” We’ve got a jumper! Ransom Pipes captured this video of an acrobatic blue marlin while fishing on the Pipe Dream in Grand Isle, Louisiana.”
” Two New Jersey fishermen were out on the open seas when a big one very nearly caught them!
Clint Simek and Tom Rostron Jr. were on the Atlantic Ocean 40 miles south of New York City when an 8-foot shark grabbed one of their baits and pounced aboard their small craft.
The duo were paralysed by fear and ended up cowering in the aft of their 30ft boat whilst the ferocious shark began violently thrashing around on deck.
With the fish’s two inch teeth clear for them to see, the sailors decided to wait until the fish began to tire before tying it up.
In the meantime, the frenetic shark began eating everything in sight including cushions, speakers and even the boats decking through which water began to seep.”
” Friday afternoon at the Cabo~Hatteras marquee, the early log-on was well attended
and many were there to witness the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Jeff McCloy and the
Mayor of Port Stephens, Bruce McKenzie wish Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish Club “all the best” for a successful tournament…. and what a success it was!!We were blessed with a 3 day window of fabulous weather that enabled a capacity fleet of 110 boats and 528 anglers to put to sea.110 boats and 528 anglers lifts this, the 2013 Cabo~Hatteras Billfish Shootout to an alltime record for the event.”
Graham and Carmen McCloy from Game & Leisure Boats presenting “Paceemo” with their Cheque for
$12,500 for Heaviest Marlin over 150kg
” What does it take to win a fishing tournament? Perhaps a better question is, what doesn’t it take? The dirty little secret about tournament fishing is that winning requires a lot of everything. While intense preparation usually figures as a major component of any successful team, that doesn’t preclude plain dumb luck as accounting for a winner’s check. Similarly, playing it safe on the water is often the key to success — but then again, the risk-taker is sometimes the one who prevails in the end. And that’s the beauty of tournament fishing: You never know what lies in wait.
Here are a few thoughts from some recent winners of big events and their accounts of just how they did it.”
Capt. Brad Philipps (rear) led Angela (left) and Dave (right) Workman to an amazing 91 sailfish releases Dec. 28, 2012, aboard Decisive.
” Capt. Brad Philipps, generally regarded as one of the best billfish captains on the planet, added to his legacy in late December, tallying incredible numbers of billfish releases aboard his 40-foot Gamefisherman,Decisive.
Over a 10-day stretch, Philipps, who operates Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures, released well over 400 sailfish. The action got hot right after Christmas, on Dec. 27, when Philipps found a huge body of fish only 7 to 14 miles offshore and tallied 40 releases from 49 bites.
“But the following day saw one of those unbelievable bites most only dream about,” said Philipps, who has released more than 23,000 billfish over the past 11 years in Guatemala and has won The Billfish Foundation’s Release Captain of the Year Award for 10 years straight.”
HOW TO ENTER
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2. Once you are a member, all you have to do is log in and upload your photos into our Photo Contest Gallery.You must be logged-in to upload photos.
3. If you are having problems, just email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
4. Please upload or have a high-resolution version of your photo available in case you win. Winning photos that do not have a high-resolution version available may not appear in Sport Fishing.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
Two runner-up photos will also be chosen each month, and these winners will receive a one-year subscription to Sport Fishing magazine!*
Winners will also get a chance to see their photos featured in Sport Fishing magazine (space permitting).
The submission period for this month’s contest will end December 31, 2012 First place and runner-up photos will be chosen by Sport Fishing editorial staff by January 15, 2012. See Official Contest Rules here.
*Prize sunglasses and subscriptions are only available to winners that can provide a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada