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Yasi devastates NE Australia

Yasi devastates NE Australia

We, like the rest of the world, have obviously been charting closely the progress and impact of Yasi.  Fishing on the reef is the last of our thoughts right now, and our prayers are for those whose lives have been uprooted by this massive storm.  Sharing here a picture of the marina at Cardwell…

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Republic of Panama, the billfish thank you!

Republic of Panama, the billfish thank you!

In a huge victory for the thousands of billfish in Panamanian waters, the Republic of Panama has banned longliner activity.  Panama’s Executive Decree 486, signed by President Ricardo Martinelli on Dec. 28, 2010, prohibits longline vessels of over six tons from operating within the nation’s waters, which means the massive bycatch and kill of so many billfish will now cease thanks…

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South Florida on fire!

South Florida on fire!

No better place in the world to catch sailfish than South Florida right now – reports coming out of boats seeing 100+ sails (Randy Yates) and 58 releases on 85 hookups (on the Reely Tight). Fishing was also terrific at last week’s Silver Sailfish Derby, where the Get Lit caught 37 sails over the three-day tournament to take tournament honors. …

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