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Columns
Here you can delve into the minds of our regular writers who are all accomplished fishermen themselves from many walks of life and have spent decades chasing fish all over the world and right here at home. Join them as they share their experiences and those of their friends and colleagues.
bottom fishing

Whether fishing for fun, for your child's first fish, for your charter client's trophy, for your dinner, or the big-money tournament win, each fishing trip has a lot riding on it. The level of effort...
flesh eating

It wasn’t all that many years ago that I had never heard of Vibrio bacteria despite the fact that it lives in the same warm saltwater where I love to wade, snorkel and fish.  I...
white seabass

Check out Gary Graham's Baja Bytes report in the forum each week as he rounds up the action south of the border in Mexico's Baja peninsula.  
gaff technique

So many factors have to work in unison to achieve the moment when a fish is brought to the boat.  You had to rig and maintain the vessel, prepare and rig the rods, reels...
big tuna

If there's one thing I've learned during this remarkable year of fishing, it's that we as anglers have the tendency to quickly take even the most spectacular things for granted. For example, we've all...
inshore fishing

Ray Cannon, the original Baja editor for Western Outdoor News, helped make dorado Loreto’s summer-time poster child.  His articles literally attracted anglers from around the world. But its fishing reputation was originally built on...
reading forecasts

I remember, back before the Internet, when the only marine weather forecast available was from a grainy automated voice that would broadcast repeatedly over the VHF with very basic forecasts that covered large expanses...
fishing how-to

There are almost as many ways to rig a ballyhoo as there are to skin a cat, and the "San Sal" rig is a great way to put a second hook in a ballyhoo...
wooden fish

While searching Facebook for anything interesting that I might pass on to our members of BD, a picture caught my eye. An awesome natural wood carving of a hogfish came into view as I...

In an attempt to expand our fishing coverage, BD Outdoors has added Joe Sarmiento to the editorial team. Joe will be writing two columns per week covering sport boat fishing in Southern California. His...
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