FISHING – TARPON: SILVER DREAM

The tarpon (Megalops Atlanticus) is the most important member of the genus Megalops , name that derives from the greek (megalo: great ; OPSI: face).
This fish for anglers is a true icon of sport fishing: a dream, a nightmare , the goal of many trips to the tropics. All this has created a legend around this fish known by…

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FISHING – DOLPHINFISH

The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a voracious predator, that has among its prey various species like mullets, anchovies, flying fish and needlefish. Juvenile dorado are prey for tuna, swordfish, kingfish, and also are one of the preferred prey of marlin. The size of the adults are remarkable, being able to reach two meters in length, for an average size…

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YELLOWFIN TUNA – INTO THE WILD

The Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) live in tropical and subtropical waters at latitudes between 40° N and 35° south, and (unfortunately) are absent in the Mediterranean waters. They have a dark blue color with a metallic sheen, with silver on the belly with about twenty vertical rows. The second dorsal fin and pectoral fins can become very long and…

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FISHING – HOW OLD ARE YOU?

Our fishes grow throughout the course of their lives, unlike humans and before they reach their maximum size usually develop sexually and reproduce. Growth is usually rapid during the early stages of their life until they reach sexual maturity and then decline, as the development of the gonads subtracts energy for somatic growth.
The fact that a fish will continue…

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FISHING – COSTA RICA

Pesca a mosca ai rostrati: pesce vela catch & release

World Fishing – This photo was taken in the waters of the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica, out of Crocodile Bay, Puerto Jimenez. It portrays the culmination of a dream of a fisherman who you will never know, Drew. He is not public known, but he is a guy that has saved his money for 4-5 years to fish…

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BERMUDA – CARANGIDAE SPINNING

SPINNING – You cannot only live of Giant Trevally: the family of th carangidae is in fact one of the largest in the world, with representatives in every sea. For example in the Mediterranean, there are two wonderful fish of great sizes: the pompano and the amberjack. This coloured thing, coming out of the Bermuda bank, is a yellow jack…

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FISHING AT KEY WEST: TARPON UNDER BRIDGES

The arcades of the photos are those of the famous Seven Mile Bridge, the longest ever, in Marathon Key, where we also have the largest fishing tarpon tourist industry. There are no less than 42 bridges that we encounter during the 127 miles Overseas Highway, the highway of the seas, or rather Route 1, which connects Miami to Key…

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FISHING – FISH & FADs

In the fishing community, the FADs has ancient origins and has been for long time a big resource for generations of fishermen.

In the fishing community, the FADs, acronym of “Fishing Aggregating Devices” has ancient origins and has been for long time a big resource for generations of fishermen from all over the world, and in the Med in particular in Sicily, Malta, up to the Balearic Islands. The phenomenon that brings the fish to congregate under floating objects has been…

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THE TOP 100 WORLD GAMEFISH

Dolphinfishes, the best of top 100 gamefish: size, power, acrobatic skills and gala suit

I recently had the honor of attending a initiative of Sport Fishing Magazine, perhaps the most important magazine in the world of fishing, in which editor, Doug Olander, asked me to contribute to assess with other anglers and captains the top 100 world gamefish. Although I know that size matters is not the only one thing to rate our…

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FISHING – TUNA SOUVENIR

Azores Islands: Big Game, giant tuna. Fisherman Double Header and the legendary Leo Clostermann.

Horta, Azores Islands: giant tuna. The classic photo of the angler with the prey hoisted on a crane acquires a very particular meaning in this picture. We are on the Fajal island of the Azores, in Horta port: the boat behind the fisherman is the famous Double Header and the angler is the legendary Leo Clostermann’s grandson, highly decorated flying…

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