Fishing Vessel Sport fishing boat
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Fishing Vessel Sport fishing boat  , Sebastes ruberrimus

Just about anything that will stay afloat can be called a fishing boat as long as there is a fisher aboard with a rod and reel or a hand line. Fish have been caught from rafts, canoes, skiffs, cabin cruisers, and deluxe multi-million dollar, air conditioned, big game rigs that sleep eight in luxurious comfort. For many sport fishermen, a day on the water means a few good meals or filling the smoker and the freezer, but many now practice catch-and-release to help conserve stocks.

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