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  • Fishing the Lonely Pacific Coast of Colombia

    We discover what sport fishing is like along arguably the least-fished Pacific coast in the tropical Americas.

    These photos offer some idea how I fared on a visit to fish Bahia Solano, west of Medellin, for a few days in early April.
  • A comparison of five brands of high-quality binoculars

    High-quality binoculars don't come cheap but can make a world of difference on the water. Here are the facts.

What's New

  • Shrimp Boats May Threaten Red Snapper Gains in Gulf

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council could allow juvenile red snapper to once again be decimated as bycatch in Shrimpers’ nets

    It is important for anglers to remember that federal managers are still inclined to do the bidding of commercial interests and that means there are still reasons to be…
  • Sport Fishing readers try to stump the Fish Facts experts with strange catches.

    Sport Fishing readers try to stump SF's Fish Facts experts with a Paloma pompano, checkered snapper, northern stargazer and an oriental bonito.
  • Big texas red drum

    Quick tips from a Texas expert on finding and catching red drum along the Texas coast.

    Where and how to catch red drum in the Lone Star State from one of Texas’ best-known writers and authorities on saltwater fishing.
  • Single Hooks Versus Trebles

    Good reasons for using plugs with inline single hooks

    Kudos to lure manufacturers who are beginning to offer single hooks on saltwater lures.

Fishing Boats

  • Scout 530 LXF First Glance

    New flagship offers luxury sport-fish capabilities.

    Scout's long-awaited 530 LXF demonstrates the company's commitment to luxury and fishability.
  • Biggest-yet, boldest-ever center console with motors to match

    HCB's latest massive vessel — the 65 Estrella — breaks the mold for super-size center consoles.
  • The Sea Vee 322Z: Layout Options that Focus on Fishing, Family Cruising or Both

    The Sea Vee 322Z lets you choose the deck plan that suits your style of boating…
  • Pathfinder 2005

    Bigger-bay-boat features in a smaller 20-foot package

    Pathfinder's eighth bay boat, the 2005, comes with more storage space and higher freeboard.

Fishing Hot Spots

Click on any of the pins on the map below to see the latest reports from captains in that area. Legend: Yellow = March reports, Green= April reports

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  • Raymarine Element MFDs

    New sonar/GPS units combine high-def sonar, quad-core processing and real-time mapping.

    Raymarine's new Element multifunction displays come in 7-, 9- and 12-inch sizes, offer several sonar types and come with real-time sonar mapping.
  • Standard Horizon HX40 VHF

    Compact handheld provides full functionality.

    Standard Horizon's new HX40 handheld VHF weights only 8.1 ounces.
  • Garmin BlueChart g3

    New charts blend the best of Garmin and Navionics content.

    Garmin's new BlueChart g3 charts combine the best content from Garmin and Navionics for more detail and features than ever before.
  • Industry offers tips, considers new technologies

    Marine-electronics, outboard and boat thefts continue to rise, here's how you can protect your property.

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