronger, smoother and capable of handling larger fish than ever before. Here are a few of the latest to receive a top rating.

Catch More Fish with an Umbrella Rig
Umbrella rigs are particularly useful in saltwater when targeting predators that attack schooling baitfish. Whether they are trolled or retrieved while casting, they can be devastatingly effective.

Freeing a Hung Boat Anchor
Freeing a Hung Anchor Saltwater Fishing marine weather Few anglers realize that they need as much anchor line (rode) as they do to be safe.

Flounder Methods that Work - Part II
Fishing methods, baits and rigs that work for catching flounder. Page 2.

Common Saltwater Fish Species
Here is information and links to a variety of saltwater species that we commonly catch.

Florida Charters and Guides
Here is a list of charter boats and fishing guides available in Florida. These guides and charters will take you for a great day of fishing off the Florida coastal and inshore waters. They all provide all the fishing gear, tackle and bait you need.

Louisiana Charters and Guides
Here is a list of charter boats and fishing guides available in Louisiana. These guides and charters will take you for a great day of fishing off the Louisiana coastal and inshore waters. They all provide all the fishing gear, tackle and bait you need.

Saltwater Fishing Accessories
Links to all types of saltwater fishing accessories and fishing tackle to help the saltwater angler.

Beginner Fishing
Beginners who are learning to fish will find valuable fishing information here. This is where fishing beginners can learn to fish - what equipment to buy, what baits to use, and where to begin fishing,

California Charters and Guides
Here is a list of charter boats and fishing guides available in California. These guides and charters will take you for a great day of fishing off the California coastal and inshore waters. They all provide all the fishing gear, tackle and bait you need.

Custom Rod Building
Here are links for the custom rod building enthusiast. These will help you find supplies and components to build that custom rod.

Fishing Apparel
Here are saltwater fishing links to fishing apparel sites for the saltwater fishing enthusiast.

Fishing Knots
All types of links to information about fishing knots you can use every day.

How To Fishing Instructions - How to Fish
Here are some 'How To' articles for performing some of the basic fishing tasks you may encounter.

Kayak Fishing
Kayak fishing is the4 fastest growing part of saltwater fishing. Here you can learn which kayak to buy, how to use a kayak, and how to fish from a kayak.

Youth Fishing
Fishing information and organizations for the young anglers. Young people can find fishing information here to help them learn to fish.

Marine Electronics
Here's a listing of manufacturers of depth finders, recorders, GPS, radios - all the marine electronic helpful gadgets.

Pier Fishing - Fishing Pier
Hot spots, fishing pier locations, and great reports from these fishing piers up and down the East and West coast for all those pier fishing anglers.

Saltwater Fishing Reels - Fishing Reels
Here is a comprehensive and growing list of links to fishing reels and saltwater fishing reel sites, including online sales and manufacturer information

Saltwater Fishing Rod - Fishing Rod and Reel
Here is a comprehensive and growing list of saltwater fishing rod sites with information on just about every fishing rod manufactured.

Fishing in Hawaii - Hawaii Fishing
Hawaii Fishing Links to fishing information in the Hawaiian Islands.

Fishing in Mississippi - Mississippi Fishing
Saltwater fishing information about Mississippi fishing for the saltwater fishing enthusiast. Mississippi Fishing

New Jersey Fishing
Everything you need to know about saltwater fishing in New Jersey, including saltwater fishing reports, and New Jersey saltwater charters and guides.

Fishing in New York - New York Fishing
Useful links for the New York Saltwater Fisherman. New York Fishing

North Carolina Fishing
Everything you need to know about saltwater fishing in North Carolina, including saltwater fishing reports, and North Carolina salt water fishing charters and guides.

Fishing in Oregon - Oregon Fishing
Everything you need to know about Oregon Fishing and saltwater fishing in Oregon, including saltwater fishing reports, and Oregon saltwater charters and guides

Fishing in South Carolina - South Carolina Fishing
Everything you need to know about South Carolina Fishing and saltwater fishing in South Carolina, including saltwater fishing reports, and South Carolina saltwater charters and guides.

Fishing in Texas - Texas Fishing
Texas coastal fishing in one of the world's finest areas for trout and redfish. Check out all of these Texas fishing links! Texas Fishing

Fishing in Virginia - Virginia Fishing
Everything you need to know about Virginia Fishing and saltwater fishing in Virginia, including saltwater fishing reports, and Virginia saltwater charters and guides.

Surf Fishing
There are quite a number of fishermen and women who either by choice or by circumstance do not fish from a boat. They take surf fishing seriously. Here are links and information for those surf fishing anglers.

UK Fishing - UK Sea Fishing - UK Boat Fishing
Angling and fishing information for sea anglers in the UK.

Fishing in Africa - Africa Fishing
Information, links and articles about saltwater fishing in Africa. Fishing in Africa

Alabama Fishing Alabama Fishign License
All you need to know about Alabama Fishing can be found here. Saltwater fishing in Alabama is really great!

Fishing in Alaska - Alaska Fishing
Everything you need to know about Alaska Fishing, includes links to Fishing Guides in Alaska and great fishing sites. Fishing in Alaska

California Fishing California Fishing License
Everything you need to know about California Saltwater Fishing, including California Fishing reports, fishing tips and charters and guides

Fishing in Florida - Florida Fishing
Here is a collection of Florida Fishing links to saltwater fishing information in and around Florida.

Fishing in Georgia - Georgia Fishing
Everything you need to know about Georgia Fishing and saltwater fishing in Georgia, including saltwater fishing reports, and Georgia saltwater charters and guides.

Fishing in Louisiana - Louisiana Fishing
Everything you need to know about Louisiana Fishing and saltwater fishing in Louisiana, including saltwater fishing reports, and Louisiana saltwater charters and guides.

Fishing in Maine - Maine Fishing
Maine Fishing in the cold-water north. Maine Fishing

Fishing in Massachusetts - Massachusetts Fishing - New England Fishing
Everything you need to know about New England Massachusetts Fishing and saltwater fishing in Massachusetts, including saltwater fishing reports, and Massachusetts saltwater charters and guides.

Fishing in Maryland - Maryland Fishing
Everything you need to know about Maryland Fishing and saltwater fishing in Maryland, including saltwater fishing reports, and Maryland saltwater charters and guides

Fishing Tournaments
Interested in upcoming saltwater tournaments? Here is a compilation of events; most have numbers to call for registration and information. You can fish in most of these fishing tournaments simply by paying the entry fee.

