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Advantages of America’s Boating Club

From the Member’s Mouth: The Advantages of America’s Boating Club             The best way to learn about the benefits of United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club is directly from a member. With the best inside knowledge of the local boating scene, existing members can help you seamlessly integrate into your Squadron’s community when you first join. A member will have the answers to your specific questions, be able to tell you what events are typical in your area and how to sign up and get involved. A long-standing member provided a … [Read More...]

Opinion: New fisheries policy good for oceans, sportfishing

By Austin Scott Sators Warren Magnuson and Ted Stevens led the development and passage of the nation’s primary marine fisheries management law. The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (MSA) was designed to protect marine species and the rights of recreational anglers by stopping the over-harvesting of our oceans by the commercial fishing industry. Congress is currently deliberating the third reauthorization and revision of MSA, the first since 2007. Because current MSA interpretations forced rules designed for the commercial … [Read More...]

Carolina Skiff: Celebrating a Legacy

Carolina Skiff: Celebrating a Legacy While Ushering in the New Year By Amy Lignor Webster’sdefines “legacy” as being a gift bestowed upon others. An award that is handed down to generation after generation so  they can  enjoy the amazing body of work that the original builders of the legacy quite literally brought to life. There is  no better word to describe Carolina Skiff and the team that worked together for over 30 years to build one of the most trusted, durable, dependable and reliable models of boats in the market today. Durability … [Read More...]

Wave Taming Skeeter SX240 Bay Gives Guide Edge

Wave Taming Skeeter SX240 Bay Gives Guide Edge By Craig Lamb Skeeter Pro Chad Manning runs Fish & Grits Charters in one of the most angler-dense saltwater fishing locales on the west coast of Florida. Tampa Bay, the largest metropolitan area on the Gulf of Mexico side of the state, attracts locals and vacationers to the world-class fishing that showcases tarpon, permit and a plethora of inshore species.  “I call it the guide mob mentality because when the action really heats up, there are so many captains concentrated in the same … [Read More...]

Alumacraft and Evinrude – Full of Features and Big on Value

  Alumacraft and Evinrude – Full of Features and Big on Value   With boats that range in price from a $700 Jon boat to a fully-loaded $50K deep vee package including boat, motor, and trailer, Alumacraft has high-quality fishing boats to match any style or budget. The brand, which has been in existence for over 70 years, lends its longevity to excellent customer service, building a functional and long-lasting product and the understanding of value to its customers. Evinrude’s story is very similar. The outboard brand is over a hundred … [Read More...]

Gulf Council’s Call for Public Opinion Regarding the Red Snapper

  Gulf Council’s Call for Public Opinion Regarding the Red Snapper By Amy Lignor It's titled "Amendment 50: State Management of Recreational Red Snapper," and it is the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) that is “calling” out to the public for their opinions and ideas on this matter. Holding ten public hearings and a webinar to solicit public comments, the Council wants one and all to learn the facts about Amendment 50; a document which would provide much-needed flexibility to the Gulf States to set the recreational … [Read More...]

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Fans of Carolina Skiff

  Perfect Holiday Gifts for Fans of Carolina Skiff By Amy Lignor December never waits and swoops in before you know it! —it is that time of year when finding the perfect gift is a challenge but since your loved one is a fan and owner of a Carolina Skiff, now is a great time to “gear” them up this holiday to spread the news about their fishing and boating passions. Carolina Skiff makes it easy with an extensive line up of great gift ideas for Carolina Skiff fans, and it is just a click … [Read More...]

A Winning Combination for Luxury and Performance

  A Winning Combination for Luxury and Performance   Manitou is best known for innovative technology across its entire lineup. The company designs and manufactures pontoons associated with premium luxury and performance. Thanks to its patented V-TOON® technology, an industry game-changer for planing, performance, and efficiency, Manitou is the pontoon of choice for consumers who are interested in purchasing a pontoon boat. How can a pontoon compare in performance to a traditional v-hull? The optimal angle of the hull's surface … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network Brings Reliability to Rural Areas

    Airborne Wireless Network Brings Reliability to Rural Areas  by Amy Lignor Internet, cell-phones – these ‘types’ of technology are what most people take for granted while living in 2018. Not too long ago, however, if you had mentioned these paths of communication, people would not have known what on earth you were talking about. But being that the communications/technology industry brings new ideas into the universe at a rapid speed, now if you mentioned to someone that you had problems even receiving the internet, let alone a … [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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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

Airborne Wireless Network Brings Reliability to Rural Areas

    Airborne Wireless Network Brings Reliability to Rural Areas  by Amy Lignor Internet, cell-phones – these ‘types’ of technology are what most people take for granted while living in 2018. Not too long ago, however, if you had mentioned these paths of communication, people would not have known what on earth you were talking about. But being that the communications/technology industry brings new ideas into the universe at a … [Read More...]

Airborne Wireless Network: Real-time Performance That Never Fails

  Airborne Wireless Network: Real-time Performance That Never Fails By Amy Lignor A truth everyone knows (and everyone gets more than a little annoyed about) is that when it comes to digital networks, there is always some roadblock that can stop a wireless connection from working mid-stream. Mother Nature presents her strikes; the weather can turn in an instant, providing thunderous storms and flooding, as well as hurricanes and … [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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