BD Outdoors - Daily Highlightshttp://www.bdoutdoors.com/daily-highlights/Daily Highlights Description Sushi Grade http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mad-hueys-video-compilation/

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

LONGFIN CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/longfin-customer-appreciation-sale/

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

PRIVATE BOAT YELLOWTAIL TECHNIQUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/private-boat-yellowtail-techniques/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

Dana Landing Fishing Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

Baja Bytes Roundup http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dana-landing-fishing-tournament/

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

Costa's Geobass Africa http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/costas-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/marlins-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/deidra-bridgers-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

YELLOWTAIL AND TUNA BITES CONTINUE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-and-tuna-bites-continue/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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's TEN DAYS OF SHARKS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bds-ten-days-of-sharks/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mako-shark-makes-epic-journey/

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

MEXICO REOPENS BLUEFIN TUNA FISHERY, MAYBE... http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mexico-reopens-bluefin-tuna-fishery-maybe/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/video-dead-whale-great-white-sharks/

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

Shark Encounter - Capt. Andy Mezirow http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/shark-encounter-capt.-gregg-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lemon-shark-wheelchair-beach/

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

BD Video Spotlight: Shark Surprises Diver http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mako-scare/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/great-white-encounter-florida-keys/

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

18-Foot Goblin Shark in the Keys http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/shark-cage-encounter/

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

YELLOWTAIL BITE TURNS ON AT ISLANDS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-bite-turns-on-at-islands/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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!

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-marine-fantastic-friday-august-8th/

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

Long Range Reports August 7th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/flipping-and-pitching-for-summertime-bass/

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

3RD ANNUAL EAST CAPE SPORTFISHING CLUB INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/annual-east-cape-sportfishing-club-international-tournament/

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

Mad Hueys Hit Fiji http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mad-hueys-hit-fiji/

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

How to Fillet a Cobia http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-fillet-a-cobia/

Capt. Scott Goodwin offers this step by step pictorial of how to clean a cobia. The same method can be used on most large fish.

Gaffing Tuna in Keys Canal? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-carolyn-jordan/

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

Shrimp in Guajillo Salsa http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/shrimp-in-guajillo-salsa/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

TUNA BITE CONTINUES IN MEXICAN AND U.S. WATERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-bite-continues-in-mexican-and-u.s.-waters/

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.

TROKAR KELP TRICK HOOK http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/trokar-kelp-trick-hook/

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.

STARS AND STRIPES - AN ANOMALY http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/stars-and-stripes-an-anomaly/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mini-lobster-season-from-the-lobster-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/us-maybe-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bahamas-bluefin-going-back-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

KEVIN WOYJECK EXPLORERS FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/kevin-woyjek-explorers-for-life-fundraiser/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/kevin-woyjek-explorers-for-life-fundraiser/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

RED HOT OFFSHORE FISHING http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/red-hot-offshore-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-marine-opens-new-sausalito-flagship-store/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/colorado-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-coast-deckhand-style-cord-grips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/2014-make-a-wish-tuna-challenge-seminar/

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

Shark is the Tax Man http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY JULY 18th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-marine-fantastic-friday-july-18th/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-marine-fantastic-friday-july-18th/

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

Garmin VIRB Video Camera http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/jose-wejebes-seavee-presented-marolina-outdoors/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-whacking-the-old-way/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/save-money-share-a-charter/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/warm-venison-asparagus-salad-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fish-stocking-by-airplane-utah-mountain-lakes/

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

OUTER ISLANDS PRODUCE AND TUNA BITE IN U.S. WATERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/outer-islands-produce-and-tuna-bite-in-us-waters/

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 FANTASTIC FRIDAY JULY 11 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/west-marine-fantastic-friday-july-11/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

TUNA BITE CONTINUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-bite-continues/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-halibut-make-remarkable-trip/

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

Catalina Eddy http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/catalina-eddy/

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

Spicy Tuna Roll http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

TUNA BITE RESUMES WITHIN ONE DAY RANGE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-bite-resumes-within-one-day-range/

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.

ANCHOVY TACKLE AND TECHNIQUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/anchovy-tackle-and-techniques/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/60-fathoms-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/win-a-sea-vee-boat-free-2013/

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.

SEVEN SECRETS TO CATCHING MORE FISH WITH YOUR CHARTPLOTTER-FISHFINDER COMBO http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seven-secrets-catching-fish-with-chartplotter-fishfinder-combo/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bd-artist-spotlight-jason-mathias/

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

Long Range Reports June 20 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/long-range-reports-june-20/

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

SEABASS AND HALIBUT BITE WHILE TUNA DONT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seabass-halibut-bite-while-tuna-dont/

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

Cousins Tackle Open House http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

GEARING UP TO FISH THE CHANNEL ISLANDS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/gearing-up-to-fish-the-channel-islands/

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.

Long Range Report June 17 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/long-range-report-june-17/

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

Bass Life http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bass-life/

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

Sitka Big Game Apparel http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-us-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/psycho-beads-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/psycho-beads-other-crazy-stuff/

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

Cobia Burger http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cobia-burger/

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

BD Spotlight-Peter Miller http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bd-spotlight-peter-miller/

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

YELLOWS AND SEABASS BITE CONTINUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellows-and-seabass-bite-continues/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fathers-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seabass-headline-fishing-reports/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seabass-headline-fishing-reports/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seabass-headline-fishing-reports/

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

Our whim became a wham http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chick-rosemary-white/

BD introduces Rosemary White, our next BD Fishin Chick.

Installing Butt Caps and Gimbals http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/costa-brings-back-the-cat-cay-tuna-tournament/

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.

FISH CONTINUE TO BITE INSHORE AND OFFSHORE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fish-continue-to-bite-inshore-and-offshore/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bill-varney-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/giant-trevally-frenzy/

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

SANCTUARY CLASSIC BEGINS JUNE 7 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sanctuary-classic-begins-june-7/

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

TUNA BITE WIDE OPEN OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-bite-wide-open-over-holiday-weekend/

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.

RAAHAUGE SHOOTING SPORTS FAIR http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/raahauge-shooting-sports-fair/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-keys-dolphin-championship-a-success/

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

FISHING EXPLODES FOLLOWING FULL MOON http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-explodes-following-full-moon/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-explodes-following-full-moon/

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

Dink Fishing 101 for dolphin and sailfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offsore-fishing-tips-ballyhoo-trolling-how-to/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/giant-tuna-fishing-race-to-pei/

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.

AFTCO PRESIDENT BILL SHEDD GETS HIGHEST CONSERVATION AWARD http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-president-bill-shedd-gets-highest-conservation-award/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/installing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/installing-tip-top/

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

South Western Style Fish Cakes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

KELP PADDIES KICK OUT YELLOWS CLOSE TO HOME http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/kelp-paddies-kick-out-yellows-close-to-home/

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

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MAY 16 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-may-16/

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

Amazing Topwater Feeding http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

Flotsam, Jetsam & FADS as Fish Attractants http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/flotsam-jetsam-fads-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/igfa-2014-west-coast-membership-drive-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/northeast-kite-fishing-tactics-for-tuna/

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

FISH BITE BEFORE LATEST ROUND OF WIND http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fish-bite-before-latest-round-of-wind/

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

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MAY 9 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-may-9/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-christine-pulliam/

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

HOW TO CATCH YELLOWTAIL ON A PRIVATE BOAT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-catch-yellowtail-private-boat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/extreme-fishing-might-be-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dont-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-night-fisher-from-balloon-fisherking/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

SANTA ANA WINDS KICK FISHING INTO HIGH GEAR http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/santa-ana-winds-kick-fishing-into-high-gear/

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

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MAY 2 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-may-2/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/introducing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/booby-trap-swordfish-seminar-donates-400k/

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

Loreto yellows dazzle as roosters return http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/booby-trap-swordfish-seminar-donates-400k/

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

AFTCO AFTECH SHORTS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-aftech-shorts/

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

Grand Opening of West Marine in Glen Burnie, MD http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grand-opening-west-marine-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/wahoo-tuna-leatherbacks/

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

Florida Keys Dolphin Championship http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

FISH BITE GOING INTO WINDY WEEKEND http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fish-bite-going-into-windy-weekend/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY APRIL 25 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-april-25/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/wahoo-and-cows-long-range-report/

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

Carolina Skiff Takes #1 Market Share http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/below-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cousins-rods-hit-florida-retailers/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cousins-rods-hit-florida-retailers/

Seabass, yellowtail, striped marlin abound in this weeks fishing report from Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

Long Range and Local Fishing Update http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/longrange-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/seeker-rods-moving-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/win-trip-reactor-watch-fish-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/win-trip-reactor-watch-fish-bill-boyce/

Captain Dave Hansen from YourSaltWaterGuide.com reported in with the first white sea bass of the season for Catalina Island.

Local Yellows Nibble http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/local-yellows-nibble/

A quick yellowtail report for the weekend, hope it helps.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY APRIL 18 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-april-18/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

BITE IMPROVES AS CONDITIONS STABILIZE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bite-improves-as-conditions-stabilize/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-honors-two-giants-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dockside-report/

Get ready for bluefin, reports Bill Roecker and other fish reports from around the area.

Bluefin on the Line http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/day-at-the-docks-summary/

Here is a synopsis of San Diego's Day at the Docks from Bill Roecker of FishingVideos.com.

Ladies record breaking tuna trumps a mixed bag for most http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/day-at-the-docks-summary/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/day-at-the-docks-summary/

BD's Gary Graham give us the word from south of the border, and the word is good.

Cousins Tackle Offers Instant Rebate Program http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/spring-into-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/national-policy-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-diego-day-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-poke/

The Yellowtail have started biting, so here is a great recipe for Poke from BD's Brant Crenshaw.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY APRIL 11 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-april-11/

Friday's deals on the many quality Starbrite cleaning products will keep your boat looking new.

Bite Rebounds After Wind http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bd-boat-spotlight-15-foot-whaler-rigged-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-destin-florida/

Gary Graham says Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama report in with awesome fishing right now.

Exoctics shrug off winter as sea temps climb http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-destin-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grand-opening-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/300-marlin-20-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/oarfish-filmed-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cool-video-of-kelly-slater-barrel/

Some say they see a shark in the wave with Pro surfer Kelly Slater. What do you see?

Bait Ball Carnage Video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ethanol-boaters-dont-mix/

Boat US is speaking up for boaters against ethanol as the possibility of higher blends looms.

Testing the Penn Battle http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY APRIL 4 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-april-4/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftcos-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.

FLORIDA FRESH SWORDFISH & SHRIMP GUMBO http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/florida-fresh-swordfish-shrimp-gumbo/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-moultrie-game-camera-sets-the-bar/

The fishing in Mexico and Central America continues to be unusually awesome as reports come in from Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

PCS Festival http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/pcs-festival/

Erik Landesfeind gives his outlook for the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival this weekend and the Orange County Fairgrounds.

Fishing Chick - Abbey Wagley http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/chasing-modern-day-godzilla/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grand-opening-mobile-alabama-west-marine/

West Marine will be celebrating the grand opening of their new store in Mobile, Alabama on April 4 -6.

COUSINS TACKLE BUILDS MOMENTUM AT FRED HALL SHOW http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cousins-tackle-builds-momentum-at-fred-hall-show/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/what-else-does-bear-do-in-woods./

Check out this close encounter of the bear kind. Talk about getting up close with nature.

Choosing the Right Hole Saw http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-tips-dolphin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MARCH 28 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-march-28/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-sponsors-salt-and-fresh-salmon-derby-series/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-pull-a-hose-or-wire/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-pull-a-hose-or-wire/

BD's Gary Graham brings us the latest fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Long Range Fishing Reports http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/catch-release-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-bass-bite-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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MARCH 21 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-march-21/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/spring-yellowtail-tackle/

Erik Landesfeind talks about the tackle you'll need to take advantage of the spring yellowtail bite.

Below the Waterline http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-will-paint-a-1065-foot-norwegian-cruise-ship/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-will-paint-a-1065-foot-norwegian-cruise-ship/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-geobass-project/

Join four adventurous anglers on a worldwide, danger filled fishing mission.

Monitoring for Fukushima Radiation http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/match-the-hatch/

Corky Decker gives his take on the great new Manic 3D shrimp lure from Savage Gear.

Key West Sailfish Championship http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-bite-then-disappear-again/

Erik Landesfeind reports; Rockfishing fills the sacks, bass bite at night and Coronados yellowtail go off during full moon.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY MARCH 14 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-march-14/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-march-14/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/plugging-backwater-stripers/

Light tackle and small plugs will catch early season stripers.

Albino Blue Marlin Caught http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/albino-blue-marlin-caught/

Gary Graham continues bring us the latest fishing reports from Mexico, Panama and more.

The further south, the better it gets http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/albino-blue-marlin-caught/

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes gives us the latest fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Take Command of Fuel Efficiency http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-tackle/

Tackle choices and preparations for your next rockfish trip from Erik Landesfeind.

Bait Chamois http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC MARCH 7TH http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-march-7th/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cousins-tackle-teams-up-with-cuanang-brothers/

More fishing reports from our Baja Bytes editor, Gary Graham.

They are back, Louvar have returned http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-tabby-abbassi/

Bd got a chance to chat with Tabby Abbassi from Jacksonville, Florida.

Pepper Slough Goose Hunt http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pepper-slough-goose-hunt/

Check out the awesome hunting lodge and goose hunts at Pepper Slough in Henry, South Dakota.

Crossover Bass Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/crossover-bass-tournament/

The fishing round up from south of the border, by Gary Graham.

Enter The Bight http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

FRED HALL TIME http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fred-hall-time/

What to expect at this year's Fred Hall Show by Erik Landesfeind.

Paprika Crusted Scallops with Ginger Carrot Puree and Wasabi Aioli http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/paprika-crusted-scallops-ginger-carrot-puree-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/snowmobiler-vs-moose/

Graphic video of snowmobiler being charged by a moose and taking it out with a Glock.

Wahoo Spearfest Amongst Sharkfest http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/master-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/master-escape-octopus/

Keep up with the latest fishing reports from BD's Gary Graham.

PV Inshore dazzles while tuna surprise at Zihuatanejo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/master-escape-octopus/

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes, fishing reports from Mexico and beyond.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

COAST GUARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2014 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/coast-guard-foundation-announces-2014-scholarship-opportunities-/

The Coast Guard Foundation is accepting applications from children of Enlisted Coast Guard members until March 15th.

Spare Parts Can Save the Day http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/extreme-kayak-bahamas-tournament/

Check out this very exotic yet affordable Extreme Kayak tournament coming this spring to the tropical islands of the Bahamas.

YELLOWTAIL BITE, THEN DISAPPEAR http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-bite-then-disappear/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ginger-steamed-ling-cod/

Chef Patrick Fagan, author of Bait2Plate.com, shares one of his favorite ling cod recipes.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-february-21/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/whale-shark-sucking-fish-out-of-a-net/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/whale-shark-sucking-fish-out-of-a-net/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/batson-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/batson-fred-hall-long-beach-show/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-february-14/

This friday, save $50 dollars on the purchase of the MXCP43 Mechless Marine Stereo at your local West Marine store or online.

GOOD WEATHER PROMISES BETTER FISHING http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/good-weather-promises-better-fishing/

The fishing is still slow in Southern California but this weekend's weather looks promising.

Paddle Board Fishing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/the-seabass-chronicles/

Gary Graham gives insight as to the effects of the weather on the sportfishing opportunities in Mexico and Central America.

San Diego Rockfish Derby http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/three-new-styles-for-ladies-from-costa/

Costa introduces three new styles of their premium sunglasses for the ladies.

PEI - The Video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/subcam-chronicles/

Awesome underwater video of tuna and marlin fired up in the spread.

Many California Waters Closed Due To Drought http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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. 

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-february-7/

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!

ROCKFISH BITE IN MEXICAN WATERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-bite-in-mexican-waters/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/airsea-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/artist-spotlight-dennis-friel/

Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes report from south of the border.

Killer Whales's Epic Chase of Smaller False Killer Whales http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/killer-whaless-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rare-bowmouth-guitarfish-gives-birth-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY JANUARY 31 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-january-31/

Save $250 dollars at West Marine today on a new Garmin Plotter.

Wild Boar Tenderloin with Date Stuffing & Sauce http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

WINTER BASS BITE CONTINUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/winter-bass-bite-continues/

SoCal Scene's Erik Landeseind reports that bass highlight Southern California action, while lobster continue to fill the freezer.

