Sparse Halyards

It is a common practice in billfish tournaments for boats to display flsh flags reflecting the day’s catch from the outrigger halyards when returning to the marina. Local customs vary, but generally the rectangular pennants with the fish right-side up depict a boated fish, while inverted graphics designate releases. Along the Mid-Atlantic seaboard, a white […]

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Magic Monday

By Capt. Dave Lear August 10, 2020; Manteo, North Carolina: Capt. Dave Grubbs and his second ladies team aboard Grand Slam 2 are happy about a fishing pause. Ecstatic might be a better description. With split fishing days due to some local boats competing in the delayed White Marlin Open, the majority of the 2020 […]

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Sizzling Sunday

Manteo, North Carolina: By Capt. Dave Lear It’s extremely difficult to conduct a highly social event like the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament in a necessary social-distancing environment. Yet even with health restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 31st annual Alice Kelly is once again underway and making a difference. […]

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