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.

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… 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… 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 »

Complete Guide to Buying the Best Inflatable Fishing Boat for You

One of the great things about fishing is that it is a sport of almost unlimited possibilities and options. That includes where we fish, what we fish and how we fish. It’s this last thought that was the inspiration for this article. I wanted to put together a buyer’s guide for one of the most overlooked and underrated types of sportfishing boats on the market – inflatable fishing boats! These highly portable and relatively inexpensive watercraft come in several configurations… Read More »

Vintage Tackle: Preserving Sport Fishing’s Past

Most anglers have fond memories of learning how to fish. Often taught by a father or grandfather, fishing is one of those rare pastimes that passes down from generation to generation, giving families the chance to bond and create lasting memories. For older anglers, learning to fish was quite a different prospect back then compared to how it is now, namely due to the incredible differences between modern and vintage tackle. While improvements in technology have certainly made the sport… Read More »