Paradise Found

Photo Courtesy of Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Whitefish Point, on Lake Superior’s “Shipwreck Coast,” is long on tales of mariners lost, natural wonders and spectacular skies, and short on hustle and bustle. By Kath Usitalo On a sunny summer afternoon, the parking lot at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is filled with vehicles sporting license […]

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Outerlimits Factory Fun Run Coming Back In 2023

Created: September 29, 2022 by: Written by Matt Trulio An instant hit with Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats customers and vendors when it happened for the first time in August 2019, the second Outerlimits Factory Fun Run is set for July 20-23. The event will be based out of the company’s headquarters in Bristol, R.I. Outerlimits customers […]

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Unexpected Octopus Breaks Record

Michael Matsunaga’s octopus breaks the 22-year old record previously held by his brother. Michael Matsunaga For most anglers, getting a catch in the boat marks the end of the battle. For Hawaiian fisherman Michael Matsunaga, who reeled in a 25.95-pound state-record octopus on Oahu’s north shore in late August, it was just the beginning. Unconventional […]

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Summer and Southern Flounder Fishing Tips

Big flatties up north love bucktails and Gulp! Alive grubs, but the baits are often lost to pinfish down south. Nick Honachefsky When you grow up in Jersey, you don’t think of flatfish as a southern target. But I spent a stint in Florida as managing editor of this magazine. Feeling a wreck-fishing ­whimsy, I […]

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Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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Maryland Longfin Tuna Record Smashed

Thomas “Tad” Bodmer landed the new Maryland state record longfin albacore after an intense fight. David L. Messick It takes only a few minutes to flip a day on the water from uneventful to unforgettable, as angler Thomas “Tad” Bodmer learned Sept. 20, when he hooked a 77-pound albacore (also known as longfin, Thunnus alalunga) […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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10 Stops Along the Fall Run

Fall run in full swing: A school of stripers feasts on small baitfish off the south side of Montauk. Photo by Mike Demarco It’s easy to romanticize the fall striper run. Changing leaves, crisp weather, empty seashore towns, and the striper season saving its best fishing for last. No matter where you fish in the […]

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5 Immediate Actions to Create a Smoother Ride

ROUGH SEAS 5 Immediate Actions to Create a Smoother Ride I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. From a very early age my parents enjoyed boating. Their passion grew from a small (24’ wood boat) to larger, pleasure boats (41’) as I got older.  Nothing made my late father any happier than being […]

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Erie Poker Run Canceled—Returning With Original June Dates In 2023

Slated for September 30, the Erie Poker Run will not happen this year. Organizer Anthony Scioli of Elite Poker Runs, LLC, held off scrubbing the eighth annual Pennsylvania happening for as long as he could but confirmed this morning that the event is officially canceled. Scrubbed for 2022, the eighth annual Erie Poker Run will […]

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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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89-Pound Cobia Shatters State Record

Anglers (from L to R) Drew Henninger, Jesse Coulbourn, Scott Brooks, Pat Miles, and Andrew Farach pose with the record cobia and the tuna caught earlier in the day. Scott Brooks A Delaware angler who had never caught a cobia before this summer made his first one count in a big way, hooking an 89-pounder […]

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Sunseeker Predator 65 review: Purist’s choice handles like a motorbike

Sunseeker’s newest hardtop coupé – the 32nd model to bear the Predator name – faces stiff competition, not least from its year-old near-identical sportsfly twin sister. Both are fabulous. But which one to choose? Agile hull and IPS drives allow just the right amount of lean to feel exciting but not alarming. Photos: Sunseeker and […]

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First Great Lake-Built Freighter in Nearly 40 Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY The International Steamship Company’s Mark W. Barker christened on Cleveland’s waterfront in August 2022 is the first Great Lakes freighter built on freshwater lakes in almost 40 years. Constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the freighter is built of iron ore mined in Minnesota and forged […]

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MasterCraft issues inaugural sustainability report

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced that it has issued its inaugural Sustainability Report. The Company recognizes the importance of social and environmental responsibility and global sustainability, and said it is committed to making the best products in the best way possible. Among the report’s highlights are several milestones achieved: SASB and TCFD reporting: The Company utilizes […]

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What’s Moving The Market

WHAT IS MOVING THE MARKETS?  10 Headwinds That Remain in Place In response to the recent steep pullback in stocks from their August highs, last week our Market Outlook focused on how uncertain and potentially volatile September (and October) can be to the stock market. You can review its charts and analysis here. What prompted this […]

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20 of the best new boats at the 2022 Southampton Boat Show

We pick out 20 of the best new boats heading to Britain’s biggest boat show, the 2022 Southampton International Boat Show. This weekend will see Mayflower Park reopen its temporary marina for the Southampton International Boat Show, the biggest of its kind in the UK, and there will be dozens of brand new boats waiting […]

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Performance Center Fall Run Presents A Perfect Season-Finale

From mid-May through the late August, the Lake of the Ozarks is flush with exceptional go-fast boating events—from Performance Boat Center’s Spring Fun Run and Outboard Fun Run to Big Thunder Marine’s Support Our Troops Poker Run and Baja, Donzi and Fountain Fun Run—all in advance of the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. But […]

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