1 On this day in 1991, Jessie Cordova set the world record for great barracuda off Scarborough Shoals, in the Philippines, with an 84-pound, 14-ounce fish. Cast a tube lure, work it fast and don’t let the record stand for another 15 years.
4 IT’s your last shot of the year to attend the 2006 Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series in Hollywood, Florida. You’re sure to pick up a new fishing trick or two and you may even win a brand-new 21-foot Mako. www.nationalseminarseries.com
15 Beginning today, SoCal gearheads should check out the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle & Boat Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County. The show features exhibits from the leading tackle and boat manufacturers as well as educational seminars from top anglers. www.fredhall.com
17 Get out the Green Machines. What better day to kick that bad luck to the curb than St. Patrick’s Day? And if that skunk streak doesn’t end, there’s no shame heading for the barn early and hitting the closest watering hole.
20 Spring is here, and so is some great fishing: bonefish on the flats of Christmas Island; speedy wahoo off Bermuda. The spring hot spots don’t end here, so get out on the water.