Fishing Miami with the Legendary Bouncer Smith

Fishing Miami with the Legendary Bouncer Smith

The sound of Bouncer Smith's twin 300-hp Evinrudes starting in the morning sends a shiver down the spine of the fish in Florida. The editors seek out Bouncer to find out why fish everywhere fear this man.

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Drug of Choice

Cracking the code of the elusive permit is a lifetime endeavor for anglers long accustomed to the maddening highs and lows of the pursuit.

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Fish Pimping

Contradictory worldviews collide along a river in Montana, where a guide wrestles with heady questions of conservation, ethics and hypocrisy.

Adventure

People

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Growing Up Viking

Since he was a boy, fishing has been a driving force in the life of Pat Healey, the head of Viking Yachts.

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Coming of Age

Two old friends pull story after story from a river of memories as they once again fish the Michigan waters of their boyhood.

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The Beautiful Curse Continues

I’ve been waiting for a son or daughter to share my fervor for fishing. I may have finally found one with a grandson who is taken by all things fish.

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The Art of Fishing

He was known as “Trout Boy” around the Yale University campus as a student, so it’s no surprise that artist James Prosek has crafted a career from pursuing, painting and writing about fish.

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Laughter Rang off Canyon Walls

Climbing mountains for fish is a spiritual endeavor for the author, whose parents pointed him toward a fuller way of life on Montana’s Northern Cheyenne reservation.

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Party Boat Living

Party-boat fishing is as much about fun as it is fish. Winning the pool is an honor like no other, and the IRS is none the wiser if you don’t report your winnings.

Saltwater

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Creatures of Habit

Winter never fails to arrive in South Florida, along with scores of sailfish and the anglers eager for action

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Growing Up Viking

Since he was a boy, fishing has been a driving force in the life of Pat Healey, the head of Viking Yachts.

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Uncle Bob’s Blues

A writer remembers landing bluefish after bluefish, the sweet aroma on the grill and the new neighbors who were surprised by the culinary delight.

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Child on the Marsh

A writer recalls being lost in sawgrass as a boy, afraid of nothing, working his way from fresh water to salt until he was saved from things he didn’t want to be saved from.

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Trailblazer

Jake Jordan made possible what was once believed to be nearly impossible: catching blue marlin on a fly rod.

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‘Big Fun’

The bite for three hours was as hot as it gets for three anglers fishing a seamount 75 miles off Costa Rica.

Freshwater

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Smelt Camp

Ice fishing for smelt is a Maine tradition that involves plenty of food, grog and friends, along with a tiny, silver fish

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Child on the Marsh

A writer recalls being lost in sawgrass as a boy, afraid of nothing, working his way from fresh water to salt until he was saved from things he didn’t want to be saved from.

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Ribbon of Turquoise

The Devils River wends through the badlands of southwest Texas, unforgiving territory and the backdrop for these paddlers on a four-day quest for smallmouth and largemouth bass.

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Coming of Age

Two old friends pull story after story from a river of memories as they once again fish the Michigan waters of their boyhood.

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Laughter Rang off Canyon Walls

Climbing mountains for fish is a spiritual endeavor for the author, whose parents pointed him toward a fuller way of life on Montana’s Northern Cheyenne reservation.

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Fact, Folklore or Fiction?

There is a common belief that Atlantic salmon do not feed when migrating upstream. Nonsense, says this enthusiast, who has the evidence to back up his hypothesis.

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River Hewn

A longtime guide’s love letter to Montana, where rivers are deep with fishing options and the field of play is as wide as the eye can see.

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Ties That Bind

A father-son relationship is strengthened during a fishing trip to New Zealand, as the young man prepares to leave home and the elder contemplates a new phase in their lives.

Boats & Gear

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My Boat My Life: “My Regulator”

For the past decade, I entertained a naval architecture fantasy that came to fruition earlier this year. She’ll be my last boat, and finally I can use the phrase “my Regulator.”

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Reeling in the Years

Venerable Tochterman’s tackle shop in Baltimore has been satisfying the wants and needs of generations of fisher folk for 102 years.

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Bulking Up

The Latest in Outboard Power. Six new engines prove bigger is better when it comes to outboards, with three manufacturers now offering V-8 options.