This year's first place title at the 2022 Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic went to Southern Charm, Capt. Landon Bell. Mon Chari, Capt. Matt Coppoletta, took second with Amigo, Capt. Brad Schoenfeld, taking third.Heaviest marlin went to Capt. Erik Chandler and the Crawgator team with their 492.6-pound blue marlin.
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Jay Weaver, captain of the Blue Sky, seized first place in the 54th annual Georgetown Blue Marlin tournament, which ran from May 26 to May 28. No fewer than 71 boats participated in the event, the largest turnout since 2000, according to Tournament Coordinator Amy Dukes.
The Blue Sky caught and released
Florida Sailfish Cup, June 3, 2022”After seven months of fishing, the first annual Florida Sailfish Cup has come to a close. 41 boats participated in the tournament and represented all different locations over Florida, from New Smyrna Beach all the way to Key West, FL. 183 Sailfish were released between
First place release at the 2022 Gulf Coast Masters went to the Quantified with Capt. Justin Drummond at the helm. Second place release went to Bandito, Capt. Bobby Wade, with third place release going to Mollie, Capt. Jeff Shoults. Capt. Kyle Smith and the Skin Deep team took first place
How important is the color of a lure to a billfish, a tuna or any other large pelagic game fish?
For many fish, including everything from small bait fish to giant marlin and tuna, color vision can be hugely important.
Consider mahi-mahi. Almost certainly, they would never have developed their outstanding coloration
Georgia DNR, Brunswick, Ga., May 5, 2022”A 53-year-old Midway man is the new state record holder for dolphin fish (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as mahi mahi, after the Georgia Department of Natural Resources certified his catch Friday.
James Roberts of Midway landed the 68-pound, 1.6-ounce dolphin on April 26. He was
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A good mate is worth his weight in gold. From wiring a blue marlin to serving cocktails, the second in command on a professional sportfishing boat has many jobs to master and many people to please.
So, how do you quantify the value of excellence? How
They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they present themselves. A few observations about the anatomy of a fish can just as accurately provide ways to approximate how they behave. There is an adage in biology that form follows function. The way
Ive been approached several times recently about frustrated captains who say, Ive got something for you to write about in your next two-minute warning column. Their frustration is real. Their complaint is a valid one.
And it concerns radars. It seems that everyone who owns a boat these days has a