BD Outdoors - Daily Highlights Highlights Description Small Boats and Big Fish

Gary Graham takes to the water to find out first hand what the bite is like in Baja and brings it home to you.

July 4th Fishing Weekend

SoCal Salty's Joe Sarmiento rounds up the recent action aboard the sportboat fleet and its all red hot.

Tuna Bite Improves for Holidays

The 4th of July weekend usually signals the beginning of the tuna season, but this year the action is already hot.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale July 3

Turner's Outdoorsman has so many awesome fishing and hunting products on sale, you don't want to miss your chance to stock up and save big.

19th Stars and Stripes Tourney Scores Big

Gary Graham reports on the 19th running of the Stars and Stripes tournament in Baja to benefit children's charities.

Gaffer Sportfishing Contest

The good people at Gaffer Sportfishing tackle supply are sponsoring an exciting contest for BD'ers all month long.

Penn Fathom Reel Give-Away Contest

In celebration of Independence Day, our friends at Penn are giving away a Fathom 25NLD and a Penn fishing T-shirt to one patriotic BD angler.

2015 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge

It's time to start making plans for the 2015 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge, which will take place August 28-30, 2015 at the Silver Gate Yacht Club.

Ocean LED Underwater Lights Giveaway

In celebration of Independence Day, you can enter this simple BD Forum contest to win new underwater lights from Ocean LED.

Rod and Reel Oarfish?

A rod and reel oarfish aboard the Fortune is making headlines. Here is more of the story.

SoCal Weekend Recap - June 30, 2015

Check out what happened on the sportboat fleet over the weekend and start dreaming about the next one.

Hunting Spawning Bass

BD's Nik Autrey shares his proven methods to catch bass during the spawn times. He talks tackle and techniques.

2015 Yellowtail Shootout a Success

The Yellowtail Shootout was a big success with a great turnout and excellent fishing. Check out the results.

Its All Good

The fish are biting and all is well in Gary Graham's Baja Bytes roundup.

Tuna Bite But Yellowtail Dominate Counts

With the tuna still suffering from lockjaw, your best bet is to fish yellowtail this weekend reports BD's Erik Landesfeind.

Where To Spend Your Sportfishing Weekend (June 26, 2015)

Joe Sarmiento of SoCal Salty gives us the scoop for the weekend's fishing possibilities aboard the SoCal sportboat fleet.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn June 26

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, give us the SoCal weekend weather and fishing forecast.

The Malecon Makeover

BD's Gary Graham sheds light on a local makeover enhancing local Baja culture.

Seared Sea Scallops with Zucchini

Chef Brandon Parry shares this Seared Scallop and Zucchini recipe via Collaboration Kitchen in SoCal.

Melton’s Summer Sandal Sale

Melton International Tackle has many of their high quality sandals at 20% off for summer comfort and fun.

Ocean LED Underwater Lights

No matter where you fish, Ocean LED underwater lights will enhance your nighttime fishing experience. It looks cool at the dock too.

Girls vs Goliath

Check out the tug-o-war video between these two ladies and a giant Florida goliath grouper. Who do you think wins?

2015 Yellowtail Shootout This Weekend

The yellowtail are chewing like never before, so now is the perfect time to fish the 2015 Yellowtail Shootout this weekend is SoCal.

Sportboat Fishing Reports - June 23

Joe Sarmiento rounds up the latest sportboat fish reports from the weekend and give us the scoop on what fish are biting and where.

DIY Rod Racks for the Garage

BD's Erik Landesfeind shares a couple of easy to build rod racks that will minimize the clutter in your garage.

Costa Geobass in Guyana

Follow the upstream adventure as Costa's Geobass team endures the wilds of Guyana to catch crazy jungle fish and peacock bass.

Bite Resumes as Sea Temps Rise

Gary Graham brings us the latest word on the fishing from around Baja, Mexico.

Yellowfin Show As Yellowtail Bite Continues

The yellowtail bite off Long Beach continues as yellowfin tuna push into U.S. waters.

Introducing SoCal Salty

BD is happy to introduce Joe Sarmiento of SoCal Salty. He is going to keep us up to date on the sportboat action twice per week so stay tuned.

Haywire Twist for Single Strand Wire Leader

The Haywire is the standard method used to twist single strand wire leader to make a loop-end or hook connection.

Long Range Report June 17

Bill Roecker rounds up the latest fishing action aboard the long range boats as they call in.

Saltwater Slam Results from South Florida

Here is the wrap-up of the 2015, 20th Annual Saltwater Slam from Bluewater Movements.

The Wonderful, Wacky World of Del

Gary Graham continues his story about the "larger than life" Del Marsh and his many friends, pranks and fishing exploits.

BD's Fathers' Day Wish List

Does your Dad love the outdoors, hunting and fishing? Pick him out the perfect Father's day gift from our BD Wish List.

Turner's Outdoorsman Local Islands Seminar

The Norwalk Turner's Outdoorsman will host a fishing seminar with Dan Hernandez and he will focus on fishing the local islands for many species.

Melton's Sale for Father's Day

Meltons and AFTCO have teamed up to bring you deals on fishing apparel to deck Dad out for Father's Day.

Mono Strip Baits for Trolling

Here is another version of the belly strip bait for offshore trolling; this one uses mono leader for billfish, dolphin and more.

2015 Cat Cay Tuna Tournament - Keep the torch burning

The 2015 Cat Cay Tuna Tournament revived by Costa celebrates its 50th running in the Bahamas recently.

AFTCO Giveaway Contest

Don't miss out on the AFTCO Giveaway where you could win a head-to-toe package of AFTCO's latest performance fishing clothing.

Blanca bluffs, anglers do their stuff

BD's Gary Graham finds out first hand how the fish are biting in Baja, and the news is good. Get the full round up here.

Long Beach Yellowtail Bite Explodes

The 150 area is home to the best local yellowtail fishing that Long Beach has seen in recent memory.

Kayak Mother Ship Fishing

Explore the possibilities of catching big fish from kayaks, while reaping the benefits of a mother ship.

Salmon - The Commercial Way

Capt. Tommy Donlin shares his thoughts and tactics on mimicking effective tactics of the commercial salmon fleet to make any trip a success.

Hoven Argonaut Sunglasses

Avoid that sinking feeling of watching your sunglasses fade into the depths. Hoven introduces the latest Argonaut design, the Monix, quality polarized sunglasses that float.

Wanted - BD Advertising Sales Director

BDOutdoors has an exciting employment opportunity for a hardworking, self-motivated person with excellent communication, management and organizational skills.

Win A Fishing Trip With Mad Hueys

Enter to win a free 3/4-day fishing trip aboard San Diego's Sea Adventure 80 with the Mad Hueys.

Giant Black Grouper is Pending World Record

Fishing a tournament in Southwest Florida, Alex Newman and his team did not expect to catch a giant black grouper this big.

RJ Boyle’s Brush with a Grander Sword

RJ Boyle recounts the incredible story of his epic battle with a giant swordfish and its accompanying mate. A must read.

Rocking R Ranch Offers BD Elk Hunt

We are pleased to announce that Rocking R Ranch has partnered with BD Outdoors to offer a special Colorado Elk hunt to BD members.

Baja Sur hunkers down as Blanca threatens

The fish are still biting, but all eyes are on Hurricane Blanca as it bears down on Baja.

Unprecedented Fishing Continues

Bluefin, yellowfin, broadbill, opah and yellowtail bite for Southern California anglers.

Rare Oarfish on Catalina

One of the strangest creatures from the deep, the oarfish, makes its final appearance on the shore of Catalina Island, California.

Five Reasons Not to Miss the Yellowtail Shootout

The 2015 Yellowtail Shootout is fast approaching and we have 5 reasons you don't want to miss this one!

A Bright Side to Magnuson Renewal

Finally a bit of good news for recreational fishermen when it comes to fisheries management.

Grilled Yellowtail, Green Curry Sauce and Papaya Slaw

With the yellowtail chewing, I thought you could use another way to cook it from Collaboration Kitchen and Chef Mitch.

Mad Hueys Sign Carl Jocumsen

Carl Jocumsen is an Australian bass pro and is joining the Mad Hueys Global Team.

Pettit Epoxy Primer Protects Boats from Blisters

If you leave your boat in the water, blisters can form unless you have a non-permeable barrier coat like Pettit's new Epoxy Primer with Mica Shield technology.

Getting the Bite From Heavily Pressured Bass

Bass pro Nik Autrey tells one of his secrets to getting the bite out of bass that have been heavily fished.

Urban Armour Gear - Ballistic Protection for Mobile Devices

Need ultimate protection for your mobile devices? BD's Ali Hussainy puts the Urban Armour Gear cases through their paces.

Double Hook Strip Bait Rig

Here is another way to rig the versatile strip bait for offshore trolling. This method is on wire leader for toothy critters.

Fishing Chick - Heidi Nute

BD visits with Heidi Nute, our next Fishin Chick who specializes in saltwater fly-fishing and tournament fishing.

Sad and Shocking News

I'm afraid we have some very sad news; Capt. Randy Llanes of Sundowner Charters in Kona has been killed by a swordfish.

Banner Catches A Prelude to Summer

The bite is on and our own Gary Graham brings us the scoop in his Baja Bytes.

2 for 1 Voucher to PCS Festival for BD'ers

This season is going to be red hot, so stock up at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival this weekend. Print your 2 for 1 voucher for entry this weekend.

Sloppy Popper Redfish Bites

Here is a little something to get you fired up to win the Race to Louisiana. Its free just enter on BD.

Race to Louisiana Contest Starts Now

BD's most popular contest is back and this time we are excited to announce that one lucky winner will join the team on the Race to Louisiana with Journey South Outfitters.

Jumbo Bluefin Bite in U.S. Waters

The unbelievable fishing continues as 100-pound plus bluefin bite in US waters. Get the scoop from Erik Landesfeind's SoCal Scene.

Mexico Requires Passports for Anglers Effective Immediately

Causing quite a stir in the sportfishing community is the sudden requirement of passports for anglers fishing Mexican waters.

Weego Portable Power

Ever had that sinking feeling when you boat or car battery dies and you need it to get home, Weego to the rescue.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Show This Weekend

Local fishing is on fire as the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival comes to town this weekend.

Drum Food Fly

Capt. Rick Worman demonstrates the tying of the Drum Food fly used for redfish and black drum.

Banning Tackle Will Cause Harm to CA Economy

A push to regulate the tackle in your tackle box is underway, but a new report explains the negative effect for the economy and conservation efforts.

California’s Fishing License Revamp?

A possible change for the better is gaining support in the CA legislature concerning a 12-month fishing license. Give your support!

Bowtech Prodigy VS Wild Hogs

BD's Ali Hussainy gives his first hand review of the new Prodigy from Bowtech during a recent Texas hog hunt.

Thanks for Your Service to all our Military

The crew here at BD would like to thank all military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make and for a job well done. We know what this holiday is about; you!

Yellowfin Attract Early Blue Marlin

Gary Graham rounds up the action south of the border from all around Baja, Mexico. See whats biting and where.

Cousins New Rail Rods

Cousins Tackle has added five new Long-Range Rail Rod models to their SE Offshore Graphite Composite rod series.

Seabass Join the Party

Yellows, bluefin, yellowfin and now seabass are there for the catching in the waters off Southern California.

Another Season, Column One

Brandon Hayward begins a series of columns about past and future seasons spent chasing the elusive white seabass.

Oyster Potato Soup

Chef Hernandez-Velasco Baquedano shares his Oyster Potato Soup via Collaboration Kitchen.

Bass On The Docks

Bass Pro Nik Autrey talks about his tackle and approach to fishing springtime docks for bass.

Mercury’s Introduces OptiMax Diesel Outboard

Though developed for the military right now, Mercury has just introduced the first spark-ignited diesel outboard.

The wonderful, wacky world of Del

BD's Gary Graham chronicles the life and fishing adventures of the one and only Del Marsh.

Assembling A Small Boat Tool Kit

Erik Landesfeind goes through his checklist of essential tools to keep on your small private boat to help you out in a jam.

Artist Spotlight - Brian Heustis

BD talks with Gyotaku artist, Brian Heustis of Maui, and he explains how he got started and his new form of rice paper “taxidermy” he offers to anglers world-wide.

Yellows and Bluefin Bite Despite Late Season Storms

Wind and rough water conditions have made it tough to fish the last couple weeks, but the bite is on for boats getting off the dock.

Notable catches as unusual weather puzzles locals & visitors alike

Check out the latest Baja Bytes fishing reports from our traveling editor Gary Graham. There is always something biting in Baja.

CCA of CA Welcomes Phil Dyskow as Lifetime Member

CCA of California has announced that Phil Dyskow, the Immediate Past President of Yamaha Marine continues his advocacy efforts for boaters and anglers.

Boatbound - Access the Water

Boatbound has found the perfect way to help people who want to rent quality boats connect with owners who wish to safely offset their costs of ownership and maintenance.

Great Whites and Lions

After a recent great white shark encounter while hunting lionfish, local relator Zack Spurlock recounts the heart-pounding encounter.

Safe Boating Tips

Every boat should keep a ditch bag on board for emergency purposes. Here is a checklist of everything you need to create a ditch bag of your own and a few other safety tips.

Underwater Tuna Frenzy

Crazy video footage above and below the water of tuna, dolphin and sharks attacking a bait ball. Would you jump into the middle of it?

Blue Crab Cakes and Broccoli Slaw

Maggie Rosaine tempts our taste buds with Blue Crab Cakes with Eggs and Sriracha on Broccoli Slaw.

Dolphin Belly Strips

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares one of his favorite strip-bait methods, the dolphin belly and how to cut it.

Friends of Rollo Tuna Wars

Don't miss this rare opportunity to help Friends of Rollo while fishing yourself with the stars of the Wicked Tuna show. Get the details of how you can be a part.

Fishing takes a breather as strong winds blow

The latest Baja Bytes report from Gary Graham brings you the latest action from Mexico's paradise.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the fishing remains good despite this week's erratic weather pattern.

Money Fish TV

Watch for Money Fish on the Sportsman Channel, a new series being introduced from the crew at Marolina Outdoor.

Spy Optic - Catch Fish, Be Happy

With Spy Optic's new glasses, anglers can not only see more fish, but feel better too. See what its about.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn May 7

Chris Dunn reports of some typical...and some not-so-typical weather for May in Southern California in this week's coastal weather video update.

Wire Leader Dispenser

Save yourself lots of time and hassle by making this simple wire leader dispenser out of the packaging the wire comes in.

Fishing Chick - Alysha Aratari

BD would like you to get to know Alysha Aratari, our newest Fishin Chick who is equally at home in both inshore and offshore waters.

New California Recreational Pacific Halibut Regs

New Pacific halibut regulations are in effect for recreational anglers in California this season. Make sure you check the latest updates.

Offshore Permit in the Keys

Capt. Kyle Kelso talks about catching permit in the Florida Keys when they move to offshore wrecks to spawn.

Simrad’s New HALO Radar Will Revolutionize

Simrad has just released their newest solid-state HALO radar system and it brings totally new capabilities to boaters for both safety and fishing.

How to Rig a Swimbait

Capt. Tommy Donlin shares an important, yet simple tip to improve your swimbait approach and fishing in general.

Variety, buoys anglers spirit as spring emerges

Gary Graham reports that the fish are biting from the bottom to the top in his latest Baja Bytes report.


Last weekend's wind kept most boat at the dock but didn't have any lasting effect on the yellowtail bite.

Cousins Tackle Expands to Northeast

Cousins Tackle brings in Scott Greenberg to develop and Rep Cousins rods customized for the Northeast U.S. fisheries.

Barrett Lake: Low water but great fishing

BD's Ali Hussainy gets a sneak peak at Barrett Lake and despite record low waters, has awesome bass fishing reports for the upcoming opener.

Crawfish in Coconut Curry

Wow, check out this recipe from Maggie Rosaine for crawfish and coconut curry. A great way to spice up your night.

Fishing the Dropper Loop

BD's Dave Knecht shares his take and techniques on the use of the Dropper Loop rig for SoCal fishing.

Scorpion and El Regalo Charters in Baja

If you've been dreaming about chasing the many exotic gamefish available in Baja, then you need to meet Matthew Clifton of Scorpion Charters.

Catalina White Seabass Tournament

Get signed up now for the Catalina White Seabass Tournament on May 16-17, 2015.

Bluefin Tuna Action Alert: Be Heard

NOAA has announced a short public comment period on pending laws on bluefin tuna bag limits and fillet regulations. Make your voice heard now.

Oak Tree Gun Club Summer Blast

Calling all shooters, this weekend is the 2015 Oak Tree Gun Club's Summer Blast on May 1-3 in Newhall, CA.

Socal Fishing News

Bill Roecker brings us the latest in SoCal fishing news, most good and some sad.

Give Input to Save Halibut Fishing

Your input is needed to help save private and charter sectors halibut access, while unchecked bycatch of juvenile halibut in trawls is not even counted.

Grouper Charges Diver for Lionfish

More native fish are learning to like the invasive lionfish. This grouper gets a little impatient with the divers as they bring him a treat.

Bite falters as seasons change

Gary Graham brings us the latest fishing reports from around Baja, Mexico.

8th Annual One Surf Fly Classic (OSF)

If fly fishing the surf is your thing, you don't want to miss out on the 8th Annual One Surf Fly Classic.


Last weekend's new moon resulted in big yellowtail showing up in the counts says Erik Landesfeind.


Save big with West Marine's Fantastic Friday Sales events. Cash in on big savings each Friday both in stores and online.

Epic Topwater Action on Sharks

If watching a topwater plug getting absolutely crushed gets your blood pumping, then this is a must watch video from Blacktip TV.

West Marine Grand Opening in Chicago

West Marine to Celebrate Grand Opening of Chicago Flagship Four-day event will include Cruising for a Cause charity evening Demos of newest marine electronics, giveaways & door-buster deals.

Introducing Gaffer Sportfishing Tackle

Check out Gaffer Sportfishing and their new line of affordable, quality fishing accessories and tackle. Now you can rig up like the big boys.

Building the Mono Ballyhoo Rig

Capt. Scott demonstrates how to build the mono ballyhoo rig and some of the subtle reasons of his rigging choices.

Q and A with CDFW April 21

Carrie Wilson of the CDFW answers questions from hunters and fishermen about the legalities of many aspects of outdoor activities in California.

Magdalena Offshore Part 3

Gary Graham describes the world-class offshore fishing in the final chapter of his exploration of Magdalena Bay in Baja, Mexico.

Costa and Kenny Chesney Continue for CCA

Costa and Kenny Chesney are continuing their partnership with a limited-edition line of sunglasses to benefit the CCA.

CCA-CA an encouraging beginning

The new California chapter of the CCA is off to a great start, lets keep spreading the good word and save our access to fishing.


Erik Landesfeind shares his method to fillet yellowtail and prep for optimum eating and freezing.

Yellowfin return at the tip while squirrely weather plagues North

The mixed bag continues in the fertile waters of Baja according to our own Gary Graham in his latest Baja Bytes.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the pattern continues for yet another month as yellowtail scores improve as the new moon approaches.

Record Releases in Offshore World Championship

The Offshore World Championship fishing tournament in Costa Rica is seeing record breaking numbers of billfish releases. Check out the action.

Chin-Weighted Mono Ballyhoo

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares another popular variation of rigging a ballyhoo on monofilament for dolphin, sailfish, tuna and more.

Clams with Chorizo Oil, Vanilla and Charred Nopales

Incredible recipe for making clams with chorizo oil, vanilla and nopales. Make the most of your seafood with help from Collaboration Kitchen.

Aftco Presents Surface Tension: Cobalt Winter

Check out the Aftco's newest video, Surface Tension 2: Cobalt Winter, and see amazing shots during the quest for sails and dorado.

Bladed Jigs for Bass

Bass Pro Nik Autrey shares his springtime bass lure of choice, the bladed jig and how to make it work for you.

San Diego Sport Fishing Industry Recognizes 80-Year Milestone

Gary Graham gives us the scoop on the recent 80-year milestone in the southern California sportfishing scene.

Another Warm Water Year

Just like the spring/summer season of 2014, this year (2015) is shaping up to be another warm water year...and it could be a REALLY warm water year.


Having the ability to catch your own bait can make the difference between success and failure. Here's how to catch your own tank full of mackerel.

Finicky fish befuddle eager anglers

BD's Gary Graham keeps us in tune with the happenings in Mexico with his Baja Bytes reports.

Boating Fail Extraordinaire

This guy takes bumper boats to a whole new level. I almost couldn't watch it, but I had to. Worst boat driver ever!

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn April 9

Typical springtime weather in the Southern California coastal waters. That means wind in some areas, while others are plenty fishable...and the yellows are still biting!

Squid Stuffed Calico Bass

Chef Steve Black makes our mouths water with his squid-stuffed calico bass.

Palmas de Cortez Fall Spectacular - Save the Date

The Let's Talk Hook-Up has scheduled the dates this Fall for the ever-popular Palmas de Cortez Fall Spectacular fishing tournament.

Spanish Fly Swordfish

Krissy Wejebe, daughter of Spanish Fly's Jose Wejebe, recounts an exciting daytime swordfish adventure in the Florida Keys.

Intrepid Long Range Video

Crazy tuna fishing video. You've got to see them coming over the rail onboard the Intrepid in this teaser video.

Split-Billed Ballyhoo

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates a variation to rigging offshore trolling baits; the split-billed ballyhoo on mono leader.

F3G - Fish, Food, Feel Good

Chris Dunn talks about the benefits of sharing the overflow of your catch with those less fortunate via F3G.

Curtain rises on Baja spring

Gary Graham rounds up the action in his weekly Baja Bytes report. Spring has sprung and the fish are there to be had.

Okuma to the East

With a solid West Coast presence under their belt, Okuma reels sets their sights to the East and partners with Capt. Mark DeBlasio of the Blue Runner.


Its no April Fools joke that the bluefin tuna join the yellowtail in early season action according to Erik Landesfeind.


Gary Graham brings us his second installment of his exploration of Mexico's Magdalena Bay; the fish, the islands and the people.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn April 2

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, gives us the scoop on the weekend weather so you can plan your fishing accordingly.

Fishing Chick - Rachel Bowman

Here is BD's next Fishin Chick, Captain Rachel Bowman who has a personal vendetta for the invasive lionfish.

Yeti Coolers Take it up a Notch

Yeti coolers, already known for their famously durable coolers, has elevated their cooler to an entirely new planet; planet Redneck. Check out the big news today as they launch the Ridicooler.

Baja Scallop Ceviche

Warning, the viewing of the following recipe has been proven to cause hunger and a burning desire to try it. You've been warned.

Chasing Washington's Inshore Seabass (Rockfish)

Capt. Tommy Donlin shares his methods of chasing inshore rockfish in the Pacific Northwest. Great fun and better eating.

Hot New Marine Electronics

2015 has already seen huge strides in the abilities of today's modern marine electronics. Here are some of the hottest new features to help you catch fish and stay safe.

Fly Tying - Tarpon Toad

Capt. Rick Worman gives us the step-by-step demo on tying a very enticing variation of the classic Tarpon Toad fly.

Unrest quiets, as winter yellows explode

Yellow is the color this season in Baja, yellowtail, yellowfin, and yellow dorado; Gary Graham brings us the scoop in his latest Baja Bytes.

Supercow Yellowfin Tuna Caught

Fishing Rookie catches 585-pounds of tuna in one day and only two fish. Check it out.


The yellowtail bite continues despite some weather and rockfish fill the bags for boats along the coast. Get the scoop from Erik Landesfeind.


Have you been needing an inflatable dingy? Today is the day to save big on the WEST MARINE PRU-3 Performance Roll-Up Inflatable.

Cobia & Corn Chowder

This recipe is just in time for cobia season, which has kicked into gear in the Southeast. Cobia meat is firm and delicious, and perfect for a chowder. Try it with your fish of the day and let us know.


Whether you're competing in a tournament or just out for a fun day of fishing, avoiding complacency is the key to putting things together on the water.

Furuno Offers Spring Break Rebates

Give your boat's electronics the upgrade it deserves this year and take advantage of Furuno's Spring Break Rebates.

Two New Styles of Costa Glasses

Costa has come out with two new styles of adventure-ready sunglasses, the Loreto and Palapa.

Biggest Fish Ever Caught in Missouri

I'm envious because this very unique fish is on my bucket list. Check out the largest fish ever caught in Missouri. See what it is.

Q and A with CDFW March 23

Carrie Wilson answers California sportsmen's questions about the legality of many different topics. Check it out.

Making sense of San Clemente Island Closures and Weather

Understanding when the Navy and the weather will allow you to fish San Clemente Island is easy if you use the right tools.

March Madness begins with a yellow streak

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes brings us the latest happenings in the fishing scene from around Mexico.


According to the calendar, spring has just started but you'd never know it from the fishing and the weather according to Erik Landesfeind.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale March 13

Check out the savings this week on guns, shooting supplies and fishing equipment at Turner's Outdoorsman stores.

Long Range Reports March 19

Bill Roecker rounds up the latest fishing reports from the long range boats in SoCal.

How to Fillet a Cobia

All around Florida, spring weather brings cobia fever. Here is how Capt. Scott Goodwin cleans cobia and many other larger fish.

Magdalena Bay - Baja’s last frontier Part 1

Gary Graham shares his experiences exploring the hidden treasures of Magdalena Bay in Baja Mexico.

Tarpon Season Tactics in the Keys

The Florida Keys play host to an epic invasion of migratory tarpon each year and BD's Capt. Kyle Kelso gives some tips on how to make the most of it.

Mex 1 shut down by protesters

Angry agricultural workers are protesting and have shut down Mex 1 in Baja. Fires have been set and stones thrown. Caution!

Kiddie recalls faulty fire extinguishers

Take the time to give your safety equipment a check, specifically your fire extinguishers as Kiddie has recalled certain models with specific production dates.

Early Season Jig Fishing

As the ice melts in the northern parts of the country, bass fishermen anxiously tie on their first offerings of the season. Bass Pro Nik Autrey ties on a jig.

Corvina Grilled in Banana Leaf with Ancho Chili Glaze and Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Here is a cool recipe for any delicate fish from Chef Mitch of Mitch's Seafood.

Dolphin Herding Redfish

You've got to see this video of a dolphin herding a huge school of redfish against the bank for easier picking, then teaching her young ones how to do it too.

Spinning For Tuna West-Coast Style

BD's Zane Hinrichs takes the "coffee-grinder" for a spin for west coast tuna and comes away a believer.

Unusual fatal accident on whale watching trip

Gary Graham brings us the latest reports from Baja including some sad news of a fatal whale watching encounter.


Stable weather and good fishing is the name of the game this week in Southern California reports BD's Erik Landesfeind.


Save big on West Marine's handheld VHF radio during today's Fantastic Friday sale. In stores or online now.

New Groundfish Regulations for CA

The CDFW has announced the implementation of new groundfish regulations in State waters and it is good news.

Fred Hall Show 2015

The Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, CA had a huge turn out by California anglers with goodies and bargains galore.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn March 12

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, brings us the latest weather forecast in respect to SoCal fishing this weekend.

Bait Tank Troubles? - Part 3

Capt. Mark Wisch concludes his series on common bait tank troubles and how to remedy them.

HSWRI Announces Enhanced Programs

HSWRI announces their newest program to enhance California's fisheries and the support of the new CCA California chapter that will work to protect angler access.

Good News for CA Salmon

The Coastside Fishing Club reports from the CDFW salmon information meeting and the numbers look encouraging.

Top 5 Must Have Items For SUP Fishing

Catching giant tarpon and snook, the crew from Salty Roots share their priority items for fishing from stand-up paddle boards.

GEOBASS - Brazil

The first installment of Costa's Geobass, season 2, begins with a quest for big peacock bass on fly in the Amazon.

Yellows continue as sierra counts climb

Gary Graham rounds up the action in his Baja Bytes report for Mexico.


The rockfish opener got more boats out fishing and as expected, many of them caught yellowtail.

Lower Prices on Accurate Fury Reels

Get Accurate's proven Fury reels at all time low prices and get two years of free service. Get yours at this year's Fred Hall Shows.

Cousins and Castaway Make Friendly Merger

Two American made compaines, Cousins Tackle and Castaway Rods are joining forces to bring more amazing products to the market for anglers to enjoy.

Grouper hungry for Lionfish

Lionfish have invaded the Atlantic and the Gulf and the only hope of reducing their numbers is for everyone to start eating them. This grouper is trying his best in this cool video.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn March 5

Chris Dunn reports that moderate offshore winds should make for great rockfishing this weekend.

Key West’s Winter Wrecks

Captain Kyle Kelso of Key West explains the benefit of tropical cold fronts on wreck fishing for cobia, muttons and more.


The Fred Hall Show starts on Wednesday in Long Beach, here are some things to check out.

Fight for your rights! The CCA is coming to California

The CCA is coming to California to help us defend our access to fishing and the upcoming Fred Hall show is a great place to join them in the common cause.

Custom Rods Made Simple

Batson Enterprises, owner of many of quality brands of rod blanks and components, has made it simple for anglers to pick out their own custom rod features and get it built.

Fishing Chick - Leslie Martinez

BD has a quick chat with Leslie Martinez, our next Fishin Chick.

Whales and yellows continue as unusual cop story emerges

Gary Graham brings us the fishing report and the news from south of the Border in his Baja Bytes report.


A look at your best options for catching rockfish over the next couple months from Erik Landesfiend.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale February 27

Tons of guns on sale this week at Turner's Outdoorsman in SoCal. Check out the weekly sales flier. Don't miss the anniversary sale at the Victorville store where all guns will be on sale.


Save $200 dollars off the Garmin EchoMAP™ 70dv Fishfinder/GPS Combo today only at West Marine.

MDR Halibut Tournament Save the Date

When your making your plans, don't forget to save the date for the MDR Halibut Derby on April 18-19, 2015.

Artist Spotlight - Michelle Nicole Lowe

BD introduces artist, Michelle Nicole Lowe, from the Florida Keys. Her watercolors capture the tropical essence of paradise.

Spicy Tuna Rolls

Since the tuna have been biting all winter, here is a classic spicy tuna roll recipe from Chef Jenn Felmley via Collaboration Kitchen.

Giant Wels Catfish Caught

An Italian angler has caught and released an incredibly large wels catfish while fishing Italy's Po River.

I’ll miss you, La Niña

BD's Brandon Hayward explains his relationship with the icy cold La Niña and all the good times they shared.

Boat Crashes into Beach Bar

This week the Darwin award goes to the captain of this rig who was going so fast in thick fog, that he ran up the beach and into the bar.

Marlin VS Mako

One truly never knows what one will find upon the sea. Check out these picts of a mako shark with a marlin bill impaled all the way through and it was still going. Crazy!

Saltwater fly fishing the Baja way

Gary Graham fell in love with fly-fishing in Baja years ago, and in his latest story he gives us the run down of whipping the long rod south of the border.

Q and A with CDFW February 23

From varmit trapping to fish limits, Carrie Wilson with the CDFW, explains the finer points of the law.

Goliath Swallows Whole Stingray

Goliath grouper are taking over many shallow water structures and have become a popular inshore big game fish for many to challenge. The bigger the bait, the better.

Yellowtail dominate February as dorado numbers climb

Yellowtail, tuna, dorado and whales are on the list of attractions this week in Gary Graham's Baja Bytes.


BD's Erik Landesfeind reports that coastal yellows continue to bite while the islands begin to kick out fish.


Save big bucks on the Lowrance HDS-5 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter with 50/200kHz transducer, today only at West Marine stores and online.

Special Events at Turner's Outdoorsman

Check out the special events taking place at Turner's Outdoorsman stores near you.

Mercury Marine Unveils the 400R Outboard

Mercury Marine has unveiled their largest, most hi-tech outboard yet, the 400-horsepower 400R engine.

Yellowfin with Papaya Cucumber Relish

Looking for a new way to prepare some delicious yellowfin tuna, Journey South Outfitters of Louisiana has a recipe for you.

Grander from Kona

Captain McGrew Rice and the crew of the IHU NUI just boated a grander marlin out of Kona, Hawaii.

Fly Tying - The Gurgler

Fly tying is an art form in itself, but nothing is more satisfying than catching a fish on your creation. Capt. Rick Worman demonstrates how to tie the Gurgler, an extremely effective top water fly.

Underwater Marlin Lit Up

Al McGlashan captures the most amazing scenes underwater. Check out the footage of running a gunning to feeding marlin and jumping in on them.

Long Distance Long Range

Eric Griggs has been hooked on tuna fishing since his youth, but this Central Florida resident talks about going the distance to chase Mexico's monster long range tuna.

Vintage Video of a Grander Bite

Many have seen Stuart Campbell get snatched overboard by a grander, but I never saw the video of the bite which is awesome. Here it is.

Hand to Fin Combat

Check out this video of hand lining a big goliath grouper from land and pulling it into the shallows for a clean release.


Erik Landesfeind gives us a detailed look at how to break down a bite and use that information to find your own fish.

The 8th Annual Casting 4 Soles tops a solid week's fishing

Gary Graham brings us the latest Baja Bytes with the most recent happenings in fishing and more from Mexico's Baja.


BD's Erik Landesfeind reports of another week of good scores on both the inner and outer banks off SoCal.


Save $75 off Taylor Made boat fenders with West Marine's Fantastic Friday sales.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale February 13

This week's savings on three pages of hunting and fishing gear that we want, I mean need!

Q and A with CDFW February 12

Carrie Wilson of the CDFW tackles some of the tougher questions about California's fish and wildlife regulations.

Thar she blows

Gary Graham gives us an in-depth look into the world of whales and the magical bays of Baja where they calve and frolic.

Spearing Wahoo With the Sharks

Is it crazy to spearfish for big wahoo while hundreds of sharks follow your blood trail? These guys don't think so, as they whack wahoo and fend off sharks.

Bacon Wrapped Octopus

Chef Hanis Cavin shares his Bacon Wrapped Octopus appetizers via Collaboration Kitchen in San Diego.

Introducing Mag Bay Yachts - The Back Story

A new brand of boat, Mag Bay Yachts, is about to be introduced and it is built with a tried and true drive to be of the finest quality possible. Check out this boat's family history and its future.

Tide and Time Charters in PEI

You can join Tide and Time Charters in Prince Edward Island for the bluefin tuna fishing trip of your lifetime.

Long Range Reports February 9

Awesome wahoo and tuna bite happening for some of San Diego's long range sportboats on their recent trips. Bill Roecker rounds up the latest reports.

Rod Building - Guide Placement

Salty Dawg Bill demonstrates a great way to simplify guide placement and static testing on your rod builds.

Incredible Drone Marlin Video

The use of drones to capture the action from entirely new angles has breathed new life into fishing videos like this awesome marlin clip from BHK media.

Dorado frolic while yellows keep snapping

Gary Graham gives us his latest Baja Bytes report where he rounds up all the fishing action and more from Mexico's Baja peninsula.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the bluefin bite is hot at the Cortes Bank and the yellowtail are biting up and down the coast.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn February 6

SoCal weekend weather and fishing outlook from Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale February 6

SoCal sportsman can save big with this week's sales at Turner's Outdoorsman's 18 stores and online.

Fishing Chick - Chasten Whitfield

BD is happy to introduce Chasten Whitfield and don't be fooled by her age, this young lady has big plans to use her fishing talents to help as many kids as she can.

Costa's newest style - Manta

Costa's new sunglass style for active females, Manta, is built for adventure and movement, but full of unmistakable style.

Q and A with CDFW February 4

CDWF's Carrie Wilson answers inquiries from sportsman about the legalities of their specific questions.


The yo-yo iron has been the hot ticket for big winter yellowtail this year, here's how to fish it.

Winter Walleye

BD's Nik Autrey shares his tried and true techniques to catch winter walleye when it is too cold for bass.

How to Catch Big Black Drum

Today's cold north wind reminds me that black drum don't mind our Florida "winter", so I thought it was appropriate to revisit a classic from our own Derek Redwine on catching black drum.

Long Range Reports February 2

Cow tuna, wahoo and more from Bill Roecker's Long Range reports. Check out the most recent fish reports.

Back to the Flats

A re-awakened fever for inshore fishing left me in need of updating my equipment, but what to buy with so many choices. Okuma Helios was my answer.

Mixed bag leaves anglers speechless

The fishing roundup with Gary Graham's Baja Bytes. Current reports from around Mexico's Baja.

Incredible Yellowtails

The coastal yellowtail bite continues as we go into the next full moon cycle says Erik Landesfeind.


West Marine's Fantastic Friday sale can save you $100 dollars on a new Garmin Echomap.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn January 30

Chris Dunn reports the weekend fishing and weather forecast for SoCal anglers. Check out the bluefin bite the end of January!

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale January 30

Tons of savings for SoCal fishermen and hunters at Turner's Outdoorsman stores this week.

Megamouth Shark Washes Up

Very rarely has man had an opportunity to gaze upon the megamouth shark, but one has washed upon a beach in the Philippines.

Moroccan Spiced Pheasant with Date Chutney

Maggie Rosaine shares her Moroccan Spiced Pheasant with Date Chutney after a successful pheasant hunt.

Artist Spotlight - Paul Marcellini

BD spotlights Paul Marcellini, an incredibly talented photographer with a gift for natural landscapes.

Bait Tank Troubles? - Part 2

Capt. Mark Wisch shares his second installment of his proven tactics to troubleshoot and fix problematic bait tanks and their plumbing.


Five tips to help private boaters catch more yellowtail this winter by Erik Landesfeind.

Build A Light Leader System

This leader system works well for all mono line under 80-pound test. By using a Bimini Twist and a Blood Knot, you create a leader you can count on.

Summertime in January yield big yellows and blues

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes brings us the summertime bite happening this January.


BD's Erik Landsfeind reports that 1 1/2-day trips are making long runs and scoring big on yellowtail and bluefin tuna.


Stock up on rope for your boat. New dock lines, anchor rode and more, get 40 percent off on bulk rope today at West Marine stores and online.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale January 23

SoCal hunters and fishermen alike, check out the savings this week at Turner's Outdoorsman stores.

Electronically Aided Collisions

Here is a great reminder from Frank Sargeant, that many collisions happen while you are looking down at your electronics to make sure you don't hit anything. It happens more than you think.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn January 22

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, brings us SoCal's weekend weather and fishing forecasts in his SD Weather weekly video.

A Blue(Marlin) Tuesday in Cabo

Hot off the press, Gary Graham reports of not one, but two big blue marlin caught in Cabo on the same time.

Tales of Baja alter a young man's life path

The story of Stephen Jansen who was drawn to Baja by the tales of far away fishing adventures written by famous writers of the times.

17 Ways You Know You’re a SoCal Fisherman

Here is our list of 17 ways you will know you fish in Southern California.

Giant Guitarfish Caught

It's not a shark, not a ray, must be a giant guitarfish right?

Aftco Presents Surface Tension

Aftco, leaders in the tackle and performance clothing industry are proud to present an awesome video series about fishing Florida's Biscayne Bay.

Q and A with CDFW Jan. 20

CDFW veteran Carrie Wilson sheds light on the gray areas in her Q and A columns.

The Zonker Streamer

Capt. Rick Worman of Flatline Guideservice shares his fly tying talents with us and demonstrates the Zonker Streamer.

Introducing the OXE Diesel Outboard

Take a glimpse at the future, as it becomes the reality of today, the OXE diesel outboard engine is slated for production and will sport power, efficiency and dependability to modern boating.

Whales, tails, stripes and El Niño center stage

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes talks yellowtail, roosters and tuna on the list of fishing opportunity in Mexico.


BD's Erik Landesfeind reports that the red crabs have moved onto the coast and are kicking the yellowtail bite into high gear.

Another Sad Loss for the Fishing Community

The SoCal fishing community has lost another pillar of its history with the quiet passing of Mrs. Shirley Blackman.


Big time savings, like half off, on great boat shoes from Sperry. But its today only at West Marine stores and online.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale January 16

Cash in on savings at any of Turner's Outdoorsman's 18 locations throughout California. Guns, ammo, tackle, rods and reels; they have it all.

Shimano's New Torium HG Reels

Here is your sneak peek at Shimano's newest reel, the Torium HG. These reels offer improvements in durability, features and size for an awesome, yet economical package.

Avalon Storm of December 30th, 2014

A riveting tale of the Avalon Storm on December 30th, by Daniel Sipes who rode out the storm in the harbor and came away with some very thoughtful take-aways from his frightful night.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn January 15

Another great fishing weekend ahead says the Fishing Weatherman, Chris Dunn. Get the details in his short video.

Back to the Kelp

Brandon Hayward talks kelp and how to approach fishing it and marking spots for more consistent trips.

SoCal Tackle Show and Swap Meet

The Seventh Annual Southern California Tackle Show and Swap Meet in Cardiff, CA will be held on February 5-7,2015

Whole Fried Snapper and Stir Fry Veggies

Wow, this one made me hungry. Journey South Outfitters shared this simple way to fry a whole small snapper or similar fish and serve over stir fry veggies.

The 2015 El Nino Factor

Is the SoCal fishing explosion from a true El Nino or just something that looks and feels like it. The Fishing Weatherman, Chris Dunn discusses the difference and how long the fishing could last.

Texas Red Tide

You've got to see this incredible footage of Texas redfish in tight schools ravaging the flats and grass. Cast the fly already!

Crazy fish Keep coming

Thanks to the unusually warm water temperatures along the coast this year, fishermen continue to catch fish rarely seen in SoCal waters.

California Anglers! Top 5 places to fish right now

Looking for a hot spot the fish during the offseason? Here's our top 5 best places to fish right now. The only hard part is deciding which one to choose.

# Fish For Jose

A year has already flown by and it is time to remember the birthday of fishing legend Jose Wejebe by sharing your love of fishing with others as he did.

2015's first week a Baja winner for yellows and wahoo

Gary Graham brings in the new year with reports of Baja yellowtail and wahoo.


While 2014 may go down as one of the best fishing years in memory, 2015 promises even better fishing.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale January 9

The savings continue at Turner's Outdoorsman stores on hunting and fishing equipment. Get geared up for the new year and make the most of your outdoor dollars.


Catch big savings each Friday with West Marine's Fantastic Friday sales. Check out today's deal.

Q and A with CDFW

CDFW veteran and all round outdoor enthusiasts, Carrie Wilson fields questions from sportsman about the intricacies of wildlife related laws and ethics.

Introducing Women to Saltwater Fishing

So your wife, girlfriend or daughter wants to try fishing? How you handle her initial experience can make all the difference.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn January 8

Your SoCal weekend weather prediction and fishing report in one from Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman. January Tuna!

