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4 of the best fishing spots near Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Fishing can be a great way to spend your time with friends or family; in fact, more than 40 million people go fishing every year. It’s safe to say that it’s a pleasant activity. If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountain region, then you might be interested to find that among its other myriad attractions, Gatlinburg is a very popular area when it comes to fishing – and is considered to be among the last surviving wild trout habitats in the eastern part of the United States. Here's a quartet of the…

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Turks & Caicos bonefishing among Linda Cooper's 'Caribbean Dreaming' Travel Snapshots

“Bermuda, Bahama, come on, pretty mama...” The Caribbean has long been famed as an idyllic vacation hotspot, inspiring not only the Beach Boys but the entire world. It’s a region that never gets old, with more than 30 countries and territories spread across hundreds of islands, each with different cultures, jungles, cities/towns, and sugary sand beaches that vary from powdery white to shades of gray. I felt an overwhelming wave of gratitude with so much natural beauty constantly surrounding…

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Quepos, Costa Rica a fishing mecca

Calm seas and abundant marine life in the spectacular Pacific Ocean at Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica create an ideal environment for fun activities. For instance, now through the end of December is humpback whale-watching season in Costa Rica; and you can nearly always see large pods of dolphins while out sailing, boating or kayaking. Quepos also is a top place for world-class sportfishing in Costa Rica. The World Offshore Fishing Championship 2014 in April brought in hundreds of…

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    The Most Humbling Place in the World to Fish
    To be consistently successful here sets an angler apart.
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  • Hello, fellow fishin' fools!
    If you want to experience some fantastic saltwater sportfishing for salmon, halibut & cod, come visit us at Alderwood Retreat on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Our eco-lodge is off-grid, beyond the reach of technology & city-related stress...wake up to the sound of Bald Eagles chirping from the trees outside your cabin window. Take your morning coffee out on the deck & watch sea otters play in the ocean below. Out on the boat for the day, you'll be fully outfitted & guided as you catch King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, Pacific Halibut, Pacific Grey Cod, & more! Our record halibut for the summer of 2008 was 196# & it was caught just 100 yards off our private beach!!

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