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.

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 »

Look, No Bearings! Review of the Concept Z Baitcasting Reel

A Different Kind Of Baitcasting Reel The Concept Z low-profile baitcasting reel is the latest product from new kid on the block 13 Fishing. The tackle company with the unique name has certainly created a lot of noise in sport fishing circles with the launch of its equally unique (and visually striking!) orange-colored baitcaster. The small, up and coming Florida-based tackle company, that started out just a few short years ago with its focus on the Australian market, claims the Concept… Read More »

Line and Lure Colors: How They Impact Your Fishing Success

When visiting most tackle stores – whether online or offline – you’re likely to come across a huge selection of lines and lures in almost every color imaginable. While some might assume this is just to catch the eye of a browsing angler, the color of fishing lines and lures has a much more significant impact on the bite then we might first think. In fact, the impact of color on fishing is one of the most hotly debated topics… Read More »