First-Timer’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Fishing Boat

Buying Your First Fishing Boat – What You Need to Know   Spend enough time fishing and at some point many of us will decide that we want a fishing boat – it’s a given.  You find yourself looking at boating magazines, doing online searches for articles on boat buying and classified ads, attending a boat show or two, and even occasionally drifting into daydream land… I know because I’ve been there. You’re filled with excitement (at times bordering on… Read More »

5 Best Electric Trolling Motors for Your Money

5 Electric Trolling Motors Worth Your Dollars   Looking for the best trolling motor for the best price possible for your small to medium size fishing boat, inflatable boat or fishing kayak ? There’s plenty of great trolling motors available for reasonable prices, and even affordable options can offer a wide range of benefits for anglers looking for that perfect trolling motor. Trolling motors are ideal for countless situations when out on the water fishing, from slowly navigating those hard… Read More »

Bass Pro Hooks Cabela’s – Now What?

Is This the End for an Iconic Outdoor Brand? We love the outdoors and we also love to buy things that enhance our enjoyment of our favorite outdoor sport, whether it be fishing, hunting or camping. Oh, that look we get on our faces when we walk into a Bass Pro or Cabela’s store ! We’re like kids in a candy store …only worse. There’s always this warm, inviting feeling that overcomes me whenever I walk through their doors. Maybe… Read More »

Review: Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ vs FishHunter Directional 3D Wireless Fish Finder

Deeper Smart Sonar Pro+ vs FishHunter 3D Head to Head Small enough to fit in your tackle box or pocket for that matter, smart portable fish finders are expanding the possibilities for anyone who enjoys recreational fishing. These versatile, mini fishing sonars are levelling the the playing field for those of us who do not own a boat or just prefer more flexibility in where and how we fish. Right from the start, two key features set this new type… Read More »

10 Tips for Sustainable Sport Fishing

Protecting Our Fish and the Future of Sport Fishing We hear a lot of talk about sustainable fishing practices and sustainably sourced fish (fish caught or harvested in a manner that promotes the future of fish populations, the environment and the livelihoods of those who make their living from fishing). In the past we didn’t see the level of concern we have now about our fish stocks being depleted or other environment issues, for that matter. But I think today most of… Read More »

Quality Time on the Water: The Citizen BN0151-09L Promaster Diver Watch

A Wristwatch Built for Adventure on the Water     I’ve had a love affair with watches since the time I also discovered another one of my great passions – fishing. To be honest, I am a wristwatch fanatic. It started around the time I was about 8 years old, shortly after I was introduced to the wonderful world of angling. Many, many years later, I am still fascinated with both. So, unlike many of my fishing buddies, I like to… Read More »

Striped Bass Fishing

Fishing for Stripers, Never Boring They are called rockfish, linesiders and stripers, but the one thing these rugged and powerful fish are never called is boring. One of the things that makes striped bass such a favorite with anglers is the fact that they are anadromous, meaning they can be caught in freshwater (and also brackish water) as well as saltwater. The species can be found naturally along the Atlantic coast from Canada down to northern Florida. They are an… Read More »