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In 2008, I fished as a co-angler in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Falcon Lake on the Texas-Mexico border. You know it’s an epic event when midway through the first day’s weigh-in, the tournament director makes an announcement that you shouldn’t bother entering a largemouth for the big fish award unless it’s clearly over 10 pounds.
Mississippi Pro Paul Elias won the tournament with four limits of five bass apiece that totaled 13...
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 ran a boat from their homes in Seldovia and Homer around to the rugged southwest coast of the Kenai Peninsula that faces the Gulf of Alaska to free...
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 fish. It was probably 80 pounds...it was huge,” angler Heather Hodson told MeatEater. “I'm trying to pull it up and I can't get it up, you know? It was...