October Moves – The NY/NJ Anglers Favorite Month

October is a magical month in the NY bight! The first thing anglers notice is that change in first light means sleeping later and fishing into the premature dark longer. The nights begin to chill, the day’s highs start in the 70's and struggle to make the high 60’s by months end. The ocean, however, holds on to the summer heat a little bit longer. The first of the month sees water temps in the 70’s, then the 60’s...

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2019 Sep 20-26 Calstar 6-Day Red Rooster III Trip

We primarily fished Guadalupe Island on this 6-day trip.  It was a very good trip with 4 days of fishing at the island for 40# to 100# yellowfin tuna.  There were some loses to the great white sharks but overall we were able to get a majority of the hooked tuna onto the boat.  This was a very friendly group of fishermen and we all learned the value of selecting a lively bait and being able to cast this...

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Fishing Destination Spotlight – Pacific Northwest (Ilwaco, Wa.)

This summer was a hot one.  At my house we had 30 days straight this summer over 100.  My garden looked a little bleak in late July, early August. Our local fishing has been great, and it is another fantastic year of Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail.  That said they have been pretty line shy unless you are fishing on that magical day.  Scaled down tackle and busy rails of local sport boats are the norm when the...

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Super Clean Hollow Spectra Connection! – How To Tie The Nail Knot Finish

Hollow Braid Connections - Hollow to Solid/Hollow to Fluoro or Mono Connecting different types of fishing line can be a struggle for some anglers.  What knot do I tie?  How do I tie it? Fluoro, Mono, Braid to Braid….  Often times you would need several knots to tie them all or rely on a deckhand or tackle store employee to do it for you. With a bit of practice and few tools you can do this connection yourself. Let me start...

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Accurate 5-day American Angler Trip; July 21-26 2019

We got off to a early start on the Accurate 5-day  trip with Ray Lopez at the helm.  We took a little bit of a boat ride to fish yellowtail first.  Then it was even further to fish the yellowfin.  We knew we were in the right spot since there were at least 6 large seiners in the area and one of them was trying to wrap our yellowfin along with the American Angler.  The last 2 days was...

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2019 June, Calstar 5-day Trip, American Angler

The 2019 5-day Calstar sponsored trip targeted bluefin and yellowtail.  Captain Ray Lopez put us on a lot of huge schools of BFT but most of the time they did not want to bite but boy did they fill up the sonar screen.   We saw lots of breezers and bird schools but the BFT would scatter when we tried to sneak up on them.  (The BFT were acting like "street racers" when the "cops" showed up).  We took a...

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Slow Pitch Jigging in South Florida/Dry Tortugas

Slow pitch jigging is a relatively new fishing technique pioneered in Japan that expands, and hyper-specializes, saltwater lure fishing.  Let’s not kid ourselves, jig fishing has been around for years and years, and the obvious question is “why is slow pitch jigging special?”  The answer is simple: it’s amazingly effective for nearly every fish that swims – especially in South Florida’s rich and productive Dry Tortugas/Pulley Ridge. Located approximately 100-150 miles west of Key West, the Dry Tortugas and Pulley...

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Jig Rigging For Bluefin Tuna

Over the last 4 years anglers have developed many ways to catch the Bluefin that have become the go to target for the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The Yummy flyer, popper, surface iron, double trouble balloon rig, the sinker rig, the flying fish balloon rig, and the deep jig. We wanted to really get specific and focus in on one. There are many ways to fish the jig. There are many different jigs to choose. The options can be a...

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Accurate Tern Reels And Valiant Rods – A Winning Combination

Check out the Tern Reels here. Check out the Valiant Rods here. Fish with Bryan Zulka on the El Gato Dos. Original article courtesy of The BD Staff at BD Outdoors.            

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Epic Kayak Fishing at Los Buzos Panama

Cubera snapper, black marlin, and monster roosterfish are some of the gnarliest fish in the ocean. There is no sport fisherman on earth that doesn’t have one or all of these fish on their bucket list. At Los Buzos, these are our specialty! After close to 100 roosterfish, many pushing 80 pounds, dozens of massive cubera snapper and the largest black marlin ever landed from a kayak, we have to say we love our gear. To give our clients...

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