In March 2021, FWC sent an online survey to saltwater fishing stakeholders to learn more about interactions with marine predators during fishing activities. Stakeholders had 12 days to take the survey (March 15-26).
You may have noticed that after a day of fishing, you feel happier and more relaxed. But did you know that there are scientific reasons why fishing is beneficial for your mental health?
Check out this guide on how your favorite hobby makes you happier.
By Captain Scott “Fraz” Murie
When I say, “There’s nothing like it,” I’m specifically talking about Bermuda. In my experience, everything about this mid-Atlantic archipelago is great. Exuding elegance and old-world charm, this British overseas territory boasts five-star accommodations of hotels, marinas, golf courses, restaurants and more. The people are friendly, and the atmosphere is virtually crime free. On top of all this, the fishing is decidedly world-class. Every day you have the chance of catching the fish of a lifetime.
NOAA Fisheries, Tuesday, May 11, 2021—Fishermen aboard Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Angling category and Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels (when fishing recreationally) may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (i.e., measuring 73 inches curved fork length or greater) in the Gulf of Mexico after 11:30 p.m., May 4, 2021.
By ITB Staff
Chasing billfish with light tackle, circle hooks and dead bait is a tactic that has gained in popularity worldwide. It’s a great way to keep the anglers involved in catching fish rather than just waiting for a blind strike, not to mention that pitch-baiting a lit-up marlin or sailfish off the teaser is just about the coolest thing you can do.
Unfortunately, with new anglers there’s also a corresponding rise in burnt thumbs and bird’s nests—we’re talking about the dreaded backlash. Here are a few tips on what to do once you’ve had one and, even better, a few thoughts on how to keep them from happening in the first place. [Read more…]
Viking Yachts, the premier manufacturer of the highest-quality sportfishing and motor yachts ranging from 38 to 93 feet, has installed twin 900 HP Scania engines for this new build. The vessel was commissioned by Mack Boring & Parts Co. to demonstrate the reliability and performance of Scania’s new engines to the recreational market and will be utilized for fishing tournaments and events throughout the East Coast waterways starting in August 2021.
May 10, 2021—There’s been a bit of a shakeup within the Captain of the Year Release Marine International Division. Triple Sea’s Capt. Jimmy Werling has leapt up to second place after the team came in second at The Shootout for a total of 600 points. Team Galati’s Capt. Tony Carrizosa still remains in the first place spot with 750 points. Also, congratulations to Capt. Danny Hearn and the Blank Check team for their first place win at the Baker’s Bay Invitational. Next up is the Hatteras Village Offshore Open.
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Every company has a story but not every story has a legacy of boats that have become just as iconic as the company itself. For the Krazy Salts team, both the products and the boat, now an 80-foot Viking, have gained their share of popularity. David Anderson Sr. and David Anderson Jr. take us back to the company’s roots and the boats that started it all.
By Dale Wills
I recently returned from a visit to Marsh Harbour, Bahamas for the Production vs. Custom Shootout run by legend Skip Smith. This was my first time returning to the islands since Dorian devastated the Abacos in September 2019. I stayed at the Abaco Beach Resort and the marina looks better today than it ever did. The new tournament scale is awesome and I’d bet a giant sea monster couldn’t tear it down as it is now made from steel beams. If only that precious ground under the scale could talk. I have fond memories of big marlin and boats backing under it to celebrate.