a fly caught striped bass on the beach
10 Feb 2017

Striper Fly Fishing and Sea-Run Brown Trout

It is not often that I take both of my fly rods with me on any particular trip, but here I was loading them into my truck for stripped bass. It was going to be a very early morning start

snook fishing naples florida
03 Nov 2016

Snook in the Gulf of Mexico

Without a doubt the waters of the New England coast offer some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere in the world. With stripers, blues, tuna, cod, haddock and a host of others, who could ask for more?

a lure box with contents
13 Jul 2016

Essential Sea Angling Accessories

There are tons of articles being written that tell you about rods, reels and bait. Heck, I’ve written a bunch of those types of articles myself, but there are very few articles that concentrate on what I call, “the other essential gear”.

a lure caught striper for Jack
20 Jun 2016

Fishing for Stripers at Nubble Light

Dana takes us on a trip to York, Maine where he fishes with lures for striped bass adjacent to the picturesque landmark of the Nubble Light.

fishing the shore for winter flounder
12 Jun 2016

In Pursuit of Winter Flounder

The US flounder is a more aggressive species than that found in Europe. Dana outlines the tackle and tactics used to hunt the Winter flounder.

a Mepps Syclops spoon
13 May 2016

Spoons and Their Place in the Tackle Box

Dana Benner explains why the often overlooked spoon and other metal lures still have their place in the saltwater angler’s tackle box and how anglers are returning to the practice of “throwing metals”.

Dana witha 31 inch striped bass
01 May 2016

Cape Cod Stripers

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.

general new and reports
29 Oct 2015


It takes confidence to bet heavily when the stakes are so high. Yet that’s exactly what Team Tranquilo did this past week during the 35th edition of the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament . The first-time crew from Costa Rica parlayed a hot streak with

general new and reports
25 Sep 2015

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report – Fall 2015

The fall mullet run is definitely under way here in central Florida. Along the Atlantic coast beaches, that means all types of fish will be feasting on the schools as they head south. Tarpon top the list along with bluefish,

general new and reports
01 Sep 2015

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report – September 2015

Summertime is tarpon time here in east central Florida and the fishing for the silver kings has been excellent the past month. While we have not seen a big push of large fish inshore, the 5-20 pound variety have been