Bonefish on a Fly

Bonefish epitomize what saltwater fly fishing is all about.  Catching one of these flats classics can be the highlight of any fly fisherman’s life. Aptly referred to as the “ghosts of the flats,” they tout the ultimate camouflage and consistently deliver a challenge and a line-screaming run. Yet, they aren’t so impossibly tricky to catch […]

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AMI updates, expands professional training

The Association of Marina Industries has added several sessions to its internationally recognized two-steptraining program to become a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) or Certified Marina Operator (CMO). Newcourse work includes topics such Master Planning & Permitting, Personal Development & Leadership andRetaining your Team. Coursework can be done either virtually or in person. Marina or Hospitality […]

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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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Main Pros and Cons of Hunting

Hunting You have purchased the best rifle, optics, ammo, and hunting clothes. You have the necessary tools to hunt. There are many animals in the area you intend to fo hunting, and you even have all the required permits. But before you go, you have many questions running through your mind. Is hunting a safe […]

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Herb Eldean Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELDEAN SHIPYARD Chicago native and MBIA Hall of Fame inductee Herb Eldean of Eldean Shipyard in Lake Macatawa was posthumously awarded the Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 from MBIA for his contribution to the recreational boating industry throughout his lifetime. He will be honored at the Recreational Boating Educational […]

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How to Get Involved in Fisheries Management

The Marine Resource Education Program allows fishermen to become effective participants in the fisheries management process. Marine Resource Education Program The actual date escapes me now, but it was in the early 1980s that I got involved in fisheries management. I’d been working in the recreational fishing business with Salt Water Sportsman for about 10 […]

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Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak

Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak By: Chandler Parker Hitting the lake with a fishing kayak simply isn’t enough; to maximize your chances of catching quality largemouth bass, you’ll need to know how to use that kayak properly. You’ll want to understand how to control your fishing platform—as well as cast, present, and retrieve […]

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Key West Worlds Update: Marc Granet And Bobby Adams Running Justice League Super Cat

<!– Racing: Key West Worlds Update: Marc Granet And Bobby Adams Running Justice League Super Cat –> When the green flag flies for today’s Super Cat-class contest—the second of two races in the 2022 Race World Offshore-produced Offshore World Championship Series presented by Performance Boat Center—the Justice League Skater Powerboats 388 catamaran will have a […]

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Advanced Marine Electrical Online Course Now Available

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOATHOWTO Boat system experts Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenstädt have released their new Advanced Marine Electronics online course which offers 13 modules covering a wide array of topics focused on boats’ electrical systems, and goes beyond compliance with the safety standards promulgated by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and […]

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