Whacking the Wahoo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/whacking-the-wahoo/

Meet Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters in Venice, Louisiana. He is whacking the wahoo.

Surf pounds Baja west coast http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/whacking-the-wahoo/

Gary Graham reports the conditions and the bite from around Mexico.

Simms Launches Digital 2014 Gear Guide http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-in-the-bag/

BD's Corky Decker talks dorado, mahi, dolphin. What ever you call them, here is another way to catch em'.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY JANUARY 24 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-january-24/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sunroad-boat-show-sandiego-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

MEXICAN WATERS PRODUCE YELLOWTAIL AND ROCKFISH http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mexican-waters-produce-yellowtail-and-rockfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-runs-deep/

What a way to honor a man's love for fishing!

DIY Sea Witches http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/diy-sea-witches/

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes discusses the summer-like weather allowing summer-like fishing in Mexico.

The Legal Rundown for Fishing Mexico http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/legal-rundown-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/the-obsession-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/winter-boating-tips/

Here are some important tips if you want to keep fishing this winter.

National Fly Fishing Film Tour http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/captain-bubba-carter-scores-20000th-billfish/

Gary Graham congratulates his friend Capt. Bubba Carter, and fill us in on the details.

Yellows close, Stripers far http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/captain-bubba-carter-scores-20000th-billfish/

The BD forum is better than ever now and still brings you Gary Graham's Baja Bytes.

West Marine Fantastic Friday January 17th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/the-making-origin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/newest-led-game-light-from-moultrie/

Keep after those hogs after dark with the motion activated Feeder Hog Light.

Yamaha Redesigned the F115 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-redesigned-f115/

Yamaha has tweaked the F115 and made this excellent motor even better.

Jose Wejebe Birthday Wish - #FishforJose http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/jose-wejebe-birthday-wish/

To celebrate the upcoming birthdate of this humanitarian and fishing hero, I invite you to #Fish for Jose.

The Manning Brothers of Cobia http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/manning-brothers-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/quiet-smooth-yamaha-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/africas-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuna-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/robinson-outdoors-performance-hunting-shirt/

ScentBlocker combines cutting edge scent-blocking technology with modern performance shirt comforts for hunters.

West Marine Fantastic Friday January 10 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-january-10/

West Marine starts the new year right with half off selected product. Check it out.

COLD WATER CALICO BASS TECHNIQUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cold-water-calico-bass-techniques/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rigging-teaser-reels-weak-link/

This small precautionary step could save you big money in a worst-case scenario.

All Those Little Things http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-hot-catches-january-2014/

The potential World Record roundup for January from the IGFA.

First New Costa Design for 2014 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/first-new-costa-design-2014/

Costa kicks off the new year with their latest premium performance sunglass design, the Hamlin.

Cooler Water Soft Plastics For Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cooler-water-soft-plastics-bass/

Yamaha Pro Todd Faircloth shares his tips for fishing jerk and creature baits in winter months.

Whales, whales and more whales http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cooler-water-soft-plastics-bass/

The latest fishing report from Mexico and beyond. Its whale calving time and the fish are biting too.

California Dreamin Part 2 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/conjoined-gray-whale-calves-found/

A possible first time discovery of twin, conjoined gray whale calves are found.

Fish Away Winter Blues http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/exotic-mussels-discovered-lake-piru/

The spread of exotic mussels in California waterways continues with the discovery of mussels in Lake Piru.

Sloppy Popper Redfish Bites http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sloppy-popper-redfish-bites/

Incredible video of popper bites from big redfish in Louisiana.

New Tenzing Pack Designed for Turkey Hunting http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-tenzing-pack-designed-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hunters-save-survivor-horn-locked-bucks-coyotes/

Watch this cool video of hunters rescuing the surviving deer of a pair who had locked horns.

ROCKFISH TRIPS IN MEXICAN WATERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-trips-in-mexican-waters-/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/the-urban-hunter/

Gary Graham gives the last fishing report of 2013 from south of the border.

A Different Carolina Rig http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/a-different-carolina-rig/

Yamaha Pro Bobby Lane adds a personal touch to a traditional Carolina rigging technique.

Venison Barley Risotto http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/venison-barley-risotto/

Maggie Rosaine shares this recipe for venison that looks like a must try.

Last Chance Grouper http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-december-27th/

Make the most of your holiday money at West Marine's Fantastic Friday sale.

LAST CHANCE FOR ROCKFISH http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/last-chance-for-rockfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/last-chance-for-rockfish/

Gary Graham reports the billfish are biting up and down the Pacific Coast.

East Cape Ballyhoo Rig http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/merry-christmas-happy-holidays-from-bd/

We wish all of our members and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Orvis sells Ross to Mayfly http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/6th-annual-socal-tackle-show-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/thresher-sharks-do-use-their-tails/

Final proof that thresher sharks do whip their tails to stun prey. Here it is on video; awesome.

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/the-most-wonderful-time-the-year/

BD's Kathy Dumalski paints a pretty picture of the holiday hunting seasons with family, recipes and of course, dead ducks.

Holiday Duck Balls http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/holiday-duck-balls/

Turn your holiday gatherings festive with duck balls. Mmmm Mmmmm good.

Fishing Chick - Lexi Furukawa http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

PRIVATE BOAT ROCKFISH TECHNIQUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/private-boat-rockfish-techniques/

Erik Landesfeind gives us an advanced look at targeting rockfish on our local banks from a private boat.

West Marine Fantastic Friday December 20th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/now-you-know-rest-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sea-tow-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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/raw-power-unleashed/

Cool video of an attacking lion being tossed high by a pissed off African buffalo.

Atlantic Sea Bass- The New Snapper http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sea-bass-the-new-snapper/

BD's Gary Graham touts the latest fishing reports and news from the Baja and Central America.

Its just a ding http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/its-just-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lajolla-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/goblin-shark-amazing-video/

Check out this video excerpt from the Discovery Channel about the crazy features of the deep water goblin shark.

ROCKFISHING FOR DUMMIES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfishing-for-dummies/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ocean-pacific-california-dreamin-part1/

Gary Graham gives us a peek back in time at the creation of Ocean Pacific and all that it means.

Sometimes the Truth Hurts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-snook-season-closing/

December 15th marks the closing of snook season for the winter period.

Tuna pens, again? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-snook-season-closing/

Gary Graham's latest Baja Bytes reports bring us the most recent fishing reports from Mexico and Central America.

Moving Beyond No-Fishing Zones http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/largemouth-bass-succotash-crispy-peas/

Maggie Rosaine offers a succulent way to make Bass on Succotash.

West Marine Fantastic Friday December 6th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-december-6th/

West Marine's Fantastic Friday starts back up for more savings just in time for the holidays.

WEEKEND WEATHER AND FISHING OPTIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/weekend-weather-and-fishing-options/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/stubborn-lingcod-trying-eat-anglers-catch/

Check out this video of a hungry lingcod who really wants an anglers catch!

Fatal Shark Attack on Kayaker http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fatal-shark-attack-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fatal-shark-attack-kayaker/

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

Robinson Outdoor's Knock Out Jacket http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/robinson-outdoors-knock-out-jacket/

Check out Robinson Outdoor products and their comfortable, scent-blocking hunting gear.

Los Cabos Charter Classic Was Success http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/keep-your-family-safe-on-water/

Ask for some of these new lifesaving products this year, and protect your family and friends year-round.

AS WATER COOLS, SWIMMING JIGS BECOME EFFECTIVE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/water-cools-swimming-jigs-become-effective/

Another great bass tactic from Yamaha Pro series. How to adapt to cooler water temperatures.

Art in the shadows http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/art-in-the-shadows-/

BD's Gary Graham visits with Lyle Brunson and learns about his fish rubbing art in East Cape.

ROCKFISH BITE CONTINUES STRONG http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-bite-continues-strong/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/melton-tackle-holiday-special/

Attention all BD'ers! Melton's is offering some great specials starting today and running through Cyber Monday. Check it out.

BD Gives Thanks http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bd-gives-thanks/

We here at BD offer many thanks to all!

2013 Holiday Gift Guide http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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’S NEW DRYFENDER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimanos-new-dryfender/

Shimano continues to crank out innovative, quality products to keep you fishing.

Steve Bendzak Takes Sales Helm At Simms http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/steve-bendzak-takes-sales-helm-simms/

Industry Veteran To Lead Sales Team as VP of Global Sales

Buy Shimano Direct for the Holidays http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/buy-shimano-direct-for-the-holidays/

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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tenzing-wf-13-ultimate-blind-bag-/

BD's Ali Hussainy is a self-proclaimed gear freak; check out his take on the new Tenzing Blind Bag.

EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACONS SAVE LIVES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/emergency-locator-beacons-save-lives/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/best-practices-workshop-upcoming-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bubba-blade-gift/

The Bubba Blade knives come in two stiffnesses so you can use them for both hunting and fishing.

Seaguar Fluoro Premier http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seaguar-premiere-fluorocarbon/

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

Sharp Hooks Are Number 1 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sharp-hooks-are-number-1/

I truly believe that sharp hooks are the first step to consistent fishing.

2014 AFTCO T-shirts: A Preview of the New AFTCO http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2014-aftco-tshirts-preview-new-aftco/

Just in time for the holidays, Aftco has released new designs and new comfort with their Heather style t-shirts.

Saturday Sale at Baja Fishing Gear http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/saturday-sale-at-baja-fishing-gear/

Check out Baja Fishing Gear's super sale tomorrow!

B.U.S.T.E.D. You Are Busted http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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.

PRACTICE DAYS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/practice-days-socal-scene/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2014-garmins-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-cabos-big-game-charter-boat-classic-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-cabos-big-game-charter-boat-classic-2013/

Gary Graham keeps us up to date on the fishing reports and happenings south of the border.

Pig Time http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/giant-wels-catfish-potential-record-spain/

Giant Wels Catfish is Potential record in Spain

Wahoo turned Crab? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/crazy-video-amorous-deer-chasing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-nov.-15th/

Fantastic Friday savings continue with today's deal. Save $250 on the 2013 RU3 Inflatable Dinghy.

COASTAL CONDITIONS REPORT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/coastal-conditions-report-socal/

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.

Big tuna...BIGGER MONEY http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/coastal-conditions-report-socal/

Gary Graham gives his take on tournament results and fishing reports in his Baja Bytes.

Special offer from Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-waterproof-jacket-the-answer/

The products from Aftco are made by real fishermen for fishermen so check out their Waterproof Jacket.

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Winners http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-cabos-tuna-jackpot-winners/

Gary Graham gives the results from the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot in Mexico.

Artist Spotlight- Doug Snider http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/artist-spotlight-doug-snider-article/

A Florida man, Doug Snider, finds his hidden talent in wood, and the rest is history.

Thank a Veteran Take them Fishing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

Furuno - 35 years of excellence http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-35-years-excellence/

Furuno celebrates its 35th year of growth and prosperity.

USING SWIMBAITS TO LOCATE BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/using-swimbaits-to-locate-bass/

Bass Pro Clifford Pirch talks about scouting with swimbaits for bass.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY Nov. 8th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-nov-8th/

West Marine's Fantastic Fridays continue with $250 dollars off the Garmin 740 Chart Plotter.

5 STEPS TO CATCHING MORE ROCKFISH http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/5-steps-to-catching-more-rockfish/

Erik Landesfeind gives five simple steps that will help private boaters improve their results when targeting rockfish.

Hunting the wind http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-the-wind-hardcore/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/judge-overturns-floridas-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-sea-vee-z-high-performance-line-boat/

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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bisbees-black-blue-tournaments-/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/long-island-bahamas/

Check out Gary Graham's report about the fishing in Mexico and Central America.

TRY METAL FOR FALL STRIPERS & BLUES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/try-metal-for-fall-stripers-blues/

This Yamaha Series takes us back to the basics of the diamond jig used for many species including stripers.

Fishing Chick - Courtney Sheridan http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-courtney-sheridan/

Introducing November's Fishin Chick, Courtney Sheridan, in this interview with BD.

Bill Dance Bass King Bloopers http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/high-speed-wahoo-rig-offshore-academy/

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates how to build one type of high-speed wahoo rig for trolling at 15 knots or better.

WEATHER ADVISORY http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/weather-advisory-erik-landesfeind/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/caribbean-grouper-curry-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/-another-marlin-jumping-in-the-boat/

This video is going around, but it is worth watching!

Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing 2013 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishermans-landing-tackle-day-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.

Get 
Your DSC-Equipped VHF Hooked Up Right http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/get-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/get-your-dsc-equipped-vhf-hooked-up-right/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/simrad-live-product-launch-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/turneffe-flats-award-winning-lodge-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisianas-ldwf-rescue-five-angler/

Ouch! 64' sportfish strikes an oilrig and goes down, LDWF research vessel saves the day.

CRANKBAITS BEST FOR LATE FALL http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/crankbaits-best-for-late-fall/

These Yamaha bass pros talk about their best fall crankbaits for bass.

Los Cabos Resort and Fishing Sweepstakes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-cabos-resort-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-cabos-resort-fishing-sweepstakes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tripletail-fillet-video-bubba-blade/

Capt. Scott Lum demonstrates the benefit of the Bubba Blade in cleaning a tough-scaled tripletail in this video.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY OCT. 25th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-oct.-25th/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-oct.-25th/

BD's Gary Graham gives the results of day two in the famous Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament.

Early Season Wahoo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/early-season-wahoo-scott-goodwin/

Capt. Scott Goodwin recently fished with his very first captain and checked out some October high-speed wahoo fishing.

FALL FISHING OPTIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fall-fishing-options-erik-landesfeind/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/nw-bass-championship-nik-autrey/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-fishing-day-camp/

Gary Graham's Baja Bytes give a report from around Mexico and Central America.

Tonga Travel http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tonga-travel-corky-decker/

Corky Decker writes about his time spent in a remote paradise catching billfish and more.

40 lb Halibut Takes the Lead http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/40-lb-halibut-takes-the-lead/

The Halibut Derby from Dana Wharf has a new leader with a forty-pound fish.

SLOW DOWN TO FIND MORE BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/slow-down-find-more-bass/

Bass pro Mark Davis talks about his slow down approach to catching bass.

A Hard Core guide to waterfowl calls http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hard-core-guide-waterfowl-calls/

The crew at Hardcore know bird calls. They talk about the differences in this informative article.

latest on FMM Visas http://www.bdoutdoors.com/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!

LOBSTER & YELLOWTAIL RED CURRY BOWL http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lobster-yellowtail-red-curry-bowl/

Chef Steve Black whips up a dish for his fresh caught lobster and yellowtail.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY Oct. 18th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-oct.-18th/

West Marine's Fantastic Friday deals continue with today's great bargain on quality boating supplies.

Hide Your Ride http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/duck-boat-dyi-camo-pattern/

Capt. Kyle Larson's step by step, economical tip for putting a great looking camo pattern on his duck boat or any hunting accessory.

IGFA HOT CATCHES for October http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-hot-catches-for-october/

Plenty of new contenders for world records in October. See the fish submitted to the IGFA for consideration.

HOOP NETTING FOR DUMMIES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hoop-netting-for-dummies/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hoop-netting-for-dummies/

Gary Graham's fishing reports from around the Baja of Mexico and Central America.

Two bull elk in epic battle http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/video-elk-epic-battle-locking-horns/

Watch these two elk lock antlers and almost take out the camera man.

Stylin' down Baja's West Coast http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/stylin-down-bajas-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/corky-decker-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/commercial-boats-crazy-inlet-video/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/another-oarfish-sighting-dead-beach/

A recent find of another giant oarfish reminds us of the many strange and large creatures in the deep.

FINE-TUNING YOUR SPINNERBAIT SELECTION http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-fine-tune-spinner-baits/

Bassmaster Matt Herren talks about how to fine tune your spinnerbaits on the water to dial into the bite.

Tuna Shootout 2013 Results http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-fine-tune-spinner-baits/

Gary Graham gives the results of the Tuna Shootout in Mexico.

Lots of variety and plenty of action http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-fine-tune-spinner-baits/

Gary Graham gets us ready for the weekend with a report from the hot spots in Mexico.

No Motor Tournament Tomorrow in Carpinteria, CA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/no-motor-tournament-tomorrow-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-us-award-jim-martin-recycled-fishing-line/

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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/catch-shares-america-protein/

Here is a great article by Ted Venker about the new crazy logic being pushed by the commercial red snapper shareholders and enviro's.

