Fishing tournaments have become a huge industry! There are now more sailfish tournamentsalone than anyone could have imagined only a few decades ago. There are also numerous “Billfish” tournaments with a mixed bag of species and sizes. In some of these tournaments, particularly in Australia, all the fish must be tagged to get release points. In others, merely touching the leader qualifies. I strongly disagree with this style of tournament.First, if a fish is "released" wit
Having written a strong criticism against the evils of anecdotal evidence, I must now do a quick U-turn and speak up again. This time with the exact opposite view, a favorable one. I am now going to warn both the young folks seeking a PhD. in marine science and their grey bearded professors* who already hold these treasured degrees, not to reject anecdotal evidence too quickly! Just because no scientist has studied something well enough to be able to write a "peer reviewed"
I miss JJ Whitmer John Jacob Whitmer was a commercial fisherman before he became very well known as a charter captain who was famous for NOT having a clean shiny boat like a Rybovich or a Merritt. For a short while, in all the many years I knew him, he had a twin engine charter boat. Most of the time he had boats with a single diesel engine, one propeller, one prop shaft and one rudder in the center of the wooden hull. He caught a lot of fish and won more than his share of
CORE SOUND MORNING I will not be writing any more articles for Marlin Magazine. I will continue to be an instructor for Marlin University.
I will, from time to time, write articles for other magazines and I am starting my own personal blog.
Right now, I am in Atlantic, North Carolina. It's one of my most favorite places. We have good hunting, fishing, clay target shooting and excellent clamming that is almost in our back yard but it happens to be in our "front yard". Be