Z-Man ‘Immortal’ HerculeZ: Toughest Swimbait Ever?

Z-Man ‘immortal’ HerculeZ exhibits astonishing action and toughness Ladson, SC (January 26, 2023) – Admittedly, bite force is a concept best understood by anglers whose fingers accidently slip into the mandibles of powerful gamefish. With an audible snap—not unlike an angry alligator maw—aquatic predators like snook, tarpon and striped bass can all crush baitfish (or […]

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Nine Cool Pontoon Boat Features

The transformer bar, as seen aboard the Sylvan L5 DLZ Bar, lets you turn the back of the boat into a social focal point. Bill Doster Sometime between the era of your grandparents’ nightly putt-putt around the lake and the more recent trend of 20-somethings partying at the sandbar, pontoon boats became cool. Cool because […]

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Logbook: Home Away From Home

It’s not what a marina has—but how it makes you feel—that matters most. It’s funny but I’ve met a lot of boaters who obsess for years, sometimes decades, over what type of boat they want to buy. I’ve also seen the same people give so little thought to where they keep their boat and simply […]

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How to Install a Wireless Phone-Charging Nest on Your Boat

Keep your phone protected and charged with a wireless phone-charging nest. Tim Barker Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Like it or not, mobile phones have become indispensable appendages in our lives, even while boating. More than just a way […]

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Down

Lake Huron, January 13, 2023 PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA COASTWATCH GREAT LAKES Mild temperatures this year have impacted ice coverage and thickness on all the Great Lakes, reports CBC, a trend that is consistent with years over the past decade. According to Jay Austin, who studies Lake Superior at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large […]

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Toronto Boat Show Returns In-Person

PHOTOS COURTESY OF TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW The Toronto International Boat Show is back, this year in-person for the first time since the pandemic. January 20-29, 2023, the show will feature over 450 exhibitors, debut over 100 product innovations, and connect attendees with boat dealers and manufacturers offering boat displays of all sizes and styles, […]

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