WEST MARINE FANTASTIC FRIDAY Oct. 11th http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-solar-chargers/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hard-core-improvise-adapt-overcome/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mike-leonard-settle-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/swordfish-harpoon-video-steve-lassley/

Here is a video of commercial swordfish harpooning aboard the Mirage in 1999.

Thanks to Sponsors of The Race to PEI http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-to-pei-thanks-to-sponsors/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-awards-grants-south-carolina-aquarium-dolphin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/protest-fishermen-everglades-national-park-closure/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-newport-beach-brant-review/

BD's Brant Crenshaw takes a first hand look at the new West Marine Flagship Store in Newport, CA.

Mag Bay under siege http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/gary-graham-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dana-wharf-halibut-derby-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-hayley-shinn/

BD introduces our next Fishin Chick, Hayley Shinn.

GOING IN BLIND http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-scene-going-in-blind/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/crusted-scallop-mushroom-ginger-recipe/

Maggie Rosaine makes our mouths water with this easy scallop and mushroom appetizer.

Baja Bytes scouting down the Baja's west coast http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/crusted-scallop-mushroom-ginger-recipe/

A special report from Gary Graham as he explores Baja's west coast aboard the 75 foot "C Bandit".

Coast Guard Documentation Boards http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-fantastic-friday-lowrance-finder-plotter/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/penn-reel-review-torque-squall/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-razor-clams-five-day-dig/

Washington's razor clams have been deemed toxin-free and upcoming digs are scheduled.

FURUNO BREAKS THE $1,000 PRICE POINT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-breaks-1000-dollar-price-point/

Furuno breaks the thousand dollar price point with two new units.

Marlin club of San Diego Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/marlin-club-san-diego-tournament-13/

The Marlin Club San Diego will be hosting a charity small boat tournament on October 5th and 6th.

Bountiful Bay http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/corky-decker-boutiful-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-newport-beach/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-sunglasses-metal-frame/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-sunglasses-metal-frame/

BD's Gary Graham paints a pretty picture of the fishing around Mexico and Central America.

Simms Offer For Breast Cancer http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/simms-breast-cancer-pink-wading-belt/

Simms is taking the fight against breast cancer to the river this October.

Penn hosts Palm Beach Fishing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/penn-reels-fishing-media-summit/

South Florida fishing and Penn reels are a winning combo.

THREE TIPS FOR CATCHING TUNA ON A SMALL BOAT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-scene-three-tips-tuna/

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.

Tips from BD Lobster Pro http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lobster-hoop-netting/

BD's lobster hoopnet pro helps you prepare for the California lobster season.

Tiger shark on Tiger shark http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tiger-shark-eats-tiger/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimano-picks-new-vp/

Shimano American Corp has named Steve Ferrara VP of their fishing tackle division.

WHOLE ROASTED VERMILLION ROCK COD http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/steve-black-whole-roasted-rock-cod/

Chef Steve Black shares an easy and delicious way to roast a whole fish.

HOW TO FISH NEW WATERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-how-fish-new-water/

Yamaha Pro Steve Pennaz makes his living finding fish on new waters. Here's how he does it.

TENZING CARBON FIBER PACK SYSTEM http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tenzing-carbon-fiber-pack/

This new well-designed and lightweight pack system will amaze you.

From the border to Baja's tip, the bite generates smiles all around http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tenzing-carbon-fiber-pack/

BD's Gary Graham reports awesome fishing from around Mexico and beyond.

Costa Expands Camouflage Line http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-sunglasses-camouflage-line/

Costa introduces new camo patterns in six styles of their quality sunglasses.

Florida Gulf Red Snapper Opening again http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-red-snapper-season-october/

Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 in state and federal waters.

Cool down with Jerkbaits for Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/nik-autrey-jerkbaits-cool-water/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-football-season-sale/

Furuno's Fall Football Rebate event scores you big savings with the plays that pay.

DON’T PANIC AND JUST KEEP FISHING http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/erik-dont-panic-just-fish/

A big lesson learned on the 2013 SWBA tournament trail by Erik Landesfeind.

Simms Debuts Fall 2013 Line http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/simms-debuts-fall-line-2013/

Nothing says quality like Simms. Check out their new Fall line of outerwear.

Hard Labor Creek Plantation http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hard-labor-creek-plantation/

Gary Graham delivers his fishing report from around Mexico and Central America.

Wounded Warriors Return to the field Part II http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wounded-warriors-hunting-part-2/

Disabled in combat, a right-handed man takes the buck of a lifetime with his left.

Wendy Tochihara, New IGFA Representative http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-outftters-dual-drink-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/venison-portobello-stuffed-persimmons/

Maggie Rosaine tempts us with her Venison and Portobello Stuffed Persimmons with pecans.

What to do this Weekend http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-scene-what-to-do/

Excellent fishing continues along the California coast according to Erik Landesfeind.

CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR ACCESS TO FISH? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/msa-reauthorization-yamaha-series/

Learn more about the MSA reauthorization.

Baja's Heartland http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-heartland-gary-graham/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/balloon-fisher-king-clip/

Fishing balloons just got much easier with the new Balloon Fisher King clip.

Boat Outfitters line buster and knot tightener http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-outfitters-line-buster-knot-tightner/

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.

GRUNDÉNS NEW NIGHTWATCH PUFFY JACKET http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-nightwatch-puffy-jacket/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-nightwatch-puffy-jacket/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-new-sunrise-lense-rx/

Check out the new low light Sunrise lenses from Costa.

New Hot Tropic T-Shirts by Guy Harvey http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hot-tropic-shirts-guy-harvey/

Guy Harvey has introduced his new Hot tropic line of t-shirts and they are awesome.

MAMMOTH FLY FISHING FAIRE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-fishers-faire-mammoth-lakes/

Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Fishing Faire, Sept. 20-22.

Fishing Chick - Amanda Perryman http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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.

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/erik-socal-scene-realistic-expectations/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimano-names-sr-manager-chris-russell/

Shimano brings Chris Russell in as Sr. Manager for their fishing divison.

Boat Outfitter’s Pick Up Truck Rod Holder http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-outfitters-pickup-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/asian-carp-bowfishing-video/

Keeping with today's Asian Carp theme. I'm adding this to the bucket list!

Gotta love ingenuity http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/jumping-asian-carp-sports-skarping/

Watch this hilarious video that combines skiing, ball sports and a swarm of jumping asian carp.

IGFA Hot Catches for September http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-hot-catches-records-saltwater-september/

IGFA recognizes the latest round of spetacular potential new world record fish.

Get Organized with Boat Outfitters http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-outfitters-tackle-organization-review/

I recently got to try a few of the many awesome accessories from Boat Outfitters.

Killer Whales Surfing Boat Wakes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/killer-whale-surfs-boat-wakes/

Check this amazing video of killer whales surfing a boat wake.

Kayak Fishing Advantage http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/kayak-fishing-advantage/

Striking teachers briefly closed the International airport in Mexico, but the fishing remains great in a report from Gary Graham.

NORTHERN PIKE OFFER EXTRA FUN IN SMALLMOUTH LAKES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-series-northern-pike/

Bass pro Jeff Kriet talks about his forbidden love of Northern pike.

the WON-Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mission-bay-marlin-heart-tournament-announcement/

2013 Mission Bay Marlin Club's (MBMC) Charity Heart Marlin Tournament is this weekend, don't miss it!

Hobie Mirage Sport http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hobie-mirage-sport/

Hobie's new Mirage Sport proves that not all fishing kayaks are created equal.

Wood Duck Breasts with Mushrooms & Grapes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wood-duck-recipe-maggie-rosaine/

Maggie Rosaine's wood duck recipe is one to try.

Woodies in the Pan http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wood-duck-hunting-panhandle-florida/

Corky Decker talks fall wood duck hunting in the Florida Panhandle.

New Accurate Dauntless http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-dauntless-reel-review/

Just what you'd expect from Accurate Fishing, the new Dauntless.

Battle with a Giant http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-dauntless-reel-review/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-dauntless-reel-review/

Check out this photo series from the Race to PEI 2013.

Tarpon Insanity Video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tarpon-insanity-video-central-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-zone-surf-fishing-class/

Join the Fly Zone surf series this weekend with the experts.

COPING WITH MIDSEASON BURNOUT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/erik-socal-scene-midseason-burnout/

Changing things up can help reignite your interest in getting out on the water from Erik Landesfeind.

Bass Pro’s tips on Swim jigs http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/nik-autrey-swim-jig/

Bass Pro Nik Autrey tells how and why the swim jig catches him lots of big fish.

PEI - Trip of a Lifetime http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/pei-tuna-fishing-trip-summary-2013/

Just what is a Trip of a Lifetime? Pretty sure I was just on one in PEI.

FRIENDS OF ROLLO ,KIDS FISH FREE ,DAYS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/friends-rollo-kids-free-day/

Friends of Rollo and participating Sportfishing Landings in California will offer two Kids fish free days.

SMALL BOAT TUNA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bluefin-tuna-small-boat-yamaha-series/

You don't need a big sport-fisherman to chase summer bluefin.

A Win for Anglers in the Florida Keys http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mpa-florida-keys-fishermen-get-input/

Anglers in the Florida Keys made their voice heard about a plan to increase closed areas to fishing.

When doves cry http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dove-hunting-california/

Kathy Dumalski investigates this years upcoming dove hunt with no limits on certain doves.

What a difference a week makes! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dove-hunting-california/

Gary Graham recaps his fishing reports from Mexico and Central America.

Make A Wish Tuna Challenge Results http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/make-wish-tuna-challenge-results-2013/

This year's Make a Wish Tuna Challenge was a success for all. Check out the results.

Blacktip apparel keeps it cool http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/blacktip-apparel-west-marine/

West Marine has you covered, from head to toe for outdoor sun protection.

THE MLPA - BAD FOR FISHERMEN GOOD FOR BIG OIL http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mpla-oil-industry-fracking-california/

More things that you aren't going to like about the people behind the MLPA from Erik Landesfeind.

Bluefin tuna legend lost http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/corky-decker-friend-lost/

The world of fishing lost a good one.

Bob Berry Wildlife Artist http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/redbone-tournament-cystic-fibrosis-fall-trilogy-2013/

Small Florida Keys fishing series grew to make huge impact “to catch the cure” for CF.

PURPLE FEVER? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/daytime-swordfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/blacktip-gear-review-west-marine/

The Blacktip line of tools from West Marine is the ticket for better fishing.

Blue Marlin jumps in Cockpit http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/blue-marlin-jumps-boat/

Check this video of a blue marlin jumping in the cockpit making a near miss on the crew of the Marlin Darlin.

COAST GUARD SAFETY INSPECTIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/coast-guard-safety-inspections/

Is your boat equipped and ready to pass one? It should be.

It's some summertime as fish continue to cooperate http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/coast-guard-safety-inspections/

Gary Graham gives the fishing report roundup from around Mexico and Central America.

Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/modern-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipes-duck-berries-steve-black/

Steve Black is getting ready for hunting season to begin with this delicious duck preparation.

PEI Update http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pei-update-2013/

We are here in PEI and just finished our second day of fishing. Quick update!

Fly Rod Bluefin is Possible Record http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-rod-bluefin-tuna-sportboat/

Fly rod anglers continue to expand their reach in all types of fishing, including long-range sportboats.

Marlin from a Surfboard http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/matt-watson-marlin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-record-halibut-potential/

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. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ocerch-shark-tagging-tracking-great-white/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/clay-deyer-bass-pro-inspiration/

Take nine minutes of your hectic life and watch this video about a true fisherman and a testament of perseverance.

Softshell Turtle Curry http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/softshell-turtle-recipe-game/

Next time your fishing and catch a softshell turtle, give it a try.

Huge Sale at Baja Fish Gear in CA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/baja-fish-gear-big-sale/

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.

WEEKEND FISHING OPTIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-fishing-report-offshore-inshore/

Erik Landesfeind's Socal Scene takes a look at what's biting in Southern California.

Fish More With a Fuel Bladder http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/atl-fuel-bladder-extra/

We all want to fish further and stay longer. Well now you can safely with a fuel bladder.

How to get Invited Back http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-get-invited-back-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/funny-fishing-video-catch-release/

The only catch to video is that it immortalizes our mistakes.

2013 Mission Bay Marlin Club's Charity Heart Marlin Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mission-bay-marlin-heart-tournament/

Don't miss the upcoming Mission Bay Marlin Club's Charity Heart Marlin Tournament.

Tucker’s Giant Black Grouper http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuckers-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuckers-giant-black-grouper/

Marlin, squid and everything else in the Baja; reported by Gary Graham.

Anatomy of a Fishing Story http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/anatomy-fishing-story/

Capt. Scott Goodwin gives his thoughts on the amazing attributes of a fishin story.

Bluefin By Harpoon: It's a Maine Thing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bluefin-harpon-maine-thing/

Capt. Corky Decker give us the scoop on Maine's bluefin harpoon fishery, then and now.

ALASKA HALIBUT CATCH SHARE PLAN: A bad idea http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/alaska-halibut-catch-share-bad-idea/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wounded-warriors-hunting-service/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bps-store-best-fish-finder/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/white-whale-video-surfers/

Surfer Ramon Nawarro and some friends got an encounter of a lifetime when they filmed a white whale.

All in for Circles http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/circle-hooks-offshore-fishing/

Gary Graham explores the topic of circle hooks and their established place in the sport.

IGFA HOT CATCHES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-hot-catches-records-saltwater/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/jigs-for-summer-flounder-yamaha/

Learn techniques for jigging flounder in many locals.

Topwater Frogs for Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/nik-autrey-topwater-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/false-flares-cost-money/

Recent false flares have wasted valuable resources and manpower. USCG urges caution.

Hatteras and Cabo Brands Sold http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hatteras-cabo-boats-brand-sold/

The Brunswick company has sold the Hatteras and Cabo brand.

SALTWATER BASS TAGGING PROGRAM FOLLOW UP http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/saltwater-bass-tagging-followup/

BD's Erik Landesfeind follows up on the saltwater bass tagging program, which is showing promise.

Funny Video - Diver's Hand Chomped by Fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/diver-hand-bit-monkfish-russian/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shark-tracking-guy-harvey/

Shark is the buzz word this week, and now you can track four species of sharks from your livingroom.

Best Fishing in Years http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shark-tracking-guy-harvey/

Gary Graham has lots of good news in his Baja Bytes fishing reports.

Squid Stuffed Calico Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/squid-stuffed-calico-bass/

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

11th ANNUAL IGFA YOUNG ANGLERS’ TOURNAMENT 2013 RESULTS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-young-anglers-tournament/

100 dedicated anglers fished IGFA young angler tournament on Shelter Island Pier.

Report Tiger Prawns in Gulf http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tiger-prawns-invade-gulf-louisiana/

Exotic Tiger Prawn captures are increasing and need to be reported.

Fishing with my Yukon by Igloo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igloo-yukon-cooler-review/

I just recently had the pleasure of taking the new Yukon 50 fishing.

Docking in a current http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-series-docking-current/

Reduce your stress of docking in the current with these helpful tips.

GRAND OPENING OF NEW CORPUS CHRISTI WEST MARINE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-corpus-christi-texas/

Announcing the Grand Opening of the new Corpus Christi West Marine on August 9-11.

Albacore makes first showing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/first-albacore-13/

The first SoCal albacore tuna was just caught.

Fishing Chick - Hayden Staley http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-hayden-staley/

BD talks with Hayden Staley about her love of the water and fishing.

OluKai Sandals http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/olukai-sandal-review-flip-flop/

BD's Brant Crenshaw is glad he gave OluKai sandals a try, see why.

Showdown Championship! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/saltwater-showdown-south-florida-tournament/

This weekend is the final leg of the Saltwater Showdown and the drawing for the 29 Seavee.

Awesome Halibut Video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/halibut-gopro-video-akaska/

I just stumbled on this video of a huge school of halibut, and they are attacking the camera.

SUMMER JIG FISHING NOT THE SAME AS IN WINTER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-series-summer-jig-fishing/

Yamaha Bass Pro Bill Lowen details his summer pattern for jig fishing.

OFFSHORE FISHING ON A PRIVATE BOAT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-offshore-private-boat/

Getting off the beaten path can lead to better results on your next offshore fishing trip by Erik Landesfeind.

