Cast after cast I made to the grassy edge of a small island. On the retrieve my lure, a gold Johnson Silver Minnow, stopped dead in the water and a split second later something pulled on the other end and started taking line. My six and a half foot, medium action rod was nearly bent double and all I could do was try to keep the rod tip up and hang on. During the struggle the rod tip broke, but there was nothing I could do about it at this point. When the battle was over I was able to boat a 27½ inch red drum, or “Red” for short.
Hailing from New Hampshire Dana Benner has been writing about fishing and the outdoors in the traditional press and digital media for more than 30 years. In his first feature for Planet Sea Fishing he takes us to the Cape Cod peninsula to target the renowned striped bass.
Whether you own an inshore fishing boat, or a fast offshore vessel, or maybe you’re looking to make your first purchase, having the right equipment on board is absolutely vital to your safety on the water.
Sitting at his desk over the festive period Ally Campbell’s thoughts turn to planning trips for 2016. High on his list of venues for the coming year are the volcanic Faroe Islands where he relished some great sport last year in and around the sheltered fjords.
For the second year running Des Westmore and family returned to the Catalonia Riviera Maya hotel at Puerto Aventuras in Mexico. They’d had a great time on the previous trip but hadn’t covered everything they planned to and of course, Captain Rick’s charter outfit is a only a ten minute walk from the hotel and the fishing starts almost as soon as you leave the marina. Who wouldn’t want to return to this fishing paradise?