GENERATIONAL FISHING

By David A. Brown Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Lester makes his living with a rod and reel, but he’s keenly aware that not everyone needs the same level of performance tackle he employs. “I don’t remember life without fishing,” Lester said of his early foundation. “With today’s assortment of tackle options, I think it’s […]

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First Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships Awarded To Eastman And Morris

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. and Shimano have partnered to award the inaugural Helen Sevier Pioneer Scholarships to Elizabeth Eastman of Fairhope, Ala., and Dixie Morris of Valley, Ala. These scholarships not only honor Sevier’s leadership and long-term vision for the growth of sportfishing, but also recognize the efforts of young female anglers as they pursue […]

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Fight Back Against Sea Lions

Some sea lions, such as this large male in Marina Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, have become brazen in the pursuit of easy meals, even begging. Jim Hendricks Sea lions are the bane of West Coast saltwater anglers. The wily pinnipeds have learned that a hooked fish provides an easy meal. So, they loiter around fishing […]

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BRP Unveils Rotax Outboard Engine

The 2023 Manitou Explore 22 with Rotax outboard power and optional aft MAX Deck. Courtesy BRP BRP used its August 7 dealer meeting to reveal the new Rotax Outboard Engine, an all-new propulsion unit that will be exclusive to BRP boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou and, in Australia, Quintrex. The low-profile outboard uses a horizontal powerhead […]

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The Benefits of Wading Belts In the Surf

Z-Belt Gen 2Designed by Luke Znosko to alleviate the back pain from carrying a packed-to-the-gills plug bag over his shoulder, he combined the features of a surfcasting belt made of nylon webbing with a neoprene weightlifting belt to create a surf belt that provides lumbar support for long outings in the surf. A roller locking […]

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Oregon Halibut Poacher Loses Commercial Fishing Rights

Image: Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. A commercial fishing captain in Tillamook, Oregon, has lost commercial fishing privileges for the next five years after what Oregon state police describe as repeated halibut poaching. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division brought charges against Charles “Joe” Evens for violating terms of his commercial license by […]

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USDA Approves $52M Purchase of Pacific Northwest Seafood Products

Image via U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have approved a $52 million purchase of Pacific Northwest seafood products, a deal that Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden say will provide a boost to the state’s seafood industry after being hard hit by COVID-19 and climate chaos. The deal includes the […]

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NOAA, Partners Working on Recovery of Oregon Coast Coho Salmon

Image via NOAA Fisheries. Federal fisheries officials, working with collaborators in the private-public Oregon Coast Coho Partnership, are expressing optimism on restoring healthy coho salmon runs to the Oregon coast through science driven restoration and sound watershed management. This includes efforts to uphold Native American tribal fishing rights. Coho salmon populations on the Oregon coast, […]

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Fish Food – Top Fish Recipes from Southern Boating

Fish Food Catch and prepare your own meal. Each recipe serves 4. I love fishing and eating freshly caught fish. I remember fly fishing in the Florida Keys with a guide and catching a mess of sea trout. We had plenty to make delicious fish sandwiches, fish tacos, and fish dinners. Below are some of my […]

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Why The Biggest Names in Boating Are Talking About Safety

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Sight Fishing for Shark

Battle Lines The excitement of sight-fishing for sharks turns the hunt into a thrill sport. You sense it before you see it—a big shadow off the port bow halfway between you and the mangroves you’ve been quietly probing for snook and redfish. Leisurely, it eases into focus, then picks up some speed while heading your […]

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Smallmouth Scent to Get More Bites

MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler Scott Dobson is a smallmouth catching machine. As a Michigan resident, Dobson has spent a great deal of time on big water lakes chasing smallmouth while he’s not on tour.  Dobson started fishing at the early age of five in a big sandpit pond at his aunt and uncle’s […]

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Zenon Low-Profile Baitcast Reels – Abu Garcia’s Newest Casting Reels

New level premium low-profile reels created with avid anglers in mind Designed for anglers who appreciate compact and lightweight reel design, the Zenon Low-Profile Casting Reels meet the mark in both responsiveness and decreased weight with the three models weighing in at a featherlight weight between 4.6-5.5oz. This family of reels continues to build on […]

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Omega Custom Tackle Announces Change in Ownership

Knoxville, TN (August 5, 2022) — Omega Custom Tackle has changed ownership with professional angler Taylor Watkins, and wife Noel, acquiring the tackle company from current owners Brad and Michele Fuller. The change comes after six years of management by the Fuller’s which saw Omega grow substantially and laid a great foundation for the company […]

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Five Things To Know Before Buying a Fishing Kayak

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, there are a few questions to consider before buying a fishing kayak. Kal Visuals / Unsplash So, you want to buy a fishing kayak? Maybe you want to fish beyond the shore, but you have limited time, budget and space. Or you’re a seasoned angler looking […]

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MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas

  MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas Expanding Global Marina and Services Business MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (“IGY Marinas”), which owns and operates a collection of iconic marina assets and a yacht […]

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BRP launches Rotax outboards, new model lineups

BRP Inc. and its marine group recently announced the all-new Rotax outboard models at its dealer event in Salt Lake City, Utah. The engine announcement paired with the unveiling of new models from the manufacturer’s Manitou pontoon and AlumaCraft lineups for MY 2023. The new Rotax Outboard Engine with Stealth Technology is initially offered in […]

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ProMariner Introduces a New Line fo Waterproof Marine Battery Chargers

Industry Leader in Marine On-Board Charging Solutions Releases New High-Power Product Line Up to 50 Amps with Industry-First, Patent-Pending Functionality Auburn, N.H. – ProMariner, a leader in the design and manufacture of on-board marine charging products, announced today its newest product line – the ProTournamentelite series. Taken to a new level of design, innovation and […]

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