JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2024

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ARTICLES

Whether you land a single bigeye or get covered up by a wolfpack, the feeling of success is hard to miss.

TARGETING
BIGEYES:
GET IN ON THE FUN

By Capt. Ricky Wheeler

Bigeye tuna are elusive, which makes hooking into one exhilarating. Here is how to give your crew the best shot at them.

A 118-pound bluefin landed on a Rhodes Custom Rods standup rod by John and Hunter Rhodes.

CUSTOM RODS:
PICKING THE RIGHT
TOOL FOR YOUR FIGHT

By Capt. Stephen Rhodes III

Working with a custom rod builder can help you choose the right rods for the fishing
you plan to do.

The author (third from left) with his family.

FOR THE
LOVE OF
THE GAME

By Chris Jobes

Aboard the Pair A Docs, fishing isn’t just about putting fish on the deck; it’s about making memories of a lifetime.

The Rhode Island coast was blessed to be loaded with 60-inch class bluefins that test the gear as much as the angler.

PREP NOW
FOR
SPRING SUCCESS

By Capt. Kevin Albohn

It’s tempting to spend the winter resting but time spent preparing for next season now will pay dividends when you’re catching fish.

Edwin Martin pioneered lure fishing for marlin, producing one of the most popular and successful lures, the Green Machine, what he saw as “a very plain and unimpressive lure.”

AN UNEXPECTED COINCIDENCE: HOW
THE GREEN MACHINE CREATOR FOUND
THE ULTIMATE VALIDATION

By Edwin Martin

When Edwin Martin was honored in The Journal in 2009 with other sportfishing
legends, little did he know he had a connection to one of the others. Until now.

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