American and Hickory Shad
The annual spawning run of American and hickory shad is looked forward to with anticipation by many an angler.

Bluefish
Toothy fish, snapping fighters of the Atlantic Coast.

The gray ghost of the tropical flats - perhaps the most sought after fish by saltwater fly fishermen.
The gray ghost of the tropical flats - perhaps the most sought after fish by saltwater fly fishermen.

Cobia
Links to information on catching cobia, ling and lemonfish

Dolphin
Not the bottlenose variety, but the fish known as Mahi Mahi and Dorado.

Flounder/Halibut
Flatfish from both US coasts with both eyes on the same side!. Left and right eyed varieties.

Seatrout
Specs and speckled trout - here are the links to help you catch them.

Sharks
Sharks - denizons of the deep! Links to all kinds of shark fishing.

Snapper
Best eating and pound for pound the hardest fighting fish in the ocean, they include mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, cubera snapper, and red snapper, among others.

Snook
Saltwater's answer to a freshwater bass fight. All the excitement of jumps and leaps, plus long hard runs.

Striped Bass
By far the most popular fish along the northeast US coast.

Tarpon
Tarpon - Leaping silver sides! Saltwater Fishing.

Not the canned varieties with these links!
Not the canned varieties with these links!

Braggin' Board - Fish Pictures
Send in your pictures and I'll post them here on the Braggin' Board! Look for fish pictures and great catches from saltwater fishermen. Here is a place for you to brag about your great fishing catch!

Before You Buy Fishing Equipment
Before you buy a fishing product, you need to check out these pages. These are my top picks for a variety of fishing equipment.

Catch and Release Fishing
Learn to release the fish you catch to fight again another day.

Environment & Conservation
Environmental and conservation concerns. Learn about what affect they have on our fishing.

Record Fish Statistics
Here is a listing by state of record fish for that state. These listings are provided by the individual state wildlife commissions. Perhaps you have a record fish that you want listed. These links can help you record your fish.

Product Reviews on Fishing Rods
Here are the fishing rods we have used and reviewed. They vary in price and ability to give you some options.

Fishing and Boating Safety
Safety on the water and when you are fishing is a primary concern. Learn about fishing safety with these links.

Fishing Taxidermy
Have you prize fishing catch mounted. Learn more about taxidermy here.

Artificial Reefs
Artificial reef locations with LORAN and GPS coodinates for the entire coast of the United States.

Fishing Baits and Fishing Lures - Fish Bait - Saltwater Fishing Lures
Saltwater fishing bait company and fishing lure manufacturers web sites. Many offer direct online ordering

Boats and Equipment - Boat Repair Equipment
Links to and information about manufacturers' and dealers' web sites and boat repair equipment

Commercial Fishing
Commercial Fishing Links and up to date information for the commercial fisherman. Lots of good information here about Commercial Fishing boats, Commercial Fishing jobs, Commercial Fishing supply, Commercial Fishing gear, and Commercial Fishing nets.

Marine Weather
Weather information for boaters and anglers worldwide.

Mississippi Charters and Guides
Here is a list of charter boats and fishing guides available in Mississippi. These guides and charters will take you for a great day of fishing off the Mississippi coastal and inshore waters. They all provide all the fishing gear, tackle and bait you need.

Tide Table
Information on tide table and conditions worldwide.

Fish Tales and Stories
Here are some fish stories and tales - all true. They come from all my many experiences fishing over the years.

Try your hand at catching 'California wahoo'
No matter whether you call them ‘slimers’, ‘snakes’ or by perhaps their most considerate nickname, ‘California wahoo’, in the minds of many local saltwater anglers, the Pacific barracuda is possibly one of the most maligned gamefish that swims in their coastal waters. Nonetheless, they remain one of the staples of party boat fishing along California’s southcoast.

Catch More Fish with Flurocarbon Fishing line.
due to a refractive index that is nearly identical to that of water, fluorocarbon line becomes virtually invisible when submerged. The result is more strikes ...and more fish!

Use the line that fish can't see!
Due to a refractive index that is nearly identical to that of water, fluorocarbon line becomes virtually invisible when submerged.

Catch More Fish from a Saltwater Kayak!
A new, popular method for catching more fish without the negative environmental impact of using motorized craft.

Catch More Big Yellowtail
This hard fighting cousin of the amberjack is one of most popular pelagic gamefish on the Pacific coast.

Grouper
Bucket mouth denizens that fight great and eat even better!

Mackerel
Links for both Spanish and cero varieties.

Redfish - Redfish Fishing - Red Drum
Information and links on Redfish fishing, red drum, and redfish

Sailfish
This fish is the most sought after vacation fish - and most mounted fish next to the freshwater bass. Caught as far north as Virginia in the summer, this fish is a winter time staple for Florida tourists.

Catch More Marlin in Baja California Sur
Often overlooked, Baja California has proven over the decades that it is a prime venue for catching billfish.

How to catch a goat; California's sheephead!
The California sheephead is actually a hermaphrodite. It begins life as a female, and then becomes male later in its development. It also happens to be the largest member of the Wrasse family in our hemisphere, with record specimens weighing in at well over 30 pounds. They are generally taken in rocky kelp areas near shore in water from 20 to 100 feet deep, although they have been caught at depths of nearly 200 feet.

Catch the Crafty Corbina
The king of southern California's surf fishes.

How to Catch the Lively Lingcod!
Lingcod (Ophiodon elongates) occur most abundantly at depths ranging around 350 feet, but will often go into even deeper water; a few having been caught as deep as 2,700 feet. Spawning occurs in January and February where the female lays 150 000-500 000 eggs then leaves immediately, the male then takes up the role of guardian. Adult lingcod prey on a variety of fish and have been known to be cannibalistic. This species may reach an age of 25 years, and may grow over four feet in length and up to over fifty pounds in weight.

North America's Top 5 Marlin Tournaments
The top 5 high dollar billfish tournaments in North America.

Get the Most out of Your Fishing Trip.
Tips and techniques that will help to increase your catch.

Saltwater Fishing Charters and Fishing Guides
Links to web sites and information on saltwater fishing charters and fishing guides all over the world.

Conservation
Links and information on environmental and conservation concerns surrounding saltwater fishing.

Kingfish
King mackerel in this case, from snakes to smokers.

Saltwater Fishing Statistics, Reports and Pictures
Links to information on saltwater fishing statistics, fishing reports, and pictures from anglers all over the globe.

