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  • Versatile technology and how to use it

    We've got the top tips for using side-scan sonar to catch more fish. Learn how to put this technology to work for you.
  • The builder's new flagship, a plush center console

    This plush center-console, the builder’s new flagship, is also a serious bluewater performer. Learn more in this boat test on the Grady-White Canyon 456.
  • Ease your way into big California halibut

    Motor mooching produces on both incoming and outgoing tides, but weak-to-moderate tides are often best. And generally halibut prefer to bite either when the current…
  • Striped bass are one of the most sought after gamefish in the United States.

    Stripers thrive in a range of habitats, from river mouths to open water, but generally are not far from structure and forage fish. Suitable tackle for striper fishing…

Fishing Boats

  • Center console for coastal and offshore fishing

    The SeaVee 322Z is a dexterous center-console built to excel at coastal and offshore pursuits. Check out our fishability test to learn how it performed.
  • Get a closer look at some of the impressive debuts at this year's show.

    Get a closer look at some of the impressive debuts at this year's show.
  • A 23-foot center-console chock-full of comforts and fishing features.

    A 23-foot center-console chock-full of comforts and fishing features.
  • A standout offshore boat that blends fishability with performance and comfort.

    A standout offshore boat that blends fishability with performance and comfort.
  • 2019 Boston Whaler 280 Outrage

    The 280 Outrage is a big, flexible boat ready for serious fishing, thrilling water-sports or pleasant cruising.

    The 280 Outrage is a big, flexible boat ready for serious fishing, thrilling water-sports or pleasant cruising.
  • 2019 Pursuit S 288

    The compact new Pursuit S 288 is a lean but fully equipped fishing machine.

    The compact new Pursuit S 288 is a lean but fully equipped fishing machine.

Saltwater-Fishing Videos

Fishing Knots How-To Series

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New Boats on the Water

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How-To Tips

  • Strategies, flies and tackle for stripers

    Learn how to fly fish for stripers. Use these proven fly-fishing strategies and tackle for striped bass success.
  • Connecticut is ground zero for big stripers

    Learn where and how to tackle trophy striped bass. Use our guide to fishing Connecticut waters, ground zero for trophy stripers.
  • Seasonal tips for catching stripers everywhere.

    Regional tactics and strategies for striped bass…
  • You can find striped bass year-round if you know where to go.

    Striped bass offer a wealth of angling opportunity, with challenges as varied as the places where they are found. Nothing beats local knowledge, so here are the proven…

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Angler's Cookbook

  • Firm and sweet-tasting tripletail fillets are perfect for pan-roasting.

    Pan-Roasted Tripletail with golden beets and Brussels sprouts in brown butter are a delicious way to prepare your catch. Use our step-by-step recipe to get this dish…

Saltwater Fishing Gear