New Boat: Grand Banks Eastbay 60

New 60-footer ushers in new era for Eastbay brand. Grand Banks Eastbay 60 The newcomer to the range helps redefine the Eastbay brand within the GB Marine Group. Early last summer, I helped an old pal deliver a classic 1980s-era Grand Banks 42 several hundred miles up the ICW. Modeled after the proven heavy-displacement trawlers […]

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Early Winter Fishing for Big Niagara Lake Trout

This lake trout was sporting a fresh wound from a lamprey above its pectoral fin. In the 1900’s, lampreys contributed to the eradication of lakers in Lake Ontario. Since the 1970s, stocking efforts and lamprey population-control methods have allowed the lakers to thrive in Ontario once again. In early winter, the Niagara Bar and River […]

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2022 Striped Bass Young of the Year Survey Results

Scientists with Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources conduct the annual young-of-year striped bass survey each summer. Courtesy Maryland Department of Natural Resources It’s that time of year again. The annual young-of-the-year (YOY) striped bass survey handled by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has wrapped up. This survey has been conducted the same way since […]

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Capable Cat

A one-eyed dog and its owners take on the American Great Loop aboard an Aquila 44. All photos courtesy of April and Larry Smith. Capable Cat Aquila 44 A liveaboard couple discovers that cruising the Great Loop is even more comfortable on a catamaran. For most of their adult lives, April and Larry Smith had […]

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What is Major League Fishing?

What is Major League Fishing Sports fishing can be a great way to chill – just you, your buddies, rods, and reels on a misty lake. But on the flip side, fishing can also make for some exciting competition! Angling masters from around the globe get together and utilize skills passed down for millennia – […]

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Major League Fishing 2023 Bass Pro Tour Roster 

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing (MLF) today announced the roster for the 2023 Bass Pro Tour, the fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive tournament circuit. The field of 80 of the world’s top bass-fishing professionals will compete across seven fisheries during the Bass Pro Tour regular season for a total purse of […]

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Discover Puerto Rico

Warm Up to Puerto Rico The island is a U.S. territory and a gateway to the Caribbean. It’s amazing how little most U.S. mainlanders really know about Puerto Rico. Sure, plenty have flown to the island or even taken cruise ships to San Juan, the capital of this United States territory, but I’m not convinced […]

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Scout – Luxury Center Console, Sport Fishing & Bay Boats

At Scout Boats, we design and manufacture world-class luxury models from 17’ to 53’, each packed with timeless innovations, technology, and trendsetting features. Dual console Dorados are ideal for the family. Shallow drafting Bay Boats ready for backwater and inshore. Center console sportfishing machines ready for action. Alluring lines, high performance and a history of […]

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Feds Approve Demolition of 4 Klamath River Dams

Image: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Federal officials have approved a plan for demolition of four aging dams on the Klamath River at the foot of the Cascade Mountains on the California-Oregon border, in an effort to open up salmon habitat and restore the river by 2024. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) unanimous decision allows […]

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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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