Saltwater Fishing Tackle and Accessories - Fishing Tackle
Fishing Tackle Links and information about saltwater fishing tackle and tackle accessories.

Information and links on all types of saltwater fishing
Information and links on all types of saltwater fishing

Mitchell 300 Pro Spinning Reel
The Mitchell 300 Pro spinning reel is durable, well made and is becoming increasingly popular with saltwater anglers.

How to Catch Saltwater Catfish
Saltwater catfish are found from Texas to Virginia and are often the incidental catch of onshore and inshore anglers.

Keep Bait Shrimp Alive Without Water
A simple 'how to' instructional focusing upon the best ways to keep your bait shrimp alive without using water.

Fishing with Pogies
A favorite bait for most all Atlantic Coast fishermen is the menhaden shad, also known as the pogey. Here are some tips on how to fish with them.

Night Flounder Gigging
In most states, gigging is a legal method for taking flounder or fluke. Usually done at night, it is more for the adventurous angler, but any of you can go gigging and and come home with some great table fare!

Night Fishing Tips
Night fishing can be very easy and a lot of fun, or it can be a perfectly miserable experience. The difference comes in how you prepare for the trip. I have fished more times at night than I can count, and I learned quite a few tricks to make it easy and successful.

Fishing for Vermillion Snapper
From Cape Hatteras, NC, to as far south as Brazil, the vermillion snapper is a reef staple for both commercial and recreational anglers. Known in areas of the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico states as beeliners, these fish are a charter captains best friend. When other fish dont cooperate, beeliners fill the fish box.

Top 5 Bait Casting Rods
Bait casting rods are perfect for top water plug action with comparatively heavy line. Their shorter length and heavier backbone allow wrist action to make a plug walk. The better bait casting rods will have a fast taper and comfortable hand grip.

Tips for Catching Gag Grouper
Gag grouper are the most common grouper up and down the east coast of the US. Here is a profile on gag grouper

Best Bait for Redfish
There is a best bait for redfish, but it depends on theh season of the year as to just what that best bait for redfish is.

Instruction
From beginner to expert, here is a complete information base on how to catch the fish you are after. From specific techniques for the expert to beginning fishing, we try to cover it all.

Best Saltwater Trolling Motors
Trolling motors have long been used of freshwater lakes, now stealthy saltwater anglers have discovered their effectiveness in helping them catch more fish.

Best Line Crimping Techniques
Crimping the connection between your main line and your leader will help ensure that it will not fail while battling big gamefish. Here is how to do it.

Trolling for Wahoo
Wahoo are one of the top target species among dedicated offshore anglers. Here are a few trolling tips that will help to increase your catch.

Kayak Fishing the Indian River Lagoon
Florida’s Indian River Lagoon has long been famous for its great angling opportunities, which can be even more productive for those fishing from a kayak.

How to fish a Man Made Fishing Location
Fishing artificial reefs takes some know-how and some practice. Follow these tips to learn how to fish an artificial reef.

Tips for Gaffing a Fish
When is the right time and what is the right way to gaff a fish?

Comprehensive Guide to Grouper Fishing
Whether you're new to saltwater fishing or you’ve been a saltwater angler all of your life, here is your comprehensive guide to all things grouper fishing.

Best Baits for Kingfish
Up and down the east coast, as tournaments occur literally every weekend, kingfish anglers all have their favorite baits. Were talking natural baits here not artificials. Lures, plugs and chuggers will work from time to time, but by far the preferred baits are live.

Kingfish Fishing - Our Favorite Baits
Up and down the east coast, as tournaments occur literally every weekend, kingfish anglers all have their favorite baits. Were talking natural baits here not artificials. Lures, plugs and chuggers will work from time to time, but by far the preferred baits are live. Page 2.

Best Fluke Fishing Tips
Fluke, sometimes referred to as summer flounder is a popular sport fish that is targeted by anglers of all ages. Here are a few tips to help you catch more!

Run in a Following Sea
Knowing how to handle your boat in a following sea can save the lives of you and your passengers; not knowing can spell disaster. Here are a few tips.

Surf Fishing Tips from Texas
Surf fishing tips from Texas sent in by an About.com reader. Here are his surf fishing tips from Texas

Penn Slammer 460 Spinning Reel Product Review
The Penn Slammer 460 is one of Penn's top spinning reels with six ball bearings and an all metal housing.

Top 3 Ultralight Spinning Reels
Ultralights are usually reels that handle six pound test line or less. Some reels are actually designed for 2 pound test line. Prices vary for these little guys, as does quality and saltwater resistance.

Before You Buy a Spinning Reel
Of all the reels made, the spinning reel is by far the most[R]popular. Easy to use and virtually backlash free, these reels come in all price ranges.[R]Prices vary, determined generally by the number of ball bearings contained in the reel.[R]Choose a spinning reel according to what kind of fishing you plan to do.

Redfish and Flounder - Saltwater Fishing
Redfish and Flounder, from your About.com Guide

Doin' the Kingfish Troll - Saltwater Fishing
The summer months have been cruel to the day time fisherman.[R]Hot has become a relative term on the water during the past few weeks. But for the Eastern Coast[R]of the United States, hot weather means kingfish. More accurately called a king mackerel, the[R]little ones we call snakes, and the big ones are smokers. These open water bullets can be caught[R]all summer with a method that I just love, the slow troll.

Fishing the Surf
There are numerous anglers who do not fish from boats, yet many of them enjoy surf fishing. Here are a few tips on how to get started out on the right foot.

Fishing the Outer Banks
North Carolina's Outer Banks are one of the top fishing destinations on the Atlantic coast. Whether offshore, inshore or in the surf, anglers can access a wide variety of popular gamesters.

Best Spanish Mackerel Techniques
Spanish mackerel are the summertime stars of the surf and inshore waters along the southeastern seaboard between the Carolinas and the Gulf of Mexico. Here are a few ways to increase your catch.

Catching Tarpon on the Fly
Tarpon are one of the world’s most prized gamefish species. Successfully taking one on a fly requires patience and the proper technique. Here are a few suggestions.

Hilton Head Island Fishing
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina's low country is a premier fishing destination that is visited by thousands of anglers every summer who are in search of great action on a wide variety of species.

Best Weakfish Techniques
Weakfish are commonly found in the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic, and are some of the most prolific members of the seatrout family. And, despite their name, put on a spirited battle once hooked.

Montauk Fishing Tips
Located at the end of New York’s Long Island peninsula, Montauk is a legendary fishing venue that offers anglers a chance to catch a variety of popular gamesters.

