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5 Fall Boating Adventures by State

Five fall boating adventures to check off this season and the best states for them. Enjoy the cool weather and fall foliage views from the deck of a boat.

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Gas-Saving Tips for Boaters

As gas prices at the pump hover around the $4.00/gallon mark, I’m glad I keep my boat on a trailer.  Out here in Massachusetts it costs $5.50/gallon to fuel up my boat at the gas dock.

Beat the Heat (and Crowds) with a Float Tube

My favorite way to fish in the month of August is from a float tube or personal watercraft. Why? Well there are several reasons, really…

Keep it in the yard

Everyone loves water. Clean water. And we want to protect it.  As anglers and boaters, we recognize the importance of water quality and preservation.

All Hands on Deck

I smiled as I watched a grandmother and her granddaughter prepare for a sail.  They were trying to get their sailboat on the water in the midst of a very busy harbor.

Rubbermaid Containers: Make A ‘Family Boat’ a ‘Fishing Boat’

I grew up the only serious fisherman in a family of water skiers, and I learned quickly that the surest way to be considered the angling “black sheep” is to leave loose fishing gear in a boat that wasn’t designed specifically for fishing.

Fishy Pictures

In an attempt to preserve the moment, and one’s reputation as an angler, a camera is a must for any fishing trip.

This Summer, Get Your Kids Cranked Up About Fishing

After a long hard year in school, kids want a break.  Fishing is a perfect release, particularly if you don’t turn into summer school.

Tips for Grasshopper Fly Fishing

Just because the hot days of summer signal that the mayfly season is mostly behind us doesn’t mean that fly fishing has entered the “doldrums.”  In fact, I’d say things are just about to get really good.

Wall Worthy

To catch an exceptionally large fish is an amazing feat.  Unfortunately, due to the customary stereotype that anglers tend to exaggerate the size of their catches, providing proof can be a challenge as well.

Slip Sliding Away

It’s rare to find a boat ramp in perfect condition.  Concrete cracks and breaks apart with hot and cold temperature changes.  Wooden ramps are no better, and they ultimately rot and chip.  Any boater knows that if you add algae or seaweed a ramp can be as slippery as ice.

Fishing Strategies for the Dog Days of Summer

As the heat wave envelops most of the country, a lot of us would rather jump in the lake or river than go fishing there.

Fishing Shoes

When one of my fishing buddies was a bachelor, I helped him move several times.  Amazingly, his possessions consisted of little more than half-empty containers of brown mustard and dozens of pairs of shoes.

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