11th ANNUAL YOUNG ANGLERS’ TOURNAMENT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-diego-youth-tournament-2013/

The 11th annual Young Anglers Tournament will be held at Shelter Island

Pier on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Make a Wish Tuna Seminar Tomorrow http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/make-wish-tuna-challenge-seminar-2013-last-call-earlybird/

Thursday Aug 1st is the Make-a-Wish Tuna Challenge free seminar and cut-off for early bird registrations.

IGFA Congratulates Dedicated Angler http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-new-world-record-spotted-bass/

The IGFA does more than just keep records. They preserve and promote the sport we all love.

Bridle A Bait http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-acadeymy-bridle-bait/

Capt. Scott Goodwin demonstrates a very secure connection between a live bait and your hook.

Gundogs: Go-Pro or DIY? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-dog-training-professional-dig/

Kathy Dumalski interviews two trainers about their approaches to hunting dog training, professional and DIY.

Blues late...Fishing's great http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-dog-training-professional-dig/

Another great fishing report from Mexico and beyond by BD's Gary Graham.

Grand Isle, LA Big Warsaw Grouper http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/warsaw-grouper-louisiana-115/

Angler lands big warsaw in Louisiana.

Catch and Release Status for Tarpon and Bonefish As of Sept.1 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bonefish-tarpon-release-sept/

Florida's bonefish and tarpon deemed catch and release only begins Sept 1, 2013.

Hey What's That? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-floating-objects-how-to/

Capt. Scott Goodwin details his approach upon finding the proverbial 'pallet'.

Get Tight Sucka! Texas Swordfish Seminar http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/texas-swordfish-boobytrap-everyday-heroes/

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+ http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimano-chronarch-ci4-reel/

Shimano takes best new “fresh water reel” at ICAST, but its not just for bass.

Turner’s Outdoorsman TroKar Photo Challenge http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/turners-outdoorsman-trokar-photo-challenge/

Turner's Outdoorsman TroKar Photo contest: win $1500

GEARING UP FOR OFFSHORE FISHING http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tua-reports-yellowtail-southern-california/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tua-reports-yellowtail-southern-california/

Gary Graham reports from the Baja, the bite is still golden.

Fish, Congress and Nickleback http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/msa-magnuson-stevens-act-13/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/icast-gary-graham-gear-review/

Gary Graham gives his highlights list of new products at the ICAST show in Las Vegas.

Race to PEI Winner! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-lei-contest-2013-winner/

We have a winner in the Race to PEI.

A 'Do it Your Way kinda’ place in Baja Sur http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/verdugo-resort-mexico-fishing-los-barriles/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuna-capsizes-boat-hawaii/

Hawaiian man's boat fliped by big tuna, He's rescued and the fish is captured.

Divers Almost Eaten By a Whale http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/whale-eats-diver-almost/

Watch the video of some California divers having a close call with humpback whales.

Modern Day Monsters http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/modern-day-monsters-corky-decker/

Capt. Corky Decker recounts encounters with giant pelagics around the world.

2013 Bass High School Team Winners http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bass-high-school-tournament-winners-13/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bass-high-school-tournament-winners-13/

Baja Bytes' Gary Graham wraps up the East Cape Dorado Shootout from Hotel Palmas de Cortez.

Amazing Never-Wet Repels Liquid http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rust-oleum-never-wet-spray/

A spray coating that can repel almost all liquids off of a surface upon contact. That could be handy.

Seward Jackpot Halibut Derby 2013 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/seward-halibut-jackpot-crackerjack/

Month long Seward Jackpot Halibut Tournament concludes and the winner is Crackerjack.

Plano Takes Best in Show with New Guide Series http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/plano-guide-series-tackle-bag/

Plano's 3700 Guide Series tackle bag wins best of show in tackle management at ICAST.

Summertime Bite Mode http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-summer-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-summer-bite-mode/

Read reports of awesome fishing from south of the border, by Gary Graham.

FISH.FOOD.FEEL GOOD. (F3G http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/donate-fish-feel-good-feed-hungry/

Taking fish donated from anglers and getting them into the mouths of the hungry.

Awesome App From King Sailfish Mounts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/king-sail-mounts-app/

Here is a great new feature from King Sailfish Mounts. Immortalize your trophy right after the release.

Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge Seminar http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/make-wish-tuna-challenge-seminar-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/icast-summary-2013-asa/

The global sportfishing industry convened July 9-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada for ICAST.

Use Masking Tape to Protect Your Boat http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/masking-maintenance-sanding/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mark-wisch-seminar-two-twenty-fathoms/

Capt. Mark Wisch will be giving a seminar on "tanker" seabass and more on July 18th.

FOLLOW SUMMER BASS FOR MORE CONSISTENT ACTION http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-follow-summer-bass/

Learn to fish summer bass patterns from the pros.

Wild Red Salmon Pesto http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/green-mint-pesto-salmon-recipe/

Try this recipe for wild red salmon with green pea and mint pesto.

West Marine Flagship Store Opening, Portland, Oregon http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-grand-opening-oregon/

West Marine announces the opening of their new flagship store in Portland, Oregon.

Ecuadorian Grander http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ecuador-black-marlin-grander/

Grander black marlin caught while wahoo fishing in Ecuador.

New Turner's Outdoorsman in Temecula, CA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grand-opening-turner-outdoorsman-temecula/

Turner's Outdoorsman of California opens new store in Temecula.

Storms threaten leaving sizzling action around Baja's tip http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grand-opening-turner-outdoorsman-temecula/

BD's Gary Graham reports the hot bites from Mexico and beyond.

RESEARCH, PRE-PLANNING HELP THIS PRO FIND BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-preplanning-find-bass/

Bassmaster Elite tournament angler Chris Zaldain talks about his approach to unfamiliar waters.

Red Snapper Update from NOAA for South Atlantic http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-red-snapper-update-2013/

East coast red snapper season to be determined, but will not be in July 2013.

BE A SUN-SAVVY BOATER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-series-sun-savy-boater/

Protecting yourself from the sun is one of the keys to preventing damage and cancer.

Rubber Band Wrap http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-cup-2013-winner-blank-check/

The "Blank Check" catches the winning fish in the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship in Bermuda.

Last Call For Race to PEI http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-pei-contest-2013/

Win a free trip to chase giant bluefin tuna in PEI. Last call for registration!

ASIAN ALBACORE SALAD & SHISHITO PEPPERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/steve-black-asian-shishito-pepper-salad/

This salad is great because it provides Heat, Creaminess, Crunch, Sweet and Sour and is a great combination of ingredients.

Fishing Chick - Brittney Novalsky http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-brittney-novalsky/

BD interviews our next Fishin Chick, Brittney Novalsky of Melbourne, Florida.

It’s About Your Tip, Sir http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/gary-graham-tip-flyrod/

Saltwater fly fishing pro Gary Graham gives some pointers in this ever popular version of the sport.

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND FISHING OPTIONS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-fourth-july-options/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/casey-parlette-sculpture-art-fish-carving/

Naturalist, blacksmith, master carver, and sculptor are just a few words used to describe Casey Parlette.

Louisiana closes additional areas for shrimping http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisana-shrimp-season-closures-area-2013/

The LDWF will close more areas to shrimping while some remain open. Check out the map.

Storm flies by, stripers biting http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisana-shrimp-season-closures-area-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/200-year-old-rockfish-alaska/

A shortraker rockfish caught in Alaska is estimated to be 200 years old.

Make A Wish Tuna Challenge 2013 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/make-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-fishing-options-abound/

So many options for sportsman this summer in Washington as multiple seasons are opening.

First Dorado of the Season for Dominator http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dominator-dorado-first-season/

The Dominator catches the first dorado of the season in San Diego.

Wahoo on the Fly http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wahoo-fly-fishing-corky-decker/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-series-saltwater-flyfishing/

World-renowned angler Capt. Jake Jordan talks about getting started in saltwater fly fishing.

Positive Step in Rigs to Reefs Program http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rigs-reefs-bsee-modifies-requirements/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shark-week-video-spoof/

Just came across this and had to share. Advertisement for Shark Week! Awesome.

Heat Shrink For Rigging http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/heat-shrink-electrical-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-calico-bass-techniques-erik/

Four simple techniques that will help you catch more calico bass from Erik Landesfeind.

Costa’s New Inlet and Miss Britt Sunglasses http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-sunglasses-inlet-miss-brittnew/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/kathy-dumalski-hunter-intro/

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. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/striper-washington-columbia-river-52-pound/

Confiscated from commercial salmon fishermen, this 52-pound striper is even far from its non-native waters.

Custom Boat Crash Due to Mechanical Failure http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/scully-boat-crash-palm-beach-sailfish-marina/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sportfish-restoration-license-fund/

American recreational anglers generate 1 billion dollars annually from taxes on their licenses, gear and fuel.

Bare Knuckle Babe Noodles 72 pound Catfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/catfish-noodling-bare-knuckled-babes-72-pound/

Noodling angler Lucy Millsap has grabbed the tournament record with a 72 pound flathead.

Tournaments gear up as Tropical Storm Cosme threatens http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/catfish-noodling-bare-knuckled-babes-72-pound/

Fishing reports from around Mexico and Central America, Gary Graham updates his Baja Bytes.

Fishermen are the most likely killed by lightning! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-lightning-awareness-week/

NOAA's Lightning Awareness Week underway. Studies show fishermen/boaters run the greatest risk.

Florida Bay Scallop Season July 1 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-bay-scallop-season-2013/

Florida's Bay Scallop season will begin July 1st and run till September 25th.

Cousteau's Mission 31 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mission31-cousteau-aquarius-undersea-living/

Fabien Cousteau and team will live underwater 31 days in the undersea lab Aquarius.

New FishAlerts!- free mobile app http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishalert-mobile-app-launched/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yellowtail-shootout-2013-tournament-results/

The 2013 Yellowtail Shootout was a great success. Congrats to our winners!

Bow Hunting Dove- Amazing Video! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tim-wells-bowhunter-dove-bow/

Just came across this amazing video of Tim Wells hunting dove with a bow.

Trim Tabs- Don't Leave the Dock Without Them http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-trim-tab-article/

Yamaha Boater's Log talks about the benefits of trim tabs.

Would be World Record Roosterfish Released http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/roosterfish-las-arenas-world-record/

Angler Ron Burgess catches and releases a 135 plus pound roosterfish in Las Arenas, Mexico.

Calico Bass Tackle Recommendations http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/calico-bass-tackle-recommendations-so-cal-scene/

Erik Landesfeind helps you pick the right gear to become a better calico bass fishermen.

Sea Lions- To Kill or Not To Kill http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sea-lion-controversy-kill-salmon/

Battle brewing about "lethal methods" permits for problem sea lions eating endangered salmon at dams.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: Healing Those Who Serve http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/project-healing-waters-fly-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-quarantine-tub/

Capt. Scott demonstrates step by step how to build this simple tackle saving device.

Lionfish Expedition from Manned Submersible http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lionfish-expeditiion-manned-submersible-florida/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lionfish-expeditiion-manned-submersible-florida/

Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes report from around Mexico and Central America.

Software Update For GoPro Hero3 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gopro-hero3-software-update/

The latest HERO3 camera software update fixes known bugs and enhances performance for all HERO3 editions.

Finesse Tactics Often Best for Summer Smallmouths http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yamaha-smallmouth-bass-drop-shot-rig/

Yamaha Pro Jeff Kriet talks summer conditions, smallmouth bass and the drop shot rig.

Slip, Slop, Slap, Wrap. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sunscreen-protection/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/navionics-sonar-chart-chip/

Navionics has come a long way improving the accuracy of nautical charts.

Gulf Senators File Red Snapper Conservation Act http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/gulf-states-file-red-snapper-laws/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/part-two-skipjack-boats/

The second and final installment of Gary Graham's Skipjack boats historical spotlight.

Mid-Atlantic 500,000 Marlin and Tuna Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mid-atlantic-500000-marlin-tournament/

The Mid-Atlantic $500,000 marlin and tuna tournament prepares for August's hot bite!

MDR Halibut Derby Success http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mdr-halibut-derby-results-2013/

Tournament winner Tim Sheridan wins the MDR Halibut Derby with a 33.5 pounder.

Minox BN 7x 50 DC Binocular Review http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/minox-binocular-review-marine-/

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

Private Boat Calico Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/calico-bass-private-boat-califorinia-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mako-eats-marlin-australia/

Alistair McGlashan was filming the release of a marlin when Mr Mako came in for dinner.

Florida Makes Tarpon, Bonefish Catch-And-Release Only http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bonefish-tarpon-release-only-florida/

FWC makes a good call on this one, as most people release bonefish and tarpon anyway.

Mono to Wire Albright Connection http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/albright-wire-mono/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/killer-whale-steals-halibut-orca-alaska/

Some Alaskan fishermen got a huge surprise, literally, when a killer whale steals their halibut.

From the weird to the wonderful http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/killer-whale-steals-halibut-orca-alaska/

Gary Graham's latest Baja Bytes fishing report.

Pacific Voyager gets their 1st Bluefin of the season http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pacific-voyager-scouting-bluefin-tuna-2013/

The Pacific Voyager set out on a tuna scouting mission and scored on bluefin.

Networking- Making Sense of Marine Electronics Connections http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/marine-electronics-nema-interface-ethernet/

Experts from the GPS Store breakdown the way modern electronics interface.

Skipjack - Taking it to the limit http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/skipjack-boats-history/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/anchor-retrieval-system-yamaha/

Want your old fishing buddies back; our friends at Yamaha talk about a simple anchor retrieval system.

Video of Deep Water Oarfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/oarfish-video-reports-pictures/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/soar-sushi-roll-san-diego/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/booby-trap-record-sword-texas/

The “Booby Trap” of Texas catches pending state-record Swordfish in the daytime.

Fishing Chick - Capt. Lace Allenius http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-chick-lace-allenius-/

BD spotlights another amazing Fishin Chick, Capt. Lace Allenius.

Barracuda War Zone http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-barracuda-trenches-sport-boat/

The So Cal Scene goes into the trenches during a weekend barracuda bite.

LA and TX Red Snapper Lawsuit: Justice Prevails http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lawsuit-red-snapper-louisiana-nmfs/

Louisiana and Texas won judgement against the heavy handed NMFS concerning red snapper seasons.

Lightning! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lightning-strike-steve-klimek/

Capt. Steve Klimek recounts his own lightning strike and talks prevention. A must read for outdoor lovers!

Season of the fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lightning-strike-steve-klimek/

Gary Graham's latest installment of Baja Bytes. The bite is on!

Rigging a Teaser Ring http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/outriggers-teaser-ring/

A tip on rigging outrigger halyards for pulling teasers.

NOAA Sets Gulf Gag Grouper Season http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-gulf-gag-grouper-season-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-tying-symposium-dutch-masters/

The Fly Tying Symposium salutes Netherlands artists to their event November 23-24 in Somerset, NJ.

2013 Yellowtail Shootout June 21st-23rd http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yellowtail-shootout-2013-tournament/

2013 Yellowtail Shootout is June 21st- 23rd, It will be the best yet!

Coast Guard Rescues 17 Mariners off Texas Coast http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/coast-guard-rescue-texas/

Texas based Coast Guard crews responded to multiple rescue calls Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted.

Fathers' Day Trout Stocking in WA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/trout-stocking-washington-fathers-day/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/trout-stocking-washington-fathers-day/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-record-striped-bass-alabama/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bimini-sands-lionfish-bash-2013/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/uasc-fundraiser-auction/

The UASC fundraiser auction is this Sunday, June 2 at 6pm. Help them to help you!

Jump into Summer Sweepstakes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sweepstakes-jump-summer/

Yamaha has kicked off its "Jump into Summer" sweepstakes.

Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby 2013 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/marina-del-fey-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-halibut-closure/

The recreational halibut fishery off the north coast of Washington is now closed after reaching the seasonal harvest quota.

California Spring Halibut Avelinno http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/halibut-recipe-avelinno-steve-black/

Chef Steve Black puts a delicious twist on local So Cal halibut.

D P Stands For Disaster Potential http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/maintenance-boat-prevention-disaster/

Get in a preventative mind-set for doing boat maintenace, and keep disaster at bay.

What to Expect This Summer http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-fishing-report-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cobia-gulp-eel-tip/

Gulp makes a line of eels that work great on a jig when targeting cobia.