Extreme Kayak Sailfish Tournament

The second annual Extreme Kayak Sailfish Smack Down Tournament is set for success on January 16th - 18th in Pompano, Florida.

Spice Crusted Yellowtail with Seaweed Salad

Collaboration Kitchen's Chef Jenn Felmley shares this Spice Crusted Seared Yellowtail which I thought would be fitting since they are still biting. Give it a try.

Batson Partners with Gary Loomis's North Fork Composites

A new partnership has formed between Batson Enterprises and Gary Loomis's North Fork Composites. American made, hi-tech blanks will become readily available to companies and individuals alike.

Fishing Chick - Blanca Lopez

BD introduces this month's Fishin Chick, Blanca Lopez of California. Offshore, inshore, freshwater, lobsters, she does it all.

Tournament Day

Bass Pro Nik Autrey takes us with him on the recount of his last bass tournament of the season, so suit up for a cold, wild ride.

Long Range Reports January 5

Bill Roecker brings us the long range reports that came in over the holiday week.

Hot dorado bite trumps Baja's chill

Snow in Baja? What a year, but the fish are still biting according to Gary Graham in his Baja Bytes report.


Fight back the chill of winter with big savings on West Marine's cabin heaters, with $40 off today only.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale January 2

Make the most of your Holiday gift money at Turner's Outdoorsman in SoCal. Hunting, Fishing and everything outdoors, they have it all.


Here is a little throwback for those who are getting or already have big game hunting fever. BD's Ali Hussainy talks about his approach to getting ready for his first elk hunt a few years ago.

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Circle Hook Ballyhoo Rig

Yesterday the sailfish were popping up off Central Florida, so I thought we should revisit this tip on rigging ballyhoo with circle hooks.

Bait Tank Troubles?

If you've had bait tank troubles, you're not alone. Capt. Mark Wisch begins a series on how to address existing problems, buy new tanks and learn to use them effectively.

Blackman Boats Part 3 - bold but battered

Our resident historian of all things fishing, Gary Graham, delivers his third and final segment on Blackman Boats and the family behind one of the most popular boat companies in California.


Yellowtail highlight the Christmas fishing action and the bite shows no signs of stopping.

SoCal Weekend Outlook from Chris Dunn December 24

Your Holiday forecast from Chris Dunn the Fishing Weatherman. Get ready for a weather window while your off for the holidays and catch your last rockfish for the year.

Tis The Season

Outdoor lovers are driven by the seasons and it is easy to get caught up in our pursuit of it and forget another important season that is upon us. Here is the story of my reminder.

White Cheddar Grits, Crawfish and Popcorn Dust

A taste of decadence, these White Cheddar Grits and Crawfish from Collaboration Kitchen are sure to please.

Huk Gear Performance Apparel

Huk Performance Fishing is proud to announce the launch of its website -

Baja's tip sizzles, while North remains soggy

Gary Graham brings us the latest reports from around the Baja of Mexico.


BD's Erik Landesfeind gives an explanation of the protocol involved in creating a fisheries management plan.

A fisherman's fisherman

The fishing fleet lost a remarkable member of its tight-knit community on Dec. 2 when Mario Ghio, owner of Sportsman's Seafood on Quivera Road in San Diego passed away.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale December 19

The Weekly Ad at Turner's is full of savings for the perfect gift for your outdoorsmen.


Save big on comfortable boat shoes from West Marine and Sperry in today's Fantastic Friday Sale.

SD Coastal Weather Update December 18

Your SoCal coastal weather forecast from Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman.

Bait Ball Bonanza

Incredible footage from MGFC of a menhaden bait ball under attack from everything including yellowfin tuna.

Preparing your Tackle and Gear for Long Range Fishing

Check out this great article by Doug Kern of Fisherman's Landing about the preparation of gear for your upcoming long range trip.

Asian Pineapple Mako Kabobs

Simple, yet different is a great combination when it comes to new fish recipes. Journey South Outfitters has mastered this combination in their latest how to video, Asian Pineapple Mako Kabobs.

Fish Machine Part 2 - The Glory Years

Gary Graham continues his story about Don Blackman and the evolution of the ever popular boats, Fish Machine.

Artist Spotlight - Derek Redwine

BD shines the spotlight on our own Creative Director, Derek Redwine, whose love of fishing and the outdoors permeates his work and play.

Great White Shark Breach Video

Watching giant great white sharks blasting the fake seal never gets old. Here is some more epic footage from filmmaker Mark van Coller in Cape Town, South Africa.

Line Spooling Bucket Tip

BD's Capt. Scott Goodwin offers this quick tackle tip on how to respool a reel as a one man operation.

Stormy weather fails to dampen the Baja bite

The fish are still biting according to Gary Graham's Baja Byte fishing report.


With tackle shops in SoCal now stocking Rainshadow rod blanks, here are some suggestions of rods that will meet your needs.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale December 12

Guns and fishing gear, what more could you want. Huge savings at Turner's Outdoorsman stores for the Holidays.

West Marine's Gift Guide

Get big savings with West Marine's Last Minute Gift Guide, and find the perfect gift for the fishermen in your family.

Flounder with Roe Sauce

Maggie Rosaine cooks the ever popular flounder, but adds a flavorfull twist by making a sauce from the roe.

Rocking R Ranch Bulls and Bucks

BD's Ali Hussainy recounts a recent Colorado hunt with the first-class crew from the Rocking R Ranch chasing bull elk and mule deer.

SD Coastal Weather Update December 11

The Fishing Weatherman, Chris Dunn, gives us the weekend outlook and explains how the upcoming storm system will impact the fishing for offshore anglers.

Accurate Holiday Rebates

Accurate says thanks and offers these big rebates on various reels for the Holidays.


Last week's storm hardly put a dent in the offshore fishing and December's full moon kicked the yellowtail bite back into gear.

PEI Video - A Demon for the Taking

BD's Michael Torbisco flexes his video genius and presents the Race to PEI video, A Demon for the Taking, which will transport you into battle with a giant tuna.

Costa's Give the Gift of Fishing

Costa is taking us back to our roots and offering a reward for passing on the gift of fishing. Take the Pledge and be entered to win.

12 Days of Christmas Contest - Get Ready

The Twelve Days of Christmas are coming and here are the amazing prizes up for grabs in our upcoming forum contests.

Baja Bytes Report

Gary Graham offers up the latest happenings, fishing and road reports from around Baja.


Sustainability is going to be the name of the game in California sport fishing in coming years.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale December 5

Save for the Holidays and get the best gifts for your hunter, shooter and fisherman at Turner's Outdoorsman.


Paddle-sport popularity is exploding for good reason; its ease, affordability, and enjoyable exercise. West Marine has the Pompano 120 sit-on-top kayak on sale today.

Okuma Partners with Stoked On Fishing

Okuma Fishing Tackle has announced a new partnership with television show Stoked On Fishing and host Shea McIntee.

Chris Dunn Weekend Weather Update

SoCal anglers are going to have another weather window to catch December tuna, says Chris Dunn the Fishing Weatherman in his weekend report.

Anchoring 101 - Part 2

BD's Capt. Scott Bussen continues his advice on setting up an anchor system to help you get on the spot.

New Bubba Blades Make Perfect Gifts

The ever popular Bubba Blade has three new models for the Holidays and they make the perfect gift for your outdoorsman or chef.

Redfish Gravlax

Tired of serving your fish the same old way? Check out this unique curing technique used to make a delicious redfish gravlax. Perfect for your Christmas parties.

Fishing Chick - Katie Pere

This months Fishin Chick is an avid mom, wife, outdoor enthusiast and stuntwoman.

Snook of Summer

The crew of Salty Roots brings us a taste of summer with this incredible snook fishing video. Fillmed from kayaks and SUP, they tackle big snook off the surf.

Batson Custom Rods in Your Hands

SoCal anglers are in for a treat because soon you will be able to feel the difference of a Batson rod blank built out by local rod builders and on display in a tackle shop near you.

Long Range Reports December 1

Bill Roecker rounds up the long range reports from the fleet and cow tuna are on the list.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

No matter what kind of fishing your into, if you've been nice this year, then BD has plenty of gift ideas for you to choose from. If you can't decide, ask for one of each.

End of November and the Beat Goes on Down South

Gary Graham rounds up the latest fishing reports from around Baja. The bite continues.


The yellowtail fishing picked up this week in San Diego and the Tanner Banks bite continues.

West Marine's Black Friday Sale

West Marine kicks off Holiday Savings for all boaters and fishermen with their Black Friday Sale.

Huge Holiday Sale at Turners's Outdoorsman

Turner's Outdoorsman kicks off serious Holiday Savings on November 28th through December 24.

Black Seadevil Video a First

The Black Seadevil is a deepwater angler fish species that has been filmed at depth for the first time by the MBARI's ROV.

Grilled Yellowtail Collars with Citrus Soy Dipping Sauce

Here is a great recipe to make the most of your catch. Grilled yellowtail collars will give you more reasons to go fishing.

Key West Bait Cure

The sport of fishing can be taken to all levels, but using great bait is king for many including Capt. Rush Maltz of Key West. Here is the How and Why.

Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, gives us the travel forecast for Thanksgiving.

Figuring Out a Zone That’s New to You

BD's Brandon Hayward offers 1,000 words on fishing outside our comfort zones to become a better angler.

New IRIS Handheld Thermal Nightspotter Scope

NightSpotter hand-held thermal scope delivers crystal clear images in total darkness, helping boaters spot a range of hazards when running at night.

Big Island Bomboy Beast

Kailua-Kona, HI - On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Captain Bomboy Llanes, running a half-day honeymoon charter aboard the Lanakila, and against the odds, landed a 1,041-lb blue marlin.

Wahoo inundate Baja Sur

Gary Graham brings us another Baja Bytes Recap and the word is the wahoo are everywhere, tuna too.


The tuna are still biting on the outer banks but most local boats have reverted to rockfish mode.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale November 21

Turner's Outdoorsman has big savings for the holidays, so get those guns and reels you've had your eye on.

Baja Fish Gear Holiday Sale 2014

The Baja Fish Gear store in Lomita, CA will celebrate its 10th annual Spectacular Holiday Sale on November 22nd. Cash in on huge savings for your angler.

West Marine Pre-Black Friday Deals

West Marine is having their Pre-Black Friday Deals for four days only. Save big on outdoor and boating supplies and gear.

SD Coastal Weather Update November 20

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, shares his weather and fishing outlook for the SoCal area for the weekend.


This has certainly been a memorable fishing season, but for many private boaters those memories are bad.

Lion's Share of Lionfish

Wow, this recent video from the waters off Pensacola, Florida leaves no question that lionfish are here to stay. Still it is our duty to eat as many as we can to limit this invader from foreign waters.

One's Trash is Another's Treasure

Jack crevalle are one of the most aggressive and explosive fish to catch and yet they are often shunned as trash fish. This video has some amazing topwater, explosive bites and is a must watch if that is your thing.

Fresh Seared Grouper

Chef Shaun Hinson of the Aqua Star restaurant in the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa shares this recipe for seared grouper.

Water Wolf In-line Camera and Wahoo

The Water Wolf is an amazingly small, yet high tech video camera that can be rigged in-line and facing your bait or lure. Watch as wahoo and more come in and hook up.

WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot 2014

Good fishing and good will were both evident in this year's WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. Gary Graham brings us the wrap up.

Fishing good from Border to the tip where some brutes live

Gary Graham is in Baja and brings us the scoop on the fishing, roads and more.


It's halfway through November and the yellows and tuna continue to bite, when will this season end?

Irvine Lake Fall Trout Tournament

Tomorrow, Saturday the 15th, is the Fall Fantasy Trout Tournament at Irvine Lake presented by Shimano.


Big savings on Go Anywhere Chairs from West Marine in today's Fantastic Friday Sale, in stores and online.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale November 14

Savings on guns, fishing equipment and outdoors supplies at Turner's Outdoorsman stores.

Huge Fishing Twitter Party

Today! BD Outdoors will be teaming up with Share A Fishing Charter, AFTCO, Keep America Fishing ,The Billfish Foundation & Island Routes to co-host Twitter's Biggest Fishing Related Twitter Party in history!

Weekend Fishing and Weather in One

The Fishing Weather Man, Chris Dunn, talks fishing and weather for the upcoming weekend. Make your plans.

Long Range Reports November 13

The cow tuna are starting to hit the deck on the long range boats and the wahoo are still flowing.

Artist Spotlight - Bobby Tambascio

Capt. Bobby Tambascio, a Northeast charter captain, is inspired by his love of fishing and translates that into art.

Asian Quail Recipe

Maggie Rosaine shares a great way to try something special with quail for those fall bird hunts.

Blue Water Warriors

Blue Water Warriors has worked long and hard to build a custom boat that is tailored to give back to our wounded veterans.

Thank a Veteran Take them Fishing

This Veteran's Day or any day, make the effort to invite a veteran fishing or hunting. If you can't physically take them, then donate to one of the many programs that reconnect our veterans with the outdoors and life.

Operation Sailfish

Operation Sailfish Returns to Kick Off the Quest for the Crest in Palm Beach, FL, but also gives back to our Veterans. Thanks for your service!

Freedom Fighter Outdoors

Freedom Fighter Outdoors is on a mission to help our nation's injured veterans make the difficult transition from the armed services to civilian life via the healing powers of the outdoor experience.

My Top 3 Ways To Be a Better Angler

While the list of best fishing techniques has filled volumes, here is my “top three” and the tips related to them.

Twenty-four fish to the scale on the first day of WON Tuna Tournament

Gary Graham brings us the current conditions around Baja as well as the reports from the first day of the WON Tuna Tournament.

Tackle Day November 8

The ever popular Tackle Day is this Saturday. Here are the details about the vendors and seminar schedules. Learn, eat, and save on November 8th at Fisherman's Landing Tackle Day.


Choosing the right tackle is an important first step towards catching bass at the breakwall. Here are four basic combos that will cover all of your fishing needs at the wall.


Cash in on big savings today. Save $100 off GARMIN echoMAP™ 50s Fishfinder/GPS Combo at West Marine stores or online. Today only!

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale November 7

Time to do some holiday shopping and save big on hunting and fishing gear at Turner's Outdoorsman stores.

California Scorpionfish or Sculpin Set to Close

The CDFW has determined the quota for sculpin is going to be met early, so they are closing the take of them on Nov. 15th.

SoCal Weather Outlook from Chris Dunn Nov. 6

Chris Dunn, The Fishing Weatherman, brings you the coastal weather outlook for the weekend in SoCal.


Erik Landesfeind says warm fall evenings are the perfect time to get in a wall session. Here are some tips to help you catch more bass.

Wireless Radar From Furuno

Well the world of wireless just got a little brighter, Furuno a longtime standard name in marine radars has come out with the first wireless radar.

Bisbee Black & Blue: An unexpected miracle

Despite the destruction of Hurricane Odile, the Bisbee Black and Blue was a huge success for the teams and the community.

Kid Jumps on Dead Whale Surrounded by Sharks

This year's Darwin award goes too... the boy who jumped on a dead whale while tigers and great whites feasted. Hate to encourage it, but here it is.

Crab Meatballs

Try this simple recipe for delicious crab meatballs from Chef Hanis Cavin and Collaboration Kitchen.

Win A Penn Spinfisher V

Well you could win a Penn Spinfisher SSV-10500 and could not be simpler, just enter the drawing by telling us where you buy your tackle.

Fishing Chick - Clare Carter

Exotic destinations, giant fish and fly rods are everything Clare Carter wants. Come share her adventures as our next BD Fishin Chick.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale November 3

Check out this week's savings at all of the Turner's Outdoorsman stores, the go-to place for all outdoor equipment.

Mustad's Waterproof Boat Bag

One necessity on all boats is a dry bag for your gear. The new Mustad Boat Bag is designed for just that.

The Gift of Sight

Costa's polarized sunglasses offer the gift of sight for him or her this holiday. Check out the latest models of these premium performance glasses.

AFTCO's Fish Ninja 2 Shirt

AFTCO has come out with the next generation of their Fish Ninja shirts. Full sun protection in one shirt, yet cool and durable.

Penn Fathom Lever Drag Two-Speed Reels

Penn has taken their popular Fathom lever-drag reels to the next level and added their two-speed feature to this line.

Cousins XF Inshore Graphite Rods

The perfect gift for the angler in your family, the new Cousins XF Inshore series graphite rods. High-end, American-made rods at an affordable price.

Minox BN 7x 50 DC Binocular Review

BD's Ali Hussainy talks about his first hand experience with the Minox BN 7x50 DC Binoculars.

FishDope - The Gift of Insight

A subscription to FishDope will be a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. Valuable information and tools will save fuel and catch more fish.

Blacktip Tackle Bag

West Marine's Blacktip line of fishing accessories has you covered for that perfect gift for fishermen. Get them organized with their deluxe soft tackle bags.

Seaguar Fluoro Premier

When it comes time to choose a leader material, look no further than Seaguar's Fluoro Premier for better knot strength and abrasion resistance.

Shimano's Curado Baitcaster

The Curado baitcaster from Shimano has been a classic reel for more than twenty years, but this line of reels has been updated with the latest technology throughout its history.


Okuma's upgraded Andros leverdrag reels deliver construction elements and drag output to land larger fish on smaller, more agile gear than ever before thought possible.

New Accurate For the Holidays

Accurate has given their tried and true Fury reels a new look of silver and gold for the Holidays.

Phenix Black Diamond Rods

A new generation of fishing rods is born, Phenix Black Diamond rods will take your fishing to the next level.

Cows illude anglers as Vance threatens

Gary Graham brings us the latest on the fishing and the weather headed towards Mexico.

West Marine Holiday Kickoff

West Marine kicks off Holiday Savings both instore and online. Save on the things you need or want.


With the yellowtail bite as good as it gets along our coast it's anyone's guess what effect Saturday's storm will have on the fishing.

Don Blackman and His Fabulous Fish Machine

BD's Gary Graham chronicles the great boat builder and good friend Don Blackman in this article that is rich with fishing history.

Every Halibut Counts

Halibut are an Alaskan mainstay and to ensure they stay plentiful, an educational campaign has started to help anglers ensure the survival of the halibut they choose to release.

Days To Remember

We all have those days that stand out in our minds. Days of fishing were the planets aligned and we could do no wrong. Here is a throwback story to one such day.

BD's Halloween Pumpkin Contest

The Halloween Pumkin Carving contest has concluded and the entries have been put in a gallery on BloodyDecks FaceBook. Your vote counts. Who should win the Bubba Blades?


BD's Erik Landesfeind has tips for private boaters looking to take advantage of the coastal yellowtail bite.

Goliath Grouper Video

The shallow structures in tropical waters are being overrun by goliath grouper. Check out this video of a wreck covered in these protected and controversial giants.

Golf-Fishing- A New Sport?

We may have invented the next new sport of "golf-fishing". Not sure what came first, the sport or the drinking game.

Oysters with Tomatillo Granita

A simple way to enhance those oysters on the half shell from Chef Sara Polczynski of the Blind Burro in San Diego.

Marlin Assaults Boat in Los Suenos

Check out this quick video of several blue marlin that land on the boat during the fight. The bite is on in Los Suenos, Costa Rica.

Bisbee Black and Blue Winners 2014

The Bisbee Black and Blue, the worlds's richest fishing tournament, offers more to the community than just fishing.

Bisbee Black and Blue Day 2

The Bisbee's Black and Blue fishing tournament round-up for day two. A new big fish hits the docks.


Gary Graham rounds up the red hot fishing in Cabo and more despite the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Odile.


It's starting to feel a lot like fall in Southern California with colder mornings and shorter days, but that doesn't mean the fishing season is over.


Cooler weather is coming and West Marine has the answer with big savings on their Ceramic Cabin Heater today only.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale October 24

Cash in on big savings on hunting and fishing gear at Turner's Outdoorsman stores. Check out the weekly sales event.

SD Coastal Weather Update

SoCal's upcoming weather from Chris Dunn the Fishing Weatherman. See what day you should plan to fish this weekend.

Bisbee Black and Blue Day 1

The first day of the Bisbee's Black and Blue tournament was a huge success and there are more fishing days to come. Here are the results straight from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Anchoring 101-Part 1

Capt. Scott Bussen begins a two-part series on how to anchor your boat on structure to improve your fishing success.

Los Cabos Offshore 2014 Results

Despite the havoc inflicted by Hurricane Odile, the Los Cabos Offshore fishing tournament was a big success and teams battled it out for big cash prizes.

Yamaha Outboards Improve the F150

Yamaha has found a way to improve the venerable F150 outboard, a very popular model that just got better.

Long Range Reports October 21

Bill Roecker has the latest fishing reports from the long range boats. The tuna and wahoo continue to flow as anglers cash in on this most unusual fishing season.

Fish Frenzy

Each Fall there is a mullet run, but they seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Epic video of tarpon, sharks and jacks blasting millions of mullet along the beaches.

Working Hard in the Keys

A recent business trip to the Florida Keys, yields a nice catch of fish, and some work too.

Trophy Whitetail Hunting Video

Check out this big game video from Sitka as it follows the hunt of trophy Kansas whitetail deer with a bow. Awesome videography.

Baja Sur Fall Tournaments start as scheduled

Gary Graham reports in as the tournaments in Baja begin to kick off and the fish are kicking too.

Video of Dolphin (Flipper-type) Jumps Into Boat

Check out this very rare close encounter with a playful dolphin (mammal) that mistakenly jumped into the boat of Capt. Rick Spratt.


This season continues to get crazier as wahoo reports become the norm and blue marlin are added to the mix.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale October 17

More savings this week at Turner's Outdoorsman stores. Check out the weekly sales.


Today's Fantastic Friday sale saves you big time on Sony's CDX -M20 stereo at West Marine.

Upcoming Weather Report For SoCal

Chris Dunn talks up coming weather and fishing reports in this latest video from the Fishing Weatherman.

Blue Marlin for Bad Company XL

Capt. Steve Lassley and the team from the Bad Company XL have caught a blue marlin in California, which is extremely rare.

New Ocean LED Underwater Lights

Ocean LED has led the way in underwater light technology and made it accessible for all boaters. Follow the light.

Tackle Junkie

Corky Decker bought himself a tackle shop and with that comes the great responsibility to personally test each item he sells, one at a time.

Tackle Day - Save the Date

This year the popular Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing will be held on Saturday, November 8th, so mark your calendars for huge savings and seminars.

The Brotherhood - Part 2

BD's Gary Graham continues his story about three close friends and their accomplishments and contributions to the sport of fishing.

Stone Crab Season Starts October 15

Get ready for stone crab season, it starts tomorrow in Florida's State waters and their claws are delicious. Learn the laws and the method.

Deep Water Video of Golden Tilefish

Capt. Nick Stanczyk of BnM Charters in the Florida Keys has lowered his camera to capture a big golden tilefish feeding.

5 Chart Plotter Fishing Tips

Are you using your chart plotter to it's full potential? Here are five tips to help you utilize the technology in your electronics to catch more fish.

Long Range Reports October 13

The Long Range reports are red hot and Bill Roecker brings us the latest scoop on what they are catching.

Sperm Whales off Dana Point

An amazing video of sperm whales found off Dana Point recently and filmed with the drone from Dana Wharf Whale Watching.

Sea Trout and Nectarine Ceviche

Maggie Rosaine transforms common speckled sea trout into and exotic ceviche with fresh fruit.

No storms in sight as fish return

Facilities are on the mend and the fishing is back on track in Baja according to Gary Grahams Baja Bytes fishing report.

Help us get our feet back on the ground!

A snapshot of Baja in recovery, cleaned up, open for business, waiting for us to go fishing as told by Gary Graham.


For the second week in a row, big numbers of yellowtail are being caught along the coast.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale October 10

Big savings all week long at any of Turner's Outdoorsman stores. Check out this week's ad.


West Marine's Fantastic Friday Sale continues with 25% off Columbia Harborside Fleece, today only, online or in stores.

Last Call for Input on Biscayne National Park Access

Keep America Fishing's, Mike Leonard reminds anglers to get their opinions on record as the National Park Service considers plans for Biscayne National Park. Watch out for Alternative 4 as it closes access to recreational fishing in large areas.

Swordfish Video at 1600-Feet

Check out this incredible footage from Capt. Nick Stanczyk of a swordfish checking out a bait in 1600-feet of water.

Artist Spotlight- Micaela Lawson

Meet Micaela Lawson, a young artist whose work is influenced by her love of hunting, fishing, and nature.

PENN SSV spinning reels for west-coasters

The new line of Penn SSV spinning reels is quickly becoming the reel of choice for west-coast anglers in many fisheries.


BD's Erik Landesfeind gives ua a simple look at explaining what private boaters should look for when fishing offshore.

The Brotherhood-Part 1

A look back in time to three great friendships bound by amazing fishing stories and accomplishements as relayed by Gary Graham.

Long Range Reports October 6

Wahoo, tuna, yellowtail and dorado, what more could you ask for aboard the long range trips happening now.

This one’s for you Pop

Capt. Mark Wisch take us on a trip down memory lane and takes his Dad's old rod and reel back offshore after many years to catch one for Pops.

Los Cabos airport reopens 5 days early as fishing resumes

Fishing and hurricane clean-up continues while another storm swirls in this Baja fishing reports from Gary Graham.


Erik Landesfeind reports that SoCal's coastal waters continue to kick out unprecedented scores of big yellowtail.

New Show Silver Kings Debuts

An exciting new fishing show will launch this weekend, Silver Kings, and it will chronicle the pursuit of the elusive tarpon in the scenic Florida Keys.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Sale

Check out Turner's Outdoorsman weekly sale flier for big savings on hunting and fishing equipment of all types. This week is Glocktober Fest, don't miss out.


Change your oil in a snap with minimal mess with the West Marine Manual Oil Extractor and save money today only with their Fantastic Friday sale.

How To Make A Chamois Mop

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares his method of making a chamois mop to dry your boat. It saves tons of time and bending over and will make you boat's finish and metal parts last longer.

Channel Islands Billfish Tournament Success

The Channel Islands Billfish Tournament has been making great memories for 43 years and this year's was no exception.

Puget Sound Crab Time

As of October 1st, most of the marine areas of Puget Sound will open up for recreational crabbing for dungeness and red rock crabs. Get the details.

Fishing Chick - Maureen Mascaro

BD would like you to meet our next Fishin Chick, Maureen Mascaro, who hails from Florida and is a budding angler with a passion for fishing.

Tips from BD Lobster Pro

BD's lobster hoopnet pro helps you make the most of the California lobster season.

Long Range Reports September 30

Bill Roecker reports in with the latest long range fishing reports, as the boats work their way to the fishing grounds in search of tuna, yellowtail, dorado and wahoo.

The Lost Art of Trying

Join our newest BD columnist, Brandon Hayward, as he pushes us "Outside the Box" of standard fishing protocol and starts us down the road to becoming better fishermen.


The next installment of Costa's GEOBASS has been released and the Papua New Guinea black bass is the target.

Mazatlan Dorado Derby

The results are in from the Mazatlan Dorado Derby and big dorado made it a great tournament. Check out the details.

Fish of Gold - Bluefin Tuna

Corky Decker has lived both sides of the bluefin tuna equation and lays out his thoughts on these valuable fish.

President Proclaims as Fish Bite and Tourists Trickle Back

Gary Graham keeps us updated on the latest fishing and reconstruction reports from storm-battered Baja, Mexico.

Baked Stuffed Lobster

Cooking a fresh lobster with homemade seafood stuffing... How can you possibly go wrong?

Bugging Basics

California Lobster Season is about to open and here are a few tips to help you cash in.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the yellowfin tuna continue to bite, but the big news is the big yellowtail that are biting up and down the coast.


Stop mold and mildew in your boat with this warm air dryer from West Marine. On sale today only in-stores and on line.

Turner's Outdoorsman Weekly Savings

Check out Turner's Outdoorsman for great value on both fishing and hunting supplies for Southern California's sportsmen. Tons of saving this week, check out the weekly sale flier.

Sportsfish Crews Evacuate Families

Following Hurricane Odile, several fishing crews pitched in to evacuate stranded Mexican families to safety.

Baja Peninsula in the wake of

Gary Graham brings us the damage report from around Baja and the few places that might be able to fish.


Erik Landesfeind says the yellowfin tuna bite continues in U.S. waters despite windy conditions.


Today only save 200 dollars on Raymarine electronics at West Marine Stores or online. Check out the details.

Spot and Stalk California Mule Deer- Lessons from a Rookie

BD's Ali Hussainy recounts his spot and stalk hunt for California mule deer and relays the advice that worked for him.

Bisbee Cabo Relief Fund

The Bisbee Cabo Relief Fund has been started for a way to give back to the people of the region struck by Hurricane Odile. Help them see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Hurricane Odile Ravages Baja

Well Mother Nature in the form of Hurricane Odile has given Cabo San Lucas and surrounding areas a lashing.

Blue Marlin Caught Off San Diego

The crew of the Reel Nice & Easy under the watch of Capt. Clayton Dobbs just caught a blue marlin off San Diego!

Kayak Fishing for Halibut

Check out this cool video of Alaskan halibut fishing from Hobie kayaks. They've got the system down pat.

Buyer Beware of Fake Seaguar Fluorocarbon

Recently anglers have discovered that the bargain they got on Seaguar Blue Label was not as it seems. The old saying about too good to be true comes to mind; it was a fake.

Storms come and go while fish remain

Gary Graham keeps us up to date on the fishing reports around Baja, Mexico and the effect of passing storms.


The Longfin tackle superstore in Orange, California is having their third annual Customer Appreciation Day and Parking Lot Sale tomorrow, Saturday the 13th. Come on out and join the fun and save on some great deals.


Erik Landesfeind reports that boats from San Diego to Ventura are scoring yellowfin tuna but the bulk of the fish are coming from the Catalina area.


Save money and be prepared with West Marine's Fantastic Friday savings of $20 off a 30-day survival lantern.

Venison Shepherd’s Pie

Hunting season is around the corner and so the timing is perfect for Maggie Rosaine's Venison Shepherd's Pie recipe. 

PEI Giants - Avo Catches a Grander Tuna

Another amazing trip to PEI and our contest winner, Avo, did battle with two giants while fishing with Tony's Tuna Fishing. Quite a tale to tell.

Fly Fishing Faire

The Mammoth Fly Fishing Faire will take place on September 19 -21 and all fishermen are invited to enjoy seminars, tours, fly-tying classes and on the river activities.

Seattle Welcomes New West Marine Store

West Marine will celebrate the grand opening of its latest store in Seattle, Washington on September 12 -14 with deals, demos, and raffles.

Bisbee ECO - The Gathering

BD's Gary Graham brings us the summary of the Bisbee ECO tournament in Baja, Mexico.

The GPS Store Inc. Offers a Special for BD'ers

Lowrance and Simrad NS-Series plotters team up with detailed new charts and mapping technology to create a powerful fishing tool.

Norbert's bark worse than it's bite

Gary Graham reports on the fishing and the effect of Norbert on Baja's fishing.


Back to back hurricanes off the Mexican coast will probably keep the offshore scene pumping well into the fall.


The Old Reel Collectors Association (ORCA), in conjunction with their annual National convention, will sponsor a Show and Sale of antique fishing reels and other fishing tackle on September 6th.

Dana Landing Fishing Tournament

Back for a second year, the Dana Landing Jackpot sponsored by Yamaha has some pretty enticing reasons to enter, so save the date. Check out the latest tournament news about bluefin tuna.

Divers Swim with Giant Mola mola

What would you think if you swam with the worlds largest bony fish? The Mola mola or ocean sunfish is a true gentle giant as you will see in this video.

Avo Wins Race to PEI

Avo Oughourlian has won the Race to PEI 2014 and soon he will be up against bluefin giants.

Cousins Rods Price Recuctions

Cousins Tackle has announced dramatic retail price reductions across its full family of top quality, American-made fishing rods.

Fishing Chick - Kristen Petersen

BD introduces this month's Fishin Chick, Kristen Petersen of Newport Beach, CA. Check out what she loves about fishing.

West Marine Opens New Panama City, FL Flagship Store

Panama City, FL, welcomes the new West Marine Store and the Grand Opening Celebration will be September 5-7 and will include tips from experts, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles.


The tuna are moving back into U.S. waters and Orange County anglers are getting in on the action.

Tarpon Insanity 2

Incredible tarpon video from the boys at Salty Roots. It is just one amazing jump after another. Three minutes well spent.

Baja's sportfishing fleet got clobbered

Gary Graham reports from the surf-beaten Baja coast and bring us the current fishing reports.

Labor Day Sales at West Marine

West Marine celebrates Labor Day with many great deals on the tools for fun on the water. Don't miss out.

Rare Manta Ray Sighted at San Clemente

A very rare sighting of a manta ray was videoed by Carter Jessop while spearfishing at San Clemente Island. Here is his story.

Accurate BX2, Series II

The BX2 was the Accurate reel that started the “small reel for big fish” phenomenon and now the second generation takes it to a new level.

Sushi Grade

Rebecca Gardon of Catalina Offshore Products gives us a step by step insight to the grading process a tuna goes through before it is sold.

Mad Hueys Video Compilation

The Mad Hueys have been traveling the globe with their GoPro. Here are the highlights in a video series.


The yellowtail are biting at Catalina and San Clemente Islands, here are some tips to help private boaters to catch more fish.

Labor Day Special Weather Report

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, talks about how the earliest CAT 5 hurricane will affect the coastal waters of SoCal for the Labor Day weekend.

Baja Bytes Roundup

Gary Graham brings us the most current fishing reports from around Mexico in his Baja Bytes forum reports.

Costa's Geobass Africa

An adventurous group of fly-fishermen have been traveling the globe in search of the world's most popular group of fish: Bass. Welcome to GEOBASS and now its in Africa.

Accurate Fury Given New Look

The Accurate Boss Fury single and two-speed reels have been given a refreshed look for 2014. Check them out.

Marlin's Glancing Blow

Check out this quick video clip of a marlin on the line as it jumps on the side of the boat and slides down the rail.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Scott Goodwin

Well after ten days of everything shark, I can't help but be reminded of many of my own shark encounters over the years. Here are a few of the highlights.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Rush Maltz

When you spend a lifetime in the Keys and work as a charter captain like Capt. Rush Maltz, you end up with some amazing tales like these.

Shark Encounter - Dave Knecht

Dave Knecht grew up in SoCal and is an avid fishermen and writer. He is featured on BD often and has some really cool shark stories to share.

Shark Encounter - Rosemary White

BD Fishin Chick, Rosemary White is eager to tackle any shark she can. Her drive to fish, has led to some interesting shark encounters.

Deidra Bridger's Shark Rig Video

Check out BD Fishin Chick, Deidra Bridger, as she demonstrates how to build her Madfin Shark Tournament proven shark rig in this BD Fishin Chick How-To Video.

Shark Encounter - Casey Parlette

Casey Parlette is a renowned Californian artist who uses metal and wood to sculpt the most amazing works of art.

West Marine Fantastic Friday August 22

Save $30 dollars today only on Sperry's Harbormaster shoes during West Marine's Fantastic Friday sales, both in stores and online.

SoCal World-Class Mako

Brett Weinberg shares his thoughts and tactics to tap SoCal's awesome mako fishery. World-class fishing in San Diego's backyard.


Most of this week's tuna action has come from south of the border but there are yellowtail biting in multiple locations along the Southern California coast.

Six Quick Thresher Tips

BD's Ali Hussainy offers six quick tips to help you catch more thresher sharks in SoCal waters.

Shark Encounter - Michelle Gandola

BD's Michelle Gandola talks sharks and her personal encounters. Some were on purpose and some were not.

Shark Encounter - Brian Hebets

Brian Hebets loves to paint sharks. He gives us some insight to his personal shark encounters that also inspire his artistic works.

Shark Encounter - Greg Jacoski

Shark encounters are part of Greg Jacoski's job. He is the Director of Operations at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. He and Dr. Guy Harvey work hand in hand tagging sharks around the world.

Shark VS Goliath

Sharks are not always on the top of the food chain, and its best to remember there is always someone out there who is bigger and hungrier than you.

Shark Encounter - Dennis Friel

Artist Denis Friel from South Florida shares some of his personal shark encounters and some of his amazing artwork.

Shark Encounter - Matt Watson

Matt Watson of New Zealand is known for his Extreme Fishing Show, so it is no surprise that his shark encounters are anything less than extremely awesome.

Shark Encounter - Mark Zona

Mark Zona of Zona's Awesome Fishing Show takes to the Florida Keys for a shark fishing experience you won't soon forget. He shares some highlights with us in this Shark Encounter.


BD welcomes you to Ten Days of Sharks, our own tribute to the mystique and power of these awesome fish. Enjoy ten days of articles, tips, videos, interviews, and tons of pictures. It all starts here right now!

Shark Encounter - Jason Mathias

Marine artist, Jason Mathias has had several close encounters with sharks during his time in the water. He gives us the scoop in this shark interview.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Carter Andrews

BD gets to pick the fishy brain of Capt. Carter Andrews from the hit TV show The Obsession of Carter Andrews about his first hand experiences with sharks of many flavors.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Jim Sharpe

Capt. Jim Sharpe of Sea Boots Charters in the Florida Keys said, “I have certainly had a lot of interesting encounters with sharks in my more than fifty years on the ocean”. Check out his stories.

Shark Encounter - Paul McPhee

Artist Paul McPhee offers up some stories to go along with his amazing shark-filled paintings.

Living With 'Em or Without 'Em

Capt. Scott Bussen of Relentless Offshore Adventures recounts the humor of the double-edged sword that sharks can be on a charter-fishing trip.

Big Hammerhead Released from the Beach

Check out this 700-pound hammerhead shark caught and released on the beaches of south Florida.

Carter Andrews Wins Madfin Shark Tournament

Capt. Carter Andrews, host of the new fishing show, The Obsession of Carter Andrews, wins the 2014 Madfin Shark Tournament.

Shark Encounter - Hayden Staley

BD's Fishin Chick, Hayden Staley has spent plenty of time with sharks. We asked her our shark questions and this is what she said.

Mako shark makes epic journey

Scientist supported by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, AFTCO Inc. and many other entities are tracking pelagic sharks and gamefish. Technology is allowing new insights into just how far many species travel the oceans.

Rains don't dampen Baja anglers success

Despite heavy rains at times, the fishing remains good for Baja anglers, reports Gary Graham in his latest Baja Bytes.


The Mexican government gave verbal assent to boats fishing bluefin tuna while fish continue to bite in U.S. Waters.

Shark Encounter - K.C. Scott

Marine artist K.C. Scott spends much of his time fishing and diving, which fuels his visions for his breathtaking natural renditions of the marine environment. Plenty of those times include lots of sharks and he shares some of them with us at BD.

West Marine Fantastic Friday August 15

Save $100 on binoculars so you can search for sign on the water. Today only as West Marine stores or online.

Scientists Discover Hybrid Sharks

A story of a shark species in Australia is getting a lot of attention on the internet. Apparently a species of blacktip mated with another species to create the world's first hybrid shark.

Great whites feast on Whale Carcass

Check out this video of great white and blue sharks feeding on a dead whale off California.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Andy Mezirow

Capt. Andy Mezirow of Crackerjack Sportfishing Charters in Seward, Alaska shares some shark stories from around the world.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Kyle Larson

Capt. Kyle Larson of Port Canaveral talks sharks with BD and his experiences with them both at home and abroad.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Greg Rapp

Capt. Greg of Sea Leveler Charters in Port Canaveral has spent many trips chasing sharks. Hear the highlights including the night one bit him back.

Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge - Save the Date

The 25th annual, 2014 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge has been scheduled for August 22nd - 24th.

Florida Diver Encounters Great White Shark

Florida diver, Jimmy Roseman, had a persistent visit from Mr. Whitey on a recent spearfishing trip. Luckily he was wearing a GoPro and didn't get eaten.

Mako my day!

Gary Graham goes in depth about the methods that evolved to catch mako and thresher sharks on the troll and more.

Amazing Video of Mako Shark Eating the Dredge

Check this out. A hungry mako shark picks the ballyhoo off a dredge one at a time and the gopro footage is amazing.

Young angler lands shark from wheelchair

19-year old Matt Sechrist, lands 250lb. lemon shark from his wheelchair.

BD Video Spotlight: Shark Surprises Diver

Diver and shark expert Jim Abernathy was taking part in a Guy Harvey Expedition off Cat Island in the Bahamas when he experienced the shock of a lifetime.

Great White Encounter in Florida Keys

A first hand account of a great white shark encounter in Florida's Key West.

18-Foot Goblin Shark in the Keys

Check out this crazy shark from the deep, an 18-foot long goblin shark captured by deep-water shrimpers and released alive.

Shark Encounter - Capt. Nick Stanczyk

Capt. Nick Stanczyk runs the B n' M II out of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. He is no stranger to giant sharks and shares some highlights of these encounters.

Shark Cage Encounter

Heads up to all thrill seekers, check out this all natural adrenaline rush via a giant great white shark in your face. Shark cage video clip that is sure to please.

Bisbee East Cape Update as the clock runs down

Gary Graham brings us the latest fishing and tournament reports from the Baja.


Both Catalina and the Coronado Islands produced excellent yellowtail fishing this week, offering an option for those tired of the incredible offshore action we've been experiencing.

FLT with Bacon

Maggie Rosaine shares this take on a classic, the FLT with bacon: Fish, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich, don't forget the bacon!


Save $50 bucks today only on MAGMA Kettle Grill for your boat. Both in West Marine stores and online.

Long Range Reports August 7th

Bill Roecker brings us the latest fishing reports from the long range boats during the hot bite happening now.

Mega Marlin Bite

Those who don't understand why marlin fishermen will endure countless hours looking backwards, have never seen this.

In the poorest of conditions

Corky Decker does a real life test of regular lures vs. scented ones for Florida's inshore trout, redfish and snook. Check out what he concludes.

Opah Surprise

The crew of the Excel just reported in that they pulled up and hooked five opahs of which they landed an amazing three in one stop. Awesome fish.

Flipping and Pitching for Summertime Bass

Bass Pro Nik Autrey shares his summertime tactic of flipping and pitching for bass in heavy cover.


Save the date for the 3rd annual East Cape Sportfishing Club International Tournament on August 29th-30th.

Mad Hueys Hit Fiji

The Mad Hueys have put out this video of their #LetusLive tour from Fiji.

Gaffing Tuna in Keys Canal?

This guy better go buy a lottery ticket, cause he just free gaffed a big tuna in a Florida Keys canal. Odds of winning the lottery are better. All on video for non-believers.

Fishing Chick - Carolyn Jordan

BD introduces Carolyn Jordan, who shares her love of fishing and hunting.

Shrimp in Guajillo Salsa

Chef Sara Polczynski of the Blind Burro, shares this shrimp in guajillo salsa with us via the Collaboration Kitchen.

