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Great Marlin Race Winner named

24 Jan 2012
An Electronically Tagged Blue Marlin Wins the Third Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Great Marlin Race   The third annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Great Marlin Race was won by “West Marie,” a 170-pound Pacific blue marlin caught by angler Ed Abele and tagged by Captain Marlin Parker on board his boat the Marlin Magic II. The electronic tag, sponsored through a West Marine BlueFuture Conservation Grant, was deployed on August 8, 2011 off the Big Island’s Kona Coast. [Read more]

Surf Fishing Southern California Guide

22 Jan 2012
Surf Fishing: The Light Line Revolution- This is the time of year to become a "Perch Pounder", Bill Varney Jr. explains the tips and techniques for light tackle surf angling along the Southern California coast. [Read more]

2012 Shimano Sustain FG Spinning Reels- Pre Order

21 Jan 2012
The New 2012 Shimano Sustain FG spinning reels are due to arrive any day now.  Refined features include: X-Ship- provides rigidity and tremendous amount of cranking power New Magnumlite CI4 Rotor reduces resistance on rotation provides tremendous amount of smoothness Rapid Fire Drag allows Anglers to quickly adjust Drag to ideal setting daring the fight [Read more]

Costa Del Mar Pumphouse Sunglasses

21 Jan 2012
New Costa Del Mar "Pumphouse" Sunglasses- Costa Del Mar Pumphouse Sunglasses are constructed to conquer glare, eliminate UV light, and provide serious performance.  $219.99 [Read more]

New 2012 Shimano Compre Rods

21 Jan 2012
Shimano has upgraded the Compre series of rods to IM-9 graphite construction and have introduced technique specific actions.  Perfect match up to the Shimano G Series Curado Reels.  Check them out: http://www.anglerscenter.com/search/shimano+compre/ [Read more]

South Coast Marine Protected Areas

19 Jan 2012
Despite efforts to delay the implementation of the South Coast Marine Protected areas they went into effect on Jan 1.   I support scienced based fisheries management, the implementation of this program is clearly politically driven.  Here is a link to the regions and maps.  http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/scmpas_list.asp -- Dean [Read more]

New Shimano Tranx 500 Series Baitcasting Reels

18 Jan 2012
New from Shimano the TRANX.  A 500 series baitcasting reel on steroids.  Available in a 4.6:1 gear ratio for pulling power and a 6.6:1 speed version.  Coming in March, pre order yours today!  Shimano TRANX Reels Starting at $499.99 [Read more]

Power Pro Super 8 Slick Braid

18 Jan 2012
Power Pro Super 8 Slick is the next innovation from Shimano and Power Pro.  Super 8 features an 8 yarn construction and is braided under high tension creating a silky smooth surface.  The low friction soft surface provides for longer, straighter casts, and considerable less line noise for those needing a more stealthy approach.  Available in 8 sizes from 10-80# and 4 colors.  Power Pro Super 8 Slick Braided Line [Read more]

New Retail Hours

10 Jan 2012
We have switched over to our Winter schedule for the retail store.  The shop will be open Monday thru Saturday, 9am-5pm Pacific time.  The shop will be closed on Sundays. [Read more]

Long Range Fishing Report Dec. 18

18 Dec 2011
Satellite coverage continues to be very inconsistent, so reports from the Long Range fleet have been hard to come by.  Fishing on the other hand has been excellent in the buffer zone around Clairion Island.  The boats cannot fish within 6 miles of the island, but the weather has been excellent offshore and they are scoring well on the 130-180# Yellowfin.  Several fish this week over the 200# (deuce) mark and a couple taped in the mid to upper 300# range as well.  Trips targeting these trophy tuna are [Read more]