Hook & Tackle is a proud sponsor for the 3rd year in a row of the ECBC - Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in Sandestin, Florida. With over 100 boats participating, several thousand on lookers all gathered at the weigh-in that went on from 4 pm to almost midnight!
The winner of the tournament weighed in a Blue Marlin at over 699 pounds on the boat, Can't Deny it from Alabama.
The Crew all in Hook & Tackle Caps!
As one of the main corporate sponsors of the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fins Weekend, Hook & Tackle is proud to have been a part of this very giving organization for 21 years.
On June 2, 2018, Fins Weekend will be celebrated in in Key Biscayne, FL with over 1500 people in attendance including the Miami Dolphin players, coaches, cheerleaders and alumni, plus many celebrities. Enjoy a Full Day of Fishing or Golf followed by the big party celebration that evening at the Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne.
One hundred percent of all the dollars raised benefits the City Year organization which helps to mentor children from underprivileged neighborhoods and keeps them in school and go on to college.
"It's amazing to watch these children grow and prosper even with the hardships they deal with daily, I was so proud to visit these schools and meet these inspiring children" says Stan Rudman, a co-chairman of Fins Weekend and an owner of Hook & Tackle.
Amberjack are a game fish, most often found in the warmer parts of ocean.There are many types of amberjacks, including greater amberjacks (Atlantic), lesser amberjacks (Atlantic), Almaco jack (Pacific), yellowtail (Pacific), and the banded rudderfish (Atlantic).
They usually have dark stripes extending from nose to in front of their dorsal fins.They have no scutes and soft dorsal bases less than twice the length of the anal fin bases. They are usually 40 pounds or less, and are found associated with rocky reefs, debris, and wrecks, typically in 20 to 75 m (10 to 40 fathoms). Greater amberjacks are also found in the Pacific.
The flesh of the wahoo is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste has been said to be similar to mackerel. This has created some demand for the wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish In many areas of its range, such as Hawaii, Bermuda and many parts of the Caribbean, local demand for wahoo is met by artisanal commercial fishermen, who take them primarily by trolling as well as by recreational sports fishermen who sell their catch.
In most parts of its range, the wahoo is a highly prized sport fishing catch. It reaches a good size, is often available not too far from land, and is a very good fighter on light to medium tackle. It is known in sports fishing circles for the speed and strength of its first run. The aggressive habits and razor-sharp teeth of the wahoo can be of considerable annoyance when targeting larger gamefish, however, such as tuna or marlin.
Our good buddy Shep Rose, a star on the hit reality TV show from the Bravo Network, "Southern Charm" visits Hook & Tackle on his way bonefish fishing in the Bahamas.
If you are a fan of the show, you know he has been known to wear a swim brief, so you can imagine how excited he was when he saw our sister company, Weekender with all those briefs.
A great weekend in the Andros Islands and with so many bonefish caught on a fly. Everyone stayed sun-protected, cool & dry with Hook & Tackle's Wicked Dry & Cool hi-performance fishing shirts.