Odd catches compete exotics along Baja's Pacific Coast

Warm waters are bringing odd catches to Baja, but also great catches of gamefish. Gary Graham fills us in on the latest fishing reports in his Baja Bytes.

Close Call from Black Marlin

This video of a black marlin jumping in the cockpit may be older, but it is still amazing. Check it out.


What will likely go down as the best offshore season in recent memory continued this week with lots of fish being caught on both sides of the border.


BD's Erik Landesfeind gives us the low down on Trokar Hooks and their partnership with lure maker Corey Sanden to develop the new "Kelp Trick" hook; a must for all saltwater bass fishermen.


An unsung hero, the Stars and Stripes Tournament in Cabo San Lucas hit an all time high in its contributions to charities for kids, veterans and more.

Mini Lobster Season from the Lobster's View

Well Florida's mini lobster season is on and many of Larry's friends and relatives will pay the price of being so darn tasty. Check out this humorous video from the lobster's perspective.

Crackerjack wins Seward Halibut Derby Again

Capt. Andy Mezirow of Crackerjack Sportfishing takes his third win of the Seward Halibut Tournament with a 312-pound fish.

Artist Spotlight - Marc Montocchio

Born in South Africa, well travelled and one of the most accomplished outdoor photographers, both above and below the water, Marc Montocchio shares some thoughts with BD.

U.S. May Be Next for Bluefin Closure

As recent as the 18th of July, NOAA has submitted a notice to the Federal Register that petitions for the prohibition of Pacific bluefin tuna in U.S. waters.

Sitka Re-designs the Coldfront Jacket and Pants

Sitka Gear, the industry leader in performance hunting gear, announces the introduction of their re-designed Coldfront Jacket and Pants.

Bahamas Bluefin: Going back in history

BD's Ali Hussainy recounts his first hand experience of Costa's rebirth of the Cat Cay Tuna Tournament and the teams chasing giant bluefin across the banks in the Bahamas.

Florida Keys Fishing Reports

Capt. Jim Sharpe brings us this fishing roundup of the Florida Keys. Snapper and lobster will be the highlight this week.

Crazy Piranha Video

Well here is a unique way to fish. Check out this quick video of one lady's method to catch a bucket full of flesh-eating piranha.


Help honor the memory of fallen firefighter and Bloodydeck's member Kevin Woyjeck by participating in this fundraising fishing charter.

Sudden rain squalls strike Baja

Here is the Baja Bytes fishing report from Gary Graham. Heavy rains came, but the fishing is still doing great.

Cured Yellowtail Tacos with Sweet Corn Mole

Collaboration Kitchen shares this yellowtail recipe of Chef Sara Polczynski of the Blind Burro. When the fish are biting, it is great to find a variety of ways to eat it.

Affordable Furuno Combos Make a Splash

The mindset that Furuno electronics are only for big boats is changing with the introduction of the Furuno GP1670F/1870F plotter/ fish finder combo.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the offshore fishing is as good as it gets from Long Beach to well below the Mexican border.

Dorado Swims up on Beach Video

Watch this dorado swim up to a guy on the beach in Western Australia and beach itself. I find it intriguing why these offshore fish do this sometimes.

Weekend Fishing Weather Should Be Epic

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weather Man, lays out a great weather and fishing forecast for the weekend. Watch his video summary and predictions and get ready for an epic weekend.

Long Range Reports July 24th

U.S. bluefin, plentiful yellowtail and a big opah surprise are just part of the exciting reports coming in from the sportboat fleet via Bill Roeckers' long range reports.

West Marine Opens New Sausalito Flagship Store

West Marine will open a new Flagship store in Sausalito, CA July 31st - August 3rd. There will be seminars giveaways, raffles, door-busters deals and a seafood Cook Off competition.

2014 ICAST Roundup

The 2014 ICAST tackle convention in Orlando, Florida was a huge success. Take a walk through the aisles with this BD Impact Zone and check out the newest gear coming out.

Florida Keys Fishing Report

Capt. Jim Sharpe of Sea Boots Charters in the Florida Keys brings us the latest fishing report.

Colorado's Rocking R Ranch

A hunter's dream of a trophy elk, buck or bear can easily become a reality on a trip to the Rocking R Ranch in Southwest Colorado.

west coast deckhand style cord grips

Bill Havens of Salty Dawg Custom Rods demonstrates a step by step how-to tutorial on installing a west coast, deckhand style cord rod grip.

Van Wormer Dorado Shootout Pays 90,000 to Three Pangas

Gary Graham reports on the big money results of the 2014 Van Wormer Resorts Dorado Shootout.

The Mad Hueys Let Us Live Tour Coming to the USA

Hailing from the Gold Coast of Australia but going mad across the universe since 2012, The Mad Hueys are a crew of fisherman and surfers with a mission of living life to the fullest.

2014 Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge Seminar

The Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge Seminar is free and open to the public. It affords the opportunity to hear from experts in different facets of sport fishing.

Unsettled weather leaves spotty fishing at Baja's tip and in Sea of Cortez

Gary Graham brings us the latest from Mexico in his most recent Baja Bytes fishing report.

Shark is the Tax Man

An angler is relieved of his fish by the sudden appearance of the tax man, a common nickname for attacking sharks.

Costa Announces New 580P Mirrored Lenses

Costa, an industry leader in eyewear, has made public its new 580P mirrored lenses that combine their best technologies into one.


Check out West Marine for the latest Fantastic Friday savings on the Pompano 120 sit on top kayak. Get $100 off today only.

Bluefin tuna tracked 4,600 miles

Gary Graham relays an amazing feat by bluefin tuna that traveled over 4600 miles in a five year period.

Garmin VIRB Video Camera

BD's Michael Torbisco, puts the new Garmin VIRB personal video camera through some paces and reports back on major improvements to the video world.

Long Range Reports July 16th

Bill Roecker brings us the latest reports from long range sport boats as the captains report in.

Jose Wejebe's SeaVee Presented by Marolina Outdoor

Spanish Fly's Jose Wejebe's SeaVee will be on display thanks to Marolina Outdoor Inc. at the 2014 ICAST in Orlando, Florida.

Mexico Closes Bluefin Tuna

A sudden and surprising move by the Mexican government, the retention of bluefin tuna in Mexican water is closed for the remainder of 2014.

Tuna Whacking The Old Way Renewed

We've all seen the old films of catching tuna with bamboo poles, but here it is taken to a new level of efficiency. Amazing to see.

50 Reasons to Use an AFTCO Gaff

Capt. Scott Bussen recounts an amazing and humorous story of big cobia and the benefits of someone else's misfortune.

Save Money - Share a Charter

Share A Fishing Charter is a new, one-of-a-kind concept that makes a great charter experience both easy and affordable for anglers worldwide.

Baja's Pacific Coast Lights Up

Gary Graham reports that the Pacific Coast lights up while hot water cools the fishing in the Seas of Cortez.

Warm Venison Asparagus Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

We are now in the heat of summer and our freezer is stocked with game meats. Its tempting to just throw a venison steak on the grill but don't stop there because it incorporates really well into a salad.

Fish Stocking by Airplane - Utah’s Mountain Lakes

Well here is a cool clip of some high-flying fish stocking in the mountain lakes of Utah.


Erik Landesfeind reports that the tuna continue to bite in both Mexican and U.S. waters, but the big news is the seabass and halibut bite going on at the outer Channel Islands.


West Marine's Fantastic Friday Deals continue with $30 savings on a battery powered, rechargeable fan for those scorching days of summer.

Simrad BSM-3 Unveiled

Simrad has announced the release of their next-generation sonar system, the BSM-3, which will be the most advanced broadband sounder on the market.

Water Wolf Underwater Camera

Ever wonder what is going on down there? What is lurking below the surface of your favorite fishing spot? Now you can find out with the Water Wolf HD camera.

Massive Anchovy Schools at Scripps Pier

A huge school of anchovies showed up at Scripps Pier recently. This video from above and below the water shows the crazy amount of fish and the sharks that hunt them.

Carol Libby Setting Marlin Records

The crew of the Carol Libby, of Los Suenos, CR, are setting all-time records for the most blue marlin caught and released in a year.

2014 Yellowtail Shootout A Success

The 2014 Yellowtail Shootout was a great success and BD would like to thank the teams who fished and the sponsors who make it all possible.

Blacktip Fillet Knife Set

Check out the fillet knife set from Blacktip, it has five knives and a sharpener for all occasions.

Long Range Reports July 8th

Bill Roecker relays the latest fish count highlights from the long range boats that have reported in.

Potential Junior World Record Grey Snapper

Meet Carson Kramer who is anxiously waiting for word about his world record grey snapper submission to the IGFA.

Amazing Marlin Bites

Check out this amazing video from Aftco's Wheelhouse of a blue marlin taking repeated shots on a lure, until it finally connects.


Erik Landesfiend reports that the tuna bite off of San Diego continues and fish are moving into U.S. waters.

Nice Try National Marine Fisheries

NMFS tried to get away with skewing the numbers of their annual economic fishing report, but thanks to our many sportfishing watchdogs, they got caught.

A Black Day in the Black and Blue

Gary Graham recounts the action at the recent Bisbee's Black and Blue Tournament in Cabo San Lucas.

Yellow, Gold and Bottom Brown

Bill Roecker continues his first hand account of dorado, yellowtail and halibut aboard a recent eight-day trip aboard the Intrepid.

Extreme Kayak Offshore Tournament

The Extreme Kayak's Pompano Beach Offshore Tournament was the biggest yet with over 117 kayak teams catching kingfish, tuna, and more.

Fishing Chick - Erika Brandt

Come meet this month's BD Fishin Chick, Erika Brandt, a hardcore tuna wrangler and just about everything else that swims.

Waypoints Home

Be Like Hansel and Gretel and mark your path home, but don't use breadcrumbs, lay down waypoints.

Moon Shine Camo Launches Swimwear Line

Moon Shine Camo designs are spreading like wildfire. Now they have launched a line of swimwear to go with their lines of modern camo apparel.

Dorado, Halibut Make A Remarkable Trip

Bill Roecker reports on his 8-day trip aboard the Intrepid. Dorado, halibut and yellowtail made it a wonderful trip.

Catalina Eddy

Chris Dunn, the Fishing Weatherman, explains a weather phenomenon that occurs in southern California this time of year: Catalina Eddy.

BFT and WSB rock the north, While dorado and YFT tease in south

Gary Graham checks in with fishing reports from south of the border. Bluefin, yellowfin, seabass and more are on the menu.

Spicy Tuna Roll

Since the tuna are biting, its time to try some new recipes. Here is a spicy tuna roll recipe from Chef Jenn Felmley via Collaboration Kitchen.


The tuna are back on the bite after the full moon and with fish as close as 30 miles, it looks like the offshore season is about to kick into high gear.


BD's Erik Landesfeind consults two industry pro's who share their choices for the tackle and techniques you'll need to properly fish anchovies as bait.

Pelican - Made in the USA

Follow the story of one man's dream and hard work that transformed a garage mail order to a multi-million dollar corporation; Dave Parker's Pelican company.

60 Fathoms to Open For Fishing

Great news for West Coast fishermen, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council voted to allow fishing to the 60 fathoms RCA lines. Details to come.

Win a SeaVee Offshore Boat

Take advantage of this chance to win a 29-foot SeaVee by purchasing one of just 4,000 raffle tickets. Those are good odds and the raffle benefits several charities.


Modern technology can help you catch more fish, but sometimes the vast list of features can seem overwhelming. Here are 7 straightforward tips to help you utilize technology to become a better fishermen.

Increase Your Range with ATL Fuel Bladders

On a recent trip to the Bahamas, Capt. Scott shows how simply an ATL Fuel Bladder can extend your boat's range to get to the best fishing grounds.

Reading SST Charts for Pacific NW Tuna

Here are a few tips from local tuna expert and Defiance/Raymarine Prostaffer, Tommy Donlin, about reading temperature charts related to Pacific Northwest tuna.

BD Artist Spotlight - Jason Mathias

BD shines the spotlight on accomplished marine artist Jason Mathias and gets his perspective on life, art and the underwater world.

Dorado show at Loreto while striped marlin continue at Tip

Gary Graham gets the scoop on the bite in Mexico and relays these fishing reports in his Baja Bytes.

Long Range Reports June 20

Bill Roecker gives the latest long range fishing reports just before boarding the boat himself.


Tuna bite remains tough, but Catalina and the Channel Islands are kicking out excellent fishing, reports BD's Erik Landesfeind.

Cousins Tackle Open House

Cousins Tackle is hosting a free surf fishing open house at their factory in Huntington Beach, CA on June 28th for seminars, tours, vendor exhibits and lunch.

Marking Dock Lines

Capt. Scott shares a quick tip on marking your dock lines when you are in a strange slip for ease of use when you return from fishing.

Heart Pressure

Capt. Greg Rapp shares real-life stories from his years of charter fishing aboard his Sea Leveler charter fleet.

New Raze Rods from Cousins

Cousins Tackle Corp. has launched its new Raze family of rods, bringing Cousins' American-made quality, precision-tuned actions and fishing performance within reach of more anglers than ever before.


With the seabass bite underway, now is the time to gear up for your next trip to the Channel Islands and BD's Erik Landesfeind tells how he gears up for the trip.

Bass Life

Corky Decker talks old Florida and all the fixin's; bass, crappie, deer stands and more.

Sitka Big Game Apparel

The new 90% series jacket and pants are technical pieces of gear that should be a part of every serious big game hunter's arsenal.

Boat U.S. Rents Safety Gear

Boat US rents life-saving epirbs and plb's to boaters at an affordable price and has saved many people as a result.

The Two Great West Coast Hurricane Myths

The Fishing Weather Man, Chris Dunn, explains two great hurricane myths on the West coast.

Psycho-Beads and Other Crazy Stuff

Capt. Mark Wisch blows the dust off some tackle from days past and shares the flood of fishing memories that come with it.

Christina reaches Cat 4 but can't stymie the fishing

Gary Graham reports from Mexico about the fishing roundup in his Baja Bytes.

Cobia Burger

Maggie Rosaine shares a simple, yet delicious recipe to try with cobia or other white, firm fish.

BD Spotlight-Peter Miller

BD is proud to put our spotlight on fishing pro and tv host of Bass2Billfish, Peter Miller.


This week's weather had the tuna bite on a down cycle but the seabass and yellows continued to bite, reports Erik Landesfeind.

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Fishermen

Its almost Father's Day and we at BD have gathered some gift ideas that are sure to please your "fishing" Dad. (Dad's, just leave this page open on the desktop)

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic Results

An 843-pound blue marlin wins 195,000 dollars in the 18th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic.

White Seabass Best Fishing Practices

PIER is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable fisheries management through applied research and public education. This is a great article on how to handle seabass that you plan to release.

New Garmin SideVu and DownVu

With the new Garmin SideVü and DownVü high resolution scanning sonar, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Long Range Reports June 11

Bill Roecker brings us the latest reports from the long range fleet as they put their passengers on the fish.

The Mad Hueys

The Mad Hueys have a style all their own and they like to fish too. These gold coast fishermen will keep you entertained with their new blog and videos.

Blacktip Fishing Pliers Review

BD's Capt. Scott Goodwin puts West Marine's Blacktip pliers through the paces of a fishing marathon in the Bahamas and gave them the thumbs up. Here is why.

Pilot Whales Return to Dana Point

For the first time in decades, pilot whales have been seen off Dana Point, California and the crew of Dana Point Whale Watching got them on video.

Okuma Helios Air Reel

Here is a quick video rundown on the new Okuma Helios Air baitcasting reel. They are super smooth and durable.

The Dirty 10-Letter Word

Here is some insight from ASA's Mike Leonard into the current tactics being taken by the commercial industry to protect their status quo in the division of fisheries resources.

Seabass Headline Fishing Reports

White seabass are the focus of recent fishing action in Southern California, reports BD's Erik Landesfeind.

Personal bests, first ever and all of the recent highlights

Gary Graham rounds up the action happening in the Baja of Mexico and here is the latest.

Let's Talk Hookup Mammoth Lakes Trip For Two Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a summer getaway trip for two to Mammoth Lakes for the Mammoth Margarita Festival and a day of fishing!

Friends Of Rollo June 2014 Aftco Giveaway!

A simple post and sign up for the newsletter enters you in to win a ton of Aftco stuff!

Our whim became a wham

BD's Gary Graham takes us down memory lane, fishing and exploring the beaches of Mexico's Baja with great stories and adventure at every turn.

South Atlantic Red Snapper Season Announced

Fishermen on the East coast can get excited after the announcement of three weekends of red snapper fishing this July.

Fishing Chick - Rosemary White

BD introduces Rosemary White, our next BD Fishin Chick.

Installing Butt Caps and Gimbals

Here is Salty Dawg Bill's method for installing a gimbal or butt cap, it's fast, not messy and will securely bond the cap or gimbal to the rod.

Costa Brings Back the Cat Cay Tuna Tournament

Once famous, the Cat Cay Tuna Tournament is being revived from a 24-year slumber. Costa and the Merritt family are putting a spotlight back on this fishery to revive the sport and the islands.

Woo-Hoo they're biting all around

Great news from Gary Graham who reports excellent fishing in the Baja as many fish are arriving earlier than normal, but are a welcome sight.


The inshore fishing continues to be good along our coast as the offshore scene begins to heat up as reported by BD's Erik Landesfeind.

Long Range Reports May 30

Bill Roecker reports the latest action from the long range boats and some great fishing out of San Diego.

Habanero Pepper Jelly Glazed Yellowtail

Chef Nick Brune of Local Habit offers up this spicy recipe for local caught yellowtail at a Collaboration Kitchen event in San Diego.

Bill Varney and Cousins Tackle Offer Surf Seminars

Cousins Tackle and Surf Expert Bill Varney offer both in-store and on-the-beach fishing lessons at Southern California hotspots.

Giant Trevally Frenzy

Check out these two videos of giant trevally on the attack in the shallows of exotic beaches. Grab your poppers!


The Sanctuary Classic is a summer-long fishing photo contest to celebrate the fun of fishing in America's National Marine Sanctuaries.


BD's Erik Landesfeind reports that the boats going long out of San Diego landings were rewarded with wide-open action on yellowfin and bluefin tuna.


The Raahauge's Shooting Sports Fair, the largest hands-on gun show in the nation, will be held this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1 at Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises in Corona.

Florida Keys Dolphin Championship a Success

Key West local and business owner Ed Johnston won the second annual Florida Keys Dolphin Championship.


Erik Landesfeind reports that fishing kicked into high gear along the Southern California coast following last week's full moon.

First roosterfish tag recovered for new Roosterfish Foundation Program

BD's Gary Graham reports the fishing and happenings from around Baja, Mexico.

Dink Fishing 101 for dolphin and sailfish

Its prime time for dolphin and now is the time to consider breaking out the dink rigs to maximize success.

New West Marine Braintree, MA Flagship Store

Grand Opening Celebration June 26-29 will include tips from experts, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles at the West Marine in Braintree, MA.

Race to PEI 2014 - The Race is On

Now for the third year, the Race to PEI contest is on and entry is free to anyone. Put your name in the hat and win a chance to battle a giant bluefin tuna with Tony's Tuna Fishing in PEI.


Bill Shedd, the president of AFTCO has been given the OWAC's highest conservation award for his continual support of outdoor conservation.

Installing a tip top

Bill from Salty Dawg Custom Rods with a photo series on how to properly install or replace a rod tip.

Inshore best as offshore stumbles

Gary Graham keeps us up to date with his Baja Bytes report.

South Western Style Fish Cakes

Maggie Rosaine gives us a great recipe to make fish cakes from those fish trimmings we all have after a fish cleaning session.


BD's Erik Landesfeind reports that after another week of exceptionally hot weather, the offshore scene begins to show signs of life.


Save $40 dollars on a handheld VHF radio today only at West Marine for Fantastic Friday.

Amazing Topwater Feeding

I don't care if it is a blue marlin whacking a bait on the rigger or the kiss of a seatrout knocking your plug out of the water, there is nothing more exciting than topwater action. Check this out.

Costa Introduces Three New Sunglasses

Costa, makers of premium fishing sunglasses, has released three new models for spring. Starfish, Pluma and Sea Fan, stylish, yet fully functional for your life on the water.


Keeping bolt cutters onboard for emergency hook removal is a must, here is a great way to store them so that they work if you need them.

Flotsam, Jetsam & FADS as Fish Attractants

Gundy Gunderson of the Polaris Supreme goes in-depth to the fishing benefits of flotsam, jetsam and FADS as fish attractants. It's a great article on these potential day-makers.

I.G.F.A. 2014 West Coast Membership drive a winner

The IGFA membership drive was a success and thanks goes out to the many volunteers who made it happen.

Northeast Kite Fishing Tactics for Tuna

Bryan and Taylor Sears, The Sears Brothers, share their kite fishing tactics for bluefin tuna. Check it out and you can adapt it to your type of fishing at home.

Wind continues, tournament begin as Spring sets in

Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham relays the news about some awesome fishing happening south of the border.


As predicted, the fishing was excellent over the weekend but this week's windstorm will probably slow things down.


Save $40 and your life with West Marines's Fantastic Friday Sale on inflatable life vests. All day comfort and safety in one.

Mega Mouth Shark Captured in Japan

Another deep sea marvel, the megamouth shark, was caught from 2600 feet of water off Japan and brought to scientist for dissection and study.

Easy Gelcoat Repair

MagicEzy, a new Australian product that makes fiberglass and gelcoat repairs easy will soon be available to U.S. boat owners.

Long Range Reports May 7

Awesome grade of tuna coming over the rails of the long range boats recently. Bill Roecker brings it home.

Fishing Chick - Christine Pulliam

BD introduces Christine Pulliam, from Winter Springs, Florida and talks about her love of fishing and the outdoors.


With the yellowtail bite heating up at the islands, Captain Duane Mellor shares tips on catching more fish on your own boat by Erik Landesfeind.

Extreme Kayak Bahamas Tournament Results

Joe Hector's Extreme Kayak tournament in the Bahamas was a huge success. Kingfish, dolphin, grouper and blue and white marlin and more made it the trip of a lifetime for many. Congrats to the winners.

Extreme Fishing Might Be an Understatement

The crew from MorningTide Fishing are taking extreme fishing to a new level as they plug for Pelagics from jagged rocks and huge waves. Check out their video.

Don’t Let Back Pain Reel You In

Bass2Billfish host Peter Miller talks about his experience fixing and preventing back pain that can prevent you from enjoying or even going fishing.

Long Range Fishing - Tuna, Wahoo

Bill Roecker relays the action aboard the long range fleet bringing yellowfin and wahoo over the rail.

New Night Fisher from Balloon Fisher King

Many big ideas are born out of necessity, and the Night Fisher from Balloon Fisher King is just that. Check out the nighttime edition of this already popular fishing accessory.

R.I.P. Shane Chung, Fishing Community Mourns

With great sadness, we found out that Shane Chung, an active member of the fishing community, has passed and will be greatly missed.


BD's Erik Landesfeind says the wind made the fishing better. We don't say that too often.


Quality braided dock lines on sale today at West Marine Stores and online. Make sure your boat doesn't float away.

Introducing the Arribe 1200 Performance Reel

The new Arribe 1200 Lever Drag Performance Reel has made its debut to the fishing world.

Long Range Boats Check In

Bill Roecker checks in with the latest long range reports. Picking at the tuna.

Booby Trap Swordfish Seminar Donates 400K

The world famous swordfishing team, Booby Trap put on their fourth annual Get Tight Sucka Seminar and raised 400,000 for the Everyday Heroes organization.

1,600 billfish in 119 days since November 21st for Bubba Carter

Gary Graham reports about Capt. Bubba Carter's 1600th billfish since November 21st.

Loreto yellows dazzle as roosters return

Baja Byte's Gary Graham brings us the latest reports of roosterfish, yellowtail and marlin.


BD's Brant Crenshaw gives the low down on the new Aftco Technical Shorts.

Grand Opening of West Marine in Glen Burnie, MD

May 9 - 11 in Glen Burnie, MD, the Grand Opening Celebration at the latest West Marine will take place with three days of demos, door buster discounts and giveaways. Flowers for Mom too to keep you out of the dog house.

Wahoo, Tuna and Leatherbacks

More awesome fish are being caught aboard the long range fleet, and Bill Roecker reports the latest.

Florida Keys Dolphin Championship

For three days this May, anglers will scour the crystal blue waters of the Florida Keys for the largest dolphin they can catch and then compete for cash and prizes.

Efforts to Save Lahontan Cuttroat Trout

Volunteers from fly-fishing clubs, the International Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the CDFW will attempt to restore native Lahonton cutthroat trout in an Eastern Sierra stream.

Long Range Tuna to 351 pounds

Check in on the action aboard some long range boats from the weekend. Plenty of tuna over 200 and a 351 on the Royal Star.

Moon Scallop Aguachiles

Collaboration Kitchen in San Diego, CA is a unique experience underground meets fine dining. Check out guest chef, Sara Polczynski's, scallop recipe.


Erik Landesfeind reports that just as the bite is heating up, this weekend's winds might cool it off.

Phenix Releases New Axis - Weapons of Mass Destruction

The ever popular rod maker, Phenix, has come out with another weapon of mass destruction. The new Axis series is up to the task and BD's Zane Hinrichs gives us the scoop.


Todays Fantastic Friday Deal from West Marine is 25 dollars off a Marinco Shore Cord. Plug in dockside for comfort and safety.

Wahoo and Cows - Long Range Report

The latest catch reports from several long range boats fishing Mexico as reported by Bill Roecker of

Carolina Skiff Takes #1 Market Share

Carolina Skiff has evolved with the times and it has paid off, as they were recently named number one in market share for outboard-powered sales over 14 feet.

Below the Waterline Part II

Capt. Mark Wisch continues his sound advice on safe and dependable bait tank set ups that will give you an edge while fishing this season.

Cousins Rods Hit Florida Retailers

The first wave of Florida tackle retailers have come onboard to carry the new, high quality Cousins Rods. Check out the Florida A1A series for serious inshore fishing.

Billfish and roosterfish yield double digit scores

The good news just keeps coming in Gary Graham's Baja Bytes. Marlin and roosterfish hit the double digits.

Baja Norte sputters to life while Baja Sur is full of surprises

Seabass, yellowtail, striped marlin abound in this weeks fishing report from Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

Long Range and Local Fishing Update

Bill Roecker rounds up the highlights of the long range and local sportboats to see what's biting.

Seeker Rods Moving to Oxnard, CA

Seeker Rods will be moving to Oxnard, California from their current location, but their tradition of building quality rods and components will not change at all.

Quick Boat Maintenance Tips

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares a few quick tips to prevent collateral damage while doing improvement projects on your boat.

Match the Hatch - Mullet

Corky Decker recounts a recent fishing trip and the difference a certain lure can make in a day of fishing.

Watch a Heron Fishing with Bread

This is amazing, a small heron is using bread for bait to lure fish into his range. There is no doubt the bird is using the bread for bait.

California Dreamin Part 4

Here is the fourth and final chapter of California Dreamin in which Gary Graham chronicles the travels and exotic fishing adventures of Jim Jenks and his mothership, the Ocean Pacific.

Win a trip from Reactor Watch to fish with Bill Boyce

A lucky winner and guest will receive over $7,500 in prizes including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fish with world famous Bill Boyce on their tournament team if you win the Reactor Watch Jackpot.

Cbass warming up at Catalina Island

Captain Dave Hansen from reported in with the first white sea bass of the season for Catalina Island.

Local Yellows Nibble

A quick yellowtail report for the weekend, hope it helps.


Cash in on extra savings on stainless steel clamp on rod holders today only at West Marine stores or online.

Jamaican Jerked Grouper with Mango Strawberry Salsa

Tempt your taste buds with Maggie Rosaine's Jamaican Jerked Grouper with Mango Strawberry Salsa. Grouper season is coming.


Erik Landesfeind's SoCal report finds local fishing is transitioning into the spring bite. Check out what's biting this week.

Tommy Thomas Kids Fishing Derby

The O.A. Tommy Thomas Kids Fishing Derby is this weekend at Lake Perris State Recreation Area. It will be fun for all ages.

IGFA Honors Two Giants of San Diego Fishing

The IGFA honored two worthy members of the fishing community at the recent Day at the Docks in San Diego. Tommy Gomes and Tom Gruber have been dedicated to improvements in the fishing community and youth outreach.

Dockside Report

Get ready for bluefin, reports Bill Roecker and other fish reports from around the area.

Bluefin on the Line

The bluefin tuna is one of the most sought after fish on the planet. Get a taste of the history of bluefins in the Bahamas with Ernest Hemingway and the future of the fishery now.

IGFA Hot Catches for April 2014

The most recent highlights of the IGFA's world record fish submissions are in and include some crazy fish.

Day at the Docks Summary

Here is a synopsis of San Diego's Day at the Docks from Bill Roecker of

Ladies record breaking tuna trumps a mixed bag for most

Amazing new women's world record yellowfin tuna caught aboard the Maximus and much more in Gary Graham's Baja Bytes report.

Yellow fever overcomes most of Baja while Striper mania infects It's tip

BD's Gary Graham give us the word from south of the border, and the word is good.

Cousins Tackle Offers Instant Rebate Program

American made, Cousins Tackle is proud of their products and knows you will be too once you get one in your hands. They are offering a rebate and dealer incentives to help make that happen.

Mako Mauls Sailfish

The tax man comes calling for the Outer Limits, while catching sailfish in Key West. Big mako shark takes out a sailfish and the underwater view is awesome.

Thousands Charge a Lake For Opening Day

I promise you've never seen opening day like this. Check out this short clip from BBC's Human Planet.

Spring Into the Boating Season

We are all anxious to get out on the water and kick off the spring fishing season, but a little time spent on these steps will save you lots of frustration later.

A National Policy for Saltwater Recreational Fishing

Recent meetings were held to identify future goals and strengthen ties between NOAA Fisheries and the recreational fishing community. This is exciting news for the nation's fisheries.

San Diego Day at the Docks 2014

This Sunday is the ever popular San Diego Day at the Docks on Sunday April 13th. Come visit us at the BD booth for free stickers and the latest swag.

Ticked Off Black Marlin Airs Out in Panama

Awesome footage of a black marlin tearing it up on Panama's Hannibal Bank. Lets go!

Yellowtail Poke

The Yellowtail have started biting, so here is a great recipe for Poke from BD's Brant Crenshaw.


Friday's deals on the many quality Starbrite cleaning products will keep your boat looking new.

Bite Rebounds After Wind

Erik Landesfeind gets you primed for the weekend and reports fishing is on the rebound after last week's wind.

BD Boat Spotlight - 15 foot Whaler Rigged for Inshore Fishing

BD's Erik Landesfeind got a chance to review one man's dreamboat for Socal inshore fishing, and it looks awesome. Check it out in this BD Boat Spotlight!

Plastic Worms For Springtime Bass

Bass Pro Russ Lane prefers worms to other lures when bass resist. He has advice on how to work it to trigger a bite.

West Marine Grand Opening in Destin, Florida

West Marine is expanding the Destin, Florida store and the grand opening events start this weekend, April 11-13.

Spectacular billfish from Guatemala to Panama dominates reports

Gary Graham says Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama report in with awesome fishing right now.

Exoctics shrug off winter as sea temps climb

BD's Gary Graham sees the end of winter for mexico and beyond. Check out his Baja Bytes report and see what's biting.

Grand Opening of West Marine in Warwick, RI

West Marine is proud to announce another grand opening in Warwick, Rhode Island on April 11th - 13th.

300 lb Marlin on 20 lb Spin Aboard Sea Boots

Capt. Jim Sharpe of Sea Boots charters in the Florida Keys and angler Jim Dewitt just released a 300 pound blue marlin caught on 20 pound spinning tackle.

Oarfish Filmed in Shallows of Baja

Though rare, two more oarfish were found in the shallows of Baja, but this time they were still alive and filmed by kayakers on tour.

How to Set Your Drag

If you fish, then you've felt the heartbreak of losing one. Fishing with the proper amount of drag can reduce the odds of the big one getting away.

Cool Video of Kelly Slater in a Barrel

Some say they see a shark in the wave with Pro surfer Kelly Slater. What do you see?

Bait Ball Carnage Video

Even if you have seen this before, it will get you fired up again. Watch the sardine carnage as dorado, striped marlin, seals and a whale have their way with a bait ball.

Ethanol and Boaters Don't Mix

Boat US is speaking up for boaters against ethanol as the possibility of higher blends looms.

Testing the Penn Battle

BD's Corky Decker puts the Penn Battle through its paces, and was pleased with its performance for price.

Spring and Summer Fishing Outlook

BD's Erik Landesfeind is sick of the wind, but looks forward to the upcoming season and its many fishing possibilities.


The Fantastic Friday sale at West Marine keeps getting better. Save $200 off the Raymarine a67 chartplotter/sounder combo.

Aftco's New Tactical Fishing Shorts

The Aftco name has always been synonymous for quality and fishing function. Their clothing designs are no exception. They continue to update and tweak their already proven apparel, hence the new Tactical Fishing Shorts.


With the revival of the swordfish fishery in Florida, we need more ways to cook it. Here is a good one from Chef Steve Black.

New Moultrie Game Camera Sets the Bar

Moultrie, a top name in game cameras and feeders has topped their already great line of game cameras with the release of the M-1100i.

San Carlos checks in with best yellowtail action ever

The fishing in Mexico and Central America continues to be unusually awesome as reports come in from Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

PCS Festival

Erik Landesfeind gives his outlook for the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival this weekend and the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Fishing Chick - Abbey Wagley

Fishin Chick, Abbey Wagley, shares her love of fishing and diving with us here at BD. This lady from San Diego knows how to go get em. If they won't bite, she jumps in and shoots them.

Grand Opening of West Marine in Orange Beach, Alabama

West Marine continues its series of grand openings of their newly enlarged marine supply stores, which carry everything for your "waterlife".

Chasing Modern Day Godzilla

Capt. Tommy Donlin shares his experience to help you succeed at catching lingcod this season.

Lets hear a cheer, Aprils finally here

Striped Marlin, dorado, african pompano, yellowtail, lingcod; take your pick in Gary Graham's fishing reports from south of the border.

BD Spotlight - George Poveromo

BD puts a spotlight on George Poveromo, famous TV fishing host and leader of the long running Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series.

Grand Opening of Mobile, Alabama West Marine

West Marine will be celebrating the grand opening of their new store in Mobile, Alabama on April 4 -6.


At the Fred Hall shows this year, the fishing public got to see for themselves why Cousins Tackle is quickly becoming known for quality.

What else does a bear do in the woods

Check out this close encounter of the bear kind. Talk about getting up close with nature.

Choosing the Right Hole Saw

When it comes time for drilling large holes in your boat, no statement is truer than, measure twice, drill once.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival This Weekend

One of the nation's top swordfish team headline's this year's Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival. So make plans to check it out this coming weekend.

Five Do's for Dorado

Spring is here so its time for dolphin along Florida's east coast and the Keys. Lets revisit five quick methods to increase your chances at catching dorado when the opportunity swims up.

Rockfish Dominate Counts

Erik Landesfeind reports that most of the sport boats along the coast are focusing on rockfish, but there are still bass and yellowtail being caught.


Today only, save $250 off the West Marine inflatable raft. Used as a tender of for family fun, this durable boat will give years of service.

10 Spring Turkey Tips

Turkey season is almost here so here are 10 tips to help you bag a spring Gobbler.

Grundens Sponsors Salt and Fresh Salmon Derby Series

Grundéns and Gage Technical Gear has committed to sponsoring the 2014 Northwest Salmon Derby Series and 2014 Lake Michigan Tournament Trail.

IGFA Offshore World Championship

Capt. Tommy Donlin brings us this awesome Impact Zone from the 2013 IGFA Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica. This year's tournament will be held in April.

How to pull a hose or wire

Capt. Scott Goodwin gives a quick demo of how to pull hoses or wires throughout your boat.

Popp'n and a jigg'n snookers snook

The fishing report roundup continues from Gary Graham. Catches of pargo, snook, tuna and marlin are being reported from Mexico and beyond.

Roosters play tag while yellows, flat rascals and bucket mouths frolic up North

BD's Gary Graham brings us the latest fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Long Range Fishing Reports

Bill Roecker gathered these first hand reports from the long-range sportboats so we can follow along and see what's biting.

International Yellowtail Derby

Be sure and sign up for the International Yellowtail Derby taking place May 4th through June 8th, 2014. Anyone can enter, and biggest fish wins.

Catch and Release of a Different Kind

The art of catch and release is normally practiced on fish, but here, a brave wildlife officer tries it out on a giant moose.

West Coast Bait Wraps

West Coast Bait Wraps are the latest innovation for wrapping new life around your old or new jigs and lures.

Your Ticket to Giant Pike

Check out the latest DVD from TV fishing host, Larry Dahlberg of the Hunt For Big Fish. He shares his experiences catching big Northern pike and backs it up with amazing video shots.

Crab Grilled Cheese

Crab grilled cheese, what is not to love. Patrick Fagan shares this simple but divine recipe.

Yellowtail and bass bite at the islands

Erik Landesfeind keeps his finger on the pulse: Catalina Island kicks out big bass and the yellowtail bite is back on at the Coronado Islands.


Today only save $60 dollars off Igloo's Marine Elite Glide 110 cooler. In stores or online, save on this great cooler for boating or summer fun.

Diving and Feeding Bluefin Tuna

A cool video of divers feeding bluefin tuna inside a pen in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.

Simms and Trout Unlimited Team Up To Save Cutthroats

Simms and Trout Unlimited are teaming up to help out a neighbor in need this season with a limited edition t-shirt and hoody sale to aid Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout conservation.

Spring Yellowtail Tackle

Erik Landesfeind talks about the tackle you'll need to take advantage of the spring yellowtail bite.

Below the Waterline

Capt. Mark Wisch describes the do's and don'ts of plumbing your livewell system to make it stress free and dependable.

Guy Harvey will Paint a 1065 foot Norwegian cruise ship

Guy Harvey's next painting will be 1065 feet of cruiseship. Norwegian Cruise lines has partnered with Dr. Harvey to design the mural on there largest ship in the fleet, the Escape.

Spring-like bite with just enough north winds to distract

Check out the potential world record 60 pound snook from Costa Rica, included in Gary Graham's latest report from below the border.

Exotics tantalize anglers from Mexico to Panama

Dorado, tuna, roosterfish, sailfish and marlin are all to be had despite the season, reports Gary Graham in his latest Baja Bytes.

Costa GEOBASS Project

Join four adventurous anglers on a worldwide, danger filled fishing mission.

Monitoring for Fukushima Radiation

Anacapa Marine Research Institute (AMRI), a nonprofit organization, has set out to collect and test fish caught along the Southern California Coast, Catalina and the Channel Islands.

Match the Hatch

Corky Decker gives his take on the great new Manic 3D shrimp lure from Savage Gear.

Key West Sailfish Championship

Save the date April 23-27 for the second annual Key West Sailfish Championship brought to you by Sea Hunter Boats.

Artist Spotlight- Johnny Widmer

Artist Johnny Widmer talks with us about his background and his future plans. Amazing artwork from an extremely talented, budding artist.

West Marine Flagship Store in West Islip, NY

West Marine will celebrate the opening of their newest flagship store in West Islip, NY. Demos, deals, door-busters discounts and giveaways. Meet crew members from Deadliest catch and Wicked Tuna.

Become an IGFA Observer

You can take a class from the IGFA at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival and become an IGFA observer, which will allow you to travel and ride along with some of the best sportfishing crews around.

Yellowtail bite then disappear -again

Erik Landesfeind reports; Rockfishing fills the sacks, bass bite at night and Coronados yellowtail go off during full moon.


Today only, you can save $150 off of the Lowrance HDS-5 GEN 2 fish finder and chartplotter at West Marine stores or online.

BD Does Fred Hall Show

The 2014 Long Beach Fred Hall show was last weekend and BD set up the "swag booth" to be a part of it. We will also be at the San Diego show at Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 27th-30th. Check out our Impact Zone from the show.

Plugging Backwater Stripers

Light tackle and small plugs will catch early season stripers.

Albino Blue Marlin Caught

An extremely rare capture of a ghost white blue marlin out of Los Suenos, Costa Rica.

Mixed bag awaits anglers from Mexico to Panama

Gary Graham continues bring us the latest fishing reports from Mexico, Panama and more.

The further south, the better it gets

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes gives us the latest fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Take Command of Fuel Efficiency

Yamaha gives you the tools to reduce fuel consumption and find that sweet spot for your boat's optimum efficiency.

Rockfish Tackle

Tackle choices and preparations for your next rockfish trip from Erik Landesfeind.

Bait Chamois

Here is a quick tip from Capt. Scott Goodwin that will help preserve your rigged baits and make them swim better.

Star of WICKED TUNA with Maui Jim at Fred Hall Show

Check out the Maui Jim booth at Fred Hall show this weekend and meet the star of Wicked Tuna.


Save $30 dollars off West Marine's bean bag chair and ride in comfort from now on.

BD Outdoors Names Michelle Gandola Director of Marketing

It is our pleasure to announce that BD Outdoors has named Michelle Gandola Director of Marketing.

Cousins Tackle Teams up with Cuanang Brothers

Cousins Tackle will partner with the Cuanang brothers, Northern California saltwater experts, to spread the word about Cousin's quality, American-made rods.

Striped marlin delight, amberjack shock

More fishing reports from our Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

They are back, Louvar have returned

BD's Gary Graham fills us in on the capture of another unique Louvar in Loreto.

Fishing Chick - Tabby Abbassi

Bd got a chance to chat with Tabby Abbassi from Jacksonville, Florida.

Pepper Slough Goose Hunt

Check out the awesome hunting lodge and goose hunts at Pepper Slough in Henry, South Dakota.

Crossover Bass Tournament

The Top Stick Tour is proud to announce a new and exciting type of bass tournament for Summer 2014 — a “Crossover Tournament” designed to see not only which anglers have the best skills in both freshwater and saltwater.

Some nail sails while others tackle roosters

The fishing round up from south of the border, by Gary Graham.

Enter The Bight

The Bight is a saltwater fishing journal that blends long form journalism and rich, vivid photography to create an archival, coffee table style publication.

California Dreamin part 3

Gary Graham continues part three of his California Dreamin series about the world traveling adventures of the Ocean Pacific and crew.


What to expect at this year's Fred Hall Show by Erik Landesfeind.

Paprika Crusted Scallops with Ginger Carrot Puree and Wasabi Aioli

Mouth watering recipe from Maggie Rosaine. Paprika Crusted Scallops with Ginger Carrot Puree and Wasabi Aioli.

