Pro Picks Minnesota’s best walleye fishing waters

  News from By Sam Rutherford Mark Courts, a 20-year veteran pro angler on the walleye circuits, is excited about the 2021 season. He knows that the Twin Cities area offers all-around variety and healthy, top walleye fisheries. Here are his top picks for where you should go this summer for the best walleye fishing in the region. A favorite is Mille Lacs Lake, about 90 minutes northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul. What sets it apart?   "Mille Lacs is a catch-and-release only fishery," said Courts, a … [Read More...]


  News from Wes Logan, powered by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats, weighed in 14 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake to capture the Elite series win with a four-day total of 57 pounds, 9 ounces. The 26-year-old from Springville, Ala., a 30-mile drive from the Gadsden City Boat Docks, earned $100,000 for the win, his first in 26 B.A.S.S. events. The second-year Elite Series angler charged into the lead on Day 3 with a 16 pound, 15 ounce bag that … [Read More...]


  News from YAMAHA RIGHTWATERS™ SUPPORTS CONSERVATION PROCLAMATION, RAISES AWARENESS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES Yamaha Rightwaters and other leading conservation groups kicked off National Invasive Species Awareness week by signing a National Conservation Proclamation highlighting the importance of invasive species awareness and recognizing May 15 as National Clean Drain Dry® Day. “During the last year, millions of new boaters and anglers purchased boats, fishing licenses and equipment in search of safe outdoor … [Read More...]

19th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic Slated for June 23-27

  News from The 19th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic is set to get underway June 23 and continue through June 27 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. As one of the favorite events on the Gulf of Mexico big-game fishing circuit, this year’s Classic will showcase some of the sport’s top boats vying for million-dollar cash prizes. The Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore is the presenting sponsor. “We’re excited to welcome back our past participants and lots of new faces this year,” says Tournament … [Read More...]

Yamaha-Powered Family Creates Lasting Bonds Fishing Together

  News from Power Pay Program Sweetens Tournament Win for Father/Daughter Team For Guy Engebretson, fishing is one of life’s focal points and an activity that continues to draw his family closer together. The Wisconsin-based angler and his wife Angela started taking their children, Cole (18) and Julia (15), fishing as soon as they were old enough to safely spend time on the water. Their regular outings on big water over the years created a passion for fishing in addition to multiple opportunities for uninterrupted family … [Read More...]

Are You Prepared For Boating Season?

  News from By Sam Rutherford   You go boating to have fun. There is a serious side to boating though, that when overlooked, may result in unwanted and/or tragic circumstances. This topic is boating safety. National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, and now is a good time to review safe boating practices and prepare the gear that you should have aboard your boat and on your body to make this summer on the water full of fun. The statistics prove the importance of safe boating. U.S. Coast Guard … [Read More...]

Bassmaster Classic coming to Fort Worth

  News from By Sam Rutherford The 51st annual Bassmaster Classic®, professional bass fishing's world championship, is coming soon to Texas. Thousands of bass fishing fans are expected to attend the festivities in Fort Worth and on nearby Lake Ray Roberts. The Classic is June 11-13, with fan-favorite Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo occurring at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Skeeter Boats, a Texas-born company located in the East Texas city of Kilgore, will display its latest models, including the flagship FXR™ … [Read More...]

New Opportunities

  News from By Capt. Dave Lear The masculine veneer is changing. Even though men have long dominated the marine and sport-fishing industries, the gender gap is closing as more female anglers embrace the sport and take on non-traditional service roles. It was a logical progression. Women are typically more patient than male counterparts, take instruction well, and have good manual dexterity. And with more opportunities opening up, many are taking advantage. Gia Cozza is one of them.   “I started as a boat … [Read More...]

Alumacraft Heritage of Season After Season on the Water

  News from Plan Ahead to Your Next Adventure Boating and fishing season is kicking off in the northern climates and for many of us, that means we’re hitting the water for the first time in months. For those interested in the boating lifestyle, now is the time to narrow down what kind of boat will fit your particular on-the-water needs. Alumacraft is an iconic brand that made a name for itself as one of the finest manufacturers of aluminum fishing-specific boats, however, its heritage was actually founded on the tried … [Read More...]



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...]



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...]



Choosing the Best Fillet Knife

  News from 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!

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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...]