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Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Fishing & Golf Tournament 2017

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About half way down the east coast of the Baja Peninsula, nestled along Danzante Bay and the cerulean waters of the Sea of Cortez, you’ll find the The Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, a luxury resort of the highest-caliber. Its stately rooms and gorgeous grounds make the resort a remarkable family vacation […]

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Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 2 Tournament Results

Despite some of the roughest conditions since 2012, the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Summer Slam Part 2 turned out to be an incredible event with some some epic fish weighed in. The tournaments recorded the biggest single fish ever weighed in since Extreme began in 2011. A 52.3lb wahoo caught by Carl Slagle from North Carolina. Adrenaline […]

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Elliot Stevens Wins IFA Kayak Event at Punta Gorda, FL

Elliot Stevens, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, measured a combined limit of 51.75 inches to win the first regular-season event for the Florida West Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on March 8 at Punta Gorda, Florida. The angler took home $1,500 and a Power-Pole Micro Anchor for his first-place finish. […]

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IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Announces Paddle Board Contingency

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing will offer a unique contingency program designed specifically for anglers fishing from a paddle board at 2015 events. In partnership with IFA sponsor Engel USA, any angler that competes in at least two regular-season events, as well as the tour championship, from a […]

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Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship

The 2015 Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship (JJNBC), sponsored by Contender and Yamaha, is kicking into high gear March 18-21, 2015 for its 4th annual tournament. Celebrities and pro anglers from all over will join together for a great weekend of fun in the Florida Keys as participants prepare to fish for a record setting […]

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CCA Louisiana and Chevron team up for the 21st Annual STAR Tournament

CCA Louisiana and Chevron have teamed up for the longest and richest summer-long saltwater fishing tournament in Louisiana, making Chevron the title sponsor for the 21st Annual Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo (STAR). Competition begins the Saturday before Memorial Day, on May 23rd, and lasts 108 days until Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. “We’re […]

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IFA Hosts College Fishing Event

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to host a college fishing event for interested student anglers. The event is set for March 8 at Punta Gorda, Florida, and will feature a two-person team format. The tournament will operate out of Laishley Park (120 Laishley Park Court, Punta […]

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Sailfish Smack Down 2015–EXTREME!

The 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Sailfish Smack Down took place this past weekend in Pompano Beach, Florida, and once again the tournament proved to be one of the best events for saltwater kayak anglers. This was the second year that kayak anglers headed offshore for an all sailfish tournament–the only kayak billfish tournament there […]

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IFA Kayak 2014 Tour Champion: Benton Parrott

Congratulations to Benton Parrott of Spanish Fort, Alabama for taking top honors in the 2014 IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Championship presented by Hobie Fishing. Parrott measured a combined two-day total of 124.28 inches in length to win the 2014 IFA Kayak Fishing Tour championship presented by Hobie Fishing at Houma, La., on Oct. 18. The angler won […]

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Extreme Kayak Fishing Announces Two Events

Extreme Kayak Fishing has announced dates for two of their 2015 tournaments. The 2015 Sailfish Smack Down–Extreme Kayak Fishing’s second billfish tournament–will be held on January 17 and 18, 2015 in Pomapno Beach, Florida. the first place winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize. Second place carries a $1,000 prize, and third place will be […]

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Kayak Fishing Classics National Champions Crowned

This past Friday night, at about the same moment that anglers participating in the 2014 Kayak Fishing Classic National Championship Invitational and their guests were wrapping up the captains’ meeting and kickoff party, a cold front started to roll across Tampa Bay bringing wind, rain, and, of course, lightning–it is Tampa, after all. The kick […]

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Native Watercraft Pro Anglers Dominate Kayak Fishing Classics Mosquito Lagoon Classic

The Kayak Fishing Classics tournament series wrapped up Saturday with the Mosquito Lagoon Classic. This final leg of the year-long tournament series before next month’s national invitational proved to be an incredibly competitive tournament. Pepi Vidal, who fishes for Native Watercraft took first place for largest total aggregate length of four redfish, including a monster […]

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323-Pound Blue Marlin Sweeps All Categories at East Cape Offshore Tourney

Hector Guilarro had never caught a blue marlin before. On the last day of the the 2014 Bisbee’s Black and Blue East Cape Offshore Tournament, he caught his first, and the marlin would end up being worth $396,705 as the only qualifying marlin of over 300-pounds taken during the tournament. Guilarro’s fish won all three […]

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78-Pound Fish Wins White Marlin Open

The 41st annual White Marlin Open came to a close yesterday and Angler John Bayliss of Manteo, North Carolina, and the crew of the Dream Time took top honors with a 78-pound white marlin. Bayliss’ fish was the only white marlin of the tournament to meet the minimum weight requirement of 70 pounds. Bayliss’ prize: […]

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China Sea Wolf Club Wins 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Not three days ago, we congratulated Mari Arakawa of Japan’s Olympian Dream Fishing Club for bringing a record-setting 622.6-pound Pacific blue marlin to the scales on the second day of the 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. At the time, Arakawa’s marlin was not only the largest fish ever taken at the HIBT tournament on 50-pound test by […]

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Ride the Bull Tournament will be Big

The Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament is set for two weeks from now–August 15-16–and you better believe that it’s going to be big. Last year’s tournament drew 488 anglers to the tournament, setting a new record as the largest kayak fishing tournament ever held. But Tournament Director Danny Wray expects about 300 more kayakers […]

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Day 2 of Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Sees New Record Set

On day 2 of the 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, Mari Arakawa of Japan’s Olympian Dream Fishing Club brought a 622.6-pound Pacific blue marlin to the scales. The fish put the Japanese team atop the leader board and put Arakawa in the record books. Arakawa’s marlin is the largest fish ever taken at the […]

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41st White Marlin Open Returns to Ocean City

The 41st annual White Marlin Open returns to Ocean City, Maryland on August 4-8. Known as the world’s largest billfish tournament, the WMO has seen a decrease in numbers of boats registered in the last few years. The tournament registration peaked in 2006 with 449 boats competing, but only 262 competed last year. Tournament Director […]

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New Texas Blue Marlin Record

A new Texas state record for blue marlin was set this weekend at the Bastante John Uhr Memorial Billfish Tournament in Rockport, Texas. Legacy Fishing team angler Richard Richardson landed the big blue while fishing with Captain Kevin Deerman. The marlin weighed in at 972.7 pounds, more than 96 pounds heavier than the previous state […]

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365.2-Pound Marlin Tops 43rd Annual Pensacola International

The 43-annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament wrapped up on Sunday, and the crew of the Friction Course, a 36-foot Yellowfin center console, took top honors as tournament champions. Brandon Myers of the Friction Course brought a 265.2-pound blue marlin to the scales to take the top award–a nice prize of $6,200. Friction Course Captain Ryan […]

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