Author Archives: Dorado

About Dorado

John Pardal, aka Dorado, is the editor as well as an author for Reel Adventure Fishing. He has fished extensively up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast, throughout much of Florida and a bit of the Caribbean. John loves writing about all aspects of sportfishing and is passionate about conservation and promoting sustainable fishing.

Fly Gear Essentials: 10 Must-Haves of a Great Fly Fishing Kit

Guest Post by Tobias Dimick — Fly fishing can no doubt be a challenging sport to learn. However, by learning about the various fly tackle components and removing some of the mystery around how to put together a solid fly fishing kit, it will greatly benefit you in the long run. We wrote this basic fly fishing kit guide to help you take some of the guesswork out of the buying process by laying out what you’ll need to put together… Read More »

Lithium-Ion and the Evolution of Electric Ice Fishing Augers

If you’re looking to buy a new fishing auger for the winter season you’ve likely seen an increase in electric ice fishing augers.  Like traditional power tools, gas operated devices are quietly being replaced by electric alternatives, namely because significant improvements in battery technology, in particular, lithium-ion batteries, have made them much more reliable than previously. Of course, many people continue to use their gas-powered tools as they’re still very functional and reliable – fishing augers are no different. However,… Read More »

Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide: Essential Gear for Largemouth

Welcome to our Bass Fishing Buyer’s Guide! This is a comprehensive rundown of the most critical equipment you need to catch largemouth bass. We’ll start with rods and reels, then take a look at three different types of fishing line, discussing when you should choose one type over another. We’ll wrap up with an overview of bass lures. When it comes to selecting lures, the industry has created an overwhelming array of options. Our goal is to simplify the matter… Read More »

10 Top Holiday (& Any Occasion) Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Fisherman

The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start thinking about gift-giving. But what do you give your fisherman – the guy or gal – who has everything? Well, that last part may be a misnomer because no matter how long you’ve been at it, no one has everything when it comes to fishing. Plus, even when you think you may have everything you need, you may not have enough of it. When it comes to fishing,… Read More »

Top 10 Hardest Fighting Inshore Game Fish – Atlantic Coast

Meet Our Top 10, Pound-for-Pound, Hardest Fighting Inshore Fish Anglers love to debate, banter and oftentimes engage in some plain old fashion bragging – usually, good-naturedly, I might add – when it comes to fishing. It’s always been that way and I imagine that kind of friendly discourse between anglers will always be a part of fishing, as it should be! In keeping with that long-standing tradition of sportfishing, I wanted to tackle (yes, pun intended) one of those friendly,… Read More »

Sportfishing Vacation in Paradise: The Key West Experience

Guest Post by Ben Shepardson Key West, an Angler’s Dream Vacation Destination With opportunities to land incredibly fierce species like wahoo, sailfish, barracuda, and shark, not to mention one or all of the legendary “big three” (tarpon, permit, and bonefish), Key West sportfishing is nothing short of a thrill-a-minute angling adventure. When it comes to all-out fishing adventures, there’s no place in the world quite like Key West. No matter what kind of angling experience you’re after, this sun-drenched Florida… Read More »

Fish Smoker Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Smoker Type

With summer officially here, thoughts begin to turn to summertime fun with family and friends and, of course, backyard barbeques. Barbequing and grilling are as much a passion for me as is fishing, and I will be doing plenty of that throughout the summer season.  A subset of barbequing that I really enjoy is smoking foods – I’m talking smoked pork ribs, beef brisket, seafood and so on! But, maybe because I’m an angler who also sometimes loves eating his… Read More »