Putting Your Boat to Bed: Easy Tips for Safe Boat Storage

Putting Your Boat to Bed: Easy Tips for Safe Boat Storage

in Fishing & Hunting, Water by Carl H. Martens

Like all good things, boating season comes to an end – for those of us in the north, anyway. But even if you’re fortunate enough to be able to boat year-round, you may have other reasons to store your boat for an extended period. These basic boat storage tips will keep your pride and joy ship-shape until you take it out again. 

New Product in From Abu Garcia and Fenwick for Review

New Product in From Abu Garcia and Fenwick for Review

in Featured, Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

We had been in contact with our rep at Abu Garcia and Fenwick, but nothing had been confirmed in regards to what product we’d be reviewing.  When Brown Santa arrived at our door, we were overjoyed upon noticing the sender listed and knew it was product from Abu Garcia and Fenwick, but we still weren’t sure what exactly was inside the packages.  Once the three packages were opened, we discovered the following; Abu Garcia Ike Signature Casting Rod, Abu Garcia Revo Beast Reel, and a Fenwick Elite Tech Walleye Rod! 

9th Annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge set to take place on October 18th – 19th.

9th Annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge set to take place on October 18th – 19th.

in Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 9th annual Amateur Berkley Big Bass Challenge hosted by BassChamps will take place on Lake Fork, Texas. The 2 day event is set to start on October 18th , 2014. The big money event will take place out of Lake Fork Marina and continues to grow in popularity as over 800 anglers last year vied for over $100,000 in cash and prizes including two Skeeter bass boats. 

Latest Abu Garcia Reels and Rods now at Retail

Latest Abu Garcia Reels and Rods now at Retail

in Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

COLUMBIA, S.C.  – Anglers need wait no more for the latest in product introductions from Abu Garcia®. The popular tackle maker introduced new rods and reels at the 2014 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in July and these items are now available at retail outlets nationwide. Named best new freshwater reel by industry members and media attending ICAST was the Abu Garcia Revo® Beast, a workhorse reel built to throw big baits. 

Rugged Shark® Tidal Wave – Lightweight Drainage Moccasin

Rugged Shark® Tidal Wave – Lightweight Drainage Moccasin

in Apparel, Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

The Tidal Wave maintains the comfort of the traditional hand sewn moccasin construction, while enhancing performance through H2FLO-VENT™ technology, a new, lightweight outsole system which circulates air, and drains water for total foot comfort. Designed for boaters, anglers and water sports enthusiasts, this boat oxford style is made with waxy full grain leather, mesh inserts for optimum breathability, and non-corrosive metal hardware. 

Bull in a Bass Closet

Bull in a Bass Closet

in Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

Sebile is known for providing anglers with lures that catch a ton of fish.  The tradition continues with the new Action First baits from renowned angler and bait designer Patrick Sebile.

Seven new designs are being introduced targeting bass fishing; Bull Minnow, Bull Crank, Squarebill Sunfish, Racer Crank, Lipless Seeker, and the Vibe Machine.

The Sebile Bull Crank is the “go to” fat-bodied crankbait in any shallow to medium water situation.  It is the perfect option when bass are aggressively seeking food to nourish before the spawn and through pre-summer periods.  

Berkley Flicker Shad Lure in for Review

Berkley Flicker Shad Lure in for Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Carl H. Martens

The Berkley Flicker Shad, designed to excite walleye, have been popular with many game species including bass.  Following the popularity of the smaller line of Flicker Shads, this year the Berkley bait team super-sized the original Flicker Shad up to a big 9 cm (3.5 inches) version.

The Berkley 9-cm Flicker Shad delivers versatility and a unique action with all the same great attributes as the original model.  Anglers have the ability to go deeper and reach those lunkers that hang near the bottom.  It has been precisely engineered to deliver the action anglers demand in a magnum-size bait. 

Frogg Toggs Pilot Guide Jacket Review

Frogg Toggs Pilot Guide Jacket Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Nick Roberts

A lot of the best fly fishing takes place on overcast and rainy days, which is why having a good wading jacket is essential to having a great day on the water. With the recent storms moving up the coast, there has never been a better time to replace that old heavy raincoat with a lightweight, highly versatile waterproof jacket, like the Pilot Guide Wading Jacket I’ve been checking out from Frogg Toggs. This jacket would be at home on a mountain creek or out on the flats during a blustery day in the fall. The Pilot Jacket retails for about $150 yet it is definitely comparable to wading jackets that cost twice as much. Frogg Toggs has come up with their own waterproof and breathable material and they put it to use well here, as laid out on their website, Froggtoggs.com: “This unique (waterproof) technology is constructed with a patented process of three layers of a nonwoven polypropylene material with a center layer of micro-porous film. Because the pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, moisture cannot penetrate yet it breathes extremely well.” 

Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Review

Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack Review

in Fishing & Hunting by Nick Roberts

Fishpond’s Wasatch Tech Pack is one of the most versatile fly fishing packs on the market, making it ideal for a variety of fishing situations. With a collapsible 610 cu. in. backpack, it can hold a rain jacket, lunch, first aid kit, and extra tackle with ease for long days on the water or excursions into the backcountry. 

Pelican i1015 Apple iPhone Protector Case Review

Pelican i1015 Apple iPhone Protector Case Review

in Backpacking & Camping, Fishing & Hunting, Water by Carl H. Martens

This is a nifty case!  The Pelican i1015 Micro Case is a must have if you plan to be operating your iPhone or iPod near source of water.  This is excellent for rugged sports, but keep in mind it is not waterproof, but rather water resistant, so it is not recommended for swimming or submerging.  However, worth noting, we missed the fine print and submerged the case containing an iPhone 4 without any problems…this is NOT recommended though, but should give you an idea of how well the case is constructed. 

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