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February 2020

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Fishing should be fun and every angler should know their limits.

Food for Thought: Expectation vs. Reality

Fishing has always served as a great escape from our technology filled world and I think we shouldn’t lose focus of that.

Learning The Ropes

Party Boating: Learning the Ropes

There is nothing like the anticipation you feel heading out in the morning on a calm sea aboard a party boat.

Good beach structure

Surf Strategies: Adapting to Change

The more info you have on the beach, the more reliable will be your adaptations to changing fish moods and hydrodynamics.

The author’s kayak rigged and ready for a day of fishing.

The Right Fit: Customize Your Kayak

The basic fishing kayak platform is prime for tricking-out to meet your specific angling needs.

Beach ramp

On the Road: Preventative Trailering

Before hitting the highway, try spending some time with your trailer in the driveway.


Road Trip: On the Hunt for Monster Blackfish  

More In This Issue

A very young Kevin Riley

Tomorrow, Yesterday and Today

When my two sons were grown up enough to go saltwater fishing, my primary concern as their mentor was to make sure that they caught fish. I wanted their first fishing experiences to be ones that they would want to repeat.

Hotspot Hylton

The Hylton Castle

On January 11, 1886, while bound from New York to Rouen with a cargo of 57,880 bushels of corn, the 251-foot-long Hylton Castle got caught in a heavy gale.


Marine Electronics Buyers’ Guide

This year’s class of electronics are breaking new ground and opening buyers to a whole new world of options.


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