Top 5 Key West Fishing Charters
Key West, Florida is one of the most popular fishing destinations on the planet. But once you get there, selecting the right charter operation is essential to maximize your angling success.

Hoop Netting for California Spiny Lobster
The California spiny lobster is considered a gourmet delicacy, and they are the only species that can legally be taken recreationally with the use of a hoop net.

Catch a California Leopard Shark
California leopard sharks are common in bays, estuaries and inshore waters along the coast. They are also enthusiastically targeted by onshore anglers and those fishing from piers and jetties.

Fighting Belts and Harnesses
Offshore anglers who regularly tackle large pelagic gamesters know the value of wearing a fighting belt and harness combo when going after big tuna and billfish.

Catalina Island Fishing
Located just over 20 miles off the coast of southern California, Santa Catalina Island is not only a popular vacation destination, it is also a prime venue for sportfishing.

Best Onboard Coolers
Selecting the right marine cooler for your individual needs may not always involve purchasing the most expensive model on the market. Here are a few buying tips to consider.

Bat Ray Fishing Tips
The bat ray is a powerful tackle buster that is a favorite target of night time anglers fishing the bays and beaches along the southern California shoreline.

Catching California Grunion
The California grunion is a one of a kind fish species that is known for its celebrated spawning runs that cover selected beaches with wriggling fish in the dark of night. They also make for a tasty treat.

How to Catch the Elusive Snook
The snook, also sometimes referred to as sergeant fish, lineside or as robalo in Latin American countries, is a highly prized gamefish that is known for its elusive tendencies. Here are a few tips on how to hook up with one.

The Bisbees: Baja's High Dollar Fishing Tournaments
Of all the big purse fishing tournaments that are held around the globe annually, Baja's Bisbee tournaments take top honors for some of the largest payouts of prize money. Find out what makes these yearly events so special.

Flying Fish: A Top Bait for Big Game Pelagics
Of all the rigged baits that are used to grab the attention of big, hungry gamefish, the flying fish ranks near the top among big game anglers, and is even a 'secret weapon' of many on the tournament circuit.

Calico Bass on Weedless Plastics
Big calico bass are one of the most highly pursued inshore species by anglers fishing off the Pacific coasts of Baja and southern California. Weedless plastic swimbaits are now rapidly becoming the 'go to' artificial when it comes coaxing trophy grade fish out of the kelp.

How to Hook a Redfish
The redfish is perhaps the most popular member of the drum family among saltwater anglers in the southeastern and Gulf states. Here are a few good tips on how to catch more of them!

Bluefish Tips and Techniques
Bluefish are caught worldwide, but are a particular favorite of surf and inshore anglers along the east coast. Feisty, toothy and tasty when properly prepared and eaten fresh, they are a near perfect target species for saltwater anglers of all ages.

Catch More Fish with Drop Shot Plastics
Drop shot rigs have offered productive fishing in freshwater for years, but saltwater anglers are now learning how effective this traditional rig is when teamed up with the new generation of plastic baits.

Select the Best 2-Speed Fishing Reel
Rather than employing only one gear to retrieve your line at a given speed, a 2-speed reel offers both a high gear and a low gear, which gives saltwater anglers a lot more muscle to bring big gamefish to the boat. Here are a few suggestion to select the right one for you.

Catch Your Own Shrimp Bait
Fresh, live shrimp are one of the most readily consumed forage organisms in the sea; not only at the dinner table, but also by a wide ranging variety of popular gamefish. Here's how to catch your own.

Baja Snook Fishing Tips
Snook are found in both Atlantic and Pacific waters surrounding the Republic of Mexico. Many snook anglers do not realize that these prized gamesters can also be caught near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

Catch Striped Bass in Winter
Most anglers target saltwater striped bass predominantly during the months of summer, but many do not realize that many trophy grade linesides are also taken during wintertime.

California Rockfish from a Kayak
The temperate waters along California's rugged central coast are rich with tasty rockfish, and is also a perfect place to target them from a kayak.

Fishing for Monkeyface Eels
The monkeyface prickleback may not be a true eel, but it certainly looks like one. It is also becoming more and more popular with saltwater anglers and discriminating chefs on the Pacific coast.

Dogtooth Tuna Tactics
The dogtooth tuna is a popular gamefish that is commonly found in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. More closely related to mackerels than tunas. This member of the Scombridae family is also renowned among saltwater anglers for its incredible fighting ability.

Catch More Redfish on the Fly
Redfish are one of the most popular target species in southeastern and Gulf coast states. They love live bait and will viciously strike a gold spoon, but many veteran saltwater anglers prefer to catch them on the fly.

Saltwater Bait Tank Tips
There is nothing like live bait to help put fish on the deck; but keeping it alive and healthy requires a good bait storage system. Here are a few suggestions.

Pargo: Catch Baja's Brute Snapper
Pargo are caught from Bahia Tortugas on the Pacific side of Baja down past Central America. They are tackle-busting brutes that will challenge the most seasoned angler. Here’s how to hook up with one!

Catch Your Own Live Bait!
GOT LIVE BAIT? Catch your own live baitfish with this valuable tool that should be in every serious saltwater angler's tackle box.

Top 5 Brands of Saltwater Reels
Despite the growing popularity of heavy duty spinning reels for saltwater fishing, there is still nothing quite as reliable as a well constructed conventional reel when it comes to landing big, tackle busting gamefish. Here are the top 5 brands.

Best Ways to Catch Puppy Drum
All big dogs start out as a little puppy, and the same is true when it comes to red drum. Fishing for puppy drum along the central Atlantic coast can be almost as much fun as catching a single big red. Here’s how to do it.

Spotfin Croaker: King of the Pacific Surf
Spotfin croaker are one of the most prized catches among surf anglers in southern California and Baja. Here are a few tips on how to catch them when fishing onshore.

Poke Pole Fishing Tips
Saltwater anglers who regularly fish onshore near rocky beaches, jetties and tidepools often overlook the fact that there may be tasty fish available from the nooks, crevices and grottos right next to where they are standing. Poke poling is one of of the best ways to catch them.

Shore Fishing the Kona Coast
When most saltwater anglers think of the Kona coast, they often focus on offshore action for fish like Mahi-Maha, Ono and Ahi. But there are also numerous venues to catch big fish from shore; here are a few of them.