Lowrance Pro Randy Howell Wins Bassmaster Classic

Lowrance Pro Randy Howell takes the Bassmaster Classic in his home state of Alabama.

Jeppesen Give Away For C-MAP and MAX-N

Jeppesen will give one free year of Navico's Insight Genesis to those who purchase C-MAP and MAX-N cartography products.

San Clemente and Catalina Islands bite before the storm

Both islands bit well this week and will hopefully rebound quickly after the rain says BD's Erik Landesfeind.

Talking Fish Policy in Miami

Mike Leonard brings us up to date on the latest efforts of the ASA and the sportfishing community to give recreational fisheries a fair shake in policy changes to the Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization that is coming up.

Snowmobiler VS Moose

Graphic video of snowmobiler being charged by a moose and taking it out with a Glock.

Wahoo Spearfest Amongst Sharkfest

AWESOME footage of spearfishing big wahoo out of a huge pack of sharks. A must see for fishermen and divers alike.

Ocean Sport 26’ Review

Capt. Darrell Johnson gives us an in-depth look at Ocean Sports's new Legacy 26', big boat features in a trailerable package.

Master of Escape - Octopus

Check out this video of an octopus squeezing its body through a tiny scupper.

Yellows in the middle, dorado and striped marlin cover the tip

Keep up with the latest fishing reports from BD's Gary Graham.

PV Inshore dazzles while tuna surprise at Zihuatanejo

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes, fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival

Save the dates of April 5th and 6th for the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival at the O.C. Fairgrounds. Learn from “Team Booby Trap” about catching swordfish!

Dolphin Seeks Out Diver To Remove Hook

Video of a dolphin seeking out the help of divers to remove a hook from its flipper during a manta ray night dive in Hawaii.

Big Bass in Lower Otay Reservoir

Recently Dean Jamieson of Chula Vista caught and released a fifteen and a half pound largemouth bass in the Lower Otay.


The Coast Guard Foundation is accepting applications from children of Enlisted Coast Guard members until March 15th.

Spare Parts Can Save the Day

Boats by their very nature are in a constant state of repair due to the caustic properties of moisture, salt and vibration. Be prepared for the inevitable.

Giant Redear Sunfish May Make the Books

There may be one bright side to zebra mussel invasions in some freshwater systems.

Extreme Kayak Bahamas Tournament

Check out this very exotic yet affordable Extreme Kayak tournament coming this spring to the tropical islands of the Bahamas.


The yellowtail bit well at the Coronados over the weekend but pulled a no show during the week. Will they bite again this weekend?

Shimano Showcases the Newest Curado

Today at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo in Birmingham, Alabama, Shimano will showcase the latest and most high-tech generation of the Curado.

Ginger Steamed Ling Cod

Chef Patrick Fagan, author of, shares one of his favorite ling cod recipes.


Save 40% on West Marine's Navigator jackets and stay warm and dry while enjoying the elements this year.

Boats and Big Waves - HD Video

Ocean tugs, ships and Navy frigate dealing with huge waves, captured in HD. Take your Dramamine.

Rod Selection, Picking the Right Stick

Bass Pro Nik Autrey shares his knowledge of choosing the right rod for a specific application to maximize your fish catching potential.

Whale Shark Sucking Fish Out of a Net

Awesome footage of whale shark feeding on fish, by sucking them out of a hole in fishermen's nets.

Baja Bytes Fishing Report

The local fishing reports continue to pour in and Gary Graham relays where its happening.

Tuna at PV, while sailfish at Zwhat, Guatemala and Costa Rica light up

Tuna and sailfish action is on in certain locals and BD's Gary Graham tells us where.

Batson will be at Fred Hall, Long Beach Show

The rod-building gurus from Batson will be presenting at Fred Hall this year for the first time. Come learn all about custom rod building from local experts.

Miami International Boat Show 2014

Most considered the boat show a great sucess. Great turnouts gave vendors optimism and visitors were excited by the many new boats and products on display.

Giant Pacific Octopus Grabs Divers Camera

Video of a 20 foot giant pacific octopus that tries to relieve a diver of his camera equipment.

Bajas Viscaino Peninsula-Full of Surprises

Gary Graham explores incredible new fishing areas off of the beaten path in Mexico's Baja.

Retired to the Plant

Corky Decker highlights the old timers who dedicate their days to chasing fish at the local hot spots and searches for those pearls of wisdom.

IGFA Hot Catches for February 2014

Here are the latest world record submissions to the IGFA for consideration. Awesome fish from around the world.

A Marlin Attacking a Big Dorado

Check out this incredible footage from Costa Rica. A big blue marlin is hot on a big dorado, and its all on film.


This friday, save $50 dollars on the purchase of the MXCP43 Mechless Marine Stereo at your local West Marine store or online.


The fishing is still slow in Southern California but this weekend's weather looks promising.

Paddle Board Fishing

Paddle boards are quickly making their place in the market as a super versatile and affordable way to give everyone access to fishing and other water activities. I just recently got a taste and can't wait to go back.

Giant Catfish Picking Off Pigeons

Just when you thought stink bait was the best catfish bait, these cats get a hankering for pigeons.

Aftco Technical Zip Front Fishing Hoodie

Be it the frigid waters of the Pacific or the winter mornings of the tropical Atlantic, Aftco's technical gear will keep you warm and dry.

The Seabass Chronicles

Capt Mark Wisch recounts the seabass fishery, past to present, explaining the collapse and the rebuilding of this popular sportfish.

North tolerates winter while South is teased by exotics

Gary Graham gives insight as to the effects of the weather on the sportfishing opportunities in Mexico and Central America.

San Diego Rockfish Derby

Save the date! March 1st, 2014 will be the first annual Rockfish Derby, held on opening day of Rockfish season. This fun tournament for kayaks and boats will benefit local veteran's charities and be a great time for all.

Gage Waterproof Gear Bags in Camo or Black

Grundens, makers of quality foul weather gear and more, have a new Kryptek Camo Pattern for their latest waterproof gear backs in several designs.

Three New Styles for Ladies From Costa

Costa introduces three new styles of their premium sunglasses for the ladies.

PEI - The Video

In case you missed it, we recently released the latest PEI video: A visit with Race to PEI winner, Gilbert Saucedo, and his life, post-bluefin, and his introduction of the new Race to PEI video.

Hog Heaven

Capt. Scott recounts a trip to Florida's west coast to fish with Capt. Jason Stocks and check off another bucket list item, hogfish on hook and line, and much more.

Larry Dahlberg Hunting Big Fish In PEI

Check out The Hunt For Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg tonight on the Outdoor Channel. He teams up with the crew from BD to hunt giant bluefin tuna.

subcam chronicles

Awesome underwater video of tuna and marlin fired up in the spread.

Many California Waters Closed Due To Drought

The CDFW is taking emergency action to protect fish in many Californian waterways due to severe drought conditions. 


Take advantage of West Marine's Fantastic Friday deal of 50% off of Taylor Made fenders to protect your boat. In stores or online today only!


There are a few bass and halibut biting in Southern California but the rockfish bite south of the border is the best game in town.

Hands On the Simrad NSS evo2

Check out the newest, hi-tech marine electronics from Simrad. Packed with hi tech, user-friendly, practical features at a surprisingly affordable price.

Air/Sea Rescue from Breaking Ship

Amazing footage of an air/sea rescue of the crew from a disabled ship pounding into the rocks during a storm in France.

Fishing Chick - Mereidi Liebner

Capt. Mereidi Liebner, native Alaskan, takes some time to fill us in on the details of her love of fishing and the outdoors.

Artist Spotlight- Dennis Friel

Dennis Friel is an artist, a loving husband and father of two children as well as an avid offshore fisherman currently who lives South Florida.

Summer Bite in February

Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes report from south of the border.

Killer Whales's Epic Chase of Smaller False Killer Whales

Amazing footage of a Killer whale pod hunting smaller whales. They earned the name.

New Video of a 24 Mile High Freefall

Can you imagine stepping off of the edge of a balloon that is basically in space, 24 miles above the earth. Seven GoPro's strapped to Felix Baumgartner captured the fall and have finally been released.

Video of Blue Marlin Chasing Yellowfin at the Transom

A blue marlin, all lit up, chasing a yellowfin to the boat is caught on film, by a crew fishing in the Bahamas.

Story Unfolding for the Man Lost at Sea

More details unfold as the survivor of 14 months at sea arrives in civilization and attempts to remember his saga.

Rare Bowmouth Guitarfish Gives Birth in Kentucky

Kentucky's Newport Aquarium welcomes the first captive bred pups of a very rare bowmouth guitarfish, a shark-ray like fish from Taiwan.

Ono Master

Capt. Corky Decker talks about these deadly wahoo lures and their history in the waters of Hawaii and beyond.

16 Months Adrift at Sea

I cannot imagine the feat of survival and the endurance of the human spirit that one would need to survive adrift at sea for well over a year.


Save $250 dollars at West Marine today on a new Garmin Plotter.

Wild Boar Tenderloin with Date Stuffing & Sauce

BD's Maggie Rosaine shares her wild boar tenderloin and date stuffing recipe and a few tips about keeping the meat from being gamey.


SoCal Scene's Erik Landeseind reports that bass highlight Southern California action, while lobster continue to fill the freezer.

Whacking the Wahoo

Meet Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters in Venice, Louisiana. He is whacking the wahoo.

Surf pounds Baja west coast

Gary Graham reports the conditions and the bite from around Mexico.

Simms Launches Digital 2014 Gear Guide

The name Simms is synonymous with quality and you can check out the latest in their new 2014 digital gear guide.

Giant Cobia From Brazil

I still can't believe my eyes. This cobia is beyond big and is 30 pounds heavier than the world record.

The Craft Fur Clouser Minnow

Capt. Rick Worman shares this step by step tutorial to tie one of his go to flies for redfish this time of year.

Dorado in the Bag

BD's Corky Decker talks dorado, mahi, dolphin. What ever you call them, here is another way to catch em'.


Save $100 dollars on a new dock box to keep those necessary maintenance items handy, but not on the boat.

Sunroad Boat Show, San Diego CA

The fifth annual San Diego Sunroad Boat Show is starting January 23-26 with boats and fun for all ages.

Tagged Bluefin At Large for 16 Years

Capt. Anderson tagged a 14 pound bluefin in 1997, you won't believe what it weighed last year when it was recaptured off Nova Scotia.


Erik Landeseind says the fishing has been hit and mostly miss in U.S. waters, but the yellowtail and rockfish bites in Mexican waters have been consistent.

Fishing Runs Deep

What a way to honor a man's love for fishing!

DIY Sea Witches

Capt. Scott Goodwin goes step by step how to build your own fish catching sea witch lures to troll for dorado, wahoo, tuna, billfish and more.

Baja Enjoys Summer Weather and Fishing

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes discusses the summer-like weather allowing summer-like fishing in Mexico.

The Legal Rundown for Fishing Mexico

Here is the current list of regulations concerning fishing in Mexico by land or by sea.

Hubbs-Seaworld Releases Two-Millionth White Seabass

Hubbs-Seaworld has received the IGFA's Conservation Award for their amazing accomplishment of raising and releasing two million young white seabass into California's waters.

The Obsession of Carter Andrews

Carter Andrews took some time to explain his background and why he is so excited about life and his new fishing show.

Winter Boating Tips

Here are some important tips if you want to keep fishing this winter.

National Fly Fishing Film Tour

The seventh annual Fly Fishing Film Tour and seminars come to Orange County, CA.

Captain Bubba Carter scores his 20,000th Billfish

Gary Graham congratulates his friend Capt. Bubba Carter, and fill us in on the details.

Yellows close, Stripers far

The BD forum is better than ever now and still brings you Gary Graham's Baja Bytes.

West Marine Fantastic Friday January 17th

Big savings on bulk rope at West Marine today only. In person or on line, stock up for spring.

The Making of - Origin of the Sky

Marc Montocchio, ocean centric nature photographer, shares a glimpse of a natural treasure in the Sian Ka'an, in Mexico.

Time to Rally Against Amendment 40

Don't let your right to fish as the public sector, go down without a fight again! Read this letter and ACT!

Explosion at Panama Sportfishing Lodge

Unfortunately, one dead and more injured during an explosion and fire at the Panama Sportfishing Lodge.

Newest LED Game Light From Moultrie

Keep after those hogs after dark with the motion activated Feeder Hog Light.

Yamaha Redesigned the F115

Yamaha has tweaked the F115 and made this excellent motor even better.

Jose Wejebe Birthday Wish - #FishforJose

To celebrate the upcoming birthdate of this humanitarian and fishing hero, I invite you to #Fish for Jose.

The Manning Brothers of Cobia

Cobia fever hits the Panhandle of Florida big-time each spring, and BD's Corky Decker talks about the fishery and two of the area's best cobia captains.

Ultimate Fishing, Zane Grey Style

Matt Watson of Ultimate Fishing, dons some 1920 fishing gear and boards Zane Grey's actual boat to catch a marlin like Zane did.

Delta Delights

You can bring your own rig or charter one of theirs, either way you can tap this U.S. hot spot: Louisiana.

IFFF Fly Fishing Clubs Upcoming FlyBuy 2014

On February 8th, the Southwest Council Federation Of Fly Fishers will host the 2014 FlyBuy.

Quiet and Smooth, Yamaha's New Talon Prop

Yamaha is slated to release their new Talon High Performance aluminum props for no-clunk, smooth operation on their F70 to F115 outboards.

Africa's Tigerfish Grabs Bird Mid Air

Check out this short video of a toothy tigerfish grabbing a swallow out of the air.

Tuna Fishing The Old Fashion Way

Watch this video of a South Pacific ship catching tuna the old way, but yet very effectively. Great shots!

ScentBlocker's Performance Hunting Shirt

ScentBlocker combines cutting edge scent-blocking technology with modern performance shirt comforts for hunters.

West Marine Fantastic Friday January 10

West Marine starts the new year right with half off selected product. Check it out.


Just because the water has cooled doesn't mean you need to switch to classic cold-water techniques to catch fish.

Rigging a Teaser Reel’s Weak Link

This small precautionary step could save you big money in a worst-case scenario.

All Those Little Things

Hardcore's Eric Mathes recounts the reasons to love waterfowl hunting; its not just the ducks.

IGFA Hot Catches for January 2014

The potential World Record roundup for January from the IGFA.

First New Costa Design for 2014

Costa kicks off the new year with their latest premium performance sunglass design, the Hamlin.

Cooler Water Soft Plastics For Bass

Yamaha Pro Todd Faircloth shares his tips for fishing jerk and creature baits in winter months.

Whales, whales and more whales

The latest fishing report from Mexico and beyond. Its whale calving time and the fish are biting too.

California Dreamin Part 2

Gary Graham continues his story about the world travelling mother ship, Ocean Pacific and the fishing adventures of Jim Jenks and Capt. Peter Groesbeck.

Conjoined Gray Whale Calves Found

A possible first time discovery of twin, conjoined gray whale calves are found.

Fish Away Winter Blues

SoCal's barred surfperch gives anglers a great way to scratch the fishing itch during wintertime.

Exotic Mussels Discovered in CA's Lake Piru

The spread of exotic mussels in California waterways continues with the discovery of mussels in Lake Piru.

New Tenzing Pack Designed for Turkey Hunting

Tenzing will soon release its latest designed pack made just for the demands of turkey hunting. You can get a look here.

Hunters Save The Survivor of Horn-locked Bucks From Coyotes

Watch this cool video of hunters rescuing the surviving deer of a pair who had locked horns.


Rockfish is closed for the next two months in So Cal, but they are still legal to fish in Mexican waters. Check out your best bet for taking advantage of the bite from Erik Landesfeind.

Fishing Chick - Oksana Skolnaja

BD gets a chance to chat with Okasana Skolnaja of Alaska about her fishing experiences in the land of plenty.

The Urban Hunter

BD's Corky Decker talks about his approach to finding new hunting areas after a move.

Final Final for 2013 - Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo!

Gary Graham gives the last fishing report of 2013 from south of the border.

A Different Carolina Rig

Yamaha Pro Bobby Lane adds a personal touch to a traditional Carolina rigging technique.

Venison Barley Risotto

Maggie Rosaine shares this recipe for venison that looks like a must try.

Last Chance Grouper

Get out and catch your last Atlantic grouper of 2013. Regular seasonal closure starts January 1st.

West Marine Fantastic Friday December 27th

Make the most of your holiday money at West Marine's Fantastic Friday sale.


The seasonal rockfish closure goes into effect on January 1st, so get out there and fill the freezer before it's too late.

Billfish dominate from Baja's Tip to Panama

Gary Graham reports the billfish are biting up and down the Pacific Coast.

East Cape Ballyhoo Rig

Zane Hinrichs went to East Cape and documented this local twist on ballyhoo rigging to eliminate those short strikes.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From BD

We wish all of our members and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Orvis sells Ross to Mayfly

Orvis is selling its smaller Ross line of reels to the Mayfly Company, who will continue and improve its long tradition of making mid-range fly reels and accessories.

6th Annual SoCal Tackle Show and Swap

Make your reservations for the 6th annual Southern California Tackle Show and Swap Meet being held February 6-8th, 2014.

Thresher sharks do use their tails

Final proof that thresher sharks do whip their tails to stun prey. Here it is on video; awesome.


BD's Kathy Dumalski paints a pretty picture of the holiday hunting seasons with family, recipes and of course, dead ducks.

Holiday Duck Balls

Turn your holiday gatherings festive with duck balls. Mmmm Mmmmm good.

Fishing Chick - Lexi Furukawa

BD would like to introduce Lexi Furukawa, she is our next Fishin Chick and she is a fishing chick in the truest sense.

BD Visits Phenix Rods

BD visits the crew at Phenix Rods and learns why their new products are so popular with discerning anglers and rod builders.


Erik Landesfeind gives us an advanced look at targeting rockfish on our local banks from a private boat.

West Marine Fantastic Friday December 20th

Last chance for holiday bargains, so take advantage of West Marines Fantastic Friday specials.

Now you Know the Rest of the Story

We fishermen are all familiar with the picture and the men, but did you know the amazing story behind them all. This video explains.

SeaTow Automated Radio Check

Take advantage of SeaTow's free Automated Radio Check Service, and add this important step to your boating checklist.

What makes a quality deer?

Hardcore's Derrek Sigler talks about the traits of a quality deer and how to draw them.

Raw Power Unleashed

Cool video of an attacking lion being tossed high by a pissed off African buffalo.

Atlantic Sea Bass- The New Snapper

Here is a step by step guide to cleaning Atlantic black sea bass. Great eating, easy to catch and lots of fun, sea bass are perfect for all ages.

Winds interfere as more Tuna Pens draw fire

BD's Gary Graham touts the latest fishing reports and news from the Baja and Central America.

Its just a ding

This video is painful to watch, but you will. A cement ship plows a marina while backing out of its berth. OUCH.

La Jolla WInter Yellowtail Tagging Tournament

La Jolla Winter Yellowtail Tagging Tournament is coming and the meeting is this Saturday at 4 pm, so don't miss out.

Used Boat Buyers Guide

Corky Decker outlines his thoughts on buying a used boat; what to look for and how to test it out.

Bonefish Congregate Offshore To Spawn

Researchers have captured video of giant swarms of bonefish moving offshore to spawn in the Bahamas.

Pacific Dawn Sportboat Using Cousins Rods

The well know and respected Pacific Dawn with Capt. Pat Cavanaugh and crew are now tricked out with Cousins rods to give their customers the finest fishing experience possible.

Zancudo Lodge Tuna Frenzy is Understatement

Wow, unbelieveable, amazing, incredibly awesome is all I can say, other than sign me up for Zancudo Lodge!

Waterfowl hunting on public land

The team at HardCore give these valuable tips about how to approach and succeed at hunting public lands for waterfowl.

Goblin Shark - Amazing Video

Check out this video excerpt from the Discovery Channel about the crazy features of the deep water goblin shark.


Catching rockfish isn't rocket science, but it does take strategy and hard work to find the right fish on a consistent basis says BD's Erik Landesfeind.

IGFA hot catches or december

IGFA has rounded up the latest batch of world record fish submissions that are being considered.

Ocean Pacific - California Dreamin part 1

Gary Graham gives us a peek back in time at the creation of Ocean Pacific and all that it means.

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

Here is a classic video that pokes fun at fisherMEN and forums. Sometimes the truth rings true and we are lucky to have our wives to speak the truth.

Lowrance has new spotlightscan sonar

Lowrance has come out with the SpotlightScan Sonar that mounts on your trolling motor and will help you see where to catch more fish.

New Gage Rainwear For Kids

Still looking for that perfect gift for your little sportsmen? Why not keep them dry, safe and comfortable.

Florida Snook Season Closing

December 15th marks the closing of snook season for the winter period.

Tuna pens, again?

Gary Graham's latest Baja Bytes reports bring us the most recent fishing reports from Mexico and Central America.

Moving Beyond No-Fishing Zones

ASA's Mike Leonard talks about the progress being made and the hill yet to climb concerning Marine Reserve's in Biscayne Bay National Park.

Throwing the A-Rig during fall

Bass Pro Nik Autrey talks about his experience making the most of fall bass feeding patterns and the effectiveness of the A-rig.

Please Make Me Gag, Blackbelly That Is

A friend of mine, Nick Metakes just checked off a fish of a lifetime event out of Ponce Inlet and shares the story with us.

Getting to Know You

Getting to know a new boat and its systems will not only help you catch fish, but keep you safe too.

The Woody

Bubba Blade's newest creation, the Woody, gets a real life test on an elk hunt by the BD crew.

One Day Before: A Day of Infamy

At 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian time on December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Largemouth Bass on Succotash with Crispy Peas

Maggie Rosaine offers a succulent way to make Bass on Succotash.

West Marine Fantastic Friday December 6th

West Marine's Fantastic Friday starts back up for more savings just in time for the holidays.


BD's Erik Landesfeind says the wind is forecast to blow this weekend but there are still fish to be caught.

Stubborn Lingcod trying to eat angler's catch

Check out this video of a hungry lingcod who really wants an anglers catch!

Fatal Shark Attack on Kayaker

Sadly we report that a fellow angler has experienced a fatal shark attack while fishing for bait from his kayak in Maui, Hawaii.

Billfish and dorado overshadow dismal yellowfin action

Gary Graham brings us the latest fishing reports from the Baja and beyond.

Robinson Outdoor's Knock Out Jacket

Check out Robinson Outdoor products and their comfortable, scent-blocking hunting gear.

Los Cabos Charter Classic Was Success

The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic had over 372 anglers on 131 local charter boats and the fishing was great.

Keep Your Family Safe On the Water

Ask for some of these new lifesaving products this year, and protect your family and friends year-round.


Another great bass tactic from Yamaha Pro series. How to adapt to cooler water temperatures.

Art in the shadows

BD's Gary Graham visits with Lyle Brunson and learns about his fish rubbing art in East Cape.


By Erik Landesfeind

With just over a month left before the rockfish closure, now is a great time to get out and catch some fish.

Melton Holiday Sale

Attention all BD'ers! Melton's is offering some great specials starting today and running through Cyber Monday. Check it out.

BD Gives Thanks

We here at BD offer many thanks to all!

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Let BD help you shop for that special angler in your family or for your favorite fishing buddy. Here is our list of sure-fire gifts.


Shimano continues to crank out innovative, quality products to keep you fishing.

Steve Bendzak Takes Sales Helm At Simms

Industry Veteran To Lead Sales Team as VP of Global Sales

Buy Shimano Direct for the Holidays

Shimano and G.Loomis fans will be happy to have another option to find that perfect gift this year.

Magdalena Bay slows as Cabo lights up

BD's Gary Graham keeps you in tune with the seasonal changes and fishing reports throughout Mexico and Central America.

Tenzing WF 13, The Ultimate Blind Bag?

BD's Ali Hussainy is a self-proclaimed gear freak; check out his take on the new Tenzing Blind Bag.


Yamaha Pro Staff's Capt. George Mitchell talks about the importance of new technologies in saving lives when the unthinkable happens.

Best Practices Workshop upcoming at West Marine

Today, November 26th, there will be a workshop at the West Marine in Santa Cruz to discuss Best Practices to releasing fish.

Bubba Blade

The Bubba Blade knives come in two stiffnesses so you can use them for both hunting and fishing.

2014 AFTCO T-shirts: A Preview of the New AFTCO

Just in time for the holidays, Aftco has released new designs and new comfort with their Heather style t-shirts.

Sharp Hooks Are Number 1

I truly believe that sharp hooks are the first step to consistent fishing.

Saturday Sale at Baja Fishing Gear

Check out Baja Fishing Gear's super sale tomorrow!

B.U.S.T.E.D. You Are Busted

Ego and ignorance are a bad combo as this guy proved by posting his illegal catch on FaceBook.

Try The New Penn Conflict

The folks at Penn continue to expand their new improved lines of reels, and the new Conflict Spinning reel line is no exception.

More Upgrades from Garmin

Garmin just keeps improving the abilities of their marine electronics without sacraficing the user friendly aspects that they are known for.


Bad weather days aren't always a bad thing. Especially when you use the tough fishing to hone your angling skills says Erik Landesfeind.

Crazy Fish From the Deep

The ocean continues to remind us of how little we really know about the depths that cover most of our own planet.

2014 Garmin's New Products Announced

Today Garmin announces their latest, user-friendly, hi-tech marine electronics for your boat. Get a sneak peek at BD.

New Products from Simrad

Simrad has launced its new NSS evo2, an easy to use, state of the art touch screen, multifunctional device that integrates radar, sonar, plotters and more.

taking better outdoor photos

A big part of the fun of outdoor adventures is sharing the stories and photos with your buddies. Learn to take better outdoor photos with these tips from Hardcore.

amazing cobia video

If you have ever experienced a cobia swarm, then this video will bring back memories, if not this will leave you dreaming of it.

Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic

Its getting closer, book now and you can fish one of the hottest spots on the planet and win cash in the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, a free tournament.

Baja Norte fizzles while Baja Sur sizzles

Gary Graham keeps us up to date on the fishing reports and happenings south of the border.

Pig Time

BD's Corky Decker recounts his introduction to pig hunting in Florida and the Florida native, Jeff Chesser who taught him.

Giant Wels Catfish is Potential record in Spain

Giant Wels Catfish is Potential record in Spain

Wahoo turned Crab?

Here is a way to make fresh wahoo into a crab-like appetizer. mmm!

crazy video of amorous deer chasing a girl

A member sent this in and I admit I was laughing, but I'm not sure what to think of it. Don't watch with the kids, as the next questions will be awkward.

West Marine Fantastic Friday Nov. 15th

Fantastic Friday savings continue with today's deal. Save $250 on the 2013 RU3 Inflatable Dinghy.


Erik Landesfeind reports last weekend's good weather made for some stellar fishing. Let's see if it will rebound after this weekend's wind.


Gary Graham gives his take on tournament results and fishing reports in his Baja Bytes.

Special offer from Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort

A special offer from the great people at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort in Mexico.

IGFA's Hot Catches for November

The International Gamefish Association, IGFA, has released the most recent batch of world record contenders that are being considered to go down in the books.

Costa supports Billfish Foundation

Costa continues their conservation-minded efforts with a large donation to their longtime partner, the Billfish Foundation.

Aftco's Waterproof Jacket is the Answer

The products from Aftco are made by real fishermen for fishermen so check out their Waterproof Jacket.

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Winners

Gary Graham gives the results from the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot in Mexico.

Artist Spotlight- Doug Snider

A Florida man, Doug Snider, finds his hidden talent in wood, and the rest is history.

Furuno - 35 years of excellence

Furuno celebrates its 35th year of growth and prosperity.


Bass Pro Clifford Pirch talks about scouting with swimbaits for bass.


West Marine's Fantastic Fridays continue with $250 dollars off the Garmin 740 Chart Plotter.


Erik Landesfeind gives five simple steps that will help private boaters improve their results when targeting rockfish.

Hunting the wind

The HardCore Team is always improving their hunting tactics and bringing it all to you; Improve your hunting techniques with tips from HardCore.

Judge overturns Florida's Net Ban

Decision just reversed! Florida's voters banned the use of gill nets in inshore waters almost twenty years ago with a sweeping majority. Now a local judge has undone the will of the people and the gill netters are back.

New SeaVee Z High Performance Line

The New SeaVee Z was introduced at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. Check out the updated full video here and get you own sneak peek.

Bisbee's Black & Blue Tournaments -- what's the fuss?

Baja Bytes's Gary Graham gives the back-story on some of the richest fishing tournaments in the world. Rich on history and the prizes.

Long Island, Bahamas

Stunning waters, scenic beaches, incredible diving and prolific blue marlin fishing, Long Island is high on Corky Decker's list.

Turtles, tuna tourney and things

Check out Gary Graham's report about the fishing in Mexico and Central America.


This Yamaha Series takes us back to the basics of the diamond jig used for many species including stripers.

Fishing Chick - Courtney Sheridan

Introducing November's Fishin Chick, Courtney Sheridan, in this interview with BD.

Bill Dance Bass King Bloopers

If you grew up watching Bill Dance like I did, you will love this bloopers video from his many years of taping fishing shows.

High Speed Wahoo Rig

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates how to build one type of high-speed wahoo rig for trolling at 15 knots or better.


BD's Erik Landesfeind says cold weather and water is on its way, but that doesn't mean you still can't close out the year with good fishing.

Caribbean Grouper Curry with Yogurt Sauce

Caribbean Grouper Curry with Yogurt Sauce. Always good to find new ways to cook your fresh catch.

Another marlin jumping in the boat

This video is going around, but it is worth watching!

Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing 2013

This weekend!! Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing will take place on November 2rd, offering deals from more than 20 of the top tackle manufacturers as well as free seminars.

Your DSC-Equipped VHF Hooked Up Right

This article from Boat U.S. could save you and your family's life. Make the effort to take this simple precautionary step.

Monster marlin, thieving sea lion, and disappearing billfish

BD's Gary Graham gives the tournament round ups and fishing reports from Mexico and Central America.

Simrad Live Product Launch at upcoming Boat Show

Simrad marine electronics will showcase their 2014 new products during a live webcast starting Nov. 1st at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show.

Turneffe Flats Award winning lodge in Belize

The global certification for sustainable tourism has been awarded to Turneffe Flats by Green Globe. Check out this highly decorated fishing lodge in Belize.

Louisiana's LDWF rescue five anglers

Ouch! 64' sportfish strikes an oilrig and goes down, LDWF research vessel saves the day.


These Yamaha bass pros talk about their best fall crankbaits for bass.

Los Cabos Resort and Fishing Sweepstakes

You can sign up to win one of five free fishing trips to Mexico's hot spots. No strings attached.

Bisbee Black and Blue Winner on the Last Day

Linda Williams, fishing aboard her 60 Hatteras ,II Success, catches the winning Blue Marlin in the Bisbee's Black and Blue tournament.

Tripletail Fillet video

Capt. Scott Lum demonstrates the benefit of the Bubba Blade in cleaning a tough-scaled tripletail in this video.


West Marine's Fantastic Friday deals continue with today's half off sale on Deluxe Rapid Dry Neoprene Life Vests.

2nd Day delivers 4 to the scales in Bisbee Black and Blue

BD's Gary Graham gives the results of day two in the famous Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament.

Early Season Wahoo

Capt. Scott Goodwin recently fished with his very first captain and checked out some October high-speed wahoo fishing.


Fall is upon us but the fishing in Southern California remains good. Here are some options for private boaters, says Erik Landesfeind.

Top Ten Most Costly Boat Insurance Claims

Boat US's Seaworthy recently compiled the top ten claims of boat owners and give suggestions to prevent your boat from becoming part of the statistic.

NW Bass Championship

Bass Pro Nik Autrey recounts the action at the NW Bass Championship and gives insight into how to think bass like a pro.

Marlin VS Giant Squid

From the experiences of adventure angler Matt Watson, come this incredible video of a marlin that has been ravaged by a giant squid during the fight.

IGFA Fishing day camp

IGFA has come up with a fishing camp for kids on school closure days to get kids hooked on fishing.

Big money-few qualifiers at Cabo Tournaments

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes give a report from around Mexico and Central America.

Tonga Travel

Corky Decker writes about his time spent in a remote paradise catching billfish and more.

40 lb Halibut Takes the Lead

The Halibut Derby from Dana Wharf has a new leader with a forty-pound fish.


Bass pro Mark Davis talks about his slow down approach to catching bass.

A Hard Core guide to waterfowl calls

The crew at Hardcore know bird calls. They talk about the differences in this informative article.

latest on FMM Visas

The latest on FMM Visas for fishing the Baja Coast inside 12 miles. Are boaters being singled out? View the step by step process!


Chef Steve Black whips up a dish for his fresh caught lobster and yellowtail.


West Marine's Fantastic Friday deals continue with today's great bargain on quality boating supplies.

Hide Your Ride

Capt. Kyle Larson's step by step, economical tip for putting a great looking camo pattern on his duck boat or any hunting accessory.


Plenty of new contenders for world records in October. See the fish submitted to the IGFA for consideration.


Erik Landesfeind says catching lobster isn't all that tough, but there are things you can do that will greatly improve your chances of catching quality bugs.

TD Qctave changes the game

Gary Graham's fishing reports from around the Baja of Mexico and Central America.

Two bull elk in epic battle

Watch these two elk lock antlers and almost take out the camera man.

Stylin' down Baja's West Coast

Gary Graham rides and fishes the C Bandit down the West coast of the Baja for a sampler platter of fishing action.

Offshore Florida Panhandle! Monster Tuna

Capt. Corky Decker's experiences with Gulf tuna in the Fall and how it relates to tuna in exotic locals.

What comes after White Knuckled

I just saw this video of several commercial boats going for it in a scary inlet of parts unknown, I'm still tense!

And Yet Another Oarfish

A recent find of another giant oarfish reminds us of the many strange and large creatures in the deep.


Bassmaster Matt Herren talks about how to fine tune your spinnerbaits on the water to dial into the bite.

Tuna Shootout 2013 Results

Gary Graham gives the results of the Tuna Shootout in Mexico.

Lots of variety and plenty of action

Gary Graham gets us ready for the weekend with a report from the hot spots in Mexico.

No Motor Tournament Tomorrow in Carpinteria, CA

No motor anglers will compete to raise funds to save rare salt marsh, and will be entered in raffle to win a new Hobie Fishing Kayak.

9 million miles of fishing line recycled

Congrats go out to Jim Martin who has received awards for his part in 9 million miles of fishing line being recycled.

Protein for America?

Here is a great article by Ted Venker about the new crazy logic being pushed by the commercial red snapper shareholders and enviro's.


Today is another West Marine's Fantastic Friday sale and they have three types of solar battery chargers half price.

Improvise - Adapt - Overcome - Hard Core

Learn about these simple tips from the team at Hard Core that are often overlooked, but can really save the day or your life.

Settle the Shutdown

Some economic insight into the effect the shutdown is having on outdoor businesses and individuals around the country.

Video of Harpooning Swords in the old Days

Here is a video of commercial swordfish harpooning aboard the Mirage in 1999.

Thanks to Sponsors of The Race to PEI

BD would like to thank all of the sponsors and the crews of Tony's Tuna Fishing for another succesful Race to PEI contest and congratulate the winner Gilbert Saucedo.

Guy Harvey Foundation Awards Grants to S.C. Aquarium and Dolphin Research

Dr. Guy Harvey was in South Carolina to give the S.C. Aquarium and the Dolphin Research Program, a grant on behalf of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, to further their important work.

Space Coast International Surf Fishing Tournament

The second annual Space Coast International Surf Fishing Tournament is underway and it benefits the Anglers for Conservation's Hook Kids on Fishing programs.

Fishermen rally to protest the closure of the Everglades Nat. Park

Who would of thought you would live to see the “No Fishing” signs go up on the Everglades National Park or all of Biscayne National Park.

West Marine Flagship Store opens in Newport, CA

BD's Brant Crenshaw takes a first hand look at the new West Marine Flagship Store in Newport, CA.

Mag Bay under siege

Gary Graham highligts the massive commercial sardine harvest taking place in Mag Bay, one of Mexico's hidden treasures.

Dana Wharf’s Halibut Derby

It's back, and this time around Dana Wharf's Halibut Derby is kicking off earlier than derbies prior to take advantage of the fall halibut bite.

Fishing Chick - Hayley Shinn

BD introduces our next Fishin Chick, Hayley Shinn.


Erik Landesfeind tells how to use your experience to make an educated guess when lacking current fishing information.

Crusted Scallops in Mushroom Caps with Ginger Mushroom Puree

Maggie Rosaine makes our mouths water with this easy scallop and mushroom appetizer.

Baja Bytes scouting down the Baja's west coast

A special report from Gary Graham as he explores Baja's west coast aboard the 75 foot "C Bandit".

Coast Guard Documentation Boards

Boat Outfitters is your source for USCG legal document boards to affix inside your vessel to make documented vessels legal.

West Marine Fantastic Friday

Today is Fantastic Friday at your local West Marine or online. Today's feature deal is $100 off on Lowrance's Elite-5 Gold and the Elite-5 DSI Gold.

Penn launches new Products for 2014

Penn fishing reels have been and integral part of fishing's history and now a big part of it's future too.

Washington Razor Clammers get another dig

Washington's razor clams have been deemed toxin-free and upcoming digs are scheduled.


Furuno breaks the thousand dollar price point with two new units.

Marlin club of San Diego Tournament

The Marlin Club San Diego will be hosting a charity small boat tournament on October 5th and 6th.

Bountiful Bay

Capt. Corky Decker shows us that the simple and overlooked places can be as rewarding as the exotic destinations.

West Marine Flagship Store Opening, Newport Beach, CA

West Marine's grand opening of the Newport Beach store will be a weekend of family fun activites. October 3rd to 6th.

Costa Designs Two New Hybrid Metal Styles

Costa adds Conch and Tower to its 2013 collection of awesome fishing and outdoor sunglasses.

Tuna pens lead the way as bite intensifies down Baja Coast

BD's Gary Graham paints a pretty picture of the fishing around Mexico and Central America.

Simms Offer For Breast Cancer

Simms is taking the fight against breast cancer to the river this October.

Penn hosts Palm Beach Fishing

South Florida fishing and Penn reels are a winning combo.


Captain Duane Mellor of Seasons Sportfishing, who has been one of the high liners this season, shares some tips on catching more tuna on your own boat.

Tiger shark on Tiger shark

Awesome underwater video of a big tiger shark trying to eat a smaller one. The small one is seven foot!

Shimano Picks VP of Fishing Tackle Division

Shimano American Corp has named Steve Ferrara VP of their fishing tackle division.


Chef Steve Black shares an easy and delicious way to roast a whole fish.


Yamaha Pro Steve Pennaz makes his living finding fish on new waters. Here's how he does it.


This new well-designed and lightweight pack system will amaze you.

From the border to Baja's tip, the bite generates smiles all around

BD's Gary Graham reports awesome fishing from around Mexico and beyond.

Costa Expands Camouflage Line

Costa introduces new camo patterns in six styles of their quality sunglasses.

Florida Gulf Red Snapper Opening again

Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 in state and federal waters.

Cool down with Jerkbaits for Bass

Use jerkbaits in cooler water to trigger more bass bites in spring or fall. Learn how from Bass Pro Nik Autrey.

Furuno Football Season Sale

Furuno's Fall Football Rebate event scores you big savings with the plays that pay.


A big lesson learned on the 2013 SWBA tournament trail by Erik Landesfeind.

Simms Debuts Fall 2013 Line

Nothing says quality like Simms. Check out their new Fall line of outerwear.

Hard Labor Creek Plantation

Corky Decker explores Florida quail ranch and all-round great place, Hard Labor Creek.

Sardina return to East Cape along with other bait news

Gary Graham delivers his fishing report from around Mexico and Central America.

Wounded Warriors Return to the field Part II

Disabled in combat, a right-handed man takes the buck of a lifetime with his left.

Wendy Tochihara, New IGFA Representative

Wendy Tochihara is named new IGFA representatvie for California. She will be an excellent fit for the job.

Drink Holder with Storage Box

Every boat needs a little catch all spot and drink holders. Boat Outfitters delivers both in one!

Venison & Portobello Stuffed Persimmons with Pecans

Maggie Rosaine tempts us with her Venison and Portobello Stuffed Persimmons with pecans.

What to do this Weekend

Excellent fishing continues along the California coast according to Erik Landesfeind.


Learn more about the MSA reauthorization.

Baja's Heartland

BD's Gary Graham describes the arid beauty of Baja's Heartland, that has been the inspiration of adventuring outdoorsmen for generations.

Balloon Fisher King

Fishing balloons just got much easier with the new Balloon Fisher King clip.

Boat Outfitters line buster and knot tightener

Ever see an awesome tool that solves a real life problem and say, why didn't I think of that. Boat Outfitters thought of it.


Here is another great product to keep you warm and dry as cooler weather approaches.

Storms continue to blow by quickly and good fishing resumes

Gary Graham reports that the fishing is great, despite the brushes with storms in Mexico.

Costa’s 580P Sunrise Lens Now Available in Rx Sun Lenses

Check out the new low light Sunrise lenses from Costa.

New Hot Tropic T-Shirts by Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey has introduced his new Hot tropic line of t-shirts and they are awesome.


Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Fishing Faire, Sept. 20-22.

Fishing Chick - Amanda Perryman

The BD team just had the pleasure of fishing with Amanda Perryman and we are proud to introduce her as a BD Fishin Chick.


Catching fish isn't always as easy as the people on the internet make it look by Erik Landesfeind.

Chris Russell Joins Shimano as Sr. Manager for Fishing Division

Shimano brings Chris Russell in as Sr. Manager for their fishing divison.

Boat Outfitter’s Pick Up Truck Rod Holder

Every once in a while a really unique new product shows up and the Pick Up Truck Rod Holder from Boat Outfitters is one of those.

Bowfishing Asian Carp in the air

Keeping with today's Asian Carp theme. I'm adding this to the bucket list!

Gotta love ingenuity

Watch this hilarious video that combines skiing, ball sports and a swarm of jumping asian carp.

IGFA Hot Catches for September

IGFA recognizes the latest round of spetacular potential new world record fish.

Killer Whales Surfing Boat Wakes

Check this amazing video of killer whales surfing a boat wake.

Kayak Fishing Advantage

Dave Knecht speaks from experience about the advantages of fishing kayaks and the growing popularity of the sport.

Striking Teachers Close International airport, briefly

Striking teachers briefly closed the International airport in Mexico, but the fishing remains great in a report from Gary Graham.

Get Organized with Boat Outfitters

I recently got to try a few of the many awesome accessories from Boat Outfitters.


