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...
Isn’t it time we had kinder and gentler shark attack terminology?
Because labeling a shark attack as a…well…shark attack might confuse the public into thinking the attack was an actual attack. Not only that, it would continue to stigmatize sharks. [ Read Full Post ]
A fish's ear bone, or otolith, lets them orient themselves (relative to their surroundings) in water. Think of the otolith as somewhat of a compass for them. Within these ear bones, growth rings form, much like those of trees.
These growth rings allow scientists to determine a fish's age and their growth rates. Worldwide, literally millions of otoliths have been preserved, dating as far back as to the 1800's. [ Read Full Post ]
If you've ever seen a shark in the wild you should have the utmost respect for the calm exhibited by the spearfisherman in this video. First posted in June of last year but now tearing up the Web à la that viral thing, the post shows how best to react when a 13-foot tiger shark comes after your hard-earned fish. The guy in this vid has nerves of steel. True, real-man titanium alloy, unfaltering nerve endings. [ Read Full Post ]
The river’s muddy ebb and flow remains unchanged from centuries past—days when tall, wooden sailing ships made wake on the protracted passage through this Central America rain forest.
I had ventured to Nicaragua in search of gold, but not in the traditional sense. My journey brought me here in pursuit of the golden tarpon. [ Read Full Post ]
It may be hard to believe, but there are still folks out there who routinely wash their rods and reels down with a harsh spray from the end of their garden hose. I shudder every time I see someone bow up and blast their expensive equipment like this.
Modern reels are engineering marvels. They are capable of withstanding a generous amount of abuse and still keep ticking like a fine watch. But, they do need some attention following a day out on the water — especially saltwater. [ Read Full Post ]
The world's first hybrid shark has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Researcher Jess Morgan, from the University of Queensland, said a new breed, a mix between the Australian black-tip shark and its counterpart (the common black-tip shark) was discovered recently. The finding is unprecedented in the shark world. [ Read Full Post ]
Delaware has a new state record striped bass: A 52-pound fish landed by Ben Smith on Dec. 8.
Smith, from Bryn Mawr, Pa., was surf fishing at the Delaware Seashore State Park. The striper measured 51 inches long (yeah, that's over 4 feet), with a girth of 30 inches. The fish was weighed on certified scale at the Old Inlet Bait & Tackle in Rehoboth Beach and then verified by DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section Sr. Cpl. Douglas Messeck. [ Read Full Post ]