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Bass Fishing a Family Affair for the Robinsons

  Bass Fishing a Family Affair for the Robinsons By Craig Lamb To say bass fishing is a huge part of daily life in the Robinson family is right on. The South Carolina father and husband, Marty, is a pro on the Bassmaster® Elite Series and Major League Fishing®. Sons Marshall, age 14, and Mitchell, age 12, compete at the youth level of tournaments and their mother Iris is coach of the James F. Byrnes High School bass fishing team in their hometown of Spartanburg. Marty brings the family affair full circle as a team captain. Recently, … [Read More...]

16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

  16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Shaping Up As Another Amazing Week   Miramar Beach, Florida – Gulf water temperatures are rising and so is the adrenaline level for the 16th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic.  One of the most popular stops on the competitive Gulf of Mexico big-game circuit, the ECBC is hosted by the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and presented by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore, Alabama. With the kick-off a little more than a month away, nearly 80 boats have pre-registered. The final … [Read More...]

Yamaha V8 XTO Offshore™ Outboard Offers the Extreme

  Yamaha V8 XTO Offshore™ Outboard Offers the Extreme Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System   The new V8 XTO Offshore outboard is designed to take Yamaha’s premium quality brand position to a higher level with extreme power and thrust, toughness and reliability, system integration, control, convenience and customer care. Yamaha has achieved many of these extremes by rethinking the outboard and its related systems, and through the application of technologies new to the industry. “This is … [Read More...]

Sea Chaser 200 Flats Series by Carolina Skiff

  Sea Chaser 200 Flats Series by Carolina Skiff is Perfect for Anglers Who Love the “Flats” By Ted Lund Fisherman who love to get “skinny” have a great passion to catch many different species on the ‘Flats”. From shallow water, creeks, grass flats and edges of mangroves, fishing the shallow water can be a great challenge and a lot of fun. Depending on your area and time of the year, redfish, trout, snook, permit, and tarpon are just a few of the key species readily available to those who venture into shallow water. The Sea Chaser 200 … [Read More...]

State Record Yellowfin Tuna Division

  State Record Yellowfin Tuna Division Added to 2018 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic   MGCBC tournament officials today announced an additional division to the 2018 contest, which will be held June 4-10 at the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel. With a base entry, teams may also enter the optional $200 cash jackpot division set aside for a new Mississippi record yellowfin tuna. The registered team that breaks the current 205.8-pound mark will win a cash prize of $500,000. Combined with the base entry payout and maximum optional … [Read More...]

Getting Ready for the Primal Pull with Carolina Skiff

    Getting Ready for the Primal Pull with Carolina Skiff By Capt. Ted Lund   Spring is the time to enjoy the primal pull along Florida's South East Coast. Each spring, amberjack, African pompano, blackfin tuna, grouper, snapper and a host of other species begin ganging up on wrecks and reefs of South Florida and the Florida Keys from 100 to 350-feet of water. It's a perfect time for anglers to enjoy some of the most brutal tugs-of-war ever on light tackle thanks to the invention of super-braid lines and a wide range of … [Read More...]

Modern Design Gives Boaters More

  Modern Design Gives Boaters More By Ron Parker   Boat designs and materials have come a long way from the way boats were built a hundred years ago when framing and planking out of wood severely limited the shape of a boat. Now with fiberglass, Kevlar, Carbon Fiber, and other high tech composite materials boats can be built stronger, lighter and with more complex shapes. This means hull forms can be fine-tuned to create the best possible running surfaces. Superstructures, decks, cockpits, and cabin tops can be streamlined and … [Read More...]

Royal Treatment

  Royal Treatment Try These Tactics to Score “Smoker” King Mackerel By Capt. Gus Caine King mackerel are easy to catch. Tournament-caliber kings, those topping 40 pounds or more, are a challenge, however. Also called “smokers” because they smoke line off the reel on their initial run and make great smoked fish dip afterwards, big mackerel are definitely catchable. But to do so requires a combination of knowledge, strategy, and execution.   Smokers prefer a temperature range of 68 to 73 degrees and they are routinely found near … [Read More...]

Save Big with Skeeter’s Sizzling Summer Savings

  Save Big with Skeeter’s Sizzling Summer Savings By Craig Lamb If you are shopping for a deal on a new boat, the search is over just in time for the best fishing of the summer. You can own the choice of the pros while getting top value with a brand new, fully rigged Skeeter Boat.   There’s no time to wait, the best deal of the season won’t last long. The Sizzling Summer Savings is only available for a limited time, from May 1-June 10, 2018. During that time you can take advantage of an up to $1,500 instant rebate on eligible, … [Read More...]

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Travel

Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota

  Where to Wrangle the Walleye in Minnesota By Amy Lignor The infamous Walleye was designated by Minnesota to be their official state fish back in 1965 and can be found thriving throughout Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. For those anglers who want nothing more than to see the eyes of these particular prey as they are pulled into a boat at the end of their own personal line, it is important to know that teaming up with the perfect … [Read More...]

How Can You Get More Boat for Less Money?

  How Can You Get More Boat for Less Money?   There is no better way to spend quality time than aboard a boat. Whether enjoying a secluded cove, socializing in a marina, or tying up alongside a waterfront restaurant, getting out on a boat takes you away from your everyday worries. Extended cruising is even more enjoyable. Exploring areas that can only be reached by boat, far from traffic and noise, is an adventure. Even … [Read More...]

The Aspen 10,000 Mile Tour is born!

  The Aspen 10,000 Mile Tour is born!   An adventurous owner takes delivery of a 40’ Aspen C120 power catamaran in Seattle and decides to cruise the new boat all the way from Seattle, WA to Annapolis, MD.   Knot Wafflen’ embarks on an enterprising cruise of over 10,000 miles. This trip will be the longest water delivery in history for a 40’ power cat! David and Sue Ellen Jenkins the proud owners of a brand new … [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

A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors

  You Catch ‘Em – You Eat ‘Em A Crappie Recipe for the Great Outdoors By Amy Lignor We talk a great deal about recipes; heck, they’re all over the internet. Dining on seafood and making gourmet dishes out of various types is a hobby for some and a craft for others. But what about those who have the hobby of sitting out on that frozen tundra, cutting holes into the ice in order to reel in their own “catch of the day.” Well, this … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call”

  In the News… Airborne Wireless Network “Answers the Call” for Broadband Expansion By Amy Lignor Trending in the news today is President Trump’s order to expand broadband access. On the heels of this announcement, Congress is following a said order by coming up with a bill that, in essence, will be an aggressive push to make high-speed internet service more readily available in rural America. It is a fact that when … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Turkey Track Club Offers Some of the Best Turkey Hunting in South Dakota

  Turkey Track Club Offers Some of the Best Turkey Hunting in South Dakota By Amy Lignor It is not a surprise that “Dakota” is a term used by the tribes of the Sioux nation to mean “allies” or “friends.” Because after spending just one day at Turkey Track Club, you and yours will not only find incredible hunting, comfort and scenery, but you’ll also meet up with the friendliest people imaginable. Founded in 1974, this is one … [Read More...]

Double Diamond Outfitters Delivers the Rio Grande Turkey

  Double Diamond Outfitters Delivers the Rio Grande Turkey   It’s no wonder Texas is the premier destination when it comes to turkey hunting, seeing as that the estimated turkey population comes in at over 600,000 birds. When it comes to the ‘best of the best' – Rio Grande Turkey calls Texas home. And there is one hunting guide who makes your turkey hunt a true success; all you have to do is make plans with Double Diamond … [Read More...]

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