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Tackle Test 2014

Blanks groaned and drags screamed in our annual torture test of the year's best new rods and reels. Check out the hottest tackle of the year.

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Monster Thresher

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.

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Saltwater Articles

Montauk Sharks

Summer means it's shark time on Montauk Point. Check out these monster sharks from the...

Reds Ain't Dead

More than half a year after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana inshore...

Bahamas Bones

To heck with winter! There's no better place to shake off the cold than to match wits...

World Record Tuna

Few fish are tougher than tuna. Here are some for the record book.

Mega Marlin

These billfish giants are among the biggest ever caught.

Fireworks on the 4th

Dr. Julie Ball and her crew went head to head with some huge sheepshead and amber jacks...

  • June 9, 2014

    Mystery Solved: 9-Foot Great White Eaten by a Bigger Great White - 0

    Producers and scientists involved in the documentary The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator (which has been repackaged by the Smithsonian Channel and titled: Hunt for the Super Predator) have solved the 11-year-old mystery of what killed an ate a 9 foot great white shark off an Australian beach more than a decade ago.

    The answer?

    Another great white shark.

    One almost twice as big. [ Read Full Post ]

  • June 5, 2014

    Video: Secrets Behind a Flounder Bite - 0

    John Skinner captured great video proof of how flounder reacts to bait.

    And the fish’s actions aren’t at all what we thought.

    The Long Island resident took to the ocean with a GoPro camera in about 20 feet of water to document how flounder react to strip bait. [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 30, 2014

    FWC Releases New App to Reduce Number of Invasive Lionfish - 0

    Photo by MyFWCmedia on Flickr

    You know you’re screwed when someone designs an app for the sole purpose of hastening your demise. Tough shake, lionfish, but you’re just causing way too much trouble on Florida’s reefs.

    Lionfish first showed up in South Florida waters in 1985 and Florida’s prized reefs have suffered greatly from the species’ voracious appetite for native forage – a serious threat to indigenous gamefish like grouper and snapper. [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 28, 2014

    Giant Striped Bass Sets New York Record - 0

    When it’s meant to be... Well, apparently that was the case for Eric Lester, who caught New York’s largest inland striped bass in early May. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that the 60-pounder was also the state’s second heaviest freshwater fish caught since 1957 (behind a 69-pound muskie).

    The big striper, estimated by state biologists to be more than 20 years old, measured 53.4 inches long and had a 33-inch girth. Fishing near the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Lester tempted the bass with a bloodworm. [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 23, 2014

    Florida Woman Lands Monster Kingfish on Her Birthday - 0

    Capt. Dave Mistretta of the Jaws Too led Diane Marteliz to a 66.8-pound kingfish for her birthday. Photo courtesy of

    Tampa angler Diane Marteliz wanted to go on a fishing trip for her recent birthday. Her husband booked a trip aboard Jaws Too with Capt. Dave Mistretta, a bonafide blue chip kingfish pro, and she ended up with 66.8 pounds of horn-tootin’, birthday wishin’ king mackerel.

    “She wanted a king since she never got one before,” said Mistretta. “Boy, did she get one.” [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 21, 2014

    Video: Spearfisherman Stalked by a Great White Shark - 4

    Spearfisherman Jimmy Roseman is making headlines after he survived a close-encounter with a great white shark off Florida's Vero Beach.

    Roseman spotted the shark and fended it off with a speargun while his GoPro recorded the action. [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 14, 2014

    Extremely Rare Megamouth Shark Caught in Japan - 0

    A shark so rare that it's only been spotted 58 times since its discovery in 1976 was caught in Japanese waters last month.

    Commercial fishermen netting in 2,600 feet of water near the fishing port of Yui Shimizu, Shizuoka City caught an elusive megamouth shark on April 14, according to WPTV. This marks only the 17th sighting of the fish in Japanese waters. The shark measures more than 14 feet in length and carries over 50 rows of extremely small, hooked teeth in its namesake “mega mouth.” [ Read Full Post ]