Video: Giant Halibut Charges Spearfisherman

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Video: Giant Halibut Charges Spearfisherman

The line between hunter and hunted has always been blurry at best in the 49th state. Every year people get mauled by brown bears, harassed by black bears, encircled by wolves, or stomped by moose. Turns out even the fish are willing to go on the offensive. On Aug. 21, Chris Pollack and four friends...
Sam Lungren Aug 30, 2021
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How to Catch Speckled Sea Trout

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How to Catch Speckled Sea Trout

Silver flank, purple hues, black spots, an opalescent flash beneath the water. There's no mistaking one of the most popular inshore sportfish along the East and Southeast coast: the speckled sea trout. While specks are great fun to catch, their highest value might be their oh-so-tasty white, flakey...
Taylor Garcia Aug 10, 2021
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Topwater Tuna: Enthralling, Exhausting, Delicious

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Topwater Tuna: Enthralling, Exhausting, Delicious

Here is the very epitome of a first-world problem: I cannot find a type of fishing that I do not enjoy. Of course I like some better than others, and will not be exceptionally disappointed if I never go ice fishing or lob giant hunks of plastic for muskies again. Despite the fact that just about any...
Pete Robbins Aug 3, 2021
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9 Difficult People You Meet at Fishing Lodges

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9 Difficult People You Meet at Fishing Lodges

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend more than my fair share of time with fishing outfitters and guides at camps, lodges, and destinations around the world. But, once I'm there, many times I've felt trapped with people I’ve never met before, with whom I have little in common except our choices of...
Pete Robbins Jul 21, 2021
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Spearfisherman Survives Bloody Battle with Great White

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Spearfisherman Survives Bloody Battle with Great White

Warning this article contains graphic images. Hunting and fishing often come with the lurking threat of a predator encounter. Many hunters might argue that the thrill of a secondary position on the food chain supplements the thrill of chase, and some of the wildest hunting stories have nothing to do...
Katie Hill Jul 6, 2021
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Video: Giant Hammerhead Attacks Angler’s Tarpon

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Video: Giant Hammerhead Attacks Angler’s Tarpon

Relatively few experiences in the outdoors quite measure up to heart-pounding, tightline combat with an angry adult tarpon. One scenario that could surpass that fervor? Getting a big tarpon next to the boat with a huge hammerhead in hot pursuit. “We were in the Tobacco Caye Channel and hooked the...
Sam Lungren Jun 25, 2021
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How to Catch Redfish with Jigs

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How to Catch Redfish with Jigs

Much like spot-and-stalk hunting, sight casting to redfish in skinny water is equal parts electrifying and frustrating. Reds are the bully of Gulf Coast inshore fishing: they’re quick, meticulous, and aggressive, which is why many anglers treasure this species. The rush of seeing a red tailing...
Taylor Garcia Jun 16, 2021
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Lobster Diver Survives Being Swallowed by Whale

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Lobster Diver Survives Being Swallowed by Whale

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. Friday, June 11 started...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 14, 2021
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What’s the World’s Most Difficult Sportfish?

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What’s the World’s Most Difficult Sportfish?

Muskie are the fish of ten thousand casts—or is that steelhead? Nothing really runs and jumps and straight-up brawls like a tarpon. Marlin are undoubtedly the marquee, among the largest and fastest, rare, unbelievably powerful, enigmatic. I’m sure we have ol’ Ernie Hemingway to thank for that...
Sam Lungren May 5, 2021
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A Biologist and a Commercial Fisherman Review 'Seaspiracy' Documentary

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A Biologist and a Commercial Fisherman Review 'Seaspiracy' Documentary

About one minute into the recent high-profile docu-drama “Seaspiracy,” the director and host Ali Tabrizi hits us with a motion graphic of a whale taking a watery excretion along with the following statement: “When dolphins and whales return to the surface to breathe, they fertilize tiny marine...
Sam Lungren Apr 27, 2021
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Photos: Texas Anglers Land State Record 10-Foot Bluefin Tuna

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Photos: Texas Anglers Land State Record 10-Foot Bluefin Tuna

Most fish are measured in inches. Most fish fights are measured in minutes. But some anglers get the rare gift—or punishment, depending on when you ask—to battle fish better measured in yards for the better part of a day. Troy Lancaster of Port Aransas, Texas, and his friends left Fisherman’s Wharf...
Sam Lungren Apr 21, 2021
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