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IGFA To Open New Record Categories March 1 popular

Eager for some record-class recognition for your fishing prowess? Anglers will have more opportunities to get their names in the coveted IGFA World Record Game Fishes book as of March 1, 2013. The IGFA, sport fishing's world record keeper, has added eight...

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IGFA World Records for 2013 Now Available

Since the first annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes book appeared in 1971, the publication has had a legacy as one of the most reliable and complete sources of international fishing records and related reference materials. The 2013 edition has just been...

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Responsible Rockfishing

The morning started out with a bang as we had already boated over a half-dozen king salmon while trolling just offshore Montague Island in Alaska. Satisfied with their salmon fix, the charter clients opted to switch gears and head out for some bottomfish,...

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Understanding Halibut

Sometimes, not very often, but sometimes, the planets line up the seas lay down and the fish happen to share the same acre of water you’ve chosen to drop the anchor in. For those who’ve fished offshore Alaska more than a handful of times you know that these...

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Southcentral Saltwater Chinook

There are a few of us die-hard king captains still left in Seward. These are the ones who live for May and June each year and count those first forty or fifty days as not only the kick-off of the Alaska offshore season but also regard them as the hallowed...

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FINISHING THE SEABASS FIGHT

Right at daybreak on December 15th last year I lost a monster white seabass just beyond gaff range as the fish violently shook its head and chewed through brand new 30# monofilament. “I told you to quit using that #%&@ -ing mono,” was the first thing out of...

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Remembering Jose Wejebe

Fishing industry colleagues and Hell’s Bay pro team remember Jose Wejebe Preparations underway for Celebration of Life memorial this Sunday at IGFA As the family and friends of Capt. Jose Wejebe prepare for his Celebration of Life memorial this...

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Bluewater recreational fishing at ICCAT

The recreational and commercial fishing industries in the U.S., came away with positive news during the recent negotiations at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), according to Ellen Peel, who served as the U.S....

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New Tag & Release Online Database

As the records keeper for over 20 years of the world’s largest private billfish tagging database covering the expanse of three oceans, The Billfish Foundation has introduced a new express, online data entry system to easily input tagging and/or release ...

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Inshore Fishing Berkley Gulp vs DOA

This year is already heating up inshore and off in the Gulf, and we have been fishing artificial baits for macs and trout. I found it interesting that between the two people on the boat, one was using DOA shrimp, and one was using Berkley Gulp. The results of ...

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