Stalking Tripletail “One for the Bucket List”

Lobotes surinamensis are aptly named. More commonly known as tripletail, leaf fish or blackfish, these strange looking critters feature the dorsal, caudal and anal fins all close together at the rear of its body, hence its name. Camouflage with a mottled brown or dark color, these ambush predators can be found

Carolina Skiff 198 DLX is a stable, efficient option for flats and bays

Anglers shopping for a stable hull that runs well on less horsepower and floats shallow should take a Carolina Skiff 198 DLX for a test ride. It offers many desired features that won’t break the bank and is a great fishing boat.

Cattle Drive, Brawny and Plentiful, Bull Red Drum

From North Carolina’s Neuse River and Outer Banks to Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and passes all across the central Gulf of Mexico, late summer and autumn are the prime times for inshore “cowboys” to hitch up their rides and set off for the annual bull round-up. By bulls, we

Grouper Diggin’

Grouper are one of the tastiest fish in the ocean, and as an added bonus for anglers, they pull as hard as a John Deere tractor. They are not too difficult to find and can be caught on a variety of baits and lures. What’s not to love?

Yamaha’s CL7 Display Enhanced

The view just got better. Yamaha’s CL7 gateway display has been updated with new software and compatibility, making it an even more useful accessory for boaters. Like the earlier version, the latest 7-inch touchscreen display comes in two models with detailed fresh and saltwater maps or without the mapping function. The mapping function can always be added later. Fuel flow and economy, rudder angle and battery charge level monitoring functions are still

On the Mend Bass Pro-Mark Davis is Progressing

Elite Series pro bass angler Mark Davis isn’t too good at sitting around. He’s become an accomplished walker, however, due to recent surgery. Since having his hip joint replaced seven weeks ago this veteran has been sidelined for a big chunk of the tournament season. His doctor just granted a partial release so Davis can now fish one or two days a week but no more than two days consecutively.

Yamaha Helm Master V.2

It’s hard to improve upon true innovation. But that’s exactly what Yamaha Marine has accomplished with its latest version of Helm Master, the fully integrated boat control system. Using an electronic joystick control and two or more outboards to vector and shift directions, Helm Master offers

Summer Dolphin Tactics

Dolphin, Dorado, mahimahi. No matter what you call them these neon green, yellow and blue speedsters are perhaps the perfect pelagic game fish. Why? Because they fight extremely hard, they are common in warm waters around the world, they grow super fast, and they taste delicious. That’s why Dolphin are such a popular summertime target.

Get the Right Gaff!

Nets work well for handling smaller inshore species, but for big, powerful adversaries gaffs are the preferred tool for landing fish. There are several sizes, lengths and even styles of gaffs though, so getting the right one is important.

Bait Magnets

Live bait enthusiasts know you can never have too much bait on board and one of the fastest ways to “black out” a live well is by chumming. Several methods are effective, but soaking frozen blocks of chum is the most popular.