Swordfishing in Florida

fshappadmin | Posted on August 26, 2016

During the Summer of 2000, I met up with a long time friend of mine, Joe Settembrino. Sitting in his living room the topic of fishing came up, as usual. He mentioned night fishing and we began talking about the infamous Swordfish. Through the grapevines I had been hearing that recreational fisherman were beginning to once again “catch them up”. Thinking back, I remember spurting out, “We need to…

Blue Marlin Fishing Oahu, Hawaii

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I was recently headed to Oahu with my wife for a long overdue vacation. As many of you know with kids at home, it’s not always easy to sneak away with just the wife for a vacation. Because she is such a good sport about my occasional fishing get-away (and is not a big fan of fishing herself), I didn’t want to push working in a fishing trip while…

Amazon pellona 2 lb class line class record

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Using a sardine for bait while fishing the Rio Amazonas, Brazilian.angler Gilberto Fernandes, of Mao, AM, landed an Amazon pellona (Pellona castelneana) on April 12. He used 1 kg (2 lb) class line and took 12 minutes to land the fish which weighed 4.01 kg (8 lb 13 oz). The current line class record is 2 lb 12 oz pulled from Brazil’s Guapore River, in Feb. 2003.

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Alligator Gar Fishing

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The alligator gar, one of the largest North American fishes, occasionally reaches a length of over 8 feet and tops 300 pounds. It inhabits deep holes below sand bars in the channels of slow-moving streams or rivers. Fishing for it on a hot, murky day in a southern river is slow business.

The Alligator Gar fights a rolling, jumping battle and can slash any line in seconds with the…

Payara may be IGFA Record

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IGFA maintains and publishes world records for saltwater, freshwater, fly fishing catches, U.S. state freshwater records, and junior angler records, awarding certificates of recognition to each record holder. Recognized as the official keeper of world saltwater fishing records since 1939, IGFA entered the field of freshwater record keeping when Field & Stream transferred its 68 years of records to the association in 1978.

World records coordinator Rebecca Wright provides…

What Can I Fish For at the Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake Of The Ozarks is a year round destination for professional and recreational anglers. Several annual tournaments are held in the bass rich waters, including the Big Bass Bash, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, and the Stren Bass Series. The plentiful bass include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Kentucky (Spotted) Bass, Rock (Goggle Eye) Bass, and White Bass.

Crappie fishing also draws a large crowd to the lake. Bass Pro…

Bluegill, Bream, Panfish — Whatever.

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Whether you call them bluegill, bream, panfish or whatever, we’re talking about a variety of deep-bodied panfish belonging to the sunfish family that have kept families fed and anglers entertained for centuries. The most common of these fish are bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), redbreast sunfish (red bellies), spotted sunfish (stumpknocker) and warmouth (goggle-eye). Almost any water body in the Sunshine State, regardless of size or locale, will be brimming…

Burbot Unwanted Resident In Flaming Gorge

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This Utah fishing report is all about Burbot: they’re ugly and they’re not wanted in Flaming Gorge, but they’re feeling quite cozy in their new home.

Burbot, a fish angler’s generally consider as a “junkfish” is a freshwater fish related to cod and looks a lot like an eel, with a mouth full of very tenatious teeth.

It is commonly found in streams and lakes of North America above…

Redbreast Sunfish may be IGFA Record

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IGFA maintains and publishes world records for saltwater, freshwater, fly fishing catches, U.S. state freshwater records, and junior angler records, awarding certificates of recognition to each record holder. Recognized as the official keeper of world saltwater fishing records since 1939, IGFA entered the field of freshwater record keeping when Field & Stream transferred its 68 years of records to the association in 1978.

World records coordinator Rebecca Wright provides…

Arawana may be IGFA Record

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IGFA maintains and publishes world records for saltwater, freshwater, fly fishing catches, U.S. state freshwater records, and junior angler records, awarding certificates of recognition to each record holder. Recognized as the official keeper of world saltwater fishing records since 1939, IGFA entered the field of freshwater record keeping when Field & Stream transferred its 68 years of records to the association in 1978.

World records coordinator Rebecca Wright provides…

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