Pat Ford is a retired Miami lawyer, award-winning fishing photographer and angler who has held two dozen world records during decades of fishing.
Striped marlin gorge on bait balls off far-flung Magdalena Bay, creating unparalleled action and record catch numbers
A longtime light-tackle angler says few things compare with taking a blue marlin on the fly.
The author goes well off the grid in Colombia in pursuit of payara, a fish with impressive fangs
Mutton snapper are a worthy adversary in skinny water, on the reefs or in the channels
When traveling deep into windy Patagonia, bring as much tackle as possible
Whether trolling or “running and gunning,” mahi are great on the rod and on the table. And pound for pound, a big one is a handful on a fly rod.
A quest for the fierce golden dorado takes the author into the remote Bolivian jungle
The author was ‘a goner’ after his first big tarpon shook its head and took to the sky
A well-traveled photographer is drawn to Piñas Bay, Panama, for its black marlin and other hefty cohorts.
When packs of sailfish are working baitballs off Isla Mujeres, the fishing and underwater photography can be otherworldly.
Spinning rods and lots of plugs made all the difference when conditions went south on the flats.