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Rigging the ultimate walleye boat

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford Walleye anglers are picky about their boats for many good reasons. Walleye fishing requires specialized marine accessories and tackle to be successful. The best walleye boats, like the Skeeter WX2200, come standard with features that are optional on other rigs. This allows anglers to add finishing touches that create the ultimate walleye rig. As a 20-year professional walleye tour angler, it’s easy to understand why John Gillman calls his Skeeter WX2200 his single most valuable … [Read More...]

MENENDEZ: POWER PAY WILL HELP PAY FOR THE WEDDING

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com For 30 seasons, Mark Menendez has proven he’s got the sort of rare bass fishing talents reserved for a select group. His sustainability, professionalism, and ability to overcome life’s adversity are admirable. In October, Mark will marry Melissa, a wonderful woman he met months after both of them lost spouses they loved dearly far too early in life. He admits at first both he and Melissa were emotionally challenged to move on, but love eventually stepped in to propel them forward. Amid a rainstorm during … [Read More...]

It’s Tackle Box Clean-Up Time

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Is your tackle box an item that should wait until spring to receive a good, thorough cleaning? Not if you want to be ready for your favorite sport when spring arrives. Let’s face it, when that warmer weather moves in, you’ll want nothing more than to grab the box, get out on those lakes, streams, and rivers, and cast, cast, cast.   From replacing the box itself to repairing lures, tying new flies, and sharpening hooks – now is the time to start doing it all in order to be completely prepared when … [Read More...]

Early Parental Support Leads Logan Into Professional Fishing Career

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Young Angler Starting 2nd Season in Bassmaster® Elite Series As Wes Logan made cast after fruitless cast on a cold, windy February day on Alabama’s Jordan Lake, he remembers getting so tired he put down his rod, zipped his life preserver a little tighter, and promptly fell asleep in the boat. It was during a bass club team tournament with his father, and he was six years old. “When I woke up, I started fishing again and in half a dozen casts I caught a four-pound spotted bass,” remembers the Yamaha Power … [Read More...]

Spring Commissioning Checklist

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Get Your Aluminum Fishing Boat Ready for Spring In most of North America, this time of year is cold. Your boat is wrapped up or in storage. If you’re not in a place that has decent ice fishing to distract you, your fishing gear is sitting waiting for attention. Your mind is thinking about the new lures or boat accessories you need to stock up on. You are practicing your casts in the shower or maybe that’s just me. I have an Alumacraft under cover and most of my gear is set up just the way I like it. My … [Read More...]

Broadens Eligibility Requirements, Adds New Tournaments to 2021 Season

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Yamaha Marine today announced the expansion of Power Pay, a contingency program that provides a cash bonus to Yamaha anglers who place in sanctioned salt and freshwater tournaments. For the 2021 season, Yamaha adds 68 new competitive fishing events, enhances the payout bonus amounts, and broadens the eligibility requirements to eligible anglers who own a Yamaha outboard with a warranty start date within the 60 months prior to registering for Power Pay. “The rules no longer require Power Pay anglers to … [Read More...]

No Boat Shows, No Problem!

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Online Tools to Help You Pick the Right Pontoon   So, you are ready to buy your family a boat? There are so many options out there, how do you pick the right one for you? Typically, you would just go to a local boat show where multiple manufacturers all are under one roof. You could walk the aisles and stop by every manufacturer out there to gauge the quality of the boats and show staff. If you have a better idea of a particular manufacturer, you could stop by your local dealer and take a test ride. … [Read More...]

Choosing the Best Fillet Knife

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com From the Catch to Your Dinner Table: Choosing the Best Fillet Knife   Whether you’re having a great day out on the lake, fixing lunch next to your camping oasis, or cleaning your latest catch in the kitchen of your own home, having the best fillet knife in hand is an absolute must. Yes, there are other types of cutlery, but when you're talking about a safe, quick, efficient way to butcher your catch, the fillet knife is the one to turn to at all times. The makers of this particular group of knives … [Read More...]

YAMAHA INTRODUCES NEW, UPDATED V6 OFFSHORE OUTBOARDS FOR 2021

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Yamaha Marine kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings including updated V6 Offshore outboards that combine new benefits with a reliable performance legacy. The new F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE), and other XTO Offshore®-inspired features. “The new, updated F300 and F250 4.2-liter V6 Offshore outboards now have many of the benefits previously only available on the XTO Offshore. … [Read More...]

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Travel

Get Outdoors & De-Stress with Mother Nature

  By Amy Lignor Yes, the pandemic came upon us and threw us all for a loop. Panic began; fear occurred, yet Mother Nature is still running, and it is most definitely time to get back outside. With fall almost upon us, the colors of the leaves, the cooler air, and the vibrant surroundings will have hikers, backpackers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts galore rushing out their doors in order to shake off the bad stuff and have a good … [Read More...]

Take Stock Now to Enjoy Autumn in the Great Outdoors!

  By Amy Lignor One of the smartest things to do to really enjoy the upcoming camping trips and hikes you’re planning during the fall months is to make a list and check it twice. Like all ‘scouts’ who understand that preparation is key, we know that having the necessary supplies and equipment will make a huge difference when it comes to your overall experience in the Great Outdoors. Putting together the perfect checklist is the best … [Read More...]

Backpackers First Aid Kit: Don’t Forget the Moleskin!

  Although some parts of the country right now are hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk, there are also some glorious locales with cooler temperatures, scenic views, perfect fishing holes, and paths to walk that will transport you through some of the most idyllic places in the country. However, as all good backpackers will tell you if you're headed into Mother Nature, make sure you’re always carrying a prepackaged first-aid kit or one … [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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Fishing

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

Choosing the Best Fillet Knife

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com From the Catch to Your Dinner Table: Choosing the Best Fillet Knife   Whether you’re having a great day out on the lake, fixing lunch next to your camping oasis, or cleaning your latest catch in the kitchen of your own home, having the best fillet knife in hand is an absolute must. Yes, there are other types of cutlery, but when you're talking about a safe, quick, efficient way to butcher … [Read More...]

You deserve to be Yooneek!

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Amy Lignor Yooneek’s Full Fingered FIR SKIN T+ Full Fingered Gloves Warms without Bulk! If you are looking for the perfect full-fingered glove for year-round use and as a superior glove liner in the harshest of conditions, then look no further than Yooneek! Perfect for men and women, Yooneek’s FIR-Skin T+ Full Fingered Glove is not only the perfect cold-weather glove liner for hunting, fishing, … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Time Flies! Plan Your Deer Camp

  Time Flies! Plan Your Deer Camp Maintenance Now   Even though the warming temperatures are telling you otherwise, it’s never a good idea to file away the “jobs” that come with maintaining your favorite hunting camp. In fact, now is the best time of year to make that ‘to-do’ list instead of allowing the subject to be forgotten entirely. Why? Because before you know it, the leaves will be changing colors, the air will turn crisp, … [Read More...]

“Spring Thunder” Approaches!

   Don’t make this common mistake as the “Spring Thunder” Approaches! by Amy Lignor No doubt, there is an endless amount of advice, information, and opinions when it comes to turkey hunting. This wealth of knowledge also includes the thousands of websites, videos, and more offering tips to consider when gearing up for the “Spring Thunder” of gobblers. Oddly enough, however, there’s still a common mistake that is made too often. … [Read More...]

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