Less than a minute after getting their lines in the water, Bill Boyce and his crew hook onto a double-header of hard-fighting sailfish.
While out looking for schools of snapper, Bill Boyce and his crew not only have a black marlin pay a surprise visit, but false killer whales show up for some fun, too.
The crew of Billfish Safaris discuss what world record fishing is all about.
JP is in Louisiana targeting monster redfish and black drum.
JP talks about two live-bait setups that are great for big redfish and black drum.
JP shows how to tie a double rig and offers tips on how to use this setup to catch all kinds of fish in shallow saltwaters.
JP talks about the gear setup you need to target redfish in shallow waters.
Jim Sammons heads out off the shores of Costa Rica with a couple of friends for some of the biggest sailfish he's ever seen from a kayak.
A striped bass double header off the coast of Montauk, New York.
Bill fishes with the Fox Sportfishing team as they catch some giant goliath grouper on Fox travel rods.
Bill battles with a big tarpon on the flats near Islamorada, Florida.
The action heats up as a blue marlin and dorado are caught back-to-back.
Bill catches a nice schooling sized yellowfin tuna.
Bill dives in to shoot some underwater footage as a striped marlin is battled to the boat and then released.
Bill and guests reel in fish after fish and top it all off with a nice yellowfin tuna.
Tim Simpson catches a huge barracuda after Bill loses a double header.
Tim Simpson explains the multi-species trolling spread that they are using, and then Bill reels in a nice yellowfin tuna.
Bill Boyce explains some interesting facts about wahoo, including their feeding behavior.
Bill Boyce battles a 600 lb black marlin off the coast of Panama.
Bill Boyce joins Sjon Harless as she catches an IGFA world record in Costa Rica.
Jim Sammons targets big roosters with Brian Daily, owner of the luxurious and remote Encanta La Vida lodge on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.
One of the few downsides of kayak fishing, is that you're fishing from a small platform that's very close to the water. This means that it's easy to lose gear overboard, and you have to expect that you're gear is going to get wet. This episode provides some tips on how to keep your gear protected.
Mariko is offering a sneak peek into season four - starting November 7th - and her shrimping adventure in Alaska. You never know whats going to come up in the pot along with the shrimp so Mariko is in for an exciting day on the water.
Kayak fishing can and should be an incredibly safe activity, whether you're fishing inshore, offshore, for small game or big game. You just need to understand some fundamental safety principles.
JP trades in his bass fishin' gear and visits the Florida Keys for some yellow tail and barracuda fishing.
At its core, saltwater fishing is exactly what it sounds like: fishing in saltwater conditions. This often refers to the oceans of the world, but also places where freshwater rivers meet with the sea. From time to time this is also known as marine fishing, depending upon who you talk to.
Those who love saltwater fishing are able to do it almost anywhere on Earth, with the main exceptions generally being near either of the poles where it can be dangerous to navigate a boat. While the commercial fishing industry is a large part of what goes on out at sea, the scope of this article will stick with recreational fishing.
What in the past was known as the saltwater fisherman is today known as the saltwater angler, an improved term that more accurately describes the fact that fishing is not just for men. Children, too, love the thrill of saltwater fishing: especially since some of what you could catch can grow much bigger than even the parents!
The marine environments of the world present ample opportunity to catch a vast number of different fish species, ranging from bluefish to halibut, marlins to sharks, and beyond. Most of these fish are eaten on a regular basis, or released back to the depths, but anglers are also motivated by the chance of bagging a trophy fish to have mounted on the wall, if so inclined.
The saltwater fishing industry that surrounds this particular sport is growing year by year with a huge number of charter boat companies springing up around the world. These fishing guides can be an excellent way for family and friends to spend some time together doing something fun.
If you have ever read a saltwater fishing journal or watched some saltwater fishing shows, you may be able to grasp just how much fun a trip on the ocean could be. While freshwater fishing has a great deal of charm, there is something about setting out on a boat into the deep blue sea that is just so appealing. Throw on top of that the chance to catch a monster fish, or encounter other giants of the sea, and you have yourself an adventure every time you hit the water.
That is not to say you need a huge boat for saltwater fishing. Smaller sea vessels, like rowboats, inflatables, or even kayaks can serve as perfect vehicles when fishing close to shore. The appeal of the sea, whether close to shore or not, has fueled many poetic and artistic works - and once you try it out, it's easy to see why.
Saltwater fishing is generally broken up into two main categories; inshore and offshore fishing. Both styles carry with them different rules, so be sure check the local saltwater fishing regulations long before venturing out. It is not always the case that a saltwater fishing license is required - this depends upon national, state and local laws. Just be sure you check up on the regulations before trying out one of these two forms of saltwater fishing.
It is considered inshore fishing when you are anywhere within sight of shore, fishing in water less than 30 meters deep. Generally you're on a boat that can be carried on a trailer or hooked onto a vehicle, as opposed to bigger ships that stay docked on the water.
This is a more inexpensive style of fishing than offshore, though you'll unlikely catch as big as fish at this range. The possibility for a monster fish is still there, however, and you'll certainly grab a bigger prize than if you were fishing from shore.
When inshore fishing, your rod length is considerably smaller than when you're out on open water. Bait is smaller as well, and chumming the water with dead bait isn't as necessary at this depth. Unlike offshore fishing, there's the option to anchor the boat and bounce a lure off bottom to entice fish, in addition to the traditional form of trolling.
If even a small boat isn't an option for you, there are ways you can wet your line from shore and get results. A popular style is called surf fishing, where you wade into the water a little bit and cast out in hopes for some fish hugging the shallows. Sea bass and perch are examples of fish you could bring up at this depth. Fishing from shore is the most cost-effective way to catch a saltwater fish.
For those who aren't satisfied being tied to the shoreline, give offshore saltwater fishing a try. How you choose to hit the open water depends on your boat situation. Some people love having their own vessel to take out and fish with, while others prefer to rent a charter and go out with a guide. The results will vary for each approach, but the bottom line is that you should choose the solution that interests you most.
Nothing quite beats the open sea when it comes to a great atmosphere and the size of the fish you could catch. Saltwater fishing pictures can't capture the immensity of some of the trophy fish you could reel up from the depths, such as sharks, tuna, sailfish, or marlin.
Trolling for fish is generally the preferred method, enticing passing fish with shiny spoons. As fish are much larger when offshore fishing, rods are bigger and line is tougher to keep up with the environment. Bait can include such exotic marine life as squid, and sometimes you'll have t o use a whole mackerel to get what you're after.
As the fish you can catch out at sea can be very big, most boats come stocked with a game-chair, which sits at the stern of the boat. Parking yourself in one of these chairs, and then setting the butt of your rod into a mount, will give you a much better foundation to fight your catch. With this assistance, you will need to have a higher level of strength and muscle endurance to successfully reel up a huge fish.
Since not everyone has the chance to be able to go and learn by doing when it comes to marine fishing, a great alternative can be checking out a saltwater fishing video over the web or better yet, one of the many saltwater fishing TV shows that have come around in recent years. Saltwater fishing shows generally take the viewers right out to sea and show exactly what it is like to fish for certain species in various locations around the world. They can even provide saltwater fishing 'how to' tips for your convenience.
Here is a list of the types of popular saltwater fishing shows you can find online through the WFN network:
The web holds more than just pictures and videos - think of it like a giant resource of saltwater fishing for dummies, which we all are when we first get started. You can check out forums on saltwater fishing and, of course, peruse through many articles dedicated to the sport. When not online, talk to local guides and experts for some tips - just be prepared if they are not willing to give you the details on their favorite saltwater fishing spots and secrets.