June 2015

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Sea Trials: Part 1

One of the best parts of buying a new boat is the series of sea trials that accompany the purchase.  The sea trial, also known as a shakedown cruise, is a way to test the boat to make sure that you know if you’re buying the one best suited to your needs.

Can You Beat a Drum?

The freshwater drum does not get enough respect as a sport fish.

The One Fishing Hack You Need to Use on Free Fishing Days

Any angler who has thrown a 10 to 12-foot cast net over a dozen times in an attempt to capture enough live bait for a day of fishing understands the value of keeping that bait alive for as long as possible.

What's Covered By a Typical Boat Insurance Policy?

Every trip out on the water is an opportunity for adventure.

How to catch fish by reading the water

One of the most important angling skills is learning how to catch fish by reading the water.

It’s Not Easy Being Green: How to Handle Fish

One of the amazing aspects of fishing is that you have the opportunity not only to connect with a remarkable underwater creature, but then you can release it and maybe, just maybe, catch it again… BIGGER.

Create Your Great Outdoors Month Playlist Using These Songs

Since June is National Great Outdoors Month, it's the ideal time to create a great new summer playlist using music that fits the outdoor theme.

How to filet a fish

Now that you’ve got a corker of a fish in the boat it’s time to think about how to filet a fish.  Here are some tips for making the job easy.  Get the cleaning done and get the party started!

Fishing Rod Composition

The composition of your fishing rod can affect the way it feels and performs. Here are some of the differences between rod materials.

Spoil Dad With These 5 Fishing Father's Day Gifts

He provided endless hours of patient instruction, and ecstatically cheered you on when you reeled in your #FirstCatch.

10 Surprising Ways You Can Help With Fishing Conservation

You may be surprised to learn that even the simple act of purchasing your fishing license helps to contribute towards fishing conservation efforts.

Great Outdoors Month

Great Outdoors Month is upon us, and without question Great Outdoors Month is a thoroughly American idea.  The month celebrates our country’s natural heritage by encouraging us all to take advantage of the open space that we all enjoy.

Camp Fish a Pond

If you have plans to camp this summer, don’t forget the fishing rods.

10 Of The Most Incredible Places To Go Camping And Fishing

What could be better than a day of fishing?

How to Fish for Bass with “The Frog”

This topwater lure is a favorite not only of largemouth bass, but of the bass angler.

National Fishing and Boating Week: the 3F’s

My trailer tire was flat, just in time for National Fishing and Boating Week.  I figured that when I cranked on the lug nut it’d pop off with rust.  I was shocked when it spun effortlessly, and I smiled.

2015 Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat!

We are very pleased to announce the 2015 Top 100 Places to Fish and Boat in the U.S!

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