South Padre Island's 10 Best Onshore Fishing Spots
South Padre Island is an angler’s paradise no matter whether you are fishing inshore, offshore, or simply wading or fishing the surf. Here are 10 top fishing spots for land based angles.

Baja Panga Fishing Adventures
The panga is a small, sturdy craft that is the backbone of Baja sportfishing. Learn how to take advantage of this exciting angling alternative on your next trip south of the border.

Cabezon Fishing Tips
The cabezon is a primitive looking bottom dweller that can be hard to see until it darts out of its rocky home to grab your bait. A longtime favorite of onshore and inshore anglers on the west coast, it is also highly prized as table fare.

Fishing Resorts of Baja's Famed East Cape
One prominent saltwater sportfishing destination that is becoming increasingly popular is Baja's famed East Cape. Learn more about this region's top rated resorts, most of which offer economical packages that include lodging, meals and fishing charter services.

Dolphin Fishing and Trolling
Dolphin ( mahi mahi or dorado)fishing is a favorite summer time fishing expedition. Many people find dolphin fishing the easiest fishing of all. Here is how.

Catch More Spotted Trout on a Drop Shot Rig
Though drop shot rigs have been a favorite of freshwater bass anglers for decades, many do not realize that they are equally effective for catching spotted sea trout.

Bounce Balling for Halibut
Using a bounce ball rig to catch California and Pacific halibut is growing in popularity. Here are a few suggestions for using this innovative technique.

Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks: A Fishing Machine
With the addition of an innovative pedal drive system, Hobie Mirage Outback kayaks have dramatically increased the distance that anglers can go in search of biting fish, revolutionizing the sport of kayak angling.

Saltwater Steelhead Tips
Steelhead are rainbow trout that have adapted to saltwater and generally end up growing much bigger than land locked trout. They are also highly prized by the saltwater anglers that target them.

A Shark at the Table: How to Hook and Cook
Sharks have been feared by people throughout history ...but they should probably be more afraid of us, since this ancient fish has been increasingly celebrated on restaurant menus and dinner tables. Here is how to catch and properly prepare them.

The Commercial Fishing Debate - Captain Don Anderson
Knowing when and how to chum can bring more fish to your boat and consequently more fish in your cooler! Captain Don Anderson gives us some west coast chumming tips in his article. Page 3.

The Commercial Fishing Debate - Tips for Learning to Chum
Knowing when and how to chum can bring more fish to your boat and consequently more fish in your cooler! Captain Don Anderson gives us some west coast chumming tips in his article.

The Commercial Fishing Debate - When and How to Chum
Knowing when and how to chum can bring more fish to your boat and consequently more fish in your cooler! Captain Don Anderson gives us some west coast chumming tips in his article. Page 2.

Not-so-Secret Fishing Spots
Secret fishing spots some call them honey holes often get passed from father to son through generations. Of course the reality is that our secret spots probably arent as secret as we think they are. We may only get to them every few weeks while other anglers visit them in between without our knowledge.

Secret Fishing Spots Through Generations
Secret fishing spots some call them honey holes often get passed from father to son through generations. Of course the reality is that our secret spots probably arent as secret as we think they are. We may only get to them every few weeks while other anglers visit them in between without our knowledge. Page 2.

Kingfish Tournament Tune-up - King Mackerel
Tournament theres something about that word that gets the blood moving in most anglers. The competition, the recognition, the comradery, and the possible winning purse all combine to make king mackerel tournament fishing something special.

Getting Ready for a Kingfish Tournament - King Mackerel
Tournament theres something about that word that gets the blood moving in most anglers. The competition, the recognition, the comradery, and the possible winning purse all combine to make king mackerel tournament fishing something special. Page 2.

Kingfish Tournament Tune-up
Tournament theres something about that word that gets the blood moving in most anglers. The competition, the recognition, the comradery, and the possible winning purse all combine to make king mackerel tournament fishing something special. Page 3.

Mooching - West Coast Salmon Fishing Technique
Salmon Mooching on the west coast is what east coast anglers call drift fishing. With some subtle but important differences, mooching is just that – drift fishing. Salmon fishermen up and down the Pacific coast are as avid as any land-locked bass angler, perhaps even more. They take their salmon fishing or salmon mooching seriously, and when the season opens, the lives of whole cities of people along the coast turn to the fish and the fishing.

Mooching - West Coast Salmon Fishing Technique - Part 2
Salmon Mooching on the west coast is what east coast anglers call drift fishing. With some subtle but important differences, mooching is just that – drift fishing. Salmon fishermen up and down the Pacific coast are as avid as any land-locked bass angler, perhaps even more. They take their salmon fishing or salmon mooching seriously, and when the season opens, the lives of whole cities of people along the coast turn to the fish and the fishing. Page 2.

Fishing the Mangroves
The tangled roots of mangrove forests provide a unique and important ecological habitat for a wide variety of gamefish, especially during their juvenile stage of development.

Saltwater Fishing Tackle Basics
There are a few important things to consider when putting together a basic array of gear for saltwater fishing. Here are a few suggestions.

Angler's Personal Floatation Devices
If you do not wear an approved Personal Floatation Device when you head out on the water to fish, you run the risk of losing your life. Here are a few pre-purchase suggestions.

Catching Blackfin Tuna
Blackfin tuna are found in the warmer waters of the western Atlantic and rarely exceed 30 pounds in weight. But, ounce for ounce, their fighting ability eclipses that of many other popular sportfish. Here are a few tips to increase your catch.

How to Pump Ghost Shrimp
Finding and catching quality natural baits for onshore fishing can be challenging and a bit frustrating at times ...unless you own one of these great tools for the shore angler!

It's Tautog Time!
Tautog are a popular species among east coast anglers from Rhode Island to Florida. Learn how to catch and prepare this feisty and tasty member of the wrasse family.

Catch the Pacific Moonfish
The huge, colorfully hued opah, also known as the Pacific moonfish, was once only taken incidentally on commercial long lines. Learn more about this exotic oval shaped fish, which is now showing up more often in the catches of recreational saltwater anglers.

Freshwater Lures that Catch Saltwater Fish
Crankbaits are one of the staples of freshwater bass anglers, but did you know that many of these hard baits work equally well when targeting certain saltwater species?. Here are a few of the best producers.

Catching Scuplin: California's Scorpionfish
The Pacific sculpin, also known as the California scorpion fish, is a common catch for inshore party boat anglers. Carefully avoid its stinging spines, and then enjoy the firm, delicate fillets as gourmet table fare!

