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All New Skeeter 2018 WX2060 Delivers More Room, Excellent Performance

  All New Skeeter 2018 WX2060 Delivers More Room, Excellent Performance, More Fish By Craig Lamb If you are looking to move up to a 20-foot all species boat, then look no further than the all-new Skeeter WX2060. You get more of everything: from cockpit space and storage options to standard features and room to fish. With the WX2060, you get Skeeter’s legendary name for engineering, quality construction, and a reputation for putting anglers on tournament-winning catches. Combined with its large, deep hull design, the maximum 250 … [Read More...]

Get Better Savings, More Value with Yamaha’s Fall Promotion

  Get Better Savings, More Value with Yamaha's Fall Promotion By Craig Lamb Fall is normally the "off-season" for boaters, and it's also the best time of year to purchase a new Yamaha four-stroke outboard. “Why Wait for Spring” is the promotional sales event underway right now that gives you a chance get a jump start on winter and spring boat show season, by adding value to your outboard purchases now. For a limited time, purchasing eligible, new Yamaha four-stroke outboards in the 90- to 300-horsepower range gives you the … [Read More...]

Audio Powerhouse in a Small Package

  Audio Powerhouse in a Small Package   The leaders in marine audio entertainment, FUSION Entertainment, have continually set the bar for stereos designed from the ground-up specifically for the marine market. FUSION stereos offer incredible sound quality and are specifically engineered to stand up against all that Mother Nature can throw at them. After talking to the team at the FUSION, I learned that the sound designers for FUSION are avid boaties and watersports enthusiasts in addition to being very passionate about good music. They … [Read More...]

Fuel Efficiency Put to the Test

  Fuel Efficiency Put to the Test   Dave East, president of Eastward Boats, recently took on the challenging expedition to complete a loop around the entire bottom half of Florida. Using an Eastward Coastal 2200, the mission was designed to show the incredible diversity of fishing and cruising that the state has to offer. The two-man crew attempted to see how many different species of fish they could catch along the 500-mile route while fishing inshore, offshore and in freshwater – all out of the same boat. The trip began on the North … [Read More...]

Yamaha Outboards Upgraded Website Packed with Features

  Yamaha Outboards Upgraded Website Packed with Features By Craig Lamb Visit the newly improved Yamaha Outboards website at yamahaoutboards.com  and find everything you could possibly need, from performance bulletins and owner manuals to engine comparisons and maintenance tips. The new design features a clean background with bold graphics that make clicking from the home page to desired content and resources fast and simple. Here are highlights of some key new features. Find the categories of Outboards, Rigging, Propellers, Owner … [Read More...]

Home Run Charters: Meet the Fleet

  Home Run Charters: Meet the Fleet By Craig Lamb Nothing could be worse than a chartered fishing trip gone badly with cheap, out of date and worn out tackle. The same goes for the boat. A rig without the latest electronics is a handicap towards success. Even worse, booking a charter trip provides no guarantee of what you will find until you arrive for the trip and step aboard the boat. By then it’s too late to back out. None of the above applies at Home Run Charters. Here is why. "My philosophy is that if you want to be … [Read More...]

In the Mood to Drift with Carolina Skiff

  In the Mood to Drift with Carolina Skiff By Craig Lamb   Haley Dame Bechet is a typical mom with two boys, a husband, and the family pug. The Tampa, Florida, resident is also a working mom. In her case that covers a lot of busyness on top of her mom duties. Haley is a hair stylist, author and trained exercise instructor of Pilates, aqua fitness, senior fitness and even mommy fitness groups. She teaches yoga to kids and adults. You name it, and if it involves physical fitness and personal wellness, she likely has a hand in … [Read More...]

Fishing the Oil Rigs Filled with Surprises

  Fishing the Oil Rigs Filled with Surprises By Craig Lamb The wahoo clears the surface after slamming your lure on the first cast. On the next, it's a deep charging run of a grouper. Your fishing buddy puts another snapper into the cooler. You make another cast, not knowing what might bite next. All of the above can happen in a matter of minutes and from the same fishing spot. Sound unrealistic? It’s as real as it gets with oil rig fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and specifically, in south Louisiana. If you like surprises, and who … [Read More...]

Cast and Blast Gives You Better of Two Worlds

  Cast and Blast Gives You Better of Two Worlds By Craig Lamb Cast and blast, or fishing and hunting trips combined into one, is the ultimate fantasy turned reality for the avid sportsman. You get the better of two worlds, depending on timing and where you go. That’s a tough call since you expect sore arms from fighting trophy fish, and a sore shoulder from your shotgun’s recoil in a duck blind. It’s a difficult feat to pull off in fall and winter when fishing success diminishes and hunting gets better. There is one place though, … [Read More...]

