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Michigan Ontario Muskie Fishing Mayhem

Sweet Muskie Catch!

An 18 year old tradition, the Michigan-Ontario Muskie Club (MOMC) along with the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and Detroit Athletic Club continues the annual participation in the Special Olympics Muskie tournament raising money for the Grosse Pointe / Harper Wood Chapter of Special Olympics. Organizations like the Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit and Grosse Pointe Yacht Club along with other companies and individuals donate to fish aboard 47 different muskie boats during the one day and is a 100% Catch & Release …

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Tuna Fishing in South Florida

Capt Brent with a Blackfin Tuna

Tuna Fishing Techniques Spring time in South Florida means different things to anglers all across the board. Some look forward to chasing big dolphin in the Gulfstream, while others prep for the tarpon migration or grouper’s opening season. The sailfish bite is often going off during this late season run and many take advantage of the wide open bite. For the Double Threat team, spring time allows us to capitalize on a particular species that is often absent throughout the remainder of the year– big blackfin …

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Daytime Swordfishing: 10 Tips for Bagging Bruiser Broadbills

Fighting big swordfish is an experience of a lifetime.  Fishing for swords is a very high risk, high reward proposition.  These fish are often in great depths, and the opportunity cost to hunt for them is high.  Consider these tips to  improve your odds. 1. Prepare for the trip On any serious fishing expedition you need to be ready for everything. When we swordfish we run long distances and fish long days so make sure you have plenty of food, …

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9 Important Pages for Marketing Your Fishing Charter Website

old fishing website

Dear Fishing Captain, I know you want to book more charters.  You started doing this for the same reason I did – you were working for a way to go fishing more often.   Your phone is your lifeline to book more charters.  Customers want to talk to Captains.  Your website is the sales tool that drive those phone calls and emails.  They’re searching for a fun, relaxing experience with someone with knowledge and expertise. A good website should answer all …

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Covering Multiple Depths with Your Fishing Spread

kitefishing spread

  Whether you enjoy anchoring on offshore reefs and wrecks for bottom fish or prowl the open ocean for pelagics, adding different dimensions to your bait spread is vital for success. Both large and small boats can take advantage of different portions of the water column where different species hunt. By blanketing the entire area around your boat from top to bottom, anglers can effectively up their chances of getting hooked up. An angler is spending his day offshore waiting …

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Islamorada, FL: Inshore fisherman’s paradise

Islamorada, located in the heart of the Florida Keys, is one of the most traversed fishing destinations in the continental United States.  It provides one of the most unique fishing habitats with the confluence of the gulf of mexico, florida everglades, and atlantic ocean all meeting right there. One of the best things about fishing in Islamorada, and that is is most known for, is the inshore fishing.  We also refer to this as backcountry fishing in the Florida Keys.  …

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A Beautiful Blue Billfish Bites…

  I lept from my seat on the leather lined floors of the beautiful 47 viking when I saw the rod buckle. We had been trolling along in all day and nearly everyone on the boat had about given up for the day.   I was getting tired of watching as well, and had finally just sat down.  I raced out the cabin door, and beat even the well-seasoned mates that were watching from their perches near the captain’s helm to …

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Silver Kings in the Keys: 10 Tips for Triumphant Tarpon Trips

big tarpon jump

Tarpon: Silver Kings of the Keys Tarpon are a spectacular gamefish found in the Florida Keys and many other areas.  They are one of the most sought after species to catch due to their large size, incredible power, and dazzling acrobatics. Tarpon can be difficult to catch for a variety of reason, and will  take advantage of any mistakes an angler makes when trying to land them.  The point of this article is to help give you the upper hand next …

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How to Tell if a Fishing Charter is Operated by an Experienced Captain

Choosing a fishing charter in a place you’ve never been before is a daunting task. Aside from not knowing which charters are most established, what the best fishing season is, or how the weather conditions may impact your time on the water – you’re relying exclusively on the reputation of local fishing captains and the marketing efforts they’ve managed to promote their business. That’s a risky proposition, because some professional fishermen are better marketers than anglers.  So how can you tell if a fishing …

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How to Choose a Fishing Charter (in Miami)

captain mario throws the net

There are few destinations in the united states which afford visting anglers the opportunity to fish with experienced captains who excel at putting their customers on fish.  The inshore and offshore waters of Miami, FL provide an incredible variety of gamefish which are available year round, and many local Captains have built their businesses targeting specific gamefish based on the season.  That’s good news for visiting anglers, because the variety of charter boats and guides available deliver something for everyone …

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