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Twin or Tri-Toon Hulls? Are All Pontoons the Same?

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com The Safety and Control of Today’s Pontoons   Thinking about getting a new boat this year? Pontoon boats are the pinnacle of luxury and stability for unmatched comfort and safety. But more than just a floating party boat, new hull designs make pontoon boats solid performers for your favorite tow sports or simply going fast. The question is are three tubes better than two? We took a look at Manitou, a true disrupter among pontoon brands. Manitou offers a number of hull options and floor layouts that … [Read More...]

Bill Lowen wins Tennessee Bassmaster Tournament

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford For Bill Lowen, a dream finally came true after 15 years of trying. Lowen won the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Pickwick Lake in Alabama, its $102,000 first-place cash award, and a coveted blue trophy signifying his win at the highest level of professional bass fishing. Lowen is competing in his 15th season on the tour, having competed 10 times in the Bassmaster Classic world championship of bass fishing and amassing over $1 million in earnings. Several bridesmaids finishes … [Read More...]

Scott Martin ‘Starting Over’

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Scott Martin ‘Starting Over’ After 20 Years of Professional Fishing Yamaha® Pro Now Competing First Season as Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Even though his professional fishing career began in 2000, Scott Martin describes his 2021 season as a “new beginning,” and now after his third Bassmaster® Elite Series tournaments, the Yamaha Pro has two goals.  He wants to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, and he wants to win the Bassmaster Classic®. “Those are basically every professional bass fisherman’s … [Read More...]

Springtime is crappie time

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford Lake Fork Reservoir is the undisputed trophy bass mecca in Texas, having produced 30 of the state’s Top 50 largemouth bass. The crappie population sits unashamedly just outside the spotlight. Lake Fork's aquatic ecosystem is so healthy that habitats, bait, and all levels of the food chain flourish, which is why a thriving crappie guide business exists on the east Texas fishery. Minnow sales are off the chart, and so are the number of anglers coming to Lake Fork during the spring, when … [Read More...]

YAMAHA RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business Unit accepted the 2021 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in five categories including Outboard Engine, WaveRunner®personal watercraft, and Jet Boat as well as for Yamaha’s boat companies Skeeter® and G3® Boats. Yamaha has received this recognition in the Outboard Engine category every year since the award’s inception in 2001, an achievement no other outboard manufacturer can claim. “The CSI Award speaks to … [Read More...]

Alumacraft Delivers the Ultimate On-the-Water Versatility

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Tailor Your Alumacraft to Meet Your Needs Every boater is different. From the waters you call home to the people you bring aboard, everyone has their own unique style. If you're like me, you enjoy time-honored family traditions, and sharing your passion for the outdoors and fishing with those you love. You don’t go fishing to escape your life, you go fishing to live it. However, maybe your kids enjoy water skiing or your friends enjoy cruising just as much as you enjoy fishing and you need a little more … [Read More...]

Skeeter pros expect exciting Bassmaster Classic

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com By Sam Rutherford Bass fishing's world championship event is coming in June, and 9 of the 54 qualifiers will represent Skeeter Boats and fish from their Texas-made tournament rigs. The 2021 Bassmaster Classic® is June 11-13 in Fort Worth, Texas, with the competition at Lake Ray Roberts. Two of the qualifiers, Cody Bird and Chris Zaldain, are from Texas and live near the Classic fishery. Bird, from Granbury, and Zaldain, from Fort Worth, will be early favorites to win the $300,000 first-place prize … [Read More...]

Getting Ready for Boating Season

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Vessel Safety Checks You Can Do Yourself The snow is melting, and it is time to take our boats out of winter storage as we look ahead to the coming boating season. Most of us are eager to hit the water for a carefree day of relaxing with family and friends. There is nothing I enjoy more than hopping on my Manitou pontoon boat and cruising the lakes near where I live. Whether towing my kids on their wakeboards or stopping at a remote beach for a picnic, we really connect when we are on the water. I feel like … [Read More...]

Safety Gear Review & Maintenance

  News from Sportsmanslifestyle.com Stay Safe On The Water By Keeping Up With The Safety Equipment On Your Boat For most of the country, boating is in the deep freeze or at least curtailed due to winter weather, but we are all looking forward to warmer weather and the upcoming boating and fishing season, and that means this is a great time to review your boat’s safety gear, something that should be done on a regular basis. Yamaha always recommends safe and responsible boating practices, stressing the importance of having adequate safety … [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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