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Travel

The Ultimate Vacations for the Ultimate Animal Lover

  The Ultimate Vacations for the Ultimate Animal Lover by Amy Lignor   The numbers may still shock some, but I sincerely doubt it. It is a fact that 79.7 million people living in the U.S. own and absolutely love their pet. (The Humane Society). Oddly enough, however, there are also millions who want to view unique wildlife with their own eyes. Yes, the dog and cat are fine for the home, but being able to satisfy the urge to go out … [Read More...]

It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation!

  It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation! by Amy Lignor   Putting the “pennies in the piggy bank” is something everyone in this world does (or wants to do) on a daily basis. But NOW is the time to take those “extra” pennies and purchase that great piggy bank that’s perhaps wearing some sunglasses, a colorful hat, some swim trunks…anything that makes that new piggy remind you of the one thing you want to do all year long – go on … [Read More...]

The Imagination Vacation

  The Imagination Vacation by Amy Lignor   Works of art actually relieve stress. Not only are we all experiencing that, but headlines have appeared that state this election year was the most stressful on record. Marriages actually broke down and broke apart all together because of this political agenda. So now that all of this is over and done with, taking a vacation from it all would be the best thing to alleviate that stress as … [Read More...]

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Sports

CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran

  CFP Championship Game Pits Upstart Coach Against Wily Veteran By Burt Carey Clemson Tigers head football coach Dabo Swinney cut his teeth on the collegiate game in Alabama, playing wide receiver for the Crimson Tide during its 1992 national championship season. He even coached at Alabama as an assistant. Now Swinney faces not only his alma mater but a wily head coach in Nick Saban, who’s led three Crimson Tide teams to national … [Read More...]

The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises

  The Regular Season Finale of the NFL Held Surprises by Amy Lignor   There were few games left to play in the regular season that held massive power. The Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers for the division title was one. The other came from the snow-filled skies of Buffalo where the Jets had a chance to see the post-season after a very long time of being shut out. Most other games were played to be granted a bye or, … [Read More...]

Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch his ticket into the NFL, if that’s what the junior signal caller chooses to do. You can bet there were plenty of NFL scouts … [Read More...]

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MITCHELL 300: The Next Generation

French engineer Maurice Jacquemin set out to design a fishing reel that could cast longer and recover line without tangling. That was a tall order back in the late ‘30s early ‘40s, when spinning reels as they are known today didn’t even exist. Jacquemin spent two years developing the unique invention to meet his high expectations. He succeeded in designing what would become the world’s first spinning reel the MITCHELL, which later became known … [Read More...]

Gallatin River Fishing Report – Sat, Sep 28th

  Fishing has been very good on the Gallatin the last couple of days. White and yellow streamers were killing it in the valley this morning. Nymphing has been very productive with stonefly, mayfly and sculpin patterns. There was some good dry fly fishing with baetis up around Big Sky yesterday with fish eating bwo emerger, dun and cripple patterns. Posted by Charlie on Sep 28, 2013 | Gallatin River Fly Recommendations White … [Read More...]

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Lifestyle

Audio Powerhouse in a Small Package

  Audio Powerhouse in a Small Package   The leaders in marine audio entertainment, FUSION Entertainment, have continually set the bar for stereos designed from the ground-up specifically for the marine market. FUSION stereos offer incredible sound quality and are specifically engineered to stand up against all that Mother Nature can throw at them. After talking to the team at the FUSION, I learned that the sound designers for … [Read More...]

Tips on Staying Safe While Having Fun in the Sun

  Tips on Staying Safe While Having Fun in the Sun by Amy Lignor   Those rays are upon us! Sitting by the pool, enjoying those lazy days at the beach with the kids, jumping into that swimming hole to get cool from the summer heat. All of these case scenarios are a whole lot of fun and everyone wants to do them. After all, that’s what summer is all about – having rest and relaxation before the winter winds and blowing snow come back … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Cast and Blast Gives You Better of Two Worlds

  Cast and Blast Gives You Better of Two Worlds By Craig Lamb Cast and blast, or fishing and hunting trips combined into one, is the ultimate fantasy turned reality for the avid sportsman. You get the better of two worlds, depending on timing and where you go. That’s a tough call since you expect sore arms from fighting trophy fish, and a sore shoulder from your shotgun’s recoil in a duck blind. It’s a difficult feat to pull … [Read More...]

Now is the Time to Book Waterfowl Hunts to South Louisiana

  Now is the Time to Book Waterfowl Hunts to South Louisiana By Craig Lamb Home Run Fishing Charters & Lodge has an over 78 percent rate of repeat business for a reason. The saltwater fishing for species variety and trophy size is better than anywhere else in the nation. And so is the waterfowl hunting, which is a little-known fact outside of Louisiana. If you hunt and fish the idea of combining the better of two worlds in one trip … [Read More...]

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