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Have the Perfect Fishing Vacation with Home Run Charters

Are you looking for a picture perfect, bucket list trip to fulfill your ultimate fishing fantasy? Run these scenes through your mind. The rod bent double as you fight a 100-pound yellowfin tuna in the offshore waters of Louisiana. The drag screaming on your spinning reel as a bull redfish makes a freight train run in the coastal marsh. Hooked up as a school of iridescent blue, green and yellow bull dolphin follows as you bring your catch back to the boat.

Redfish for Beginners

The red drum—or redfish—is the most popular coastal game fish from the Chesapeake Bay south to Texas. Red drum favors shallower water that makes this sporting gamefish easier for beginning saltwater anglers to find and catch. Follow these basics for tackle, locations and tactics to get in on the action.

Louisiana’s Best-Kept Fishing Secret is Offshore

Go to New Orleans for the obvious reasons. Jazz, food, the French and Cajun-infused culture. Drive 2 hours south and arrive at a completely different world. Here you will encounter some of the world’s best saltwater fishing that begins in Grand Isle.

Never Strike Out with Home Run Charters

“We had our limit of red snapper in about 15 minutes.” “We were headed back to the dock by lunch time with about 700 pounds of fish.”

Yamaha’s Helm Master Takes Guesswork, Stress Out of Docking

Seasoned boaters know all too well the nuances of maneuvering a big boat in tight spaces. Running longer distances, handling big waves, and more room and storage for gear and passengers are advantages of a big boat. What’s not so great about boats powered by multiple outboards is when it comes time to return to the dock. Maneuvering the big boat into tight spaces, and into waves and current, takes years of experience. Unless you are a seasoned boat captain that is not an option, at least for the average boater.

Fishing for Black Sea Bass

Abundant, easy to catch and an epicurean delight. That’s the black sea bass, a bottom species that is found throughout a wide range of depths and places along coastal areas. From New England to Florida anglers enjoy fishing for sea bass from bays and tidal rivers, to great distances offshore. That spans a wide range of depths up to 200 feet and more.

Go Tripletail for Tasty Fare, Sporting Challenge

Catching the tastiest inshore fish of them all, while fishing for a species that is a master of disguise. You get that challenge and reap the benefits at the table when fishing for tripletail. The tripletail gets its name from the dimensions and placement of the dorsal and anal fins, which resemble additional tails. The tripletail has a triangular head with the eyes on top and close together, and by design, they attack their prey from below.

Going Flat for Great Fishing

Flats fishing, Just the thought brings to mind the sight of big fish cruising over ultra-shallow water. Your mind also might wander to explosive surface feeding activity as the fish gang bait up on top of the flats. Every inshore angler should know the basics of flats fishing. Flats might not be the most abundant and predominant habitat in your area. What does appeal about flats is that predator species gravitate to them to feed.

Brandon Palanuik, Chris Zaldain Choose Skeeter, Here’s Why

Brandon Palanuik and Chris Zaldain come from different parts of the country and favor totally different angling styles, yet they share one strong, common interest. No matter where you live and how you fish the office for a successful bass pro is his boat. And Paluniuk and Zaildain choose Skeeter as their choice.

Go Skiing With Tidewater

Thumbs up. Thumbs down. Those hand gestures mean more than acknowledging that you like something. In skiing terms, the thumbs up gesture means the skier wants boat speed to increase. Back off the throttle when thumbs go down. Those are just two of the seven skier hand signals that are fundamentals of learning the original powerboat watersport.