Bass pro Jeff Kriet talks about his forbidden love of Northern pike.

the WON-Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot

Inshore or offshore, the WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot in Mission Bay Sept. 7 is the easy, inexpensive format with $2,000 first prize - and prizes for all teams - guaranteed

MBMC Charity Heart Marlin Tournament

2013 Mission Bay Marlin Club's (MBMC) Charity Heart Marlin Tournament is this weekend, don't miss it!

Hobie Mirage Sport

Hobie's new Mirage Sport proves that not all fishing kayaks are created equal.

Wood Duck Breasts with Mushrooms & Grapes

Maggie Rosaine's wood duck recipe is one to try.

Woodies in the Pan

Corky Decker talks fall wood duck hunting in the Florida Panhandle.

New Accurate Dauntless

Just what you'd expect from Accurate Fishing, the new Dauntless.

Battle with a Giant

Check out this Impact Zone that shows how the BD crew headed to Prince Edward Island to do battle with giant Bluefin tuna with Tony's Tuna Fishing.

Gilbert's trip of a Lifetime

Check out this photo series from the Race to PEI 2013.

Tarpon Insanity Video

Check out this tarpon video from Salty Roots. If it doesn't get you fired up, then you don't like to fish!

The Ultimate Surf Class

Join the Fly Zone surf series this weekend with the experts.


Changing things up can help reignite your interest in getting out on the water from Erik Landesfeind.

Bass Pro’s tips on Swim jigs

Bass Pro Nik Autrey tells how and why the swim jig catches him lots of big fish.

PEI - Trip of a Lifetime

Just what is a Trip of a Lifetime? Pretty sure I was just on one in PEI.


Friends of Rollo and participating Sportfishing Landings in California will offer two Kids fish free days.


You don't need a big sport-fisherman to chase summer bluefin.

A Win for Anglers in the Florida Keys

Anglers in the Florida Keys made their voice heard about a plan to increase closed areas to fishing.

When doves cry

Kathy Dumalski investigates this years upcoming dove hunt with no limits on certain doves.

What a difference a week makes!

Gary Graham recaps his fishing reports from Mexico and Central America.

Make A Wish Tuna Challenge Results

This year's Make a Wish Tuna Challenge was a success for all. Check out the results.

Blacktip apparel keeps it cool

West Marine has you covered, from head to toe for outdoor sun protection.


More things that you aren't going to like about the people behind the MLPA from Erik Landesfeind.

Bluefin tuna legend lost

The world of fishing lost a good one.

Bob Berry Wildlife Artist

BD's artist spotlight turns on Bob Berry, who has spent his life excelling in the recreation of the natural world using varied mediums.

Redbone kicking off Keys fall trilogy

Small Florida Keys fishing series grew to make huge impact “to catch the cure” for CF.


BD's Ali Hussainy relives his daytime sword experience in the Florida Keys with the Stanzycks of Bud and Marys Marina

Blacktip gear by West Marine

The Blacktip line of tools from West Marine is the ticket for better fishing.

Blue Marlin jumps in Cockpit

Check this video of a blue marlin jumping in the cockpit making a near miss on the crew of the Marlin Darlin.


Is your boat equipped and ready to pass one? It should be.

It's some summertime as fish continue to cooperate

Gary Graham gives the fishing report roundup from around Mexico and Central America.

Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries

I recently had the chance to talk to NBA veteran, Jared Jeffries about his upcoming fishing series that focuses on jigging and popping in exotic locations.

Magret Duck Breast,Fresh Berries and Orange Gastrique Sauce

Steve Black is getting ready for hunting season to begin with this delicious duck preparation.

PEI Update

We are here in PEI and just finished our second day of fishing. Quick update!

Fly Rod Bluefin is Possible Record

Fly rod anglers continue to expand their reach in all types of fishing, including long-range sportboats.

Marlin from a Surfboard

From the archives of Adventure Angler Matt Watson, watch him catch a marlin from a surfboard. Too much fun.

Giant Halibut Will Shatter World Record

Lucky angler, Marco Liebenow, will shatter the world record by a huge margin if his halibut is approved.

Ocearch tags first Great White for Cape Cod 2013.

Chris Fischer and the crew of the Ocearch tag their first great white of the Cape Cod 2013 expedition.

Clay Dyer, Bass Pro and More

Take nine minutes of your hectic life and watch this video about a true fisherman and a testament of perseverance.

Softshell Turtle Curry

Next time your fishing and catch a softshell turtle, give it a try.

Huge Sale at Baja Fish Gear in CA

The Baja Fish Gear store in Lomita, CA is having a huge in-store summers-end clearance event for one day only on August 17th.


Erik Landesfeind's Socal Scene takes a look at what's biting in Southern California.

Fish More With a Fuel Bladder

We all want to fish further and stay longer. Well now you can safely with a fuel bladder.

How to get Invited Back

Great advice from Dave Knecht on how to insure your name is at the top of the list of people to call to go fishing.

Catch and Release- Sort Of

The only catch to video is that it immortalizes our mistakes.

2013 Mission Bay Marlin Club's Charity Heart Marlin Tournament

Don't miss the upcoming Mission Bay Marlin Club's Charity Heart Marlin Tournament.

Tucker’s Giant Black Grouper

Going the distance paid off on this family fishing trip. They had amazing bottom fishing in this seldom-fished area.

Humboldt's add to the sizzle

Marlin, squid and everything else in the Baja; reported by Gary Graham.

Anatomy of a Fishing Story

Capt. Scott Goodwin gives his thoughts on the amazing attributes of a fishin story.

Bluefin By Harpoon: It's a Maine Thing

Capt. Corky Decker give us the scoop on Maine's bluefin harpoon fishery, then and now.


Heath Hilyard of SEAGO talks about the negative impact of the proposed catch-share programs being considered for Alaskan halibut.

Wounded warriors return to the field

Kathy Dumalski interviews Brian Ophus and learns about a Wounded Warrior guided hunting program that is transforming lives.

What's the Best Fishfinder for You

The experts at the GPS store describe how to pick the best fishfinder for your types of fishing.

Very Rare White Whale Filmed by Surfers

Surfer Ramon Nawarro and some friends got an encounter of a lifetime when they filmed a white whale.

All in for Circles

Gary Graham explores the topic of circle hooks and their established place in the sport.


Anglers around the world are competeing for the top spots. Check out this month's potential new saltwater IGFA world records.

Try Jigging For Flounder

Learn techniques for jigging flounder in many locals.

Topwater Frogs for Bass

2012 B.A.S.S. Jr World Champion, Nik Autrey gets us fired up to fish topwater bass with frogs.

False Flares Cost Coast Guard and Taxpayers

Recent false flares have wasted valuable resources and manpower. USCG urges caution.

Hatteras and Cabo Brands Sold

The Brunswick company has sold the Hatteras and Cabo brand.


BD's Erik Landesfeind follows up on the saltwater bass tagging program, which is showing promise.

Funny Video - Diver's Hand Chomped by Fish

Here is a How Not to video from the web. Diver's hand ends up down the maw of a monkfish.

Track a Shark at Home

Shark is the buzz word this week, and now you can track four species of sharks from your livingroom.

Best Fishing in Years

Gary Graham has lots of good news in his Baja Bytes fishing reports.


100 dedicated anglers fished IGFA young angler tournament on Shelter Island Pier.

Report Tiger Prawns in Gulf

Exotic Tiger Prawn captures are increasing and need to be reported.

Fishing with my Yukon by Igloo

I just recently had the pleasure of taking the new Yukon 50 fishing.

Docking in a current

Reduce your stress of docking in the current with these helpful tips.


Announcing the Grand Opening of the new Corpus Christi West Marine on August 9-11.

Albacore makes first showing

The first SoCal albacore tuna was just caught.

Fishing Chick - Hayden Staley

BD talks with Hayden Staley about her love of the water and fishing.

OluKai Sandals

BD's Brant Crenshaw is glad he gave OluKai sandals a try, see why.

Showdown Championship!

This weekend is the final leg of the Saltwater Showdown and the drawing for the 29 Seavee.

Awesome Halibut Video

I just stumbled on this video of a huge school of halibut, and they are attacking the camera.


Yamaha Bass Pro Bill Lowen details his summer pattern for jig fishing.


Getting off the beaten path can lead to better results on your next offshore fishing trip by Erik Landesfeind.


The 11th annual Young Anglers Tournament will be held at Shelter Island

Pier on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Make a Wish Tuna Seminar Tomorrow

Thursday Aug 1st is the Make-a-Wish Tuna Challenge free seminar and cut-off for early bird registrations.

IGFA Congratulates Dedicated Angler

The IGFA does more than just keep records. They preserve and promote the sport we all love.

Bridle A Bait

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates a very secure connection between a live bait and your hook.

Gundogs: Go-Pro or DIY?

Kathy Dumalski interviews two trainers about their approaches to hunting dog training, professional and DIY.

Blues late...Fishing's great

Another great fishing report from Mexico and beyond by BD's Gary Graham.

Grand Isle, LA Big Warsaw Grouper

Angler lands big warsaw in Louisiana.

Catch and Release Status for Tarpon and Bonefish As of Sept.1

Florida's bonefish and tarpon deemed catch and release only begins Sept 1, 2013.

Hey What's That?

Capt. Scott Goodwin details his approach upon finding the proverbial 'pallet'.

Get Tight Sucka! Texas Swordfish Seminar

The crew of the Texas based, "Booby Trap" continues to raise the bar for the sport of swordfishing, while raising money for Every Day Heroes, who help our Veterans.

Shimano Chronarch CI4+

Shimano takes best new “fresh water reel” at ICAST, but its not just for bass.

Turner’s Outdoorsman TroKar Photo Challenge

Turner's Outdoorsman TroKar Photo contest: win $1500


Erik Landesfeind talks about choosing the right gear to give you an advantage on your next offshore fishing trip.

Dorado Shootout, Golden while Bisbee ECO looks for something Blue

Gary Graham reports from the Baja, the bite is still golden.

Fish, Congress and Nickleback

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is set to expire later this year, so it's time for the recreational industry to be heard.

ICAST delivers plenty for the Baja Bunch

Gary Graham gives his highlights list of new products at the ICAST show in Las Vegas.

Race to PEI Winner!

We have a winner in the Race to PEI.

A 'Do it Your Way kinda’ place in Baja Sur

Nestled on the beach in Los Barriles is a unique resort named Martin Verdugo's that has it all.

Big Yellowfin Flips Boat, Man and Fish Recovered!

Hawaiian man's boat fliped by big tuna, He's rescued and the fish is captured.

Divers Almost Eaten By a Whale

Watch the video of some California divers having a close call with humpback whales.

Modern Day Monsters

Capt. Corky Decker recounts encounters with giant pelagics around the world.

2013 Bass High School Team Winners

Mitchell Gowen and Brianna Tucker of Decatur Heritage win the 2013 B.A.S.S. High School Invitational on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala.

East Cape 9th Dorado Shootout wrap-up

Baja Bytes' Gary Graham wraps up the East Cape Dorado Shootout from Hotel Palmas de Cortez.

Amazing Never-Wet Repels Liquid

A spray coating that can repel almost all liquids off of a surface upon contact. That could be handy.

Seward Jackpot Halibut Derby 2013

Month long Seward Jackpot Halibut Tournament concludes and the winner is Crackerjack.

Plano Takes Best in Show with New Guide Series

Plano's 3700 Guide Series tackle bag wins best of show in tackle management at ICAST.

Summertime Bite Mode

Erik Landesfeind reports that both coastal and offshore fishing is heating up as Southern California enters its summertime bite mode.

Ripper for some, others not so much

Read reports of awesome fishing from south of the border, by Gary Graham.


Taking fish donated from anglers and getting them into the mouths of the hungry.

Awesome App From King Sailfish Mounts

Here is a great new feature from King Sailfish Mounts. Immortalize your trophy right after the release.

Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge Seminar

On Thursday evening, August 1, 2013, the Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge tournament will host its 12th Annual Tuna Fishing Seminar at Dana Landing.

ICAST 2013 Huge Success

The global sportfishing industry convened July 9-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada for ICAST.

Use Masking Tape to Protect Your Boat

Many boats have teak trim or accents and while there many ways to preserve or present teak, at some point sanding it will be part of its maintenance. Learn to protect your boat during this process.

Capt. Mark Wisch Gives Seminar

Capt. Mark Wisch will be giving a seminar on "tanker" seabass and more on July 18th.


Learn to fish summer bass patterns from the pros.

Wild Red Salmon Pesto

Try this recipe for wild red salmon with green pea and mint pesto.

West Marine Flagship Store Opening, Portland, Oregon

West Marine announces the opening of their new flagship store in Portland, Oregon.

Ecuadorian Grander

Grander black marlin caught while wahoo fishing in Ecuador.

New Turner's Outdoorsman in Temecula, CA

Turner's Outdoorsman of California opens new store in Temecula.

Storms threaten leaving sizzling action around Baja's tip

BD's Gary Graham reports the hot bites from Mexico and beyond.


Bassmaster Elite tournament angler Chris Zaldain talks about his approach to unfamiliar waters.

Red Snapper Update from NOAA for South Atlantic

East coast red snapper season to be determined, but will not be in July 2013.


Protecting yourself from the sun is one of the keys to preventing damage and cancer.

Rubber Band Wrap

When fishing heavier mono leaders, use this quick technique, to wrap the leader, that wont spring loose.

World Cup Marlin Championship Winner

The "Blank Check" catches the winning fish in the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship in Bermuda.

Last Call For Race to PEI

Win a free trip to chase giant bluefin tuna in PEI. Last call for registration!


This salad is great because it provides Heat, Creaminess, Crunch, Sweet and Sour and is a great combination of ingredients.

Fishing Chick - Brittney Novalsky

BD interviews our next Fishin Chick, Brittney Novalsky of Melbourne, Florida.

It’s About Your Tip, Sir

Saltwater fly fishing pro Gary Graham gives some pointers in this ever popular version of the sport.


The trick to catching fish this holiday weekend will be to avoid the crowds. Here are some tips on how to maximize your chances of having a successful day on the water from Erik Landesfeind.

Casey Parlette- Naturalist Sculptor

Naturalist, blacksmith, master carver, and sculptor are just a few words used to describe Casey Parlette.

Louisiana closes additional areas for shrimping

The LDWF will close more areas to shrimping while some remain open. Check out the map.

Storm flies by, stripers biting

Gary Graham checks the hot spots around Mexico and Central America to bring you the latest news in his Baja Bytes report.

Ancient Alaskan Rockfish Caught

A shortraker rockfish caught in Alaska is estimated to be 200 years old.

Make A Wish Tuna Challenge 2013

Fishing is making dreams come true. Tuna Challenge raises big bucks for Make-A-Wish.

Summer Fishing Options Abound in Washington

So many options for sportsman this summer in Washington as multiple seasons are opening.

First Dorado of the Season for Dominator

The Dominator catches the first dorado of the season in San Diego.

Wahoo on the Fly

An exciting how-to decription by Capt. Corky Decker of how he chased world-record wahoo on the fly.

Step Up To Saltwater Fly Fishing

World-renowned angler Capt. Jake Jordan talks about getting started in saltwater fly fishing.

Positive Step in Rigs to Reefs Program

The American Sportfishing Association commends improvements made to policies that facilitate the conversion of older oil rigs into artificial reefs.

Shark Week Classic Commercial, Must See

Just came across this and had to share. Advertisement for Shark Week! Awesome.

Heat Shrink For Rigging

Heat shrink tubing is essential for electrical connections, but has so many more uses. I use it on terminal rigging and boat accecoriess too.

Calico Bass Techniques

Four simple techniques that will help you catch more calico bass from Erik Landesfeind.

Costa’s New Inlet and Miss Britt Sunglasses

Pretty as a Picture , Tough as Nails: Costa's New Inlet and Miss Britt Sunglasses for Women Perfectly Blend Performance, Style

BD Introduces Kathy Dumalski, Avid Hunter and Shootist

Meet Kathy Dumalski, California-based hunter and shooting enthusiast. She introduces her perspective on being a budding hunter.

Very Rare Striped Bass Catch from Columbia River, WA.

Confiscated from commercial salmon fishermen, this 52-pound striper is even far from its non-native waters.

Custom Boat Crash Due to Mechanical Failure

The crew of the 68' Scully “Silver Fox” lived a captain's nightmare, but luckily no one was hurt.

Feel Proud to be an Angler

American recreational anglers generate 1 billion dollars annually from taxes on their licenses, gear and fuel.

Bare Knuckle Babe Noodles 72 pound Catfish

Noodling angler Lucy Millsap has grabbed the tournament record with a 72 pound flathead.

Tournaments gear up as Tropical Storm Cosme threatens

Fishing reports from around Mexico and Central America, Gary Graham updates his Baja Bytes.

Fishermen are the most likely killed by lightning!

NOAA's Lightning Awareness Week underway. Studies show fishermen/boaters run the greatest risk.

Florida Bay Scallop Season July 1

Florida's Bay Scallop season will begin July 1st and run till September 25th.

Cousteau's Mission 31

Fabien Cousteau and team will live underwater 31 days in the undersea lab Aquarius.

New FishAlerts!- free mobile app

A great new free app that lets you check your location relative to MPA's, check laws, and share your pictures with social media.

Yellowtail Shootout Results

The 2013 Yellowtail Shootout was a great success. Congrats to our winners!

Bow Hunting Dove- Amazing Video!

Just came across this amazing video of Tim Wells hunting dove with a bow.

Trim Tabs- Don't Leave the Dock Without Them

Yamaha Boater's Log talks about the benefits of trim tabs.

Would be World Record Roosterfish Released

Angler Ron Burgess catches and releases a 135 plus pound roosterfish in Las Arenas, Mexico.

Calico Bass Tackle Recommendations

Erik Landesfeind helps you pick the right gear to become a better calico bass fishermen.

Sea Lions- To Kill or Not To Kill

Battle brewing about "lethal methods" permits for problem sea lions eating endangered salmon at dams.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: Healing Those Who Serve

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a wonderful volunteer organization sharing the peaceful excitement of fly-fishing with our returning veterans who have suffered injury.

Save Your Tackle- Build a Quarantine Tub

Capt. Scott demonstrates step by step how to build this simple tackle saving device.

Lionfish Expedition from Manned Submersible

Researchers will get the opportunity to observe and collect lionfish at depths beyond a diver's range, using a manned submersible.

Billfish sizzle, dorado perk up while tuna remain missing!

Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes report from around Mexico and Central America.

Software Update For GoPro Hero3

The latest HERO3 camera software update fixes known bugs and enhances performance for all HERO3 editions.

Finesse Tactics Often Best for Summer Smallmouths

Yamaha Pro Jeff Kriet talks summer conditions, smallmouth bass and the drop shot rig.

Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap.

Chris Dunn the "Fishing Weatherman" shares the Aussie inspired campaign to protect you from the brutal and potentially deadly effects of the sun.

Navionics Revolutionizes Nautical Chart Accuracy

Navionics has come a long way improving the accuracy of nautical charts.

Gulf Senators File Red Snapper Conservation Act

Coalition of Gulf States laying groundwork to get out from under the rule of the inept Federal Fisheries.

Skipjack- Taking it to the Limit, Part 2

The second and final installment of Gary Graham's Skipjack boats historical spotlight.

Mid-Atlantic 500,000 Marlin and Tuna Tournament

The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 marlin and tuna tournament prepares for August's hot bite!

MDR Halibut Derby Success

Tournament winner Tim Sheridan wins the MDR Halibut Derby with a 33.5 pounder.

Private Boat Calico Bass

Erik Landesfeind talks about how to take advantage of the summertime calico bass bite on your own boat.

Big Mako Eats Marlin with Man In the Water

Alistair McGlashan was filming the release of a marlin when Mr Mako came in for dinner.

Florida Makes Tarpon, Bonefish Catch-And-Release Only

FWC makes a good call on this one, as most people release bonefish and tarpon anyway.

Mono to Wire Albright Connection

Here is a way to connect a wire leader directly to mono to eliminate the visual aspect of a snap swivel.

You Thought Seals Were Bad

Some Alaskan fishermen got a huge surprise, literally, when a killer whale steals their halibut.

From the weird to the wonderful

Gary Graham's latest Baja Bytes fishing report.

Pacific Voyager gets their 1st Bluefin of the season

The Pacific Voyager set out on a tuna scouting mission and scored on bluefin.

Networking- Making Sense of Marine Electronics Connections

Experts from the GPS Store breakdown the way modern electronics interface.

Skipjack - Taking it to the limit

Gary Graham recounts the history of Skipjack boats built by Jack Cole and Jack Reilly. First installment of a two part series.

Anchor Retrieval System

Want your old fishing buddies back; our friends at Yamaha talk about a simple anchor retrieval system.

Video of Deep Water Oarfish

Deep-sea encounters with oarfish have been captured on video due to collaborations between scientist and the oil and gas industries.

SOAR: Sushi on a Roll - San Diego Sushi Spotlight

San Diego, CA, home to a unique sushi idea. SOAR or Sushi on a Roll, has combined fresh ingredients with a fresh concept.

Booby Trap catches pending record swordfish

The “Booby Trap” of Texas catches pending state-record Swordfish in the daytime.

Fishing Chick - Capt. Lace Allenius

BD spotlights another amazing Fishin Chick, Capt. Lace Allenius.

Barracuda War Zone

The So Cal Scene goes into the trenches during a weekend barracuda bite.

LA and TX Red Snapper Lawsuit: Justice Prevails

Louisiana and Texas won judgement against the heavy handed NMFS concerning red snapper seasons.


Capt. Steve Klimek recounts his own lightning strike and talks prevention. A must read for outdoor lovers!

Season of the fish

Gary Graham's latest installment of Baja Bytes. The bite is on!

Rigging a Teaser Ring

A tip on rigging outrigger halyards for pulling teasers.

NOAA Sets Gulf Gag Grouper Season

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule establishing the 2013 gag recreational season; July 1- December 3, 2013.

Fly Tying Symposium features “Dutch Masters” of Netherlands

The Fly Tying Symposium salutes Netherlands artists to their event November 23-24 in Somerset, NJ.

2013 Yellowtail Shootout June 21st-23rd

2013 Yellowtail Shootout is June 21st- 23rd, It will be the best yet!

Coast Guard Rescues 17 Mariners off Texas Coast

Texas based Coast Guard crews responded to multiple rescue calls Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted.

Fathers' Day Trout Stocking in WA

Washington fish hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 triploid rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father's Day weekend, June 15-16.

Monster 225 pound halibut to finish off the season

The crew of the Blackvelvet finished off their season with a monster 225lb halibut. Great job to angler Woody and the crew. Check out their forum post.

New World Record Set For Striped Bass

Alabama angler James Bramlett has received word from the IGFA that his 69 pound, 9 ounce striped bass is the new world record.

Third Annual Lionfish Bash

The Bimini Sands Resort will host this popular family spearfishing tournament which raises money for the Woody Foundation and reduces the number of invasive lionfish.

United Anglers of Southern California Fundraiser this Sunday!

The UASC fundraiser auction is this Sunday, June 2 at 6pm. Help them to help you!

Jump into Summer Sweepstakes

Yamaha has kicked off its "Jump into Summer" sweepstakes.

Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby 2013

Mark your calendar for June 8th & 9th as the Marina Del Rey Anglers proudly present the 38th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby.

Halibut Closed off Washington's La Push and Neah Bay Areas

The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington is now closed after reaching the seasonal harvest quota.

California Spring Halibut Avelinno

Chef Steve Black puts a delicious twist on local So Cal halibut.

D P Stands For Disaster Potential

Get in a preventative mind-set for doing boat maintenace, and keep disaster at bay.

What to Expect This Summer

Regardless of where you fish or what you target, having realistic expectations will always make for a more enjoyable day on the water.

Cobia Tip - Using Gulp Eels

Gulp makes a line of eels that work great on a jig when targeting cobia.

East Cape erupts as summer closes in.

Gary Graham gives another great report from south of the border.

New Florida Record Python Captured

A Man from Miami grabs and captures an 18 foot 8 inch Burmese Python, which sets a new Florida record.

Redbone Tournament Series Celebrates 25 Years of Fundraising For CF!

Redbone's tournament series celebrates it's eighth, $1 million dollar plus year, for CF research funding and has made a huge impact in helping “to catch the cure” for CF.


"Tool for the Job" spotlights the proper tools for specific tasks in fishing and rigging. Here we feature the benefits of cable cutters.

Yellow fever in the north while swordy's swirl at East Cape

BD's Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes fishing reports from around Mexico.


Over the last week, several areas along the coast have started to bite. Check out this week's So Cal Scene for your best fishing bets.

NOAA Extends Louisiana Red Snapper Season

The LDWF, Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries agency has been working hard to paint a realistic picture of the state's red snapper situation. In this case, persistence has paid off and NOAA has begun to work with the state.

Wet Storage Solution

Capt Scott describes how he prevents keeping your dry storage items from staying wet.


No matter how bulletproof your game plan might seem, sometimes you'll need to tweak it and other times abandon entirely in order to get bit. Here are some strategies to use when your original strategy isn't working out.


The BD crew heads to Pepper Slough Outfitters in Henry South Dakota to hunt Snow Geese during the special fly back season.


Dan Wolford to speak at upcoming UASC Fundraising Dinner, Sunday June 2, 2013, 6 PM at Newport Beach Golf Course

Cleaning Dorado

There's a better way to fillet a dorado than tearing off the skin, which leaves that poor-tasting fibrous tissue. Check out this quick-and-easy tip to get a better dorado fillet.

More go than slow

While northern Baja stands poised ready to pounce on any sign of bluefin tuna or better yet albacore, Baja Sur seethes with a wide open rooster bite at Las Arenas and the promise of WFO billfish and dorado vibrates all the way to the tip.


An excellent, in-depth article by our Baja editor, Gary Graham, about catching Dorado south of the border. A must read.

Two Wraps on the Spool

Here is a quick tip to prevent slipage when respooling your reels.

Dorado - Fishing Series

Dorado are a wildly popular pelagic species, not to mention spectacular table fare. The native Hawaiians liked these fish so much they named them twice — mahimahi. And if you've ever caught one of significant size you probably did a double take, too. Learn all about this game fish.


Getting sponsored or becoming a pro-staffer for a tackle company is becoming the goal of more and more fishermen. The So Cal Scene takes an inside look at what it's all about.


BD introduces "Fishing Chick" and well rounded sportswoman, Ali Hobson of Florida and gets her side of the story about her fishing obsession.

Royal slams and East Cape sizzles

Gary Graham does his weekly breakdown of fishing in Mexico.

Aftco Foul Weather Gear Review

A real life review of Aftco's new bibs, jacket and flip flops, by BD's Derek Redwine. "I got to put them to the test on a recent fishing trip", read all about it!

The Ultimate Extreme Fisherman- Matt Watson

If the term "Extreme" gets your attention, then you need to check out New Zealander, Matt Watson, creator and host of The Ultimate Fishing Show!

Double Nut Option

Boat projects have an uncanny way of always being a pain in the @#$^#. This little trick will give you a little releif in those barely reachable spots.

Washington to Open Halibut, Shrimp, Chinook and Lingcod Seasons This Month

Sportsmen in Washington will have plenty of opportunities to choose from as seasons begin to open up.


Erik Landesfeind reports on So Cal Conditions:The water is warming up and fishing is getting better and more consistent along our entire coast.

Grouper Time

East Coast grouper season opened May 1st and Capt Scott Bussen's article on Grouper fishing is worth a second look.

The Grand Re-Opening of the Anglers Center in Newport Beach, California

The Anglers Center of Newport Beach, California is proud to invite everyone to their Grand Re-Opening.This weekend May 4th and 5th from 9 to 5.

Invasive Snakehead Fish Confirmed In Central Park, New York

The Snakehead fish species have been spreading around the globe for over 100 years. Now they have made it to the “Big Apple”.

Tijuana kids hit the beach, East Cape stripers snap, black bass bite in Panama

BD's Baha Editor, Gary Graham gives his latest fishing reports and events. Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Louisiana Saltwater Series To Visit Lafitte May 4

The popular Louisiana Saltwater Tournament Series will hold a redfish event this weekend.

NOAA Seeks Comments on Red Snapper Actions

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on proposed actions in Amendment 28 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region.

First Medavac Attempt Results in Rescue

A new Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and Port Jervis, N.Y., native, medevaced a man from a bulk carrier in the Gulf of Mexico.

So Cal Fishing Legend to Spill Secrets

When fishing legend Steve Lassley says he's going to divulge all the angling secrets he's learned and perfected throughout his life, people take notice.

1 in 5 Anglers Lose Access to Favorite Spots

17 percent of recreational fisherman surveyed reported issues with access as opposed to 20 percent a year earlier.


This years Day At The Docks was a huge hit with crowds of people gathering to check out the latest tackle and tour the popular fishing boats.

Costa introduces new shirts, hats

This year, Costa introduces nine new tee shirts, two new performance shirts and four new hat collections to add to its expanding gear roster.


Weekly Prize Packages are being awarded for Best Photos showing Grundéns or Gage Gear.


The California DFW congratulates itself for creating a “globally significant network of Marine Protected Areas” but makes no mention of throwing sportsmen under the bus or using bad science; bought and paid for by special interest groups.

Video: Great White Encounter Off NC

A large white shark, estimated at 15-feet, was found feeding on a dead whale by the charter boat Sensation.

Texas, Louisiana file suit against red snapper rule

Louisiana and Texas Fisheries have filed a joint lawsuit challengng the controversial red snapper emergency rule.

FL Grouper Fishing opens May 1 in Atlantic

Anglers will have a chance to catch and keep grouper in Florida Atlantic waters beginning May 1.

BD VIDEO Spotlight: 14-Foot Sawfish Swipes at Anglers

Accomplished swordfish angler Brett Holden was recently fishing in Islamorada with another swordfish expert, Capt. Nick Stancyzk of Bud N Mary's Marina, when they hooked into a massive sawfish.

Below the Border fishing reports

Up-to-the-minute Below the Border fishing reports from Baja Norte all the way to Panama – Fishing Fun and Facts posted every Tuesday.

PCS Sportfishing Festival gearing up

Top professionals headline this year's speakers at the PCS Sportfishing Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th, at the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Locals save whale in La Paz

When a whale beached itself in La Paz on April 21, locals rushed to the rescue.

BD REVIEW: Aftco buffs, ninja shirts

BD's Brant Cranshaw reviews AFTCO's cutting-edge sun protection gear, a must-have for every angler.

Good Season for Right Whales

For rare North Atlantic right whales, average can be a good thing.

2 Dead, 4 rescued from overturned boat in MD

The Coast Guard rescued four people and recovered the bodies of two from an overturned 25-foot boat in Maryland on Saturday.


Paying attention and tweaking your presentations can have a huge influence on the amount of luck you'll experience on your next fishing trip on a sport boat.

Awards Given for Gila Trout Evacuation

The Arizona Game and Fish Department received an award from the National Fish Habitat Partnership for its involvement in last year's evacuation and stocking of the endangered Gila trout during a fire.

Gulf Governors Call for State Control of Snapper

Four state governers are calling on Congress to allow the states to take control over management of the red snapper fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida To Waive Licenses for Lionfish

Look out, lionfish. The Florida FWC is making it easier for people to harvest you.

Louisiana agents make 6 illegal turkey cases

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents made six illegal turkey hunting cases during the April 12-14 weekend.

Michigan Seeks Volunteers to Protect Sturgeon

Sturgeon for Tomorrow is seeking volunteers to join in its effort, in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources' conservation officers, to help protect sturgeon from poaching.

Baja Bytes Conditions' Recap

Gary Graham recaps all the great spring fishing happening right now in Baja.

WA defines octopus protection, hunting rules

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 17 new hunting rules and agreed on a range of possible options for providing more protection for Puget Sound's giant Pacific octopus population.

Flushing Adds Years to Outboards

Fishing in saltwater is a blast, but the harsh elements can be murder on your outboard if you don't flush afterwards.

Kid’s Fishing Org Burglarized

Sometime during Saturday night, Friends of Rollo had their San Diego storage unit broken into and ransacked.

A Chamois Keeps Your Boat Pristine

Quick and simple, the Absorber is a very effective synthetic chamois.

Flathead Ed Catches Arizona's Largest Fish

Eddie "Flathead Ed" Wilcoxson was asleep on the fold-out cot of his 24-foot pontoon boat when a huge catfish struck.

Study reveals that monkfish eat puffins

A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on the smallest member of the puffin family.

Strong Winds Hamper Keys Sail Tournament

The 34 teams participating in the World Sailfish Championship presented were greeted by breezy conditions and tough fishing on Day One.

Maine may ban lead sinkers for loons

To protect loons, the government of Maine is considering banning lead sinkers.

Father, Son Battle Elements for Top Redfish

The father and son team of "Cajun" Phil and Kevin Broussard recently took home $40,000 for their 44.78-pound first place finish.

Hands on with Yamaha’s Helm Master

At this year's Miami International Boat Show there was a new technology that had the outboard manufacturers and their boat building partners buzzing.

Fishworks Updates Popular Fishing Shorts

Fishworks has added some refinements to their popular line of fishing boardshorts.

Tom Miller in the ‘70s - Part 2

In the second part of the story, Gary Graham remembers his friend Tom Miller, showing the deep bond that fishing can forge between anglers.

BD Video Spotlight: Hawaii shark attack

BD Outdoors' friend Isaac Brumaghiam, a Hawaiian kayak fishermen, had a close encounter with a shark that he will never forget.

So Cal Scene: Getting Lucky Part 1

Regardless of whether or not you'll ever fish competitively, here are some tournament strategies that might help you figure out how to “get lucky” the next time you're on the water.

Baja and beyond fishing report

Gary Graham reports on the latest catches in Baja as spring unfolds and fishing springs to life.

Coast Guard Assists in VA Bridge Accident

The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a tractor-trailer accident on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge on Monday.


With an exciting rule change that aims to reward skill instead of luck, the 7th Annual Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout presented by Costa is set to take place June 21-23, 2013.

Chesney to headline ocean benefit concert

The Rock The Ocean Music Festival at Fort Lauderdale, taking place April 13 and 14, will feature Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd and 21 other groups.

Endangered Status Proposed for Hammerheads

NOAA's Fisheries Service is proposing to list four populations of scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Endangered Species Act, two as threatened and two as endangered.

BD Video Spotlight: Flying Mako

Anglers participating in a mako tournament got more than they bargained for when they hooked into a 10-foot beast.

Virginia to Invest $2M in Oyster Replenishment

Virginia is preparing to embark on the largest state-funded oyster replenishment initiative in state history, in turn helping their fisheries and economy.

Astronaut to host Keys Tarpon Tournament

Former NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick will host a Redbone tarpon tournament set for Friday through Sunday, April 26-28.

Get organized and catch more fish

Spend your windy days getting prepped for when you do have a chance to go fishing.

Bloody Decks gears up for blood drive

The Day at the Docks blood drive cements Bloodydecks' reputation as one of San Diego's largest organizers of blood drives.

Fishin Chicks Featured in Madfin Tournament

BD Outdoors Fishin Chicks Krista Tucker and Deadra Bridger took place in this year's Madfin Shark Tourney.

Surface Iron Techniques

By putting a little thought into what you're doing, you can dramatically increase your success when fishing the surface iron.

How to Seal Plumbing Fittings

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares his technique on effectively making a seal.

OK Hunters Harvesting Older Bucks

Oklahoma deer hunters are harvesting greater numbers of older bucks while letting more young bucks walk.

Is your boat ready for spring?

Spring is in the air. Is your boat ready? Ali Hussainy shares 5 quick tips to get you in the game.

Asian Tuna Salad Marinade

Chef Steve Black shares his Asian Tuna Salad Marinade.

Setting up your GoPro

Here are a few basic tips for setting up and shooting with your GoPro cameras to capture great fishing footage.

Record Barracuda Caught in Africa

Texas angler Thomas Gibson may have broken the all-tackle record.

BD Spotlight: Furuno's New Combo Units

Furuno's new Chart Plotter/Fish Finder “combo” lineup consists of two models.

Marlin snap spices up Spring Break

Gary Graham recaps the recent hot fishing that's been going on in Baja.

Fishin Fiction: The Sound of Many Waters

BD Outdoors editor Sean Bloomfield has published an entertaining novel with a fishing guide as the main character.

Coast Guard Teaches Cold Water Survival

The Coast Guard hosted a cold water safety event in Sag Harbor, New York, and their tips can help save the lives of boaters anywhere.

The Bass Professor dies at 66

Doug Hannon, a bass fishing legend, died Thursday at home near Tampa, Florida.

D P Stands For Disaster Potential

Get in a preventative mind set and go forward doing boat maintenace.

Hell's Bay bestows Jose Wejebe award on guide

Capt. Jeff Legutki, a Southwest Florida guide who charters in the Everglades, recently became the first recipient of the Jose Wejebe Memorial Professional Guide Award.

Louisiana man arrested for attempted murder of fisheries officer

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested a Port Sulphur man for attempted first-degree murder of a LDWF agent.

Captain Releases 25,000 Billfish off Guatemala

Captain Brad Phillips has earned an IGFA record for releasing 25,000 billfish off Guatemala's Pacific Coast.

Tom Miller in the ‘70s

Our love of Baja was the foundation for an ongoing friendship that I enjoyed with Tom Miller until he passed away at age sixty-four.

Fishin’ Chick Krista Tucker

It's no surprise a bunch of people know this month's Fishin' Chick as “Krista Redfish.”

Yellowtail Tackle Recommendations

By choosing versatile combinations, you can not only cut down on the amount of tackle you'll need but increase your chances of putting fish in the boat on your next yellowtail trip.

Acoustic Monitoring Reveals Cod Behavior

For decades, researchers have recorded the sounds of whales, but now they are doing the same thing with cod.

Salmon caught in Baja, plus fishing recap

Gary Graham shares the latest fishing reports, plus news about a rare catch.

Two-headed bull shark discovered in Gulf

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of the first-ever, two-headed bull shark in the Gulf of Mexico.

IGFA to induct five anglers into hall of fame

This year the IGFA will induct five men and women into its Fishing Hall of Fame.

RLA Becomes Reel Life International

Reel Life Adventures, which provides care for orphans and impoverished families, is expanding to become Reel Life International.

Vessel Missing Since 1972 Found in 8,900 Feet

The Coast Guard recently identified a sunken fishing vessel missing since 1972.

CDFW Officers Cite Channel Islands Fishermen

California marine officers recently cited several boats for fishing in Marine Protected Areas near the Channel Islands.

Catching Yellows on the Yo-Yo Jig

The majority of the yellowtail at the Coronado Islands are being caught on the Yo-Yo Jig. Check out the tackle and techniques you can use to catch more fish.

24,000 Eels illegally harvested in NJ

Three men were charged with the illegal harvest of 24,000 juvenile eels by the New Jersey DEP.

Rep rebels against noaa Gulf boundaries

A Florida rep has introduced the Gulf Fisheries Fairness Act in rebellion against NOAA reef fish regulations.

LA agents seize 2,861 pounds of illegal fish

Five men from New Orleans, Louisiana are in serious trouble after being cited for illegal fishing.

Guy Harvey: Tourist-fed stingrays alter behavior

Stingrays in the Cayman Islands have changed their ways due to tourist interaction, raising many questions.

Budget sequestration freezes fishing funds

The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund has been recommended for a $34 million cut under sequestration.

Kenny Chesney releases Costa sunglass styles

Music superstar Kenny Chesney and Costa have announced the introduction of five new Chesney-inspired limited edition sunglass styles.

Tip for tightening reel seats

When you're setting up a reel on a rod, it is hard to really get the reel seat tight by hand.

Missouri men indicted for paddlefish caviar

Eight men have been indicted in Missouri for trafficking in paddlefish "caviar."

Baja Backside filled with recollections

Baja's best can sometimes be obscured by expectations set too high.

Puget Sound shrimp season to be bigger, longer

Recreational shrimp fishers will get more days to fish and a larger share of the catch in areas of Puget Sound.

West Marine opens expanded Long Beach store

West Marine recently announced the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Long Beach, California.

Fred Hall Show Wrap Up

There was a lot of new tackle to be seen at this year's Fred Hall Show. These are some of the standouts.

Washington students raise and release salmon fry

Nearly 100 elementary school students released a tankful of Chinook salmon fry in Washington's Drano Lake.

NOAA seeks comment on red snapper rules

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on proposed actions in Amendment 28, including the possibility of opening a season.

CA expo to benefit disabled vets through fly-fishing

A fishing expo on April 6 and 7 in Van Nuys, California will benefit Project Healing Waters.

Ocearch tags great white, caught on video

Scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory and OCEARCH recently tagged a great white shark off Jacksonville, and the entire event was recorded.

Red tide kills 174 manatees

A fierce red tide on the west coast of Florida has killed a record number of these marine mammals.

Zebra Mussels Detected in Five North Texas Lakes

The latest tests and monitoring looking for zebra mussels in North Texas lakes yielded DNA evidence.

Man dies in California sailboat wreck

One person is dead and five others were rescued by the Coast Guard after their boat broke apart near San Clemente Island, California.

History made again at Fred Hall Show

Guy Yocom and crew were honored at the show for their record yellowfin catch.

Removing rust stains easily

Annoyed by pesky rust stains on your boat? Capt. Scott Goodwin is here to help.

Record 70-pound striper caught in Alabama

An Alabama angler's trophy catch could be a new IGFA record for an inland striper.

Sharks swarm Florida beaches, on video

Beaches in Florida were closed as tens of thousands of sharks were seen migrating along the coast.

Rockfish Tackle Recommendations

Choosing the right tackle is an important first step in any fishery, but it becomes critical when targeting rockfish.

House bill battles seafood fraud

Worried that your grouper sandwich might be tilapia instead? According to a government study, there's a good chance it is.

BD Outdoors, Blair Wiggins Descend on Fred Hall Show

Who's at the Fred Hall Show? The staff of BD Outdoors and Addictive Fishing's Blair Wiggins, to name a few.

World Record Yellowfin Caught on Video

The catch of the 427-pound yellowfin tuna being honored at the Fred Hall Show was captured on video.

Puget Sound salmon catch results in limit decrease

Due to substanital catches thus far in the season, anglers are now limited to one salmon per day in the portion of Puget Sound stretching from Seattle to Bremerton.

Boats, not birds, spreading invaders in northern lakes

Wisconsin researchers have discovered that boaters, not ducks or other birds, are spreading invasive species.

How To Effectively Wash A Reel

If salt is left unchecked, it will destroy your equipment.

Texas Nabs Illegal Commercial Fishermen

A four-day law enforcement effort by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has resulted in the seizure of 17,500 feet of long lines.

Louisiana captain catches illegal tuna, destroys evidence

A Louisiana man, who owns Deep South Charters out of Venice, was sentenced for tuna fishing violations and resisting an officer.