East Cape erupts as summer closes in. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cobia-gulp-eel-tip/

Gary Graham gives another great report from south of the border.

New Florida Record Python Captured http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/everglades-python-challenge/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/redbone-tournament-cystic-fibrosis/

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 - CABLE CUTTERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tool-cable-cutter/

"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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tool-cable-cutter/

BD's Gary Graham gives his Baja Bytes fishing reports from around Mexico.

WHAT’S BITING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-fishing-report-landesfeind/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-red-snapper-season-change/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dry-storage-dri-dek/

Capt Scott describes how he prevents keeping your dry storage items from staying wet.

ON THE WATER STRATEGY CHANGES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-strategy/

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.

SNOW GEESE FLY BACK HUNT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/socal-strategy/

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 UASC DINNER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dan-wolford-usasc/

Dan Wolford to speak at upcoming UASC Fundraising Dinner, Sunday June 2, 2013, 6 PM at Newport Beach Golf Course

Cleaning Dorado http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-clean-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums//baja-bytes-gary-graham/494595-more-go-than-slow.html#post3120442

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.

DORADO -- A LAUGH A MINUTE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baha-gary-graham-dorado/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/re-spooling-reels-unit-knot/

Here is a quick tip to prevent slipage when respooling your reels.

Dorado - Fishing Series http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-dolphin-mahi-mahi/

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.

HOW TO GET SPONSORED http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-sponsorship/

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.

FISHING CHICK - ALI HOBSON http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/-fishing-chick-ali-hobson/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/493314-royal-slams-east-cape-sizzles.html

Gary Graham does his weekly breakdown of fishing in Mexico.

Aftco Foul Weather Gear Review http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/aftco-raingear-flip-flops/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ultimate-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/double-nuts-maintenance/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/-seasons-fishing-washington/

Sportsmen in Washington will have plenty of opportunities to choose from as seasons begin to open up.

SO CAL SCENE- CONDITIONS IMPROVING ALONG ENTIRE COAST http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-sea-bass-fish-report/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/grouper-fishing-tips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/anglers-center-tackle/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/snakehead-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/snakehead-new-york/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-redfish-tournament/

The popular Louisiana Saltwater Tournament Series will hold a redfish event this weekend.

NOAA Seeks Comments on Red Snapper Actions http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-comments-red-snapper/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/medavac-coast-guard/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lassley-may-2-seminar/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-access-lost/

17 percent of recreational fisherman surveyed reported issues with access as opposed to 20 percent a year earlier.

2013 DAY AT THE DOCKS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-access-lost/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-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.

GRUNDENS LAUNCHES PHOTO CHALLENGE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-photo-challenge/

Weekly Prize Packages are being awarded for Best Photos showing Grundéns or Gage Gear.

DFW + MLPA = A LOAD OF CRAP http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mlpa-dfw-crap/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/white-shark-whale/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-tx-la/

Louisiana and Texas Fisheries have filed a joint lawsuit challengng the controversial red snapper emergency rule.

FL Grouper Fishing opens May 1 in Atlantic http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fl-grouper-season-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sawfish-florida-keys/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes/490787-gary-graham-optimism-prevails-wind-recedes.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pcs-festival-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/la-paz-whale/

When a whale beached itself in La Paz on April 21, locals rushed to the rescue.

BD REVIEW: Aftco buffs, ninja shirts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/aftco-tech-shirt/

BD's Brant Cranshaw reviews AFTCO's cutting-edge sun protection gear, a must-have for every angler.

Good Season for Right Whales http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/right-whales/

For rare North Atlantic right whales, average can be a good thing.

2 Dead, 4 rescued from overturned boat in MD http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boating-accident-md/

The Coast Guard rescued four people and recovered the bodies of two from an overturned 25-foot boat in Maryland on Saturday.

SO CAL SCENE: GETTING LUCKY PART 2 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-erik-2/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gila-trout-nm/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-states/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-lionfish/

Look out, lionfish. The Florida FWC is making it easier for people to harvest you.

Louisiana agents make 6 illegal turkey cases http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-turkey/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sturgeon-protection/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/489624-recycling-your-way-sea-cortez.html#post3090303

Gary Graham recaps all the great spring fishing happening right now in Baja.

WA defines octopus protection, hunting rules http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/octopus-protection/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/flushing-adds-years/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/friends-of-rollo-burglarized/

Sometime during Saturday night, Friends of Rollo had their San Diego storage unit broken into and ransacked.

A Chamois Keeps Your Boat Pristine http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/pristine-boat-chamois/

Quick and simple, the Absorber is a very effective synthetic chamois.

Flathead Ed Catches Arizona's Largest Fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-arizona-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/goosefish-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sailfish-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/maine-lead-sinkers/

To protect loons, the government of Maine is considering banning lead sinkers.

Father, Son Battle Elements for Top Redfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/father-son-reds/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/helm-master-yamaha/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishworks-shorts/

Fishworks has added some refinements to their popular line of fishing boardshorts.

Tom Miller in the ‘70s - Part 2 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tom-miller-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shark-video-kayak/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-erik-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/488495-spring-unfolds-fishing-springs-life.html#post3083003

Gary Graham reports on the latest catches in Baja as spring unfolds and fishing springs to life.

Coast Guard Assists in VA Bridge Accident http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/coast-guard-assistance/

The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a tractor-trailer accident on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge on Monday.

BLOODYDECKS YELLOWTAIL SHOOTOUT - JUNE 21-23 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yellowtail-shootout-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/chesney-ocean-benefit/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hammerhead-endangered/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/flying-mako-video/

Anglers participating in a mako tournament got more than they bargained for when they hooked into a 10-foot beast.

Get organized and catch more fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/prepping-rigs/

Spend your windy days getting prepped for when you do have a chance to go fishing.

Virginia to Invest $2M in Oyster Replenishment http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/virginia-oysters/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/astronaut-redbone-tarpon/

Former NASA astronaut Bruce Melnick will host a Redbone tarpon tournament set for Friday through Sunday, April 26-28.

Bloody Decks gears up for blood drive http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/madfin-fishin-chick/

BD Outdoors Fishin Chicks Krista Tucker and Deadra Bridger took place in this year's Madfin Shark Tourney.

Surface Iron Techniques http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/surface-iron-yellows/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/boat-seal/

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares his technique on effectively making a seal.

OK Hunters Harvesting Older Bucks http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/older-bucks/

Oklahoma deer hunters are harvesting greater numbers of older bucks while letting more young bucks walk.

Is your boat ready for spring? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/spring-boat-help/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/asian-tuna-salad/

Chef Steve Black shares his Asian Tuna Salad Marinade.

Setting up your GoPro http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/setting-up-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/giant-cuda/

Texas angler Thomas Gibson may have broken the all-tackle record.

BD Spotlight: Furuno's New Combo Units http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-new-combos/

Furuno's new Chart Plotter/Fish Finder “combo” lineup consists of two models.

Marlin snap spices up Spring Break http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/487385-marlin-snap-spices-up-spring-break.html#post3075248

Gary Graham recaps the recent hot fishing that's been going on in Baja.

Fishin Fiction: The Sound of Many Waters http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cold-water-survival-tips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/doug-hannon-dies/

Doug Hannon, a bass fishing legend, died Thursday at home near Tampa, Florida.

D P Stands For Disaster Potential http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/maintenance-boat-prevention-disaster/

Get in a preventative mind set and go forward doing boat maintenace.

Hell's Bay bestows Jose Wejebe award on guide http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/jose-wejebe-award/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/oyster-arrest/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/captain-releases-record-billfish/

Captain Brad Phillips has earned an IGFA record for releasing 25,000 billfish off Guatemala's Pacific Coast.

Tom Miller in the ‘70s http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tom-miller-life/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-krista-tucker/

It's no surprise a bunch of people know this month's Fishin' Chick as “Krista Redfish.”

Yellowtail Tackle Recommendations http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yellowtail-tackle-recommended/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cod-acoustic/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/486227-wsb-overwhelms-unusual-salmon-catch-baja-norte.html

Gary Graham shares the latest fishing reports, plus news about a rare catch.

Two-headed bull shark discovered in Gulf http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/two-headed-bull-shark/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-induction/

This year the IGFA will induct five men and women into its Fishing Hall of Fame.

RLA Becomes Reel Life International http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rla-becomes-reel-life/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/missing-vessel-found/

The Coast Guard recently identified a sunken fishing vessel missing since 1972.

CDFW Officers Cite Channel Islands Fishermen http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cdfw-channel-islands/

California marine officers recently cited several boats for fishing in Marine Protected Areas near the Channel Islands.

Catching Yellows on the Yo-Yo Jig http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/yo-yo-yellowtails/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/illegal-eels/

Three men were charged with the illegal harvest of 24,000 juvenile eels by the New Jersey DEP.

Rep rebels against noaa Gulf boundaries http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-rep-noaa/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-orleans-trouble/

Five men from New Orleans, Louisiana are in serious trouble after being cited for illegal fishing.

Guy Harvey: Tourist-fed stingrays alter behavior http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/stingrays-tourists/

Stingrays in the Cayman Islands have changed their ways due to tourist interaction, raising many questions.

Budget sequestration freezes fishing funds http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sequester-fishing/

The Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund has been recommended for a $34 million cut under sequestration.

Kenny Chesney releases Costa sunglass styles http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/kenny-chesney-costa-cca/

Music superstar Kenny Chesney and Costa have announced the introduction of five new Chesney-inspired limited edition sunglass styles.

Tip for tightening reel seats http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/reel-seat-tightening/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/paddlefish-caviar/

Eight men have been indicted in Missouri for trafficking in paddlefish "caviar."

Baja Backside filled with recollections http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bajas-best-obscured/

Baja's best can sometimes be obscured by expectations set too high.

Puget Sound shrimp season to be bigger, longer http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/puget-shrimp/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-long-beach/

West Marine recently announced the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Long Beach, California.

Fred Hall Show Wrap Up http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fred-hall-highlights/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/salmon-in-classroom/

Nearly 100 elementary school students released a tankful of Chinook salmon fry in Washington's Drano Lake.

NOAA seeks comment on red snapper rules http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-red-snapper-atlantic/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/project-healing-waters/

A fishing expo on April 6 and 7 in Van Nuys, California will benefit Project Healing Waters.

Ocearch tags great white, caught on video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mote-great-white-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/manatee-deaths-red-tide/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/zebra-mussels-north-texas/

The latest tests and monitoring looking for zebra mussels in North Texas lakes yielded DNA evidence.

Man dies in California sailboat wreck http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sailboat-wreck-ca/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/igfa-record-tuna-ceremony/

Guy Yocom and crew were honored at the show for their record yellowfin catch.

Removing rust stains easily http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/removing-rust-stains-from-boat/

Annoyed by pesky rust stains on your boat? Capt. Scott Goodwin is here to help.

Record 70-pound striper caught in Alabama http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-striper/

An Alabama angler's trophy catch could be a new IGFA record for an inland striper.

Sharks swarm Florida beaches, on video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-sharks/

Beaches in Florida were closed as tens of thousands of sharks were seen migrating along the coast.

Rockfish Tackle Recommendations http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-tackle-tips-socal/

Choosing the right tackle is an important first step in any fishery, but it becomes critical when targeting rockfish.

House bill battles seafood fraud http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fred-hall-blair-wiggins/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yellowfin-tuna-record-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/salmon-limit-decreased/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/wi-invasive-species/

Wisconsin researchers have discovered that boaters, not ducks or other birds, are spreading invasive species.

How To Effectively Wash A Reel http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/washing-a-fishing-reel/

If salt is left unchecked, it will destroy your equipment.

Texas Nabs Illegal Commercial Fishermen http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/texas-illegal-fishing-arrests/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/illegal-louisiana-tuna/

A Louisiana man, who owns Deep South Charters out of Venice, was sentenced for tuna fishing violations and resisting an officer.

THE OBJECTIVE OBSERVERS TACKLE TUNA http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/objective-observers-tuna/

In this installment of Objective Observers, Yellowfin Tuna are discussed with odd-couple candor.

It's rockfish time again http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-time-again-2013/

The Southern California rockfish season opens this Friday. Check out some of your best options for taking advantage of the fishery.

NEW SHIMANO STELLA SW http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/shimano-stell-sw-review/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bananas-bad-luck/

Is there really any truth to the myth that bananas are bad luck on boats?

Pin On a Caballito http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/change-the-way-your-bait-swims-by-altering-the-hook/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums//louisiana-fishing/

Check out our Louisiana Forum for lots of recent fishing reports. It looks like the area is going off!

Color-coded Rods http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/salmon-recipe-stuffed-salmon-mushroom-duxelle/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2013-fred-hall-scavenger-hunt/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-louisiana/

Louisiana is butting heads with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council over Red Snapper regulations. 

Aquahunters | Big Man In A Little Boat http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/aquahunters/

Discover how BD Outdoors forum member Isaac Brumaghiam catches trophy fish out of his kayak in Hawaii.

BD Spotlight: Cobia http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cobia-fishing-tips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/jeppesen-navico-c-map/

World's largest marine electronics company revolutionizes GPS navigation.

Objective Observers | Jason Shratwieser http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/objective-observers-jason-schratwieser/

In the second installment of Objective Observers, Derek Redwine gets to know more about Jason Schratwieser and the IGFA.

Good Weather Equals Biting Fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/good-weather-fishing-socal/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/using-mono-cutters/

Capt. Scott Goodwin explains how and why to use mono cutters.

Commercial Fishermen Charged with 1,300 Violations http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dry-tortugas-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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lionfish-eradication/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-green-products/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/transocean-guilty/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/flounder-recipe-tomato-basil/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/miami-boat-show-2013/

BD Outdoors is at the Miami Boat show, bringing you the latest marine industry news.

Slow Motion with GoPro http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/slow-motion-gopro-camera/

Getting professional-looking slow motion on your GoPro is easier than you think.

Spooling a Spinning Reel http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/scott-goodwin-spooling-spinners/

Spooling up spinning reels is different than doing conventional reels. Scott Goodwin shows you how.

Caterpillar to support Ocearch white shark research http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ocearc-caterpillar-shark-tracker/

The real-time tracking of great white sharks done by research firm OCEARCH just got better.

Kayak anglers come together for Boondoggle http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boondoggle-merritt-island/

Kayak anglers are coming together this weekend in Merritt Island, FL, for the third annual Boondoggle.

Magdalena Bay remains remote http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bites-magdalena-bay/

Gary Graham takes a trip down memory lane through Magdalena Bay in Baja.

Florida Announces License-Free Fishing Days http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-free-fishing-license/

Florida hopes to encourage more people to try out the sport.

Objective Observers | Jason Schratwieser and Derek Redwine http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/derek-jason-everglades/

Join this odd couple as they explore the marine world together, this week in the Everglades.

2013 gag grouper season decided for Florida Gulf http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gag-grouper-florida-gulf-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-spotted-bay-bass/

Keeping things simple increases your chances for spotted bay bass success



Video: Buffalo attacks crocodile http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/buffalo-attacks-crocodile-video/

Deep in the African wilds, a buffalo was filmed throwing a huge crocodile over its head.

BD ANGLER PROFILE | CAPTAIN NORM ISAACS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/capt-norm-isaacs-interview/

This prolific angler sits down with BD Outdoors and reveals everything from his best catch to his favorite meal.

NOAA Releases Rockfish Outreach Video http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rockfish-pressure-video/

Officials hope to increase survival rates for released rockfish.

Everglades Python Hunt Bags 50 Snakes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/burmese-pythons-florida/

The organized hunt was an effort to wipe out invasive Burmese Pythons from the Florida Everglades.

IGFA offers new trophy and slam categories http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-new-trophy-slams/

Anglers will soon have more opportunities to get their names in the IGFA record book.

Maine May Ban Soft Plastics http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/soft-plastic-lures-banned/

Soft plastic lures are on the chopping block in Maine.

Federal Mandate Decimating Red Snapper http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-demolition/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fred-hall-show-giant-fish/

A million dollar check will be presented to man who caught the record yellowfin tuna.

Simple, healthy sea trout recipe http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seatrout-recipe-florida/

Derek Redwine reveals his simple, delicious spotted sea trout recipe.

Texas Swordfish Seminar to Help Veterans http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/texas-sworfish-seminar-3/

Organizers hope to raise funds for veterans while teaching people how to catch swordfish.

3 Top Places to Catch Wahoo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/best-place-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-boat-show-appearance/

Thousands of fans will take home items signed by the marine artist.

