TowBoatUS Vessels Go Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOWBOATUS ANNAPOLIS/BALTIMORE For October five red TowBoatUS vessels across the U.S. are going pink to help promote breast cancer awareness. TowBoatUS, an on-water recreational boat towing service, looks to bring the issue of breast cancer awareness to the water and encourage boaters to donate to the Susan G. Komen organization, which supports […]

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How Much Would You Pay for the Hottest Lure of the Year?

The popularity of the Nomad Design Madmacs with both anglers and resellers has forced many retailers to limit the amount customers may purchase at a time. Jim Hendricks Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Angler success […]

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Ultimate Bass Radio Kicks Off 18th Year October 1st

Ultimate Bass Radio Show The Ultimate Bass Radio Show hosted by California Outdoor Hall of Fame Member and Long Time Tournament Pro Kent Brown will kick off it’s 18th year on October 1st with their 888th Saturday morning show. The West’s Only All Bass Fishing Radio Show covers the western circuits as well as the […]

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Naval Special Warfare Vessels To Tackle Southern California Ocean Cup Event

Between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, seven powerboats will depart the surf-centric city of Huntington Beach, Calif., for a 112-mile roundtrip endurance competition circling Catalina Island. The Around Catalina Island Run is the second event of the 2022 Ocean Cup Series—the first was an endurance run from Palm Beach, Fla., to Freeport, Bahamas, in […]

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How to future proof your sailing

The world’s weather is changing. Cruising guru Jimmy Cornell explains how to future-proof your sailing and voyage planning ‘Sailing routes depend primarily on weather, which changes little over the years. However, possibly as a result of the profound changes that have occurred in the ecological balance of the world environment, there have been several freak […]

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The Problem with White Shark Regulations

New legislation, Assembly Bill 2109, is designed to provide greater protection for California’s great white shark population. But the wording of the law could hinder anglers fishing for other species. Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white […]

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Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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MLF Releases 2023 Toyota Series Tournament Dates

MLF 2023 Tournament Dates Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday details for the 2023 Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E., which kicks off its regular season in late-January at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage […]

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California DBW offers over $1 million in grant money

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply […]

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Eliminator Boats Delivering Two Boats In Time For This Week’s Regatta

In celebration of the company’s 52 years in business and its legion of loyal owners, Eliminator Boats is gathering once again in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., for another one of the Mira Loma, Calif., custom boat builder’s popular regattas on the Colorado River-fed lake that borders Arizona and California. The Eliminator Boats Regatta is set […]

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10 Biggest Roosterfish Ever Caught

Roosterfish are known for putting up a great fight. Adrian Gray Roosterfish, with their distinctive, tall, spiking dorsal fins and curved black/blue markings, fuel the imagination and spur the wanderlust in many anglers looking to travel and catch exotic, hard-fighting and often high-flying species.  These predatory fish are found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from […]

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California Anglers Face Dramatically Shorter Rockfish Seasons

Seasons for species such as vermillion rockfish in California’s five Groundfish Management Area are expected to start much later in 2023 than in year’s past, resulting in seasons that are no longer than 5 1/2 months next year. Seasons have traditionally lasted between 8 to 10 months. Jim Hendricks California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Sunsations Storm Lake Cumberland

With stops open for two days during the wildly popular Lake Cumberland Poker Run hosted by State Dock Marina in Jamestown, Ky., the fun continues today as the go-fast boaters who traveled from as far away as California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and beyond return to the lake as well as the always-impressive raft-up at Harmon […]

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New Freshwater and Inshore Reel from Diawa

Diawa Monocoque Technology for Under $200 Daiwa’s new Procyon MQ LT brings freshwater and inshore anglers cutting-edge design features at an affordable price Cypress, CA (September 8, 2022) – Now redesigned for a higher level of performance, the Daiwa Procyon MQ LT spinning reel family is back for freshwater and inshore applications. From speckled trout, […]

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Snapper Quest

When Jason Arnold isn’t holding a camera, he’ll pick up a fishing rod with the goal of catching another new species of snapper, as he is doing here in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Jim Hendricks More than 100 species of snapper swim in waters around the world, and few people have caught more of them […]

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Milkfish on the Fly

You found them. Finally. At first glance, they look like a school of mullet. An undulating mass of toothless, open-mouthed fish gulping at the surface. But unlike mullet, these fish are sparkling silver in color. And their EYES. They have HUGE EYES. Plus, they are three, four, or five times the size of mullets. Ah, […]

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Jet Ski Inventor Dies

Clayton Jacobsen II (Attribution 4.0 International) Courtesy Kidsixteen / Wikipedia Clayton Jacobson II, a California inventor credited as the inventor of the personal watercraft, died August 18th at his home in Byron Bay, Australia from complications of advanced skin cancer. Jacobson was 88 years old. A one-time banker and avid dirt-bike racer, Jacobson reportedly grew […]

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