In this installment of Objective Observers, Yellowfin Tuna are discussed with odd-couple candor.

It's rockfish time again

The Southern California rockfish season opens this Friday. Check out some of your best options for taking advantage of the fishery.


Eric Newman is known for wrecking some gear on large fish in Louisiana! Check out his findings on the new Shimano Stella SW.

No Bananas!

Is there really any truth to the myth that bananas are bad luck on boats?

Pin On a Caballito

Try these various hook styles to score more action off your live baits whether trolling, casting or live-lining a cabby.

Louisiana fishing heats up

Check out our Louisiana Forum for lots of recent fishing reports. It looks like the area is going off!

Color-coded Rods

Keep your rods in order by labeling them with a piece of colored electrical tape. It makes setting the spread back out way easier when you know which rod goes where.

Stuffed Salmon

Try stuffing your salmon with fresh mushrooms and serve with a red wine demi glace, fingerling potatoes and a broccoli puree.

Fred Hall Show 2013

BD Outdoors is doing it again! Come to the Fred Hall Show and win free SWAG with our Scavenger Hunt.

Louisiana butts heads over red snapper

Louisiana is butting heads with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council over Red Snapper regulations. 

Aquahunters | Big Man In A Little Boat

Discover how BD Outdoors forum member Isaac Brumaghiam catches trophy fish out of his kayak in Hawaii.

BD Spotlight: Cobia

Cobia are a prolific fish in every way, and many cobia hotspots are starting to fire up as spring arrives.

Jeppesen, Navico Announce Compatible Mapping

World's largest marine electronics company revolutionizes GPS navigation.

Objective Observers | Jason Shratwieser

In the second installment of Objective Observers, Derek Redwine gets to know more about Jason Schratwieser and the IGFA.

Good Weather Equals Biting Fish

In this week's So Cal Scene, the fish are there and all it takes is a few days of stable weather to put them in a biting mood.

Mono Cutters are a Must

Capt. Scott Goodwin explains how and why to use mono cutters.

Commercial Fishermen Charged with 1,300 Violations

Two commercial fishermen have been charged with some 1,300 fishery violations after being found inside a no-take zone in the Dry Tortugas, Florida.

Can invasive lionfish be stopped?

In recent years, the waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic have experienced an influx of lionfish. Can they be stopped?

West Marine Announces Green Products of the Year

West Marine, the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced today that two products were selected as “Green Product of the Year” Winners.

Transocean Pleads Guilty, Must Pay $400 Million

Transocean pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act for the Gulf oil spill. Now the company has to cough up a cool $400 Million.

Flounder with Tomato, Basil and Arugula

Robert Beadell shares an amazing flounder recipe and reminds us that fishing with our buddies doesn't have to be the only option.

BD Outdoors reports live from Miami Boat Show

BD Outdoors is at the Miami Boat show, bringing you the latest marine industry news.

Slow Motion with GoPro

Getting professional-looking slow motion on your GoPro is easier than you think.

Spooling a Spinning Reel

Spooling up spinning reels is different than doing conventional reels. Scott Goodwin shows you how.

Caterpillar to support Ocearch white shark research

The real-time tracking of great white sharks done by research firm OCEARCH just got better.

Kayak anglers come together for Boondoggle

Kayak anglers are coming together this weekend in Merritt Island, FL, for the third annual Boondoggle.

Magdalena Bay remains remote

Gary Graham takes a trip down memory lane through Magdalena Bay in Baja.

Florida Announces License-Free Fishing Days

Florida hopes to encourage more people to try out the sport.

Objective Observers | Jason Schratwieser and Derek Redwine

Join this odd couple as they explore the marine world together, this week in the Everglades.

2013 gag grouper season decided for Florida Gulf

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has set the 2013 recreational gag grouper season for Gulf of Mexico state waters.

Spotted Bay Bass Techniques

Keeping things simple increases your chances for spotted bay bass success

Video: Buffalo attacks crocodile

Deep in the African wilds, a buffalo was filmed throwing a huge crocodile over its head.


This prolific angler sits down with BD Outdoors and reveals everything from his best catch to his favorite meal.

NOAA Releases Rockfish Outreach Video

Officials hope to increase survival rates for released rockfish.

Everglades Python Hunt Bags 50 Snakes

The organized hunt was an effort to wipe out invasive Burmese Pythons from the Florida Everglades.

IGFA offers new trophy and slam categories

Anglers will soon have more opportunities to get their names in the IGFA record book.

Maine May Ban Soft Plastics

Soft plastic lures are on the chopping block in Maine.

Federal Mandate Decimating Red Snapper

Demolitions of old oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are killing off the red snapper population.

Fred Hall Show to feature giant fish, scavenger hunt

A million dollar check will be presented to man who caught the record yellowfin tuna.

Simple, healthy sea trout recipe

Derek Redwine reveals his simple, delicious spotted sea trout recipe.

Texas Swordfish Seminar to Help Veterans

Organizers hope to raise funds for veterans while teaching people how to catch swordfish.

3 Top Places to Catch Wahoo

Wahoo can be caught in many parts of the world. We've highlighted three of the most popular fisheries.

Guy Harvey Prepares For Busy Miami Boat Show

Thousands of fans will take home items signed by the marine artist.

Women To Spear Dinosaurs in Wisconsin

Women anglers will take up spears and hunt prehistoric-looking sturgeon in Fon Du Lac.

Spotted Bay Bass Tackle Revealed

Choosing the right tackle is half the battle when targeting spotted bay bass.

246.5 Inches of Barracuda Wins Tournament

Anglers in the Key West Cuda Bowl battled these toothy monsters with impressive results.

Angry seas terrorize boats in New Zealand

Two fishing vessels attempting to reach port are tossed around by enormous waves, and it was all caught on video.

Fisherman Ties Record with Lunker Largemouth

16-pound largemouth becomes part of The Toyota ShareLunker Program, which encourages anglers to donate large bass for spawning.

Bimini Tournament To Host Country Star

Country music artist Craig Morgan will chase wahoo later this month at the Wahoo Smackdown II in Bimini.

Florida reveals plan to conserve 23 species

Officials want the public to weigh in by reviewing the conservation plans online.

Some states to give refunds for marine fuel taxes

Fueling up a boat can be painfully expensive, but some states are offering help.

Florida FWC Suggests Ethics for Anglers

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission hopes to improve the quality of fishing in their state.

Seniors Defeat Monster Marlin in Cabo

Many questioned how much weight it lost while lying on the concrete dock overnight.

2nd Annual Race 2 PEI Contest

Register now to win the trip of a lifetime to the bluefin tuna capital of the world!

Manatees Predict Super Bowl Champions

The lowly manatee is finding its place in the limelight after Super Bowl XLVII.

Race 2 PEI 2.0 Official Rules

The Race to Prince Edward Island Official Rules.


With now over 100,000 registered members, has reached a major milestone.

Stay Organized

Now is a great time to go through and clean up all of your rods, reels and gear. Here are some tips from So Cal Scene author Erik Landesfeind.

20,000 Sailfish Releases

Capt. Chris Sheeder releases his 20,000th career sailfish fishing in his home waters off Guatemala.

Legendary Angler Milt Shedd

Milt Shedd, the founder of Sea World, was a legendary angler, conservationist and tackle innovator who always gave back to the marine environment he loved. 

Gulf Grouper Season Closing

Florida's Gulf of Mexico recreational grouper season closes down on February 1.

Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series

Sign up early to take part in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series off of Kona, and you'll get a free pair of Maui Jim shades.

New Florida Reefs

Old power poles become a new home for aquatic life as an artifical reef off of St. Lucie County in Florida. Get the GPS numbers here!

Percentage Points

Working with a core group of fishermen and good electronics will ideally give you all the intel you could possibly need... Hopefully.

McDonalds Goes Sustainable

McDonalds aims to become the first national restaurant chain to commit to serving sustainable fish.

Buy a Boat for a Good Cause

Friends of Rollo is selling a Cortez 22, the last boat built by Davis Boats.

A Billfish Every Minute!

The first leg of the Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series tallied 1,412 billfish releases by 38 boats — a new record!

LA Boat Show Feb 7-10

The LA Boat Show offers a wide range of boats to choose from, as well as fun activities for the entire family. 

Winter Fishing Options

Targeting spotted bay bass helps make you a better fisherman, and keeps you on the water over the winter months.

Double-Hook Rig

Here's a simple way to build your own double-hook rigs. 

Conservation Award

The National Coalition for Marine Conservation receives prestigious award for billfish work.

Meet Miss February 2013

Playboy Playmate Shawn Dillon loves everything about the ocean. Check her out in BD's latest Fishin' Chicks installment.

Free Fishing Class

Phenix Rods and Marina Del Rey Anglers will be hosting a free class all about saltwater fishing rods on January 31st in Los Angeles.

91 Sails In One Day!

Capt. Brad Philipps and his crew on Decisive caught and released 91 sailfish in one day while fishing off of Guatemala.

$150 Million for Gulf Restoration

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is set to receive $150 million to put toward environmental projects as detailed in the Transocean Deepwater Gulf Settlement.

Bahamas Resort Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

As the world celebrates King's birthday, the Bimini Big Game Club remembers one of its favorite guests.

Finding Fish in a Foreign Land

When fishing a new area, you need to trust your instincts, and get some local intel.

Absolut Joy Wins Sailfish Derby

A slow-and-steady sailfish bite made for some tight competition in West Palm Beach Fishing Club's Silver Sailfish Derby.

Winter Boat Maintenance

Preventative maintenance during the winter can keep you from shelling out big bucks for repairs or losing time on the water when the fish are biting.

SKA Heads to Key West

The 2013 Southern Kingfish Association season kicks off at the Key West Harbour King Mackerel Tournament on Jan. 25.

Banning Gill Nets in Pacific Northwest

A new era begins in the Pacific Northwest as Washington and Oregon move to ban gill nets from the main stem of the Columbia River.

Fish Molesters

One idiot wrestles a tarpon and the video goes viral — we're sending the wrong message.

World Record Fishes Book Available

The IGFA's 2103 World Record Game Fishes book is now available and features a wealth of information and incredible photography.

Salad with Grilled Venison

Venison tenderloins work great with this salad that features goat cheese and a warm vinaigrette.

Reporting Catches Online

California anglers and divers can now report their harvest online.

Sailfish Challenge Heads to South Florida

Anglers get ready for the Sailfish Challenge, the second leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.

Sticky Skirts

Keep your trolling lures in great shape with a little skirt dressing.

Used Tackle Sale

The United Anglers of Southern California will host its annual Winter Garage and Used Tackle Sale on Saturday, January 19.

Calif. Outdoors Hall of Fame

Michael Farrior, Jacqueline Douglas and Ed Migale are inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame. 

Yamaha Sponsors CCC

The Yamaha Marine Group becomes the first platinum sponsor of the Center for Coastal Conservation.

Worse Commercial Fishing Offenders

The U.S. government names 10 nations with doubtful commercial fishery policies.

Sandy Relief Efforts

While Congress stalls in relief efforts, Hurricane Sandy victims and the recreational fishing industry struggle to get back to normalcy.

California White Shark Endangered?

The state of California says it will consider a petition to list white sharks as threatened or endangered.

Tackle Show and Swap Meet

The 5th Annual California Tackle Show and Swap Meet will take place on February 7-9, in Cardiff, CA.

Recreational Fishing Boosts Economy

According to a new report anglers spend $46 billion a year in pursuit of their sport.

How to Clean Humboldt Squid

The large Humboldt Squid caught off of California make fine table fare when prepared correctly. Here's how it's done.

Cobia on the Fly

Catching cobia on the fly is a game of cat and mouse. First you have to find them, then you have to bait them in, and finally, you have to hook one and fight it to the boat.

Boat Sales on the Rise

Recreational boating industry reports 10 percent increase in new power boat sales in 2012, sees first signs of healthy growth since recession.

Humboldt Squid Bite is On

Here's some suggestions to load up on the humboldt squid that are showing up all along the Southern California coastline.

Deepwater Bonefish

Captains in the Florida Keys discover an unconventional method to catch bonefish.

Giant Squid Found

Japanese researchers capture images of a giant squid in its natural habitat.

Choosing the Right Radar

Follow these tips when it comes time to choose the best radar to fit your needs.

Caulk a Seam

Tips to help you get a perfect, mess-free bead of caulk every time.

Native Trout Program

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is reintroducing native rainbow trout to the Kern River.

California Legend

Well-known and respected fisherman Bill Miyagawa, Sr. passed away on January 1st.

Tuna Fetches $1.76 Million

A 489-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction. That's some pricey sushi!

IGFA Auction

The International Game Fish Association will host its annual auction and banquet on January 25th.

The Secret to Success

The number one rule to successful fishing is always go the extra mile when preparing your tackle.

$1.4 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement

Transocean pleads guilty for its part in the Deepwater Horizon incident and agrees to a $1.4 billion settlement, most of which will be reinvested in the Gulf region.

California Regulation Changes

California anglers will be facing a slew of changes in 2013, especially for rockfish and saltwater bass species, including calico, sand bass and spotted bay bass.

California DFG Changes Its Name

The California Department of Fish and Game has changed its name and is now the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Game wardens also got a name change...

Record Striped Bass

Ben Smith caught a 52-pound striped bass from the Delaware surf to claim a new state record.

Gulf Red Snapper Meetings

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a special Reef Fish Committee to discuss red snapper issues.

The Bait Men of Baja

The men who catch the bait for the Cabo San Lucas charter fleet are some of the most knowledgable fishermen in Baja.

2013 Baja Bite Off to Good Start

From roosterfish to snook to marlin, the bite South of the Border is off to a good start for 2013.

Handheld Night Vision

FLIR's new First Mate II cameras offer improved night vision for boats of any size.

Reel Seat Care

Don't forget to lubricate your reel seat before mounting your reel to your fishing rod. Here's how...

Louisiana Yellowfin Landings

The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries launches a new program to improve the accuracy of yellowfin tuna landings.

Florida Grouper Closing

Florida's seasonal grouper closures begin on January 1 in Atlantic waters and Monroe County.

How to Properly Hold a Fishing Rod

It may sound like a no-brainer, but too many fish are lost because the angler was not holding the fishing rod properly.

Bimini Wahoo

Bimini Big Game announces the Wahoo Smackdown II tournament scheduled for February 2013 with $30,000 in cash and prizes at stake.

Lessons Learned

Erik Landesfeind reflects on the fish he caught in 2012 and some of his best days were about much more than just big fish.

Outrigger Tweaks

Here's a simple way to control your outrigger halyards and keep them streamlined and out of the way.

Build Your Own Fish Map

Simrad's Insight Genesis lets you create your own fishing maps, no matter what body of water you fish.

Reel Life Adventures

In the spirit of Christmas, this nonprofit organization gives back to sportfishing communities around the globe.

California Fish Tagging

California's Dept. of Fish and Game completes its 2012 sturgeon tagging program — return tags for recognition and rewards.

El Suertudo's Early Christmas Present

The crew on the El Suertudo gets a Christmas surprise as the IGFA approves their yellowfin tuna as a world record potentially worth $1 million from Mustad Hooks.

Louisiana Offers Free iPhone App

The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries released a free iPhone app for outdoor enthusiasts.

400 Releases in Operation Sailfish

Operation Sailfish delivers a record-setting prize purse of nearly $500,000 and 400 releases in Palm Beach, Florida.

427-Pound Yellowfin Claims World Record

The IGFA approves the 427-pound yellowfin tuna caught in September for a world record, and the catch is now one step closer to claiming a $1 million prize from Mustad.

Brighter Future for Pogies

A new ruling reduced menhaden catch limits to help this important forage fish recover to abundant levels. 

The Year in Review

Capt. Steve Lassley recaps his 2012 season, highlighted by his personal best black marlin caught down in Mexico.

San Clemente's Giant Calico Bass

The winter months offer incredible calico bass fishing to those willing to go the distance and fish San Clemente Island.

AFTCO Factory Tour

BD takes a tour of the AFTCO facility and gets a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the processes used to make the many products manufactured by this venerable company. Check out the photos!

Giving Gill Nets the Boot!

Oregon and Washington agree on a plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon in the Columbia River, giving native salmon a new lease on life.

BBC Turns 40

The Bahamas Billfish Championship will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013, making it the longest-running billfish series in the sport.

Dial in Your Bait Tank

When it comes to tuna fishing, the bait tank can make you — or break you. These tips will keep you in the bite.

2013 Silver Sailfish Derby

The teams fishing in the 2012 Silver Sailfish Derby caught and released 1,174 sailfish. Anglers hope the 2013 event will be just as good.

Dungeness Crab Delay

The commercial Dungeness crab season north of Sonoma County will be delayed until the end of the year to allow crabs more time to grow to ensure they are of suitable quality.

Music Festival Supports Marine Issues

Kenny Chesney will headline Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival which will raise awareness for marine issues.

Better Bait Rigging

This tip helps you speed up your bait rigging by cutting pre-measured lengths of rigging floss.

Three New Costa Styles

Costa Sunglasses kicks off its 2013 collection with the early introduction of three new styles — Tuna Alley, Saltbreak and Cat Cay.

Marlinstar and Huntington Join Forces

Marlinstar teams up with John Huntington from the television series "Inked" to create this unique shirt design.

Fishing Tip: Chumming Up Tuna

Chumming tips to help you make every offshore fishing trip more successful.

California Wild Trout

California's South Fork San Joaquin River and Sallie Keyes Lakes in Fresno County were recently designated as Wild Trout Water.

National Park Service Gone Wild

The National Park Service closes down a California oyster farm to create a wilderness area, North Carolina shoreline access and tries to shut down Miami's Biscayne Bay.

CCA Says No to Longline Permits

A new proposal would allow longliners to fish in conservation zones under the guise of “research.”

Great Savings at Hotel Buena Vista

In celebration of its 35-year anniversary, Hotel Buena Vista, located in the East Cape region of Baja, is offering some big discounts if you book by the end of 2012.

2013 Louisiana Saltwater Series

The Louisiana Saltwater Series announces its 2013 schedule of events, with the first tournament set to take place on March 2nd.

Asian-Inspired Seafood Marinade

This sauce makes a killer marinade that you can use on any kind of fish, especially fresh tuna loins!

Year of the Giant Yellowfin

The 445-pound yellowfin caught on the Excel is the fourth 400-pounder landed this year. Does that mean there's a 500-pounder out there? Perhaps...

Stepping Up to a Real Vacuum Sealer

Purchase a solid vacuum sealer such as the VacMaster VP215C and you'll end up saving yourself time and money.

Florida Python Challenge

The state of Florida is hosting a unique tournament to help get rid of Burmese pythons, an invasive species that has wreaked havoc in the Everglades.

Selecting Primo Tuna Baits

Five tips to help you up your success with albacore tuna by selecting and using the best possible baits available. 

Biggest Yellowfin Ever!

Capt. Justin Fleck talks about the 445-pound yellowfin tuna caught on the Excel. The fish is the largest yellowfin ever caught on rod and reel.

Central Calif. MPA Guide

The California Department of Fish and Game released an updated Guide to the Central California Marine Protected Areas online.

445-Pound Yellowfin!

It's official, the giant yellowfin tuna caught on the Excel weighed in at 445 pounds — the largest ever caught on rod and reel.

Yamaha Helm Master

Yamaha Marine will debut several exciting new products at the 2013 Miami Boat Show, including the Helm Master joystick control system.

Protecting West Coast Forage Fish

Pacific Fishery Management Council moves forward with protections for West Coast baitfish.

459-pound Yellowfin Tuna!

Excel Sportfishing hauled in a giant yellowfin tuna that taped out at 459 pounds!

Choosing a Good Camera for Fishing

Using the right camera for the job will help you take better fishing photos.

2013 Gag Grouper Season

Florida sets the 2013 Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season, which will be longer than 2012, pending a final approval.

Cajun Canyons Classic Joins Gulf Coast Triple Crown

The Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship recently expanded its roster of events to become the preeminent offshore tournament series in the Gulf region.

Using GoPro Cameras

More and more people are using GoPro cameras these days to capture their own fishing action. Here are some tips to help you set up your GoPros.

Million-Dollar Marlin Lures

Ken Matney's Hi-5 Custom Lures are tournament proven with winnings approaching $5 million.

Filling Holes on a Boat

Plugging a small hole on the boat can take more than just epoxy. This tip shows you how to do it.

Small Game, Big Fun

Hunting squirrels is a great way to practice your aim and get young people interested in hunting. They're also delicious!

Lobster Cake and Beef Tenderloin

Up your game in the kitchen with this four-star recipe that takes the idea of surf-and-turf to a whole new level.

Gage Weather-Boss Raingear

The latest gear from Gage consists of heavy-duty jackets, parkas and pants to protect you from the harshest conditions.

BD Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect gift for your special someone? Check out these 10 products in our annual Holiday Gift Guide.

Dorado: The Perfect Game Fish

Whether you call them dorado, dolphin or mahimahi, these game fish are a blast to fight, abundant and delicious.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing iPad App

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine launches a free iPad app.

BD's Hurricane Sandy Relief Shirt

Do some holiday shopping and support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts with this new shirt offered by BDOutdoors.

Sportsman's Act of 2012 Sill Alive

A procedural Senate motion momentarily stopped the Sportsmen's Act of 2012, and this important legislation needs your support for passage.

Take Better Fish Photos

Follow these five simple tips to help you improve your fishing photos.

Mikelson Yachts Open House

Mikelson Yachts will be hosting an open house on December 1 in San Diego with great deals on new and used vessels.

Yellowfin Board Shorts

AFTCO's latest boardshorts feature a yellowfin design and some high-tech features to keep you looking good, and feeling good.

Accurate's New Reel... The Boss Fury

Accurate's latest fishing reel is a single-drag workhorse with a more affordable price point.

Hodgman Chest Waders

Stay dry and comfortable on your next duck hunt with the Guidelite brand of waders from Hodgman.

Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch in Alaska

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is asking anglers to tell fishery managers to put a cap on salmon bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.

Fishing Adverse Conditions

Even if conditions aren't ideal, you can still catch fish. Here are some tips to help you find more action and take advantage of every fishing opportunity.

Enhancing Calif. Steelhead Habitat

The removal of a California dam opens up six miles of habitat for steelhead trout.

New Jersey Relief Efforts

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requests federal aid for recreational and commercial fishing industries.

Trolling Motor Tackle Station

The new Trolling Motor Drink and Gear Holder from Boat Outfitters adds some handy storage and even a rod holder to your trolling motor.

Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation

The first of many young anglers gets his wish to go fishing in the Florida Keys as this new foundation sets out to make a difference and keep Jose Wejebe's legacy alive.

Turner's Goose Fest

Turner's Outdoorsman and Cibola Sportsman's Club team up to provide a two-day hunt for loyal customers at just $399.

BP Agrees to Pay Record $4 Billion

BP plead guilty to crimes related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and will pay a record $4 billion in fines, much of which will go towards rebuilding the impacted areas on the Gulf Coast.

Saltwater Bass Tagging Program

A new tagging program in Southern California aims to gather more info about saltwater bass to make sound management decisions down the road.

Texas Sport Fish Research Center

More than $800,000 is earmarked to create the first sport fish research center on the Gulf Coast.

Okuma Donates to Red Cross Hurricane Relief

Okuma Fishing Tackle created a program to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts while offering discounts to its customers.

Hurricane Sandy Boat Damage Video

BoatUS estimates that Hurricane Sandy caused over $650 million in boat damage, making it the single-largest disaster for recreational boats on record.

Catching Big Fish on Fly

Baja provides the perfect backdrop to land big tuna and dorado on fly-fishing gear.

Roasted Cobia Recipe

This unique recipe uses the juice of a blood orange to create a colorful, tasty broth to go with your roasted fish.

Penn Adds More Squall Sizes

PENN adds three more sizes to the Squall Star Drag series of casting reels, the 25N, 30 and 40.

NASCAR Winner To Get Special Contender

The winner of the Ford Ecoboost 400 in Homestead, Florida, will also take home a new Contender Bay Boat with a Guy Harvey wrap.

Hunting Red Stag in Argentina

Tracking down the roaring red stag of Argentina is an addictive experience that every hunter should try. 

AFTCO Donates $500,000

In 2012, AFTCO has donated $500,000 to help protect marine resources for recreational fishermen.

Releasing Two Granders in One Day!

The Aussie crew on Hot Shot caught and released two black marlin weighing more than 1,000 pounds each in a single day.

Even Fishing is Political

BD's newest columnist, Mike Leonard, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the most pressing fishing issues and how we can all pitch in to protect our fisheries.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Auction

Professional bass fisherman Skeet Reese has launched an online auction to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Support Monumental Sportsman's Legislation

Urge your Senators to vote YES for this historic package of fishing legislation, all with a click of the mouse.

Win an Okuma Makaira Rod!

Hey guys, there is still some time to win one of these top-of-the-line Okuma rods. Don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Calif. Changes Saltwater Bass Regs

The California DFG recently met and decided to increase the minimum size and decrease bag limits for saltwater bass. How will it effect you?

Florida Snook Tourney

Anglers reel in a record $125,000 in 2012 RedSnook Tournament for Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Camo Costa's

Costa Sunglasses' latest frame color, the Realtree Camo, is definitely going to be a big hit with outdoorsman this holiday season. Check 'em out!

Radioactive Albacore

Scientists have found radiation in Pacific albacore traced back to the 2011 tsunami in Japan. There is not enough to harm humans, and the radiation is actually helping researchers find out where these fish roam.

Time to Protect Pogies

We need anglers to support an upcoming amendment to protect menhaden on the East Coast. This species is vital to so many game fish.

Boat Show Photo Gallery

Check out all of the cool new boats and gear we saw at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (as well as a few booth babes).

The Tale of Two Louvar

Who actually found the strange fish that showed up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last week? Check out the latest developments...

Using Bird Dogs

Mixing Labrador Retrievers and pointers gives hunters a leg up when quail hunting.

A 7-year Fishing Adventure

The four anglers that took off on Costa's GeoFish Project will fish undiscovered waters in seven continents over the next seven years. The trip started off in Mexico, where they got into just a bit of trouble...

Offshore Academy Boat Tip

Make washing the boat and filling the water tanks easier with this simple hose attachment.

Hurricane Sandy Tips

BoatUS offers a list of tips to help boaters who are beginning the process or repairing and salvaging their storm-damaged boats.

Fishing Licenses Increasing

New promotional efforts by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation are helping states sell more fishing licenses.

Another Wacky Cabo Catch

Read the full story about Cabo's latest wacky catch, the Louvar. This 300-pound specimen recently showed up on the docks in southern Baja.

What Do You Do With a Tagged Lobster?

Ever wonder what you need to do if you catch a tagged lobster? What about baiting bears in California? Find the answers here.

2013 Florida Keys Fishing Tournaments

The Florida Keys are home to some of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the country. Here is the entire 2013 tournament schedule.

How to Catch Bigger Rockfish

In his latest So Cal Scene article, author Erik Landesfeind provides three simple tips to help you catch bigger rockfish from a private boat.

Kellogg Wins Californian of the Year

The Outdoor Writers Association of California selected Fish and Game President James Kellogg as its Californian of the Year for 2012.

Dealing with Sandy

Some helpful tips to think about for all of our friends and readers in the Northeast who will be making insurance claims for boat damage related to Hurricane Sandy.

Young Anglers Making A Difference

The Stow It — Don't Throw It monofilament recycling program is encouraging youngsters to make a big difference in the marine enviornment.

Calif. Dungeness Crab Opens this Weekend

The statewide recreational sport fishery for Dungeness crab opens this Saturday, November 3rd. Get all the regs here.

Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve

Unlike many of the marine reserves out there, the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve in Belize is actually a good thing. It will protect the area from exploitation while allowing fishing.

Tagged Mako Provides Interesting Data

A shortfin mako tagged off the coast of New Zealand is providing researchers with valuable information about where these fish roam.

Tuna Show on Discovery

The Discovery Channel will be airing Fighting Tuna, a two-part special about fishing for bluefin tuna, starting October 30th.

Season of the Santa Ana Winds

The Fishing Weatherman explains what causes the Santa Ana winds and how they can impact the fishing in Southern California.

Frantic Pace Wins $2.4 million in Bisbee's

The 465-pound marlin caught on Frantic Pace goes on to win nearly $2.4 million dollars as the only qualifying marlin in the 2012 Bisbee Black and Blue Tournament

Million-Dollar Marlin

The crew on Frantic Pace took home $1.4 million for the marlin they caught on day two of the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin tournament.

Fishin' Chick Deidra Bridger

BD's latest Fishin' Chick is making a name for herself as a tournament-winning angler as well as a first-rate deckhand.

Special Holiday Reels from Accurate

Accurate will be offering some special reels for the holiday season, but you better act fast!

Finding New Rockfish Spots

You don't have to fish super deep to find rockfish in Southern California, you just need a good game plan.

Chupacabra Wins Bisbee's Los Cabos

Chupacabra, a 64-foot Hatteras skippered by Capt. Jesse Scarborough, won $206,973 in the Bisbee Los Cabos tournament, catching the largest marlin in the event and taking the Day 1 jackpots.

Tip for Spooling Up Solo

Here's a great tip to help you put tension on the fishing line when you're spooling up your reels by yourself.

Lobster Salad & Avocado

Steam up some fresh spiny lobsters and create this tasty lobster salad, served with hass avocados and a basil vinaigrette.

Big Black Marlin in Mexico

A tournament in Riviera Nayarit nabs a 715-pound black marlin, which they claim is the largest black marlin ever caught in a Pacific tourney off of Mexico.

Potential IGFA World Records

The 427-pound yellowfin caught in late September is still getting a lot of attention as a potential world record, but there's plenty of other amazing catches as well!

Create a Custom Fish Scene

BoldWallArt's new line of fish decals make it possible to decorate any interior wall with your favorite game fish in a matter of minutes. And, they're removable so you can change them up without damaging the wall.

Calif. Bear Attacks Woman

A California woman is left with minor injuries after a black bear takes a swipe at her wrist and pushes her down an embankment.

Small Boat Adventure

In the late 1950s a group of teenagers made the 1,500-mile trek down the Sea of Cortez in a 15-footer. This is their story.

Improving Florida Boating Access

Florida dishes out $5.2 million to improve its boating access and boat ramps.

Name The New Accurate

Accurate Fishing Products is looking for a name to give their latest reel, which is set to hit the market before the end of the year. Give them the best name, and you'll win the first reel off the line.

Build Your Own Wind On Leader

This pictorial and accompanying video shows you the step-by-step process to make your own wind-on leaders as good as the pros.

Calif. Rockfish Regulation Changes

The California DFG has changed rockfish regulations to protect populations of deep-water cowcod. Get the full story here.

Storm Runner Rain Gear

This lightweight rain gear from Grundens line of Gage Technical Gear is both breathable and waterproof to keep you dry and comfortable in warm weather.

Rare Oarfish Washes Ashore in Cabo

A 20-foot oarfish washes ashore on a popular beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Known as a deep-water species these gorgeous, silvery fish are very rarely seen. Check out the photos here.

Ballyhoo Rigging Tip

Make an eyeball remover from an aluminum arrow to save yourself some time when rigging up dead ballyhoo for your next fishing adventure.

Furuno Named Manufacturer of the Year

Furuno was the big winner at the NMEA Convention, taking home its seventh straight Manufacturer of the Year Award plus three Best Of awards for its products.

Seaguar Adds More Tatsu

Seaguar has expanded the TATSU line offerings to give anglers more options for fishing this ‘double-structure' fluorocarbon main line.

Best Wahoo Fishing

After eight days of nothing, Capt. Tim Ekstrom and his crew go the extra mile and find the best wahoo fishing in his 25 years of long range fishing.

New Billfish Tournament Series

The Billfish Tournament Series of Central America will bring together several top billfish tournaments in the region.

Feels Like Mono, Performs Like Braid

TUF-Line's SuperCast braided fishign line has a special coating that makes it feel more like mono but still has all of the positive attributes of braided line.

IGFA Great Marlin Race Winner

The winning marlin in the 2012 IGFA Great Marlin Race swam 4,776 nautical miles, the longest marlin track ever recorded.

New Mustad Angler Tools

Mustad and Kevin VanDam have combined forces to create a new line of knives, pliers and multi-tools for fishermen.

California Elk Habitat

A partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helped protect more than 3,000 acres of critical elk habitat in California.

Mystery Fish Eyeball

Scientists are trying to figure out what marine species this giant eyeball came from. It was found on a beach in south Florida.

Florida Stone Crab Opener

Get the crackers ready, the Florida stone crab season kicks off on October 15th. Get all the rules and regulations here.

San Quintin Fishing is Going Off!

The white seabass, yellowtail and tuna bite down in San Quintin, Mexico, is off the chart right now. Get the full low-down here.

Guy Harvey Makes $200,000 Donation

Guy Harvey has once again shown his commitment to giving back to the marine environment with a large donation which will fund research on world's marine fishes and their ecosystems.

Protecting Angler Access to Biscayne National Park

A coalition of fishing and industry groups are working to protect angler access to Florida's Biscayne Bay.

My Best Bass

BD's editor, Charlie Levine, has gone full circle lately and is spending more time fishing for largemouth bass, just like he did growing up.

Anglers Tag 1,000 Redfish

Anglers fishing in the Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Championship tagged over 200 redfish, bringing the 2012 total to more than 1,000 redfish tagged and released for science.

California Lobster Thief

Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game caught four men in the act of stealing lobsters from commercial traps.

Fishing Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Everything you need to know when it comes time to plan your next (or first) trip to Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.

909-Pound Tuna on a Talica 50

While fishing for giant bluefin tuna in Prince Edward Island, angler Sami Ghandour landed a 909-pound bluefin tuna with a Talica 50II.

Billfish Conservation Act Becomes a Law

President Obama recently signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, which will help billfish stocks on a global level.

Catalina Classic Photo Gallery

This year's Catalina Classic was a blast. Check out all of the boats, teams and parties in the 2012 Photo Gallery.

Cabo Charter Listing

Heading down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico? Check out this updated list of some of the top boats for hire.

Marlin Recapture

A tagged white marlin is recaptured after more than 14 years at large, revealing some interesting information.

Hunting and Fishing Q and A

Ever wonder what it takes to become a hunting guide in California? What about the number of hooks you can use to fish halibut... Here are the answers.

Louisiana Redfish Championship

The 2012 Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Championship starts tomorrow in Venice.

Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing

Mark November 3rd on your calendar and plan to head down to Fisherman's Landing for Tackle Day. There will be great deals, raffle prizes and seminars running all day.

Using Fluorocarbon to Catch Tuna

Learning how to properly rig and fish with a fluorocarbon leader will help you catch more tuna, especially when the fish are leader shy.

Friends of Rollo BBQ

Friends of Rollo's 2nd annual BBQ Fundraiser takes place on October 7th, and it's fun for the whole family.

Lowrance HDS Gen2

The folks at Lowrance have made a good thing even better with the introduction of the new HDS Gen2, featuring a mulitfunction touchscreen display.

427 Pounds, It's Official!

The scale used to weigh the 427-pound potential world record yellowfin tuna has been certified. The beast is now one step closer to becoming a world record.

Giant Tuna Action Caught on Tape

There's some killer footage of giant tuna in this film put together by the guys who shoot and produce the Spanish Fly television show.

Win Costa's Marlin Sculpture

The custom-built marlin sculpture made entirely from Costa Sunglasses can be yours! The sculpture is being auctioned off to help raise money for The Billfish Foundation.

102 Blue Marlin in San Juan

The 43 boats fishing in the Club Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament in Puerto Rico caught and released 102 Atlantic blue marlin.

California's Perfect Fall Weather

The West Coast is about to enter one of the best weather seasons of the year, and the fishing is still good! Check out the latest forecast from the Fishing Weatherman.

How to Clean A Lobster

This is how a professional chef cleans a New England lobster. These are good skills to know.

California Billfish Series Wrap Up

The 2012 California Billfish Series attracted the top crews in California, but it was the teams on California Style and the Chaser that took home top honors.

Fishing Cortes and Tanner Banks

The bluefin bite is picking up at Cortes Bank and Tanner Banks off the coast of Southern California. Find out everything you need to know here.

California Style Wins Catalina Classic

California Style took home nearly $70,000 in the Catalina Classic. The crew caught a qualfying marlin on day one and released another on day two of the tourney. 

California Style Takes Lead in Catalina Classic

The team fishing on California Style caught the first qualifying striped marlin of the 2012 Catalina Classic to move into first place. Crews still have one day to fish.

Catalina Classic Live Scoring

The 2012 Catalina Classic and Avalon Billfish Classic are officially underway. Follow all of the action on the event's Live Scoring page.

Billfish Conservation Act Passes Senate

The Billfish Conservation Act is now one step closer to becoming reality. This is a key move to helping protect international billfish stocks.

Friends of Rollo BBQ

The 2nd Annual Friends of Rollo BBQ Fundraiser is set to take place on October 7th. Get some grub and have some fun!

Sportsmen Spent $90 Billion in 2011

A new study shows that anglers and hunters are getting out more and spending way more money. This economic machine rivals the gross demostic product of some countries.

The Full Story Behind the 'Million-Dollar' Tuna

Read BD's exclusive story about the 427-pound yellowfin caught off Cabo that could potentially claim a new world record and $1 million in Mustad's Hook A Million contest.

Presidential Nominees Talk Fishing

With the presidential election rapidly approaching, the nominees tackle a range of different questions and topics related to recreational fishing. Read their responses before hitting the polls.

Fishing Rebounds in Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac did little to slow down the inshore fishing off of Louisiana. Check out this killer video of monster redfish hitting topwater flies.

Fishing Stats

Americans ate 5 billion pounds of seafood in 2011 and we caught double that amount. Check out more of these stats here.

Hoop-Net Primer

California's recreational spiny lobster season opens on September 29. Here's a quick primer to get you ready.

New World Record Yellowfin Tuna?

Reports are still hazy but a massive yellowfin tuna weighing more than 420 pounds was brought into Cabo and could potentially break the existing world record.

Hunting Hogs from a Swamp Buggy

Bust some bacon from the Florida back woods using a monster swamp buggy and some well-trained dogs.

National Hunting and Fishing Day 2012

The National Hunting and Fishing Day takes place this coming Saturday and there are events planned across the country. Get involved and get outside!

When Fishing Gets Tough, the Tough Make Adjustments

The difference between a good day on the water and a bad one can be the ability to recognize changing conditions and knowing how to adjust your tactics. This is how it's done...

Sept Potential World Records

The latest round of potential IGFA world-record catches includes a huge tilefish, a southern bluefin tuna and a nice dorado taken on 2-pound test!

California Issues Shellfish Warning

California recently issued a warning for recreationally caught shellfish, including lobster and crabs, from the Northern Channel Islands.

Shark Wrangers Tag and Release 2,500-pound Great White

The crew from the hit show Shark Wranglers recently tagged and released a 2,500-pound great white shark in the North Atlantic off the coast of Cape Cod. The fish will help scientists gather important info about these giant sharks.

DFG Creates Online Reporting System

The California Department of Fish and Game has made it much easier for hunters and anglers to report their catches and more with a new online system. Get the low-down here.

ICAST Trade Show Now Bigger Than Ever

ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing tackle and trade show, just got bigger by joining forces with the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show.

Every Kid’s a Winner at San Diego Marlin Club

More than 50 kids get to fish in the Michael Farrior IGFA Juniors Tournament. The event was a great success.

California Fishing Heats Up

Summer vacation is over and the fishing grounds are less crowded, so it's the perfect time to get out there and find the big fish. This fishing report has the info you need!

Gage Technical Gear vs Paintballs

Can the Gage foul-weather gear stand up to an attack from a paintball gun? That's what we wanted to find out, and one lucky guy was the test dummy.

Chaser Wins Zane Grey Tourney

The team fishing on Chaser released three striped marlin to earn top honors in the 2012 Zane Grey Invitational and a nice payday!

Tarpon Habitat Restoration

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is currently restoring important habitat for juvenile tarpon in Florida's back waters.

Guy Harvey Donates $50,000 to Florida Youth Programs

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation recently donated $50,000 to help establish summer camps to introduce more young people to fishing and marine life.

Zane Grey Day One Results

The teams fishing in the 2012 Zane Grey Invitational managed to hook three striped marlin, catching and releasing two fish, on day one of the event.

Scallops With Slab Bacon

Here's a very different version of surf and turf for you! Giant sea scallops cooked in bacon drippings and served with potatoes and green beans. Oh yeah!

Florida Bass Study

Florida recently tagged a number of trophy largemouth bass over 8 pounds and the results have been interesting.

Boat Insurance Tip

For a small amount of money, you can protect your boat from freezing temperatures, which can destroy your engine.

Billfish Conservation Act Passes House

Anglers are celebrating a big victory today as the Billfish Conservation Act passes the House of Representatives.

Make Your Own Strip Baits

Strip baits work great for just about every offshore game fish. Here's a simple way to make your own using bonito belly.

Washington Chinook Salmon

Washington has added an extra week of fishing for hatchery chinook salmon on the Columbia River.

Conserving Pogies

The conservation of menhaden, also known as bunker or pogies, is vital to the entire marine ecosystem and we're moving in the right direction.

Australia Anglers Need Your Help

Australia is considering massive no-take fishing zones that could potentially destroy recreational fishing. You can do your part. Read on for more info.

Red Snapper Reopens!

After three years of closures, the red snapper fishery in the South Atlantic will reopen this month for a short season.

Trolling for Dummies, part 2

Fishing pro Jimmy Decker offers more trolling tips to help you become a better offshore angler.

California License-Free Days

Anglers can fish without a license in California this Saturday so get out there and wet a line.

Dam Removal Restores WA Salmon Run

The removal of the Elwha Dam in Washington helps to restore the Chinook salmon run in Olympic National Park.

Fly Fishing Faire Sept 13-16

The Southwest Council Federation of Fly Fishers end-of-summer Faire will take place Sept. 13-16 in Mammoth, Calif.

Florida Keys Redbone Series

The Florida Keys Redbone tournaments kick off with the Celebrity S.L.A.M. in Key West, scheduled for Sept. 7-9.

Giant Bluefin Tuna Photo Essay

Check out this exclusive Impact Zone photo essay from BD's giant bluefin tuna adventure to Prince Edward Island.

Baja Mixed Bag

The fishing in Baja is producing a mixed bag of inshore and offshore action. From sailfish to snook, there's something for everyone.

La. Temporary Closure

Louisiana has closed a portion of inshore waters due to the emergence of oil on beaches.

Zane Grey Invitational Tourney On Tap

The California Billfish Series kicks off with the Zane Grey Invitational on Sept. 9-11 in Dana Point, California.

