Our friends on the Singularis are at it again with the computer and the video editing. This is another classic from the Singularis crew.
Ensuring that kids enjoy time is important to the sportfishing industry. If you are a parent or a captain, creating a child-friendly environment is that much more important. The March issue of InTheBite contains “Child’s Play: An Expert’s Approach to Fishing with Kids.” The article provides an in depth break down of Capt. Fin Gaddy’s scientific approach to outfitting tackle and fishing strategy to suite the needs of youth anglers. Not only is Fin a charter captain, he runs the Qualifier a 57′ Paul Mann out of Manteo, North Carolina, but he father to twin nine year olds Brown and Charles. The following is a video, produced by Aqua Paparazzi, was shot on location in Guatemala with Captain Chris Sheeder at Casa Vieja Lodge. For the complete break down, you’ll have to read the issue. In the mean time, here is the approach in action:
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The 37 Billfish is Viking’s latest. John Leek, IV, General Manager of Viking Mullica, provides first person insight into the build and output. A classic, compact offering, the 37 Billfish is making its highly anticipated debut. Find out why the anticipation is so great.
Check out Bill Buckland the owner of Buckland’s Fisherman’s Center who is helping his customers convert today’s latest reels, which are mostly designed with heavy drags to accommodate braid and converting them over in one easy step so they have smoother drag pressure for mono. Check out the 2 minute video and please share it with anyone who needs to convert their reels. Contact Bill Buckland Ph: 1-800-765-RODS or 561-252-9444
When it comes to fishing in South Florida, few have done it longer or more successfully than Captain Bouncer Smith. Beyond his prowess as a captain, Bouncer is one of the true gentlemen of the sport. Here Smith and Mate Abie Raymond illustrate how they rig live herring for deployment as kite baits.
To book a day with Bouncer, visit his website: www.captbouncer.com. Not many do it better.
Subscriber Christian Ostbye is the winner of the 2016 ITB Subscriber giveaway. Ostbye, a digital subscriber who lives in Colombia, wins a day of fishing on the Wave Paver, a 61′ Garlington with 2015 Captain of the Year Russell Sinclair. We’d also like to thank Donnetta Vanderhoeven and the Ocean Club of Port Canaveral, Florida for providing $500.00 in air fare to the winner.
Check out the Video for the winner drawing and BONUS Video from Captain Ed Dwyer on his 2017 tournament news.
Ed Dwyers Otherside Invitational Tournament April 21-23, 2017
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Advanced sailfish angling tips with tournament winning angler Fred Hardwick. Owner of the 62′ Spencer Showtime, “I’ve never used J-hooks so circle hooks are all I’ve ever used,” says Hardwick. In 2014 Hardwick helped his team win the Florida Division Captain of the Year and thousands of dollars competing in sailfish events in Florida. Pull up a chair and listen in as Hardwick and InTheBite’s host Dale Wills share tips guaranteed to make just about anyone a better angler.
By Scott “Fraz” Murie
The cobia didn’t upset in the Northern Gulf! As a matter of fact, the cobia season ended with a bang. Captain Bob Atwell aboard the Blanchita swept the Boshamps Destin Flathead Classic Tournament taking first place with a fish weighing in at a whopping 96.6 pounds. On the rod for this behemoth, was lady angler Dee Dee Phillips.
Atwell’s team also took first place aggregate with their big three fish totaling 228 pounds— that’s a 76 pound average! What a nice grade of fish! Instigator came in second with a 90.4 pounder and Sure Lure took third with an 88.2 pound cobia. All told, there were 137 fish weighed, with nine going over 80. Your fish had to be 40 pounds to even get weighed!
The first marlin tournament of the year proved to be a nice grade also. To win the Orange Beach Blue Marlin Classic, first place boat Share-E hung a 651.2 pound blue marlin. The Breathe Easy finished a close second with a respectable 574-pound blue. If these two fish were not impressive enough, a 771-pounder was disqualified for returning too late to the docks. Nice big fish!
A week later was the Mobile Big Game Fishing Tournament out of Orange Beach. The Memorial Day tournament resulted in quite a few more fish that were of good grade. Top boat Quick Time caught first place fish with a broad shouldered blue of 806-pounds. The You Never Know boated a 647-pound bluefin to take tops in the tuna division. The biggest yellowfin tuna was an impressive 201-pound cow caught aboard the Triple Threat. The brutish results carried over into the wahoo and dolphin categories as well. The winning fish in these divisions were 99.2-pound ‘hoo caught aboard the Dogger and a 47.2-pound dolphin was caught aboard the FM. Now that’s a grade of fish that’s sure to make you smile, especially in the cash awards department!
The season here in the Northern Gulf has definitely started off InTheBite— 100-pound cobia, 800-pound marlin, 650-pound bluefin, 200-pound yellowfin, 100-pound wahoo and 50-pound dolphin! To top it off, the water has been crystal clear and the weather pretty fair, too. I’ll be looking forward to the rest of the season especially if it stays this good. Keep it tight! That’s my two minute warning! Fraz