Women To Spear Dinosaurs in Wisconsin http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/women-and-sturgeon/

Women anglers will take up spears and hunt prehistoric-looking sturgeon in Fon Du Lac.

Spotted Bay Bass Tackle Revealed http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/spotted-bay-bass-tackle-tips/

Choosing the right tackle is half the battle when targeting spotted bay bass.

246.5 Inches of Barracuda Wins Tournament http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cuda-tournament/

Anglers in the Key West Cuda Bowl battled these toothy monsters with impressive results.

Angry seas terrorize boats in New Zealand http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rough-new-zealand-ocean/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lunker-texas-bass/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/wahoo-smackdown-bimini/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-conservation-species/

Officials want the public to weigh in by reviewing the conservation plans online.

Some states to give refunds for marine fuel taxes http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boating-fuel-tax-refund/

Fueling up a boat can be painfully expensive, but some states are offering help.

Florida FWC Suggests Ethics for Anglers http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-fishing-regulations/

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission hopes to improve the quality of fishing in their state.

Seniors Defeat Monster Marlin in Cabo  http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seniors-catch-giant-marlin/

Many questioned how much weight it lost while lying on the concrete dock overnight.



2nd Annual Race 2 PEI Contest http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-to-pei-2013-contest/

Register now to win the trip of a lifetime to the bluefin tuna capital of the world!

Manatees Predict Super Bowl Champions http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/manatees-pick-super-bowl-ravens/

The lowly manatee is finding its place in the limelight after Super Bowl XLVII.

Race 2 PEI 2.0 Official Rules http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/race-to-pei-2013-official-rules/

The Race to Prince Edward Island Official Rules.

BD OUTDOORS WELCOMES 100,000th MEMBER http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/race-to-pei-2013-official-rules/

With now over 100,000 registered members, BDOutdoors.com has reached a major milestone.

Stay Organized http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-tackle-storage/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/chris-sheeder-20000-billfish/

Capt. Chris Sheeder releases his 20,000th career sailfish fishing in his home waters off Guatemala.

Legendary Angler Milt Shedd http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/milt-shedd-aftco-profile/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-guf-grouper-closing/

Florida's Gulf of Mexico recreational grouper season closes down on February 1.

Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/maui-jim-hawaii-marlin-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-st-lucie-artifical-reef/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lassley-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mcdonalds-fish-sustainable/

McDonalds aims to become the first national restaurant chain to commit to serving sustainable fish.

Buy a Boat for a Good Cause http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/davis-boats-friends-of-rollo/

Friends of Rollo is selling a Cortez 22, the last boat built by Davis Boats.

A Billfish Every Minute! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-suenos-signature-billfish-series-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-angeles-boat-show-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/winter-bay-bass/

Targeting spotted bay bass helps make you a better fisherman, and keeps you on the water over the winter months.

Double-Hook Rig http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/double-hook-rig-offshore-fishing/

Here's a simple way to build your own double-hook rigs. 

Conservation Award http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ncmc-conservation-award/

The National Coalition for Marine Conservation receives prestigious award for billfish work.

Meet Miss February 2013 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-playboy-playmate-shawn-dillon/

Playboy Playmate Shawn Dillon loves everything about the ocean. Check her out in BD's latest Fishin' Chicks installment.

Free Fishing Class http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/free-fishing-rod-class-phenix/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guatemala-sailfish-philipps-releases-91/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/nfwf-gulf-150-million/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/martin-luther-king-bimini/

As the world celebrates King's birthday, the Bimini Big Game Club remembers one of its favorite guests.

Finding Fish in a Foreign Land http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-baja-trust-yourself/

When fishing a new area, you need to trust your instincts, and get some local intel.

Absolut Joy Wins Sailfish Derby http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/absolut-joy-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/kingfish-ska-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-oregon-gill-net-ban/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fish-molesters-charlie-levine-on-deck/

One idiot wrestles a tarpon and the video goes viral — we're sending the wrong message.

World Record Fishes Book Available http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2013-igfa-world-record-fishes-book/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/venison-recipe-fig-salad/

Venison tenderloins work great with this salad that features goat cheese and a warm vinaigrette.

Reporting Catches Online http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-anglers-report-online/

California anglers and divers can now report their harvest online.

Sailfish Challenge Heads to South Florida http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sailfish-challenge-2013/

Anglers get ready for the Sailfish Challenge, the second leg in the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series.

Sticky Skirts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-sticky-skirts/

Keep your trolling lures in great shape with a little skirt dressing.

Used Tackle Sale http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/uasc-garage-sale-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/caliiornia-outdoors-hall-of-fame-2013/

Michael Farrior, Jacqueline Douglas and Ed Migale are inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame. 

Yamaha Sponsors CCC http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-sponsors-center-for-coastal-conservation/

The Yamaha Marine Group becomes the first platinum sponsor of the Center for Coastal Conservation.

Worse Commercial Fishing Offenders http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/commercial-fishing-worse-offenders/

The U.S. government names 10 nations with doubtful commercial fishery policies.

Sandy Relief Efforts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hurricane-sandy-congress-stalls/

While Congress stalls in relief efforts, Hurricane Sandy victims and the recreational fishing industry struggle to get back to normalcy.

California White Shark Endangered? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-tackle-show-swap-meet-5th/

The 5th Annual California Tackle Show and Swap Meet will take place on February 7-9, in Cardiff, CA.

Recreational Fishing Boosts Economy http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-economic-worth/

According to a new report anglers spend $46 billion a year in pursuit of their sport.

How to Clean Humboldt Squid http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-fillet-prepare-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cobia-florida-fly-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boating-market-recovery/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/humboldt-squid-bite/

Here's some suggestions to load up on the humboldt squid that are showing up all along the Southern California coastline.

Deepwater Bonefish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-keys-bonefish-deep/

Captains in the Florida Keys discover an unconventional method to catch bonefish.

Giant Squid Found http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/giant-squid-images/

Japanese researchers capture images of a giant squid in its natural habitat.

Choosing the Right Radar http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/marine-radar-buying-tips/

Follow these tips when it comes time to choose the best radar to fit your needs.

Caulk a Seam http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/caulk-line-boat/

Tips to help you get a perfect, mess-free bead of caulk every time.

Native Trout Program http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-native-trout-program-kern-river/

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is reintroducing native rainbow trout to the Kern River.

California Legend http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bill-miyagawa-obituary/

Well-known and respected fisherman Bill Miyagawa, Sr. passed away on January 1st.

Tuna Fetches $1.76 Million http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bluefin-tuna-japan-auction1.76-million/

A 489-pound bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction. That's some pricey sushi!

IGFA Auction http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-banquet-2013/

The International Game Fish Association will host its annual auction and banquet on January 25th.

The Secret to Success http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-tackle-preparation/

The number one rule to successful fishing is always go the extra mile when preparing your tackle.

$1.4 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/transocean-deepwater-horizon-guilty-plea-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-2013-california-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-striped-bass-delaware/

Ben Smith caught a 52-pound striped bass from the Delaware surf to claim a new state record.

Gulf Red Snapper Meetings http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-of-mexico-red-snapper-meeting/

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a special Reef Fish Committee to discuss red snapper issues.

The Bait Men of Baja http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-bait-men-mexico-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/472503-strong-close-2012-brightens-hopes-early-2013-a.html#post2979145

From roosterfish to snook to marlin, the bite South of the Border is off to a good start for 2013.

Handheld Night Vision http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/flir-first-mate-ii-instalert/

FLIR's new First Mate II cameras offer improved night vision for boats of any size.

Reel Seat Care http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/reel-seat-fishing-rod/

Don't forget to lubricate your reel seat before mounting your reel to your fishing rod. Here's how...

Louisiana Yellowfin Landings http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-yellowfin-tuna-landings/

The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries launches a new program to improve the accuracy of yellowfin tuna landings.

Florida Grouper Closing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-grouper-closure-2012-season/

Florida's seasonal grouper closures begin on January 1 in Atlantic waters and Monroe County.

How to Properly Hold a Fishing Rod http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-tip-holding-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/wahoo-smackdown/

Bimini Big Game announces the Wahoo Smackdown II tournament scheduled for February 2013 with $30,000 in cash and prizes at stake.

Lessons Learned http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-tips-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/simrad-insight-genesis/

Simrad's Insight Genesis lets you create your own fishing maps, no matter what body of water you fish.

Reel Life Adventures http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/reel-life-adventures-cabo/

In the spirit of Christmas, this nonprofit organization gives back to sportfishing communities around the globe.

California Fish Tagging http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dfg-fish-tagging-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-record-427-pound-yellowfin-tuna-official-igfa/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-outdoors-iphone-app/

The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries released a free iPhone app for outdoor enthusiasts.

400 Releases in Operation Sailfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/operation-sailfish-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/427-pound-yellowfin-tuna-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/menhaden-brighter-future/

A new ruling reduced menhaden catch limits to help this important forage fish recover to abundant levels. 

The Year in Review http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/steve-lassley-black-marlin-cabo-mexico/

Capt. Steve Lassley recaps his 2012 season, highlighted by his personal best black marlin caught down in Mexico.

San Clemente's Giant Calico Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/san-clemente-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/san-clemente-calico-bass/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gill-nets-oregon-washington/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bahamas-billfish-championship-bbc-40-anniversary/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bait-tank-tactics-tuna-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/silver-sailfish-derby-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-dugeness-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tortuga-music-festival-guy-harvey/

Kenny Chesney will headline Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival which will raise awareness for marine issues.

Better Bait Rigging http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bait-rigging-floss-tip/

This tip helps you speed up your bait rigging by cutting pre-measured lengths of rigging floss.

Three New Costa Styles http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-2013-tuna-alley-saltbreak-cat-cay/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/nomad-waterman-shirt/

Marlinstar teams up with John Huntington from the television series "Inked" to create this unique shirt design.

Fishing Tip: Chumming Up Tuna http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-tip-chumming-offshore/

Chumming tips to help you make every offshore fishing trip more successful.

California Wild Trout http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-wild-trout-san-joaquin-river/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/national-park-fishing-closures/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/longliners-east-coast/

A new proposal would allow longliners to fish in conservation zones under the guise of “research.”

Great Savings at Hotel Buena Vista http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hotel-buena-vista-discounts-35/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-saltwater-series-2013-schedule/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seafood-marinade-black-bean-sake/

This sauce makes a killer marinade that you can use on any kind of fish, especially fresh tuna loins!

Year of the Giant Yellowfin http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/giant-yellowfin-tuna-pacific/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/vacuum-sealer-vacmaster-vp215c/

Purchase a solid vacuum sealer such as the VacMaster VP215C and you'll end up saving yourself time and money.

Florida Python Challenge http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/selecting-bait-tuna-fishing/

Five tips to help you up your success with albacore tuna by selecting and using the best possible baits available. 

Biggest Yellowfin Ever! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/biggest-yellowfin-tuna-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/central-california-mpa-guide/

The California Department of Fish and Game released an updated Guide to the Central California Marine Protected Areas online.

445-Pound Yellowfin! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/445-pound-yellowfin-tuna/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-2013-new-products/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-coast-forage-fish-protecting/

Pacific Fishery Management Council moves forward with protections for West Coast baitfish.

459-pound Yellowfin Tuna! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/excel-400-pound-yellowfin/

Excel Sportfishing hauled in a giant yellowfin tuna that taped out at 459 pounds!

Choosing a Good Camera for Fishing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-camera-fishing-photos/

Using the right camera for the job will help you take better fishing photos.

2013 Gag Grouper Season http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2013-gulf-gag-grouper-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-coast-triple-crown-cajun-canyons/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/setting-up-gopro/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hi-5-custom-lures-baja/

Ken Matney's Hi-5 Custom Lures are tournament proven with winnings approaching $5 million.

Filling Holes on a Boat http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/boating-tip-filling-holes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-squirrels/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lobster-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gage-weather-boss/

The latest gear from Gage consists of heavy-duty jackets, parkas and pants to protect you from the harshest conditions.

BD Holiday Gift Guide http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-dolphin-mahi-mahi/

Whether you call them dorado, dolphin or mahimahi, these game fish are a blast to fight, abundant and delicious.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing iPad App http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pacific-coast-sportfishing-ipad/

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine launches a free iPad app.

BD's Hurricane Sandy Relief Shirt http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hurricane-sandy-rebuild-and-fish-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sportsmans-act-of-2012-stalls/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/taking-better-fish-photos/

Follow these five simple tips to help you improve your fishing photos.

Mikelson Yachts Open House http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mikelson-yachts-open-house-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-yellowfin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-boss-fury/

Accurate's latest fishing reel is a single-drag workhorse with a more affordable price point.

Hodgman Chest Waders http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hodgman-wader-guidelite/

Stay dry and comfortable on your next duck hunt with the Guidelite brand of waders from Hodgman.

Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch in Alaska http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/alaska-chinook-bycatch-salmon/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-california-fishing-in-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-steelhead-dam-removal/

The removal of a California dam opens up six miles of habitat for steelhead trout.

New Jersey Relief Efforts http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-jersey-hurricane-relief/

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requests federal aid for recreational and commercial fishing industries.

Trolling Motor Tackle Station http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-outfitters-trolling-motor-drink-and-gear-holder/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/jose-wejebe-spanish-fly-memorial-foundation-tyler/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/turners-goose-fest-of-the-west/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bp-settles-deepwater-horizon/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-california-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/okuma-hurricane-sandy-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-fly-fishing-tuna-dorado/

Baja provides the perfect backdrop to land big tuna and dorado on fly-fishing gear.

Roasted Cobia Recipe http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seafood-recipe-cobia-roasted/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/penn-squall-star-drag-25n-30-40/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/nascar-ford-ecoboost-400-guy-harvey-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-red-stag-argentina/

Tracking down the roaring red stag of Argentina is an addictive experience that every hunter should try. 

AFTCO Donates $500,000 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-500000-conservation/

In 2012, AFTCO has donated $500,000 to help protect marine resources for recreational fishermen.

Releasing Two Granders in One Day! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grander-marlin-australia-two-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-and-politics/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/skeet-reese-hurricane-sandy-relief/

Professional bass fisherman Skeet Reese has launched an online auction to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Support Monumental Sportsman's Legislation http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sportsmens-act-of-2012/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/okuma-contest/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-california-saltwater-bass-regulation-changes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/snook-florida-tournament-conservancy/

Anglers reel in a record $125,000 in 2012 RedSnook Tournament for Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Camo Costa's http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-camo-sunglasses-realtree/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pacific-albacore-radiation-japan-nuclear-disaster/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/menhaden-protection-amendment/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/menhaden-protection-amendment/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/two-louvar-cabo-san-lucas/

Who actually found the strange fish that showed up in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last week? Check out the latest developments...

Using Bird Dogs http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hunting-dogs-pointers-retrievers/

Mixing Labrador Retrievers and pointers gives hunters a leg up when quail hunting.

A 7-year Fishing Adventure http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-geofish-project-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/boating-tip-water-hose-attachment/

Make washing the boat and filling the water tanks easier with this simple hose attachment.

Hurricane Sandy Tips http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boatus-sandy-salvage-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-license-sales-rbff/

New promotional efforts by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation are helping states sell more fishing licenses.

Another Wacky Cabo Catch http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cabo-louvar-strange-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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/q-and-a-catching-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-keys-fishing-tournament-schedule-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/catch-big-rockfish-private-boat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/californian-of-the-year-award-2012/

The Outdoor Writers Association of California selected Fish and Game President James Kellogg as its Californian of the Year for 2012.

Dealing with Sandy http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sandy-boat-recovery-storm/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-recycle-monofilament-line/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-dungeness-crab-2012-season/

The statewide recreational sport fishery for Dungeness crab opens this Saturday, November 3rd. Get all the regs here.

Build A Light Leader System http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-how-to-build-a-light-leader-system/

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

Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mako-shark-tagging/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/discovery-channel-fighting-tuna/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/santa-ana-winds-cause/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bisbee-black-and-blue-2012-winner-marlin-cabo/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bisbee-black-and-blue-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-holiday-reel-2012/

Accurate will be offering some special reels for the holiday season, but you better act fast!

Finding New Rockfish Spots http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-how-to-find-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/461461-billfish-blues-tuna-surprise.html#post2912237

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.

Bugging Basics http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/california-lobster-hoop-net-basics/

The California spiny lobster season is in full swing. Here are some great tips to help you improve your catch.

