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Read The February Issue!

Read the latest issue in your area!Feb 22nd, 2024

17-Pound Rainbow Is A Maryland Record!

Jean-Philippe Lartigue, of Bethesda, Maryland, caught a 17.44-pound rainbow trout on Feb. 10 that shattered the 14.2-pound previous record that had stood since 1987.Feb 21st, 2024

Suzuki Marine Unveils New Stealth Line™ Outboards

Five New Models Combine Legendary Suzuki Performance With a Bold New Look Suzuki Marine USA has unveiled its new Stealth … Feb 20th, 2024

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Suzuki Marine Unveils New Stealth Line™ Outboards

Five New Models Combine Legendary Suzuki Performance With a Bold New LookFeb 22nd, 2024

Who Will Catch The Pink Tags?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program has deployed bright pink research tags in bass across five waters throughout the state: the Northwest Winter Haven Chain of Lakes, Lake Lochloosa, Lake Beauclair, Lake Okeechobee and Porter Lake. Each of the tags is on a trophy bass weighing 8 pounds or more. Designed to provide valuable data about bass movements and growth rates, these conspicuous pink tags offer one other unique advantage: special prizing for the angler who catches, cuts and properly reports the tag.Feb 21st, 2024

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December Giveaway Winner Zipping Around with Her New Outboard

In December, Coastal Angler and Suzuki teamed up to award one lucky reader with an extra special Christmas gift as part of the magazine’s regular contest drawings. Jeanette Harkin, of Edgewater, Fla., is now the happy owner of small, but feature-rich Suzuki DF2.5 outboard, which she plans to use on the inshore fisheries around Smyrna Beach.Feb 21st, 2024

Maryland Shuts Down Trophy Striper Season

Maryland’s trophy striped bass season in Chesapeake Bay will be eliminated this spring by emergency regulations approved in February by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Feb 20th, 2024

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Give The Power To The States

CCA Calls for Gulf Secession from Federal Fisheries ManagementFeb 16th, 2024

Choosing A Saltwater Fly Reel

Choosing the right fly reel can really make your head spin. From basic drags to sealed-disk braking systems, the prices and quality vary dramatically. My gut always tells me to get the best that I can. Buy it once and you won’t be replacing it in a couple of years.Feb 15th, 2024

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Monster Bluefish Breaks Decades-Old Record

A 17-pound, 8-ounce bluefish is pending as a new Alabama state record, according to the OBA Community Website in Orange Beach Alabama. Feb 9th, 2024

Redfish Tip: The Garrett Redfish Drag

Here’s a quick redfish tip from Capt. Garrett Ross, of Miss Judy Charters out of Savannah, GA.Feb 8th, 2024

Tohatsu Corporation And Ilmor Marine Unveil Groundbreaking Partnership In Electric Outboard Technology

Tohatsu Corporation, the oldest Japanese outboard engine manufacturer with a legacy spanning more than a century, is proud to announce an innovative collaboration with Ilmor Marine, a renowned name in marine engine manufacturing and high-performance engineering solutions. Feb 8th, 2024

Yamaha’s 2024 Center Console Boats

  Yamaha’s 2024 FSH Boats provide the versatility for the coastal living buyer to do everything on the water, from … Jan 9th, 2024

Miami Boat Show | February 15-19, 2023

    Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show. Fore more info visit https://bit.ly/3iL3zw7Dec 20th, 2022

Parkit360 Electric Trailer Dollies – Make Impossible Spots Possible

The hassle to get the boat in the driveway has ruined one too many boating trips. Parkit360’s electric powered trailer … Oct 18th, 2022

Hillbilly Deluxe Repeats at Cheeca Sailfish Tourney

Trophy Hunter Scores Keys Gold CupFeb 8th, 2024

Charting A Course: What To Expect At The 2024 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®

Get ready for the boating event of the year as the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® returns to South Florida for 2024Feb 7th, 2024

Record Rainbow On Ice

Rhode Island angler Zachary Taylor knew he was holding something special when all 26 inches of rainbow trout came through the ice on Jan. 18. He said it took “some finagling” to squeeze 21 inches of girth through the hole, and what came out was a 15-pound, 12-ounce rainbow that beat the previous state record by more than 3 pounds.Feb 7th, 2024

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Whale Makes A Surprise Breach Next To Fishing Boat

