Dust’Em Off Sailfish Warmup Kicks Off Sailfish Season in South Florida

Dust’Em Off Sailfish Warmup Kicks Off Sailfish Season in South Florida

 After being postponed in November due to extreme weather, the Dust’Em Off Sailfish Warmup kicks off sailfish season in South Florida this week. A much anticipated tournament known for its focus more on the experience of fishing with your crew, family, and friends, Dust’Em Off started off as “bar talk” between friends of Captain Ben Sharpe while venting about frustrations…

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Recreational Fishing Last Year, By The Numbers

Recreational Fishing Last Year, By The Numbers

According to a recent study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, participation in recreational fishing as at an all-time high. RBBF discovered 50.1 million people are fishing for fun, the highest number in 12 years, with first-timers, youth, female anglers, and minorities at an all-time high as well. They also found 70% of boats are used for fishing, and…

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2020/2021 South Florida Billfish Tournaments

2020/2021 South Florida Billfish Tournaments

Here’s a list of the upcoming South Florida Billfish Tournaments, including some notable tournaments close by in the Bahamas. November 2020 Dust’em Off Sailfish WarmupDate: Nov. 5-8, 2020Location: Palm Beach/Jupiter, Florida December 2020 Islamorada Sailfish TournamentDate: Dec. 4-6, 2020Location: Islamorada, Florida Hope Town United Sailfish TournamentDate: Dec. 10-12, 2020Location: Islamorada, Florida January 2021 Silver Sailfish DerbyDate: Jan. 6-9, 2021Location: West Palm Beach, FloridaMarlin Madness Qualifying Event Fish for…

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International travel to Guatemala resumed September 18; Americans Welcomed Back to Casa Vieja Lodge

International travel to Guatemala resumed September 18; Americans Welcomed Back to Casa Vieja Lodge

International travelers, including U.S. citizens, are permitted into Guatemala as of September 18th, 2020. All persons entering Guatemala by air must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival, and air carriers may request proof of negative test upon departure from the United States. U.S. citizens are not required to quarantine. One…

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NOAA Prohibits Retention of Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Roundscale Spearfish for Remainder of 2020

NOAA Prohibits Retention of Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Roundscale Spearfish for Remainder of 2020

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has determined that the recreational landings limit for Atlantic blue marlin, white marlin, and roundscale spearfish has been exceeded for 2020.  This year, Atlantic recreational anglers have kept 81 Atlantic blue marlin, 92 Atlantic white marlin, and 95 roundscale spearfish, totaling in 268 billfish (swordfish and sailfish excluded) and already exceeding the 250…

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