Tip for Spooling Up Solo http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-how-to-spool-a-fishing-reel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-lobster-and-avocado-salad/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mexico-riviera-nayarit-fishing-tournament-record-marlin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-world-record-catches-october-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bold-wall-art-fish-decals/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-black-bear-attacks-hiker/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sea-of-cortez-cruising-record-baja/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-boating-access-improvements/

Florida dishes out $5.2 million to improve its boating access and boat ramps.

Name The New Accurate http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-name-the-reel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-name-the-reel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-california-rockfish-regulation-change/

The California DFG has changed rockfish regulations to protect populations of deep-water cowcod. Get the full story here.

Storm Runner Rain Gear http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gage-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cabo-san-lucas-oarfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ballyhoo-rigging-eyeball-remover/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-manufacturer-of-the-year-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/seaguar-tatsu-fishing-line/

Seaguar has expanded the TATSU line offerings to give anglers more options for fishing this ‘double-structure' fluorocarbon main line.

Best Wahoo Fishing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wahoo-fishing-long-range/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-tournament-of-central-america/

The Billfish Tournament Series of Central America will bring together several top billfish tournaments in the region.

Feels Like Mono, Performs Like Braid http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuf-line-super-cast/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-great-marlin-race-2012-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mustad-kvd-tools/

Mustad and Kevin VanDam have combined forces to create a new line of knives, pliers and multi-tools for fishermen.

California Elk Habitat http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-stone-crab-2012/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-san-quintin-mexico-seabass/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-research-institute-contribution/

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.

Wire Leader Dispenser http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/wire-leader-dispenser/

Turn the package that your wire leader comes in into a handy dispenser that will save you time on the water!

Protecting Angler Access to Biscayne National Park http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishing-biscayne-bay-access/

A coalition of fishing and industry groups are working to protect angler access to Florida's Biscayne Bay.

My Best Bass http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/best-bass-charlie-levine/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-saltwater-series-redfish-championship-2012-winner/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lobster-thief-california/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimano-talica-50ii-giant-tuna/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-conservation-act-becomes-law/

President Obama recently signed the Billfish Conservation Act into law, which will help billfish stocks on a global level.

Catalina Classic Photo Gallery http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/catalina-classic-photo-gallery-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cabo-san-lucas-fishng-charter-boats/

Heading down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico? Check out this updated list of some of the top boats for hire.

Marlin Recapture http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-recapture-caribbean/

A tagged white marlin is recaptured after more than 14 years at large, revealing some interesting information.

Hunting and Fishing Q and A http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/q-and-a-becoming-a-hunting-guide/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-saltwater-series-redfish-championship-2012/

The 2012 Louisiana Saltwater Series Redfish Championship starts tomorrow in Venice.

Tackle Day at Fisherman's Landing http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishermans-landing-tackle-days-save-the-date/

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.

Baked Stuffed Lobster http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baked-stuffed-lobster/

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

Using Fluorocarbon to Catch Tuna http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-fluorocarbon-leader-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/friends-of-rollo-bbq-fundraiser/

Friends of Rollo's 2nd annual BBQ Fundraiser takes place on October 7th, and it's fun for the whole family.

Lowrance HDS Gen2 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lowrance-hds-gen2-touchscreen/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/427-pound-yellowfin-tuna-official-weight/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/race-to-pei-the-movie/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-marlin-sculpture-tbf-auction/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-juan-international-billfish-tournament-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/california-fishing-weather-fall/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-calfornia-billfish-series-recap/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-cortes-bank-tanner/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/catalina-classic-california-style/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-catalina-classic-avalon-billfish-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/friends-of-rollo-bbq-fundraiser/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/asa-angling-fishing-participation-up-soars/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-record-427-pound-yellowfin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/election-fishing-obama-romney/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/election-fishing-obama-romney/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2011-united-states-fishing-statistics/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/california-spiny-lobster-hoop-net-season/

California's recreational spiny lobster season opens on September 29. Here's a quick primer to get you ready.

New World Record Yellowfin Tuna? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mexico/455415-427-pound-yellowfin-tuna-baja.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/florida-hog-hunting/

Bust some bacon from the Florida back woods using a monster swamp buggy and some well-trained dogs.

National Hunting and Fishing Day 2012 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-national-hunting-and-fishing-day/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-changing-fishing-tactics/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-world-record-catches-sept-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shark-wranglers-tag-2500-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-dfg-expands-online-services/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/icast-affta-partner/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/michael-farrior-young-anglers-tournament/

More than 50 kids get to fish in the Michael Farrior IGFA Juniors Tournament. The event was a great success.

California Fishing Heats Up http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-summer-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-foul-weather-gear-review-paintball/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/chaser-wins-zane-grey-invitational/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-donates-to-youth-groups/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/zane-grey-invitational-2012-day-one/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/scallops-slab-bacon-potatoes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-largemouth-bass-study/

Florida recently tagged a number of trophy largemouth bass over 8 pounds and the results have been interesting.

Boat Insurance Tip http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-insurance-freeze/

For a small amount of money, you can protect your boat from freezing temperatures, which can destroy your engine.

Billfish Conservation Act Passes House http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-conservation-act-passes-house-of-representatives/

Anglers are celebrating a big victory today as the Billfish Conservation Act passes the House of Representatives.

Make Your Own Strip Baits http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-make-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hatchery-chinook-fishery-opens-on-lower-columbia-river-washington/

Washington has added an extra week of fishing for hatchery chinook salmon on the Columbia River.

Conserving Pogies http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/menhaden-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/australia-fishing-closures-tbf/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-re-opens/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-trolling-for-dummies-part-two/

Fishing pro Jimmy Decker offers more trolling tips to help you become a better offshore angler.

California License-Free Days http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-free-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-salmon-dam-removal/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-fishers-faire/

The Southwest Council Federation of Fly Fishers end-of-summer Faire will take place Sept. 13-16 in Mammoth, Calif.

Florida Keys Redbone Series http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/redbone-celebrity-slam/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/redbone-celebrity-slam/

Check out this exclusive Impact Zone photo essay from BD's giant bluefin tuna adventure to Prince Edward Island.

Baja Mixed Bag http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/452637-still-plenty-rain-summer-storm-parade-continues.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-fishing-closure/

Louisiana has closed a portion of inshore waters due to the emergence of oil on beaches.

Zane Grey Invitational Tourney On Tap http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/zane-grey-invitational-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/guy-harvey-about-biography-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/st-thomas-blue-marlin-peje-boy-scout-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/usvi-st-thomas-atlantic-blue-marlin-open/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-fish-free-labor-day/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hurricane-isaac-resuces/

Louisiana agents rescued more than 1,500 people who were stranded in flooding waters brought on by Hurricane Isaac.

Build a Fishing Rod Holder http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-build-a-fishing-rod-holder/

Safely store your fishing rods out of harm's way with this inexpensive rod holder.

Trolling for Dummies http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-trolling/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hurricane-isaac-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/300-blue-marlin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/abmt-st-thomas-day-one-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/east-cape-sportfishing-club-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/navionics-nav-module-app/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/friends-of-rollo-fishing-for-kids-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/snook-florida-recreational-2012-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hurricane-isaac-louisiana-wildlife/

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to gain strength and head for southern Louisiana. The state is beginning its preparations.

Never Give Up http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/disabled-hunting-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/salmon-recipe-eggplant-lasagna/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/chris-montera-fundraiser/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mid-atlantic-tuna-500000-2012-winner/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rafting-up-boating-tip/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-mission-bay-marlin-club-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/zane-grey-fisherman-angler/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mid-atlantic-tuna-500000/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/top-hooker-fishermen-show/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-offshore-private-boat-tactics/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/crimping-fishing-line-offshore-academy/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ethanol-boating-decision-e15/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ethanol-boating-decision-e15/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/kona-grander-big-island-marlin-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/new-caledonia-gt-fishing/

Looking for an adventure? How about pulling on some giant trevally in the far reaches of the South Pacific?

Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/make-a-wish-tuna-challenge-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/449281-north-carolina-s-old-south-marlin-club-team-4-wins-53rd-hawaiian-international-billfi.html#post2827954

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-coast-forage-fish-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/449011-old-south-marlin-club-team-4-holds-lead-heading-into-final-day-hibt-fishing.html#post2826146

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-ladies-bling-collection/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/world-penn/448759-crocodile-bay-costa-rica-video.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-billfish-conservation-act/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/build-a-bucket-with-rope-handles/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/448805-old-south-marlin-club-team-4-jumps-into-first.html#post2824775

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-offshore-options-california/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-potential-world-records-august-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lassley-early-season-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/448632-kona-game-fishing-club-taiyo-japan-leads-day-two.html#post2823436

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-boat-identification-database/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bottomfish-release-tool-tip/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/hawaii-fishing-reports/448436-half-teams-score-first-day-hibt-day-one.html#post2821978

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-hibt-hawaii/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/white-marlin-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/grilled-ahi-and-cucumber-salad-red-curry/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/white-marlin-open-blew-bayou/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/el-nino-sport-fishing-2012-california/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/junior-angler-tournament-san-diego/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/inshore-islands-fishing-reports-southern-california/446771-downrigger-camera-bycatch.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/long-range-fishing-crew/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/patrick-sebile-lures-700-species/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-saltwater-bass-regulation-changes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-sailfish-quest-for-the-crest/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-rig-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dan-richards-steps-down/

Jim Kellogg will replace Dan Richards as president on the California Fish and Game Commission.

Marking Your Drag http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-drag-settings-tape/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/channel-islands-reports-discussion/447168-60-50-40lb-seabass-albacore.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hobie-cat-mirage-pro-angler-12/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tackle-care-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/chart-plotters-navionics-freshest-data/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-california-billfish-series-big-bucks-up-for-grabs/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-to-prince-edward-island-bluefin-tuna-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-responds-to-fallout/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-magdalena-bay-mexico-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/accurate-fishing-reels-sr6-spinning-reel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fwc-florida-fishing-workshop/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/washington-saltwater-fishing-reports/446190-team-defiance-rocks-ilwaco-oregon-tuna-classic-big-fish-big-numbers-exotic.html#post2806571

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/national-geographic-critter-cams-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ono-poke-wahoo-with-lime/

This variation of the traditional Hawaiian poke recipe uses wahoo and fresh limejuice for a lighter, delicious snack!

Billfish Conservation Act Advances http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-conservation-act-advances-house-of-representatives/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-diego-rod-and-reel-club-big-fish-seminar/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/southern-california-saltwater-fishing-guides-list/

Looking to improve your game? Hire one of these top-notch Southern California fishing guides.

Baja Mixed Bag http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/445821-awesome-now-holds-both-game-fish-records-east-cape-bisbee.html#post2803799

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-dove-hunting/

The state is offering special dove hunt opportunities this year. Read on for more info and application links.

Record Yellowfin at Bisbee East Cape http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-tuna-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-southern-california-marlin-catches-improve/

Two Southern California angling clubs recently reported their first marlin catches of 2012, with the bite steadily improving.

California Fly-Fishing Show http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mammoth-lakes-fly-fishing-faire/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/boating-tip-perfect-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grizzly-cooler-fishing/

Looking for a tough cooler that won't fall apart after a couple of seasons? Check out the Grizzly!

Texas Super Slam w/ Sword! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/texas-super-slam-swordfish-booby-trap/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/okuma-contest/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-cuba-travel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/nmma-boating-jobs-democratic-republican-conventions/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-striped-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-fishing-data-collection-reef-fish/

Louisiana approved new measures to collect data on recreational fish catches, including a free Offshore Recreational Landings permit.

Changes to CALIF. Bass Regs http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/california-saltwater-bass-regulation-changes-limits/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lifeproof-iphone-case-review/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-2012-national-hunting-fishing-sweepstakes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pompano-saltwater-showdown-2012-sea-vee/

Florida's top fishing crews get ready to compete in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Circle Hook Ballyhoo Rig http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/circle-hook-ballyhoo-rig-scott-goodwin/

Capt. Scott Goodwin shows you how to setup a circle hook ballyhoo rig. This simple bait works extremely well on billfish, and helps conservation efforts by consistently hooking fish in the mouth.

Florida's Gulf Anglers Get Ready for Amberjack http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-greater-amberjack-gulf-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-daughter-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/blackened-rock-cod-with-red-pepper-sauce/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hubbs-sea-world-bill-poole-tournament-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/key-west-blue-malin-drambuie/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/scent-blazer-trolling-lure/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-diego-marlin-report-2012-first/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-knots-you-should-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-callifornia-fishing-bluefin-tuna-techniques-sport-boat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-spiny-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-spiny-lobster-season-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/larry-dahlberg-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/united-anglers-southern-california-swap-meet-used-tackle-sale-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/san-diego-mariln-2012/

The charter boat Success has landed the first marlin of the 2012 California season.

Punta Arena, Mexico http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-punta-arena/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/okuma-contest/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-2012-central-valley-salmon/

California announced the regs for catching salmon on the Sacramento, Feather, American and Mokelumne rivers.

Angler Catches 200 Swordfish! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/angler-catches-200-swordfish-florida-keys/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/icast-tackle-show-2012-news/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-callifornia-fishing-bluefin-tuna-season-gear/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/icast-2012-orlando-florida/441524-icast-2012-tackle-bonanza-2.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/icast-2012-orlando-florida/441524-icast-2012-tackle-bonanza.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/diawa-lexa-300-baitcaster-fishing-reel/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/icast-tackle-show-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/washington-saltwater-fishing-reports/440928-team-defiance-puts-clinic-westport-56-tuna-hit-deck.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/441167-i-g-f-roosterfish-record-may-topple.html#post2771775

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/free-california-fishing-july-7/

Don't forget to take advantage of California's free fishing days this weekend.

Finding Fish in Tough Conditions http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-callifornia-fishing-seasonal-changes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/team-bad-company-spring-fishing-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gage-burning-daylight-bibs-jacket/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shelter-island-kids-tournament/

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... http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-boat-wax-container/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/world-penn/440161-penn-showcases-their-spinfisher-v-costa-rica.html#post2764971

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/red-snapper-extended-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-gulf-of-mexico-closed/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hot-can-soup-coffee-drinks/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-cajun-shrimp-and-polenta-hash/

This recipe rethinks the Southern classic Shrimp and Grits, by using crispy polenta hash instead of grits.

Grouper, Girls, Tournaments and More http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/florida-sport-fishing-reports/383057-put-me-outside-journals-derek-redwine-15.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-gag-grouper-2012-season-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-fishing-tournaments-2012/

Summertime fishing is heating up in Louisiana. Get in on the action at one of these upcoming tournaments.

Big Yellowtail at San Clemente http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-callifornia-yellowtail-at-san-clemente-island/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/race-to-pei-winner/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/abu-garcia-revo-sweepstakes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/penn-spinfisher-sweepstakes/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/strictly-billfish/439164-marlin-no-dorsal-fin.html#post2757285

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bloodydecks-yellowtail-shootout-2012-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-california-junior-anglers-series/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mlpa-appeal-2012/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-fishing-find-fish-conditions/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/young-guns-wins-shootout/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-fishing-bass-bluefin-new-mc-swimbait/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-marina-del-rey-halibut-derby-results/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/moving-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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fathers-day-gift-guide-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bahamas-billfish-championship-marsh-harbour-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/outdoor-recreation-646-billion-economic-factor/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-everyday-products/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/west-marine-conservation-awards-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sportsmans-heritage-act/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/q-and-a-sharing-fish-limits-california-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/black-sea-bass-poacher-spearfishing/

California game wardens cited a spear-fisherman for the illegal take of a protected black sea bass.

Saving Gulf Rigs http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/idle-iron-rigs-to-reefs/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/guy-harvey-plaid-technical-fishing-shirt/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-montauk-new-york-striped-bass-tuna/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/boat-maintenance-replacing-hoses/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/freshwater-turtle-soft-shell-and-pineapple-kebabs-recipe/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boatus-towing-app-free/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-skirt-ballyhoo-troll/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bluefin-tuna-bycatch-longline/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-chum-salmon-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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bloodydecks-yellowtail-shootout-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/national-boating-and-fishing-week-2012/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-youth-and-family-in-the-outdoors/

California launches a summer program to help parents get their kids outdoors this summer.

