About Capt. Dave Lear

Capt. Dave Lear has been covering big-game fishing for more than two decades, first as the editor of Marlin magazine and later as an award-winning freelance writer and tournament correspondent. The former executive director of The Billfish Foundation was also the 51st angler to gain membership in the IGFA's exclusive Royal Billfish Slam Club by catching and releasing all nine species of billfish. Learn more about Dave at www.captaindavelear.com.

Angler Gift Ideas

By |2021-11-24T07:27:59-06:0011/24/2021|

’Tis the holiday season and the time to exchange gifts with loved ones. This year is expected to be somewhat more stressful due to supply chain/shipping issues stemming from the pandemic. So, if you have an angler on the shopping list, it’s best to buy early. Here are a few handy suggestions for those [...]

Show Time

By |2021-10-29T08:11:11-05:0010/29/2021|

It’s the showcase season for boating and angling enthusiasts. Boat shows, such as the Fort Lauderdale International (FLIBS) currently underway, are prime opportunities to check out new and brokerage boats, engines, accessories and tackle. The events also provide seminars to learn advance angling techniques and give local economies a tremendous boost. The recreational boating [...]

Autumn Action

By |2021-09-30T17:55:14-05:0009/30/2021|

The tournaments have wrapped up, college football is underway and hunting season is on the cusp. But none of that means it’s finito offshore. Actually, the bite is sizzling right now and should stay hot for the next couple of months. Two veteran pros shared what they do to take advantage of the Gulf’s [...]

Storm Prep

By |2021-08-31T14:48:29-05:0008/31/2021|

In a grim reminder of the power of nature, residents of coastal Louisiana are cautiously emerging from shelter and assessing the damage Monday, August 30. A deadly and powerful Hurricane Ida came ashore just before noon Sunday at Port Fourchon and is still wreaking havoc inland. The Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of [...]

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