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What Lurks Below

Have you ever been fishing offshore on a boat, looked down and wondered what it would be like to see what lurks beneath the legs of a towering oil rig whose barnacle-encrusted legs extend hundreds or thousands of feet below the surface?[…]

Tuna

Guide reports tuna back in deep water

Yellowfin tuna may have been the main attraction south of the Mississippi River the past couple of days, but Capt. Scott Avanzino with Paradise Outfitters (985-845-8006) says there has also been a strong wahoo and cobia bite with even a few dolphin thrown in the mix recently.[…]

News Breaker

Angler shatters Gulf swordfish record

Exactly 2 years to the day, and almost to the exact hour, that Hurricane Ivan struck Orange Beach, Ala., the Gulf of Mexico swordfish record was broken. Angler Del Sawyer, along with Capts. Randy Howland and Robby Griffiths and crew of the Sea Reaper III, hooked the swordfish at 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 16.[…]

Ask Captain Paul

Which mapping software is best?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have a Garmin 192C that came loaded with current Blue Chart mapping, which I find very good for coastal areas. However, I do a lot of freshwater fishing as well, and Blue Chart does not cover inland waterways and lakes.[…]

Ask Captain Paul

Which mapping software is best?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have a Garmin 192C that came loaded with current Blue Chart mapping, which I find very good for coastal areas. However, I do a lot of freshwater fishing as well, and Blue Chart does not cover inland waterways and lakes.[…]

Ask Captain Paul

Which mapping software is best?

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have a Garmin 192C that came loaded with current Blue Chart mapping, which I find very good for coastal areas. However, I do a lot of freshwater fishing as well, and Blue Chart does not cover inland waterways and lakes. I[…]

Offshore Fishing

Snappy start to snapper season

The opening day of snapper season came and went as quickly as Christmas morning, and, like kids showing off their new toys, anglers bragged and took pictures of all the presents the Gulf of Mexico provided.[…]

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Gulf Habitats – Part I

The greatest distance across the Gulf is more than 1,100 miles from west to east. The shortest distance is 500 miles, between the Mississippi River Delta and the northern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.[…]

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West Delta Unwrapped

Jagged bolts of lightning flashed through the blinds of the Sandpiper Cove, and the accompanying boom of thunder rocked us from our warm bunks long before the requested 5 a.m. wakeup call.[…]