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Boating and Fishing Safely

By Capt. Gus Cane The first priority for any successful fishing trip is to return to the ramp or marina safely. Coastal waters needn’t be feared, but they sure better be respected.  Accidents, unforeseen equipment failure, and inclement weather can occur without warning, so it’s always prudent to be prepared and protected. Let’s start with the legal requirements. Every state is different, so make sure you have everything necessary. That includes signaling flares (day and night), whistles or horns for sound, a fire extinguisher and life … [Read More...]

Fishing Host Larry Dahlberg Spearheads Lure Project in Costa Rica

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling in 2018. The new ruling has  survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA, the government agency that manages the country’s fisheries, is conducting technical studies on alternative sustainable methods of trawling. Camaron Mujeres Henry Marin, a social economic expert and project manager for FECOP, the sport fishing advocate and promoter of sustainable fishing in Costa Rica, understands the whole picture when it comes to conservation advances. … [Read More...]

See Skeeter Boats at Miami Boat Show

By Craig Lamb Getting to see shiny new boats at a boat show is a given, but what about getting to take a test ride, and do it in sunny, warm weather during this frigid winter? That plus more is on the agenda  at the 2019 Progressive Miami International Boat Show. There you can see the updated lineup of Skeeter SX Bay Boats on land and water. The eye-catching good looks feature smooth-sided hulls in a strong single gel color with a selectable water stripe. Large emblems and new console designators make these inshore saltwater beauties stand … [Read More...]

Tidewater Boats to Show at the 78th Miami International Boat Show

Check Out Tidewater Boats in the “The Magic City” By Amy Lignor It is the 78th year of the annual Miami International Boat Show and Tidewater Boats will be there with several models for you to check out for 2019!  With 136,000 people expected to attend, the Miami International Boat Show is located at the former Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key from February 14th through the 18th, 2019. There is one booth you should not miss during your visit, and that is Booth B147. It is there that Tidewater Boats, a company committed to marine … [Read More...]

Carolina Skiff Proudly Partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy

By Amy Lignor Celebrating their 60th year, the North Central Florida nonprofit, Sea Turtle Conservancy, continues its fantastic work. And now, they have another partner, Carolina Skiff, joining with them to help ensure the survival of sea turtles. Herren and his team christened their custom-made Carolina Skiff DLX-Extra Wide as "RV Lavinia," seen above during its maiden voyage. "RV" stands for "Research Vessel." Photo courtesy of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Carolina Skiff, creators of the most durable, versatile, stable and economical boat in … [Read More...]

Boating Safety Services Offered

Boating Safety Services Offered by America’s Boating Club Improving your boating experience has been the cornerstone of United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club since their founding in 1914. As the largest non-profit boating organization in the United States, the 30,000 members and 350 local squadrons or clubs are committed to spreading the message of responsible boating through education. Millions of boaters have received training through the Squadron's expansive catalog of courses, but there’s more than just classes. America’s … [Read More...]

FIRST LOOK: Tidewater 2410 Baymax PROfile

By Capt. Ted Lund “Can you call me back? I just got my Tidewater back to the dock and have a cooler full of fish to clean,” said the voice on the other end of the phone in a soft, Southern drawl. The southern drawl belonged to fishing guide Terry Caulder of Catch 22 Striper Guide Service in South Carolina. And having the problem of cleaning a cooler full of fish is EXACTLY the type of problem you want to have with a fishing guide. Caulder, 63, was born and raised in Little Mountain, South Carolina a stone’s throw from Columbia, South … [Read More...]

Enjoy the New and Improved YamahaOutboards.com

MAINTENANCE MATTERS: Enjoy the New and Improved YamahaOutboards.com By Capt. Ted Lund For years, Yamaha Outboards has been a leader in on-the-water performance, as well as in online support. Yamaha’s commitment just got even stronger with the relaunch of a new and improved YamahaOutboards.com website. It is easy to see why Yamaha is the world leader in outboard motor technology. Yamaha’s superior performance is literally at your fingertips. In addition to finding the latest on the 2019 lineup of reliable four-stroke Yamaha power, their … [Read More...]

Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite Series – 3 boats in 1!

By Capt. Ted Lund For more than 30 years, Carolina Skiff has earned a reputation for building some of the best-performing, family-friendly fun/fishing boats in the industry. Out of the more than 60 different models from Carolina Skiff that stands out meeting the needs of serious anglers, family cruise enthusiasts or wake tubing and boarding enthusiasts are the Ultra Elite Series from Carolina Skiff.  Each model of the Ultra Series is like (3) boats in (1)… equally at home inshore, on large lakes and rivers, coastal estuaries, tidal creeks … [Read More...]

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Travel

DISCOVER MUKILTEO A great place to Stay, Play, and Dine all year round

Some of the country’s leading aviation museums are at Paine Field near Mukilteo. Take the Boeing Tour! Just outside of Mukilteo is the Boeing Everett Widebody plant. Check out the largest building in the world (in square footage) and watch the final assembly of Boeing 747, 787, and 777 twin-aisle aircraft. This is a once in a lifetime experience that every aviation buff will enjoy. Visit Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Engages Investor Relations Firm CORE IR

  Airborne Wireless Engages Investor Relations Firm CORE IR By Amy Lignor Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN), the emerging growth company that is quite literally redefining global connectivity, announced this week that they have retained CORE IR as their Investor Relations firm of record. This teaming up, so to speak, is what most will call “a perfect match.” With CORE IR being a leading boutique investor relations firm, they look … [Read More...]

“Whitewater Rafting Trip” promise leads to a Grand Adventure on the Ocoee River

    “Whitewater Rafting Trip” promise leads to a Grand Adventure on the Ocoee River By BFMG Staff: Darren Shepard I made a promise to my daughter Katie Shepard; we were going to take her whitewater rafting when she turned 14 years old. This is the minimum age to tackle the Ocoee River with a commercial outfitter. My wife Tammy and I took our son Evan and Tori 3 years ago when they turned 14.  They loved it! Now it was Katie's turn, … [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

Carolina Skiff Proudly Partners with the Sea Turtle Conservancy

By Amy Lignor Celebrating their 60th year, the North Central Florida nonprofit, Sea Turtle Conservancy, continues its fantastic work. And now, they have another partner, Carolina Skiff, joining with them to help ensure the survival of sea turtles. Herren and his team christened their custom-made Carolina Skiff DLX-Extra Wide as "RV Lavinia," seen above during its maiden voyage. "RV" stands for "Research Vessel." Photo courtesy of the Sea … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network Stops the “Space Junk”

By Amy Lignor People want facts. In 2018, whether you are talking about business and industry or population figures and locations, data is what the world seeks. Companies that are synonymous with originality, skill, and cleverness understand these facts, and they know how to "fix" things that are most assuredly broke. Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) is one of those companies. As technology expands and new ideas are needed to advance … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Taking “Aim” at Hunter Safety: Tips on Treestands & Lifelines

Taking “Aim” at Hunter Safety: Tips on Treestands & Lifelines  By BFMG Whether speaking about bow season or gun season, the one thing that will always remain the same is the “safety” factor. There are lists of equipment and supplies for the various seasons found all over the internet, but the issue of utilizing treestands and safety straps is something that all hunters should know about and make a part of their trips. Treestand … [Read More...]

For the Best Iowa Pheasant Hunt Let Smokin’ Barrels Be Your Guide

  For the Best Iowa Pheasant Hunt Let Smokin’ Barrels Be Your Guide By Amy Lignor Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the ‘field’ of pheasant hunting, located in Northwest Iowa is a family operated hunting preserve that strives to make sure you and yours have the most memorable hunting experience you can think of. Smokin’ Barrels not only goes above and beyond to ensure that their visitors see and shoot plenty of pheasants, … [Read More...]

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