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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How To Assess a Captain

Always Question the “Experts”: Ill Prepared Fishing Trip in the Bahamas Nearly Leads to Disaster. Illustrations by Brett Affrunti Question the “Experts” Thinking for yourself on the water might make all the difference. Donald was itching to get out on the water. He and a group of friends had flown down to the Bahamas to […]

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Scanning your Engine Temperature

Engine Scan Keep an infrared thermal device in your onboard toolbox to check engine temperature and more. Finally, a long-awaited week cruising aboard your boat. Pack up the family and the dog to head down to the marina. Stow all your groceries, and start your departure list. The family is well rehearsed to disconnect the […]

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Tips for Chartering a Yacht

Tips for a Successful Charter Dos, don’ts, and simple steps to a great boat vacation There’s no vacation like a boat vacation, so if you want to spread your wings and explore new territory, consider chartering. Powercats have made great inroads into crewed and bareboat charter in the past few years, so there are lots of […]

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ORR releases annual report

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TIPS ON HOW TO CATCH BASS IN THE WINTER?

How to catch bass in the winter Have you been wondering how to catch bass in the winter? Maybe you’ve tried some of your “go-to” largemouth baits and lures to no avail or you want to try bass fishing in the winter for the first time. Whatever your reasons might be, just know that establishing […]

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The Fish Painter

Skin mounts kill. Replicas don’t. But turning raw fiberglass blanks into lifelike reproductions takes an artist who knows his fish. Jon Whittle Chris Murrah is really into African pompano right now. Surfer, angler, jazz musician, and now lead painter at King Sailfish Mounts, he grew up in East Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Tarpon River. […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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Ten Useful Suggestions For Taking Children Fishing

Taking Children Fishing Introducing your children to fishing and taking your children fishing for the first time is an exciting but potentially dangerous endeavor. You are already aware of the difficulties that lie ahead, and the thought of the younger ones hunting on the waters makes you feel a little uneasy. Spending time in nature […]

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Best Boat-Loan Options

The boat dealer is motivated to find a financing plan that works for you, but its options might be limited. Tim Bower So, you’re going to do it: Take the plunge and buy the new boat of your dreams. You’ve cruised boat shows, visited dealerships and scoured the internet to find the perfect rig for […]

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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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What to Look For in a Survival Knife

What to Look For in a Survival Knife A survival knife should be simple yet deadly. A good knife should be able to perform multiple functions. This means the knife you choose should have what you need without compromising on any feature. How to choose a survival knife Before getting a knife, you should choose […]

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What To Take Kayaking With Children And Why

Kayaking With Children Spending time in the great outdoors and having fun as a family can be easily accomplished by going kayaking together. So what to take kayaking with children and why. As the young people gain an experience of a lifetime, you have the opportunity to instill in them valuable life skills as well […]

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NSEDC Says ‘No’ to Buying Winter Red King Crab

Image: Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. The Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. (NSEDC) will not purchase crab from the 2023 red king crab winter commercial fishery, in what the corporation has described as a difficult decision based on concerns for the long-term health of the fishery. While the stock appears to be rebounding, NSEDC believes […]

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Jared Lintner Catching Wintertime Bass BAM Podcast

Jared Lintner Catching Wintertime Bass BAM Podcast Photo by MLF Media Phoenix Moore BAM PODCAST EPISODE SUMMARY Bass Pro Tour angler Jared Lintner talks with us about his approach to catching wintertime bass in the Bass Angler Magazine BAM Podcast. BAM PODCAST EPISODE NOTES Jared Lintner a long time Professional Angler from California that now […]

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Baitfish Profiles: Shrimp

The wide-ranging game fish that hunt Sunshine State shallows feed on a huge variety of forage species, with baitfish making up a great deal of their diets. However, while predators display unique preferences as they pertain to shimmering baits from pilchard and herring to pinfish and pogy, few shallow-water targets will ever pass up a […]

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