B.A.S.S. announces extended multiyear sponsorship deal with Garmin

BASS announces extended multiyear sponsorship deal with Garmin B.A.S.S. and Garmin, the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, have renewed their multiyear sponsorship of the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. “We are excited to continue our sponsorship of B.A.S.S. and further strengthen our long-standing relationship with this iconic fishing brand,” said Dave Dunn, Garmin senior […]

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10 New Marine Electronics Developments

In today’s world of rapidly evolving technology, the only ­element that’s consistent is change. While the pace of new marine electronics introductions might have slowed during the past two years in the wake of global supply-chain issues, development is accelerating again. This year, boating anglers will see a host of fresh electronic systems at boat […]

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New Boat: Jarrett Bay 56

From its belowdecks “Battle Station” and helium tanks to its abovedecks livewells, completely customized rods and fish fighting gear, this custom Jarrett Bay 56 is an angling boat like no other. “So this is the battle station,” says Capt. Brian Tambone. “Pretty much everything has its own perfect location and is safe in rough seas, […]

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NMEA announces new board members

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the newly elected board members and officers who will serve a three-year term that began with the new year. The following individuals have volunteered their time to serve as board members and on various committees within the organization. New to their posts are Brian Kane from GOST-Chairperson, […]

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Garmin Expands Popular ECHOMAP UHD2 Chartplotter Series

New chartplotters offer easy-to-use touchscreen with keyed assist, Garmin best-in-class sonar, built-in mapping and more OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 11, 2023/PR Newswire — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced new ECHOMAP ™ UHD2 series chartplotters that offer anglers premium features like Ultra High-Definition sonar, preloaded Garmin Navionics+ ™ mapping […]

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Do I Really Need a Boat Security System?

Unfortunately for boaters, these signs aren’t much of a deterrent against thieves. Jim Hendricks Do anglers really need electronic security systems for their boats? I mean, c’mon— anglers have done without them for decades, haven’t they? So why get a security system now? Many anglers fail to see a need, and some anglers have outright […]

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49th Annual Stuart Boat Show

49th Annual Stuart Boat Show The 49th Annual Stuart Boat Show, named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, kicks off the 2023 boat show season Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th in the Sailfish Capital of the World. The largest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast features more than 200 exhibitors […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Gear

Fishing Accessories Frabill Witness Net Courtesy Frabill Frabill Witness Net Frabill gives you the ability to net, weigh and measure your catch easily with the new Witness net. The innovative net won the Best in Category award at ICAST 2022, thanks to the integrated scale that provides a weight nearly instantly and minimizes stress on […]

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10 Years of Boat Buyers Guides

How the fish-boat world has evolved in the past 10 years! As individuals, we’ve weathered one of the most horrific storms in the world: a pandemic. We lost friends, spent time in hospitals, and suddenly got a new perspective on the value of life and leisure. Fishing, boats and boating became the refuge of millions of […]

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Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers

Top-Shelf Gifts for Anglers The Holidays are upon us! Are you struggling to find that perfect item for the angler in your life? If so, this curated list of essential items is sure to please the special person that seems to already have it all. This isn’t run-of-the-mill fishing gear, but rather, top-notch equipment that […]

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Boating Spotlight: Icom

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Boating Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Falvey, and Boating Editor-at-Large, Randy Vance, met with Icom’s Senior Sales Manager, Ray Novak, at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat […]

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Lowrance Unveils the Ultimate Fishing System

Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System Lowrance, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, has rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics this week – Lowrance Unveils Next Generation of the Ultimate Fishing System. The new HDS PRO® chartplotter/fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget™ 2 Live Sonar and, ultra high-definition Active Imaging™ HD provide anglers the complete package of the latest […]

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NMEA announces 2023 training schedule

NMEA has announced their lineup of both in-person and virtual marine electronics installer training events. Listed below is the full NMEA 2023 Training Schedule. January 2023 Virtual Training Event Start Time 7AM EST (UTC -5) Trainer: Mike Spyros January 18 – Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) January 19 – Basic NMEA 2000 Installer February 2023 […]

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Statewide Tips for Finding and Fooling Golden Tilefish

In Florida and The Bahamas, widespread anglers are fortunate to have a massive variety of offshore game fish roaming the region’s diverse deep-water venues. From the very surface where pelagic predators feed with fervor to the dark depths where demersal species reign supreme, there’s no telling what any given blue water adventure might produce. Although […]

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