• Boat Maintenance

      August 19, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Is The Boat or Trailer You’re Purchasing NMMA Certified?

      There are a lot of exciting decisions to make when you are ready to purchase a new boat: the accessories, electronics and even the color. One of the smartest decisions you can make, however, is to seek out a manufacturer who has achieved the elite designation of NMMA Certified.

    • Freshwater Fishing

      Following up with his second straight FLW Angler of the Year title in 2014, Livingston pro Andy Morgan, of Tennessee, is one of the most consistent anglers in the professional bass fishing headed into this month’s Forrest Wood Cup on South Carolina’s Lake Murray. Our own Josh Garrison took a few minutes to pick Morgan’s brain during ICAST, and the following is a transcript of that interview.
      August 18, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      FLW Angler Of The Year Andy Morgan Talks Of The Bass Tournament World

      Q: Was there one tournament that kind of put you over that hump where you realized you could make a living bass fishing for the rest of your life? A: I won a big tournament when I was 15 years old (with) the Chattanooga Bass Association. There were 290 folks in it. It really gave...

    • Inshore

      The Gold Spoon!
      August 18, 2014 Jake Bussolini

      Use Gold For Hatteras Reds

      Normally when we think of Hatteras fishing, we think of offshore catches of dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, marlin and tuna. For an angler like me who was raised fishing freshwater lakes and rivers, fishing for redfish offers a fine transition to saltwater angling. Reds offer the opportunity to use spinning gear and the same fishing...

    • Inshore

      Dick Walters caught this 32-inch trout from Mosquito Lagoon, Fla.
      August 18, 2014 Nick Carter

      Targeting Gator Trout

      Catching a cooler full of seatrout can sometimes be downright easy. Catching just one gator trout heavier than 5 pounds is a different story. If you want to catch gator trout consistently, you’ve got to target them.


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    • Hunting

      Red Hartebeest
      August 18, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      The Redneck Invasion of South Africa

      Naturally we were a little nervous to start with. Two redneck boys hopping a 16-hour plane flight to South Africa! Heck, Jamie and I had hardly ever been anywhere we couldn’t drive home from.

    • Freshwater Fishing

      Popper trailer rig
      August 18, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      The Bass Fishing Dropper Rig

      Inshore saltwater anglers and freshwater fly fishermen already know the value of fishing a lure on the surface with another suspended beneath. The bass fishing crowd can also take advantage of this technique.

    • Offshore

      The Crew with their winning catch!
      August 15, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      The Other World Cup

      I came to Kona, Hawaii with the understanding that it had fish—big fish. I had previously fished the World Cup in Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa, and Madeira, off the coast of Morocco, but I never saw a fish over 500 pounds when it counted. Still, I thought of the Blue Marlin...

    • Offshore

      The crew with their catch!
      August 15, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      A Fine Day Offshore

      Monday, Memorial Day: Five people are traveling to Atlantic Beach to prepare for a Gulf Stream trip on the James Joyce II. The weather is looking very iffy. Capt. Troy Pate calls and inquires if we still want to go. He warns that the weather will prevent us from getting to the offshore locations...

    • Bucket List

      Bristol Bay Sockeye
      August 14, 2014 Nick Carter

      Bristol Bay Alaska- An Angler’s Dreamland Imperiled

      Cast after cast, arm and shoulder grow weary from heaving a heavy sink-tipped fly line long distances across a wide expanse of rushing river. Lips crack from windburn. An angry red groove wears into the crease below the first knuckle on your right pointer finger. It’s where the fly line slides with each strip...

    • Offshore

      The right bait is crucial to catching the big ones!
      August 14, 2014 Capt. Tim Barefoot

      Is Your Bait Domestic Or Imported?

      You know you’re in for a great day when you break the inlet greeted by a slick flat calm ocean, hauling a livewell full of live pinfish and an ample amount of frozen minnows. If you grouper fish, you know this is the stuff dreams are made of.

    • Boating

      The crew stoked on their keeper Flounder!
      August 14, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Speakin Englis- A fishing trip with Capt. E

      As a former charter captain and guide service owner, I found a huge importance in trying to target corporate business to bring in businesses and have them offer incentive programs for employees that would include guided fishing trips. Most businesses have a budget for employee incentives, and it can be awarded as a prize...

    • Inshore

      Everyone loves a nice Striper!
      August 14, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Western Long Island Sound—Where Stripers Roam

      Striper fishing my home waters of the Western Long Island Sound well over 100 times a year most often starts out the same way for me each time. I board my 25-foot Sea Fox and head out of the Mianus River in Cos Cob into Captain’s Harbor and points beyond.

    • Offshore

      A nice smoker King!
      August 12, 2014 Terry Lacoss

      The Kingfish Tactics of Clayton Kirby

      Clayton Kirby and team Vengeance are some of the first mackerel fishermen to develop several deadly live bait trolling techniques for kingfish. Kirby has captured two SKA Angler of the Year honors and has won the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament five times.

    • Offshore

      That was my first sailfish and hopefully not my last!
      August 8, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      A 14-Year-Old’s First Sailfish

      My name is Chasten Whitfield, I am a 14, I fish and I am a girl, so please don’t turn the page yet. This is an awesome story I think you will enjoy. It was day two fishing off Ft. Lauderdale on the Mark V with Mr. George Poveromo and Carl Grassi. The water...

    • Conservation

      New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks As Commercial Bycatch
      August 8, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks As Commercial Bycatch

      A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the species, with bigeye thresher, dusky and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable. The study, led by researchers at the University of Miami, provides new...

    • Conservation

      The Martin County Chapter of CCA Florida won grand champion at this year’s ICC tournament.
      August 7, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Coastal Conservation Association Inter-Chapter Challenge Sets Records

      The Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA) held its annual Inter-chapter Challenge (ICC) June 20-21 at Jensen Beach. A record 197 anglers representing 19 local chapters statewide made the trip to fish the tournament at Jensen Beach, near Port St. Lucie.