Big Choices: The Basics of Big-Game Fishing Equipment

Big-game fishing essentially didn’t exist until the advent of the motorboat. In 1898, C.F. Holder took a 183-pound bluefin tuna from a boat off Santa Catalina Island, California and inadvertently created a multimillion-dollar industry (and a darn good reason for owning a boat).

No-Mess Baitfish De-Hooker

Capt. George Warren of the Charger out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, came up with this simple yet foolproof way of taking baitfish off a rig without having to touch either the hooks or the fish.