a Winter flounder
03 Sep 2017

Winter Flounder Fishing in Marblehead

The flounders on the east coast of the USA are a different species to the common flounder found in European waters. Like the western Atlantic flatfish the US specie provide good sport for the inshore boat and shore angler. Dana Benner

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One of Dana's yellowtail snapper
09 Jul 2017

Yellowtail Snapper Scored off Bucket List

May 17, 2017, a day that will be etched into my mind forever.  That was the day I went fishing with Rampage Fishing Charters in Key West, Florida.  It is also the day that I scratched another fish, actually two

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boats in Rye Harbour
15 Jun 2017

In Search of Maine Haddock

Mention haddock and most angler’s thoughts turn to Scotland, the Nordic countries or the Cornish coast. However, this popular, tasty species ranges across the Atlantic to US shores and Dana Benner takes us on a trip from the port of

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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

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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?

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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