Guy Harvey: Setting the Record Straight

Guy Harvey has probably done more for marine conservation than anyone else in the sportfishing industry, yet he's recently come under fire. Here he talks about the work he's done and responds to the rumors.

Peje Wins in St. Thomas

The team fishing on Peje released seven blue marlin to win the USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament in St. Thomas.

Young Guns Catch Blue Marlin

While fishing the USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament in St. Thomas, a 17-year-old angler releases a 600-pound blue marlin.

License-Free Fishing

Florida will allow anglers to legally fish without a license tomorrow. So get out there and introduce a new angler to the sport.

Agents Rescue 1,500 from Hurricane Isaac

Louisiana agents rescued more than 1,500 people who were stranded in flooding waters brought on by Hurricane Isaac.

Build a Fishing Rod Holder

Safely store your fishing rods out of harm's way with this inexpensive rod holder.

Trolling for Dummies

In this week's So Cal Scene, Erik shows you how to pick lures, rig them up and set your trolling spread. The bite's on, so get out there!

Gulf of Mexico Fish Kills

Authorities are encouraging Gulf of Mexico residents to report any fish kills brought on by Hurricane Isaac.

300 Blue Marlin in a Single Season

Capt. Zak Conde is enjoying a record-breaking fishing season. He has released more than 300 blue marlin so far this year!

Peje Takes Lead in USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tourney

The 40th anniversary of the USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament is underway in St. Thomas and Peje is holding the lead with three blue marlin releases.

East Cape Tourney

The newly formed East Cape Sportfishing Club will be hosting its first tournament this weekend with more than $200,000 pesos in guaranteed prizes.

A Better Navionics

If you currently use the Navionics charting app for your iPhone or iPad, you're going to love the latest improvements they've made that just became available.

Friends of Rollo Auction

To raise money for its youth programs, Friends of Rollo is hosting an online auction with some great items up for grabs.

Florida Snook

The state of Florida will open recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic waters on Sept. 1. The Gulf of Mexico waters will remained closed.

Louisiana Prepares for Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to gain strength and head for southern Louisiana. The state is beginning its preparations.

Never Give Up

Today's technology and a team effort make it possible for disabled hunters to get out there and continue to hunt.

Grilled Salmon with Lasagna Rolls

This recipe combines a delicious eggplant lasagna with grilled salmon, and it's all covered with a rich Choron sauce. Check it out!

Fundraiser for Christopher Montera

The Southern California sportfishing community will be hosting a special fundraiser for wounded soldier Christopher Montera. The event will take place on October 8th.

Reelentless Claims $667,000 Prize in Mid-Atlantic $500K

The crew on the Reelentless take home the big payday in the 2012 Mid-Atlantic $500,000 offshore fishing tournament.

10 Tips for Rafting Up

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Time to get out and have some fun on the water. Be safe and use these tips when rafting up.

Striped Marlin Tournament Tips

With the West Coast striped marlin tournaments on the horizon, now is the time to get all of your gear in top-top shape and make a game plan. Here's some tips from a seasoned pro.

Mission Bay Marlin Tournament

The Mission Bay Marlin Club will host its annual charity tournament on September 8th to benefit the American Heart Assoc.

Legendary Angler Zane Grey

Author and world-record holder Zane Grey was one of the first men to travel the globe in search of fish. His thirst for adventure was unquenchable.

Massive Bigeye in Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 is mainly a marlin tournament, but this year will go down as the year of the tuna. There are three bigeye tuna over 200 pounds on the leaderboard!

Fish Your Way Onto TV

Animal Planet is casting fishermen for a new competition-based television show called Top Hooker. If you want to be famous, this might just work...

Catch More Offshore!

The So Cal offshore bite keeps improving so Erik tapped local pro Jamie Thinnes for some tips to help you find more fish.

Proper Way to Use Crimps

Crimps provide an easy way to make secure connections when using heavy leader or cable. This article shows you the proper way to use crimps so they won't fail you when a big fish is on.

More Ethanol Issues Ahead

A decision by the federal court of appeals will put the potentially dangerous E15 at gas pumps across the country, a troubling scenario for American boaters and the recreational boating industry.

The Dogs of BDOutdoors

Rotations Pet Food is proud to bring you the Dogs of BDOutdoors. The BD community loves its dogs. Check out these great photos of our beloved pets.

1,022-Pound Marlin Almost a World Record

Angler Molly Palmer nearly landed a world record with the 1,022-pound blue marlin she caught in the Big Island Marlin Tournament. But she showed great sportsmanship and did the right thing.

Florida Everglades Restoration

The Everglades play a vital role in south Florida's marine ecosystem and tourism industry. A $13.5 billion restoration plan will restore the River of Grass and ensure a healthy future.

New Caledonia

Looking for an adventure? How about pulling on some giant trevally in the far reaches of the South Pacific?

Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge

The San Diego Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge will take place this coming weekend, so get out there and support this great cause.

HIBT Final Results

The Old South Marlin Club from North Carolina took home the top team honors in the Hawaiian Int'l Billfish Tournament and Jason Holtz won the top captain award.

Protecting West Coast Bait

Realizing that you must protect the species at the bottom of the food chain to maintain a healthy ecosystem, the Pacific Fishery Management Council is working to protect forage fish.

Lead Changes Again in HIBT

The team from the Old South Marlin Club moved into first place of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament with just one day left to fish. Keep up to date with the action here.

A Little Bling

If you've got a girl who likes to wear a little bling, check out these new shirts from Grundens.

Costa Rica Video with Penn

Check out the new PENN Spinfisher V in action as BD's Gary Graham and the PENN crew heads down to Costa Rica to put the new spinning reel to the ultimate test.

Support Billfish Conservation

The IGFA is urging anglers to support the Billfish Conservation Act. There's a link in this article to make it easy to send an email to your legislators.

Build a Bucket With a Rope Handle

No boat is complete without a few 5-gallon buckets. In this tip, Capt. Scott Goodwin shows you how to install a rope handle to build yourself a better bucket.

Old South Marlin Club Takes HIBT Lead

On day three of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, the Old South Marlin Club took the lead, catching four blue marlin on the Marlin Magic.

So Cal's Offshore Options

With plenty of yellowtail, yellowfin, bluefin and dorado within range of the San Diego sport boats, there are many options for anglers to choose from. Here's the low-down on what's biting and how to get in on the action.

Latest IGFA World Records

The latest list of potential world record fish being considered by the International Game Fish Association includes two species we've never even heard of before, and man are they cool looking!

Early Season Action

Capt. Steve Lassley shares some tips on catching those early-season marlin and swordfish, while he relives some of the good ol' days.

HIBT Day Two Action

BD's Gary Graham reports on the marlin action at teh Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. The team from Japan has moved into the lead.

Taking a Bite out of Crime

A new database of recreational boats will help deter boat thefts and insurance fraud. More than 500 boats are stolen each month! Don't be a victim.

Bottomfish Release Rig

Release those rockfish, snapper and grouper with a clear conscience using this simple release rig. It will only cost you a few bucks to make.

Kona's Blue Marlin Action

The Hawaiin International Billfish Tournament in Kona, Hawaii, is off to a promising start with a 576-pound blue marlin on the board. Check out the Day One report here.

Fishin' Chick Lauren Alvarez

Meet BD's latest Fishin Chick, Lauren Alvarez. She's obsessed with fishing, especially for tarpon and is working to make a living in the fishing industry. She's also a whiz at throwing a cast net.

2012 HIBT Gets Under Way

The 53rd Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament has officially begun, and BD's Gary Graham is there on the scene to report all the action.

Fishing the Bait and Switch

Using the bait and switch is a great technique to help you up your score when targeting marlin, especially come tournament time. But it takes a bit of practice.

Ahi with Curry and Cucumber Salad

Chef Steve Black has outdone himself once again! This recipe is great for summer. It's light, healthy and goes great with any fresh fish.

$1.4 Million for a 72-pound White Marlin

The crew on the Blew Bayou took home a tournament-record $1.4 million in the White Marlin Open held in Ocean City, Maryland.

El Nino is Coming

Will there be an El Nino in 2012 and if so, will it bring better fishing to the West Coast? We've got answers.

Free Kids Tournament

Get the kids out on a half-day boat for free in the IGFA Juniors Tournament. The event is open to anglers between 8 and 16 and takes place on August 18th.

Guy Harvey Donation

Artist, angler and marine conservationist Guy Harvey donated several scholarships to the Sportfishing Conservancy to get more families out fishing.

Downrigger Video

Check out some of this cool footage captured from a downrigger cam. You never know what might show up down there!

The Crew Makes It Happen

A successful long-range operation is only as good as it's crew — the men who run the deck. Do you have what it takes?

700 Species and Counting

International angler and lure designer Patrick Sebile recently caught his 700th species of fish. Check out how he did it and where his journey took him.

Changing Regs for Calif. Saltwater Bass

The Fish and Game Commission discussed changing regulations for calico and sand bass at its meeting last night. Here's what they're proposing...

New Florida Sailfish Series

Tournament producer Bluewater Movements recently announced a new sailfish tournament series, which will take place at three locations from Palm Beach to Key Largo.

Rigging Marlin Lures

With the striped marlin bite gaining steam, now is the time to re-rig your marlin jigs. This article tells you how to get it done.

Dan Richards Steps Down

Jim Kellogg will replace Dan Richards as president on the California Fish and Game Commission.

Marking Your Drag

Here's a simple way to mark the drag pressure on your lever-drag reels. It's great to know the exact pressure, especially when fishing tournaments.

White Sea Bass and Albacore Report

Check out the fatties BD forum member Gernsey landed on a multi-day trip to Monterey. A 60-pound WSB was definitely the highlight of the trip.

Hobie's New Mirage Pro Angler Kayak

The new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 is the most advanced fishing kayak we've ever seen. Check out all of the features this boat has.

Fishing Participation Grows

For the first time in several years the number of active anglers in America grew, thanks to more women entering the sport.

Tackle Care

Now's the time to make sure all of your gear is in working order. This checklist gives you a rundown of what to do before you leave the dock.

Updating Your Plotter

Your chart plotter is only as good as the charts it uses. Keep that puppy updated with the latest charts. Here's how.

Big Bucks in California Billfish Series

The California Billfish Series is quickly approaching, and there's already nearly $25,000 in prize money up for grabs and solid marlin fishing. All signs point to a good season!

Race to PEI Winner | Trip of a Lifetime

Michael Medina, who won BD's Race to PEI contest, talks about his adventure to Canada, and what it feels like to reel in a 700-plus-pound giant bluefin tuna.

Guy Harvey | Marine Conservationist

Some anglers are taking jabs at well-known artist, angler and marine biologist Guy Harvey. Here is Guy's response to the accusations.

Mexico's Mag Bay

This legendary stretch of water halfway down the Baja Peninsula is home to one of the best offshore bites in the Pacific... If you can get there.

Accurate Spinner

Check out Accurate's new spinning reel, the SR-6. This mini spinner is super tough with 15 pounds of drag pressure and a 6:1 gear ratio.

Florida Offers Outdoors Program for Women

Know a woman interested in learning more about hunting and fishing in a low-key environment? You should turn her onto this program in Florida.

Slaying Tuna in Oregon

BD Pro Staffer Tommy Donlin had an incredible trip out of Oregon and filled the boat with albacore and bluefin tuna. He also won some tournament dough! Get the full report here.

Crittercams on Marlin!

National Geographic will deploy several Crittercams on blue marlin during the Club Nautico de San Juan's International Billfish Tournament in September. The cameras will capture marlin in their natural surroundings.

Wahoo Poke Recipe

This variation of the traditional Hawaiian poke recipe uses wahoo and fresh limejuice for a lighter, delicious snack!

Billfish Conservation Act Advances

The Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 advanced in the House of Representatives, moving one step closer to becoming law. This bill would outlaw the imporation of marlin to the United States.

San Diego Big Fish Seminar Tonight

The San Diego Rod and Reel Club will host its annual Big Fish Seminar tonight at the Bali Hai restaurant in Shelter Island.

So Cal Fishing Guides

Looking to improve your game? Hire one of these top-notch Southern California fishing guides.

Baja Mixed Bag

Reports are showing a good mix of game fish up and down the Baja peninsula with yellowtail, dorado and tuna headlining the action.

California Dove Hunts

The state is offering special dove hunt opportunities this year. Read on for more info and application links.

Record Yellowfin at Bisbee East Cape

A 262-pound yellowfin tuna stole the show in this year's Bisbee East Cape Offshore tournament. 

Two More So Cal Marlin

Two Southern California angling clubs recently reported their first marlin catches of 2012, with the bite steadily improving.

California Fly-Fishing Show

The Southwest Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will host a fly-fishing event at Mammoth Lakes in September, complete with seminars, fly tying, vendors and more.

How to Make Rope Ends

Keep the end of your dock lines from fraying and turning to junk with this very simple boat tip from Capt. Scott Goodwin.

Grizzly Cooler

Looking for a tough cooler that won't fall apart after a couple of seasons? Check out the Grizzly!

Texas Super Slam w/ Sword!

The crew on the Booby Trap caught a rare Super Slam fishing out of Texas. They landed a blue marlin, a white marlin, two sailfish and four daytime swordfish.

Okuma Rod Giveaway

Okuma is giving away another rod this week. This time it's the Makaira MK-C-701ML. It's a great rod for fishing small baits. Don't forget to register for your chance to win.

Fishing Cuba

Cuba is home to some of the world's best shallow-water fishing, and it's easier to get there than you might think...

Telling Politicos About Boating Industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will highlight boating's economic impact and job creation at Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Calif. Marlin Jumps in Boat!

Fishing just 10 miles out of Dana Harbor on a 17-foot center console, two anglers get the surprise of their life.

New Data Collection Process for La. Fish

Louisiana approved new measures to collect data on recreational fish catches, including a free Offshore Recreational Landings permit.

Changes to CALIF. Bass Regs

There are three options on the table to make changes to California's saltwater bass minimum sizes, seasons and catch limits. We've got the info and need all angles to weigh in.

LifeProof iPhone Case

The new iPhone case from LifeProof is "waterproof, drop proof, dust proof and snow proof." We tried one out and give you the inside scoop.

Win a Yamaha ATV

Yamaha will be giving away a brand-new Rhino 700 FI ATV valued at more than $13,000 as part of its sponsorship of the Naitonal Hunting and Fishing Day.

Pompano Showdown on Tap

Florida's top fishing crews get ready to compete in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Florida's Gulf Anglers Get Ready for Amberjack

The recreational season for Florida's Gulf of Mexico amberjack opens up on August 1. Get the info you need here.

Harvey Lands 600-Pound Swordfish

Jessica Harvey, daughter of marine icon Guy Harvey, landed a 600-pound swordfish while on a shoot in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Blackened Cod Recipe

This recipe combines the spice of blackened fish with a savory red pepper sauce. Garnish with farro and summer veggies for a delicious dinner.

Bill Poole Memorial Tournament

The Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament takes place this weekend with all proceeds benefiting the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Get the details here!

Key West Marlin

The results from the Drambuie Key West Marlin Tournament are in. The team on Risky Business managed to take home the win and $25,000 in cash!

Scent Blazer Lures

If you ever wanted to combine scent or chum with your trolling lures, the Scent Blazer is perfect for you. You can also put weights or light sticks inside the lures.

Women in the Wild

Thirty ladies took part in Louisiana's Women in the Wild program, a very cool event that teaches ladies how to fish and hunt.

San Diego Marlin Report

We got a chance to speak with Capt. Cary Dodson who found the first Southern California marlin of 2012. He says the water is looking good and all signs point to a good August!

Fishing Knots to Know

Here are two simple knots that every angler should know. Master these fishing knots and you'll be able to catch fish on any boat in any ocean.

Catching Bluefin Tuna in a Picky Bite

Follow this four-step process and you'll catch more bluefin tuna next time you head out. With the bite steadily improving, you're going to want to learn these techniques.

Florida Lobster Season 2012

The recreational Florida lobster season is about to kick off with the two-day mini season on July 25 and 26. The regular season begins on August 6. We've got all the info you need.

ICAST Photo Gallery

Check out all of the new tackle introduced at the ICAST sportfishing trade show. (There's some cute booth babes in there to look at as well, so check it out!)

Larry Dahlberg's Lure Build-Off

If you like building your own lures, this is right up your alley. TV host Larry Dahlberg created a contest for lure makers. The winner gets to see his lure put into production and share in the profits.

United Anglers Swap Meet and Used Tackle Sale

On July 28th the United Anglers of Southern California will host its 2nd Annual Swap Meet and Used Tackle Sale. It's a free event with great deals on tackle and all proceeds go to a very worthwhile cause.

1st Calif. Striped Marlin of 2012

The charter boat Success has landed the first marlin of the 2012 California season.

Punta Arena, Mexico

This legendary stretch of beach in Mexico's East Cape region places surfcasters within casting reach of roosterfish, as well as tuna and other pelagics.

Boat Tip: Save Your Isinglass

If the curtains on your enclosure rub up against any metal, they'll get damaged. Here's a quick tip to keep them safe and sound.

Win an Okuma Rod!

Okuma will be giving away 12 Makaira rods over the course of 12 weeks. All you have to do is register each week and you could win one of these premiere rods.

Central Valley Salmon Regs

California announced the regs for catching salmon on the Sacramento, Feather, American and Mokelumne rivers.

Angler Catches 200 Swordfish!

Vic Gaspeny has rewritten the record books. Fishing with the crew out of Bud N' Mary's marina in the Florida Keys, he just caught his 200th swordfish!

Tackle Show a Big Success

With tons of new gear slated to hit the market in 2013 and better sales than last year, the sportfishing industry enjoyed a successful ICAST trade show.

California Bluefin Tuna

The 2012 tuna season is starting to take shape in California. With the bite about to kick into gear, it's time to think about your tackle. Here's three outfits that will cover all your needs.

ICAST Best in Show

Check out the winners from last night's Best in Show awards at ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing tackle show. You may be surprised by some of the winners... We were!

New Tackle for 2012

All of the new gear was on hand at the ICAST New Product Showcase. Check out some of the latest gear here!

Diawa's Lexa 300 Baitcaster

Diawa's latest baitcaster is one tough customer, holding 240 yards of 40-pound braid and capable of 22 pounds of drag pressure.

Tackle Time!

All of the top tackle companies will unveil their new products at this week's ICAST trade show. We'll be reporting live from the show on all of the new gear. Stay tuned!

Tuna Bite Rages in Washington

Perfect conditions, crystal-clear blue water and a giant mass of tuna made the 4th of July a pretty epic hoilday for BD Pro Staffer Capt. Tommy Donlin.

101-Pound Rooster Potential World Record

Jack Kautz landed a 101-pound, 2-ounce roosterfish on 20-pound test while fishing Mexico's East Cape region on June 22. The beast shattered the existing 85-pound, 13-ounce world record that has stood since 1966.

California Fishing for Free

Don't forget to take advantage of California's free fishing days this weekend.

Finding Fish in Tough Conditions

Colder water temps are making it tough to find fish in Southern California, but BD's So Cal Editor Erik Landesfeind is still finding them. Here's how he does it.

Lassley's Springtime Report

From striped marlin action to big bottom fish, Capt. Steve Lassley did a bit of everything this past spring. Here's his full Baja report.

Breathable Foul-Weather Gear

The new Burning Daylight jacket and bibs from Grundens Gage line of products will keep you dry inside and out.

Free Shelter Island Tourney for the Kids

On August 11th plan on taking a young angler to the 10th Annual Young Angler Tournament in Shelter Island. It's free for the kids and a great way to spend time with family.

Wax On, Wax Off...

Here's a smart tip to help you save some money next time you have to wax the boat. Buy in bulk and use this handy container to carry around the boat.

Costa Rica Magic

BD Baja Editor Gary Graham just got back from a trip to Costa Rica where he got to fish with all of the new Penn gear. Check out this awesome report he put together about the trip with tons of photos.

Red Snapper Season Extended

All of the crappy weather in the Gulf of Mexico has prompted the federal government to extend the recreational red snapper season.

Florida Gulf Snook Closed One More Year

Florida decides to keep the Gulf of Mexico snook fishing closed for one more year to let the species recover from a 2010 fish kill caused by cold weather.

Hot Coffee Anywhere

Thanks to the Hot Can, you can now have a hot cup of coffee or steamy soup anywhere. You don't need a stove or a microwave or anything. It's great early morning trips on small boats. And, they actually taste good!

A New Shrimp & Grits

This recipe rethinks the Southern classic Shrimp and Grits, by using crispy polenta hash instead of grits.

Grouper, Girls, Tournaments and More

BD's Derek Redwine has been a busy guy. Check out his latest report, filled to the brim with photos from his recent tournament win, some black drum fishing and fun with the ladies.

Florida's Gulf Gag Grouper Opens July 1

Get ready to target some gag grouper in the Gulf of Mexico. It's a short season, so make sure to get out there.

Louisiana Fishing Tournaments

Summertime fishing is heating up in Louisiana. Get in on the action at one of these upcoming tournaments.

Big Yellowtail at San Clemente

Despite a big drop in water temps off the coast of Southern California, those making it out to San Clemente are finding some bruiser-sized yellowtails.

BD Member Wins Trip of a Lifetime!

Michael Medina from LA just won the biggest fishing trip of his life as the big winner in the Race to PEI sweepstakes. Michael won an all-expenses paid trip to fish for giant bluefin tuna.

Win an Abu Garcia Revo

Abu Garcia says the new Revo baitcasting reels are going to blow you away. To get the reels out to the public, the company is offering a chance to win a Revo before they hit the market.

The New Penn Spinfisher

To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the PENN Spinfisher, the company has totally revamped the reel and will be giving away 50 reels in the coming weeks. Find out how to enter here.

One Strange Blue Marlin

Check out this blue marlin caught off the coast of the Cape Verde Islands. Can you tell what makes this such a strange catch? Read on for more details.

Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout Results

There were some big fish caught in the Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout presented by COSTA. Get the full report here!

Free Events for the Kids

The IGFA and the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California have teamed up to offer several free fishing tournaments for kids. Check it out.

Appealing the MLPA Closures

The Coastside Fishing Club has filed an opening brief in the appeal process to overturn the MLPA fishing closures in California. Find out how you can show your support.

Find the Right Conditions, Find Fish!

Follow these tips on how to find fish and you'll be filling your limits in no time. There are sand bass and barracuda biting in So Cal right now to practice on.

Young Guns Wins Big in Pompano Saltwater Slam

The crew on Young Guns took home more than $40,000 for their big win the Mercury/Sea-Vee Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam.

Bass Inferno!

The So Cal fishing keeps getting better with more white sea bass, sand bass and calico action. Also, info on the first tuna of the season and a new bait from MC Swimbaits.

Big Fish Show Up for the Halibut Derby

Crews found plenty of big halibut and white sea bass in the 37th annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby. Find out all of the results here.

Save the San Diego Bait Barge!

The sailing community is trying to kill our bait! We need all anglers to email the Port Tenant's Association asking that they support a temporary move of the bait barge to Anchorage 216.

Hook Dad Up this Father's Day!

Looking for something to get Dad for Father's Day? Check out BD's gift guide. These six picks offer something for everyone.

Krazy Salt's Wins Big in Bahamas

The crew on the 70-foot Viking Krazy Salt's took home top honors in the Marsh Harbour leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship releasing four blue marlin, a white and a sail.

Outdoor Recreation Worth Nearly $650 Billion

A new joint study shows that outdoor recreation is an economic giant with annual sales nearly double that of the pharmaceutical industry.

Grundens Casual Wear

Grundens, makers of some of the best foul-weather gear on the market today, just announced a new casual clothing line, including cool shirts, hoodies and more.

West Marine Dishes Out $35,000 to Support Fishing

West Marine recently gave grants to 10 different organizations across the country who are working to support rectreational fishing and marine conservation outreach.

Sportsman's Act of 2012

The historic Sportsman's Act of 2012 is a package of 19 bills aimed at promoting recreational fishing and hunting. Some of the bills include the Billfish Conservation Act and Making Public Lands Public Act.

Sharing Limits

If you catch your limit on a California party boat, can you keep fishing and give away any extra fish you land? Can the crew legally share limits? We've got the answers.

Busted for Taking Black Sea Bass

California game wardens cited a spear-fisherman for the illegal take of a protected black sea bass.

Saving Gulf Rigs

The oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico provide essential fish habitat for all sorts of marine life. The Rigs to Reefs program is banning together to fight the Idle Iron Policy, which hopes to tear more rigs down with little regard to the marine ecosystem.

Fishing Etiquette

Every angler and boater should read this article and get to know the 10 Commandments of Fishing Etiquette. If we all abide by these rules, the seas will be a friendlier place.

Guy Harvey Fishing Shirt by AFTCO

This is one of the nicest-looking technical fishing shirts out there. It's vented mesh panels help keep you cool and the plaid design and anti-wrinkle fabric gives the lightweight shirts a nice clean look.

Fish Montauk, New York

Known as the Fishing Capital of the World, Montauk offers a bit of everything — tuna and swords offshore, big striped bass off the beach and inshore rips, and all manner of bottom fish.

Engine Maintenance

If a $20 hose busts in the engine room, you could be looking at a very costly repair bill. It's best to follow a simple maintenance plan such as the one outlined in this article.

Turtle Kebabs with Pineapple Sauce

Don't freak out, this recipe uses freshwater turtle meat, which is legal and delicious. Try these kebabs, made with a sweet pineapple sauce.

BoatUS Towing App

With this free app you can order up an on-the-water tow, or roadside assistance for your trailer. Not a bad insurance policy.

Fishin' Chick Lauren Palko

Say hello to Lauren Palko, BD's latest Fishin' Chick. This lady angler says she loves to fish touranments... and win!

Skirt Your Ballyhoo

Using a lure head or chugger with a trimmed skirt will help you keep your baits in tact when trolling at higher speeds. If you want to run a mixed spread of baits and lures, this is a great way to get it done.

Reducing Bycatch of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Federal fishery managers are investigating proposals to reduce longline bycatch of Atlantic bluefin tuna to help the species. Here are four proposals that would help protect bluefin during vital spawning periods.

Washington's Chum Salmon Get New Recruits

Fishery officials in Washington state recently released more than 100,000 juvenile chum salmon in the Lewis River Basin, with hopes of rebuilding this species that is at risk of extinction.

Fish the Yellowtail Shootout!

The Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout presented by Costa is scheduled to take place June 22-24 and the bite is looking good! All signs point to another great event, so don't miss out on the fun.

National Fishing and Boating Week

The National Fishing and Boating Week takes place this week, from June 2-10, and there are events planned around the country to take advantage of.

Take the Kids Fishing!

California launches a summer program to help parents get their kids outdoors this summer.

Reduce Halibut Bycatch in Alaska

More than 1,500 fishermen have signed on in support of a movement to reduce the bycatch of halibut. These small fish that are being killed and discarded represent the future of the stock.

Fish Washington for Free

Target halibut, salmon, trout or sturgeon... for free! During Washington's Free Fishing Weekend you won't need a license to get out there and do some fishing.

North Carolina Hot Spots

North Carolina just put up the GPS coordinates for 550 hot spots on its inland waters. You can get the info online or through your smartphone.

White Sea Bass Storm the Beaches

The white sea bass bite in Southern California really picked up steam this past weekend. We tell you where they're biting and how to hook up when fishing in a crowd.

Louisiana Youth Tournament

More than 30 young anglers took part in the first-annual Louisiana Saltwater Series Youth Tournament. These youngsters also tagged and released a bunch of game fish, all in the name of science.

Big 14/0 Penn Senator Makes a Comeback

After repeated requests from consumers, Penn has decided to bring back the big 14/0 Penn Senator 117L.

Free Shimano Seminar Tomorrow Night, May 31st

Marina Del Rey Anglers is hosting a free seminar about fishing with Shimano rods and reels at the L.A. Public Library. The event is on May 31st. Read on for more details.

Fa-La-Me wins 2nd Leg of BBC

Despite bad weather and big seas, the crew on the Fa-La-Me caught a grand slam in the Harbour Island leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship to take home the title.

Rimless Costa's

Costa just released three new rimless styles that are comfortable, super lightweight and built to last. And, as always, the polarized lenses help you spot more fish.

Mercury Contamination in Fish

A new California study pinpoints those fish with high levels of mercury. Are your favorite species on the list? Check it out here.

California Abalone Poachers Busted

Two men were arrested for repeated abalone poaching activities. They were busted for the illegal take of 86 abalone.

A Better Tackle Tray

In this tackle tip Capt. Scott Goodwin shows you how to secure the dividers in your plastic tackle trays so they can't slide out, which eleviates the chance of your gear mixing together.

124 Billfish Caught in Cap Cana

The fleet fishing the Cap Cana International Billfish Shootout released 124 billfish, but no one could beat out Shark Byte, which moved into first place on the final day of fishing.

Free Tuna Seminar on May 31

Don't miss out on this free tuna seminar in San Diego. There's a great lineup of seminars and pros to learn from.

Beware of California Zebra Mussels

California officals are asking boaters to lend a hand over the Memorial Day Weekend in the battle against zebra mussels. Expect to have your vessel inspected...

Getting Ready for Red Snapper

The 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery opens up on June 1. Make sure you're ready because the season is a short one, just 40 days.

Win a SeaVee for just $50

For just $50 you could win a 29-foot SeaVee valued at $132,000. There are only 4,000 tickets sold, which are pretty good odds and the raffle benefits several charities.

San Quintin Bass and Bottomfish

In this week's So Cal Scene, Erik heads south of the border to San Quintin. Not only does he find great fishing, he makes it home without getting his head cut off.

Nice Redfish in Louisiana

Anglers fishing in the Louisiana Saltwater Series netted some nice redfish in the recent event held in Lafitte. We've got all of the results here.

Washington Halibut Season Reopens May 31 and June 2

Washington state said there are still some halibut left for anglers to catch so they are reopening the recreational fishery on the north coast. Check out the details here.

Spiced Ahi with Octopus

Wow, this recipe sounds amazing! If you're a sushi lover, this one is right up your alley. Fresh tuna, seaweed salad and octopus... How can you go wrong?

Potential $1 Million Bass

A 68-pound landlocked striped bass could potentially be worth a cool $1 million in the Mustad Hook a Million promotion.

Guess the Species and Win

There is still time to win AFTCO's Guess the Species contest. If you think you know your fish species, guess what these three fish are and you could win some great AFTCO gear.

Helping Juvenile Salmon Survive

Califorina biologists try using boats to move baby chinook salmon down river before releasing them. The hope is to improve survival rates.

Barracuda Invade So Cal

The first barracuda of the 2012 season have arrived and the calico and sand bass fishing remains steady.

Braid Tantrum Poppers

If you're looking for a large, quality popper that can stand up to anything you throw it at, look no further than Braid's GT Tantrum Poppers.

Barracuda Attacks Boat!

Check out this video of a 40-pound barracuda jumping 10 feet in the air and landing in the boat!

Florida Gators and Swordfish

Want to plan a unique fishing/hunting adventure? How about gator hunting and fishing for swordfish. This is how it's done.

Big Kingfish in Shootout

Crews landed some nice kingfish in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout and took home big paychecks.

Americans Buying More Boats

A new study shows that Americans bought more boats in 2011, and the number of people who went boating also increased.

A Different Crab Bisque

This recipe uses soft goat chees and fruits to create a tasty crab bisque that won't stick to your ribs.

Sharpie Hooks

A lot of hooks are dull right out of the box. This tip shows you how to sharpen them up and protect them with a permanent marker.

Custom Tackle Centers

The team at Boat Outfitters created a custom tackle center for the BD crew's 31-foot Innovator. This photo gallery shows the entire process from concept, to the build to installation.

New Fishworks Gear

Fishworks just released its newest gear, including the Clipperton Board Short and Fish Tech Hoody. The shorts are lightweight and comfortable while the hoody is water resistant and has a removable hood.

Free So Cal Tuna Seminar

On May 31 the Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego will host a free tuna seminar. The event is open to the public and will cover a wide range of topics.

G&S Custom Boats

G&S custom sportfishing boats have gained a solid reputation with big-game crews for their manuverability and backing down speed. And, they sure are pretty.

Help Save Alaskan Halibut

The halibut bycatch caused by Alaskan trawlers totals more than the entire sportfishing catch. You can help reduce this waste by signing a petition. Please help and add your signature today.

Kids Fish Free

Thanks to Friends of Rollo and several Southern California landings, you can take a youngster fishing for free! Read on for dates and participating landings.

Ellen Peel Named ICCAT Commissioner

Ellen Peel, President of The Billfish Foundation, was recently appointed the U.S. Commissioner to ICCAT, which manages Atlantic tuna and migratory fish.

Clean Your Screen

Here's some great tips to help you keep your marine electronics' screens clean and free of salt and other residue.

Bikini Babes and Fish!

The Grove Slam tournament in Miami knows what fishermen want... Bikini babes and good fishing! Check out all of the action in our Impact Zone photo viewer.

Turning in Salmon Heads

Is it mandatory to hand in salmon heads to fish checkers? What about carrying a concealed weapon when fishing... Is that legal? We've got the answers.

Deep-Water Grouper Ban Lifted

The federal ban on fishing deep-water grouper and snapper was lifted today, providing a bit of sweet relief for recational anglers in the South Atlantic.

White Sea Bass Show Up

The white sea bass show up at Catalina and the calicos keep on biting. There's still some yellowtail as well. And, Erik shares a few more live-bait tips. Check it out!

Rigs to Reefs

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently sent a letter to the Dept. of the Interior, requesting protection for Gulf of Mexico oil rigs, which provide important structure for marine life.

Lobster Poacher Gets Jail Time

A California lobster poacher is sentenced to jail time and hefty fines for taking three times the legal limit, keeping short lobsters and fishing in a marine protected area.

45 Speckled Trout Tagged

Crews fishing in the Louisiana Saltwater Series tagged and released 45 speckled trout. The tournament helps scientists track the movements of these fish.

Heavy-Duty Bibs

The Gage Deck-Boss Bibs are built with a super-strong waterproof fabric so they'll wear like iron, and keep you high and dry.

How to Fish A Kelp Paddy

Finding the kelp is only half the battle. This article tells you the best way to fish a paddy and maximize your shots at fish.

43-Pound, 10-Ounce Halibut Wins Big

Peggy Stein reeled in a 43-pound, 10-ounce halibut to win top honors in the Fourth Annual Dana Wharf Halibut Derby.

Fishing Cuba's Flats on Fly

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fish Cuba's legendary saltwater flats ignites a newfound passion for catching fish on the fly.

Closing Biscayne Bay

Florida Senators Nelson and Rubio sign a letter to the Department of the Interior urging a new plan to keep access to Biscayne Bay National Park open to boaters and anglers. The current plan aims to close access to 20 percent.

Cooking Fish in Tin Foil

Using aluminum foil is a great technique to cook your catch. Wrapped with some veggies, you can even cook up the fish on your boat's engine!

How to Read the Water and Find Fish

Capt. Steve Lassley shares some stories from his swordfish days, and a few tips on how to read the water to find more fish.

Louisiana Red Snapper Changes

The state of Louisiana puts a plan in place to allow recreational anglers to fish for red snapper in state waters in 2013.

Better Ballyhoo Baits

Did you know that most ballyhoo have a parasite in their mouth? To get your baits to swim perfectly, it's best to remove that critter before rigging. Here's how.

Florida Gulf Red Snapper Season

It's going to be another short red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico. Florida sets its season June 1 through July 10. A total of 40 days, and the same as the federal season.

Louisiana Free Fishing Days

Fish Louisana without a license the weekend of June 9-10. Get out and enjoy one of the many events planned. Read on for more info.

East Coast Grouper Action

May 1 marked the start of the grouper season on the Atlantic coast. Here's some tips to help you cash in with these tasty critters!

Calico Bass and Rockfish Bite Improving

Water temps in Southern California are on the rise and the fishing continues to get better. Plus, some great live-bait tips that you can apply to any and all locations.

May Sparks WA Fishing Opportunities

The month of May opens up all sorts of fishing opportunities for Washington anglers. Get ready for shrimp, halibut, trout, salmon and even clamming.

Perfecting Your Cast

Capt. Tim Ekstrom provides some insight to help you become a better caster, especially for long-range fishing. Improve your cast and you'll improve your production.

Scoring Big Grouper and Sea Bass

BD's Ali Hussainy explores Mexico's Abreojos and La Bocana and scores a big pay day with huge grouper and black sea bass, as well as yellowtail, calicos and more.

Baja Fishing Heatin' Up

The fish are biting south of the border. From dorado to sails and marlin and big roosters and yellowtail, the action is on the up and up!

Removable Flat-Line Clip

If you fish offshore, you really need some flat-line clips on the transom. Here's a simple technique that shows you how to make a removable flat-line clip using a suction cup.

Guess the Species

If you correctly identify these three species of fish you could win two pairs of AFTCO's high-tech fishing board shorts.

Photos for New Fish App

The IGFA is developing a new app with Columbia University that will help anglers identify their catch. To make the app a success, they're asking anglers to help out and send in some photos of several game fish.

Bistro Salad with Steak and Shrimp

Here's a healthy recipe that you can mix up and match with whatever fresh fish you just caught, or stick to the shrimp and steak.

Rancho Leonero, An East Cape Treasure

Known for its comfortable accommodations, laid-back setting and incredible fishing, Rancho Leonero continues to be a favorite East Cape fishing destination.

Bahamas Billfish Championship First Leg

The first leg of the 2012 Bahamas Billfish Championship is in the books and the crew on Fish Tales took home the top prize releasing four blue marlin and one white marlin.

2012 Halibut Derby Dates

The Marina Del Rey Anglers' long-standing Halibut Derby will take place June 9-10. The event is fun for all and offers some nice prizes.

Giant Tiger Shark Action

Now is the time to target giant tiger sharks in the Florida Keys. The bite is going off and we've got the photos and video to prove it.

Florida Grouper Opens May 1

Anglers fishing in state waters off of Florida's Atlantic coast and Monroe County will be able to harvest grouper starting on May 1. Read on for all of the bag limits and information.

Great Time to Buy a Suzuki

Suzuki Marine is offering two promotions for those looking to repower or upgrade their existing outboard. One promo is a cash rebate while the Gimme Six deal provides free extended coverage.

So Cal Fishing Heats Up

The water temps are on the rise and the fish are biting up down the Southern California coast. We've got the local dope to help you find the fish.

Keep Mexico's Dorado Off the Table

Several commercial fishing organizations are working behind the scenes to open up dorado to commercialization, but the sportfishing industry is fighting back.

Potential World Record Swordfish

The crew on Primetime hauled in an 891-pound swordfish on 80-pound test that will claim the new world record if accepted by the IGFA. We've got the story...

Marine Electronics Tuneup

Here's a great checklist to help you go through your marine electronics before the boating season kicks into gear.

Fishin Chick Monique Savoy

Make sure to check out Monique. Born and raised in Louisiana, Monique is a veteran angler and just got her captain's license. She also works for the state and helps study pelagic fish.

American Boating Congress

Members of the recreational boating industry will be in Washington, D.C. for the next two days to meet with congressional officials on a range of important topics.

Sandman Repeats in World Sailfish Championship

The team on Sandman put up 34 sailfish releases in the weather-shortened Wold Sailfish Championship in Key West, to win back-to-back titles. They also scored more than $300,000 in prizes!

California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision

A new California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision has been released and is available online.

Wild Boar Burger

This Cajun-inspired recipe works great for any ground game meat. Put that wild boar, venison or other meat in the freezer to good use.

Taking Kids Long Range fishing

With some guidance and care, young anglers can really take to long-range fishing, but you have to start them slow. Here's some advice.

PEI Custom Rods

The winner of the Race to P.E.I. contest will be fishing with a state-of-the-art custom rod created by Bill Havens. The rod has a United Composite blank and AFTCO components. 

Rotations Really Works

Hear what other BD members are saying about Rotations Pet Food. If you've already tried it, you will likely agree that this food improves the life of your pet.

Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Show

The fishing community has lost a great angler, icon, and friend. We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Jose Wejebe, host of the immensely popular saltwater fishing and fly fishing television show Spanish Fly.

How to Cook Halibut

How to cook halibut with Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products. Everything from what ingredients to add and which pans to use.

Hook Keeper Tip

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares a quick tip that is super easy and will give you a safe place to secure those hooks and lures. 

Stocking Up on Surface Iron

It's almost time for the barracuda bite. Better get some surface irons. We show you how to pick the best size and color.

Stuffed Salmon

This recipe will definitely fill you up! Salmon served with fingerling potatoes and stuffed with mushrooms, all served with a demi glace reduction.

Spotted Bay Bass Tricks

Check out these tips to help you land more spotted bay bass no matter where you're fishing.

PCS Festival 2012 Dates

The Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festvial will take place April 28-29 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Read the full list of seminars here.

Grundens Gage Pullover

The new Ragnar jacket and pullover by Grundens Gage line of Technical Gear is perfect for anglers. The bottom half is waterproof so you don't have to worry about getting wet when working with bait or hauling hoop nets.

DFG Stocks Trout at Sycamore Island Park

Freshwater anglers at Sycamore Island park will soon have a new quarry to chase. California DFG officials will stock rainbow trout there starting this month.

Day at the Docks Blood Drive

Don't forget to head down to Day at the Docks in San Diego on April 15 and take part in the Bloodydecks blood drive. Every donor will receive a free shirt.

In the Gray 2nd Edition

Capt. Mark Wisch just released the second edition of his popular In the Gray book. The book focuses on helping readers catch more fish around Catalina Island. It has 500 GPS locations in it!

Tips to Catch Spotted Bay Bass

The Snook Hunter team managed to find a limit of spotted bay bass in the SWBA Border Town Brawl. Here's how they did it.

680-Pound Florida Swordfish

Another massive swordfish is landed in the Florida Keys. This one weighed 683-pounds, and is the second sword over 500 pounds in the last two weeks.

Custom Trophies in California Billfish Series

The California Billfish Series just announced that once again it will be awarding winners with custom bronze sculptures.

Seal Hunt Called Off

We got you! The story we ran about opening up a sea lion hunting season was an April Fools joke and a bunch of you got the rifle ready!

Bar South Wins Miami Billfish Tournament

The crew on Bar South beat out 60 other boats to win top honors in the 30th annual Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament. They released 11 sailfish.

New San Juan Series by Defiance Boats

Defiance Boats just released its latest in the San Juan series, a 22-footer that offers a suprising amount of living space as well as a huge fishing deck. They've also got a new 25-foot San Juan that hit the market several weeks back.

East Meets West

California anglers are about to get an influx of East Coast species, including cobia and redfish. The idea is to create new commercial and sportfishing activities.

