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International Reductions in Commercial Landing of Atlantic Marlin   The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is an international regional fishery management organization for highly migratory species (HMS) in the Atlantic, including billfish, tunas, and some sharks. Two additional, separate organizations for HMS operate in the Pacific Ocean and in the Indian Ocean. These three organizations were established...
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By John Ashley There are many great features that have made the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament unique for so many years. The two most incredible facts: The event has been going strong for 60 years, and its original founder—Peter Fithian—remains at the helm. Here’s a look at the rich fabric of this popular international tournament. From the Beginning In 1955, Fithian arrived...
In my previous article, I talked about several ways to modify your downriggers, specifically to switch them to running monofilament line as opposed to the wire that comes on them and will chafe any mono that runs across it to the point of breaking.  Now that you have this done, why not set up the release with minimal hardware...
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Most king mackerel fishermen readily acknowledge they catch a lot of kings trolling lines below the surface.  Slow trolling is the primary fishing technique for tournament and non tournament anglers seeing kings and it also works for other species, such as cobia, amberjack, dolphin and large Spanish mackerel.  Trolling offers a way to present baits to a lot of...
Word Record King Mackerel Reports (and pictures) are surfacing around the internet with information that a new world record King Mackerel was caught. Captain JB & Troy - Topshot Sportfishing out of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Two weights have been posted but Anglers Mike & Brook were on their Honeymoon and caught a 97.8 lb (also reported a 100.5 lb) King Mackerel on 40...
Kiyomura Corp owner Kiyoshi Kimura, left, with the bluefin tuna for which he made a wining bid at the annual New Year auction, in Tokyo on Saturday. CREDIT: AP
Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns a chain of sushi restaurants (Sushizanmai chain) set a record purchasing a 613-lb Bluefin Tuna caught off the coast of northern Japan's Aomori prefecture, at Tokyo's famous new year fish auction. Kimura set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the year's first auction at Tokyo's new fish market, exceeding his own record price of 1.1m in...
Some fishermen consider bluefin tuna to be dinosaurs still swimming in the ocean. Atlantic bluefin tuna have very few natural predators. Weighing in at over 1000 pounds in some cases, these fish face few natural threats. Orca whales and sharks are generally their largest predators. ICCAT (International Committee for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) is a coalition of most of the...
Morehead City - Bluefin Tuna
General Category Bluefin Tuna General Category December subquota set at 50 mt and opens on December 1, 2018.  The daily retention limit will be one large medium or giant bluefin tuna (measuring 73” or greater) per vessel per day/trip. This action applies to General category (commercial) permitted vessels and to HMS Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement...
1431 lb Black Marlin
  A 1431 lb Black Marlin has been caught off Lady Musgrave Island in Queensland, Australia by angler Rob Crane on board the 76ft Viking Too Easy II.  The is the 2nd biggest ever caught in Australia. The biggest fish record is held by Peter B. Wright "Peter B" with a 1,442-pound Black Marlin from 1973 that remains the largest ever weighed in Australia. Below is a...
Morehead City, NC - Captain Mark Chambers (AKA Microwave) and the Due South Sportfishing Crew landed the seasons first Bluefin Tuna today. The fish measured 75 inches and there was a report of another boat that broke a fish off.      

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Texas Freshwater Weekly Fishing Report May 13, 2020

Alan Henry GOOD. Water clear 62 degrees; 1.13' low. Black bass are good fishing soft plastic worms and jigs on a variety of structures, including...