Catch the Atlantic Tripletail
The Atlantic tripletail is a popular target species of anglers fishing in subtropical and tropical waters along the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. These solitary, broad bodied fish can be challenging to locate but, once hooked, offer a valiant battle and gourmet food value.

Best Long Range Sportfishing
Some of the most exciting multi-day offshore sportfishing adventures can be enjoyed aboard one of the quality long range fishing outfitters that operate out of San Diego's long range fleet. Read more about this exciting and unique method of pursuing trophy class gamefish.

Summer Whiting Fishing on Georgia’s Beaches
Whiting, Southern Kingfish, menticirrhus americanus; whatever the name, some would argue that the common whiting found along Georgia’s coastal waters and beaches are not worth pursuing. Those anglers who would take that stance are missing not only some of the fastest fishing around when the bite is on, but also some fine eating fare. Page 2.

Georgia's Best Beaches for Summer Whiting Fishing
Whiting, Southern Kingfish, menticirrhus americanus; whatever the name, some would argue that the common whiting found along Georgia’s coastal waters and beaches are not worth pursuing. Those anglers who would take that stance are missing not only some of the fastest fishing around when the bite is on, but also some fine eating fare.

Tips for the Whiting Anglers Fishing Georgia’s Beaches
Whiting, Southern Kingfish, menticirrhus americanus; whatever the name, some would argue that the common whiting found along Georgia’s coastal waters and beaches are not worth pursuing. Those anglers who would take that stance are missing not only some of the fastest fishing around when the bite is on, but also some fine eating fare. Page 3.

Scented Baits and Fish Attractants
Successful anglers are always trying to find additional ways to enhance the effectiveness of their artificial lures. Take a look at some of the newly developed fish attractants that may hold an answer to their quest.

What's the Best Saltwater Fishing Line?
With the wide variety of saltwater fishing lines on the market today, it can sometimes be confusing trying to find the one that is right for the fishing that you plan to do. Here are a few things to consider.

Fishing Where We Can Get Away From All the People
We were at the mouth of one of the numerous finger creeks feeding the entrance to Shark River. Ponce de Leon Bay in Everglades National Park was quite a run back then. From Flamingo, it was a good twenty miles or more, even farther if you ran the outside route around Cape Sable – far enough that not every fisherman made the run. Their boats could make the trip, but outboard engines were not quite as reliable back then as they are today. It was 1956, and for safety, we had two boats on this trip.

Fishing Where We Can Get Away From the Crowds
We were at the mouth of one of the numerous finger creeks feeding the entrance to Shark River. Ponce de Leon Bay in Everglades National Park was quite a run back then. From Flamingo, it was a good twenty miles or more, even farther if you ran the outside route around Cape Sable – far enough that not every fisherman made the run. Their boats could make the trip, but outboard engines were not quite as reliable back then as they are today. It was 1956, and for safety, we had two boats on this trip. Page 2.

Braided Line Solutions
Braided line versus monofilament line. What are the differences?

Braided Line or Monofilament Line - What's the Difference?
Braided line versus monofilament line. What are the differences? Page 2.

Easy Method to Catch Spotted Seatrout
Drifting across a grass flat full of turtle grass is perhaps one of my favorite ways to fish. Here is how I drift those grass flats for spotted seatrout.

Drifting a Grass Flat for Seatrout
Drifting across a grass flat full of turtle grass is perhaps one of my favorite ways to fish. Here is how I drift those grass flats for spotted seatrout. Page 2.

Catching Your Own Bait - Fiddler Crabs
So it was that we devised a way to catch our own bait this particular day. We actually drew up plans and constructed a method that we had both heard about but never attempted. We were going to catch our weight in fiddler crabs! Yes, those little sideways running dudes that roam the sandy flats at low tide were prime bait at this time of year. The sheepshead bite was on and fiddlers were like a steak dinner to them. Page 2.

Fiddling for Bait - Fiddler Crabs
So it was that we devised a way to catch our own bait this particular day. We actually drew up plans and constructed a method that we had both heard about but never attempted. We were going to catch our weight in fiddler crabs! Yes, those little sideways running dudes that roam the sandy flats at low tide were prime bait at this time of year. The sheepshead bite was on and fiddlers were like a steak dinner to them.

Panama Fishing Tips
Home of the famous canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama is also a saltwater angler’s paradise. Here are a few tips to help make your Panama fishing adventure more successful.

Tips for Fishing on Docks and Piers
Fishing a dock or a pier can be tricky, but it is easy if you follow these simple tips. Page 2.

How to Fish Docks and Piers
Fishing a dock or a pier can be tricky, but it is easy if you follow these simple tips.

5 Tips for Catching Redfish
Catching redfish with an expert can teach a number of lessons to anglers who pay attention!

Lessons from a Redfish Expert
Catching redfish with an expert can teach a number of lessons to anglers who pay attention! Page 2.

Gulf Coast Tourist Fishing
I was in a three day conference in Biloxi, Mississippi and the afternoon of the second day was designated as a

Tips for Tourist Fishing on the Gulf Coast
I was in a three day conference in Biloxi, Mississippi and the afternoon of the second day was designated as a

Inshore Fishing in South Georgia
I took the opportunity in late March to do some fish finding in South Georgia. From the St Marys River on the border with Florida, north to the Satilla River, there are fish just waiting to be caught there. We caught redfish and seatrou all day long. The trout were schooling on oyster bars. Page 2.

Fishing Tips for Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery. Page 4.

Saltwater Spoon Fishing
The spoon is one of the most basic, and most effective lures for catching a wide variety of saltwater species. Here are a few tips on how to do it right.

South Georgia Inshore Fishing
I took the opportunity in late March to do some fish finding in South Georgia. From the St Marys River on the border with Florida, north to the Satilla River, there are fish just waiting to be caught there. We caught redfish and seatrou all day long. The trout were schooling on oyster bars.

an almost untouched fishing resource in South Georgia
I took the opportunity in late March to do some fish finding in South Georgia. From the St Marys River on the border with Florida, north to the Satilla River, there are fish just waiting to be caught there. We caught redfish and seatrou all day long. The trout were schooling on oyster bars. Page 3.

The Commercial Fishing Debate
The Commercial Fishing Debate. Is there still room for both recreational and commercial fishing?

The Commercial Fishing Debate - Is There a Solution?
The Commercial Fishing Debate. Is there still room for both recreational and commercial fishing? Page 2.

