Author Archives: Dorado

5 Best Surf Rods for the Money

Surf fishing from a sandy shoreline is definitely one of the most exciting forms of fishing. But it’s also different than other types of fishing and, in many ways is more demanding, on both the angler and the tackle. Take the wrong equipment with you to the beach and you are setting yourself up for a disappointing outing. That rod and reel combo that you use to fish from the pier or bridge is not going to cut it. Surf… Read More »

Best 4-Kayak Trailer: The Malone Microsport Kayak Trailer

Malone MicroSport Kayak Trailer Reviewed Like most of us who spend any time kayaking or canoeing, you have probably already discovered that it is not so easy or fun loading your kayak or canoe on top of your car or SUV and then having to unload it, often by yourself (it can be quite the shoulder workout even with a pair of helping hands). It can get even worse if you happen to have one of the larger, heavier kayaks.… Read More »

The Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchor System Reviewed

Talon, an Anchor Made for Skinny Water Fishing   Whether you plan to fish freshwater or saltwater, the Minn Kota Talon is the perfect piece of hardware to mount on the rear of the boat for those planned stealth fishing trips. The Minn Kota Talon is a shallow-water anchoring system powered by the boat’s battery that quietly and quickly holds the position of your boat in shallow waters in varying depths from 8ft, 10ft and up to 12ft, depending on… Read More »

Halting the Decline: Young Hunters and Anglers Wanted!

Reconnecting Our Youth with Fishing and Hunting   America’s youth are spending a lot more time on indoor activities and less time out in nature. Outdoor activities like hunting and fishing have seen a drop-off in participation by the young in recent years. This has an impact our wild lands and waters, communities and, of course, the kids themselves. Anyone who has trapped, fished, or hunted over the last 10 years or so will certainly have noticed that the demographics… Read More »

Parsun vs Mercury vs Tohatsu: Three 20 HP 4-Stroke Outboard Values

Three 20 Horsepower 4-Stroke Bargains Reviewed and Compared   *Last updated: 10-20-17 The 20 HP outboard motor is a popular choice for anglers and boaters – and for good reasons. An outboard engine in the 20 HP class provides enough power for most small to medium-sized, and even some large, recreational watercraft while still remaining relatively light in weight to be easily portable. Whether attached to a Jon boat, an inflatable boat/dinghy or sailboat, these lightweight, portable engines have enough… Read More »

Simple and Easy Seafood Paella Recipe

Spanish Seafood Paella with a Side of History   Spain has given us a lot… Don Quixote, Picasso, the Flamenco come to mind. However, if you are unfamiliar with the paella, you are missing out on one of the most iconic Spanish contributions to the world, not to mention one of the tastiest dishes you are ever likely to eat should you be so lucky. Well, today, you’re in luck because I will share with you an easy to make… Read More »

6 Top High-End Outdoor Coolers Rated

6 High-Quality Coolers for Fishing, Hunting, Camping and Everything Else Outdoors   Fishing, like many other outdoor recreational activities, requires a fair amount of equipment to help ensure you get the most from the experience. An often-overlooked piece of hardware is a portable ice cooler. Whether it’s for keeping your catch cool, taking food and drink on a hunting or camping trip, you’ll need a high-quality cooler to ensure everything remains as fresh as possible for the duration of your… Read More »