A whale surprises two fisherman on their boat when it breaches the water going after the same fish and hits the side of the boat. Both men and their boat were safe.Oct 17th, 2022

Trophy Hunting Huge Bass

Here’s a little insight on how successful trophy hunters fishJul 18th, 2022

Tennessee Teen, 15, Catches Incredibly Rare White Catfish

Edwards Tarumianz captured a rare, totally white, leucistic blue catfish from the Tennessee River near downtown Chattanooga. Edwards was anxious to release the rare fish unharmed in hopes someone else might have the privilege of catching the fish again someday.Jul 11th, 2022

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Suzuki Marine Introduces National “4-4-2” Sales And Recycling Program

Provides Incentives to Get Boaters into Clean and Efficient Suzuki 4-Stroke PowerWhile Getting Old 2-Strokes Off the WaterFeb 7th, 2024

Angler Lands Blue Cat Record

A 69.45-pound blue catfish caught on Dec. 8 is the new West Virginia state record. It’s the fourth consecutive year the record for the species has been broken.Feb 5th, 2024

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The Lesser Aristocrat

Pompano Are A Rival To Red SnapperFeb 4th, 2024

Ya’ Better Know Your Sharks!

With the continual changes in regulations and the fines attached to fishing violations, it is very important to correctly identify your catch.Feb 4th, 2024

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The Mighty Pinfish: A Major Player In Our Estuaries

To us anglers, there’s a real blessing here. They are a wonderful bait and remarkably easy to collect liveFeb 4th, 2024

Gulf Of Mexico Mourns The Death of Dr. Bob Shipp

Long-time Coastal Angler columnist and Gulf of Mexico fisheries guru, Dr. Bob Shipp, passed away last week at the age of 81. Among many other things, he was a voice of common sense on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council for 27 years. His ideas on fisheries management often flew in the face of the federal bureaucracy’s mandates. In the end, it turned out that Dr. Shipp was correct. The following is David Rainer’s column celebrating Alabama’s champion for Gulf of Mexico fisheries.Feb 2nd, 2024

100K Pounds Of Gag Caught From Shore???

NOAA Gag Grouper Numbers Defy BeliefJan 31st, 2024

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Big Wahoo Are Biting!

The big wahoo are chewing off the Atlantic Coast of northern Florida, where boats in the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Don Combs Wahoo Roundup brought some monster ’hoos to the docks.Jan 30th, 2024

Bill Dance Giant Bass Kicks Off At Pickwick Feb. 10-11

Bill Dance Giant Bass Open events will be held at five of Tennessee’s best bass lakes in 2024, and the series will culminate with a championship tournament with a date and location to be determined. The long-awaited first stop on this year’s circuit is Feb. 10-11 at Pickwick Landing State Park on Pickwick Lake.Jan 30th, 2024

Winter Dilemma: To Stay Or Go

As anglers, we are frequently faced with the decision to stay with the game plan or change to another. This is often amplified in the winter due to lethargic fish, less bait and unfavorable conditions.  The first week of December, I took a day trip from Texas to Louisiana to target flounder and found myself with this dilemma.Jan 29th, 2024

SuzukiMarine.com

  Suzuki Marine and Furuno Launch New FishHunter™ Drive Automatic Features Offer Powerful Tools for Fishing Suzuki Marine and Furuno … Apr 26th, 2022

Be Prepared for Hazards of All Kinds

Recently, I was enjoying a quiet morning on the boat, all by myself, catching several fish in a remote place on the lower end of the Apalachicola River.Apr 25th, 2021
Living The Costa Rica Experience

Living The Costa Rica Experience

Fifteen years ago, a friend and I flew into San Jose and took a small plane to Quepos, Costa Rica … Jan 1st, 2019

Record Peacock On The Fly

Here’s a very nice fly-caught speckled peacock that was recently added to the IGFA record book. Pamela Wendhausen Salles caught the 19-pound, 4-ounce fish on the Rio Marie in Brazil after it crushed the baitfish pattern she was fishing on Sept. 9.Jan 26th, 2024

Giant Texas Largemouths!

And so it begins. O.H. Ivie Lake in Texas has produced its first two legacy-class bass of the year for the Toyota ShareLunker program. These monster bass, which weighed in at heavier than 13 pounds, will be used by ShareLunker to spawn the next generation of trophy bass in Texas before being released.Jan 24th, 2024

Moon Phase – Does It Really Help Catch Fish?