The Annual Shad Run
American and hickory shad are on the move and catchable each spring. Their annual spawning rite takes them upstream in every river with saltwater access. This spring is no different, and the run appears to be larger than normal.

The Annual American and Hickory Shad Run in Spring
American and hickory shad are on the move and catchable each spring. Their annual spawning rite takes them upstream in every river with saltwater access. This spring is no different, and the run appears to be larger than normal. Page 2.

Best Artificial Lures for Spotted Seatrout
Artificial lures for seatrout. I am quizzed quite a bit about how I use artificials to catch trout. While live bait will almost always catch fish, I can usually catch as many fish on artificials as I do on say, live shrimp. And, at the price of live shrimp lately, artificials are far more economical. For around $12.00 I can get enough live shrimp to fish for a day. For much less than that I can buy a lure that I can use over and over. Page 2.

Using Artificial Lures for Spotted Seatrout
Artificial lures for seatrout. I am quizzed quite a bit about how I use artificials to catch trout. While live bait will almost always catch fish, I can usually catch as many fish on artificials as I do on say, live shrimp. And, at the price of live shrimp lately, artificials are far more economical. For around $12.00 I can get enough live shrimp to fish for a day. For much less than that I can buy a lure that I can use over and over.

Fishing Under a Float
Fishing under a float is easy and can be very productive if you know the basics.

Pencil Floats and Float Tricks
Fishing under a float is easy and can be very productive if you know the basics. Page 2.

Making Fish Bite
Lots of times fish that you can see won't bite. I have a way to make them bite!

Change Your Bait Presentation to Make Fish Bite
Lots of times fish that you can see won't bite. I have a way to make them bite! Page 2.

Combat Fishing
Finding a place to fish on a holiday weekend can be a quite a combative event

Combat Fishing on a Holiday Weekend
Finding a place to fish on a holiday weekend can be a quite a combative event. Page 2.

Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques and Surf Casting

Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques
Long-Distance Surf Casting Techniques. Page 2.

Deep Saltwater Fishing with a Jig
Somewhere along the way one of the most versatile fishing lures ever devised received the name

Jig Fishing - Deep Jigging - Saltwater Jigs
Somewhere along the way one of the most versatile fishing lures ever devised received the name

Simple Steps to Buying a Fishing Boat
Someone once said that the two happiest days of a man's life are (1) when he buys a boat, and (2) when he sells that boat. Buying a fishing boat. Page 2.

So You Want to Buy a Fishing Boat
Someone once said that the two happiest days of a man's life are (1) when he buys a boat, and (2) when he sells that boat. Buying a fishing boat.

Tips for Catching Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery. Page 5.

What to Do When the Fish Stop Biting
What to Do When the Fish Stop Biting. Did the fish really quit - or is there something else causing you to loose the bite?

When Fish Stop Biting - Did the Fish Really Quit?
What to Do When the Fish Stop Biting. Did the fish really quit - or is there something else causing you to loose the bite? Page 2.

Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery.

Catching Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery. Page 2.

How to Catch Georgia's Year-Round Redfish
Catch redfish all year long on the Georgia coast. Lots of angler do, but lots also miss out on a great fishery. Page 3.

Guadalupe Island Fishing
Just recently reopened for sportfishing by the Mexican government, the remote Guadalupe Island has been delighting serious saltwater big game anglers for decades.

How to Fish the California Kelp
The massive kelp forests that exist off the coasts of Baja and southern California are virtual fish factories that provide a multitude of options for inshore anglers. Here are a few tips on how to do it right.

Buying the Best Gaff
Once a feisty gamefish has been hooked and battled to the boat, the type, size and quality of the gaff that you use can determine whether or not the fish is successfully brought over the rail. Here are a few things to consider when buying one.

Crab Catching Techniques
From blue crabs on the Atlantic coast to Dungeness crabs on the Pacific; these crustaceans are highly prized table fare and command a high price in upscale restaurants. Learn how to catch them yourself and spare the expense.

America's Best Saltwater Fishing Destinations
From Homer, Alaska to Boston, Massachusetts, American saltwater anglers enjoy a treasure trove of choices when it comes to finding great destinations to wet a line. Here are a few good suggestions.

Use Plastic Lures to Increase Your Catch
The advent of soft plastic fishing lures a few decades ago has revolutionized the world of both fresh and saltwater fishing. Here's how to select the right ones to help you catch more fish!

Best Inflatable Fishing Boats
Inflatable fishing boat technology has improved greatly over the past decade, and has provided saltwater anglers with many great new options.

Top Guide Picks - Light Tackle Spinning Reels
Light tackle spinning reels are reels that are ideal for inshore angling. Line capacity and strength in the 8 to 15 pound test range make them good for a variety of fish.

Northern Chesapeake Stripers
The mouth of the Chesapeake Bay is renowned for great striped bass fishing, but many anglers may not realize the wealth of trophy grade fish that are also available in the bay's upper region. Here are a few suggestions to help increase your catch in the Upper Bay..

Best Flounder Gigging Tips
Most flounder gigging takes place at night, and is a very productive method for taking some of the tastiest fish on the southern coast. Here are a few tips to help increase your catch.

Best Tips for Fishing Venice
Of all the great fishing areas situated along the Gulf Coast, Venice, LA is considered by most veteran saltwater anglers to be near the very top of the list.

Surf Fishing Rigs
There are many ways to fish the surf, and some rigs are better than others for this application. Here are a few of the most popular.

Cast Net Basics
Knowing how to properly throw a cast net gives saltwater anglers a tremendous advantage in making sure that they can have live bait virtually any time they want to catch it.

Downrigger Fishing Tips
When you are targeting fish that are located a specific depth in the water column, nothing beats a downrigger for positioning your bait or lure in the right zone to provoke a strike.

North America's Top 5 Marlin Tournaments
Over the past several decades, high payout billfish tournaments have become the rule rather than the exception. Take a peek at North America's Top 5.

Best Fishing Tips for Rays and Skates
In some saltwater fishing circles, deliberately targeting rays and skates is viewed as a waste of time. Although many of these fish are not held in high esteem as table fare, they can still offer a spirited battle that rivals many top gamefish.

Best Saltwater Baitfish Species
No matter where you fish in saltwater, chances are that there is are specific local baitfish that are popular with the anglers in that region. Here are a few of the top choices.

Catching Halibut and Flounder
Flounder and Halibut are a couple of the most popular species targeted by Saltwater Anglers. Here's where to find them ...and how to catch them!

