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As mentioned in my Fishing Resolutions (link) post a few weeks back, one of my areas of focus for 2022 was to improve my winter bassing game.  I’ve had a chance already to fish several bass-focused trips this year.  I’ve observed closely how the crew and regulars are rigging up.  Those observations and the advice …

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Hook & Tackle Outfitters (HTO) introduces a strong new collection of women’s hi-performance fishing shirts for Spring 2022. The demand for sun protective apparel has grown over the years and Hook & Tackle ( in 1989) was the first brand in the marine/fishing industry to introduce & promote sun protection. With exclusive graphic and printed …

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The header shot was taken on the FISHDOPE app and shows Saturday looking pretty nice. So, other than a little bit of wind blowing off Ventura and hitting Anacapa, the rest of the So Cal Bight is open for business. Good luck if you’re heading out this weekend! Please make sure to check the latest …

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As an outdoor writer, I often get asked to test drive the latest and greatest products and when it comes to fishing line, the “latest and greatest” often ends up being indistinguishable from the products that have been on the market for years. As a result, I was a little leery about agreeing to write …

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While most of the country is battling winter, Eastern Florida on the other hand is heating up in regard to fishing. Check out this report by Captain Chris Britton from Grey Ghost Charters, sounds like he’s in the place to be. Captain Chris Britton runs Grey Ghost Charters out of Stuart Florida.  We count on …

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Toni Bangos delivers the news on the sporboat scene from long-range to coastal. This week it sounds like there’s a trickle of Bluefin somewhat close. If you’re scheduled for a long-range trip or looking to get on one it sounds like there is great fishing down below. Shorter range has been getting scores on yellows …

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PRESS RELEASE January 5, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reel Guppy Dockside Learning Center Ribbon Cutting Port Hueneme, CA – We cordially invite the public to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official launch of the Reel Guppy Dockside Learning Center. Reel Guppy Dockside Learning Center, Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm in the Channel Islands …

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It’s been another mostly good week of wintertime fishing in Southern California. I added the word “mostly” because at this time of year the fishing can change day by day at any given location and if you’re lucky to time it right you can have a good day and if you don’t, the fishing could …

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Acosta is tapped to lead global marketing efforts for the performance eyewear brand.  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 11, 2022) –  Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, appointed industry veteran John Acosta as its Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in the outdoor and fishing industries, …

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Don Hansen, 87, the legendary sportfishing patriarch and founder of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The news of his death ricocheted throughout the California sportfishing and fisheries management communities and beyond. Don Hansen served as Vice President of SAC, Chairman of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Chairman of …

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Happy 2022 everyone! Due to the holidays, it’s been a while since my last report, but trust me when I tell you that you haven’t missed much. With the amount of weather we’ve had the last few weeks, there wasn’t much happening even when it wasn’t raining or blowing. The good news is that the …

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In winter most of our favorite gamefish skirt away with warmer waters, leaving us with a fishing void.  Thankfully for rockfish and an assortment of groundfish species we’re able to scratch our fishing itch over the winter months. They can be a blast to pull on, make great table fare, and for those novice anglers …

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The latest and greatest from Chasten this week. The story is cool weather and lethargic gamefish, Chasten walks us through how to get them to bite. Chasten is a 19-year-old charter captain/ angler from the west coast of Florida, specifically the Palma Sola area just on the south of Tampa Bay. She’s been in the …

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AFTCO has been a staple of the fishing industry and a leader in products built to better the sport of fishing.  Their additional focus on apparel and accessories has catapulted them to becoming a household name in “fishy” families.  Their focus on function, quality, and “eye-catching” style has kept them an industry leader for many years, but …

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With last week being Christmas, and given the sloppy, stormy weather here in Southern California, I didn’t go out fishing.  I worked on writing assignments and started doing some planning for next year.  As I was going through that mental exercise, high on my fishing agenda were the things that maybe I didn’t do so …

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The Channel Islands while diverse all share a main component when it comes to fishing and that’s squid. Squid is a quintessential component of any fishing outing in the Channel Islands. Often referred to as “Candy” because of the insatiable reaction to it being presented to a variety of species in and around the island. …

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Charles Frederick Holder. George Farnsworth. Zane Grey. Paxson Offield. Round Haul Seiner. All names are forever tied to Catalina fishing. The story is Charles Holder came across Avalon locals using handlines to take advantage of yellowtail frothing on a school of bait pinned up against the shoreline. The slaughter was prolific. In 1898 Holder founded …

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Chasten is a 19-year-old charter captain/ angler from the west coast of Florida, specifically the Palma Sola area just on the south of Tampa Bay. She’s been in the know since she was tot, and today is one of the most respected fisherwomen in our industry. Chasten is also part of the BD OUTDOORS Pro …

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I got out this week (and I’ll mention it down below), but it’s that time of year to take a look back on the year that was… January 2021 After being in Seattle for the majority of 2020, I was very happy to return to So Cal. I spent the majority of my fishing time …

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I was supposed to go fishing out of Ensenada on Wednesday last week, but I ended up canceling over concerns about the weather. I was looking for an alternative to fill that void, but so many boats are out of the water right now doing their annual maintenance. I was thinking about doing a year-in-review …

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It’s almost the Holidays and one of our favorite Captains from the Florida area has the latest and greatest from his area, welcome Captain Chris Britton with the report. No lack of action and fishing, proving that Florida really is the mecca of sportfishing. If you want to learn more about the Stuart, FL area …

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On December 27th, Santa will be heading to Long Beach, California to fish and help support the much needed improvements at El Dorado Regional Park. COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 14, 2021) – After Christmas, Santa will no doubt be exhausted from delivering presents to people all over the world with only one thing on his mind …