Best Trolling Speeds for Offshore Angling

A tantalizing bait rig or lure that you spent lots of time, money and effort to ready for the true test is only as good as how it’s trolled. What retrieve speed and rod action are to lures in shallow water, trolling has the same importance out in the deep. Trolling speed can make or break your offshore fishing trip. Recognizing how the boat and motor theoretically attract pelagics

Jack Plates Should Your Skiff Have One?

If you run any kind of skiff or bass boat in shallow water, consider this column a must-read. Electro-hydraulic jack plates are add-on brackets that provide two more adjustability dimensions to your outboard engine trim: straight up and down. The jack plate accomplishes several significant functions:

How To Build A Carolina Skiff

The title might be misleading, but it’s true. You can build a brand new Carolina Skiff using an online tool. Then, let factory craftsman behind a boat-building legacy of 30 years and counting get the job finished.

Rigging Your Skiff for Saltwater Fly Fishing

Like anything else these days, you can make your fly fishing saltwater game as technical as you wish. Rods, reels, and lines are all high tech. You can also add boats to the high-tech equation.

For Cold Weather Bass,  Try This Two-Lure Approach

By most standards, Florida-based pro Bobby Lane would be among the last to say he enjoys fishing cold winter water, but just the opposite is true. The veteran Yamaha Pro has developed a two-lure approach that has nearly taken him to victory in the last two Bassmaster Classics,® both conducted in extremely cold weather.

Winterize Your Outboard Now

Every hardcore saltwater angler wants to go fishing at the first sign of warm weather in spring. The last thing anyone wants is cutting a trip short because of mechanical problems with the outboard engine.

Carolina Skiff Makes Perfect Small Boat for Work and Play

Keelboat and multihull sailors rely on dinghies to shuttle between anchorage and marina. The boats are mainly used to transport gear and passengers and not much else. If you or another boater owns a sailboat, sport-fishing or cruising yacht why not add a yacht tender of a different kind to the personal flotilla?

The Evolution of Clean Technology and the Outboard Engine

We sat down with Jeff Wasil, Engineering Manager, Emissions Testing, Certification & Regulatory Development for BRP to talk about how the outboard market has evolved over the years with changes in environmental regulations. He gave us a little background on the industry and a glimpse into the future.

Comfort Console by Skeeter Adds More Features to Bay Boats

A private place to take care of business when the time comes is the purpose of a console head. Besides an on-board potty, the small space has historically served no other functional purpose for a saltwater bay boat.

Five Tips for Putting Your Boat to Bed for the Winter

Unless you are fortunate to live in the balmier climates of the U.S., now is the time to put the boat away for the winter. There is more to the job than making sure all of the fishing gear, water toys and other items of fun are stored in the garage.

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