Saltwater Kayak Fishing
Saltwater kayak fishing is rapidly increasing in popularity. Learn more about this stealthy and ecologically friendly way of catching more and bigger fish!

Catch San Quintin's Giant White Sea Bass!
The Pacific white sea bass is a popular and highly prized member of the croaker family that can reach weights of over 70 pounds. Learn how to find and catch them here.

Circle Hooks or 'J' Hooks: Which One is the Best?
The debate between whether to tie on a conventional 'J' hook or a circle hook continues. Actually, both work well in different circumstances. Here are a few ways to find the best one for you.

Catching California Barracuda
Every summer, local anglers aboard local half-day party boats enjoy the excitement of fishing off the coast of southern California for Pacific barracuda. Here’s how to do it successfully!

STREN FLUROCARBON
A longtime favorite of many anglers, Stren has gained a reputation for manufacturing strong, durable fishing line. Their new line of flurocarbon products carry on this tradition.

BERKLEY VANISH
Berkley Vanish has become one of the top flurocarbon choice of anglers seeking both quality and value.

SEAGUAR CARBON PRO
Seaguar was the original developer of flurocarbon fishing line, and is still considered one of the most reliable brands.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Due to a refractive index that is nearly identical to that of water, fluorocarbon line becomes virtually invisible when submerged, which provokes more strikes and results in more hook ups.

Dolphinfish: The Ocean's Golden Treasure
No matter whether you call them dolphinfish, dorado or mahi-mahi, they are truly one of the golden treasures of saltwater sportfishing.

Pacific Bonito: The Smallest Tuna
The Pacific bonito is the smallest member of the tuna family, yet it offers the spirited fight of a fish twice its size. A staple of summertime party boat anglers, it is also great smoked or as sashimi. Here's how to catch them!

Braided or Monofilament Fishing Line?
With the advent of stronger and thinner braided fishing lines, many anglers are wondering if they should switch from using monofiliment. Here are a few ways to determine which line is the best for you.

Alaska's Bottom Fishing Bonanza
An increasing number of saltwater anglers who visit Alaska have added fat lingcod and chunky yelloweye rockfish to their list of target species. Lean more about these big, delicious bottom dwellers.

Fishing Florida's Favorite Piers
Florida is a premier locale to go pier fishing. It’s inexpensive, easily accessible, family friendly and offers an exceptional venue to catch gamefish that might normally require a boat to reach. Here are a few of the most popular.

Fishing the Right Tide
One of the most important factors in the success of onshore anglers is tidal movement. Here's how to use this valuable data to help you catch more fish!

10 Classic Lures for Saltwater Success
Many of the newer lures designed for fishing saltwater fishing are actually evolved versions of some of the earliest classic styles that were manufactured many decades prior.

Saltwater Fishing for Kids
Teaching a kid to fish, whether it be in fresh or saltwater, can be a highly rewarding experience with the potential of provide them with a lifetime full of good times and happy memories.

Black Cod Fishing Tips
Also known as sablefish, the black cod is a favorite of deep water anglers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as gourmet chefs who regularly prepare upscale cuisine.

Fishing the Seychelles: An Angler's Dream
The Seychelles offer serious saltwater anglers one of the top venues for big game sportfishing on the planet. Learn how to get the most out of a trip to this angler’s paradise.

Trolling for Marlin: Lure or Rigged Bait?
The eternal question for marlin anglers: which is best, plastic lures or rigged natural bait. In fact, they can both be even more productive when used in tandem. Here are a few things to consider.

Trophy Yellowfin Tuna Tips
Yellowfin tuna are one of the most valuable food fish on the planet, and come in all sizes; from under 10 pounds to over 400. Here are a few tips on how to successfully target the big boys.

Kayak Fishing from a Mothership
With the rapid growth in popularity of kayak fishing, using a mothership to ferry multiple kayaks offshore adds a new element in the kayak anglers pursuit of big gamefish that are not usually available inshore.

How to Prepare and Freeze Your Catch
Sometimes, you are not able to eat all of the fish that you actually take. This is when knowing how to properly freeze your catch can help keep them safe and tasty for months.

What's the Best Bait for Spotted Seatrout?
Sometimes the best bait for spotted seatrout will be different in different areas. Here are some favorite best baits for spotted seatrout.

ONO's Reader Polarized Sunglasses
ONO's Trading Company Polarized sunglasses with bifocal readers are ideal for fishinermen with eyesight problems.

Proper Anchoring Techniques
Although it may seem to be a simple process at first, being able to properly anchor your fishing boat is vitally important. Here’s how to do it.

Puerto Rico Sportfishing
Often overlooked by traveling saltwater anglers, Puerto Rico offers surprisingly good action for a variety of popular gamefish; and it is all within your reach without the need for a passport.

Stalking the Invasive Lionfish
The lionfish originally came to North America as an ornamental aquarium fish, but after being released in the wild have become an invasive nuisance that now threatens several native fish species. The upside is, they are easy to take and are absolutely delicious!

Check out the Best New Fishing Gear at ICAST
One of the very best places for serious saltwater anglers to see the latest in innovative fishing product development is at the annual ICAST Convention

Fishing Bahia Asuncion
Bahía Asunción on northern Baja’s central Pacific coast presents a number of excellent venues for both inshore and offshore fishing. Here are a few suggestions on how to hook up in this somewhat remote angling oasis.

Catching the Atlantic Cod
The Atlantic Cod is native to most of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is one of the most popular commercial and recreational fish species in the region. Here are a few tips on how to catch them.

Match Your Boat to Your Needs
No matter what type of saltwater fishing you plan to do, having the right boat can make all the difference. Here are a few tips on what to look for.

Saltwater Fishing Tips: How to Keep Your Catch Fresh
Fresh fish is the best fish, but too often the day’s catch is no longer fresh by the time it’s on its way to your plate. Learn how to keep your catch fresh.

How to Quickly Rig a Ballyhoo Bait Fish
Ballyhoo is a popular bait among saltwater anglers for good reason. Rigging ballyhoo doesn’t have to be hard. Learn how to rig ballyhoo in 10 easy steps.

Southeast Alaska's King Salmon Jackpot
Southeast Alaska has always been a prime fishery for king salmon. Now, the catch limit for non-resident anglers has been expanded. Learn more about these new regulations.

Gag Grouper Fishing Tips
Gag grouper are one of the most popular target species on the southeast and Gulf coasts. Once threatened, this valuable resource has now rebounded after enhanced management efforts. Here are a few tips on how to catch them.