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Contender Boats Unveils New 44ST

March 25, 2019

Contender Boats recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with the release the new 44ST. With a beam of over 12 feet, 600 gallons of fuel capacity and a 2000HP max HP rating, this 44 foot fishing machine is a game changer. The flagship boat made plenty of waves at the 2019 Miami Boat Show back in…

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Saving the Best for Last

March 25, 2019

The party moves south, as the highly anticipated grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, Final Sail, closes out in Miami Beach this year. A hefty purse in excess of $800,000 is not the only prize teams have their eyes on. The prestigious burgundy jackets are also awarded to the top overall…

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Pro Tips with Captain Art Sapp

February 27, 2019

If you fish long enough or often enough, you’re bound to encounter slow fishing. What do you do when the bite slows down? We spoke to Captain Art Sapp with Native Son Charters, top team in the 2019 Sailfish Challenge to get his take. Captain Art mentioned that he has noticed a trend during slow…

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King of the Challenge

February 27, 2019

Team Southern Ground snagged this 47.3 pound kingfish and a $13,420 payout at the Sailfish Challenge tournament over the weekend!! Captain Ben Sharpe and his crew were fishing off the Juno ledge in 110 feet when the big king launched and missed a goggle eye on the long kite bait. The fish ate the middle…

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Native Son Wins 2019 Sailfish Challenge

February 27, 2019

Nothing short of exciting and unpredictable with a 52-boat fleet, 466 anglers, 3 inlets and 2 days of competition, the 16th annual Sailfish Challenge was one for the books. The tournament opened with an amazing kickoff party hosted at the International Game Fish Association, charitable beneficiary for the tournament. Within these two-days a total of…

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Earning Her Stripes

February 11, 2019

Julie Potter, Event Manager at Bluewater Movements, had a memorable day of fishing on Sunday. She battled rough seas to catch her first wahoo! Her husband Sam joined her on a 1/2 day charter out of Hillsboro Inlet. They hooked the fish trolling in 550 feet of water straight off the Hillsboro Lighthouse. The wahoo…

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Dont Get it Twisted

January 23, 2019

Spinning reels are a must have in your offshore arsenal, particularly when it comes to targeting sailfish. However, theres nothing worse than the line twist that can occur from reeling line in and out on a spinning reel.  Most teams change the line on their spinning reels frequently to prevent line twist.  If you want…

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Fresh Catch with a Military Hero

January 23, 2019

Louie Aversano and Chris Susko joined team Native Son for the Take a Hero Fishing Day on January 17th. In addition to a sailfish release, Louis also landed this 22.3 pound Dolphin! That dolphin turned out to be the heaviest fish weighed in on the hero day! As a result, Louie received a beautiful framed…

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