Open Season on Seals

A group of lobbyists are pushing to open up a lottery-style seal hunt. The idea is to curb seal populations and limit destruction of waterfront property.

520-Pound Daytime Swordfish!

The crew of the Caribsea landed what could very well be the largest swordfish ever caught on rod-and-reel during the day — a 520-pound whopper! We've got the full story and video.

Trophy Room App

With this new iPhone app you can share all of your fishing and hunting photos. You can also store catch information and comments.

Florida Gulf Grouper and Atlantic Vermillion Snapper Open April 1

April 1 marks the beginning of the grouper season in Florida's state waters in the Gulf of Mexico. It's also the opener for Atlantic vermillion snapper.

Finding Bass in San Diego Bay

Erik does some pre-fishing in San Diego Bay to dial in the spotted bay bass fishery before he takes part in the upcoming Border Town Brawl.

Fish the 2012 Yellowtail Shootout!

The 2012 Yellowtail Shootout will take place June 22-24 at Dana Landing in Mission Bay. Come out and fish in the biggest yellowtail tourney on the West Coast.

Help Save Billfish Stocks

The Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 needs another push to make it into law. Read this article and see how you can help make it happen.

Davidson Acquires Davis Boats Molds

Davidson Boats announced that it has purchased the molds and tooling from Davis Boats, the legendary West Coast boat company, and will be offering three hull models.

One Man Survives, One Drowns After Boat Sinks

Two best friends out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico were set adrift for 30 hours after their boat sinks. It's a harrowing tale.

Cracker-Crusted Cod

Try your hand on cooking up some white polenta to serve alongside this cod with a cracker crust. Awesome!

Baja's Dirty Dozen

These species of game fish fight like hell and are a blast to target down in Baja. Don't believe what people say about the Dirty Dozen, they're fun to catch.

How To Nab a Turkey After You've Missed

These tips will help you bag that turkey even after you've missed on your first shot.

Recreational Gulf Grouper Opens on April 1

The recreational season for shallow-water groupers (excluding gags) will reopen on April 1 for Gulf of Mexico federal waters.

Braid Lures on Sale at TightLinz

Check out these great bargains on saltwater lures from Braid, as well as the universal plug wrench and some freshwater gear, too.

Capt. Brad Philipps Joins BD Outdoors

We'd like to welcome the newest columnist to BD Outdoors, Capt. Brad Philipps. Brad has caught more than 20,000 billfish and will be writing about becoming a better offshore angler and captain. Check out his first piece called Think it Through.

2012 IGFA Hall of Fame Inductees

The IGFA just announced the 2012 Hall of Fame inductees, including Capt. Al Anderson, Mike Leech, Darrell Lowrance, Monty Padilla and Capt. Bill Poole.

California Turkey Season Starts March 31

The California wild turkey season is rapidly approaching. Get the latest information, including the top 10 counties to plan your opening-day hunt.

Win $1 Million From Mustad

Three anglers have missed out on the $1.4 million up for grabs in the Mustad Hook A Million promotion. There's still time to win, so register for free now.

Catch More Washington Halibut

The state of Washington added four days to the recreational halibut season and is allowing anglers more early season opportunities to go out and land some big flatties.

Lowrance Structure Scan HD

Lowrance just introduced a new sonar system that offers some very impressive side-scanning capabilities at an affordable price. It also features super-clear, high-definition returns.

New Seeker Rods

Seeker Fishing Rods has several new rods available that offer great quality at an affordable price.

Raymarine App for Smartphones

RayView, the free app from Raymarine, allows you to use your iPhone or Android device to monitor navigation from the new e-series and c-series units via WiFi.

Grundens Gear Bags

If you do a lot of traveling and boating, you really need a dry, safe place to store your gear. Check out the new waterproof backback and duffel from Grundens.

IGFA Heavy Tackle Award

Australian lure manufacturer and big-game angler Neil Patrick wins the prestigious Gill Keech Heavy Tackle Award from the IGFA.

Florida License-Free Fishing

Florida announced that it has set aside four days this summer where anglers can fish without a license. The idea is to get more people fishing. Find out the dates here.

Gulf Restoration Moving Forward

The U.S. Senate approved the RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act as an amendment to the Senate transportation bill, freeing up money from BD to help rebuild this sportfishing heaven.

Penn Fathom Star Drag

This is a great reel for casting, bottom fishing or trolling. The BD crew has been using them on both coasts with no complaints whatsoever.

Fishermen to Rally in D.C.

Saltwater anglers and commercial fishermen are joining forces and organizing a big fishermen's rally in Washington, D.C. on March 21.

New Avet Three-Speed Reel

The Avet EX 80 is the first offshore reel we know of to feature three speeds. The reel was just introduced at Fred Hall and will be available to the public soon. Check it out.

Fillet a Halibut Video

Check out this video on how to fillet a halibut. Tommy Gomes shows you how it's done with his Bubba Blade.

Islamorada Sportfishing Ecolodge

A development company is proposing to build a sportfishing ecolodge in Islamorada, Florida, in the heart of the Florida Keys.

Yamaha Sells Century Boats

Yamaha Motor Corporation recently announced that it has sold off Century Boats to Allcraft Marine based in Florida. The new owner says it will start building boats for the 2013 model year.

Baja Sword

A group heads down to Baja for some offshore fishing and ends up landing a nice swordfish. Check out the full fishing report.

Costa Intros Three New Styles

Costa continues to introduce new styles to its line of sunglasses including these three — the Caye, the Peninsula and the Las Olas.

Cut Barrett's Hair to Help!

BD's own Barrett Howarth used his afro to help raise money for, which is fighting for angler's rights in California. Way to go Barrett!

Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery

Louisiana just announced that its blue crab fishery has been labeled the first sustainable blue crab fishery in the entire world. This is a huge accomplishment and will help Gulf fishermen.

Fred Hall Highlights

The 2012 Fred Hall show in Long Beach, Calif. attracted solid crowds, but the new Shimano TranX baitcaster and the AVET three-speed reel got the most attention.

Florida Turtle Nests

Be on the lookout for nesting turtles along Florida's beaches. The state asks anglers to report anyone harassing the endangered sea turtles.

Fishin Chick Stacey Parkerson

Say hello to Stacey Parkerson, a world-record holding angler on both conventional tackle and fly. This girl can fish, and she's after more records.

Beach or Boat, Baja Bite Still Improving

Anglers across Mexico's Baja Peninsula are finding a wide range of species to tangle with. Rockfish, yellowtail, pelagics... There's a bit of everything.

Anglers Help Dan Richards Keep His Post

Thanks to overwhelming support from the recreational fishing crowd, Dan Richards will remain on as the President of the California Fish and Game Commission.

Day at the Docks set for April 15

The Port of San Diego has chosen April 15 for Day at the Docks. This event is fun for the entire family and it's a great time to check out some of the best-known So Cal sport boats.

Proposed Free Permit for Louisiana Tuna Fishermen

Louisiana officals have set up a series of meetings to get input from anglers on a proposed free permit for yellowfin tuna. The permit would help officials gain more data about the fishery.

Wild Duck Spring Rolls

Here's a great recipe to use during duck hunting season. The spring rolls have a nice crunch with plenty of veggies and a plum sauce. Check it out!

Kenny Chesney and Costa Donate $50,000

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney and Costa Sunglasses teamed up to generate $50,000 for marine conservation from sales of Kenny's signature Costa styles.

BD Outdoors Crew Shows Off New Booth at Fred Hall

The new BD Outdoors booth, located in the 500 aisle of the Fred Hall Show has been a big hit. Swing by, say hello to the crew, take part in the BD Scavenger Hunt and check out the new shirt designs which are all on sale.

737-Pound Bluefin Caught on 18-foot Boat

A New Zealand angler lands a 737-pound Pacific bluefin tuna on his 18-foot aluminum boat. The fish is now a potential new world record catch.

Fred Hall Deals

In Erik's latest So Cal Scene column, he talks about why he loves the Fred Hall Show, scheduled for this week in Long Beach, and where to find some great new gear at this year's show. 

Sailfish Challenge Scores A Big Bite

The boats fishing out the three inlets in the 2012 Sailfish Challenge found the bite, scoring 185 releases in just one day.

Miami Taxidermist Busted for Wildlife Smuggling

A Miami-based taxidermist was arrested and fined for smuggling endangered species into the United States. He would use the rare animals to create what he called animal sculptures.

White Sea Bass Tactics

These techniques will help you catch more white sea bass. You don't need to get fancy to catch fish, you just need to find them.

Convicted Deer Poachers Face Jail and Fines

California dropped the hammer on these convicted deer poachers. They're looking at heavy fines and jail time for poaching deer and selling the meat.

Shark Documentary

A new documentary about sharks entitled This is Your Ocean: Sharks, debunks several of the common myths about sharks and discusses overfishing and other issues facing this species.

California Fishing Advocate Unfairly Pushed to Resign

California anglers are being urged to support Dan Richards, president of the Fish and Game Commission and an avid sportsman. Richards is being unfairly attacked for a legal hunt he took part in.

Costa Rica Longliners Shut Down

The Billfish Foundation and the Presidential Challenge worked together to get the Costa Rica longlining fleet to stop operations during a tournament that starts today.

How to Fillet Yellowtail Video

Watch Tommy Gomes fillet up a California yellowtail using his Bubba Blade. These knives really make the job at hand easier.

Miami Billfish Tournament Turns 30!

One of the biggest tournaments in South Florida, the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament gets ready to host its 30th annual event. This tournament has something for everyone.

Baja Bite is Picking Up

The bite is picking up steam south of the border. There's roosterfish on the beaches, yellowtail on the banks, swordfish in the deep and tuna and marlin on the edges.

Washington Chinook Salmon Return Looks Good

If the state of Washington's salmon predictions are correct, 2012 will be a good year with big numbers of chinook, chub and sockeye salmon.

Raymarine E-Series and C-Series Displays

The new e-Series and c-Series displays from Raymarine offer tons of features, including touch screens and Wi-Fi connectivity so you can watch the plotter on your smartphone. Very cool.

AFTCO launches new website

The folks at AFTCO just launched a new website, a one-stop spot for everything about AFTCO products, including clothing, rod components, harnesses, and much more.

CCA Texas Makes Plans to Open Up Cedar Bayou

Aransas Bay will gain new Gulf of Mexico access once CCA Texas breaks ground on opening up Cedar Bayou. The organization has already raised $500,000 for the project.

DFG Official Unfairly Attacked

The president of the California Department of Fish and Game is being unfairly attacked by the MLPA supporters for taking part in a legal hunt. We need your help!

Custom Penn Reel

To commemorate Ronnie Tegland's 430-pound yellowfin tuna, and the angler's sportsmanship, PENN reels made the angler a custom International.

Lassley Makes it to Cabo

After a bunch of boat issues, Lassley finally sets off for Cabo and catches striped marlin, tons of yellowtail and even calicos along the way. He called it one of his top-five trips ever!

Quick Tip for Tripletail

Cobia season is right around the corner in Florida, and it's also a great time to find a few tripletail. Make sure to take a light setup to make the most of this great bite.

White Sea Bass Tackle Tips

The Fred Hall show is just a couple of weeks away so take advantage of all the tackle deals as you get ready for the white sea bass bite. Here's what you'll need...

Boats and Babes from the Miami Boat Show

The Miami Boat Show just wrapped up, and the crew from BD had a blast down there, checking out all of the new boats, electronics, tackle and of course the booth babes! Check out this photo gallery of our best shots from South Beach.

How to Make Mullet Strips

Tipping a jig or lure with a mullet strip is a great way to score a few extra bites. Capt. Scott Goodwin shows you how to make some mini strip baits using silver mullet.

DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator

The new inReach Satellite Communicator from DeLorme provides an affordable way to stay in touch no matter where you are. It's a great safety device if you make long runs.

Navionics Freshest Data Charts

At the Miami Boat Show, Navionics introduced its latest cartography that allows users to update their own charts. It also uses satellite and laser imagery to create the most up-to-date charts possible.

Fred Hall Scavenger Hunt and Free Shirt

If you're headed to the Fred Hall fishing show in Long Beach, Calif. make sure to fill out the BD Scavenger Hunt so you can win your free t-shirt. It's easy!

Lead Ban Rejected

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a proposal to ban the use of lead in all fishing tackle. This is the second time the EPA has rejected such a proposal, and probably not the last.

Rigs to Reefs

Anglers are working to preserve oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as essential fish habitat. The rigs act as artifical reefs and support marine life.

Furuno's NavNet TZtouch

Furuno just unveiled its new touch-screen NavNet displays at the Miami Boat Show. The new displays use touch-screens that you can navigate with your fingertips. You can also connect to them on your smartphone with a free app.

Cute Girls and Great Deals

Check out this photo gallery from Tight Linz. If you aren't already signed up with Tight Linz, you should do that right now and get up to 80 percent off your gear purchases.

Top 10 Boat Names in America

Each year BoatUS releases the top 10 boat names in America. Here is the top 10. Is your boat on there?

TBF Tag and Release Award Winners

The Billfish Foundation recently awarded 46 men and women for tagging and releasing billfish across the globe. Thanks to their efforts, we now know more about billfish than ever before.

IGFA Codifies New Release Rules

The International Game Fish Association has codified a new set of Release Rules to clarify and support catch-and-release fishing, especially in billfish tournaments.

Big Barracuda on Jerkbaits

Busting the lip off of a $9 lure can actually increase your catch in certain conditions. Big barracuda love them!

5 Best Fishing Spots in the Entire World

You might have actually fished one of these top five spots. We're not talking about Fiji or the South Pacific.

Label Your Fish Fillets

Here's a smart way to label your bags of fillet without a marker. This should save you some time at the cleaning table after a long day on the water.

Gulf Red Snapper Woes

Gulf Coast anglers may be handed one of the shortest recreational fishing season for red snapper in history, just 40 days! And the fish appear to be rebounding. What gives here?

Introducing the Costa Double Haul

Costa just released its latest style, the Double Haul. These shades feature high-peformance lenses and a comfortable fit. They also come in a new clear frame that's pretty stylin'.

Win a Free Trip to Catch a 1,000-pound Bluefin Tuna

Win the fishing trip of a lifetime! One BD Outdoors member will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Prince Edward Island to target 1,000-pound bluefin tuna. It might as well be you. Register now!

IGFA Legendary Captains and Crew

The IGFA will host a ceremony to honor the 2012 winners of the Legendary Captains and Crew Awards.

624 Billfish Released in Los Suenos

The 37 boats participating in the first leg of the Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series released 624 billfish in three days! Southern Pride took top honors catching 36 sails and one marlin.

Free Yamaha Outboard App

Yamaha recently launched a free app for all Yamaha outboard owners. The new app allows you to track warranty info and keep up to date with service for your engine and more.

Rancho Leonero Offers Discounted Rates

Make sure to swing by Rancho Leonero's booth at the upcoming Fred Hall Shows and take advantage of their disounted rates. Click here for full details.

The Story Behind the MLPA

In this week's So Cal Scene, Erik takes on the enviros behnd the MLPA. He makes some really good points and remember, now is NOT the time to give up. They picked a fight with us and we need to fight back!

Florida Gag Grouper Season for Gulf of Mexico

Florida recently announced the 2012 recreational open season for state waters in the Gulf of Mexico. They say the changes will align state regulations with federal regulations for gags.

Pasadena Fly Fishing Show

The Pasadena Fly Fishing Show is scheduled for March 3-4, with a wide range of exhibitors on tap as well as fly-tying and casting seminars and all sorts of travel programs for every facet of the sport.

C-MAP Charts Show So Cal MPA

C-MAP by Jeppesen recently released a new version of cartography for chartplotters that shows California's protected areas, as well as other important info for boaters.

Roosterfish from the Beach

Gary Graham helped develop the techniques most guys use in Mexico to catch roosterfish from the beach on fly. In his latest Baja Bytes column, Gary talks about the history of this fishery and shares some tips to help you catch one.

How to Fillet Flounder and Halibut

Filleting flatfish such as flounder and halibut isn't as hard as you might think. Capt. Scott Goodwin walks you through the process, from head to tail.

How to Install Rod Grips

Here is a simple way to install rod grips when building a custom fishing rod. Save yourself some time, money and aggravation by using the Rubber Cement method.

Baja Fishing Report

The yellowtail are biting and that's not all. Check out all of the Baja fishing action in Gary Graham's latest fishing report.

East County Bait & Tackle Grand Opening

Make sure to head on down to East County Bait & Tackle in Lakeside, Calif, this Saturday. The new shop, owned by the same folks who own Dana Landing, will be having a big sale and free food to celebrate their grand opening.

Seafood Recipe | Pacific Ciopinno

Got a lot of fresh seafood from a recent trip? Check out this recipe. It's an Italian-style seafood stew and man does it sound good!

AFTCO to Donate $50,000 To Fight MLPA Closures

AFTCO recently announced that it will donate $50 to the Ocean Access Protection Fund for each pair of Bluewater and Guy Harvey shorts it sells in California. The company will donate $50 no matter how much the shorts retail price.

Washington Adopts New Fishing Regulations

The state of Washington has adopted several new fishing regulations for various salmon and pike fisheries. They also decided to increase the number of hunting permits in various regions.

California Votes Against New Striped Bass Regulations

The California Department of Fish and Game voted not to pursue a proposal that would have changed sport fishing regulations related to striped bass, including increasing bag limits and decreasing size limits.

Florida Oyster Bed Restoration

There is a cool volunteer program in central Florida that is rebuilding oyster reefs on the famed Mosquito Lagoon. Oysters play a key role in the marine ecosystem. Check it out.

Another Victory in Battle Against MLPA

The groups fighting the fishing closures in Southern California recently won an important court decision. But the fight is far from over and we need more anglers to support the cause.

More Sand Bass Tips

In this week's So Cal Scene, Erik takes on the topic of fishing for sand bass from a private boat. You've got lots of advantages when fishing on a small boat, so you better use them!

Tackle for All Sand Bass Situations

These three rigs will cover you in any sand bass situation. From rod, reel and tackle, we've got you covered.

Big Bermuda Bluefin

While fishing by himself, Capt. Andrew Card hooked, fought and landed a giant, 920-pound bluefin tuna off the coast of Bermuda. The fish set a new island record, and was caught a small diviing plug!

New Guy Harvey Board Shorts

AFTCO is making some really nice board shorts these days. Check out these shorts featuring Guy Harvey art work. They're super comfortable and built to last.

Yellowtail & Lobster Stew

Here's a great winter recipe to warm you up. Made with cognac and cream, this yellowtail and lobster chowder will definitely make you popular with your dinner guests.

Cool Catch | Dorado on a Zebco 33

Just about every angler in the country got his or her start fishing with a Zebco 33, closed face, push-button reel. While these are great for crappie and bluegill, one angler decided to go after something a lot bigger with his Zebco 33!

Hunters Evacuated After Arsonist Sets Fire

California Game Wardens arrested a suspected arsonist for setting a fire in a hunting area. They also evacuated hunters.

World Record Cobia on Fly

Check out this cobia landed by a lady angler on a 16-pound tippet! Cobia season is getting ready to kick into gear in Florida, so get your gear ready.

New Okuma Makaira SE Reels

Okuma will be unveiling a new Makaira SE series of reels at the upcoming Fred Hall Shows. These stealth-looking reels feature a super-fast free-spool that will make fly-lining a bait from a long-range boat a breeze.

Baja Fishing Reports

From the Mexican Visa fiasco to what's biting, BD's Baja Editor Gary Graham has got you covered. Check out all of the latest Baja fishing action here.

Fishin Chicks | Sheri Daye

Sheri Daye holds several spearfishing world records, and has caught some big fish, including yellowfin, cubera snapper, giant hogfish and more. She's the reel deal!

Coho Salmon Released in Calif

Officials continue efforts to reestablish coho salmon populations in California. Several creeks were recently stocked with fish that are ready to spawn.

Get Lit Wins Mayor's Cup Sailfish Tourney

The crew on the Get Lit keep on putting up winning numbers of the Florida sailfish circuit. Their latest victory came in the Mayor's Cup tournament fished out of Miami. The crew released 16 sails.

How to Make a Belly Teaser

Capt. Scott Goodwin shows you how to make a dorado belly teaser, the perfect addition to your trolling spread. Raise more fish with this one!

Insane Underwater Bluefin Tuna Video

Have you ever watched a bluefin tuna the size of a Volkwagen Bug chow down on some herring? Check out this video. It's sick.

California Goose Hunting

The California Department of Fish and Game has added additional hunting opportunities for geese. Licensed hunters can now hunt white-fronted geese and white geese during the California late season in the Balance of the State Zone.

Big Kingfish in Key West

The crew on Bimini Twist hauled in a 54.7-pound kingfish to win the Key West Harbour King Mackerel Tournament, a Southern Kingfish Association event.

Changes to Florida Redfish and Seatrout Regs

The state is going to put several changes into effect starting February 1 for red drum and seatrout. Some changes include increased bag limit and year-round season for seatrout. Make sure to read this one.

Interesting Recipe | Rattlesnake Cakes

Here's a recipe you don't see everyday, Rattlesnake Cakes! But if you're out in the field and go toe-to-toe with a rattler, it's good to know you can cook it up after taking care of business.

Finding Structure for Sand Bass

Now is a great time to get out on the water and find some new sand bass spots. In this week's So Cal Scene, Erik gives you some tips to help you find more fishing spots.

Exclusive Story about the 430-pound Yellowfin

Angler Ronnie Tegland tells his tale about the estimated 430-pound yellowfin he caught in Mexico. The fish measured 90 inches long with a girth of 62 inches. The fish may have been the heaviest yellowfin ever caught, but we'll never know.

Florida Snook Season Reopens on Atlantic

Prolonged cold weather the last few winters killed off a ton of snook in Florida, but the state says the population is rebounding and on Feb 1, anglers will be able to harvest Atlantic snook. Gulf of Mexico waters will remain closed.

430-Pound Yellowfin Tuna!

We just heard of a 430-pound yellowfin tuna caught down in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on board the Tenacious. We're still gathering details, but this beast measured 90 inches by 62 inches. Check out the photos!

NOAA Fisheries Introduces New Recreational System

NOAA Fisheries just announced a new system to record recreational fishing data with the hopes of creating regulations based on sound numbers.

How to Drill Holes In Your Boat

When it comes time to mount a new accessory you are going to have to drill some holes in the fiberglass. Here's a quick guide on how to do it so you don't chip the gelcoat.

Landing Giant Tuna from a Long-Range Boat

Capt. Tim Ekstrom will do whatever it takes to get a cow yellowfin on the boat, even if that means jumping into shark-infested waters to free the fish from the props. Oh, and this fish was released after getting a special tag put in it.

Marlin Swims From Puerto Rico to Africa

The winning marlin in the inaugural IGFA Great Marlin Race didn't just win, it broke records! The fish swam from Puerto Rico to Africa in just 120 days. All the tags reported, yielding amazing results.

Dana Landing Owners Open East County Bait & Tackle

The owners of Dana Landing in Mission Bay recently opened a new shop out in Lakeside, California, called East County Bait and Tackle. The new shop will host a Grand Opening on February 11 with free food, great deals and much more.

Bait Tank Installation

Capt. Mark Wisch shares some insight into the custom bait tank process, from inception to installation. This one was a rush job, but Mark and his crew got it done.

81-Pound Wahoo Takes Top Prize in Bahamas

With an 81.5-pound wahoo in the fish box, the team on White Rat wins big in the inaugural Cape Eleuthera Wahoo Tournament down in the Bahamas.

Finding Baja Snook

It takes some time and exploring but you can find some big snook when fishing in Baja. After a few years, our Baja Editor Gary Graham has this fishery dialed in. He shares some of his secrets in this article.

Billfish Expo Brings Together Top Captains

If you love to fish for marlin, sailfish and swords, you definitely need to mark February 18 in your calendar and attend the Billfish Expo at the IGFA Museum. The list of speakers include the sport's most notable captains and anglers. Tons of great info will be shared.

Ever Wonder How the State Selects Hunters?

If you've ever wondered why some hunters seem to get picked in lotteries more often than others, you'll like this one. Carrie Wilson explains how it works. She also tackles questions about sharing fish, and even hunting with a javelin.

Tagged Yellowfin Swims 4,000 Miles!

Check out this story of a yellowfin tuna that was tagged in 2001 and nine years later showed up off the coast of Africa. The fish packed on more than 170 pounds in that time! 

Six Must-Have Flies

This is a great article for all of you guys who like to fly-fish in salt water. These six flies will get just about any game fish to bite. Check them out!

California Boats Reporting Plenty of Bass and Sculpin

In his latest So Cal Scene blog, Erik Landesfeind heads out for some wintertime sand bass and sculpin action. Even when it's cold out, you can still find fish in Southern California. He's got tips for bait, gear and more.

Fugawi Introduces New Navigational Software

Fugwawi's new Marine 5 navigational software offers a wide array of cool features. You can plot a course on your home PC, customize the various screens you want, faster zooming and much more.

Boat Tip | Keep Away Rust Rings

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares a quick-and-easy tip to avoid those dreaded rust rings from aerosol cans or other metals.

Killer Swordfish Video

Adrian Gray captured this video while swimming in the water with a hooked swordfish in the Florida Keys. If you liked the photo we ran of this sword, you'll love the video.

World-Record Spearfish Catch

This lucky spear fisherman shot the biggest kob known to man. A kob is a close relative to the white sea bass. This catch came from South Africa.

Baja Fishing Reports

BD's Baja Editor Gary Graham just put together all of the Baja fishing reports. If you want to know what's biting down in Mexico, check out this post.

Seared Sea Scallops

Chef Steve Black shares another great recipe. This one calls for fresh sea scallops with a saffron cream sauce. Man, it looks good!

Lassley Refits a Boat and Gets Back to Fishing

Capt. Steve Lassley has been a busy guy. After the Cabo tournaments came to an end, he had to refit a boat to get back to fishing. It's been a whirlwind for sure, but he's back at it.

Huge Reef Donkey

Check out this 101-pound Greater Amberjack. Local Port Canaveral, Florida, diver Andy Fish speared the beast over the past weekend aboard his boat. I would not want to wrestle that reef donkey!

Costa Sunglass Sculptures

The public can now see the sculptures that Costa used in a recent ad campaign. The sculptures are made entirely out of sunglasses and lenses and have gotten a lot of attention. Costa decided to donate the sculptures to the International Game Fish Association and The Billfish Foundation.

Turn in License Cards

California anglers have until January 31 to turn in their 2011 Fishing Report and Restoration Cards. Find out where you need to send them here. 

Cabo Fishing Report

The yellowtail and striped marlin bite down in Cabo lived up to its reputation for this lucky forum member.

Lobster Poacher Busted

California officials bust a lobster poacher who was illegally diving for lobster in a protected area and had 47 bugs in his possession. It's the first bust in a southern MPA.

Wounded Warrior Duck Hunt

Several members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment of the United States Marine Corps were treated to an awesome duck hunt at Falling Feathers Ranch. This is a great organization and we're happy to see our service members enjoying their time in a duck blind. They deserve it!

Rockfish South of the Border

Don't let the new visas stop you from getting in on the good rockfish action in Mexico waters. Take some of these tips from Capt. Jamie Thinnes and fill the boat!

California Tackle Show and Swap Meet

Looking to pick up some antique tackle? Head on down to the Southern California Tackle Show and Swap Meet, which runs Feb 9-10.

Mid-Atlantic Striped Bass Bonanza

Jet Ski Brian, a frequent forum contributor from the Virginia Beach area is always getting into the fish with his personal watercraft. Brian found an awesome striped bass bite, check it out.

2012 SKA Kingfish Circuit

The Southern Kingfish Association is home to some of the largest tournaments in salt water. Big money, big smoker kings and a big time. It all kicks off on Jan 20 in Key West, Florida.

Some Hot Chicks at Surf Expo

If you're into the beach, fishing, ocean lifestyle, than you will love this Impact Zone. Taken at Surf Expo, the big industry trade show, we got all sorts of photos of chicks in bikinis, as well as some new gear to play around with.

Top 10 California Conservation stories for 2011

The California Department of Fish and Game released its list of the agency's top 10 stories for 2011. Some of the topics include wolves, bears, salmon and the MPA...

Grunden's Gage Deck Knife

Here's a cool new knife from Grunden's that can be worn right on the suspenders of your bibs for quick access. And, it's just $19.95.

Marina Del Ray Halibut Derby

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Marina Del Ray Halibut Derby, which is set to take place this coming June. We've got all of the info you need to get yourself set up to fish the Derby.

Best Custom Rod Builders Head to Texas

The Texas Custom Rod Builders Show promises to be a huge success with several of the nation's top rod builders on hand to give demonstrations. There will also be vendor booths and representatives from the top manufacturer's of rod building accessories. Get all the info here!

Baja Recap

Want to know what's biting down in Baja? Gary Graham has all of the action and fishing reports put together in one place. Check it out here.

Crazy Video

You never know what might show up when you're out on the water. This kayaker gets a surprise visitor while out fishing off the coast of Florida.

Guy Harvey Backpack

Be honest, you need a place to carry your wallet, phone, keys, money, hat, sunglasses and lip balm. Unless you want to carry a purse, you need a quality bag that's easy to tote around like the new Guy Harvey Backpack.

Yamaha Promotional Event

Yamaha outboards has a new sales program for the first quarter of 2012. Buy a new outboard and you can get up to a $2,000 credit or an extended warranty.

How to Fillet Tuna

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates a new filleting technique to help you make quick work of your tuna catch. Check out the step-by-step instruction here.

Gulf Shrimp Pizza

This recipe combines all of the flavors you get in a Southern Jambalaya... on a pizza! Shrimp, sausage, veggie and cheese all on a crispy pizza dough. How could you go wrong?

Washington Steelhead Closures

Washington state is closing down several rivers around Puget Sound to all steelhead salmon fishing. The closures take effect as soon as January 16.

Guy Harvey Panama Marlin Action

Guy Harvey and his mates from the Cayman Islands win big down in Panama at the Tropic Star Lodge International Tournament.

Buena Vista Resort Switches to Circle Hooks

The Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort decided to take a conservation step as its New Year's resolution with a switch to circle hooks. The hotel recently announced that its sportfishing fleet will fish exclusively with circle hooks.

Record Sailfish Bite

The sailfish bite in south Florida is going off right now! The 46 boats fishing in the Silver Sailfish Derby caught an unheard of 659 sails on the first day. Check it out.

Check out BD's Derek Redwine on Spanish Fly

BD Outdoor's own Derek Redwine is making a guest appearance and fishing with Jose Wejebe on an upcoming episode of Spanish Fly. Make sure to check out this show all about fishing in Merritt Island, Florida.

Why the 25 Shell Limit When Duck Hunting?

Ever wonder why you can only cary 25 shells at a time when duck hunting in California? What about hunting in city limits? We've got the answers to those questions and more.

Bluefin Tuna Fetches Record Price

A 593-pound bluefin tuna sold for more than $700,000 in a Tokyo fish market, breaking all sorts of records. Read on for more details.

Florida Sailfish Bite Goes Off!

The sailfish bite in south Florida just kicked into high gear. BD Pro Staffer Fly Navarro called in an epic report late last night. Fly and the boys on Reely Tight caught 39 yesterday and saw more than 100 tailers! Get all the action here.

Baja Bytes Conditions Recap January 4, 2012

Heading down to Baja and want to know what's biting? Check out the latest recap put together by BD's Baja Editor Gary Graham. We've got all the action here in one spot.

Targeting Rockfish from a Sport Boat

Sport boats represent a great way to target rockfish, both in California and Mexico waters. But if you really want to have some success, you need to use the right gear and know the best spots on the rail. Check out the latest So Cal Scene article to get in the action.

Basil & Artichoke Crusted Halibut

If you're looking to jazz up your halibut repertoire, check out this recipe. It uses lots of fresh ingredients and herbs including fennel, tomato, basil and artichoke to give the fish a really defined taste. And, you can use the sauce on other fish as well.

Gill OS2 Offshore Jacket

With the mercury dropping and plenty of rough winter weather on the horizon, now is the time to invest in some good foul-weather gear. The folks at Gill make some of the best rain gear out there and the new OS2 Offshore Jacket will keep you dry without making you sweat. There's loads of features in this jacket so make sure to check it out.

Fishin Chicks | Allison Wigley

The January Fishin Chick is Allison Wigley who lives and fishes in sunny Florida. Allison is always in demand come tournament time, whether she is photographing events or helping crews release some sails. We got her to answer a few questions for us about how she got into fishing.

Florida Seatrout Changes

January 1 marked the opener for the recreational harvest of spotted seatrout in Florida waters. There's lots of opportunity for anglers to catch these popular fish including changes to bag limits that go into effect on February 1. Read on for more info.

Eastern Fishing & Hunting Expo

For all of you up in the Northeast looking to get out of the house and talk fishing and hunting, make sure to put the Eastern Fishing & Hunting Expo on your calendar. Set for February 10-12, this is the premiere outdoor's show on the East Coast. Read on for more details.

Calif Game Wardens Bust Two Poachers

After an extensive investigation, Game Wardens with the California Department of Fish and Game arrested two poachers for illegally harvesting sport-caught fish and dungeness crab. The pair was busted for selling their catch, and it's not their first time being caught...

January Calendar of Events

The California Department of Fish and Game has released its January 2012 Calendar of Events. There are all sorts of hunting and fishing events going on, including important information on duck hunting and some free fishing opportunities. Check it out.

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that it's actually 2012, but we're psyched to start the new year with a bang. The BD crew has a bunch of new features for the website. Read on to learn more about what's up our sleeves for the next few months. It's going to be a good year!

Put Me Outside

Follow BD's Creative Director Derek Redwine's Outdoor Adventures on his Daily Blog.

On Deck

EARLY FISHING MEMORIES - Get out on the water this New Year and create some new fishing memories. After all, they're the best kind!

Mexican Visa News Released

The Mexico Visa starts on January 1st


Get ready for the New Year with this recipe, all it takes is fresh wahoo, four ingredients and a quick sear.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited launches a whole series of new mobile apps for iPhone and Android users.


Meet the Girls of Reel Sassy!


Crazy oarfish story!


California stocks 21 lakes with more than 20,000 pounds of fish just in time for the holiday season.

Small reels for big fish

Smaller reels are capable of more drag and more power, helping anglers make a better presentation when feeding a live bait to a hungry tuna.

Bottom Rigs for Rockfish

This piece outlines three basic rockfish rigs you can use to target fish on the bottom. Often called gangion rigs in Southern California, anglers use these simple setups to get their bait down to the bottom. They're handy because you can fish more than one bait.

South Coast MPA Effective Jan 1

The bad news is that starting January 1 California game wardens will be enforcing a new marine protected area in Southern California. This area will stretch from Point Conception to the Mexico border. A new website,, is helping to raise funds and awareness to battle these unnecessary closures. Read on to see how you can help.

Florida Increases Gulf Red Grouper Limits

The state of Florida has announced that it will increase the recreational daily limit of red grouper from two fish to four. While the red grouper limit is going up, the Atlantic shallow-water grouper season will shut down on January 1. Get all the information here.


We've got lots of cool new features in store for you. An updated home page, a new So Cal weekly report, fishing tips, travel, fishin chicks, recipes and much more!


Fishing out of San Diego, CA with Captain Barry Brightenburg of Always an Adventure Charters

MLPA Fight Isn't Over Yet!

A recent appeal and a new website that BD helped put together is breathing new light in the fight against the California MLPA process. The fight is not over and there is still hope! Check out this news item and please consider making a donation to the legal fund that is battling in the trenches to keep our waters in California open for all anglers.

So Cal Scene | Time to Catch Some Reds!

Tournament angler and freelance writer Erik Landesfeind has signed on with BD to write weekly stories about what's biting in Southern California. The new column is called So Cal Scene and Erik is excited to get going. In this first rendition of the column Erik decided to see if the guys posting good reports of reds in the forums was true. Turns out he found the fish and he shares some tips to help you get hooked up.

Jose Wejebe and Derek Redwine Fish the Florida NMZ

BD's creative director Derek Redwine and TV fishing personality Jose Wejebe fish together often. Here's a cool little piece with the two of them fishing the No Motor Zone in Florida's Banana River. Check out some of the awesome black drum and redfish they caught in super-skinny water. There's also some tips for site-fishing tailing drum.

Q and A | Alabama Rigs for Freshwater and more

Lots of guys are using Alabama Rigs to catch largemouth bass these days. Much like an Umbrella Rig or dredge used in saltwater, these rigs have several baits and hooks on them. So, the question is are they legal in California? Other topics in this Q and A cover shark tanks and hunting topics. Check it out.


Here's some cool conservation news. The Billfish Foundation (TBF) recently launched a new database for anglers to enter tag data and access information. For more than 20 years, TBF has been running a billfish tagging program and maintaining the data. In that time, TBF has collected the world's largest private billfish tagging database covering the expanse of three oceans. Thanks to this new database, anyone can input tagging and/or release information from anywhere in the world. The system is called the Tag and Release Online Database or TROD and is free for both TBF members and non members.

Win Some Great Gear from Montauk Tackle

We've got a great caption contest for all you guys. This one is sponsored by Montauk Tackle and the winner will get two high-performance fishing shirts. The value of these shirts is $118 and it could be yours if you write a cool caption. You can't win if you don't play...

Hook Placement for Best Live Bait Presentation

BD sales guru Brant Creshaw is also an accomplished fisherman. Here's a piece he did on fishing with live caballitos, also called goggle-eyes in Florida. Check out these various hook styles you can use to score more action off your live baits whether trolling, casting or live-lining a bait.


Good News! BD Outdoors Pro Staffer Captain Andy Mezirow who fishes for halibut and salmon out of Seward, Alaska, has been selected to serve on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Congratulations Capt. Frosty, we're sure you will do a great job.

Fishin Chicks | Navina Jaensch

We thought it was high time we gave the ladies a bit of love on BD. So, we decided to introduce a new column called Fishin Chicks. Check out our first profile, Navina Jaensch. Navina is the real deal fellas. She isn't afraid of a little fish blood, that's for sure. She's also a big-time hunter.

Guy Harvey Outpost Club chooses Rum Cay in the Bahamas

The Guy Harvey Outpost Club chose Rum Cay in the Bahamas as its second location to build a hotel and resort.


Thinking of stocking up on striped marlin lures? Here are five lures that any angler heading to Mexico should have in his tackle box.


In Gary Graham's recent column he writes about the crew on Chaser battling a swordfish for more than 19 hours on their first marlin trip of 2011. I don't think I could stay on the rod for 19 hours!


Here's an exclusive interview with angler Greg Myerson who broke the long-standing striped bass world record. He sheds some light on the 81.88-pound striper he caught. This fish rattled the fishing world and has been a bone of contention for many anglers.

Meet Photographer Scott Kerrigan

Scott Kerrigan is one of the most respected and published photographers in the sportfishing world. His shots have graced the covers of some of the best magazines out there. Here Scott shares his story about his transition from a mate to photographer, and some tips to help you take a great photo.


With catch-and-release anglers in mind, the International Game Fish Association decided to add an all-release category.

Unlike typical world records, where a fish must be caught and weighed on land, this new category is based on length rather than weight. IGFA's All-Tackle Length category will include 60 freshwater and 67 saltwater species for new world records while requiring the fish to be returned to the water alive after measurement. With 127 new world-record vacancies available at the beginning of 2011, the IGFA's World Records office has already received a flurry of competition for these records.

A Road Trip with Bill Boyce

At first glance the crew was freaked out. They thought they had just found a dead baby floating on the surface, but thankfully it turned out to be a good omen that helped save the day.

Cleaning Dorado

Hate tearing off the skin of a dorado and getting covered in tiny little scales? Looks like Capt. Scott Goodwin feels the same way. Here's his step-by-step tip to getting a better dorado fillet. Thanks Scott!

Travel Guide To Fishing In Florida

Fishing South Florida. You want to fish a wreck for snapper and grouper? No problem. Fly a kite on the reef for sailfish? Yup, Florida's got that, too. Chase tarpon, snook and bonefish on the flats? You betcha. You get the idea, and we're just scratching the surface...


Could fishermen on the Atlantic coast have more opportunity to catch tuna, swordfish and marlin in the future?


We all need helpful fishing tips, right? When it comes to fishing, no body catches more than the pros. So, we asked some of the best calico fishermen we know to share some tips to help all you So Cal anglers catch more calico bass. You're going to like what they have to say.

The Great Marlin Race

Interesting stuff. The Great Marlin Race combines competition with science to gain important data on the vast migrations of blue marlin.

Help Raise Money to Fight the MLPA

As many of you already know, the founders of Rotations Pet Food don't just make high-quality pet food, they also love to fish. These guys have been active on the West Coast fishing scene (and beyond) for years. They post their reports to the BD forums and have been an integral part of our online fishing community. For that reason, we've partnered up to offer all BD pet owners discounts and even free bags of Rotations dog food and a portion of the proceeds go to the fund established to fight the MLPA in California.

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing is Hot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are some of the best big tuna and marlin spots in the world. Captains Joe and Manny had a great trip and got some killer photos. Check out their latest report.

Grilled Halibut with Tomato Tapenade

Man! Check out this recipe that forum member Glad Wrap put up. He took Chef Steve Black's Grilled Halibut with Tomato Tapenade and made a few alterations. It looks delicious! Let us know what you think.

How To Battle a Big Fish Long-Range Style

Accurate's Ben Secrest doesn't just create killer rods and reels, he's one heck of a fisherman. In this story he shares some of his long-range tips to show you the best ways to battle big fish using the rail of the boat.


BD's Baja Editor Gary Graham soaks up the tournament scene at the Governor's Cup in San Quintin, Mexico, in one of his Baja Bytes columns. It sounds like everyone had a blast at this tournament.

SIMRAD's NSS touch-screen system

Recently Simrad let us test out the new line of NSS multifunction touch-screen displays and the network based accessories they control on the water, where we could really put the units through the paces. The test boat was a badass 36-foot Yellowfin center console powered by triple 300-hp Yamaha outboards. Rigged up on the helm were a 12-inch Simrad NSE (non-touch screen) and a 12-inch Simrad NSS touch-screen display. Both units were connected to a full line of Simrad network peripherals including a sounder, radar, plotter, etc. See what we discovered.


Spring marks the spawning period for big largemouth bass. It's one of the best times of the year to catch a fat lunker largemouth bass as they make their way close to shore. Here's some tips to catch a monster bass.


Ha Ha! Sinking topwater lures may sound like an oxymoron since lure makers design these lures to be pulled and popped across the surface. But topwater plugs are actually way more versatile than that. Learn how to make a few alterations to your bait and you can turn your topwater lures into an effective plug with a wide range of fish species. Cool tips Capt.G!