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Captain’s Tips & Tricks

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March 12th, 2015

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We are asking some of the top captains in the world for some of their tricks/tips, and this month, Capt. Chris Sheeder from Casa Vieja Lodge, a Tag & Release Program Sponsor, will talk about hooking up multiples… There are …

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TBF/Seakeepers Joint Event

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March 3rd, 2015

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Over 100 guests attended the exclusive member’s only The Billfish Foundation (TBF) and International Seakeepers Society joint event to promote  membership and announce a partnership between both organizations to collaborate on billfish conservation. The event, free for all TBF & SeaKeepers members, …

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TBF’s International Tag & Release Awards 2014 Award Winners

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March 2nd, 2015

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Each year, TBF relies on the sportfishing community across the world to report their billfish tag and release information. Since it began in 1990, TBF’s Tag & Release Program anglers, captains and mates worldwide have made this program the largest …

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Cuban Evolution

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February 18th, 2015

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No doubt, as the political debate increases over pros and cons of the United States normalizing relations with Cuba, anglers want to move forward to fish in Cuban waters. While taking your own boat remains ILLEGAL, Americans can book a …

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Captain’s Tips

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February 10th, 2015

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Rigging Kite Baits By Capt. Scott Leon from Sandman Fishing team There are two approaches to rigging kite baits that both have their positives and negatives making the choice ultimately up to each boat. The “traditional” or “back rig” way …

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Family Fun Fest

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February 8th, 2015

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne Bay National Park The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is always looking for new avenues to engage the public on its programs, especially young people.  TBF had a unique opportunity to educate over 400 children and adults …

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The Offshore Fishing League – Pro Series

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February 3rd, 2015

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Very much like NASCAR or a professional sports team, large investment opportunities and top notch fishing skills are heading offshore with the creation and launching of the Offshore Fishing League (OFL). The OFL is the world’s first professional big-game sportfishing …

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Recreational HMS Economic Contributions from Mid-Atlantic to Maine

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January 8th, 2015

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Whether it is billfish, tuna, or sharks, fishing for HMS species means finding blue water far offshore from the dock. Venturing offshore and pursuing big game fish requires larger boats, heavier tackle and presents challenges on the scale of the …

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2014 Tag & Release Winners!

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January 7th, 2015

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The tag and release reports are in and the results have finally been tallied. This year was truly a record year for billfish anglers and for TBF’s Tag & Release Program. Below are some of the top anglers and captains …

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Costa/TBF Release Report Challenge

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December 15th, 2014

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“Anglers are the ones who can truly make a difference for the future of our billfish species. They’re the ones out there, every day, in all kinds of conditions and climates, catching and releasing fish, watching their patterns, noting their …

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