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Fall Fishing Tips from Skeeter

  Fall Fishing Tips from Skeeter By Craig Lamb Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits and jerk baits. Those bass lures are designed to imitate fast moving baitfish, the primary forage of largemouth, especially during the fall season. In the fall, baitfish become nomadic, searching for and feeding upon plankton in anticipation of the coming winter when their metabolism and appetite diminishes. Bass follow the baitfish and stock up for the winter period as well. Nowhere on the above list of textbook fall baits do you find the topwater frog. … [Read More...]

Practice and Range Time Can Make a Big Difference the Fall

  Practice and Range Time Can Make a Big Difference the Fall By Darren Shepard In many areas across the country, deer season is open for bow hunters and in some cases firearm season as well.  In my area, firearm season does not open for a few weeks. I have already spent my time a few weeks on our range at Salacoa Creek Hunting Club making sure my key deer hunting rifles were sighted in and ready to go. However, during these few weeks, before firearm season opens, there have been a few instances where I have needed to run to camp for … [Read More...]

YAMAHA Outboards Supports Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy’s Boat Giveaway!

  YAMAHA Outboards Supports Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy’s Boat Giveaway! By Amy Lignor For those who are unaware of this brilliant organization, the Fishing for MD Program (FFMD) was founded by Maryland native, Paul Robertson. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Paul was diagnosed with LGMD (Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy) 15 years ago. But instead of stopping him, Paul decided it was time to not only become a champion and spokesperson for MD, but also use his incredible skill and passion for fishing and align it with his … [Read More...]

Carolina Skiff Brings Sea Tow “On Board” for 90 Days of Absolutely Free Coverage

  Carolina Skiff Brings Sea Tow “On Board” for 90 Days of Absolutely Free Coverage By Amy Lignor Carolina Skiff—currently the number one boat brand in retail sales of outboard-powered fiberglass boats, 24-feet and under—has announced an added benefit to new customers.  The popular Carolina Skiff brands that include, Carolina Skiff, Sea Chaser and Fun Chaser are well known as the most durable, versatile, stable and economical boats in the market today with the company’s stellar reputation in the industry for over 30 years. Now, they … [Read More...]

Drop Shot and Topwaters Lead Lucas to B.A.S.S.® Angler of the Year Title

  Drop Shot and Topwaters Lead Lucas to B.A.S.S.® Angler of the Year Title   Never before, in all his years of professional bass fishing, had Jason Lucas ended a tournament season with tears in his eyes, but it happened last month when the 2018 Bassmaster® Elite season concluded. The Yamaha Pro’s tears were well justified, however, because he had just won one of bass fishing’s most coveted titles, the B.A.S.S.® Angler of the Year. "I am truly humbled," he admitted as he accepted the AOY trophy on the weigh-in stage at Georgia's … [Read More...]

Skeeter WX2060 Big Rig for Bigger Water

  Skeeter WX2060 Big Rig for Bigger Water By Craig Lamb Veteran walleye tournament pro Dean Arnoldussen has a lot to like about the Skeeter WX2060, including the chance to help Skeeter engineers enhance the already proven design of the big water deep V multi-species boat. Arnoldussen, the winner of the 2017 Cabela’s® National Walleye Tour Championship, has a long resume of top finishes spanning two decades. His success comes by spending more time than the average angler, fishing under the most demanding fishing and weather … [Read More...]

Yamaha Claims Innovation Award for New V8 XTO Offshore

  Yamaha Claims Innovation Award for New V8 XTO Offshore   The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored Yamaha Marine Group with its IBEX® Innovation Award in the outboard motor category for the new Yamaha V8 XTO Offshore® during the annual International Boatbuilders' Exhibition and Conference IBEX®) at the Tampa Convention Center. “We are honored to accept this award for the new XTO Offshore and pleased to have this innovative outboard recognized by the industry,” said Dale … [Read More...]

What do “Fishing Guides” Look for When Buying a Boat?

  What do “Fishing Guides” Look for When Buying a Boat? By Capt. Ted Lund   When you make a living on the water, nothing is more important than finding the right boat. But what do professional guides and fishermen look for when building and purchasing a new boat? We had a chance to catch up with Central Florida fishing guide Alex Gorichky (www.locallinescharters.com; 321-480-3255) to find out what he looks for in a hardcore fishing machine. Gorichky spends more than 200 days a year guiding along Florida's Space Coast for targeting … [Read More...]

Try Live Baits to Target Gator Trout

  Try Live Baits to Target Gator Trout By Capt. Ted Lund There’s no doubt that one of the most popular game fish from the Carolina Outer Banks to the Gulf Coast of Texas is the spotted seatrout. One of the crowned jewels of light tackle angling is landing and releasing a trout over 28-inches, known as gator trout for their stocky build and large fangs. But targeting these larger trout — fish in the 15- to 18-inch range are generally known as eaters and perfect for the grill — requires different tactics. Science tells us that as … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

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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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YAMAHA Outboards Supports Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy’s Boat Giveaway!

  YAMAHA Outboards Supports Fishing for Muscular Dystrophy’s Boat Giveaway! By Amy Lignor For those who are unaware of this brilliant organization, the Fishing for MD Program (FFMD) was founded by Maryland native, Paul Robertson. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Paul was diagnosed with LGMD (Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy) 15 years ago. But instead of stopping him, Paul decided it was time to not only become a champion and … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network’s Cost Efficient “Superhighway”

  Airborne Wireless Network’s Cost Efficient “Superhighway”  By Amy Lignor A once original idea is now on target to become, quite literally, the future of the internet. Airborne Wireless Network is a company working hard to introduce a Wholesale Carrier Network – a virtual “airborne worldwide web” – that will work by utilizing commercial aircraft as “mini-satellites.” Not only will the Network open up an entirely new way to … [Read More...]

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Hunting

Practice and Range Time Can Make a Big Difference the Fall

  Practice and Range Time Can Make a Big Difference the Fall By Darren Shepard In many areas across the country, deer season is open for bow hunters and in some cases firearm season as well.  In my area, firearm season does not open for a few weeks. I have already spent my time a few weeks on our range at Salacoa Creek Hunting Club making sure my key deer hunting rifles were sighted in and ready to go. However, during these … [Read More...]

Whitetail “Grunt” Calls: Speaking the Language of the Buck

  Whitetail “Grunt” Calls: Speaking the Language of the Buck By Amy Lignor It’s amazing how many hunters don’t use a whitetail “grunt” calls nowadays. Many hunters are still under the impression that silence is a necessary virtue within the woods. Fact is, when it’s the right time and used correctly, a “grunt” call could mean the difference between a successful hunt and heading home empty-handed. Many experts will state that the … [Read More...]

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