Florida angler Jason Fox went toe to toe with this massive thresher shark and finally brought it to the boat after a two-hour battle.
Summer means it's shark time on Montauk Point. Check out these monster sharks from the...
More than half a year after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana inshore...
To heck with winter! There's no better place to shake off the cold than to match wits...
Few fish are tougher than tuna. Here are some for the record book.
These billfish giants are among the biggest ever caught.
Dr. Julie Ball and her crew went head to head with some huge sheepshead and amber jacks...
It might have been the new world record.
Instead it was enjoyed as fish tacos on a Baja beach.
Last week, angler Kevin Shiotani landed an amberjack near Cerralvo Island in the Sea of Cortez after a grueling 25-minute battle that most of the Tailhunter International Sportfishing crew estimated to weigh at least 135 pounds, according to Pete Thomas Outdoors. Had the fish been officially weighed it might have threatened the International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record amberjack caught off Japan in 2010. That fish weighed a whopping 156 pounds.
Word is that no one on the boat was thinking record at the time of the catch. [ Read Full Post ]
May is quickly turning to June which means makos are heading north in waters along the East Coast. The mako's hard-fighting, high-flying qualities and ferocious predatory nature make it a favorite among shark fishermen, but they've also made it a YouTube star.
In the last few years these sharks have been filmed shredding swordfish, harassing spearfishermen, and gobbling down seals. To celebrate the upcoming shark season, we put together the 8 best mako videos on the web.
1) Flying Mako Shark
When the Penn International 80 started zipping off line, the crew of the Predator had no idea that the blue marlin on the end of the line would be a record-breaking 1005.9-pound grander.
Captain Brendan Farfan, 27, worked the throttle while the angler, 21-year-old Brendan Bernard, was assisted by crew members, 24-year-old Peter Reid, 26-year-old Michael Rostant and 14-year-old Simon Bernard. All of the crewmembers are from Trinidad and Tobago. [ Read Full Post ]
Michael Eisele of Kiel Germany caught this enormous 103-pound cod while fishing off the coast of Norway. If the catch is approved by the International Game Fish Association, it will break the current world record (which has stood for 44 years) by about 5 pounds.
Eisele battled the fish for half an hour before two of his friends finally helped him haul it into the boat, according to the Daily Mail. The cod measured more than 5 feet in length. [ Read Full Post ]
The business world measures Return on Investment (ROI) by its impact on the bottom line. According to a new report titled "More Habitat Means More Fish," investment in the great outdoors is about much more than dollars and cents – notwithstanding the undeniably strong economic benefits.
Released May 7, the report compiled by Restore America's Estuaries (RAE) and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and co-authored with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that investing in U.S. coastlines and estuaries leads to healthy habitat and strong fisheries. Such investments, driven by the more than $1 billion that anglers contribute through state fishing license fees and taxes on fishing equipment, bear significant impact on the businesses and industries that rely on healthy fisheries. [ Read Full Post ]
Check out this awesome clip posted on Youtube by Ben Biber on May 4. There was no information included with the video, but the footage speaks for itself. [ Read Full Post ]
Matt Watson captured this footage while shooting The Ultimate Fishing Show off the coast of New Zealand. This from the Youtube video posted earlier this month: "After battling a huge swordfish to the surface on his trusty handline out off the coast of Northland, New Zealand, Matt Watson finds himself in a race with a gigantic mako shark to secure his prize catch and get it aboard his little boat in one piece!" [ Read Full Post ]