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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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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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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rooster fish on kayak

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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Time to Rock: Bottom Fish Basics

Time to Rock: Bottom Fish Basics    For years, bottom fishing has been a staple focus of coastal fishermen looking to load their freezers with excellent eating table fare. The innovation of braid and smaller, more efficient reels, has made this fishery a lot more enjoyable for the average angler. In the past 20 years we have went from fishing heavier, bigger reels with larger glass rods that made the entire experience one of fighting your tackle more than the fish to...

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Poppers for Pelagics’: West Coast Tuna Tackle

Braid, Wind-on, and Lures. Blast off. Popper fishing for big tuna is something that has been practiced, the Northeast Bluefin fishery and the Gulf Yellowfin fishery have been focal points of the technique. Puerto Vallarta is another location that saw anglers casting poppers in the past years but not until recently had it been a viable technique in the Southern California Bight with the introduction of larger Bluefin tuna. The East Coast tuna fishery has predominantly been a spinning reel/rod fishery...

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Sea Bass

Form Follows Function: The Black Sea Bass Opener

    As I sit and type, my thoughts are almost exclusively of the opening day of Black Sea Bass. In New Jersey, this Sea Bass season is one of heated contention. It seems that a shift in fisheries management in this region has neighboring states like NY fighting for quota, and anglers and captains in NJ screaming about seasons and limit. It is quite a mess, and with good reason! According to the fishery managers themselves, the species is 240%...

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Private Versus Sport Boat: Basic Tackle for the upcoming season.

Ready, set , go. Time to catch them up. The fishing season is right around the corner! With June one month away, it is time to start thinking about making sure we have the right tackle on the boat. While the specifics will vary depending on where you live and what gamefish you will be targeting, we will reflect on the tackle used across the country. No matter if you are on the east coast fishing the canyon for tuna,...

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Proper Fish Care for your Catch

One important part of fishing when you are planning on bringing home table fare is to know how to take care of your catch once it is on the boat. This blog will give you some ideas of how fishermen go through the process of proper fish care on the boat. In addition, you will read about how a successful fish processor/restaurant entrepreneur does his daily care of fish coming into his facility. Proper care of fish once out...

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Catch more Fish: Prior Planning for Proven Performance

This blog outlines preparation for a basic weekly trip. The size of the fish and tackle might change, but the general process of preparation for the trip is consistent. If you create a list, post it somewhere that you will see it while preparing for your trips, and it will become part of your weekly regiment. Most of this seems pretty basic, but you would be surprised on how many fishermen miss things, and it could be small, but...

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