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   The 20 HP outboard motor is a popular choice with 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 power and performance… Read More »

Florida Fall Snook Season Open 2017

Florida Fall Snook Season Is Finally Here!   Today is a very special day throughout the state of Florida for die-hard snook anglers. September 1st marks the opening of the fall snook season throughout the Sunshine State, and from coast to coast Florida recreational fisherman will finally be able to let go of months of pent-up anticipation and once again target their favorite inshore game fish. Florida has two snook seasons that vary only slightly, depending on whether you fish… Read More »

Fishing Moon Phases to Maximize the Bite

Moon Phase Fishing for Right Bite Time Last Week’s solar eclipse was an amazing experience for people living in North America, and especially so for those in the 14 U.S. states that enjoyed the good fortune of being in the path of totality, where the Moon completely blocked the Sun for less than 3 minutes.  It was the experience of a lifetime for many of the estimated 20 million people who witnessed the event. It certainly had an effect on… Read More »

Boat Shoes Aren’t Just for Boating Anymore

On Deck or Around Town, Boat Shoes Are In   High-quality boat shoes are available in many different styles, colors and materials including leather, canvas and suede. They have evolved significantly since first appearing on the market in the mid 30s. Today you no longer need to own a boat to enjoy a stylish pair. You see plenty of people casually walking around wearing boat shoes with jeans, khakis or shorts. However, regardless of whether you want them for fishing,… Read More »