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Yamaha Helm Master V.2

  Yamaha Helm Master V.2 By Capt. Gus Cane   It’s hard to improve upon true innovation. But that’s exactly what Yamaha Marine has accomplished with its latest version of Helm Master, the fully integrated boat control system. Using an electronic joystick control and two or more outboards to vector and shift directions, Helm Master offers numerous advantages for anglers and pleasure boaters alike. Adjusting for precise trolling speeds or holding in an exact spot to catch bait or cast to structure are some of the fishing benefits. … [Read More...]

Shallow Sport Boats Owners Tournament

  Shallow Sport Boats Owners Tournament By Craig Lamb The 18th annual Shallow Sport Owner’s Tournament was a huge success, with 258 boats enjoying fellowship and competition on the Gulf of Mexico. The tournament was held out of South Padre Island, on the Texas Gulf Coast. “Once again, the 19th annual Shallow Sport Owner's fishing tournament was a great time had by all,” said Wes Hudson, president of Shallow Sports Boats. “We had 258 boats and over a thousand anglers compete in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas, for the largest redfish … [Read More...]

Reel Addiction Wins the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

  Reel Addiction Wins the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic with 796.9-Pound Blue Marlin   After a pursuit lasting more than a decade, Team Reel Addiction finally topped the field of 117 boats to win the 2018 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. Angler Chase Pate of Pensacola, Florida, Capt. Scooter Porto, owners Rocky and Laurie Jones, and mates Zach Taylor, Seth Brennan and Nate Dennis boated a 796.9-pound blue marlin after a 30-minute fight Saturday morning. The largest marlin of the week earned the team $405,705 for the top … [Read More...]

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Emissions While Boating

  Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Emissions While Boating   We go boating to have fun. Whether your passion is relaxation or exhilaration, a boat opens the doors to endless possibility. But boating is not without its hazards, and responsible boaters keep at least a few “what if” scenarios in the back of their heads to stay safe when they leave the docks. Generally, we think of worst case scenarios as man-overboard situations, collision in a crowded waterway or sudden, drastic changes in the weather. But there is an unseen danger … [Read More...]

Alton Jones’ 3 favorite bass lakes

  Alton Jones’ 3 favorite bass lakes By Craig Lamb Alton Jones Sr., Skeeter sponsored angler, has spent the past 27 years fishing his way across the country from East to West, and North to South. Currently, the Bassmaster®  Elite Series pro from Texas spends nine months of the year competing on the hottest bass lakes in the nation. Which are his favorites? When are the best times to go? What patterns and baits are best? Find the answers, get inside tips, and plan your trip to his top three bass fisheries. #1 Falcon Reservoir, … [Read More...]

Offshore Trolling Tactics for Bay Boats

  Offshore Trolling Tactics for Bay Boats By Craig Lamb   Losing sight of landmarks and shoreline is the loose definition for entering offshore waters. The blue water is also the transition zone for what separates the men from the boys in boats. Center consoles from 27 feet and up and powered by trips and quads are desired for power, safety and subtracting travel time to keep lines wetter, longer. That’s all good news if you have the money and time to invest in a mega-offshore boat. What about the majority of anglers whose … [Read More...]

Power Options for Pontoons

  Power Options for Pontoons By Capt. Ted Lund   As most of the boating country moves into summer, families, and friends are looking to spend more time on the water. And there isn't a more family-friendly option than the pontoon boat. Part family cruiser and part lake party house, pontoon boats are one of the most popular segments of the recreational boating sector. Whether custom building a new pontoon boat or repowering an old favorite, choices have never been better thanks to one world’s leading outboard motor manufacturer, … [Read More...]

Catching the Walleye with Ely in Minnesota

  Catching the Walleye with Ely in Minnesota   One of the most relaxing activities and locations you can think of go hand in hand, that of Walleye fishing on the lakes of Minnesota. The state referred to as “The Star of the North” has its own star Walleye just waiting to be caught; true trophies that anglers are dying to land. There’s one company that’s all about taking such anglers out on lakes filled with these trophies, and guiding them through some of the most beautiful scenery in this country. The name is Ely Fishing Guide … [Read More...]

Proper Care of Your Carolina Skiff Will Pay Off During the Season!

  Proper Care of Your Carolina Skiff Will Pay Off During the Season! By Craig Lamb   Carolina Skiff owners expect their boats to last for years and years, and why not? The fact is, Carolina Skiff has been manufacturing quality boats for over three decades and owners have been enjoying their boats for generations.   There are several key reasons proper care of your Carolina Skiff is important. Proper care means your boat will last for years and provide endless days of satisfaction on the water for you and your family. … [Read More...]

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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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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...]

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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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