Almost every angler understands the best fishing times are when the fish are feeding. This tends to be during dawn and dusk, but what often goes unnoticed are the two periods elsewhere in the day, which are moonrise and moonset. These are important, because these moon phases also have an effect on a variety of factors when they trigger a feeding pattern during these periods.Jan 22nd, 2024

Scup Crudo

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 scup, filleted and skin removed 1/4 cup salt Rinse under cold running water and pat dry. …

Snapper Pecan Meuniere

Fresh snapper always makes a great meal! Go catch up a few and serve up this Fresh From Florida recipe.

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Making A Weedless Shrimp

  If I had to choose one inshore bait over all others, it would definitely be a shrimp. I can’t … Oct 1st, 2018

A Big Snook Story

On an early afternoon in mid-June, my wife and I had dropped our son at swim lessons in Jensen Beach. … Sep 9th, 2018

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Surf Expo January Shows Growth Over September, Attendees Optimistic About Industry Bounce Back

Surf Expo, the premier watersports and coastal lifestyle tradeshow, kicked off 2024 with a robust gathering filled with top exhibitors, important retail buyers, and exciting industry events.Jan 19th, 2024

Record Fly Caught Striper. What Does It Weigh?

Guess the weight on this very nice fly-caught striper included in IGFA’s most recent dump of newly approved world records. At 107 centimeters, or a little longer than 42 inches for us ’Mericans, it set a new IGFA all-tackle fly world record for landlocked striped bass. Translated, that means it’s the longest fly-caught landlocked striper IGFA has on record.Jan 19th, 2024

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Dream Catching: The Finer Points Of Fishing Afar

As we head into winter fishing show season, many start shopping for good charters to fish in the coming season. The following points should save you some headaches.Jan 19th, 2024

Suzuki Marine Becomes Official Outboard Engine Sponsor of Major League Fishing

Renowned Outboard Engine Manufacturer Signs New Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement for 2024 Season and BeyondJan 19th, 2024

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The Megalodon Had A Predator Too. The Livyatan!

Livyatan's total length has been estimated to be 44–57 feet, almost similar to that of the modern sperm whale, making it one of the largest predators known to have existed.Jan 18th, 2024

Chasing Space Coast Baitballs

“Winter is the best time to fish,” said Capt. Chris Cameron, “the only problem is the weather.”Jan 16th, 2024

Go Grocery Shopping In January

With grouper season over, it’s time to switch gears and concentrate on other species. This is the time of year to size down and go for the snappers. Depending on water temps, it’s also a good idea to keep a light line out for any pelagics that swim by.Jan 15th, 2024

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Angler Catches 27-Pound Record On 2-Pound-Test

IGFA record-chaser Art Weston is still at it, but he seems to have switched targets from giant gar to giant buffalo. His most recent pending line class record is a 27-pound smallmouth buffalo that he landed on 2-pound-test line.Jan 12th, 2024

Bluewater/Shoreline at Surf Expo

Check out a ton of photos from Thursday January 11thJan 11th, 2024
smooth diving

Easy Does It

When diving, your ease of movement sends a message to the inhabitants of the ocean. Move smoothly and easily, and … Jul 24th, 2018

796.9-Pound Blue Marlin Wins Mississippi Billfish Classic

After a pursuit lasting more than a decade, Team Reel Addiction finally topped the field of 117 boats to win the 2018 … Jun 27th, 2018

Big Year For Big Fish

In total, 2023 had 15 new Idaho state records, which included six certified-weight records, and nine new catch-and-release records. Making the cut this year are the following angler trophy stories.Jan 10th, 2024

Sea Bass Chewing Off The Georgia Coast

Capt. Judy Helmey is reporting a very good bite for black sea bass out of Savannah, Ga. If you’re looking for a wintertime fish fry, these critters are about as tasty as they come, and with a 15 fish limit, you can load coolers in a hurry.Jan 9th, 2024

States Continue To Wrestle For Control Of Gulf Fisheries

Alabama recently announced its latest move in the decades-long saga that has led to control of Gulf of Mexico red snapper fisheries shifting gradually away from the federal government and to the Gulf states.Jan 8th, 2024