Reduce Halibut Bycatch in Alaska http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/alaska-halibut-fishermen-call-for-reduction/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-free-fishing-weekend-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gps-fishing-coordinates-north-carolina/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-white-sea-bass-storm-beach/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-youth-tournament-saltwater-series-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/penn-senatory-117l/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/shimano-rod-reel-seminar-los-angeles-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fa-la-me-wins-bbc-harbour-island/

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.

How to Catch Big Black Drum http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/black-drum-fishing-florida/

Stalking black drum in skinny water with blue crabs is a great way to score big fish in shallow water.

A Better Tackle Tray http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tackle-tip-tackle-trays-dividers/

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.

Rimless Costa's http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-rimless-sunglasses/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-mercury-fish-contamination/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-abalone-poachers-busted/

Two men were arrested for repeated abalone poaching activities. They were busted for the illegal take of 86 abalone.

124 Billfish Caught in Cap Cana http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-cap-cana-billfish-shootout-dominican-republic/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/southwestern-yacht-club-tuna-seminar/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-zebra-mussel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-gulf-red-snapper-2012-june-1/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/win-a-sea-vee-boat-free-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-san-quintin-baja-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-saltwater-series-redfish-lafitte-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-halibut-additional-days/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seafood-recipe-spicy-ahi-tuna-octopus-seaweed-salad/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mustad-hook-a-million-striped-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/aftco-guess-species/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-improved-juvenile-salmon/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-baracuda-bass-arrive/

The first barracuda of the 2012 season have arrived and the calico and sand bass fishing remains steady.

Braid Tantrum Poppers http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/braid-gt-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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/braid-gt-tantrum-poppers/

Check out this video of a 40-pound barracuda jumping 10 feet in the air and landing in the boat!

Florida Gators and Swordfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/florida-gator-sword/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pompano-beach-saltwater-shootout-2012/

Crews landed some nice kingfish in the Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout and took home big paychecks.

Americans Buying More Boats http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boating-industry-improving-2011/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seafood-recipe-blue-crab-pecan-bisque/

This recipe uses soft goat chees and fruits to create a tasty crab bisque that won't stick to your ribs.

Sharpie Hooks http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-fishing-tip-sharpie-hook/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-fishing-tip-sharpie-hook/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fishworks-clipperton-shorts-fish-tech-hoodie/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/southwestern-yacht-club-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/g-and-s-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/alaska-halibut-bycatch-reduction-measures/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/kids-fish-free-california-sport-boats/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/iccat-ellen-peel-us-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cleaning-marien-electronics-screens/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cleaning-marien-electronics-screens/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-q-and-a-salmon-heads-guns-crayfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/south-atlantic-bottom-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-whte-sea-bass-bite/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/protecting-texas-oil-rigs/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-lobster-poacher-sentenced/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-saltwater-series-speckled-trout-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-gage-deckboss-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-fish-kelp-paddys-part-2/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dana-wharf-halibut-derby-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cuba-fishing-fly-flats/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/biscayne-bay-park-closures-access/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seafood-fish-recipe-cooking-with-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lassley-reading-water-to-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-red-snapper-fishery-2013/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ballyhoo-parasite-rigginig-fishing-tip/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-gulf-red-snapper-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-fishing-free/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/grouper-fishing-tips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-bass-yellowtail-rockfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-fishing-may-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/ekstrom-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-abreojos-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/425321-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-05-01-12-a.html#post2686180

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/suction-cup-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/aftco-guess-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-fish-photos-needed/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-bistro-salad-steak-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-fishing-rancho-leonero/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-bahamas-billfish-championship-guana-cay/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-mdra-halibut-derby/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/giant-tiger-sharks-florida-keys/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-grouper-open-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/suzuki-gimme-six-cash-in/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mexico-dorado-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-zealand-swordfish-891-record/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/marine-electronics-checklist/

Here's a great checklist to help you go through your marine electronics before the boating season kicks into gear.

Fishin Chick Monique Savoy http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/american-boating-congress-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-sailfish-championship-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-fish-and-wildlife-strategic-vision/

A new California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision has been released and is available online.

Wild Boar Burger http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/game-recipe-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/teaching-kids-to-fish-long-range/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/race-to-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rotations-bd-feedback/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rotations-bd-feedback/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rotations-bd-feedback/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/hook-keeper-fishing-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-barracuda-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/salmon-recipe-stuffed-salmon-mushroom-duxelle/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-spotted-bay-bass-techniques/

Check out these tips to help you land more spotted bay bass no matter where you're fishing.

PCS Festival 2012 Dates http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/pcs-festival-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-gage-ragnar-jacket-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-rainbow-trout-sycamore-island/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/blood-drive-day-at-the-docks-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mark-wisch-in-the-gray-bd-book/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-swba-border-town-brawl/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-record-swordfish-700-pounds-680/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-billfish-series-custom-trophies/

The California Billfish Series just announced that once again it will be awarding winners with custom bronze sculptures.

Seal Hunt Called Off http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-contender-miami-billfish-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/defiance-boats-san-juan/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/atlantic-fish-go-west-pacific-fish-go-east/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seal-hunt-sea-lion-tag/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-swordfish-520-pounds/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-fishing-vermillion-snapper-lobster-grouper/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-san-diego-bay-bass/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-yellowtail-shootout-dates/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/help-stop-sale-of-billfish-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/davis-boats-new-ownership-davidson/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/boat-sink-gulf-of-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-pacific-cod-white-polenta/

Try your hand on cooking up some white polenta to serve alongside this cod with a cracker crust. Awesome!

Baja's Dirty Dozen http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dirty-dozen-mexico-fish-species/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/turkey-hunting-shooting-gobblers/

These tips will help you bag that turkey even after you've missed on your first shot.

Recreational Gulf Grouper Opens on April 1 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-grouper-2012-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tight-linz-braid-deals/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/decisive-fishing-brad-philipps-think-it-through/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-hall-of-fame-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-hunting-turkey/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mustad-hook-a-million-still-time/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/puget-sound-halibut-2012-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lowrance-structure-scan-high-definition/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-seeker-rods-fred-hall/

Seeker Fishing Rods has several new rods available that offer great quality at an affordable price.

Raymarine App for Smartphones http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/raymarine-navigation-streaming-android/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-gage-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-fishing-license-free/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-restoration-restore-the-gulf/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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. http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/keep-fishermen-fishing-rally/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/avet-three-speed-80-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/avet-three-speed-80-reel/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/islamorada-florida-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/411755-pisces-fleets-tracy-ann-scores-first-swordfish-los-cabos-2012-season.html#post2627506

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-caye-las-olas-peninsula/

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 SaveCAfishing.org! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/save-ca-fishing-barrett-hair/

BD's own Barrett Howarth used his afro to help raise money for www.savecafishing.org, which is fighting for angler's rights in California. Way to go Barrett!

Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/louisiana-fishing-blue-crab/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/shimano-tranx-fred-hall-avet-three-speed/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/sea-turtles-nest-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishin-chicks-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/410129-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-march-13-2012-a.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dan-richards-retained-mlpa/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-san-diego-day-at-the-docks/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/free-tuna-permits-louisiana/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/duck-spring-roll-recipe/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/kenny-chesney-costa/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-fred-hall-show-deals-discounts/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-bluefin-new-zealand/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fred-hall-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-sailfish-challenge/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/miami-taxidermist-arrested/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-white-sea-bass-techniques/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-deer-poacher/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dan-richards-unfair-attacks/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-rica-longline/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-rica-longline/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/miami-billfish-30-years/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/406332-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-february-28-2012-a.html#post2603303

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/columbia-river-salmon-numbers/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/raymarine-e-series/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-new-site/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cca-texas-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/hunter-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/penn-cutom-reel-430-pound-yellowfin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/cabo-delivery-lassley/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tripletail-tip/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-white-sea-bass-gear/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-white-sea-bass-gear/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/mullet-strip-baits/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/delorme-inreach-innovation-award/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/navionics-freshest-data/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fred-hall-scavenger-hunt/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/no-lead-ban/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-navnet-tz-touch/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/furuno-navnet-tz-touch/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/top-10-boat-names/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tbf-tag-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/busted-lip-barracuda/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/five-best-spots/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/offshore-academy-skin-labels/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/gulf-snapper-conservation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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'.

Cobia & Corn Chowder http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-cobia-corn-chowder/

This recipe is just in time for cobia season, which should start kicking into gear in the Southeast in the coming weeks. Cobia meat is firm and delicious, and perfect for a chowder.

Win a Free Trip to Catch a 1,000-pound Bluefin Tuna http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bluefin-tuna-contest-race-to-prince-edward-island/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-igfa-legendary-captains/

The IGFA will host a ceremony to honor the 2012 winners of the Legendary Captains and Crew Awards.

624 Billfish Released in Los Suenos http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/los-suenos-signature-billfish-leg-one-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rancho-leonero-fred-hall/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-gag-grouper-2012-season/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fly-fishing-show-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/cmap-mlpa-charts/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-roosterfish-east-cape/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/filleting-a-flounder-offshore-academy/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rod-building-installing-grip/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/395477-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-february-7-2012-a.html#post2572057

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/east-county-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/aftco-50000-donation/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/washington-sate-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-striped-bass-vote/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-oyster-beds/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fight-mlpa-save-california-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-sand-bass-private-boat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sand-bass-fishing-gear/

These three rigs will cover you in any sand bass situation. From rod, reel and tackle, we've got you covered.

Big Bermuda Bluefin http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bermuda-bluefin-tuna-card/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-board-short/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dorado-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/arson-arrest-dfg/

California Game Wardens arrested a suspected arsonist for setting a fire in a hunting area. They also evacuated hunters.

World Record Cobia on Fly http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/december-2011-female-16-pound-tippet-cobia-record/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/okuma-makaira-se-fred-hall/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/393158-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-tuesday-january-31-2012-a.html#post2563737

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sheri-daye-spearfishing-fishing-chick/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-coho-released/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mayors-cup-get-lit/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-belly-teaser-mahimahi-lure/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/dorado-belly-teaser-mahimahi-lure/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/key-west-kingfish/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-redfish-snook/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rattlesnake-cakes-recipe/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-sand-bass-structure/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/430-pound-yellowfin-tuna-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-snook-reopens/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mainland-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/390687-430lb-yellowfin.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/noaa-recreational-method/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-drill-holes-in-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-ekstrom-over-under/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/great-marlin-race-tags-report-record-broken/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/east-county-grand-opening/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bow-tank-installation-how-to/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/eleuthera-wahoo-white-rat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-snook-mexico/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/billfish-expo-2012/

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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/q-and-a-hunting-reservations-trading-fish-javelin/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tuna-tagging-yellowfin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fly-fishing-patterns-florida/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-sand-bass-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/fugawi-marine-5/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rust-rings/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/world-record-spearfish-kob/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/388612-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-january-18-2012-a.html#post2546929

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/lassley-change/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/florida-sport-fishing-reports/387975-monster-amberjack.html#post2545195

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/costa-sculpture-donate/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/washington-state/386824-cabo-dreamweaver-equals-another-great-trip.html

The yellowtail and striped marlin bite down in Cabo lived up to its reputation for this lucky forum member.

Lobster Poacher Busted http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/lobster-poacher/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-rockfish-below-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/southern-calif-tackle-show-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mid-atlantic-reports-discussion/386036-fishing-heaven.html#post2540521

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ska-2012-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ska-2012-tournament/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-dfg-top-10-stories-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/grundens-gage-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/2012-mdra-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/texas-custom-rod-builders-show-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/385773-baja-bytes-recap-january-10-2012-a.html#post2537384

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums//nonsense-anything-boards/385564-kayak-fisherman-rescues-dog-bizarre-end-grisly-tale.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/yamaha-sales-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tropic-star-marlin-tournament-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/baja-circle-hook/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/record-florida-catch/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/derek-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? http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/q-and-a-25-shell-limit-dungeness-crab-city-limits/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/bluefin-tuna-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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/florida-sport-fishing-reports/384357-sails-snapping-reely-tight-caught-39-a.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/baja-bytes-gary-graham/384257-baja-bytes-conditions-recap-january-4-2012-a.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-rockfish-sportboat/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/recipe-artichoke-basil-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-2012-sea-trout-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/eastern-fishing-outdoor-expo-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-poaching/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/dfg-january-calendar/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-years-2012/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/florida-sport-fishing-reports/383057-put-me-outside-journals-derek-redwine.html

Follow BD's Creative Director Derek Redwine's Outdoor Adventures on his Daily Blog.

On Deck http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/fishing-memories/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/inshore-islands-fishing-reports-southern-california/381905-mexican-visa-news-released.html

The Mexico Visa starts on January 1st

Recipe http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/seared-wahoo/

Get ready for the New Year with this recipe, all it takes is fresh wahoo, four ingredients and a quick sear.



Ducks Unlimited http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ducks-unlimited-mobile-app/

Ducks Unlimited launches a whole series of new mobile apps for iPhone and Android users.

Pictorial http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ducks-unlimited-mobile-app/

Meet the Girls of Reel Sassy!

Oarfish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/ducks-unlimited-mobile-app/

Crazy oarfish story!

FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH CALIF TROUT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-trout-stocking-2011/

California stocks 21 lakes with more than 20,000 pounds of fish just in time for the holiday season.



Small reels for big fish http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/tuna-reels-big-drag/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/rockfish-bottom-rigs/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/south-coast-mpa/

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, www.savecafishing.org, 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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/florida-grouper-gulf/

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.

THE NEW-AND-IMPROVED BD! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-bd-features/

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!

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, YELLOWTAIL, SEABASS & HALIBUT http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/new-bd-features/

Fishing out of San Diego, CA with Captain Barry Brightenburg of Always an Adventure Charters

MLPA Fight Isn't Over Yet! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/mlpa-fight-goes-on/

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! http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-reds-at-150/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/so-cal-scene-reds-at-150/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/california-q-and-a-bass-hunting-handguns/

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.

BILLFISH FOUNDATION LAUNCHES ONLINE DATABASE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/tbf-trod-tag/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/contests/378293-montauk-tackle-co-presents-beat-caption-ending-dec-19th-2011-5pm.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/change-the-way-your-bait-swims-by-altering-the-hook/

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.

ANDY MEZIROW ELECTED TO COUNCIL ADVISORY BOARD http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/andy-mezirow-council/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/chicks-who-fish-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.

GUIDE FOR NOVICE ELK HUNTERS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/beginner-elk-hunting/

Our fearless leader Ali Hussainy went elk hunting for the first time last year and it was a blast! Whenever you get into a new sport you really have to put in your time, do some research and find the right lodge. This article tells you how to do it. The payoff is an experience of a lifetime, and a freezer full of meat. The whole BD crew got its fill of elk meat and we can't wait for him to go again!

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Guy Harvey Outpost Club chooses Rum Cay in the Bahamas http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/guy-harvey-outpost-rum-cay/

The Guy Harvey Outpost Club chose Rum Cay in the Bahamas as its second location to build a hotel and resort.

FIVE GO-TO MARLIN LURES http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/marlin-lures-melton-tackle/

Thinking of stocking up on striped marlin lures? Here are five lures that any angler heading to Mexico should have in his tackle box.

EPIC SWORDFISH BATTLE http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/swordfish-battle/

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!

THE STORY BEHIND THE WORLD RECORD STRIPED BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/world-record-striped-bass/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/scott-kerrigan-marine-photography/

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.

IGFA LAUNCHES LENGTH WORLD RECORD CATEGORY http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/igfa-all-tackle-length-world-record-category/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/bill-boyce-dead-baby-marlin-fishing/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/how-to-clean-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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...

BIG STRIDES MADE FOR U.S. BLUEWATER FISHERMEN http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/iccat-meetings-2011/

Could fishermen on the Atlantic coast have more opportunity to catch tuna, swordfish and marlin in the future?

TIPS TO CATCH MORE CALICO BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/calico-bass-fishing-tips/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/story/rotations-pet-food-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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/mainland-mexico-fishing-reports-discussion/370531-good-times-pv-weekend.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/washington-state/370487-grilled-hali-tomato-tapenade.html

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/http://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/washington-state/370487-grilled-hali-tomato-tapenade.html

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.

FISHERMEN, FARMERS AND FUN http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/baja-bytes-san-quintin/

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 http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/simrad-nss-touch-screen/

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.

TARGETING BIG BASS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/catching-spawning-largemouth-bass/

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.

HOW TO SINK PENCIL BAITS http://www.bdoutdoors.com/article/sinking-topwater-lures-pencil-poppers/

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!